Wednesday 31 August 2011

Reva Hill area - 2 Wheatear, Buzzard, 10 Skylark, 2 Snipe, Grey Partridge with 5 young plus 2 Hares.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 30th August 2011

The Wheatear movement continues, with three in the 'horse-field' along the Glen Road and a five more feeding on the Golf course near the bottom of Birch Close Lane. A family of four Whitethroat and two juvenile Stonechats were on the ferns along the Glen Road. Two separate families of Grey Partridge were in the fields around Glovershaw and Golcar farms and a Snipe was seen sitting on a fence post.

Monday continued

Sunnydale Reservoir - 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel plus a lonely Curlew.
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday 29th August 2011

An excellent morning despite the windy conditions. There were 8 Wheatears and 4 Whinchats in the area. Six of the Wheatears were in the 'horse-field' alongside the Glen Road accompanied by a couple of Whinchats and a pair of Grey Partridge occupied the longer grass with their brood. In the fields near Golcar Farm, two more Wheatear and another couple of Whinchats were feeding whilst a pair of Kestrels were active over the moorland fringe.

Sunday 28 August 2011

Weecher Res. - Redkite, also 3 birds at Leathley.
Peter Sutcliffe
Glovershaw - 7 Wheatear this afternoon feeding on the golf fairways, out of the wind.
Shaun Radcliffe

Friday 26 August 2011

Denholme Clough: yesterday - a Tree Pipit seen.
Today - again quiet up to 11.30, but suddenly everything happened, and within an hour the following came and went: Chiffchaff : 43 ( at one point there seemed to be 3 or 4 in every bush)Willow Warbler 6, a Redstart, Blackcap 6.
Keith Moir
A single post breeding flock of 56 Mistle Thrushes over Caldene Fields today, a very good count for me.
Martyn Priestley
Another Mistle thrush flock of 30 at Bingley Bog North.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday 25 August 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Whitethroat, male & female Blackcap, 3 Bullfinch.
Shaun Radcliffe

Hollings Farm Haworth

Yesterday--Spotted Flycatcher

Today am -- Lots of Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail with 4 young, Juv. Blackbirds, Bullfinch, G S Woodpecker, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Greenfinches, Chaffinches, Swallows, one Siskin, 7 Pheasants, Dunnocks, Starlngs, Magpies, Wood Pigeons, Robin. Many young birds!
Feeding on Rowans, bird feeders, and lots of seed from Docks, Pampas Grass etc. 

Nigel Ward

Late news regarding moving migrants

Denholme Clough on 21 Aug - Whitethroat 7, Chiff-Chaff 30, Blackcap 4, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler plus 30 LTT.
Next day - Whinchat, Redstart 4, Chiff-Chaff 26, Spotted Flycatcher 3, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap & Lesser Whitethroat.
Keith Moir

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Stainburn Moor - 2 juv Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 4 Red Kite, Buzzard
John Poland
Chevin - Buzzard
Dave Pentelow

Monday 22nd August 2011

Birds moving through the area included 8 Wheatear and 4 Whinchat. Two of the Wheatears were in the 'horse-field" along the Glen Road, but the other Wheatears and the Whinchats were feeding closely together in the fields near Golcar Farm.

Monday 22 August 2011

Garden Tick? (Bingley) - against the blue, blue sky, this morning, a pair of Buzzards circled over the house and down the valley.
Bradup - juv Whinchat, Little Owl.
Whetstone - family of Stonechat, Kestrel.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday 21 August 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Sparrowhawk, Garden Warbler, young Bullfinches, Kingfisher.
Shaun Radcliffe

Barden - Osprey (seen twice during the day - the second time very good views right overhead and being mobbed by a Peregrine!), Red Kite, 6+ Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, 4+ Kestrels, Hobby, 2 Peregrines (including a huge juvenile female bird), Merlin (good view of Juvenile / Female bird).
Mark Fanshawe

Thursday 18 August 2011

Nab Water Lane -4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat
Brian Vickers
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Kingfisher, 3 Juv Bullfinch with adult, Whitethroats, Chiff-Chaff singing, GSW, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps, Sedge Warbler.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday 17th August 2011

On a bright morning, five Wheatears were in the fields to the east of Golcar Farm. A family of 12 Grey Partridge (two adults and 10 juveniles) emerged from the long grass at the bottom of Birch Close Lane and a "charm" of 30 or so Goldfinch attacked the thistles.

Wednesday 17 August 2011

Below Weecher Res. - 2 Wheatear, Whinchat, 2 Stock Dove, pair of Grey Partridge with 2 juvs, plus 4 hares.
Sconce Lane - Whitethroat, Little Owl with 2 juvs, male Redstart, Willow Warblers.
Baildon Moor - 2 Carrion Crows mobbing toy glider!
Shaun Radcliffe
Wheaters - 7 Fly Flatts, 4 Nab Water Lane,
Barden Scale - Osprey, Peregrine, Red Kite, Hobby, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, Ravens.
Brian Vickers

Monday 15 August 2011

Barden -Osprey showed 3 times 11.30 to 15.45, last sighting with a fish, flying round with it for at least 20 minutes. Probably same bird was seen Saturday and Sunday. 2 Hobby were seen together several times catching insects, up to 5 Buzzard and 5 Raven.
Alan Tremethick

Sunday 14 August 2011

Stockbridge Reserve -(members only) - 3 Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff with a few Swifts passing west. 33 species recorded. Aire valley appears full of House Martin.
Shaun Radcliffe

13th August 2011

Leeshaw Area – about 30 linnets, mostly juveniles; 4 little owls, 2 adults and young;
130+ woodpigeon with 50+ jackdaw.

A Greenwood

12th August 2011

Hawksworth Area - 2 Red Kites
A Greenwood

6th August 2011

South Bradford area;
Park Dam; 2 swift, numerous swallows, 6 house martins (3 were seen mobbing a sparrowhawk over the estate), 37 canada geese, 3 juv & 2 adult little grebes, pair mute swan, pair of great crested grebe have successfully bred here with x 4 young, also a juvenile of this species.
Through Judy Woods nuthatch were heard, 2 x great spotted woodpecker.

Buzzard were heard with 1 confirmed sighting above Norwood Green.

J Brass

2nd August 2011

John O' Gaunt's this am.
Little Egret still present, but had 6 Greenshank (SIX) together, most I've ever had in BOG.
They flew from the far bank down over Beaver Dyke - couldn't relocate them there
J Topham