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