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