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Birds, butterflies and dragonflies at Letchmire Pastures


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Register 2022-08-10 10:00 2022-08-10 12:00 UTC Birds, butterflies and dragonflies at Letchmire Pastures

After an optional breakfast from 08:45 we’ll birdwatch at the little known Letchmire Pastures in Allerton Bywater from 10:00 to noon. There will be a wide range of birds to look for such as little grebe, yellowhammer, buzzard and ring-necked parakeet and hopefully we’ll be able to see dragonflies and butterflies along the way. Price £15 per person including a 2 hour guided session, close up views through a high powered telescope, a list of wildlife seen on the day and refreshments. 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 may be muddy. There are no hides or facilities apart from at nearby Allerton Bywater or RSPB Fairburn Ings visitor centre. Refreshments are provided at the end of the walk. 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 Bring layers in case of chilly weather. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. You may need sun screen and insect repellent, hat and 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.

Letchmire Pastures, Station Rd, Allerton Bywater, Castleford WF10 2BW linda@startbirding.co.uk

After an optional breakfast from 08:45 we’ll birdwatch at the little known Letchmire Pastures in Allerton Bywater from 10:00 to noon. There will be a wide range of birds to look for such as little grebe, yellowhammer, buzzard and ring-necked parakeet and hopefully we’ll be able to see dragonflies and butterflies along the way.

Price

£15 per person including a 2 hour guided session, close up views through a high powered telescope, a list of wildlife seen on the day and refreshments.

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 may be muddy. There are no hides or facilities apart from at nearby Allerton Bywater or RSPB Fairburn Ings visitor centre. Refreshments are provided at the end of the walk.

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

Bring layers in case of chilly weather. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. You may need sun screen and insect repellent, hat and 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.