Monday 28 November 2011

Two parties of Waxwings flew over Caldene Fields to the S/W this morning with a possible 3rd flock dropping down to feed around the Tong area.
Martyn Priestley
Thruscross Reservoir - 2 Pochard, 160 Canada Geese, Kestrel, 35 lapwing, 40 Fieldfare.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday 27 November 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - good views of Water Rail swimming & feeding in front of hide. Also recorded - Bullfinch, 2 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday continued

Nuthatch, 6 Long Tailed Tit, Low Wood Nature Reserve viewed from canal bank. Approximately 65 Fieldfare + a few Redwing in amongst in fields and hedgerows around Howden House, (nr Silsden), a Buzzard seen soaring over Jubilee Tower, (nr Steeton).
Graham Forsyth

26th November 2011

Soil Hill - Jack Snipe
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East Riddlesden Hall
2 Nuthatch, male Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch,
3 Magpie, numerous Blue and Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blackbird,
Hedge Accentor, GtSptd Wdpkr, BHGull, Pheasant, Mallard,
Canada Goose

M Doveston

Thursday 24 November 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Sparrowhawk, Goosander, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch.
Graham Forsyth

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Reva Hill area - 4 Snipe, Kestrel, 7 Pheasant, 35 R L Partridge & Red Kite.
Graincliffe Reservoir - 125 Mallard plus a Wigeon.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 22 November 2011

R.Aire from Railway Bridge to Saltaire - 62 Mallard, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Goosander, 18 Pied Wagtail near sewage works, 20 Siskin close to rowing club, Nuthatch calling & Treecreepr. A few Redwing seen.
Nick Tonge

Monday 21 November 2011

R. Aire, Ireland bridge, Bingley - 2 Dippers
On river near Wagon Lane - singing Dipper, Kingfisher. Close to railway bridge, 2 more Kingfishers & Little Grebe.
Shaun Radcliffe

19th November 2011

Grey Wagtail on house roofs on Beckfield Road, Cottingley

R Conderson

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Nuthatches visiting feeders, BHGulls on lake,
Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch

M Doveston

Thursday 17 November 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail (heard), Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 10 Siskin, 2 Goosander, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk.
Shaun Radcliffe

Silsden Floods -viewed from layby east of roundabout on A629.
2 Yellow-billed Swans, thought to be Bewick's, could have been there for a few days.

M Taunton

Waxwing Alert

Message received from Nick Tongue -
Thought this may be of interest, from someone on BirdForum (
AndrewF123, Monday 14/11/11: "Waxwings turned up in Skipton yesterday [Sunday 13/11/11] 10 days earlier than last year. Anybody else seen any? I expected the milder weather to delay their arrival."

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Water Rail was at Toad Holes Beck today, 2nd ever record! + 2 Brambling, 1 Common Teal, 5 Goosander, 1 Kingfisher
Martyn Priestley
On Tuesday, a Shelduck stayed briefly at Stockbridge Reserve (members only), seen in the morning but not there later in the day.
Graham Forsyth

Monday 14 November 2011

2 Goldcrest., Riddlesden. Holden swing bridge, near Silsden, approximately 100 Black-Headed and Common Gull in left hand fields, plus 2 Pied Wagtail. A Woodcock put up on footpath along top of Riddlesden Golf Links, plus a Nuthatch. Redwing and Fieldfare were conspicuous by their absence.
Graham Forsyth
Sconce Lane - 6 Grey Partridge, 2 Kestrel
Glovershaw - flock of 60 Lapwing wandering around in the mist plus 200 Starling.
Weecher Res - Red Kite
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday continued

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 33 species recorded including Little Grebe, 2 Goosander on the lake, Water Rail, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting, a few Fieldfare and Redwing plus Siskin. Singing Mistle Thrush.
Fred Drake et al.
Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - 19 Cormorant
Lindley Wood Reservoir: 67 Teal
Knotford Nook: 142 Wigeon; 3 Gadwall
Keith Moir

13th November 2011

St.Ives (in the morning fog)Little Grebe, Goosander, Redwing, Canada Goose,
Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Nuthatch, GSWdpkr, Jay
Treecreeper, Goldcrests, Long-tailed Tits, Bullfinch

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tits, BHGulls.

M Doveston

Friday 11 November 2011

Lindley Wood Reservoir - 9 Teal, 140 Mallard, 5 Cormorant plus Red Kite eating a very large trout on the edge of the shore.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday 10 November 2011

Redcar Tarn fields - there were 100 Golden Plover and 460 Lapwing.
Keith Moir

Sunday 6th November 2011

Oxenhope Area - Gull Roost
Black-headed Gull 2500, Common Gull 500, Lesser Black-back Gull 10, Med Gull 1, Herring Gull/Yellow-legged Gull Sp 1.

Sunday 6 November 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 32 species including Water Rail, Bullfinch, Treecreeper, LTT, Reed Bunting & Sparrowhawk.
Fred Drake et al.

Riddlesden - Peregrine

Kex Gill - Peregrine

M Doveston

Silsden area - House Martin, Buzzard

T Hubball

Saturday 5 November 2011

Yeadon Tarn - 3 G C G (1 juv still striped), 4 Mute Swan, 17 Lapwing, 8 Tufted.
Knotford Nook - 90 Wigeon, 19 Tufted, 5 GCG (2 in winter plumage).
Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - Little Grebe, 7 Teal, 30 Tufted, female Goldeneye, 7 Cormorant, Willow Tit & Bullfinch at feeders, 18 Curlew, Red Kite plus 300 Pinkfoot flying east.
Shaun Radcliffe et al

Thursday 3 November 2011

River Aire at Saltaire 13:10-13:40 - 2 Goosander, Kingfisher.
Brown Trout jumping weir (as at Hirst weir on Sunday).
[plus Canada Goose, Mallard, Moorhen, BHG, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush (flock), Redwing (flock), Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Greenfinch, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow - but lots of disturbance from dogs and runners]
Nick Tongue
Snow Bunting on Soil Hill. (There were apparently 5 there yesterday).
Yellow-legged Gull at Cullingworth (Keighley Road fields).
Keith Moir

Monday 1 November 2011

Strid Woods - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (female)
Peter Laycock .
60 Mandarin Duck at same site.
Keith Moir