31st January 2009

Ilkley, 98 Skipton Road - 80+Waxwings

Siskin 2 (M+F), Redpoll 3 (M+2F), Long Tailed Tit 3
Coal Tit 2, Treecreeper 1, Reed Bunting 1(F)
Jay 1, Goosander 2, Kestrel 2 (M+F), Sparrowhawk

Slack Lane Oakworth
60 fieldfare, kestrel, 4 long tailed tit,
flock 12 goldfinch feeding on beech mast

AGGough, C King, S Parkes,

28th January 2009

Dowley Gap
1 Chiffchaff showing at river corner of sewage works

Stonechat, Kestrel, Stock Dove,

a few Fieldfare in Sconce Lane

39 Greylags at Reva Res being shot at

Knotford Nook :-
140 Coot, 37 Wigeon, 12 Goldeneye, 30 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing,
1 Little Grebe, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Song Thrush

A Tremethick, S Radcliffe, E Scarfe

27th January 2009

c350 Pink-footed Geese over at 11am

100 plus Pinkfoot flew west high above Cringles
(between Silsden & Addingham) at 11.00

150+ Pink Feet flying Nw at 1030hrs Dowley Gap

Bolton Park -
120 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing

Hazlewood Moor -
2 Red Kite, plenty of Red Grouse

Yeadon Tarn
12 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 1 male Goldeneye
1 Great Crested Grebe

M Taunton, S Radcliffe, B Vickers, P King

25th January 2009`

Woodcock, Water Rail (heard only), Bullfinch, a few Siskins.

S Radcliffe

24th January 2009

Private Wetlands
1 little egret low over at 1330 heading west;
3 oystercatchers; good number of moorhen (8)
14 Waxwing which moved off later, 400 Lapwing,
5 Redwing, 1 Curlew,2 GSW, 12 Siskin, 1 Snipe
3 Bullfinch and 1 Coal tit

Denton Hall
15 wigeon on grass by pond in front of Hall

East Riddlesden Hall
Tawny Owl being chased by 6 Blackbirds,
Sparrowhawk, 60+BHGulls, Canada Geese,

Goldcrest in Harden village on Keighley Road,
side of fishshop in trees over over stream

J Flood, E Scarfe, M Doveston, D Wilcock

23rd January 2009

Dowley Gap.
1 Chiffchaff feeding on filter beds along with 4 Grey Wag,
80 Pied wag, 30 Meadow pipit and 2 Song Thrush.
4 Goosander on river and 4 Mistle Thrush in a field

A Tremethick

18th January 2009

Members Only Res
Golden Plover 3, Lapwing 22
Green Sandpipier 1flushed
Wren 2, Teal 4, Goldeneye 3
Canada Goose 1, Red Grouse 5

Ogden Reservoir
80+ Wood Pigeon, 4 Coal Tit, 100+ Mallard
1 Goosander (female), 60+ Black-headed Gull
2 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher

11 Canada geese, 9 greylag, 2 kestrel, 35 fieldfare.

Shaw Lane, Oxenhope - 65 fieldfare.

Aire Valley - Long-eared Owl roosting

DCBarker, C King, A Greenwood, M Doveston

20th January 2009

Nunroyd Park (Guiseley)
Male Red-crested Pochard

M Bloomfield

16th January 2009

Swinsty -
2 Redpoll, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Curlew flyover

Fewston -
5 Tufted Duck, 3 female Goldeneye

Dowley Gap.
1 Chiffchaff showing well south side of aqueduct late afternoon also 4 Goldcrest and 1 Treecreeper. 4 goosander were on river

S Radcliffe, A Tremethick

15th January 2009

100-120 Waxwings in tall trees on Westburn Avenue Keighley

flock of Pink-footed Geese over Shipley Glen area at 10 am

I Hargreaves, P King

14th January 2009

32 waxwing at end of Western Avenue (golf club end) Riddlesden this afternoon at 3.15pm

mobile flock up and down valley, seen 10.25hrs Primrose Bank, Bingley

Redwings at Fisherman Bridge

2 Goosander below Dowley locks on canal

male and female reed buntings on Deep Lane, beside Keelham Hall Farm

70 to 80 waxwings fly over B&Q towards Keighley town centre
2 waxwings were feeding on Pyracanthus at the back of B&Q adjacent to Royd ins Ave

P Sutcliffe, A Tremethick, M Joyce, R Holt

12th January 2009

sugden end, crossroads
14 fieldfare, 12 lapwing, 2 little owls, snipe, 30+ mallard

T Anderton,

11th January 2009

Leeshaw Res,
Greylag Geese 84, Cormorant 1, Goosander 1,
2 Pink-footed Geese

Doe Park Res - 2 Pink-footed Geese

Cullingworth Fields,
Lapwing 94, Wood Pigeon 24, Stock Dove 7, Starling 100+
Black Headed Gulls, Common Gulls

Stockbridge -30 species recorded including;
12 Siskin, female Teal, Snipe, 5 Reed Bunting, Water rail,
Sparrowhawk, GSW

River Aire, Saltaire am
goosander pair, goldfinch flock 16+, fieldfare flock 42

B Vickers, S Radcliffe, K Moir, S Parkes

10th January 2009

Sun Inn to Beaver Dyke res.:-
16 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing, 1 male Bullfinch, 3 pair Teal,
1 male Stonechat, 1 Kestrel, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper

Flock of at least 50 Waxwing up and down bypass in Ferncliffe rd area and on canal bank next to Britannia St bridge. 2 seen Beck Lane allotments with several Redwing and 3 Fieldfare

E Scarfe, A Tremethick,

9th January 2009

Griffe Drive, Wyke, Bradford
9 Waxwings seen at 12.13pm feeding on berries in garden

P Andrew,

8th January 2009

Stockbridge - total of 30 species recorded including;
Water Rail (heard), 4 Redpoll, 3 Reed Bunting, 6 Siskin,
3 Bullfinch, 6 Long-tailed Tit

Private Wetlands
60 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 1 Oystercatcher, 12 Goldeneye,
4 Pochard, 2 Common Gull

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits
Goldeneye 8 m/f on Wharfe, Dipper heard, treecreeper,
8 redwing over

S.E.Owl at 3.55pm on rough section of Keighley Gate road

S Radcliffe, E Scarfe, S Parkes, N Ward

6th January 2009

Barden Fell - Rough-legged Buzzard

Small Private Lake (95% frozen)
~25 teal, 2 wigeon

Knotford Nook (60% frozen)
39 wigeon (including 26 males), 6 goldeneye (including 4 males),
1 male goosander, 174 coots

Manor Bends, Burley (1545)
75 curlew in tight flock with more drifting in all time

Shipley Glen & Glovershaw
42 Golden Plover were feeding on the fields beyond Golcar Farm and 250 Common Gulls were following the muck-spreader. About 15 Lapwings had returned to the high-level fields and a pair of Nuthatch and 4 Jays were active in the Glen

Heights Lane - 6 Stock Dove

High Moor Plantation - 2 Stock Dove, Kestrel & GSW

Bradup - Snipe flying off moor towards Aire Valley

Near Five Rise Locks - about 30 Waxwings on apple tree.

JLTopham, J Flood, P King, S Radcliffe

4th January 2009

70 Waxwings on allotments off Beck Lane top of 5 Rise locks
2 Flocks were seen heading towards Crossflatts mid-morning.

Snipe, 2 GHeron, Mute Swan, Meadow Pipit, 25+Pied Wags,
Grey Wagtail, 2 Goosander, 30+Moorhen

East Riddlesden Hall
Common Gull, GSWdpkr, 25+BHGulls, 50+Mallard

leeshaw 1-2.30
2 cormorant, 2 female goosander, 2 pink footed geese feeding
with greylags, grey heron, meadow pipits, female stonechat,
goldfinch, mixed flock of fieldfare and thrushes

Stainburn Moor:-
300+ Fieldfare, 240+ Redwing, 25 Golden Plover, 50 Starling

Stockbridge -
5 Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel & a Snipe flew past
Water Rail seen at 15.10

Aire Valley - 2 Long-eared Owls

Knotford Nook
Black Headed Gulls. Seven male and six female Goldeneye
Common Gull

A Tremethick, M Doveston, T Anderton, E Scarfe,
S Radcliffe, D Pentelow,

3rd January 2009

Villla Road area, Bingley
80 Waxwings this morning just off Villa Road in a garden.
40+ seen later in the afternoon off Fairfax Road before heading
towards Crossflatts at 3pm.

16 feeding Jackdaw at Caldene Fields a site record

A pair of Wigeon at Toad holes Beck

leeshaw 12-12.30.
2 pink footed geese feeding with greylags , grey heron
9 meadow pipits

East Riddlesden Hall
Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Goosander, Grey Wagtail,
several Long-tailed Tits,

A Jospehs, S Goodwin, MVPriestley, T Anderton,
M Doveston,

2nd January 2009

Leeshaw reservoir , 3.30-4.30
2 cormorant, 100 greylag, 3 canada geese, 2 female goosander,
70+ fieldfare,1 kestrel hunting,1 female stonechat

Judy Woods, Wyke
1 Woodcock, 2 Nuthatch and a single GSWdpecker

Royds Hall Dam, Low Moor - 2 Goosander

Harold Park Lake Low Moor
1 GC Grebe + 3 Tufted Duck

Several Jay, Nuthatches, Tit flocks, 3 GSWdpkrs

Heaton Woods -
2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers displaying and drumming
Nuthatch and Treecreeper in mixed flock and Grey Wagtail

1st year Whooper swan on Swinsty Reservoir this afternoon. Also, 24 Teal (on the in flow into Swinsty from Fewston Reservoir) and apx. 1,000 Black-headed and 700 Common gulls in the roost.

female Goldeneye on Fewston Reservoir

2 Nuthatch near Dob Park Bridge

2 Goosander on Lindley Wood Reservoir

2 Long-eared Owl roosting - Aire Valley

T Anderton, MVPriestley, M&H Doveston, C Pottle, J Poland, G Holmes

1st January 2009

4 waxwings just off Villa Road, Bingley at 9.0 a.m

Stockbridge - 31 species
3 Water Rail seen near hide at same time, 1 calling far bank to left,
several Siskin feeding in trees, superb close views of a pair of Bullfinch,
Greenfinches and Goldfinch, Reed Bunting

2 Snipe, 27 Pied Wagtails, Kestrel, 10+Moorhen

Myrtle Park, Bingley
singing Dipper, 2 Goosander, 20+Redwing

Wilsden, Norr area
Lapwings (271), Golden Plovers (21), Common Gulls (320), Black-headed Gulls (450), and Starlings. Considerable gull movement this morning with several large skeins of Herring Gulls overflying high east at various times. At least three Great Black-backs were picked out in the skeins

2x Whooper Swan (1ad/1juv) at Knotford Nook

Flock of c70 Fieldfare Bolton Abbey

Dowley Gap,
53 Meadow Pipit, 1 Dipper, 4 Jay, 4 Goosander,
Grey and Pied Wag, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush,
4 Goldcrest etc

Grey heron, 2 cormorant, 2 mistle thrush, 20 fieldfare,
mixed flock of 40 redwing/fieldfare

River Wharfe, by Denton Bridge:
dipper, goosander (pair plus female).

Denton Rd fields, opp river, west of Denton Bridge:
120 lapwing, 40 curlew; common buzzard, 4 red kites.

Wheatley Lane, Ilkley area: 2 goldfinch; 1 oystercatcher

A Josephs, S Radcliffe, M&H Doveston, D&H Kidman
DCBarker, P Taylor, A Tremethick, S Parker

31st December 2008

Male Eider swimming down river Aire just above Ireland Bridge at 3.35pm

A Heeley

30th December 2008

Thackley garden - 9 Waxwings

C Pottle

29th December 2008

Dowley Gap area
46 Meadow pipit on fillter beds, 50c pied and 6 Grey wags
2 Song Thrush. 1 Dipper and pair of Goosander

A Tremethick