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Pennithorn, Baildon photo: Keith Allen

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sunday, 19th May 2013

Barden Moor
On a walk around the moor a female Stonechat and four Common Sandpipers were seen near the Upper Reservoir, but there was a distinct shortage of Meadow Pipits in the vicinity.
Irene & John Flood.

Harden Moor
Warblers in this area included Willow Warbler, Whitethroat and Blackcap.  There were Siskins and Redpoll and a Cuckoo was heard.

St. Ives - Heather Park and Racecourse Plantation
A Wood Warbler was present at this location in addition to a Green Woodpecker.

East Riddlesden Hall
A Great Spotted Woodpecker continues to visit a feeder and 30+ Swifts, Swallows and House Martins were feeding overhead.

Starlings with young were heard at a nest site.

A Garden Warbler, a Whitethroat, a pair of Redpoll, a pair of Bullfinch and a male Reed Bunting were amongst the birds reported from the Reserve.
Mark Doveston.
This has been a week in which reports of Whitethroat have come from a few locations including St. Ives, Stockbridge and Glovershaw.  Photo: Brian Vickers