Bullfinch 2m 1f 3 juvs, Chiffchaff, Kingfisher,
4 Jay, Swifts, House Martins, Sand Martin,
GSWdpker, 42 Mallard, Moorhen with 6 downy young
4 Oystercatchers, 24 Lapwing, 30 Mallard, 60 BHGulls
Redcar Tarn - 6 Tufted Duck, LBBGull
St.Ives - Coppice Pond
Mute Swan, male Tufted Duck, Chiffchaff singing
2 Kestrel, 2 Linnet, 1 Snipe, 2 Stock Dove
Scargill Res -
22 Canada, 4 Oystercatcher
Below res - family 6 Mistle, family of 5 Pied Wag
Beaverdyke area -
flock of 60 Curlew, singing Chiffchaff, G C G,
4 Canada Geese, male Tufted, 1 Stock Dove
John O Gaunt Res - 2 male Tufted, 3 Cormorant, GSW
Wood Warbler (singing near school gate just below carpark)
Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap+juvs, Nuthatch, Willow Warbler
Plenty of juvenile common woodland species.
Chelker Res - 6 Tufted Duck, 10 Coot
Redcar Tarn - 6 Tufted Duck, 1 BHGull
East Riddlesden Hall
Bullfinch male with 2 juvs + another male, Chiffchaff, Jay
Whetstone Gate -
singing male Whinchat, male Stonechat, 5 Linnet,
3 Goldfinch (including a juv), 3 drumming Snipe plus 1
3 singing male Reed Buntings.
2 Kestrels, 2 Peregrine passed by, Sedge Warblers,
2 Mute plus a cygnet, 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap singing
M Doveston, S Radcliffe
GSWdpkr, Jay, Treecreeper, Kingfisher, Bullfinch
Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Song Thrush, Sand Martin
House Martin, Swift, Painted Lady
Peregrine, Jay, 2 Oystercatcher, Mute Swan, Kestrel,
Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Swift
Members Only Res - pm visit
234 Swift counted moving West between 1440 - 1540 hrs
Glovershaw area - north
Skylarks (two pairs)with food, three pairs of Meadow Pipits
male Stonechat . A post-breeding flock of 40 Lapwing
150 Starlings. Snipe could be heard, Oystercatcher, Curlew .
A 'charm' of 25 to30 Goldfinches were by Golcar Farm.
A Kestrel was hunting along GlenRoad
M Doveston, B Vickers, P King
Kingfisher, Goosander female with juvs, Jay
Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Willow Warblers, Reed Bunting
3 Oystercatchers, 6 Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Swifts
60+Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow
male Stonechat singing, 3 Skylarks singing, Meadow Pipits
Willow Warblers, 4 Linnets, 6 Goldfinch, Curlew
Doe Park Res
6 Linnets, 2 Bullfinch, 2 juv Goldfinch,
Blackcap, Willow Warblers
Stockbridge - injured male Tufted, Kestrels still feeding 2 young,
Kingfisher with juv, familes of Whitethroat & Sedge Warblers, singing
Garden Warbler, 2 Jays, Sparrowhawk, plenty of Reed Bunting activity.
8 Orchid Spikes plus a Roe Deer
Stonechats a pair of adults and 2 juveniles at Penistone Hill Oxenhope
Ilkley up to Round Hill, Beamsley Beacon and back.
Grey Heron flew over at Middleton Lodge
Kestrels, Red Legged Partridge, Redshank, 2 Oystercatchers
Lots of vocal Curlews together with Lapwings and Meadow Pipits on the Moors. There also seemed to be a lot of Skylarks around – more than previous weekends. Only 1 Grouse seen.
River still pretty high - 2 Grey Wagtails seen on the River Wharfe near the Old Bridge
M Doveston, S Radcliffe, B Vickers, J Stallworthy
2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Chiffchaffs, House Martin
East Riddlesden Hall & R.Aire
Ring-necked Parakeet, 60+Sand Martin, Common Sandpiper
Kingfisher with juvs, Tufted Duck, Garden Warbler, Blackcap
Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Swifts, Swallow, House Martins
kingfisher, heron, moorhen, mallard, oystercatcher, blackcap,
kestrel, black-headed gull, blue tit, great tit, long tailed tit family group,
wren, blackbird, wood pigeon, swift, (no sand martins nesting).
Little Owl, Common Tern ( resting on the shore at 1230 ).
Members Only Res
Dunlin 1, Common Sandpiper ( A pair with 3 chicks ),
Grey Wagtail 4 Juveniles.
Lower Laithe - Grey Wagtail 4 Juveniles
three Snipe flushed by a low flying bird of prey, possibly a Merlin,
Lapwings, Meadow Pipits, Skylark. Stonechat near Golcar Farm
post-breeding parties of Starlings, Finches and Tits around the farm.
S Parkes, B Vickers, P King
Ilkley, Middleton Lodge, Round Hill, Beamsley Beacon & back
Kingfisher sitting on a rock close to the Old Bridge in Ilkley
Golden Plover seen close to Round Hill and another heard.
A further Golden Plover heard at Old Pike. Kestrel at Beamsley Beacon.
On the moors were plenty of meadow pipits, a few skylarks,
lots of very vocal curlew, a few lapwing some with young,
swallows, swifts. But only saw 2 grouse all day.
B Vickers, J Stallworthy,
Little Owl, 3 families of Nuthatch, 4 families Long-tailed Tit,
Treecreeper, 2 GSWdpkrs, Moorhen juv, Sparrowhawk,
Blackcaps, 5 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Pheasant
Kestrels, Garden, Willow and Sedge Warblers plus Whitethroat
Song Thrush. Pair of Reed Buntings and a male Bullfinch. Jay.
Mute Swans down to 1 cygnet
East Riddlesden Hall
Cuckoo heard among dawn chorus
Blackcap, Coot + 4 juvs, Moorhen, Mute Swan
Tufted Duck, Song Thrush, House Martins
Swifts, Sand Martins, Swallows
M Doveston, S Johnson, S Radcliffe, H Doveston
Cuckoo (male & female), Linnet(about 4 birds), Meadow Pipits,
Willow Warblers, Red Grouse, Pheasant, Stonechat pairs,
Whinchat pair, Reed Bunting, Oystercatcher 3,Wrens, Greenfinch 4,
Blackbirds, CommonSandpiper (pair on each res.),
Greylag Geese (13upper, 16 lower), Canada (86 upper, 25 lower),
2Lapwings, pair of Mistle Thrush (breeding), Red-legged Partridge,
Swallows, House Martins, Curlews, B H Gulls(colony of app. 2000),
L B B Gulls, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Grey Wagtail, Robin, Dunnock,
Red Kite, Cormorant (lower res), Rook -4, Pied Wagtail (upper res),
2 young Canada Geese with adults, Moorhen family
and at least 10 House Martins collecting mud.
P King et al, A Josephs
4 Grey Heron and a Kestrel seen in fields next to Carters Lane.
2 Golden Plover heard but not seen on the way up to Old Pike and another heard as walked along to Beamsley Beacon
3 Grey Heron flew over near Beamsley, Kestrel at Beamsley Beacon
Lots of curlew, lapwing – some with chicks, meadow pipits, skylarks, swallows, martins, swifts - around the moors. Large numbers of starlings about – at one point there must have been a flock in excess of 1000. Did not see a single grouse all day.
Kingfisher and Little Grebe on river.