Birdsong at Rodley Nature Reserve

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 late 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

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Start Birding is at the Gledhow Valley Fun Day

Start Birding will be holding a stall at the Gledhow Valley Fun Day again this June. Tell me about your bird sightings and find out about all the latest special offers on birdwatching classes in your area. Come and support the Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods at their amazingly successful annual event.

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Birdsong at St Aidan’s

Friday Breakfast Club visits RSPB St Aidan’s this week after starting the day with an optional bacon butty at Rivers Meet Cafe. We’ll look for megastars such as black-necked grebe, bittern and bearded tits as well as singing warblers – chiffchaff, willow warbler, garden warbler, grasshopper warbler, sedge warbler, reed warbler,

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Birdsong at Skipwith Common

Discover the wonderful heathland of Skipwith Common in the Lower Derwent Valley south of York. Target birds for the day will be woodlark, green woodpecker, tree sparrow and little owl. Price £35 per person including a 4 hour guided session, close-up views through a high powered telescope, a bird list

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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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Birdsong at Lindley Wood – Booking closed

Spend the morning in the stunning Washburn Valley looking and listening for pied and spotted flycatcher, redstart, whitethroat, garden warbler, common sandpiper, grey wagtail, dipper and goosander. Price: £35 per person including a 4 hour guided session, close-up views through a high powered telescope, a bird list and free refreshments

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St Aidan’s from Mickletown: birdsong walk

St.Aidan’s nature reserve can be approached from many directions. Mickletown Ings is one of the least known approaches and can sometimes provide a surprise or two. We’ll have breakfast at Rivers Meet Cafe then head off to find some birds. We’ll be looking for cuckoo, common tern, reed warbler, sedge warbler, Cetti’s

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