Tuesday, February 04, 2020

High Royd

Sewage treatment works just west of Sowerby Bridge. This used to be a great site for bird-watching and in days gone by the site of a bird ringing station with many interesting recoveries all documented in a Halifax Scientific Society publication printed in 1965.

The lagoons are now well overgrown with willow and virtually impossible to view. The filter beds are usually worth a check especially in spring and autumn for Swallows and Martins on migration. I gave it a check this afternoon with the filter beds producing....
1 Moorhen
30+ Pied Wagtails
1 Grey Wagtail
110+ Carrion Crows
c30 Magpies

Also in the woodland the other side of the canal were Nuthatch, Blackbirds, Song Thrush, Long-tailed Tits, Blue and Great Tits etc.

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