23rd May 2009

Stainburn Plantation to Swinsty Reservoir
(passed Scargill, Beaverdyke and John o' Gaunt's)
Of the 50 or more species recorded, three Siskins at Stainburn and at least half a dozen pairs of Tree Pipits got us off to a good start. There were pairs of Redshanks at Scargill and John o' Gaunt's, a pair of Little Grebes on the former reservoir and up to eight pairs of Tufted Ducks in the region. A couple of female Wheatears, five male and one female Redstart, and three singing Sedge Warblers at John o' Gaunt's were the highlights, surpassed only by a male Pied Flycatcher in Swinsty Woods where boxes have recently erected.

P King et al

Riddlesden canalside walk to Low Wood
Common Whitethroat at Leeches Bridge,
Garden Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Willow Warbler

M Doveston