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