30th June 2007

East Riddlesden Hall
Bullfinch 2m 1f 3 juvs, Chiffchaff, Kingfisher,
4 Jay, Swifts, House Martins, Sand Martin,
GSWdpker, 42 Mallard, Moorhen with 6 downy young

Silsden Floods
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

M Doveston

29th June 2007

Stock Dove in Queensbury Garden - C Shields

Scargill Pasture area -
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

S Radcliffe

28th June 2007

Strid/River Wharfe
Yellow-legged Gull and Raven.

Barden fell
a Meadow Pipit feeding a young Cuckoo

J Topham

26th June 2007

Kildwick Ings - 7 Black Tailed Godwits
last viewed at 1300 but were present since the morning

Cononley Ings - pair of Mute Swans with 4 young

K Moir, B Vickers

24th June 2007

The Strid - short walk
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.

Stockbridge -
2 Kestrels, 2 Peregrine passed by, Sedge Warblers,
2 Mute plus a cygnet, 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap singing

M Doveston, S Radcliffe

23rd June 2007

East Riddlesden Hall
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

22nd June 2007

Glen Road at Glovershaw pm,
8 singing Reed Buntings and at least ten pairs of Meadow Pipits.
2 pairs of Linnets, 2 singing Yellowhammers and a Grey Wagtail

P King

21st June 2007

Undisclosed Site
Short Eared Owl (1) Tree Pipit (2) Snipe (2)
Long Eared Owl (8 in total), Spotted Flycatcher (1)
Woodcock (2) Nightjar (2 males displaying)

C King

20th June 2007

Glovershaw area
male Yellowhammer was singing on the Glen Road.
at least eight breeding pairs of Meadow Pipits
two pairs of Linnets, Reed Bunting and Skylark.
adult Grey Wagtail

Members Only Res - 7 Goosander

Leeshaw Res - 2 Shoveler, Little Owl

P King, B Vickers

19th June 2007

Strid Woods
2 Spotted Flycatchers, Treecreeper, Blackcap,
Long-tailed Tits, Nuthatch

B Vickers

17th June 2007

East Riddlesden Hall & R.Aire
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

Harden Moor
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

16th June 2007

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

M Doveston

12th June 2007

Ponden Res,
12 Sand Martins, 1 Cormorant, Oystercatcher 2,
Common Sandpiper.

B Vickers

11th June 2007

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits
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).

Leeshaw Res
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

Glovershaw area
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

10th June 2007 part two

Wharfe Valley - Hobby

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,

10th June 2007

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

9th June 2007

BOG Members Walk - Barden Moor
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),
Skylark singing.

Crossflatts bridge
2 young Canada Geese with adults, Moorhen family
and at least 10 House Martins collecting mud.

P King et al, A Josephs

8th June 2007

3 male Nightjars at breeding site

6th June 2007

pair of Spotted Flycatchers, three pairs of GreyWagtails,
pair of GSW with a young bird, Pied Flycatchers at two boxes,
Common Sandpiper with young, 3 family parties of Great Tits
and a young Robin.

P King

5th June 2007

Whetstone Gate area - 6 Redshanks

P Britton

4th June 2007

Members Only Res
Dunlin 1, Redshank 2, Common Sandpiper 2,
Grey Wagtail 2 adults, 1 Juv, 2 Juvenile Stonechat

B Vickers

3rd June 2007

Parakeet species flying across Leeds-Liverpool Canal from Saltaire Church to Roberts Park

R Ratcliffe

2nd June 2007

Ilkley along to Ben Rhydding, over Denton Bridge, up Carters Lane to Middleton, along Hunger Hill, across Middleton Moor and Langbar Moor to Old Pike, Beamsley Beacon and then back via Wards Cottage across the moor and down into Ilkley along the river.

Highlights were:
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.

J Stallworthy