29th May 2007

Fewston Res
pink footed goose

Timble Ings
3 tree pipit

Tawny Owl, c4 Spotted Flycatcher, Bullfinch pr, Goldfinch
Green Woodpecker (almost certainly at nest)
Treecreepers, Gt Sptd Woodpecker , Jay
Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff , Garden Warbler
- nest building (see pic) , Woodcock (flushed)
Redstart (Sunday, but not since!), Long-tailed Tit + 9 young
photos by I Hargreaves

J Poland, I Hargreaves, A Jowett

28th May 2007

Oxenhope Moor
2 golden plover, wheatear, grey partridge.
Very high density of curlew.

Hawksworth Moor - Golden Pheasant

A.Greenwood, J Flood

27th May 2007

Oxenhope area-
swifts, 1 male Reed Bunting, Meadow pipit feeding nestlings,
willow warblers , Kestrel nest with audible young

A Greenwood

26th May 2007

St.Ives - Cuckoo Nest Wood
Spotted Flycatcher between steps and box 36

2 male Stonechats, three Wheatears

Barden bridge to Howgill (0700)
3 families of mandarin, females with 8, 5 and 2 juveniles
1 female goosander with 8 juveniles
Little owl at Gamsworth
Female kingfisher on rock at Howgill

Between Barden and Storiths:
Dippers, Grey Wagtails, Sand Martins, Sandpiper, Nuthatch,
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cuckoo heard

Storiths to Beamsley:
Cuckoo heard, 2 red legged Partridge, Sparrowhawk

Beamsley to Middleton Lodge:
Stonechat, 2 Snipe, 2 Wheatear, 2 Grouse, Cuckoo heard, Skylarks,
Thrushes, Curlews, Lapwings, Meadow Pipits

Middleton Lodge and along the river into Ilkley:
Little Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Pied Wagtails, Dipper.

M Doveston, P King, J Flood, J Stallworthy

25th May 2007

Lindley Bridge, Dob Park,Ellers Wood and Folly Hall Wood.
at least six Redstarts, three Pied Flycatchers, a Spotted Flycatcher,
GreenWoodpecker, GSW,Woodcock (flushed), Garden Warbler, Blackcap

Timble Ings
tawny owl, cuckoo, redstart

3 mandarin

P King, S Radcliffe, A Jowett

some recent images - P King

24th May 2007

Glovershaw area
Along the Glen Road a male Stonechat, male Yellowhammer and a Snipe. Female Wheatear in the fields alongside the Golf Course. On Birch Close Lane, seven Wheatear.By the 12th tee, there were four Stonechats, male and three females. 28 Greylags near Birch Close Lane. Also seen: Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, Linnets, Reed Buntings, Curlews and Lapwings.

Low Wood area -
2 Garden Warblers, Blackcap

Whetstone gate -
pair of Stonechat with 2 young plus nearby another singing male Stonechat.

P King, S Radcliffe

23rd May 2007

Knotford Nook area:-
Tawny Owl, 2 Chiffchaff, a pair of Swans with 8 cygnet, 1 male Pochard,
10 Sand Martin, juvenile Dunnock, juvenile Pied Wagtail

River Wharfe:-
1 female Goosander with 15 large chicks,
1 female Goosander with 2 large chicks on her back;

Gallows Hill:-
Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat

E Scarfe

21st May 2007

Timble Ings
Tawny, Snipe, skylark, Cuckoo.

twopairs of Grey Partridges

J Flood, P King

20th May 2007

male Nightjar heard on breeding grounds

Hollins Hill 0635 - Little Owl

Private Wetlands 0650
Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler,
Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Common Tern,
3 Common Sandpiper, LRP, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Lapwing
Sparrowhawk, Swift, Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow,
Tufted Ducks, LBBGulls, Reed Bunting

Knotford Nook
male Pochard, Sand Martin, Swift, Swallow, Blackcap

Whetstone Quarry
family party of Stonechat, female Wheatear, 4 Linnets

Rivock Edge - Willow Warblers, Goldcrest, Chaffinch

Fly Flatts
5 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Grey Wagtail
3 Twite, 6 Wheatear.

male Stonechat and a female Wheatear,
Snipe sitting on the wall and another was in short grass.
3 Wheatears feeding on the open peaty ground and
2 across the fields towards Golcar Farm.
Skylarks, Meadow Pipits,Reed Buntings, Linnets, Yellowhammers,
Lapwings and Curlews with young

Lindley Wood Res
Redstart, LRP, Bullfinch pair, fem Goosander with young,
two pair of GC Grebe, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps,
Garden Warblers, Swallows, Green Wdpkr, GSWdpkr

M & H Doveston, B Sumner, P King, S Thomson,
C King, A Jowett

19th May 2007

Toad Holes Beck - Whitethroat (photo MVPriestley)

St.Ives (photo S Ipson)
Pied Flycatcher now in woods above box 39 but hard to locate.
12 male Blackcap, 6 male Chiffchaff, Jay, 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper
Long-tailed Tits with young, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, GSWdpkr
3 pairs of Canada Geese with young.

Ogden Water - Wood Warbler

Wharfe Valley watchpoint - Osprey 14.30

Members Only Res - evening visit
9 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 30+LBBGull
Goosander, 2 Swallow, Mallard with young

East Riddlesden Hall
Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Swift, House Martin
Swallow, 40+Sand Martin, Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch,

M Doveston, F,K,& S Ipson, C King, MVPriestley, M Taunton,
H Doveston,

17th May 2007

John o' Gaunts area
3 male Redstarts, four Redshanks on Beaverdyke
and four Tree Sparrows on walk in from the Sun Inn.
3 singing Reed Buntings, pair of Great Crested Grebe
and a female GSW.

East Riddlesden Hall - Peregrine circling high above

P King, M&H Doveston

15th May 2007

5 Wheatears (1 male and 4 females)
Meadow Pipits are now carrying food,
Reed Buntings, Skylarks and a male Yellowhammer are singing,
Snipes, Lapwings and Curlews

P King

14th May 2007

Members Only Res - pm visit
Dunlin, 2 Oystercatchers, pair Goosander, Lapwing, Swallow,
Pied Wagtail, Mallard with juvs, LBBGull

Trough Lane - pair Wheatear

East Riddlesden Hall
Bullfinch, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Jay, Mute Swan

six Wheatears and pair of Yellowhammers

M Doveston, P King

13th May 2007

photos B Vickers

Private Wetlands
LRP, Dunlin, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat,
Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler,
Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Redshank, Common Tern,
6 BHGull, GCGrebe, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Swift
Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, Tufted Duck

Knotford Nook
male Pochard, Swallow, Sand Martin, Swift, GCGrebe,
Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff,

Pied Flycatcher (by box 36), Chiffchaff, Blackcap,
Nuthatch, 4 Jay, 15 House Martin

Bolton Abbey/Strid Woods: -
Cuckoo 2, Pied Flycatcher 5 (4M + 1F)
Grey Wagtil 8 (5 adults + 3 juv), Common Sandpiper 2
Bullfinch 1 (M), Garden Warbler 3, Blackcap 4 (3M +1 F)
Wood Warbler 1, Mandarin 1 (M), Redstart 1 (M)
Dipper 1 (juv), Kingfisher 1

Fly Flatts
2 Dunlin
, 8 Common Sandpiper, Redshank
2 Grey Wag, 1 Pied Wag, 2 Twite...unrung
1m Reed Bunting, 1 Golden Plover, 22 Canada chicks
11 Greylag ad., 2 Wheatear

Ilkley Moor (Whetstone end) - female Wheatear

Leeshaw Res -Dunlin 1, Little Owl

Members Only Res - 4 Common Sandpipers, Male Stonechat

Trough Lane, - 5 Wheatear

Undisclosed sites:
2+1 LRP

M Doveston, S Thomson, C King, B Sumner, B Vickers, H Doveston,

12th May 2007

John O'Gaunts
2 male redstarts singing, female wheatear,
lots of willow warblers and 5 swift, redshank

Pied Flycatcher by box 37, Blackcaps, 6 Chiffchaff,
Willow Warblers, Whitethroat,

Leeshaw Res 0955,
Arctic Tern flew low down the res and over the moor Nw

East Riddlesden
Swifts, House Martins, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Blackcap
Coot with young, Mute Swan,

M Gurney, S Goodwin, M Doveston, B Vickers

11th May 2007

Fewston Reservoir
five singing Garden Warblers, three Blackcaps, two Sedge Warblers, three Bullfinch (two females one male), two pairs of Common Sandpipers, a pair of Teal, and a Redpoll.

Members Only Res - Sanderling (photo B Vickers)
2 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatchers, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank

P King, S Radcliffe, B Vickers

10th May 2007

Strid Woods
Pied Flycatcher- five males, two females.
A pair of Dippers were feeding 3 young below Barden bridge
and another pair feeding on the aquaduct. male Mandarin,
Common Sandpipers and Grey Wagtail

P King

9th May 2007

Snipe displaying and'chunking', Lapwings with chicks and Curlew.
Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting and Linnets, male Stonechat
pair of GreyPartridge and four Wheatears (a male and three females)

Gallows Hill:-
Bullfinch, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Garden Warbler;

River Wharfe:- 2 Female Goosander

Intake Gate - 2 Wheatears

Hawksworth Moor
3 Redshank, 2 Snipe - all displaying, 4 Oystercatchers

Burley Moor - pair of Stonechat

P King, E Scarfe, S Radcliffe

8th May 2007

Ebor Lane Reserve pm brief visit
2 Willow warbler, grey heron mobbed by crow, pair canada geese

St.Ives - pm visit
2 pairs Canada Geese with young, 2 Tufted Duck, Chiffchaff,

S Parkes, S Radcliffe, M Doveston

belated news - Dotterel

a lone Dotterel was spotted on Round Hill near Timble on Friday 4th May in poor weather conditions.


7th May 2007

Private Wetlands: 06.50
Gadwall, Teal, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff,
Blackcap, Wllow Warbler, Swallows, Sand Martins, Swifts
Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Redshank, 2 Common Tern

Knotford Nook - male Goldeneye

1 pair Tufted Duck, Kestrel, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler,
2 Nuthatch, Skylark,

East Riddlesden Hall
Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Sand Martin, Swift, male Tufted Duck,
LBBGull, BHGull, Mallard with 11 ducklings

R.Aire, Marley
Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Sand Martin, Swift,
4 Swallows

Fly Flatts (photo B Sumner)
3 Dunlin, 1 Twite, 6 Common Sand, 4 Golden Plover
5 Wheatear, 2 Grey Wag, 2 Pied Wag, 2 lots of Canada geese chicks

Whetstone & Bradup
Buzzard passing through heading high west over Bingley,
Stonechat, Snipe, Redshank, Curlew, Red Grouse, Linnets

Wilsden this afternoon:
House Martin x 3, Swallows 10+, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Willow Warblers, LBBG x 1, Mipits

Marley Playing Fields :Sedge Warbler 2, Garden Warbler 2,Blackcap,Willow Warbler, Goosander with 10 Ducklings on the river

Members Only Res: Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper

Glovershaw area - 2 female Wheatears

M&H Doveston, B Sumner, C King, S Thomson, B Vickers, P King

6th May 2007

Members Only Res 06.40
Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, Canada Goose with juvs,
Skylark, Meadow Pipits, Swallows, Willow Warblers,
22 LBBGulls

Doe Park Res
Gheron, Swallows, Willow Warblers, Skylark,
Linnets, 4 LBBGulls

Redcar Tarn
12 Tufted Duck, 4 BHGulls, 6 Coot

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

Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Coot, Moorhen,
Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Song Thrush, GHeron,

Fewston Res
Cormorant, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Willow Warblers,
3 pairs Greylags with juvs, BHGull, Redpoll

Swinsty Res
Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 2 Cormorant, Chiffchaff, Blackcap

Micklethwaite Wharf - Whitethroat

Fly Flatts
1 Dunlin, 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Twite
4 Wheatear, Canadas with young, Swift

M&H Doveston, B Sumner, S Radcliffe

5th May 2007

Whetstone area - 05.30
Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Stonechat

Private Wetlands - 06.30
2 Common Tern, male Pochard, 2 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler
Redshanks, Curlew, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Tufted Duck,
GCGrebe, Cormorant, Swift, Sand Martin, Swallow,

Knotford Nook -
male Pochard, 20 Swift, Sand Martin, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat

Lindley Wood Res
4 GCGrebe, 2 Chiffchaff,

Swinsty Res
2 Common Sandpiper, Curlew, Redshank

Graincliffe Res - several Willow Warblers

Strid Woods (Storiths side - photo M Taunton)
6 male pied fly, 4 female, 3 wood warbler,
pair of redstart and several blackcap, Garden Warbler

Leeming Res - pair of Tufted Duck

Members Only Res -
Ring Ouzel, 3 Redshank, L R P, Common Sandpiper.

five Wheatears in various spots, one along the Glen Road,
two in the fields by Golcar farm and two more on the walls
and race track around Birch Close Lane. male Stonechat.

East Riddlsden Hall
Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Sand Martin, Willow Warbler, Bullfinch,
juvenile Robin, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Goldfinch,

Shibden Head, Queensbury
Willow Warbler 8, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap 2, Bullfinch 3
Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Tawny Owl 1, Jay 2

Ilkley Moor - 2 male Cuckoo

M Doveston, M Gurney, P King, S Radcliffe, H Doveston
C King, M Taunton,

SPOONBILL over Otley

Spoonbill seen over Otley at noon heading east

Dotterel x1 on Round Hill, Timble

Private Wetlands
2 Arctic Terns

Yeadon Tarn
2 Common Terns (photo P King), Little Ringed Plover

S Radcliffe, P King, K Moir, JLTopham

3rd May 2007

Whetstone Gate -
Grasshopper Warbler reeling, pair of Stonechat and Little Owl.
3 pairs of Linnet, Wheatear

two Wheatears at Glovershaw and the lapwings have chicks.

Timble Ings
Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Woodcock

S Radcliffe, P King, C King

2nd May 2007

Raven mobbed by two crows, several swifts,
green woodpacker calling, oystercatchers

two female Wheatears, two pairs of Grey Partridges
and the male Yellowhammer on the Glen Road has begun to sing

M Gurney, P King

1st May 2007

Lower Barden Res - 3 Bar-tailed Godwit

4 Wheatears, one on the Glen Road and three on the walls at Birch Close Lane. The male Yellowhammer still along Glen Road.

East Riddlesden Hall - "insomniacs are us":
3.30am Tawny Owl hooting, 4.00am Grey Heron arrives upsetting Coots and Moorhens whose alarms calls must have stirred the Song Thrush so he starts singing. 4.30am Blackbirds join their cousin, followed by Robins, Dunnocks and Wrens. 5.00am The Blackcap starts as the Song Thrush has a break. By 5.30am they are all taking part in the dawn chorus.......

Knotford Nook
Tree Sparrow (photo B Vickers)

P King, M Doveston, G Holmes, B Vickers