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Bird song at St Aidan’s


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Register 2022-01-18 10:00 2022-01-18 12:00 UTC Bird song at St Aidan’s

Friday birdwatching club: bird song at St Aidan’s After optional breakfast from 9am we’ll enter St Aidan’s from the dragline at the main gate. This appoach will give us the best view of resident birds singing in the scrub and surrounding fields. Learn the songs of reed bunting, meadow pipit, stonechat and skylark and search the wetland for water birds, swallows and martins. Bitterns should be booming and bearded tits may show for us. Contact me for breakfast arrangements. Booking essential, £15 per person including refreshments. Transport available Meet me at 08:00 at 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 with a hill to the reserve entrance. There are no hides or facilities on site. Facilities are available at nearby RSPB Fairburn Ings. Refreshments are provided at 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 The trick to adjusting your temperature in the spring 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. You may need sunscreen and insect repellent. 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.

Astley Lane, Swillington, Leeds linda@startbirding.co.uk

Friday birdwatching club: bird song at St Aidan’s

Friday, 31 March at 10:00–12:00

After optional breakfast from 9am we’ll enter St Aidan’s from the dragline at the main gate. This appoach will give us the best view of resident birds singing in the scrub and surrounding fields. Learn the songs of reed bunting, meadow pipit, stonechat and skylark and search the wetland for water birds, swallows and martins. Bitterns should be booming and bearded tits may show for us. Contact me for breakfast arrangements. Booking essential, £15 per person including refreshments.

Transport available

Meet me at 08:00 at 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 with a hill to the reserve entrance. There are no hides or facilities on site. Facilities are available at nearby RSPB Fairburn Ings. Refreshments are provided at 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

The trick to adjusting your temperature in the spring 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. You may need sunscreen and insect repellent.

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.