Our next fieldtrip on Sunday 25th March is to the St. Aidan's RSPB nature reserve in Yorkshire, which is a newly developed part of Swillington Ings. For those who wish to continue, there will also be the opportunity to go on to see the Red Kites at the Muddy Boots Cafe in Harewood if desired.
St. Aidan's has a range of habitats including reed beds where we may see Bitterns, Marsh Harriers and Black-necked Grebes as well as a number of lakes for Kingfishers, dancing Great Crested Grebes and various other types of waterfowl, and rucks for Skylarks. There's even a chance of seeing Short-eared Owls and Peregrines in the area.
The address is: St Aidan's Nature Park, Astley Lane, Leeds LS26 8AL and you can either meet us on the car park there at around 9:15am or at Doctors Nook car park facing Leigh Library at 8:00am on the Sunday morning.
Here are a couple of useful links: