RSPB St Aidan’s from Methley

After an optional breakfast at 9am at Rivers Meet Cafe, we’ll head off to St Aidan’s. Spend a couple of hours birding around the reedbeds, lagoons and ridge and furrow looking for the last of our summer visitors; early autumn migrants and returning winter wildfowl. Price £15 including refreshments. Transport

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Engine Fields, Yeadon

Engine Fields is a little known nature reserve in Yeadon tucked behind the Westfield industrial estate on Kirk Lane. In this 2 hour birdwatching session we’ll explore the paths and woodland around Old Dog Mill pond and take a stroll along the old railway line to look for kingfisher, goldcrest and flocks of

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Woodlesford Lock and Skelton Lake

The varied habitats at Woodlesford Lock give us the opportunity to look for birds on the river, canal, woodland and surrounding scrub as we walk to Skelton Lake. This is the first time Start Birding has combined the two venues, only possible since the construction of a new bridge earlier

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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 residents such as little grebe, skylark, reed bunting and yellowhammer. We’ll also look

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Pugneys and Calder Wetlands

Pugneys and Calder Wetlands attract many species of migrating birds so anything could turn up on this autumn visit to Wakefield. With binoculars at the ready we’ll be on the hunt for little owl, wildfowl, waders and flocks of tits, finches and thrushes. We’ll also focus on early autumn songs and

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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 the last of our summer visitors; early autumn migrants and returning winter wildfowl. Price £15 including refreshments. Transport

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Rothwell Country Park

Our second visit to Rothwell Country Park gives us the opportunity to explore the scrubland and wooded areas for feeding parties of tits, thrushes and finches. We’ll also look for birds in the Aire valley and on the surrounding farmland and fungi on the woodland floor. The focus will be on

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RSPB Saltholme

RSPB Saltholme

In the midst of industry and contemporary art nestles the wonderful wildlife haven of RSPB Saltholme. While we search the pools, mudflats and scrubland for wildfowl, waders and early migrating passerines we’ll also be able to enjoy distant views of Anish Kapoor’s art installation, Temenos, from a variety of angles. Price

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Fairburn Ings

Friday Breakfast Club visits RSPB Fairburn Ings this week after starting the day with a bacon butty. September is the time when it’s possible to see the last of the summer visitors and the new winter arrivals. Using the Cut Road entrance to Fairburn also gives us a great chance

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Rodley Nature Reserve

Treat yourself to a special private trip to one of the best nature reserves in Leeds, Rodley Nature Reserve. We’ll watch birds on the lagoons, woodland and hedgerows and look for kingfisher, little grebe, reed bunting, little owl and the first of the winter visiting wildfowl. Price £15 per person including

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