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02/03/2011 13:15

Cormorants set to breed in our area?

There are two Cormorants building nests on the River Calder at the moment.The nest building is still in the early stages but this as been on going now for over a week.The nests are situated on private land so hopefully they will be left alone to complete their breeding. Elsewhere in the valley...


25/02/2011 16:23

Bushtrackbirder in the Gambia

BVushtrackbirder will be visiting the Gambia from the 16th to the 30th of March 2011. For up to date reports and photographs keep an eye on this website.  


23/02/2011 19:02

Latest Bird News from our area

Its amazing how soon the signs of Spring begin to appear as soon as we begin to reach the end of February.I noticed for the first time today a large bunch of Snowdrops growing on the banks of the Calder just below Earlsheaton (see photo gallery).Birdwise I couldnt help but notice that of the 7...


08/02/2011 13:50

Latest birding news in the Dewsbury area.

It was good to see the River Calder returning to something like its normal water level this morning. February is usually one of the quieter months in our local birding calender so it was cheering to see 3 Green Sandpipers on the Sewage Works this morning. Also 4 Grey Lag Geese have been present in...


27/01/2011 18:40

Yesterday in our Local Area

This morning was a great deal colder with a moderate NE wind allthoughthere was only a hint of rain with the very lightest of showers on the sites I visited. As with recent excursions bird numbers in the valley appear to have reduced again with Duck numbers excluding Teal and Mallard very much...


24/01/2011 18:02

Latest Birding News from the Dewsbury area

  The latest change in the weather situation has brought many changes to the Dewsbury area.The water level on the River calder has dropped quite considerably and this is of immediate benefit to Eurasian Teal of which there are around 235 birds on or around the Sewage works. All the...


18/01/2011 07:17

Pink Footed Geese passing during the early hours

At least 2 skeins of Pink Footed Geese passed over Shaw Cross in the early hours this morning. The first was at 0520 hours  and the other was at 0550 hours both appeared to be heading North.


12/01/2011 12:02

Today in the valley around Dewsbury Sewage Farm

Passerines particulary Finches continue to be in short supply in our area.Apart from 3 Bullfinches at Thornhill Wetlands there is hardly any at our local sites. Duck numbers continue to be impressive with 74 Wigeon being flushed from Mill Bank all departing Eastwards towards Horbury Wyke. On the...


11/01/2011 15:42

Some recent birding news from our area.

  The female Smew was present on the Calder yesterday for most of the day.A count of Wigeon on the opposite bank of the river near the Hotworks Mill area produced some 72 birds.5 Goldeneye were on the river as well as 1 drake Mandarin Duck,5 Goosander,3 Pochard and 8 Cormorants. There is a...


08/01/2011 17:34

More Gambian Trip Reports to appear soon

Keep your eyes on this website for news of more sightings from the Gambia.Some records have allready been submitted and we will be publishing them in the very near future.