29th November 2006

28 Mandarin, singing Dipper, 2 Raven

A65 near Skipton - 150+ Lapwing, 50+ Starlings

S Goodwin, R Ratcliffe

26th November 2006

Doe Park Res
21 Canada Geese, 35 Mallard, 7 Fieldfare, Grey Heron

Harecroft - Cormorant, Kestrel

Cullingworth Fields
115 Lapwing, 350 BHGull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 LBBGull
100 Common Gull

Redcar Tarn
250 Lapwing, 8 Tufted Duck, 100 BHGull

East Riddlesden Hall
Goosander, Grey Wagtail

Stockbridge -
1 Water Rail heard. Bullfinch 5 (4 males), 2 Kestrel
Redwing, Fieldfare, Goldfinch

Middleton Lodge, Ilkley - Jay, Sparrowhawk

Middleton Moor – Red Kite

Wards End cottage fields at Beamsley - Red Kite, Kestrel

M Doveston, S Radcliffe, J Stallworthy

25th November 2006

Whetstone Gate & Ilkley Moor 07:40am
8 Golden plover, several Red Grouse

East Riddlesden Hall
1 pair Goosander, male Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail

Redcar Tarn 11:00am
Dunlin using the small island, 120 Lapwing,
50 Common Gull, 100 BHGull
1 pair Wigeon dropped in, 10 Tufted Duck

M&H Doveston

24th November 2006

Cononley Ings -
Count of 752 Lapwing, 18 Mallard, also Water Rail calling close to railway line at Low Laithe. Walk back along Aire towards Skipton produced Little Grebe, Cormorant and another Water Rail. This one was "chipping" where the sewage outlet is close to railway bridge. Redshank.

S Radcliffe

23rd November 2006

Ilkley Moor, Keighley Gate - Snow Bunting

Stockbridge -
Water Rail, 12 Redwing, 3 Bullfinches,1 Reed Bunting

Bradup - 2 Snipe.

N Ward, S Radcliffe

22nd November 2006

Whetstone Gate - c30 Brambling

Ilkley Moor, Keighley Gate Road, Ilkey end - Snow Bunting

M Taunton, N Ward.

19th November 2006

St. Ives
flock of Pink-feet headed NE but were unseen @ 9.40
Jay, Nuthatch, GSWdpkr, no sign of Redpoll, Siskin or
winter Thrushes. 3 Goosander, Kingfisher.

private wetland site
water rail calling at dawn

Lower Washburn
2 pinkfeet over, 5 red kite, 2 buzzard, siskin, redpoll and tonnes of fieldfare

1 Snipe, Kingfisher, 3 Water Rail (2 heard), 4 Bullfinch,
Goosander flypast, Redpoll/ Siskin flock, male Blackcap

3 pairs of Stonechat at Whetstone Gate

Beamsley 13:30 – Red Kite with a green wing tab, + 2 others.

Ogden Reservoir
4 Common Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5+ Long-tailed Tit
10+ Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher

M&H Doveston, A Jowett, J Stallworthy, S Radcliffe

M Taunton, C King

18th November 2006

Stockbridge 0815-0855am
Water Rail, Reed Bunting, Redpoll, Redwing, Siskin

private wetland site
water rail - 1 ringed and colour ringed, tawny owl, sparrowhawk, 50+ starling roosting in reedbed, reed bunting, redwing,

M&H Doveston

17th November 2006

Skipton Sewage Works :
Grey Wagtail, Snipe, Kingfisher, three Reed Bunting, 7 Moorhen,
Sparrowhawk, Redshank (heard), 200 Lapwing.

Silsden Res :
Female Goldeneye, 16 Tufted Duck,Pochard,
Little Grebe and two Cormorants.

Chelker : 10 Tufted 2 Cormorants.

Fewston : 2 Tufted, 4 Teal, Red Kite went over.

Knotford :
24 Mute Swans, 16 Wigeon, 211 Coot, 14Tufted,
one Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Little Grebe
and one male Goldeneye.

P King, S Radcliffe

16th November 2006

Bradford Interchange area
500 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing

J Brownbridge, N Kerwin

14th November 2006

Bradford - Bus Depot 0900am
30 Lapwing, 300+ Golden Plover leaving roost.

Private Wetlands
male Shelduck, 13 Pochard, 21 Goldeneye, 26 Tufted Duck

Soil Hill- no sign of Purple Sandpiper today.

J Brownbridge, AGGough

13th November 2006

Purple Sandpiper still present at Soil Hill, Queensbury
For excellent images of this bird go to the Halifax Blog by following the link in the list on the right hand column.

B Sumner

12th November 2006

Soil Hill, Queensbury - Purple Sandpiper

plenty of Jays about. 6 Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck

Cullingworth Fields - plenty of Common Gulls scattered about

Redcar Tarn
16 Tufted Duck, 30+Common Gull, 73 Golden Plover
300+ Lapwing, 100+Starling, 150+BHGull

East Riddlesden Hall
Gt Sptd Woodpkr, Jay

Stockbridge = 37 species inc:
water rail - 1 seen, another heard, male blackcap, 7 Siskin,
Kingfisher, G S W, singing song thrush, 3 goldcrest,
40 fieldfare, 1 redwing.

M Doveston, S Radcliffe, B Sumner

10th November 2006

Shelduck at Swinsty

4 Whooper Swans flying west at Ponden Res at 1020hrs

1 Little Grebe, Leeming Res.

S Goodwin, B Vickers

6th November 2006

Bradford bus depot roof 4pm
Lapwing x c300 and circling around bottom of Bowling Back Lane

Ian Watson

Bonfire Night

Strid Woods
22 mandarin

Redcar Tarn
3 Wigeon, 16 Tufted Duck, 300+Lapwing, 1 LBBGull
120+BHGull, 12 Com Gull

Silsden Res - Cormorant

East Riddlesden Hall lake
Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 6 Moorhen

Beamsley area - 3 Red Kites

Ilkley - Kingfisher, Dipper

4th November 2006

Brambling, Redpoll

Cullingworth Fields
20 Fieldfare, 12 Common Gull, 50 BHGull, 100+ Starling

Riddlesden - Redwing

Members Only Res
Fieldfare, Stonechat

Paul Clough
300+ Fieldfare, 200+ Starling, 12+ Bullfinch, Jay
18 Pinkfoot Goose

M Doveston, DCBarker, H Creber, C King

2nd November 2006

Cononley Ings flood meadows. 09.30
38 Wigeon, 102 Teal, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Pintail, 18 Mallard,
2 Dunlin, 4 Snipe,168 Lapwing, 111 B.H Gull , 4 Common Gull
and c250 Starling.

Leeshaw Res area
860+ Fieldfare, 2 Raven

B Vickers, M Smith

1st November 2006

Cononly Ings:
Pintail, 20 Wigeon, 100 Teal, 500 Lapwing
plus Gulls and Starlings, 1500 Fieldfare, Kingfisher

Paul Clough:
134 Woodpigeon, 254 Fieldfare, 8 Siskin, 4 Bullfinch

Chelker Res: 60+ Fieldfare

Barden: 100+ Redwing, 500+ Fieldfare

P King, S Radcliffe, B Vickers