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High Water Levels concentrating Waterfowl on Local Sewage Works.

04/02/2014 21:22

With the River calder being so high birds are spending much of the time on Dewsbury Sewage works Sewage Works 

Teal  are the most numerouse with c 134 birds present today.38 Wigeon are also present this afternon preferring to spend most of their time at the Hotworks end of the works.Mallard also are stil spending much of their day sheltering on the banks of the calder numbering 26 birds but 2 Shoveller males are still showing well on the sewage works.

Also present on one of the central beds 48 Common Snipe apparently preferring the Phragmitese beds  to the more open lagoons at the moment.

Around 430 Black Headed Gulls are frequenting the Settling tanks atthe moment with at least another 72 birds on the Calder near the border fence.

Pied Wagtails are much reduced with around 55 birds present today sharing the sprinkler beds with 3 Grey Wagtails and 5 Meadow Pipits. No sign of any Green Sandpipers at the moment.4 Grey Herons where on the works today and a male Sparrow Hawk was circling over Earlsheaton.

Nearby on Kerries Reserve the feeders had 4 Robins,5 Reed Buntings,5 Chaffinch,6 Great Tits,7 Long Tailed Tits,7 Blue Tits.

There are 6 Blackbirds and 4 Song Thrushes on the Reserve at the moment.

There has been no record of Willow Tit on the Reserve this winter