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Winter flocks and birdsong at Potteric Carr


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Register 2021-11-30 09:00 2021-11-30 17:00 UTC Winter flocks and birdsong at Potteric Carr

Potteric Carr is one of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s flagship reserves. Sitting next to Doncaster city centre, this reserve provides extensive reedbed, woodland and lagoons to search for wildfowl, waders, bittern, water rail and woodland birds. Kingfisher also hunt quietly for fish in the drainage channels. If the weather is mild we’ll be able to practise resident bird songs and calls and we’ll hope to see a good starling murmuration as dusk falls. . Price £65 plus entrance fee. This includes a full day guided birdwatching session, travel, a list of birds seen and heard and refreshments at the end of the walk. Please bring your YWT membership cards if you have them. Packed lunch required. Transport available Meet at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road if you’d like transport to the venue. What to expect Mostly easy walking on flat ground. There are hides and good facilities at Potteric Carr. Start and end time is time at the reserve. Note for beginners If you’re struggling to see birds through your binoculars, you’ll learn quickly how to use them with speed and accuracy and discover some useful techniques for watching birds in the field. You’ll also learn how to identify birds by their songs and calls.Please don’t buy binoculars especially for the trip as these can be provided on request. You’ll be able to get advice about binoculars, what to buy and the best places to make a purchase. What to wear The trick to keeping warm in the winter is by wearing plenty of layers and ensuring you’re waterproof. Wear base layers (thermal vests and leggings), fleeces and walking trousers. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential and it’s a good idea to carry spare socks and gloves. Join me on more trips and learn about each bird’s story whether it migrates or stays in the UK the time of year when it can be seen the types of habitats preferred by different species how birds adapt to their environment.

Mallard Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN4 8DB linda@startbirding.co.uk

Potteric Carr is one of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s flagship reserves. Sitting next to Doncaster city centre, this reserve provides extensive reedbed, woodland and lagoons to search for wildfowl, waders, bittern, water rail and woodland birds. Kingfisher also hunt quietly for fish in the drainage channels. If the weather is mild we’ll be able to practise resident bird songs and calls and we’ll hope to see a good starling murmuration as dusk falls. .

Price

£65 plus entrance fee. This includes a full day guided birdwatching session, travel, a list of birds seen and heard and refreshments at the end of the walk. Please bring your YWT membership cards if you have them. Packed lunch required.

Transport available

Meet at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road if you’d like transport to the venue.

What to expect

Mostly easy walking on flat ground. There are hides and good facilities at Potteric Carr. Start and end time is time at the reserve.

Note for beginners

If you’re struggling to see birds through your binoculars, you’ll learn quickly how to use them with speed and accuracy and discover some useful techniques for watching birds in the field. You’ll also learn how to identify birds by their songs and calls.Please don’t buy binoculars especially for the trip as these can be provided on request. You’ll be able to get advice about binoculars, what to buy and the best places to make a purchase.

What to wear

The trick to keeping warm in the winter is by wearing plenty of layers and ensuring you’re waterproof. Wear base layers (thermal vests and leggings), fleeces and walking trousers. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential and it’s a good idea to carry spare socks and gloves.

Join me on more trips and learn about each bird’s story
  • whether it migrates or stays in the UK
  • the time of year when it can be seen
  • the types of habitats preferred by different species
  • how birds adapt to their environment.