13th March 2009

Shipley Glen
Male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was drumming on a horse chestnut tree along the Higher Coach Road. It was making a call similar to a Green Woodpecker. Five pairs of Jay were disputing territory and making lots of noise as they flew constantly across the Glen. A pair of Grey Wagtails on the Glen Beck, a pair of Coal Tit, three calling/singing Nuthatch, a Treecreeper, a pair of nesting Mistle Thrush, a pair of GSW and a Green Woodpecker made up the pick of the birds.

Stainburn Plantation - pair of Stonechat

Scargill Pasture -
a dozen or so Skylarks, Lapwings and Curlews plus a Snipe and flyover of 13 Golden Plovers.

Scargill Res. -
9 Goosander, 3 Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher, pair of Stonechat
In gill below Scargill Res - Willow Tit

Beaverdyke Res - pair of Tufted

John O'Gaunt Res -
pair of G C G, 2 pair of Tufted, 3 Goldeneye, Canadas & Greylags

Members Only Res
Skylark 6 > W, Meadow Pipit 3 > N, Reed Bunting 1> N
alba 4 > N, Pink footed Goose 2 > N, Common Gull 11 > E
LBB Gull 6 > NW

P King, S Radcliffe, DCBarker