For the next week please


Thursday 29 September 2011

A single large colourful Greenland type Wheatear at
Nab Water Lane this afternoon.
Brian Vickers

Strid/Cavendish Pavilion  Dipper, Grey Heron, Kingfisher, 12 Mandarin.

Nigel Ward

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Glovershaw - 3 Skylark
Birch Close area - 2 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, Reed Bunting, 3 Jays, Chiff-Chaff.
Sconce Lane area - Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, 2 Redpoll, Siskin, Little Owl calling.
Golcar Farm - singing Chiff-Chaff.
Behind Glovershaw Farm - Little Owl. Distant views of Buzzard over Hawksworth Village.
Shaun Radcliffe

25th September 2011

Denholme Clough 0725-1045
Pintail approx 10 in a small flock heading SW
Swallows 150+. House Martins 50+, Meadow Pipits 195+,
Chiffchaff 20+, Blackcap 10+, Siskin 8+, Redpoll 4+,
Song Thrush 8+, Reed Buntings 6+, Green Woodpecker,
Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Goldcrests, Long-tailed Tits,
Bullfinches, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Goldfinches,
Linnet, Little Owl, Crossbill 1 north, Cormorant 6

M Doveston

Thursday 22 September 2011

A male Stonechat at Whetstone Gate this am.
Stephen Lilley
Bingley Town Centre - 100 plus House Martin feeding up above the river.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Bradup area - 3 Stonechat, 2 Little Owl, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel & Red Kite.
Shaun Radcliffe
Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope - 2 Wheatear, pair of Stonechat.
Brian Vickers

Monday 19 September 2011

Kingfisher recovery! On the River Aire from Bingley to Hirst Wood, recorded three different birds, at Myrtle Park, Wagon Lane stretch and Dowley Gap.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday continued

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff, Bullfinch amongst the 31 species recorded.
Fred Drake
Glovershaw - 2 Wheatear.
Sconce Lane area - 3 Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Kestrel plus Red Kite over Reva Hill & a Buzzard over East Morton.
Shaun Radcliffe

18th September 2011

45 species in Haverah Park this morning. A mixed tit flock in the wood below Beaver Dyke dam included 2 Goldcrests and a Marsh tit. Other birds in the area included 2 Buzzards, 5 Chiffchaff (3 singing),2 Treecreepers, 2 Tree sparrows, 3 House sparrows, 2 Siskin, and a day-flying (09.45am) Tawny owl in the plantation by Beaver Dyke Reservoir.

John O'Gaunts Reservoir

56 Mallard, 6 Teal, 6 Tufted duck, 2 Little grebe, 4 Coot,
2 Lapwing, and a Wheatear nearby.

Beaver Dyke Reservoir:
8 Mallard, 2 Cormorants, I Grey heron, and 2 Grey wagtails.
Scargill Reservoir:
29 Mallard, 2 Tufted duck, 3 Little grebe, 2 Lapwing
J Poland

East Riddlesden Hall - Blackcap
M Doveston

Saturday 17 September 2011

Barden Bridge area - 5 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Wheatear,2 Green Woodpecker,
5 GSW, Dipper, flock of 70 Redpoll plus 30 Siskin, Chiff-Chaff calling, 40 House Martin, 50 Pied Wagtail around farm, 30 Goldfinch, 2 Goosander, numerous Nuthatch.
per BOG member's walk.
Shaun Radcliffe

Denholme Clough
Stonechat, Chiffchaff 8+, Blackcap 2+, Goldcrest 6+
Swallow 700+, Meadow Pipits, Grey Wagtail,
Redpoll 9, Reed Bunting 3, Bullfinch, GSWdpkr

Doe Park Res
Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Cormorant, LBBGulls, GHeron

M Doveston, K Moir

16th September 2011

Denholme Clough - Spotted Flycatcher

K Moir

Redcar Tarn - Great Crested Grebe

I Hargreaves

Thursday 15 September 2011

Bradup - 2 Stonechat, 2 Little Owl plus plenty of Swallows, Goldfinches & Meadow Pipits about. Whetstone - Merlin, Sparrowhawk, 5 Stonechat, Whinchat.
Shaun Radcliffe
Soil Hill: circa 350 Linnets, 10 Skylarks, 1 Redpoll.
Denholme Clough: circa 30 Chiffchaffs.
Keith Moir

Wednesday 14 September 2011

John O'Gaunt Res. - 2 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted, 6 Teal, Kestrel, 2 Grey Heron & Buzzard. Also a Blackcap feeding on elderberry. Plenty of Swallows & House Martins about.
Scargill Res.- 3 Little Grebe.
Scargill Pasture - Wheatear.
Stainburn Plantation- Hobby seen perched on the edge of the conifer wood plus 40 Siskin flock. As I came back to the car park I heard a bird singing or what can be described as twittering. It came from a small beech tree at the entrance to the car park where 4 male and a single female Crossbill were perched. Despite the brisk wind, good views were enjoyed.
Shaun Radcliffe
Barden Moor near lower reservoir house - Ring Ouzel
Frank Jones

13th September 2011

3 pairs of Wheatears, 2 stonechats on path walking passed Blackpots on silsden moor.

Also up to 70+ crossbills in Rivock plantation

M Dawson

Sunday 11 September 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - male Redstart, Kingfisher, House Martin, Swallow, Chiff-Chaff, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk.
Shaun Radcliffe
(Late news -September 8: Sandwich Tern at Warley Moor Reservoir at 6 p.m.)
Today -another bumper morning at Denholme Clough. Fairly quiet on arrival at 8.30, and 10 Chiffchaffs were located only with some difficulty. Then once again the floodgates opened. Between 9.15 and 9.30 a huge party of small passerines arrived and steadily moved through the bushes on the western side of the clough. These included Great, Blue and Long-tailed Tits, but I was forced to ignore these and concentrate on the warblers, which comprised a countable 45 Chiffchaffs, including 16 in one bush. For all I know there could have been other birds in the other bushes behind me on the eastern side. Big numbers were present when I returned to the spot 45 minutes later, which I assumed to be part of the original fall, so didn't count. The morning's Chiffchaff total was therefore at least 55 birds.
The supporting cast comprised only a Redstart and a Blackcap.
Keith Moir

10th September 2011

Denholme CloughSwallow 758 sw-s-se, House Martin 18 s, Tree Pipit
Redpoll 2 s, Siskin 134 se, Goldfinch 11 se
Linnet 6 s, chaffinch 15 w-nw, grey wag 4 se
Meadow pipit 196 s-se, alba wag 1 s
stock dove 2 s, starling 18 w, curlew s
golden plover s, goosander 6 s
Doe Park Res
Cormorant, Common Sandpiper, Goldcrest,
Canada Geese, Bar-headed Goose, Mallards
Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Raven

S Johnson, M Doveston

Dipper on Manywells Beck over weekend.

D Ogden

Friday 9 September 2011

Glovershaw - 6 Wheatear, Whinchat. These birds were close to or on the golf course.
A disappointing morning with no other migrants besides Swallows after yesterdays stormy weather. Whilst walking around Glovershaw & Sconce Lane, a total of 22 Stock Dove flew past going south-west in ones & twos.
This evening at Horncliff Well, Rombalds Moor - 2 Wheatear.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday 8 September 2011

Upwood Farm (just before the rain came) - 2 Yellow Wagtail
Bradup - 2 Little Owl
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher in front of hide, 2 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiff-Chaff, Willow Warbler & Sparrowhawk amongst 25 species recorded.
Shaun Radcliffe
I walked around both reservoirs earlier, in spite of the poor weather (for a change!).
Plenty of birds to look at though, I'm glad to report, including:-
Swinsty Res. -2 female Goosander, Common Sandpiper (1 or 2)
Fewston - Common Whitethroat plus a group of 3 Spotted Flycatcher & 3-4 Common Crossbill: and another in the car park. Also good numbers throughout of House Martin, Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Siskin and Bullfinch.
40 species encountered altogether on the walk.
John Armstrong
Leeshaw Reservoir - at 13.30 an Osprey flew through being mobbed by gulls and went south.
Rod Proctor
Baildon Bank - with 50 House Martin, a Swift seen. A bird was noted there a few days ago so is it the same Swift?
Margaret & Peter Riley

Sunday 4th continued

Stockbridge (members only) - 10 Bullfinch attracted to Mountain Ash berries, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiff-Chaff, Willow Warbler, 4 Jay.
Shaun Radcliffe

Denholme Clough 0900-1030 - 6 species of warbler!
Willow Tit, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler 2,
Blackcap 10+, Chiffchaff 20+, Willow Warbler 2, Tree Pipit 2,
Siskin 21+, Swallows, House Martins, Meadow Pipits, Skylark 2,
Long-tailed Tit 30+, Coal Tit, Song Thrush, Bullfinch 6+,
Green Woodpecker, Kestrel 2, Jays

M Doveston

North end of Thruscross Res.,male Marsh Harrier seen over Whit Moor from grid ref SE 138592 at 15 30 hours quartering edge of moor before leaving Westerly and seemed to drop down towards Rocking Moor. Also seen around reservoir were c100 Canada and c50 Greylag Geese,several parties of Pied Wag feeding along waters edge poss a total of 50 birds,c12 Meadow Pipits on moor and a single Curlew.Plenty of Coal and Blue tits calling in woodland.
P&C Seaman

4th September 2011

Glovershaw, Baildon
Another active day with five Wheatears and two Stonechats in the 'horse-field' alongside the Glen Road. Further along in the fields between Golcar Farm and the Golf Course, there were another four Wheatears and, sadly, one recently deceased bird found on the path. Also in the fields were two marauding flocks of Goldfinch containing 35 and 15 each, in addition to Grey Partridge and Pheasant with their broods.

Saturday 3 September 2011

Strid Woods
Male Kingfisher flew downstream under Barden Bridge and perched on a small bush south of and just below bridge before returning upstream
4/5 dippers between Barden Bridge and Cavendish including a bird singing and a very active pair flying round in close harmony.
Coney Warren
30+ Pied Wagtails including number of young, amassed around Home House Farm on Coney Warren -on the roof, in nearby fields amongst cows and on wires – going where?
1 female Yellow Wagtail amongst above flock.
~100 very active Swallows at Home House looking as though they would soon be going but with some very recently fledged birds around, still showing their gapes and pleading to be fed!
3 Buzzards on back road.
John Flood

Friday continued

Members only reservoir - 2nd summer Med Gull
Keith Moir
Redcar Tarn - 2 Egyptian Geese still there.
Harry Plunkett
Glovershaw, this afternoon - 2 Whinchat.
Sconce Lane area - 2 Wheatear, 5 Buzzard, Kestrel, Red Kite.
Shaun Radcliffe

Friday 2nd September, 2011

Glovershaw, Baildon.
Four Wheatears in the 'horse-field' along the Glen Road at 8.30 am.

Thursday 1 September 2011

Bradup - 2 Little Owl & 9 Curlew.
Whetstone Allotments - Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat.
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Blackcap & 3 Bullfinch.
Shaun Radcliffe