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Pennithorn, Baildon photo: Keith Allen

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Saturday 13th July, 2013

Heights Lane area, Bingley 
The cows in a field along Heights Lane had created a muddy patch near a seep attracting a few of the local juvenile Lapwings and a few Pied Wagtails, a nearby wall had two Meadow Pipits. On the way down Walsh Lane a Red Kite passed north. My garden area continues to attract the usual tits and finches and thrushes, but Siskin is now showing again, Great Spotted Woodpecker is visiting early and late in the day and the recent Jay visits are declining

Phil Matthews
Lapwing chick. Photo: Phil Matthews
It seems that this must be a good year for Whitethroats with three singing males close to the Glen Road.  On the other side of Baildon Moor there were at least two males in the Sconce area at the end of June. There was also plenty of activity from the breeding species, i.e. Willow Warblers, Reed Buntings, and Meadow Pipits.     Paul King
Whitethroat. photo: Brian Vickers