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I had a brief sojourn down Otley Wetland earlier, on yet another dreary, damp July day.
Hadn't been down for a few weeks, so was rather surprised to see two Goldeneyes spending the summer. They looked like females, but this time of year, ducks are in moult, so could be a pair.
Not much else bird wise, as you'd expect in July, just a single juvenile Little Grebe (at least they bred), a few Cormorants, Oystercatchers, Lapwings and LBB Gulls, Common Sandpiper (heard only), pair of Common Tern (couldn't seen any young, although one bird was aggressive towards a Jackdaw), four Stock Doves, a few Common Swifts, the odd House Martin, and a few Reed Warblers.
Friday, 17 July 2020
Storiths - Green Woodpecker, 3 Spotted Fly, Curlew with young, Hobby, 3 Red Kite, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, 12 Oystercatchers
Ilkley Moor- Stonechat family, 9 Siskin, Grasshopper Warbler reeling (map ref SE105468)
Richard Lobley & Chuck Bulter
Juvenile Curlews in Upper Wharfedale
Thursday, 16 July 2020
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Monday, 13 July 2020
Sconce Lane - Little Owl with a juvenile, flock of 10 Linnet, Whitethroat plus another singing near to Scout Camp.
Sunday, 12 July 2020
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - family of Whitethroat, 6 Grey Heron (5 in a roost, other on the water), 3 Buzzard circling high over Riddlesden.
Low Snowdon - female Stonechat plus a juvenile.
Saturday, 11 July 2020
Thursday, 9 July 2020
Shaun Radcliffe & John Preshaw
Tuesday, 7 July 2020
Monday, 6 July 2020
Dowley Gap & Bingley Bog South - both had singing Common Whitethroat.
Saturday, 4 July 2020
The Aire was very high today. Two of the three Sand Martin colonies along the Utley-Silsden stretch (the busiest two of the three) were flooded, although each had one or two birds hanging around. The third was still well above water level but was completely abandoned anyway! Not sure they would have had time to squeeze a brood out before it flooded. The two sites where Common Sandpiper seemed to be attempting to breed were also gone! However, there was action at both Kingfisher nests, so not all bad news!