30th October 2006

Doe Park Res
5 Red-legged Partridge, Herring Gull

Denholme Clough
2 Skylark, plenty of Redwing, Goldcrests
20+Long-tailed Tits, Redpoll, Bullfinch

Harecroft: 12x Grey Partridge

Beamsley Beacon area: 3x Red Kite

Denton area: Buzzard

Barden: Fieldfare & Redwing

M Doveston, J Stallworthy

Dartford Warbler

the dartford warbler was still present at lippersley pike, Timble ings yesterday

29th October 2006

Members' Only Res: Vis-mig
Redwing 55, Greylag goose 7, Greenfinch 71, Fieldfare 44, Song Thrush 1
Pinkfeet 15, Mipit 14, Skylark 2, Reed bunt 3,
Swallow 1, Lapwing 120

Cononley Ings flood meadows
1 Cormorant, 2 Goosander, 9 Heron, 158 Mallard, 20 Wigeon, 48 Teal,
4 Goldeneye,307 Lapwing, 260 BH Gull, 7 Common Gull,
6 Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher
3>Buzzard, one being mobbed by c30 Jackdaw.

DCBarker, H Creber, M Smith

27th October 2006

Paul Clough 0800- 1045
Redwing 1012, Fieldfare 322, Brambling 52
Chaffinch 29, Blackbird 8, Goldcrest 2
Bullfinch 8

PM visit:
Redwing 1800, Fieldfare 450, Mistle Thrush 26

B Vickers

25th October 2006

Lindley Wood Res
31 cormorant, wigeon, 13 heron, red kite

Chelker Res
15 golden plover, cormorant

24th October

Fly Flatts - 2x Whooper Swans
for photos follow the link to Halifax Birders on the right.

John Marsden

It is sad to report that John Marsden died yesterday after a long illness.

John has been involved in BOG activities since the late 1980s and has helped on many BOG projects. Local birding has lost a real wildlife enthusiast and a thoroughly nice man - thanks John from everyone involved in the group.

Our thoughts are with his family

The funeral is at Nab Wood on Friday 27th October at 2.40pm

up to 23rd October

canal Saltaire
Ringed Teal, Kingfisher

Whetstone Gate
small part of Brambling, Peregrine

2 Water rail

also male and ringtail Hen Harrier at one site and a ringtail and a Goshawk at another

Denholme Clough - Willow Tit still present
Redwing 1083, Fieldfare 6, Mistle Thursh 13, Song Thrush 6
Mpipit 137, Pied Wag 11, Starling 144 , Woodpigeon 155
Stock Dove, Brambling 5 ,Siskin 23, Redpoll 18, Goldfinch 51
Linnet 8, Greenfinch 37, Chaffinch 65, Bullfinch 6 ,Yellowhammer
House Martin 2, GBBGull, Jackdaw 18, Cormorant, Golden Plover 2
Lapwing 4, Skylark, GSW 3, Goldcrest 10+, Long-tailed Tit 27

18th October 2006

Timble Ings
grey plover over, 200+ redwing, many redpoll

Caldene Fields
3 shoveler (a site first)

there are 2 African Grey Parrots on the loose in Otley near the Police Station. Theyve been around for several months

colour-ringed Twite

please could all sightings of colour ringed twite be reported to davidsowter@freenet.co.uk or alternatively if you report them to me I will make sure they are passed on

thanks, Andy Jowett

13th - 15th October 2006

Timble Ings
dartford warbler reported near Lippersley Pike (friday)
200+ redwing, brambling, 5 skylark, merlin, 33 redpoll ringed

Sandwith Moor
6 stonechat

Kex Gill
brambling, redwing, redpoll, siskin all ringed

Paul Clough
20+ bullfinch

12th October 2006

Undisclosed Site
12+ buzzard, 3 red kite, peregrine and 2 ringtail hen harriers (untagged)

Oxenhope area
100+ redwing

10th October 2006

Timble Ings
stonechat, loads of redpolls

Sandwith Moor
6 grey partridge

9th October 2006

Caldene Fields
800+ pinkfeet over

wheatear, 4 grey partridge

8th October 2006

Sandwith Moor
6 stonechat, 8 skylark, 2+ twite, reed bunting

undisclosed site
wing tagged hen harrier

near Leathley
10 red kites, 3 buzzard

Thruscross Res
male common scoter

Yorkshire Dales Upland Bird Study Group

The species review of the Yorkshire Dales Upland Bird Study Group for 1992-2004 is now on sale.

Price is £3 plus 55p p+p. Colin Straker will be selling them at the November BOG meeting.

This report includes data that has been collected and collated by group member and other conservation organisations since 1992 and is intended to provide an assesment of the recent and current status of a number of key upland species within the Yorkshire Dales Upland Bird Study Group area. This area covers the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Nidderdale AONB - hence most of the BOG area from the river Wharfe Northwards is included. The BOG archive records were invaluable towards this publication so a big thank you to all who have submitted records over the years and also to the BOG committee for allowing the use of their data.

Further copies can be obtained from Colin Straker, 13 Piece Fields, Threshfield, Skipton, N Yorks, BD23 5HR. Please make cheques payable to the Yorkshire Dales Upland Bird Study Group.

4th October 2006

Denholme Clough 0910am - Red Kite north
Mipit 160, Pied Wagtail 12, Skylark 5, Starling 23
Siskin 21, Chaffinch 60, Goldfinch 9, Linnet, Redpoll 5
Greenfinch 37, Bullfinch 7, Mistle Thrush 6, Swallow 13
Reed bunting 5, Common Gull 21, House Sparrow 3

7 Stonechat at Nab Water lane

Paul Clough - 22 Redpoll, 4 Siskin.

Redcar Tarn - 1 Wigeon, 1 Herring Gull.

S Johnson, B Vickers, S Radcliffe, R Proctor

2nd October 2006

Sandwith Moor
4 stonechat, 5 wheatear near Scargill Res

Denholme Clough - vismig
Meadow Pipit 185, Swallow 43, Pied Wagtail 27,
Skylark 11, Starling 113, Greenfinch 14, Siskin 37,
Chaffinch 15, Reed Bunting 3, Grey Wagtail 3
Goldfinch 3, Linnet, Grey Plover

Wheatear 3 - Duke of York Pub

Member's Only Res

Meadow Pipit 24, Siskin 48, Pied Wagt 21, Greenfinch 102
Goldfinch 56, Chaffinch 21, Skylark 7, Mistle Thrush 35
Swallow 1, Black Redstart, Clouded Yellow

Nab Water Lane - 12 Stonechat

D Gilroy, S Johnson, DCBarker, B Vickers

1st October 2006

Lindley Trout Farm
nuthatch, red kite

Denholme Clough
Willow Tit still present, Swallows, Jay
Treecreeper, GSWdpkr, Chiffchaff

Member's Only Res
Black Redstart, 3 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, Reed Bunting
19 Mistle Thrush, 100+Meadow Pipits, 20+Pied Wags

R.Aire Hirst Mill to Dowley Gap
3 Kingfisher, 1 Goosander, 4 Jay, 1 GSWdpkr,
Grey Heron and 1 Red Admiral

2 female Northern Wheatear at Caldene Fields
2 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap at Toad Holes Beck


Water rail, Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, Willow Warbler,
Kestrel, Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk

Paul Clough 0800- 0920.
Chaffinch 32, Greenfinch 16, 8 Song Thrush, 5 Goldcrest,
6 Bullfinch, 10 Long Tailed Tits, Jay,
2 Mistlethrush, 4 Reed Bunting.

M Doveston, DCBarker, H Creber, P Cunningham,
J Suckly, S Varrie, B Vickers, M Priestley, S Radcliffe,