Meetings Commence at 7.30pm

at the Two Pointers in Woodlesford

(The dates may change depending on availability of the room so keep an eye this page)

Wednesday     5th February (AGM)

Wednesday     2nd  April

Wednesday     4th  June

Wednesday     6th  August

Wednesday     1st  October

Wednesday    3rd  December


There will also be an occasional talk / photo show

so keep an eye here and on the hide notice board.

Directions for the Two Pointers

69 Church Street,  Woodlesford, LS26 8RE

From the end of Fleet Lane by Lidl supermarket follow the Aberford Road (A642)
to Garforth/Aberford (North West) for about 1000 yds.
The road drops down to a railway bridge over the road (if you reach the canal/river crossings you have gone too far).
Immediately before the railway bridge turn left into Station Lane, up the hill for 500 yds
and the Two Pointers is on the right – car parking at the rear.


Yet again many thanks to Biffa who continue to support the Group and have sponsored

the production of our 2013 report.




If any members are wanting to purchase new optics,

change their existing ones or need any accessories then

feel free to contact Dave Gibson for help and guidance.



The Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS)

Please note that on the following days (all Sundays) several members of the Group carry

out a WeBS count for the BTO, this may cause some wildlife disturbance in some areas


19th January         16th February       16th March

20th April              18th May              15th June

13th July               10th August                   7th September

12th October         9th November       7th December


Note that this website (blog) is included in the global birding map site at :-


(was http://birdblogmap.blogspot.com/)


  1. Can you recommend a decent entry level spotting scope? I do possess a very cheap one, which barely works in very bright sunlight. I do have a suitable tripod though.

    Comment by johnbrierley — October 21, 2014 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

    • Hi John, it depends on your budget, if you want a cheap new scope it may not be much better than the one you have, or you could consider a decent second hand scope , i have a kowa 823 with 32 wide angled eyepiece for sale for £300 ono. Plus stay on case.

      Comment by Gyl — October 22, 2014 @ 7:20 pm | Reply

      • Thanks very much for your reply. I was hoping for a good quality one at a bargain price so second hand was the obvious way to go. Will look up specs soon and get back in touch asap.

        Comment by johnbrierley — October 23, 2014 @ 8:35 pm | Reply

  2. I have a Opticron ES 80GA ED angled scope with stay on weather cover and HDF 20×60 Zoom eye piece.
    Excellent condition £ 395
    New price Wex £738

    Comment by Mick Noble — October 22, 2014 @ 5:41 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for your prompt reply. Second hand is the best way for me to get a decent scope for reasonable price. I will look into the specs and get back to you asap.

      Comment by johnbrierley — October 23, 2014 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

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