Friday continued

Sandbeds - Peregrine flying west plus a few Fieldfare near Riddlesden. Plenty of bird song from Mistle Thrush, Great Tit & Robin.
Shaun Radcliffe

31st December 2011

Shipley Glen
On this mildest of days a Kingfisher was fishing in the 'lodge' at the bottom of the Glen.  Ten Grey Herons were roosting at three different locations, and a flock of 30 Greylags had taken up residence in the field below Milnerfield.  Five Jays were busy feeding on the acorns, Nuthatches were calling, a couple of Great Spotted Woodpeckers went by and a Sparrowhawk sailed overhead.  A Great Tit was in full song, making it the last of the year or the first of the season. Back home a flock of 30 finches, mainly Goldfinch and Greenfinch alighted in surrounding trees.
Paul King

5 Oystercatchers at Lindley Wood Reservoir.

3 Goosanders, 8 Siskin and apx. 80 Redwing at Fewston Reservoir.

J Poland

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Nuthatch, 3 Bullfinch, 16+Goldfinch, Greenfinch,
Treecreeper, male Pheasant, 3 Hedge Accentor,
On the lake; 2 Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Mallard,
Moorhens, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull

M Doveston

As New Year 2012 Approaches

Please try to send your 2011 records in as soon after the old year finishes. Many thanks.

28th December 2011

2 bramblings at Swinsty reservoir.

A Robinson

East Riddlesden Hall
4 male 1 female Bullfinch at feeders, 12+Goldfinch,
Common Gull on lake, GSWdpkr, 2 Nuthatch, Redwing
singing Mistle Thrush

M Doveston

Tuesday 27 December 2011

South Nab in drizzle - Buzzard, 40 Fieldfare.
Noska Brow - 300 Woodpigeon flew on to Hazlewood Moor, thought that the weather in the valley was better, and flew back towards Cavendish.
Reva Reservoir - Red Kite.
Shaun Radcliffe

Heights Lane Circuit, Bingley - Highlights:
Long-tailed Tit 20 (5 groups), Nuthatch 1
Siskin c10 with Goldfinches (Lady Lane)
Weasel 1 (Walsh Lane), Kestrel 1
Red-legged Partridge 14 (Heights Lane)
Lapwing 29 flying N (heights Lane)
Redwing 1 (POW Park)

Phil Matthews

Monday 26 December 2011

Five Rise, Bingley - Peregrine flying west.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 24 December 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Sparrowhawk, 3 Reed Bunting, 7 Siskin, Jay.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wyke - Buzzard
I Mason

Haworth area - SEO, GBBGull
J Brass


Wednesday 21st December 2011

Shipley Glen
There were 9 Grey Herons feeding in the fields at the bottom of the Glen and a flock of over 50 Greylags were in the Milnerfields area.  Other species included five Jays, a couple of Mistle Thrush, a Nuthatch and a Great Spotted Woodpecker on a very mild afternnon.
Paul King.

Monday 19 December 2011

R. Aire. Bingley to Hirst Wood - 3 Little Grebe, 13 Goosander, Sparrowhawk, Dipper.
Dowley Gap S W - 2 Chiff-Chaff
R. Aire. Hirst Wood to Saltaire - 5 Goosander, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel.
Shaun Radcliffe

Rombalds Moor
Pair of stone chats and three short eared owls
M Dawson

Denholme Area
2 Little Owl, SEO
M Joyce

Sunday 18th December 2011

Soil Hill - 5 Skylark, 8 Snow Buntings.

C King

Riddlesden - Oystercatcher flying west 15.45

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Nuthatch coming to feeders, Jay, 25+Goldfinch,
6+Chaffinch, 4+Hedge Accentor, Coal Tit, 2 Bullfinch

M Doveston

Sunday 18 December 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Oystercatcher, 2 Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch, 6 Siskin, 30 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 17th December 2011

Soil Hill - 6 Skylark, 4 Golden Plover.

Wednesday 15 December 2011

Lindley Wood Res: 7 Oystercatcher
Knotford Nook: Single Whooper Swan still present, along with 6 Gadwall, and a reduced count of 60 Wigeon.
Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - Smew still present, but very elusive. There are also
78 Wigeon.
Keith Moir

Tuesday 13 December 2011

Still 9 Snow Buntings on Soil Hill
Teal numbers are well down at Cononley Ings , and Wigeon numbers are about the same (see yesterdays details), but there are now 13 Pintail.
Keith Moir

Monday continued

Soil Hill: Seven very approachable Snow Buntings early morning, and 9 were reported there later.
Cononley Ings: About 1800 Lapwing, 200 Wigeon, 180 Teal, 3 Pintail, and 2 Oystercatchers.
Keith Moir
A flock of about 60 Chaffinches in the beech plantation at the North end of Fewston Reservoir this afternoon included at least 4 Bramblings. On the reservoir were 125 Mallard, 27 Teal and a female Goldeneye.
The Swinsty Reservoir gull roost included apx. 700 Black-headed gulls, apx. 1200 Common gulls and 2 Great Black-backed gulls. Also on Swinsty were 139 Canada geese, 34 Mallard and 6 Teal.
John P

Monday 12th December 2011

Yeadon Tarn
7 Pochard, 3 Goosander (2 males and a female), a Goldeneye (male), at least 16 Tufted Duck and a couple of Great Crested Grebes.
Paul King.

Sunday 11 December 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail,3 Reed Bunting, Bullfinch.
Redcar Tarn - Bramblings reported to have been seen in trees nearby.
Fred Drake

10th December 2011

Private Wetlands - permit holders only
female Smew still present, Willow Tit still at feeders.

Knorford Nook - Whooper Swan

A Tremethick

Friday 9 December 2011

The 6 Snow Buntings reported from Soil Hill on Tuesday (via Calderdale Birds) were still there today, despite the weather. Also 10 Sky Larks.
Keith Moir


Please will you let BOG have all your 2011 records for our recording area, (by whatever means), by 17 January 2012. Many thanks.
Stephen Lilley, Group Recorder.

Wednesday 7 December 2011

There are now 9 Gadwall at Knotford Nook.
Keith Moir

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Skipton Area - 2 Water Rail heard.
Shaun Radcliffe
Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - female Smew
Rod Proctor

Monday 5 December 2011

Riddlesden Garden - first Brambling (male) of the winter for me, on the feeders , lets hope there are more to come.
Stephen Lilley

Chelker Res - 3 goldeneye male, 1 female

M Dawson

Sunday 4 December 2011

7 Gadwall and 120 Wigeon at Knotford Nook.
27 Wigeon and 1 Oystercatcher at Private Wetlands (permit holders only).
270 Golden Plover in Redcar Tarn fields.
Keith Moir
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail seen briefly, 3 Reed Bunting, Bullfinch.
Shaun Radcliffe

3rd December 2011

peregrine over st michaels rec( near town centre) carrying food being mobbed by a crow.

gs woodpecker at ladyhill park.

sparrowhawk at greenwood park with charm of goldfinch.

2 goosanders on chellow dean

A Robinson

Thursday 1 December 2011

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail (heard), 4 Bullfinch, a few Siskin.
Shaun Radcliffe
3 Snow Buntings on Soil Hill. They flew high to the west at 10.50, and appeared to have left, but they apparently returned (no doubt unable to resist this delightful spot!), and were seen this afternoon. The previous day there - Jack Snipe.
Still masses of gulls in the Cullingworth fields (Haworth Rd.), but generally rather distant, and nothing special discovered yet, (but it must just be a matter of time).
Keith Moir