29th June 2006

Private Wetlands - Common Scoter still present

28th June 2006

Private Wetlands - 1x Common Scoter female/juv

Quail Hunting

There appears to be quite a few sightings published on the internet recently, so it maybe worth visiting any long grassy fields you know about in the evenings and listening for the distinctive "wet my lips" call.

27th June 2006

Trough Lane = Little Owl

Birkshead Mill, Wilsden = Little Owl

25th June 2006

Hewenden Res area
Oystercatcher, Curlew, Green Woodpecker, Swifts
Stock Pigeon, Bullfinch,

Harden Moor & Deep Cliff
2 Skylarks, Garden Warbler, Lapwing, Curlew
Pheasant, LBBGulls, Willow Warblers

Cullingworth, Keighley Road fields
20+ LBBGulls

Hirst Wood area - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Stockbridge - members only
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Whitethroat,
Garden Warbler, Blackcap

M Doveston, M Cunningham, S Radcliffe

24th June 2006

Doe Park Res 0700
2 Oystercatchers, 3 Grey Heron, Linnets.

St. Ives Estate
Siskin, Tree Pipit, Jays, 30+ Swift feeding party
3x Chiffchaff, Blackcaps, 31 Canada Geese, GHeron
most woodland species with fledged young.

Glovershaw area
11 Willow Warblers were still in full voice, 2 Yellowhammer
5 Reed Bunting singing and Meadow Pipits everywhere
male Kestrel, a pair of Stonechat with 2 young. Curlew,
Snipe, 2 Oystercatchers, post-breeding flock of 20 Lapwing
plus four other pairs of Lapwing in the fields. 2 Skylark

Paul Clough - 2 Spotted Flycatchers

M Doveston, P King, M Taunton

22nd June 2006

Fewston Reservoir 10.33 (published on Birdguides)
Storm Petrel

18th June 2006

Leeshaw Res - Oystercatcher

Oxenhope - 2 Little Owls

Member's Only Res
Grey Wagtail, LBBGulls, 2 BHGulls, 3 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper, 4+Lapwing, Curlew, Redshank
Golden Plover, Swifts, Linnets, 2 Kestrel, Snipe

Whetstone Gate
Male Whinchat singing, Redshank, Curlew

Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler
2 Reed Bunting, Willow Warblers, GSWdpkr feeding juvs

Hewenden Res - Canadas with juvs.

Doe Park Res - Linnets, juv Willow Warblers, 20 Swift

Trough Lane - male Stonechat

Strid Woods
Pied Flycatcher, Wood Warbler, Mandarin +3 juvs
Goosander+3 juvs, Common Sandpiper, Dipper
2 juv Tawny Owls, Grey Wagtail

F Whitehead, S Radcliffe, M Doveston,
DCBarker, S Thomson

17th June 2006

Knotford Nook
Spotted Flycatcher, Pochard male,

Lindley Wood Res
3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Greylags, Common Sandpiper

Dob Park Bridge
Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Bullfinch, Blackcap
Chiffchaff with young

Dob Park
Wood Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Nuthatch
GSWdpkr juvs

Beaverdyke / John O'Gaunts
4 Redstarts singing, 3 fledged Redstarts, 2 Oystercatcher
2 GCGrebe, Little Grebe, 2 Treecreepers

Sconce Lane area
3 singing Yellowhammers, 4 singing Reed Bunting
Stonechat, many Willow Warblers, Kestrel

Dick Hudson's area - juv Little Owl

Undisclosed Sites:
Red Kite - untagged bird

River Aire, Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club
4 Sand Martin possibly nest prospecting ?
several Banded Demoiselles, Large Red Damselfly

Strid Woods
Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher,
Madarin female with 3 young, Goosander + 3 juvs

Hirst Wood
2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Kingfisher, Jay
Speckled Wood, Orangetip, Coma Butterflies

M Doveston, S Johnson, H Hardwick, S Radcliffe

15th June 2006

8.20 AM Bingley Garden
2 Oystercatcher overflying, 3 Jays. pair Bullfinches, Kestrel

P Croft

14th June 2006

Undisclosed Sites:
2x SEO sites.
2 male Nightjars 1 female

M Gurney

11th June 2006

Members Only Res
2 Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Dunlin, Curlew, Lapwing
Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 100s Starling, 2 Redpoll
LBBGull, BHGull, Canadas with young, Willow Warbler
Wall Brown, Green-veined White, Green Hairstreak

Leeshaw & Haworth Moor area
14 Greylag, 1 Oystercatcher, 10+ Lapwing, 100+ Meadow Pipits
20+ Curlew, 1 Cuckoo,1 Stonechat (Singing male), 2 Willow Warbler

Hewenden area
Swifts, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Canada Goose, Moorhen
2 Oystercatchers, LBBGull, Painted Lady

5 Sedge Warblers, Garden Warbler, several Hirundines,

Undisclosed site:
Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, Peregrine, Merlin,
Kestrel, SEO

M Doveston, DCBarker, B Vickers,
H Creber, C King, S Radcliffe

10th June 2006

Goit Stock
2 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Dipper

Trough Lane : Reed Bunting, 100+Starling young

Undisclosed Site:
2 churring Nightjar, Woodcock roding

M Doveston, H Hardwick

9th June 2006

Members Only Reservoir
Adult Little Stint in full summer plumage seen at 8.30am

Oxenhope: SEO over village

John O'Gaunts - several Redstarts singing

Beaverdyke Res - several Redstarts singing

DCBarker, A Greenwood, S Radcliffe

8th June 2006

Nightjars are back on territory.

Strid Area
Redstart at nest. Willow warblers, Garden warbler,
Blackcap, Treecreeper

Undisclosed Site:
Buzzard, Red Kite,Kestrel, Sparrowhawk

6th June 2006

Leeshaw Reservoir - 3 Twite

P Cunningham

4th June 2006

St. Ives nestbox survey
0730-1200 in Cuckoo's Nest and Bell Bank Woods
Blue Tit x 35 pairs, & Great Tit x 2 pairs using nestboxes.
1 pair Great Tit using natural hole. 2 pairs Nuthatch using natural holes. 1 pair GSWdpkr nest hole found. 1 pair Stock Pigeon nest hole found. 3 pairs of Spotted Flycatchers seen. Several pairs of Jackdaws using natural holes.

M Doveston

3rd June 2006

St.Ives 0700-1000am
4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff
Willow Warblers, Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat, Swift, Swallow
Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Jay, Nuthatch, Treecreeper

Member's Only Res = Dunlin 2, Red Kite passed thru

Leeshaw Res = Grey Partridge 2, Cuckoo

lesser Whitethroat in song at Raw Nook

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M Doveston, B Vickers, DCBarker, M Priestley