30th April 2008

Trough Lane 13 Wheatears

Leeshaw Res 9 Wheatears, Common Sandpiper 1

Nab Water Lane 3 Wheatear

Fly Flatts 1 Wheatear , Common Sandpiper 1

1 Buzzard being mobbed by a Kestrel, drifted off high towards Keighley

Marley Playing Fields,
3 Willow warbler, 2 Bullfinch, Peregrine

Two Grey Partridge at Lightbank Lane,Silsden

B Vickers, D Odell

29th April 2008

Two Goosander [drakes] over Silsden at 08-00.

Bolton Abbey Two Dippers [a pair]

Strid Wood
Three pairs of Pied Flycatchers,all visiting nest boxes
Male Redstart singing at the Aquaduct. Wood Warbler

Barden Bridge to Howgill
3 male mandarin (another 2 males at Appletreewick and Water’s Laithe), 2 female goosanders, 3 common sandpipers (including pair), 2 medium-sized colonies each of 60 sand martins, 17 (singing) wrens, 2 (singing) willow warblers, 1 (singing) blackcap (at Howgill), 3 nuthatches.

Bingley Moor -
one or two Golden Plovers, more Greylag Geese! A male Wheatear

Common Buzzard over Cottingley 12.30

Members Only Res
Wheatear - 6, Whinchat - 1, Linnet - 2 north, Swallow - 18
Swift - 3 high to north
, Pied Wagtail - 7, Willow Warbler - 4
Meadow Pipit - 15, Common Sandpiper - 1, Redshank - 3
Curlew - 6,

Raven - Oxenhope Moor

Peregrine - high over Shipley

Trough Lane
Wheatear - 8, Stonechat - single male
Red Grouse - 1, Curlew - 2

cuckoo heard on the edge of Ilkley Moor

Glovershaw Area
Four Wheatears on the walls at Birch Close Lane,
male Stonechat by the 12th tee/gallops and
a Cuckoo over Sconce direction.

J Flood, D Odell, JLTopham, M Taunton,
H Creber, D Kidman, P King

More Wheatear images - DCBarker

28th April 2008

Skipton Sewage Works - Little Tern

Trough Lane
2 Yellow Wagtail, male Whinchat, 24 Wheatear, 2 Swallow

Baildon - Swift

2 Sparrowhawk, House Martin, Blackcap, Chiffchaff
2 Goosander,

Silsden Res
two Great Crested Grebes, a Tufed Duck and four Swifts

Shipley Golf Course
Swifts, House Martins, Swallows, 2 Grey Wagtails

A Rands, H Creber, RHProctor, B Vickers,
D Odell, M Doveston, A Josephs

Dotterel - B Sumner

Wheatears - DCBarker & B Vickers

27th April 2007

Montagu's Harrier flew north late afternoon west of Soil Hill

Soil Hill - Dotterel

Private Wetlands - 0645-0940
Sandwich Tern seen until 07.40, 2 Shelduck
2 Common Tern
, 15+Swifts, 2 Common Sandpipers,
Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff,
Swallows, Sand Martins, Tufted Ducks, GCGrebes
Redshank, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Curlew,
Red-crested Pochard, 4 Cormorant

6 Swift, 4 House Martin, Sand Martins & Swallows,
Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat,
Blackcap, Redpoll, 3 Reed Buntings, Kestrel & Mute Swan still sitting.
Grasshopper Warbler reeling on & off all morning, also seen pm.

20 + Swift over Dowley Gap

Kex Gill
Ringed Plover, Redshank

East Riddlesden Hall
Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Swallow, Bullfinch

Whetstone Gate
three Wheatear,a pair at the Pools and a male at the Masts.
Two Golden Plover at the Pools and a singing male Reed Bunting

Trough Lane,
Snipe displaying, 18 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk

Members Only Res
Swift 36 > moving off N, Swallow 60, Sand Martin 3
House Martin 6, Wheatear 12

Rocking Moor
16 Red Grouse, Wheatear, 2 Golden Plover

Hoodstorth Bridge: 6 Willow warblers

Birch Close Lane there were three Wheatears. Feeding in fields at Golcar Farm were six Stock Doves and a pair of Grey Partridge and a male Stonechat was seen along the Glen Road. This was in addition to seven singing Willow Warblers and three male Reed Buntings

Leeshaw Resr - pr Greylag with 5 small goslings

Oxenhope - 3 Jays

Wibsey - 2 Swifts

M Doveston, JLTopham, J James, S Radcliffe, M Taunton,
D Odell, K Moir, B Sumner, DCBarker, F Drake, J Poland,
P King, A Greenwood, H Creber, T Tudor

Images by M Gurney

26th April 2008

Bradup to Whetstone area
1 Dunlin flushed from muddy puddle in field
50+Fieldfare, Red Grouse, Curlew, Lapwing,

East Riddlesden Hall & R.Aire
2 Common Sandpiper, House Martin, 50+Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff,
2 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, Swallow, Coot with 3 young
2 Bullfinch, Goosander, singing Goldfinch, singing Greenfinch

Thackley - 2 Swift

Swallows, 9 Chiffchaff singing, 4 Blackcap singing,
10 Willow Warbler singing, Nuthatch, 6 Jay, 4 Treecreeper
GSWdpkr drumming, Skylark, Meadow Pipits, Goldcrest

A650 - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Blackcap, Chiffchaff

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits
great tit, blue tit, coal tit, long-tailed tit, chaffinch, greenfinch,
goldfinch, bullfinch, robin, wren, dunnock, blackbird, mistle thrush,
sand martin, swallow, house martin, jackdaw, rook, carrion crow,
magpie, oystercatcher (pair),goosander (1m, 2f) kingfisher, coot,
moorhen (clutch 3 eggs), mallard, little grebe (heard), pied wagtail,
goldcrest, chiffchaff, sedge warbler, willow warbler, 2 Red Kite
blackcap - at least 4 males, 1 with nest material.

Strid Woods
6 singing male and 2 female pied flycatchers, also 1 wood warbler,
2 blackcap and several willow warblers and chiffchaff, grey wagtail,
2 cormorant, goosander, Kingfisher, 2 treecreeper,

Wharfe Valley - a single swift heading north

Raw Nook
Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and female Whitethroat

Members Only Res
LBB Gull 37, Swallow 32, Sand Martin 3, House Martin 1
Wheatear 15 along the embankment

Sconce Area
nine singing Willow Warbler, one Chiffchaff and a pair of Red Grouse,
two female Wheatears at Birch Close Lane

M Doveston, S Parkes, S Radcliffe, M Gurney, MVPriestley, BRFord,
C Pottle, D&HKidman, DCBarker, P King

Red Grouse - I Hargreaves

25th April 2008

Lower & Upper Barden Reservoirs
Cuckoo which was calling from the small area of trees near the buildings at Lower Barden. six male Stonechats and two females. There were three Wheatears (2 males and a female) by the track between the two reservoirs. Willow Warblers were singing from every available bush, shrub or tuft, counted 16. On the moorland at least 20 Canada Geese, 35 Greylags.12 Mallards on the Upper Reservoir which was host to a few thousand Black-headed Gulls. Four Lesser black-backed Gulls were present and about half a mile to the east, another colony of about 200 black-headed Gulls were establishing their breeding site. Wrens, Dunnocks and Reed Buntings were commonly seen on the heather and possibly 20 pairs of Curlew on this wide area of moorland.

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipits, Swallow - 7 north west, Linnet - 2 north west
Jay, Goosander, Wheatear - 2, Stonechat, Reed Bunting
Willow Warbler - 6, Common Sandpiper - 2, Redshank - 2
Snipe - two pairs, Skylark - 2, Pied Wagtail - 2 pair
Mistle Thrush - pair, Magpie - 2, Chaffinch - 2, Greenfinch - 4
Goldfinch - 2, Blackbird - 2, Starling - 3, Wren - 2, Robin,
Woodpigeon - 2, Carrion crows,
LBB gull - none on res at start & 27 slowly by mid morning
BH gull, Goldeneye - pair, Mallard - 3 pairs, Canada Goose - 8
Curlew - 7

Trough Lane - 12 Wheatear

A650 - 2 Little Ringed Plover

East Riddlesden Hall
Swallow, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch

P King, S Radcliffe, B Vickers, M&H Doveston, H Creber

24th April 2008

Stockbridge - Grasshopper Warbler reeling - pm

S Radcliffe

22nd April 2008

Lindley Wood res. to Folly Hall Wood:-
1 Goosander, 16 singing Chiffchaff, 1 Tawny Owl,
4 singing Willow Warbler, 3 singing Blackcap,
2 singing Redstart, 2 singing Pied Flycatcher

2 Male Redstart at the top of the track leading from the car parking area 100 yards beyond Laund House above Strid Wood.

4 Waxwing still present John Escritt Road, Bingley

Timble - 1 Tree Pipit

East Riddlesden Hall
Willow Warbler, 2 Goosander, Bullfinch

E Scrafe, M Taunton, SJGoodwin, H Doveston

Jackdaw - S Lilley

21st April 2008

Lindley Wood to Dob Park Bridge
7 singing chiffchaff, 3 singing willow warblers and 3 singing blackcap
Pair bullfinch, pair kestrels, pair oystercatchers
1 jay, 5 or 6 coots, single swallow

East Riddlesden Hall - Coot with young

Denso Nature Reserve:
Common Sandpiper x 1, Willow Warbler x1, Chiffchaff x3
Blackcap x 2

J Flood, S Thomson, M Doveston

Today's Images - DCBarker, S Lilley

20th April 2008

Bingley - 4 Waxwings still present

John O'Gaunt's and Beaver Dyke reservoirs,
3 Yellow Wagtails with a pair of Grey wagtails close by. In another part of Haverah park, near where the outfall from Beaver Dyke reservoir crosses under the track to the dam, there were 6 Redpoll with a flock of 10 Goldfinch and a Marsh tit

The flock of Golden Plovers were back on the sloping field beyond BirchClose Lane. 156 were in their beautiful full breeding plumage. Three Wheatears (2 males and a female) were in the fields alongside Birch Close Lane and a Little Owl was on the wall whilst a pair of Oystercatchers flew towards Weecher. I flushed two pairs of Grey Partridge and a pair of Stock Dove were by the large Owl box at Golcar Farm. Everything else was as it has been with Snipe, Lapwing and Curlew at their breeding site.

Stockbridge -
Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2 Swallows,
3 Sand Martin, at least 6 Redpoll, pair of Kestrel.

Members Only Res
2 Oystercatchers, 350 LBBGulls, 4 Meadow Pipits,
2 Stonechat, Willow Warbler, Pied Wagtails,

Doe Park Res - GCGrebe, Green Woodpecker, Willow Warblers

A650 - 2 Little Ringed Plovers

East Riddlesden canal side
Willow Warbler, 3 singing Greenfinch, 2 Sparrowhawk

PCKing, S Radcliffe, DCBarker, H Creber, M Doveston,
S Lilley, J Poland

Pied Wagtail images by DCBarker

19th April 2008

Bingley, Church Street - 4 Waxwings

Whetstone Gate - 3 Linnet, Redshank, 10 Golden Plovers

Above Riddlesden - 200 Fieldfare

Stockbridge - 13 Redpoll, Stock Dove, 3 Oystercatchers

Glovershaw Area
4 Wheatears (2 males and 2 females) in the fields alongside Birch Close Lane, this morning. Also a Little Owl, a single Golden Plover in full breeding plumage, a pair ofOystercatchers

Oats Royd, Queensbury
Willow Warbler 12, Chiffchaff 2, Goldcrest 2, Linnet 2,
Pied Wagtail 5, Reed Bunting 2, Chaffinch 16, Greenfinch 6,
Goldfinch 2, Long-tailed Tit 2, Coal Tit 2, Jay 2,
Green Woodpecker 1M, Goosander 1, Kestrel 1, Grey Heron

Siskin, 2 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, nesting Nuthatch, 4+ Jay
Treecreeper, GSWdpkr, Skylark

East Riddlesden Hall
Brambling near R.Aire, 2 Goosander, 3 Bullfinch, Chiffchaff

2 Redshank, 3 Oystercatchers, Sand Martin, Swallow

Gallows Hill:-
1 GSW, 1 singing Chiffchaff, 1 singing Blackcap.

Knotford Nook :-
2 Pied Wagtail, 40 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow, 1 House Martin,
1 male Pochard, 1 singing Mistle Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting,
2 singing Blackcap, 3 singing Chiffchaff.

S Parkes, S Radcliffe, C King, P King, M Doveston, E Scarfe,

18th April 2008

Bingley - 4 Waxwings along John Escrit Road

Hirst Wood - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Nab End, near Silsden - 7 Ring Ouzel

Private Wetlands - Arctic Tern,
Red-crested Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Goldeneye,
8 Oystercatcher, 23 Tufted Duck, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Wagtail,
est 150 Sand Martin with the odd Swallow

River Washburn: a pair (male and female) of Redstarts and another male between Swinsty Dam and the junction with Timble Gill Beck, a Mandarin drake near Dob Park Bridge, and a pair of Goosanders between there and Lindley Wood Reservoir

Skipton - 3 Little Ringed Plover

Wheatear at White Crag Moor, 11 Redwings at White Crag

Great-crested Grebe at Silsden Res, also c.150 Swallows/Sand Martins

Kex Gill - 2+Common Sandpipers

Yeadon Tarn - 4 GCGrebes

M Taunton, J Topham, S Radcliffe, G Leeming,
J Poland, D Odell, J Flood,

17th April 2008

LRP still near A650.

Trough Lane - 8 Wheatear

Low Wood -
3 male Bullfinch, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaffs, Nuthatch,
Treecreeper, GSW, Jay & LTT's

Stockbridge - singing Willow Warbler,
3 Reed Bunting, at least 6 Redpoll

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Goosander, Chiffchaff

Hirst Wood - Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers

S Radcliffe, B Vickers, M Doveston

Images by D Ogden & R.Waller

16th April 2008

Riddlesden Golf Course - Buzzard

Bradup - 2 Redshank

East Riddlesden Hall - 2 Goosander, Chiffchaff

8 Wheatears, 1 Male Stonechat, Trough Lane,

60+ Sand Martins, 30+ Swallows at Silsden Res

PSutcliffe, MDoveston, B Vickers

Red Grouse - I Hargreaves

15th April 2008

Bingley - 4 Waxwings still present.

Hirst Wood - 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpkrs

Private Wetlands
Red-crested Pochard, Willow Warbler, Redshank

Gallows Hill - Blackcap

Members Only Res - 6 Sand Martin, Wheatear, 28 LBBGull

Baildon Garden - Willow Warbler

Ben Rhydding Garden - 2 GSWdpkrs

Leeshaw Res - 2 Goosander

Undisclosed Site
3 LRP, 2 Merlin

R Waller, M Taunton, B Sumner, S Goodwin, HCreber, RRatcliffe, AGreenwood,

14th April 2008

Burley-in-Wharfedale - White Stork (Birdguides)

Members Only Res
Mipits - 23 high NW & circa 15 blogging
Curlew - 5 high NW & circa 12 blogging
Willow Warbler - from east side of reservoir,directly over head
and down into Jacks wood. Wheatear - 2 (male & female in Jacks field)
Stonechat, Reed Bunting, Skylark - 2, Redshank, Common Sandpiper,
Chaffinch, Robin, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush,
Pheasant 2, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Carrion Crow, Rook - 4
Jackdaw, Magpie, LBBGull, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose,
Mallard, Goldeneye - 1 male

Trough Lane - Wheatear - 3
3 red kites flying fairly low, circling over Ben Rhydding

Ogden Clough
6 Twite, Singing Skylark

H Creber, D&H Kidman, D Ogden

Recent Images - DCBarker, MVPriestley

13th April 2008

Plough Croft - Black Redstart
This is just in our area near Queensbury

A650 - 2 LRP, Oystercatcher, Stock Dove

Members Only Res -am visit
Meadow Pipit c150, Curlew 3, Carrion Crow 6, Common Sandpiper
pm visit; 4 House Martin, Wheatear, 4 Goldeneye, Redshank

Leeshaw resr -
single redshank, 2 oystercatcher, single cormorant,
usual greylag and Canada geese, skylark

Ogden Reservior : -
Treecreeper, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel
Great Crested Grebe, 3F Goldeneye
20+ Fieldfare (overhead)

Soil Hill: -
10+ Skylark, 10+ Meadow Pipit
2 Grey Partridge, 3 Lapwing, 1F Wheatear

Chelker Res - 3 GCGrebe, 5 Goldeneye, Lapwing

Silsden Res - 2 Goldeneye, 2 tufted Duck

Silsden Floods - 8 Lapwing 2 Oystercatcher

Redcar Tarn
18 Tufted Duck, 3 LBBGulls, 10+Com Gulls

East Riddlesden Hall
Chiffchaff, GSWdpkr, Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch

Redpoll, Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, Goldfinch, 2 Oystercatcher,

Low Moor Garden - male Siskin singing

R.Aire, Marley - 8 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow

Hollings Farm West Lane Haworth
Tawny Owl roosting, Female Brambling

B Sumner, M Doveston, DCBarker, A Greenwood, C King,
S Radcliffe, P&M Riley, N Ward,

Today's Images - DCBarker, S Lilley

12th April 2008

A650 - 2 Little Ringed Plover

Harden Moor - Willow Warbler

4 Chiffchaff singing, Redwing, 5 Tufted Duck
2 drumming GSWdpkrs, Green Woodpecker

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits.
Red Kite, singing Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff.
Sand & House Martin, Swallow, Bullfinch, Kingfisher,
2 Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting and Little Grebe

Members Only Res
Moving Birds: Meadow Pipit 55, Linnet 3, Merlin , Swallow
LBBGull 27, Greylag 4, Wheatear 2, Lapwing , House Sparrow
Goldeneye on Reservoir

Glovershaw Area
2 Kestrels, 2 Curlew, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat( M&F),
1 Wheatear, Skylarks, Lapwings, Meadow Pipits

Esholt Sewage Works
40+ Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, Pied Wags, Rooks, 1 Reed Bunting,
Kestrel, Lapwing, 2 Goosander on river

2 female wheatears on bank by Weecher Res

Ben Rhydding – Denton Bridge – fields on north bank of Wharfe
8 sand martins max. Several curlew. Heron.
Red Kite over woods . Kestrel.
Dipper on riverbank by Denton Bridge.
2 swallows – above Wheatley Grange Farm (Coutances Way, A65

Aire Valley, Riddlesden - Buzzard

Fly Flatts - Wheatear

M Doveston, DCBarker, S Radcliffe, H Creber, C Pottle, S Lilley
D&H Kidman, J Brownbridge, N Ward

Images by DCBarker

11th April 2008

Ring Ouzel (female) briefly on moorland just before Cow and Calf

East Riddlesden Hall
Chiffchaff singing, GSWdpkr drumming, Coot on nest

Glovershaw / Birch Close Lane area
140 Golden Plovers were using the open fields by Birch Close Lane. There's probably up to four pairs of Stonechats is this area of rough pasture and moorland fringe. During the past week two pairs of Grey Partridge, four pairs of Curlew, a couple of pairs of Snipe, 20 pairs of Lapwing and a pair of Oystercatchers have been noted. This is addition to breeding Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, Reed Buntings,Little Owl, Stock Dove and Kestrel

Norr Hill, Wilsden
4 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Linnet

Barden; large finch flock including siskins and redpoll

M Doveston, P King, M Gurney, DCBarker,

Recent images - R Waller, DCBarker

10th April 2008

Members Only Res
Moving Birds: Moorhen 1, Oystercatcher 1, Sand Martin 5,
Common Gull 15, Curlew 3, Lapwing 1, Hobby 1, Meadow Pipit 61
Swallow 6, Starling 1, Wheatear 16, Linnet 10, LBB Gull 31
Osprey 1, Rook 1

Low Wood -
singing birds - Willow Warbler (briefly), Chiff-Chaff, Blackcap,
also "yaffing" Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit and calling Nuthatch

DCBarker, S Radcliffe

9th April 2008

Glovershaw & Birch Close
Wheatears are continuing to come through. Therewere seven feeding in the fields to the north of Birch Close Lane this morning (2 males and 5 females). A Little Owl was here as well. Three male Reed Buntings were prominent along the moorland edge and a pair of Stonechats were again on the Glen Road

Lindley Wood Reservoir
Pair of great crested grebe with one on nest; male mandarin disturbed from top end of reservoir flew up-river; 1 coot

Lindley Wood to Dob Park Bridge
9 singing chiffchaff

Ilkley garden
Female brambling yesterday and today

P King, J Flood,

Recent images - DCbarker, B Sumner

8th April 2008

five Wheatears(2 males and 3 females) in the fields along Birch Close Lane.
Little Owl flew off the wall and a Swallow was feeding over the fields.
A pair of Grey Partridges were seen on the moor edge and a pair of Oystercatchers were probing into the soft ground in the 'horse field' along the Glen Road. A pair of Stonechat were in this area and four pairs of Curlew and two pairs of Snipe were in the fields around Golcar Farm.

Denso Marsden Nature Reserve
2 Chiffchaff, 3 pairs Goosander, 7 Jay

pair of Lesser spotted woodpeckers at Hirst Wood 8.30hrs

4 Waxwings along Ashfield Crescent, Bingley

Fly Flatts - at least 13 Twite (2 with pink ring on left leg)

Kex Gill
Oystercatchers 21; lapwing 3; redshank 3

Soil Hill 1930hrs
1 LRP, 4 Wheatear, 1pr Pied Wags

P King, S Thomson, A Tremethick, S Goodwin, J Flood,
B Sumner,

7th April 2007

4 Waxwings in trees near Funeral Directors, Church Street Bingley

Glovershaw area
Five Wheatears (3m & 2f) at Birch Close Lane this pm.
The birds were feeding to the north of Birch Close, in
a field surrounded by the broken walls. A pair of
Stonechats were on the Glen Road, where they have been
seen for the past few days. The male was singing

Hirst Wood
Male lesser spotted woodpecker, singing chiffchaff,
plenty nuthatch, 2 jays, 2 g.s.w.pecker

Undisclosed Site -
2 Short-eared Owl

HF Midgley, P King, A Tremethick, S Parkes

Today's Images - DCBarker, MVPriestley, S Lilley

6th April 2008

Embsay Res - Red-throated Diver

Soil Hill
Little Ringed Plover
(Flushed from the top of the hill.
Headed off NW. Not known if it came down again)
Lapwing 3, Skylark 10+, Meadow Pipit 2, Grey Partridge 2

Private Wetlands
20+Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff
Red-crested Pochard, 10+Goldeneye, 3 GCGrebe
2 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 4 Goosander, Redpoll

Knotford Nook
50+Sand Martin, Swallow, Pochard, 6 Goldeneye

East Riddlesden Hall
Goosander on River, Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch

Riddlesden, Southlands Mount,
10 Brambling, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Siskin

Leeshaw Res
7 Redshank, 26 Lapwing non breeders? + others on territory
3 Wheatears, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Golden Plovers, 10 Greylag
31 Canada, 52 Starling (one group), 1 BH Gull, 2 C Crow
5 Mallard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper

Stockbridge - 37 species this morning including:
Chiffchaff, 2 Oystercatchers, Water Rail, pair of GSW mating
and at hole site, pair of Mute Swan with nest, 7 Redpoll, 2 Kestrel

2 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff + Redwing at Raw Nook

Caldene Fields
Redwing, 100+ and 50+ Fieldfare +
a singing Linnet ( uncommon now here )

Fly Flatts 08.15 hrs to 11.00 hrs .
Vis Mig : 8 Mipits north, 1 Linnet north, 1 Wheatear
Other : Ravens - 3 in group near windmills & overhead
Skylark - 2 , Oystercatcher - 3, Golden Plover heard
Curlew, Canada Geese, corvids, Mallard

Ogden Clough
1 singing displaying Skylark, group of 6 twite came through

Undisclosed Site
Buzzard 5, kite 2, S.E.O. 1

M Doveston, MVPriestley, DCBarker, H Creber, S Lilley,
S Radcliffe, P Taylor, C King, D Ogden

Gulls R Us - DCBarker

5th April 2008

Bingley - 4 Waxings still present on Church Street

Hirst Wood - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Soil Hill
17 Wheatear, 11 Skylark, 5 Mipits
2 Grey Partridge, 8 Fieldfare

5 singing Chiffchaff, 5 GSWdpkrs, 6 singing Song Thrush
Nuthatches, Goldcrests, Jays, 12 Coot

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Bullfinch, 6 BHgulls, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Coot

Raw Nook - Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff

Members Only Res
Meadow Pipit 46 > N, Curlew 3 > S, Kestrel 5
Wheatear 7

Moorside Lane, Oxenhope 90 golden plover

Silsden Res - 2 Swallows with Sand Martins

Undisclosed Sites
Red Kites, Buzzards

M Doveston, DCBarker, S Parkes, MVPriestly, A Tremethick
F Roberts, B Sumner. M Taunton, B Ford

Wagtail by DCBarker

4th April 2008

Glovershaw and Sconce.
6 Wheatears (5 male and 1 female) at Glovershaw.
A female Stonechat carrying nesting materials to a spot
opposite the White House at Sconce.

Undisclosed Sites
Osprey at 12.20 and 14.00
Red Kite, 6+Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel, 3 Raven, 2 Peregrine

Wharfe Valley
60+Fieldfares, Sand Martin, 2 Little Owl

Lindley Wood Reservoir to Dob Bridge
2 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 15 Cormorant, 3 GCGrebe
1 Pair of Mandarin at Norwood Bridge

Fly Flatts
Counted (minimum) 308 Mipits.
Pied Wagtail - 4 birds high north (a 3 group & a single).
Goldfinch - 3 high north over windmills.
Swallow - 2 seperate birds along the road north.
Wheatear - 2 (seperate male and female) moving through over moor near windmills.
Others :
Kestrel - 4, Goldeneye on res - 1 male
Usual numbers of Curlew, Canada Geese,
Lapwings (several blogging) and Snipe

P King, S Radcliffe, AGGough, H Creber

White Stork - S.Tordoff

3rd April 2008

Godwits recently at Cononley Ings. -
Please get in touch if anybody has more info

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits -
2 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, Little Grebe, GreenWoodpecker.

Timble Ings - 2 Redpoll (1 with brief song)

Glovershaw this morning there were three Wheatears (all males), on the golf course area whilst two Snipe displayed overhead and females 'chipped' away on the ground. Two pairs of Grey Partridge were disturbedand probably three pairs of Curlews were noted feeding in various places on the moorland fringe and surrounding fields. Lapwings wheeled overhead and three Stonechats (2 males and a female) were feeding along the wall on the Glen Road. In addition to numerous Skylarks, Meadow Pipits and Reed Buntings,

Stockbridge -
Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 3 Redpoll,
2 Oystercatchers, 2 GSW working on hole, Water Rail,

Whetstone Gate -
200 followed by 50 Pinkfoot flying west north-west at mid day,
Red Kite, 2 male Stonechat (1 singing), 3 Snipe drumming.
Male Wheatear

Pair Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers - Hirst wood moving round in first 100mtrs from car park east side near to canal. Also plenty Nuthatch in woods, Goosander on river, Dipper and Grey wags upstream of auqaduct. 2 oycs on sewage works.

Still 4 Waxwings - Church St, Bingley

Undisclosed Sites
Red Kite - 3, Buzzard - 11, Sparrowhawk - 2 pairs
Kestrel - 3, Goshawk, Hen Harrier, Osprey

S Radcliffe, P King, A tremethick, H Creber, AGGough

2nd April 2008

2 Black tailed Godwits on Snaygill Ings at 1030 am

Bingley -
4 Waxwings still present; looking like 1 pair of adults and 1 pair of 1st years.

Rivock Edge 60 Fieldfare

Silsden Res.
Great Crested Grebe, female Goldeneye and 15 Sand Martins

100 Siskin, 12 Fieldfares, 7+ Sand Martin

D Odell, AGGough, F Jones

1st April 2008

Private Lake:-
3 GSW, 6 singing Chiffchaff, 3 singing Little Grebe,
1 LSW drumming & calling, 1 Sand Martin,
2 Woodcock, 3 Fieldfare.

Knotford Nook :-
2 Pied Wagtail, 20 Sand Martin, 1 male Pochard

Sand Martin in double figures on Silsden Reservoir .

1F Wheatear Whetstone Gate

1M Wheatear Rivock Edge

Brambling male - Southfield mount Riddlesden

Undisclosed Site - Male Hen Harrier passed through

E Scarfe, M Taunton, P Sutcliffe, N Ward