Tuesday 30 November 2010

Knotford Nook - Pintail
Ernie S
River Aire, Dowley Gap - Kingfisher
Hirst Wood - 20 Siskin plus Little Grebe on river. Singing Mistle Thrush!
Shaun R

Monday continued

Private Wetlands :- Water Rail, 1 seen and heard, Barnacle Goose , Redpoll 4,& Red Kite .
Ernie Scarfe
River Aire, 12 Goosander between Ireland Bridge and Myrtle Park including 4 drakes.
Feeder St Ives,up to10 Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 8 Robin, 2 Collard Dove, several Jay on walk up there.
Alan T

29th November 2010

Private Wetlands
Red-head Smew

E Scarfe

two reed buntings on seed feeder Villa Road garden Bingley.

A Josephs

77 Waxwings at Caldene Fields today  + 7 feeding C Snipe.

Toad Holes Beck 36 feeding Siskin & a flock of 40+ Redpoll


Sunday 28 November 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Water Rail, Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting. Nearby at B & Q's, 4 Waxwings.
Shaun R
Private Wetlands - 45 Wigeon, 44 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 12 Goldeneye, Water Rail, 300 Lapwing, 6 Reed Bunting.
Knotford Nook - 10 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 28 Tufted Duck, 9 Goldeneye.
John F

Saturday 27 November 2010

Ilkley suspension bridge
11 Goosanders: 3 males and 1 female above suspension bridge; 3 pairs and female below bridge
Perched male Kingfisher
Little Grebe
John Flood

Thursday 25 November 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, a few Siskin.
Shaun R

Wednesday continued

22 Waxwings at lunchtime today in Silsden - Ings Way.
Found by Gary Leeming
per John Topham
Swinsty Res. :- 50+ Brambling, Redwing & Fieldfare.
Ernie Scarfe
Private Wetlands, 12 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, 22 Cormorants, 1 Pochard, c20 Tufted Duck, 3 Red Kite, 2 Water Rail heard.
Knotford Nook 24 Wigeon, 4 Great Crested Grebe.
Dowley Gap, 30 Pied Wagtail 5, Grey Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 30 Redwing, Goosander.
Alan T

24th November 2010

Shipley Glen,
A Red Kite was reported over Brackenhall and the Glen this morning.
John Dallas

36 Waxwings in my garden at Low Moor

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Crossflatts Station - At 8.00 there were 25 Waxwings feeding on berries. This afternoon, no birds seen but still some berries remaining. Flock probably disturbed by commuters.
Above Sunnydale Reservoir - Common Buzzard, Peregrine
Whetstone - Kestrel, Little Owl
Shaun R

Monday 22 November 2010

Thackley/Idle - A small flock of about 10 Waxwings flew over Thackley this morning and was seen again a little later over Idle.
Casper P

Sunday 21 November 2010

The first-winter Grey Phalarope was still at Bradley Ings this morning at 11.45am giving perfect views.
Paul K
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - single Pinkfoot flew east, Water Rail, Kingfisher, a few Siskin, Bullfinch.
Shaun R

East Riddlesden Hall - Brambling at feeders

M Doveston

Riddlesden Garden - Brambling

S Lilley

5 waxwings on berry trees in front of Keighley Health Centre in Oakworth Rd

30 fieldfare feeding on  hawthorn berries, last Sunday and again today at 12MD. Sighting was down Whalley Lane in the dip between Denholme and Moscow(Half Acre Rd/ Back Heights Rd junction)

P Berriman

Saturday 20 November 2010

Bradley Ings - Grey Phalarope located on river between Cononley Station & Bradley Ings this morning.
Nick T
Grey Phalarope still showing well Cononley, 15.00hrs. For those who don't know, heading down Cononley lane from main Keighley/Skipton road, foot path right side of Cononley lane, just before new houses, on pool 100mtrs from road, near to river. Also a different Whooper swan to the one yesterday dropped in for 10mins.
Alan T
Ben Rhydding Garden - Brambling
D&H Kidman

19th November 2010

Bradley Ings
No sign of Phalarope at 13.45 to 14.45, just a few common Snipe flushed, 300 Lapwing in flight, 1 Whooper swan for last 10mins. Lots of Fieldfare up by canal and at least 20 Blackbirds near to swing bridge. 

A Tremethick

Thursday 18 November 2010

Bradley Ings - Grey Phalarope plus 2 Dunlin
Site - only flooded field on left of main Skipton Road heading west, directly opposite where a large house is situated before the turn off to Bradley. Warning -suggest that no parking should be made on the busy main road. Phalarope seen at 10.00 but has kept flying off, then returning. Last seen at 11.20.
Keith M
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 34 Waxwing, Water Rail, GSW, 10 Siskin.
Waxwings are not feeding on the Reserve but come across the river to roost on the riverside. Berries are situated behind B & Q on two trees.
Shaun R

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Baildon -a flock of at least 25 Waxwings, in mature decidous trees in the gardens of homes at Bilsdale Way (West Lane) Baildon around lunch time, they gradually split up and some flew north toward Baildon Moor and some into the wood to the south, Midgeley Wood, and Baildon Bank.
M & G Shaw.

Monday 15 November 2010

Glovershaw - 35 Golden Plover, 40 Lapwing, 3 Reed Bunting, 14 Grey Partridge
Sconce Lane - 4 Reed Bunting, Little Owl
Shaun R
26 waxwings on Oakworth road Keighley roosting in sycamore tree outside farm suppliers (whitakers) also feeding on berries in tree line outside health center.
M Dawson
Last night at Timble 10 Waxwings came into roost.
Tonight - 2 parties of Waxwing - 12 + 6 came into roost. also 400 Fieldfare to roost as well as Mealy Redpoll caught and ringed. Both nights a few Brambling about as well as good flocks of Goldcrests and Coal Tits.
Andy J

Sunday continued

Whetstone Gate - pair of Stonechat
Crossflatts Station - 3 Waxwing
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - single Waxwing, Kingfisher, Water Rail, 3 Reed Bunting, GSW, 3 Bullfinch & 12 Siskin.
Shaun R
Shipley, Asda top car park - 12 Waxwing.
Cameron W
Brambling, Redpoll
M Doveston

Sunday 14th November 2010

Shipley Glen
Whilst walking round the Glen there were four very noisy Nuthatch and at least eight Jays feeding on acorns. But the surprise was a male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker high in the trees alongside the park homes on the Eldwick side of the Glen and five Grey Herons were dotted at various spots in the meadows.

Saturday 13 November 2010

Kings Road Ilkley - 70-80 Waxwings
John F
Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits - 6 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Cormorant, flock of 8 Long-tail Tits, 850 Lapwing fields over river.
Stephen P

Thursday 11 November 2010

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - good views of Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Reports.. up to10-11-2010

Data now entered for the last few days see the link below for full details.

Wednesday 10 November 2010

22 Reed Buntings at Ellarcarr Pike today plus Red Kite at Lippersley Pike. a few Fieldfare and Starlings over. 5 Waxwings over the airport this evening
Andy J
Whetstone Gate - 3 hunting Kestrel plus 60 Fieldfare this afternoon.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Reports..... update

A bit behind due to pressure of birds over the weekend but keep visiting:
For latest updates....

Monday 8 November 2010

Crossflatts Station - 6 Waxwings this morning. No berries so they flew off.
Shaun R

Sunday continued

Silsden area - Rough-Legged Buzzard soaring above the valley.
John T

7th November 2010

Keighley - Oakworth Road 10.30-11.30
Waxwings x 73 opposite medical centre/ social services buildings.
Flycatching from a tall tree and visiting the berry trees at roadside.

Stockbridge - Members Only Reserve - 16.45-17.30
Curlew overhead, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail heard, Siskin,
Redwing, BHGulls, Pheasant,

M Doveston

Visible Migration Report... 05-11-2010


Friday 5 November 2010

100c Waxwings in trees outside Taylor's brewery, Queens Road, Keighley.
Alan T

Waxwings still on Oakworth Road, Keighley this morning 5th Nov at 10-15 am. About 20 birds in trees at roadside just below old Bronte Middle School site but flock mobile.

I Skayman

Visible Migration Report... 03-11-2010


Wednesday 3 November 2010

Bolton Abbey - 5 Brambling near the fountain. There may be more because the birds are feeding close to the side of a steep hill overhanging the river on the beech mast, and are difficult to see.
Shaun R

Visible Migration Report... 02-11-2010


Tuesday 2 November 2010

Cow and Calf Hotel - 45 Waxwings in trees nearby.
Stephen L

Visible Migration Report... 01-11-2010


1st November 2010

2 Waxwings feeding at Northside Terrace Lidget Green


the Ilkley waxwings appeared at Backstone Way again this morning, they were preening and feeding between 0735 and 0800, mostly perched in ash trees by Sacred Heart School (Valley Drive), occasionally flying off to similar trees at the back of Spooners nearby. Flock comprised approx 40-45 birds in total.

D&H Kidman

Members Only Res
Great Egret - 07.55 flying through north.

Great Grey Shrike - 14.45 flying through east.
Yellow Wagtail

H Creber

Wharfe Valley - Rough-legged Buzzard

G Holmes

Sunday continued

Timble Ings - 200+ Pink Footed Geese yesterday plus c1000 Fieldfare coming to roost.
Similar numbers of Fieldfare tonight. small parties of Crossbills both days plus various Redpoll and Siskin.
Andy J