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