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