Its worth a visit

Oystercatcher returns to its breeding area. Another sign that Spring is on its way

27/02/2014 23:00

The first Oystercatcher of the Spring arrived on the banks of the River calder this afternoon flying noisily between Healy Road Ossett and Earlsheaton continualy and callong persistantly.

On the Filter beds at dewsbury Sewage Works c140 Pied Wagtails along with 3 Grey Wagtails .Also on the filter beds 86 Jackdaw and around 75 Carrion Crows.

24 Lapwings flew Westerly towards dewsbury Town centre at 13:15 hours.Around 330 Black Headed Gulls where resting on the settling tanks.Duck numbers slightly reduced with only 2 Shoveller,6 Widgeon,27 Mallard and around 90 Teal.Apart from the Wagtails very few small birds on the works just single Meadow Pipit near the Hotworks end.No Goosanders  but still 7 Tufted Ducks on the Calder.

Duck numbers much reduced owing to tractor activity around the usual duck beds.

Kerries feeders had 5 Chaffinch,6 Goldfinch,4 Dunnock,7 Blue Tits,8 Great Tits,3 Reed Buntings,2 Stock Doves.