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