30th January 2006

Waxwing seen at 8.30am

29th January 2006

6 Bullfinch, 10 Repoll, 5 Reed Bunting, 2 Water Rail, 4 Siskin

Bingley Garden - Siskin

Crossflatts Garden - female Blackcap

Private wetland 0830-1030
Wigeon 17, Oyc 6, Little Grebe 2, GC Grebe 3, Siskin 40,
Chiffchaff 2, Goldcrest 2, Goldeneye 16, Red Kite 1,
Goosander 5, Teal 3, Lapwing 30, Pochard 17,
Curlew 8 overhead >E, Sparrowhawk 1

Knotford Nook
Pochard 2, Goldeneye 6, GC Grebe 2

Lindley Wood Res - Teal x 2

Curlew flock at Denton - at least 50

Members Only Reservoir
c3000 small gulls arriving and present.
2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls with about 15 Herring Gulls

S Radcliffe, S Thomson, A Josephs, D Barker

28th January 2006

Hirst Wood, Bingley
3 dipper

Undisclosed site
buzzard, red kite, goshawk

Timble Ings
3 woodcock

Crossflatts garden – female Blackcap feeding on apple again.

Redcar Tarn – 27 Tufted

Stockbridge – Water Rail, 4 Redpoll, 2 Reed bunting, Brambling

Sconce Lane – Pair of Little Owl

8 Reed Bunting, 60 Woodpigeon, 100 Fieldfare, 1 Sparrowhawk

Members Only Reservoir
total roost c2500 small gulls, c50 / 50 Black headed to Common

26th January 2006

Private Wetland Site
tawny owl roosting in hawthorn, woodcock flushed, 5 siskin, 2 pochard, 3 red kite, kestrel, 2 bullfinch, kingfisher, 3 goldeneye

Leeshaw Res
60+ greylags, pinkfoot, 2 raven

Cliff Castle
8 Great Spotted Woodpeckers

P Cunningham, M Braithwaite

24th January 2006

Keighley bypass

Bingley Garden

D Farr

22nd January 2006

Marley Sewage Works - members only
Water Pipit

Allerton 0750

18x Waxwings along bypass heading towards Otley,
in bushes at the roadside before you arrive at the layby

Private Wetland Site
Bar-tailed Godwit flying around in the fog
Goldeneye displaying, 10 Pochard, Chiffchaff

Knotford Nook
Goldeneye displaying

Stockbridge -
2 Water Rail, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Buntings, 4 Siskin,
Kestrel, singing Song Thrush.

Micklethwaite -
20 Greenfinch plus 60 Lapwing

Wharfe Valley
Buzzard x 7, Red Kite x 2, Peregrine
Fieldfare - 30, Great BB Gull - 1, Short-Eared Owl 1
2 flocks of Lapwing 20 and 50

Northcliffe Woods, Shipley

GSWdpkr - 2 heard drumming
Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Goldcrest
Flock of Geese heard above in the fog.

Goose flock heard above the fog

Wilsden 1000-1130am
c450 Pink-footed Geese over in three skeins
75 Woodpigeons east

M Doveston, S Johnson, S Radcliffe,
C Nutton, C Wilson, D Barker, M James

21st January 2006

St.Ives 0845-1030
60+Redwing flock singing among themselves.
Little Owl, GSWdpkr drumming, Jay,
1 pair of Goosander

Burley - Otley bypass
waxwing - 7 on the left when heading towards otley between roundabout and large layby

Lindley Wood Res
53 cormorant, 9 wigeon, 6 goosander, 6 goldeneye

Small Private Lake
male gadwall, 20+ wigeon, 2 GSWP, 2 siskin, 3 goldeneye

Lindley Trout Farm
2 nuthatch, grey wagtail

Goit stock
pair of Dippers and 3 Fieldfare

Hazlewood Moor
2 Red Kite & 4 Common Buzzard

West Morton -
80 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing

Stockbridge -
5 Reed Bunting, Water Rail

M Doveston, S Radcliffe, S Thomson

20th January 2006

Lindley Trout Farm - Leathley Mill
dipper singing, grey wagtail, 2 sparrowhawks, bullfinch

19th January 2006

Waxwings reported at 8.30am

60+ pinkfeet west

Bolton Abbey
9 oystercatcher

Fewston Res
8 teal, buzzard over, GSWP, 12 crossbill over, siskin, large flocks of tits and crests

Jay, GSWdpkr

18th January 2006

male Goosander on Coppice Pond
large part of Goldcrest nearby

R.Aire, Myrtle Park, Bingley
Dipper singing

Yeadon Tarn
2 Goosander (m & f), 2 Goldeneye (male)
3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Pochard

3 Goldeneye, 21 Tufted, 3 Little Grebe, 3
Great Crested, 2 Wigeon, 4 Pochard, 158 Coot,
80 Pink-footed Geese flew over

Otley Wetland:
100 Coot, 8 Wigeon, 19 Goldeneye, 4
Pochard, 33 Tufted, 5 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe
flock of 70 Lapwing.

Silsden Res:
4 Goosander (2m & 2f), 2 Pochard and 1 Tufted Duck

Graincliffe Res:
9 Goosander (3m & 6f)

Bolton Bridge
2 lesser spotted woodpeckers

Strid Wood
2 raven

Lapwings x400 plus over the bus depot at the bottom of
bowling back lane wakefield road 9.20am

M Doveston, P King, S Radcliffe, I Watson

17th January 2006

Waxwings still present

16th January 2006

Bowling Back Lane/ Wakefield Road 9.15am
c400 to 500 lapwings flying around bus depot and warehouses

I Watson

15th January 2006

Lindley Trout Farm
red kite, GSWP, chiffchaff

Stockbridge – 36 species recorded this morning
8 Bullfinch, Herring Gull, Snipe, 4 Redpoll, 6 Siskin,
Water Rail, GSW, 7 Goosander flew over,
Redwing & a 4 Reed Bunting

R Aire Bingley to Cottingly
30 Siskin near Cottingley, 9x Goosander in total
Dipper below
Myrtle Park & near Hurst Woods

S Radcliffe, A Jowett

14th January 2006

Doe Park Res
2x Green Woodpeckers yaffling
5x Cormorants, 1x Grey Heron

Plenty of bird song of usual woodland species

Shipley Glen
calling Grey Wagtail

Birch Close
300 Fieldfare, Little Owl, Green Woodpecker (seen!)

Water Rail, 5 Reed Bunting, Kestrel, 4 Bullfinch

Bingley garden
Blackcap female feeding on apple

R.Aire, Myrtle Park, Bingley
Dipper singing, male Wigeon (possible escapee)
10+ Siskin, GtSptdWdpkr

Soil Hill

8 Snow Buntings east

M Doveston, S Radcliffe, H Hardwick , Keith Moir

13th January 2006

16 Waxwings in Eldwick.They are about 150 yards up the main street (goingnorth) from the roundabout

Shipley Glen
Nuthatches, Kingfisher, Treecreeper, GtSptdWdpker

P King

12th January 2006

14 waxwing by generous pioneer

18 waxwing

passage of 230 pinkfeet in 3 groups, buzzard and kite also noted

Martin Taunton

11th January 2006

Salts Mill, Saltaire
40x Waxwing at 9.00am, seen again down Saltaire Road, Shipley at 10.15am

S Thomson, M Doveston

9th January 2006

private wetland site
4 goldeneye, 200+ black headed gull

8th January 2006

8 Waxwings along the bypass towards Otley


2 Water Rail, 2 male & a female Bullfinch, 4 Reed Buntings,
2 Siskin, male Kestrel, GSWdpkr.

Redwing 40+, Long-tailed Tits 30+, Goldcrest 10+,
Grey Wagtail, GSW, plenty of Nuthatch about

Leeshaw Res
Grey Partridge x1, Grey Heron x1 , Kestrel

A Tremithick, S Thomson, S Radcliffe

7th January 2006

Below Lindley Trout Farm
16 crossbill over, green woodpecker, GSWP,
nuthatch, 9 roe deer, stoat, 3 bullfinch

Redcar Tarn
15 Tufted Duck, 120 Lapwing

Burley-in-Wharfedale bypass between Burley and Otley
12x Waxwings present late morning feeding on river-side of the bypass, a 1/4 of a mile toward Otley from the Burley/Otley roundabout.

R.Aire, Bingley
1x Dipper

Bingley Garden
female Blackcap

A Jowett, M Doveston, H Hardwick, S Radcliffe,
A Tremithick

4th January 2006

long staying Waxwings still present along bypass

Timble Ings
2 crossbill, woodcock, sparrowhawk, 2 jay, GSWP, oystercatcher heard in dark

Private Wetland Site
oystercatcher, jack snipe - on open area next to reedbed

2 pair of gadwall, 24 wigeon, 62 tufted duck, 19 goldeneye, scaup

2nd January 2006

Private Wetlands
4 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 21 Goldeneye, 25 Tufted Duck
27 Lapwing, 60+Siskin, 1 Redpoll, Water Rail
200 BHgull, 50 Common Gull, 2 Cormorant, G Heron
2 GCGrebe, Jay

Knotford Nook
31 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 20 Goldeneye
200+Coot, GCGrebe

1 Herring Gull, singing Dunnock

Stoney Ridge
5 Herring Gulls

Fewston Res
3 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck

Timble Ings
6 Jay

20 Curlew

Dick Hudsons area
1 GBBGull

Ring-necked Parakeet

Ogden Water

M Doveston, S Radcliffe

1st January 2006

from Bradford Ornitholoigical Group

60 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 5 Goosander
Nuthatch, Treecreeper

Timble Ings
3 woodcock, buzzard, GSWP

Water Rail, Brambling, 2 Siskin, 8 Reed Bunting
Kingfisher, G Heron, Bullfinch

Crossflatts Garden
female Blackcap

Sconce Lane area
50 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, Kestrel

M Doveston, AJ, R Lobley, S Radcliffe