Saturday 30 June 2012

Cononley Ings - Ruddy Shelduck, 12 Redshank, 7 Grey Heron,
Storiths Road, Barden - 3 Redstarts (two adults feeding young ) one fledged young.
2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers
Brian Vickers

Friday 29 June 2012

John O'Gaunt Res. - 3 Redshank, male Redstart.
There is ongoing work just now between this reservoir and Beaverdyke so water level, unlike other reservoirs, is low.
Shaun Radcliffe

Common Tern on canal near Apperley Bridge

A Robinson

Thursday 28 June 2012

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - families of Willow Warbler, Whitethroat and Blackcap seen. Not so lucky was the female Mallard. After loosing nine of her ducklings some time ago, it was assumed the remaining large duckling would survive. Today it was taken by Grey Heron even though it was much too large to be eaten. The Heron carried it away into the long grass.
Fred Drake et al

Sunday 24 June 2012

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 34 species today including Kingfisher, pair of Bullfinch with 2 young, singing Blackcap & Willow Warbler, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Whitethroat but no evidence of breeding, probably washed out. Same likely for Reed Warbler.
Fred Drake et al
Wharfe Valley -Hobby
Silsden Ings - 8 Black Tailed Godwits.
Brian Vickers
Whetstone - pair of Stonechat with a juv
Near to Upper Barden Res. - male Whinchat
Lower Barden Res. - Stonechat with 3 juvs
Between reservoirs - Ring Ouzel
Gus Robin

19th June 2012

Willow Warbler carrying food, GSW carrying food
Kestrel nest with well grown chicks 3or4?
P Rollins

Monday 18 June 2012

Harden Moor - Stonechat with 2 juvs, Kestrel with 4 chicks, 4 Redpoll.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday 17 June 2012

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 3 Kingfisher, Blackcaps singing, also young seen, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Cormorant, Oystercatcher, Reed Bunting amongst 34 species seen.
Fred Drake at al

Wednesday continued

Harden Moor  - pair of nesting Kestrel with at least 3 young, Whitethroat, Willow Warblers.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday 13th June 2012

Shipley Glen
A pair of Wood Warblers have successfully fledged two young birds.  This morning the female was seen feeding the two juveniles which sat on a high branch whilst the male was occasionally singing.  Each adult was using their contact call.
A male Stonechat was seen on the Glen Road.
Paul King.

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Reva Hill area - 7 Redshank, 27 Lapwing, 5 Oystercatchers, 6 Snipe, 15 Skylark, 6 Golden Plover,
4 Linnet plus a couple of Hares.
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday 11 June 2012

Whetstone Allotments - singing Whinchat

Upwood Farm Wood - as expected with this poor summer, the nesting Spotted Fly have gone.
Shaun Radcliffe

c 25 swifts low over Shipley Golf Course at 10 a.m.
A Josephs

Sunday 10 June 2012

Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - GCG with 2 young, 2 Common Terns, 2 Whitethroat, Tawny Owl calling, Garden Warbler & 5 Reed Warbler.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 9 June 2012

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits- Goosander (f), Kingfisher, Chiff-Chaff, 3 Garden Warblers, Blackcap (9f) 50+ marsh orchids
Steve Parkes

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Upwood Farm Wood - pair of Spotted Flycatchers feeding nestlings
Shaun Radcliffe

swinsty reservoir
2 common sandpiper,chiffchaff.

ladyhill park singing goldcrest
A Robinson

5th June 2012

Strid Woods from Barden Bridge 10.00-13.00
Tawny Owl, Pied Flycatcher, Chiffchaff, Blackcap,
Swift, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, GSWdpkr
Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Lapwing
Nuthatches, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Siskin,
Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit,
Corvids, Starling, Sparrowhawk, Pheasant,
Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Mallard,

Nab End, Silsden - Little Owl

M Doveston, LJ Doveston, LM Doveston

Monday 4th June 2012

Ogden Reservoir - 1 Wood Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Crossbill, 6 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail.

4th June 2012

Myrtle Park - Dowley Gap via Beckfoot Lane and River Aire
Chiffchaff 3 singing males, Jay, Common Sandpiper 2 (stretch between Rugby Club and By-pass), Sand Martin 6 (same stretch, I think they are breeding here, certainly appeared to be entering holes in the steep bank), Grey Heron, House Martin 50 at Dowley Gap, Oystercatcher 2 at Dowley Gap
Common Blue Damselfly 40, Blue-tailed Damselfly 1, Banded Demoiselle 6, Orange Tip, Small Copper (my first for year) all in Myrtle Park, Large Red Damselfly 1, Banded Demoiselle 15 at Dowley Gap
Heights Lane, Bingley
Oystercatcher 2 in fields in evening

Phil Matthews

Sunday 3 June 2012

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - despite heavy rain and cold conditions, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Chiff-Chaff and Garden Warbler continued singing. Also seen - pair of Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk plus pair of Mute Swan with 5 cygnets.
Fred Drake et al

Saturday 2 June 2012

Thruscross circuit - Cuckoo calling to east of reservoir, 2 Common Sand pipers, 8 Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff, 27 Willow Warblers
Not to mention the many Greylag Geese
John Flood