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Rothwell Country Park


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Register 2022-06-24 09:00 2022-06-24 11:00 UTC Rothwell Country Park

Tuesday birdwatchers: Rothwell Country Park This is the first time that Rothwell Country Park has been offered as a birdwatching venue by Start Birding. We’ll explore the woodland and scrubland of the country park and drop down onto the Aire Valley to look for water birds. There’s bound to be plenty of movement of gathering winter visitors and many will have already made the journey to their northerly breeding grounds. Territories will be filling up with singing residents and early spring migrants so bird song will be the focus of the day. £15 per person including refreshments. Transport Transport is available leaving at 08:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road. What to expect Some uneven ground and muddy paths and the country park is built on a hill – the venue will change if the trip follows a period of heavy rain. There are no hides but plenty of ‘natural’ facilities. 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 and it is impossible to dry them out. 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.

Bullough Lane, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0JY linda@startbirding.co.uk

Tuesday birdwatchers: Rothwell Country Park

Tuesday, 28 March at 9:00 to 11:00

This is the first time that Rothwell Country Park has been offered as a birdwatching venue by Start Birding. We’ll explore the woodland and scrubland of the country park and drop down onto the Aire Valley to look for water birds. There’s bound to be plenty of movement of gathering winter visitors and many will have already made the journey to their northerly breeding grounds. Territories will be filling up with singing residents and early spring migrants so bird song will be the focus of the day. £15 per person including refreshments.

Transport

Transport is available leaving at 08:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road.

What to expect

Some uneven ground and muddy paths and the country park is built on a hill – the venue will change if the trip follows a period of heavy rain. There are no hides but plenty of ‘natural’ facilities.

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 and it is impossible to dry them out. 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.