Thursday 30 December 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail showing well, Brambling, 4 Reed Bunting.
Shaun Radcliffe

c60 Waxwings still in Ferncliffe road, Bingley
next to bypass near Brittania foot bridge
A Tremethick

Green woodpecker seen on Silsden moor (Light bank Lane)
2 pairs bullfinches, 10- 15 Brambling and around 30 Siskin on Beck Road Keighley
M Dawson

12 Waxwing on Brooklands Way, Menston.

B Ford

female lesser spotted woodpecker at Denso Marston nature reserve

L Solo

Wednesday 29 December 2010

Private Wetlands (Permit Holders only) - Bittern, Snipe, 3 Water Rail, 30 Siskin, 18 Wigeon flyover plus a dead Woodcock found.
Andy Jowett
Crossflatts Railway Station - 8 Waxwings landed on berryless tree and flew off.
Shaun Radcliffe
15.00hrs, 71 Waxwings round Ferncliffe Road area, Bingley, next to bypass, feeding on berries.
Alan Tremethick

Monday 27 December 2010

Private Wetlands - Permit Holders only -
2 Water Rail, 2 Buzzard, 30+ Siskin, 15 Lapwing
Andy Jowett

Sunday 26 December 2010

East Morton, near Bury Lane - Little Owl. On Morton Road close to Crossflatts Primary School, a flock of 20 Waxwings.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 25 December 2010

Private Wetlands - Permit Holders only.
Bittern seen this morning, it was on the island inside the moat grubbing around amongst the piles of wood. When disturbed it flew off into the frozen moat.
per John Flood


Wishing all our members a Happy Christmas & a warmer New Year!
24 December 2010
Hope Farm, Hope Hill, Baildon - 30 Grey Partridge.
Margaret & Peter Riley

23rd December 2010

10 + Waxwings feeding on apples/hawthorn with 2 Redwing in Church Street, Addingham

G Kidd

22nd December 2010

c. 60 waxwings in trees at Canalside Health Centre, Bingley 11 a.m. today

A Josephs

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Walk along River Aire from Bingley to Shipley - never seen the river completely frozen on stretches at Myrtle Park, Hirst Wood & Shipley, with steam rising where the water was fast flowing. Birds recorded on the 4 mile walk - total of 17 Goosander, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Dipper, female Goldeneye, plus 5 Little Grebes which had congregated below the weir at Hirst Wood. No Kingfisher seen.
Shaun R

half frozen tawny owl on the floor in Cottingley Woods this morning, it’s now (hopefully) recovering at a vets in Bingley

S Varrie

Sunday 19 December 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 5 Reed Bunting, Kingfisher flying past, winter thrushes. Also plenty of thrushes on canal side between Crossflatts & Riddlesden.
Shaun R
Embsay Garden - 8 Brambling at feed.
Clare D
Riddlesden Garden - 10 Bramblings, 5 Redpoll, 5 Siskin, Redwing.
Steve L

18th December 2010

Asbourne area of Bradford 2, just off Bolton Road - Blackcap male.
L Solo

17th December 2010

Silsden & Low Wood, Riddlesden - 2 Buzzards

J Middleton

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Thackley - Flock of 28 Waxwings feeding on berries near the Chinese take-away Thackley Road.
Casper P

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Scargill Res - ice free but with only Mallards & female Goldeneye.
John O'Gaunt & Beaverdyke Res - both ice bound.
On the east side of Beaverdyke - 3 Tree Sparrow & Marsh Tit in garden. Marsh was feeding on soft crab apples still hanging on tree.
By the side of a stream below the farm in the same area, 40 Lesser Redpoll bathing.
Shaun R
Great Grey Shrike seen again in the Storiths area today.
Freddy D
42 waxwings on the lone hawthorn at the top of Rockwell Lane, Idle 8.15 this morning
still plenty of berries on this bush.

R Wilkinson

Monday 13th November 2010

Gracechurch Street, Bradford.
A large flock of over 100 Waxwings feeding on Rowan berries on trees in Gracechurch Street which is between Lumb Lane and White Abbey Road.

posted by P King

"there are now 5 reed buntings visiting the garden (Villa Road) regularly - remarkable when there hasn't been a house sparrow for two years"

A Josephs

Sunday 12 December 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 37 species recorded including Woodcock (flushed), 2 Brambling, 3 Redpoll, a few Siskin, Fieldfare & Redwing, GSW, Goldcrest, 4 Reed Bunting and 3 Waxwings.
Shaun R

Lumb Lane, Bradford - Waxwing flock now exceeds 100

J Middleton

Oxenhope Garden - Woodcock

H Creber

Saturday 11 December 2010

Riddlesden Garden - 8 Brambling
Stephen L
Glovershaw - 2 Reed Bunting, Snipe flushed, Kestrel plus unexpected Skylark
Sconce Lane - 3 Stock Dove, Curlew, Sparrowhawk, another Reed Bunting and a few Redwing.
Shaun R
Storiths - Great Grey Shrike showed well
Alan T
Keighley - Peregrine
M Doveston
83 Waxwings just off lumb lane in Bradford on trees that are full if rowen berries
J Middleton
Esholt to Apperley Bridge via sewage works - Water Rail (one bird seen and at least one other heard), several Waxwings flew over, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Teal, 2 Goosander, Sparrowhawk, flock of Redwing, Goldcrests, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Grey Heron.
Casper P
This evening c20 waxwings flew north over Blubberhouses Moor. also 2 Kestrel, 150 Fieldfare and a Tawny Owl
Andy J
A single party of 111 Waxwings at Lidget Green

Friday 10 December 2010

Little Egret flying west over Otley Road 400 yards before Dick Hudsons @ 12.35 today
Malc & Fran S

Thursday 9 December 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 4 Reed Bunting, 6 Siskin. In the distance, at B & Q near Keighley, at least 30 Waxwing.
Back on the frozen lake, a BHG flew in carrying a vole and swallowed it whole.
Shaun R

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Five Rise Locks area, Bingley - 30 odd Waxwings this morning, (good garden tick for Simon G).
Shaun R

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Not yet seen by me but there is a Great Grey Shrike in the Storiths area of wharfedale, near to the farm cafe, on the back road from the A59. It as been also seen flying towards the river from that road.
Alan T

Monday 6 December 2010

Peregrine over Silsden at 11.45, following pigeons.
John T
Waxwings still around Bingley with about 20 in Priesthorpe Road early afternoon.
Shaun R


For those members that have not noticed the message on the front page - the December Meeting tomorrow and the birding get together on Saturday are cancelled due to the weather.

Sunday 5 December 2010

Timble Ings - Buzzard, Peregrine
Andy J
Single Waxwing on canal bank at Sandbeds plus 10 birds still at Sleningford Road, next to 5 rise.
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 3 Reed Bunting, pair of Bullfinch, a few Siskin, Snipe flewpast. Previous day, 3 Woodcock flushed.
Freddy D & Shaun R

Stockbridge (Members Only) Evening Visit -
Whooper Swan flew up valley

Waxwing flock of about 15 still around in field between 3 & 5 Rise locks Sunday afternoon
Mark & Helen Doveston

Saturday 4 December 2010

Ilkley -Sightings this morning along river from above Old Bridge to below the suspension bridge: 1 Grey Wagtail at water’s edge and 3 Little Grebes 14/15 Goosanders, 6 Moorhens
3 Dippers
John F
River Aire walk from Cottingley Bridge to Bingley - Grey Wagtail, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Goosander, 2 Dipper, Kingfisher.
Shaun R
Baildon Bank - along with Blackbirds feeding on apples still on tree, male Blackcap.
Peter R

Storiths - Great Grey Shrike - F Jones

Friday 3 December 2010

Sleningford Road, Crossflatts - this morning, 15 Waxwing feeding on fruit. The road is close to the Five Rise Locks.
Simon G
Timble Ings - 50 Fieldfare to roost plus at least 10 Woodcock moving out on to the moor to feed at dusk.
Andy J

5 Common Snipe + 1 Jack Snipe at Toad holes Beck


Wednesday 1 December 2010

Canal bank at Sandbeds - 6 Waxwing
Shaun R

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Knotford Nook - Pintail
Ernie S
River Aire, Dowley Gap - Kingfisher
Hirst Wood - 20 Siskin plus Little Grebe on river. Singing Mistle Thrush!
Shaun R

Monday continued

Private Wetlands :- Water Rail, 1 seen and heard, Barnacle Goose , Redpoll 4,& Red Kite .
Ernie Scarfe
River Aire, 12 Goosander between Ireland Bridge and Myrtle Park including 4 drakes.
Feeder St Ives,up to10 Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 8 Robin, 2 Collard Dove, several Jay on walk up there.
Alan T

29th November 2010

Private Wetlands
Red-head Smew

E Scarfe

two reed buntings on seed feeder Villa Road garden Bingley.

A Josephs

77 Waxwings at Caldene Fields today  + 7 feeding C Snipe.

Toad Holes Beck 36 feeding Siskin & a flock of 40+ Redpoll


Sunday 28 November 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Water Rail, Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting. Nearby at B & Q's, 4 Waxwings.
Shaun R
Private Wetlands - 45 Wigeon, 44 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 12 Goldeneye, Water Rail, 300 Lapwing, 6 Reed Bunting.
Knotford Nook - 10 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 28 Tufted Duck, 9 Goldeneye.
John F

Saturday 27 November 2010

Ilkley suspension bridge
11 Goosanders: 3 males and 1 female above suspension bridge; 3 pairs and female below bridge
Perched male Kingfisher
Little Grebe
John Flood

Thursday 25 November 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, a few Siskin.
Shaun R

Wednesday continued

22 Waxwings at lunchtime today in Silsden - Ings Way.
Found by Gary Leeming
per John Topham
Swinsty Res. :- 50+ Brambling, Redwing & Fieldfare.
Ernie Scarfe
Private Wetlands, 12 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, 22 Cormorants, 1 Pochard, c20 Tufted Duck, 3 Red Kite, 2 Water Rail heard.
Knotford Nook 24 Wigeon, 4 Great Crested Grebe.
Dowley Gap, 30 Pied Wagtail 5, Grey Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 30 Redwing, Goosander.
Alan T

24th November 2010

Shipley Glen,
A Red Kite was reported over Brackenhall and the Glen this morning.
John Dallas

36 Waxwings in my garden at Low Moor

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Crossflatts Station - At 8.00 there were 25 Waxwings feeding on berries. This afternoon, no birds seen but still some berries remaining. Flock probably disturbed by commuters.
Above Sunnydale Reservoir - Common Buzzard, Peregrine
Whetstone - Kestrel, Little Owl
Shaun R

Monday 22 November 2010

Thackley/Idle - A small flock of about 10 Waxwings flew over Thackley this morning and was seen again a little later over Idle.
Casper P

Sunday 21 November 2010

The first-winter Grey Phalarope was still at Bradley Ings this morning at 11.45am giving perfect views.
Paul K
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - single Pinkfoot flew east, Water Rail, Kingfisher, a few Siskin, Bullfinch.
Shaun R

East Riddlesden Hall - Brambling at feeders

M Doveston

Riddlesden Garden - Brambling

S Lilley

5 waxwings on berry trees in front of Keighley Health Centre in Oakworth Rd

30 fieldfare feeding on  hawthorn berries, last Sunday and again today at 12MD. Sighting was down Whalley Lane in the dip between Denholme and Moscow(Half Acre Rd/ Back Heights Rd junction)

P Berriman

Saturday 20 November 2010

Bradley Ings - Grey Phalarope located on river between Cononley Station & Bradley Ings this morning.
Nick T
Grey Phalarope still showing well Cononley, 15.00hrs. For those who don't know, heading down Cononley lane from main Keighley/Skipton road, foot path right side of Cononley lane, just before new houses, on pool 100mtrs from road, near to river. Also a different Whooper swan to the one yesterday dropped in for 10mins.
Alan T
Ben Rhydding Garden - Brambling
D&H Kidman

19th November 2010

Bradley Ings
No sign of Phalarope at 13.45 to 14.45, just a few common Snipe flushed, 300 Lapwing in flight, 1 Whooper swan for last 10mins. Lots of Fieldfare up by canal and at least 20 Blackbirds near to swing bridge. 

A Tremethick

Thursday 18 November 2010

Bradley Ings - Grey Phalarope plus 2 Dunlin
Site - only flooded field on left of main Skipton Road heading west, directly opposite where a large house is situated before the turn off to Bradley. Warning -suggest that no parking should be made on the busy main road. Phalarope seen at 10.00 but has kept flying off, then returning. Last seen at 11.20.
Keith M
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 34 Waxwing, Water Rail, GSW, 10 Siskin.
Waxwings are not feeding on the Reserve but come across the river to roost on the riverside. Berries are situated behind B & Q on two trees.
Shaun R

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Baildon -a flock of at least 25 Waxwings, in mature decidous trees in the gardens of homes at Bilsdale Way (West Lane) Baildon around lunch time, they gradually split up and some flew north toward Baildon Moor and some into the wood to the south, Midgeley Wood, and Baildon Bank.
M & G Shaw.

Monday 15 November 2010

Glovershaw - 35 Golden Plover, 40 Lapwing, 3 Reed Bunting, 14 Grey Partridge
Sconce Lane - 4 Reed Bunting, Little Owl
Shaun R
26 waxwings on Oakworth road Keighley roosting in sycamore tree outside farm suppliers (whitakers) also feeding on berries in tree line outside health center.
M Dawson
Last night at Timble 10 Waxwings came into roost.
Tonight - 2 parties of Waxwing - 12 + 6 came into roost. also 400 Fieldfare to roost as well as Mealy Redpoll caught and ringed. Both nights a few Brambling about as well as good flocks of Goldcrests and Coal Tits.
Andy J

Sunday continued

Whetstone Gate - pair of Stonechat
Crossflatts Station - 3 Waxwing
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - single Waxwing, Kingfisher, Water Rail, 3 Reed Bunting, GSW, 3 Bullfinch & 12 Siskin.
Shaun R
Shipley, Asda top car park - 12 Waxwing.
Cameron W
Brambling, Redpoll
M Doveston

Sunday 14th November 2010

Shipley Glen
Whilst walking round the Glen there were four very noisy Nuthatch and at least eight Jays feeding on acorns. But the surprise was a male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker high in the trees alongside the park homes on the Eldwick side of the Glen and five Grey Herons were dotted at various spots in the meadows.

Saturday 13 November 2010

Kings Road Ilkley - 70-80 Waxwings
John F
Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits - 6 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Cormorant, flock of 8 Long-tail Tits, 850 Lapwing fields over river.
Stephen P

Thursday 11 November 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - good views of Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Reports.. up to10-11-2010

Data now entered for the last few days see the link below for full details.

Wednesday 10 November 2010

22 Reed Buntings at Ellarcarr Pike today plus Red Kite at Lippersley Pike. a few Fieldfare and Starlings over. 5 Waxwings over the airport this evening
Andy J
Whetstone Gate - 3 hunting Kestrel plus 60 Fieldfare this afternoon.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Reports..... update

A bit behind due to pressure of birds over the weekend but keep visiting:
For latest updates....

Monday 8 November 2010

Crossflatts Station - 6 Waxwings this morning. No berries so they flew off.
Shaun R

Sunday continued

Silsden area - Rough-Legged Buzzard soaring above the valley.
John T

7th November 2010

Keighley - Oakworth Road 10.30-11.30
Waxwings x 73 opposite medical centre/ social services buildings.
Flycatching from a tall tree and visiting the berry trees at roadside.

Stockbridge - Members Only Reserve - 16.45-17.30
Curlew overhead, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail heard, Siskin,
Redwing, BHGulls, Pheasant,

M Doveston

Visible Migration Report... 05-11-2010

Friday 5 November 2010

100c Waxwings in trees outside Taylor's brewery, Queens Road, Keighley.
Alan T

Waxwings still on Oakworth Road, Keighley this morning 5th Nov at 10-15 am. About 20 birds in trees at roadside just below old Bronte Middle School site but flock mobile.

I Skayman

Visible Migration Report... 03-11-2010

Wednesday 3 November 2010

Bolton Abbey - 5 Brambling near the fountain. There may be more because the birds are feeding close to the side of a steep hill overhanging the river on the beech mast, and are difficult to see.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Report... 02-11-2010

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Cow and Calf Hotel - 45 Waxwings in trees nearby.
Stephen L

Visible Migration Report... 01-11-2010

1st November 2010

2 Waxwings feeding at Northside Terrace Lidget Green


the Ilkley waxwings appeared at Backstone Way again this morning, they were preening and feeding between 0735 and 0800, mostly perched in ash trees by Sacred Heart School (Valley Drive), occasionally flying off to similar trees at the back of Spooners nearby. Flock comprised approx 40-45 birds in total.

D&H Kidman

Members Only Res
Great Egret - 07.55 flying through north.

Great Grey Shrike - 14.45 flying through east.
Yellow Wagtail

H Creber

Wharfe Valley - Rough-legged Buzzard

G Holmes

Sunday continued

Timble Ings - 200+ Pink Footed Geese yesterday plus c1000 Fieldfare coming to roost.
Similar numbers of Fieldfare tonight. small parties of Crossbills both days plus various Redpoll and Siskin.
Andy J

31st October 2010

Crossflatts - 60 Waxwings

S Lilley

Keighley - Oakworth Road - 61+Waxwings near Health Centre
Brambling off Oakworth Road behind Whitakers Pet Food

M Doveston, J James

Ilkley - Backstone Beck, Valley Drive, near Sacred Heart School
82 Waxwings

D&H Kidman

Stockbridge - 16.45-17.30
120+Mallard into roost, Redwings overhead, Song Thrush,
28 Canada Geese, 1 female Goosander, Adult Fox

M Doveston

Visible Migration Report... 31-10-2010

Visible Migration Report.... 30-10-2010

Saturday 30 October 2010

Waxwings still on Oakworth Road, Keighley as reported yesterday.
Steve P

More Waxwings - seen this afternoon at 13.50 - 40 birds feeding on mountain ash berries in Evergreen Walk. This is a walk through in an area of flats near to Crossflatts Railway Station but on the other side of the by-pass.
Shaun R

23 Waxwings at Hollingwood Primary School at Great Horton
12 Waxwings in Glenholm Road, Baildon
Peter & Margaret Riley

Visible Migration Report.... 29-10-2010

Friday 29 October 2010

Oakworth Road, Keighley - this morning opposite the health centre - flock of 70 Waxwings.
Fred D

Visible Migration Report.... 27/28-10-2010

Thursday 28 October 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, excellent views of Green Woodpecker, pair of Kestrels displaying over the reserve and visiting the box, G S W, Bullfinch.
Shaun R

20 Waxwings seen at 9.30 am today in Beech trees on Old Langley lane, Baildon behind nursing home.

Tony Halliday

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Barden Bridge area - 20 + Waxwings seen today.
Malc & Fran Stones

Tuesday 27 October 201

West Lane, Keighley - 3 Waxwings ( insect catching ), and 2 House Martins feeding high on insects above.
K Moir Pm.

Sunday 24 October 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 39 species recorded including - Water Rail showing well, Kingfisher, Chiff-Chaff catching flies, Bullfinches, Siskin, GSW, plus 350 Fieldfare in small flocks flying west. Also BHG picking insects from the top of willo trees on the banks of the river. This strange feeding method was also noted on Halifax Birders site on Friday 22nd Oct.

Eldwick Reservoir - amongst the Mallards, a male Pintail.
Shaun R

Wharfe Valley
3 Greylag Geese, 4 Cormorants, 5 Red Kites, 7+ Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrels, 1 Peregrine, 50+ Waxwings (1 flock of 9 birds at 10.20am, 2nd flock of 40+ birds at 11.15am flying through and calling, quite good views but unfortunately they didn't stop!), 180+ Fieldfares (flocks flying through all morning), Goldcrest, 2 Ravens, 9 Siskins.

M Fanshawe

2 peregrines, 4 red kites, 10 xbill - timble/denton moor

A Jowett

Thursday 21 October 2010

Lower Laithe Res. -3 Whooper Swans on the reservoir, pm,
Brian V

Visible Migration Report... 21-10-2010

Visible Migration Report... 20-10-2010

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Fewston Res. - single Whooper Swan plus 24 Teal
Timble Ings - 8 Crossbill plus 300 Fieldfare flying west in flocks of about 50 each. Also a few Siskin, Redpoll & Bullfinch.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Report.... 17-10-2010

Sunday continued

Redcar Tarn - reported 17.30 - White-fronted Goose, observer believes the bird to be the rarer, Lesser because of ring around eyes.
Fred D

Redcar Update
Unless video footage proves otherwise the "White-front" could well be a hybrid Canada showing 90% parentage of a Canada as there wasn't a "White-front present at 18.30. The hybrid has a thin white line at base of bill and is basically a "small grey" Canada.

M Doveston

Sunday 17 October 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Water Rail, Green Woodpecker, Swallow, Chiff-Chaff, Bullfinches, Reed Buntings, GSW & Cormorant with small flocks of Redwings passing along the valley & a few on the reserve.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Report... 15-10-2010

Friday 15 October 2010

Heaton - Common Buzzard circling over the fields between Northcliffe and Heaton Woods, also several small flocks of Redwings.
Casper P


Reported to me tonight by a visitor to the region, a Waxwing was seen at Hebden near Grassington, so time to check those berries! Diverted the phone call to Craven RSPB Group.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Report... 14-10-2010

Thursday 14 October 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 33 species recorded including Water Rail, Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, GSW, Bullfinch & 3 Swallows taking flies off the water.

Freddy D.

Visible Migration Report.... 12-10-2010

Sunday 10 October 2010

Sconce Lane - 3 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Kestrel, 2 Cormorant, Grey Partridge, Reed Buntings and Meadow Pipits.
Casper P

Visible Migration Report... 09-10-2010

9th October 2010

East Riddlesden Hall 14.40 -
150+ Pink-feet heading up the Aire Valley

M&H Doveston

5th October 2010

Caldene Fields - 4 Twite over


Visible Migration Report... 04-10-2010

4th October 2010

Glovershaw and Baildon Moor
During a warm, sunny afternoon a late Wheatear was seen, 14 Grey Partridge flushed near Golcar Farm, two Skylarks, about 25 Meadow Pipits, three Reed Buntings and a hunting Kestrel were around the moorland fringes.

Monday 4 October 2010

Glovershaw - 6 Grey Partridge, male Stonechat

Sconce Lane - 14 Grey Partridge, distant Buzzard, Chiff-Chaff
Shaun R

Timble south side, 1 female Crossbill, 2 Bullfinch, Buzzard, 2+2 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 10 Goldfinch.

Fewston Res Timble car park, 4 Crossbill in flight, flock of Goldfinch, Red Kite
Alan T
calling Snow Bunting flew S/E over Caldene Fields


Visible Migration Report... 03-10-2010

Sunday 3 October 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - late sighting of Reed Warbler, Kingfisher, Chiff-Chaff in LTT flock.
Shaun R

East Riddlesden Hall
20+Goldfinch, 3+Greenfinch, 6+Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, House Martins,
Bullfinch, 2 Great Spotted Wdpkrs, BHGull, 2 Goldcrests

M Doveston

Visible Migration Report.... 02-10-2010

Saturday 2 October 2010

Sconce Lane area - Buzzard, 22 Siskin plus a few House Martin & Swallows. A Redwing near Reva.
Shaun R
Flyover a Silsden garden at 15.50, calling steadily - Common Crane
John T
Redcar Tarn 0720-0820
Dunlin, 1 pair Teal, 200+Lapwing, 6 Common Gull, 14 Goosander,
3 Swallows, Meadow Pipits
M Doveston

Friday 1 October 2010
Ben Rhydding pm - River Wharfe, family group 6 Little Grebe, fields beside river c480 Curlew, 6 Lapwing
Stephen P

Visible Migration Report... 30-09-2010

Thursday 30 September 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 8 Teal, 2 Kingfisher, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff
Shaun R

Visible Migration Report... 29-09-2010

Tuesday 28 September 2010

close to Utley near R Aire - Kingfisher, flock of 10 Redpoll
Alder Carr Wood - flock of 30 Redpoll
Aire Valley near Silsden - mixed flock of 200 grounded House Martin & Swallows.
Shaun R

Monday 27 September 2010

Paul Clough -7 Redwings flew up the Clough low and disappeared over the moor in the mist.
Lower Laithe Res. - 2 Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant.
Brian V

Visible Migration Report... 26-09-2010

Sunday continued

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 37 species recorded including 2 Kingfisher, 6 Bullfinch, 2 Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, 4 Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel a few House Martin about.
Shaun R

26th September 2010

Redcar Tarn 07.50-0920 Vismig watch
Reed Bunting 1 west, Redwing 8 west 4 south, Siskin 4 West,
Lapwing 4 north, Sparrowhawk 1 west, Mistle Th 3 west,
Meadow Pipits 25 various, Skylark 2 north, Greenfinch 3 west,
Goldfinch 4 west, Linnet 8 west
Birds in the area;
200+Lapwing, BHGull, Common Gull, LBBGulls, 3 Herring Gulls,
6 Goosander, 7 Tufted Duck, Coal Tit, 4 Skylark, 10+Mipits

M Doveston

A juv Gannet picked up from Caldene Fields Watchpoint flew
S/W over Wyke at 9.24 on 26/9/10 and 7 Dunlin N


Timble Ings (PM) - Wheatear, Tawny Owl

A Jowett

Visible Migration Report.... 23-09-2010


Thursday 23 September 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 3 Chiff-Chaff, Willow Warbler, pair of Blackcap, Kingfisher & Sparrowhawk.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Report.... 22-09-2010


Tuesday 21 September 2010

Paul Clough -4 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Long Tailed Tits, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Coal Tits, Blue Tits,
Great Tits (+ a million Midges which drove me away by 0800.)
Oxenhope Moor -Peregrine,
Leeshaw Res - Wheatear, 24 Lapwing, 3 Grey Herons, 24 Swallows.
Lower Laithe Res -Great Crested Grebe.
Brian Vickers

20th September 2010

East Riddlesden Garden adjacent to Hall
Cormorant up from lake and through garden air-space!
Kingfisher sat on washing line post
Chiffchaff, Blackcap female with feeding party
Numerous Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Greenfinch.

M Doveston

Visible Migration Report... 20th September 2010

Pressure on the rise....

Visible Migration Report 19th September 2010

Conditions deteriorate...

Visible Migration Report... 18th September 2010

A further change for the Worse....

Saturday 18th September

Glovershaw, Baildon Moor
On a cool morning, two Wheatears were feeding along Birch Close Lane and a Kestrel was being constantly harassed by a flock of tenacious Jackdaws. A flock of nine Grey Partridge scuttled amongst the longer grasses and Meadow Pipits seemed eager to be away, whilst a few Swallows skimmed low over the meadows.


Skipton Area - Grasshopper Warbler, Chiffchaff with unusual call,
Sedge Warbler, Swallows, Buzzards,

R Clark, G Holmes, S Goodwin, M Doveston

Visible Migration Report... 15th September 2010

Weather from the north west....


Skipton Area - 6x curlew sandpipers overhead

G Holmes

Visible Migration Report.... 14th September 2010

Another very poor day, but some excellent birds!


Wednesday 14 September 2010

Oxenhope Watchpoint - Osprey
Howard C

Visible Migration Report 13th September 2010

Poor weather....some good birds!


Monday 13 September 2010

Oxenhope Watchpoint - 2 Black Terns (08.15) - Howard C
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail heard. - Shaun R

Chellow Dene - Osprey mobbed by corvids - Paparaw

Visible Migration Report 12th September 2010

A terrific day all round!

Dave etal

Sunday 12 September 2010

Paul Clough - Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Fly - Stephen L
Kex Gill - Grey Plover, 30 Curlew at roost - Andy J
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler feeding juv., Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Bullfinch. - Shaun R
Round Hill - 242 Meadow Pipit grounded - Ernie S

Visible Migration Report 9th - 11th September 2010

We have been counting all year in the background and had a tremendous time!.... but now as the main season has got going, here are some links to the action over the last few days....

This daily report will as last year continue for the rest of the season.


Saturday 11 September 2010

Ben Rhydding G P -Little Egret, Kingfisher, Heron, 2 Cormorant, young Coot, House Martin, Swallow, fields over river 250+ Curlew, 150 Lapwing 20 Specked Wood butterflies.
Steve P
Scargill Res - Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Wigeon, Whinchat
Woods below Scargill Res - Marsh Tit
John O'Gaunts Res - Pintail, Tufted, little Grebe, Teal, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff
Swinsty Res - 2 Buzzard, Goldcrest, GCG
Shaun R
Lower Laithe Res - Common Sandpiper, Great Crested Grebe,
Nab Water Lane - 18 Mistlethrush.
Brian V

Friday 10 September 2010

Members only Res. - 4 Knot, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Curlew.
Brian V, Keith M.
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - in the evening, juv Ringed Plover
Mike J

Thursday 9 September 2010

Barden this am - a good passage of passerines, mainly Pied Wag, Chaffinch and Mippits. and including 5 Spotted Flycatcher.
Merlin on Coney Warren, and great, close views of a Hobby, moving down the valley and over Strid Woods.
John T
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting.
Shaun R
Members only reservoir - Wryneck at 08.45 hrs.
Howard G

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Upwood Farm Wood - Spotted Flycatcher still about - Chiff Chaff - 2 Nuthatch - Treecreeper - GSW - Robin - Dunnock - Mistle Thrush - Lots of feeding Swallows - Housemartins and the usual tits. Mist and low cloud at Whetstone Gate
Fran & Malc Stones

Tuesday continued

Between Bolton Abbey and Barden
Fields - 120 Common Gulls - 33 Pied Wagtails - 2 Yellow Wagtails - 9 Meadow Pipits - 25 Lapwings
Strid Wood - 5 Dippers - Party of 7 Grey Wagtails - Buzzard - Flock of 40+ Goldfinches, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Little Owls, & 3 Goosanders
+ the usual tits, robins, nuthatch and chaffinch
Fran & Malc Stones

Tuesday 7th September 2010

Glovershaw, Baildon.
A much better day for watching migrants after a week of high pressure. A Wheatear was in the 'horse-field' along the Glen Road and another was feeding along the 12th fairway. A Whinchat appeared on a nearby wall and a Whitethroat flew into bushes by the running track. Two Kestrels were again in the area, one was sitting on a boundary wall until it was unceremoniously moved off and chased across the Golf Course by about 30 Jackdaws. A flock of Grey Partridge consisting of two adults and nine juveniles flew up from the meadow by Golcar Farm.

Monday 6 September 2010

Reva Res - Great Crested Grebe, 2 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard
Sconce Lane at scout camp - Chiff-Chaff, Browncap feeding on elderberries
Glovershaw Farm, at the back in the bracken - Whinchat.
Shaun R

Caldene Fields - Yellow Wagtail


Sunday 5 September 2010

Private Wetlands :- Buzzard mobbed by 2 Magpies as it flew above trees, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, 5 Cormorant, and 4 Willow Warbler.
Ernie S
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, Bullfinch
Shaun R
Lower Laithe Res -Great Crested Grebe 1,
Leeshaw Res - Lapwing 56, Cormorant 1,
Nab Water Lane -Grey Partridge 7,
Trough Lane - Stonechat 4 ( A family party 2 adults+ 2 Juveniles )
Brian V

Saturday 5 September 2010

Nab Water Lane - Whinchat,
Wharfe Valley - 4 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, 1 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel
Brian V

Friday 3 September

Leeshaw Res. - 2 Snipe, 8 Wigeon, 24 Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron. (all early am)
Brian V

Thursday 2 September 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Chiff-Chaff, Willow Warbler, Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch.
Whetstone allotments in evening - Little Owl
Bradup - 2 Wheatear
Shaun R
Nab Water Lane - 4 Wheatear (pm)
Members only Reservoir - 2 Herring Gull, 21 Lapwing.
Brian V

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Reva Hill area - 2 Snipe, Wheatear, Tree Pipit, 5 Skylark, Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, Linnet
Shaun R
Members only Reservoir - 3 Snipe ( Feeding on the shore ), 34 Lapwing
Nab Water Lane - 2 Wheatear,
Fly Flatts Res. - 22 Wigeon.
Leeshaw Res - 39 Lapwing.
Brian V

Tuesday 31 August 2010

Glovershaw - 2 Wheatear. A family of 5 Whinchat was situated on the wall near to the horse track and moved on to posts where upon a Kestrel swooped and took one of the three juveniles.
Birch Close Lane - Wheatear plus distant Buzzard
Sconce Lane by the new small wood - male Redstart on wall flew into the trees.
Golcar Farm - Little Owl, male Blackcap
Glovershaw Farm - (in hedges behind farm towards Shipley Glen) - 3 Spotted Flycatchers
Shaun R

Whetstone Gate - Swallows, Meadow Pipits, Red Grouse

Whetstone Quarry - Stonechat, Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipits

Bradup - Curlew, Swallows, Goldfinches, Meadow Pipits

East Riddlesden - 2 Buzzard gliding over, Sparrowhawk
M Doveston

Fly Flatts - Shelduck 3, Whinchat 1, Wheatear 2,
Nab Water Lane - Wheatear 2,
Members only Res - Sparrowhawk 2, Goosander 12.
Brian V

Monday continued

Nab Water Lane - 3 Whinchat
Black Moor Oxenhope - Peregrine, (Juv)
Fly Flatts - 2 Raven,
Members only Res -15 Goosander.
Brian V

30th August 2010

Redcar Tarn
35+LBBGulls, BHGulls, 50+Lapwing, 30+Meadow Pipits,
Swallows, Tufted Ducks, Buzzard passing through

M Doveston

Saturday 28 August 2010

Lower Laithe Res. - Common Sandpiper, Sand Martin 4, Mistlethrush 20+
Members only res. - Wheatear 2.

Brian V

Skipton Area - Wood Sandpiper briefly but not re-located

via G Holmes

Sunday 29 August 2010
Nab Water Lane - 3 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, (moving along the lane Pm)
Brian V

27th August 2010

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Siskin, Cormorant on river, several Jays, Chiffchaffs,
20+House Martins, Swallow.

M Doveston

Thursday 26 August 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiff-Chaff plus 3 juvenile Bullfinch.
Sconce Lane - this evening Green Sandpiper flew over small lake and down the valley in the direction of Spring Woods.
Shaun R

25th August 2010

Glovershaw, Baildon.
After yesterday's heavy rain and strong wind, it was calm and bright this morning and ideal conditions. Five Wheatears were on the walls around Birch Close Lane and a Whitethroat was seen along the Glen Road. A large flock of over 50, mainly juvenile Goldfinch fed on the thistles at Birch Close and smaller numbers were seen at Golcar along with young Willow Warblers, Chaffinch and Greenfinch. Young and adult Meadow Pipits were very active. Six Cormorants flew over, a young Kestrel hunted and a post-breeding flock of 50 Starling roamed the meadows.

Later 2pm
At Golcar Farm, 3 Spotted Flycatcher on the track to Dick Hudson's.

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Whetstone allotments - yesterday, 2 Wheatear, today, 4 Stonechat & a Whitethroat.
Shaun R

Monday 23rd August 2010

Glovershaw, Baildon
It was a good morning to search for migrants after overnight rain. In the fields by Golcar Farm there were 8 Wheatears and 4 Whinchat. At the nearby Glovershaw Farm, a pair of Grey Partridge shepherded their eight juveniles across a meadow and on the moorland fringes Meadow Pipits with young and a Skylark and with a juvenile were seen.

Sunday 22 August 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - quiet morning with Blackcap, Whitethroat & juv Bullfinches plus House Martin & Swallow.
Shaun R

Saturday 21 August 2010

Sconce Lane - Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, 2 Little Owl
Weecher Res area - Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear
Golcar Farm - Spotted Flycatcher
Stephen L, Paul K & Shaun R
Leeshaw Res -Goosander 12, Ringed Plover 2, Curlew 3
Lower Laithe Res - Great Crested Grebe
Trough Lane -Wheatear 2, Stonechat
Barden Scale - Raven 5, Buzzard 6, Red Kite
Brian V

Thursday 19 August 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Whitethroat hang on with a family of 4 plus another bird seen. Kingfisher, Blackcap, Reed Bunting, juv Bullfinch, Willow Warbler, Jay recorded.
Shaun R

Wednesday continued

Holden Beck Woods - flock of 15 Redpoll, 4 Siskin, 5 Jay.
Upwood Hall Farm - (in the wood on the right before Bradup Beck) - Spotted Flycatcher
Whetstone Gate - Whitethroat in bracken along with Stonechats.
Shaun R
Scargill Plantation :- 2 Marsh Tit, Weasel. Scargill Res. :- Wheatear, John O' Gaunts Res. :- Spotted flycatcher, Willow Warbler, 30 Swallows, 3 Redstart, 2 Lapwing, 3 Pied Wagtail.
Ernie S

Wednesday 18th August

10 Wheatears were on the wall by the triangle, adjacent to the riding track and four Whinchats were close by. A family group of 11 Grey Partridge were disturbed by a Kestrel, one of five of these raptors from the same family which were all prominent.

Tuesday 17 August 2010

Sconce Lane - at the triangle, Spotted Flycatcher, Whitethroat. Next to old holiday chalets, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Whitethroat plus 2 Little Owls. By now, Willow Warblers recorded were at least a dozen. Near to Glovershaw, 2 Wheatears & at Golcar Farm, Whitethroat & 16 Grey Partridge. On the walk, 4 Stock Dove & 2 Kestrel recorded.
Shaun R
Strid Woods -Birds seen today 28 different species the usual tits and chaffinch robins etc but we also had 3 Little Owls in one tree, 2 Female Mandarins 14 Goosanders (11 in one group) 4 GSW, 12+ Sandmartins blogging in usual spot, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Treecreeper, Family of Nuthatches at feeder point and 4 Dippers, Swallows and Housemartins
Malc & Fran Stones

Monday 16 August 2010

Nab End on Rombalds Moor - 4 Kestrel & pair of Sparrowhawk
High Moor Plantation - amongst the many Willow Warblers feeding, a male Redstart & 5 Spotted Flycatcher.
Shaun R

Sunday 15 August 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, 5 Whitethroat, Willow Warblers, Reed Warbler, Blackcaps, Reed Buntings, young Bullfinch.
per Shaun R

Saturday 14 August 2010

Ben Rhydding G P - 2 Kingfisher, 4 Goosander, 200 Curlew, 20 Lapwing.
Wharfe Valley - sightings of Little Egret & Buzzards.
Steve Parkes

Friday 13 August 2010

Draughton Heights - about 9 o'clock this morning - Cream-crown Marsh Harrier reported.
per John Topham

Thursday 12 August 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Kingfisher, 5 Whitethroat, 2 juv Bullfinch, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps, 5 Cormorant flyover.
Shaun R

Wednesday continued

Barden Moor - 4 Wheatear, 5 Stonechat
Shaun R

Wednesday 11th August

Five Wheatear in the fields behind Golcar Farm and another two on the walls by Birch Close.

Tuesday 10 August 2010

Trough Lane - Wheatear 8,
Members only Res - Wheatear 2, Yellow Legged Gull 1, Mediterranean Gull 1
Brian Vickers

Monday continued

The Wheatear migration continues - Trough Lane 14, Nab Water Lane 1
Brian Vickers

9th August 2010

Two Wheatears this morning.

Sunday 8 August 2010

Middleton Moor - Red Kite, Buzzard, 2 Wheatear
Red Gate, above Thruscross - SEO
Ernie Scarfe
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Kingfisher, 3 Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps, juv Bullfinch.
Shaun R
Wheatears autumn migration in full swing - Trough Lane 13, Fly Flatts 3, Nab Water Lane 5.
Leeshaw Res, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 3 Oystercatchers.
Brian Vickers

Saturday 7 August 2010

Wheatears - Trough Lane 5, Nab Water Lane 3, Fly Flatts 3, all seen a.m.
Brian Vickers

Friday continued

Washburn Valley, Lindley Wood to Folly Hall Wood :- Numerous juvenile birds around, especially Blue Tits, Great Tits, Song Thrush, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Swallow and a family party of 6 Redstart, also seen:- Buzzard, Sand Martin, House Martin, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, & Garden Warbler. --
Ernie Scarfe
Trough Lane - 7 Wheatear
Brian Vickers

6th August 2010

Baildon Moor area
A rewarding walk this morning in very still, steamy conditions. There were two family groups of Grey Partridge, with 13 at Farweather Farm and two adults with nine young birds near Weecher Reservoir. A female Wheatear was on the reservoir wall and nearby, a flock of 30 or so Meadow Pipits were feeding. At an area of vegetation at Birch Close a juvenile Garden Warbler was noted together with numerous young Willow Warblers. A flock of 15 Pheasants were feeding here and at nearby Sconce Lane a post-breeding flock of 21 Greenfinch had found a good food source. A family of three Kestrels were hunting across the moorland fringes and five Stock Dove, including one using a nestbox at Golcar Farm, were seen. An adult Little Owl was guarding a juvenile, on an old building adjacent to the golf course and later, behind Glovershaw Farm, another adult flew into a tree.

Thursday 5 August 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - still sighting of Sedge even though this species was absent since April until 3 weeks ago. Watching out for any late breeding attempt.
2 Kingfishers today along with Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, juv GSW, Blackcap plus Moorhen with 6 chicks.
Shaun R

Tuesday 3 August 2010

Addingham Moorside - Black Redstart. The bird was seen at the entrance to an old wooden storage barn, perched on a woodpile (very French!).
Nab End (Rombalds Moor) - family of 5 Kestrel, Green Woodpecker
Whetstone Allotments - 2 Whinchat
Shaun R

Monday 2 August 2010

Birch Close Lane - male Black Redstart on walls above horse track this morning plus Wheatear
Weecher Res - Wheatear plus 60 Lapwing
Sconce Lane - Little Owl plus juv, Green Woodpecker. Plenty of Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Linnet & Stock Dove about.
Shaun R

Sunday 1 August 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 31 species recorded this morning including - 2 Peregrine, Kingfisher, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Cormorant, Blackcap, juv.GSW.
Shaun R

Friday 30 July 2010

Members only Res. - 2 adult Little Gulls.
Brian V

Thursday 29 July 2010

Whetstone - adult Stonechat plus 2 juvs
Stephen L
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Kingfisher, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Bullfinch.
Shaun R

Wednesday 29 July 2010

Walsh Lane - juvenile Little Owl
Bingley Moor - 2 Wheatears by Ashlar Chair plus Kestrel and a Golden Plover
Whetstone Allotments - female adult Stonechat plus a young male, also pair of Reed Bunting
Bradup - by Bradup Beck - 3 juvenile Whinchat and 3 juvenile Stonechat.
Shaun R

Tuesday 27 July 2010

Gallows Hill :- 2 Whitethroat one juvenile, 3 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler with juveniles, Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch female and juv., 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 16 House Martin flying over river. Knotford Nook :- Chiffchaff, 1 Kingfisher flying along river, Swans with fledgling cygnets, a few Coot with juveniles, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 eclipse male Wigeon, Tufted Duck.
Ernie S

Monday 26 July 2010

Glovershaw - single juvenile Stonechat (no adults seen)
Birch Close - 2 Golden Plover
Weecher Res - 27 Lapwing, Oystercatcher
Sconce Lane - 3 Whitethroat, Kestrel, 9 Linnet, 14 Grey Partridge (5a + 9y), Little Owl chick,
4 Stock Dove, plenty of Willow Warbler, M P & Goldfinch. Plus 6 hares.
Reva Hill area - 12 Skylark, 6 Snipe, 10 Grey Partridge, 4 Lapwing, 3 Linnet
Walsh Lane - Little Owl.
Shaun R

Sunday (continued)

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Blackcap amongst the 35 species recorded.
Shaun R
Thruscross Res.:- 67 Oystercatcher most sleeping in a flock on the bank, Blackcap, Common Gull, LBBG.
Hey Slack off Hoodstorth Lane:- Short-Eared Owl
Rocking Moor:- 16 Mipit, 10 Black-headed gull, 2 Golden Plover, 2 juv. Pied Wagtail, Curlew,
8 Lapwing. --
Ernie S

Sunday 25th July 2010

Shipley Glen

Green Woodpeckers have again successfully bred in the Glen. A juvenile bird was seen near Brackenhall whilst an adult was calling from nearby. Another adult was similarly calling from about half a mile to the north in a part of Glen that is narrow and inaccessible . Near this point a family party of Jays were active with two juveniles being noticed. Another young Jay was seen behind the Old Glen House. During the walk two family groups of Nuthatches were also watched.

25th July 2010

Redcar Tarn
Lapwing 250+ in fields, LBBGull 6+, BHGulls 100+
Swift, Swallow, Tufted Duck female with 7 young

East Riddlesden Hall - Kingfisher
Chiffchaff singing (Hummingbird Hawkmoth seen yesterday)

M&L Doveston

Saturday 24 July 2010

Oystercatcher: 2 at John O'Gaunts, 1 at Scargill Res
Ringed plover: 2 at John O'Gaunts (not seen ~ 1 hour later)
Lapwing: flock of 50 at Scargill with at least 10 juveniles
Dunlin: 1 at Scargill & Curlew: compact, noisy and restless flock of 100 plus 150 in fields below Scargill
Common Sandpipers: 2 at Lindley Wood, 2 at John O'Gaunts, 1 with 2 very young chicks at Scargill
Pair of Teal flushed from Beaverdyke Res.
John F
Whetstone -2 Kestrel, 2 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting
Stephen L
Bingley garden - Humming-bird Hawk Moth.
Shaun R

Friday 23rd July

Glovershaw, Baildon Moor

Breeding birds were prominent within the area with juvenile Meadow Pipits, Reed Bunting and a family party of Linnets along the Glen Road. Another, similar group of Linnets were feeding in the gorse at the end of Birch Close Lane where a Whitethroat was also seen. I'd seen another Whitethroat on the Glen Road and a family of Great Spotted Woodpeckers near Crook Farm and from the Glen there was a weak, but persistent call of a Green Woodpecker.

Thursday 22 July 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 30 species recorded. Plenty of thrushes, Blackcaps visiting the raspberry patch. Sedge Warbler, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler and Chiff-Chaff seen from hide. Surprisingly no Whitethroat or Reed Warbler.
Shaun R

Wednesday 21 July 2010

Redcar Tarn - adult Mediterranean Gull.
K Moir

Monday 19 July 2010

Glenn Road - family of 4 Kestrel
Weecher Reservoir - Common Sandpiper, female Stonechat with 2 juvs.
Birch Close area - 6 Linnet including a juv, 3 Stock Dove
Shaun R

Sunday 18 July 2010

Rombalds Moor - pair of Raven, 2 Peregrines
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - family of Whitethroat, 5 Jay, 2 GSW, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler & Reed Bunting singing.
Shaun R

Thursday 15 July 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 33 species recorded including - a good collection of warblers were attracted to the rasps next to the hide such as, up to 6 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff. Also seen in front of hide - Kingfisher, Reed Warbler & Reed Bunting.
Shaun R

Monday 12th July

An adult Cuckoo was seen feeding on caterpillars and flying across the bottom of Birch Close Lane. It perched on a variety of posts and rails and then dropped to the ground to scoop up its prey, on one occasion it was mobbed by a Swallow. Nearby, a male Reed Bunting was similarly engaged, taking a large green caterpillar to its nest. Another was singing from a wire on the Glen Road and a pair of Linnet were close-by and two more pairs noted in the vicinity of Birch Close. Two post-breeding flocks of Starlings were in the area, a Kestrel was hunting over the moor and three pairs of Swallow were around Golcar Farm.
Paul King

Sunday 11th July

Redcar Tarn
A 1st-summer Mediterranean Gull seen during the afternoon

Swinsty Car Park
About 20 Crossbills, including some juveniles seen at 5.15pm
Keith Moir

Saturday 10 July 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Kingfisher, male & juv Garden Warbler
Stephen L

Friday 9 July 2010

Redcar Tarn - 2 broods of Tufted duck 12 and 8, only look a few days old.
Alan T

Thursday 8 July 2010

Whetstone Allotments - pair of Whinchat feeding 2 juveniles, male Stonechat.
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 3 juv Kestrel. Singing birds - Blackcap, Dunnock, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler.
Shaun R

Monday 5 July 2010

Redcar Tarn - 3 Black-tailed Godwits seen at the Tarn late in the afternoon before flying off west.
Keith M

family party of siskins is visiting a bird table in a garden by the river just north of Bingley Grammar School grounds.

flock of about 30 house martins was hawking over Shipley Golf course at about 11 a.m

A Josephs

Sunday 4 July 2010

3 adult Whinchat( 2 male), 1 adult male Stonechat, Whetstone Allotments.
Stephen L

3rd July 2010

Caldene Fields,
Nightjar seen sat on dry-stone wall and later in flight.

via MVPriestley

Thursday 1 July 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - family of 4 Peregrine circling over Reserve, adults feeding fledged Kestrels with 3 young waiting together on field gate at times, GSW plus 2 juvs, Willow Warbler, Kingfisher, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Redpoll amongst the 34 species recorded.
Whetstone - pair of Stonechat with 2 juvs, male Whinchat.
Shaun R

Wednesday 30 June 2010

Timble :- Female Cuckoo at edge of the wood searching unsuccessfully for Mipit nests, also flying low over the heather hoping to put up mipits, so that it could locate its nest, it failed, and flew off into the heat haze.
Timble village:- 4 Tree Sparrow one with nesting material? 6 Mistle Thrush, family group. -- Ernie S

Sunday 27 June 2010

Private Wetlands :- 2 Common Tern on sailing lake, 5 Reed Warbler and one juvenile, Reed Bunting, Jay. Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood & Small Skipper. 1 Four Spot Chaser.
Ernie S
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - four Kestrel have now fledged and remain close to the nest box whilst one more youngster is still in it. 32 species of bird recorded including Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Reed Bunting, Whitethroat, GSW.
Received report of Cuckoo on fence in front of hide yesterday but not seen today.
Meadow Brown, Small White, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, Skipper & Brimstone Moth seen. Broad-banded Chaser (male) noted.
Shaun R
East Riddlesden Hall - Siskin flew over
M Doveston
Rombalds Moor - Red Kite
Alan T
Leeshaw Reservoir - Sunday morning and evening visits 3 Pied Wagtail - 2+ juv, Skylark 20+ Lapwing, some young , 6 Curlew, pair Common Sandpiper, Little Owl carrying vole to nest?, female Wheatear, pair of Linnet.
Steve P

Saturday 26 June 2010

Barden Moor
Surprisingly late pair of Cuckoo: male calling from around lower reservoir, female seen 10 minutes later near Upper Reservoir: only her head was sticking out of heather (laying?) as she was being fiercely attacked by a pair of Meadow Pipits, who pursued her as she flew off.
Male Stonechat singing near lower reservoir; also 1 Linnet in same area.
Pair of Common Sandpipers at Upper Reservoir
Good numbers of Meadow Pipits with lots of evidence of breeding but only 2 Grouse seen/heard on circular walk past reservoirs and back via Halton Height.
3 intrepid young Lapwing in Upper Reservoir overflow in an atmosphere with masses of screaming Black-headed Gulls overhead and countless, no doubt ravenously-hungry gull-chicks on the shore – lets hope they make it!
John F
Sparrowhawk 3 Kestrel, 2 close Raven, Stonechat and Whinchat at same site.
Alan T

Thursday 24 June 2010

Private Wetlands - Pair Great Crested Grebe with 2 young. Swans with 4 Cygnets. Butterflies, plenty Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper and Orange tip. Plenty various Blue damsels and odd red but not a single Dragonfly.
Alan T
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - At least 4 young Kestrels squeezed in the box, Reed Warblers appear to have fledged with 2 birds seen on the Reserve, Blackcap singing, Chiff-Chaff, Garden Warbler, 4 adult Whitethroat with young dotted about the site.
Evening visit produced an adult Whitethroat being followed by 3 juveniles.
Shaun R

Tuesday 22 June 2010

Fewston Reservoir circuit - Spotted Flycatcher in woodland opposite Swinsty CarPark
3 singing Blackcaps
10 Willow Warblers, mostly heard, with 1 carrying food and 1 one feeding two juveniles
1 Redshank at top end
Family of 4 Common Sandpipers at top end
Good to hear 13 Wrens singing on circuit.
John F


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Sunday 20 June 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 35 species this morning including -
Kingfisher, 2 Chiff-Chaff, Blackcap, young Kestrels exercising their wings in the box, pair of Reed Warbler still feeding nestlings, juvenile Reed Bunting, at least 4 Whitethroat males singing.
Also first Broadbodied Chaser (male), plenty of Banded demoiselle damselfly & other damselfly,
7 Orchid Spikes about to open. Small Tortoiseshell & Skippers also seen.

S Radcliffe

Glovershaw/Golcar area
Snipe, Curlew, Lapwings, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits,
Reed Bunting male and female, LBBGull, Grey Partridge

M Doveston

Strid Woods
Goldcrest 1, Blackcap 1, Spotted Flycatcher 2 (carrying food)

B Vickers

Red Kite over Rombalds Moor
Alan T

19th June 2010

Beaverdyke Res
Little Grebe, 4 pairs of Coot, 4 Tufted Duck,
2 Redshank, Curlew, Lapwing, Little Owl, Cormorant,
Redstart, Swift, Swallow, House Martin

Lindley Wood Res
6 Cormorant, 2 GHeron, GCGrebe, 60+Greylag
20+Canada Geese, Mallard, Chiffchaff, Blackcap
Curlew, Lapwing

M Doveston

18th June 2010

Members Only Res
Dunlin 2, Common Sandpiper 1.

B Vickers

Thursday 17 June 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler & Whitethroat feeding nestlings. Kestrel with 5 young not yet fledged. Plenty of Banded Demoiselle Damselfly, some seen mating. Two Blackcaps & a Chiff-Chaff singing.
Shaun R

Wednesday continued

Whetstone Gate -Pair of Whinchat this afternoon plus lots of Meadow Pipit and Skylark. Also Emperor moth and Small Heath
Alan T
Bingley Moor - only 1 pair of Golden Plover seen on survey. Plenty of Curlew & Meadow Pipits.
Shaun R

16th June 2010

Leeshaw Res - Hobby hawking insects over moorland

B Vickers

Monday 14 June 2010

Reva Hill area - 6 Snipe, 6 Redshank (including a juv), pair of Linnet, 2 hares
Shaun R
Wharfe Valley - Osprey, Buzzard, Red Kite.
Alan T
Whetstone Gate - Golden Plover, only one, plenty of Skylark and Mipit. Little Owl on road to the moor top.
Thackley Woods - Garden Warbler, Blackcap, and other usual woodland species
Angus R

Sunday 13 June 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warblers & Kestrels feeding young. Blackcap singing. Empty shells found on island show that Oystercatchers were eating contents of Swan Mussel. Whitethroat singing whilst some birds were feeding young.
Shaun R

Saturday 12 June 2010

Lower & Upper Barden Res area - 32 species recorded including - Cuckoo, singing Whinchat plus another pair, Stonechat, pairs of Common Sandpiper plus young, Willow Warblers & Linnet. Red Kite, Buzzard & Kestrel seen.
BOG members on walk.
Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits - 2 singing Garden Warblers, Chiff-Chaff, Kingfisher, Curlew, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, pair Oystercatchers, only a few Sand Martins nesting. Orchids best they have been since 2006.
Steve P

Thursday 10 June 2010

Canal near Low Wood, Riddlesden - pair of Garden Warblers feeding young.
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kestrels have 5 young, 3 male Whitethroats singing,
at least 4 male Reed Bunting on site, pair of Reed Warblers feeding young plus another male singing. No Sedge Warbler. Singing Blackcap.
Shaun R

8th June 2010

Penistone Hill - Cuckoo

H Creber


Please note that I am able to make entries for sightings again.
Shaun R

Monday 7 June 2010

Flyflatts -
2 Common Sandpipers - 1 Redshank and 1 pair of Ravens
+ lot of Meadow Pipits

Malc & Fran Stones

Timble Ings
Cuckoo, Woodcock

P Taylor

4th June 2010

Spotted Flycatcher singing in wood above Beckfoot Lane.
Nuthatch with young, Jay, Chiffchaff, Blackcap

M&L Doveston

30th May 2010

Whetstone Gate area
2 Wheatear, 1 Little owl, plenty Meadow pipit
singing Skylark, Lapwing

Snipe at Bradup, 1 Emperor moth.

A Tremethick

Strid Woods - 4 singing Wood Warblers

P Taylor

28th May 2010

Riddlesden Garden
Still having visits from Siskin and Redpoll

S Lilley

27th May 2010

Osprey still being seen in Wharfe Valley


25th May 2010

East Riddlesden
Peregrine, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Swifts, House Martins,
Sand Martins, Swallows, Moorhen with downy young

M Doveston

24th May 2010

Wharfe Valley - Osprey

A Tremethick

Whetstone Area
Male Whinchat, Male Stonechat, Female wheatear this evening
Little Owl, Whinchat, Skylarks, Curlew, Red Grouse this morning

S Lilley, M Doveston

23rd May 2010

Strid Woods
3 singing male Wood Warblers today.
2 on East side, 1 on West

P Taylor

Whetstone Quarry - male Whinchat singing

Whetstone Allotment - male Whinchat singing

Whetstone Gate
Curlew, Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Lapwing
Red Grouse

M&L Doveston


Please send all sightings to - until further notice.
Shaun Radcliffe

22nd May 2010

R.Aire Silsden
Dipper, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Garden Warbler, Swifts,
Willow Warblers, Chaffinch, Long-tailed Tit, Curlew,
BHGull, G Heron, 3 Greylags, 4 Canada Geese, Mallard

M&L Doveston

20th May 2010

Wharfe Valley - Osprey seen twice


Along River Washburn in Ellers Wood area
Pair of spotted flycatchers; 5 treecreepers including 2 pairs

J Flood

Wednesday 19 May 2010 continued

Rawdon Sewage Works -
Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Stock Dove, Blackcap.
Angus R

Strid Woods
Pair of wood warblers on eastern side about 15 to 20 metres downstream from stone shelter on the right of the track, riverside. One pair of Pied Flycatchers on western bank going regularly to nest box 16 on left handside of track down from Strid Car Park near the picnic tables.

I Skayman

19th May 2010

On the 12th fairway of Baildon Golf Course a late female Wheatear feeding with five Skylarks and a few Meadow Pipits. Two pairs of Reed Buntings were nearby and breeding Curlew, Snipe, Lapwing and Oystercatcher were very much in evidence.

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Edge of Rombalds Moor - 2 Red Kite, Buzzard
Whetstone Allotments -singing Whinchat, pair of Linnet
Reva Hill area - 2 pairs of Redshank, Snipe, 4 Golden Plover (Northern), 3 Wheatear, 2 Stock Dove.
Shaun R

East Riddlesden Hall
Raven x1 flew over, Swifts, Swallows, Bullfinches
Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Stock Dove,

M Doveston

Oxenhope - red kite overhead moving slowly West

A Greenwood.

Visible Migration Log 17-05-2010

A great evening... including passage waders as well as the gulls!


Sunday 16th May 2010

Barden Bridge to Bolton Abbey
2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Dipper (inc. 2 juvs), 1 Kingfisher, 6 Grey wagtail, 5 Blackcap, 2 Wood Warbler (possible pair), 5 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Redstart, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, 1m Mandarin, 1 Buzzard.

Sunday 16 May 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -
same species as yesterday plus Sedge Warbler, Kingfisher
& pair of Bullfinch.
Shaun R

Timble Ings
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Redpoll, 8 Willow Warbler,
5 Chiffchaff, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Snipe, 2 Goldfinch and
3 Blackcap

P Seaman

St.Ives 0700-1000
Pied Flycatcher male singing in woods above Beckfoot Lane
Chiffchaff 4+, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps, Swift, Jay 4+
LBBGull, Stock Dove, Nuthatch, Treecreeper 3+
Siskin, Swallow, Meadow Pipits, G Heron

M Doveston, J Roberts et al

East Riddlesden
Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, Bullfinches, Swifts, House Martin

Wilsden, Birchlands Ave - House Martins

M Doveston

Saturday 15 May 2010

Hirst Wood - Spotted Flycatcher plus Kingfisher on river.
Shaun R

Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Reed Buntings,
Sand Martins, Mute Swan, G Heron adult and juv

F Drake, S Lilley, M Doveston

East Riddlesden Hall
2x Siskin on feeders, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Oystercatcher

M Doveston

14th May 2010

Strid Woods (stone shelter side only)
6+male Pied Flycatchers singing, 2 Redstarts singing,
Wood Warbler heard on other side of river, Sand Martin
Swallow, Swift, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap,
Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch, Treecreeper

M & L Doveston

Thursday continued

Low Wood - Nuthatch feeding young in nest hole, Garden Warbler building nest at nearby canal bank.
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler seen, Garden Warbler in full song.
Shaun R
Glovershaw area - Grasshopper Warbler, drumming Snipe, a single Golden Plover, and the usual Curlew, Lapwings, and Meadow Pipits.
Sconce area - Cuckoo heard, and another drumming Snipe.
(the Grasshopper Warbler was in the "Golden Plover field" next to Golcar Farm, "reeling" very loudly & persistently from the long grass - very difficult to spot)
Casper P

13th May 2010

Harden Moor
Male Cuckoo seen being mobbed by Meadow Pipits
Linnets, Willow Warblers, Swifts, Swallows.

Nab Lane, Wilsden
Whitethroat, Linnets, Willow Warblers, Swallows

Hallas Bridge
Swallows 8+, G Heron, Willow Warblers

East Riddlesden
Blackbird with young, Bullfinches, Chiffchaff, Blackcap
Swift, BHGulls

M Doveston

Wharfe Valley
Osprey seen twice


Tuesday 11 May 2010

Myrtle Park - Goosander with 6d, Stock Dove using owl box.
Hirst Wood - 2 breeding sites being used by Nuthatch found.
Shaun R

Sunday continued

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler but no Sedge yet! 2 Garden Warblers,
4 Whitethroat singing, Buzzard high flyover, female Kestrel sitting.
St Ives - Garden Warbler.
Shaun R

9th May 2010

Lindley Wd Res to Dob Bridge & Folly Hall Wood
and back via Norwood Bottom road:-
Chiffchaffs galore, Willow warblers, goldfinch, cormorant, loads of mallard, chaffinch, blackbird, robin, wren, pheasants, garden warblers, WHITETHROAT, long-tailed tit, great tit, blue tit, mistle thrush, wood pigeon, curlew, greylag, jackdaw, swallows, greenfinch, kestrel, GREEN WOODPECKER (heard twice), treecreeper, PIED FLYS (in F/Hall Wood: 2 male & 1 female), b/h gull, g/c grebe.

D&H Kidman

Hewenden Res
Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Curlew,
10+Swift, 8+Swallow, 2 Linnet, GSWdpker drumming

M Doveston, DCBarker

Saturday continued

Glovershaw area - 6 Wheatear, plenty of Snipe flying, Lapwing chicks.
Sconce Lane area - Cuckoo seen, many Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroat, Grey Partridge.
per BOG members walk.

8th May 2010

Members Only Res -
Grasshopper Warbler singing at the lagoons near 3rd gate.


Sedge Warbler at Raw Nook NR


walk from Barden Bridge to Cavendish Pav and back, 0715-1045 hrs…
1 common sandpiper, 2 dipper, several sand martins, a few swallows, 5-6 swift, 2 pr mandarin ducks, 1 female goosander, 2 treecreeper, 1 redstart singing (not seen), 1 oystercatcher, heron, g/s woodpecker throwing bark down onto path, male sparrowhawk, garden warblers heard, a few willow warblers, chiffchaff, nuthatch, wood warblers (at Cavendish end, west side path), jay heard, cuckoo heard, jackdaws, c/crows, starlings, curlews, usual pheasants, mallards and ducklings aplenty, b/h gulls, blue tit, chaffinch, goldfinch, long-tailed tit, great tit, coal tit, robin, wren… But NO Pied Flys,

D Kidman

7th May 2010

Strid Woods,
Redstart 4 ( 1 Female), Treecreeper 2, Pied Flycatcher 4 ( 1 Female ),
Wood Warbler 1,
Storiths Road Barden,
Redstart 1, Willow Warbler 1, Garden Warbler 1, Green Woodpecker 1,
Raven 2.

B Vickers

Members Only Res - Grasshopper Warbler


Thursday 6 May 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - singing birds - 2 Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler plus resident birds.
Shaun R

Early morning walk downstream from Barden Bridge
on river-at least 2 pr. Common Sandpipers,2 pr. Dippers
4 Grey Wagtail,1 Kingfisher,I male Goosander,1 Pied Wagtail,
about 10 Oystercatchers.
in woods-1 pr.Pied Flycatcher,4 Blackcap,5 Chiffchaff,
4 Willow Warbler plus Goldcrest,Tree Creeper,Nuthatch,
Chaffinch,Song Thrush plus lots of Sand Martin,Swallows and
Swifts.No sightings of Wood or Garden Warblers

P Seaman

Wednesday continued

Whetstone Allotments - singing Whinchat, 5 drumming Snipe
Shaun R

5th May 2010

St.Ives - short walk
No sign of either Redstart or Pied Flycatcher.
Whitethroat in full song at Coppice Bog.

M Doveston

40+ swifts feeding very low over Shipley Golf Course 10.30 a.m

A Josephs

Tuesday 4 May 2010

Strid Wood - 1 Pair of Wood Warblers both very active, 4 male & 2 female Pied Flycatchers, 2 Male & 1 Female Redstarts, a pair of Siskin also very active, pair of Goosander, 3 Dippers, 2 Grey Wagtails, a pair of Oystercatches, Male Mandarin + GSW, Green Woodpecker yaffling and a Cuckoo heard at Barden Bridge.
Malc & Fran S

additional sightings over the weekend

Red Kite flew over Dowley Gap. Alan T
River Aire and Esholt Sewage Works - 2 Kingfisher, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 2 Oystercatcher. Hundreds of Swallows, Swifts, Sand Martins and House Martins over the filter-beds.
Casper P

Visible Migration Log.... 03-05-2010

Another good day with the Swifts see:


3rd May 2010

Redcar Tarn - 2 Arctic Terns seen mid-afternoon

K Moir

Visible Migration Log.... 02-05-2010

An active afternoon with a considerable Swift passage, see:


2nd May 2010

Bradup - 2 Wheatear

Whetstone -
several Red Grouse, Golden Plover, Lapwing

M Doveston

Lesser Whitethroat in full song at Toad Holes Beck


Saturday 1st May 2010

Leeshaw Reservoir Area
2 Wheatear, 2 Raven, 2 Redshank, 1 Cuckoo (calling), 2 House Martin, 12 Curlew, 20+ Lapwing, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail.

1st May 2010

St.Ives -0800-10.20
male Redstart singing at the Coppice Bog clearing.
male Pied Flycatcher singing in woods below Betty's Lodge.
Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers,
Swallows, Swifts, GSWdpkr, Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk,
(this is the first time for several years where I've heard both
Redstart & Pied Fly in the St.Ives Estate)

M Doveston et al

16 LBBGulls over Caldene Fields to the S/S/W 2 parties 14+2


Trough Lane,
Wheatear 6, Whinchat 1 (Male) Reed Bunting 2

Nab Water Lane - Wheatear 4,

Fly Flatts - Wheatear 6.

B Vickers

Friday 30 April 2010

Hirst Wood area - 60c Swift over sewage works plus a few House Martin, Sand Martin and Swallow. Goldcrest singing by crossover bridge. Other birds seen Sparrowhawk, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Jay and Oystercatcher. Pair of Blackcap in my Bingley garden eating Ivy berries.
Alan T

Leeshaw Res - Dunlin 1,

Trough Lane,
Wheatear 10, Whinchat 2. (2 Females )

B Vickers

Common Whitethroat at Raw Nook NR


Thursday continued

Stainburn Plantation -Tree Pipits (6) some displaying this afternoon
Malc & Fran S
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Garden Warbler
Margaret & Peter R

29th April 2010

East Riddlesden
Swift, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin
2 Chiffchaff, 2+Blackcap, 4+Willow Warbler

Bingley Bypass - Cormorant, Kestrel

M Doveston

Wednesday 28th April continued

Birch Close Lane, High Eldwick
3 Wheatear and a pair of Grey Partridge.

Wednesday 28 April

Reva Hill area - Wheatear 7, Redshank 3, Snipe 4 and 140 Golden Plover (northerners).
Shaun R
Crag Wood - near Apperley Bridge - 2 Grasshopper Warblers, pair of Whitethroat
Angus R

Tuesday continued

Oxenhope watchpoint - 3 Redshank, 2 Wheatear, pair of Common Sandpiper, pair of Golden Plover, female Goldeneye.
Leeming Res. - pair of Common Sandpiper
Fly Flatts Res. - 2 Wheatear, pair of Common Sandpiper.
Mike J & Shaun R
B R Gravel Pits - Sedge Warbler, Blackcaps & willow Warblers
Steve P

Tuesday 27th April, 2010

Birch Close Lane, High Eldwick
9 Wheatear
abt 80 Golden Plover

Monday 26 April 2010

Glovershaw area - 4 Wheatear, 5 Snipe, 85 Golden Plover (including Northern race)
Whetstone Gate - 4 Wheatear
Shaun R
Upstream from Barden Bridge - Noisy territorial dispute between 2 pairs Common Sandpiper under a bridge. Dipper feeding 2 young. 2 pairs Goosander together, 2 Swifts over river. 2 Blackcaps at Howgill.
John F
Lindley Wood to Folly Hall Wood :- GCG on nest, Garden Warbler, 4, 1 Green Sandpiper, lots of Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Redstart & Cuckoo calling, Blackcaps.
Ernie S