Saturday, October 19, 2013

High Royd

Visited this site this morning with Howard. The lagoons and filter beds were so difficult to see through the tree cover and vegetation. Very little open water and the entire site is thick with vegetation including some phragmites and reed mace beds but the willows will soon take over the site by the look of it!
1 Swallow over the trees >W was a nice surprise
Lots of Jays
1 Kestrel
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Cormorant
1 Kingfisher calling but not seen along the canal
A few Grey and Pied Wagtails on the filter bed areas
A few moving Redwings, Fieldfares and Starlings
Several calls from Nuthatches
1 Grey Heron
Plus a few other local sp..


darrell j prest said...

i visited high royd on thursday saw much the same apart from 2 ring necked parakeets.
sad to see how overgrown the site has become
also 100+ pink footed geese over mytholmroyd this evening

Andrew Huyton said...

Stopped going to Highroyd as its depressing to think YW said nothing would change and look at it now. The history of the place as Britain's first inland ringing station surely it deserves more respect. A real loss to Calderdale.

gwh said...

Hi guys hope you dont mind me commenting ,we help look after Cromwell Bottom and things can get done you just need someone take the lead if you feel so strongly about it , find out who has control of the area and make his life hell with e-mails and letters , shame them by getting the papers involved they love bashing the big boys but before you do make sure you have the means to restore it in bodys get the likes of the rspb/ywt/local groups muster the troops, banks love to do days out, Calderdale conservation group do this sort of thing every week . If you want any help ask me i will do what i can . yours Graham Haigh CBWG