Its worth a visit
First Winter Thrushes fly in
After one of the quietest September I can remember localy it was nice to see the first Winter Thrushes arrive this morning.
4 Redwings flew SE over Chickenley at 10:40 this morning calling in their distinctive manner as they flew.No doubt with the prescence of Easterly winds at the moment more are sure to appear soon.
I started my Winter feeding programme this morning and was surprised to see 2 nut and 3 seed feeders emptied within the day.
Most Summer visitors are now departed to warmer climes with no sightings today in my area of Swallows or Martins and only a single Chiff Chaff calling along the reserve at Kerries Foods.
25 Teal and 10 Shoveller are now on Dewsbury Sewage Works with around 65 Pied Wagtails and 3 Grey Wagtails.5 Meadow Pipits where on the sprinkler beds in the Western end of the works.
A party of 25 Linnets are feeding at the entrance to the works at the compost heap end .
3 Little Grebes are on the Calder below Earlsheaton along with a single Green Sandpiper.