31st December 2012

East Riddlesden Garden
2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Wren,
2 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 8+Blackbird, 2+Robin, Dunnock,
6+Great Tit, 8+Blue Tit, 4+Long-tailed Tit, 2+Coal Tit,
2 Feral Pigeon, 2 male Bullfinch, 8+Goldfinch, 4 Chaffinch,

M Doveston

Sunday 30 December 2012

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 28 species recorded including Kestrel (in box), Sparrowhawk plus up to 3 Reed Buntings. A small flock of Lapwings flew west.
Fred Drale et al
A flock of 30 Waxwings briefly settled near Crossflatts Station this morning but flew off after a few minutes.
Julia Radcliffe

Thursday 27 December 2012

B & Q, Keighley - 15 Waxwings tried in vain to feed on berries at the back of the store but were chased off by the local Mistle Thrush this morning.
Shaun Radcliffe
44 Waxwings on Leathley Avenue, Menston at 10am today
Malc & Fran Stones

24 December 2012

Additional info received - 30 Waxwings in a Yeadon Garden.
Mike Bloomfield

25th December 2012

Bingley - Beck Lane and 5 Rise locks area
30+Waxwing briefly mid-afternoon

M Doveston.

Dowley Gap - 2 Chiffchaff

K Moir

24th December 2012

Royds Hall area
5 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Tufted Duck
1 little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe
4 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreper, 1 Jay
1 Kestrel, 16 Long Tail Tit

J Brass

23rd December 2012

Leathley 10am
Buzzard, 2 Red Kite

Ben Rhydding area
Flooded fields adjacent to main road to Ilkley has 60+Curlew

Silsden Ings
90+Lapwing over heavily flooded fields.

East Riddlesden Hall
GSWdpkr male daily on feeders, Sparrowhawk also paying daily visits.

M Doveston

30 waxwings feeding in large cotoneaster at Shell garage, Saltaire roundabout, 2pm

M Scrimshaw

Friday 21 December 2012

Cononley & Farnhill Ings - 66 Wigeon, 45 Teal, 1200 Lapwing, 50 Meadow Pipit, Cormorant,
60 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 2 Goosander.
Shaun Radcliffe
Two Chiffchaffs on the small tree between the filter-beds at Dowley Gap today.
Keith Moir

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Beck Lane, Bingley (as previous) - 46 Waxwings this morning along with 2 Sparrowhawks patrolling regularly.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Beck Lane, Bingley 5 Rise - 30 Waxwings already there today with the same number yesterday. Will the birds be getting drunk on this diet of apple every day?
Simon Goodwin

About 60 Waxwings at the top end of Claremont Gardens, Bingley at 2.20. Appeared to be coming down to feed in an unseen adjacent garden.
Keith Moir

4 Whoopers flew low over Redcar Tarn at 11.30 a.m.
I Hargreaves

Monday 17 December 2012

R. Aire above Hurst Wood - 2 Little Grebe.
Dowley Gap S W - Chiff-Chaff, 2 Goosander
Roberts Park, Saltaire - 30 Siskin on Alders, Little Grebe.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday continued

Baildon Garden - male Blackcap plus male (ringed) Siskin.
Paul Marfell
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting, Siskin, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Bullfinch.
Fred Drake et al.

16th December 2012

Bingley, near Funeral Directors on Church Street
20+Waxwings at 14.00

East Riddlesden Hall
GSWdpkr and 2+Nuthatches on feeders

M Doveston

9 waxwings Hawksworth Common (Guiseley) this aft.

R Wilkinson

15th December 2012

Bingley area
Approx. 30-40 Waxwings seen at Beck Lane allotments in Bingley, at 12pm, feeding in the apple trees and flying between them and other nearby trees. Two Kingfishers were seen on the canal, just up from 3 Rise Locks.  One was watched catching and eating a fish. 1 male Wood Duck was on the canal down from 3 Rise Locks.

T Simcock

Thursday 13 December 2012

Canalside near Riddlesden - two flocks of 17 & 50 Siskin feeding on Alder. A few Redwing about.
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail (heard), small flocks of Fieldfare flying through going east totalling 60, 3 Reed Bunting.
Shaun Radcliffe
35+ Waxwings at Beck Lane allotments, Bingley, 9:30am
Simon Goodwin
Update at Beck Lane, Bingley - 21 Waxwings feeding on apples in the allotment.
Tony Gough

Wednesday 12th December 2012

Wednesday, 12th December 2012
45+ Waxwings at Beck Lane allotments, Bingley, 9.30am.
Simon Goodwin

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Crossflatts near canal - 7 Siskin, 4 Bullfinch
East Morton -2 Bullfinch
Sunnydale Reservoir area - 8 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, Kestrel.
Shaun Radcliffe
45 Waxwings in Beck Lane, Bingley.
Tony Gough
A quick lunchtime walk around Roberts Park, Saltaire: 2x Little Grebe, Treecreeper, Goldcrest
Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 90+ Black-headed Gull, Common Gull plus Grey Wagtail at Salts Mill.
Nick Tonge

Monday 10 December 2012

Probably not the first report of about 60 waxwings feeding on an apple tree on the allotments on Beck Lane, Bingley (3 p.m. today.)   Two kingfishers on the canal nearby.
Alan Josephs

9th December 2012

East Riddlesden Hall
male Brambling at feeders, Goldcrest, GSWdpkr on feeders
7+Fieldfare, 50+BHGulls

M Doveston

Bingley Area
Grey Partridge - 1 with 2 Red-legged Partridge on Walsh Lane (same field as last Sunday but the other end sheltering near a wall). Lapwing - 3 on Walsh Lane (were 2 last Sunday - unusual as this is the earliest I have seen them actually on their breeding grounds, but they may not stay)
Waxwing - 30+ flew over Walsh Lane from the direction of Heights Lane heading down into the valley. Kestrel - 1 hunting over the fields on Heights Lane. Goldcrest - 2 in Prince of Wales Park
Rook - a pair displaying and another pair repairing a nest at the Lady Lane Rookery (again very early) Long-tailed Tit - 4 in the nursery grounds on Lady Lane

P Matthews

8th December 2012

Beck Lane, Bingley - 40 Waxwings feeding still on apple in the allotments.
Paul Croft
Lumbfoot, Stanbury - Red Kite
Rob Grillo
Yeadon Tarn -Snipe, 20 Siskin, 60 Goldfinch, 4 Pochard, 3 G C G, male Goldeneye, Mandarin, Kingfisher.
Knotford Nook - 5 male Goldeneye, many Tufted Duck, small flock of Wigeon, Red Kite.
Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - 50 Wigeon, many Tufted Duck, a few Goldeneye, Reed Bunting,
3 Bullfinch, Willow Tit.
BOG members walk.

Bingley Area
Goosander - 2 fem and 1 Juv (judged by white near bill-base) on canal near Micklethwaite swing bridge. Black-headed Gull 35+. Moorhen - 3 at Micklethwaite bridge and 5 at Bingley Bog North
Waxwing - 43 in the tall tree by the canal at the top of Sleningford Road (2.05pm) flew off soon after towards Fairfax Road. Later when approaching the allotments for the second time from the 5-rise swing bridge (2.40pm) 30 flew across my front up Fairfax Road followed soon after by a Kestrel, so they had probably been in the allotments. Kestrel - 1 over the by-pass, 1 in trees at Bingley Bog North and the one by the allotments. Bullfinch - 2 with a Goldfinch at Bingley Bog North
Long-tailed Tit - 7 with 3 Blue Tits in Greenhill Woods. House Sparrow - 4 at canal-side near the boatyard (this is not a common species around Bingley) and this is one of the best sites

P Matthews

Friday 7 December 2012

Beck Lane, Bingley - this morning, 20 Waxwings. (see yesterdays entry).
Alan Tremethick

Thursday 6 December 2012

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Sparrowhawk, 8 Siskin, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Goldcrests.
Shaun Radcliffe

10.35 hrs - 30 Waxwing feeding in apple tree on allotment close to 5 Rise Locks, Bingley.

Alan Tremethick
Stoney Ridge -
25+Waxwings overhead at 13:15
M Doveston

Monday 3 December 2012

27 Waxwings on yellow rowan berries outside Carnegie Court (old people’s flats) on Springs Lane, Ilkley – 1300 to 1320 today.
David & Helen Kidman

Waxwings seen on the Allotments near to the Five Rise Locks at Bingley again this morning, at about 11am.  There were circa 6 birds, as per yesterday and they were feeding on the apples, once again.  I also saw a flock of about 5 Goldfinches, a male Bullfinch and a Jay in the same apple tree as the Waxwings.  A Sparrowhawk flew over the allotments, being mobbed by Carrion Crows.  A Kestrel was seen and a Nuthatch heard on the edge of Bingley North Bog, under the Five Rise Locks.

Tom Simcock

Nelson Street, Bradford
5 Waxings, 5 Long tail tits
1 Mistle Thrush trying to chase the Waxwings out of the winter larder

J Brasss

Sunday continued

Allotments near to Five Rise, Bingley - 6 Waxwings at 11.00 this morning feeding on apples.
Simon Goodwin
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Woodcock flushed, 4 Bullfinch, Red Bunting.
Steve Webb
Embsay garden -A male Brambling on my feeder this morning - the first I've seen this year.

Clare Dunn

2nd December 2012

East Riddlesden Hall riverside walk
Siskin, Redpoll, Reed Bunting, Greylag Goose 2,
Goosander, Kingfisher, Canada Goose 44, Mallard,
BHGulls, Lapwing 4, Moorhen, Bullfinch

M Doveston

Heights Lane circular, Bingley
Walsh Lane
Little Owl 1, Grey Partridge 4, Red-legged Partridge 4 (same field 30 metres apart), Lapwing 2, Kestrel 1, Common Gull 33, Goose sp skein of 14 travelling N, Jay 1, Goldfinch 5 (14 other species recorded)

P Matthews