Monday continued

Riddlesden Garden - 8 Siskin, 6 Redpoll, 3 Brambling (all males).
Stephen Lilley
Baildon Moor:- 2 Snow Bunting and 2 Skylark still near the car park on Glovershaw Lane 3.45 pm --Ernie Scarfe
Leeshaw Reservoir -42 Curlew, 2 Oystercatchers.
Brian Vickers

28th February 2011

East Riddlesden Garden - male Brambling

No sign of Waxwing flock

East Riddlesden Hall - Adult Herring Gull flew through

M Doveston

Sunday continued

Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - Little Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 4 G C G, 59 Wigeon,
male Pintail, 12 Pochard, 33 Tufted, 21 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 18 Oystercatchers,
10 Lapwing, Sparrowhawk, 3 Reed Bunting, G S W, 26 Common Gull, 8 Siskin
Knotford Nook - G C G, 5 Wigeon, 14 Tufted, 27 Goldeneye
John Flood & Ernie Scarfe.
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 33 species recorded including - Water Rail (carrying a stickleback), Buzzard, 11 Siskin on feeders, 5 Reed Bunting, 2 pairs of Goosander, a female has been flying into box.
Shaun Radcliffe
Leeshaw Reservoir - Greylag Geese 46, Canada Geese 35, Oystercatcher 5,
Lower Laithe Reservoir - pair of Goldeneye.
Brian Vickers
Lindley Wood Reservoir - flock of 41 Oystercatchers in a field by the reservoir.
John O'Gaunts Reservoir - flock of 18 Chaffinches (part of a flock of 67 in the Haverah Park area) also included 4 Brambling. Also, 34 Siskin in trees by the reservoir. Apx. 250 Curlew on the surrounding fields.
John Poland.

27th February 2011

St.Ives - Hawfinch very briefly

G Robin

(about 8.40) Hawfinch in Baildon.The track leading from Ladderbanks Lane to Tong Park lake, it was in a tree close to the steel gate leading into the "lake field".

T Halliday

East Riddlesden Gardens/Main Road
27 Waxwings were is a poplar at the Granby Lane junction before flying to trees behind Westlea Avenue to inspect shrubs which still have berries.

M Doveston

pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers in Garden  near Chellow Dean
I Watson

Saturday continued

Riddlesden Garden - Common Redpoll. Bird seen today & yesterday visiting feeders.
Stephen Lilley

26th February 2011

13 Waxwings feeding on Cotoneaster berries in garden on Shann Lane Keighley

Flooded fields - Aire Valley near Silsden - 50+Curlew

I Hargreaves

Crosshills - Peregrine flying up the valley

M Doveston

St.Ives - Hawfinch present again near play area car park

G Forsyth, B Nield

Glovershaw area - 2 Snow Buntings

B Nield

Friday 25 February 2011

Bingley, St Ives -
Hawfinch showed this afternoon at about 15:15 hrs left of mansion entrance and then in tree tops above children's playground.

Alan Tremethick, Adrian Barber , Graham Forsyth, John Varley.

Bingley, near Ferncliffe Road -
single Waxwing this afternoon.

Shaun Radcliffe

Bingley, Villa Road Garden
still 4-6 reed buntings

A Josephs

East Riddlesden Garden
Brambling, 16+Siskin, Greenfinch, Goldfinch,
Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Long-tailed Tit,

M Doveston

Thursday 24th February 2011

Baildon Moor
Three Snow Buntings still present by the main car park on Glovershaw Lane, Baildon.

Thursday 24 February 2011

St Ives, Bingley - The Hawfinch showed well at 10:00hrs and again 15:45 trees left of nursing home entrance. A Buzzard passed over head and was a different bird to last week's as it had no moult.
Alan Tremethick, Fred Drake et al
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Sparrowhawk, Brambling, Peregrine. On the feeders - pair of Bullfinch, 5 Siskin, 4 Reed Bunting. Total of 31 species recorded.
Shaun Radcliffe
Fewston Res this morniing -2 juv Cormorant (1 dead in water), Goldeneye. 4 Teal (3m+1fem),2 Buzzard, 18 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew,40 Lapwing.
Stephen Lilley

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Reva Hill area - 6 Snipe, Raven, 8 Skylark (one singing), pair of Curlew plus a Goldie flew over, 9 Lapwings on site, 9 Stock Dove, Hare.
Dick Hudson area - flock of 30 Lapwing.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 22 February 2011

St Ives, Bingley -at 12.30 male Hawfinch at top of tall trees in kids play area it moved around for about 20mins before flying east toward the lodge. also several Nuthatch, Mistle Thrush and a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Freddie Drake, Ken Limb & Ernie Scarfe
Lumbfoot, near Stanbury - one Woodcock. First live one I've seen around here. I knew they must be about as about 4 weeks ago one of our cats brought us a very dead one !!
Rob Grillo

Sunday continued

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Brambling, 4 Siskin, 4 Common Gull, GSW.
Graham Forsyth

20th February 2011

St.Ives 0900-1045
Hawfinch present near Mansion House from 0930 until 1030. It was seen in the usual trees left of the entrance. After disappearing for a few minutes it was relocated in the tall tree in the field at the front of the house before it flew to the trees at the rear of the STRi Offices. After another minute or so it then flew heading away from the immediate area heading down to Cuckoo Nest Wood.
Also in the estate grounds; female Goosander, plenty of Nuthatches, GSWdpkrs, up to 8 Robins at one time at the feeding station, Redwing.

M Doveston, I Hargreaves et al

Glovershaw - 3 Snow Buntings still present

B Nield

East Riddlesden Hall - Oystercatcher over head at 22:30hrs

M Doveston

19th February 2011

1 single brambling in garden in cottingley at 1413

J Middleton
Riddlesden garden
c30 Siskin, c20 Brambling & c15 Redpoll.
P Taylor
East Riddlesden Hall
16 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Pheasant, Coal Tit,
2 Greylag Geese, 2 Canada Geese, Common Gull,
Redcar Tarn
50+Common Gull, 150+BHGull, 4 Mute Swan,
10 Tufted Duck, 10 Rook,
M Doveston

Friday 18 February 2011

St Ives, Bingley -Hawfinch showed well 9:15 to 9:50 usual area.
3 Snow bunting and 3 Skylark still at Glovershaw car park Baildon Moor.
see previous for directions to both sites.
Alan Tremethic and Malc Leeming

Thursday 17 February 2011

20 Waxwings in trees side of Crossflatts Railway Station car park.
Stephen Lilley
Denton Hall - At least 118 curlew in fields in front of Hall – the first time this year I have seen a largish gathering on my irregular trips on the back road – and only the second time I have seen Curlew.
John Flood
Hawfinch, St Ives, Bingley showed in usual trees at15:45hrs for 15mins. (see earlier entries)
Alan Tremethick and Adrian Barber

Wednesday 16 February 2011

St Ives, Bingley - Hawfinch showed briefly around usual area in front of nursing home/mansion at 10:10hrs and later a Common Buzzard flew over heading north.
Alan Tremethick
Lower Barden Res. :- Lapwing 7, Oystercatcher 6.
Barden Moortop :- pair of Greylag, Golden Plover & Red Admiral butterfly at the Shooting Lodge.
Ernie Scarfe

Tuesday 15 February 2011

Alder Carr Wood - 2 GSW (one drumming), 26 Lesser Redpoll, Tawny Owl hooted, 11 Curlew flew east. Heard 2 Green Woodpeckers.
Canal near Riddlesden - Brambling, 2 Bullfinch, flock of 30 Goldfinch, 2 flocks of 20 Siskin,
6 Mute Swan & male Goosander.
Shaun Radcliffe
St Ives, Bingley -Hawfinch showed at 11.05am today in usual spot (see earlier reports) but another bird watcher just before it showed, drove into car park to state that he had seen it twice on the feeders by Coppice Pond
Malc and Fran Stones

Monday continued

St Ives, Bingley -Hawfinch showed at 11:10hrs, top of tree to left of nursing home entrance, then flew to far right trees then to trees behind main building.
Alan Tremethick

Monday 14th February 2011

Baildon Moor
The three Snow Buntings are still feeding below the car park at noon on Glovershaw Lane, Baildon.


Riddlesden Garden
6+ Lesser Redpoll and 1x Common "Mealy" Redpoll

P Taylor

Sunday 13 February 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -
6 Siskin, 4 Reed Bunting, pair of Bullfinch, female Brambling.
Shaun Radcliffe

Stockbridge Area - Oystercatchers heard over head

M Doveston

Glovershaw Lane - Car-park opposite Caravan park bridle path
3 Snow Buntings within 10 metres of wooden bench. Skylark

Mr Thomson, M Doveston

Eldwick - main road through village
5 Waxwings on lamp post over main road

M Doveston

Hawfinch showed well before 09.30 in trees near play area.
Plenty of Green,Gold & Chaffinch in the same trees.
Little Grebe, Goosander on Coppice Pond

D&H Kidman, M Doveston, Mr Thomson

Redcar Tarn
2 Mute Swan, Adult LBBGull, 30+Common Gull,
20 Tufted Duck, 60+BHGulls, 2 Canada Geese

East Riddlesden Garden
Pair of Brambling, 16+Siskin, Long-tailed Tits, Coal Tit,
Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Hedge Accentor, Woodpigeon,
Collared Dove

M Doveston

Riddlesden Garden - 24x Siskin

P Taylor

Saturday 12 February 2011

St Ives, Bingley -Hawfinch showed well 10.30 to 11.00hrs mainly in tree left of Mansion entrance,
Alan Tremethick, Frank Roberts, Chris King.
3 Snow Bunting feeding by far seat main Baildon Moor car park Glovershaw Lane.
AlanTremethick, Frank Roberts.
Silsden Floods -2 Oystercatcher, 93 Lapwing
Silsden Res -Male Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck.
Wharfedale -Raven, Red Kite 3, Buzzard 6, Sparrowhawk 2
Brian Vickers
St.Ives - Hawfinch seen at 3pm in play area car park trees
K Moir

Friday 11 February 2011

Baildon Moor - this afternoon 3pm the 3 Snow Buntings there again feeding next to the car park. For site details, see earlier posting.
Fred Drake et al
Sconce Lane area - Little Owl, Skylark, single Golden Plover, Stock Dove, 90 Fieldfare.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday 10th February 2011

Baildon Moor
Three Snow Buntings were feeding in the grass alongside the car park on the highest point of Glovershaw Lane. They were seen at 3.15pm.

Thursday 10 February 2011

St Ives -
Hawfinch flew in from right of mansion grounds, showed for 5mins
at 10.15hrs tree tops left side of mansion entrance.
Alan Tremethick & John Varley
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -
Water Rail, Oystercatcher, pair of Bullfinch at feeders,
3 Siskin, 4 Reed Bunting.
Shaun Radcliffe
Silsden Ings (pm) -
Shelduck , Pintail ( Male ), Lapwing 60.
Cononley Ings, (pm )
Lapwing 1,000 +, Teal 150+, Wigeon 40,
Mallard 20, Oystercatcher .
Brian Vickers
Barden Bridge-Strid Woods
Treecreeper 4, Nuthatch 6, Dipper 5, Grey Heron 7, Buzzard 4,
Red Kite 1, Kingfisher 1 plus Blue and Great Tit, Blackbird,
Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush and Goosander.
Pete Seaman.
7 Waxwings yesterday at Crossflatts station 0740.
P Taylor

Tuesday 8th February 2011

Baildon Moor
Three female Snow Buntings by the car park on the north side of the moor. A flock of about 45 Pink-footed Geese passed over and 18 Red Grouse were disturbed on the Sconce side of the moor. As reported by Mark Whittaker

Wednesday 9 February 2011

Cononley Ings - Pintail 2 (Females ), Oystercatcher, Curlew, Wigeon 130+, Teal 90+,
Mallard 60, Goosander 2, Lapwing 800+
Redcar Tarn -Pochard (Adult Female )
Brian Vickers
Bingley by-pass - 35 Waxwings this morning.
Graham Forsyth
Bingley, St Ives - Hawfinch appeared again at about 11.00 (see earlier postings for site)
Fred Drake
Timble Ings - single Crossbill, Bullfinch, 30 Fieldfare with a few Redwing
Swinsty Res. - Oystercatcher, Tufted Duck
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 8 February 2011

Nab End, Rombalds Moor - Raven, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker.
High Moor Plantation - Skylark, Goldcrest & Bullfinch.
Shaun Radcliffe
Stainburn Plantation to Beaverdyke. 3 Buzzard at Stainburn , Skylark on the moor above Scargill Res, Male Goldeneye on Scargill Res GSW Low Scargill Plantation.
Green W. top of Banks Lane Riddlesden about 11am. On my feeders this morning 5 Brambling, 4 L. Redpoll, 3 Siskin, 1 F. Bullfinch
Stephen Lilley

Sunday continued

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - female Brambling, 8 Teal flew through, 30 Siskin, 4 Reed Bunting, pair of Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk.
Shaun Radcliffe

6th February 2011

East Riddlesden Garden
Male Brambling, 16 Siskin, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch,
male Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch, Coal Tit, 2 Collared Dove,

Silsden - Keighley Flooded fields
Lapwing, G Heron, 3 Goosander, 500 BHGulls, Common Gulls,
Mallards, Corvids, 200+Starling, Greylag Geese

Redcar Tarn
2 Mute Swan, 18+Tufted Duck, Lapwings, BHGulls, Common Gulls,
Canada Geese,

M Doveston

Saturday 5 February 2011

Lumbfoot, near Stanbury - Buzzard
Rob Grillo
East Riddlesden Hall
Male Brambling, 15+Siskin, 2 Bullfinch
M Doveston
Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits - Oystercatcher - on bank of the Wharfe where a pair resided last year. Silsden - Aire Valley 20 Lapwing
Bingley St Ives Hawfinch c9.45 seen briefly same location (not by me - I just missed it!)
Steve Parkes
Stockbridge Reserve (Members only) - Siskin (4), Bullfinch (3), Reed Bunting (4), Brambling (2)

Friday 4 February 2011

Barden area - Glaucous Gull (been seen over the last few days, see below)
This entry now amended to - bird was a fly through on Thursday only.
per Roy Clark & Gordon Holmes.

Thursday 3 February 2011

Hawfinch at St Ives, Bingley again (see earlier dates) - bird appeared about 09.30 and seen briefly.
Cameron Wilson, Fred Drake & Stephen Lilley.

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Brambling, 4 Reed Bunting, 8 LTT
Shaun Radcliffe

A roving flock of 75+ Waxwings at Canterbury estate(by Netto) Bradford


Wharfe Valley - Glaucous Gull (fly through only)

G Holmes

Wednesday 2 February 2011

St Ives, Bingley -Hawfinch showed well in bare tree to left of mansion entrance, 10.30am, for 10/15mins before dropping back into woods.
Alan Tremethick

Tuesday 1 February 2011

After countless reports in recent weeks of trees in Airedale dripping with Waxwings I am glad to report a flock of 29 at the bottom of Nelson Road, Ilkley in the CP opposite Hartleys Auction House at 1000 this morning.
John Flood
Myrtle Park, Bingley - 2 Little Grebe on river.
Druids Altar Lane - 70 Redwing & 30 Fieldfare ground feeding.
Could not locate Hawfinch in St Ives.
Shaun Radcliffe

A flock of 36 Waxwings at Scholemoor