31st December 2007

Shipley Golf Course - 10.30
80 pink-footed geese flying high S.E.- N.W. and calling over

East Riddlesden Hall
8 Redpoll, 10+ Redwing, 70+Mallard, 2 Goosander,
Kingfisher, 80+BHGull

Silsden Floods
400+BHGull, 2 Common Gull

Cononley Ings,
Mallard, Teal 15, Wigeon 2, Pintail 2, Goosander 8,
Grey Heron 3, Mute Swan 7, Lapwing, B h Gulls

Bolton Park - Common Buzzard

Hazlewood Moor - 2 Red Kite

Leeshaw - 43 Greylag, 4 Canada, 28 mallard, grey heron.

Leeming Resr. - 5 mallard, 2 mistle thrush, curlew overhead.

Leeming Water - dipper


M Doveston, B Vickers, S Radcliffe,
A Greenwood, A Josephs

30th December 2007

Stockbridge - 34 species including:
2 Water Rail, Redpoll, 17 Siskin, 2 GSW, Sparrowhawk,
Kestrel & 2 Bullfinch. Evidence of Water Vole activity

East Riddlesden Hall
Kingfisher, Redpoll, 50+BHGull, Goosander,
Sparrowhawk, 46 Mallard

Silsden Floods
Merlin, 44 Canada Geese, BHGulls, Common Gulls
Fieldfare, Redwing, Kestrel

Redcar Tarn
male Wigeon, 2 Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck, LBBGull
200+Lapwing, BHGulls, Common Gulls

Weston Moor:- 200 Lapwing flock flying over

Timble Ings:-
GSWdpkr, 4 Bullfinch, 18 Crossbill, 5 Coal Tit, 3 Mipit

Members Only Res
Moving Birds: Lapwing 300, Skylark 1, Greylag Goose 2,
Reed Bunting 2. Other: Robin 3, Wren 2+, Red Grouse

Fly Flatts - goldeneye

Leeshaw - 41 Greylag, 3 Canada, 3 mallard, goosander

pink-footed goose in the Crag Road football ground


S Radcliffe, M Doveston, E Scarfe,
DCBarker, A Greenwood, W Bartle

28th December 2007

East Riddlesden Hall
Kingfisher, 30 BHGulls, 12 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch



M&H Doveston

Long-tailed Tit by S. Lilley


27th December 2007

East Riddlesden Hall
Kingfisher, Bullfinch, 10 Chaffinch, BHGulls


M&H Doveston

26th December 2007

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits:
cormorant flew over 1030

River Wharfe between BRGP and Manor Park Bends:
Goldeneye 3 male + 6 female, 1045-1100

Ben Rhydding Garden
treecreeper, pair of siskin, 3 goldfinch, redwing,
nuthatch, bullfinches (3 female, 5 male)


D&H Kidman

25th December 2007

East Riddlesden Hall - Kingfisher

Members Only Res
Raven, Goosanders, Red Grouse

Kex Gill - Red Grouse

Sconce Lane area
40 Goldfinch at the triangle behind Weecher Res
150 Fieldfare, 14 Meadow Pipit moving at dusk

Leeshaw - cormorant, 20 fieldfare

Private Wetlands
male Scaup still present, 2 Wigeon


M&H Doveston, DCBarker, S Radcliffe, S Parkes, AGGough

24th December 2007

Private Wetlands
Male Scaup still present

East Riddlesden Hall
4 Teal, Redpoll, Siskin, Sparrowhawk


K Moir, M Doveston

23rd December 2007

Members Only Res - Med Gull adult in roost

St.Ives
Redwing flock, 2 Little Owls, Siskin, Nuthatches
4 GSWdpkrs, 2 Jay, Mute Swan

Redcar Tarn
300 Lapwing and 10 Golden plover in fields opposite
Drake Shoveller, drake Wigeon, common gulls and B.h.gulls

Stockbridge
Water Rail, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 4 Bullfinch,
5 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting

Norr Hill, Wilsden
Five Skylark still on the Hill with much overhead activity and constant calling. Nineteen Meadow Pipits in the horse paddocks were different, these being the first to be noted for a considerable period of time - possibly wintering birds. Otherwise just a handfull of Common Gulls and a couple of Carrion Crows


M Doveston, S Radcliffe, DCBarker, FL Hadrysiak,
K Moir, A tremethick

22nd December 2007

East Riddlesden Hall & adjacent fields;
Kingfisher, male Brambling, 30 Siskin, 2 Lapwing
200 BHGulls, 74 Mallard, 7 Moorhen, Redwing
Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Goldcrests, Treecreeper


M Doveston

Starling by S.Lilley


21st December 2007

canal at crossflatts -
pair of Bullfinch

East Morton -
50 Fieldfare in very small flocks, 5 Redwing, GSW

Sunnydale area -
Treecreeper, 3 Golden Plovers, 10 Fieldfare


S Radcliffe

20th December 2007

Stockbridge -
1 Oystercatcher, Sparrowhawk, 7 Siskin, Bullfinch

Swinsty dam - Common Sandpiper

S Radcliffe, 3rd-hand report

18th December 2007

Yeadon Tarn Roost
13 Goosander, male Pochard, Goldeneye



P King

16th December 2007

Private Wetlands
Probable Scaup, 75 Siskin, 10 Redpoll,
24 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 5 Pochard, 20+Tufted Duck
20+Goldeneye, 5 Little Grebe, 2 GCGebe, 6 Cormorant,
3 GHeron, 3 Greylags, Kestrel, 100+Lapwing, Kingfisher

East Riddlesden Hall - Kingfisher

Fly Flatts
1 Jack Snipe, 2 Snipe, 1m Stonechat, Goldeneye

Stockbridge - 4 Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch & 17 Siskin

Soil Hill - pm visit
4 Pink-footed Geese >W. 6 Snipe in air together
1f. Stonechat, 1 Kestrel


M Doveston, B Sumner, S Radcliffe

15th December 2007

East Riddlesden Hall
male Brambling, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Chaffinch

St.Ives
74 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch, Mute Swan, 10 Coot
7 Moorhen, 42 Mallard, 6 Nuthatch, Treecreeper
Jays, 4 Redpoll

Norr Hill - 5 Skylark


M Doveston, H Doveston, DCBarker

12th December 2007

Private Wetlands
1 male Red crested Pochard, 10 Goldeneye, 40 Siskin, 1 Little Grebe,
17 Tufted duck, 14 Wigeon

Addingham Moorside - Kestrel, 4 Grey Partridge, 25 Redwing


E Scarfe, S Radcliffe

11th December 2007


Leeshaw Res,
Kestrel 2, Fieldfare 25, Mistlethrush 6
Calling Water Rail - Bingley Bog South
Mandarin - canal at Saltaire

B Vickers, S Radcliffe

10th December 2007

Cononley Ings,
Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Pintail, Redshank 2, Lapwing,

Redcar Tarn,
Goosander 2, Tufted Duck.


B Vickers

9th December 2007

Fly Flatts;
1 GREENSHANK on banking then off >SW
3 Goldeneye, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Greylag,
1 Kestrel, 4 Red Grouse

Private Wetlands
(probable) Scaup, 38 Tufted Duck, Goldeneye
Siskin, Redpoll, Red-crested Pochard

Stockbridge -
2 Water Rail, Redpoll, 7 Siskin, GSW, Kestrel,
12 Greenfinch feeding on rose hips.

Sandbeds - 26 Teal

East Riddlesden Hall
3 Kingfisher, 6 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Goosander
14 Magpie, 6 Moorhen, 10 BHGull

Chelker Res
150 Golden Plover, 600 Lapwing, 400 BHGull
Cormorant, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Common Gull
Fieldfare, Kestrel, 16 Coot

Silsden Res
Goldeneye, Tufted Duck

Silsden Floods
6 Teal, 20 Canada Geese, 3 Mute Swans, 700+BHGull


B Sumner, S Radcliffe, M Doveston, AGGough

8th December 2007

Yeadon Tarn -
1 male Goldeneye, 13 Goosanders, 4 GCGrebe, 4 Goldfinch,
150 Lapwings, Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Gull

Knotford Nook -
6 Wigeon, 2 GCG, Little Grebe, 2 Pochard plus Tufted Ducks

Otley Wetlands -
flock of Siskin, Tufted Ducks, Pochards, Goldeneyes

East Riddlesden Hall
Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, Goldfinch, 6 Moorhen
Collared Dove, 12+Blackbirds, 2 Robin, Dunnock,


M Doveston, S Radcliffe

7th December 2007

Sandbeds - 20 Teal

Cononley Ings
3 Shoveler, 3 Pintail, 2 Wigeon, 40 Teal, 190 Mallard,
4 Mute Swan, Sparrowhawk, 2 Redshank

Redcar Tarn,
415 Lapwing, 4 Goosander, 24 Tufted Duck


S Radcliffe, B Vickers

6th December 2007

Stockbridge
2 Water Rail heard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Kingfisher,
2 Redpoll, 6 Siskin, pair of Bullfinch, pair of Reed Bunting.


flock of about 15-20 pied wagtails over Eccleshill


S Radcliffe, G Robin.

5th December 2007


Redcar Tarn
Pair of Goosander, 25 Tufted Duck

Silsden Ings,
2 Mute Swans, 28 Canada Geese, 40+ Mallard.

Cononley Ings,
350+ Lapwing, 150+ Mallard, 45 Teal.
B Vickers

3rd December 2007

Cullingworth Fields, Lapwing 150+, Stock Dove 28,

Leeshaw Res, 1 Cormorant,

Leeming Res, 1 Cormorant



B Vickers

2nd December 2007

Silsden Canal-side
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 200 metres west of the last
house along the canal at Silsden (west of Silsden).
Grid ref SE039461

Fly Flatts Res
4 Golden Plover, 8 Lapwing, 2 Goldeneye
1 Stonechat, 5 Red Grouse

Stockbridge - 30 species inc;
2 Water Rail, Kingfisher, 15 Siskin, 38 Fieldfare, Kestrel,
10 Goldfinch, Goosanders flying along valley

East Riddlesden Hall
Kingfisher, Redwing, 8 Chaffinch, GSWdpker

Private Wetlands
Water Rail, 20 Goldeneye

Knotford Nook - 4 Wigeon


S Radcliffe, A Jowett, B Sumner, M&H Doveston, D Odell

Fieldfare at Paul Clough - B.Vickers


1st December 2007

Leeshaw Res, 36 Greylag Geese

Lower Laithe Res, 2 Goosander,

Paul Clough, 60+ Fieldfare

East Riddlesden Hall - Kingfisher

Whetstone Gate - Kestrel

Stockbridge -
Chiffchaff, Brambling, 3 Reed Bunting, Water Rail (heard), 2 Siskin


B Vickers, M Doveston, S Radcliffe

Dumfries tagged Red Kite #5 - B Vickers


29th November 2007

pair of Tree sparrows at Eastfield lane , Burley

Timble
Mixed flock of Tits , including a Goldcrest.
Small flocks of Redpoll and Siskin. 30 Fieldfare,
Stonechat, G.S.Woodpecker

Wharfe Valley
Red Kite from Dumfries with two green wing tags

Stockbridge -
Water Rail heard, possibly 2 birds, 50 Siskin, 4 Bullfinch,
3 Common Gull, G S W, Sparrowhawk perched next to feeders,
Kestrel (in box), 2 Reed Bunting, winter thrushes


J Cope, S Lilley, S Radcliffe, B Vickers, M Taunton

26th November 2007

Leeshaw Res, 20 Greylag Geese, Kestrel.

Oxenhope Moor, 1 Peregrine.


B Vickers

24th November 2007

Ilkley Moor - track from Whetstone Gate
Snow Bunting overhead

Shibden Head
Redwing 20+, Jay 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Long-tailed Tit 7

Roper Lane, Queensbury: -
Bullfinch 1 male, Green Woodpecker 1,
Pink-foot Goose 160 heading SW to Halifax at 10.30am

Private Wetlands
24 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 18 Cormorant, 12 Goldeneye, 6 Siskin
20 Tufted Duck,

Knotford Nook
12 Wigeon, male Pochard, 6 Goldeneye, 12 Tufted Duck, Gadwall

Leathley - Red Kite, 200 Pink-footed Geese

Lindley Wood Reservoir
6 GCGrebe, 130 Mallard, Goldeneye, Goosander

East Riddlesden Hall
Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch, 20 BHGull

Leeshaw Res,
Pair of Stonechats, Woodcock flew over the res, Kestrel,
Several Herrings gulls in the gull flock this morning


M&H Doveston, C King, A Jowett, B Vickers

21st November 2007

Fewston Res (midday): water level quite low
Teal 28 (15m, 13f), 1 f tufted ducks, 2 pairs goosander
1 redshank, 4/5 cormorants, ~300 lapwing, 4 goldcrests,
10 long-tailed tits


J Flood

Snow Bunting on Soil Hill by B.Sumner


18th November 2007

Soil Hill - 1 Snow Bunting
21 Golden Plover, Meadow Pipit

Members Only Res
23 Lapwing, 2 Goldeneye, Goosander

Long Causeway - 50+Lapwing

Trough Lane - Kestrel

Redcar Tarn -
10 Tufted Duck, Goosander, 200+Starling

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Kingfisher, 15+Long-tailed Tit, 20+Fieldfare, Jay

Stockbridge - only 23 species including;
Water Rail, Little Grebe (present for a week now),
Jay, Redpoll


B Sumner, M Doveston, S Radcliffe

17th November 2007

Members Only Res
Knot and Dunlin on small islands before leaving
Moving Birds:
Brambling 23+, Woodpigeon 126, Common Gull 21,
BH Gull 12, LBB Gull 1, Snow Bunting 1, No Starlings!
Others:
Stonechat 2, Rook 2, Carrion Crow 4, Lapwing 121
Goldeneye 5, Goosander 2, Mallard 35

Crossroads Garden -
Jack Snipe - stayed over an hour

Soil Hill - Snow Bunting

St.Ives
Redpoll, 10 Fieldfare, Jay, Nuthatch, Treecreeper
20+Goldcrests, 20+Long-tailed Tit

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Kingfishers flying round through gardens and trees
and were very vocal

Barden -
finch flock drinking at car park puddle including Redpoll

Bingley - Spa Lane - Grey Wagtail

Crossflatts bridge over the canal.
120 black-headed gulls on the water,
25 Canada geese and about 60 greylag type


DCBarker, Rita, M Doveston, M Taunton,
H Doveston, A Josephs

16th November 2007

Soil Hill - Snow Bunting

Skipton Sewage Works - permit required
Water Pipit, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper

Members Only Res - Vis mig watch
Starling - 288, Brambling - 18, Greenfinch - 8, Goldfinch - 1
Reed Bunting - 1, Woodpigs - 220
Other non movers :-
Merlin - 1, Kestrel - 3, Goldeneye - male & two female on res
Lapwing - 55 on two islands far side of res, later 115 present
Redwing - 3 in wood

Lower Laithe Res, Goosander 2


H Creber, B Vickers, G Holmes

15th November 2007

Soil Hill - 15.30
male Snow Bunting appeared late in the day for 20 minutes
Snipe, 3 Stonechat, Pied Wagtail, GHeron, Fieldfare

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Snow Bunting, Peregrine, Merlin, Stonechat, Kestrel

Hard Nese Clough near Oxenhope am
10+ bullfinch, wren, blue tit, great tit, sparrowhawk 2 reed bunting

Silsden Res, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard

Wharfe Valley
4 Red Kite, Buzzards, Kestrel,
and small flocks of goldfinch, siskin, & Redpoll.

Redcar Tarn, 2 Wigeon


A Tremethick, H Creber, S Parkes, B Vickers

14th November 2007

Dowley Gap & Hirst wood 15.00hrs
1 goldcrest, 2 mistle thrush, 3 jay, 4 meadow pipit, 1 reed bunting,
60 to 100 pied wag in flight when flushed off filter beds,
100 b.h. gull, 1 dipper on river

Soil Hill - 2 Snow Buntings 14.00


A Tremethick, B Vickers

13th November 2007

Redcar Tarn
100 Lapwing, 50 Common Gulls, 150Black-headed Gulls,
Lesser Black-backed Gull, 17 Tufted Ducks, Goosander.


P King

12th November 2007

Soil Hill - 4 Snow Buntings

Leeshaw Res - Water Pipit

Caldene Fields - vis mig watch
Goose Sp 50, Duck Sp 3, Mute Swan 2, Black-headed Gull 5
Wood Pigeon 1145, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 2
Starling 81, Carrion Crow 2, Chaffinch 3, Greenfinch 41
Goldfinch 9, Siskin 5



MVPriestley, B Sumner, B Vickers, R Proctor

11th November 2007 - Timble Ings





7 fieldfare, 4 crossbill 2 male 2 female
6 siskin, 6 goldcrests, redpoll, GSWdpkr
plus 3 pheasant, chaffinch, coal tit, blue tit and great tits.
F&S Ipson

11th November 2007



Soil Hill, Queensbury 7 Snow Buntings;3 male 4 female
Present until mid-morning but then were not seen again.
8 Grey Partridge, 4 Meadow Pipits, Herring Gull, 3 LBBgulls
2 Great Black-backed Gull
Images taken by B.Sumner

Barden Moor - Red Kite, Kestrel


Manywells Beck, Cullingworth - Dipper by D.Ogden

Canal Road, Bradford - 6 Lapwing
East Riddlesden Hall
Kingfisher, Tufted Duck, 60+Mallard, 7+Moorhen
Wharfe Valley
Redpoll, Siskin, Fieldare, Redwing, Kestrel
Members Only Reservoir - 7.30 to 8.30am
Goldeneye 5, Snipe, Kestrel, Cormorant
Black-headed Gull 3, Common Gull 2, LBbGull 2
Mistle Thrush 2, Rook
Caldene Fields - vis mig watch
Lapwing 108, Black-headed Gull 7, Common Gull 4, LBB Gull 11
Wood Pigeon 103, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 2, Blackbird
Starling 16, Carrion Crow 3, Chaffinch 12, Greenfinch 17
Goldfinch 2
Stockbridge
Male Teal, Little Grebe, G S W, Sparrowhawk carrying prey
River Aire at Buck Wood
Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Dipper 4, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk,
Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker
Norr Hill, Wilsden
Moving Birds:
Common Gull 67, LBBGull 33, Redwing 115, Fieldfare 6,
Meadow Pipit 21, Chaffinch 4, Brambling 1+ heard ,
Lapwing 25, Woodpigeon 36, Carrion Crow 21,
Other: Skylark 5 in the roughs, Snipe 1 , Fieldfare 1

C King, B Sumner, M Doveston, D Ogden,
S&SGoodwin, JLTopham, H Doveston,
MVPriestley, S Radcliffe, C Pottle, DCBarker

10th November 2007

East Riddlesden Hall
4 Brambling, Kingfisher, Redwing, Siskin

Redcar Tarn
4 Goosander, 15 Tufted Ducks, 140 Lapwing, 100 Starling
Coots, Moorhen, BHGulls, Common Gulls.

Norr Hill, Wilsden
Starling 56 > NW, Fieldfare 6 > W,
Redwing heard, Chaffinch 2 > W


M&H Doveston, DCBarker

Reed Bunting in Riddlesden Garden - S.Lilley



Recent reports:

Skipton Sewage Works
Water Pipit, Green Sandpiper


Skipton Birder

9th November 2007

Yeadon Tarn - 29 Goosander, 1 GCGrebe

Knotford Nook -
1 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 10 Wigeon, 6 Tufted, 1 GCGrebe

Otley Wetlands -
9 Whoopers Swan flew in. Still there at 13.00
3 Teal, 14 Goldeneye, 27 Tufted, 5 Little Grebe, 1 GCGrebe,
26 Cormorant, 2 Pochard, Jay, 44 Coot, 7 Moorhen

Wharfe Valley
Hen Harrier, Red Kite, Buzzards

S Radcliffe, J Flood, AGGough

8th November 2007

Low Moor Garden - male Blackcap

Stockbridge - Little Grebe, male Teal

Strid area - 39 Mandarin Ducks

Otley - Peregrine

MVPriestley, S Radcliffe, J Flood, M Braithewaite

6th November 2007

Wharfe Valley
upto 6+Red Kite, Peregrine
Hen Harrier


M Taunton, G Holmes

5th November 2007

Sun Lane N.R.
50 siskin & 30 goldfinch on alders,bullfinch,20 redwing,5 fieldfare


Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits/River Wharfe
2 cormorant, 16 fieldfare, 4 goldcrest
Field north of river - 30+ lapwing, 40+ curlew


J.Cope, S Parkes

images by S.Lilley




4th November 2007

St.Ives Estate - Siskins, Mute Swan

Caldene Fields - vis mig watch
Cormorant 1, Greylag Goose, Lapwing 3, Black Headed Gull 31
Common Gull 2, Sparrowhawk, Woodpigeon 5,076, Stockdove 2
Meadow Pipit 1, Pied Wagtail 8, Blackbird 2, Redwing 4
Fieldfare 72
, Starling 226, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow 6, Chaffinch 35
Greenfinch 37, Goldfinch 3, Siskin 2

East Bierley - vis mig watch
1400+Woodpigeons, 300+Golden Plover

goldcrest in Villa Road garden, Bingley

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Goldfinch 2, Pied wagtail 4, Fieldfare 31, Lapwing 57, Woodpigeon 1672
Starling 731, Meadow Pipit 3, Redwing , Brambling 1+, Redpoll 2+
Chaffinch 7, Reed bunting 13, Cormorant 2, Bullfinch 2

Norr Hill, Wilsden- pm visit
Snipe 6, Woodcock 1, Skylark 3, Meadow Pipit 1, Blackbird

Fly Flatts Res - inc vis mig watch
6 Goldeneye, Stonechat, 8 Red Grouse, 626 Woodpigeons,
515 Starling, 48 Redwing, 8 Meadow Pipit

Lower Laithes Res - 8 Mallard

Leeshaw Res -
80 Greylag, 29 Canada geese, Sparrowhawk, 2 Mallard, Cormorant

Stockbridge - 32 species today including -
Kestrel, Water Rail, Siskin, Bullfinch, Redwing, G S W, 2 male Teal


M Doveston, D Parkin, MVPriestley, A Josephs,
DCBarker, H Creber, C King, A Greenwood,
S Radcliffe, B Sumner

3rd November 2007

Shibden Head in Queensbury
Redwing 70+ (Feeding parties in the valley), Fieldfare 8
Mistle Thrush, Starling 300+ (Heading North inc. 1 flock of 200)
Wood Pigeon 50+, Jackdaw 50+, Sparrowhawk 2
Jay, Nuthatch, Long Tailed Tits 40+, Green Woodpecker 1 (Female)
Bullfinch 2 (1M + 1F), Grey Wagtail, Common Gull 3

Soil Hill - 4 Linnet and 3 Carrion Crows

St.Ives Estate
Siskins, Redpolls, Mute Swan, Canada Geese,
Nuthatch, Jay, Long-tailed Tits 38+, GSWdpkr

Saltaire R Aire
2 and 5 goodanders, 8 herons nr boathouse, 1 bullfinch,
5 goldfinch, 3 nuthatch,

Hirst Wood Canal- 1 mandarin

Dowley gap - 9 pied wagtails

Caldene Fields vis mig watch
Back Headed Gull >16, Common Gull > 2, Wood Pigeon > 242
Pied Wagtail > 4, Blackbird > 1, Redwing 27, Fieldfare > 20
Starling > 401, Carrion Crow 6, Chaffinch 17, Greenfinch > 14
Goldfinch > 11

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Curlew 2 >, Starling 550, Fieldfare 710, Redwing 22, Woodpigeon 2560
Greenfinch 12, Chaffinch 49, Reed bunting 5, Redpoll 23, Lapwing 110
Dunlin 1 , Whooper Swan 2 > SW, Blackbird 3, Snipe 2, Mipit 19
Pied wagtail 3, Snow Bunting 1+, Skylark 1, Kestrel 1,
Sparrowhawk 1 predating migrating Starlings

Wharfe Valley
2 Hen Harrier, 6+Red Kite, 5 Buzzard, 5 Kestrel
2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven

Barden Tower to Cavendish Pavillion 10:00 to 11:00
36 Mandarin Duck, 2 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron
Kestrel, Moorhen

Cavendish Pavillion to Round Hill 11:30 to 13:50
1 Goosander, 4 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel
10 Redwing, 3 Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 6 Grouse
3 Fieldfare

Round Hill down to Ilkley 14:15 to 16:00
20 Red Grouse, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kestrel
50+ Mallards flew over East to West
25 Lapwings in field close to Windsover Farm, 2 Dipper

Craggwood, Esholt sewage works and aire valley
2 jay, sparrowhawk, kestrel3, goldcrest, flocks of long tailed,
gt/bl/coal tits, 2 GSWpkr and Green Wdpkr, heard at least 2 nuthatch
chaffinch, siskin heard, 1 female goosander, black-headed gulls on pits.
plus usual woodland sp


C King, M Doveston, S Varrie, MVPriestley, DCBarker,
H Creber, AGGough, M Taunton, J Stallworthy, G Robin,

2nd November 2007

Private Wetlands
6 Meadow Pipit, 2 displaying Sparrowhawks,
Red-crested Pochard, 21 Tufted Duck, 8 Goldeneye,
2 Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe,
2 Teal, 25 Cormorant, 23 Greylag, 2 calling Little Owls.

Lindley Wood Res - 2 Teal

Swinsty Res - 4 Wigeon (1 adult male)

Wharfe Valley
3 Red Kite, 5 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine
Hen Harrier, 2 Raven

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Mipits - 8, Fieldfare - 157, Redwings, Mistle Thrush 3, Pied wag 3
Starling - 187, Woodpigs - 63, Chaffinch - 18, Greenfinch - 31,
Goldfinch - 4, Bullfinch 1, Brambling 15, Redpoll 4, Reed Bunting 4
Skylark - 2, Stockdove - 2
Other : Raven - 2 over Sacrifice Stone

Timble Ings
Small flock Redpoll, GSW, 5 Reedbunting, 40 or so Fieldfare


S Radcliffe, AGGough, H Creber, S Lilley

1st November 2007

Members Only res - vis mig watch
Whooper Swan, Mipits - 2, Greenfinch - 2, Chaffinch - 2
Woodpigs - 41, Starlings - 94, Cormorant - 2

Strid Woods - Cavendish Pavilion
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker near Pavilion
Mandarins, Red Kite


H Creber, B Sumner, AGGough

31st October 2007

Wakefield Road, Bradford
200-300 Golden Plover

Saltaire - Dowley Gap
1 goosander , 4 jays, 1 GSWdpkr
15 pied wagtails - Dowley Gap


S Radcliffe, S Varrie

Mandarins on the Wharfe

The number of Mandarin Ducks has increased this year to c60 on the River Wharfe near the Strid woods. Now we're in the winter months the car parking fees do not apply during Monday to Friday at both the Strid and Cavendish Pavillion carparks.

30th October 2007

Strid, R.Wharfe - 58 Mandarin

Caldene Fields - vis mig watch
Cormorant > 1, Black-headed Gull >71, Wood Pigeon > 1,579
Meadow Pipit > 5, Pied Wagtail > 11, Skylark > 2 , Blackbird
Mistle Thrush > 1, Redwing >4, Fieldfare > 159, Starling 193
Carrion Crow 8, Chaffinch > 24, Greenfinch 101 (a site record)
Goldfinch > 7, Siskin > 5, Redpoll > 2

Timble Ings - am visit
Crossbill 30+ (excellent views, some drinking from pools),
Fieldfare 100+, Starling 300+, red kite, siskin, goldcrest,
blue tit, coal tit, great tit, reed bunting, wren, chaffinch, robin

Saltaire Road, Shipley - Woodcock at dusk

Wharfe Valley
5 Red Kites, Buzzards, Peregrine

Fly Flatts - 3 stonechat, goldfinch, 2 red grouse

River Aire, Saltaire
2 little grebe, 2 goosander, 2 kingfisher, 4 siskins

Barden Moor
There was very little about except for a Stonechat, a
Buzzard and about 40+ Red Grouse.
'Mucky Park' - 20 Siskin feeding. Peregrine.


MVPriestley, AGGough, S Parkes,
G Robin, M Doveston, S Varrie, P King, B Naylor

Scaup near Ogden last week


This image of a Scaup seen last week near Ogden has only just arrived in my inbox.
Image supplied by M.Taunton

29th October 2007

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Mipits 32, Chaffinch 21, Greenfinch 8, Pied Wag 3, Redpoll 8,
Starling 66, Woodpigeons 174, Golden Plover - circa 70,
Skylark 2, Merlin
Others :-Stonechat - pair on rock pile, Raven - 2 over
Cormorant - 1, Mistle Thrush - 3, Sparhawk, Kestrel

Cragg Wood, near the river aire.
3 goosander (female/imm), 4 mistle thrush
8 redwing, nuthatch, GSWdpkr

Timble Ings - by Anchor Farm,
500 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing. In woods 20 Crossbills.

Timble Village - 100 Fieldfare

River Aire – Saltaire – 2 Little Grebe,

Saltaire Canal – 1 Mandarin


H Creber, G Robin, S Radcliffe, S Varrie

28th October 2007

Stockbridge
2 Water Rail, Kestrel, a few Redwing, Teal.
Small Copper butterfly

Private Wetlands
2 GCGrebe, 2 Goldeneye, 16+Tufted Duck, 30+BHGull
12 Cormorant, GHeron, Fieldfare, Redwing, Siskin

Redcar Tarn
12 Goosander, 12 Tufted Duck, 100+Lapwing, 200+Starling
2 LBBGull, 20 Common Gull, Meadow Pipits

East Riddlesden Hall
70+Mallard, Tufted Duck, 6 Redpoll

Sconce area - Stonechat - image by S.Lilley


Norr Hill, Wilsden - 17 Skylark, 9 Meadow Pipit

Fly Flatts Res - vis mig watch
22 Lapwing, 29 Golden Plover


M Doveston, DCBarker, B Sumner, S Lilley

Redcar Tarn Tufted Ducks - S.Lilley


27th October 2007

Denholme Clough - vis mig watch
Cormorant, Fieldfares, Redwings, Chaffinch
Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch
others; Long-tailed Tit, Redwings, Fieldfares,
Bullfinch, Pheasant, mixed Tit flock, Roe Deer

Caldene Fields - vis mig watch
Black Headed Gull >43, Pied Wagtail 17, Redwing 31
Starling 401, Chaffinch 4, Greenfinch 51

Norr Hill, Wilsden 16.15-17.15
Skylark 10, Meadow Pipit 2, Snipe, Grey Partridge 4
bunting sp flushed from one of the roughs
Common Gull 26, Black-headed Gull 57, Pheasant

East Riddlesden Hall
Tufted Duck, 70+Mallard, Common Gull, 15+BHGull

Redcar Tarn - Tufted Ducks


M Doveston, MVPriestley, DCBarker, H Doveston, S Lilley

26th October 2007

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Fieldfare 17, Redwing 3, Starling 14, Woodpigs 7,
Chaffinch 25, Siskin 4, Merlin,
Others :-
Canada Geese 7 .BHGulls c2000

East Riddlesden Hall - Siskin

Rombalds Moor - Red Grouse

River Aire near wagon lane
30 Goldfinch feeding on Alder plus Kingfisher

Dowley Gap - 2 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher

River Aire above Saltaire -
flocks of Siskin & Goldfinch, totals 50 Siskin, 20 Goldfinch

Stockbridge - 17.45-18.15
2 Water Rail, Redwings, Song Thrush,


H Creber, M Doveston, S Radcliffe

25th October 2007

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Moving Birds:
alba wagtail 4, Fieldfare 22, Redwing 8, Woodpigeon 47 ,
Lapwing 15, Meadow Pipit 1, Starling 42, Chaffinch 5

York View, Rombalds Moor
6 Redpoll, Redwing, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush

East Riddlesden Hall
Tufted Duck, Redpoll,


DCBarker, H Creber, M&H Doveston

24th October 2007

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Mipits - 5, Redwing - 371, Fieldfare - 191, Blackbird - 5,
Starling - 139, Woodpigs - 212, Chaffinch - 51, Greenfinch - 12
Goldfinch - 3, Pied Wag - 13, Reed Bunting - 1 in wood
Lapwing - 6, Jackdaw - 11, Golden Plover 2


H Creber

22nd October 2007

Caldene Fields - vis mig watch
Black-headed Gull 69, LBBGull 5, Snipe, Wood Pigeon 426
Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail 8, Blackbird 8, Redwing 57
Fieldfare 1, Starling 195, Carrion Crow 37, Chaffinch 27
Greenfinch 27

Fly Flatts feeding station - 6 Twite


MVPriestley, S Radcliffe

Goldfinches - S.Lilley


21st October 2007

East Bierley - vis mig watch
Woodpigeons, Golden Plover, Fieldfare, Redwing,
Starling, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Siskin, Goldfinch,
ComGull, BHGull, LBBGull, Jay, Jackdaw,
Grey Wagtail,

Bradford - 400+Golden Plovers seen NW of Tong Street

Stockbridge
Green Sandpiper, 3 Water Rails (2 seen), Kestrel, 2 Redpoll,
4 Reed Bunting, Kingfisher

Streethead Farm onto Oldfield road
1 male ring ouzel in the hedge ( streetmap 401385, 437935 )
with blackbird x7, song thrush x1 and redwing x5

2 jay at the silent inn - ponden

Tim lane, Haworth ( street map 402950, 438060 )
mixed thrush flock 3 fieldfare. 12+ redwing

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Pied wagtail 8, Starling 513, Fieldfare 193, Redwing 135,
Meadow Pipit 29, Reed Bunting 5, Woodpigeon 490,
Grey Heron 1, Siskin 8, Redpoll 1, LBB Gull 5, Common Gull 4
Lapwing 2, Greenfinch 8, Greylag Goose skein heard but not seen,
Canada Goose 10, Barnacle Goose 1, Stock Dove 1, Chaffinch 25,
Goldfinch

Caldene Fields - vis mig watch
Cormorant 1, Black-headed Gull 28, Wood Pigeon 528,
Meadow Pipit 1, Pied Wagtail 8, Blackbird, Redwing 118,
Fieldfare 64,
Starling 733, Jackdaw 6, Carrion Crow 10
Chaffinch 205 ( site record ), Greenfinch 83 ( site record )
Goldfinch 11, Siskin 5, Redpoll 8

Knotford Nook:-
2 female Wigeon, 1 male Goldeneye, 1 Little Grebe,
a pair of Pochard, 7 tufted duck, 70+ Coot

Leeshaw Res
Barnacle Goose, 36 Canada Geese, 6 Wigeon

Lower Laithes Res
ca.160 black-headed gulls, 8 common gulls

St.Ives - pm visit
Fieldfare, Siskin, Jays, Nuthatches, Mute Swan

Fly Flatts - vis mig watch
Pink-footed Geese 2, Greenfinch 16, Chaffinch 178,
Brambling 4, Pied Wagtail 21, Siskin 7, Woodpigeon 84,
Great Tit 1, Meadow Pipit 16

Ilkley to Round Hill to Beamsley Beacon and back
Dipper and female Goosander on River Wharfe
Middleton Lodge; all hedgerows seemed to be full of activity,
including robin, blue tit, great tit, blackbird, chaffinch,
2 nuthatch and 6 jays.
Very quiet on the moors – very few meadow pipits about –
mainly wrens, crows, jackdaws and 7 Red Grouse.
Red Kite on fence post feeding at 11am on Middleton Moor.
Red Kite at Beamsley Beacon.
2 Kestrels; one at Wards End and the other near Windsover Farm


J Preshaw, M Doveston, F Drake, S Radcliffe,
DCBarker, H Creber, C King, A Greenwood, J Wright
E Scarfe, MVPriestley, J Stallworthy, B Sumner

images by S.Lilley

Siskin
Crossbill

20th October 2007

Leeshaw Res - 2 Whooper Swans

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Fieldfare 1775, Redwing 790, Starling 495, Siskin 7, Greenfinch 14
Woodpigeon 475, Finch sp 55, Chaffinch 26, Pied wagtail 5, Skylark 1
Reed Bunting 5, Mistle Thrush 9, Redpoll 20, Meadow Pipit 23,
Jackdaw 44
others; 20+LBBGulls, 10+ComGulls, 1 Goosander,
5 Red Admirals

Denholme Clough - vis mig watch
364 Fieldfares, 208 Redwings, 172 Woodpigeons, 3 Reed Bunting,
12 Siskin, Skylark, 9 Chaffinch, 10 Greenfinch, 154 Starling,
8 Meadow Pipit, 15 Jackdaw,
others; Jay, Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail

Caldene Fields - vis mig watch
Black Headed Gull 64, Wood Pigeon 211, Meadow Pipit 3, Pied Wagtail 16
Redwing 20, Fieldfare 1107, Starling 363, Jackdaw 4, Carrion Crow 11
Chaffinch 10, Greenfinch 46, Goldfinch 12, Linnet 2, Redpoll

Doe Park Res - 4 Wigeon

Norr Hill, Wilsden
Short-eared Owl, Snipe 2, Woodcock 1
Skylark 6, Pied wagtail 8


RHProctor, DCBarker, C King, H Creber, M Doveston, MVPriestley

19th October 2007

Strid - R.Wharfe - 60 Mandarin Duck

Hazlewood Moor
3 Red Kites, 2 Stonechats, about 50 Fieldfares and good
numbers of Red Grouse, about 25 or so.

Timble Ings
30 Crossbills, 16 Redpoll, 20+Siskin, 5 Brambling, 6 Bullfinch,
55 Fieldfare, and 2 GSWdpkrs

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Mipits 58, Woodpigeons 403, Pied Wags 18, Fieldfare 3007,
Redwing 659, Chaffinch 63, Greenfinch 8, Goldfinch 5,
Redpoll 6, Reed Bunting 7, Starling 78, Jackdaw 43, Snipe 2,
Linnet 1, Siskin 1, Skylark 2, Whooper Swan 7
others; 60 Goosander


D Allison, S Radcliffe, P King, H Creber

18th October 2007

Members Only Res - Vis mig watch
Mipits 123, Chaffinch 44, Greenfinch 14, Goldfinch 14, Linnet 1
Starling 124, Pied Wag 8, Reed Bunting 8, Fieldfare 1122,
Redwing 68, Woodpigeon 862, Blackbird 2, Jackdaw 182,
Skylark 3, Snipe 1, Stockdove 2, Pink-footed Geese 22,
Lapwing 56, GSWdpkr 1
Others : -
Stonechat - pair, Magpie - 2 , 64 Goosander left roost
90 BH Gulls, 6 LLB Gulls, Mallard 6, Rook 3, CCrow 8, Wren

Timble Ings
12 crossbill, 60 mixed redpoll and siskin, 1 brambling.
1000+ fieldfare flying west in 9 groups of 100+


H Creber, K&P Limb

17th October 2007

Timble Ings:-
30+Crossbill, 1 GSW, 40+ Siskin, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Coal Tit

Wharfe Valley
Ringtail Hen Harrier (no tags).
7 Red Kites inc. a 1st winter bird from Dumfries with 2 green tags


A Jowet, E Scarfe, M Taunton

16th October 2007

Private Wetlands - pm visit - Water Rail

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Mipits - 64, Starling 115, Chaffinch 117, Greenfinch 17, Goldfinch 8
Pied Wag 13, Skylark 1, Redwing 2
Others; BHgull c300, LLBgull c20, Mallard 6, CCrow - 3,
Jackdaw 24, Mistle Thrush - 3

Caldene Fields - vis mig watch
Black-headed Gull 124, Golden Plover 250+, WoodPigeon 55
Meadow Pipit 1, Pied Wagtail 16, Redwing 8, Fieldfare 16
Starling 423, Jackdaw 11, Carrion Crow 5, Chaffinch 7
Greenfinch 52, Goldfinch 5, Redpoll 5

Timble Ings - 18 Crossbill

Shipley
Ring-necked Parakeet (not the Alexandrine of Saltaire churchyard)


H Creber, MVPriestley, S Varrie, A Jowett

15th October 2007

Caldene fields - vis mig watch
Black-headed Gull 24, Golden Plover 6, Meadow Pipit 3
Pied Wagtail 14, Redwing 120, Fieldfare 24, Starling 484
Carrion Crow 4, Chaffinch 24, Greenfinch 37, Goldfinch 5
Redpoll 5, Reed Bunting 1

Timble Ings
8 Crossbill, 3 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting and a Snipe,
30+ redpoll in flight

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Mipits 178, Pied Wags 29, Chaffinch 83, Greenfinch 32,
Goldfinch 29, Linnet 1, Reed Bunting 4, Brambling 2, Redpoll 14,
Siskin several heard, Starling 818, Redwing 149, Fieldfare 127,
Song Thrush 2, Mistle Thrush 3, Skylark 2, Wheatear in sand pit
Yellowhammer 1 east, Snipe 1, Woodpigeon 44, Lapwing 45
Jackdaw 11, Magpie 1, Merlin 1,
Others :- Kestrel 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Stonechat 4
Goosander 6, LBBgull 65, BHgull - c250, CCrow 6, Rook 3
Mallard 8


MVPriestley, A Tremethick, H Creber

14th October 2007

Pink-footed Geese movements;
100+ over Harden Moor
300+ over Aire Valley, Bingley
330+420 over Fly Flatts, Members Only Res & Denholme
450+ over Wilsden/Harden
250+ 64 over Stockbridge
211 over St.Ives heading towards Shipley 10.23

Caldene Fields - vis mig watch
Mallard 11, Teal 4, Black-headed Gull 13, Wood Pigeon 26
Meadow Pipit 16, Pied Wagtail 29, Redwing 67, Blackbird 2
Starling 1,069, Carrion Crow 10, Jackdaw 2, Chaffinch 4
Greenfinch 52, Redpoll 3

Members Only Res - vismig watch
Starling 581, Meadow Pipit 286, Redwing 254, Fieldfare 192
Woodpigeon 44, Song Thrush 2, Blackbird 4, Merlin 1, Kestrel 1
Skylark 2, Chaffinch 87, Lapwing 30, Siskin 12, Reed Bunting 11
Pied wagtail 36, Wheatear 1, Greenfinch 25, Goldfinch 3,
Jackdaw 30 high, Redpoll 10, Snipe 2, Golden Plover 2

Denholme Clough - vis mig watch
Starling 222, Redwing 289, Fieldfare 37, Meadow Pipit 214,
Snipe 2, Skylark 2, Reed Bunting 1, Woodpigeon 61, Siskin 3,
Redpoll 17, Greenfinch 41, Chaffinch 35, Goldfinch 24, Brambling 8
Mistle Thrush 5, Blackbird 1, Song Thrush 2, Collared Dove 3,
Pied Wagtail 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Dunnock 2, LBBGull 22,
Common Gull 1, Black-headed Gull 12, Mallard 1
others; Chiffchaff 3, Goldcrests, Long-tailed Tit 12+, Redwings
2 Roe Deer locking antlers

Fly Flatts - vis mig watch
Raven 2, Meadow Pipit 72, Chaffinch 31, Brambling 2,
Siskin 11, Pied Wagtail 4, Wigeon 7, Jay 5,
others; Wheatear, 18 Twite, Ring Ouzel,
1pr Goldeneye, Stonechat

East Riddlesden Hall & Canal
Tufted Duck, Redwings, 20+, BHGull, 4 Canada Geese

Stockbridge -
2 Water Rail, Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, 2 Reed Bunting

Ilkley to Round Hill over the moors and back.
Dipper on River Wharfe, Snipe over Middleton Moor
Buzzard flew over Old Pike area towards woods north of Denton
Red Kite flew over at 11:55 towards Beamsley Beacon
A few meadow pipits, wrens, crows and jackdaws on moors
Buzzard flew over at 13:20 towards Old Pike area
Red Grouse count – 10 seen and 3 heard
GSpWdpkr seen Middleton Lodge
5 Jays seen around Middleton Lodge
Kingfisher on River Wharfe
2 further Jays seen in my garden on return

March Ghyll Reservoir - 500 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing

River Aire at Buck Wood (p.m. visit):
6 Goosander, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, GSWdpkr, Kestrel



M Priestley, DCBarker, H Creber, B Sumner, M Doveston,
S Radcliffe, H Doveston, C Wilson, J Stallworthy, J Cope,
C Pottle, I Hargreaves

13th October 2007

Private Wetlands
Great Grey Shrike on Boating Lake island,
Whooper Swan, Pintail, Swallow, 10 Wigeon,
Grey Plover, Golden Plover, 3 Snipe, 2 Curlew,
7+Siskin, 3+Redpoll, Fieldfare, Redwings,
Reed Buntings, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Chaffinches,
Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Cormorants,
3 GCGrebe, Tufted Ducks, 2 Teal, Skylark, Linnet

Knotfod Nook - male Goldeneye

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Moving Birds: Chaffinch 201, Brambling 2+, Meadow Pipit 107
Redwing 2+ heard, Redpoll 1, Reed Bunting 4, Golden Plover 3,
Greenfinch 31, Pied wagtail 33, Ring Ouzel 1, Mistle Thrush 10,
Snipe 3, Fieldfare 3, Starling 6, Skylark 2, Woodpigeon 5,
Goldfinch 3, LBB Gull 110 , Siskin heard

Westcroft, Oxenhope -
Little Owl, Green woodpecker

East Riddlesden Hall
Siskins, Tufted Duck, Bullfinches, Goosander

South Bradford - vis mig watch
Mistle Thrush 6, Common Gull 2, Black-headed Gull 28
Carrion Crow 7, Jackdaw 3, Golden Plover - 2, Meadow Pipit 4
Snipe 7, Jay 3, Woodpigeon 6


M Doveston, S Johnson, DCBarker, H Creber, J Cope, P King,
C King, R Scullion, S Radcliffe, K Moir, A Greenwood, B Naylor

12th October 2007

Stainburn Forest Car Park - pair of Stonechat

next to Scargill Res - another pair of Stonechat
below res. - 2 Nuthatch, 6 Siskin feeding on Alder, Bullfinch

John o'Gaunt area
Cormorant, 42 Mallard, Grey Heron, 37 Canada Geese,
9 Moorhen, Little Grebe, 4 Wigeon, 2 Jay, Treecreeper


S Radcliffe

11th October 2007

Private Wetlands - Great Grey Shrike

Stockbridge
2 Water Rail in front of hide chasing each other.
Kestrel in box, 2 Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk perched
15 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, 3 Swallow

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Mipits - 42, Pied Wag - 7, Fieldfare - 9, Redwing - 47,
Chaffinch - 18, Starling - 44, Woodpigeon - 34, Lapwing - 42
Stockdove - 1
Others :-
Greenfinch - 14, Goldfinch - 12, Jackdaw - 15, LLBGull - 34
BHGull- 4, Goosander - 25 left res first thing


S Gray, S Radcliffe, H Creber

10th October 2007

Private Wetlands
Great Grey Shrike refound this morning at the far side of the boating lake.
Barn Owl at 9am

Rivock Edge Plantation - 17 Fieldfare, 3 Siskin, Redpoll


S Radcliffe, M Taunton, S Goodwin et al

9th October 2007

Private Wetlands
Great Grey Shrike, Red-crested Pochard,
5 Whooper Swans, 2 Common Tern

Denholme Clough
3 Common Redpoll, 7+Chiffchaff

Glovershaw, Shipley Glen & R.Aire
family of Stonechats still about. 100 Wood Pigeons.
At the bottom of the Glen there are two groups of Grey Herons.
12 on 'the muck heap' and another 4, along the stream that runs
through Milner fields. 3 House Martins flew over Saltaire and
Kingfisher was on the river.


J Armstrong, K Moir, P King,

8th October 2007

Cottingley 11.45 - Pink-footed Geese (c200) south

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits
Dipper, Grey wagtail, pied wagtail, heron, moorhen, coot,
mallard, black-headed gull, crow, blackbird, blue tit, great tit,
long-tailed tit, chaffinch, bullfinch, wren, robin

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Meadow Pipit 67, Pied Wags 16, Chaffinch 5, Goldfinch 5,
Redpoll - 2, Reed Bunting - 3, Golden Plover - 1
Others; Greenfinch - 23, Kestrel - 1, Mistle Thrush - 2

Caldene Fields - vis mig watch
Black-headed Gull 12, Wood Pigeon 1, Pied Wagtail 6
Redwing 29, Chaffinch 3, Greenfinch 2


M Taunton, S Parkes, H Creber, MVPriestley

Sparrowhawk - S. Lilley


7th October 2007

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Moving Birds: Chaffinch 18, Woodpigeon 60, Meadow Pipit 202
Linnet 2, Redwing 52, Reed Bunting 9, Peregrine, Pied Wagtail 27
Starling 9, Siskin 3 groups heard, Redpoll 3, Fieldfare 9, Jay 3
Wheatear 3, Jackdaw 58, Cormorant 2, Goosander 1, Skylark 4
Blue Tit 4, Lapwing 14
Other: Willow Warbler 1 singing

Denholme Clough - vis mig watch
Cormorant, Woodpigeon 28, Chaffinch 27, Greenfinch 18, Jay 3
Reed Bunting 2, Meadow Pipit 11, Goldfinch 5, Linnet 2,
Pied Wagtail 9, Redwing 27, Starling 52 inc flock of 32, Siskin 1,
Merlin, Kestrel, Collared Dove 4, Fieldfare 1
others; Chiffchaff, Redwings, Bullfinch, Goldcrests

Caldene Fields - vis mig watch
Black Headed Gull 31, Wood Pigeon 6, Meadow Pipit 17
Pied Wagtail 8, Redwing 69, Blackbird 2, Starling 39,
Jackdaw 6, Carrion Crow 9, Chaffinch 15, Greenfinch 45

Fly Flatts - vis mig watch
moving birds; Meadow Pipit 268, Pied Wagtail 18, Siskin 9
Mistle Thrush 3, Jay 2, Chaffinch 42, Reed Bunting 12, Fieldfare 2,
Woodpigeon 72, GSWdpkr 1
others; 6 Stonechat

Stockbridge
2 Kestrel, Water Rail (heard), a few Redwing

Timble Ings
Small flocks Redpoll. Long-tailed Tits. Green Wdpkr,
GSWdpkr, Sparrowhawk

Ilkley, Round Hill, Beamsley Beacon and back
3 Jays as walked up to Middleton Lodge
Meadow Pipits and a couple of Skylarks at Windsover Farm
and a few more as walked up Round Hill.
Nice views of male stonechat on wall at top of Round Hill
Beamsley Beacon – 3 Red Kite
Grouse count for day – 6 seen and 4 heard
Another 2 Jays on the way back into Ilkley
2 Dippers on River Wharfe.

Bradup - am visit
4 Raven flying NE at around 9 a.m. - very high and very vocal.
also had a small party of c16 Redwing and 4 Fieldfare flying west

Whetstone Gate & Ilkley Moor - pm visit
Raven, 5 imm Stonechats, Kestrel, Reed Bunting,
Pied Wagtail, several Meadow Pipits

Norr Hill, Wilsden - 6 Skylarks

Chellow dene garden
Nuthatch, 9 house sparrows, 10 long-tailed tits,
3 blue tits, coal tit, 4 great tits, 6 crows

Bingley Garden - Villa Road
16 goldfinches on feeders, 3 greenfinches, 1 chaffinch
Also, Speckled Wood


DCBarker, H Creber, M Doveston, MVPriestley, S Lilley
H Doveston, J Stallworthy, B Sumner, A Josephs, I Watson,
I Hargreaves

6th October 2007

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Moving Birds: Meadow Pipit 771, Reed Bunting 17, Redpoll 1
Chaffinch 115, Redwing 3, Fieldfare 3, Woodpigeon 9, Starling 6,
Siskin 19 E + 15 unseen groups heard, Swallow 1, Goldfinch 40,
Greenfinch 44, Golden Plover 1, Jay 1, Skylark 3, Lapwing 29
Linnet 1, Jackdaw 10, Long-tailed Tit 12 high NW, Cormorant,
Stonechat 1, Goosander influx at roost to 73
Later visit; Wheatear, 2 Stonechat

Denholme Clough - vis mig watch
Chaffinch 121, Greenfinch 77, Redpoll 23, Siskin 28, Bullfinch 16
Reed Bunting 3, Redwing 172, Fieldfare, Swallow 48, House Martin 2,
Skylark 3, Lapwing 82, Pied Wagtail 35, Meadow Pipit 221,
Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush 4, Jay 2, Magpie 11, Coal Tit 2
Goldfinch 41, Brambling 1
others; Chiffchaff

Doe Park Res
Chiffchaff, 2 House Martin, 4 Grey Partridge, 15 Linnet

East Riddlesden Hall
Tufted Duck, 90 Mallard, 4 BHGull, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Siskin,

Trough Lane - Merlin

Timble Ings - Crossbills

Norr Hill, Wilsden
6 Skylarks, 3 Meadow Pipits, 4 Pied Wagtails


DCBarker, H Creber, S Goodwin, M Taunton,
M Doveston, H Doveston, S Johnson



5th October 2007

Caldene fields - vis mig watch
Black Headed Gull 58, Wood Pigeon 6, Meadow Pipit 17
Pied Wagtail 11, Redwing 7, Starling 4, Jackdaw 3, CCrow 6
Greenfinch 10


Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Moving birds:
Meadow Pipit 73, Rock Pipit 1, Brambling 11, Greenfinch 16,
Linnet 2, Chaffinch 22, Redwing 175, Fieldfare 9, Grey Plover 1
Redpoll 42, Pied wagtail 21, Siskin heard, Skylark 28, Golden Plover 2
Mistle thrush 4, Woodpigeon 15, Jackdaw 26, Reed bunting 3

Wharfe Valley - 8 Red Kite in sky at one time
2 Swallows, 2 Little Owl, 3 Buzzrd, Sparrowhawk

Ilkley to Round Hill, Beamsley Beacon and back over the moors
2 Jays in my garden before I started. 2 Jays by River Wharfe
Dipper on River Wharfe near Old Bridge at Ilkley
Passerine movement on moor edge; Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Stonechats
Red Kite as neared top of Round Hill at about 12:15 – no wing tags visible
Passerine movement at Round Hill mainly Meadow Pipits
2 Red Kites seen close to Old Pike at about 13:15
1 Wheatear seen near top of Old Pike
2 Buzzards seen to north of Badger Gate, Kestrel
10 grouse seen and 1 heard during course of my walk
Another Jay seen close to Middleton Lodge
Kingfisher seen close to Old Bridge at Ilkley

Beecroft plantation
juv male Stonechat (on wall next to wood), 4 Jay, G S W,
5 Redpoll feeding on path, singing Chiffchaff

Timble Ings
10 Crossbill, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff
and a few Redpoll & Siskins

MVPriestley, DCBarker, H Creber, A Tremethick, J Stallworthy,
S Radcliffe, D Odell,

4th October 2007

Caldene Fileds - vis mig watch
Cormorant 3, Mallard 2, Sparrowhawk
Black Headed Gull 21, Wood Pigeon 2, Collard Dove 4,
Stock Dove 3, Meadow Pipit > 11, Pied Wagtail 8,
Redwing 113, Mistle Thrush 1, Starling 10, Carrion Crow 4
Chaffinch, Greenfinch 24, Goldfinch 2

Shipley 0740 - 1 Swallow west

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Moving birds: Meadow Pipit 43, Swallow 2, Chaffinch 1,
Pied wagtail 10, Redwing 4, Peregrine 1, Kestrel 1, Snipe 1,
Woodpigeon 6

Norr Hill, Wilsden - only 12 Skylarks


MVPriestley, M Doveston, DCBarker, H Creber

3rd October 2007

Chelker Res - Osprey

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Moving Birds: Redwing 36, Meadow Pipit 551, Goldfinch 42,
Starling 15, Pied wagtail 63, Swallow 14, Siskin heard
Chaffinch 93, Greenfinch 48, Skylark 1, LBB Gull 45,
Reed Bunting 1, Redpoll 45, Snipe 1, Jay 2, Golden Plover 3
Woodpigeon 1, Grey Heron 1, Kestrel 1, Song Thrush 1+

Shipley 0730 - 12 Redwing west

Stockbridge:
3 Redpoll, 2 Kestrel, Long-tailed Tits (flock of 14+),
Bullfinch 2, Redwing 20, Chiffchaff 2, Sparrowhawk
flew into bushes where various finches were feeding
and a Roe Deer visited the bird-table (took a look
and then departed)

Whetstone Gate
30 Redwings over, four Red Grouse and a
Great Spotted Woodpecker on the 'Doubler Stone'

Knotford (pm)
Wigeon 3 (inc 1 male), 1 male pochard, 15 tufted duck,
5/6 moorhens including 2 juveniles, 56 coots and 1 jay over

Norr Hill,
170 Linnet, 10 Skylark, 90 Meadow Pipit


DCBarker, H Creber, M Doveston, P King, J Flood, JLTopham

2nd October 2007

Shipley 0715 - 4 Pink-footed Geese heading south

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Moving Birds (in 75minutes):Meadow Pipit 526, Pied wagtail 79,
Woodpigeon 5, Song Thrush 5, Collared Dove 1, Merlin 2,
Grey Heron 1, Redpolls heard, Stonechat 2
Other: Ring Ouzel 1

Norr Hill, Wilsden - Grounded Skylarks on the Hill reduced to 24 (groups of 3 and 21). Only a single grounded mipit located on the Hill today, however a large group of c50 was flushed from a new location in one of the fields on the approach footpath. A big influx of Linnet today with c170 in several large groups


M Doveston, DCBarker, H Creber

Bullfinches - D. le Grove


1st October 2007

Draughton Heights - Osprey

Upper Barden Res - 4 Red Kite, 61 Teal, 3 Snipe

Lower Barden Res - 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel.

Shipley approx 8.30 - 9am
skein of about 50 Pink-footed geese flew west up the Aire Valley

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Moving Birds: Meadow Pipit 148, Song Thrush 2, Pied wagtail 25,
Swallow 22, Siskin heard, Linnet 2, Goldfinch 25
Other:Ring Ouzel

Norr Hill, Wilsden - This afternoon:
Two congregations of grounded Skylarks this afternoon, 27 flushed from the rough and 19 from one of the surrounding fields total 46. Grounded Mipits were in short supply with only 18 located.

Glovershaw
Glen Road - a family of 4 Stonechats,
Birch Close Area - 2 Stonechats and 4 Skylarks.


S Radcliffe, C Wilson, DCBarker, H Creber, P King, JLTopham

30th September 2007

Timble Ings
4 crossbill, lots of redpoll and siskin, 44 goldcrest ringed

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Moving Birds: Meadow Pipit 1240, Brambling 8, Chaffinch 34,
Pied wagtail 44, Grey Heron 5, Woodpigeon 14, Skylark 41, Siskin 8
Redwing 19, Swallow 95, Golden Plover 4, GSWdpkr 1, Snipe 4
Starling 7, Goldfinch 3 , Greenfinch 23 , Canada Goose 10,
Tree Pipit 1 , Magpie 4 , Pink-footed Goose 103, Linnet 26,
Stonechat 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Mistle Thrush 19, Redpoll 2,
Song Thrush 2.

Denholme Clough - vis mig watch
Meadow Pipit 289, Chaffinch 103, Greenfinch 76, Swallow 82
Redwing 123, Pink-footed Geese 42, Starling 35, Song Thrush 7
Woodpigeon 15, Goldfinch 11, Siskin 8, Jay 15, Reed Bunting 2,
Skylark 8, Collared Dove 4, Cormorant 1, Golden Plover 1, Snipe 1,
Canada Geese 2, Mallard 4, GSWdpkr 2, Grey Wagtail 4,
Pied Wagtail 3, House Martin 12, Common Gull 8, LBBGull 4
others; Chiffchaff, Blackcap female, Goldcrests, 16 Siskin,
Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch

Redcar Tarn - 3 Wigeon; c150 Lapwing;

Ilkley to Round Hill to Beamsley Beacon and back
15 geese sp. flew over Middleton Moor 10:20am.
small bird movements throughout including:
Meadow Pipits, Skylarks
Stonechats - 3m 1f near Windsover Farm
Red Kite seen at 12:25pm as reached Old Pike
Kestrel near Beamsley Beacon
Grouse – 5 seen 4 heard in course of walk.
Kestrel seen in direction of Denton.
Dipper on Wharfe near Old Bridge at Ilkley

Whetstone - a brief visit but just one Mipit,

Leeshaw Res.
3 Mipits; mixed tit flock c5 LT Tit, 4 Blue Tit
16 Canada geese, 52 greylag, Ad & 2 imm LBBgulls

Doe Park Res
Chiffchaff, 3 Redpoll, Little Owl, 4 Grey Partridge

Lower Laithe Res, -1 Sparrowhawk; c20 BH Gull

Fly Flatts
Female gadwall, 16 canada geese, kestrel.
Flock of 16 twite perched on fence immediately to west of resr.
Sparrowhawk (perilously close to twite!).

Glovershaw
Stonechat on the wall along the Glen Road and on the
northern section a family of five Stonechats were
close to Birch Close Lane. 2 Skylarks and 2 Reed Buntings,
several Meadow Pipits and a flock of 25 Linnets flying over,
disturbed by a Kestrel hunting over the moorland fringe.
A Swallow flew south. Golcar Farm; Chiffchaff and 5 Goldcrests

Stockbridge -
30 Redwing, Water Rail (heard), GSW, pair of Reed Bunting,
2 Kestrel, 3 Bullfinches and 3 Goosander flying west.

Kex Gill:-
Meadow Pipit, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Redwing.

Thruscross Res. :-
26 Swallows feeding, 5 Grey Partridge, 1 Chiffchaff singing

East Riddlesden Hall
Chiffchaff singing, Tufted Duck,

Wilsden this afternoon:
Lapwing x 150 in fields next to Coplowe Lane, Male Sparrowhawk,
Linnet x 15, GSW, Jays, Chiffchaff


I Hargreaves, A Jowett, M Doveston, H Doveston, DCBarker,
H Creber, C King, P King, S Lilley, R Proctor, A Greenwood,
S Radcliffe, E Scarfe, S Thomson, J Stallworthy

Great Spotted Woodpecker - S. Lilley


29th September 2007

Ogden Water - Red-breasted Merganser reported on Birdguides 11am

Norr Hill, Wilsden
The rough grass on the hill and surrounding fields are full of Meadow Pipits (c150)and at least 56 Skylark

Denholme Clough - vis mig watch
Redwing 44, Chaffinch 35, Meadow Pipit 52, Woodpigeon 13
Swallow 29, Starling 5, Reed Bunting 4, Greenfinch 14
GSWdpkr 3, Common Gull 4, Mallard 6, LBBGull 10
others; Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 10+Goldcrests, Song Thrush,
10 Siskin, Dipper, Jays,

Riddlesden
at least 2 House Martin still present

East Riddlesden Hall
male Tufted Duck (back for the winter?), 7 Redwing west

Bingley North Bog - 2 Swallow

Soil Hill
60+ Meadow Pipit , 40+ Linnet, 11 Skylark, 1 Swallow
6 Grey Partridge, 1 Wheatear male, Kestrel, 1 Snipe

Members Only Res - fog bound vis mig watch
Meadow Pipit c70, Grey Heron 1, Siskin heard, Redwing 3

Odsal stadium - vis mig watch
Small numbers of Mistle Thrush either hanging around or passing over, plus a few Song Thrush. 88 Redwing almost all going either N or NE. A few small Finch flocks including two of Goldfinch. Loads of Blackbirds around in the bushes, with possible double figures in a berry laden Hawthorn by the car park. 3 Snipe heading NE having come up the line of Cleckheaton Rd.


DCBarker, M Doveston, C King, C Wilson

28th September 2007

Littlemoor area Queensbury
7 Redwings at 0900 flying low NE

Lower Barden Res - Ring Ouzel, Stonechat

Between Upper & Lower - 2 Raven, 4 Stonechat

Upper Barden Res - Wheatear, Kestrel

Gill Beck - Stonechat

Wharfe Valley - Red Kite, Peregrine

Members Only Res
Moving Birds:Redwing 660, Song Thrush 1+, Curlew 1, Lapwing 1
Starling 34, Skylark 2, Pied wagtail 5, Siskin heard, Woodpigeon 1,
Reed Bunting 1, Mistle Thrush 11, Chaffinch 6, Meadow Pipit 81



C Shields, S Radcliffe, DCBarker, H Creber

Meadow Pipit - S. Lilley






27th September 2007

Members only reservoir - vis mig watch
0700 - 1100hrs 3825 Redwing and at least 5 Fieldfare initially travelling west and then from c0930 movement swung to the North West. Birds initiallly quite high and then as the morning progressed flocks dropping lower.
Canada Goose 2, Greylag Goose 3, Pink-footed Goose 3,
Snipe 5, Goldfinch 30 > W,Chaffinch 24, Brambling 8,
Swallow 22, Greenfinch 4, Meadow Pipit 89, Skylark 2,
Jay 1, Golden Plover 11, Hobby 1, Peregrine, Song Thrush 1
Mistle Thrush 6

Wilsden 15.30 - 85 Redwings

Aire Valley, Shipley
7 Pink-footed Geese heading west at 13:30

Nab Water Lane - 5 Red-legged Partridge

DCBarker, H Creber, M Doveston, S Lilley

26th September 2007

Paul Clough
Bullfinch 9, Blackbird 4, Great Tit 10, Redpoll 12, Chaffinch 26,
Chiffchaff 2, Bluetit 14, Long Tailed Tit 10, Sparrowhawk 1.

Nab Water Lane,
Stonechat 2, Swallow 2

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Moving birds: Meadow Pipit 210, Greylag Goose 10,
Pink-footed Goose c100, Pied wagtail 17, Greenfinch 5, Goldfinch 6
Woodpigeon 3, Starling 25 , BH Gull 20, LBB Gull 6, Linnet 22,
Reed Bunting 2, Skylark 2, Swallow 2 , Golden Plover 2 , GSWdpkr,
Other :Blackbird c10, Ring Ouzel 2, Goosander 55, Wheatear 3

Glovershaw Area
Yellowhammer below Weecher Res


B Vickers, RHProctor, DCBarker, H Creber, S Radcliffe

25th September 2007

Paul Clough
1 Ring Ouzel, 3 Sparrowhawks, 7Jays, 1 Chiffchaff,
4 Goldcrests, 3 Blackcaps, 6 Reed Buntings,
40+ Chaffinches, 10 Goldfinch, 8 Greenfinch,
6 Bullfinch, 7 Blackbirds, 1 Grey Wagtail,
Small numbers of Swallows & Meadow Pipits
moving south. (0800- 1015 )

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Meadow Pipit 770, Swallow 93, Greenfinch 14, Pied wagtail 36
Grey Heron 2, Snipe 5, Starling 23, Linnet 13, Goldfinch 20
Jackdaw 60, Mistle Thrush 7, Skylark 2, Chaffinch 25, Great Tit 1,
Teal 1, Reed Bunting 13, GSWdpkr 2, Goosander 6, Common Gull 10
Bullfinch 1, LBBGull 75+, BHGull 1, Kestrel 3, Sparrowhawk 1
Goosander roost from last night = 55

Norr Hill
46 Skylarks (grounded), 26 Pink-footed Geese SSE @ 16.35

Trough Lane, 1 Whinchat, 4 Stonechats,

Fly Flatts, 2 Wheatear, 6 Stonechats,

Nab Water Lane, 1 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat


B Vickers, DCBarker, H Creber, C Wilson

23rd September 2007

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Meadow Pipit 261, Swallow 758, Starling 58, Snipe 32,
Golden Plover 33, Jackdaw 45, Sand Martin 1, House Martin 21
Pied wagtail 2, Goldfinch 45, LBB Gull 50, BH Gull 20, Skylark 2
Twite 9 , Kestrel 1

Trough Lane 2pm - Hobby seen heading towards the Flappit

Redcar Tarn: Common Tern west 9.30a.m

Denholme Clough - vis mig
Swallows 103, House Martins 12, Meadow Pipits 35
Greenfinches 10, Goldfinches 2, LBBGulls 6

Doe Park Quarry - 35+Linnet

Whetstone Quarry - Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Grouse

East Riddlesden Hall
House Martins still present, Reed Bunting, Kingfisher

Stockbridge
Water Rail seen under willows in front of hide
4 Bullfinch, 2 Kestrel, Chiffchaff, House Martins.
Speckled Wood


M Doveston, DCBarker, H Creber, C King,
S Radcliffe, I Hargreaves, J Wright

22nd September 2007

Denholme Clough - 3.5 hours vis mig watch
788 Meadpw Pipits, 746 Swallows, 241 House Martins,
56 Chaffinch, 35 Redpoll, 26 Greenfinch, 21 Goldfinch,
22 Siskin, 23 Linnet, 13 Starling, 10 Jay, 8 Song Thrush,
6 Pied Wagtail, 6 Mistle Thrush, 5 Grey Wagtail, 4 Skylark
4 Mallard, 3 SandMartin, 2 Redwing, Nuthatch - west!
Dunnock, Collarded Dove, Herring Gull,
others; 2 Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, Goldcrests
Red Admiral, Small Copper

Doe Park Res - Chiffchaff, Bullfinch

Members Only Res - vis mig watch
Meadow Pipit 1517 S, Swallow 995 S, Siskin 26 SE,
Pied wagtail 32 S and W, Reed Bunting 3, Greenfinch 152 W
Chaffinch 40 W, Linnet 69 S, Starling 31 S, Jay 6 W,
Mistle Thrush 6 W, Magpie 1, Jackdaw 35, Rook 16 N, Snipe 1 S
Goldfinch 65 W, Blue Tit 1 SW, Skylark 16 W, Swift 1 S,
GSWdpkr 1 W, BHGull 156 S, LBB Gull 21 NW
Stonechats (at least 5) and a Wheatear was on the wave wall

Glovershaw
5 Stonechats alongside the Glen Road. In the northern section,
a small flock of birds feeding in the hedges near Golcar Farm,
consisted mainly of Meadow Pipits, a Stonechat & a Whinchat
Wheatear was on the boundary wall and four Skylarks were on
the moorland fringes

Paul Clough
1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff
10+ Blackbirds, 20+ Mistlethrush, 20 Goldfinch, 30+ Siskin
100+Chaffinch,Goldcrests, Coaltits, 12 Great Tit, 15+Long-tailed Tit
Blue Tits, Reed Buntings, Linnets

Drinks factory vis mig, East Bierley
200 Meadow Pipits, a Skylark

Kex Gill
110+ mipits colour ringed today. small passage of skylark,
2 stonechat and a wheatear & 10 redpolls also flew over

Whetstone Quarry:
5 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear

St.Ives; Kettlewell Res area
Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher
others; several Siskin in conifer plantations


M Doveston, P King, DCBarker, H Creber,
B Vickers, I Hargreaves, C King, S Radcliffe,
W Pell, A Jowett