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Pennithorn, Baildon photo: Keith Allen

Friday, 18 April 2014

Friday, 18th April 2014

Glovershaw - There were two pairs of Wheatears, one at Golcar Farm and the other near the Pennithorne Plantation.   In addition there were six different types of waders - Oystercatcher, Curlew, Lapwing, Snipe, Golden Plover and for the first time a pair of Redshank.  Two pairs of Grey Partridge, a pair of Red Grouse, two pairs of Reed Bunting and numerous Sky Larks and Meadow Pipits completed an excellent walk around the moor.
Paul King

Trough Lane - 6 Wheatear.
Nab Water Lane - 4 Wheatear.
Leeshaw Reservoir - 2 White Wagtail, pair of Raven, female Stonechat, 2 Common Sandpipers.
Moorside Lane, Oxenhope - 30 Golden Plover
Brian Vickers

Eldwick Reservoir - Redshank
Heights/Walsh Lane - Little Owl, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Oystercatchers.
Phil Matthews

East Riddlesden Hall
Sand Martins and Swallows - lots over the River Aire and Marley,
(no sign of last weeks House Martin)
Blackcap, 4 singing Chiffchaff, Willow Warblers, Kingfisher,
Goosander, BHGull, GSWdpkr,
M Doveston