Saturday 30 April 2011

Lesser Whitethroat in full song at Caldene Fields (a new bird ).
Martyn Priestley

Lindley Wood Res to Norwood - Willow Warbler - 6 calling males, (with the female seen begging for food), Chiffchaff 7,Blackcap - 2 males, Garden Warbler calling, Redstart - 2 pairs, including one female taking food into a nest cavity in a wall, Pied Flycatcher pair - with the female taking food into nestbox.
Nick Tonge

Silsden Moor - Little Owl, 2 pair of Linnet, Green Woodpecker.

Beck Road Keighley - Dipper, Blackcaps & Bullfinches.
Mark Dawson

St.Ives - Pied Flycatcher still at Monk's Pond in Cuckoo Nest
J Varley

Friday 29 April 2011

Strid Woods -Seems quite probable there were 3 singing Wood Warblers along eastern footpath: 1 seen and heard 50 to 100 yds north of Strid, ditto for bird which has been seen before around seat 100 yds south of Strid and another heard 100 yds south of stone shelter.
Also 4 male Pied Flycatchers and 3 Blackcaps along eastern path.
On back road, 4 Redstarts near Laund House and 11 Willow Warblers in woods including one carrying food.
John Flood

Barden Scale - 2 Swift
Brian Vickers

Leeming Reservoir - Rock Pipit
Keith Moir

Thursday 28 April 2011

Silsden Reservoir -Spotted Redshank in summer plumage (near the water tower, saw it with a Common Redshank.) Also Common Swift there.
Martin Taunton

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits - 2 Garden Warblers (singing above traffic noise) – one of them showing well.
John Flood

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Rombalds Moor - male Wheatear at Ashlar Chair, two females close to twelve apostles.
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday 25 April 2011

Glorious male Whinchat near bridge, Bradup.
Simon Goodwin
Barden Bridge to Howgill
Group of 5 Mandarin – 1 pair, 3 males
Pair of Kingfishers (I suspect they may be nesting in bank near one of sand martin colonies?)
Very noisy conflict between 3 Common Sandpipers (with 6 over stretch)
Two very large and active Sand Martin colonies
John Flood

Sunday continued

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - included in the 37 species recorded - Sedge Warbler,
Garden Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, pair of Bullfinch at feeder.
Bradup - 4 pair of Linnet, Snipe with 2 chicks, Redshank plus distant call of Cuckoo over on Bingley Moor somewhere.
Shaun Radcliffe
Caldene Fields next to Toads Hole Beck Nature Reserve - this morning, singing Lesser Whitethroat.
Martyn Priestley

24th April 2011

St.Ives 0700-1000
Cuckoo, Pied Flycatcher (Monk Pond),
Wood Warbler x2 males singing in Racecourse Plantation
Garden Warbler (dis-used kennels), Fieldfare x1
Lots of Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers,
Green Woodpecker

M Doveston

Saturday continued

House Martins above Bingley Garden.Also visiting M & F Bullfinch,Mistle & Song Thrush Blackcap & Nuthatch.
Jay, Wren & Blackbird nesting.
Paul Croft.
House Martins also at Toads Hole Beck Reserve along with Blackcap, Little Grebe, Whitethroat, Bullfinch, Willow Warbler & Chiff-Chaff. Thanks to Martyn Priestley for showing us around.
Shaun Radcliffe

23rd April 2011

St.Ives 08.30-10.45
Wood Warbler singing at Racecourse Plantation,
Several Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap

M Doveston, S Crabtree

Friday 22 April 2011

Private Wetland (permit holders only) - 3 Whimbrel. The birds flew in and settled for some time. They then flew off when disturbed by another activity on site.
Keith Moir
Strid Woods am, Redstart, Wood Warbler, Garden Warbler, Pied Flycatchers, Blackcap,
Willow Warbler, Green & Gt Spotted Woodpeckers, Dipper.
Brian Vickers
Coldstone Beck - Cuckoo
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Garden Warbler, Kingfisher.
Oldfield - 2 Little Owl
Fred Drake

Thursday continued

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Bullfinch amongst 24 species recorded.
On a walk to the reserve, at Sandbeds, a flock of at least 20 Waxwing flew over, low, going north. This evening at Glovershaw - 4 drumming Snipe, 2 Grey Partridge plus a hovering Little Owl.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday continued

Sconce Lane - Marsh Harrier passing through.
Ruth Porter
Lower Laithe Reservoir - Cuckoo
Ian Hargreaves

Thursday 21 April 2011

Bradup - Redshank & at nearby Rough Holden, Linnet.
Nick Tonge.

Wednesday continued

Over Silsden in the afternoon - Common Crane, also Cuckoo at nearby Nab End.
Garry Leeming
Leeshaw Reservoir - Yellow Wagtail.
Ian Hargreaves

Wednesday continued

Strid Wood :- male Mandarin Duck, 8 Pied Flycatcher including 2 females, Common Sandpiper, Wood Warbler, 4 Dipper & a Grey Wagtail.
Ernie Scarfe

Wednesday continued

Lindley Wood area -At least 12 Redstarts, male/female Pied Flycatcher another male in Folly Hall Wood, Garden Warbler singing and very active, Green Woodpecker at top of tree yaffling plenty of Willow Warblers, Chiff-Chaffs, Blackcaps and 2 Female Goosanders
Malc & Fran Stones

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Whitethroat, female Redpoll.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday continued

Rawdon, Woodlands Drive - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming.
Gus Robin

Tuesday continued

Reva Hill area - 3 Snipe, 8 Golden Plover, Wheatear, Redshank, 12 Skylark, 35 Lapwing. Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday continued

Coldstone Beck, Burley Woodhead - Ring Ouzel, 3 Wheatear, Willow Warblers. - Margaret & Peter Riley, Julia & Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 19 April 2011

Kex Gill - 2 Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 pair of Teal, pair of Tufted Duck
2 pairs Greylag with 5 and 7 goslings plus Cuckoo heard from direction of Low Dam (below Thruscross. John Flood

Monday continued

Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - Whimbrel, Common Tern and Reed Warbler. Only the tern was seen unfortunately, others heard. Probably just singles of each. Other migrants incl Sand Martin, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. Also good numbers of Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, Sparrowhawk and Jay. Butterflies: lots of Peacock and Orange Tip, the odd Comma John Armstrong

Monday 18 April 2011

Cuckoo at Coldstone Beck, Burley Woodhead - Simon Goodwin

Sunday 17 April 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - no new migrants today but 35 species recorded including - Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff, Bullfinch, pair of Siskin plus female Goosander still entering nest box. Moorhen with 4 chicks. Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 16th April

Fly Flatts - Twite at usual place (3M+2F, non were colour ringed)

Friday continued

Wilsden, Birchlands Avenue this morning -
2 House Martin.
 Malc & Fran Stones

Friday 15 April 2011

Bingley, main car park behind Co-op - 12 Waxwings this morning. Julia Radcliffe

Thursday continued

Ilkley Moor - Marsh Harrier on passage plus Raven John Topham

Thursday continued

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -Water Rail still here. On canal nearby at Low Wood, Chiff-Chaff nest building. Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday 14 April 2011

Farnley Wood :- 12 Brambling, the males in very smart breeding plumage, high in canopy feeding on Larch cones, male Mandarin, 2 Little Grebe singing, Swan on nest, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap. Ernie Scarfe

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Glovershaw - 6 Wheatears, pair of Stonechat off Hawksworth Road area. Nick Tonge

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Bradup - Redshank, 3 Wheatears. Shaun Radcliffe

Monday 11 April 2011

Shipley - 7 Waxwings in the park behind Asda. Casper Pottle

Sunday continued

Trough Lane Oxenhope - 4 Wheatear Steve Parkes

Sunday continued

Strid – from Barden Bridge through to woods and return. 3 Common Sandpiper, Dipper by nest, Goosander (3 males, 1 female) plus many other species. David & Helen Kidman

10th April 2011

St.Ives 0700-0900
Cream-crown Marsh Harrier 0715 heading ENE.
7+Blackcap, 6+Willow Warbler, 5+Chiffchaff
plenty of Jays, Nuthatches, 3 Treecreepers in one tree
18+Redpoll, 10+GSWdpkr

Marley - R.Aire - 20-30 Sand Martins

East Riddlesden Hall
2+Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Sand Martins
Jays, Bullfinches

M Doveston

Saturday continued

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - this morning: 30 species including: Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Brambling (female), Goosander, Oystercatcher, 2 Mute Swan, Teal (2 flypast), Bullfinch (pr), Reed Bunting (pr), Blackcap (heard). David & Helen Kidman

Saturday 9th April, 2011

Glovershaw, Baildon
A male Yellowhammer was singing from the bracken, close to the point where the Glen Road meets the track from Crook Farm caravan park.

9th April 2011

East Riddlesden Hall
Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, GSWdpkr drumming

M Doveston

Redstart male, Blackcap, numerous Willow Warbler,

I Hargreaves

Friday 8th April 2011

There were 11 Wheatears feeding at the bottom of Birch Close Lane and 20 Golden Plovers in the field by the side of Glovershaw Lane.

Thursday continued

Fly flatts Reservoir - 5 Twite, White Wagtail Malcolm & Fran Stones

Thursday (continued)

Thruscross Res - Ring Ouzel below the reservoir, Redstart in trees at the top end. Dave Parker

Thursday 7 April 2011

Northcliffe Park - single House Martin - Casper Pottle.

Wednesday 6th April 2011

Baildon Moor
A much pleasanter, warmer day had encouraged three Willow Warblers to sing from various locations and two Swallows raced by. A solitary male Wheatear was near Birch Close Lane and 31 Golden Plovers occupied their usual patch whilst Snipe displayed and called.

5th April 2011

male Brambling in Oxenhope garden

H Creber

Monday 4 April 2011

Strid Woods - Kingfisher, pair of Dippers, male & female Mandarin Duck, 10 Swallows, 7 Sand Martins, Pair of Nuthatch building a nest, female and 2 male Goosanders, 20 Fieldfare, 2 Oystercatchers. Malc & Fran Stones

Sunday continued

Trough Lane - 11 Wheatears, Nab Water Lane - 3 Wheaters, Leeshaw Res. - 2 Swallow. Brian Vickers

Sunday continued

Washburn Valley - Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 10 Chiff-Chaff, pair of Tawnys observed. Mike Bloomfield

Sunday 3 April 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -
Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Swallow, numerous Sand Martin, 3 Brambling.
Shaun Radcliffe

By River Wharfe, Ben Rhydding to Ilkley, north side from Denton Bridge:
Dipper at Denton Bridge, Grey Wagtail and Goldfinch on bank just east of bridge. Approx 15 Sand Martins flying above Denton Road just east of junction with Carter’s Lane 1015 – 1025 hrs. Oystercatcher and 4 curlews in field on north side of road, just west of Denton Bridge Female Lapwing in long grass in field just west of junction with Carter’s Lane. Kestrel above lower part of Middleton Woods. Chiffchaffs in abundance. 3 Grey Wagtails together on bank, north side of river, by south-side footpath 100 yds east of suspension bridge.
D&H Kidman

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, GSWdpkr drumming, Sparrowhawk
 M Doveston

Bingley, St Ives -
pair of Tufted on Coppice & GSW on feeder at entrance.
Peter Sutcliffe

Saturday continued

A singing Blackcap at Toad Holes Beck + 2 Chiffchaff. Martyn Priestley

Saturday, 2nd April 2011

Glovershaw, Baildon
8 Wheatear were feeding in the area, two in the 'horse-field' on the Glen Road and six more at the bottom of Birch Close Lane. Three pairs of Curlew, a pair of Grey Partridge, breeding Snipe and Lapwing, but only 11 Golden Plovers were also on show.


East Riddlesden Hall
Chiffchaff, Blackcap

M Doveston

Saturday 2 April 2011

Glovershaw at 11.30 this morning -
Golden Plovers disturbed when Osprey flew overhead.

Fred Drake

Friday 1 April 2011

River walk along the Aire from Bingley to Saltaire -
singing Blackcap near to new road bridge, at least 10 Chiffchaff on route plus small group of 6 Sand Martin. Shaun Radcliffe.

Lindley Wood -
2 Willow Warblers, 1 seen other heard singing, 8 Oystercatches, female Goosander, Green Woodpecker yaffling and a GSW about, plus14 Chiffchaffs
Malc & Fran Stones

Washburn Valley from Fewston top end to Thruscross Reservoir -
Willow Warbler, Marsh Tit & 5 Chiffchaffs.
John & Freda Topham