Fairburn Ings from Cut Road

This week’s Friday breakfast walk will explore Fairburn Ings from the Cut Road entrance in the Village of Fairburn. This gives us a great chance of seeing the resident kingfishers as well as fabulous views of the main bay. Here we’ll look for winter wildfowl including smew, goosander, spinning shoveler

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The Leeds Birdfair

Start Birding and Rodley Nature Reserve in partnership Start Birding and Rodley Nature Reserve join forces once again to bring you the 4th Leeds Birdfair on Saturday 22nd June. This is a celebration of the wildlife and green spaces of Leeds. Our aims are to include as many local groups

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Birdsong spectacular at Old Sleningford Farm

If you’ve always wanted to learn birdsong then this is the day for you. Birdsong is at its peak in May with both resident and migrant birds singing. On this full day workshop, you’ll spend a half day in the classroom learning about this amazing phenomenon along with some common

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Newmillerdam

Discover the wildlife of the lake, woodland and scrubland of Newmillerdam Country Park. We’ll look for water birds, green woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker, treecreeper, nuthatch, redpoll, siskin and crossbills on this 4 hour trip. Price £35 per person including birdwatching guide, transport, refreshments and a list of birds seen and

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Lower Derwent Valley

This late winter trip will take us to North Duffield Carrs, Thorganby and Weldrake along the River Derwent, south of York. Target birds for the day will be whooper swan, little owl, pintail duck, lapwing and tree sparrow. We’ll also be scanning and listening for early spring migrants. Price £35

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Ring ouzels and reservoirs

Explore the Yorkshire Dales countryside and its reservoirs, Gowthwaite and Scar House, for the mountain blackbird, better known as ring ouzel. We’ll also look for newly arrived migrants such as house martin, wheatear, redstart, chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap and yellow wagtail. Resident birds, redpoll, coal tit and siskin, will also be

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Woodlesford Lock and Skelton Lake – FULL

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. We’ll take advantage of the adjoining bridge to visit the two venues together. Our target birds will be kingfisher, little grebe, grey

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Nosterfield and Staveley

Winter with the WOW factor in Yorkshire. Visit the excellent reserves at Nosterfield and Staveley on one day. Our target birds are pink-footed goose, goldeneye, water rail, willow tit, wigeon, little owl and barn owl. Price £65 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required). Transport available Meet me at 08:00 at the

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