St Aidan’s from Mickletown – evening walk

Join me for an evening walk around Mickletown Ings leading onto St.Aidan’s nature reserve, one of the best birdwatching areas in Leeds. We’ll be looking for common tern, reed warbler, sedge warbler, reed bunting and hope we catch a glimpse of long-eared owl. You’ll also have a chance to practise identifying eclipsed

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St Aidan’s from Methley – evening walk

Take a leisurely walk around St.Aidan’s nature reserve, one of the best birdwatching areas in Leeds. We’ll be looking for bittern, black-necked grebe, bearded tit, common tern and the first of our early autumn migrants. You’ll also have a chance to practise identifying eclipsed ducks. Price £15 per person including refreshments.

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Tools of the Trade – beginners class

Get started on the road to being a better birdwatcher with this 2 hour focused session on binoculars and field guides. I’ll teach you how to get the best out of your binoculars and/or how to choose the right binoculars for you. By the end of the session you’ll know

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Yorkshire Day at Fairburn Ings

A mid-summer evening at this popular RSPB reserve to celebrate Yorkshire Day. We’ll focus on singing warbler species and look for wetland species in the pools and lagoons including newly fledged spoonbill. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport Transport is available leaving at 18:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre

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Yorkshire Day at YWT Staveley

Celebrate Yorkshire Day and adorn yourself with white roses at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Staveley Nature Reserve. We’ll look for wildlife and wildflowers on the reserve including otter, water rail, barn owl, marsh tit, willow tit, dragonflies, butterflies and orchids. Price £30 per person including refreshments. Bring food, white roses optional! Transport available My minibus will set

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Birding in the Dearne Valley

Explore lesser known sites in the Dearne Valley and finish at RSPB Old Moor. We’ll check the woodland, hedgerows and pools for birds such as bullfinch, linnet, whitethroat, little egret, snipe and hobby and practise your butterfly, dragonfly and wildflower identifcation. Price £30 per person including refreshments. Bring food. Transport

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Birdsong at Eccup Reservoir

What better way to spend a summer evening than to enjoy the birds of Eccup reservoir and surrounding habitat. We’ll hope to see red kites, buzzard, yellowhammer, tree sparrow and yellow wagtail Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport available Meet outside Argos at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds

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Leeds Swifts

Swift watching in Gledhow

Another chance to learn about one of the UK’s most enigmatic bird species, the swift. You’ll be able to watch these amazing birds feeding chicks both outside and inside the nest, by way of webcams, and find out all about their nesting and migratory habits. Price £15 per person including

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