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Pennithorn, Baildon photo: Keith Allen

Monday, 26 August 2013

Monday, 26th August 2013

There were at least three Spotted Flycatchers around the farm this morning.
Paul King

Paul Clough - Spotted Flycatcher 2 Redstart 1, Willow Warbler 3.
Barden Scale - Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard.
Brian Vickers

Kex Gill - Red Kite, Curlew 2, Lapwing 25, Teal 5
Theo Kuechal

Sunday sighting
Whetstone/Rombalds Moor
1:30 pm: Kestrel 2 - hunting - ariel acrobatics - possibly  small family party
Then attention drawn to flock  25+ hirundines mainly House Martin - some Swallows mobbing Hobby  which flew West  fast  and direct from High Moor  cam as close as  c.100m 
East Otley  - 
1 Buzzard sp. soaring and drifting  - long wings and tail made me wonder? 
Theo Kuechal

Dowley Gap to Cottingley Bridge via river - Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker
Nuthatch 2, Treecreeper, Kingfisher 2 (or the same one 1.5 miles / 1.45 hrs apart)
All these except the second Kingfisher were seen in one spot in Hirst Wood near the railway viaduct in the space of 15 minutes. Also Jay 3, Kestrel being mobbed by around 45 Swallows near the rugby club
Black-headed Gull mixed-age flock of 42
Phil Matthews

Whetstone Quarry
Stonechats, 2 Whinchats
M&H Doveston