Visible Migration Report... 30-09-2010

Thursday 30 September 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 8 Teal, 2 Kingfisher, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff
Shaun R

Visible Migration Report... 29-09-2010

Tuesday 28 September 2010

close to Utley near R Aire - Kingfisher, flock of 10 Redpoll
Alder Carr Wood - flock of 30 Redpoll
Aire Valley near Silsden - mixed flock of 200 grounded House Martin & Swallows.
Shaun R

Monday 27 September 2010

Paul Clough -7 Redwings flew up the Clough low and disappeared over the moor in the mist.
Lower Laithe Res. - 2 Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant.
Brian V

Visible Migration Report... 26-09-2010

Sunday continued

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 37 species recorded including 2 Kingfisher, 6 Bullfinch, 2 Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, 4 Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel a few House Martin about.
Shaun R

26th September 2010

Redcar Tarn 07.50-0920 Vismig watch
Reed Bunting 1 west, Redwing 8 west 4 south, Siskin 4 West,
Lapwing 4 north, Sparrowhawk 1 west, Mistle Th 3 west,
Meadow Pipits 25 various, Skylark 2 north, Greenfinch 3 west,
Goldfinch 4 west, Linnet 8 west
Birds in the area;
200+Lapwing, BHGull, Common Gull, LBBGulls, 3 Herring Gulls,
6 Goosander, 7 Tufted Duck, Coal Tit, 4 Skylark, 10+Mipits

M Doveston

A juv Gannet picked up from Caldene Fields Watchpoint flew
S/W over Wyke at 9.24 on 26/9/10 and 7 Dunlin N


Timble Ings (PM) - Wheatear, Tawny Owl

A Jowett

Visible Migration Report.... 23-09-2010


Thursday 23 September 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 3 Chiff-Chaff, Willow Warbler, pair of Blackcap, Kingfisher & Sparrowhawk.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Report.... 22-09-2010


Tuesday 21 September 2010

Paul Clough -4 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Long Tailed Tits, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Coal Tits, Blue Tits,
Great Tits (+ a million Midges which drove me away by 0800.)
Oxenhope Moor -Peregrine,
Leeshaw Res - Wheatear, 24 Lapwing, 3 Grey Herons, 24 Swallows.
Lower Laithe Res -Great Crested Grebe.
Brian Vickers

20th September 2010

East Riddlesden Garden adjacent to Hall
Cormorant up from lake and through garden air-space!
Kingfisher sat on washing line post
Chiffchaff, Blackcap female with feeding party
Numerous Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Greenfinch.

M Doveston

Visible Migration Report... 20th September 2010

Pressure on the rise....

Visible Migration Report 19th September 2010

Conditions deteriorate...

Visible Migration Report... 18th September 2010

A further change for the Worse....

Saturday 18th September

Glovershaw, Baildon Moor
On a cool morning, two Wheatears were feeding along Birch Close Lane and a Kestrel was being constantly harassed by a flock of tenacious Jackdaws. A flock of nine Grey Partridge scuttled amongst the longer grasses and Meadow Pipits seemed eager to be away, whilst a few Swallows skimmed low over the meadows.


Skipton Area - Grasshopper Warbler, Chiffchaff with unusual call,
Sedge Warbler, Swallows, Buzzards,

R Clark, G Holmes, S Goodwin, M Doveston

Visible Migration Report... 15th September 2010

Weather from the north west....


Skipton Area - 6x curlew sandpipers overhead

G Holmes

Visible Migration Report.... 14th September 2010

Another very poor day, but some excellent birds!


Wednesday 14 September 2010

Oxenhope Watchpoint - Osprey
Howard C

Visible Migration Report 13th September 2010

Poor weather....some good birds!


Monday 13 September 2010

Oxenhope Watchpoint - 2 Black Terns (08.15) - Howard C
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail heard. - Shaun R

Chellow Dene - Osprey mobbed by corvids - Paparaw

Visible Migration Report 12th September 2010

A terrific day all round!

Dave etal

Sunday 12 September 2010

Paul Clough - Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Fly - Stephen L
Kex Gill - Grey Plover, 30 Curlew at roost - Andy J
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler feeding juv., Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Bullfinch. - Shaun R
Round Hill - 242 Meadow Pipit grounded - Ernie S

Visible Migration Report 9th - 11th September 2010

We have been counting all year in the background and had a tremendous time!.... but now as the main season has got going, here are some links to the action over the last few days....

This daily report will as last year continue for the rest of the season.


Saturday 11 September 2010

Ben Rhydding G P -Little Egret, Kingfisher, Heron, 2 Cormorant, young Coot, House Martin, Swallow, fields over river 250+ Curlew, 150 Lapwing 20 Specked Wood butterflies.
Steve P
Scargill Res - Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Wigeon, Whinchat
Woods below Scargill Res - Marsh Tit
John O'Gaunts Res - Pintail, Tufted, little Grebe, Teal, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff
Swinsty Res - 2 Buzzard, Goldcrest, GCG
Shaun R
Lower Laithe Res - Common Sandpiper, Great Crested Grebe,
Nab Water Lane - 18 Mistlethrush.
Brian V

Friday 10 September 2010

Members only Res. - 4 Knot, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Curlew.
Brian V, Keith M.
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - in the evening, juv Ringed Plover
Mike J

Thursday 9 September 2010

Barden this am - a good passage of passerines, mainly Pied Wag, Chaffinch and Mippits. and including 5 Spotted Flycatcher.
Merlin on Coney Warren, and great, close views of a Hobby, moving down the valley and over Strid Woods.
John T
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting.
Shaun R
Members only reservoir - Wryneck at 08.45 hrs.
Howard G

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Upwood Farm Wood - Spotted Flycatcher still about - Chiff Chaff - 2 Nuthatch - Treecreeper - GSW - Robin - Dunnock - Mistle Thrush - Lots of feeding Swallows - Housemartins and the usual tits. Mist and low cloud at Whetstone Gate
Fran & Malc Stones

Tuesday continued

Between Bolton Abbey and Barden
Fields - 120 Common Gulls - 33 Pied Wagtails - 2 Yellow Wagtails - 9 Meadow Pipits - 25 Lapwings
Strid Wood - 5 Dippers - Party of 7 Grey Wagtails - Buzzard - Flock of 40+ Goldfinches, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Little Owls, & 3 Goosanders
+ the usual tits, robins, nuthatch and chaffinch
Fran & Malc Stones

Tuesday 7th September 2010

Glovershaw, Baildon.
A much better day for watching migrants after a week of high pressure. A Wheatear was in the 'horse-field' along the Glen Road and another was feeding along the 12th fairway. A Whinchat appeared on a nearby wall and a Whitethroat flew into bushes by the running track. Two Kestrels were again in the area, one was sitting on a boundary wall until it was unceremoniously moved off and chased across the Golf Course by about 30 Jackdaws. A flock of Grey Partridge consisting of two adults and nine juveniles flew up from the meadow by Golcar Farm.

Monday 6 September 2010

Reva Res - Great Crested Grebe, 2 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard
Sconce Lane at scout camp - Chiff-Chaff, Browncap feeding on elderberries
Glovershaw Farm, at the back in the bracken - Whinchat.
Shaun R

Caldene Fields - Yellow Wagtail


Sunday 5 September 2010

Private Wetlands :- Buzzard mobbed by 2 Magpies as it flew above trees, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, 5 Cormorant, and 4 Willow Warbler.
Ernie S
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, Bullfinch
Shaun R
Lower Laithe Res -Great Crested Grebe 1,
Leeshaw Res - Lapwing 56, Cormorant 1,
Nab Water Lane -Grey Partridge 7,
Trough Lane - Stonechat 4 ( A family party 2 adults+ 2 Juveniles )
Brian V

Saturday 5 September 2010

Nab Water Lane - Whinchat,
Wharfe Valley - 4 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, 1 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel
Brian V

Friday 3 September

Leeshaw Res. - 2 Snipe, 8 Wigeon, 24 Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron. (all early am)
Brian V

Thursday 2 September 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Chiff-Chaff, Willow Warbler, Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch.
Whetstone allotments in evening - Little Owl
Bradup - 2 Wheatear
Shaun R
Nab Water Lane - 4 Wheatear (pm)
Members only Reservoir - 2 Herring Gull, 21 Lapwing.
Brian V

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Reva Hill area - 2 Snipe, Wheatear, Tree Pipit, 5 Skylark, Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, Linnet
Shaun R
Members only Reservoir - 3 Snipe ( Feeding on the shore ), 34 Lapwing
Nab Water Lane - 2 Wheatear,
Fly Flatts Res. - 22 Wigeon.
Leeshaw Res - 39 Lapwing.
Brian V