31st July 2006

Member's Only Res
Juv Greenshank, 2x Ringed Plover, 2x Dunlin, 1 Sanderling,
2x Common Sandpiper, Adult Yellow Legged Gull

B Vickers, K Moir, R Proctor

30th July 2006

Member's Only Res - AM visit
Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull
LBBGulls, BHGulls, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing
Golden Plover, Swifts, Swallows, Wheatear, Linnet,
Starling, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit,
Insect: as yesterday with Painted Lady, Small Copper, Red Admiral

Trough Lane - Little Owl

Whitethroat & Sedge singing, LTT family, Reed Bunting
GSW, Blackcaps, Kingfisher, Willow Warbler

M Doveston. DCBarker, B Vickers, N Carr, C King
J James, J Suckly, S Radcliffe

29th July 2006

Leeshaw Res
1 LRP, 1 juv Cormorant

Member's Only Res
1 Adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Adult Yellow-legged Gull
Dunlin, 36 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Common Gull
LBBGulls, BHGulls, Ringed Plover
Insects: Common Blue, Peacock, Small Heath, Meadow Brown,
Green-veined White, Large White, Small Skipper, 6 spot Burnet
Small Tortoiseshell, Lacewing, Silver Y,

Tawny Owl, Sand Martin, Reed Bunting, Common Gull
Whitethroat singing, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, House Martin

Redcar Tarn - 2 female Tufted Ducks with young

B Vickers, P Cunningham, DCBarker, J Suckly,
M Doveston, H Hardwick, F Drake, S Radcliffe

27th July 2006

Member's Only Res - AM visit
Yellow-legged Gull, Sanderling

2x Reed Warblers

B Vickers, K Moir, M&P Riley

26th July 2006

Member's Only Res am visit
adult Mediterranean Gull, 1x LRP
pm visit = 3 Golden Plover, 1x LRP, Snipe
200 BHGull, 8 Common Gull, 40 LBBGull

Leeming Res - 6x LRP

Tawny Owl, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher
Blackcap, Whitethroat

B Vickers, M Doveston, H Hardwick, S Radcliffe, F Drake

25th July 2006

Timble Ings
15+ black darter, several common darter, 4 emperor, 1 golden ringed dragonfly, southern hawker, several brown and common hawkers, 12+ broad bodied chasers, several emeral damsels and 4 spotted chasers.

several commas and many small skippers, gatekeepers and ringlets.

yesterday black tailed skimmer and 4 purple hairstreaks.

common buzzard over

Member's Only Res - am visit
adult Mediterranean Gull (different bird to previous)
3rd yr & adult Yellow Legged Gull
1 Emperor & Black-tailed Skimmer

K Moir et al

24th July 2006

Member's Only Res 20:50-21:30
1x adult LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper, Curlew, Lapwing
20 LBBGull, 3 BHGull, 1 Common Gull, Pheasant
Pied Wagtails, Meadow Pipits, Common Blue butterfly

M Doveston

23rd July 2006

Timble Ings.

amongst other dragonflies Black Darters have been seen on both sides of Timble Ings. This one was taken by David Gilroy at the new pools on the South Side.

Usual woodland species with young

Leeming Res
6 LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher

Sconce Area
2 Yellowhammers singing, 2 pairs of Stonechat with juvs
post breeding flocks of Meadow Pipits

Member's Only Res - am visit
1 LRP, 1 Adult Mediterranean Gull, 3 Snipe
1 Adult Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Golden Plover
130+Lapwing, Curlew, 3 Common Sandpiper
Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Kestrel


Lesser Pecker, Whitethroat 3, Sedge 3, Garden W.,
Swift 70, Blackaps

Whetstone Gate - 5 Linnet, 2 Grouse, 2 Curlew, 30 Goldfinch.

Dowley Gap to Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club
2 White-letter Hairstreaks, several Banded Demioselle,
3+Comma, 3+Common Blue, Large Skipper

Raw Nook = Emperor Dragonfly, Brown Hawker, Large Skipper &
Common Blue.

Toad Holes Beck = Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Ringlet
Comma, and Gatekeeper butterflies.

Cottingley Garden - Dark Green Fritillary

B Vickers, M Doveston, P King, DCBarker, J Suckly
M Priestley, H Hardwick, M Taunton, S Radcliffe


For those interested in dragonflies the newly created pools at Timble Ings are providing a nice variety inc Black Darter, Emperor, Banded Demoiselle, common darter, Brown and Southern Hawker, Four spotted chaser and 25+ Broad bodied Chasers.

there are some pools near the old pub as you walk in from the Anchor Farm end and a larger complex of pools on the south side stretching right out to the moorland edge. Any sightings would be greatly recieved.


Andy Jowett

22nd July 2006

Member's Only Res - am visit
1000+BHGull, 6 Common Gull, 20+LBBGull
Swift and Swallow moving through as well as butterflies
6 Golden Plover, 100+Lapwing, Common Sandpiper,
Curlew, Dunlin, Mallard, Canadas, Sand Martin
Common Blue, Red Admiral, Small Heath, Small Tortoiseshell
& Meadow Brown butterflies.
PM Visit:
Adult Mediterranean Gull

Trough Lane - male Stonechat

Cullingworth - Swifts

Private Wetland Site

3 reed warbler singing, also brown hawker, common darter, four spotted chaser. 2 stoats also seen

Dowley Gap
Dipper and Grey Wagtail families, Oystercatcher
White letter Hairstreak & Purple Hairstreak butterflies

Soil Hill - Grasshopper Warbler reeling

Redcar Tarn = 2 broods of TuftedDuck 4 & 8 juvs

Darley area = Buzzard, 30 House Martin, 30 Swallow

C King, B Vickers, DCBarker, J Suckly

M Doveston, A Jowett, A Tremithick,
K Moir, B Sumner

21st July 2006

Member's Only Res - PM visit 17:15-19:30
1000 BHGulls, 20 Common Gulls, 33 LBBGulls,
2nd yr Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Golden Plover,
2 Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 217 Lapwing
Dunlin, Curlew, Linnet, 10+Greenfinch

M Doveston

20th July 2006

2 Kingfisher tonight (1 juv) plus Sedge & Whitethroat singing

Member's Only Res - pm visit
Adult Yellow-legged Gull, LRP, 10 Golden Plover
100+Lapwing, 800+BHGull, 8 Common Gull, 70 LBBGull
4 Common Sandpipers with 4 downy young, 3 Oystercatcher
10 Curlew

Leeshaw Res - am visit
3 Oystercatcher

S Radcliffe, B Vickers, M Doveston

19th July 2006

Member's Only Res
1 Adult Yellow Legged Gull in the roost, 6 Oystercatchers,
2 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers. 20+ Curlew.

B Vickers

18th July 2006

Private Wetland Site

Scotland Lane, Yeadon
gropper reeling, 3 singing yellowhammer, 4 little owls

Member's Only Res
6 Common Sandpiper, 10+Curlew, 20+Lapwing, Redshank
48 LBBGull, 250+BHGull, 5 Common Gull, juv Wheatear

Cullingworth Fields
juvenile Mediterranean Gull

this is a short note on one local birders recent activities

We started atBarden and walked to the Upper Res and came back tothe car via the Lower Res. Quite interesting it was. Stonechats : One pair with two juveniles below theUpper Res, another pair feeding and seen on thebracken above the Lower Res. A female was also nea rth epath along the top of the Lower Res. Whinchat : A singing male near the inlet at the top ofthe Lower Res and a pair by the track around the top of the Lower Res close to where the lone feamle Stonechat was. There was also a female Wheatear. We could not decide what it was doing at this stage, it didn't seem to be breeding, but we couldn't be sure. We noted two adult Red Grouse and five young birdsjust nice and plump for the 12th! Along Trough Lane we saw another pair of Stonechats! I've now seen six pairs of Stonechats and two females in the last week and three pairs of Whinchats! Today at Glovershaw (18th) there were a good few post-breeding parties of Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Meadow Pipit, Dunnock on the bracken. A juvenile Stonechat was amongst them and I saw the pair ofYellowhammers that have taken up residence at the top of the Glen Road.

15th July 2006

Fly Flatts Res
marsh harrier

P Cunningham, R Scullion

14th July 2006

private wetland site
several singing reed and garden warbler, family party of kestrels, various four spotted chasers (top), banded demoiselle (bottom), emperor and brown hawker. photos taken on site today by Sean Gray

13th July 2006

members only res
osprey, dunlin, oyc, 37 curlew, cormorant, redstart

10th July 2006

undisclosed site
LEO + SEO both hunting with SEO barking constantly. also 3+ tawny owls, woodcock, sparrowhawk and 2 kestrel.

undisclosed site 2
3 kestrel chicks ringed - from a barn owl box, bringing this years total to 9 broods of kestrels ringed locally plus one infertile clutch.

9th July 2006

Doe Park Res - 2 Oystercatchers

Member's Only Res
2 LRP, 4 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 26 Lapwing
Curlew, 3 Snipe, LBBGulls, BHGulls, 3 Common Gulls,
Teal, Linnets, Skylarks, Swallow, Goldfinch, 7 Golden Plover

Leeshaw Res - 2 LRP

Leeming Res - LRP

M Doveston, DCBarker, J Suckly, B Vickers

8th July 2006

Doe Park Res - Oystercatcher

Member's Only Res
Greenshank, LRP, Redshank, Lapwing, Curlew,ComSandpiper
Snipe, YLGull, LBBGull, BHGull, ComGull, Cormorant
Teal, 3 Tufted, Mallards, Canadas, Swallow, 3 Green Wdpkr
Goldfinches, Linnets, Greenfinches, 200 Swift thru in 1 hour

Shipley Glen area - Stonechat with juvenile

2 Bullfinches, Spotted Flycatcher, plus usual species

Ilkley to Middleton Moor to Round Hill
2+6+3 Golden Plover, only 1 pair of Red Grouse,
2 Common Sandpipers

M Doveston, B Vickers, DCBarker, J Suckly
P King, M Hitt, J Stallworthy

7th July 2006

Member's Only Res 0830
LRP, Dunlin, Redshank, Snipe, Common Sandpiper
30 Lapwing, 2 Common Gull, 3 Green Woodpeckers

Leeshaw Res 1230 - LRP

Laund House - Redstart with young

B Vickers, M Taunton

6th July 2006

Member's Only Res 2045-2145
Greenshank, 2 LRP, 2 Oystercatcher, Comon Sandpiper
Redshank, 45 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 52 Lapwing, Common Gull
46 LBBGull, Yellow-legged Gull, Teal, Kestrel, Little Owl

M Doveston

3rd July 2006

Member's Only Res 0800
2 Common Scoter

Whetstone Gate area
2 Whinchat, 10 Linnet, Curlew, Lapwing

Weecher Res area
8 Linnet, 2 Little Owl, 2 Oystercatcher
Kestrel, 25 Swallow,

B Vickers, P King

2nd July 2006

2 Chiffchaff & 1 Blackcap still singing,
4 broods of Coot young, 1 Moorhen with young,
Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Speckled Wood Butterflies

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker,
5 Whitethroat, 5 Sedge Warbler, Blackcap &
singing Chiffchaff

Whetstone Gate
2x Whinchat, 4 Snipe calling, 2 Skylark singing,
1 Redshank, 1 Linnet.

Chelker Res - 60 Tufted Duck

M Doveston, S Radcliffe, B Vickers

1st July 2006

Doe Park Res
2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 BHgull
Painted Lady

Stockbridge - members only
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker,

Member's Only Res
1200 Swifts counted passing through, Painted Lady

M Doveston, S Radcliffe, DCBarker