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Rodley Nature Reserve

Treat yourself to a special private trip to one of the best nature reserves in Leeds. We’ll watch birds on the lagoons, woodland and hedgerows and look for kingfisher, little grebe, reed bunting, little owl, barn owl, sand martin and common tern. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport For this

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Wildlife walk at Letchmire Pastures Nature Reserve

Letchmire Pastures in Allerton Bywater is home to some lovely wildflowers, butterflies and dragonflies. There will be birds there too. We’ll look for moulting warbler species and resident birds including peregrine, reed bunting, yellowhammer, little grebe, heron and sparrowhawk. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport available Meet me at 08:00

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Oakhill and Blacktoft, near Goole

Following on from our winter visit to Oakhill Nature Reserve, we’ll now sample the same site in the summer. This time we’ll check out the pools and hedgerows on the east of the reserve to look for dragonflies and butterflies. We’ll also look for wildflowers. At RSPB Blacktoft Sands we’ll hopefully

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St. Aiden's

RSPB St Aidan’s

After optional breakfast from Rivers Meet Cafe at 9am we’ll head off to St Aidan’s from Methley. We’ll spend a couple of hours birding around the reedbeds looking for bittern, bearded tit, sand martin and black-necked grebe. By this time we should be able to see some migrant birds and returning

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Swillington Ings

Another summer evening walk, this time to Swillington Ings. We’ll look at the birds on Astley Lake and take a short walk along the canal. Key birds are kingfisher, common tern, avocet, cormorant, shoveler, little grebe and great crested grebe. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport available My minibus

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Nosterfield NR and Quarry

Enjoy a summer visit to the Ure Valley and visit both Nosterfield Nature Reserve and quarry. Look for returning yellow wagtail, waders and wildfowl and resident little and barn owl. We’ll also focus on dragonflies, butterflies and wildflowers. Price £25 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required). Transport available Meet me

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RSPB Adwick Washlands

Explore this lesser known site in the Dearne Valley close to Barnsley and Rotherham and RSPB Old Moor. We’ll check the woodland, hedgerows and pools for birds such as bullfinch, linnet, whitethroat, little egret, snipe and hobby. We’ll also look for the first autumn migrant birds. There will also be

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St Aidan’s evening Walk

Take a leisurely walk around St.Aidan’s nature reserve, one of the best birdwatching areas in Leeds. We’ll be looking for bittern, black-necked grebe, bearded tit, common tern and the first of our early autumn migrants. You’ll also have a chance to practise identifying eclipsed ducks. Price: £15 per person including refreshments.

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Yorkshire Day at YWT Staveley

Celebrate Yorkshire Day and adorn yourself with white roses at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Staveley Nature Reserve. We’ll look for wildlife and wildflowers on the reserve including otter, water rail, barn owl, marsh tit, willow tit, dragonflies, butterflies and orchids. Price £25 per person including refreshments. Bring food, white roses optional! Transport available My minibus will set

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The Leeds Birdfair

Start Birding and Rodley Nature Reserve in partnership Start Birding and Rodley Nature Reserve join forces to bring you the Leeds Birdfair 2018 (date to be confirmed), a celebration of the wildlife and green spaces of Leeds. Visit this amazing reserve on the River Aire in Leeds and enjoy a

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