31st October 2010

Crossflatts - 60 Waxwings

S Lilley

Keighley - Oakworth Road - 61+Waxwings near Health Centre
Brambling off Oakworth Road behind Whitakers Pet Food

M Doveston, J James

Ilkley - Backstone Beck, Valley Drive, near Sacred Heart School
82 Waxwings

D&H Kidman

Stockbridge - 16.45-17.30
120+Mallard into roost, Redwings overhead, Song Thrush,
28 Canada Geese, 1 female Goosander, Adult Fox

M Doveston

Visible Migration Report... 31-10-2010


Visible Migration Report.... 30-10-2010


Saturday 30 October 2010

Waxwings still on Oakworth Road, Keighley as reported yesterday.
Steve P

More Waxwings - seen this afternoon at 13.50 - 40 birds feeding on mountain ash berries in Evergreen Walk. This is a walk through in an area of flats near to Crossflatts Railway Station but on the other side of the by-pass.
Shaun R

23 Waxwings at Hollingwood Primary School at Great Horton
12 Waxwings in Glenholm Road, Baildon
Peter & Margaret Riley

Visible Migration Report.... 29-10-2010


Friday 29 October 2010

Oakworth Road, Keighley - this morning opposite the health centre - flock of 70 Waxwings.
Fred D

Visible Migration Report.... 27/28-10-2010


Thursday 28 October 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, excellent views of Green Woodpecker, pair of Kestrels displaying over the reserve and visiting the box, G S W, Bullfinch.
Shaun R

20 Waxwings seen at 9.30 am today in Beech trees on Old Langley lane, Baildon behind nursing home.

Tony Halliday

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Barden Bridge area - 20 + Waxwings seen today.
Malc & Fran Stones

Tuesday 27 October 201

West Lane, Keighley - 3 Waxwings ( insect catching ), and 2 House Martins feeding high on insects above.
K Moir Pm.

Sunday 24 October 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 39 species recorded including - Water Rail showing well, Kingfisher, Chiff-Chaff catching flies, Bullfinches, Siskin, GSW, plus 350 Fieldfare in small flocks flying west. Also BHG picking insects from the top of willo trees on the banks of the river. This strange feeding method was also noted on Halifax Birders site on Friday 22nd Oct.

Eldwick Reservoir - amongst the Mallards, a male Pintail.
Shaun R

Wharfe Valley
3 Greylag Geese, 4 Cormorants, 5 Red Kites, 7+ Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrels, 1 Peregrine, 50+ Waxwings (1 flock of 9 birds at 10.20am, 2nd flock of 40+ birds at 11.15am flying through and calling, quite good views but unfortunately they didn't stop!), 180+ Fieldfares (flocks flying through all morning), Goldcrest, 2 Ravens, 9 Siskins.

M Fanshawe

2 peregrines, 4 red kites, 10 xbill - timble/denton moor

A Jowett

Thursday 21 October 2010

Lower Laithe Res. -3 Whooper Swans on the reservoir, pm,
Brian V

Visible Migration Report... 21-10-2010


Visible Migration Report... 20-10-2010


Wednesday 20 October 2010

Fewston Res. - single Whooper Swan plus 24 Teal
Timble Ings - 8 Crossbill plus 300 Fieldfare flying west in flocks of about 50 each. Also a few Siskin, Redpoll & Bullfinch.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Report.... 17-10-2010


Sunday continued

Redcar Tarn - reported 17.30 - White-fronted Goose, observer believes the bird to be the rarer, Lesser because of ring around eyes.
Fred D

Redcar Update
Unless video footage proves otherwise the "White-front" could well be a hybrid Canada showing 90% parentage of a Canada as there wasn't a "White-front present at 18.30. The hybrid has a thin white line at base of bill and is basically a "small grey" Canada.

M Doveston

Sunday 17 October 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Water Rail, Green Woodpecker, Swallow, Chiff-Chaff, Bullfinches, Reed Buntings, GSW & Cormorant with small flocks of Redwings passing along the valley & a few on the reserve.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Report... 15-10-2010


Friday 15 October 2010

Heaton - Common Buzzard circling over the fields between Northcliffe and Heaton Woods, also several small flocks of Redwings.
Casper P


Reported to me tonight by a visitor to the region, a Waxwing was seen at Hebden near Grassington, so time to check those berries! Diverted the phone call to Craven RSPB Group.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Report... 14-10-2010


Thursday 14 October 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 33 species recorded including Water Rail, Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, GSW, Bullfinch & 3 Swallows taking flies off the water.

Freddy D.

Visible Migration Report.... 12-10-2010


Sunday 10 October 2010

Sconce Lane - 3 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Kestrel, 2 Cormorant, Grey Partridge, Reed Buntings and Meadow Pipits.
Casper P

Visible Migration Report... 09-10-2010


9th October 2010

East Riddlesden Hall 14.40 -
150+ Pink-feet heading up the Aire Valley

M&H Doveston

5th October 2010


Caldene Fields - 4 Twite over


Visible Migration Report... 04-10-2010


4th October 2010

Glovershaw and Baildon Moor
During a warm, sunny afternoon a late Wheatear was seen, 14 Grey Partridge flushed near Golcar Farm, two Skylarks, about 25 Meadow Pipits, three Reed Buntings and a hunting Kestrel were around the moorland fringes.

Monday 4 October 2010

Glovershaw - 6 Grey Partridge, male Stonechat

Sconce Lane - 14 Grey Partridge, distant Buzzard, Chiff-Chaff
Shaun R

Timble south side, 1 female Crossbill, 2 Bullfinch, Buzzard, 2+2 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 10 Goldfinch.

Fewston Res Timble car park, 4 Crossbill in flight, flock of Goldfinch, Red Kite
Alan T
calling Snow Bunting flew S/E over Caldene Fields


Visible Migration Report... 03-10-2010


Sunday 3 October 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - late sighting of Reed Warbler, Kingfisher, Chiff-Chaff in LTT flock.
Shaun R

East Riddlesden Hall
20+Goldfinch, 3+Greenfinch, 6+Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, House Martins,
Bullfinch, 2 Great Spotted Wdpkrs, BHGull, 2 Goldcrests

M Doveston

Visible Migration Report.... 02-10-2010


Saturday 2 October 2010

Sconce Lane area - Buzzard, 22 Siskin plus a few House Martin & Swallows. A Redwing near Reva.
Shaun R
Flyover a Silsden garden at 15.50, calling steadily - Common Crane
John T
Redcar Tarn 0720-0820
Dunlin, 1 pair Teal, 200+Lapwing, 6 Common Gull, 14 Goosander,
3 Swallows, Meadow Pipits
M Doveston

Friday 1 October 2010
Ben Rhydding pm - River Wharfe, family group 6 Little Grebe, fields beside river c480 Curlew, 6 Lapwing
Stephen P