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St Aidan’s from Mickletown: birdsong walk


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Register 2021-11-30 10:00 2021-11-30 12:00 UTC St Aidan’s from Mickletown: birdsong walk

St.Aidan’s nature reserve can be approached from many directions. Mickletown Ings is one of the least known approaches and can sometimes provide a surprise or two. We’ll have breakfast at Rivers Meet Cafe then head off to find some birds. We’ll be looking for cuckoo, common tern, reed warbler, sedge warbler, Cetti’s warbler, grasshopper warbler, reed bunting and little grebe. Price £15 per person including a 2 hour guided session, close-up views through a high powered telescope, a bird list and free refreshments. Transport available My minibus will set off at 08:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road. Contact me to arrange transport to the venue. What to expect Easy walking on flat ground but paths can be muddy in places. There are no hides at the nature reserve and only natural toilets are available in the evenings. 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 Bring layers in case of bad weather and waterproof outer clothing including coat, over-trousers and sturdy waterproof boots. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a scarf and gloves for bad weather as well as water, 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.  

Pit Lane, Methley, Leeds, LS269JF linda@startbirding.co.uk

St.Aidan’s nature reserve can be approached from many directions. Mickletown Ings is one of the least known approaches and can sometimes provide a surprise or two. We’ll have breakfast at Rivers Meet Cafe then head off to find some birds. We’ll be looking for cuckoo, common tern, reed warbler, sedge warbler, Cetti’s warbler, grasshopper warbler, reed bunting and little grebe.

Price

£15 per person including a 2 hour guided session, close-up views through a high powered telescope, a bird list and free refreshments.

Transport available

My minibus will set off at 08:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road. Contact me to arrange transport to the venue.

What to expect

Easy walking on flat ground but paths can be muddy in places. There are no hides at the nature reserve and only natural toilets are available in the evenings.

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

Bring layers in case of bad weather and waterproof outer clothing including coat, over-trousers and sturdy waterproof boots. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a scarf and gloves for bad weather as well as water, 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.