Its worth a visit

Drizzly conditions bring both Swifts and House Martins to move westerly up the valley.

08/05/2014 17:33

Good numbers of Swifts and House Martins where moving slowly up the Calder Valley this morning with the onset of heavy drizzle and very low cloud combined with a light to Moderate South Westerly wind.

About 160 House Martins and some 42 Swifts where over the filter beds on Dewsbury Sewage works but numbers of both species where arriving for short periods to feed before continuing Westerly.

Reed Warbler numbers on local sites are still slightly down on last year but not so Sedge warblers'.No records yet of Yellow wagtail from my part of the valley but both willow warblers and chiff Chaff seem pretty much as last year.

At least 1 Kingfisher is busy entering its burrow with fish on my part of the Calder with a second pair as yet still at the displaying stage.