Monday 22 December 2014

Christmas Birds + Sunset at Lagoon

Bullfinch (F)
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                                                              Blue Tit
                                             Blue Tit (with Great Tit in background)
                                                                  Blue Tit
                                                                   Great Tit
                                                                        Great Tit
                                                                      Chaffinch (F)
                                                                  Bullfinch (M)
                                                                         Great Tit
                                                                    Blackbird (M)
                                                    Mute Swan (Juv) on canal
                                                                        Goosander  (M)
                                                               Sunset over the lagoon

Saturday 20 December 2014

Happy Christmas

I would like to wish a merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone who have visted and worked on the reserve over the last 12 months. Thank you for your support. It is appreciated.

Sunday 14 December 2014

Tree Planting.

Our hardy workers at the end of the day after planting the trees

                                                         The work is well under way

                                                     Dominic, Ben and Joe making good progress

                                                       David showing us all how to do it

                                               Robin showing us all how to use a Mattock

                                                                       Team work

                                                                      Team work

                                                             Joe getting the job done

                                                      Dominic planting his first trees

Seven hardy individuals met on Saturday 13th of December to complete the planting of the hedgerow we began to plant up in December 2013. (Other members were completing the first aid course they were attending) A big thanks to David, Ben, Dominic, Joe Jane and Robin. The trees we planted consisted of, Hazel, Blackthorn and Hawthorn and had been donated by the Woodland Trust. It was a cold and frosty day so a big thanks to everyone for all their hard and productive work.
                                      No holding the team back, not even the cold weather

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Work Party this Saturday

This Saturday the 13th of December we will be tree planting on the meadow. We encourage parents and children to participate in this event. Children please bring your parents, last time proved very successful. The kids loved getting mucky! Wear old clothes. Bring a hot drink. All tools supplied. Meet in the car park at 09:30

Monday 8 December 2014

From the Undergrowth

Hi all just a quick reminder to all who follow us in the Brighouse Echo the last piece of this year will be in this weeks publication out on Thursday . Yours Graham

Trip Advisor

We have been voted the top attraction in and around Brighouse. Well done to all those who sent feedback.

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Halifax Scientific Society Social

Tuesday December 9th. 19:15 to 21:15.
We have been invited, as last year, to the Christmas Social at the Central Library, Halifax. Cakes, biscuits, tea and coffee. Table displays. A chance to get together with this Natural History Group who celebrated their 140th anniversary earlier this year.

 If you have an interesting fossil then bring it along and get it identified.

All welcome. 

Monday 1 December 2014

From the Undergrowth

Hi all a few pics form the last week or so , not much about at the moment ,but the light was good yesterday so a few of the lagoon in low winter sun . gwh

This little fellow followed us around on Saturday while we were cutting the reeds
lagoon in winter sun




Kingfisher on the canal


Geese flying across the sun on a very murky day

Birch in he sun


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)