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Thursday, 31 December 2020
Wednesday, 30 December 2020
A Barn Owl was seen hunting over the moor.
A skein of about 150 Pink-footed Geese flew westwards at 11.15am.
Tuesday, 29 December 2020
Seen on Sunday 27th - An adult Mediterranean Gull and two 1st-winter birds.
Monday, 28 December 2020
A Caspian Gull - 1st-winter
Two Mediterranean Gulls - An adult and a 1st-winter. Note the adult bird is different from the bird seen at Ten Yards Lane yesterday (27th).
A large flock of tits consisting of Long-tailed, Coal, Blu and Great. Also seen were Treecreeper, Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk and Great Spotted Woodpecker. On the canal, both Cormorant and Goosander were present.
On the lake : 12 Goosander and two Gadwall.
Friday, 25 December 2020
ALL THE BEST FOR 2021
Sunnydale area above East Morton - flock of 30 Fieldfare, 2 Kestrel, Buzzard, Red Kite, calling Stock Dove & superb views of Kingfisher on reservoir.
Myrtle Park, Bingley
GSW, Nuthatch, Grey Heron, Goldcrest, Jay, Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit.
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Monday, 21 December 2020
A Little Egret, Goldcrest and Bullfinch plus a Water Rail was heard.
Sunday, 20 December 2020
Monday, 14 December 2020
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Wigeon: only about 25, although were about 190 on 30th Nov
Teal: one female in flight, although a few hidden males heard,
Goldeneye: about 8 about, both sexes.
Tufted Duck: just 2 males [there seem to be very few Tufties around in the area this winter; has anyone else noticed this?]
Goosander: pair on fishing pond, and another in flight
Little Grebe: 1-2 on sailing lake; first I've seen here for a while
Grey Heron: 2
Cormorants: as per
Water Rail: heard only (as usual), in reed bed
Oystercatcher: 1 (seems to be wintering)
Green Sandpiper, which I've seen 3 times in last month or so, not seen today
Herring Gull: 1 over (plus usual Common and Black-headed Gulls)
Stock Dove: 1
Little Owl: usual bird in dead tree within showground field
Kingfisher: 1 seen, another heard
GS Woodpecker: 1
Fieldfare: small flock nr sailing clubhouse
Chiffchaff: heard only
Jay: heard only
Siskin: flock c50 in alders
Bullfinch: at least 5 seen
Monday, 7 December 2020
Sunday, 6 December 2020
Two Common Buzzards, five Bullfinch, two Cormorants, a Grey Wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipits, two Snipe and five Greenfinch.
Silsden to Utley (canal)
Thursday, 3 December 2020
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Sunday, 29 November 2020
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
A Kingfisher, a regular visitor, was fishing in Crag Hebble Dam and 11 Grey Herons were feeding in the field up above the Higher Coach Road.
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Monday, 23 November 2020
A 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull was present on the Tarn during the afternoon.
11 Grey Herons feeding and roosting in the fields at the bottom of the Glen. A flock of 10 Long-tailed Tits on the Higher Coach Road.
Sunday, 22 November 2020
Shaun Radcliffe, John Preeshaw
Friday, 20 November 2020
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
The 2nd year Caspian Gull which has made frequent visits to Redcar Tarn, has once more returned. It was seen today after being re-located at the tarn yesterday (17th).
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
At Dobrudden Farm a flock of at least 12 Tree Sparrows are over-wintering.
Sunday, 15 November 2020
Saturday, 14 November 2020
Friday, 13 November 2020
11 Grey Herons, feeding and roosting in fields adjacent to the weir.
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Monday, 9 November 2020
A Woodcock flew low over Moorside, Baildon, plus there were a few Common Gulls on the rugby field.
Sunday, 8 November 2020
Shaun Radcliffe & John Preshaw
Sandbeds - Chiff-Chaff
Aire River, Utley to Silsden: Two Kestrels being mobbed, 1 buzzard, 1 sparrow hawk, a Whooper Swan standing in a puddle (which flew off towards Silsden), three snipe (flushed), 15 golden plovers, four goosander on river, 40 redwing, 65 fieldfare.
Silsden floods: A Whooper Swan on the floods near Saxon Dene (presumably the same bird), buzzard, kestrel, 2 snipe flying over, bullfinch, meadow pipit, 50 redwing, 100 fieldfare.
Friday, 6 November 2020
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
A Pink-footed Goose was seen amongst the Greyalgs.
Monday, 26 October 2020
Sunday, 25 October 2020
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Thursday, 22 October 2020
About 20 Whooper Swans flew south east along the valley during the afternoon.
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Five Tree Sparrows on feeders at Dobrudden Farm.
Sunday, 18 October 2020
Red-throated Diver, lots of Whooper Swans and the first Bramblings!
Saturday, 17 October 2020
Friday, 16 October 2020
There were 3850 Pink-footed Geese over Fly Flatts, all the skeins heading towards the south-east. There were eight skeins, the largest featured over a 1000 birds!
Thursday, 15 October 2020
10am - A skein of about 150 Pink-footed Geese flew towards the east.
Reports by Martyn Priestley, Brian Sumner, David barker and Howard Creber.
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Fly Flatts (Warley Moor Reservoir)
pm - The movement of 1,296 Fieldfare and Redwing across the area was again apparent and eight Wigeon were present before flying off.
A Kittiwake seen on the tarn late in the afternoon.
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Sunday, 11 October 2020
Saturday, 10 October 2020
A pair of Mandarin ducks on the canal, also an otter seen on this stretch. A Kingfisher flew over the Cobby, south of Saxon Dene.
Chellow Dene, Bradford
Three Ring-necked Parakeets flew over the golf course.
Thursday, 8 October 2020
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
A Barn Owl hunting over the fields, also five Stonechats, two Robins, a Jay and a Red Kite overhead.