30th June 2009

Whinchat pair are on territory at Whetstone Allotmants

S Radcliffe

Members Only Res
Lapwing 41 > S and 18 > NW, Swift 1110 > W and SW
BH Gull 487 > S and 24 > N total 511, Sand Martin 1 > W,
LBB Gull 334 > S and 31 > NW, Starling 109 > NW,
Golden Plover 34 > S, Curlew 4 > NW, Common Gull 2 > S
Greenfinch 16 > W, Linnet 4 > W


28th June 2009

Stockbridge - 35 species recorded.
Singing birds - Whitethroat, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler.
Also seen - Willow Warbler, Reed Bunting,
Stock Dove and Kestrels feeding only a single young

S Radcliffe

27th June 2009

Members Only Res
Moving Birds:
Curlew 17 > NW, Red Admiral 5 > N, LBB Gull 129 > NW
BH Gull 31 > NW, Swift 90 > E and NE, Herring Gull 1 > NW
GBB Gull 1 > NW, Spotted Redshank 1 > SW


SWIFT Survey

Please look out for Swifts entering nest sites. When found, please note the house number, name of road, town and postcode (if known). Send the info to the folloing e-mail address - swiftsinbradford@sky.com and mention if you are a BOG member or not.


22nd June 2009

Members Only Res - 3 Common Scoter

K Moir, R Proctor, B Vickers

Baildon Moor
40 post-breeding Lapwings had assembled in the fields around Golcar Farm where Curlews and Snipe are protecting juveniles. Most Meadow Pipits appeared to be carrying food and a male Yellowhammer was singing at Sconce.

P King

21st June 2009

Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat,
Peregrine passed overhead

S Radcliffe

Members Only Res
Moving Birds: Lesser black backed Gull 43 > NW
Black headed Gull 6 > SW, Starling 21 > N, Curlew 4 > W
Lapwing 1 > W, Other:Common Sand with two chicks

D Barker

19th June 2009

Nab End - female Wheatear

S Radcliffe

16th June 2009

Hardisty Hill
Male cuckoo calling, familys of linnets showing well in gorse

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits pm
2 little grebe - 1 immature bird full size but drab, kingfisher,
long tailed tit and great tit families, blackcap, chiffchaff.
Sand martins - approx 18 nest holes occupied,
14 young birds visible in nest holes,
c30 birds flying of which 4 were young birds

S Parkes

15th June 2009

Barden Moor (track to Upper Reservoir and return down Gill Beck)
very active cuckoo around track between reservoirs - on wall being mobbed by pair of meadow pipits, and perched and calling from top of couple of trees around territory.
Only one stonechat family (1 male + 1 /2 juveniles): no winchat
Numbers of young grouse

J Flood

Stockbridge - recently arrived -
3 Reed Warblers, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, Blackcap

S Radcliffe

Lindley Wood bridge to Dob Park bridge
Chiffchaff-5 calling, Song Thrush -7(at least 1 feeding young),
Grey Heron-3, G.C.Grebe-1, Blackcap-3, Treecreeper,
Green Woodpecker and Cuckoo heard and a Sparrowhawk

P Seaman

14th June 2009

Members Only Res
Moving Birds: Greylag Goose 11 > WSW, Swift 27 > NW
LBB Gull 38 > NW, BH Gull 12 > NW, Starling 10 > W
Lapwing 6 > NW (singles)
Other: Whinchat, Greylag c120+, Canada Goose 10
Common Blue, Green Hairstreak, Small Copper, Small Heath,
Green veined White, Painted Lady c35 (all day)


13th June 2009

Leeshaw Res
Grey Heron, Pheasant,Greylag Goose,Canada Goose,
Mallard,Oystercatcher,Lapwing,Black-headed Gull,
Woodpigeon,Little Owl,Swallow,House Martin
Pied Wagtail,Grey Wagtail,Meadow Pipit,Dunnock
Jackdaw,Carrion Crow,Starling,Goldfinch,

Penistone CP
Willow Warbler, Cuckoo, Meadow Pipit

T Tudor

10th June 2009

Sconce Lane Area produced a male Yellowhammer! The bird was seen as it perched in one of the few trees between the fairways, it then flew off into the bracken. Also noted were 8 pairs of Meadow Pipits, 3 singing Reed Buntings, 2 pairs of Linnets, 6 singing Willow Warblers and a pair of Curlew with a juvenile. A Green Woodpecker was also seen near the scout camp and the pair near Brackenhall were still feeding young birds this morning. There's probably four pairs of Green Woodpecker in the Baildon Moor area

P King

9th June 2009

Leeds/Liverpool Canalside at Low Wood
Golden Oriole seen briefly this morning

S Goodwin

Golden Oriole - Yesterday at Low Wood, Riddlesden

Leeds Liverpool canal at Low Wood, Riddlesden
A Golden Oriole was heard singing and calling at the Silsden side of Low Wood from the tow-path. It was seen briefly in the morning but was also heard later in the day.

News has only got out today but there has been no sign, but it could be still present.

Please note Low Wood is YWT property.

8th June 2009

Strid Wood back on Storiths Road
3 Pied Flycatchers feeding young 2 boxes either side of shelter and one on top road to Barden. Also at Shelter family of nuthatches 6+, On top road Cuckoo singing on Dead Tree just past cottages on right hand side of road, also further down by Farm was a Spotted Flycatcher.

M & F Stones

7th June 2009

Private Wetlands
Common Tern, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff,
Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Swallow, House Martin,
Sand Martin, 120+Swifts, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing,
Redshank, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Cormorant,
GHeron, 14 Tufted Duck, 4 GCGrebe, LBBGulls

Redcar Tarn
LBBGull, BHGull, Common Gull, 7 Tufted Duck
Lapwing, Pied Wagtail, House Sparrows

East Riddlesden Hall
LBBGulls, Jay, Bullfinch family

M Doveston

Members Only Res
Lesser black backed Gull 803 > SSW / S and NW
Swift c1260 counted .House Martin 1 > N, Starling 120 >
Black headed Gull 15 > S, Goldfinch 12.

D Barker

Leeming Reservoir pm
swift, house martin, swallow, grey wagtail, juvenile pied wagtail,
willlow warbler,kestrel, great tit,mallard

S Parkes

5th June 2009

Park Wood, Keighley 0900-10.20
4 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler,
Green Woodpecker, GSWdpkr, Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush,

East Riddlesden Hall
Bullfinch pair with one young, Blackbird family of 5 young

M Doveston

Lower Barden Res area -
Cuckoo perched on wires and mobbed by Meadow Pipits,
Ringed Plover, pair of Common Sandpipers, 4 Oystercatchers,
pair of Stonechat with 2 juvs

Upper Barden Res area -
besides BHG colony, pair of Common Sandpipers, pair of Teal,
Not one Whinchat seen throughout the walk.

S Radcliffe

4th June 2009

Harden Moor
Skylark family party, numerous Willow Warblers,
Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Meadow Pipits.
(no Stonechats, Whitethroats or Tree Pipits)

M Doveston

Private Lake - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

E Scarfe

3rd June 2009

Sconce Lane - pair of Little Owls, Cuckoo calling.

Edge of Hawksworth Moor - Little Owl

S Radcliffe

1st June 2009

Toad Holes Beck - Lesser Whitethroat still singing