Sunday 4 April 2010

Ilkley - 4 Waxwings in tree in Kings Road this morning (this is the fourth sighting in West Ilkley of between 4 and 6 birds since 27th February – all in or close to Kings Road)
John F

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 38 species this morning including a Brambling,
2 GSW. Sand Martin, Swallows, Chiff- Chaff plus a single Meadow Pipit (uncommon at this site). Kestrels active with male bringing in food for female in box and rewarded appropriately! Mute Swans mating and an egg laid.
Redpoll at Riddlesden Hospital Ground, singing Blackcap heard on Baildon Bank.
Shaun R, Fred D, Margaret & Peter R.

East Riddlesden Hall
Chiffchaff singing, Greylag Goose, Meadow Pipits overhead
Whetstone Gate
2+Golden Plover, Red Grouse, Curlew, Skylarks
Meadow Pipits, Lapwings, Sparrowhawk
M Doveston

John O'Gaunts and Beaverdyke (pm)
150 to 200 Fieldfares in mixed flock with ~60 Starling feeding in field above reservoir (only 1 Redwing found in flock)
Flock of 6 - 8 finches with at least 3 Brambling (i.e. 1 male, 2 females positively identified)
7 pairs of Tufties
3 Chiffchaff. 1 (and possibly 2) Green Woodpecker heard and flock of ~300 Golden Plover over Scargill Res.
John F