Wednesday 29 February 2012

Stainburn Forest - Red Kite 3, Buzzard 5, Peregrine, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Siskin, Crossbill 6,
Timble Village -Tree Sparrow 3.
Brian Vickers

Royds Hall Dam this evening
2 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, C10 Moor Hen, 1 Little Grebe, C12 Tufted Duck, C12 Coot, 6 Mallard, 3 Goosander, 3 Canada Geese, pair Great Crested Grebe nestbuilding.
J Brass

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - 34 Lapwing, 109 Goldeneye (males displaying),
103 Wigeon, 3 G C Grebe, 11 Oystercatcher, 56 Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe,
12 Pochard, pair of Goosander, Buzzard.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday 26th February 2012

Shipley Glen,
On a mild, still day, there were four drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers at a variety of locations and a Dipper around the nest site on the beck.  Close by, 25 Redwing fed in the ploughed field, 15 Goldfinch found food in the hedgerows along with a pair of Bullfinch.  A Song Thrush was in full voice, Jays, Great Tits, Mistle Thrush and Nuthatch were prominent.
Paul King

East Riddlesden - Oystercatchers after dark.
M Doveston

Saturday 25th February 2012

Oats Royd, Queensbury - Buzzard (OH at 09.50 heading S), Bullfinch 5, Kestrel 1, Little Owl 2, Siskin 2.

Saturday 25 February 2012

Reva Hill area - 8 Snipe, 2 Curlew, 38 Lapwing, 2 Skylark.
Graincliffe Res (Snail Green Wood). - single Crossbill.
Shaun Radcliffe

Keighley Moor
28 Curlew, 16 Lapwing, and 2 Kestrels
J Brass

Friday 24 February 2012

Cononley Ings - 293 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher plus 5 Goosander on river.
Shaun Radcliffe

Silsden Res - thousands of Starlings coming to roost.
T Hubball

23rd February 2012

Denholme - Short-eared Owl

M Joyce

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Barden Scale - Buzzard 4, Sparrowhawk 2, Curlew 6, Lapwing 125, Golden Plover 100+,
Fieldfare 100+, Siskin 122, Starling 300+.

Monday 20 February 2012

Mediterranean Gull (2nd-winter) today at Redcar Tarn.
Keith Moir

Sunday 19 February 2012

Rombalds Moor -Ring- tail Harrier 11.30.
Martin Taunton
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 4 Reed Bunting, Siskin, Bullfinch, Stock Dove.
Eldwick Reservoir area - 3 Stock Dove, Kestrel, 80 Redwing ground feeding.
Shaun Radcliffe
Bradup Area - 2 Short-eared Owls, Sparrowhawk

18th February 2012

Redcar Tarn20 Tufted Duck, 250+Black-headed Gull, 10+Common Gull
2 Skylark, Curlew

East Riddlesden Hall
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Goldfinches, Bullfinch
Common Gull,

M Doveston

Whetstone Gate - Rough-legged Buzzard from 13.00-14.30

M Dawson

Friday 17 February 2012

Dowley Gap, River Aire area -birds seen this morning, 2 Chiff-Chaff, one actually singing it's summer song, 70 Redwings in two fields. Male/Female Goosanders and Grey Heron on river side, no sightings of Kingfisher.
Malc & Fran Stones

Thursday 16 February 2012

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Raven, 2 Reed Bunting, Bullfinch.
Graincliffe Reservoir - 2 Red Kite, Curlew.
Shaun Radcliffe
In fields adjacent to Redcar Tarn - 36 Bramblings, 2 Skylarks, 30 Meadow Pipits.
Fred Drake

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Smew still at Knotford Nook
145 Wigeon at Private Wetlands (permit holders only).
Keith Moir

3 male Crossbills over Oxenhope garden today (noon)

H Creber

Monday afternoon

Just reported - Lindley Wood Reservoir - Red-throated Diver.
Peter Riley (Ilkley)

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Bradup - R L Buzzard showed well this afternoon, mobbed by Kestrel.
Martin Taunton et al
Cononley Ings: 1 Knot, but disturbed by railway workers, and didn't return
170 Teal, 90 Wigeon, 11 Snipe
Keith Moir

Sunday continued

Silsden Res. - 5 Scaup ( 3 males 2 females), pair of Shoveler, pair of Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 4 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 54 Lapwing.
Brian Vickers

Additional news from Saturday

Bolton Road above Silsden am 100+ winter thrushes.
Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits am - Dipper, pair of Bullfinch, Oystercatcher (resident bird)
Bradup 2.00pm R L Buzzard, Little Owl, pair Stonechat, seen by others at around 1.00pm .
Steve Parkes
Silsden Res. - Tufted Duck 18, Goldeneye 6
Lower Laithe Res. - Wigeon 5, Goosander 4,
Barden Scale - Short Eared Owl 3.
Brian Vickers
White Hill, Oakworth - 2 Short Eared Owl
Fred Drake
(apologies for late entry)

12th February 2012

Redcar Tarn
20 Greylag Geese, 16 Canada Geese, 120+Mallard,
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull adult, 80+Common Gull,
200+Black-headed Gull, 18+Lapwing, 38 Coot,
1 Herring Gull adult, Skylark, Chaffinch, Pied Wagtails

M Doveston

Myrtle Park,Bingley
2 Dipper, Jay

T Hubbal

Saturday 11th February 2012

Oats Royd, Queensbury - Woodcock, Treecreeper, Little Owl, Bullfinch.

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Bradup - R L Buzzard seen this afternoon. Did not show this morning.
Snail Green Wood, near Graincliffe Res. -3 Crossbill, Green Woodpecker, Siskin.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 6th February, 2012

Baildon Moor,
A Short-eared Owl was seen quartering an area close to the trig point at 4pm.
Paul King.

Monday 6 February 2012

Bradup - R L Buzzard located again. After passing Bradup Cottage, look east towards Morton Moor where bird usually perched.
Keith Moir

Sunday continued

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -34 species in total, including a Dunlin - dropped in for a few minutes trying to feed on the ice between the willow and the triangle, it stayed for about 5 minutes before departing as discreetly as it had arrived.
Redwing - 6, Fieldfare - 4, GSW, Lapwing - 100, there was a noticeable movement of birds up the Aire valley from east to west, 6 groups of birds consisting of 4, 28, 18, 8, 21 and 30 individuals respectively.
Kestrel - 2, male and female perching on wires, poles and pylon. Though seen on the perches they were never seen close to the nest boxes. The female spent quite a bit of time hunting above the wood piles and frozen reeds towards the western end of the reserve. Sparrowhawk - two good views crossing the reserve one time being mobbed by a dozen or so Goldfinch. Another group of 20 Goldfinch seen .Jay - 2. Also seen were Cormorant, Goosander, Siskin, Bullfinch, Common Gull plus the usual tits, finches, corvids and woodpigeons.
Stephen Webb & Fred Drake
Deep Cliff Wood, Harden - 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Goldcrest & LTT.
Cameron Wilson & Shaun Radcliffe

5th February 2012

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Nuthatches, Redwing, Siskin, Bullfinch,
Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Long-tailed Tits,
Black-headed Gulls, Canada Geese, Moorhen, Coot,
Blackbird, Song Thrush, 3 Robin, 4 Dunnock,
Lapwing, Common Gull, Woodpigeon

Bradup area 15.45-16.30
3 Raven, Red-legged Partridge, Red Grouse,
17+Pheasant, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit

M Doveston

Friday 3rd February 2012

Further information from Glovershaw, Baildon.
On a bright afternoon, ideal for birding, there were at least 160 Golden Plovers in the area, with a flock of 85+ near Birch Close Lane and a similar flock in the 'horse-field' along the Glen Road.  A Little Owl was sitting in the sun near Glovershaw Farm, two Kestrels were hunting over the moorland fringes and about 40 Lapwing were dispersed around their breeding areas.
Paul King

Friday 3 February 2012

Glovershaw this afternoon - flock of 105 Golden Plover. Flew off towards Reva Hill.
Birch Close Lane - male Stonechat close to gorse at horse track.
Sconce Lane area - Little Owl below Weecher Res.
Shaun Radcliffe
Rombalds MoorRough-legged Buzzard now confirmed after being seen a couple of days previously, better views have been obtained to confirm its identity. Also present; 2 SEO, 4 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 2 Stonechat.
Alan Tremethick et al

Wednesday 1 February 2012

River Wharfe - Cavendish Pavilion, Tawny Owl calling, inter-action between 2 pair of Dipper.
Above Strid Woods - 2 Buzzard, 120 Fieldfare. Up to 5 Goosander on the river plus another pair of Dipper, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Grey Wagtail & Nuthatch calling everywhere.
Fran & Malc Stones, Julia & Shaun Radcliffe