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Woodlesford Lock and Skelton Lake – FULL


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1200-11-30 09:00 1200-11-30 13:00 UTC Woodlesford Lock and Skelton Lake – FULL

The varied habitats at Woodlesford Lock give us the opportunity to look for birds on the river, canal, woodland and surrounding scrub as we walk to Skelton Lake. We’ll take advantage of the adjoining bridge to visit the two venues together. Our target birds will be kingfisher, little grebe, grey wagtail and the first spring migrants such as sand martin, chiffchaff and common sandpiper. Price £30 including full tuition, a list of birds seen on the day and refreshments after the walk. Bring a packed lunch. Transport Transport is available at 08:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road. What to expect Flat canal paths and some uneven ground. Could be muddy. Only ‘natural’ facilities available.Toilets can be found at Sainsbury’s supermarket in nearby Colton or at cafes in Woodlesford. 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 plenty of layers to keep out the cold weather. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. You’ll also need a scarf, gloves and hat and it’s a good idea to bring extra 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.

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

The varied habitats at Woodlesford Lock give us the opportunity to look for birds on the river, canal, woodland and surrounding scrub as we walk to Skelton Lake. We’ll take advantage of the adjoining bridge to visit the two venues together. Our target birds will be kingfisher, little grebe, grey wagtail and the first spring migrants such as sand martin, chiffchaff and common sandpiper.

Price

£30 including full tuition, a list of birds seen on the day and refreshments after the walk. Bring a packed lunch.

Transport

Transport is available at 08:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road.

What to expect

Flat canal paths and some uneven ground. Could be muddy. Only ‘natural’ facilities available.Toilets can be found at Sainsbury’s supermarket in nearby Colton or at cafes in Woodlesford.

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 plenty of layers to keep out the cold weather. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. You’ll also need a scarf, gloves and hat and it’s a good idea to bring extra 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.