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Birdsong at Mickletown Ings


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Register 2022-05-22 10:00 2022-05-22 12:00 UTC Birdsong at Mickletown Ings

After optional breakfast from 9am at Rivers Meet Cafe, we’ll visit Mickletown Ings. Here we’ll listen to the songs of resident wetland, woodland and scrubland birds including blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler, grasshopper warbler, whitethroat, lesser whitethroat, sedge and reed warbler. If we’re lucky we may also hear cuckoo. Learn the difference between swift, swallow, house martin and sand martin too. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport available Meet me at 8:00am at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road if you’d like transport to the venue. What to expect Easy walking on flat ground. Most paths are well made but some areas will be very muddy. There are no hides on site. Facilities are available at nearby at Rivers Meet Cafe and RSPB Fairburn Ings. Refreshments are available 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, sturdy boots and waterproof clothing. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. You may need 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.

Pit Lane, Methley, Leeds LS26 9JF linda@startbirding.co.uk

After optional breakfast from 9am at Rivers Meet Cafe, we’ll visit Mickletown Ings. Here we’ll listen to the songs of resident wetland, woodland and scrubland birds including blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler, grasshopper warbler, whitethroat, lesser whitethroat, sedge and reed warbler. If we’re lucky we may also hear cuckoo. Learn the difference between swift, swallow, house martin and sand martin too.

Price

£15 per person including refreshments.

Transport available

Meet me at 8:00am at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road if you’d like transport to the venue.

What to expect

Easy walking on flat ground. Most paths are well made but some areas will be very muddy. There are no hides on site. Facilities are available at nearby at Rivers Meet Cafe and RSPB Fairburn Ings. Refreshments are available 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, sturdy boots and waterproof clothing. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. You may need 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.