Its worth a visit

Good numbers of Swifts and House martins this morning

23/05/2020 19:13

There was good movement of Swifts and House Martins in my part of the Calder Vakkey this morning.

The engineering yard at the bottom of Healy Road Ossett held about 100 s wiftscontinualy moving Westerly and being replaced by other birds coming in from the East.This move,ment carried on up the valley Westwards over dewsbury Sewage Works which held at least 120 birds feeding over the filter beds themselves gradualy moving slowly Westwards over Earlsheaton and out of view.In 2 hours some 600 birds disapeared Westwards with a small proportion of House Martins possibly around 150 in the 2 hour spell.

Also today the first brood of tiny young Goosanders (10 chicks) on the Calder in the Saville Town area along with 3 more broods of Mallard(26 in total).