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Pugneys and Calder Wetlands (last few places)


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Register 2022-06-24 09:00 2022-06-24 13:00 UTC Pugneys and Calder Wetlands (last few places)

Pugneys and Calder Wetlands attract many species of migrating birds so anything could turn up on this early spring visit to Wakefield. With binoculars at the ready we’ll be on the hunt for our first chiffchaff, little owl and the last of our overwintering wildfowl. We’ll also focus on signs of spring and spring bird song. Price £25 per person including refreshments (packed lunch required). Transport available Meet me at 8am the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road if you’d like transport to the venue. What to expect Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. If you’re making your own way there then you’ll have to pay for parking at Pugneys. Check the link for current parking prices. There is one hide at the other side of the main lake at Pugneys. There is also a visitor centre at Pugneys with toilets and a cafe. 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 managing your temperature at this time of year is to wear plenty of layers and ensure 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.

Pugneys, Wakefield WF1 2EB linda@startbirding.co.uk

Pugneys and Calder Wetlands attract many species of migrating birds so anything could turn up on this early spring visit to Wakefield. With binoculars at the ready we’ll be on the hunt for our first chiffchaff, little owl and the last of our overwintering wildfowl. We’ll also focus on signs of spring and spring bird song.

Price

£25 per person including refreshments (packed lunch required).

Transport available

Meet me at 8am the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road if you’d like transport to the venue.

What to expect

Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. If you’re making your own way there then you’ll have to pay for parking at Pugneys. Check the link for current parking prices. There is one hide at the other side of the main lake at Pugneys. There is also a visitor centre at Pugneys with toilets and a cafe.

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 managing your temperature at this time of year is to wear plenty of layers and ensure 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.