29th March 2009

Whetstone Gate -
Black Redstart between 10.00 - 10.30
Upto 4 male Wheatear in the area during the day but no
further sightings of the Black Redstart.

Stockbridge - 1 Little Ringed Plover

Private Wetlands
2 GCGrebe, 'Sinensis' Cormorant, Chiffchaff singing,
Siskin, 8+Redshank, Lapwings, Curlew, Oystercatchers,
7 Wigeon, 8+Goldeneye, 8+Tufted Duck, Kestrel,

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Siskin, 2 Goosander, 5 Canada Geese, Sparrowhawk,
Chiffchaff singing, GSWdpkr drumming,

Knotford Nook
14+Goldeneye, GCGrebe, Cormorant.

9 Goosander from Cononley bridge to Carlton bridge

Denton Hall: 91 curlew in fields in front of Hall

Private Lake:
1 little grebe, 3 teal (2 males, 1 female),
2/3 great spotted woodpecker (but no lesser), 1/2 chifchaff, 2 nuthatches and 2 treecreepers. 6 wrens

Barden Fell: 12 meadow pipits and 18 red grouse on walk up from Valley of Desolation and down to Howgill (but no stonechat). 1/2 ravens at Simon’s Seat

3 pairs of goosanders below stepping stones; 1 pair of mandarin and 2 males between Howgill and Barden Bridge

Strid Woods: 1 singing dipper

20 Lapwings, Snipe, 6 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, single flock of approx 200 Fieldfare flew over and alighted on trees to north towards Menston Rd. pair Linnet, 2 Skylark, 2 Curlew, 2 Reed Bunting

Trough Lane 6.30 pm 3 Wheatear

Sugden End 7.00pm(flooded field)
Pair of Teal, Pair of Moorhen, 8 Mallard,
6 Canada Geese, Pied Wagtail, Kestrel

Ilkley, Middleton Lodge, High Austby, Nesfield, Addingham , and back along the Dales Way
Lots of blue tits, great tits, long tail tits, robins, chaffinches, a few chiffchaff, nice views of nuthatch. 2 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard , Curlews
Kingfisher – at Addingham suspension bridge
Grey Heron, another Kingfisher, pair of grey wagtails, pair of goosander, kestrel – near Addingham Low Mill. Further goosander, grey wagtails, pied wagtails down stream to Ilkley

two calling Green Woodpeckers on Shipley Glen

I Hargreaves, M Doveston, D Anderton, J Flood,
S Lilley, S Parkes, J Stallworthy, P King