Its worth a visit

Reed Warblers back on site.

25/04/2020 10:19

A Reed Warbler was singing this morning in Lower Pildacre Ossett at one of the recognised breeding sites.Conditions early this morning where rather heavy and slightly overcast not very indusive to birds singing their best but no doubt as the morning progresses this will improve.

4 Common Whitethroats are now singing between Healy Road  Ossett and Chickenley along with 8 singing Willow Warblers,5 Blackcaps and 6 Chiff Chaffs with at least 3 Chiff Chaff involved in nest building in the area.

18 Swallows are on the filter beds at Dewsbury Sewage Works along with 6 Sand Martins.On the same beds this morning 5 Pied Wagtails,14 Herring Gulls,38 Black Headed Gulls.

There is still a single Green Sandpiper on the Calder below Earlsheaton and 3 Oyster Catchers on Dewsbury Sewage Works.

Duck numbers on the Calder localy are much reduced as most of them retire to their breeding sites but this morning still 2 Mute Swans near Saville Town and 8 Cormorants in the same area.