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Nosterfield NR and quarry


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Register 2022-01-18 09:00 2022-01-18 13:00 UTC Nosterfield NR and quarry

Nosterfield NR and quarry A winter visit to Nosterfield Nature Reserve and Nosterfield Quarry is bound to produce something interesting. Whether it be flocks of golden plover, hunting peregrine, goldeneye, snipe or a flock of twite you’ll be able to watch in comfort from hides with sheepskin lined benches. £30 per person including refreshments (packed lunch required) Transport available Meet me at 8am 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 but paths will be muddy in places. There are luxurious hides at the nature reserve but no hides at the quarry. Toilets are available at the education centre at the quarry. 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 The trick to keeping warm in the winter is by wearing plenty of layers and ensuring you’re waterproof. 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 and it is impossible to dry them out. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential and it’s a good idea to carry spare socks and gloves. 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.

Nosterfield Nature Reserve, Ripon linda@startbirding.co.uk

Nosterfield NR and quarry

Saturday, 4 February at 09:00 to 13:00

A winter visit to Nosterfield Nature Reserve and Nosterfield Quarry is bound to produce something interesting. Whether it be flocks of golden plover, hunting peregrine, goldeneye, snipe or a flock of twite you’ll be able to watch in comfort from hides with sheepskin lined benches. £30 per person including refreshments (packed lunch required)

Transport available

Meet me at 8am 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 but paths will be muddy in places. There are luxurious hides at the nature reserve but no hides at the quarry. Toilets are available at the education centre at the quarry.

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

The trick to keeping warm in the winter is by wearing plenty of layers and ensuring you’re waterproof. 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 and it is impossible to dry them out. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential and it’s a good idea to carry spare socks and gloves.

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.