30th April 2006

Doe Park Res 06:45
2 GCGrebe, 3 Fieldfare heading north, Jay
3 Swallows, GHeron, Willow Warblers, Linnets

Trough Lane
3 male Wheatear, Reed Bunting

Member's Only Res
male Goldeneye displaying to 2 females, Snipe
2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher

Leeshaw Res
Yellow Wagtail heading east, Grey Wagtail,
Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Lapwing, Curlew
Oystercatcher, Swallows

Fly Flatts
2 Wheatear, 60+ Canada Geese, 10 Greylags,
20 Twite

Undisclosed Sites:
A: Buzzard
C: 2 LRP

3 Swift, 3 Swallow, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Jays
3 GHeron, GSWdpkrs drumming

John O'Gaunts
4 wheatear, 2 redstart

Stockbridge - members only
Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Kestrel

Goit Stock - plenty of Willow Warblers present

Hewenden area - Swallows, Willow Warblers

Harecroft, Station Road - 10+ Swallows

Wilsden, Birchlands Avenue -
House Martins
at breeding areas

M Doveston, H Creber, B Sumner, H Hardwick
S Radcliffe, A Jowett

29th April 2006

St.Ives 07:00 - 10:00
Whitethroat singing on outskirts of Harden entrance
House Martin heading north, Swallow, 8 Blackcap
10+Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Jay, Kestrel,

Glovershaw to Golcar Farm area
Yellowhammer, 15 Golden Plover, 12 pairs of Lapwing
6 Curlew, 3 Snipe, Kestrel, 5 Wheatear, 80 Starling

Timble Ings
3 redstart, 2 tree pipit

Sandwith Moor Plt
2 roding woodcock

Undisclosed Site:

Strid Woods
7 pied flys, 3 wood warblers, redstart, green woodpecker,
pair of mandarin, nuthatch, goosander, Blackcap

Oxenhope Area - 7 Wheatear

Myrtle Park to Dowley Gap to Bingley
4 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 2 Kingfisher, 3 House Martin, Swallow

2 Sparrowhawk

Member's Only Res
2 Ring Ouzel, Jay, Linnet, Wheatear, Common Sandpiper

M Doveston, P King, B Vickers, A Jowett
H Hardwick, C King

28th April 2006

Marley Am
Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler,
Blackcap, Swift 6

Trough lane - Wheatear 12

Member's Only res. - Dunlin

Sandwith Moor - 8 Wheatear, 2 Snipe drumming,
3 Stock Dove & 2 Kestrels.

Scargill Res - 1 Dabchick, 2 Redshank
& 2 Oystercatchers

Wood between Scargill & Beaverdyke -
3 Restarts singing

John of Gaunt res - 4 Tufted, 2 Teal, & 1 Wheatear

Swastika Stone above Ilkley - Cuckoo singing.

Lesser Whitethroat in the City Centre of Bradford
at 11.25am on Friday 28th of April at the Central Library.

B Vickers, M Priestley, S Radcliffe

27th april 2006

Small Private Lake
LSWP - male, GSWP, 2 blackcap, 4 little grebe

undisclosed sites
3 red kite
Merlin & SEO

upper washburn
2 male pied flycatcher, green woodpecker, redstart

Shipley Glen
singing gropper

John o' Gaunts Res
redstart, wheatear, 10 fieldfare

Oxenhope area - 32 Wheatears

Member's Only Res
2 Dunlin, 2 Ring Ouzel, 2 Common Sandpiper

Beamsley - Spotted Flycatcher

Gilstead - Tawny Owl, Woodcock, GSWdpkr, 2 Nuthatches

26th April 2006

Timble Ings
2 redstart, 2 chiffchaff

5 swift

Shipley Glen, Glen Road
Grasshopper Warbler reeling

Stockbridge - members only
Cuckoo, Whitethroat, Blackcap

Trough Lane - 15 Wheatear

Knotford Nook
Shelduck, Swift, Blackcaps

Private Wetlands
2 Common Tern, 15 Swift, Shelduck

P King, S Radcliffe, B Vickers, A Jowett

25th April 2006

Fly Flatts - 1 Raven

Strid Woods
2 pairs of Pied Flycatchers, Mandarin, Wood warbler
2 Common Sandpiper, Dipper

Barden Fell - 6 pairs Red Grouse

Lower Barden Res - Cuckoo

Bingley Garden
Blackcap, Nuthatch, pair of Bullfinch

P King, P Croft, P Cunningham

24th April 2006

Ilkley Moor - Cuckoo heard at Backstone Beck area
Also a "profusion" of Willow Warblers at the Tarn ]

shipley Glen
grasshopper warbler, yellowhammer, green woodpecker, woodcock

Timble Ings
woodcock, redpoll

Leeshaw Res
Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Partridge

R.Aire at Kildwick
5+5 Goosander plus female with 5 young

Knotford Nook - 1 pair Shoveler

D Kidman, Paul King, Shaun Radcliffe,
B Vickers , P Cunningham

23rd April 2006

Private Wetlands
2 Swift , 1 House Martin, 30+ Sand Martin, Swallows
Blackcap, Willow Warblers, Reed Buntings,
Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Lapwing
Curlew, 6 GHeron, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Teal, Little Grebe

Knotford Nook
150+ Sand Martin, 10+ Swallows

Wilsden PM = Whimbrel passing over

Undisclosed Sites:
A; Peregrine
B; 10 Buzzard, Osprey, Red Kite


2 Tufted Duck, Wilow Warbler, Chiffchaff (now double figures)
6+Blackcap, Tawny Owl

Sutton Garden - Siskin

Newsholme Dean
15+Willow Warblers, Green Wdpkr

Trough Lane - 7 Wheatear, Stonechat

Whetstone Gate - 3 Wheatear, 2 Redshank, 3 Snipe

Stockbridge - members only
Whitethroat, Shelduck, Redshank

Prince of Wales Park, Bingley - Blackcap singing

Leeshaw Res
Pink-footed Goose, Tern Sp. , 4 Twite, Raven, 8 Wheatear

Nab Water Lane - 6 Wheatear

Shibden Head, Queensbury
Whitethroat, 4+ Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk,
3 Jay, GSWdpkr

Middleton Woods - Lesser Sptd Wdpkr

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits
Sand Martin colony well populated

Canal at Thackley
Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap

Toad Holes Beck
23 Redpoll, 6+Fieldfare

M Doveston, S Thomson, S Radcliffe, M Cunningham
J James, A Jowett, AGGough, S Goodwin, C King,
B Vickers, DCBarker, M Priestley

22nd April 2006

Doe Park Res - 10+Willow Warblers

15 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, Skylark

Undisclosed Site:
SEO at three locations

Toad Holes Beck
12 Redpoll

Glovershaw & Golcar Farm area
11 Willow Warblers, Yellowhammer, 4 Wheatear, Little Owl
12 Lapwings, 3 Skylarks, Snipe

Shipley Glen
Green Woodpecker

Ponden Res - Sand Martin colony

Burley Woodhead - 2 Cuckoos

Lower Barden Res area - Stonechat, Cuckoo

Keighley Moor area
Raven, Stonechat, Common Sandpiper, 4 Wheatear

Sconce Lane Area
2 Snipe, Little Owl, Curlew

M Doveston, S Johnson, C King,
P King, C Nutton
M Priestley, M&P Riley, J James.

Note on sensitive species

this is a short note to clarify why certain records are posted under the title "undisclosed site". The site name is not mentioned where the safety or breeding success of the birds could be compromised due to it being publicised. This could be in the form of disturbance, persecution or egg collecting and thus sightings of certain species will not be published. This is not to be awkward but simply to put the birds welfare first. Some of these species are excluded from the website at the request of organisations such as the RSPB and English Nature.

We would still welcome all sightings to be submitted and more importantly would encourage all birders to submit their records to the BOG recorder as sending them to be included on the website is completely seperate from the BOG records database/annual reports.

Below is a list of species where the site name will remain confidential. We hope this carifies the matter and that it does not cause any inconevience and that birders appreciate the need for this discretion

All Schedule 1 species present on breeding territory and/or present in the breeding season. A list of all of these can be found on www.rbbp.org.uk/specieslists.html. Note this includes LRP, Kingfisher and Black Redstart

All Raptor and Owl species on breeding territory and/or present in the breeding season. There is some overlap here with the previous section.

All Hen Harrier and Goshawk records.

All Nightjar sites.

All sites which are private and/or sensitive where access arrangements for birders may be compromised.



21st April 2006

Sandwith Moor
still several hundred golden plover present

two seperate undisclosed sites
SEO hunting

Hardisty Hill
green woodpecker

Bradford Town Centre
Willow Warbler in full song

20th April 2006

Sandwith Moor
c2000 golden plover, roding woodcock, stonechat, tree pipit, siskin, redpoll, displaying curlew, redshank and lapwing and kestrel.

Private Wetlands
blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler,
1 Greenshank, 2 pairs goosander

Bingley Garden
fly over Oystercatcher

19th April 2006

Trough Lane - Wheatears

Sconce Lane area
2 Curlew, Little Owl, 2 Grey Partridge

Marley Sewage Works - members only
6 Willow Warblers

Lee Lane, Cottingley - 3 Swallows

Cross Lane, Wilsden - Swallow

B VIckers, C Nutton, M Doveston

18th April 2006

Myrtle Park - Chiffchaff, 2 Goosander

Soil Hill - 5 Wheatear

Wharfe Valley - Osprey passing through

Fly Flatts - 3 Wheatear

Members Only Res
Ring Ouzel, Wheatear, 4 Redshank

Leeshaw Res - Pink-footed Goose

Undisclosed Site - SEO

Baildon Hill - Wheatear

H Hardwick, K Moir, P Cunningham,

B Vickers, C Nutton, AGGough

17th April 2006

Dowley Gap
10+Swallows, Ringed Teal, Blackcap
Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler

Shipley Glen
Green Woodpecker, GSWdpkr, Treecreeper

Strid Woods
Pied Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff,
Swallow, Sand Martin, Goosander, Dipper,
Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Green Wdpkr, GSWdpkr

Wheatstone Gate - 2 Wheatear, Stonechat

Trough Lane - 10 Wheatear

Members Only Res
25 Golden Plover, 5 Wheatear, 2 Oystercatcher

M Doveston, H Hardwick, D&H Kidman, B Vickers

Easter Sunday

Reva Res
2 redshank

Burley Woodhead
willow warbler

Undisclosed Site

Members Only Res
Yellow wagtail, Commic Tern, 6 Fieldfare,
Stonechat, Common Sandpiper

3 Brambling


Toad Holes Beck
blackcap, willow warbler

Caldene Fields
goosander over

15th April 2006

Barden Fell
2 tree pipit, 7 ring ouzel, 20 swallow, 2 stonechat

Denholme Clough/Doe Park
9 Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow, GCGrebe
Jay, Curlew, Tawny Owl

Raggalds - House Martin

Nab Water Lane -

Fly Flatts Res - stonechat, 5 wheatear

Leeshaw Res - 8 twite, 2 wheatear

Trough lane - 8 wheatear

Timble Ings
25 crossbill, green woodpecker

Sandwith Moor Plt - 2 crossbill

Members Only Res
10 Wheatear, Goldeneye, 4 Redshank

14th April 2006

Sconce Lane area
2 male Yellowhammers, 4 male Reed Bunting ( 2 fighting on the ground).

2 Snipe, flock of 60 Golden Plovers, only 6 Lapwing

Members Only Res
House Martin, Swallows

Heights Lane
2 Grey Partridge.

Marley S W
2 pairs of Goosander, 1 G C G on river (unusual record), 3 Sand Martin.

Undisclosed site
hen harrier, buzzard, red kite, 2 sparrowhawk, kestrel, swallow


undisclosed site 2

Buzzard, Swallows

Trough Lane
4 wheatear

undisclosed site 3
2 long eared owls hunting and wing-clap displaying

12th April 2006

Mill Beck, Harden
14 Waxwings in garden - 25 were present Monday but blog wouldn't allow the information to be added.

Lindley Bridge to Dob Park
11 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap - all singing

Trough Lane - 1 Wheatear

Nab Water Lane - 3 Wheatear

Leeshaw Res - 4 Redshank

Undisclosed Sites
A: Buzzard

S Goodwin, B Vickers, C Wilson

11th April 2006

Saltaire - late morning
1 White Stork (reported on Bird Guides)

Nab Water Lane - 4 Wheatear

Trough Lane - 3 Wheatear

Shipley Glen - 2 Willow Warblers

S Goodwin, B Vickers

10th April 2006

Druid's Altar - 2 Roding Woodcock

Mill Beck, Harden
30 Waxwing in a garden

Leeshaw Res - 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 GBBGulls

Trough Lane - 6 Wheatear

Nab Water Lane - 2 Wheatear

6 apirs of Lapwing, 2 pairs Wheatear, Reed Bunting

Private Wetland - 1 Willow Warbler

P Cunningham, S Radcliffe, P King, A Greenwood
K Moir, C Wilson

9th April 2006

Doe Park Res
1 Oystercatcher, 1 Goosander, 1 GCGrebe, Green Wdpkr
Little Owl, Common Gull, 4 Linnet, Reed Bunting,
Meadow Pipit & Pied Wagtail passage

Caldene Fields
Green Sandpiper at 8.10 seen feeding before flying off
to fields nearby at Odsal

Trough Lane
4 male Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, Kestrel,
male Reed Bunting

Harden Moor
1 female Wheatear, Curlew, Skylark, Green Wdpkr
Herring Gull

Otley Garden - 25+Siskin, 30 Goldfinch

Catstone Moor - male Stonechat

Harden fields - 2 Lapwing on territory

Harecroft - 2 Grey Partridge

Leeshaw Res - 7 Wheatear

Private Wetlands - 2 Willow Warbler

Ogden Clough & Water
4 Pink-footed Geese, 4 Goldeneye, Curlew
Green & GSptd Wdpkrs

Stockbridge - members only
5 Swallow, Sand Martin, Kingfisher, Kestrel
Sparrowhawk, Redwing

Sand Beds - 2 Redshank, 16 Teal

M Doveston, M Priestley, P Cunningham, T Keuchel
C King, S Radcliffe

8th April 2006

St.Ives 0700-0900
1x GCGrebe (a site first!), Green Woodpecker
4 GSWdpkr, 1 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, Jay
4 Treecreeper, Siskin, 3 G Heron, usual woodland species

Dowley Gap
male Ringed Teal on canal

Hirst Wood, R.Aire
Kingfisher, Goosander, Chiffchaff

Shipley Glen

Caldene Fields pond
Green Sandpiper, male Wheatear

Toad Holes Beck

Raw Nook
2 Chiffchaff

Trough Lane
8 Wheatears, 1 female Stonechat

M Doveston, H Hardwick,
M Priestley, B Vickers

7th April 2006

Sandwith Moor
1000+ Fieldfare

Knotford Nook
Swallow, Sand Martin

Shipley Glen area
LSWdpkr, 3 Swallow, Chiffchaff

Undisclosed Site
Osprey, 10+Buzzard, Peregrine, 2 Raven

Whetstone Gate
female Wheatear

T Keuchel, AGGough, M Taunton

6th April 2006

Knotford Nook
House Martin, 20+Sand Martin, 5 Goldeneye

Otley Garden
Siskin x6

M Pearson, E Scarfe

5th April 2006

Shipley Glen
LSWdpkr, GSWdpkr, Green Wdpkr, Chiffchaff

Stockbridge - 2 Redshank

Sandbeds - 32 Teal

S Goodwin, S Radcliffe

4th April 2006

Trough Lane
up to 7 Wheatear present in the evening

B Vickers

3rd April 2006

Chellow Dean
2 GCGrebes, Tufted Ducks, Goldcrest

Bradford Town Centre
Woodcock at 8.20am

Swinsty Res
1 Redshank, 1 Chiffchaff

Fewston Res
1 Chiffchaff

Baildon Green
House Martin over at 18.25

Undisclosed Site:

Leeshaw Res
Redshank, Oystercatchers

Leeming Res

B Vickers, M Pearson, M Priestley, M Hitt

2nd April 2006

Siskin, and the usual woodland species.

Burley Woodhead
Meadow Pipits moving through. No sign of summer migrants

Private Wetlands
Gadwall, 12+Sand Martin, Chiffchaff singing
12 Goldeneye, 40+Lapwing, Oystercatchers
Redshanks, Curlew, 2 Little Grebe, GCGrebe

Knotford Nook
50+Sand Martin, male Pochard, 10 Goldeneye

Lindley Wood Reservoir
4 Cormorants, 2 Chiffchaff singing

Meagill Lane, off A59

Undisclosed sites
A: female Goshawk
B: Red Kite
C: 2 Peregrine, 2 Red Kite, 9 Buzzard, 2 Raven

Silsden Floods
Lapwing, Curlew, Oystercatchers

Redcar Tarn
16 Tufted Duck, 4 Goosanders, 6 Fieldfare

Queensbury Garden
male Brambling

Wharfe Valley
235 Fieldfare

6 Sand Martin, 3 Oystercatchers, Water Rail

Caldene Fields

Raw Nook, Low Moor

Shipley Glen
LSWdpkr, Green Wdpkr, GSWdpkr
2 Chiffchaff, 5 Jay, Sparrowhawk

Dowley Gap
7 Swallows

M Doveston, C Shields, AGGough,
S Radcliffe, M Priestley, S Wiseman,
C King

1st April 2006

Doe Park Res
1 GCGrebe, 27 Canada Geese

Bingley, R. Aire at Myrtle Park
Kingfisher, 4 Goosander, 2 Nuthatch, GSWdpkr

M Doveston, H Hardwick