Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rookeries and Heronries

If anyone can do a count of their local colonies of Rooks and Herons that would be appreciated.

Depite the weather the Rooks certainly do not seem put off by it so far and they have been busy building for several weeks, though maybe if this cold spell continues as predicted they will start to struggle to feed up for egg laying.

I will not post the full list of sites here but would appreciate any offers of help - comments box, email or text as to which areas/sites you can do!

Sites already covered are Barkisland area, Northowram, King Cross, Ovenden, Mixenden, Illingworth, Bailiff Bridge, Ripponden, Siddal and Warley/Newlands.

Sites where we will need some help are Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Greetland, Mytholmroyd/Cragg Vale, Sowerby/Boulderclough and Brighouse/Clifton plus a few more.

Counts can be done now but suggest the optimum time will be during the first 2 weeks of April.
Many thanks


Jeff Cox said...

I'll do Tod again Dave.

David Sutcliffe said...

Thanks Jeff - will email you.