Oakhill and Blacktoft, near Goole

Oakhill NR and RSPB Blacktoft This is the first time I’ve offered Oakhill Nature Reserve as a trip with Start Birding. We’ll spend some time exploring the woodland and lake on this little known reserve before heading off for RSPB Blacktoft. Hopefully we’ll have the chance to compare harrier species

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RSPB Fairburn Ings

Friday birdwatching club: Fairburn Ings, Lin Dyke Our first Friday breakfast birdwatching class of 2017 will take place at RSPB Fairburn Ings. We’ll approach the site from Lin Dyke at the Castleford end of the reserve and start at 10am. We’ll look for wetland and woodland birds along the paths, channels and lagoons.

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In Focus, Denby Dale

Binocular morning at In Focus 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

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YWT Staveley

Tuesday birdwatching club: Staveley Nature Reserve One of my favourite places to visit – this time we’ll take a walk around this Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve for a full morning. We’ll look for marsh tit, willow tit, water rail, winter thrushes and barn owl (if we’re lucky) as well as

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Pugney’s and Calder Wetlands

Pugney’s and Calder Wetlands, Wakefield Pugney’s is a magnet for migrating and displaced birds so anything could turn up on this trip. We’ll look for little owl, water birds, waders and woodland species on the lakes, river and surrounding scrubland. £25 per person including refreshments (packed lunch required). Transport available

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Temple Newsam

Tuesday birdwatching club: Temple Newsam gardens and lake Visit the formal area of this large estate in Leeds. We’ll start from the Home Farm car park and walk down to the lake and gardens. Our target bird will be the goldcrest and we’ll also look for kingfisher, treecreeper, great spotted

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Rodley Nature Reserve

Winter listing at Rodley Nature Reserve Get your 2017 bird list off to a flying start at Rodley Nature Reserve this weekend. We’ll be aiming to get as many species as we can in the wetland, woodland and surrounding farmland at this amazing reserve. Tick lists provided   £25 per

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St Aidan’s from Astley Lane

Friday birdwatching club: St Aidan’s This week’s Friday breakfast birdwatching class will be held at St Aidan’s. We’ll approach the site from a different direction this time starting off at Astley Lane at 10am. Wetland birds will be the feature of the day but this approach allows us to look for little

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Friday Birdwatchers: St Aidan’s and Xmas celebration

Friday Birdwatchers: St Aidan’s and Xmas celebration This week’s 2 hour birdwatching class will be held at St Aidan’s. £15 per person. You’ll quickly learn the birdwatching basics how to use your binoculars with speed and accuracy where birds can be found in your field guide. You’ll be given tips

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Friday Birdwatchers: Woodlesford Lock

Friday Birdwatchers: Woodlesford Lock December 9th 2016 This week’s 2 hour birdwatching class will be held at Woodlesford Lock. £15 per person. You’ll quickly learn the birdwatching basics how to use your binoculars with speed and accuracy where birds can be found in your field guide. You’ll be given tips to

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