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St Aidan’s from Methley


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Register 2019-02-15 10:00 2019-02-15 12:00 UTC St Aidan’s from Methley

Friday Breakfast Club visits RSPB St Aidan’s this week after starting the day with an optional bacon butty at Rivers Meet Cafe. During mid-winter we expect to see lots of ducks, geese and perhaps some winter swan species. We’ll also search for hunting raptors and small birds such as stonechat, linnet and bearded tit. This week we approach the reserve from Methley. Price £15 per person including a fully guided session, transport, refreshments and a list of birds seen and heard on the day. Transport Transport is available leaving at 08:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road. Otherwise meet for optional breakfast at 09:00 at Rivers Meet Cafe in Methley or at 09:50 outside the cafe to walk to the reserve. What to expect Easy walking on made up paths. Be prepared for muddy ground. Toilets are available at the St Aidan’s visitor centre some distance away and at the cafe. There are plenty of ‘natural’ facilities. Time advertised is the start and end of the walk on 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 Wear or bring plenty of layers and waterproof clothing. 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 a hat are essential and please bring extra 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.

102 Leeds Rd, Methley, Leeds LS26 9EP linda@startbirding.co.uk

Friday Breakfast Club visits RSPB St Aidan’s this week after starting the day with an optional bacon butty at Rivers Meet Cafe. During mid-winter we expect to see lots of ducks, geese and perhaps some winter swan species. We’ll also search for hunting raptors and small birds such as stonechat, linnet and bearded tit. This week we approach the reserve from Methley.

Price

£15 per person including a fully guided session, transport, refreshments and a list of birds seen and heard on the day.

Transport

Transport is available leaving at 08:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road. Otherwise meet for optional breakfast at 09:00 at Rivers Meet Cafe in Methley or at 09:50 outside the cafe to walk to the reserve.

What to expect

Easy walking on made up paths. Be prepared for muddy ground. Toilets are available at the St Aidan’s visitor centre some distance away and at the cafe. There are plenty of ‘natural’ facilities. Time advertised is the start and end of the walk on 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

Wear or bring plenty of layers and waterproof clothing. 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 a hat are essential and please bring extra 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.