31st August 2007

Nab Water Lane, 5 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat

Fly Flatts, 1 Wheatear

Trough Lane, 1 Whinchat

B Vickers

30th August 2007

Black Redstart still at the Sun Farm paddock, Soil Hill, today at 11.25 a m

Halifax Birders

29th August 2007

Wharfe Valley
juv Marsh Harrier, Red Kite from Dumfries, 2+2 Raven,
7 Kestrel, 4 Buzzard

Soil Hill - Black Redstart
Found again in same pylon field Perseverence Rd at 1930hrs
but only showed briefly

AGGough, N Dawtry

28th August 2007

Perseverance Road, near Soil Hill - Black Redstart
2 Sedge Warbler

Private Wetlands:-
GSWdpkr, BHGull, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler (one carrying food).

Doe Park - Denholme Clough
Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 20 Chiffchaff, Willow Warblers

N Kerwin, E Scarfe, K Moir

27th August 2007

Denholme Clough
Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, 15+Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaff
3 Kestrel, Stock Pigeon, 3 House Martin, Swallows, Bullfinch

St.Ives - Hobby hawking insects near dis-used reservoir

3 Wheatears on the walls at GolcarFarm, with 2 Whinchats and
a couple of juv Stonechats. Along the Glen Road was another
Whinchat, Yellowhammer carrying food and a flock of 31 Lapwings.
About 30 Goldfinches, 12 Meadow Pipits and a Skylark.

3 Wheatear at Bradup and a further 3 by the Gate.
Between Bradup and Whetstone Quarry were at least 2 Winchat
and c8 Stonechat.

Fly Flatts - vismig watch
Swallow 42 W, Meadow Pipit, 55 WNW, Pied Wagtail 6 W,
Mistle Thrush 9 W, Snipe 3 W, 4 Common Gull S,
also - 2 Grey Partridge, 8 Twite. Later in the day = Wheatear

Paul Clough
Spotted Flycatcher 1, Willow warbler 2, Bullfinch 6,
Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 2

Trough lane, Wheatear

Timble Ings
Crossbill 2, Siskin 2, Kestrel, Spotted Flycatcher
close by = mixed flock Swallow and House Martin,Goldfinch 3, Linnet

Members Only Res
1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 18 Lesser Black Back Gull
50+ Black-headed Gull, 22 Swallow, 60+ Meadow Pipit
5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Red Grouse

Soil Hill
30+ Linnet, 20+ Swallow, Skylark, 2 Kestrel
Short-eared Owl

M Doveston, M James, I Hargreaves, P King, B Sumner,
B Vickers, S Lilley, C King

26th August 2007

Whetstone & Bradup
Whinchat, 2 parties of Stonechat, Willow Warbler
50+Meadow Pipits, 4+Red Grouse, Kestrel, 10+Swallow

Ilkley Road, Riddlesden - 20+Swallow

Nab Water Lane 11.00am
Kestrel, 6 meadow pipits, 7 wheatear, 4 stonechat
Earlier there had been 13 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat

Green Sandpiper flew low through the reserve west @ 11.30.
Juv Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap,
Willow Warbler, GSWdpkr

Fly Flatts
Swallow 91 W, House Martin 3 W, Meadow Pipit 65 W, Tree Pipit 1 W,
Skylark 2 W, Pied Wagtail 2 W, Wheatear, Whinchat

Trough Lane, 1 Wheatear

4 Whinchats on the moorside of Glovershaw Lane.
Wheatear on the wall along the Glen Road and 35 Lapwings.
A male Stonechat with juv and a female Reed Bunting and juv
were by the horse track at Birch Close Lane.

Norr Hill, Wilsden - vismig
Swallow 36 W, House Martin 68 SE, mipit 5 W, Skylark 1 W

M Doveston, S Parkes, S Radcliffe, B Sumner,
B Vickers, P King, DCBarker

25th August 2007

Wharfe Valley - Hobby in the afternoon

Doe Park Res -
Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warblers, GHeron

Denholme Clough
2 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Swallows

Riddlesden - 30 House Martins still about

M Doveston, AGGough

24th August 2007

Greengates - Honey Buzzard reported on Birdguides
Anyone knowing details please get in touch. Thanks.

Kex Gill
2 Yellow Wagtail, Reed bunting, Willow Warbler and
70+ Linnet. 40+ Mipit, tree pipt, 5 linnet and a swallow ringed.

Lower Barden Res - Osprey still present

R. Wharfe, Otley - 11 Mute Swan

Hanging Wood, Thruscross
singing Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, GSW, Goldcrests,Coal Tits,
Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 2 Sparrowhawks

Paul Clough -
am visit
Whitethroat, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, Sparrowhawk
pm visit
1 Green Woodpecker, 50+ Swallow, 2 House Martin

Nab Water Lane
AM visit = 8 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat (family)
PM visit = 2 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat

Soil Hill
25+ Linnet, 20+ Swallow, 3 Skylark
10+ Meadow Pipit

25 House Martins, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 20 Lapwing

Trough lane, 1 Whinchat

A Jowett, S Radcliffe, M Taunton, C King, B Vickers, DCBarker

23rd August 2007

Wharfe Valley
Osprey, Red Kites

Nab Water Lane
12 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, Raven, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk

Oxenhope Moor, Adult Peregrine

A Tremethick, B Vickers

22nd August 2007

Nab Water Lane, 8 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, Pair Stonechat

Oxenhope Moor, Peregrine

Paul Clough, Pair of Blackcap

Fly Flatts, 5 Wheatear

B Vickers

21st August 2007

St.Ives - mid afternoon
young LEO calling and flying around at Lady Blantyre's Rock.

S Radcliffe

20th August 2007

Wharfe Valley - Hobby, Buzzards

Fewston/ Swinsty Res area,
5 Cormorants, male Tufted Duck, Green Woodpecker,
3 Blackcaps eating blackberries, 3 Willow Warblers

Bingley Garden - Sparrowhawk on feeder

Harden Moor - 4 Red Grouse

Queensbury - afternoon vis mig.
6 Swallows, Swift, 2 Golden Plover

JLTopham, S Radcliffe, P Croft, B Sumner

19th August 2007

juvenile Med Gull at Connonley Ings

Shipley Glen garden - 5 Jays

Stockbridge - 35 species inc:
2 adult Reed Warblers feeding 2 young. 3 Whitethroat
2 young Bullfinch, a Willow Warbler plus 2 Blackcap .
2 Kestrel, female G S W, Jay and a few Sand Martins.

Trough lane, Wheatear 10, Whinchat 1, Stonechat 1

Nab Water lane, Wheatear 2

Fly Flatts, Wheatear 2

K Moir, P King, S Radcliffe, B Vickers

18th August 2007

Denholme Clough
Redstart, Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff,
6 Willow Warbler, Green Wdpkr, Kestrel, Swallow,
Bullfinch, 2 Collared Dove - S, GSWdpkr,Jay
1 Grey Partridge

Denholme Village
33 House Martin WSW, 9 Swallow SW

Doe Park Res
14 Grey Partridge, Willow Warblers, Goosander

Members Only Res
3 Grey Wagtail, 44 Meadow Pipits, Swallows, 12 LBBGulls
Wheatear, Kestrel

Trough Lane
Whinchat, Stonechat, 9 Wheatear, 2 Red Grouse

Paul Clough - 4 Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warblers

Glovershaw area
2 Stonechats (juvs) along the Glen Road. In the rough pasture by
the race track 4 Whinchats, and a Wheatear on the Golf Course fairway.
Flocks of other species including Meadow Pipits, Swallows, 2 Reed Bunting
and the local Lapwing flock of 36

M Doveston, S Johnson, P King

17th August 2007

Wharfe Valley
Osprey, 2 Red Kite, Peregrine, 5 Buzzard
Kestrel 3, Sparrowhawk, Swift 8,Cormorant 4

Fly Flatts, Wheatear 3

Nab Water Lane, Wheatear 5

Trough Lane
Wheatear 3, Whinchat 3, Stonechat 2, Reed Bunting 4

B Vickers

16th August 2007

Trough Lane, 2 Wheatear

Nab water Lane, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat

Fly Flatts, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat

House Martin c10, Starling 456 > ESE
Mipit 16 > W, Woodpigeon 25 > NE
Mallard 7 > W

B Vickers, DCBarker

15th August 2007

Members Only Res
Adult Yellow-legged Gull, Short-eared Owl

Trough Lane, 2 Wheatear

Nab water Lane, 1 Wheatear

Ben Rhydding Garden - 6 juv Bullfinches

Wilsden - 3 LBBG > NW. c80 House Martins

Whinchat and a juvenile male Stonechat. Greenfinch (9)
and Linnets (8). The Lapwing flock is down to just 10.

B Vickers, D Kidman, DCBarker, P King,

14th August 2007

Fly Flatts - fall of 31 Wheatear this morning
46 Swallows & 9 House Martins passed through
Tufted Duck, 2 Pied Wagtails

Riddlesden Garden - female Bullfinch - image by S Lilley

B Sumner, S Lilley

13th August 2007

Glovershaw area
family party of five Stonechats (2 adults and three
juveniles) feeding along the field fence at Golcar
Farm, where 15 Swallows were gatheringfood.
4 Kestrels could be seen across Baildon Moor.
4 Grey Partridges , 70 Starlings and 35 Lapwings
and pair of Reed Buntings.

Fly Flatts, 12 Wheatear, 2 Raven, 10 Swifts

Nab Water Lane, 6 Wheatear

Trough Lane, 1 Wheatear

Norr Hill, Wilsden (PM visit)
14 Swifts > high W between 1915 and 1930.
Also a single Lapwing > NW at about 1940 & 12 Mipits > W

P King, B Vickers, DCBarker

lost parrot

Can anyone who sees an African Grey Parrot flying around the Bolton Woods area please get in touch asap so the owner can be informed.


12th August 2007

Crossbill at Timble - S. Lilley

Private Wetlands
GCGrebe with 2 well grown juvs, 16 Mute Swans
Chiffchaff, Sand Martin, Swallows, Reed Bunting
GSWdpkr, no waders at all

Timble Ings - pm visit - 2 Crossbills

Nab Water Lane, 7 Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting

Leeshaw Res, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Common Sandpiper

Stockbridge - Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat & Blackcap

Norr Hill, Wilsden - am visit
20+Willow Warblers, Redstart
pm visit = 2 Redstart, Tree Pipit, 5 Willow Warbler

M Doveston, S Lilley, S Radcliffe, B Vickers, DCBarker

11th August 2007

Members Only Res - PM visit
juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 Wheatear

Soil Hill - 5 Whinchat, Whitethroat

Upwood - Nuthatch plus 3 Bullfinch

Above Bradup - male Stonechat carrying food.

Whetstone Allotment
pair of Stonechat with 3 young, Whitethroat

Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Swallows, Sparrowhawk,
Nuthatches, Treecreeper, Jays

Harden Moor - Deep Cliff
Pheasant wih 4 juvs, Willow Warbler

Nab Water Lane, 3 Wheatear

Paul Clough, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Willow Warblers

S Radcliffe, M Doveston, B Vickers, K Moir

10th August 2007

Fly Flatts Res, 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 1 Adult Peregrine, 4 Wheatear.

Nab Water Lane, 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear,

Paul Clough,
6 Spotted Flycatchers ( A Family Party ) at the bottom of the Clough,
1 Juv Spotted Flycatcher at the top of the Clough,
1 Juv Green Woodpecker, 10+ Willow Warblers

Soil Hill - Whitethroat

B Vickers, K Moir

9th August 2007

Lower Laithe Res, 4 Cormorants

Leeshaw res, 77 Canada Geese

Fly Flatts, 3 Wheatear

Paul Clough, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 6 Willow Warblers

B Vickers

6th August 2007

Members Only Res - 7 Common Scoter (Pm)

Nab Water lane
5 Wheatear, Pair of Stonechats (feeding recently fledged young.)

Fly Flatts - 2 Wheatear.

B Vickers

4th August 2007

Silsden Floods
50 Lapwing, 65 BHGulls, 70+Pied Wagtail, 4 GHeron

M Doveston

3rd August 2007

Lower laithe Res - Cormorant 3

Penistone Hill - Male Stonechat

Members Only Res - Wheatear

2 Ospreys over Oxenhope flying south at 0830 today

B Vickers, R Proctor

1st August 2007

Wharfe Valley
Hobby, Merlin, Peregrine, Red Kite, 4+3+Buzzard

Silsden Floods
Little Ringed Plover juv, Snipe, Oystercatcher,
450+Lapwing, 6 GHeron, 75BHGull, Sand Martins

AGGough, M Doveston