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,