Calder Wetland and Horbury Wyke

This weeks outing was to be around the Horbury Wyke area, after parking in the Industrial  area car park and togging up I set off and ended up turning the wrong way, but the birds were good, Great Tit. Long Tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Bullfinch ♀, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Blackbird, I carried on walking and ended up around the Calder Wetland site but on the opposite side, what I thought was a wrong turning turned out to be a good thing. Birds were enjoyed Buzzard overhead, Red Breated Merganser, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Goldeneye and Great Crested Grebe, so know I knew where it was I made my way back deciding to go the other way now knowing that was the way to Horbury SF I added Goldcrest and Mistle Thrush on my way back.

I was soon at the Sewage Farm and viewing over the filter beds Pied Wagtails were about in good numbers 25+ with 3-off Grey Wagtails and 3-off Meadow Pipits for company, managing to add Little Grebe and Mallard on the river with Greylag Goose (2) on the wyke itself

Not a bad afternoon adding 3 year birds and 2 year birds to the patch list. Saturday 13th added Tree Sparrow to the patch list thanks to walking to Farm Shop. Brit Year List 2010 now (84) and Patch List 2010 now (60)

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