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Ring ouzels and reservoirs


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Register 2022-08-10 08:00 2022-08-10 16:30 UTC Ring ouzels and reservoirs

Ring ouzels and reservoirs Explore the Yorkshire Dales countryside for the mountain blackbird, better known as ring ouzel, and look for breeding golden plover, redshank, oystercatcher, lapwing and curlew. Depending on the weather and the viewing ability at high altitude, we may visit Marfield Wetlands near Masham. Price: £55 per person including 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 Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. There are no hides. Toilets are available at Masham or nearby Nosterfield Quarry. There are plenty of ‘natural’ toilet opportunities. 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 and it is impossible to dry them out. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential. You’ll 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.

Marfield Wetlands, Leyburn Rd, Masham, Ripon HG4 4ER linda@startbirding.co.uk

Ring ouzels and reservoirs

Sunday 30th April (Full day)

Explore the Yorkshire Dales countryside for the mountain blackbird, better known as ring ouzel, and look for breeding golden plover, redshank, oystercatcher, lapwing and curlew. Depending on the weather and the viewing ability at high altitude, we may visit Marfield Wetlands near Masham.

Price: £55 per person including 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

Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. There are no hides. Toilets are available at Masham or nearby Nosterfield Quarry. There are plenty of ‘natural’ toilet opportunities.

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 and it is impossible to dry them out. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential. You’ll 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.