31st March 2007

Whetstone Quarry - Little Owl

Bradup area
Curlews, Lapwings, Starlings, Pied Wagtails

Ilkley Road, Riddlesden - Brambling

5 singing Chiffchaff, Redpoll, Siskin, Jays, Nuthatches
drumming GSWdpkrs, Treecreeper, Meadow Pipits
2 pairs Bullfinch, Skylark, GHeron

Trough Lane - male Wheatear

Members Only Res
5 displaying Snipe, Redshank, Curlew, Goosander
3 Common Gull, pair of Stonechat in car park area
Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, GHeron

East Riddlesden Hall
Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck

30Redwing, 95 GoldenPlovers, 4 Snipe, 300+ Starling
Lapwings are holding territory, Skylarks singing,
Meadow Pipits displaying and Reed Buntings

Thruscross Reservoir area
1 Pink-footed Goose on water amongst flock of greylag
60 golden plover over heading east, 20 oystercatchers
Later – 120 golden plover in field by cemetery (on Greenhough road)

Tong Park Lake & Baildon Moor Area
3 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 2 Skylark, 3 Pheasant (2M 1F), 1 Green Wpker

M Doveston, H Doveston, P King, J Flood, D Halliday

30th March 2007

Cononley Ings
4 Oystercatchers, 2 Shelduck, 32 Teal, 2 Redshank,
8 Mallard, 8 Curlew, 2 Cormorant, 50 Fieldfare,
3 Goosander, 3 Stock Dove & 1 Kingfisher

East Riddlesden Hall
3+Brambling, 10 Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck

Undisclosed Site
2 Red Kite

S Radcliffe, M Doveston

28th March 2007

Rivock Edge plantation - 2 Siskin, 4 Redpoll

Doubler Stones - 200 Fieldfare, Red Kite

Private Wetlands
2 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, 4 Redshank, 36 Oystercatcher
Tufted Ducks, Goldeneyes

S Radcliffe, AGGough

27th March 2007

Ogden Water
15 Whooper Swan, 1 Barnacle Goose

2 Sand Martin plus pair of Mandarin just above Barden Bridge
Another pair of Mandarin at Strid
Redshank flew up valley near Barden Scale.

118 Golden Plovers at Glovershaw

Kex Gill
10 Oystercatchers, 3 redshanks, 3 lapwings

B Sumner, S Radcliffe, P King, J Flood

26th March 2007

Lower Barden Res - 74 Whooper Swans
departed sometime after 3pm.

55 Golden Plovers and 2 male Snipe + 2 .
Skylarks singing, Meadow Pipits, 300 Starlings
Lapwings and Curlews are now firmly established.
Green Woodpecker was calling from Crook Farm area,
Treecreeper and 2 Jays at the top of Shipley Glen.

Undislcosed Site:
4 Red Kites, several Buzzard, Kestrel

Myrtle Park, Bingley - 2 Parakeet sp.

P King, AGGough, B Ford

25th March 2007

Harden Moor
male Stonechat, 3 Curlew, 5 Lapwing, 50 Fieldfare

12 Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 2 Tufted Duck, 28 Canada Geese,
6 Jay, Nuthatches, Treecreeper, GSWdpkrs, 40 Redwing
Skylark, Chiffchaff singing

East Riddlesden Hall
5 Brambling, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, GSWdpkr
2 Bullfinch, 2 Coal Tit, 10 Chaffinch, Common Gull

R.Aire, Riddlesden - 3 Goosander

Crossflatts Garden - male Blackcap

Undisclosed Sites:
a = 3 Red Kite
b = 2 Red Kite, Buzzard

Stockbridge -
2 Oystercatchers, Blackcap heard, Water Rail,Bullfinch,
Pink-footed Goose, Kestrels

Fly Flatts
Curlews established on moor, Mipits, Pied Wag, 1pr Stonechat
Skylark, 2 Twite (1 ringed, 1 unringed), 2 LBB gulls on water

Lindley Wood Bridge to Folly Hall Wood
2 great crested displaying; 3 chiffchaff; pair of mandarin 100 yards
upstream of Dob Park Bridge, green woodpecker

Members Only Res
Jack Snipe flushed in the morning.
GreylagGoose, Common Gull 21 , Oystercatcher 2
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Golden Plover 10, Meadow Pipit 11
Pied Wagtail 3 , Curlew 3 , Rook, BHd Gull 15 , Starling 21

Approach road to Whetstone Gate
12 Brambling with Chaffinch flock

M Doveston, I Hargreaves, S Radcliffe, H Doveston,
B Sumner, J Flood, H Creber, DCBarker, A Tremethick
T Hubball

24th March 2007

Private Wetlands
Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, Fieldfare, Reed Buntings, 4 Wigeon,
Teal, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Greylag,
GCGrebe, Cormorant, GHeron, Oystercatcher, Redshank,
Curlew, Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, 4 Bullfinch, Little Owl

Knotford Nook
4 Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, Pochard male, Tufted Duck
GCGrebe, Treecreeper,

Lindley Wood Res
5 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, Chiffchaff, Siskin

passing Red Kite, 2 Tufted Duck, Nuthatch, Jay
3+Siskin, 100+Fieldfare, GSWdpkr, Chiffchaff,
Blackcap singing

undisclosed sites:
Red Kite, Buzzard

Fewston Res
3+chiffchaff; 8 goldeneye, 5 teal, 2 Tufted Duck

Tong Park Lake
2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen,
Kestrel, 4 Pheasant, Lapwing, Grey Heron,
Mistle Thrush, Bullfinch

2 Jays near Middleton Lodge

Middleton Moor
Curlews, Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, Skylarks, Red Grouse, Geese
A number of large flocks of starling possibly 500+

Ward End cottage field (near Beamsley)
Large flock of Starling and Fieldfare, 2 Oystercatchers,
2 Redshank

Male and Female Goosander - Old Bridge in Ilkley

Members Only Res
Grey Heron, Stock Dove, 2 Redshank, Meadow Pipit 15
Black-headed Gull 246 , Pied wagtail 4, Common Gull 123
Starling 25 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 15

East Riddlesden Hall
5+Brambling, Tufted Duck, Mute swan

S Johnson, M Doveston, H Doveston,
J Stallworthy, D Halliday, DCBarker, P Cunningham

23rd March 2007

increase in Golden Plover to 80 and 40 Redwing by Glovershaw Farm.
Snipe was also heard.

Upper Barden Reservoir
Black-headed Gull colony was infull swing.
pair of Stonechats were seen and another pair to the east
Red Grouse, Red-legged Partridge

Crossflatts - singing Blackcap

Ilkley - R.Wharfe
Dipper, pair of Goosander

Middleton Moor
skylark, curlew, lapwing, meadow pipit, red grouse and greylag geese

East Riddlesden Hall
Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander, Mute Swan, GSWdpkr
Wren nest building

Undisclosed Sites:
several Buzzards, Red Kites

P King, S Radcliffe, J Stallworthy, M&H Doveston

21st March 2007

27 Golden Plover in the field behind Golcar Farm and
4 Grey Partridge close by. There are at least 15 pairs
of Lapwing in the fields and 4 pairs of Curlew. I heard
2 Green Woodpeckers on my walk, one at the top of the
Glen, by the Old Glen House and another by Glovershaw Farm,
where 4 Fieldfare were seen. A pair of Jays flew towards Crook Farm
P King

2 Stonechats, both males near Bradup

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Bullfinch, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, GSWdpkr

S Radcliffe, H Doveston

20th March 2007

Shipley Glen & Hirst Wood
In the Glen I heard four calling/singing Nuthatches and two pairs of GSW were vocal and active. A Green Woodpecker was feeding in the field at the bottom of the Glen along with a pair of Jays, some Redwing were present in small numbers feeding amongst the leaves and under the bushes. At Dowley Gap a pair of Kingfishers were on the river beneath the 7 arches and a Chiffchaff was in song close to a small group of Redwing. About 50 PiedWagtails were flushed by a passing Sparrowhawk on the Sewage Works, and some Meadow Pipits were also disturbed. In Hirst Woods, three Nuthatches were very vocal and a pair of GSW were watched. Three GreyWagtails were seen on the beck which flows out of the Glen and a pair of Bullfinch were visiting the garden feeder.
P King

100+ fieldfares , Trough Lane and 1 Red-legged partridge

Knotford Nook - 50 fieldfares, 4 Sand Martin

East Riddlesden Hall
Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, 2 Song Thrush
young heard in nest in holly bush

A Greenwood, D Parkin, M&H Doveston

19th March 2007

Strid - 3 Manderin, 1 Brambling

Lower Barden Res - 8 Oystercatchers

Indisclosed Site: Buzzard

S Radcliffe

18th March 2007

Members Only Res - 2 Whooper Swans

Redcar Tarn
20 TuftedDuck, male Goosander, 3 Canada Geese

East Riddlesden Hall
Mute Swan, 5 Brambling, Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk
GHeron, Long-tailed Tit, Kingfisher

Ilkley Road, Riddlesden
20 Brambling, 10 Redwing, 30 Chaffinches

Silsden Floods
4 Oystercatchers, Lapwings, Curlew

Fly Flatts
6 Twite by top gate, none on seed
Goldeneye, 3 Canadas, Snipe, pair Stonechat

Crossflats Garden
Siskin in garden on nuts.

Pink-footed Goose, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Meadow Pipits (west),
3 Reed Buntings

DCBarker, M Doveston, B Sumner, S Radcliffe

17th March 2007

Knotford Nook:-4 Sand Martin

Riddlesden stretch of canal - 06.30-07.30
Peregrine male flew over, Redwings, Mute Swan
Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk

Riddlesden stretch of R.Aire
7 Goosander, 2 Teal, Chiffchaff singing, 6 Meadow Pipits

Redcar Tarn
16 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Geese, Common Gulls

Silsden Res
2 Little Grebe, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 female Goldeneye

Chelker Res
Tufted Ducks, Coot,

A59 near Skipton
3 GBBGulls, 10 LBBGulls, 4 Herring Gulls

Silsden Floods
2 Oystercatcher, Lapwing, 4 Curlew, Pied Wagtail

East Riddlesden Hall
Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, GSWdpkr, 5 Brambling

Crossflatts Garden - Chiffchaff

M Doveston, E Scarfe, S Radcliffe

16th March 2007

Private Lake
20 Wigeon, 1 Pair GSW, 12 Siskin, 2 Redpoll.

Undisclosed Sites
2 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite
male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Pair of Tawny Owls calling regularly

Ebor Lane Reserve, Haworth
Pair of Goosander (never seen on the beck before)
Blue, Great and Long Tail Tit, blackbird, Wren,
mallard, chaffinch, goldfinch

E Scarfe, S Parkes

15th March 2007

Whetstone Gate - Raven mobbed by 2 crows

Below Bradup - 34 Curlew flock

Stockbridge -
heard Water Rail, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 Reed Bunting,
3 Snipe flushed,1 Pinkfoot.

S Radcliffe

14th March 2007

Singing skylark Haworth old road

Knotford Nook area:-
20 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing , 1 Metalpecker, 6 Curlew,
2 Wigeon, 2 Pochard, 8 Goldeneye 5M 3F, 4 Oystercatcher

River Wharfe:- 2 Goosander

Gallows Hill:- pair Bullfinch, 10 Fieldfare, 2 Siskin

E Scarfe, F Whitehead

13th March 2007

male Stonechat by the GolfCourse/Riding track.
four Grey Partridges from a ditch by Golcar Farm.
Male Reed Bunting singing along with three Skylarks
and Meadow Pipits were giving display flights.
About 15 pairs ofLapwings were on territory

Scargill Pasture - 600 Golden Plovers, Kestrel

Scargill Res - 4 Oystercatchers, pair of Goosanders

John O'Gaunts Res area
15 Whoopers, pair of Goldeneye, 2 G C Grebe
4 Tufted Duck, 14 Canada Geese, 14 Fieldfare,
2 trilling Redpolls

Crossflatts - singing Chiffchaff

P King, S Radcliffe

12th March 2007

Dowley Gap singing Chiffchaff

Undisclosed Site: Merlin

M Taunton

11th March 2007

Whetstone Gate - 1 pair Stonechat, Curlews

Redcar Tarn
24 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Geese, Common Gulls
3 Goosander

Goit Stock
singing Chiffchaff, 2 pairs Dipper, 2 pairs Grey Wagtail,
Bullfinch, Nuthatch, 30 Redwing

Harden Moor
60 Fieldfare, Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtail

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Kingfisher, Brambling, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese
Oystercatcher, Common Gull, GSWdpkr drumming, Kestrel

Fly Flatts
8 Unringed Twite, 1pr Stonechat, 11 Mipit >NW
sev displaying Lapwings

Cold Edge Dams
Goldeneye, 4 Curlew, 1m Stonechat
Sev blogging Mipits.

Members Only Res
Curlew, Pied wagtail, Lesser Black-backed Gull
Blackbird , Skylark ,Carrion Crow, 49 Meadow Pipit
Starling , Grey Wagtail

Hazlewood Moor - male Stonechat

Stockbridge -
GSW, Pinkfoot, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Oystercatchers.
No Water Rail for a few days, please report any sightings
as these may have departed

Undisclosed Site:
Red Kites and Buzzards.

M&H Doveston, B Sumner, DCBarker, H Creber
S Radcliffe

10th March 2007

East Riddlesden Hall
5 Brambling (3m 2f), GHeron, Mute Swan
Common Gull, Tufted Duck 2 Canada Geese

3 Redpoll, 50 Redwing, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Bullfinch
Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, drumming GSWdpkrs
singing Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail

Shipley Glen -
2 pairs GSWdpkr, 2 pairs Nuthatch, 2m1f Stonechat
Lapwings and Curlew on territory

Trench meadow - pair green woodpecker

Hirst Wood
pair GSWdpkr, Kingfisher and 2 Nuthatch

Chiffchaff at Dowley Gap

Members Only Res
Cormorant, 3 Meadow Pipits

M&H Dveston, S&S Goodwin, P King,
A Tremethick, DCBarker

9th March 2007

Low Wood Area -
Chiffchaff (not in song), Redpoll, pair of Bullfinch,
2 GSWdpkr, Sparrowhawk, Treecreeper & Jay

4 Pink-footed Geese >W over Queensbury at noon

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling - Bullcoppy wood

Shipley Glen
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming

Saltaire Village area
Sevearl sightings of escape exotic species have now been reported.
An African Grey, a Rosella sp. and a Parakeet sp. A photo, sometime ago, of the Parakeet was identified as an Alexandrine.

S Radcliffe, B Sumner, A Tremethick

7th March 2007

Members only Res
Oystercatcher 2, Pied Wagtail, Curlew, Mistle Thrush
Common Gull 21, Carrion Crow 15, Stock Dove,
Starling 74, Skylark 2 , Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit 6

Shipley Glen - LSW drumming this morning

DCBarker, P King

6th March 2007

Members only Res
Golden Plover 21 , Redshank, Lapwing 167
Black-headed Gull 53 , Curlew 3, Lesser Black-backed Gull

Silsden floods
150 + curlew 1 Redshank

DCBarker, M Taunton

5th March 2007

Bingley Bog North - 27 Snipe

S Goodwin

4th March 2007

Private Wetlands
5 GCGrebe, 2 Cormorant, 20 Greylags, 5 Wigeon
30 Tufted Duck, 16 Goldeneye, 2 Siskin, Skylark
2 Redshank, 20 Oystercatcher, 20 Lapwing, 8 Redwing

Knotford Nook
2 GCGrebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Wigeon, Bullfinch

Leathley area - 4 Red Kite

East Riddlesden Hall
Kingfisher, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck

Dick Hudson's flash - Greylags, Lapwings

Tong Park Lake
2 Lapwing, 26 BHd Gull, 8 Mallard, 5 Coot,
2 Moorhen, 3 Jay, 2 Little Grebe

Members Only Res
C Crows, Lapwings, Blackbird, Skylark, Curlew

M Doveston, H Doveston, D Halliday, DCBarker

3rd March 2007

Redcar Tarn
male Goosander, 26 Tufted Duck, 18 Coot, few gulls.

2 Water Rail, Pink-footed Goose, Canada Geese,
GHeron, 2 Oystercathers, 4 Reed Bunting, Kestrel,
Common Gull, Moorhen, Song Thrush, 10 Redwing,
Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch

East Riddlesden Hall
Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese
2 Kingfisher, Long-tailed Tits, Coot nest building

Cullingworth Fields - 2 Skylarks

Tong Park Lake
1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 16 Mallard, 7 Coot,
2 Moorhen, 6 Mistle Thrush, 30+ Redwing, 4 Bullfinch,
c70 Blk Hd Gulls, Jay.

Whooper Swans migrating in the night over Cottingley

Silsden Res
Pair Great Crested Grebes, 5 Goosander, 3 Goldeneye, 8 Tufted Duck.

Wharfe Valley
Fieldfare 70+, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk & Buzzard, 4 Oystercatchers

Members Only Res
Lapwing 9, Pied Wagtail 3, Curlew 10,
Blackbird, Skylark 2, Carrion Crow 2

Trough Lane - 9 curlew, 2 stonechat

Leeshaw Fields -
51 greylag, 39 Canada geese, c.60 lapwing, 28 curlew,
2 oystercatcher, mixed flock c.120 fieldfare/100+starling, kestrel.

M Doveston, C King, D Halliday,
M Taunton, B Vickers, DCBarker, A Greenwood

2nd March 2007

Male Merlin at Whetstone gate

18 Tufted Duck at Silsden Res

East Morton
male Bullfinch & Kestrel

Sunnydale Res area
female Reed Bunting, Little Grebe, pair of Bullfinch, Little Owl.

Buck Stones - Kestrel

Thimble Stones - male Stonechat

Bingley Moor - 5 Golden Plovers

Fewston: c20 Siskin, 5 Goldeneye, 5 Teal, 1 Pochard

Swinsty north end: at least 50 Brambling inc one with white head

Tong Park Lake
Kestrel, 7 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 16 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck (1M, 1F)
Mistle Thrush, GSWdpkr, 2 Jay

Baildon Garden
8 Bullfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 2 Blue tit, 2 Great tit,
3 Robin, 2 Magpie, Wren, 2 Long Tailed Tit, 1 GSWdpkr,
2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Woodpigeon, Nuthatch,
Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 9 Blackbird, 3 Dunnock

Members Only Res
Golden Plover 128, Stock Dove 3, Starling 8, Skylark
Greenfinch 9, Common Gull, Curlew 1, Carrion Crow 27

55 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing chattering, 10 Brambling,
6 Grey Wagtail, 3Pied Wagtail.

Curlews flying and calling on the moors in the Washburn Valley

B Vickers, S Radcliffe, S Goodwin, D Halliday
DCBarker, E Scarfe