29th April 2009

Farnhill Moor Tree Pipit, c6 Linnet, pr Stonechat feeding yg

S Goodwin

Wheatear passage today,
Members Only Res 5,
Trough lane, 4,
Leeshaw Res, 10,
Nab Water Lane, 5

Pair of Grey Partridge at Leeshaw

B Vickers

A nice male Whinchat at Glovershaw this morning and another (different group) of ten Wheatears (2 males and 8 females). They were feeding in the paddock behind Golcar Farm

P King

Marley sports to sewage boundrey A.M.
1 singing Common Whitethroat, pair Blackcap, Sedge Warbler heard. Common Sandpiper on river plus 2 pair Goosander. 3 Swift and lots of Sand Martins with odd Swallow overhead

A Tremethick

lapwing with 3 chicks in field opposite old stables on keighley gate road

P Sutcliffe

male Common Whitethroat in song at Toad Holes Beck

M Priestley

28th April 2009

Strid Woods
Wood Warbler, at least 7 m Pied Fly, pr Mandarin,
c15 Redpoll, c5 Common Sand

S Goodwin

leeshaw 8.00 pm
cuckoo calling, little owl

T Anderton

Soil Hill - 1 Wheatear,

Trough Lane,- 15 Wheatear

Fly Flatts, - 1 Wheatear

Nab Water Lane,- 3 Wheatear

B Vickers

10 Wheatears this morning (3 male and 7 female).
one Grey Partridge, four pairs of Snipe, four Stock Dove

P King

27th April 2009

Trough Lane (Pm) - 10 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat

B Vickers

2 sedge warbler, 2 whitethroat, jay.

Haworth Beck, 2-42
kingfisher, dipper, chiffchaff, blackcap, goldcrest.

Leeshaw 4.30-
7 common sandpiper, redshank, linnets,grey heron,
15+ wheater, male reed bunting

T Anderton

26th April 2009

1 Pair Garganey, Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler,
Reed Buntings, Willow Warblers, Swallow, Sand Martin,
Redshank, Curlew, Lapwing,

Members Only Res
2 Cuckoo, 1x 1st yr GBBgull, 2 Sand Martin,
2 Wheatear, 2 Linnet, singing Grey Wagtail,
2+Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, Curlews,
Lapwings, Skylark, Willow Warbler, Dunlin
Adult Herring Gull, BHGull

Trough Lane - 17 Wheatear

Ilkley Moor - 2 cuckoos singing, above slopes between
Backstone Beck and The Tarn area

Stockbridge -
AM Visit - 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Redpoll, Mallard + 12d
pair of Kestrel, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Oysercatcher
PM visit - Canada Goose 16. Mallard 6m & 2f only 12 ducklings
GSW 1m & 1f at feeders. Song Thrush 2. Carrion Crow 1.
Reed Bunting 1 pair. Pheasant 3m & 3f. Robin 1. Greenfinch 2
Wood Pigeon 6+. Moorhen 2. Jackdaw 7. Magpie 2. Coot 2 + 7 chicks.
Blue Tit 4+. Great Tit 4+. Goosander 1f. Oystercatcher 1. Dunnock 4.
Blackbird 3m & 3f. Chaffinch 2 pairs. Willow Warbler 2.
Kestrel 1 pair.Jay 1.

M Doveston, B Vickers, G Holmes, R Clark, J James,
M Taunton, DCBarker, H Creber, C King, R Proctor,
B Nield, S Radcliffe

25th April 2009

2 Garganey, possibly 2 Grasshopper Warblers,

Washburn Valley
5 Redstart, 2 Garden Warbler, pair of Mandarin,
6 male Pied Fly

single Swift over Hewenden Reservoir

Members Only Res
Starling 1 > NW, Meadow Pipit 14 > NW, Woodpigeon 37 > E
Swallow 14 > N, Goldfinch 18 > NW, LBBGull 298 > N and NW
Herring Gull 1>W, Goosander 5>NE, alba wagtail 7>W and NW
Skylark 1 > E, Wheatear 1 > N, Sand Martin 1 > E
Carrion Crow 13 > N, Linnet 2 > NW, Jay 1 > E,

6 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, GSWdpkr,
Nuthatch, Jay, Redpoll, Siskin, Goldcrest

Thruscross Res area
Cuckoo 6 NW-N, Swallow 8 NW, Swift 1 NE, Sand Martin 8 N
Mipit 2 NW, Siskin 7 NW, Redpoll 19 NE, Goldfinch 7 N-NW
Linnet 2 NE, Chaffinch 2 NE, LBBG 18 NW, BHG 3 N
Starling 3 E, Grey Heron 1 N,
Local: Tufted Duck 3, Common Sandpiper 2

Canada Goose 14. Mallard 3m & 4f 1 female with 13 chicks & later another appeared with 5chicks, & they fought for the water rites! Blackbird 3m & 3f. Blue Tit 6+. Coot 2 + 7chicks. Great Tit 5+. Kestrel 1 pair. Carrion Crow 3. Moorhen 2. Pheasant 3m & 1f. Chaffinch 3m & 2f. Jackdaw 6. Dunnock 3. Goldfinch 3. Reed Bunting 1pair. Magpie 2. Sedge Warbler 1. GSW 1m. BH Gull 2. Oystercatcher 1. Greenfinch 2. Sparrowhawk 1f. Willow Warbler 1. Goosander 1f. Song Thrush 2. Collard Dove 2. Wood Pidgeon 6. Blackcap 1f.

G Holmes, A Tremethick, S Radcliffe, DCBarker, H Creber,
M Doveston, J Blacker, A Hanby, B Nield

Trough lane, 8 Wheatears

Nab water lane, 4 Wheatears.

B Vickers

24th April 2009

Skipton - pair of Garganey

G Holmes

Cuckoo heard at Barden

M Taunton

Nab Water lane,- 2 Wheatear

B Vickers

23rd April 2009

Skipton area - Grasshopper Warbler

G Holmes

Members Only Res - Grasshopper Warbler
Curlew 4 > W and NW, Meadow Pipit 1 > NW,
Lesser black-backed Gull 665 > N and NW
Herring Gull 3 > NW at least, Swallow 1 > N, Linnet 2>W
Goldfinch 14 > NW

Wilsden - Whimbrel overhead


Swinsty Res - Red-throated Diver


still present this morning

C Pottle

22nd April 2009

Swinsty Res - Red-throated Diver still present

Soil Hill - 1 Wheatear

Members Only Res
2 Dunlin, pr Grey Wagtails, Reed Bunting, 200+ LbbGulls
1 Buzzard ( Flying north)

S Parkes, B Vickers

21st April 2009

Red-throated Diver on Swinsty Res today which has been present for several days now as it was reported on Birdguides on Saturday .

28 Golden Plovers feeding in fields by Birch Close Lane
30 or so Fieldfare continue their stay in the fields by Golcar Farm.
Grey Partridge was flushed near the Golf Course and well established pairs of Oystercatchers, Snipe and Curlew as well as about 15 pairs of Lapwing were very active. 11 Willow Warblers were heard on the walk around the area, the sound of Skylarks filled the air and an attractive pair of Reed Buntings were by the path to Birch Close and a solitary Swallow passed by. About ten days ago a female Yellowhammer by Crook Farm

M Taunton, J Flood, AGGough, P King

20th April 2009

16+Waxwings in small park off Westcliffe Road and Bradford Road

Timble - Cuckoo, Redstart

Nab Water lane - 2 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat

Soil Hill - 5 Wheatear

R Porter, S Goodwin, B Vickers

19th April 2009

Oxenhope - Swift


Stockbridge - 34 species including,
Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap,
2 Snipe, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Redpoll

S Radcliffe

Shipley - 16 waxwings

H Firman

Kex Gill
2 pairs teal, pair greylag with 1 gosling

J Flood

Baildon Garden - Tawny Owl

D Parkinson

40 Fieldfare were still feeding on the fields by Golcar Farm
seven Golden Plover were near Birch Close Lane

P King

18th April 2009

2 Redstart at usual spot near Laund House

M Taunton

Canada Goose 14, B.H.Gull 1., Mute Swan 2.
Dunnock 3. Pheasant 3m 3f. Reed Bunting 2pairs.
Moorhen 2. Kestrel 2, Coot 2 + 6chicks. Blue Tit 6+.
Great Tit 5+. Collard Dove 2. Wood Pidgeon 6.
Song Thrush 1Pair. Willow Warbler 1. Chaffinch 3pair.
Jackdaw 6. Wren 1pair, Goosander 1f, Whitethroat 1.
Grey Heron 1., Mallard 6. Snipe 1. Cormarant 1

B Nield

Bingley Garden
2.15 pm.Overflying Grey Heron evading attack by Carrion Crow
7.15pm Green Woodpecker calling from woods.

P Croft

3 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat - Trough Lane

S Lilley

17th April 2009

Private Wetlands -
7 Oystercatcher, 26 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye,
3 G C G4 Mute Swan, Redshank, Red Kite & Kestrel

S Radcliffe

16th April 2009

Riddlesden Garden - 14 Siskin

S Lilley

Members Only Res, - 1 Common Sandpiper,

Moorside Ln Oxenhope, - 75 Golden Plover.

B Vickers

Strid Area
2 common sandpipers, 1 pair of mandarin, 4 female goosanders,
about 5 sand martins and 2 swallows, 2 dippers and 6 grey wagtails
1 willow warbler at barden bridge

M&F Stones

15th April 2009

Private Wetlands - 1 Pair Gadwall

S Goodwin

14th April 2009

female ring ouzel in old quarry on otley chevin

D Shepherd

Walsh Lane - Little Owl

Rombalds Moor -
6 Wheatears, 200 Golden Plovers, Snipe

Hebers Ghyll area -
2 Kestrel, 4 Willow Warblers.

S Radcliffe

Ebor Lane Reserve/Bridgehouse Beck - 4 Willow warbler, Dipper

Lees - Pair of House martins back at last years nest

S Parkes

treecreeper in woods adjacent to the old Lumbfoot mill

R Grillo

Bradup pr Raven

S Goodwin

13th April 2009

Private Wetlands
2 Mallards with 6 & 9 downy young, 3 GCGrebe,
Common Sandpiper, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff,
2 Goldeneye, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Lapwing,

East Riddlesden Hall R.Aire
30 Sand Martin, Swallows, 3 Blackcap, Willow Warbler,
2 Chiffchaff, Goosander, 2 Jay, Redpoll

River Wharfe, Ben Rhydding:
dipper, goosander (male), 4 mallard, 5 curlew, heron, jackdaws,
2 long-tailed tit, chaffinch, oystercatcher, grey wagtail,
mistle thrush, Swallow at Wharfedale Grange farm

Soil hill by 7am,
2 female Wheatears, a few Skylarks

Trough Lane, Late pm- 2 female Wheatears.

12 Twite Fly Flats,

Members Only Res
1 Male Ring Ouzel still round quarry but keeping to far wall and beyond, out of sight at times. 52 Lesser Blackback Gulls on water

M Doveston, D&H Kidman, B Vickers, A Tremethick

12th April 2009

Members Only Res
Ring Ouzel, 10 Waxwing passed through, 3 Shelduck
2 Herring Gull

Wharfe Valley -
Raven, 2 Crossbill, several Siskin and Redpoll
Swallows, Sand Martin, House Martin

Strid area - 3 Common Sandpipers

1 female wheatear
On Pennine Way - just above road at Two Laws, Oakworth

7.00 pm a male Ring Ouzel in field near Shaw Lane, Oxenhope

Stockbridge -
13 Redpoll, pair of Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, Blackcap,
2 Reed Bunting, GSW, Bullfinch amongst 34 species.
Also orange-tip, peacock & small tortoiseshell butterfly

Jay x4 - Prince of Wales Park, Eldwick

Swallow x1 - East Morton

DCBarker, M Doveston, R Grillo, H Creber, S Radcliffe,
T Hubball,

11th April 2009

Members Only Res
2 Ring Ouzel in quarry
Swallow 25 > N, Rook 1 > NE, Greenfinch 3 > NW, C Crow 12
Sand Martin 2 > N, Herring Gull 9 > NW, Linnet 1 > S
Meadow Pipit 24 > NW and N, Lapwing 2 > NW v high,
Golden Plover 1 > NE, Kestrel 1 > N, alba wagtail 2 > NW
Shelduck 1 > NW @ 0825hr, Sparrowhawk 1 > N
LesserBBGull 64 > NW, Wheatear 9 fall first noted mid day
Redshank 2, Oystercatcher 2

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits
20 Sand martin exploring nest holes opposite reserve,
2 pairs goosander, 4 singing chiffchaff

Oxenhope Watchpoint
Meadow Pipit - 14 NW, Sand Martin - 1 NW, Swallow - 4
Linnet - 4 (2 pairs ) W, Herring Gull - 1 NW,
Redshank on res bank, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel -
3Golden Plover - 2 on hill top. Lots of mipits and Curlews.
Canada Geese and Mallards on res

East Riddlesden Hall & R.Aire
20+Sand Martin, 4 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff,
4+Swallow, House Martin, 2 Jay, 2 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch,

Old Hospital Grounds, Riddlesden - Chiffchaff

Whetstone Gate - Wheatears

Redcar Tarn
Swallow, Tufted Ducks, Pink-footed Goose still present
Lapwings, BHGull, LBBgull, Common Gull

A Tremethick, S Parkes, M Doveston, H Creber, DCBarker
H Doveston

10th April 2009

Fly Flatts,
Wheatear (1 Male), Curlew (4), Skylark (5)
Oystercatcher (2), Red Grouse (2)
Golden Plover (at least 2 calling)
Twite (16 with some ringed individuals)

2 ravens near East Morton

Members Only Res
Canada Goose 7. Meadow Pipits 10+ around hide.
Wheatear 1 on reservoir wall. Goldeneye 2 pairs on water.
Redshank 2.Pied Wagtail 2.Reed Bunting 1 pair on Reservoir wall.
GBBGull 3 & 8.Cormorant 8 flew over water.
Curlew 8+ around reservoir. Carrion Crow 2.
Lapwing 2 flying around reservoir.Pheasant 2.

Redcar Tarn
Tufted Duck 8. Dunnock 6. Wren 2.
Oystercatcher 1 in field opposite. Curlew 1 in field opposite.
Pied Wagtail 3. Meadow Pipit 1.

Pheasant 1f & 6m. Reed Bunting 3m & 2f. Pied Wagtail 2.
Mute Swan 2. Blackbird 4m & 2f. Coot 1pair & 5 chicks. Mallard 4.
Jackdaw 7. Canada Goose 6. Wood Pidgeon 5. Blue Tit 4.
Carrion Crow 3. Moorhen 2. Goosander 1f went into a nestbox.
Dunnock 3. Great Tit 4. Coal Tit 3. Chaffinch 2m & 1f.
Oystercatcher pair on gravel. Snipe 1. BHGull 2. Goldfinch 2.
Kestrel 1f sat on nestbox front for over 1hr. Song Thrush 2.

Lumbfoot Mill area
pair of treecreepers, kingfisher on river Worth
a pair of dipper, 4 jays, a pair of goosander

Myrtle Park - Blackcap, Willow Warbler

Female Lesserpecker seen in Hirst Wood 8.00hrs and the same or a different bird seen for 20mins High Coach Rd 8.30hrs. Green Woodpecker calling from Glen, Dipper on Load pit beck, several Goosander on river and several Nuthatch and Treecreeper showing in Hirst Wood.

C King, D Parkinson, B Nield, R Grillo, S Goodwin,
A tremethick,

9th April 2009

22 Waxwings - Aireworth Road, Keighley
In tree in carpark at Aireworth Vets.

East Riddlesden Hall
Swallow, Sand Martin, Chiffchaff

Female Lesserpecker on Chestnut trees, High Coach rd

Stockbridge 33 species including -
singing Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Redpoll & Chiffchaff.
3 Sand Martin, mating Kestrels, 3 Reed Bunting

Birch Close Lane, Glovershaw
three Wheatears (2 male & a female)

male Stonechat and a Little Owl was perched
A pair of Kestrels were over Sconce Lane

near Doubler Stones -
120 Fieldfare in superb plumage and feeding
Also a pair of Raven

M Doveston, H Doveston, A Tremethick, S Radcliffe, P King

7th April 2009

Adult Osprey watched late morning near Barden Bridge - observed for 45 minutes, both fishing and perched

male Blackcap singing at Caldene Fields + 2 Siskin

H Creber, MVPriestley,

6th April 2009

3 swallows on R Aire at Hirst Mill

S Varrie

5th April 2009

17 Lesser Redpoll + 1 Siskin + 2 Chiffchaff - Raw Nook NR

Private Lake
6 GSW, 10 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Little Grebe,
1 LSW drumming for over 20 mins., 1 Woodcock,
2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Wigeon, 2 Teal

two male Wheatears at Glovershaw this morning and a large of flock of Fieldfare and Starlings (approx 125 of each). Everything else seemed as it was earlier in the week with breeding pairs of Curlew, OYKs, Snipe and lapwings now sitting on eggs.

two Swallows passed over Oxenhope at 19.05 hrs

Oxenhope Watchpoint
Meadow Pipit 34 > N, Curlew 4 > N, LBB Gull 3 > NE, 91 > NW
Ring Ouzel 1 > N male, Carrion Crow 28 > N, Wheatear 2 > N,
Grey Heron 1 > NE, Golden Plover 2 > N, Sparrowhawk 1F > N
Linnet 2 > N, Stock Dove 1 > N

MV Priestley, E Scarfe, P King, H Creber, R Proctor, DCBarker

4th April 2009

Knotford Nook
4/5 swallows, briefly, at 1445
26 tufted duck (17m, 9f), 2 pairs goldeneye

J Flood

3rd April 2009

c35 Waxwing 1035 East end of Leach Way, Riddlesden
Seen again a couple of times during the morning but they are mobile.

J Brownbridge

2nd April 2009

Glovershaw area
Very much a spring feel to the morning with six Skylarks breaking into song over Baildon Moor and the Golf Course. A couple of Chiffchaffs were present at Sconce by the Scout Hut, a pair of Red-legged Partridges, a hunting Kestrel and a Little Owl sitting in the sun were prominent. At Glovershaw, three pairs of Snipe, three pairs of Curlew, 15 pairs of Lapwing and the first Wheatear (male) of the spring. A couple of Roe Deer and a pair of Hares completed the list.

Fly Flatts at least 9 Twite

Trough Lane 1 Wheatear (pm)

P King, SJGoodwin

1st April 2009

Dowley Gap Area
Swallow sat on ariel at dowley gap, 2 male goosanders on river aire
Chiffchaff singing and showing well in tree on footpath from canal down
to salts footbridge over river

Kex Gill
4 oystercatcher, 4, greylag geese, 3 canada geese,
2 common gull, little grebe, curlew, lapwing

M&F Stones, S Parkes