The male Peregrine Falcon which has frequented North Ossett Church in recent years has again become a frequent visitor again .This time though being in the company of a mate showing a distinctive size differential not present in the bird he returned with in previouse years.
The birds are...
What a weird experience going out in the field with two frozen feet not having any feeling where you tread and occasionaly falling over through lack of balance.
Thus was the feeling this morning on my walk in the field birding since early August.
My word was it quiet birdwise with only very small...
Due to a trapped nerve in my back which has caused me to lose the feeling in my feet and right arm I have been out of action since early August.Only now is the problem starting to ease.Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will be able to resume my birding activities in my part of the Calder...
In what must be seen as an early prelude to Autumn a flock of 44 Lapwings have arrived on Dewsbury Sewage Works this morning.this at the side of one pair of local Lapwings feeding half grown young on the same bed.
7 juvenile Shellducks are free flying on the works with 2 adults marking...
The Great Reed Warbler that appeared on Dewsbury Sewage Works some while ago was not present yesterday morning and one must assume the bird has moved on.
Apparently a Great Reed Warbler has appeared down river at Pugneys and one must assume this is the same bird.
Meanwhile the local brood of what...
The Great Reed Warbler found on Dewsbury Sewage Works over a week ago is still present though in contrast to its behavour when first discovered it has now become less vocal and very rarely comes away from the dense bush it has chosen to deliver its distinctive song .
There are now 15 pairs of...
The Great Reed Warbler that was found yesterday on Dewsbury Sewage Works was again present this morning.Due to windy conditions the bird spent most of the time singing from inside a bush only occassionaly venturing into the nearby reed bed to feed.
A pair of Shellducks which have been present on...
A Great Reed Warbler was singing on Dewsbury Sewage Works this morning.At first i thought this was the same bird which had been present at Wintersett for a few days but this proved not to be the case.
There is some 15 pairs of Reed Warblers breeding on Dewsbury Sewage Works and this morning I was...
There are now 12 singing Reed Warblers on the sewage works below Earlsheaton.Another 5 birds must have arrived over the last couple of days.Still no Sedge Warbler on my patch or Garden Warblers.
12 Blackcaps are singing between Healy Road Ossett and Chickenley as well as 12 Common Whitethroats.
A Common Tern drifted slowly Westward along the Calder this morning at 07:45 passing below Mill Bank Thornhill heading towards Dewsbury centre.
There are now around 40 Sand Martins at our local colonies only about 50% of what was present at this time last year.At least 1 new colony has been created...