Tuesday 31 May 2011

Reva Hill area - 2 pair of Redshank plus 2 young, 36 Lapwing plus 7 chicks,8 Curlew, 9 Skylark, Kestrel, 2 Oyks, 4 Golden Plover, 4 Linnet, Grey Partridge plus 3 hares.
Whetstone Allotments - Whinchat sang briefly, could locate it.
Shaun Radcliffe

Friday 27 May 2011

Two Sandwich Terns flew up the Washburn Valley, calling loudly, over Thruscross dam wall and across the res. at about 11.45
I checked the res later, but couldn't relocate them.
John Topham

Thursday 26 May 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Whitethroat family are out, Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcaps.
Canal side near Low Wood, Riddlesden - adults entering nest sites - Chiff-Chaff, Garden Warbler.
Shaun Radcliffe
Norwood Bottom (LW Bridge to FH Wood)
Unusually for Washburn ~20 Sand Martins above bridge with several seen entering holes in bank of river exposed by low water level.
Families of Treecreepers and Siskin in trees near Dob Park Bridge.
10 adult Blackcap, mostly below Dob Park Bridge; there were 2 locations with adults feeding young.
Spotted Flycatcher near Dob Park Bridge (Ken Limb).
Male Bullfinch and young Robin near Dob Park Bridge
Still numbers of singing Chiff-Chaff and Willow Warblers.
John Flood

Saturday 21 May 2011

Ogden Reservoir - 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Cuckoo, Common Sandpiper, Tree Pipit were the highlights of BOG members walk, (not to mention foto shot of Orange-tip!)
Shaun Radcliffe
Visited Fly Flatts early to beat the dog walkers and wind surfers, the following waders present at the northern end of the reservoir - Ringed Plover 22, Dunlin 4, Sanderling 2, Redshank 3, Oystercatcher 2.
Brian Vickers

Friday 20 May 2011

On our way back from Whestone Gate we stopped at UPWOOD FARM wood and found two Spotted Flycatchers by the house down the lane, they were very active, no chats found at Whestone only Meadow Pipits and Red Grouse, time was 11.00 am
Malc & Fran Stones
Leeshaw Reservoir - 1 Sanderling
Brian Vickers

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Sconce Lane area - evening walk produced 2 Wheatear in Birch Close Lane, Redshank at Weecher Reservoir, Grey Partridge & Cuckoo seen and calling close to the scout camp.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Fly Flatts Reservoir - flock of 19 Dunlin, a Redshank plus passage influx of 6 Ringed Plover.
Rod Proctor
Timble Ings - 4 Crossbill. On path leading to Ellercarr Pike - Grasshopper Warbler.
John Armstrong

Sunday 15 May 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - despite cold, windy conditions, 33 species recorded including - Reed Bunting, Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Sparrowhawk, Whitethroat along with LTT & Greenfinch juvs.
Shaun Radcliffe

14th May 2011

St.Ives 0730-10.00
Pied Flycatcher male still singing near the Monk's Pond.
Wood Warblers singing in Racecourse Plantation.
Garden Warblers at the Pylon Fields and old kennels.

M Doveston, J Roberts


A male Rock Bunting was photographed near Bolton Abbey last Sunday.

I have no further details......

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Whetstone Gate - pair of Stonechat, Wheatear. No sign of Whinchat yet. Two pairs of Lapwings appear to have bred on the moor that was badly affected by fire a few years ago.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap.
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday 9 May 2011

Reva Hill area - 3 Redshank, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Snipe, 10 Skylark, 2 Grey Partridge both with a chick plus 48 adult Lapwing, some with chicks, Little Owl & distant Cuckoo heard.
Bingley - opposite grammar school - singing Sedge Warbler in bramble patch.
Bingley - Ireland Bridge - pair of Dipper nest building on weir area.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday 8 May 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -
Grasshopper Warbler briefly heard, Sedge & Reed Warbler,
Whitethroats, Bullfinch, Swifts.

Margaret & Peter Riley

East Riddlesden Hall
12+Swifts, several House Martins, Swallow, Sand Martin
2 Chiffchaff, 3+Blackcap, Jay, Bullfinch, BHGulls

M Doveston

7th May 2011

St.Ives 07.30-10.00
2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Wood Warbler, Chiffchaffs,
Willow Warblers, Blackcaps, Green Woodpecker, GSWdpkr,
Swallow, Nuthatches, Treecreeper, Jay, Bullfinch

M Doveston, J Roberts

Thursday 5 May 2011

Barden Bridge - Strid - Cavendish area - 2 male Mandarin, 4 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 14 Dipper seen, singing birds - 4 Redstart, 5 Wood Warbler, 15 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Garden Warbler. Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker heard.

Barden Moor & Reservoirs - access suspended due to high fire risk.
John Armstrong

Aire Valley - 4 Buzzards.
Mark Dawson

Wednesday 4th May 2011

Oxenhope Area - 2 Sanderling and White Wagtail

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Rombalds Moor - At 7.30 this morning 5 Dotterel. Take Dick Hudson path and 200 yards short of Twelve Apostles, birds were feeding on left side and very close to path.
Julia & Shaun Radcliffe
Further report at 11.30 by Simon Goodwin - says the birds have gone.

Rombalds Moor - Nab End Area - 2 Wheatear, 2 Stock Dove, Kestrel, Cuckoo.
Fields above Addingham Moorside - 2 Cuckoo, 2 Ring Ouzel
Fred Drake

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Scargill Pasture - 3 Wheatear, 3 Stock Dove.
Scargill Reservoir - Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 3 Tufted Duck.
John o'Gaunt Reservoir - 4 Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, 8 Tufted Duck, Redshank.
Also seen in the area - pair of Raven, 5 Tree Sparrow (pair mating), 3 more Redstart, 2 GSW.
Shaun Radcliffe
Purple Heron flew & drifted N over East Otley from Chevin @ c12:15.
Theo Keuchel

Monday 2nd May 2011

Barden Bridge to Strid Woods - All the usual common woodland species + Garden Warbler (2), Pied Flycatcher (9), Wood Warbler (4 singing males), Blackcap (11), Mandarin (2 males), Kingfisher (1), Common Sandpiper (3) and Dipper (4).

2nd May 2011

Storiths Road overlooking the Strid - short walk 0845am
Singing birds; 3 Redstarts, Garden Warbler, numerous Blackcap, numerous Willow Warblers, Whitethroat, Wood Warbler heard in the woods below,
Also; Green Woodpecker, Red-legged Partridge, Redpolls, Siskin, Swallows

Darley (very northern part of BOG area) -
Brambling, Kestrel, Swallows, Curlew, Lapwing
Washburndale - 3 Buzzards

M Doveston

Sunday 1st May, 2011

Glovershaw and Baildon Moor.
5 pairs of Grey Partridge have been located, each of them in the vicinity of the farms. Of the 15 pairs of Lapwing in the Glovershaw area, six have been seen with a total of 19 chicks, although one pair, which had three on Thursday, appears to have lost them to the marauding crows. A Whitethroat was seen on the Glen Road, but there was no sign of any Yellowhammers.

Sunday 1 May 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 41 species recorded including House Martin, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch. Mute Swans eggs have gone.
Whetstone Allotments - pair of Stonechat plus Lapwing chick at Bradup.
Shaun Radcliffe