26th April 2007

Soil Hill 7.07 a.m.
Wheatear numbers were down to 20 after yesterday's spectacular numbers. 13 of these were in the first two fields on the right coming on the footpath from Perseverance Road. Four others were on top of the covered reservoir and the other three scattered around. Two Carrion Crows were taking a keen interest in the comms tower, but the pair of Blackbirds that had been here has moved on. The single kestrel monitored the Keelham side of the hill. Two Cormorants flew west high. A single Lapwing was on the top of the hill, but there were at least six more down the slope below the tipped area near the main road.

Low Wood area
Garden Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Willow warbler,
Nuthatch, GSW, Jay & singing Goldcrest.

Bradup/Whetstone Gate
pair of Whinchat, 7 Wheatear, female Stonechat

Kex Gill
Red Kite, plus 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 pair Ringed Plover,
1 pair Redshank and 2 Wheatears. Lots of Curlews

Several Swifts over Keighley, at one time around a dozen
were buzzing a soaring Sparrowhawk.

8 Wheatear at Slippery Ford

Undisclosed Sites:
Merlin, 2x SEO, Red Kite

Pied Flycatcher, 4 GSW.

Lindley Wood Res
2 Pied Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 3 Swallow,
8 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap.

Marley Playing Fields,
Garden Warbler 2, Blackcap 1, Song Thrush 2, Swift 4,
House martin 2, Sand martin 40+.

37 Wheatear and 1 Whinchat at Trough Lane, early Am.

M Gurney, I Hargreaves, B Vickers, RHProctor, E Scarfe
C Shields, S Radcliffe, C King