Tuesday 31 July 2012

Glovershaw - 4 Stock Dove, Linnet feeding 3 fledglings
Sconce Lane - 2 Redstart, Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, Little Owl
Graincliffe Res - Willow Warbler feeding single juv, Goldcrest.
Shaun Radcliffe
Gill Beck Head (Thorpe Fell) : Osprey at 11.00. Seen a few minutes later at Folly Top, where it was perched about 20 yards away on a waymarker post. Is in heavy moult, so might stay around.

Barden Bridge: Female Mandarin and 5 juveniles just upstream from the bridge.
Keith Moir

Monday 30 July 2012

Redcar Tarn - Adult Meditteranean Gull,
Barden Scale - 7 Raven.
Brian Vickers

Sunday 29 July 2012

Thruscross Reservoir: 2 drake Scaup

Keith Moir

Saturday 28 July 2012

Marsh Harrier east at Lower Laithe Reservoir at 11.10.
Keith Moir
Swinsty Res - Common Sandpiper
Fewston Res - 6 Grey Wagtails (incl. 2 young), Common Sandpiper.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday 27 July 2012

Whetstone Allotments - pair of Stonechat with 2 young.
Bradup - 2 Oystercatchers
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Silsden Floods - an adult Mediterranean Gull plus a juvenile Shelduck.
Brian Vickers

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Glovershaw - Wheatear
Birch Close Lane - Red Kite, Little Owl
Sconce Lane - juvenile Little Owl, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler
Shaun Radcliffe


Monday 23rd July 2012
A Red Kite was watched as it followed the hay cutting together with a flock of Gulls.  Two Kestrels raced across the moorland edge where Skylarks and Meadow Pipits were feeding newly fledged young.
Paul King

Sunday 22 July 2012

Adult Mediterranean Gull in the fields adjoining Redcar Tarn at 6.30 this evening.

Keith Moir

Saturday 21 July 2012

John O’Gaunts Res. - 2 Little Grebes, 2 female Tufted Ducks with 6 and 2 young, pair of Oystercatchers with a juvenile, Green Woodpecker
Beaverdyke Res. -Still one singing Chiff-Chaff,a Great Crested Grebe
3 Tree Sparrows and a House Sparrow nearby.
Scargill Res.-  Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe plus a post-breeding flock of up to ~100 Lapwings; including ~25 juveniles.Also Pied Wagtail with 2 recently-fledged young, a juvenile Grey Wagtail
John Flood

Lower Barden Res. - 17 Oystercatchers, Goosander.
Barden Moor - Wheatear, juv male Stonechat, Reed Bunting
Shaun Radcliffe
Wharfe Valley - Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Hobby,
7 Crossbill.
Brian Vickers

Thursday 19 July 2012

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Kingfisher, Whitethroat, Blackcap, female Bullfinch, Reed Bunting, Stock Dove.
Fred Drake et al

Sunday 15 July 2012

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - those Whitethroat keep on singing along with Blackcap. Also seen Kingfisher, GSW and Willow Warbler.
(Unexpected plantlife found on the two gravel islands when weeded, Rose bush and tomato!)
Shaun Radcliffe et al

Saturday 14 July 2012

Whetstone area - pair of Stonechat carrying food, post breeding flock of 80 Lapwing.
Stephen Lilley

Tuesday 10 July 2012

A Black-tailed Godwit at Silsden Ings, and 6 Dunlin at Cononley Ings.

Keith Moir

Sunday 8 July 2012

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 32 species including singing Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, Blackcap, Reed Bunting plus Kingfisher, Oystercatcher & juv GSW.
Fred Drake et al
Saturday catch up - Nab Water Lane - 1 Wheatear ( a very early mover )
Cononley Ings - Green Sandpiper, 308 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 4 Grey Heron,
Ruddy Shelduck, Kingfisher ( River Aire )
Cononley Ings - 2 Green Sandpiper present, Lapwings increased to 428,  6 Grey Herons & 5 Redshank. Ruddy Shelduck seen again.
Brian Vickers & Keith Moir

Thursday 5 July 2012

Whimbrel heard over Warley Moor Res., apparently moving south.

Keith Moir
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler located on site again, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Bullfinch.
Fred Drake et al

Monday 2 July 2012

Ruddy Shelduck was still at Cononley Ings this morning, but flew off, and couldn't be relocated. At Silsden Ings a 2nd-summer Med. Gull was present; it looked like the Farnhill bird of June 27. Most of the standing water has now receded, but there's still a bit at the Skipton end of Cononley Ings, which is supporting gulls and waders.

(Catch Up)
Farnhill Ings: 1st-summer Mediterranean Gull from June 25 to 27, and a 2nd-summer also there on the 27th.
Silsden Ings: Three Yellow-legged Gulls on June 25 (a 2nd-summer, a 3rd-summer, and an adult)
Cononley Ings: An Arctic Tern on June 28, and 22 Redshank.
Keith Moir

Sunday 1 July 2012

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, pair of Bullfinch at feeder, Willow Warbler, singing Whitethroats, Blackcap and Reed Bunting.
Fred Drake et al.
Whetstone Allotments - male Stonechat
Bradup - post breeding flock of 43 Lapwing including 2 chicks, 3 Snipe drumming, 3 Curlew chicks plus Little Owl calling.
Shaun Radcliffe

Royd Hall Dam
Pair Mute Swan & 6 cygnets
Pair GCGs carrying 2 young, & 2 juveniles (making another good season for these birds on the dam)
6 Coot, nest with 3 young, 1 Moorhen, 2 Mallard, 2 Tufted, 3 Canadas, 2 Swift, 4 House Martins
J Brass