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Latest birding news in the Dewsbury area.

08/02/2011 13:50

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 the fields just oppossite the works for a few days now as also the long staying lone Curlew which has ben around now for about 3 weeks.

The river level is still a little too high for most ducs andc so there is still around 230 Teal on the Sewage Wors as well as some 72 Mallard(see picture gallery).

4 Widgeon were flushed from Millbank Thornhill and settled on to the calder for a short time before flying off West.

Meadow Pipits have just about disapeared from the area at the moment and there was very few Pied Wagtails around this morning.

2 Sparrow Hawks were on the Thornhill Wetlands reserve as were 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers,3 Goldcrests,2 Bullfinch,8 Goldfinch,2 Jays and single Kestrel.