Thursday 31 December 2009

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -
Snipe flushed, Water Rail heard, pair of Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting,
G S W, 3 Siskin amongst the 26 species recorded.

Shaun Radcliffe

Private Wetlands - 42 Wigeon at dusk

A Jowett

Wednesday 30 December 2009

Canal walk from Crossflatts to Silsden - 5 Siskin, 2 GSW, 7 Bullfinch, 60 Fieldfare, 12 Redwing & 130 Lapwing on Silsden (frozen) flash.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday 27 December 2009

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Woodcock flushed next to hide, 20 Siskin, 2 Cormorant flyover, 30 Goldfinch, Kestrel.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 26 December 2009

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Woodcock flushed, Sparrowhawk, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch, Water Rail.
Shaun Radcliffe
Dowley Gap Filter Beds - 20 Meadow Pipit, 20 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail with Stonechat at nearby Ivy Cottage.
Dowley Locks - 25 Lapwing in fields, Kingfisher on rowing length of river plus pair of Goosander. Dipper in Trench Meadow Stream and drake Mandarin still on canal at Victoria Road Bridge. Female Peregrine seen in the area.
Alan T

Happy Christmas to all.

(Will the snow now stop please)

Wednesday 23 December 2009

East Morton area - a few Redwing plus Sparrowhawk.
Above Sunnydale Reservoir - pair of Stonechat plus a single bird.
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday 21 December 2009

Mornington Road, Bingley - this afternoon a Woodcock flew out of a garden and over Britannia Wharf towards canal area.
Shaun Radcliffe

Villa Road Garden, Bingley - Fieldfare

A Josephs

20 December (continued)

Sandbeds by canal - a few Redwing
Stockbridge (members only) - 2 Reed Bunting, Bullfinch & Water Rail. Good views of Rail as it ran across the ice, changed direction, slipped and continued forward on its backside!
Shaun Radcliffe

20th December 2009

A Brambling with a flock of 12 Greenfinch and a surprise Reed Bunting in a Baildon Garden. Yesterday another Brambling with a finch flock was seen in a Riddlesden garden (from S. Lilley).

15th December 2009

Yeadon Tarn
2 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck

14th December 2009

Redcar Lane, Keighley
A mixed flock of Chaffinch and about 8 Brambling feeding in a field of kale.
Redcar Tarn
200 Lapwing
Black-necked Grebe still present, also flock of 30 Siskin,
31 Tufted Duck and three Pochard.

Sunday continued

Whitley Head, above Steeton -
mixed flocks of Chaffinch & Brambling remain on site plus Redpoll.

Alan T

25 Brambling (with Chaffinches) this afternoon in the trees at the South end of the causeway between Beaver Dyke and John O'Gaunts Reservoirs.

J Poland

Sunday 13 December 2009

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Water Rail, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Siskin, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 12th December 2009

Thornton Moor (late afternoon visit)
3000 Black-headed Gull
500 Common Gull
2 Lesser Black-back Gull

C King

Silsden Reservoir
small party of Wigeon 8 birds - little else showing

Chelker Res
98 Graylag geese + 1 Pinkfoot
2 Cormorants, 9 Goldeneye , Tufted Ducks
Large flock of Lapwing over 100+

D Farr

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits
Goosander -3 pairs on reserve lagoon, plenty of mallard,
redwing 6, Long Tail Tits 12, greenfinch 3, Lapwing 60+,

S PArkes

Sun Lane, Burely - flock of Tree Sparrows reported


Saturday continued

Dowley Gap area - Chiff-Chaff riverside corner of sewage works, 35 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 25 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, Song Thrush, 4 LTT, 2 Jay & GSW.
Alan T

Saturday 12 December 2009

Timble Village - up to 8 Tree Sparrows

John Preshaw & BOG members.

Beecroft Plantation/ Timble Ings -
Buzzard, Red Kite, Kestrel, Bullfinches, Fieldfares in small flocks.

Shaun Radcliffe

Skipton - 40+Pintail

G Holmes

Thursday 10 December 2009

Stockbridge (members only) - 2 Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel.
Whitley Head, above Steeton - 10 Brambling. Birds in trees on the left leaving Steeton going uphill after houses. Flying down to field with green stalks (not storks!) to feed with other finches, so there may be more.
Bradley Ings - 5 Shoveler, 35 Wigeon, 20 Teal, 400 Lapwing, 5 Snipe.
Shaun Radcliffe

Visible Migration Log 09-12-2009

Denholme... Pinkies 09-12-2009
12/09/2009 11:08:00 PM


8th December 2009

4 Brent Geese over Skipton

G Holmes

Visible Migration Log 05/06-12-2009

Stainburn Moor, Harrogate... 05/06-12-2009
12/07/2009 10:02:00 PM
Oxenhope... two wet mornings! 05/06-12-2009
12/07/2009 09:57:00 PM


Sunday 6 December 2009

Stockbridge Reserve (members only)
31 species recorded this morning including - Water Rail (possibly two birds heard), 3 Redpoll, 30 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Bullfinch, GSW & Cormorant up the valley.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 5th December 2009

Shibden Head, Queensbury
Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 5+ Long-tailed Tit + good numbers of the usual woodland species.

Water Pipit, Whooper Swan, 2 Water Rail

G Holmes

Thursday (continued)

Private Wetlands - Black-necked Grebe still present. Also 20 Wigeon, 20 Tufted, 8 Goldeneye.
per A Trem
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday 3 December 2009

Stockbridge Reserve (members only)
Water Rail, Sparrowhawk, 20 Siskin, Kestrel, 2 Reed Bunting during miserable weather.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday (continued)

Private Wetlands - Black-necked Grebe located again this morning (per A Gough)
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Sandbeds area - 200 plus flock of Fieldfare with some Redwing near Fardew Golf course during misty conditions.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Cononley Ings area - 3 young Whooper Swans
Aire Valley - pair of Buzzard
Shaun Radcliffe