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RSPB Leighton Moss


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Register 2022-05-22 08:00 2022-05-22 16:30 UTC RSPB Leighton Moss

RSPB Leighton Moss Visit one of the RSPB’s flagship reserves in beautiful Silverdale, Lancashire and listen out for bittern and bearded tit in the extensive reedbed. With luck we’ll see marsh harrier performing a food pass, our only summer visting duck, the garganey and Mediterranean gull. Price: £55 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required). Transport available Meet me at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue. What to expect Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. There are a few hides on the reserve. Toilets are available at the visitor centre and there are plenty of ‘natural’ toilet opportunities. Note for beginners If you’re struggling to see birds through your binoculars, you’ll learn quickly how to use them with speed and accuracy and discover some useful techniques for watching birds in the field. You’ll also learn how to identify birds by their songs and calls.Please don’t buy binoculars especially for the trip as these can be provided on request. You’ll be able to get advice about binoculars, what to buy and the best places to make a purchase. What to wear Depending on the weather you may need to wear base layers (thermal vests and leggings), fleeces and walking trousers. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Also bring scarf, gloves, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of water. Join me on more trips and learn about each bird’s story whether it migrates or stays in the UK the time of year when it can be seen the types of habitats preferred by different species how birds adapt to their environment.

RSPB Leighton Moss, Storrs Ln, Silverdale, Carnforth LA5 0SW linda@startbirding.co.uk

RSPB Leighton Moss

Saturday 13th May (Full day)

Visit one of the RSPB’s flagship reserves in beautiful Silverdale, Lancashire and listen out for bittern and bearded tit in the extensive reedbed. With luck we’ll see marsh harrier performing a food pass, our only summer visting duck, the garganey and Mediterranean gull.

Price: £55 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required).

Transport available

Meet me at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue.

What to expect

Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. There are a few hides on the reserve. Toilets are available at the visitor centre and there are plenty of ‘natural’ toilet opportunities.

Note for beginners

If you’re struggling to see birds through your binoculars, you’ll learn quickly how to use them with speed and accuracy and discover some useful techniques for watching birds in the field. You’ll also learn how to identify birds by their songs and calls.Please don’t buy binoculars especially for the trip as these can be provided on request. You’ll be able to get advice about binoculars, what to buy and the best places to make a purchase.

What to wear

Depending on the weather you may need to wear base layers (thermal vests and leggings), fleeces and walking trousers. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Also bring scarf, gloves, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of water.

Join me on more trips and learn about each bird’s story
  • whether it migrates or stays in the UK
  • the time of year when it can be seen
  • the types of habitats preferred by different species
  • how birds adapt to their environment.