31st December 2005

Water Rail, Snipe

Redcar Tarn
130 Lapwing, 10 Tufted Duck

Sandbeds, Marley
90 Teal

Cullingworth Fields
200 Lapwing, 300 BHGull, 80 Common Gull
20 Stock Pigeon, 200 Starling

S Radcliffe, M Doveston

30th December 2005

Morton Lane, Crossflatts
4 Waxwing

S Radcliffe

28th December 2005

Private Wetland
Scaup, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, Siskin, Redwing
Tufted Duck, Pochard, Goldeneye, 2 Wigeon

Knotford Nook
2 Wigeon, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye

3 Mandarin

M Doveston, H Hardwick, J Flood

27th December 2005

Leeshaw Res
97 greylag, 5 pinkfeet

Marley SW

Small Private Lake
pair gadwall, 6 goosander, red kite, 5 goldeneye

Lindley Wood Res
red kite

stonechat near the Stonehouse Inn

Sandwith Moor
stonechat, 18 golden plover

Swinsty Res
5 GCG, 4 cormorant

Water Rail, Siskin, 4 Reed Bunting

Shipley Glen area
Stonechat, Sparrowhawk, 12 Goldcrests

P Cunningham, A Jowett, J Harrison,
M Doveston, H Hardwick, P King

26th December 2005

159 Redwing, Crossbill, 6 Goosander

River Aire, Bingley
Dipper singing

M Doveston, S Johnson, H Hardwick

25th December 2005

1 Waxwing

Redcar Tarn
24 Tufted Duck, 9 Golden Plover, 40 Lapwing

Water Rail

Silsden Res
100 BHGull, 30 Common Gull, Tufted Ducks

Crossflatts Garden
Female Blackcap

S Radcliffe, M Doveston

24th December 2005

Male Goosander, Redwing
Nuthatches, Treecreeper

Knorford Nook
5 Gadwall, 2 Kingfisher

Myrtle Park, RiverAire
2 Dipper, 1 female Goosander, Grey Wagtail
GSWdpkr, numerous Long-tailed Tits

Private Wetland Site
Scaup still present, Wigeon

Brambling, Water Rail

Crossflatts Garden
Female Blackcap for 4th day running

M Doveston, H Hardwick, S Johnson, S Radcliffe

22nd December 2005

St.Ives, Coppice Pond
29 Goosander at 15.00hrs

S Goodwin

21st December 2005

Toad Holes Beck, Low Moor
c400 Lapwing

M Priestley

19th December 2005

Bradford, Bowling Back Lane
c250 Lapwing

I Watson

18th December 2005

Water Rail, 1 bird showing well. A female Bullfinch,
4 Reed Bunting, 2 Snipe flew west, Goldcrest,
12 Siskin. 30 Redpoll

S Radcliffe

17th December 2005

3 Waxwing near Shipley Baths

P Cunningham

13th December 2005

Bradford Town Centre - Wakefield Road
2 Waxings at 8.20am

M Priestley

11th December 2005

Private Wetland site
2 Water Rail in reedbed, female Scaup still present
40 Siskin, 10 Redpoll, 20 Cormorant, Kingfisher
4 Wigeon, 4 GCGrebe, several Goldeneye,
20+Tufted Duck, 200+BHGull, 1 Lesser BBGull

Knotford Nook
1 pair of Gadwall, 10+Wigeon, Little Grebe
GCGrebe, 200 Lapwing, several Goldeneye

Lindley Wood Res
50+Mallard, Cormorants

3 Buzzard, 14 Siskin, day flying bat

Silsden Res
20+Tufted Duck, 100+BHGull

Haworth Garden

Blackcap male

M Doveston, N Lindsey

10th December 2005

Crossflats station
4 Waxwing

200 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, Reed Bunting

Sconce Lane Area
200 Fieldfare, 2 Reed Bunting

Weecher Res area
200 Greenfinch roost

Haworth garden
Blackcap male

Marley Sewage Works
2x Chiffchaff, Teal, Meadow Pipit

S Radcliffe, N Lindsey, K Moir

9th December 2005

Green Sandpiper flying high over reserve
Water Rail, Reed Bunting, Wren

Sean Gray

6th December 2005

Private Wetland Site
scaup, pochard, 20+ siskin, 3 meadow pipit, 4 goldeneye, bullfinch

Leeshaw Res
4 Pink-footed Goose, 40+Greylags

5th December 2005

35 Fieldfare

N Kerwin

4th December 2005

2 Water Rail (heard),
1 Bullfinch, Goosander, Redpoll and 45 Siskin

Cullingworth Fields - Flappit Springs
140 Lapwing, 300 BHGull, 50 Common Gull
16 Stock Pigeon

T Hubball, M Doveston

3rd December 2005

Knotford Nook
1st Winter Mediterranean Gull

2 Waxwing

S Johnson, T Hubball

2nd December 2005

Leeshaw Res
10 Teal

B Vickers

1st December 2005

13 Goosander, Fieldfare

29th November 2005

3 waxwings where the Grove joins Cuncliffe Road - ie the usual spot

Leeshaw Res
4 Pink-footed Goose

John Flood, B Vickers

28th November 2005

Private Wetland Site
female Scaup has been present for a few days
Red Kite, 28 Tufted Duck, 15 Cormorant, 12 Pochard

St Ives
13 goosander

brambling in a garden

Yeadon Tarn
Snipe, 3 GCGrebe, Goldeneye, 6 Goosander

Knotford Nook
Buzzard, 3 Kingfisher, Redpoll, 2 Goosander
4 GCGrebe, Little Grebe, 215 Coot, Pochard
26 Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon

Lindley Wood Res
7 Teal, 8 Cormorant

Fewston Res
8 Teal

S Radcliffe, P King

27th November 2005

Soil Hill
10+Redwing, 2 Skylark, 10+Meadow Pipits

Doe Park Res
10 Mallard, Jay, few Gulls

Otley Garden
Blackcap male

Cemetery Road, Bradford
Woodcock seen at 11.30am

2 Water Rail, Kingfisher, 2 Red-legged Partridge
2 Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, Cormorant, Kestrel
Sparrowhawk, 20 Siskin

M Doveston, K Moir, P King, T K.
S Thomson, S Radcliffe

26th November 2005

Doe Park Res
4 Teal, 1 GCGrebe, 20 Canada Goose, 30 Mallard
Herring Gull, Common Gull, BHGull, G Heron

Crossbill, Redpoll, Redwing, Little Owl
11 Goosander, 13 Coot, 4 Moorhen,
25 BHGull, 2 Comon Gull, Green Woodpkr

Cullingworth Fields
Flappit Springs: 300 BHGull, 100 Common Gull, 43 Lapwing
Keighley Road: 100 BHGull, 40 Common Gull

Barden Area
2 Little Grebe, 23 Fieldfare

Leeshaw Res
60 Fieldfare, 43 Pink-footed Goose

M Doveston, S Radcliffe, B Vickers, A Tremethick

24th Novemebr 2005

Private Wetland Site
15 pochard, ruddy duck, 23 tufted duck, goosander, 18+ siskin, kingfisher

waxwing seen on 21st

Water Pipit still present

21st Novemebr 2005

Swinsty Res
5 GCG, redpoll, 6 mipit, 2 goosander, 30+ greylag, large tit and crest flocks

Fewston Res
4 cormorant, 4 tufted duck, 8 pied wagtail, grey wagtail

20th November 2005

Silsden Res
20+Tufted Duck, 20+Canada Goose

Undisclosed site:
a; Red Kite, Buzzard, Little Owl
b; Buzzard, Red Kite

Lower Barden Res
2 Stonechat, 26 Greylag Goose, 20+Mallard

Redcar Tarn
120 BHGull, 80+CommonGull

Cullingworth fields - Flappit Springs
200 BHGull, 100 Common Gull, 30+Lapwing
15 Stock Pigeon, Snipe, Pheasant

Caldene Fields
Jack Snipe, Fieldfare, Redpoll

Members Only Res - permit required
Fieldfare 533, Redwing 6
Lesser black backed Gull 12, Herring Gull 4
Starling 1010, Reed Bunting 4,
Black headed Gull 296, Common Gull 212
Stonechat 6, Snipe 2, Pink footed Goose 19
Cormorant 2, Golden Plover 43, Goosander 26
Mallard 21, Goldeneye 3, Teal 14

Siskin, Bullfinch, Redwing

2 Water Rail, Siskin, 4 Reed Bunting,
Red-legged Partridge, Cormorant

M Doveston, M Priestley, D Barker,
S Radcliffe, S Thomson

19th November 2005 - Waxwing

A Waxwing has been seen near the canal at Crossflatts at 2pm

Strid Woods
2 pair mandarin, 5 goosander

Redwing, Fieldfare, usual woodland species

Cullingworth fields - Flappit Springs
300+BHGull, 50+Common Gull, 30+ Lapwing
Meadow Pipit, 200+Starling, 8+Fieldfare

Undisclosed Site
3+Red Kite, Hen Harrier

Silsden Res
2 Pintail, 1 Pochard, 1 Wigeon, 6 Goosander

River Aire - Bingley to Shipley
13 Goosander, 20 Siskin, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe

Round Hill

Haworth Moor

J Varley, John Flood, M Doveston, K Moir,
B Vickers, D Barker, S Radcliffe, R Candleland, Matt Bell

17th November 2005

Members only SW
water pipit seen on tanks to the left as you go through gate before flying onto filter beds.

Timble Ings
3 woodcock and tawny owl at dusk, snipe, 10 crossbill, redpoll, fieldfare,kestrel

Keith Moir,AJ

16 November 2005

Bowling Back Lane
c300 lapwings

Ian Watson

15th November 2005

Whetstone Gate
snow bunting 100m north of transmitter at 8.30am

Nigel Ward

13th November 2005

Undisclosed Site
3 Red Kite & Hen Harrier, Peregrine

2 male & 1 female Mandarin, 2 Dipper

R.Wharfe, Bolton Abbey
Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail

2 Water Rail, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Siskin, Bullfinch
Sparrowhawk, Kestrel

25 Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Grey Partridge

Sandbeds Flash, Marley
20 Wigeon, 70 Teal

AGGough, M Doveston, G Holmes, S Radcliffe
M & P Riley

12th November 2005

Undisclosed Site:
a: 2 Ringtail Hen Harriers, one with wingtags one without.
Blue wingtag on right wing

10th November 2005

Leeshaw Res
2 Bewick's Swans

Soil Hill
Jack Snipe

B Vickers, P Cunningham, K Moir

9th November 2005

Knotford Nook
2 Goldeneye, 7 Little Grebe, 13 Tufted Duck
1 Pochard, 1 Kingfisher

Private Wetland
4 Little Grebe, 20 Tufted, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Pochard
and one or two Siskin.

Fewston Res - car park
6 Crossbill

Denton Park
400 Lapwing

Stockbridge Reserve
2 Water Rail

S Radcliffe, P King

7th November 2005

Leeshaw Res
1st Winter Little Gull dropped in for a short stay

Undisclosed site
ringtail hen harrier, merlin, 3 tawny owl, woodcock, various crossbills

Red kite

P Cunningham, B Vickers, AJ

6th November 2005

undisclosed site
2 adult male and 2+ ringtail hen harrier, peregrine, 2 stonechat

2 Water Rail, 4 Redwing

Redcar Tarn
1st W male Shoveler, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck

Soil Hill

Members Only Res - permit required
Woodpigeon 22, Common Gull 145, Meadow Pipit 3
Lesser black backed Gull 1, red breasted merganser, Fieldfare 110

A Jowett, J Poland, S Radcliffe, M Doveston, K Moir
D Barker

5th November 2005

Water Rail heard at Coppice Pond

Members Only Res - permit required
Pink-footed Goose 7, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing 172, Curlew 1
Black-headed Gull 214, Common Gull 115, Lesser Black-backed Gull 17
Woodpigeon 1157, Meadow Pipit 38
Fieldfare 582, Redwing 421, Starling 45
Chaffinch 19, Greenfinch 5, Goldfinch 24, Redpoll

Lindley Wood Res
123 wigeon

Soil Hill
ring ouzel

M Doveston, D Barker, K Moir

30th October 2005

Stockbridge reserve - members only
3 Water Rail, Kingfisher, 4 Redpoll, Redwing
2 Mute Swan, Kestrel

Redcar Tarn
300 Lapwing, 30 Coot, 49 Mallard

Cullingworth fields
200 Black-headed Gulls, 60 Common Gulls
5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 18 Stock Pigeon

Kex Gill
2 ring ouzel, 3 goldeneye

M Doveston, S Radcliffe, P&M Riley, AJ, RS

29th October 2005

Doe Park Res
2 Cormorant, 32 Mallard,
7 Brambling, 75+Redwing, 10+Fieldfare
Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, Greenfinch

2 Brambling, Redpoll, Redwing, Cormorant
Kingfisher, 4+GSWdpkr, Nuthatch, Treecreeper

Sandwith Moor
100+ golden plover, 10 fieldfare, 100+ lapwing nearby

Wharfe Valley
30 Crossbill, 20 Siskin, Brambling

Caldene Fields
Black-headed Gull 74, Woodpigeon 25
Redwing 234, Fieldfare 21, Starling 48
Brambling 3, Greenfinch 14, Redpoll 21

30+ Stock Pigeon

M Doveston, A Jowett, A Tremithick, M Priestley
S Radcliffe

28th October 2005

Bowling Back Lane
150+ lapwing, 200+ golden plover

Undisclosed Site
LEO + SEO hunting at 5pm

J Brownbridge, A Jowett

27th October 2005

22 Fieldfare

Stockbridge - members only

N Kerwin, J Marsden

26th October 2005

Soil Hill
raven, 80 pinkfeet east and jack snipe

231 coot, wigeon, 26 tufted duck, pochard

Paul Clough
194 Brambling, Goldfinch 25, Chaffinch 145, Greenfinch 40
Fieldfare 484, Redwing 81, Meadow Pipit 21
Goosander 2, Redpoll 1, Reed bunting 2

Members Only Res - permit required

Fieldfare 2700, Redwing 1400, Starling 66
Woodpigeon 530, Meadow Pipit 124
Snipe 2, Finch sp incl Brambling 271 > S
Lapwing 33

K Moir, J Flood, S Radcliffe, D Barker

Hen Harrier sightings

Please could you report all Hen Harrier sightings in the area. The sightings will not be displayed on the website but will be passed to the relevant parties who are studying/protecting them. Thank you

24th October 2005

Small Private Lake
buzzard, shoveler, 40 wigeon

23rd October 2005

Timble Ings
15 crossbill, sparrowhawk

3 Water Rail, Kingfisher, Redwing, Fieldfare

Members Only Res - permit required
115 Fieldfare, numerous Redwing, 20 Redpoll

A Jowett, R Scullion, S Radcliffe, D Barker

22nd October 2005

Timble Ings
peregrine, 250+ brambling, 2 crossbill, sparrowhawk, GSWP

Members Only Res - permit required
Goldeneye, 2 Curlew, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Skylark,
14 Meadow Pipit, Ring Ouzel, Wheatear, 10 Fieldfare
82 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 111x Jackdaw
34 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 5 Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting
Caldene Fields
Jack Snipe

A Jowett, D Barker, M Priestley

20th October 2005

Soil Hill, Queensbury
2 Greenland Wheatear
2 Northern Wheatear
Jack Snipe, Twite seen yesterday

Private Wetland

several Redwings noted early morning

K Moir, M Doveston

18th October 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
Redwing 291, Fieldfare 61, Meadow Pipit 107,
Chaffinch 10, Siskin 3, Greenfinch 21, Goldfinch 5

Caldene Fields
Pink Footed Goose 7, Sparrow Hawk 2
Golden Plover 32, Snipe 3, Black Headed Gull 58
Wood Pigeon 325, Stock Pigeon
Skylark 4, Meadow Pipit 17, Pied Wagtail 19
Fieldfare 1, Redwing 1173, Mistle Thrush 4
Jackdaw 61, Carrion Crow 10
Chaffinch 9, Greenfinch 33, Goldfinch 11
Starling 189

Wilsden 21:00
Redwings contact calls in the night sky

D Barker, M Priestley, M Doveston

17th October 2005

Soil Hill, Queensbury
3 Greenland Wheatear
10 Stonechat

Members Only Res - permit required
Redwing 291, Fieldfare 61, Meadow Pipit 107,
Chaffinch 10, Siskin 3, Greenfinch 21, Goldfinch 5

Redwings overhead after dark

K Moir, D Barker, M Doveston

16th October 2005

Doe Park Res - 1.5hrs vismig watch
Redwing 335, Fieldfare 6, Brambling 1
Wigeon 1, Woodpigeon 80+, Chaffinch 10
Pied Wagtail 6, Meadow Pipit 5, Goldfinch 10

Members Only Res - permit required
4 Lapland Buntings flew through first thing
Woodpigeon 36, Meadow Pipit 4, Pied Wagtail 4
Fieldfare 19, Redwing 273, Jackdaw 40, Starling 130
Chaffinch 2

Soil Hill, Queensbury
2 Greenland Wheatears
Jack Snipe

River Aire, Bingley Rugby Club
Kingfisher, Redwing

Myrtle Park

Caldene Fields
Wood Pigeon 46, Fieldfare 2, Redwing 615
Starling 224, Greenfinch 52, Chaffinch 3, Goldfinch 5
Bullfinch, Redpoll 2

Cold Edge Dams
254 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 9 Reed Bunting
41 Goldfinch, 148 Starling, 192 Redwing, Stonechat

200+Redwing, Kingfisher, 2 Water Rail, Bullfinch

Swinsty Res
6 Wigeon, 3 Cormorant, 1 GCGrebe

Shipley Glen
3 stonechat, chiffchaff, fieldfare and redwing

M Doveston, H Hardwick, H Creber, D Barker,
K Moir, M Priestley, B Sumner, S Radcliffe, Paul King

15th October 2005

60 redwing

Members Only Res - permit required
Redwing 866, Fieldfare 3,

Golden Plover 3. Lapwing 8, Snipe 2
Wigeon 2, Chaffinch 21, Linnet 2, Skylark

Lee Lane, Oxenhope
Redwing 300, Fieldfare 1

Timble Ings
large numbers of redwings coming into roost

Mark Pearson, A Jowett, F+J Topham

14th October 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
Pink-footed Goose 40, Redwing 610, Blackbird 44
Goldfinch 30, Starling 21
Meadow Pipits 54, Pied Wagtail 12, Sparrowhawk 1,
Lapwing 78, Golden Plover 16

13th October 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
Pink-footed Goose 150, Greylag Goose 2, Canada Goose 195
Kestrel 6, Golden Plover 8, Lesser Black-backed Gull 14
Woodpigeon 51, Starling 14
Meadow Pipit 20, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 32
Stonechat 2, Blackbird 12, Redwing 4, Mistle Thrush 3
Chaffinch 17, Brambling 1 calling, Greenfinch 14, Goldfinch 33
Siskin 5, Snow Bunting 1, Reed Bunting 1

D Barker, S Goodwin

11th October 2005

Leeshaw Res
pink footed goose, kingfisher, 2 skylark

Sandwith Moor
10 stonechat together on track down to Scargill Res, reed bunting, kestrel

Private Wetland Site
kingfisher, 2 tufted duck, 4 cormorant

Members Only Res - permit required
Canada Goose 30, Mallard 11, Goosander 10, Grey Heron 1
Kestrel 2, Golden Plover 1, Lapwing 30, Curlew 5
Lesser Black-backed Gull 23, Woodpigeon 19
Skylark 6, Swallow 1, Meadow Pipit 27, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 32
Blackbird 5, Song Thrush 5, Reed Bunting 2
Chaffinch 77, Greenfinch 57, Goldfinch 38, Siskin 3, Linnet 11

Paul Clough
Grenfinch 30, Chaffinch 119, Brambling 17, Redpoll 22
Siskin 15, Reed Bunting 2,

P Cunningham, A Jowett, D Barker

10th October 2005

Caldene Fields

2 sparrowhawk, light visible migration

M V Priestley

9th October 2005

Harden Moor - Ryecroft end

Denholme Clough
2 Swallow, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Kestrel

Members Only Res - permit required
Pink-footed Goose skein flying over, Swallow

M Doveston, D Barker, H Creber

8th October 2005

Denholme Clough 0725-1015am
Chiffchaff, 16 Song Thrush, 20+Blackbird
3 Bullfinch, 2 Lapwing, several Goldcrests

Haworth village
30+ Goose sp. heading north

11 Coot, Song Thrush, Treecreeper, Jay

Stockbridge - pm visit
Reed Bunting, Water Rail calling
Redwing heard calling, Kingfisher

Members Only Res - permit required
Canada Goose 40, Mallard 7, Goosander 3
Lapwing 1, Curlew 3, Herring Gull 1
Swallow 1, Meadow Pipit 51, Pied Wagtail 20
Chaffinch 37, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 40, Siskin 8, Linnet 9

Caldene Fields
Chaffinch 7, Greenfinch 12, Siskin 15
Pied Wag 22, Skylark 2
1 Snipe & 1 Kingfisher

M Doveston, H Hardwick, D Barker, M Priestly

7th October 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
Brambling, Redwing, Swallow

D Barker

5th October 2005

Stockbridge - pm visit
2 Water Rail, 90+ Mallard

S Radcliffe

3rd October 2005

Bradford city centre


2nd October 2005

Denholme Clough
Red-throated Diver through south
Grey Plover through south east
Swallow 29, House Martin 18, Skylark 12
Pied Wagtail 31, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit 198
Chaffinch 103, Goldfinch 35, Siskin 71, Greenfinch 112
Redpoll 44, Linnet 20, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting 15
Jay 28, Greylay Goose, Green Woodpecker
Redwing 1, Chiffchaff 2, Mistle Thrush 27
Grey Geese 15 + 7

Paul Clough
Redpoll 150, Chaffinch 268, Siskin 63
Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl,
Reed Bunting , Bullfinch 3

Members Only Res - permit required
Greylag Goose, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel 3
Golden Plover 4, Lapwing, Snipe
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Skylark 12, Swallow 82
Meadow Pipit 1882, Grey Wagtail 3, Pied Wagtail 26
Stonechat 3, Mistle Thrush 12, Jay 3, Starling 51
Chaffinch 33, Greenfinch 144, Goldfinch 40, Siskin 38,
Linnet 6, Redpoll 9, Reed Bunting 4

Cold Edge Dams
815 Mipit, 2 Swallow, 3 Skylark, Pied Wagtail 7
4 Redpoll, 42 Chaffinch, 109 Greenfinch, Linnet 14
11 Snipe, Stonechat, 2 Red Grouse

Glovershaw area
Golcar Farm: 2 Stonechat
Crook Farm: 2 Chiffchaff, 9 Mistle Thrush, 30 Chaffinch

S Johnson, D Barker, R Proctor, M James,
M Doveston, H Creber, B Sumner, P King

1st October 2005

Denholme Clough
Meadow Pipit 240, Swallow 9, House Martin 4
Goosander 1, Cormorant 1, Herring Gull 1,
Jay 1, Stock Dove 3, Starling 50
Goldfinch 16, Redpoll 2, Linnet 11, Chaffinch 58
Siskin 9, Greenfinch 5, Reed Bunting 4
Pied wagtail 12, Grey Wagtail 3, Chiffchaff 3

Members Only Res - permit required
Golden Plover 4, Lapwing 16, Snipe 1, Herring Gull 2
Swallow 13, Meadow Pipit 687, Pied Wagtail 5
Chaffinch 19 , Greenfinch 9, Goldfinch 3, Siskin 41
Linnet 3, Reed Bunting 2, Goosander 3, Raven
Stonechat 2

Dowley Gap
1 Chiffchaff

Grey Wagtail

S Johnson, D Barker, M Doveston

30th Sept 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
Grey Plover

D Barker

29th September 2005

Keighley station

Paul Clough, Oxenhope
31 Siskin, 12 Redpoll

Members Only Res - permit required
Pink-footed Goose 35, Cormorant 3
Curlew 10, Greenshank 1,
Skylark 2, Swallow 22, House Martin 7
Meadow Pipit 868

32 Common Gull, 7 Goldfinch

Peter Williams, D Barker, S Radcliffe, N Kerwin

28th Sept 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
Grey Plover 1, Lapwing 12, Jay 2
Skylark 13, Swallow 19, House Martin 34
Meadow Pipit 2026, Pied Wagtail 3
Greenfinch 3, Goldfinch 29, Siskin 24, Linnet 14
Reed Bunting 1

Lee Lane, Cottingley

D Barker, M Doveston

27th Sept 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
Swallow 75, House Martin 29, Meadow Pipit 341
Jay 9, Golden Plover 24, Lapwing 45
Goldfinch 10, Siskin 2, Skylark 1, Mistle Thrush 19
Lesser Black-backed Gull 75
Stonechat 1, Wheatear 1

D Barker

26th Sept 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
Swallow 141, House Martin 280
Chaffinch 65, Greenfinch 8, Goldfinch 64, Siskin 42
Lapwing 50, Golden Plover 37, Snipe 56, Curlew 4
Meadow Pipit 924, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 26
Lesser Black-backed Gull 90

D Barker

25th Sept 2005

Harden Moor 0650-0800
8 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Little Owl
97 Meadow Pipits, 16 Redpoll, 5 Linnet

Denholme Clough
Meadow Pipit 661, Pied Wagtail 38, Grey Wagtail 8
Goosander 30, Wigeon 4, Mallard 5, Cormorant 1
Golden Plover 9, Chiffchaff 1
Swallow 63, House Martin 50
Redpoll 12, Siskin 12, Linnet 17, Greenfinch 24
Goldfinch 28, Chaffinch 19, Reed Bunting 1
Jay 2, Mistle Thrush 6, Starling 59,
Kestrel 4, Sparrowhawk 3

Members Only Res - permit required
AM vismig counts:
Cormorant 1, LBbGull 43, BhGull 65, G Heron 1,
Swallow 85, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear 2,
Chaffinch 46, Greenfinch 4, Goldfinch 52, Siskin 6
Meadow Pipit 1988, Pied Wagtail 27,
Ringed Plover 9, Golden Plover 64, Snipe 14
Mistle Thrush 17, Snow Bunting 4
PM visit:
37 LBBGulls, 39 Goosander, 13 Snipe, 191 Meadow Pipits
4 Curlew, 19 Pied Wagtails

Cold Edge Dams
4 Jay, 2 Fieldfare, 5 Snipe, 3 Skylark
36 Goldfinch, 11 Reed Bunting, 1 Tree Pipit
487 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 4 Teal

Stockbridge - members only
Water Rail 2 or 3, Bullfinch 1 pair, Sparrowhawk

D Barker, S Johnson, M Doveston,
H Creber, B Sumner, TSE, T Hubball

24th Sept 2005

St.Ives Estate
1 Crossbill, 2 Chiffchaff, Siskin
Swallow, House Martin, Skylark
plus usual woodland species

Denholme Clough
Redpoll, Siskin, Linnet, Bullfinch
Swallow, 2 Jay through North West

Members Only Res - permit required
132 Golden Plover, 24 Lapwing
Adult winter Mediterranean Gull
250+BHGull, 37 LBBGull, Common Gull
Swallow, House Martin, Siskin, Redpoll
Stoat chasing Rabbit, Red Admirals migrating
Migrant Hawker heading South West

Paul Clough
Ring Ouzel, 2 Stonechat

M Doveston, S Johnson, D Barker,
H Creber, TSE, J Preston

22nd Sept 2005

Denholme Clough
Swallow 114, Sand Martin, House Martin 50
Pied Wag 28, Grey Wag 7, Skylark, Mpipit 121
Siskin 20, Redpoll 11, Linnet 16, Greenfinch 34
Goldfinch 40, Chaffinch 31, Reed Bunt 5
Goosander 41 (ne from roost)
Little owl 2 calling, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch 3

S Johnson,

21st Sept 2005

Paul Clough, Oxenhope
5 Ring Ouzel, 2 Fieldfare
Meadow Pipits 628, Chaffinch 111, Greenfinch 65
Redpoll 22, Pied Wagtail 6, Goldfinch 12

Members Only Res - permit required
Moving Birds:
Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit 1078,
Pied Wagtail 33, Grey Wagtail 3
Goldfinch 49, Chaffinch 125, Siskin 26, Redpoll 6
Linnet 10, Greenfinch 3, Skylark 4, Starling 24
Swallow 226, House Martin 26
Lapwing 1, Snipe 4
Jay 36, Mistle Thrush 15, GSWdpker 2

5 Skylark at Cricket Club

27 Goldfinch

P Cunningham, G Dennison, D Barker, N Kerwin
S Radcliffe

20th September 2005

osprey over in afternoon

wheatear, 17 Snipe moving through nearby

Beecroft Moor Plt
crossbill heard

Paul Clough 0845 – 1000hr
Moving Birds:
Chaffinch 44, Goldfinch 35, Meadow Pipit 23
Blackbird 5, Great Tit 7, Chiffchaff 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 left the wood

Members Only Res - permit required
AM visit moving birds:
Meadow Pipit 327, Goldfinch 31, Grey Wagtail
Siskin 21, Linnet 14, Greenfinch 5, Mistle Thrush 6
Reed Bunting 1, Swallow 238, House Martin 37
Snipe 13, Magpie 6, Pink-footed Goose 17
PM visit:
1 Snipe, 6 Goosander

Rod Proctor, JL+F Topham, A Jowett,
P Cunningham, M Doveston, D Barker

19th Sept 2005

Denholme Clough
208 Swallow, 45 House Martin, 36 Siskin, 5 Redpoll
104 Meadow Pipits, 57 Goldfinch, 27 Chaffinch,
42 Greenficnh, 11 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting, 8 Jay
10 Goldcrest, 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff

Members Only Res - permit required
6 Goosander, Tufted Duck, Common Gull

S Johnson, P Cunningham, M Doveston

18th Sept 2005

Blackcap, Bullfinch, Willow Warbler, Jay,
Grey Partridge 3, Cormorant 3
Weasel hunting along the stonewall in front of the hide.

Denholme Clough
123 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 74 Meadow Pipits
Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 35 Siskin, Redpoll, Reed Bunting
2 Roe Deer

Cringles Lane, Silsden
Little Egret

T Hubball, S Johnson, M Doveston, J Topham

17th Sept 2005

Denholme Clough / Doe Park
Bar-tailed Godwit through, 34 Pink-footed Goose through
Wheatear, 4+Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 164 Swallow
42 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 47 Siskin, 25 Jay
1 Cormorant, 171 Meadow Pipit, 45 Chaffinch, 40 Goldfinch

Members Only Res
Wigeon, Tufted Duck, 113 Meadow Pipits, 22 Siskin
39 Goldfinch, 24 Chaffinch, 18 Linnet
1 Sand Martin, 42 House Martin
36 Goosander roosting

Leeshaw Res
2 Lapwing, Wheatear

Fly Flatts
6 Wheatear

Sconce Lane area
Little Owl, 7 Grey Partridge

Wheatear, Stonechat, 60 Swallow, 10 House Martin

Water Rail,
Sedge Warbler, 2x Willow Warbler
, 6x Bullfinch,
GSWdpkr, 3 Swallow, Kingfisher

Paul Clough 0845 – 1015hr
Chaffinch 16, Swallow 12, House Martin 40,
Siskin 15, Wheatear 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Bullfinch 5

Long Nab
Whinchat 1

S Radcliffe, S Johnson, D Barker, R Proctor, A Tremithick
M Doveston

16th Sept 2005

Doe Park Res
1 Red-legged Partridge,
35 Linnet, 1 Meadow Pipit

M Doveston

15th Sept 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
2 Ruff departing, 20 Goosander, 20 LBBGull
4 Curlew, Kestrel

M Doveston

13th September 2005

Kex Gill
heavy passage of mipits, small flocks of siskin and redpoll, 2 grey and 3 pied wags west + 1 snipe. 100+ linnet and 40+ goldfinch present

30 mipits and 2 linnets ringed

Small private lake
5 wigeon

Members Only Res
22 Goosander roosting, 4 Curlew, 2 Wheatear

Paul Clough
11 Siskin, Blackcap

A Jowett, J Flood, M Doveston, D barker, S Radcliffe

12th Sept 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
adult Mediterranean Gull, 2 Goosander, Wheatear

Trough Lane

M Doveston

11th Sept 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
AM visit:
Meadow Pipit 787, House Martin 95, Swallow 87
Reed Bunting 3, Lapwing, Grey Wagtail, Redpoll
Buzzard, Pink footed Goose 6 south
Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Cormorant 2, Raven, Ring Ouzel
PM Visit:
Adult winter Mediterranean Gull
2 Ringed Plover, Curlew

Trough Lane = Little Owl

Bradup = 2 Wheatear, 4 Red-legged Partridge

Whinchat, 2 Kingfisher, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff

Sconce Lane area = 6 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat

Leeshaw Res - PM visit = 5 Wigeon

Cold Edge Dams
12 Siskin, 450 Swallow, 32 House Martin
352 Mipit, 8 Pied Wag, 9 Wigeon
Buzzard, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear

D Barker, S Radcliffe, M Doveston, B Sumner, H Creber

10th Sept 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
No sign of the Wryneck this morning in the fog and rain
Skylark and Meadow Pipits were seen.
PM visit:
9 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 12 Snipe
4 Turnstone, 2 Lapwing, 24 Golden Plover

Knotford Nook
2 Kingfisher, 1 Wigeon

Private Wetland
Teal, 7 Pochard, 5 Sand Martin, Common Sandpiper

M Doveston, S Johnson, R Scullion, S Johnson, D Barker

9th Sept 2005

Members Only Reservoir - permit required
Wryneck at 1630 but not seen at 1900

P Cunningham

8th Sept 2005

Chiffchaff singing

Private Wetland
Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher

S Goodwin

7th Sept 2005

Doe Park Res 0630am

Ilkley Moor
Marsh Harrier passing through
2 Ravens

Members Only Res - permit required -
AM vist:
1 Common Sandpiper, 26 Linnet
PM visit:
2 Lapwing, 14 Goosander, 10+LBBGull, 3 Common Gull
30 BHGull, 8 Grey Partidge, Green Woodpecker

M Doveston, P Cunningham, R Proctor

6th Sept 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
Curlew Sandpiper

Cow & Calf
Whitethroat, 5+Stonechat

Trough Lane

Paul Clough
Wheatear, Chiffchaff, 50+Siskin

R Proctor, S Goodwin, S Radcliffe

4th Sept 2005

Private Wetland 0710-0830
1 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 16 Wigeon,
3 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Jay, Reed Bunting,
1 Sand Martin, Swallows, House Martins
Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Willow Warblers

Knotford Nook
1 Wigeon, 26+Tufted Ducks,

River Wharfe, Otley
Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher

Cold Edge Dams
6 Wigeon, 25 Snipe

Members Only Res
- permit required
over 1300 Swallows passed through
Spotted Flycatcher, Sand Martin, House Martin
Wheatear, Chiffchaff, Yellow Wagtail
Red Admiral, Small Copper, Clouded Yellow butterflies

Stockbridge - members only
Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap
Little Grebe, 3 Bullfinch
Speckled Wood and 3 Clouded Yellow butterflies

M Doveston, S Radcliffe, D Barker,
B Vickers, B Sumner, H Creber

3rd Sept 2005

Doe Park Res - 0645
10 Teal departed, 2 Snipe, Blackcap

Denholme Clough
Siskins, Sand Martin, Swallows,
Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff

Members Only Res - permit required
morning visit:
16 Teal dropped in, Herring Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail
4 Linnet, Common Gull, 150+House Martins

Ilkley Moor

Eldwick Res
7 Cormorant

S Johnson, D Barker, M Doveston, S Radcliffe

2nd Sept 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
morning visit:
3 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Tree Pipits, 3 Sand Martin, Cormorant
41 House Martin, 208 Swallow, 164 Meadow Pipits
1 Wheatear, 6 Golden Plover, 3 Wader species
evening visit:
2 Curlew Sandpipers & 1 Dunlin at 18.45 departed at 19.15
300+ BHGull, 8 Common Gull, 50+ LBBGull, 1 Herring Gull
2 Goosander, 100+ Meadow Pipits

Paul Clough:
Siskin 18 , Willow Warb 2 , Tree Pipit 1 , Spotted Fly 2

Nab Water Lane
Wheatear 2 , Whinchat 3.

D Barker, M Doveston, B Vickers

1st September 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
4 Curlew Sandpipers arrived this afternoon
with 8 Dunlin, departed at 15:30.

B Vickers

31st August 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
14 Dunlin flew through this afternoon
Marsh Harrier flew through at 16.30
3 Cormorant, 350 BHGull

Paul Clough
1 Redstart (male)

Nab Water Lane
8 Wheatear
4 Whinchat

B Vickers

30th August 2005

Swinsty Res
small party of crossbill

Members Only Res - permit required
11.30 - 8x Black-tailed Godwit thru NW
16.30 - Osprey having a wash then departed
19.30 - 6 Goosander, 6 Curlew, 7 Common Gull

K Moir, B Vickers, P Cunningham, D Barker, M Doveston

29th August 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
Swallow 63, Snipe 40, Cormorant
Yellow Wagtail, Swift 2, House Martin 33, Wheatear
LBBGull 23+, BHGull 15+, Yellow legged Gull

Sconce Lane area, Baildon

3 Whinchat


Trough Lane

Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
8 Whinchat, 12 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat

Fly Flatts area
100+Swallow, 1 Wheatear

D Barker, P Cunningham, S Radcliffe, B Vickers

28th August 2005

Harden Moor 0700-0800
Blackcap, Swallows, House Martins, Chiffchaff
Green Wdpker, Meadow Pipits, Grey Wagtail

Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, Swallows, GSWdpkr
Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Bullfinch

Memebers Only Res - permit required
2 Jay, 8+Swift, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail,
Cormorant, 100+Swallows, Meadow Pipits

Cold Edge Dams
4 Snipe, 1 Teal, 3 Tufted Ducks

Stockbridge - members only
Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Bullfinch
GSWdpkr, mixed flocks of hirundines
Clouded Yellow and Speckled Wood butterflies

Harden Village
Whimbrel heading south at 18.35

D Barker, H Creber, B Sumner, S Radcliffe,
M Doveston, C Wilson

27th August 2005

Denholme Clough 0710-0900
vismig: 1 Tree Pipit north, 2 Meadow Pipits south,
Starlings west, Linnet east, 3 Chaffinch south west.
none vismig: Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Swallows
Green Woodpecker, 2 Roe Deer

Doe Park Res
30+Linnet, Swallows, Meadow Pipit

Wharfe Valley
6 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk,
2 Sand Martin, many Swallows and House Martins
Grey Wagtail, Common Gull

Members Only Res - permit required
Ringed Plover, 200+BHGull, 47 LBBGull, 5 Common Gull
1 Herring Gull, Swallow, Kestrel, Tufted Duck

Redcar Tarn
Tufted Duck, Common Gull

Stockbridge Reserve - members only
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

M Doveston, B Vickers, S Radcliffe

26th August 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
4 Ringed Plover
Very few gulls max 50 BH gulls 30 LBBG’s.

Wheatear 1 Nab Water Lane
Wheatear 3 Fly Flatts Res

Paul Clough:
No noticable movement today 2 Willow Warblers
2 Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk

B Vickers, K Moir

25th August 2005

Paul Clough:
Tree Pipit 1, Chiffchaff 2 ,Willow Warbler 6
Reed Bunting 4, Goldcrest 2, Bullfinch 4
Goldfinch 5, Sparrowhawk 1

Nab Water Lane:
Wheatear 2, Whinchat 3

Trough Lane:
Wheatear 12, Whinchat 3
Stonechat 2 (Juveniles), Sparrowhawk 1

Members Only Res - permit required
Ringed Plover 5, Dunlin 5, Golden plover 1
Swifts (6) crossed the Res flying west at 1205hr

B Vickers

24th August 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
2 Golden Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper this morning

Adult Mediterranean Gull, 90+LBBGull, 140+BHGull
Wheatear, 1 Common Gull, 2 Tufted Duck this afternoon

Trough Lane
4 Wheatear, Little Owl

Doe Park Res
2 BHGull, 1 G Heron, Swallows

M Doveston

23rd August 2005

Thornton Village
Common Buzzard

Members Only Res - permit required
1st yr Caspian Gull
6 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper

K Moir, D Barker

22nd August 2005

2 Wheatear, 23 Common Gull

Members Only Res - permit required
3+1 Whimbrel, Swift

N Kerwin, K Moir, P Cunningham, D Barker

21st August 2005

Doe Park Res 0630
many Meadow Pipits blogging about

Members Only Res - permit required
Hybrid Garganey still present early morning
Yellow-legged Gull adult, Common Sandpiper
2x Yellow Wagtail thru, 3x Lapwing
3x Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 130+BHGull, 48 LBBGull
2x Common Gull

Trough Lane
5 Wheatear

Stockbridge - members only reserve
Kingfisher, Blackcap, family of Whitethroat
plus 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies

Cold Edge Dams - vismig watch
2 Swift, 140 Swallows, 19 House Martins

Wharfe Valley

M Doveston, D Barker, S Radcliffe, B Sumner, A Tremithick

20th August 2005

Members Only Res - permit required
Garganey reported previously now thought to be a hybrid. If this bird remains it's ID will be posted within this blogger. Birds present were as follows:
3 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Snipe with 73 Swallow thru west.
3 Ringed Plover arrived in afternoon

Denholme Clough
Ringed Plover south, 2x Tree Pipit south
Snipe south, Curlew south, 114 Swallow south
9 House Martins north, 3 Reed Buntings west
Cormorant south east

S Johnson, D Barker

19th August 2005

Memebers Only Res
whimbrel, juv med gull, garganey

P Cunningham, K Moir

18th August 2005

Members Only Reservoir

3 crossbill overflew Kex Gill a couple of days ago

P Cunningham, D C Barker, A Jowett

15th August 2005

Beaverdyke Res
redstart, lots of mud showing so could be good for waders given the right weather conditions.

shipley Glen area
spotted flycatcher

red kite

Paul King, A Jowett

13th August 2005

Kex Gill

Bradford Interchange
2 Swifts

A Jowett, N Kerwin

11th August 2005

Doe Park Reservoir
Common Sandpiper, Stock Pigeon

Shipley Glen
escaped Harris' Hawk complete with jessies

Paul Clough
3x Pied Flycatcher, 5x Spotted Flycatcher
12+Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Bullfinch
2 Green Wdpkr, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk

Goldcrest family party, Swallows, House Martins

Members Only Res - permit required
Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover
5+Snipe, 6+Curlew, LBBGull, BHGull, Common Gull
2x Common Sandpiper, 3 Sand Martin thru
25 Swallow thru,

Trough Lane
2x Little Owl, 2 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat

M Doveston, D Barker, B Vickers

10th August 2005

Doe Park Reservoir - 0640
Grasshopper Warbler

Members Only Reservoir- permit required
Greenshank, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover
Common Sandpiper, 14+Curlew, 10 Goosander
19 LBBGull, 7 BHGull, 9 Snipe

Trough Lane
Little Owl

M Doveston, B Vickers, RH Proctor

9th August 2005

Doe Park Reservoir - 0630-0640
Grasshopper Warbler reeling in field to north

Members Only Res - permit holders only
Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover
7 Snipe, Curlew, 250+BHGull, 4 Common Gull
100+LBBGull, 3 Kestrel, Common Sandpiper

Paul Clough
3 Spotted Flycatchers

Fly Flatts
4 juv Wheatears

M Doveston, Brian Vickers, K Moir, P King

8th August 2005

Doe Park Res - 0630-0640
2x Common Tern (1 adult and 1 juv)

Members Only Reservoir - permit required
Greenshank, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover
6 Wheatear, 10+Mallard
Roost count 2130hrs= 87 LBBGull, 50+BHGull, 15+Curlew

Paul Clough
6 Spotted Flycatcher

M Doveston, B Vickers, K Moir, D Barker

7th August 2005

Doe Park Res 0645-0720
Common Tern juv stayed late into morning,
Grasshopper Warbler singing in field to north
Willow Warblers, Linnets, House Martins

Members Only Res - permit required
Yellow-legged Gull adult still visiting
4 Wheatear, Ringed Plover, 9 Sand Martin thru
17 Swift thru, 13 Swallow thru, 2 Common Sandpiper
15 Linnet, 5 Curlew

Kingfisher, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler

Paul Clough
3 female type Pied Flycatcher, 5 Spotted Flycatcher
12 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, Green Wdpkr

Cold Edge Dams
Green Sandpiper, 6 Wheatear, Willow Warbler
57 Swallow, 4 Swift

Lindley Wood Res
Cormorants courtship displaying

M Doveston, H Hardwick, S Radcliffe,
B Vickers, B Sumner, D Barker, K Moir

6th August 2005

St.Ives Estate 0900-1045
Several Chiffchaff calling around the woodland
Goldcrest with young in Racecourse plantation
Sparrowhawk, Jay, Nuthatch, GSWdpker

Doe Park Reservoir 1130
4 Common Tern (2 Adult 2 juvs)
Grasshopper Warbler still reeling from field to north
Grey Wagtail, Linnet, 10+Goldfinch, Willow Warblers

Members Only Reservoir
2 Pintail,
3 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 4 Swift
Snipe, Wheatear, Reed Bunting,

Cold Edge Dams
Dunlin, Lapwing, Wheatear

Hawksworth Moor

Intake Gate
2 Wheatear

Burley Woodhead
Little Owl

M Doveston, H Hardwick, R Lobley, D Barker,
B Sumner, S Radcliffe

5th August 2005

Doe Park Res - 0700hrs
Grasshopper Warbler singing in tall grassy field to north of the reservoir

Members Only Reservoir
Pintail x2, Goosander x12, Ringed Plover juvenile
Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Curlew x15, few Gulls

40-50 Greenfinch

M Doveston, B Vickers, S Radcliffe

4th August 2005

Fly Flatts

Trough Lane
Whinchat juvenile

Members Only Res
Whimbrel - about midday
Yellow-legged Gull adult - 1730

B Vickers, M Doveston, WT Shorey

3rd August 2005

Tewitt Lane - Harecroft
18x Grey Partridge -1 Adult with 17 young

Shipley - Canal
1x Common Tern

Members Only Res - PM visit
GCGrebe adult, 12 Goosander female types
80x LBBGull

M Doveston, B Vickers

2nd August 2005

Members Only Res
Yellow-legged Gull adult
Great Crested Grebe - unusual at this site
111 LBBGull, 187 BHGull

Timble Ings
various small parties of crossbill

Doe Park Res - am visit
2 GHeron, 24 Canada Geese, Kingfisher
Willow Warbler singing, Linnets

A Jowett, J Topham, D Barker, M Doveston

1st August 2005

Wharfe Valley
35x Common Scoter flying up the valley

Memebers Only Res
Arctic Tern juvenile through south east after 2pm
Yellow-legged Gull adult after 5pm
Common Tern late pm

P Cunningham, B Vickers, M Doveston, A Tremithick, D Barker

31st July 2005

Stockbridge - members only
Family of Whitethroat, 2 Willow warblers, one juv
Sedge Warbler, Black & Browncap, Kingfisher
GSWdpker, Reed Buntings 4 (2 juvs)

Members Only Reservoir - pm
Greenshank, Dunlin 5, Ringed Plover 1
Yellow-Legged Gull, Whimbrel, Sand Martins

Wharfe Valley

D Barker, S Radcliffe, Birdguides

30th July 2005

Doe Park Res - still has shoreline despite downpour
Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 GHeron, 30 BHgull
Linnets, Willow Warblers

Spotted Flycatcher feeding fledged young, Graden Warbler
Sparrowhawk, GSWdpkers, Treecreeper, Nuthatch
12x Swift in feeding party with House Martins

Sconce Lane area
male Reed Bunting & Willow Warblers in bracken
Also a Grey Partridge with 3 young

Near Glovershaw
2 adult Little Owls with a juvenile
2 pair of Linnet

Weecher Res
Grey Partidge

Lower Laithe Res Am visit.
Common Tern

Undisclosed Site
A = 2 Peregrines, Adult and Juv seen at different times

M Doveston, S Radcliffe, B Vickers

27th July 2005

Doe Park Res - 0630am
86 BHGull, 1 juv LBBgull, 10 Mallard, GHeron

Aire Valley - Shipley
Cormorant heading up the valley

Members Only Res - PM visit - 1730-1845
160 BHGull, 40 LBBgull, 2 Kestrel, 8 Common Gull

M Doveston, B Vickers

26th July 2005

Doe Park Res - AM visit
20 BHGull, 2 G Heron, 2 LBBGull, Linnets

Stoney Ridge

Members Only Res - PM visit
Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 10 Curlew, 10 Lapwing
30 LBBGull, 1 Common Gull, 12 BHGull
Green Wdpker, 25 Mallard, Linnets, Kestrel
12 Canada Geese, Swallow, 10 Mistle Thrushes

Undisclosed sites
A = SEO, Peregrine

M Doveston, B Vickers

25th July 2005

Rombalds Moor
Hobby just south of Ashlar Chair this afternoon

S Goodwin

24th July 2005

Stockbridge - members only
Lesser-spotted Woodpecker
SedgeW, Blackcap and Reed Bunting all with young

23rd July 2005

Members Only Res
Moving birds:Starling 26 > NWCurlew 3 > WOystercatcher 2 >
WSkylark 5 > ESwallow 12 > SEWhimbrel 1 >
Common Scoter 1, Goosander 12
Linnet c15, Meadow Pipit 5, Curlew 46, Common Sandpiper 2
Mallard 26, Canada Goose 9, Common Gull 3, Lesser bb Gull 143,
Black headed Gull 440, Herring Gull 2, Oystercatcher 2

Sunnybridge area
Kestrel, Little Owl, 2x Stock Dove

S Johnson, DC Barker, M Doveston, K Moir, S Radcliffe

22nd July 2005

Doe Park Res
20+BHGull, LBBGull, 3 Lapwing, Kingfisher

M Doveston

21st July 2005

Members Only Res PM visit
LBBGull 30+, BHGull 20+, Oystercatcher
2x Common Sandpiper, 17x Mallard

M Doveston

20th July 2005

Members Only Reservoir

P Cunningham

19th July 2005

Members Only Reservoir
2x Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Juv BHGull
2x LBBGull, 7x Goosander

Bolton Abbey
dipper, grey wagtail

18th July 2005

Hewenden area
Little Owl

Members only reservoir
Oystercatcher, 7 Goosander, Common Sandpiper
juv BHGull, 6 LBBGull

Undisclosed Site
Short-eared Owl

M Doveston

17th July 2005

Hewenden Res
GCGrebe, 31 Mallard, 7 Canada, 30+Swift
20 House Martins, Goldfinch

Stockbridge - members only
Blackcap male & female, Cormorant flyover, many Sand Martins
Juv – Whitethroat, Dunnock, Willow Warbler, House Sparrows
and Tit familes. Sedge & Whitethroat still singing

M Doveston, S Radcliffe

16th July 2005

Doe Park Res 0730
2 LBBGull, 1 Common Gull, 12 BHGull
Kingfisher with immature, Linnet, Grey Wagtail

St.Ives Estate 0800- all fledged young:
Spotted Flycatcher, Little Owl, Nuthatch, Treecreeper
GSWdpker, Green Wdpkr, Song Thrush, Bullfinch, Jay,
Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Blue tit,
Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Coot, Robin, Blackbird,
Pied Wagtail, Swallow, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff

Members Only Res afternoon visit
2 Common Sandpiper, 30+ BHGull, 6 LBBGull
Swifts, Swallows, Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtail

M Doveston

15th July 2005

Members Only Reservoir PM
3 Common Sandpiper, 15+Curlew, 2 LBBGull, 8 BHGull
2 Oystercatchers, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush,
Swallow, Linnet, Willow Warbler

M Doveston

14th July 2005

Stubden Res PM
7 Oystercatchers roosting

Members Only Res PM
30+Curlew into roost, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 Redshank
10 LBBgull, 4 BHGull, 25+Mallard, 2 Swift, Swallow
Willow Warbler family, Mistle Thrush family

12th July 2005

12 pairs of LEOs with young have been located so far

11th July 2005

Members Only Reservoir PM
15+Curlew, 2+Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher
2 Skylark, 25+Linnet

M Doveston, D Barker

9th July 2005

Wharfe Valley
1st summer male Montagu's Harrier

Leeshaw Res 0800
75+ Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper,
Kingfisher thru, Linnets, Curlew

Fly Flatts
3 juv Stonechat, 100+ Canada Geese

Trough Lane
8 Golden Plover, several Lapwing, Little Owl

Undisclosed sites

undisclosed site
an 11th pair of LEO with young at another new site. At least 2 young calling

S Johnson, M Doveston, A Jowett, Tony Gough

7th July 2005

Leeshaw Res
little egret

Rod Proctor

3rd July 2005

Private Wetland Site
2 reed warbler, 3 pairs of GCG, pair of common tern + 3 additional birds, sedge warbler feeding young, kingfisher, common sand

Undisclosed Site
a tenth pair of LEOs for the year, with at least 2 young

Whetstone gate
yellowhammer, stonechat feeding young, whinchat

Simon Goodwin, Andy Jowett, Ian Hargreaves

1st July 2005

Manchester Road

Undisclosed site
a 9th pair of LEO with young has been discovered at a new site

S Cummins, Richard Scullion

30th June 2005

Wharfe Valley
osprey, 2 hobby, 7 buzzard

Tony Gough

29th June 2005

Undisclosed Site
a pair of Long Eared Owls have used another nesting basket at a second site and have two young. This brings this year's area total to 8 pairs so far.

26th June 2005

Redcar Tarn
Tufted Duck female with 2 juvs
2x adult LBBGull , 1x Juvenile BHGull

Undisclosed Site
A = 2 Red Kite, 3+Buzzard, 4+Kestrel, Sparrowhawk

Harecroft 2200 hrs
Pair of Little Owl with young

Hewenden area
Tawny Owl

2 Tree Pipit

2 Blackcap singing, Whitethroat, Grey Wagt
2 families of Reed Bunting, GSWdpker
Sedge W chasing about near reeds

M Doveston, S Radcliffe, S Goodwin

25th June 2005

Doe Park Res
Kingfisher with 2 fledged young, Sedge Warbler
no sign of Grasshopper Warbler

Leeshaw Res
Hobby, Little Grebe, Curlew, Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper, Linnet, 2 Kestrel, Raven

Fields between Allerton & Wilsden
80+Lapwing, Curlew

S Johnson, M Doveston

22nd June 2005

Wharfe Valley

Hewenden Res area
GCGrebe, GHeron, 36x Swift

Doe Park Res
Sedge Warbler singing

K Moir, M Doveston

21st June 2005

Wharfe Valley
BLACK KITE, 1-2 osprey, 2 hobby

kite flew north up the valley at 5.15pm

Tony Gough, Martin Taunton

19th June 2005

River Wharfe, Ben Rhydding
266 sand martins caught for ringing including 21 re-traps

Wharfe Valley
450 black headed gull chicks ringed

Doe Park Res
Grasshopper Warbler singing alongside stream
that leads into southern end of reservoir.
Sedge Warbler also still singing here.

18th June - Harden Moor
Stonechat with young, 2x Cuckoo, Green Wdpkr
Skylark, Song Thrush, juv Robins

18th June - Doe Park Res
juv Dipper, Sedge Warbler

garden warbler, blackcap, willow warbler all carrying food

Bingley area
juv goosander, grey wagtail with young

M Doveston, S Johnson, H Hardwick, Shaun Radcliffe

17th June 2005

Undisclosed Site
Nightjar churring, Tawny Owl, 3+Woodcock
Snipe drumming, Curlew

M Doveston, S Johnson

14th June 2005

Wharfe Valley
osprey, mandarin with 4-5 chicks

John Flood

12th June 2005

Undisclosed Sites
A = Osprey, Red Kite, Buzzard
B = Merlin

Can someone please search the area of
Kildwick Ings and Silsden Ings for a pair
of Little Egrets and post info in the
comments box or email me. They were seen
at the weekend by a none birder, cheers
M Doveston

A Tremithick

11th June 2005

Doe Park Res 0700-0750
Singing Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcaps,
Willow Warblers, Kingfisher, Curlew,
8 Swift through west, 1 BHGull, Linnet

St.Ives 0800-0930
Little Owl, 4 male Chiffchaff, Nuthatch with young
GSWdpkr with young

Embsay Area - 10th June
pair of Stonechat with young, 2 male Reed Bunts

Undisclosed Sites
A = Buzzard
C = 2 Sparrowhawks

Low Wood - 10th June (private)
GSWdpkr with 3 juvs

Whetstone Gate
6 drumming Snipe, 3 Redshank, Whinchat

Sconce Lane area, Baildon
Yellowhammer male, Curlew with young

M Doveston, S Radcliffe

9th June 2005

Hewenden Res
GCGrebe with young, Blackcap, Willow Warbler,
Swifts nesting in viaduct, nesting Coot, Swallow

Wharfe Valley

M Doveston, Birdguides

8th June 2005

St.Ives PM visit
Cuckoo heard in the area of Lady Blantyre's Rock
between 2030-2100hrs

Private Wetland Site
4-5 singing reed warbler, oystercatcher and lapwing with young

Small Private Lake

Undisclosed site
2 cuckoo, LEO, redpoll with young, redshank

A Jowett, M Doveston

5th June 2005

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Dowley Gap SW
Goosander with 5 downy young

Hirst Wood
Pied Flycatcher

Mouse Wood / Myrtle Park
Pied Flycatcher, Goosander with young

Private Wetland
2 Reed Warbler, GCGrebe, Tufteds, Sparhawk, Common Sandpiper
Redshank, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, BHGull, LBBGull,
Grey Wagtail, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, Swift
Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap

S Radcliffe, A Tremithick, M Doveston

2nd June 2005


4th June 2005

St.Ives 0700-0900
2 pairs of Spotted Flycatcher, Nuthatch with young
at least 26 nest boxes used by Blue Tits

3rd June 2005

Private Wetland
3x Reed Warbler singing, 2 Common Tern

PM visit
2 Woodcock Roding, Little Owl, Daubenton's Bats

K Moir, M Doveston

31st May 2005

St.Ives 2045-2230
at least 4 roding Woodcock

Undisclosed Site
2 Nightjar, Leo, Tree Pipit, Woodcock

30th May 2005

Elland Gravel Pits
whitethroat, garden warbler and blackcap

Cold Edge Dams

stonechat, common sand

Swinsty Res
2 garden warbler, GSWP, cormorant, 2 GCG

Goit Stock
Cuckoo, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap
Willow warbler, Nuthatch, Curlew, GSWdpkr

Catstone Moor, Cullingworth
1 pair Stonechat, Linnet, Lapwing, Curlew
130 LBBGulls in fields with 1 Herring Gull

Hewenden Res
1 pair GCGrebe with young, 2 Coot with nest

B Sumner, A Jowett, M Doveston

29th May 2005

St.Ives 0650 - short walk
Wood Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler, GSWdpkr, Green Wdpkr,
no sign of Redsart on territory for another year

Dick Hudson's to 12 Apostles to Hawksworth to Dick Hudsons
1200-1600. 1 Golden Plover, Redshank, Curlew, Lapwing
Linnet, Skylark

M Doveston