RSPB St Aidan’s from Methley

After optional breakfast from Rivers Meet Cafe at 9am we’ll head off to St Aidan’s from Methley. Spend a couple of hours birding around the reedbeds, lagoons and ridge and furrow looking for winter wildfowl including goldeneye, pink-footed goose and short-eared owl. Price £15 including refreshments. Transport available Meet me at

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Bird song walk – Adel Dam

The winter months are a good time to start learning bird song. We’ll differentiate between robin and wren songs and calls. You’ll learn why birds sing and why these two species in particular can be heard at this time. We’ll also listen for great tit, mistle thrush and song thrush. Adel

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Bird song at Rodley Nature Reserve

Bird song is the subject of my Wednesday morning sessions at Rodley Nature Reserve. Each week you’ll be able to improve your bird song identification, learn how and why birds sing and find out about all the birds that visit the reserve. We’ll focus on 16 resident species over the

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Binocular morning at In Focus, Denby Dale

If you’d like to invest in a new pair of binoculars then this is the day for you. Whether you’re a beginner looking to buy your first pair or whether you’re looking to upgrade, you’ll be in good hands. We’ll visit the best binocular shop in Yorkshire, In Focus at

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Rodley Christmas get-together

The last birdwatching session of 2017 will be a Christmas get-together at this very special Leeds reserve. We’ll begin the day by exploring the woodlands at the back of Rodley Park and across to Bagley then walk back to Rodley Nature Reserve. Here we’ll check out the lagoons and surrounding

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Fairburn Ings from the visitor centre

Friday Breakfast Club visits RSPB Fairburn Ings this week after starting the day with a bacon butty. This time we’ll head straight for the main car park and visitor centre to check the feeders for hungry tits and finches. We’ll also look for kingfisher, teal, wildfowl and green woodpecker. Price £15

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Anglers Country Park

Wakefield is home to many special birdwatching venues and Anglers Country Park is one of my favourites. This circular walk takes us through wooded and scrubland paths around a large lake. The site sits amongst farmland and is adjacent to Wintersett Reservoir. We’ll look for winter wildfowl, flocks of thrushes

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RSPB St Aidan’s from Methley

After optional breakfast from Rivers Meet Cafe at 9am we’ll head off to St Aidan’s from Methley. Spend a couple of hours birding around the reedbeds, lagoons and ridge and furrow looking for winter wildfowl including goldeneye, pink-footed goose and short-eared owl. Price £15 including refreshments. Transport available Meet me at

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Ardsley Reservoir

This winter visit to Ardsley Reservoir will hopefully provide plenty of wildfowl and gulls to study on the water. We’ll also check out the woodland, fields, scrub and hedgerows for resident and migrant birds. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport Transport is available leaving at 08:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre

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Fewston Reservoir

Take a lovely winter walk in the Washburn Valley and explore the woodland, farmland and water of Fewston Reservoir. This 4 hour circular walk will focus on water birds and passerines such as siskin, redpoll, coal tit, goldcrest and, with luck, brambling. Price £25 per person including guided birdwatching and

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