Talk: Birds of Meanwood Valley

Learn about the birds that can be seen in Meanwood Park, Tetley Fields, the woodlands and streams throughout the year and hear some of the songs to listen out for when walking in this beautiful part of Leeds. This talk is part of The Meanwood Festival. See also Bird song walks (Sunday

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Start Birding is at Meanwood Fun Day

Start Birding will be holding a stall and a free prize draw at the Meanwood Fun Day – part of the Meanwood Festival Come and tell me about your bird sightings and find out about all the latest birdwatching classes in your area. See also my talk, The Birds of Meanwood

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Start Birding is at the Spurn Migration Festival

It’s Migfest time and Start Birding will be exhibiting again at this fantastic annual event set in Kilnsea and nearby Spurn Point. Come and find out about the latest research in bird migration and attend lots of walks and talks.I’ll be leading a Wader ID walk for beginners’ event with

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Start Birding is at the Gledhow Valley Fun Day

Start Birding will be holding a stall and offering a free prize draw at the Gledhow Valley Fun Day again this June. Tell me about your bird sightings and find out about all the latest birdwatching classes in your area. Come and support the Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods at their amazingly

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Ring ouzels and reservoirs

Explore the Yorkshire Dales countryside for the mountain blackbird, better known as ring ouzel, and look for newly arrived wheatear and yellow wagtail. We’ll also visit areas to look for breeding golden plover, redshank, oystercatcher, lapwing and curlew. Depending on the weather and the viewing ability at high altitude, we may

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Letchmire Pastures Nature Reserve

After an optional breakfast from 9am we’ll birdwatch at the little known Letchmire Pastures in Allerton Bywater from 10am to noon. There will be a wide range of birds to look for including wildfowl, waders, raptors and perching birds. We’ll be practising our birdsong by listening out for skylark, reed

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Evening walk at Adel Dam – Full

Join me for an evening walk at Adel Dam and Golden Acre Park to listen to birdsong and to look for crepuscular birds including woodcock and tawny owl. We’ll also look for kingfisher, mandarin duck and water rail. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport No transport for this session.

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Birdsong at Becketts Park and Queen’s Wood – Full

Listen and learn woodland birdsong in Headingley. We’ll distinguish the songs and calls of treecreeper, nuthatch and great spotted woodpecker and we’ll listen for newly arrived warblers, chiffchaff and blackcap. Price: £15 per person including refreshments. Transport No transport this time – meet on Queenswood Road at the entrance to

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Burton Riggs and Filey

This is Start Birding’s first visit to Burton Riggs Nature Reserve between Scarborough and Filey. Explore the lagoons, farmland and woodland for newly arrived spring migrants and perhaps some late winter visitors on their way home to Scandinavia. In the afternoon, either Filey or the raptor viewpoint in Wykeham Forest

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