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More Wild Geese over Ossett

22/10/2018 16:25

At 10:15 a large skein of some 440 Pink Footed Geese passed over Lower Healy Road Ossett flying directly Easterly.This is the fifth skein of Pink Feet in 2 mornings with at least 800 birds passing in the spate of a few minutes yesterday morning.

Small birds still thin on the ground with less than 30 Pied Wagtails present on Dewsbury Sewage Works though 3 Grey Wagtails on the filter beds this morning.

There is 5 Little Grebes on the River Calder below Earlsheaton and 2 Green Sandpipers have taken up residency on the banks of the River Calder oppositte Dewsbury Sewage Works and 2 Common Buzzards are riding the thermals around the Spangled Bull part of Earlsheaton on a daily basis

Teal numbers on Dewsbury Sewage works stands at around 28 and with the destructive loss of habitat on that site its hard to imagine the numbers increasing though there are also 11 Shoveller present there at the moment.2 Water Rails have been calling loudly on a regular basis in the swampy habitat below Pildacre and the slow but steady arrival of Winter Thrushes is attracting local predators such as male and female Sparrow Hawk.