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Bird song at Letchmire Pastures Nature Reserve


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Friday birdwatching club: bird song at Letchmire Pastures After optional breakfast from 9am we’ll birdwatch at the little known Letchmire Pastures in Allerton Bywater. There will be a wide range of birds to listen to including warbler species: blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler, whitethroat, lesser whitethroat, sedge and reed warbler and residents such as reed bunting and yellowhammer. We’ll also look for cuckoo, green woodpecker, swallow, sand martin, house martin and swift. Booking essential. Price: £15 per person including 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. There are no 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 plenty of layers and waterproof clothing. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots, scarf, gloves, hat and sunscreen and insect repellent. 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

Friday birdwatching club: bird song at Letchmire Pastures

Friday, 12th May at 10:00–12:00

After optional breakfast from 9am we’ll birdwatch at the little known Letchmire Pastures in Allerton Bywater. There will be a wide range of birds to listen to including warbler species: blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler, whitethroat, lesser whitethroat, sedge and reed warbler and residents such as reed bunting and yellowhammer. We’ll also look for cuckoo, green woodpecker, swallow, sand martin, house martin and swift. Booking essential.

Price: £15 per person including 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. There are no 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 plenty of layers and waterproof clothing. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots, scarf, gloves, hat and sunscreen and insect repellent.

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.