Saturday, 1st September 2012

Glovershaw area
It was very wet underfoot, with all the fields ankle deep in water, nevertheless, there was a good passage of birds this morning.  In the 'horse-field' on the Glen Road, a couple of Whinchats were feeding with two Wheatears and further along in the newly cut meadow a similar group but with an additional Whinchat.  A Buzzard watched for voles from a fence post at Weecher and three Stock Doves fed in the open fields.  Along the hedgerow, up from Glovershaw Farm, five Spotted Flycatchers, a Blackcap, three Willow Warblers and an adult Stonechat with juvenile completed a satisfactory tour.
Paul King, Julia and Shaun Radcliffe.

Knotford Nook and along riverbank towards Otley (part way)
Coot 22, Great Crested Grebe 2 + 2 juvenile
Tufted Duck 2, Cormorant 1, Kingfisher 2
Moorhen quite young chick seen with adults
Spotted Flycatcher 1, Herring Gull 1, Grasshopper Warbler 1 (heard)
Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker, Common Darter
Ruddy Darter, Common Blue Damselfly
Speckled Wood, Green-veined White, Large White
Small Copper, Peacock

Phil Matthews