Sunday 28 February 2010

Bradup - 27 Lapwing, 6 Skylark feeding on manure heap, 3 Stock Dove
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, GSW drumming on metal pylon, 6 Siskin, Sparrowhawk, pair of Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Goosander flying up the valley.
Shaun R

St.Ives 0730-0935
2+Crossbill over Coppice Bog. 3 pairs Goosander Coppice Pond.
Siskin, 60+"singing" Redwing, Fieldfare, Nuthatches,
4+GSWdpkr, 3+Treecreepers, singing Mistle & Song Thrushes

M Doveston

Saturday 27 February 2010

Stainburn Plantation - 200 Golden Plover, Buzzard, Red Kite.

Scargill Reservoir - 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Goosander

Low Scargill Plantation -
Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit

Ernie S

Friday 26 February 2010

River Wharfe above Cavendish Pavilion at Posforth Beck end in Alders
Siskin – a good flock of 60+,
Also two pairs of Dippers on territory (singing)
John T

Thursday 25 February 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 29 species including Water Rail, 10 Siskin, Curlew & pair of Goosander fly past, 3 Reed Bunting. Three times removal of squirrel nest material from Kestrel nest box appears to have paid off with a pair now seen around the Reserve again. One Kestrel has been in the box today.
Shaun R

24th February 2010

Villa Road Garden, Bingley
4 Reed Buntings

A Josephs

Monday 22 February 2010

Steeton, River Aire Bridge - a Dipper singing a mile upstream, 5 Goosanders above the bridge.
Three days earlier, 2 Oystercatchers seen by the river, my first for the year.
John T
Whetstone Gate - 18 Stock Dove
Shaun R

Sunday 21 February 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 28 species recorded including flock of 32 Goldfinch, Water Rail, 6 Redwing & 3 Reed Bunting.
Shaun R
Riddlesden Garden - 2 Brambling, Siskin, 5 Bullfinch plus Sparrowhawk.
Stephen L

Friday (continued)

Crag Wood Firecrest - (see Tuesday entry for directions), at 16.05 the bird was seen about 100 metres down the path after entering the woods going down stream. It was first in one of the holly bushes at the side of the path, then in tree on river bank opposite before returning to the holly. Also in the area several Goldcrest and LTT.
Alan T & Frank R

19th February, 2010

Baildon Garden,
A Redpoll (am) and a male Brambling (pm) at feeding station.
See photo of the Brambling on Sightings page.

Friday 19 February 2010

Shipley - Springhurst Road - this morning, single Waxwing.
Bird was at top of tree on edge of small park that is between the back of Asda and Bradford Road. Saw it from a bus, jumped off, the bird flew into Springhurst Road on opposite side of main road. There is a tree laden with berries which is were the bird landed.
Shaun R

Thursday 18 February 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Water Rail, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Siskin.
Shaun R

Brambling in Riddlesden Garden

P Taylor

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Scargill Res - Oystercatcher, Curlew
Beaverdyke Res - 3 Goosander, 2 Tree Sparrow in garden with House Sparrows next to east dam.
John O'Gaunts Res - 12 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, male Goldeneye, 2 Goosander
Shaun R

15th February 2010

c300 Pink-footed Geese overhead at 11am

M Taunton

150 pink-footed geese passed high over Shipley Golf Course SE - NW at about 11 a.m. this morning

A Jospehs

Crag Vale

Directions to where Firecrest last seen. Apperley Bridge area, go past Stansfields Arms towards Rawdon, up the hill and look for Woodlands Drive on the right. Go down this road for about a mile and turn right into Underwood Drive. Take the public footpath down towards the river and follow path east (down river). After 500 metres or so, the path leaves the riverbank and goes between a field (that has horses) and a wood. Holly bushes border the wood and the bird has been seen in the bushes. Best of luck & thanks to Gus for the directions.
Shaun R

Sunday 14 February 2010

Crag Vale - Firecrest seen briefly on Thursday re-located. Hope to post more about where this site is when contacted again.
Gus R via Alan T
Timble - 16 Crossbill, 9 Goldcrest in two groups, 3 Red Kite.
Gus R

Saturday 13 February 2010

Ben Rhydding G P - Goosander 4, Cormorant, 250 Lapwing plus 40 Starling in nearby fields.
Stephen P

Visible Migration Log... 13/14-02-2010

Some real early spring action this weekend in the better conditions up at the Stainburn and Oxenhope watchpoints.... see:


Thursday 11 February 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Water Rail, Woodcock flushed, 4 Reed Bunting, Treecreeper (uncommon here).
Shaun R
Private Wetlands (members only) - 18 Goldeneye, 11 Pochard, 8 Wigeon, 61 Coot, female Brambling near feeder.
Knotford Nook - 26 Goldeneye with males displaying, 20 Wigeon, 163 Coot.
John F

10th February 2010

Wharfe Valley
Red Kite, 7 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk,
15 Siskin

M Fanshawe

Sunday 7th February 2010

Ogden Reservoir
An overlaping mix of skiens of at least 150 Pink-foot Geese passed over the western end of Ogden at 1345 heading north at relatively low level (probably low because of the fog!)

Sunday 7 February 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Oystercatcher, Water Rail, 4 Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, 8 Siskin.
Peter & Margaret R

Visible Migration Log 07-02-2010

Everywhere on the tops fogbound so no vis here today.... but see

Redcar Tarn... gulling saves the day! 07-02-2010


Saturday 6 February 2010

R Aire at Saltaire - 3 Goosander, 11 Redwing. Higher Coach Road - 20 Redwing roosting.
Nick T
Private Wetlands (members only) - 50 Reed Bunting at roost, 3 Water Rail, 14 Oystercatcher plus 50 Siskin.
Andy J

Thursday 4 February 2010

Baildon Green (at 14.45) - 15 Waxwing near Cricketers Pub, in Sycamore Tree.
Peter R
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Woodcock flushed, Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting.
Shaun R

Wednesday 3 February 2010

Dowley Gap - on river, Australian Wood Duck. Both canal and river had Goosanders.
Shaun R
Yeadon Tarn - 500 Pinkfoot flew over. Andy J

Gallows Hill - Goosander on river, Redpoll, 12 Siskin.
Knotford Nook - 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 Fieldfare, 7 Goosander (3 on river), 120 Coot, 10 Wigeon, 13 Tufted, 10 Goldeneye.
Ernie S

Tuesday 2 February 2010

Yeadon Tarn - 17 Goosander, 1 female Red-breasted Merganser, 18 Tufted, 2 Pochard, 186 Mallard, 48 Canada Geese, 1500 BHG plus some Coot.
Andy J
Dear All
I'm currently off line and have been for almost two weeks due to my home PC crashing.
There is a danger I may have lost all 2009 records but until I obtain a new PC I won't be in a position to find out.

I can read emails but only by logging onto my webmail while hard at work. To add to my woes I am experiencing difficulty replying to emails via webmail.


Monday 1 February 2010

Sconce Lane/ Glovershaw -
40 Lapwing, 11 Grey Partridge, 3 Reed Bunting,
pair of Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk.

Shipley Glen/ Baildon Bank -
Green Woodpecker, 3 GSW, Treecreeper, Goldcrest,
Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk.

Shaun Radcliffe

Stockbridge - members only
1 Water Rail (excellent views )

B Vickers

Tufted Duck - Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Riddlesden, Bar Lane

G Forsyth