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Bird song at Woodlesford Lock – cancelled


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2021-11-30 10:00 2021-11-30 12:00 UTC Bird song at Woodlesford Lock – cancelled

After optional breakfast from 09:00 we’ll head up to Woodlesford Lock for a couple of hours of birding. The varied habitats at Woodlesford Lock give us the opportunity to look for birds on the river, canal, woodland and surrounding scrub. Look for kingfisher, goosander, sand martin, common sandpiper, chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap and the first sedge warblers as well as raptors on the hillside. Price: £15 per person including refreshments after the walk. Transport available Meet me at 08:00 outside Argos at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue. What to expect Easy walking on flat ground. There are no facilities apart from at nearby Woodlesford or Sainsbury’s at Colton. 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 managing your temperature in spring is to 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 hat. You may also 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.

Woodlesford Lock, off Pottery Lane, Swillington, Leeds LS26 8PJ linda@startbirding.co.uk

After optional breakfast from 09:00 we’ll head up to Woodlesford Lock for a couple of hours of birding. The varied habitats at Woodlesford Lock give us the opportunity to look for birds on the river, canal, woodland and surrounding scrub. Look for kingfisher, goosander, sand martin, common sandpiper, chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap and the first sedge warblers as well as raptors on the hillside.

Price: £15 per person including refreshments after the walk.

Transport available

Meet me at 08:00 outside Argos at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue.

What to expect

Easy walking on flat ground. There are no facilities apart from at nearby Woodlesford or Sainsbury’s at Colton. 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 managing your temperature in spring is to 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 hat. You may also 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.