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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Work Party Saturday the 29th of November

There were twelve of us who met to carry out some more reed cutting. Good progress was made into an overgrown part of the lagoon. A few birch were removed as part of the project. 

Present were: Alan, Barry, Bella, Bruce, Carol, David, Graham, John, Robin, Shelagh, Simon and Wendy. With a special welcome to Carol and Wendy.








Robin makes good progress in to the old reeds, some well over 2 metre tall. 








The cleared section extends beyond my shot as I did not have my wellies on.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Nidderdale Birdwatchers Meeting at CB Friday November the 21st

Eleven people came along to the meeting and enjoyed a walk round the reserve. Graham described the site in detail at various locations. A break was taken at the Bird Viewing Area. Later they walked towards Brook Foot to look for migrant thrushes.

The Nidderdale Birdwatchers were founded in 2008 so like us they are quite a young group.  Their newsletters are an excellent quarterly publication Link to their site.







Near the proposed Dipping Pond






At The Bird Viewing Area (below)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Work Party November 15th 2014

Alan, Allan, Barry, Bella, Bruce, Colin, David, Graham, John, Richard, Robin, Shelagh, Stuart, and Susan came along. The work party met at 9:30 in the car park and soon got stuck into the reed bed. A decent sized area was cut to allow fresh growth and encourage visiting wildlife.









Robin, Bella, Sue and Colin examine some of the ground plants. 










The area cleared will encourage fresh growth












Robin admires his and the other's work.




Friday, 14 November 2014

This Wednesday the 19th of November

A reminder that there will be an indoor meeting at Spring Hall Mansions, Huddersfield Road, Halifax this Wednesday the 19th of November at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.

All welcome.

Monday, 10 November 2014

From the Undergrowth

A few shot's again from the last couple of weeks mainly the dipper who performed very well one morning. gwh
Dipper

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Female Chaffinch

Blue Tit

Coal Tit

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Sunday, 9 November 2014

From the Undergrowth

Hi all a few from the last couple of weeks and as its Remembrance Sunday some pics from last weekend's trip to the Tower of London ,its a very sobering experience when you think that every poppy there is British a life lost .    On the feeders its Jay city at the moment.
Just a quick reminder to all photographers we put the feeding area in for the Birds and for all to see the birds after that there has been some damage to trees planted last year and suspect its a photographer breaking branches off to get a better picture please do not damage anything in there just WAIT until a better opportunity arises, your on going co-operation will be welcome .Hope you enjoy the pics






Great Spotted Woodpecker

Chaffinch

Female Reed Bunting

Juv Male Reed Bunting

Male Chaffinch

Coal Tit

Female Reed Bunting

Bullfinch

Jay

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Great Tit

Friday, 7 November 2014

From the Undergrowth

Just a reminder to all that our monthly piece in the Brighouse Echo will be in next weeks addition , i know how you all look forward to seeing it !!! . yours Graham

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Cromwell today Nov 1st

 A couple of shots taken at Cromwell today, the jay's were out in force today and counted 8 cormorants on the pylons-:
                                           Jay
                                           Nosey Jay
                                          Chaffinch
                                           Nutty Great Tit
                                           Goosander

 Goosander's and kingfisher were seen down the bottom lock.