28th December 2008

Stockbridge
3 Reed Bunting, a few Siskin, Goosanders up and down valley

Leeshaw - 4 Canada geese, 24 redwing, cormorant

Timble Roost - 18 Waxwings


S Radcliffe, A Greenwood, A Jowett

27th December 2008

Waxwings still at St Stephen's Road, West Bowling in one group, new count of 118

c50 Waxwings near the pond in the clearfell on south side of timble


MVPriestley, A Jowett,

26th December 2008

107 Waxwings in one tree at Stephen's Road,
West Bowling at 08.30

12 Waxwings - Villa Road, Bingley

Denton Hall
Mixed flock of 155 curlew and 700 lapwings

Dowley Gap
1 Chiffchaff corner of sewage works next to river, 10+ Long Tail Tits several Goldcrest, 20+Meadow Pipit,6+ Grey and 60+ Pied Wags, 2 Redwing,2 Jay, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 G.S.Woodpecker, 4 Goosander

Denton Village
(anticlockwise circuit via Dunkirk and Moorside Farm):
3 adult and 1 immature Red Kites, close to flock of 40-50 lapwings; 1 common buzzard, 1 kestrel, 2 lesser black-backed gulls; 67 fieldfares in field by road just below Yarnett House farm

MVPriestley, J Flood, A Tremethick, D&H Kidman, A Josephs

25th December 2008

East Riddlesden Hall
Common Gull, Bullfinches, GSWdpkr,
50+BHGulls, Mistle Thrush singing

Villa Road, Bingley - 12 Waxwings


M Doveston, A Josephs

24th December 2008

St.Ives
Redpoll, GSWdpkr, several Jays, Redwing,
Nuthatch, Coal Tits, Long-tailed Tits,
30+BHGulls, Bullfinches

scargill res area
3 stonechat, tree sparrow, 4 nuthatch, GSWP,
large tit flock inc treecreeper and goldcrest

River Aire from Bingley to Saltaire
Goosanders, Nuthatch & GSW at Hirst Wood, 2 Dippers


M H & L Doveston, A Jowett, S Radcliffe

23rd December 2008

Stockbridge -
close views of Sparrowhawk, 8 Siskin,
Kestrel plus Water rail heard


S Radcliffe

22nd December 2008

Lindley Wood
3 GSW, 28 Redpoll in a flock, 1 Green Woodpecker,
4 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 40 Common Gull,
60 Redwing.

E Scarfe

21st December 2008

East Riddlesden Hall
1st year Herring Gull, 10 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Bullfinch
70+BHGulls, 60+Mallard

Stockbridge - 32 species including -
3 Reed Bunting, 6 Siskin, Redpoll, GSW, Kestrel


M Doveston, S Radcliffe

20th December 2008

Sconce Lane area this afternoon
15 Redwing, Kestrel and a roost of 140 Goldfinch.
The roost was at the triangle on Sconce Lane

East Riddlesden Hall
6 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 70+BHgulls, Common Gull


S Radcliffe, M Doveston

18th December 2008

Fields in front of Denton Hall:-
800 + Lapwing in two flocks, one flying and one in the fields


E Scarfe

17th December 2008

Wharfedale
single R Kite, 7 Buzzards, a Kestrel (only one!), a Peregrine,
a L Owl & a Raven, while earlier others had Sparrowhawk &
Merlin


AGGough

15th December 2008

14 Waxwings at Bradford University


N Lindsey

14th December 2008

at least 174 Waxwing on Barkerend Road

Members Only Res (PM visit)
2 (possibly 3) SEOs, 6 Goldeneye
4 Goosander, 26 Lapwing, 11 Greylag Geese
c3000 Black-headed Gull, c500 Common Gull

Stockbridge -
2, possibly 3, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, GSW,
Stock Dove, Bullfinch


R Scullion, C King, S Radcliffe

12th December 2008

5+ waxwings 12/12 at 2pm in trees opposite school on crofter's La in yeadon


R Wilkinson

11th December 2008

Snaygill - Water Pipit still present


S Lilley

10th December 2008

Shipley
25 Waxwings
flew west at 10.10am


M Doveston

7th December 2008

Snaygill
Water Pipit still resent, Water Rail, Snipe,
100+Lapwing, 2 Kestrel, Meadow Pipits,
Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtails, 2 Goosander

Thackley garden
3 Waxwings


Stockbridge -
Water Rail (possibly two), male Bullfinch, male Siskin,
G S W plus Goosanders up & down the valley.

Canal near East Morton -
no Waxwings, plenty of winter thrushes

Leeshaw
2 cormorant, goosander, 3 kestrel, 4 greylag,
2 stonechat, 7 common gull

Sandwith Moor - 2 Stonechat

East Riddlesden Hall
GSWdpkr, Jay, Bullfinches, BHGulls, Crest sp.


M Doveston, P Cunningham, R Scullion, S Radcliffe,
A Greenwood, J Poland, C Pottle

6th December 2008

Snaygill - Water Pipit

Private Wetlands
Water Rail heard, 20 plus Tufted Duck, some Goldeneye
and a few Wigeon

Knotford Nook
20 plus Wigeon, 20 plus Tufted Duck, 6 Goldeneye
plus a Gadwall

East Riddlesden Hall
Crest species, 3 Lapwing, Nuthatch, 3 Bullfinch


S Radcliffe, M Doveston, G Holmes

2nd December 2008

Snaygill
Little Egret flushed by gulls

30th November 2008

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit 1 > W, Woodpigeon 22 > W, Reed Bunting 1
Goosander 11, Stonechat 2, Magpie 3

Oats Royd, Queensbury
Waxwing 1, Green Woodpecker 1
Jay 3, Coal Tit 1, Goldcrest 6, Little Owl 2
Greenfinches 30+, Chaffinches 20+

Stockbridge -
3 Water Rail, G S W, pair of Bullfinch feeding on dock seed,
2 Reed Bunting, Goldcrest

Private Wetlands
21 Wigeon, Goldeneye, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Bullfinch,
Lapwing, Common Gull, BHGull, Tufted Duck, Pochard,
GCGrebe, 6 Cormorant, Reed Bunting


DCBarker, C King, S Radcliffe, M Doveston, E Scarfe,

29th November 2008

20 Waxwings at 10.30 Crossflatts railway station

35 Waxwings in one group top of poplars between Morton Lane and Swine Lane from tow path. A group west of Swine Lane feeding on Hawthorn back of Morton Cemetery could have been a separate flock but they are quite mobile. Also a few groups of Redwing and the odd Fieldfare seen from tow path plus Goldfinches feeding on Ash keys.

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit 2 , Pied Wagtail 21, Common Gull 36,
Pink footed Goose 56 > NW in two skeins
Woodpigeon 77 , CCrow 4 , Black headed Gull 73 ,
GBB Gull 6 , Goosander 11 , Starling 64
Waxwing 6 coming up out of valley and over the open moor
Peregrine 1 > W, LBB Gull 2


S Radcliffe, A Tremethick, DCBarker

28th November 2008

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 9 , Wood Pigeon > 2
Alba Wagtail > 11, Starling > 15
Jackdaw > 2 , C Crow > 2
Greenfinch > 18 , Chaffinch 3 , Goldfinch 5


MVPriestley

27th November 2008

Waxwings are still roosting at the spot near Morton Bridge - 28 this morning (9.45am), and further along the canal a few hundred yard before Swine Lane Bridge another 25

Cross Flatts Station - 2 Waxwings

Denholme Gate Farm - 3 grey partridges


J Varley, S Radcliffe, M Joyce

25th November 2008

Barden Bridge along the Dales Way to Ilkley
1 Waxwing – seen from Bus at Ilkley
6 Little Grebes – 1 at Strid, 2 at Addingham Low Mill,
2 further down stream, 1 at Ilkley, Cormorant,
Kingfisher , Dipper, Heron, 4 Goosander
Redwings and Thrushes

Potential Waxwing flock at Addingham

12 Waxwings on canal as previously reported although they seem to be nearer to the East Morton swing bridge end.

4 Goosanders above Bingley on River Aire
2 Little Grebe on river in Myrtle Park plus another
3 Goosanders

Pair of Kestrel at Bingley Bog North


J Stallworthy, S Radcliffe

24th November 2008

18 Waxwing 300mtr west along canal from Morton Lane bridge.
Also several small flocks of Redwings to Swine Lane

Caldene Fields
Wood Pigeon > 43 S + 162 N =205
Alba Wagtail > 39 E/S/E + 25 W = 64
Starling > 4 W/S/W, Redwing > 1 S/W
C Crow > 7 S/W + 2 N/W = 9
Greenfinch > 36 S/S/W,Redpoll > 4 S


A Tremethick, MVPriestley

23rd November 2008

15+ Waxwings near canal bank east of Swine Lane bridge.
They are mostly where the housing estate is nearest the
canal ¼mile east of Swine Lane, Sandbeds/Riddlesden.

March Cote Farm Cottingley - Swallow 1st winter

Stockbridge -
Water Rail, Bullfinch, Siskin, 3 Goosanders, 2 Reed Buntings


M Taunton, S Varrie, S Radcliffe

22nd November 2008

St.Ives
Redpoll, 4 GSWdpkrs, Jays, Nuthatches

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 7 S
Wood Pigeon > 115 N + 787 S = 902
Alba Wagtail > 4 S + 7 N/W, Starling > 15 W/S/W
Redwing > 5 S/W, Blackbird > 1 W, Meadow Pipit > 1
C Crow > 7 N + 4 S, Greenfinch > 39 S/S/W
Chaffinch > 2 W/S/W , Goldfinch > 5 S/W
Reed Bunting > 1 N

East Riddlesden Hall
male Goosander, Redwing


M Doveston, MVPriestley

21st November 2008

Canalside, Riddlesden (lunch time)
one waxwing and heard other by the golf course/canal edge
a couple of hundred yards south of Swine Lane bridge.

Caldene Fields
Whooper Swan > 17 S/S/E, Black Headed Gull > 3 S
Wood Pigeon > 57 N + 68 S = 125
Stock Dove > 1 S, Alba Wagtail > 2 S, Starling > 11 W/S/W
Fieldfare > 1 S, Meadow Pipit > 2 W, Greenfinch > 19 S/S/W
Chaffinch > 1 S/W, Goldfinch > 5 S


J Varley, MVPriestley

19th November 2008

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 3 S
Wood Pigeon > 11 N + 43 S = 54
Alba Wagtail > 2 S + 7 W = 9
Starling > 38 S/W , Redwing > 3 N + 3 W = 6
Carrion Crow > 3 S/W
Greenfinch > 45 ( including a single party of 12 )
Chaffinch > 2 WGoldfinch > 5 S/W


MVPriestley

18th November 2008

Ilkley 0830
Flock of waxwings now up to 43 - in trees outside Clarke Foley Centre and occasionally moving down to trees in CP

Caldene Fields
Goosander > 1N, Black Headed Gull > 7 S
Golden Plover >100+ N, Wood Pigeon > 426
Alba Wagtail > 7 S + 3 W = 10, Starling > 9 S/W
Redwing > 2 S, Carrion Crow > 5 S/W
Greenfinch > 47 W/S/W, Chaffinch > 4 W
Redpoll > 2 S + 3 N =5, Reed Bunting > 1 W
Swan Sp (possible Whooper) > 2 S


J Flood, MVPriestley

17th November 2008

Ilkley 0930-1000
21 Waxwings in trees outside the Clarke Foley Centre then they moved north just a few yards to the beech trees on corner of Chapel Lane and Cunliffe Rd.


D Kidman

16th November 2008

Ilkley - Parish Grove Garden
28 Waxwings

East Riddlesden Hall -
Firecrest seen in shrubs alongside the back on the lake from one of the adjacent gardens on Westlea Avenue

Chelker Res -
7 Adult and 1 1st yr Whooper Swan

Soil Hill
Snow Bunting briefly this morning

85 waxwings in to roost at Timble Ings

Thornton Village - 60+Pink-footed Geese

Members Only Res
Starling 227 > SW and W + 56 NW and NE = 283
Woodpigeon 258 > SW + 20 > N = 278
Fieldfare 555 > SW, Redwing 53 > SW, Mistle Thrush 1
Reed Bunting 4 > W and NW, Greenfinch 4 > NW,
Pink-footed Goose 690 > mainly W and NW
Herring Gull 1 > E

Haverah Park this morning:
5 Reed buntings and a female Stonechat by Scargill Reservoir,
a female Goldeneye on the reservoir. Nearby (Beaverdyke dam
outflow), 1 Marsh tit (seen, but first identified by characteristic
pi-choo call) and 2 Siskins, and 3 Tree sparrows in garden of cottage
by Beaverdyke Reservoir dam.

Washburn Valley this afternoon:
2 Common buzzards and 1 Red Kite, plus a male Stonechat


M Doveston, JL Topham, K Moir, A Jowett, S Lilley,
DCBarker, C King, H Creber, J Poland

Whoopers at Leeshaw - B Vickers


15th November 2008

Leeshaw Res,
Goosander 1, Cormorant 2, Whooper Swan 2

Lower Laithe Res,
Pink-footed Goose 7 ( Flying West )

East Riddlesden
5 Siskin along canal, 60+BHGulls on hall lake

A629 near Silsden
Whooper Swan flying low towards Silsden

13 Waxwings it tall trees in St James Road, Ilkley


B Vickers, M Doveston, T Hubball

14th November 2008

Lower Laithe Res,
7 Whooper Swans

Wintering Stonechat pairs at Penistone Hill & Nab Water Lane

Yeadon Tarn:
5 Tufted Ducks and three Great Crested Grebes.

Knotford:
30 Wigeon flew in and and joined the 11 already on the water.
three Goldeneye, 4 Little Grebe, 23 Tufted Ducks, 141 Coot,
2 Great Crested Grebes and 6 Mute Swans.

Private Wetland:
16 Tufted Ducks, 7 Goldeneye, 15 Mute Swans, 8 Cormorant,
Little Grebe, 40 Coot, 2 Grey Herons, Bullfinch, 10 Siskin
and good mixed flock of Fieldfare and Redwing.

Denton Park:
135 Curlew were feeding in the field of stubble


B Vickers, P King, S Radcliffe

Waxwing image by M Bloomfield


13th November 2008

Caldene Fields
Cormorant >1 S, Mallard > 5 S/W, Goosander > 11
Black Headed Gull > 148 S, Wood Pigeon 655
Stock Dove > 3 S, Alba Wagtail > 8 S + 4 W = 12
Starling > 987 W/S/W
Fieldfare > 1,265 S/W A new site record!
Redwing > 872 S/S/W, Carrion Crow > 4 S
Greenfinch > 59 S/S/W, Chaffinch >4 S + 6 W = 10

Haworth
60 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Male Bullfinch

Shipley Glen - 16 Grey Heron


MVPriestley, N Lindsey, P King,

12th November 2008

Chiffchaff near Dowley aqueduct

10 Waxwings seen flying in Ilkley at 4.00 pm

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 93 S/S/W, LBB Gull > 1 N
Wood Pigeon > 326 N + 2,468 S = 2,794
Alba Wagtail > 12 W, Starling > 278 W/S/W
Fieldfare > 964 S/W , Redwing > 386 S/S/W
Carrion Crow > 15 S, Greenfinch > 28 S/W
Chaffinch > 4 S/W, Redpoll > 2 S

Members Only Res
Fieldfare - 323 SW (9 flocks), Goldfinch - 1 SW
Woodpigeon - 193 SW (7 flocks), Meadow Pipt - 3 W
Redwing - 15 SW, Starling - 19 NW (4 flocks)
Alba Wag - 2 W, Greenfinch - 6 SW
Reed Bunting - 7 high NW, Chaffinch - 6 SE
Others :-
Stonechat - local bird
Green Woodpecker - in wood again
Kestrel - local bird

Timble Ings -3 Kite in one party, Kestrel, small flock Reed Bunting, ditto Goldcrest not a lot doing really. Flock of approx 200 Starlings heading west , fairly low over Norwood.

Private Wetlands, Kite, Sparrow Hawk, 2 Goldeneye, numerous Redwings moving and feeding around the site difficult to estimate total numbers, probably between 50 and 100. Jay, 2 Cormorant

Cononley Ings, - Buzzard 1, Lapwing 600+, Fieldfare 200+, Mallard 156,

Wharfe Valley - Brambling 1

H Creber, M Taunton, MVPriestley, M Bloomfield, S Lilley, B Vickers,

11th November 2008

Cononley Ings,
Green Sandpiper 1, Mallard 130, Teal 30+,
Redwing 60, Mute Swan 4.

Ilkley town centre - Waxwing


B Vickers, K Moir, M Taunton

10th November 2008

Ilkley town centre car park
6 Waxwings

Caldene Fields
Mallard > 7 W, Black Headed Gull > 84 S/S/W
Common Gull > 12 S/S/W, Wood Pigeon > 56 S + 308 N = 364
Alba Wagtail > 3 W, Starling > 2 W + 24 S/W = 26
Fieldfare > 17 S/W, Redwing > 57 S/S/E
Carrion Crow > 6 S, Greenfinch > 41 S/W
Chaffinch > 4 S/W, Goldfinch > 5 S + 2 W = 7


AGGough, MVPriestley

9th November 2008

St.Ives
male Brambling at feeding station, 2 Goosander,
GSWdpkr, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Siskins, Fieldfare
10+Coal Tits, Chaffinches

Redcar Tarn
2 Wigeon, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Common Gull, Tufted Ducks,

Caldene Fields
Pink-footed Goose > 850 + E/S/E
Mallard > 2 S + 4 W = 4, Shelduck > 1 S/W
Black Headed Gull > 129, Common Gull > 11
Golden Plover 432 S, Lapwing 9 S, Wood Pigeon 51 + 1,074
Stock Dove > 3 N, Alba Wagtail > 6 W + 3 S = 9
Starling > 60, Fieldfare > 182, Redwing > 91
Blackbird > 2 SW, Carrion Crow > 2 W + 8 = 10, Meadow Pipit > 2 S
Greenfinch > 89 S/W, Chaffinch > 3 S + 5 W = 8, Goldfinch > 2 S + 11 W = 13
Redpoll > 2 S

Sandwith Moor
Fieldfare 210 S-SE, Redwing 61 S-SE, Starling 64 N +152 S-SE
Woodpigeon 83 S-SE, Canada geese 7 S,
600 pink footed geese in 5 skeins flying very high S-SE
Reed bunting 6, Mipit 2, Cormorant 1, Snipe 1

female Brambling fed with Chaffinch in garden at Low Moor

East Riddlesden Garden
10+Chaffinch, 4+Coal Tit, 2 Dunnock, 3 Blackbird,
GSWdpkr, 2 Bullfinch


M Doveston, MVPriestley, J Blacker,

8th November 2008

Members Only Res
Fieldfare 138, Starling 140, Magpie 1 high,
Meadow Pipit 2 , Short eared Owl 1, Greenfinch 10
Pink footed Goose 291 with 1 Snow Goose
Common Gull 3 > S, Wood Pigeon 5 > N, Jackdaw 12

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits
little grebe, kingfisher (2), redwing, fieldfare (40),
lapwing (200), curlew (150)

Caldene Fields
Mallard > 11 S/W (3 parties), Black Headed Gull > 98 S/S/W
Common Gull > 12 S, Wood Pigeon > 17 S + 288 N
Alba Wagtail > 31 N/E, Starling > 3 + 331
Fieldfare > 461, Redwing > 119
Blackbird > 3 , Skylark > 2 , Carrion Crow > 8
Jackdaw 2, Meadow Pipit 2, Greenfinch 14, Redpoll > 4 S


DCBarker, H Creber, MVPriestley, S Parkes

7th November 2008

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit - 4 W, Skylark - 1 E
Starling - 255 NW (8 groups,largest 100 birds)
Goosander - 2 male S and 1 female S later
Redwing - 35 NW (2 groups), Fieldfare - 62 NW (1 flock)
Chaffinch - 4 SW, single party of three Red Admiral


H Creber

5th November 2008

5 swallow still present today at Dowley Gap


M Taunton,

4th November 2008

5 Swallow (2 adult 3 juv) hawking insects over Dowley Gap

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 2/W, Alba Wagtail > 33
Starling > 452, Skylark 1
Fieldfare >75, Redwing > 51, Carrion Crow >9
Chaffinch > 3 W, Greenfinch > 15, Goldfinch >21



M Taunton, MVPriestley

3rd November 2008

Members Only Res
Fieldfare - 115 NW (2 flocks), Redwing - 22 NW (2 flocks)
Starling - 236 NW (6 groups), Grey Lag Goose - 16 N,
Chaffinch - 2 SE, Alba wag - 2 W

210 BH Gull at Leeshaw res.

Caldene Fields
LBBGull, Black Headed Gull 5, Wood Pigeon 8, Sparrowhawk 2
Alba Wagtail > 2 S + 28 W, Starling > 1,464 W, Fieldfare > 74
Blackbird > 3 N, Song Thrush >1 N, Redwing > 69 W
Carrion Crow > 1S + 6 N/W, Chaffinch > 6 W + 4 S/S/W = 10
Greenfinch > 21 W/N/W, Goldfinch 9, Bullfinch > 1

Whetstone Gate.
At sunset there was a movement of Fieldfare.
Flocks of 100, 50, 40, 120 & 25 flew towards High Moor Plantation


H Creber, MVPriestley, S Radcliffe

2nd November 2008

Stockbridge -
Water Rail, a few Redpoll mixed in a flock of 30 Siskin,
plenty of Redwing & some Fieldfare in the valley bottom

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 4/W, Wood Pigeon 104
Alba Wagtail 10, Starling > 58, Redwing 83
Fieldfare >4, Carrion Crow > 3 S
Chaffinch > 1 S, Greenfinch > 12

Members Only Res
Woodpigeon 19 > S, Merlin 1 > S, Blackbird 2 > W
Redwing 3, Lapwing c100 > NW, Starling 6 > NW
Jackdaw 100+ > W, Magpie 1 > S, Meadow Pipit 1


M&P Riley, MVPriestley, DCBarker

1st November 2008

Members Only Res
Redwing 715 > NW and N, Fieldfare 6440
Starling 1624 > NW, Wood Pigeon 257 > S
Chaffinch 39 > NW, alba wagtail 3, Jackdaw 17
Snow Bunting 4+, Merlin 1 > S, Cormorant 2
Goldfinch 1 > S, Lapwing 2 > S, Kestrel influx 10+
Green Woodpecker 1 in trees then over moor
Greenfinch 3 > W, Meadow Pipit 5, Greylag Goose 2
Common Gull 1 , Redpoll 2 > S, Goosander 1m
LBB Gull 1 > S, BHGull c100 > S, Reed Bunting 1
Peregrine 1 > E

St.Ives
3 Goosander on Coppice Pond

Leeshaw Res - 50 Greylag Geese

Chelker Res - 36 Greylag Geese, 2 Redshank, 2 Goldeneye

Timble,
Red Kite, Buzzard, app 100 Redwings in groups of 15-20
all heading into the wind small flock of 5 Reed Bunting, 2 Redpoll


DCBarker, M Doveston, B Vickers, S Lilley

31st October 2008

Lower Laithe Res -
male Ruddy Duck, Common Scoter

Members Only Res
Starling - 337 NW in 21 groups, Alba Wag - 3 S
Redwing - 15 NW (some in Fieldfare flocks)
Fieldfare - 352 NW in 8 flocks (largest 134 birds)
Wood Pigeon - 91 SW in 9 flocks, Greenfinch - 5 SE
Goldfinch - 2 SE, Chaffinch - 1 SE, Skylark - 1 E

Cononley Ings -
19 Golden Plover, 320 Lapwing, 11 Stock Dove,
male Pintail, 2 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 150 Mallard.
150 Fieldfare in the area, Cormorant flyover,
Kestrel hunting, Goosander on river plus a pair of
Reed Bunting on bankside


B Vickers, R Proctor, K Moir, H Creber, S Radcliffe

30th October 2008




Oakworth Garden - Two-barred Crossbill
Sadly before the news could be put out the Two-barred Crossbill, which was visiting a garden feeder in Oakworth, was taken by a Sparrowhawk at 10.20am

Stockbridge -
3 Water Rail, 30 Siskin, G S W, Bullfinch, 3 Cormorant flyover,
Redwings, Snipe, Sparrowhawk

Members Only Res
Redwing - 424 (21 groups), Fieldfare - 553 (22 groups)
Starling - 372 (21 groups), Woodpigeon - 40
Goldfinch - 4 SE, Greenfinch - 20 SE, Chaffinch - 2 SE
Mipit - 3 W, Lapwing - 3 very high birds NE
Teal - 2 into Res from E,
Buzzard - picked up being mobbed by 3 corvids coming in from north, over Baildon and out south over Bradford. PF Goose - small skein of 32 birds moving west - picked up high over Rombalds moor and tracked all way through Watersheddles coll into Lancashire.
BH Gull - 12 through S

1000+ Fieldfare and 100+ Redwing flying over Timble Ings


S Radcliffe, H Creber, M Bloomfield, J Barker

29th October 2008

Cononley Ings -
some fields are flooded and others still frozen over.
6 Whooper Swans with two of them immatures, 20 Teal &
160 Mallard.1 Redshank, 18 Golden Plover & 145 Lapwing
On the river - 1 female Goldeneye and a pair of Goosander.
On the hill overlooking the fields - 1 Common Buzzard & 70 Fieldfare
In the wet meadow were 25 Meadow Pipit feeding & Kestrel hunting

Dowley Gap.
20 Fieldfares, 12 Redwings, ( feeding on Hawthorn berries) ,
2 Kingfisher, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Jay, Kestrel, small flock Goldfinch

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 11 S/S/W
Wood Pigeon > 7,793 S A new site record!
Alba Wagtail > 4 S, Starling > 31 W/S/W
Fieldfare > 150 S/W + 941 W/N/W = 1,091
Redwing > 17 S/W, Carrion Crow > 4 S, Chaffinch > 6 S/S/W
Greenfinch > 94 S/W, Goldfinch > 5 S

Members Only Res
Woodpigeons - 116 in 9 groups all W
Alba wag - 1 W, Starling - 64 NW in 5 groups
Chaffinch 4 S, Greenfinch - 5 S, Reed Bunting - 1 W
Golden Plover - 4 NW, Redpoll - 2 NW, Redwings - 6 NW
Fieldfare - 82 NW (in one flock from Sentry Hill - again silent)
Goldfinch - 1 S


S Radcliffe, S Lilley, MVPriestley, HCreber

28th October 2008

Glovershaw
A surprise bird at Crook Farm, alongside the caravan park, was a female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker feeding with a flock consisting mainly of Blackbirds and Mistle Thrush. Later on my walk, I flushed a flock of nine Grey Partridges, by Golcar Farm, in a boggy field where cows are grazing. I then disturbed a Dipper by Glovershaw Farm, and watched it hurry down stream. In trees adjoining the top of Shipley Glen, 20 Redwings were taking berries from a hawthorn.

Members Only Res
Woodpigeons - 4880 SSW (72 groups)
Starling - 76 W, Chaffinch - 12 W, Greenfinch - 8 SE
Redwing - 24 NW, Mipit - 8 W, Jackdaw - 35 high W (2 groups)
Red Breasted Merganser - pair from high N to S
Siskin - 2 W, Mistle Thrush - 3 SE, Golden Plover - 9 NW (a 6 and a 3)
Goldfinch - 8 NW, Reed Bunting - 3 NW
Mixed corvids - Carrion Crows and Jackdaws - 38 high NW
Pink Footed goose - 105 SE, Grey Lag Goose - 4 NE
Fieldfare - 320 NW, Peregrine - 1 SE, Alba Wags - 5 W

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 47 S/S/W
Wood Pigeon > 7,469 S A new site record!
Alba Wagtail > 8 S, Starling > 118 W/S/W
Redwing > 25 N + 18 S/S/W = 43
Mistle Thrush > 1 N, Jackdaw > 22 N
Carrion Crow > 23 S/S/W + 4 N/W = 27
Skylark 1 S first passage bird this autumn!
Chaffinch > 13 S
Greenfinch > 109 S/W A new site record!
Goldfinch > 4 S, Redpoll > 11 S + 2 N/W = 13


P King, H Creber, MVPriestley

27th October 2008

Members Only Res
Knot - 1 NW, Woodpigeon - 149 W (6 groups - largest 80)
Greenfinch - 21 W, Mipit - 23 W
Starling - 51 NW (7 groups- largest 20)
Stonechat - 1 W, Chaffinch - 5 W, Redpoll - 1 NW
Magpie - 1 high W, Merlin - 1 W, Brambling - 2 NW

26th October 2008

Members Only Res
Starling 91 > NW, Meadow Pipit 5 > W, Chaffinch 4 > S,
Greenfinch 8 > W, Jackdaw 2 > NW, Rock Pipit 1 > NW
Lapwing 87 > S, Peregrine 1 > W

Redcar Tarn
200+Lapwing, Goosander, LBBGull, Common Gull,
Pied Wagtail, 30 Coot, 18 Tufted Duck

Silsden Floods
GHeron, BHGulls, Common Gulls, 100+Fieldfare
150+Starling

Stockbridge
Water Rail heard, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel, GSWdpkr,
Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Coal Tit,


DCBarker, M Doveston, M&P Riley, S Radcliffe, N Tonge,
A Uden,

25th October 2008

Members Only Res
Redwing 295 > W, Fieldfare 129 > W, Starling 120 > NW
Meadow Pipit 1 > W


DCBarker,

24th October 2008

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 182, Snipe > 1 S, Wood Pigeon > 983,
Collard Dove > 3, Meadow Pipit > 9, Alba Wagtail > 19
Starling > 304, Redwing > 25, Fieldfare > 2 W, Jackdaw >12
Meadow Pipit > 11, Carrion Crow > 21, Chaffinch > 27
Greenfinch > 79, Goldfinch > 2, Redpoll 4

Yeadon Tarn :
22 Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe

Knotford Nook:
110 Coot, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe,
11 Tufted Duck, 4 Mute Swans

Private Wetland:
8 Goldeneye, 52 Coot, 19 Tufted Duck, 9 Wigeon, 17 Mute Swan,
6 Cormorants

Members Only Res
Cormorant 2 > W and SW, Meadow Pipit 45 > W, Peregrine 1 > W
Wood Pigeon 65 > S and SE, Starling 427 > NW, Chaffinch 3 > S,
Greenfinch 35 > S and W, Reed Bunting 11 > W, Goosander 2 > S
alba wagtatil 2 > S, Jackdaw 18 > SE and S, CoalTit 1 > SW,
Skylark 2 > SW, Fieldfare 60 > W, Redwing 5 > W, Goldfinch 9 > S
LBBGull 1 > S, Swallow 1 > S

Gallows Hill:-1 Mandarin drake on the pond.

Knotford Nook :-
15 Siskin, 10 Wigeon, 40 Redwing, 10 Fieldfare.

River Wharfe near Knotford :-1 Goosander


MVPriestley, DCBarker, P King, S Radcliffe, E Scarfe

23rd October 2008

2 Swallows & House Martin at March Cote farm Cottingley

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 123 S/S/W, LBB Gull > 7 S, Common Gull > 18
Wood Pigeon > 16 S, Meadow Pipit > 1 S , Alba Wagtail > 20
Starling > 35 W/S/W, Mistle Thrush > 1 S/W, Redwing > 107
Fieldfare > 4
S, Carrion Crow > 7 S/S/W, Chaffinch > 11
Greenfinch > 71 W/S/W, Goldfinch > 17

Members Only Res
Woodpigeon 6 > S, Meadow Pipit 2 > S, Golden Plover 51 > S
Snipe 3 > S, Starling 335 > NW


S Varrie, MVPriestley, DCBarker

22nd October 2008

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit 61 > S, Wood Pigeon 27 > S, Starling 31 > W
alba wagtail 4 > SSW, Fieldfare 1 > S, Chaffinch 8 > W,
finch sp 31 > S and W, Kestrel 1 > S, BHGull 35 > S
Reed Bunting 4 > W, Snipe 2 > N, Greenfinch 54 > W and S
Redwing 1 > W

Wharfe Valley
Fieldfare 120+ ( in two flocks), Redwing 20+
4 Red Kites, Buzzards, Peregrine, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk

Nether Timble:-20 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing.

Scow Hall:-A pair of Stonechat, 1 Curlew, 4 Common Gull

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 115 S/S/W, Pink-footed Goose > 100 + S
Wood Pigeon > 564 S + 13 N = 577, Snipe > 1 S
Meadow Pipit > 5S , Alba Wagtail > 7 E + 42 S/S/W = 49
Starling > 2 S/W, Mistle Thrush > 4 S
Song Thrush > 1 S/W Came in with Redwing.
Redwing > 89 S/W + 8 N = 97, Fieldfare > 7 W
Carrion Crow > 7 S/S/W, Chaffinch > 39 S + 29 N/W = 68
Greenfinch > 92 S/W, Goldfinch > 6 S, Redpoll > 3 S/W


DCBarker, B Vickers, E Scarfe, MVPriestley

21st October 2008

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 103 S/S/W, Canada Goose > 4 W
Wood Pigeon > 23 S + 79 N = 102, Meadow Pipit > 1S
Alba Wagtail > 9 S/W + 4 N = 13, Starling > 9 W/S/W
Mistle Thrush > 4 N/W, Redwing > 101 W/S/W
Fieldfare > 17 W/S/W, Carrion Crow > 2 S/S/W
Chaffinch > 1 S/W + 4 N/W= 5, Greenfinch > 57 W/S/W

Stonecross above Thruscross Reservoir 50 + Golden Plover


MVPriestley, P Croft,

19th October 2008

Stockbridge - 31 species inc;
male Merlin, 2 Water Rail, 9 Bullfinch,
Kingfisher, 2 GSWdpkr, 30+Redwing

Chelker Res - 2 Whooper Swan

Doe Park Res - 2 Whooper Swan dropped in at 10.00

Denholme Clough
500+Redwing, 88 Fieldfare, 2 Snipe, 5 Redpoll, Siskin,
Reed Bunting, Green Wdpkr, Goldcrests,

St.Ives - Chiffchaff

Ten Yards Lane - 40+Lapwing

Members Only Res
862 Redwing, 386 Starling, 76 Fieldfare

Caldene Fields
Redwing = 482, Fieldfare = 74, Wood Pigeon = 295
Greenfinch = 31, Chaffinch = 17, Starling = 47
BHGull = 40, Alba Wag = 16, C Crow = 12


Paul Clough - 4 Stonechats


S Radcliffe, M Doveston, DCBarker, MVPriestley, B Vickers,
K Moir, J Topham,

18th October 2008

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 82 S/S/W, Wood Pigeon > 169 S
Meadow Pipit > 4 S , Alba Wagtail > 1 W + 8 S = 9
Starling > 28 S/W, Mistle Thrush > 1 S/W
Song Thrush > 2 S/W, Redwing > 4,229 S/W a site record !
Fieldfare > 517 S/W, Collard Dove > 2 S
Carrion Crow > 8 S/S/W, Chaffinch > 7 S/W + 53 N/W= 60
Greenfinch > 67 S/W + 4 N = 71, Goldfinch > 8 S/W
Redpoll > 2 S/W

Ogden
Redwing 2360 (Heading SW to NW), Fieldfare 410
Green Woodpeckers 2, Grey Wagtail 2, Goosander 1F
Little Grebe 1, Jay 1, Possible Snow Bunting

Paul Clough 2400 mixed thrushes

Members Only Res
Redwing / Fieldfare (c less than 10% FF) 7924 > WSW, W, NW
Fieldfare in single species flocks 205 > W, Snow Bunting 1 > SE
Snipe 15 > W, Pinkfeet 31 > W, Dunlin 4 > W, Meadow Pipit 12 > S
Greenfinch 62 > W, Whooper Swan 3 > S

Harden - 2 skeins of 60 Pink-feet 12.45


MVPriestley, DCBarker, B Vickers, C Wilson, C King

17th October 2008

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 41 S/S/W
LBB Gull > 7 N
Lapwing > 11 S
Wood Pigeon > 497 S + 217 N/E = 714
Meadow Pipit > 9 S
Alba Wagtail > 6 E + 10 S = 16
Starling > 7 S/W
Redwing > 18N/W + 53 S/W =71
Carrion Crow > 11S/S/W + 1 N/W =12
Chaffinch > 9 S/W + 26 N/W = 35
Greenfinch > 71 S/W
Goldfinch > 6 S/S/W + 7 N/W =13
100+ unidentified Geese ( probable PF) > N/E


MVPriestley

16th October 2008

Paul Clough, 0750 - 1000 hrs
Redwing 486, Fieldfare 65, Chaffinch 17, Bullfinch 3,
Greenfinch 6, Coaltit 1

Timble
Kite, Merlin, Kestrel,GSW, 6 Goldcrest. 6 Redpoll, Stonechat

B Vickers, S Lilley

13th October 2008

Caldene Fields,
Black Headed Gull > 11 , Wood Pigeon > 13
Meadow Pipit > 2 , Alba Wagtail > 24
Starling > 13 , Redwing > 35, Mistle Thrush > 2
Carrion Crow > 1, Jackdaw > 2, Chaffinch > 15
Greenfinch > 17, Goldfinch > 22, Redpoll > 3


MVPriestley

12th October 2008

Denholme Clough
2 Brambling, 16+Redpoll, 10+Greenfinch, Siskin,
Bullfinch,

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 9, Wood Pigeon > 64, Meadow Pipit > 14,
Alba Wagtail > 30, Starling > 6, Redwing > 2, Carrion Crow 4
Jackdaw > 4, Chaffinch > 14, Greenfinch > 44, Goldfinch > 27
Redpoll > 3

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit 351> mainly S with a few W, Chaffinch 149 > S,
Siskin 21> S, Redpoll 18 > S, Coal Tit 1+ > W, alba 25,
Reed Bunting 4, Dunnock 1 > W, Greenfinch 20 > S, C Crow 5
Kestrel 1, LBB Gull 4 > S, BH Gull 21 > S, Lapwing 7 > SW,
Starling 8 > W, Jackdaw 24, Skylark 45 > W, Common Gull 26

Stockbridge
Water Rail, 30 plus Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff,
2 Teal flyover, GSWdpkr, Cormorant

Wharfe Valley
Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 66 Common Gulls,
28 Long Tailed Tits, 9 Goldcrest, 81 lapwing, 42 Wood Pigeon


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

11th October 2008

Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 60 S/S/W, Wood Pigeon > 77 S
Lapwing > 8N, Meadow Pipit > 7S , Alba Wagtail > 14
Starling > 51 S/W, Mistle Thrush > 11, Redwing > 17
Collard Dove >1 S/W, Carrion Crow > 6S/S/W
Chaffinch > 14, Greenfinch >52, Goldfinch >13,
Siskin > 3 S

Stockbridge
2x Tree Sparrows dropped in at 9.20am
3x Kingfisher, Siskin, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting,

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit 91 > S, Goldfinch 4 > S, Redwing 127 > W
Reed Bunting 6 > W

MVPriestley, M Doveston, DCBarker

10th October 2008

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipts - 21 W, Canada Goose - 15 onto res
Goldfinch - 2 S, Alba Wag - 3 W, Greenfinch - 2 W
Redpoll - 1 W, Chaffinch - 5 SW, Jackdaw - 21 NW
Cormorant - 1 W

March Cote Farm, Cottingley
Still 5 Swallows present


HCreber, S Varrie

9th October 2008

Paul Clough 0745 - 0930,
Chaffinch 56, Siskin 28, Redpoll 2, Greenfinch 14,
Woodpigeon 18, Redwing 38, Goldfinch 8, Mistle thrush 2,
Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow pipit 20+

Nab Water Lane Pm - 5 Stonechat

Private Wetlands
8 wigeon, 10 cormorants, 20 mute swan, tufted duck,
pochard, 1 male stonechat


B Vickers, A Tremethick

8th October 2008

Whooper Swan over Paul Clough - B Vickers
Paul Clough
Grey Wagtail 1, Wood Pigeon 14, Bullfinch 12+, Chaffinch 60+,
Coaltit 30+, Chiffchaff 2, Greenfinch 12, Whooper Swan 8,
Goldfinch 6, Goldcrest 2, Long Tailed Tit 18, Gt Tit 7
Members Only Res
Meadow Pipits - 61 S, Alba Wag - 9 S, Greenfinch - 19
Woodpigeon - 5 SE, Chaffinch - 28 (18 W & 10 S), Swallow - 34 S
Pintail - 3 NW, Starling - 2 high NW, Reed Bunting - 2 W via wave wall
Whooper Swan - 8 E, Goldfinch - 19 W
Stonechat - 2 on wave wall moved to other side of res.
Golden Plover - 2 SE, Merlin - 1 W, Snipe - 1 W
Kestrel - 1 W, Grey Wagtail - 1 W
Other :-
Mistle Thrush - 2 in wood, Robin - 2 in wood
Blackbird - several in wood, BH gull - circa 45 on res
Mallard - pair
2 wheatears above Embsay
Glovershaw Area
two Stonechats on the Glen Road and another eight in the fields between Golcar Farm and the Golf Course, 20 Meadow Pipits were across this area and a female Sparrowhawk was keeping a keen eye on proceedings.
Caldene Fields
Black Headed Gull > 89 S/S/W, Wood Pigeon > 29 S
Swallow > 2 S, Meadow Pipit > 10 S + 11 N =21
Alba Wagtail > 8 S/W + 3 E =11, Starling > 48 S/W
Mistle Thrush > 5 N/W, Redwing > 26 S/W
Collard Dove >2 S/W, Jackdaw > 11 S/W, Carrion Crow > 9
Chaffinch > 12, Greenfinch > 33, Goldfinch > 5
B Vickers, H Creber, A Josephs, P King
MVPriestley

7th October 2008

Members Only Res
Sisken - 7 seen NW, Mipits - 11 SE
Rock Pipit - 1 (moving along embankment and concrete
on reservoir side of wave wall for duration of stay)
Redwing - 3 NW, Mistle Thrush - 2 NW, Chaffinch - 32 SE
Redpoll - 3 SE, Hobby - 1, Stonechat - 2 on wave wall

Caldene Fields
Mallard > 6 E, Black Headed Gull >76
Common Gull 3 S, Wood Pigeon >6 S, Stock Dove 3
Meadow Pipit > 3 , Alba Wagtail > =14
Song thrush > 1 , Mistle Thrush > 4 , Redwing > 21
Jackdaw > 1 S/W + 3 N/W, Carrion Crow > 4 S/E
Chaffinch > 2 S/W, Greenfinch > 3 , Goldfinch > 7


H Creber, MVPriestley

5th October 2008

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit 458 > S and W, Merlin 2 > S, LBB Gull 67 S and N
Redwing 2 > W, Lapwing 331 > NW, Redpoll 9 > S and NW,
Golden Plover 76 > mainly SE, Greenfinch 53 > E, Starling 2 > W
Chaffinch 33 > S, Mistle Thrush 38 > W incl one group of 20
Song Thrush 2 > W, Fieldfare 1 > W, Green Woodpecker 1
Blackbird 2, Skylark 1 > W, Carrion Crow 9 > NW, Goosander 6 > S
Raven 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Rook 2 > E, Jackdaw 1 > W

Paul Clough 0750 - 0915,
Blackbird 5, Bullfinch 1, Meadow Pipit 15, Song Thrush 1.

Oxenhope Moor, 2 Peregrine Falcons,

Further movement of Stonechats Pm,
Nab Water Lane 5,
Fly Flatts 2
Penistone Hill 3
Trough Lane 2


DCBarker, B Vickers

4th October 2008

Paul Clough
Chaffinch 16, Greenfinch 5, Bullfinch 7, Siskin 14,
Goldcrest 5, Coaltit 2, Meadow Pipits 10

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit 21 > S, Greenfinch 2 > S and W, LBB Gull 12 > S
Mistle Thrush 1 > E, Snipe 1 > W, Chaffinch 7 > S, Siskin 1 > W
Redpoll 34 > S, C Crow 2 > NW, Linnet 4 > W, Starling 2 > E,
BHGull 1 > S, Hobby 1 > S

Denton Bridge, Ben Rhydding
Grey wagtail, Cormorant; 2 house martins and 4 sand martins flying above fields opp Denton Rd, north side of river, 1400 hrs

East Riddlesden Hall - male Blackcap

B Vickers, DCBarker, D Kidman, M Doveston

3rd October 2008

Members Only Res
Starling 12 > W, alba wagtail 7 > W, Goosander 16 > S
Meadow Pipit 15 > S, Redpoll 12 > S, Merlin 1 > S,
Snow Bunting 1 > SSE, Reed Bunting 1, Chaffinch 2
Short eared Owl 1 > S

Paul Clough 0750 - 0915,
Ring Ouzel 2, Mistle thrush 28, Chaffinch 12, Goldfinch 3,
Coaltit 1, Gt tit 4, Sparrowhawk

A movement of Stonechats again Pm,
6 Nab Water Lane and 5 at Fly Flatts


DCBarker, B Vickers

2nd October 2008

Caldene Fields
Cormorant 2 W, Black Headed Gull >121 S/S/W
Wood Pigeon 16 S, Meadow Pipit > 28 S
Alba Wagtail 5 S + 3 W/N/W =8
Starling 3 S/W, Mistle Thrush > 4 N/W
Redwing 1 S, Jackdaw > 2 S/W, Carrion Crow > 5 S/W
Chaffinch 4 S + 1 N/W =5, Greenfinch 3 S/W + 25 N/W = 28
Goldfinch > 3 S/W + 7 N/W =10

Stockbridge -
2 Water Rail, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 30 Goldfinch,
Bullfinch, Kingfisher, Jay

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit 101 > S and W, LBB Gull 4 > S, Redpoll 5 > W,
Grey Wagtail 4 > W, Reed Bunting 1 > W, GS Woodpecker 1 > S
Cormorant 1 > SW, Linnet 1 > W, Snipe 1 > W

Paul Clough 0730- 0930,
Ring Ouzel 2, Blackbird 8, Song Thrush 1, Bullfinch 10+,
Goldcrest 2, Chaffinch 12, Coaltit 1, Bluetit 6, Cormorant 1.
Birds not moving out of the Clough, only the Ring Ouzels which
departed at 0900.

Harden Cullingworth Rd 1530,
14 Swallows feeding in the lee of a large manure heap

Lindley Wood Reservoir to Dob Park
Buzzard, Red Kite, Merlin, 25 Wigeon, 2 Jay,
Kingfisher, 50 Swallow, 2 G.C. Grebe


MVPriestley, DCBarker, S Radcliffe, B Vickers, S Lilley,

1st October 2008

Caldene Fields
Mallard >1N W, Black Headed Gull >44 S/S/W
Snipe >2 W, Wood Pigeon > 24 S, Meadow Pipit > 94 S
Alba Wagtail > 1 S + 7 W/N/W =8
Starling > 8 S, Jackdaw > 1 s, Carrion Crow > 5 S
Chaffinch > 1 /S/W, Greenfinch > 7 S/W +6 N/W = 13
Goldfinch > 11 N/W

Members Only Res
Meadoiw Pipit 46 > S, Snipe 10 > W, alba wagtail 1 > S
Pink footed Goose c50 > E


MVPriestley, DCBarker,

30th September 2008

Caldene fields
Black Headed Gull > 8 S/S/W
Common Gull > 1 S, Canada Goose > 20 E
Alba Wagtail > 3/SS/W
Starling > 17 S/W, Carrion Crow > 3S
Chaffinch > 2 S/S/W
Greenfinch > 8 S/W, Goldfinch > 7 S

Members Only res
Meadow Pipit 37 > SW
Snipe 57 > W
Swallow 1 > S
LBB Gull 6 > S


MVPriestley, DCBarker

29th September 2008

Caldene Fields - vismig
Pink-footed Geese > 150+ S/E, Mallard >2 W,
Black Headed Gull >13 S/S/W, Snipe >1, Meadow Pipit > 78
Alba Wagtail > 18 S + 6 W/N/W, Redwing > 1
Mistle Thrush 5 N/W, Collard Dove > 2 S, Starling > 3 S/W
Swallow 1 N + 5 S/W, Jackdaw > 8 N/W, Chaffinch > 6
Greenfinch > 13 S/W, Goldfinch > 15 N/W


MVPriestley

28th September 2008

Vis-mig sites
Four of our vis-mig watchpoints recorded skeins of Pink-footed Geese overhead. Several skeins were seen totalling over 600 geese.

Denholme Clough
8 Crossbills, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Goldcrests,
Song Thrushes, Siskin, Redpoll, Pink-footed Geese 12+15+65

Soil Hill between 7.00am and 10.10am: -
Meadow Pipit 200 generally SW through to SE.
Pied Wagtail 3 SE, Greenfinch 8 SW, Swallow 2 SW
Skylark 8 S, Starling 2 E, Chaffinch 1 S
Pink-foot Goose - Two skeins of approx. 60+ and 40+
Golden Plover 7 SE
Other local birds were: -
Merlin 1, Kestrel 2, Stock Dove 7, Wheatear 1
Meadow Pipit 20+, Skylark 10+, Goldfinch 70+
Pied Wagtail 3, Wren 3

4 Wheatear Fly Flatts Am

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit 227>S, Redpoll 6 > S and W, Goldfinch 8 > E,
Swallow 8>S, Siskin 1 lot unseen south, alba wagatail 30 > S,
Golden Plover 114 > S, Chaffinch 27 > S and W, Snipe 29>W,
LBB Gull 57, BHGull 136, Mistle Thrush 8, Pink Footed Goose 608,
Canada Goose 4>S, Song Thrush 2>S, Green Woodpecker 1,
Skylark 4>W, Redshank 4>W, Reed Bunting 1>W, Willow Warbler,
Cormorant 2> high W, Kestrel 1>S, Starling 26>S, Sparrowhawk 1


DCBarker, H Creber, B Sumner, CJKing, M Doveston
B Vickers,

27th September 2008

Snaygill
Bluethroat (1st Winter) seen this morning but not relocated.

Paul Clough 0730 - 0930,
Meadow pipit 42, Mistlethrush 18, Bullfinch 6, Goldfinch 17,
Chaffinch 36, Coaltit 3, Greenfinch 21, Chiffchaff 1, Goldcrest 2,
Sparrowhawk 1.

Wharfe Valley 1200 - 1500
Swallow 1, Raven 6, Red Kite 2, Buzzard 8, Hen Harrier 1,
Sparrowhawk 1.

Denholme Clough
Merlin, Snipe, 3 Crossbill, 200+Meadow Pipits
Swallows, House Martins, Siskin, Linnets
7+Chiffchaff, 7+Blackcap, singing Willow Warbler
Goldcrests, Song Thrushes,

Members Only Res
Moving birds in order of appearance;Meadow Pipit 638>S
alba wagtail 5 > various, Swallow 41 > SE and S, Peregrine 2>SW
Starling 9 >W, Redpoll 1 >SE, Golden Plover 3>NE, Lapwing 41>NE
Chaffinch 14 > S and SE, Redwing 3 > NW, Merlin 1 > E, Siskin 37,
Skylark 2 > w, Goldfinch 22, Greenfinch 18 > W, Song Thrush 2
Linnet 2 > SE, Mistle Thrush 3, Grey Wagtail 1 > W, Snipe 7 > W
Sparrowhawk 1 > S


B Vickers, DCBarker, H Creber, C King, S Johnson,
M Doveston,

26th September 2008

Glovershaw -
Little Owl, 4 Stonechat, Snipe, 10 House Martin, 3 Swallow,
2 Redpoll flying north.

Golcar - GSW, Chiffchaff.

White Crag Plantation - 12 Crossbill, GSW

Nab End - Wheatear, Little Owl, 3 Kestrel

High Moor Plantation -
Grey Plover overhead
Crossbill flocks of 12 & 10 birds each, Peregrine, Kestrel

Paul Clough,
0730 sunny at the top of the Clough but the mist soon moved up and did not clear until 0830
just 3 meadow pipits and a starling seen,
0830 - 1030 The mist cleared sunny with a light southerly wind, Tawny Owl asleep in a tree, 4 Blackbirds, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, 8 long Tailed Tits, 2 Coaltits, 4 Bullfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Great tits.

Pm Stonechats moving through, A pair at Fly Flatts 1430, and 15 at Penistone hill at 1530 on the fence adjacent to the moor.

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit 58 > S, Alba Wagtail 4 > SW, Siskin four lots
Reed Bunting 5 > W, Chaffinch 3 > S, Skylark 3 > W,
Linnet 3 > S, Swallow 8 > S, Goldfinch 7 > SE, Lapwing 50 > S


S Radcliffe, B Vickers, DCBarker,

25th September 2008

Members Only Res
Goldcrest calls from the fog upon arrival.
Meadow Pipit 156, alba wagtail 18 >, Chaffinch 14 >,
Siskin 4 lots heard > SW, Redpoll 3 lots heard > S,
Reed Bunting 1, Goldfinch 66 > S, BH Gull 124, LBBGull 7

Stockbridge -
Reed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, 40 House Martin



DCBarker, S Radcliffe

24th September 2008

Whetstone Gate area -
Wheatear, Snipe, 2 Redpoll, 5 Stonechat, 5 R L Partridge

Stockbridge -
3 House Martin, 7 Redwing, 3 Bullfinch, Chiffchaff.

East Riddlesden - House Martins still present

Wharfe Valley
Osprey and Red Kite


S Radcliffe, M Doveston, H Creber

23rd September 2008

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit 86 > S, Chaffinch 10 > S, Raven 1, Siskin 192 > S
Grey Goose (most likely Pinkfeet) 11 > SE, Canada Goose 21 > W
Goldfinch 93 > S, Redpoll 16 > S, LBB Gull 14 > S, BHGull 36 > S
Swallow 3 > S

Denholme Clough / Doe Park Res
Merlin, Redpoll, Siskin, 3 Chiffchaff, Greenfinch
Swallows, Sparrowhawk, 5 Redwing, Song Thrush,
2 Reed Bunting

Wharfe Valley
juv Osprey, juv Hen Harrier, Peregrine, 4 Raven,
8+Buzzard, 3 Red Kite, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk,

Soil Hill - 7.10am - 9.00am
Meadow Pipits was 130. A Hobby was spotted at 8.20am to the north of the hill at about 200m distant, chasing a Meadow Pipit (it got away!). 2 Starling were also seen heading south. Other local birds were 6 Grey Partridge, 20 Meadow Pipit, 8 Goldfinch, 1 Kestrel, 1 Wren and 2 Skylark


DCBarker, AGGough, M Doveston, CJKing,

22nd September 2008

Members Only Res
60 Goosander leaving roost

Soil Hill - 6.50am - 8.00am
25 Meadow Pipit mainly South (but a few were heading North)
and 1 Alba Wagtail SE. Other local birds were 4 Skylark, 10+ Linnet
and 3 Stock Dove

Ben Rhydding Garden - Chiffchaff


DVBarker, H Creber, M Doveston, CJKing, D Kidman

21st September 2008

Ilkley Garden - Chiffchaff

Doe Park Res - Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers

Red Kite x1 Low Snowdon

Red Kite x2 Timble Ings (south side)

Members Only Res vis mig report on Vis Mig Blog


J Flood, C Wilson, T Hubball,

20th September 2008

Wharfe Valley
2 Ospreys, 7 Red Kites, 10+ Common Buzzards,
3 Sparrowhawks, 4+ Kestrels, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin,
2 Ravens

Fly Flatts - 15 Twite some with colour rings

Members Only Res
Moving birds :Meadow Pipit 351 > S, Reed Bunting 2 > W
alba wagtail 6 > SW, Siskin c 12 > SW, Carrion Crow 2 > E
Chaffinch 37 > W, Stonechat 3, Skylark 11, Swallow 78 > S
Hobby 1> SSE missed by us (NK from Soil Hill)
Goldfinch 7 > W, LBB Gull 18 > S, Grey Wagtail 2 > W,
Chiffchaff 1, Redpoll 4 > SW, Willow Warbler 1, Starling 8 > WSW
Lapwing 37 > W, Wood Pigeon 1 > E, Golden Plover 1 > W
Greattit 1, Common Buzzard 1 > SW, Goldcrests arrived in wood.
Linnet 4 > SW, Long tailed tits arrived in wood, Crossbill 5 > SW


M Fanshawe, H Creber, S Lilley, DCBarker

19th September 2008

Members Only Res
Moving Birds; Meadow Pipit 110, alba wagtail 4 > SW
Siskin 24 > SW, Linnet 18 > SW, Mistle Thrush 6 > W,
Song Thrush 2 singles SW, BHGull 14 > S, Starling 1 > W,
Redshank 2 left high NW, LBB Gull 12 > S, Goldfinch 59 > SE
Chaffinch 31 > W, Swallow 3 > S, Reed Bunting 1 > W
Lapwing 5 > S, Golden Plover 1, Snipe 6 > W, Merlin 1 > S
Skylark 2 (1 > E and 1 > W) Other:Stonechat 2

Barden Moor (to upper reservoir and back along Gill Beck)
~conservative 95 red grouse, 100+ mipits near upper reservoir
Red kite being chased across Barden Beck valley by crow


DCBarker, J Flood,

18th September 2008

Wharfe Valley
Wryneck flew past watchpoint
Honey Buzzard, Osprey

Fewston (very quiet)
1 singing chiffchaff
3 passing swallows dropped in briefly for drink
Kite circling over fields at northern edge

Yeadon Tarn
Red -Crested Pochard flew in from the South


J Flood, N Jones, H Creber, G Holmes, AGGough

17th September 2008

Wharfe Valley
Honey Buzzard into roost late pm
2 Osprey juveniles

Glovershaw area
Whinchat was near the wall running along the moorland edge
and a Stonechat was at the end of Birch Close Lane.
Kestrel was hunting over Glovershaw Lane.

Stockbridge -
2 Redwing, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch,
mixed flock (14) of Siskin & Redpoll, Blackcap and Chiffchaff

Members Only Res
VIS MIG - Mipits - circa 70 south, Starling - 8 west
Wheatear - 1 in sand pit area, Chaffinch - 5 SE
Redpoll - 4 west, Alba - 2 NW, Great Tit - 2, Linnet - 12 south
OTHER -
Plenty of Robins in wood today and on track leading down from Jacks.
Mistle Thrush - 2 in wood, Goosander - 2 redhead on res
Canada Goose - single on res, Kestrel - 1
Usual corvid numbers, LBB - 7 on res, BH - 12 on res
Mipits - circa 50 blogging throughout in sand pits.
Goldfinch - circa 20

P King, S Radcliffe, H Creber, AGGough, G Holmes

16th September 2008

Members Only Res
Mipits - 440 south (largest group circa 100)
Linnets - 6 south, Wheatear - 6
Reed Bunting - 1, Alba wag - 3 west, Skylark - 2 west
Siskin - 25 south, Swallow - 29 south, Goldfinch - 5 south
Chaffinch - 1 south, Starling - 11 south, Snipe - 1 west
Mistle Thrush - group of 12


HCreber

15th September 2008

Glovershaw Area
Rather quiet this morning, couple of Whinchats (a rather dowdy adult and a bright, young bird) were on the edge of the golf course near Birch Close Lane. In the same area was a Whitethroat, and a female Kestrel.

Members Only Res - vis mig
Mipits - 830, Alba Wag - 5 SW, Siskin - 6 S
Moorhen - Juv - 1 - flew from watchpoint side to west side of res
Linnet - 30 S, Chaffinch - 29, Goldfinch - 18 S, Greenfinch - 1 S
Swallow - 125 S, House Martin - 5 S, Sand Martin - 2 S
Grey Wag - 1 NW, Wheatear - 5, Stonechat - 4
Skylark - 2 SW, Heron - high E, Grey Lag Goose - 3 W
Snipe - 11 W,
OTHER
Mallard - 12, Tufted Duck - 1 male, Shelduck - 2
Goosander (red head) - 15 off res early, Canada Goose - 3
Mistle Thrush - 1, Starling - 4, Blackbird - 1, Kestrel - 4
S/Hawk - 2, Red Grouse - 4 , BH Gull - 48, LBB - 6

Swinsty Res - 2 Pochard, Red Kite, 2 Cormorant & 2 G C G

Fewston Res - flock of 82 Goldfinch, 4 Teal & a male Tufted


P King, H Creber, S Radcliffe

14th September 2008

Stockbridge -
3 Whinchat feeding on the beach area and the triangle cleared.
Also 2 Kingfisher, 2 GSW, 2 Bullfinch and 1 Blackcap

Ilkley, Middleton Moor, Beamsley Beacon, Addingham and back
Small bird movement on moor as mist lifted and sun came out – mainly meadow pipits. Short Eared Owl – 2 Red Kites seen several times. 4 Kestrels seen at various points on the walk
A few Red Grouse, Swallows and Martins at Beamsley Beacon. 4 Grey Heron in fields near Ilkley Tennis Club. Dipper, Grey Wagtail and Goosander on Wharfe Ilkley

Member's Only Res
2 Shoveler, 5 Teal, 3 Cormorant, 5 Snipe, 8 Grey Wagtails,
2 Wheatear, 382 Swallows, House Martins, 3 Sand Martins,
2 Kestrel, 551 Meadow Pipits, Goldfinches, Redpoll, 3 Siskin,
Linnet, Pied Wagtails, 8 Lapwing, 3 Chaffinch, Skylark,


Doe Park Res - Shelduck

Denholme Clough
Red Kite east, Swallows, House Martins, Meadow Pipits,
Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Siskins, Redpoll, Skylark
Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Goldcrests,

Marley Farm - Buzzard


S Radcliffe, J Stallworthy, DCBarker, H Creber,
M Doveston, M Stone,

13th September 2008

juvenile Hobby catching dragonflies at Barden bridge

chiffchaff in mixed tit flock in Strid Wood

Member's Only Res - vis mig
Meadow Pipit 527 > S, Siskin 3 > SW, Grey Wagtail 5 > W
Snipe 51 > W, Swallow 1249 > SE, Dunlin 1 > W
Chaffinch 5 > SW, alba wagtail 4 > SE, Wigeon 10 > W
Linnet 1 > W, Cormorant 1 > W , Starling 1 > W
Goosander 3 > S, Redpoll 3 > S

Manorlands Oxenhope
50+ Swallows feeding over the trees at 0900,

Nab Water lane - 3 Wheatear,

Fly Flatts - 5 wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 4 Kestrel

Marley Playing Fields
2 Swallow, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 3 Grey Wagtail,
30+Pied Wagtail, 4 Redpoll, 3 Siskin, Bullfinch,
Goosander, Song Thrush,

East Riddlesden Hall
20+House Martin


DCBarker, H Creber, B Vickers, M Doveston

12th September 2008

Member's Only Res
three Shelduck and two Common Scoters on the water

Wharfe Valley
3000+Hirundines moving through the valley
Osprey seen at 15.00 hrs heading north up river.
Red Kite - at least 4 different birds
Buzzard - at least 7 different birds
Kestrel - at least 8 different birds
Sparrowhawk - 2

Barden Moor area -
12 Stonechat, juv Ring Ouzel, Siskin, 2 Chiffchaff,
Goldcrest, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, Whinchat

Paul Clough
12 Goldfinch, 15 Redpoll, 6 Great Tits, 8 Chaffinch,
Bluetits, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk, and a Fox

Fly Flatts - 2 Wheatear,

Nab Water Lane - 1 Wheatear


DCBarker, H Creber, B Vickers, S Radcliffe

11th September 2008

Cononley Ings -
5 Teal, 134 Mallard, 3 Shelduck, 300 Lapwing, 6 Mute Swan,
3 Cormorant, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff calling nearby.

R. Aire close to Snaygill - 2 Green Sandpiper.

Stockbridge -
Kingfisher, Water Rail (heard), 12 Goldfinch, Bullfinch.

Whetstone Gate -
Kestrel (3 towards Rivock, 4 towards Bingley Moor),
Peregrine, pair of Stonechat plus another male.

Wheatear 5 Nab Water Lane,

Wheatear 1 Fly Flatts,

Stonechat, 3 Trough Lane

Shelduck, 4 Carlton Floods Skipton


S Radcliffe, B Vickers

10th September 2008

Caldene Fields
Mallard > 1 S/W, BH Gull > 433 S/S/E
Swallow > 17 S + 26 N/N/W, Grey Wagtail > 1 S/W
House Martin > 3 S/W, Starling > 2 S/W
Meadow Pipit >2 S, Song Thrush > N/W
Greenfinch > 9 S/W, Redpoll >1 S

Members Only Res
VIS MIG; Mipits - 255 south, Swallow - 28 south
House Martin - 3 south, Alba wag - 1 west & 1 east
Siskins - 42 north west (3 groups - 15/5/22) early doors
Stonechat - 1 female, Skylark - 1 west, Goldfinch - 5 east
OTHER; Kestrel - 3 juvenlies on banking
Cormorant - 2 high in from east onto res
Starlings - 130 (3 groups), House Martins - 30
Swallows

Glovershaw produced eight Wheatears (six on the northern edge of the Golf Course and two more at the bottom of Birch Close Lane). Three families of Stonechats were seen, making 13 birds in all. The two families of four were still present on the Glen Road, but a family of five were on the field edge by Golcar Farm. Meadow Pipits are now forming small clusters and about 25 were countered and an adult Reed Bunting was with two juveniles amongst the fairway bracken

Wharfe Valley
Osprey, Marsh Harrier, 4 Red Kite
12 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine,


MVPriestley, H Creber, P King, AGGough

8th September 2008

hobby sat on the roadside fence at Weston Moor

Kex Gill
Grey Plover - two sightings, Twite

Member's Only Res
vis-mig; Mipits - 670 mainly South West, Alba Wag - 6 NW
Linnet - 17 SE, Siskin - 15 NW, Swallow - 121 South
Sand Martin - 1 South, House Martin - 2 South, Skylark - 2 West
Chaffinch - 1 South, Goldfinch - 26 South, Grey Wagtail - 3 NW
Wheatear - 8 SW, Greylag Goose - skein of 22 NE
BHGull - 10 SW, LBB - 18 SW
Hobby (Juv) - 1 - in from NW over sand pits & circled to land on fence post next to quarry. After several mins preening, headed off South at speed over moor chasing Mips in process.
Others; Willow Warbler, Goldfinch - 16, Greenfinch - 1 ,
Robin - 1, Starling - 91 , Kestrel - 3, Sparrowhawk - 1
Peregrine - 1, Goosander - redhead, Mallard - 8 on res
Tufted Duck - 1 on res, Jackdaw - 77, Carrion Crow - 15
Stock Dove - 2


A Jowett, H Creber

7th September 2008

Carlton Floods 10.32am
Wood Sandpiper flew further down the valley towards Cononley but has not been relocated.

Stockbridge -
Water Rail, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, GSW, Blackcap

Denholme Clough/Doe Park Res
Wheatear, 150+Swallows, 60+H Martins,
Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Bullfinches,
Cormorant, Kestrel, Little Owl, Linnets, Siskins,
Meadow Pipits, Mistle Thrushes, Goldcrests,

Nab Water Lane, 11 Wheatear

Fly Flatts, 12 Wheatear

Trough Lane, 4 Wheatear

Members Only Res
Moving Birds: Meadow Pipit 124 > mainly E and SE,
Carrion Crow 5 > high E, Chaffinch 2 > S, Linnet 23 > E,
Starling 2 > W, Goldfinch 4 > E, Snipe 3 > W, Swallow 3 > S
Skylark 1 > W, Siskin 5 > SW, alba wag 2 > SE, LBB Gull 68 > SE
PM visit;
Moving Birds:Meadow Pipit 23 > S, Osprey 1 > SSW,
Peregrine 1 > S, Merlin 1 > E, Wheatear 1

Fly Flatts - 189 Meadow Pipits


F Jones, DCBarker, B Vickers, M Doveston,
H Creber,

6th September 2008

Caldene Fields vis mig
Lesser B B Gull > 1 E, Alba Wagtail > 1 E
Swallow > 49 > 6 E = total 55
Stock Dove > 2 N, Redpoll > 3 S/ESiskin > 2 S/E

Members Only Res
Morning vis mig;
Meadow Pipit 24 > W, max 5 group, alba wagtail 3 > S,

Goldfinch 5 > SW, Siskin 15 > SW in two groups.
Curlew 1 > S, Skylark 1 > W, Lapwing 3 > NW,
LBB Gull 1 > S, BH Gull 2 > W, Linnet 16 > S
Afternoon vis mig;
Spotted Flycatcher - single on telegraph wires near wood.
Linnet - 15, Meadow Pipt 8, Willow Warbler - single in wood
Blackbird - single fly through NW behind treatment works
Kestrel - at least 7 different birds - all points of compass
Sparrowhawk - 1 over Oxenhope moor
Red Grouse - 1, LBB - 64, BH - 23,



MVPriestley, DCBarker, HCreber,

4th September 2008

Whetstone - 3 Wheatear, Stonechat

Stockbridge -
Peregrine, Blackcap, G S W, 39 Swallow & 30 House Martin
flying east to avoid oncoming heavy rain


S Radcliffe

3rd September 2008

Glovershaw area -
6 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 4 Stock Dove, pair of Stonechat
with 2 juvs.

Sconce Lane area -
1 Wheatear, 4 Bullfinch, 16 Goldfinch, Kestrel,
30 House Martin feeding, 20 Swallows feeding,
44 Siskin (30 congregated in a large beech tree),
2 Willow Warblers (1 singing), 2 ChifcChaff (1 > calling) GSW


S Radcliffe

2nd September 2008

Wharfe Valley - Osprey

Paul Clough 0745-0900
Siskin 40+, Crossbill 8, Bullfinch 6, Chiffchaff 1, Great tit 5,
Sparrowhawk 1 Chaffinch 10


AGGough, B Vickers

1st September 2008

Whetstone - 6 Wheatear, 4 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat

Stockbridge -
family of Bullfinch, a few House Martin & Swallow,
2 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting.

Trough Lane,
2 Stonechat, 60+ Goldfinch ( Flock feeding on thistles nr Trough Bottom)

Fly Flatts, 1 Wheatear,

Nab Water Lane, 1 Wheatear

Leeshaw Res
6 Swallows - South, 3 Grey Wag - west
SEO - hawking fields adjacent to res
Meadow Pipits - 22, Swallows - circa 20,
Rooks - 11 over moor, Kestrel - 3
Cormorant - 3 on res, Red Grouse - 3


S Radcliffe, B Vickers, H Creber

Ospreys over BOG from Loch Garten

News of Ospreys from Loch Garten passing through the BOG recording area can be found by following this link to our visible migration blog.

http://vismig.blogspot.com:80/2008/08/loch-garton-osprey-over-bradford.html

31st August 2008

St.Ives
10+Siskin, Green Woodpecker, GSWdpkr, Nuthatches,
Swallows, Jay


M Doveston

30th August 2008

Marley Playing Fields
Yellow Wagtail, 41 Pied Wagtails, Spotted Flycatcher,
Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, House Martins,
Swallows, BHGull, Long-tailed Tits, Bullfinch

Fly Flatts - 6 Wheatear

Nab Water lane - 1 Wheatear,

Trough Lane - 4 Stonechat

Ogden Water
GCGrebe, 150+BHGulls, Swallows, House Martins

Glovershaw area -
3 Wheatear, Stock Dove Sconce lane - singing Willow Warbler,
80 Swallow mobbing a Sparrowhawk and 13 Siskin flying over
wooded valley. Edge of Shipley Glen - Spotted Flycatcher,
2 Willow Warbler

Members Only Res
Moving birds:
Swallow 109 > S, Chaffinch 31 > S, Linnet 304 > S,
Meadow Pipit 14 > W, alba Wagtail 4 > SW, Grey Wagtail 3 > W,
Grey Heron 1 > E, Sparrowhawk 3 > W, Tree Pipit 4 > SW,
Wheatear 4 > SW incl one showing characteristics of Greenland race.
Peregrine 1 > S, Starling 3 > SE, Snipe 1 > W, LBBGull c457 > S
BH Gull c670 > S, Common Gull 6 > S,
Others:
anada Goose 46 fresh back, Barnacle Goose, Pink footed Goose
Common Sand 2, Stonechat 2, Mallard 18, Kestrel 6, Tufted Duck 2


M Doveston, B Vickers, H Doveston,
S Radcliffe, DCBarker, H Creber

29th August 2008

Wharfe Valley
3 sightings of an adult Osprey
10+Buzzard, Red Kite, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk
60+Siskin, 3 Goosander

Members Only Res
Moving Birds:
Meadow Pipit 36 > W, Chaffinch 5 > W, Tree Pipit 1 > SW.
Starling 53 > SW , Siskin 10 > SW, Grey Wagtail 1 > SW,
Redstart 1 in wood, Tufted Duck 2, Mistle Thrush 5 > W
Lapwing 67 > SE, BH Gull 1 > NW
Other: Golden Plover, Common Sandpiper, LBBGull 105

Trough Lane - 4 Wheatear, 8 Mistle thrush.

Fly Flatts, - 6 Wheatear.

Nab water Lane - 6 Wheatear,

Leeshaw Res - 1 Wheatear, 4 Cormorant

Glovershaw Area
20 Mistle Thrush on the Rowan trees at the top of Shipley Glen this morning.
Stonechats (2 adults and two juveniles), Willow Warblers, Reed Buntings and
about a dozen Meadow Pipits. There were five Wheatears in the 'horse field'
alongside the Glen Road.


AGGough, A Tremethick, DCBarker, B Vickers, P King

28th August 2008

Nab water Lane 4 Wheatear

Glovershaw area.
The pair of Stonechats were again along the Glen Road with their two juveniles and a Wheatear was feeding in the 'horse-field'. A Whinchat was seen in the field behind Golcar Farm and at the head of Shipley Glen a good number of birds had gathered, principally to feed on two Rowan trees. Up to ten Mistle Thrush were devouring the berries with Greenfinch, Blackbirds, Starlings and Rooks. A female Blackcap flew from the tree and a Grey Wagtail was on the beck and on the nearby bank were three Pied Wagtails. Further round, in the furthest corner, on the edge of the bracken, another family of Stonechats (2 adults and two juveniles) were seen and also two Willow Warblers, a Whitethroat, a Reed Bunting and two Linnets.


B Vickers, P King

27th August 2008

Trough Lane 4 Wheatear

Nab Water Lane 1 Wheatear


B Vickers

25th August 2008

Wharfe Valley
At least 3 cream-crowned Marsh Harriers possibly 4
Peregrine, Red Kites, Buzzards, Swallows, House Martins,

East Riddlesden Hall
Tawny Owl calling in the evening

Crossflatts - Silsden via canal
Many Swallows and House Martins


G Holmes, M Doveston, S Radcliffe

Wheatear - B VIckers


24th August 2008

Member's Only Res
Moving Birds:
Grey Wagtail 2 > W, Ringed Plover 6 in one group > W
Common Sandpiper 2 > W off the end of the reservoir.
Greenshank 1 > W, Snipe 2 > W, Cormorant 1 > W +1.
LBB Gull 12 > S, Dunlin 3 > W

Snaygill
Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 36 Lapwing

Silsden Floods
124 Lapwing, Mute Swan, Black Swan, GHeron,

Nab Water Lane - 15 Wheatear

Stockbridge -
2 GSW, 2 Blackcap, Whitethroat, 7 House Martin, Jay, Kestrel


DCBarker, M Doveston, BVickers, SRadcliffe,

23rd August 2008

Wharfe Valley
Marsh Harier juv, 5 Red Kite, 2 Sparrowhawk,
14 Buzzard, Raven, 5 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, L Owl,
30+Siskin

Member's Only Res
Moving Birds:
Meadow Pipit 21 > W, Swallow 107 > S, Willow Warbler 1 > SW
Common Sand 1 > W, Lesser black backed Gull 1 > S
Linnet 5 > W, Yellow Wagtail 1 > WSW, Tree Pipit 1 > SW
Curlew 2 > W

Paul Clough 0715- 0840,
Willow Warbler 2, Bullfinch 6, Blue tits, Coaltit, Great Tits.
Greenfinch, Chaffinch.

Nab Water Lane,
Whinchat 1, Wheatear 5

Fly Flatts - Wheatear 5.

Trough Lane - Curlew 2

Glovershaw Area
A couple of Wheatears were on the golf course and adjacent wall and a family group of eight Grey Partridge were flushed from the field by Golcar Farm. Up to three Willow Warbers were in the trees by the farm and 15 Swallows were feeding here. A Kestrel was hunting over the moorland fringe and the pair of Stonechats on the Glen Road were still present, whilst Meadow Pipits were flocking together with at least 12 birds were wires and feeding

East Riddlesden Hall - Nuthatch

Denholme Clough/Doe Park Res
Cormorant, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler,
5 Linnet, MEadow Pipits, Swallows, 3 Jay

Silsden Floods
Mute Swan, Black Swan, 10 GHeron


AGGough, DCBarker, BVickers, PKing, MDoveston
D Odell,

22nd August 2008

Otley - Red Kite

Private Wetlands -
19 Tufted, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel,
48 Canada, 16 adult Mute plus 3 juvs, Cormorant

Silsden Ings
Mute Swan, Black Swan, eleven Grey Herons,
300 Lapwings and two Dunlin

Wharfe Valley
Three Red Kites,two Peregrines,two Swifts,20 Pied Wagtails,
three Ravens and nine Siskins south[2+6+1] 20 Siskins north.

Nab Water Lane - 12 Wheatear,

Fly Flatts 1 Wheatear.

Cononley Ings - 250+ Lapwings, 106 Mallard

Sconce Lane area - Reed Bunting, SEO


S Radcliffe, D Odell, B Vickers, C Pottle,

21st August 2008

Silsden Res - 2 Black-tailed Godwits

Stockbridge -
12 House Martin going west whilst feeding, 1 Swallow,
1 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap
, 2 Bullfinch

Wharfe Valley
two Red Kites, 7+ Buzzards, Sparrowhawk.
Three Peregrine Falcons, Swift, Hen Harrier
Several small parties of hirundines south mainly Barn Swallows.
Three Stock Doves, Five Mistle Thrushes, Merlin

Trough Lane - 2 Wheatear

Nab Water Lane - 7 Wheatear, 2 Whinchats,

Fly Flatts - 1 Wheatear


JLTopham, SRadcliffe, BVickers, D Odell, AGGough

20th August 2008

Trough Lane
Whinchat 1, Stonechat 1,

Nab Water Lane
Wheatear 5, Stonechat 1

Glovershaw Area
three Wheatears on the bracken along side the Glen Road. Near the junction of the Glen Road and Glovershaw Lane, the pair of Stonechats were active, but no signs of the juveniles


B Vickers, P King

19th August 2008

Silsden Area
female Goosander north/north-west over the R.Aire floods and c.40 Lapwwings south/south-west at 09:20. Two Swifts were over the village and a Dipper at the Beck near the Industrial Estate. Later at the floods[Silsden Ings] there were c.39 Mallard,a Teal and c.150 Lapwings.
At the Reservoir there were seven Tufted Duck and a Curlew

Glovershaw Area
pair of Stonechats on the Glen Road were very vocal, the probably have at least one juvenile in tow. There was another male Stonechat some distance from this pair. A Wheatear was by the golf course/gallops.


D Odell, P King,

17th August 2008

Member's Only Res
Moving Birds:
Meadow Pipit 215 > W, Swallow 54 > SW, Grey Plover 1 > W
House Martin 1 > W, Siskin 5 > SW, Kestrel 7


Lindley Wood Reservoir. 1 Arctic Tern fishing

DCBarker, R Ratcliffe

16th August 2008

Member's Only Res
Kestrel 1F, Sparrowhawk 1, Robin 1 + 1 Juv
Blue Tit 1, Wren 1, Blackbird 2, Willow Warbler 3
Greenfinch 6, Goldfinch 1, Chaffinch 1, Linnet 8+
Meadow Pipit 12+, Crossbill 1 heading West
Pied Wagtail 1 + 1 Juv, Swallow 12+ Local 20+ West
Wood Pigeon 3, Lesser Black-back Gull 30+
Black-headed Gull 30+, Carrion Crow 5, Mallard 2
Greylag 1

Nab Water Lane, 4 Wheatear

Paul Clough,
4 Willow Warblers, 2 Juv Bullfinch

Oxenhope Moor - 2 Peregrine

Bingley garden off Villa Road:
huge flock of mixed tits (50+), including at least
8 long-tailed tits and a willow warbler

Snaygill
3 Redshank, Oystercatcher, 3 Sedge Warbler,
50+Goldfinch, Snipe, Kestrel, Reed Buntings,

East Riddlesden Hall
Kingfisher, 2 Jay, GSWdpkr, Willow Warblers, Bullfinches,



C King, DCBarker, B Vickers, A Josephs, M Doveston

15th August 2008

Snaygill - Hobby at 10.30

Paul Clough,
20+ Siskin, Bullfinch,

Nab Water Lane,
2 Wheatear (Pm),

Trough Lane,
2 Wheatear (Pm

Glovershaw Area
Reed Bunting Glen Rd, Stonechats, both on the Glen Rd and Glovershaw,
counted 7 or 8 individuals. Two Kestrel just off the Glen Rd,
Two Wheatears by the golf course at Glovershaw

Cononley Ings was mainly dry,
two Green Sandpipers and three Redshank
Overhead five Herring Gulls (4 adults and a juvenile) flew by and
300 Mallards

Bradup and Whetstone Gate,
the breeding pair of Stonechats were seen with two juveniles.
A pair of Kestrels were 'mobbing' a Sparrowhawk and a
family of 12 Linnets were the only other birds of note.


G Holmes, B Vickers, S Lilley, S Radcliffe, P King

Wharfe Valley recent sightings

4 Red Kite, 2 Sparrowhawk, Hen Harrier juvenile, 8 Buzzard, Osprey, 5 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, Raven, 2 Cormorant


AGGough