Monday, April 24, 2006

Caldene Fields Migration Watchpoint

Very many thanks for this Martyn, and a brilliant photo to give a face to the watchpoint!

From: Martyn Priestley
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 4:52 PM
Subject: Caldene Fields

Hi David

You may recall we spoke about info and a picture of Caldene Fields in Low Moor Bradford, well at long last I've put something together which may be of interest.

Caldene Fields are located at Low Moor in South Bradford grid Ref SE165286. The fields are about 8 acres in size and are adjacent to Raw Nook. The flora of the site is predominately old meadow with a scattered of Hawthorn bushes.

There is a pond located to the south east of the site, which flows directly into Raw Nook and through into Toad Holes Beck. The view of the fields is from theWatch Point with Emley Moor mast on the horizon to the S/E. The fields are private but can be viewed from a public footpath.
Given the fields are set in an urban location, Visible Migration is in my opinion is quite good particularly in mid October but at times can be very hard work. Over the years grounded birds found using the urban migration route have included Pied Flycatcher, Ring Ouzel, Cuckoo, Black Redstart, and 7 species of wader.

Anyone wishing to visit this urban site should be aware an early visit is advised to avoid disturbance from dog walkers and the general public.


Caldene Fields Migration Watchpoint (looking towards Emley Moor mast) - Click to see detail view (c) Martyn Priestley Posted by Picasa