31st March 2006

Shipley Glenn area
2 LSWdpkr

Undisclosed Site
Goshawk, 7 Buzzard, Sand Martin

AGGough, D&B Parkin

30th March 2006

Cavendish Pavillion
2 Sand Martin

Undisclosed Site
11 Buzzard, 3 Red Kite, Peregrine, Merlin
Kestrel, Sparrowhawk

Bolton Bridge
2 Swallow, several Sand Martin, 36 Oystercatchers

AGGough, S Goodwin

29th March 2006

Whetstone gate
wheatear, 2 Skylark singing, Curlew, Snipe

2 sand martin

Knotford Nook
67 Sand Martins & 1 Swallow @ 9.20am
150+ Sand Martins by 11.30am

2 Redshank, GSWdpkr

Undisclosed sites:
SEO, Peregrine, Hen Harrier

Shipley Glenn
2 LSWdpkrs

M Pearson, P King, S Radcliffe

28th March 2006

Salts Mill, Saltaire
45 Waxwings at 8.00 until 13.00

S Thomson

26th March 2006

Prune Park fields
31 Snipe, Lawping on territory, Meadow Pipits
135 Fieldfare, 200+Starling, 15 Stock Pigeon

Doe Park Res
20 Canada Geese, Meadow Pipit passage
2 Skylark, 5 Herring Gull, LBBGull

Members Only Res
50 Golden Plover, Lapwing, Redshank
Migrating: Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtails, Skylark
Reed Bunting

Fly Flatts
Meadow Pipit passage, Sparrowhawk

Leeshaw Res
2 Redshank, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Stock Pigeon

Silsden Floods
Lapwings, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Grey Heron

Redcar Tarn
22 Tufted Ducks, 4 Goosander, 3 LBBGulls

2 Water Rail, Siskin, 4 Reed Bunting, 5 Oystercatcher

Kestrel, Meadow Pipits

Ilkley Moor
Meadow Pipits, Skylark, Golden Plover, Curlew

Myrtle Park

Goosander, Coal Tit


H Creber, S Radcliffe, S Johnson, M Doveston,
B Doveston, J Stallworthy, M stone

25th March 2006

Private Wetland
Sand Martin, Singing Blackcap, male Gadwall
10 Wigeon, Buzzard, 18 Pochard, 27 Goldeneye
59 Tufted Duck, 7 Redshank, 100 Lapwing,
34 Oystercatcher, Tawny Owl

Fly Flatts
Marsh Harrier (am), Osprey (pm)
195 Meadow Pipits, 8 Skylark, Stonechats

Bingley, Leonard Street
25 Waxwings

Whetstone Gate
2 Snow Bunting,
many Meadow Pipits through
Curlews, Lapwings, Redshank, Skylark

Barden Bridge to Cavendish Pavillion and back
BOG group members walk (in the rain)
3+Dipper, 2 pairs Goosander, Nuthatches, Treecreepers
GSWdpkrs, several Fieldfare, 3 Grey Wagtail,
Oystarcatchers, Sparrowhawk

Undisclosed Site
2 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard

Small private lake
pair LSWP, GSWP, siskin, woodcock

Lindley Wood area
woodcock, grey wagtail

Timble Ings
green woodpecker

Kex Gill
5 oystercatcher

further undisclosed sites
various kites, buzzard and sparrowhawks

Knotford Nook
23 Goldeneye, 2 Pochard, Skylark

Leeshaw Res
4 Redshank, 2 Oystercatchers,

62 Common Gull, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark
2nd year Yellow-legged Gull

S Radcliffe, P King, M Doveston, S Johnson,
D Parkin, E Scarfe, H Creber, M James
N Kerwin, A Greenwood, K Moir

23rd March 2006

Whetstone Gate 8.30am

Lindley Wood Res
2x Yellow-billed Swans, probably Whooper

Otley Chevin:-
6 Siskin, 2 Skylark one singing, GSW, Nuthatch.

Knotford Nook
4 GCGrebe, 2 Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck, 14 Goldeneye

Lindley Wood Res
2 adult Whooper Swans
54 Cormorants (Sinensis and Carbo)
34 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshanks, 2 Wigeon,
16 Goldeneye, 8 Teal, 2 GCGrebe

N Ward, M Pearson, E Scarfe, AGGough

22nd March 2006

Strid & R.Wharfe
43 Oystercatchers, Dipper, Grey Wagtail

Undisclosed Site
2 Red Kite, 4 Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrel
10 Buzzard, SEO, 15 Golden Plover, 4 GSWdpkrs


21st March 2006

Members Only sewage works
Chiffchaff still present

Sandwith Moor
1200 Golden Plover, 40 Lapwing, 8 Curlew

Fewston res - 6 Teal, 2 Goldeneye.

Private Wetlands
14 Wigeon, 43 Tufted Duck, 20 Goldeneye, 35 Pochard
Goosander, Redhsank, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 GCGrebe

E Scarfe, K Moir, AGGough

20th March 2006

Gallows Hill , Otley:- 7 Redpoll

Knotford Nook:- 100 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 4 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 4
Little Grebe, 2 GCG, 2 OYK, 3 Pochard, 3 Pied Wagtail.

Private Wetlands:- 4 Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 20 Pochard and 10 pair Lapwing
on the usual nesting field.

E Scarfe

19th March 2006

1 pair of Tufted Ducks on Coppice Pond. Plenty of activity by various woodland species including drumming GSWdpkrs. Siskin heard also.

Silsden Res
2 Pochard, 4 Goosander, redhead Goldeneye, 2 Tufted Duck
Grey Heron, Canada Geese

Wharfe Vally
a poor morning with only 2 Buzzards being seen.
Afternoon sightings were better with:
2 Red Kite, 8 Buzzard,
female Reed Bunting, Grey Wagtail, 2 LBBGulls

Skipton Tip -A59/65 area
12 LBBGulls, 6 Herring Gulls, Kestrel

Silsden Floods
2x Adult breeding plumage Mediterranean Gulls
57 Lapwing, male Teal, 18 Curlew, 2 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher
6 Redwing, 12 Pied Wagtails, Grey Wagtail, 3 Herring Gull, LBBGull

Shipley Glen
2 Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers

Redcar Tarn

7x Goosander, 30 Tufted Ducks, 6 Lapwing, Reed Bunting

Stockbridge -
36 species including 2 Water Rail, pair of Bullfinch, 3 Song Thrush,
1 Repoll, 1 Siskin, 4 Oyks, Brambling
East Morton -
2 Bullfinch, 70 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare

Sunnydale Res Area -
M & F Goosander.36 Stock Dove, 30 Curlew

Whetstone - 70 Fieldfare north

Heights Lane - small roost of 19 Goldfinch

Private Wetlands
Wigeon x4, Goldeneye 20+, Pochard 38, Grey Partridge x6 (some singing), Green Woodpecker, GSW, large flocks of Siskin and Redwing in wood making a lot of noise. Goosander x3, Stock Dove, GC Grebe x2, Little Grebe x2, Grey Heron, Reed Bunting x 6, Tufteds 30+, Lapwing 60+, Skylark, Snipe, Grey Wagtail, Oyk x 8

Knotford Nook
Poor - Goldeneye, Oyk, couple of Pochard,

HCreber, MDoveston, JLTopham, AGGough
S Radcliffe, S Thomson

18th March 2006

Shipley Glen
pair of Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers,
five Jays disputing territory,Nest building Magpies,
Three GSW drumming in various parts,
two Nuthatch and a calling Green Woodpecker.

Sconce Lane - 2 Little Owls, Kestrel

Glovershaw -
200 - 250 Golden Plovers, 50 Lapwing, a few Curlew,
4 Snipe, 11 Fieldfare, 2 Stock Dove plus a Hare.

Crossflatts Garden - female Blackcap plus a Fox

R. Aire, Bingley
Kingfisher, Dipper singing

P King, S Radcliffe, M Doveston, H Hardwick

16th March 2006

Cononley ings:-
329 Curlew, 11 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 17 Oystercatcher,
108 Lapwing, 37 Teal, 19 Wigeon,27 Mallard
and 91 Stock Dove.

Small private lake
pair LSWP, 9 goldeneye, 10+ siskin

Shipley Glen
pair LSWP, green woodpecker

M Smith

15th March 2006

12 waxwing in builders yard behind Booths

Private Wetland Site
jack snipe, water rail, 4 shoveler, 38 pochard, 22 goldeneye, 30+ tufted, 2 redshank, 18 snipe, 25+ meadow pipit

Wharfe (Barden Bridge to Appletreewick) – within BOG area
Barden Bridge to Howgill: 16 oystercatchers, ~40 lapwings overflying, 10 curlew overflying
Howgill: 1 green woodpecker, 1 nuthatch, 1 pr dippers (inc 1 singing)
Wharfe at Appletreewick: 2 redshanks, 1pr Goosanders

13th March 2006

A redhead Smew flew west up the Aire valley at Baildon this evening at 17.10.

M Pearson

12th March 2006


male Wigeon still on Coppice Pond.
usual woodland species present

M Doveston

11th March 2006

Leeshaw Res area
Curlew displaying, 2 Oystercatchers, 7 Canada Geese
Little Owl, 7 Fieldfare, Redwing

Bingley Garden
GSWdpkr drumming, Jay, 2 Bullfinch

Paul C, A Greenwood

10th March 2006

Redcar Tarn -
1 Pochard, 14 Tufted, 6 Goosanders (3pairs)

Whetstone -
30 Curlew, 34 Lapwing

Crossflatts Garden
female Blackcap

S Radcliffe

9th March 2006

Silsden Res
10x Whooper Swans

25 Common Gull at Raggalds
11 Skylark at the cricket pitch

Doe Park Res
7 Cormorants

N Kerwin, K Moir

8th March 2006

Salts Mill, Saltaire
25 Waxwings this morning at 0800

Also 2 Grey Partridge on Lee Lane yesterday

S Thomson

6th March 2006

Salts Mill, Saltaire
19 Waxwings feeding on berries in car park at 0800

S Thomson

5th March 2006

Private Wetland Site
scaup, pair gadwall, chiffchaff, 350+ curlew, 39+ oystercatcher, 20+ goldeneye, 14 pochard, 19 wigeon, 35+ tufted duck, 3 bullfinch, dipper, sparrowhawk, kestrel

Sandwith Moor
curlew, 20+ golden plover, 2 stonechat

male Wigeon, 10+Siskin, 3 Redpoll, 50 Redwing/Fieldfare
GSWdpkrs drumming, plenty of usual woodland species

Ryecroft area
100+Lapwings, 75+Common Gull

Leeshaw Area
17 Fieldfare,1 Redwing,1 Golden plover
69 Lapwing,9 Meadow pipit,29 Woodpigeon

Stockbridge - Members Only
Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 4 Bullfinch, 5 Siskin & Kestrel
Crossflatts Garden - female Blackcap

A Jowett, M Doveston, S Thomson, A Greenwood
P&M Riley, S Radcliffe

4th March 2006

Bingley Garden
8 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush
2 GSW, 2 Bullfinch

Members Only Res
22 Golden Plover

Lindley Wood Res
willow tit, siskins, 20+ cormorant, 12 teal,

Paul C, D Barker

3rd March 2006

5 Waxwings flew low over Salts Mill at 17.15

Farnhill ings:- 157 Curlew, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Teal,
5 Goosander and 1 Cormorant.

S Thomson, M Smith

1st March 2006

otley town centre
red kite

Members Only Reservoir