5th April 2007

Riddlesden, Leach Way
Pair of Tree Sparrows on bird table today 0915
"first I've seen in this area in 9 yrs"

Silsden - Swallow

brief view of a male Merlin at Whetstone Gate,
also a male Wheatear and a pair of Stonechat

St Ives
Buzzard flew up the Aire valley, also lots of Chiffchaffs singing
Male Wheatear at Trough Lane

Members Only Res, 4 Cormorant, 2 Goldeneye, 13 Goosander

Fly Flatts Res - 4 Teal (photo B Vickers)
Bingley, R.Aire - 2 Goosander, Chiffchaff
East Riddlesden Hall - female Brambling

Shipley Glen
pair of Grey Wagtails,two pairs of Mallards and a pair of Moorhens
have established territory on the small lake. Chiffchaff in full song
and three Robins were seen fighting. Nuthatch called from three
locations and a Treecreeper was noted. Three pairs of Jays were
in full cry, two GSW were heard and three Redwing were feeding.

J Brownbridge, M Taunton, I Hargreaves, B Vickers, P King, H Doveston, P Cunningham