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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

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Thursday 22nd June 2017

River Wharfe between Gallows Hill and Knotford Nook
A male Yellow Wagtail was watched bathing in a stony mid-stream section of the river.
Paul King

Heights Lane, Bingley
Seen in the area: Nuthatch, Red Kite, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Little Owl, Grey Partridge, Swallow, House Martin, Curlew, Lapwing, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Oystercatcher, Jay and female Mallard with new brood.
This bald crowned Blue Tit is a regular on the feeders, either heavy post-breeding wear or or a feather problem.        
Grey Partridge, part of a pair showing well on Walsh Lane.                              
Curlew in amongst newly cut silage on Walsh Lane                       


A male Siskin, one of a pair which make daily visitors to Bingley feeders.
Photos and sightings by Phil Matthews



Wednesday 21st June 2017

Birkenshaw
A Red Kite drifted south over Cross Lane, Birkenshaw at 12:15pm.
Simon Thompson

Beamsley to Hazlewood
Lesser Black-backed gull with trout which was probably carrion, though I have often seen them dive into shallow water to catch large single crayfish.  About a month ago I saw one attack a family of mandarins and fly off with a duckling.  Also seen were Tawny Owl, Tree Pipit, Stock Dove (pair), up to seven Red Kites circling over newly cut meadow. A Raven was seen briefly and four Snipe.
Roger Nelson
Lesser Black-backed Gull with carrion (a trout).  photo: Roger Nelson
Tawny Owl                        photo: Roger Nelson
Stock Dove (pair)                       photo: Roger Nelson



Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Tuesday 20th June 2017

Knotford Nook, Otley
Stephen Lilley tracked down a couple of Yellow Wagtails on the Wharfe at Knotford Nook.


Glovershaw
A pair of Grey Partridge in the 'horse field' along the Glen Road and a Whitethroat on the lane towards Crook Farm.
Paul King

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Saturday 17th June 2017

Baildon Moor
A walk around the northern slopes of the moor: four pairs of Linnets, eight male Reed Buntings and a male Bullfinch.  A male Stonechat was seen by the quarry and a juvenile female was near the cabins at Pennithorn.  Adult Oystercatchers and their brood were once more at the "reservoirs" and a Cuckoo was heard from Faweather Grange area.
Paul King

Tong Park, Baildon
Grasshopper Warbler heard.
Roger Wilkinson


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Barden Scale - 7 species of raptors, 3 Cuckoo, Red-legged Partridge plus 14 young
Barden Moor - 4 Wheatear (adult with 3 fledged young), Green Woodpecker, Redstart
Strid Woods - Blackcap, 2 Wood Warbler
Brian Vickers

Rombalds Moor - pair of Redshank with 3 young at Thimble Stones. Two pairs of Golden Plover near the Twelve Apostles & two families of Red Grouse with 3 & 5 chicks respectively. Plenty of Curlew calling.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Monday 12 June 2017

Dowley Gap - singing Whitethroat
Saltaire - R N Parakeet
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sunday 11 June 2017

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - singing Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat. Other birds - Reed Bunting & Kingfisher.
Shaun Radcliffe & John Ogden

Heights Lane, Bingley

Recent images by Phil Matthews taken in the Heights Lane area of Bingley at the beginning of June.
Willow Warbler
Juvenile Robin
Little Owl

Swallow

Wood Mouse
Roe Deer



Saturday, 10 June 2017

Saturday 10 June 2017

Stainburn to Swinsty walk - wet conditions made bird watching difficult. Waders seen were Oystercatcher, Lapwing & 2 Redshank. Both Red Kite & Buzzard recorded. Redstart & Whitethroat heard just below Scargill Reservoir along with Bullfinch & Grey Wagtail.
Peter, Derek & Shaun

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Thursday 8th June 2017

Upper Wharfedale
Roger Nelson sent these images of birding activity in Upper Wharfedale.
Adult female Great Spotted Woodpecker with a juvenile male.

A juvenile male Great Spotted Woodpecker

A couple of Stock Doves

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Monday 5 June 2017

Silsden town centre - just below the weir on the beck, Dipper.
Tom Hubball

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Sunday 4 June 2017

Hazlewood - in garden, female GSW plus 2 juvs, pair of Redpoll, Spotted Fly, Jay, pair of Stock Dove. On the moor - pair of Stonechat with 7 eggs.
Roger Nelson

Heights Lane, Bingley - breeding Gt & Blue Tits, Swallow, Song Thrush (4), Goldfinch, Herring Gull, Mistle Thrush (bred), Blackbird (bred), Pheasant pair with juvs, Lapwing, Curlew, Pied Wagtail, Snipe, Oystercatcher (may have bred), House Martin, Kestrel, Grey Heron, Little Owl, Jay plus Roe Deer & Wood Mouse?
Phil Matthews

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - singing birds were Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Reed Bunting & Sedge Warbler. Recently fledged young seen - Great Tit, Collared Dove & Reed Bunting. Up to 3 Bullfinch came to the feeders. Seven L B B were joined by a Herring Gull on the fast diminishing lake. There is a definite drop in Swift in this area. The birds usually breed in the nearby houses but hardly one to be seen.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Thursday 1 June 2017

Sconce & Pennythorn Hill - Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit & Willow Warbler all feeding young.
Little Owl seen at three regular sites. Cuckoo also recorded.
Jeremy Taylor

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 singing Whitethroat, one appears now to have a mate. Pair of Bullfinch at the feeders & several Reed Buntings active in the reed bed.
The recent heavy downpours appear to have seen off both the Reed Warbler and the two Sedge Warblers. Both Blackcaps & Chiff-Chaffs were singing this morning.
John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Heather Park, St Ives - second visit re BTO Woodcock Monitoring Survey produced 22 sightings in the 75 minutes. On three occasions there were two birds roding together & once three birds were up. How many birds were involved in anybody's guess!
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tuesday 30th May 2017

Strid Wood
A Wood Warbler was singing in the beech wood below the Strid. Other species included three Common Sandpipers, Oystercatcher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Redstart, two Garden Warblers, at least four Spotted Flycatchers and numerous Pied Flycatchers.  Heard, but seen were Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, Siskin and Redpoll.
John Armstrong.

Baildon Moor (Reservoirs)
A pair of Oystercatchers with three chicks. Also a pair of Tufted Duck in the evening.
Paul King

Glovershaw - pair of Redshank, Whitethroat near Dobrudden Farm, Linnet & Cuckoo calling, plenty of singing Willow Warblers.

Graincliffe Reservoir area - Cuckoo, pair of Woodcock roding.
Shaun Radcliffe


Saturday, 27 May 2017

Saturday 27 May 2017

BOG walk - Beecroft Plantation & Timble - 48 Species recorded including a family of 4 Common Sandpiper on Fewston Reservoir, pair of Spotted Flycatcher in Beecroft along with two Garden Warbler, Blackcaps & Redstart plus GSW carrying food.  Timble area produced good views of Tree Pipit, Siskin, distant sightings of Buzzard & Red Kite, Grey Wagtail, Linnet & pair of Lesser Redpoll & a Whitethroat.
Many birds were singing throughout the walk such as Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Redstart, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Siskin, Skylark, Goldfinch.  Lapwing with two chicks seen in fields towards Timble village.
Shaun Radcliffe
Tree Pipits at Timble.                                                       photos: Keith Allen

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Friday 26th May 2017

Strid Wood
Images from Strid Wood, taken by Phil Matthews.

Common Sandpiper                                   photo: Phil Matthews
Pied Flycatcher                                               photo: Phil Matthews

Pied Flycatcher (female)                                     photo: Phil Matthews
Glovershaw
At least three pairs of Common Whitethroat have been identified on Baildon Moor.
Common Whitethroat                                                photo: Phil Matthews




Thursday 25 May 2017

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Chiff- Chaff family, at least 2 Sedge Warblers singing, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, GSW, Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat singing.
John Preshaw, Howard Creber, Shaun Radcliffe

Glovershaw
A Red Kite was seen with prey, a pair of Stonechat were near the quarry and a pair of Linnet were feeding on the Golf Course.  A Tree Sparrow flew towards the reservoir.
Paul King


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Glovershaw
Curlew, Skylark, Meadow Pipit (2 carrying food), Lapwing, Red Kite, Pied Wagtail, Herring Gull, Whitethroat, Snipe, Willow Warbler, Cuckoo, Swallow, Oystercatcher, Red Grouse and Grey Heron

Strid Woods
Swallow, Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail, Cuckoo, Pied Flycatcher (4 pairs observed at nest box), Song Thrush, Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, Redstart, Willow Warbler, Oystercatcher, House Martin, Sand Martin, Curlew, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Mandarin Duck, Lesser Black-backed Gull and Goosander
Phil Matthews

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Sunday 21 May 2017

Goit Stock, Harden - Cuckoo heard
Matthew Rawnsley

Bradup - Skylark, Lapwing (3 chicks seen), Red Grouse, Curlew, House Martin, Kestrel, Snipe, Greylags, Swift, Swallow, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Red Kite.
Phil Matthews

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler still singing from main reed bed but now a Sedge Warbler is in the thin line of reeds next to the ditch. There are two singing Whitethroat on the reserve. Other birds - Blackcap, Bullfinch, Garden Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Reed Bunting, Sand Martins, Swifts & Swallows.
John Ogden & Shaun Radcliffe

Shipley Glen
The Sedge Warbler, seen yesterday, is still singing and displaying from an area of brambles on the right of the Glen Road (when travelling up the road).
Paul King

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Saturday 20th May 2017

Shipley Glen
A Sedge Warbler was calling and displaying from a bramble patch on the Glen Road.  A Garden Warbler was singing from the Glen and the Tawny Owl nest now includes juveniles.
Paul King

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Thursday 18th May 2017

Glovershaw
There was a pair of Stonechats near the quarry (2nd tee), where pairs have traditionally nested.  In the area,  around the northern area of Baildon Moor, breeding pairs included Linnets, Dunnocks, Reed Buntings and Red Grouse.  15 singing Willow Warblers were counted on the walk.  A pair of Red Kites flew over Pennithorn and a pair of Whitethroats had established themselves where the Grasshopper Warblers bred successfully last year.  A few Swifts went by, Meadow Pipits were carrying food and a small flock of Starlings with juveniles was seen near the plantation.
Paul King

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Glovershaw
Pairs of Whitethroat, Reed Bunting and Stock Dove were amongst the breeding birds. Snipe were 'drumming' and a single was seen sitting on a fence post.
Paul King

Hazlewood
Spotted Flycatcher in the village.
Roger Nelson.


Tuesday 16th May 2017

Hazlewood
A handsome Jay visited a Hazlewood garden.  photo: Roger Nelson
Shipley Glen
A Cuckoo was heard and breeding birds include Tawny Owl.
Paul King.


Sunday 14th May 2017

Otley Wetland Nature Reserve
On the reserve there were two Common Terns, Two Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat, a Garden Warbler and a Sedge Warbler.
Brian Vickers

Saturday 13th May 2017

Upper Wharfedale
Some of the action from this area as seen through the lens of Roger Nelson.
A female Goosander and Common Sandpiper on the Wharfe
A female Golden Plover


Snipe
A sub-adult Grey Heron



Friday, 12 May 2017

Friday 12 May 2017

Toad Holes Beck - Sedge Warbler
Martyn Priestley

Myrtle Park, Bingley - juvenile Grey Wagtail on riverbank.
Near Dowley Gap - Garden Warbler singing.
Shaun Radcliffe

Barden Scale
An Osprey and a Hobby were seen.
Brian Vickers

Thursday 11 May 2017

Baildon Station - evening sighting of a Peregrine being mobbed.
Jeremy Taylor

Dealburn Road woodland site, near Raw Nook - single Lesser Whitethroat
Martyn Priestley

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Common Whitethroat singing, Reed Warbler, 3 Bullfinch at feeders, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Blackcap.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Barden Watchpoint - 2 Osprey, cream crowned Marsh Harrier.
Howard Creber

Raw Nook - single lesser Whitethroat mid afternoon.
Martyn Priestley

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Whetstone Gate - 3 Wheatears, all females, hare.
Graincliffe Reservoir area - Cuckoo, singing Willow Warbler, Lesser Redpoll & Siskin which was singing whilst doing its flight display.
Shaun Radcliffe 

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Sunday 7th May 2017

St.Ives Estate Bingley 0700-1030 - 48 species
Pied Flycatcher ♂ at Racecourse Plantation
Wood Warbler ♂ near Racecourse.
Mute Swan, Canada goose, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Kestrel, Cuckoo, Woodpigeon, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Skylark, Swallow, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Wren, Hedge Accentor, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Rook, Starling, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Redpoll, Greenfinch, Bullfinch.
M Doveston et al

Late evening at same venue - Woodcock, Tawny Owl, Cuckoo - Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 6 May 2017

BOG's Local Patch Challenge Day 2017

Best of luck to all those who are taking part in this event tomorrow.

Follow up social evening on this Monday at Brown Cow Pub, Bingley in the function room at 7pm.

 Dont forget your record sheets! 

Saturday 6 May 2017

Swifts reported today from Oxenhope, Hazlewood area, Raw Nook in South Bradford & Myrtle Park, Bingley.

Hazlewood - Beamsley Beacon -Round Hill - Garden Warbler, 3 Cuckoos, 2 Skylark, single Golden Plover & Snipe.
Roger Nelson

Friday, 5 May 2017

Friday 5 May 2017

High Royds - 22 House Martin.
Yeadon Tarn - 2 Swift
Theo Kuechel

Strid Woods - pair of Pied Fly, 2 Redstart, Chiff-Chaff, 2 Blackcap, Common Sandpiper & Dipper.
Tom Hubball

Bromley Road, Bingley - Swifts
Rex Holt

Thursday 4 May 2017

Harden Moor - Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Redpoll & Sand Martin.
Nigel Priestley

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Barden Scale - Swift, Osprey
Strid Woods - Pied Fly, Redstarts, Garden & Wood Warbler.
Howard Creber

Glovershaw
A male Yellow Wagtail flew from the fields around Golcar Farm towards Birch Close Lane.  There were four Wheatears at various places on the Golf Course.
Paul King

Bradup
Photos taken by Phil Mathews on 1st May.




Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Shipley Glen - Wood Warbler

Mike Bloomfield

Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, Gadwall, 2 G C G, Common Tern
Shaun Radcliffe 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Monday 1 May 2017

Bradup - Red Grouse 5, Stonechat displaying near quarry, Lapwing 30, 4 Wheatear, 4 Snipe displaying, Cuckoo heard (distant), single Redshank, 4 Swallow, Pied Wagtail.
Phil Matthews

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat. Common Sandpiper has moved on.
Bingley Bog North - at least 6 singing Blackcap, Reed Bunting.
Shaun Radcliffe

Glovershaw
Three Wheatears on the 8th fairway and a Cuckoo calling from Pennythorn plantation.
Paul King

 Toad Holes Beck
A Jay looking for an acorn                                             photo: Martyn Priestley
                                  Here's one I left earlier!                                             photo: Martyn Priestley                                     


Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sunday 30 April 2017

Yeadon Tarn - Grasshopper Warbler still reeling.
Theo Kuechel

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Lesser Whitethroat "rattling" for 40 mins in a dense hawthorn bush. Also Common Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper (stayed all morning), Willow Warbler, Swallow, Blackcap, Sand Martin, Goosander (female came on to the water from nest box), Bullfinch, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Chiff-Chaff, Kestrel.
Shaun Radcliffe, Derek & Brenda Parkin

Glovershaw
A female Wheatear and a pair of Tufted Duck on Pennythorn Lake.
Paul King

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Saturday 29 April 2017

Leeshaw area - male Cuckoo mobbed by Meadow Pipits, 2 Wheatear, 5 lapwing chicks ( 3 were single chicks).
Steve Parkes

Bingley Moor - pair of Wheatear, just a single Golden Plover, noisy Greylags & Cuckoo heard from Graincliffe Reservoir direction. No other plovers seen around Twelve Apostles.
Shaun Radcliffe

Glovershaw
A pair of Tree Sparrows near Golcar Farm.  The male was singing and it was joined by a female and copulation took place.  A good breeding record for this area.
Paul King

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Thursday 27 April 2017

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. I D wrong on Sedge - calling bird, not yet seen, is Reed Warbler (thanks Mark).
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Embsay Area
Pairs of Redshank and Shelduck were seen taking advantage of the conditions at a small pond on the Embsay road from Barden on 25th April.
photos by Roger Nelson.



Glovershaw
Nine Wheatears on the Golf Course this morning.  Other birds included pairs of Linnets, Reed Buntings and a Sparrowhawk.
Paul King



Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Barden Moor - 3 Ring Ouzel, 2 pair of Common Sandpiper, 5 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, a Snipe drumming, Golden Plover, 2 pair of Greylag with 3g & 5g.
Roger Nelson

Hothfield St. Silsden - 3 House Martin
Tom Hubball

Glovershaw
This morning there were 12 Wheatears in the area. Ten of them were on the Golf Course and a pair were feeding in the paddock at Golcar Farm.
Paul King

Monday, 24 April 2017

Monday 24th April 2017

Glovershaw
In wet and windy conditions, three Snipe flew over the Glen Road, another sat on a wall at Golcar Farm and others could be heard drumming.  An area in an adjacent field contained a female Whinchat, a male Wheatear, Skylark and a male Reed Bunting, all sheltering from the strong wind.  A pair of Stock Doves rested by their nest-box and a Cuckoo could be heard over at Pennythorn.
Paul King
 

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Yeadon Tarn - Grasshopper Warbler heard at dawn over the last few days.
B Snee

Trough Lane - 8 Wheatear.
Leeshaw Reservoir - 8 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank
Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - singing Sedge Warbler, female Goosander continues to use stock dove nest box, Moorhen with 5 chicks, singing Willow Warblers, Blackcaps & Chiff-Chaffs. At the feeder, two male Bullfinch, Reed Bunting.
Shaun Radcliffe


Stainburn Plantation
Tree Pipit, a recent arrival at Stainburn Plantation         photo: Mike Bloomfield
Barden
The Great Grey Shrike which was seen at Barden on 21st April.  photo: Mike Bloomfield.
Glovershaw
At Pennythorn this morning, there were 12 singing male Willow Warblers and three Wheatears on the Golf Course.  At least eight Lapwing chicks were seen at Golcar.
Paul King

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Trough Lane - 14 Wheatear, pair of Reed Bunting, male Whinchat
Barden Scale - 3 Woodcock chicks, Blackcap
Strid Woods - pair of Pied Flycatchers nest building
Brian Vickers

Glovershaw
A Cuckoo was heard at Pennythorn and there were 10 Wheatears, here and across the Golf Course. A male Whinchat was feeding in the fields by Golcar farm where the first Lapwing chick was visible. Other sightings across the area included two pairs of Linnets, two pairs of Reed Buntings, displaying Snipe, Curlew and plenty of Meadow Pipits and Skylarks.
Paul King

Slippery Ford - Green Woodpecker, 3 Wheatear.
Nigel Ward

Friday, 21 April 2017

Friday 21st April 2017

Trough Lane - 24 Wheatear
Moorside Lane, Oxenhope - 118 Golden Plover
Brian Vickers

St Ives, Bingley - 3 roding Woodcock at Heather Park, Sand martin hawking over Coppice Pond, 10 Swallows.
Ian Skayman

Lindley Wood to Folly Hall Farm - 6 singing Redstart, 4 Pied Flycatcher
Barden Moor - Great Grey Shrike, male Ring Ouzel, Wheatear
Lower Barden Reservoir - 2 common Sandpiper
Mike Bloomfield  

Glovershaw
Seven Wheatears (a male and six females) around the 8th fairway at Pennythorn.
Yeadon Tarn
About 60 Sand Martins, 20 Swallows and 20 Tufted Ducks.
Paul King

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Thursday 20th April 2017

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits - 50 Sand Martin, Sparrowhawk, Willow Warblers, Chiff-Chaffs, pair of Redshank, pair of Common Sandpiper
Steve Parkes

Glovershaw
On the walls in Golcar Fields was a female Whinchat.  Three Wheatears were seen at various points on the Golf Course.
Paul King

Strid Woods - GSW, Dipper, Grey & Pied Wagtail, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Pied Fly (M & F), Mallard plus 7d
Nigel Ward


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Trough Lane - 5 Wheatear
Leeshaw Reservoir - 3 Wheatear
Nab Water Lane - male Stonechat
Moorside Lane, Oxenhope - 70 Golden Plover
Brian Vickers


Barden Moor - Great Grey Shrike plus Common Crane through at 15.45.
Howard Creber. Also 2 male Ring Ouzel - Mark Williams


Glovershaw, Baildon
Phil Matthews took these views of birdlife around Pennythorn and Sconce on 17th April.

Wheatears are moving through in good numbers.
At least six pairs of Skylarks are now breeding on the top of Pennythorn Hill.
Female Chaffinch
Many pairs of Meadow Pipits are now well-established.

At least three pairs of Reed Bunting can be seen.

Willow Warblers arrived on about the 9th April.