Thursday 30 June 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - many young birds on site. The raspberry patch attracted Blackcap and Garden Warbler. Feeder and willows held Goldfinch, GSW, Bullfinch, Whitethroat, Chiff-Chaffs and a Siskin along with many of the tit family. It looks to be a good breeding year here.
Sedge Warbler was heard briefly.
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday 27 June 2011

Warley Moor Res (also known as Fly Flatts) - this afternoon at 16.20, 2 Ruff in breeding plumage.
Keith Moir

Sunday 26 June 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - this morning, 39 species recorded including - Peregrine, both Reed & Sedge Warbler, Kingfisher (back again), Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff & Blackcap, some visiting rasp patch next to the hide.
Previous day - Cuckoo perched on wall in front of hide - per Fred Drake.
Shaun Radcliffe

Riddlesden - PM
Adult Peregrine with prey and begging immature overhead.

M Doveston

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Bingley Bog North - singing Sedge Warbler.
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday 20 June 2011

Whetstone Allotments - male Whinchat in full song. This time I located the bird which was not difficult as it was perched on a small Mountain Ash at the side of the road.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday & Wednesday 14 & 15 June 2011

Birds seen mid-week in the Timble Ings area
Woodcock (several), Kestrel, singing Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo calling.
Tree Pipit displaying, Goldcrest 6, Siskin, Willow Warbler 4, Chiffchaff 6, Chaffinch 10,
Coal Tit 6, Swallow 25
Phillip Taylor, Pete & Chris Seaman

A visit to the wonderful Farnes delayed these entries.


Nightjars have returned to our area. If you require details please email Mark D.

Sunday 12 June 2011

White Wells area - Ilkley Moor - Tree Pipit, Blackcap, Siskin, Redpoll, Reed Bunting, Cuckoo heard plus 6 Crossbill flew out of pines.
John Armstrong
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - pair of Whitethroat with 4 young out, Bullfinch, 2 Stock Dove, Chiff-Chaff, Blackcap but no sign of Reed Warbler.
Shaun Radcliffe

Friday 10 June 2011

Thackley - An evening walk around the edges of Poggy Wood, Dawson Wood and adjoining farmland produced regular fly-overs from a roding Woodcock, noisy calls of at least 2 Little Owl, and calling Tawny Owl.

C Pottle

Thursday 9 June 2011

2 juvenile Spotted Flycatchers sat in road at Goose Eye, near Keighley. Eventually I got them to fly back into wood, but they seemed happy sat in middle of busy road.
Peter Rollins.
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - juvenile Coal Tit, Blackcap feeding nestlings, plenty of Whitethroat about in family units, juvenile Reed Buntings.
Fred Drake

Monday 6 June 2011

Barden Bridge to Strid - Good numbers of Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap feeding young as well as Treecreeper and Nuthatch with young near toilet block.Also seen,Wood Warbler,Garden Warbler Spotted Flycatcher and all the usual tits.Very little on river apart from Grey Wagtails and single Dipper.
Pete & Chris Seaman

Sunday 5 June 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 36 species recorded this morning including - Whitethroat with young, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler with young, Reed Bunting & young, Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff, GSW, Bullfinch, a dozen fledged Greenfinch.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 4 June 2011

Above Sunnydale Reservoir - Cuckoo seen.
High Moor Plantation - pair of Willow Warblers feeding young at nest.
Shipley Railway Station - singing Whitethroat.

Shaun Radcliffe

Garden Warbler x3 males, Whitethroat, Wood Warbler,
Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Crossbill,
Nuthatch, Treecreeper, GSWdpkr, lots of young birds about

M Doveston

Friday 3rd June 2011

Stainburn Plantation
Four pairs of Tree Pipit, at least four birds seen carrying food and a Stonechat, nearby on the roadside.

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Birds seen today at Strid Wood - Greylag Geese 4 with 1 Gosling - Mallards with ducklings - Goosander female with 5 young - Oystercatcher 6 - Curlew - Common Sandpipers 2 - Kingfisher 1 - Gt Spot Woodpecker 1 - Sandmartins numerous - Swallows 10 - Pied Wagtail 2 - Grey Wagtail 1 - Redstarts male & female feeding young -Song Thrush feeding fledgling - Garden Warbler - Blackcaps 2 - Willow Warbler - Chiff-Chaff -Pied Flycatchers 4 singing Male & Female feeding young - Long T.T's - Treecreeper numerous - Dipper 1 - Wood Warblers - 3 Calling 1 with food feeding young - 1 Female Mandarin Duck

Whetstone Gate 16.00 - Male & Female Stonechat feeding 2 young in Quarry - Meadowpipits - Swifts - Red Grouse

Malc & Fran Stones