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Ring ouzels and reservoirs


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Register 2021-11-30 08:00 2021-11-30 16:30 UTC 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 present. A short stop at Gowthwaite will give us some water birds and, depending on the level of the reservoir, waders such as ringed and little ringed plover. Depending on the weather, breeding waders, golden plover, redshank, oystercatcher, lapwing and curlew, may be in position in the dales. If there is time, we may visit Marfield Wetlands near Masham. Price: £65 per person including a full day of guided birdwatching, a list of birds seen and heard on the day, transport and refreshments (Packed lunch required). Transport available Meet me at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue. What to expect Moderate walking on uneven ground with some inclines. Paths will be muddy in places. There are no hides. Toilets are available at Pateley Bridge, Scarr House Reservoir or Masham and Nosterfield Quarry if we travel to Marfield. There are plenty of ‘natural’ toilet opportunities. Start time is from Leeds, end time is the end of the walk. 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 Carry lots of layers and ensure you’re waterproof when birdwatching in open and exposed areas. You may need to 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 is important to bring spare gloves and socks. You may also need sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of water. 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.

Scar House Reservoir Car Park Unnamed Road, Lofthouse, Harrogate HG3 5SW linda@startbirding.co.uk

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 present. A short stop at Gowthwaite will give us some water birds and, depending on the level of the reservoir, waders such as ringed and little ringed plover. Depending on the weather, breeding waders, golden plover, redshank, oystercatcher, lapwing and curlew, may be in position in the dales. If there is time, we may visit Marfield Wetlands near Masham.

Price: £65 per person including a full day of guided birdwatching, a list of birds seen and heard on the day, transport and refreshments (Packed lunch required).

Transport available

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

What to expect

Moderate walking on uneven ground with some inclines. Paths will be muddy in places. There are no hides. Toilets are available at Pateley Bridge, Scarr House Reservoir or Masham and Nosterfield Quarry if we travel to Marfield. There are plenty of ‘natural’ toilet opportunities. Start time is from Leeds, end time is the end of the walk.

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

Carry lots of layers and ensure you’re waterproof when birdwatching in open and exposed areas. You may need to 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 is important to bring spare gloves and socks. You may also need sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of water.

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.