30th August 2006

Glovershaw - Grey and overcast with poorlight
Stonechat - 1Meadow Pipits - flock of 20 or moreGreenfinch
Spotted Flycatchers - Pair of birds still there. Grey Partridge x6
Wheatear x 8 birds feeding in the fields to the east of Golcar Farm
Kestrel - female hunting over moorland fringe.

P King

28th August 2006

Riddlesden garden- Jay

Whetstone Quarry -
male Stonechat, several Meadow Pipits

Whinchat, 45 Red-legged Partridge!

Sand Martin, 30+Swallow, 20+House Martin,
Chiffchaff family party, usual woodland species
several Jays, GSWdpkr

Undisclosed Site - Merlin

Member's Only Res - 2 Swifts

9 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat, 8 Meadow Pipit
1 Yellowhammer

Fly Flats Res - 2 juv Common Terns north

Sunnydale -
2 Grey Wagtails, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch,
30 Linnet, 42 Red-Legged Partridge.

Street lane - Little Owl

Stockbridge - Water rail (bathing), Kingfisher

Paul Clough
2 Spotted Flycatchers, 4 Reed buntings,
2 Willow Warblers, 2 Long Tailed Tits, 6 Chaffinch.

Fly Flatts - 1 Wheatear

Nab Water Lane - 5 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat

Trough Lane - 9 Wheatear

M Doveston, DCBarker, P King,
H Creber, B Sumner, S Radcliffe
B Vickers,

27th August 2006

Doe Park Res - Common Sandpiper, Kestrel

Denholme Clough
Sparrowhawk, Willow Warbler, Swallow

Member's Only Res
5 Goosander,
Swallow 221, Pied Wagtail 2, Grey Wagtail 2,
Meadow Pipit 18, Cormorant 2, House Martin 32.

20+Linnets, 60+Starlings feding in fields

Water Rail showing well, 2 Blackcap, Willow Warbler,
3 Reed Bunting 6 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, Bullfinch

Undisclosed Site - Merlin

Cottingley garden - Speckled Wood

M Doveston, DCBarker, S Radcliffe, M Taunton

26th August 2006

Doe Park Res
5 Tree Pipits, Common Sandpiper, 2 Jay
2 Green Wdpkr, 7 House Martin, Linnets
Little Owl, 2 GHeron, 4 Bullfinch, Chiffchaff

Denholme Clough
10 House Martin, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Bullfinch

Ten Yards Lane (near above sites)
75 Linnets, 50 Swallow

Station Road, Harecroft
9 Pheasant, 12 Swallow

Bents Lane, Wilsden - 20 Swallows

Member's Only Res
5 Tree Pipits, 150+Meadow Pipits, Swallows
Whinchat, 3 Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail
PM visit = 2 Golden Plover

Fly Flatts Res
7 Wheatear

Nab Water Lane -
Wheatear, 3 Whinchat

7 Stonechat, Wheatear, Whinchat, Green Wdpkr

Caldene Fields -
Common Sandpiper at first light

M Doveston, DCBarker, B Vickers, P King, MVPriestley

25th August 2006

Undisclosed Site:
Osprey at 14:00 then returned at 17:15
Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 4 Red Kites
4 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk

Paul Clough
9 Spotted Flycatchers, 8 Willow Warblers,
1 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch

Nab Water lane = Short Eared Owl, 2 Wheatear

AGGough, M Taunton, B Vickers, R Proctor

24th August 2006

Excerpts from a birders diary at Glovershaw.....

Today Glovershaw was at its glorious best, clear blue
skies and a gentle breeze from the north-west made it
perfect for watching birds. The birds were showing
well and there were plenty of them. A family of
Stonechats greeted me as I left the car. They were on
the left of the Glen Road, using the bracken for
perching and cover. I counted two adult birds and
three juveniles. As I walked further along Reed
Buntings and Meadow Pipits were prominent on the
bracken on both sides of the road and on the overhead
wires. My attention was attracted by an adult
Whinchat on the adjacent wall, it was shortly joined
by others, and thereafter, a gathering of five of the
birds (two adults and three young birds) were seen
sitting along a wire fence. Alongside the moorland
edge with the Golf Course on my right I stopped
frequently to check the wall on my left. Sure enough,
it proved to be worthwhile, as four birds were
prominent, these proved to be another Whinchat, a
female Wheatear, a male Stonechat with a juvenile.
Flitting around the Golf Course and the nearby bracken
was another juvenile Stonechat and a Whithroat moved
from the tall grasses onto a fence post as a Willow
Warbler probed in the branches of a spindly plant. As
I walked towards Golcar Farm, another female Wheatear
was using the field boundary, fence and ditch on my
left and another family of Stonechat was present.
They were feeding near a gorse and make use of some
adjacent scrub. I noted two adults and two juveniles
this time, the party being joined by Goldfinches and
Greenfinches which were attacking the many thistle
seeds. I waited a little while by Golcar Farm and it
was no surprise to see the pair of Spotted
Flycatchers, that I first noticed on the 8th August.
They were using the field and hedges to the north of
the farm. As I turned to leave I noticed that a flock
of about twenty House Martins had moved in,
supplanting many of the Swallows which were generally
feeding up over the fields and moving through in a
southerly direction.

In total : 12 Stonechat, 6 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 2
Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whitethroat and numerous
Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit,
Willow Warbler.

23rd August 2006

Member's Only Res
1 Ringed Plover ( departed high sw at 0730 ), 8 Wheatear.

Nab Water Lane, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat.

Paul Clough, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Willow Warblers.

Trough Lane 2 Wheatear

B Vickers

22nd August 2006

Glovershaw area
4 Whinchat, Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher

P King

21st August 2006

Member's Only Res - AM visit
10 Shelduck ( 4 adults + 6 Juveniles), 1 Ringed Plover
177 Swallows moving Sw between 1000 and 1100 hrs
6 Swifts with the Swallows, 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Reed Buntings
PM Visit = 18 Shelduck (4 adults), 2 Raven, Ringed Plover
and at 20.15 a female Red-breasted Merganser

Aire Valley at Baildon
Shelduck west at 18.15, Swift west at 18.30

family party of whinchat, wheatear


Water Rail, Swift

B Vickers, M Pearson, S Radcliffe, R Proctor

20th August 2006

Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
Whinchat 5, Wheatear 3, Short Eared Owl

Member's Only Res
AM passage birds:
Swallow 295, House Martin 6, Swift 2, Meadow Pipit 16
Goldfinch 42, Common Gull 27, Greenfinch 12
Others: Wheatear 5, Ringed Plover 6 ,Redshank 1
Goosander 5, 50+LBBGulls

green sandpiper, Tawny Owl, 3 Water Rail ( 1 seen, 2 heard)
Sedge, Whitethroat, Blackcap, GSW

Lindley Wood Res
2 Greenshank, Ringed Plover

20th August 100+ house martins over pasture land
between Hirst Wood Weirand Shipley Glen, 6 jays Shipley Glen

B Vickers, DCBarker, M Doveston,
M&P Riley, J Poland, S Varrie

19th August 2006

Dowley Gap & Hirst Wood
6 goosanders, 2 Nuthatch and 2 GSWP,
swallows and house martins

S Varrie

15th August 2006

2 spotted flycatcher and 4 stonechat

members only res
2 ringed plover, peregrine, GBBG

paul king, brian vickers

14th August 2006

Oxenhope reservoirs
5 Wheatear, Fly Flatts.
Members only Res: , LBBG's 200+, Lapwing 145, Common Sandpiper 3, Ringed Plover Probably 9, 1 on the shore at 1145, 4 arrived at 1215, all had departed when I returned at 1350, 2 arrived at 1425 and departed south at 1430, Finally two arrived at 1615.

13th August 2006

water rail, whitethroat, sedge warbler feeding young

Birch Close
5 wheatear, little owl

Sconce Lane
15 linnet, juv little owl, 3 stonechat inc 2 juvs

12th August 2006

Denholme Clough 0700-0800
9 House Martins moving south west, Swallows
3 Chiffchaff, 15+Willow Warblers, Whitethroat

Doe Park Res
2 Common Gull, 20 BHGull, GHeron, Linnet

Member's Only Res AM visit:
Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Ringed Plover
222x LBBGull, 200 BHGull, 20 Common Gull
5+Swift, Swallows, Meadow Pipits, Grey Wagtail

John O' Gaunts
4 blackwit, greenshank, 1-2 green sand, Ringed plover, LRP, redstart, green woodpecker, 4 oystercatcher

M Doveston, DCBarker, J Suckly, B Vickers, R Proctor

11th August 2006

Hirst Wood canal side - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Stockbridge - Tawny Owl

S Radcliffe

10th August 2006

Nab water Lane - 8 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat

Paul Clough
Spotted Flycatcher, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Male) ,
Willow Warbler (juvs), Blackcap, , Bullfinch

Member's Only Res - 4 Goosander, 10 Swift ( Moving South)

Stockbridge - 4 Swifts, Sand Martins, Willow Warblers

B Vickers, M Doveston, H Hardwick

8th August 2006

Kex Gill

mipits starting to pass through with good numbers of swallows heading east. 2 Tree pipits over and a green woodpecker present. small numbers of birds ringed including a chiffchaff, 6 willow warblers and this meadow pipit above.

Member's Only Res
AM Visit: Juv Little Ringed Plover, Adult Yellow Legged Gull, also Clouded Yellow
dusk visit: Lapwings, LBBGulls, Snipe, Curlew

Stubden Res - 16:05 - Buzzard

Paul Clough
2 Tree Pipit, Whitethroat

Keighley Moor Res - 7 Wheatear

Willow Warblers were common, three males still in song.
female Stonechat with two juveniles. Spotted Flycatcher, Little Owl
flock of Goldfinches

A Jowett, B Vickers, P Cunningham, R Scullion,
M Doveston, J James

7th August 2006

Member's Only Res - AM visit
Yellow-legged Gull, Sanderling, Wheatear, 10 Curlew
Dusk visit (20:30 - 2140)
Yellow-legged Gull arrived for roost, 135 Lapwing,
1 Oystercatcher, 15 Curlew, Common Sandpiper

Low Moor Garden
- Treecreeper a local rarity

MVPriestley, B Vickers, M Doveston, K Moir

6th August 2006

Member's Only Res - early am
Yellow-legged Gull adult, 50+ Lapwing
Common Sandpiper, LBBGulls, Common Gulls,
BHGulls, Swallows, Meadow Pipits, Kestrel
Mid-afternoon 15:00 2 Whimbrel passed through
butterflies: common blue, meadow brown,peacock,
small white,tortoiseshell and gate keeper

Stockbridge - members only
Whitethroat, 2 Kingfishers, Sedge W, Blackcap.
Also leeches seen and elephant hawk moth caterpillar

St.Ives 0830 - 1030

Whitethroat female, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler
Swifts, House Martins, Swallows, Nuthatch,
Jays, Treecreepers, GSWdpkrs, Green Woodpkrs
Common Blue Damselfly, Green-veined White

Rockinghall Moor - Green Sandpiper

Paul Clough - Spotted Flycatcher 1, Willow Warbler 7,
Great Spotted Woodpecker ( Juv ) 1, Bullfinch 2,

M Doveston, A Tremethick, John P, B Vickers, S Radcliffe

5th August 2006

Member's Only Res - am visit
adult Mediterranean Gull with metal leg ring
Redstart, Willow Warbler, Swallow passage. Common Sandpiper

Myrtle Park riverside walk
Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Large White, Green-veined White,
Comma, Peacock, Brown Hawker, Blue-tailed Damselfy,

Undisclosed Site:
1st Summer Hobby, female Merlin, 2 Red Kite
2 Kestrel, Buzzard

Hazlewood Moor
Raven, Stonechat, Wheatear

Leeshaw Res - 2 Cormorant, several Linnet & Goldfinches

M Doveston, AGGough, D Curran, DCBarker, B Vickers
H Hardwick, S Radcliffe, A Greenwood


just a note to say that John O' Gaunts and Beaverdyke Reservoirs have very low water levels at the moment and will be well worth a look over the next couple of months for passage waders.

This is one of BOG's best wader reservoirs and a wide selection of waders has been noted there in the past. Some may remember the Long Billed Dowitcher many moons ago!

4th August 2006

private wetland site
62 new birds ringed including Willow Tit, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Treecreeper.
also kingfisher

Undisclosed Site:
3 Red Kite, Cream-crown Marsh Harrier
10 Buzzard, Peregrine

Member's Only Res
Mediterranean Gull, 4 Dunlin, Black Redstart

A Jowett, M Taunton, B Vickers

1st August 2006

Member's Only Res
1 adult Turnstone in full summer plumage, 2 x Ringed Plover,
2 x Yellow Legged Gull, 1 Juv Dunlin, 2 x Common Sandpiper,
120+ Lapwing. Male Redstart , 3 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail

B Vickers, K Moir