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Pennithorn, Baildon photo: Keith Allen

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Saturday 26 December 2015

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - never seen so much water with both islands under water, the fences also submerged and the feeder next to the willows completely out of sight.
The River Aire today looked more like the River Trent with the road at Stockbridge closed due to flooding.
The one feeder did attract 4 Reed Bunting, a pair of Bullfinches, whilst on the back water, 8 Goosanders sat out the torrent of water.
Once the water falls, we shall see what damage has taken place. A heap of branches piled to attract a possible Gropper this spring, is probably now in Castleford. There is still time to build another.
Shaun Radcliffe