5th May 2008

Leeshaw - Drop Farm
No sign of Great Grey Shrikes
2 Wheatears, Common Sandpipers,
male Redstart singing near Drop Farm

Fly Flatts Res
Yellow Wagtail, 2 Twite, 4 Common Sandpiper
Redshanks, Curlew, Golden Plover, 4 Wheatear

Caldene Fields House Martin (12) new in, Swift 7 new in,

Whitethroat new in Raw Nook

Kingfisher at Toad Holes

Whetstone Gate & Ilkley Moor
One wheatear (female), a few red grouse, 3 lapwing,
several skylarks in song, three or four golden plover on the
burnt flat area around 400 yds down on the Ilkley side of
Whetstone Gate, close to the “road”
Two or three siskin in the wooded area between Spicey Gill and
the White Wells track. Cuckoo heard on lower slopes of Moor

Members Only Res
Grasshopper Warbler.... a site tick!!
Wheatear 16, Dunlin 4, Common Sand 4, Redshank 6,
Ringed Plover 2, Turnstone 1, Swallow 25 > N, Swift 6 > NW
Sand Martin 10 > NW, Ring Ouzel 1F

Shibden Head
Wood Warbler (singing), Willow Warbler 5+, Chiffchaff 3
Blackcap 3
, Bullfinch 5, Great Spotted Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker

St.Ives - Coppice Pond
First ever breeding record of Goosander at St.Ives.
A Red-head was seen with 13 ducklings.

M Doveston, D Kidman, DCBarker, MVPriestley, C King,
I Hargreaves,