Monday, 27 August 2012

The colony's extent

It is centred around the the two cottages in Jay House Lane, but extends (for winter feeding at least) as far as Bailiff Bridge. Birders are not welcomed at the group of cottages set well off to the right going down to Bailiff Bridge, but there are some public footpaths near there on the Ordnance Survey Map that we can legitimately use.

In the past I have seen TS on the land now occupied by the golf course. Also near the Armitage Arms pub at the beginning of Clifton Village, associating with House Sparrows there around a racing pigeon loft, which is possibly gone.

Maybe other birders have seen them further out?

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Tree sparrows Jay House lane

The Tree sparrows at  Jay House lane is calderdales longest surviving colony and the bast place to see this species locally.