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