Hollybush to Bramley Falls Wood – Full

Take a spring evening walk along the Leeds and Liverpool canal from Hollybush to Bramley Falls Wood. We’ll look for nuthatch, great spotted woodpecker, treecreeper and sparrowhawk in the woodland and grey wagtail along the canal. We’ll also listen to spring birdsong including chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap and whitethroat. Price

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Hawksworth Woods -FULL

Take a lovely evening walk around Hawksworth Wood in Horsforth this spring. We’ll look for nuthatch, great spotted woodpecker, treecreeper and sparrowhawk in the woodland and kingfisher and dipper on the stream Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport No transport available for this trip. Park on Hawksworth Road and

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Spring at Staveley

Spring is a wonderful time to visit this special Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve. Listen for the songs of resident birds marsh tit, willow tit, yellowhammer and reed bunting and learn spring songs from chiffchaff, willow warbler and blackcap. We’ll look for little ringed plover on the lagoons and see if

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Birds of Kirkstall Valley

Tucked away between Kirkstall Road, the River Aire, the railway line and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve. This linear site provides a sheltered spot for birds such as bullfinch, chiffchaff, willow warbler and goldcrest and the river and weirs are home

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Bird song at Woodlesford Lock

After optional breakfast from 09:00 we’ll head up to Woodlesford Lock for a couple of hours of birding. The varied habitats at Woodlesford Lock give us the opportunity to look for birds on the river, canal, woodland and surrounding scrub. Look for kingfisher, goosander, sand martin, common sandpiper, chiffchaff, willow

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Fairburn Ings

Friday Breakfast Club visits RSPB Fairburn Ings this week after starting the day with a bacon butty. May is a wonderful time for picking up spring migrant birds as well as some interesting breeding species in the lagoons.  Using the Cut Road entrance to Fairburn also gives us a great

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Bird song at Rodley Nature Reserve – Full

Another special private visit to one of our favourite places. We’ll have Rodley Nature Reserve to ourselves again on what I hope will be a lovely spring evening. We’ll be focusing on resident and migrant bird song (Cetti’s warbler, grasshopper warbler, garden warbler, common and lesser whitethroat) and looking for kingfisher,

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Fairburn Ings from Lin Dyke

A mid-spring evening at this popular RSPB reserve. We’ll focus on singing warbler species and look for wetland species in the pools and lagoons. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport Transport is available leaving at 18:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road. What to

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Roundhay Park and Gorge

Join me for a guided birdsong walk around the wooded gorge adjacent to Waterloo Lake, Roundhay Park. We’ll look and listen for resident woodland specialists such as nuthatch, treecreeper and great spotted woodpecker and see pick out spring migrant birds such as chiffchaff, willow warbler and blackcap. The stream may

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