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Pennithorn, Baildon photo: Keith Allen

Monday, 29 September 2014

Monday 29th September 2014

There were two male Stonechats on the bracken patch at the end of Birch Close Lane and a Wheatear on the Golf Course.  Four Grey Partridges were disturbed and three Red Grouse flew from the heather.  Reed Buntings were again around in good numbers.
Paul King
Over the past two weeks there have been two groups of juvenile Grey Partridges showing well in the Heights Lane area of Bingley. A group of 5 being regular along Walsh Lane just after leaving Bingley between Greenhill Lane and Four Winds (the house on the bend). In addition a larger group of 10 is frequenting the fields near the top of the bridleway that runs from Heights Lane to Eldwick. This group is the one in the attached image and was taken in the early morning sunshine yesterday. Considering I only usually see a few individuals around the patch normally, these 15 young could improve the sightings frequency if they survive into next year.  Phil Matthews
Swallow seen in the fields near Eldwick.  Photo: Phil Matthews