Glovershaw and Shipley Glen
The interesting weekend continued with another good passage of migrants and post-breeding flocks of passerines. In a hedgerow alongside the 'horse-field' a group of 20 or more Willow Warblers passed along before diving for cover into ferns. A Whitethroat attended to a couple of juveniles and a female Redstart flicked its tail and fled amongst the cover. Further along at Golcar, three Wheatear and two Whinchats were feeding and the moorland fringes were alive with gathering Meadow Pipits. At Brackenhall, Tawny Owls, disturbed by Crows, could be heard making contact whilst a Green Woodpecker flew over the Glen.
Denholme Clough 07.40-09.30
Vis-mig was very poor; Redpoll 1, Siskin 1, Tree Pipit 1.
The bushes, however, were more productive;
Tree Pipit 2, Willow Warbler 2, Blackcap 4, Chiffchaff 6,
Reed Bunting 1, Song Thrushes 6+, Goldcrest, Robins,
Bullfinches, Siskin 12, Green Woodpecker, Swallows
Doe Park Res
Swallows, House Martins, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaffs,
Lesser Black-backed Gulls 30+W, Lapwing 1 N
Ten Yards Lane
Keighley 12.30 - Cormorant 2 heading up valley