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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Park Lane

               Hungry Squirrel whilst a Chaffinch watches on
                                       Very shy Jay

                                         Top end of the wood

Another damp cold , grey day with an E>4 blowing.

Raggalds Flood was deserted as I passed this morning but in contrast to that Park Lane was heaving with feeding passerines.
Up to 15 Chaffinch with several Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Great, Blue and Coal Tits plus 2 Jays, 4 Collared Doves, Hedge Sparrows and at least 8 Blackbirds.
The Treecreeper gave a brief appearance and Woodpigeons were in the trees.
4 Squirrels kept spooking the birds and no sign of Brambling.
BS

2 comments:

AndyC said...

Although it only emerged into daylight last week, the campaign to secure a route through Queensbury Tunnel for a possible future cycle path is already gaining momentum. The Highways Agency intends to start remedial works in the tunnel soon and one possibility is that it will be blocked by a number of concrete plugs, particularly around the shafts. This could be a precursor to the structure’s burial and abandonment. Given its historical significance, there is considerable local support for access through the tunnel to be maintained so that it might eventually form part of a foot/cycle route between Halifax and Bradford. If you would like to lend your support, an ePetition has today been lodged with a view to keeping Queensbury Tunnel open.
Bri any ideas on where this tunnel is..??

Brian Sumner . said...

Walked through it many times as a lad Andy .
One goes through to Holmfield on the Halifax track ,which is still accessible and the other goes through to Clayton on the Bradford route.
Problem is the bike track down there now to Thornton is used by scumbags on the rob, an easy way in and out of the area.