Understanding habitats

While many common birds can be seen at any time of year and wherever you go to watch birds, many species can only be seen in specialist habitats. Learn about the different types of habitat that can be found in the UK and the bird species that rely on these

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Exploring the Dearne Valley

The Dearne Valley is known for the wonderful RSPB Old Moor nature reserve but there are many other sites to watch birds in the area. Depending on the weather and the birds in the area, we have a few sites to choose from including the amazing Adwick Washlands, Broomhill Flash,

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St Aidan’s from Methley

Friday Breakfast Club visits RSPB St Aidan’s again this week after starting the day with a bacon butty at Rivers Meet Cafe. This time we’ll look for feeding flocks of tits and finches in the woodland along the banks of the River Aire before heading onto the reserve. Kingfisher, teal, stonechat

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St Aidan’s from Methley

Friday Breakfast Club visits RSPB St Aidan’s this week after starting the day with a bacon butty at Rivers Meet Cafe. Autumn migration continues and numbers of wildfowl and waders will be increasing. Look for winter swans, geese and ducks on the lagoons, waders around the edge and small flocks of

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St Aidan’s from Methley

Friday Breakfast Club visits RSPB St Aidan’s this week after starting the day with a bacon butty. It’s autumn migration so anything could turn up for us on this visit. Pink-footed geese are already passing through on their way to the Wash, winter ducks are arriving and waders are on the

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Gardening for wildlife

There’s no better way to support wildlife than to provide a haven in your own garden and you can do this very effectively in an urban environment. Increase the number of visiting species of birds by understanding seasonal changes in diet. You’ll learn about the plants needed to provide an

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Fairburn Ings

Friday Breakfast Club visits RSPB Fairburn Ings this week after starting the day with a bacon butty. It’s autumn migration so anything could turn up for us on this visit. Pink-footed geese are already passing through on their way to the Wash and winter thrushes are about to arrive. The

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