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Welcome to the Blog of the Bradford Ornithological Group (BOG). Here you will find information about the latest sightings, an archive of information and a gallery photos of the birds of this area of West Yorkshire, England. We are an active group of 150 members dedicated to the study and conservation of birds within this region which is situated amongst the Pennines of Northern England.

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Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl photo: Stephen Lilley

Friday, 30 December 2016

Friday 30 December 2016

Sandbeds - canal towpath, 5 Waxwings feeding on hawthorn berries.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Thursday 29 December 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - freezing conditions brought 3 Bullfinch & as many Reed Buntings to the feeder. A few Siskin were in the alders above the hide. At 11 o'clock, a skein of 80-100 Pinkfoot flew high over the reserve going in a westerly direction.
Shaun Radcliffe

Shipley Glen
A Little Owl at Brackenhall and a female Stonechat just off the Glen Road.
Paul King

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Wednesday 28th December, 2016

Glovershaw
A flock of 30 Golden Plovers over Baildon Moor and two Tree Sparrows on a feeder at Dobrudden Farm.
Paul King

Toads Hole Beck - pair of Gadwall. First record by the observer at this site.

Martyn Priestley

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Tuesday 27th December 2016

Whetstone Gate - pair of Stonechat, Little Owl plus a few Fieldfare.
Shaun Radcliffe

Glovershaw
A flock of 35 Golden Plover over Baildon Moor.  Six Reed Buntings, six Red Grouse, eight Lapwings, 49 Pheasants (39 in fields adjacent to Sconce Lane), a Meadow Pipit and a Little Owl at Pennythorn.
Paul King

Monday, 26 December 2016

Sunday 25th December 2016

Anchor Farm near Timble - 2 Crossbill flew over, flock of 40 mixed winter thrushes, 80 Lapwings.
Denton - 9 Red Kite in flight.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 25 December 2016

CHRISTMAS DAY



              WISHING      ONE      &     ALL      A     HAPPY      CHRISTMAS


                    AND     A    GOOD     BIRDING     2017    NEW    YEAR

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Thursday 22nd December 2016

Keighley Golf Course
About 50 Waxwings seen in trees near the 6th tee at the Golf Course.
Photo and sighting by Steve Meredith

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Keighley Golf Course - 60 Waxwings this morning feeding on berries close to 5th/8th tee.
Richard Butler

Baildon Golf Course
A female Stonechat by the 6th fairway.
Paul King

Monday, 19 December 2016

Monday 19 December 2016

Sconce Lane area - Little Owl, 3 Reed Bunting and a few Fieldfare & Redwing about. A flock of 50 Golden Plover flew towards Hope Hill.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday 18 December 2016

Leeshaw Reservoir - Little Egret
Brian Vickers

Sunday, 18 December 2016

STOCKBRIDGE RESERVE - ACCESS PROBLEMS

Stockbridge |Reserve (members only) - there are access problems as the lock at the gate has been changed. Sorting matter out & will advise when matter resolved.
Shaun Radcliffe 

Saturday 17 December 2016

Barden Scale - Green Woodpecker, Woodcock, Red Kites, Buzzards
Silsden Reservoir - 12 Wigeon, 7 Goldeneye, 10 Tufted Duck
Brian Vickers

Friday, 16 December 2016

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Redcar Tarn - single Dunlin
Malcolm James

Monday, 12 December 2016

Monday 12 December 2016

Bingley to Hirst Wood along river - 3 single Dippers seen, Grey Wagtail, 30 Redwing feeding in the Beckfoot Lane area, 3 Goosander.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday 11 December 2016

Baildon Garden - 2 R N Parakeets, 3 Redwing, 3 LTT
Richard Butler

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Saturday 10 December 2016

Leeds Old Road - flying above B & Q car park, a flock of 200 Golden Plover. About 30 birds roosted on the roof of  B & M Bargains along with 50 Lapwing. (these could be the same flocks that have frequented Wakefield Road area in previous years)
Martin Millard

Yeadon Tarn - large flock of Goldfinch, single Pochard, Goldcrest, 25 Fieldfare flew over whilst Redwing feeding on holly berries, 19 Tufted Duck.
Knotford Nook - 60 plus Wigeon, over 15 Goldeneye, Kingfisher, Goosanders plus flock of 7 Curlew flew east.
Otley Wetlands ( permit holders only) - flock of 600 Lapwing, 24 Wigeon, Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 9 Goldeneye plus the odd Siskin
BOG members morning..

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Thursday 8 December 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail heard, Kingfisher, pair of Bullfinch, Redpoll.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Caldene Fields - Little Egret seen, a site first. The bird flew down towards the pond but was harassed by corvids so it flew off south.
Martyn Priestley

Monday 5 December (catch up)

Leeshaw Reservoir - 82 Greylag, 15 Canada, 2 Cormorant, 24 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Wren, Goosander, Dunnock.
Brian Vickers

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Tuesday 6th December 2016

Keighley Golf Course.

Waxwings, 64 on Sunday, 51 yesterday.
Little Egret  yesterday by canal  between Howden Park and Lower Holden East of Silsden.

Richard Candeland

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sunday 4 December 2016

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits
Little Egret, Redwing flock
Steven Parkes

Stockbridge Reserve.(members only).

Small flocks of winter Thrushes moving through going East. The reserve had many Finches, including a flock of 30 Siskin.  Redpolls came down to drink in front of the hide whilst Bullfinches were on the feeders.Kestrel and Sparrowhawk were both recorded.
Penny French, Shaun Radcliffe.

Thursday 1 December 2016

Leeds Road, Bradford
A Red Kite seen flying towards Bradford City Centre at 11:20.
Tinachard

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Tuesday 29th November 2016

Yeadon Tarn
A female Pochard, 16 Tufted Ducks and three Great Crested Grebes.
Paul King

Monday, 28 November 2016

Sunday 27th November 2016

Stockbridge Reserve
Water Rail heard, Kingfisher visited many times this morning successfully catching in front of hide, Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, Bullfinch

Penny French, Susan & Thomas Simcock, Shaun Radcliffe.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Saturday 26th November 2016

Scargill Res.

Male Mandarin with 3 Mallards, 3 female Goldeneye.  In the area 196 Lapwing, 5 Golden Plover, Red Kite, 12 Reed Bunting, all in one small tree, 2 Stock  Dove.

In wood below reservoir, hooting Tawny Owl, Treecreeper.

John O'Gaunts Res and surrounding area.

130 Canada Geese, 1 Wigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, flock of 30 Fieldfare.

Shaun Radcliffe.

Snaygill Area
5 Ruff
Barden Scale
Male Stonechat
Brian Vickers

Hazlewood - Cavendish Pavilion - Bolton Bridge

37 species, including heron (4 within one mile), cormorant, goosander, dipper, grey wagtail, pied wagtail, dipper, brambling, long-tailed tit, fieldfare, redwing, jay, red grouse, green woodpecker (on open moorland) snipe, raven, red kite and buzzard.
Roger Nelson



Birds in Upper Wharfedale.  Photos: Roger Nelson




Thursday, 24 November 2016

Thursday 24th November 2016

Stockbridge Reserve
12 Waxwings, Bullfinch, Kingfisher and Reed Buntings also present.
Sean Radcliffe

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Baildon Garden.

Single male Brambling on bird table.

Jeremy Taylor.

Cononley Ings.
Shelduck, Shoveler,   6 WhooperSwans (flyover), Teal, Wigeon, Lapwings, 200 Canada Geese, 20 Redwings.
Brian  Vickers

Leeshaw Res

4 Cormorant,  200+ Starling flock.

Brian Vickers


Monday 21st November 2016

Addingham

15 Waxwings by the allotments.
Andrew  Kitts

Monday, 21 November 2016

Sunday 20th November 2016

Kildwick
11 Waxwings on the back road between Kildwick and Skipton.  They flew off NW.
A flock of White Fronted Geese (about 120) over the Great Wood Estate and Moorview Way area of Skipton.  Assumed to be the flock seen previously at Barden.
Howard Creber
(Note these sightings were made on Friday 18th - a few technical problems caused delay)
Goldeneye (male) on Tong Park Reservoir  photo: Peter Curran
Tong Park Baildon,
A Goldeneye at Tong Park Reservoir and seven Goosander and a Cormorant.
Along the Aire at Baildon, a single Goosander and a Kingfisher was seen at the Denso-Marston Reserve.
Peter Curran





Saturday, 19 November 2016

Saturday 19th November 2016

Cow & Calf pub area
5 Waxwings
S Varrie

Friday 18th November 2016

B&Q Thornbury
100 lapwing
Jamie Brass
Keighley Golf Club
A Little Egret flew over
Jon Middleton

Thursday 17th November 2016

Caldene Fields
A Jack Snipe
Martyn Priestley
Baildon Garden
Two Ring-necked Parakeets on feeders
Richard Butler

Wednesday 16th November 2016

Ilkley Centre Car Park
17 Waxwings
Mike Bloomfield


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Tuesday 15th November2016

Ilkley Town Centre

14 Waxwings
Denton Park
93 Curlew, 150 Greylags, 200 Lapwing
Theo Kuechel

Bingley Bog North
23 Common Snipe
1 Jack Snipe
John Middleton


Sunday, 13 November 2016

Sunday 13th November 2016

Ogden Reservoir
Two Pintails on the reservoir at 8am.
Chris King

Male and female Pintails.   photo: Brian Sumner

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Saturday 12th November 2016

Keighley Moor Reservoir
Two Bewick Swans on the reservoir.  They remained until 9.05am but were disturbed by a dog walker.  The birds flew off to the west.  These are the first since 2011.
Bewick Swans at Keighley Moor Reservoir
Slippery Ford
A female Black Grouse, which has been in the area for a little while, can usually be seen in the first fields just to the right (north) of the track as you pass through the gate from the car park.  This is a first for the area.
Female Black Grouse 
Details and photos by Ian Hargreaves

Sconce Lane and Pennithorne, Baildon
A flock of 50 Fieldfare, 9 Mistle Thrush, Little Owl, Kestrel and 32 Pheasants.
Paul King


Friday, 11 November 2016

Friday 11th November 2016

Undercliffe Cemetery
3 Waxwing
DCBarker

Low Wood canalside (Riddlesden)
Kingfisher, Redwings, Song Thrush, Goldcrest
M Doveston

Thursday 10th November 2016

Ben Rhydding
A single Waxwing appeared in the silver birch tree just beyond our garden in Ben Rhydding at 10.40  today for just 30 seconds. It flew off in a SW direction.
 Helen and Dave Kidman

Yeadon
Two Waxwings at Moorfield Trading Estate.
Mike Bloomfield

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch plus Sparrowhawk on concrete post preening for 20 mins.

Keighley

This afternoon - near Sainsbury's in Keighley, flock of 20 Waxwings
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Tuesday 8th November 2016

Yeadon
A flock of at least eight Waxwings and a few Redwings were feeding in trees by the cricket and football field.  On the tarn there were four Goosanders, 14 Tufted Ducks and four Great Crested Grebes.
Paul King

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Sunday 6 November 2016

Ogden Water - 9 Whoopers, 3 Goldeneye, Tufted, Kingfisher, Dipper plus many Goldcrests.
Brian Vickers

Saturday 6 November 2016

Thackley - 8 Waxwings
Casper Pottle

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Friday 4th November 2016

Keighley Golf Course - 13 Waxwings
Jon Middleton



Ogden Water
A first for Ogden Water - two male Mandarins.  photo: Brian Sumner 


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Thursday 3rd November 2016

Tong Park, Baildon - Jack Snipe flushed, 4 Teal, Goosanders
D & M Scrimshaw

High Royds Menston  6 Snipe  2 male Teal
Theo Kuechel

Shipley Glen
Two flocks of Pink-footed Geese passed over from west to east. One of about 100 at 8.30am and the other of about 75, two hours later.
Paul King

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Keighley Moor Reservoir - single Twite found feeding. Also several skeins of Pinkfoot seen flying east.

Ian Hargreaves

Thornbury - a flock of 30 Lapwing in the area.
James Brass

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Tuesday 1st November 2016

150 Pink-footed flying over Thruscross on 30th October.  photo: Roger Nelson

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Monday 31 October 2016

Scargill Reservoir - Raven, pair of Stonechat, 9 Wigeon, 300 Golden Plover on side of wall.
John O'Gaunt Reservoir - another pair of Stonechat, angler flushed 23 Snipe, 50 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag with a skein of 80 flying north, 2 Egyptian geese, 26 Mallard, single Tufted, 3 Wigeon, 19 Teal, 4 Little Grebe
John Poland

Leeshaw Reservoir - 2 Cormorant, 2 Goosander, a Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye.
Brian Vickers  

Park Road, Bingley - 3 Parakeets flew past.
Rex Holt

Caldene Fields - 7527 Woodpigeon counted moving through in a southerly direction. Also 339 Herring Gull seen flying south west.
Martyn Priestley

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Sunday 30 October 2016

Thruscross - 150 Pinkfoot Geese flying north.
Roger Nelson

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, Water Rail (heard twice but not seen), GSW, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch.
Thanks to the helpers today as the new Tawny Owl Box was positioned.
Shaun Radcliffe.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Saturday 29 October 2016

Pennythorn Hill - 2 Stonechat
Sconce Lane - Fieldfare flocks of 50 and 60 feeding on hawthorn berries, 4 Stock Dove, Reed Bunting plus 2 Little Owl.
Shaun Radcliffe

Baildon Moor
Four, possibly five Whooper Swans flew east to west at 10am this morning.
Mark Whitaker

Friday, 28 October 2016

Friday 28th October 2016

Aire Valley
Three recent photos of birds near Dowley Gap and Hirst Wood by Nigel Priestley.
Grey Heron
Grey Wagtail
Wood Duck

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Tuesday 25 October 20016

Yeadon Tarn - 1 phylloscopus warbler (probably a Chiff-Chaff but bird did not call), juv Goosander,
6 Cormorant.
Theo Kuechel

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Sunday 23rd October 2016

Denholme Clough - mid-morning visit.
Fieldfare c150 dropped in from out of the blue sky
Redwing 2, Chiffchaff 1 calling bird, Goldcrest,
Long-tailed Tit flock, Jay, Sparrowhawk
Common Gull 1 south

M Doveston

Sunday 23 October 2016

Dowley Gap - Wood Duck, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, 6 Redwing
Nigel & Danny Priestley

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail feeding close to reeds, Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch. Heard call of Green Woodpecker some way off up the valley. The call became louder & louder until the woodpecker flew over my head immediately followed by a Sparrowhawk. The intended victim found sanctuary in the local gardens.
Sandbeds - on canal bank, Blackcap.
Shaun Radcliffe & Keith Allen

Saturday 22 October 2016

Leeshaw Reservoir - female Goldeneye
Paul Clough - 80 Fieldfare south, female Sparrowhawk, pair of Buzzard
Steve Parkes

Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday 21 October 2016

Bradup - 3 Grey Partridge, Buzzard, 50 Redwing flock.
Street Lane - 15 Brambling, Treecreeper
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Thursday 20 October 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Snipe, Kingfisher, GSW, Reed Bunting & Bullfinch.
At 09.50 a flock of 100 Pinkfoot flew down the Worth Valley, then turned east towards Bingley.
At 10.25 another flock of 130 came from the west along the Aire Valley towards the east.
John Tyson, Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Bingley - 300 Pinkfoot over the area at 09.40 flying east.
Steve Parks

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Monday 17 October 2016

Caldene Fields, South Bradford - 5493 Redwing flying mainly SW, 1444 Fieldfare flying W/SW
Also 2 White Wagtails, 4 Kestrel
Martyn Priestley

Monday, 17 October 2016

Sunday 16 October 2016

Danefield Terrace, Otley - 2 House Martin feeding over the fields until dusk plus flock of 18 Siskin in the area.
Theo Keuchal 

Saturday 15 October 2016

Barden - 2 Fieldfare with other thrushes feeding in hedges.
Roger Nelson

Nab Water Lane - flock of 40 Fieldfare
Steve Parkes

Friday, 14 October 2016

Thursday 13 October 2016

Oxenhope Watchpoint - female Black Redstart at the view point. Flew off into the mist.
Previous day 5800 Redwing recorded on migration.
Howard Creber & Dave Barker

Monday, 10 October 2016

Monday 10 October 2016

Glovershaw
A family of five Stonechats by the 11th fairway.
Paul King


Sunday, 9 October 2016

Sunday 9 October 2016

Park Dam- 3 Shovelers arrived.
Jamie Brass

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - winter visitors this morning with 2 Redwing feeding on mountain ash berries & Water Rail squeal heard. 31 species recorded included Goldcrest, GSW, Jay, 2 Buzzard circling towards Utley, Kingfisher plus a Cormorant fishing on the lake all morning. Nice to see a couple of male Reed Bunting at the feeders along with juv Bullfinches.
Shaun Radcliffe


Saturday, 8 October 2016

Saturday 8 October 2016

Oxenhope watchpoint - 3260 Redwing counted up to 13.00 hrs
Wryneck scoped flying east
Howard Creber & Dave Barker

Park Dam - 8 Little Grebe, 4 G C G, 10 Tufted, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall,Teal
Jamie Brass

Scargill Reservoir - 2 Egyptian Geese, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk
John O'Gaunt Reservoir - 2 Chiff-Chaff, 8 Little Grebe, 8 Wigeon, 12 Teal, single Snipe, a few small flocks of Redwing passing through. Also a flock of 50 Lapwing in the area.
Stainburn Forest - 4 Crossbill
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 8 October 2016

Scargill Reservoir - 2 Egyptian Geese, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk
John O'Gaunt Reservoir - 2 Chiff-Chaff, 8 Little Grebe, 8 Wigeon, 12 Teal, single Snipe, a few small flocks of Redwing passing through. Also a flock of 50 Lapwing in the area.
Stainburn Forest - 4 Crossbill
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Storiths- small groups of Redwing amongst the Rowan, about 30 in all.
Roger Nelson

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Sunday 2 October 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 27 species recorded including 2 Chiff-Chaff, Kingfisher, GSW, 5 Bullfinch at the feeders (begging call by 3 juvs), Jay. A worrying stat. is no Reed Bunting recorded since 14 August on the Reserve.
Superb views of Weasel on wall in front of hide.
Susan & Thomas Simcock, Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Private Wetland (permit holders only) - 4 Chiff-Chaffs, GSW, Bullfinch plus a few Swallows & House Martins, 2 Buzzard, 4 Wigeon, 8 Tufted, 2 G C G.
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday, 26 September 2016

Monday 26th September 2016

Riddlesden.

Buzzard over my house this morning.
Stephen  Lilley
Also in Riddlesden area - flock of 30+ Mistle Thrush, Buzzard, Kestrel, 40+ Goldfinch, Goldcrest, Chiff-Chaff, Cormorant.
Penny French

Whetstone Gate area - in the bracken, single Whitethroat, Stonechat and Reed Bunting plus nearby
two Little Owls.
Shaun Radcliffe

River Aire, Esholt Sewage Works - Little Egret
Casper Pottle

Monday 26th September 2016

Riddlesden.

Buzzard over my house this morning.
Stephen  Lilley

Whetstone Gate area - in the bracken, single Whitethroat, Stonechat and Reed Bunting plus nearby
two Little Owls.
Shaun Radcliffe

River Aire, Esholt Sewage Works - Little Egret
Casper Pottle

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sunday 25 September 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Chiff-Chaff, Kingfisher & Bullfinch
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Thursday 22nd September 2016

Leeshaw Reservoir - 5 Shelduck
Brian Vickers

Danefield Terrace, Otley - 3 Chiff-Chaff, 10 Willow Warbler plus mixed tit flocks. Female Sparrowhawk checking the hedges. On the two previous days, more migrants recorded with Chiff-Chaff, Willow Warbler, Swallow & 25 House Martin on Tuesday. Wednesday produced Chiff-Chaff, 4 Willow Warbler in mixed tit flock.
Theu Kuechel

Glovershaw
Two Wheatears feeding on the Golf Course (7th and 12th fairways)
Paul King

Valley Parade
Last Saturday, during the match, a Peregrine was seen over the ground.
message from a Bristol Rovers fan!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Tuesday 20th September 2016

Fly Flatts.

Wheatear.

Nab Water Lane.

Whinchat,6 Stonechat,Reed Warbler.
Brian Vickers

Monday, 19 September 2016

Monday 19th September 2016

Glovershaw
Birch Close Lane area - A flock of five birds consisted of four Wheatears and a Whinchat.
A flock of 200 Starlings at Weecher, a family of eight Red Grouse on Hope Hill, a couple of Linnets a few Skylarks and Meadow Pipits still about.
Paul King

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Sunday 18 September 2016

River Aire walk from Bingley to Hirst Wood - 
7 Goosander, 50 Mallard, Dipper, 3 Grey Wagtail,
3 Kingfisher, Grey Heron, 5 Chiffchaff
Shaun Radcliffe

John O'Gaunt's Res
No sign of RNGrebe,
12 Little Grebe, Teal, several Wigeon
1 Cormorant, GHeron, Skylarks, Chiffchaff
Pied & Grey Wagtails
M Doveston, J Flood

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Saturday 17 September 2016

Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - 
Ring-necked Parakeet, Sparrowhawk,
Common Buzzard, Chiff-Chaff
Shaun Radcliffe

Glovershaw
Three Wheatears in fields by Golcar Farm.
Paul King

John O'Gaunt's Reservoir
Long staying Red-necked Grebe still present
12 Little Grebe, Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Ducks
A Jowett

Friday, 16 September 2016

Thursday 15 September 2016

Oxenhope - 3 Common Buzzard circling over today.
Howard Creber

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher perched in front of hide, dived in and caught a stickleback. Chiff-Chaff singing plus GSW, Bullfinch & Sparrowhawk.
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday, 12 September 2016

Monday 12th September 2016

Glovershaw
Two Whinchats and a Wheatear were in the paddock behind Golcar Farm this morning.
Paul King

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Sunday 11th September 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 25 species recorded including the following - Common Sandpiper (stayed for 3 hours), Whitethroat (feeding on blackberries), singing Chiff-Chaff, Jay, Grey Wagtail, GSW & Sparrowhawk.

Glovershaw
A Whinchat was feeding in the fields by Golcar farm.
Paul King.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Saturday 10 September 2016

Oxenhope Watchpoint - Common Buzzard SE at 10.20. Also Yellow Wagtail seen along with many Swallows & Mipits.
Howard Creber & Dave Barker

Baildon Moor - walk around the fringe - plenty of migrants mainly Swallows with a few House Martins, Chiff-Chaffs & Willow Warblers. 2 Wheatear on golf course, 9 Skylark on the top, a single Linnet, plenty of wandering Meadow Pipits, Red Kite & and good views of a Stoat.
Eight BOG walkers.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Friday 9 September 2016

Glovershaw
A Whinchat around the 10th tee and a Wheatear on the 7th fairway. A flock of four Grey Herons flew over.
Paul King

Upper Wharfedale
Recent photos from Roger Nelson.
Little Owl
Distant view of Osprey
juvenile Wheatear.



Thursday, 8 September 2016

Thursday 8 September 2016

Keighley Moor Reservoir- Shelduck already on water but then 3 male & 2 female Wigeon dropped in before heavy rain.
Redcar Tarn - Pintail
Pintail at Redcar Tarn.                   photo: Ian Hargreaves
Ian Hargreaves

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, Blackcap & Chiff-Chaff
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Keighley Moor Reservoir - Cream-crown Marsh Harrier flying south at 09.15. Long distant but prolonged view of Osprey at 10.10.
Slippery Ford - 6 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat
Ian Hargreaves 

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Nab Water Lane - 4 Wheatear, Sparrowhawk
Brian Vickers

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Sunday 4 September 2016

Upper Wharfedale - Three recent photos from Roger Nelson
Little Owl                                             photo: Roger Nelson
Wheatear (juvenile)                    photo: Roger Nelson
A distant view of an Osprey near Barden on 25th August.  Photo: Roger Nelson

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Monday 5 September 2016

Barden Scale - Cream Crown Marsh Harrier, 6 Buzzard, 3 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine plus a flock of 36 Mistle Thrush.
Brian Vickers

Monday, 5 September 2016

Sunday 4 September 2016

Hazlewood - 
4 Common Buzzard, 2 juv Wheatear, Green Woodpecker, Little Owl
Roger Nelson

Denholme Clough
plenty of Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Swallows,
Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Bullfinches, Dipper
Grey Wagtail, 6 Collared Dove East

East Riddlesden Hall
Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, House Martins,
Sand Martin x2 still at nest site, Chiffchaff
Wheatear female on Cricket Pitch,
Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail,

M Doveston

Friday, 2 September 2016

Friday 2 September 2016

Denton Moor - Raven, Merlin, 5 Red Kite. At Gawk Hall Gate - 5 Snipe, Stonechat. Meadow Pipits amounted to 38, some on the move.

Timble Ings - 11 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Siskin
John Poland

Denholme Clough
2 Spotted Flycatcher
M Doveston

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Thursday 1 September 2016

Whetstone Gate - evening visit - 2 Raven, single Wheatear, 2 Little Owls & 22 Curlew.
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Jay
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Monday 29 August 2016

Scargill Reservoir - 2 Egyptian Geese
John O'Gaunt Reservoir - Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 13 Little Grebe, 42 Mallard, 27 Teal plus
2 Spotted Fly nearby.
John Poland

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Sunday 28th August 2016

Oxenhope Watchpoint - Osprey went through going south towards Calderdale.
Howard Creber & David Barker

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Chiff-Chaff, Blackcap, Kingfisher hovering at times, Jay, Bullfinch, Cormorant. Also found on Meadowsweet, a Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar.
Shaun Radcliffe

Glovershaw
Four Wheatears and a juvenile Stonechat feeding in the fields by Golcar Farm.
Paul King

Sunday 28th August 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Chiff-Chaff, Blackcap, Kingfisher hovering at times, Jay, Bullfinch, Cormorant. Also found on Meadowsweet, a Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar.
Shaun Radcliffe

Glovershaw
Four Wheatears and a juvenile Stonechat feeding in the fields by Golcar Farm.
Paul King

Friday, 26 August 2016

Friday 26th August 2016

Glovershaw
A flock of about ten birds, feeding in the fields by Golcar Farm, consisted of at least four Wheatears, two Whinchats and a family of Reed Buntings.
Paul King

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Thursday 25 August 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 24 species recorded this morning including 2 Whitethroat,
Bullfinch, Jay, Blackcap & Cormorant.
Shaun Radcliffe

Shipley Glen
At 7am, a flock of more 180 Swallows landed on wires before flying off south-eastwards
Glovershaw
During a very misty morning, two Wheatears were feeding on the 10th green.
Paul King

Redcar Tarn
A Mediterranean Gull seen close to the banking at Redcar Tarn this afternoon.  Photo: Keith Moir.


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Wednesday 24th August 2016

Glovershaw
A Spotted Flycatcher at Golcar farm and three Whinchats in the fields.  At Pennythorn, three other Whinchats near the plantation and a Common Whitethroat.
Paul King.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Glovershaw

Golcar Farm
9am - In the fields a flock of 12 birds consisting of nine Wheatears and three Whinchats. At the bottom of Birch Close Lane, two smart looking Whitethroats.
Paul King.

Pennythorne Plantation area, 2 Whitethroat, Whinchat, Stonechat, this morning 11am.
Couple of distant shots.
Stephen  Lilley


Monday, 22 August 2016

Monday 22 August 2016

Whetstone Gate - SEO & 2 Little owls

Dowley Gap - in trees next to River Aire above rail bridge - three Spotted Flycatchers.
Shaun Radcliffe

Glovershaw
A family of three Whinchats by Pennythorn Plantation and another group of five in the fields by Golcar Farm.  This second group was possibly the same ones that were in the area last evening.
Paul King

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Sunday 21 August 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler, GSW, Stock Dove, Kingfisher & Blackcap.
Shaun Radcliffe

Glovershaw
Late afternoon - There was a family of four Whinchats (two adults and two juveniles) and a couple of Wheatears in the area by Birch Close Lane and the running track.
Paul King.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Saturday 20 August 2016

Scargill Reservoir - 2 Little Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Tufted Duck, Kestrel.
below Reservoir - Red Kite, Buzzard & Kingfisher on stream. Juv. Sparrowhawk fed by adult.

John O'Gaunt Reservoir - good views of Black-tailed Godwit & Little Egret plus Little Grebe, Teal & Grey Heron. Between Reservoir & Sun Inn - 2 Spotted Fly & 2 Whinchat.
John Preshaw, Derek Parkin & Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Thursday 18 August 2016

Golcar Farm - 3 Whinchat
Derek Parkin

Leeshaw Reservoir - 2 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 2 Buzzard, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron
Nab Water Lane - 4 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat
Fly Flatts - 3 Wheatear
Brian Vickers

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Black Pots/ Nab End, Silsden - 4 Wheatear, 4 Spotted Fly, 2 Buzzard, 80+10 flocks of Lapwing,
40 Linnet
James Brass

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Bromley Road, Bingley - a Wood Warbler reported from a garden.
Rex Holt 


Redstart and Spotted Flycatcher, both seen on Harden Moor.  photo: Nigel Priestley

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Sunday 14 September 2016

Harden Moor - Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Redstart, 4 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Little Owl & Kestrel
Nigel & Danny Priestley

Tuesday 16th August 2016

Glovershaw
A Whinchat was feeding in Golcar Fields.  A male Stonechat was patrolling its breeding area by the cabins on Pennythorn Hill and another male was similarly engaged by the quarry and 2nd hole on the Golf Course.  Both these Stonechats successfully produced broods in May.   Nearby, there was a family of up to four Whitethroats.
Paul King

Monday, 15 August 2016

Monday 15th August 2016


Glovershaw. 

Male Redstart  

Stephen Lilley
 

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Sunday 14th August 2016

Denholme Clough 07.30-9.00
Tree Pipit, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap,
Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit,
Coal Tit, Song Thrushes, Swallows, Curlew

Doe Park Res
Common Sandpiper, Common Gull
M Doveston

Member's Only Reservoir
Ruff still present, Yellow-legged Gulls,
LBBGulls, Herring Gulls, BHGulls,
Snipe, Lapwing, Swallows, Kestrel,
C King, M Doveston

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Saturday 13 August 2016

Member's Only Reservoir
1st yr Ruff, Yellow-legged Gulls among LBBGulls,
Herring Gulls, BHGulls, Peregrine,
M Cunningham, B Sumner

Pennythorn Hill, Baildon - Whitethroat, 3 Oystercatchers
Sconce area - 2 juvenile Little Owl, 6 Wheatear, 4 Willow Warbler plus Grasshopper Warbler heard in field next to horses running track (as previously reported as breeding there).
Shaun Radcliffe

Friday, 12 August 2016

Friday 12 August 2016

Silsden Reservoir - 2 Common Scoter, 30 Tufted Duck
Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Sparrowhawk, Blackcap, Bullfinches.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Wednesday 10th August 2016

Glovershaw
At 8.30am at Pennythorn plantation two Common Whitethroats and a Lesser Whitethroat.
Paul King

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Tuesday 9th August 2016

Glovershaw
Four Wheatears all on the Golf Course.  Three Redstarts - male and female around Golcar Farm and a juvenile about 200 yards away at the end of Birch Close Lane.  A pair of Grey Partridge were disturbed in the field by Golcar Farm.
Paul King

Monday, 8 August 2016

Monday 8 August 2016

Hazlewood - 5 Red Kite over the village.
Roger Nelson
A Red Kite at Hazlewood.  Photo: Roger Nelson
Three drake Common Scoter seen yesterday.  Photo: Chris King

Sunday 7 August 2016

Members only reservoir - 3 Common Scoter
Chris King

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Saturday 6th August 2016

Glovershaw, Baildon
A male Redstart was seen in trees at Golcar Farm this afternoon.
Paul King

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Thursday 4 August 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler searching for food low down below the willows in front of hide. Also 2 Whitethroat see in the water margins, Blackcap heard plus Jay seen and 2 Bullfinch at feeders.
John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Tuesday 2 August 2016

Sconce Lane area - male Stonechat, pair of Linnet with 3 young plus 6 Willow Warblers in the area, some in song.
Shaun Radcliffe 

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Sunday 24 July 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch pair with juvenile, many views of Blackcaps as they visited the raspberry patch, Swift, Swallow, Sand & House Martin, Whitethroat.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Thursday 21 July 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  Reed Warbler, Browncap, Chiff-Chaff, Reed Bunting, Whitethroat.
John Preshaw, Shaun Radcliffe

Weecher Reservoir Area
Feeding parties included Linnets, Curlews, Reed Buntings, Greenfinch, Meadow Pipits and Willow Warblers.  About 35 Swallows were seen around Birch Close and Faweather Grange and a Whitethroat was feeding on raspberries at Little London.  Common Buzzard, Red Kite and Kestrel were in the area.
Paul King
A Golden Plover, seen by Keith Allen on Baildon Golf Course.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Sunday 17 July 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - briefly heard Grasshopper Warbler again, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Jay, Reed Bunting.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 16 July 2016

Cottingley - Common Tern flew over house.
Martin Taunton

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Tuesday 14 July 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - plenty of young birds around the feeders. Singing birds - 3 blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, Dunnock, Reed Bunting plus a short "reel" from Grasshopper Warbler in the willows opposite the hide. Swift, Sand Martin, Swallow & House Martin hawking over the water.
Shaun Radcliffe 

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Monday 11 July 2016

Leeshaw Reservoir - 18 Oystercatchers
Lower Laithe Reservoir - Great Crested Grebe
Brian Vickers

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Sunday 10 July 2016

Members only reservoir - Whimbrel stayed for 15 mins, LRP, 3 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper,
3 Redshank, 100 Lapwing, 2 Teal, juv Coot plus 200 gulls chiefly LBB but some Herring & BHG.
Chris King

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Thursday 7 July 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - despite the drizzle & rain, singing birds were - Blackcap, Whitethroat, Wren, Dunnock, Song Thrush, Willow Warbler. Adult Reed Warbler seen but no evidence of breeding. 3 Oystercatchers landed on the "beach.
Shaun Radcliffe"

Wednesday 6th July 2016

Hazlewood Moor
A fully grown Cuckoo, with long tail, able to fly strongly, but still making begging noises and being fed by attendant Meadow Pipit.  This is an early date - the previous earliest date was 20th July 1979.
In addition, a pair of Stonechats, single juvenile Ring Ouzel, single juvenile Wheatear and a flock of about a dozen adult and juvenile Linnets feeding on sorrel seed.
Roger Nelson
Further images -






Sand Martins on wire


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Tuesday 5th July 2016

Lower Barden Reservoir and adjacent moor.

2 Dunlin,  2 Oystercatcher.   Kingfisher and Dipper  in stream to North.  2 Stonechat, Merlin.
Stephen Lilley

Hazlewood Moor - fully grown young Cuckoo being fed by Meadow Pipits, pair of Stonechat,
single juv Ring Ouzel, single juv Wheatear, flock of a dozen Linnet including juvs feeding on sorrel seed.
Roger Nelson

Lower Laithe Reservoir - pair of common Sandpiper
Leeshaw Reservoir - single male Scoter
Brian Vickers 

Monday, 4 July 2016

Monday 4th July 2016

Baildon Moor
Between Sconce and Pennythorn there were eight male Reed Buntings, one with two juveniles.  A male Stonechat was on breeding territory by the quarry and four pairs of Linnets were seen, one pair formed a family group of four.
Paul King

Saturday 2 July 2016

Leeshaw Reservoir - 3 Common Scoter
Brian Vickers     (apologies for late entry, absent this weekend)

Friday, 1 July 2016

Thursday 30 June 2016

Bingley Bog South - singing Whitethroat, Bullfinch & family of Greenfinch. Previous day, late in the evening at Stockbridge, 2 Whitethroat singing.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Sunday 26th June 2016

Riddlesden Garden.

Tawny Owl in my garden yesterday evening.
Stephen Lilley
Birch Close (Weecher)
A pair of Grey Partridge with seven chicks.  Also a report, middle of last week, of eight Red Kites circling over a newly cut field near Hawksworth.
Paul King


Saturday, 25 June 2016

Saturday 25 June 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler singing, pair of Whitethroat feeding 3 recently fledged young. Other singing birds - Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Blackcap, Wren. Plenty of House Martin, Swallow & Sand Martin hawking over the water.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Heather Park, St Ives - BTO Breeding Woodcock Monitoring (third visit) - from 21.50 to 22.42 recorder 16 flypasts with a pair flying together on one occasion. How many birds were involved in any one's guess!
John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Monday 20 June 2016

Low Moor, south Bradford - Black-tailed Godwit flying NW & calling.
Martyn Priestley

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Saturday 18 June 2016

Low Snowden - Linnet feeding 3 young in a mountain ash, pair of Stonechat, single Lesser Redpoll, family of 4 Raven flew past, singing Willow Warblers & Blackcaps.
Shaun Radcliffe 

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Thursday 16 June 2016

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  pleased to hear Reed Warbler again after a few weeks of absence. Also singing - Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat. Young male Reed Bunting at the feeder plus a pair of Bullfinch. Jay, Sparrowhawk & family of Dunnock recorded.
John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Saturday 11 June 2016

Silsden area - Redshank, 8 Lapwing, 10 Curlew, Tree Pipit, Cuckoo, 30 Swift
Jamie Brass

Lower Barden Reservoir & area - Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, heard Cuckoo, Stonechat, Greylags with goslings, Kestrel, Oystercatcher, Curlew.
BOG walkers

Friday 10 June 2016

Leeshaw Reservoir - 3 Shelduck
Lower Laithe Reservoir - Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail
Brian Vickers

Friday, 10 June 2016

Wednesday 8 June 2016 - catch up

Chevin Park, Menston - singing Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting
Surprise View, Chevin - Whitethroat carrying food.
Yorkgate Quarry - 2 singing Whitethroat
Theo Kuechel 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Thursday 9th June 2016

Glovershaw
Pair of Grasshopper Warblers feeding young.  About 20 Swifts feeding over the moorland.
Paul King
Stephen Lilley's photo of a Grasshopper Warbler at Glovershaw.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Tuesday 7th June 2016

March Cote Farm - 14 Curlew, 2 Hares
Sally Varrie

Goit Stock - 2 Cuckoos
Matthew Rawnsley

Dob Park.

Redstart yesterday.
Stephen Lilley

Monday, 6 June 2016

Monday 6th June 2016

Glovershaw
Breeding Grasshopper Warbler confirmed.  An adult bird was watched carrying food to a patch of heather adjacent to the spot where it was first seen singing on 4th and 5th May.
View of Grasshopper Warbler site looking towards Birch Close.
Two pairs of Tufted Ducks with chicks on Pennythorn Lake and a Whitethroat singing at Little London.
Paul King.
In fading light, Stephen Lilley managed this image.
River Aire, Bingley area - Grey Wagtail at Myrtle park (2) plus juv, also at Wagon Lane & Cottingley Bridge stretch. Singing Goldcrest in Beckfoot Lane. Kingfisher on river near rail bridge. Singing Whitethroat opposite Bingley Grammar School & Dowley Gap.
Shaun Radcliffe


Sunday, 5 June 2016

Sunday 5 June 2016

Keighley Moor Reservoir area - 7 Lapwing, 8 Willow Warbler, 10 Curlew, 10 Golden Plover, Kestrel, Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Raven plus 2 Brown Hares
Jamie Brass

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - singing birds 2 Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Reed Bunting but no Reed Warbler. Kestrel now sitting in box & a juvenile Cormorant flew east.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Whetstone Gate - pair of Stonechat with 2 young. A Redshank seen at Bradup.
Shaun Radcliffe

Kirklands Lane area, Baildon - Green Woodpecker yaffing.
Roger Ratcliffe

Storiths

Breeding Wheatear at Storiths.    photo: Brian Vickers.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Tuesday 31 May 2016

Storith Road, Barden - Cuckoo, Redstart, Green Woodpecker, pair of Wheatear feeding young, pair of Mistle Thrush.
Brian Vickers

Low Snowden area - Whitethroat, pair of Stonechat with 2 young, pair of Linnet, Buzzard mobbed by a pair of Kestrel, 3 pair of Curlew.
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday, 30 May 2016

Monday 30 May 2016

R. Aire, Buck Woods - pair of Mandarin with 7 ducklings
Esholt - Sedge Warbler, Kingfisher
Casper Pottle

Penistone Hill, Howarth - a group of 3 Common Buzzard plus a singleton, a Reed Bunting, Swifts, House Martins, Meadow Pipits, Linnets, Willow Warblers, Kestrels & a Snipe.
Howard Creber 

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Sunday 29th May 2016

Heather Park, St Ives - second visit BTO Woodcock survey - 12 records of birds roding. On two occasions, two birds were noted flying together. Tawny Owls calling plus distant Cuckoo heard from Harden Moor direction. Just love those midges!!
Shaun Radcliffe

Stockbridge - Members only reserve
Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, 
Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch,
Cormorant, Grey Heron, Canada Goose, Mallard
M Doveston


Nest Box Riddlesden.


Huge dissapointment and some sadness to find this morning all the chicks were dead in the nest.
Yesterday afternoon all was fine, both adults were feeding the young, there seem to be plenty of food judging by the activity at the nest. It seems the adults have simply abandoned the nest.This last clip shows yesterdays activity and this mornings discovery.
Stephen Lilley

Saturday 28th May 2016

Bingley
A Willow Warbler seen at Bingley North Bog   photo: Stephen Lilley
Shipley Glen
Pair of Green Woodpeckers very active in the area and a Cuckoo was calling from Dobrudden Farm area.
Paul King

St.Ives Estate - 21.00-23.00hrs
Cuckoo, Woodcock, Tawny Owl
M Doveston et al

East Riddlesden Hall 0900
Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler,
Whitethroat, still loads of Sand Martin, Swift
House Martin, Grey Wagtail, Goosander+7 young,
M Doveston

Friday, 27 May 2016

Friday 27th May 2016

Sconce, Baildon
A pair of Stonechats with three juveniles by the quarry and second fairway of the golf course.
Paul King.


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Wednesday 25th May 2016

Tit Box Riddlesden Update.

Returned yesterday from a few days away to find nine eggs have hatched. Stephen Lilley

Monday, 23 May 2016

Monday 23 May 2016

Bingley - opposite grammar school - singing Whitethroat (third year running).
Marley - Tawny Owl calling this morning.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Sunday 22 May 2016

Strid Woods - 3 Wood Warbler, 3 Pied Fly, 2 Redstart, Tawny Owl, Mandarin Duck, Grey Wagtail with young.
Sally Varrie

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - singing birds - Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Dunnock, Wren. Other sightings - female Goosander flew directly to the stock dove nest box, Kestrel in box, 3 Oystercatchers wandering up & down the valley.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Saturday 21 May 2016

Denholme edge - 6 Curlew, Snipe, 9 Lapwing, 40 LBB Gull, 12 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, Reed Bunting,
6 Skylark, 60 |Meadow Pipit, single Twite seen with Linnets.
Jamie Brass

Gallows Hill to Knotford - pair of Mandarin with 4 duckling, female Goosander with 4 duckling, Tawny Owl being mobbed, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Oystercatcher.
Sally Varrie

Strid Wood   Photos by Phil Matthews
Spotted Flycatcher in Strid Wood.  photo: Phil Matthews
Adult Dipper and Juvenile on the River Wharfe.   photo: Phil Matthews
Common Sandpiper in Strid Wood.  photo: Phil Matthews