28th December 2008

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

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

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


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

25 Waxwings
flew west at 10.10am

M Doveston

7th December 2008

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

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

Little Egret flushed by gulls