25th February

Cormorant flying west over Otley Road Eldwick



Belated report of Waxwings at Shann Lane, Keighley on Sunday 22nd
Images will be posted later.

24th February 2009

Private Wetlands
Redshank, 2 Gadwall

S Goodwin

23rd February 2009

Shipley Glen and Hirst Wood
16 Grey Herons in three groups at various well-used roosting spots, a Dipper at Hirstwood Weir and over 65 Pied Wagtails at Dowley Gap Sewage Works. In between there was little of great interest except four Goosander on the river, a pair of Bullfinch and it was interesting to see that most other species were 'pairing-up' including Jay, Nuthatch, GSW, Mistle Thrush and Song Thrush

Aire Valley
Little Egret, 4 Pintail

PCKing, JLTopham

22nd February 2009

Stockbridge -
6 Redpoll, 5 Oystercatchers, Peregrine, Siskin,
3 Song Thrush, GSW excavating next to last year's nest hole,
Redwing, Grey Wagtail.

S Radcliffe

21st February 2009

Low Wood -
pair if Treecreeper, GSW and Green Woodpecker

S Radcliffe

20th February 2009

Oxenhope 11.50
64 Pink-footed Geese

Lower Barden Res -
5 Oystercatchers, Kestrel, Skylark, Meadow Pipit,
plenty of Red Grouse but no Stonechat.

Chelker Res - (drive past) GCG, 3 Goldeneye

H Creber, S Radcliffe

19th February 2009

Dowley Gap area
Wintering Chiffchaff singing next to aquaduct, 83 Pied wag counted, plus about 20 more, too mobile to count, 5 Grey wag, 3 G.S.W.peckers drumming in wood.

Oxenhope Between 12.10pm and 12.35pm,
circa 2500 Pink-footed Geese passed WNW, in 16 skeins,
largest being circa 400 birds

2 skeins Pink-footed Geese flew N/W over West Bowling total 350+

Yeadon Tarn
82 Pink-footed Geese flew over from east to north-west
3 Pochard

Leeshaw Res -
150 BH gulls, common gull, cormorant, 27 lapwing, 24 greylag,
36 Canada geese, c.70 fieldfare overhead NW.

Oxenhope Moor (edge of area) -
c 300 Pink-footed geese moving NW

Stockbridge - 33 species this morning including -
3 Redpoll, GSW, 2 Oystercatchers mating, a few Siskin,
Kestrel (male) and Sparrowhawk.

At about 13.45 a skein of geese passed over Fewston Res. Birds totalled
about 100 and formation as Pinkfoot going west

4 siskins, 2 redpolls in garden Nr March Cote Farm Cottingley

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits am 24 species including:-
dipper(pair), oystercatcher (pair) goosander (pair)
7 goldeneye , 40 + curlew

A Tremethick, H Creber, MVPriestley, P Kng, A Greenwood,
S Radcliffe, S Varrie, S Parkes

18th February 2008

Hirst Wood - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

D&B Parkin

17th February 2009

13 Grey herons roosting at various spots in the Glen and a Dipper on the river at Hirstwood Weir. The Dipper flew up the beck towards where the proposed breeding site is. There were 65+ Pied Wagtails at Dowley Gap

P King

15th February 2009

44 Waxwings in the Lucy Hall Drive, Baildon area at 1.30pm.

Dowley Gap
1 Chiffchaff still round filter beds, 14 Grey Wag (best count this winter), 60+ Pied Wag, 3 Meadow Pipit, 4 Mistle Thrush, singing Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk still making regular unsuccessful attacks over sewage works. 1 Dipper below Hirst Mill Weir. Several Nuthatch in woods.

East Riddlesden Hall
Peregrine over, Lapwing, 3 Common Gull, Redwing

Snaygill - Kingfisher

Private Wetlands (80% frozen)
1 little grebe, 2 great crested grebe, pair gadwall, 6 wigeon, 6 pochard (4 males, 2 females), 14 goldeneye, 10 tufted duck, 1 pair goosander, 100 coot, 18 oystercatcher, ~40 lapwing but only 1 curlew (heard), 2 snipe, 2 drumming great spotted woodpeckers, 1 singing song thrush

Knotford Nook (main lake 20% frozen, small lake 60% frozen)
80 pink-feet over heading west, ~80 wigeon,
31 goldeneye (including 9 males), 24 tufted duck, male pochard,
2 little grebe, 3 great crested grebes, 168 coot.

Aire Valley - LEO

PCKing, A Tremethick, J Flood, M Doveston,

14th February 2009

Baildon Garden on edge of Shipley Glen
95 Waxwings at 11am were spooked later.

30 Waxwings in tall pine at bottom of Lucy Hall Drive, Baildon. 1.40pm

10 Waxwings Otley Road Eldwick

Snaygill - Little Egret

Haworth 9.50am c200 geese skein flying W.N.W

200+Pink-footed geese Cottingley heading West at 11am approx

Private Wetlands 0810-0920
No sign of Red-necked Grebe
2 Wigeon, 8 Pochard, 4 Teal, 4 Red Kite, 6 Cormorant,
Mute Swans, Lapwings, Oystercatchers, Snipe, Curlew,
Siskin, 2 Reed Buntings singing, Little Grebe, Goldeneye,

March Cote Farm, Cottingley
4 siskins, 11 goldfinch, 1 Nuthatch, 1 GSWP, 3 Jay,
Heron, 5 lapwing flew over

PCKing, S Parkes, M Doveston, M Taunton, G Holmes,
I Watson, S Varrie

13th February 2009

Timble Ings:-
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Red Kite, 1 Coal Tit, and 1 Buzzard.

Middleton Moor:
Red Kite, 1 Stonechat, 20 Lapwing, 7 Reed Bunting,
2 Mistle Thrush and 1 Little Owl.

Ilkley middleton woods and river below.
dipper, 2 little grebe.buzzard, sparrowhawk

E Scarfe, G Robin

12th February 2009

Cononley Ings

30 waxwings at the junction of New Line & Redcar Road in Greengates

S Goodwin, G Phillips

11th February 2009

Sugden End
1 snipe, 2 little owls, 1 female teal, mistle thrush.

T Anderton

10th February 2009

12 Waxwings flew over this afternoon

C Pottle,

9th February 2009

singing male Siskin - canal at Crossflatts

36 Greylags - canal at Sandbeds

65 Lapwing - in fields at valley bottom near Utley

drumming GSW plus 2 adults chasing - Alder Carr Wood

S Radcliffe

8th February 2009

Chellow Dene
No sign of the Ring-billed Gull reported to have been there two days ago.
GSWdpkr drumming, Nuthatch, BHGulls, Common Gulls

East Riddlesden Hall
5 Lapwing west

Water Rail 1, Bullfinch 1M, Goosander 10, Reed Bunting 6+
Redwing 1, Sparrowhawk 1F, Siskin 1F, Redpoll 2M + 3F

east of apperley bridge.
2 dippers near rail bridge, 3 teal, 7 lapwing
5 goosander (1 male), 3 little grebe, kingfisher
sparrowhawk, numerous nuthatches, GSWs, treecreepers

Knotford Nook
Pair Goosander, 175 Coot, 75 Wigeon, 10 Goldeneye,
5 Pochard

Dowley Gap
1 Chiffchaff still about filter beds, 40c Meadow Pipit, 50c pied wag, 3 Grey wag, 48 Redwing on filterbeds and a few more in surrounding trees. Sparrowhawk still making regular unsuccessful attacks but managed to grab a few feathers off one of 2 Mistle Thrush. Kestrel also trying its luck for a bird. 5 Lapwing feeding in field next to crossover bridge. Several G.S.Woodpeckers drumming and showing in woods. 4 Goosander on river.

M Doveston,G Robin, E Scarfe, A Temethick,C King

7th February 2009

3 goldeneye (1 pair and 1 female), 1 buzzard, 1 jay, 1 bullfinch,
1 green woodpecker (heard) and only 2/3 greylag!

2 male teal, 1 pair great crested grebe, 2 pied wagtails

Dowley Gap
1 Chiffchaff feeding on filter beds, under Blackthorn bush, plenty Meadow pipits, Pied Wag and 7 Grey Wag kept on the move by a Sparrowhawk, all the times I was there. 2 Dipper down bellow Hirst Mill weir, 3 Little Grebe and 5 Tufted Duck down stream of tin bridge towards Roberts Park

25 waxwings in Bingley
On the bushes on the Keighleybound slip road on the
Relief road at Ferncliffe Rd, Bingley

J Flood, A tremethick, C Binns,

6th February 2009

Private Wetlands :-
25 Lapwing, 14 Goldeneye, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher,
2 Wigeon,6 Pochard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming),
1 Brambling,1 Song Thrush, 6 Bullfinch and 2 Coal tit

E Scarfe

5th February 2009

Stockbridge -
Water Rail (heard), 10 Lapwing flew west, 3 Reed Bunting

sugden end
2 snipe, 2 pied wagtails, female reed bunting,
mistle thrush, treecreeper, kestrel

S Radcliffe, T Anderton

4th February 2009

influx of Tufted Duck (due to hard weather) noted in Low Moor with 3 at Royds Hall Dam and 24 at nearby Harold Park Lake also at HPL were 26 Coot


3rd February 2009

Dowley Gap this morning where there was lots of activity. 50+ Pied Wagtails with about for four Grey Wagtails and 20 or so Meadow Pipits. There were 12 Redwing feeding on the filter beds and 200 Black-headed Gull sitting within the works. Two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Jay and a Nuthatch in the adjoining woodland, a Goosander on the river and three Herons in the nearby fields

P King

2nd February 2009

6 Skylark flew east over Raw Nook NR

35 Redwing + 39 Siskin feeding in Toad Holes Beck

2 pairs of Bullfinch + Grey Wagtail feeding in garden (Low Moor


1st February 2009

65 Waxwings in Beverley Rise

Water Rail, 3 Reed Bunting, a few Siskin & LTT

Leeds Liverpool Canal between Shipley and Bingley
24 Goosanders

J Flood, S Radcliffe, S Thomas