Fleet Lane to Swillington

After optional breakfast at 09:00 at Rivers Meet Cafe we’ll take a walk along a section of Fleet Lane to look for newly arrived migrant birds such as chiffchaff and blackcap. We’ll also learn the birdsong of resident birds in the surrounding fields and woodland leading to Lemonroyd Marina and St Aidan’s.

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Spring birdsong at Woodside, Horsforth

Explore the little known area of Clayton, Daffy and Spring Woods at Woodside in Horsforth and learn about the birds that can be seen there in spring. We’ll be looking for dipper, grey wagtail, kingfisher, great spotted woodpecker, lesser spotted woodpecker, treecreeper and nuthatch and learning some resident and early

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St Aidan’s from Swillington

After optional breakfast from 08:45, we’ll head for Swillington Ings to look at the birds on Astley Lake before checking out the nearby woodland between the River Aire and the Aire and Calder Navigation on the way to St Aidan’s. Birdwatching starts at 10:00 and ends at noon. We’ll look

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Birdsong at Rodley Nature Reserve – Full

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 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 kingfisher,

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Birdsong at Letchmire Pastures

After an optional breakfast from 08:45 we’ll birdwatch at the little known Letchmire Pastures in Allerton Bywater from 10:00 to noon. There will be a wide range of birds to look for and we’ll be practising our birdsong by listening out for skylark, reed bunting, yellowhammer and newly arrived chiffchaff.

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Birdsong at Middleton Woods, Leeds

Explore the largest remaining ancient woodland in West Yorkshire to learn birdsong and look for woodland specialists such as nuthatch, treecreeper and great spotted woodpecker. We’ll also check out the clearings and surrounding scrubland. Price £15 per person including refreshments Transport available Meet me at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the

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Bird songs and calls at Skelton Woods

Skelton Woods is a little stretch of woods in Whitkirk adjacent to Skeltons Lane. We’ll be aiming to see woodland species such as great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch and treecreeper and scanning the farmland close by for yellowhammer and tree sparrow. Learn resident birdsong and listen out for the first singing

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Fairburn Ings from Lin Dyke

Join me for (optional) breakfast before a lovely morning walk at RSPB Fairburn Ings reserve. This time we’ll be exploring the paths and lagoons around the Lin Dyke area looking for early signs of spring courtship. As well as resident birds, we’ll be listening for the first returning chiffchaff and sand

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Swillington from Methley

After optional breakfast from 9:00 at Rivers Meet Cafe, we’ll head down Fleet Lane towards Swillington Ings for a lovely early spring walk to listen to bird songs and calls in the hedgerows and farmland. We’ll also check out the birds on the River Aire and the Aire and Calder

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