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