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St Aidan’s from Astley Lane


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Register 2022-01-18 10:00 2022-01-18 12:00 UTC St Aidan’s from Astley Lane

Friday birdwatching club: St Aidan’s This week’s Friday breakfast birdwatching class will be held at St Aidan’s. We’ll approach the site from a different direction this time starting off at Astley Lane at 10am. Wetland birds will be the feature of the day but this approach allows us to look for little owl. Contact me for breakfast arrangements. Booking essential, £15 per person including refreshments. Transport available Meet me at 8:00am 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 and from the reserve. Most paths are well made but the approach will be muddy. There are no hides – some benches are available. Only ‘natural’ toilets available on site with facilities at nearby Fairburn Ings. Refreshments are available 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 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.

St AIdan's, Astley Lane linda@startbirding.co.uk

Friday birdwatching club: St Aidan’s

Friday, 20 January at 10:00–12:00

This week’s Friday breakfast birdwatching class will be held at St Aidan’s. We’ll approach the site from a different direction this time starting off at Astley Lane at 10am. Wetland birds will be the feature of the day but this approach allows us to look for little owl. Contact me for breakfast arrangements. Booking essential, £15 per person including refreshments.

Transport available

Meet me at 8:00am 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 and from the reserve. Most paths are well made but the approach will be muddy. There are no hides – some benches are available. Only ‘natural’ toilets available on site with facilities at nearby Fairburn Ings. Refreshments are available 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 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.