13th July 2008

Cononley Ings
249 Lesser Black-Backs and 1125 BHGulls
Adult Mediterranean Gull

River Aire hirst wood to Bankfield
3 juv Kingfisher, 1 Goosander, pair of Grey wags both carrying
food at Dowley locks on canal.

Wharfe Valley
Hobby, Merlin, 2+Red Kite, 3+Buzzard,
Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2+SEO, 2 Cormorant,
Siskin, Sand Martin, Swift, Swallow, House Martin

Ilkley, Middleton Moor, Round Hill, Beamsley Beacon & back
Dipper and Grey Wagtail on River Wharfe.
Middleton Lodge with lots of small bird activity - blue tit, great tit, long tailed tit, chaffinch, robin, blackbird, thrush, and treecreeper.
Plenty of meadow pipits and wrens on the moor plus a few curlew, swallows and swifts.
Golden Plover between Round Hill and Old Pike – just the one seen and heard.
Red Kite seen at 14:10. 2 Snipe flushed out while going through two boggy stretches of the path back over the moor. No sight or sound of grouse or skylark

A Tremethick, M Doveston, JJames, G Holmes, F Jones
J Stallworthy