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Welcome to the Blog of the Bradford Ornithological Group (BOG). Here you will find information about the latest sightings, an archive of information and a gallery photos of the birds of this area of West Yorkshire, England. We are an active group dedicated to the study and conservation of birds within this region which is situated amongst the Pennines of Northern England.

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Thursday, 30 December 2021

Thursday 30 December 2021

Hirst Wood area - in field next to weir, 16 Grey Heron roosting.

Lynda & John Chadwick

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  this afternoon, male Goosander, Reed Buntings plus Little Egret flew over heading east.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Wednesday 29 December 2021

Redcar Tarn - this afternoon, an adult Med Gull.

Keith Moir

Bingley - a pair of Sparrowhawks regularly raid Phil's feeders. Near Christmas, Phil was able get this exceptional close up photograph. The birds visit from nearby Prince of Wales Park.


  Phil Matthews photograph.

Saturday, 25 December 2021

Saturday 25 December 2021

Low Snowdon - 5 Red Kite, Buzzard, 3 R L Partridge

Shaun Radcliffe 

Friday, 24 December 2021

GREETINGS

 WISHING YOU A HAPPY CHRISTMAS & ALL THE BEST FOR THE NEW YEAR!

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Wednesday 22 December 2021

 Apperley Bridge - large skein of Pinkfoot heading S W at 11 am.

Damian Pearson

Cononley Woodside - 140 Pinkfoot going west at 13.10.

Keith Moir

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Tuesday 21 December 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir - adult Med Gull

Brian Vickers

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Thursday 16 December 2021

Silsden Reservoir - 80 Wigeon, 4 Teal, Goosander

Lower Barden Reservoir - G B B Gull

Barden Moor - Red Kite, Buzzards, 25 Fieldfare

Brian Vickers


Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Water Rail (one searching under the feeder whilst another Rail called from the opposite bank), 6 Reed Buntings at the feeder, Sparrowhawk flew low past the hide.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Tuesday 13 December 2021

Lidget Green garden - report received of a Lesser Pecker yesterday. The observer says this species use to be fairly common there years ago.

Mrs Rawnsley 

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Monday 13 December 2021

Hirst Wood, R Aire - 10 Goosanders (5m + 5f)

Graham Wood 

Monday, 13 December 2021

Sunday 12 December 2021

Redcar Tarn - At noon, Iceland Gull. Bird left later with Herring Gulls.

Keith Moir


 Photo from Keith.

Saturday, 11 December 2021

Saturday 11 December 2021

Apperley Bridge -  5 Gadwall on pond.

Damian Pearson


Yeadon Tarn - 23 Tufted, 2 Goosander, female Mandarin, 2 Cormorant.

Knotford Nook - 10 Goldeneye, 2 G C G , 2 Gadwall, 2 Goosander, many Wigeon.

9 BOG members 

Friday 10 December 2021

Silsden Reservoir - 64 Wigeon, 50 + Mallard, 10 Goosander, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted.

Redcar Tarn - Caspian Gull

Brian Vickers


  

Thursday, 9 December 2021

Thursday 9 December 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, LTT's Sparrowhawk.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Thursday 2 December 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  a male Teal, 2 Reed Bunting, Water Rail.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Apperley Bridge area - 20 Redwing, 4/500 Jackdaw, Kestrel, Buzzard, 9 Parakeets (highest figure for observer)

Damian Pearson 

Friday, 26 November 2021

Friday 26 November 2021

Beanlands Island, R. Wharfe, Ilkley - at 07.45 this morning, Little Egret.

Brian Ford 

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Thursday 25 November 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Moorhen, Sparrowhawk, Goosander

Sue Patchett, John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Bingley/ Eldwick Reservoir area - female Sparrowhawk with Collared Dove as prey (per foto below), Buzzard over Reservoir.

Sightings & foto from Phil Matthews.

Roberts Pond, Utley Cemetery - Little Egret flushed.
Sue Patchett
 

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Bolton Abbey - Beamsley - Hazlewood - Little Egret, Greenfinch (not a common now), Kingfisher, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Owls.

Sightings & foto from Roger Nelson
 

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Sunday 21 November 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, 2 Reed Bunting, flying over - Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Jay & Cormorant.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Thursday 18 November 2021

Redcar Tarn - sub-adult Caspian Gull. It seems to disappear for several days at a time.

Keith Moir 

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Sunday 14 November 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only)  - Water Rail searching for food under the feeder providing excellent views. Also Buzzard flew low over the Reserve plus 2 Reed Buntings.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Saturday 13 November 2021

 Ilkley Cemetery -  2 adult plus a juv Hawfinch seen in Yew Trees behind North Chapel.


Sighting & foto from Jeremy Taylor

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Friday 5 Nov - 3 R N Parakeets in Allerton garden               Ian Watson

Beamsley- Hazlewood  -  12 Bramblings, Fieldfares, Redwings, Barn Owl hunting mid afternoon, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail.           Roger Nelson


Monday 8 Nov - Leeshaw Reservoir area - Buzzard, Kestrel, Wigeon, pair  of Teal, Snipe. Next day, single Goosander plus Red Kite (not regular here).         Brian Vickers

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Thursday 4 November 2021

Oxenhope Watchpoint - Bewick Swan, 8007 Fieldfare, 15468 Redwing. The previous day a Great Northern Diver sighted.

Howard Creber, Dave Barker

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  Water Rail, Kingfisher, pair of Bullfinch

John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Doe Park - a Great White Egret moving S E at 14.36.

 Mark Pearson

Tuesday 2 November 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir - single Whooper, single Wigeon

Barden Scale - 30+ Redwing & Fieldfare

Brian Vickers


Cullingworth Fields - Yellow - legged Gull & sub adult Caspian Gull

Keith Moir 

Monday, 1 November 2021

Monday 1 November 2021

 Roberts Park, Saltaire - Mandarin Duck

Steve Meredith

Sunday 31 October 2012

Manywells Height - amongst the hundreds of gulls, 1st winter Med Gull.

Keith Moir 

Saturday 30 October 2021

Cullingworth garden - male Brambling visited today & yesterday.

Ian Skayman


Leeshaw Reservoir - Yellow-legged Gull, Kestrel

Brian Vickers 

Monday, 25 October 2021

Monday 25 October 2021

 Whetstone Gate - 8 R L Partridge, 2 Kestrel & a pair of Stonechat

Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Sunday 24 October 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir - Jack Snipe, a first at this site for observer.

Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  In an area cleared for viewing in front of hide, Water Rail swimming & Kingfisher perched on wire. (thanks J P & K A for your work). Common Snipe also seen.

Shaun Radcliffe & Jon Middleton 

Friday, 22 October 2021

Friday 22 October 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir - single Goldeneye, first this autumn for observer.

Brian Vickers 

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Redcar Tarn -  The 4cy Caspian Gull seen previously on 9th October plus Shoveler.


Sighting & foto from Keith Moir

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Friday 15th October 2021

Cullingworth Fields - 1st winter Med. Gull, adult Y L Gull

Redcar Tarn - adult Y L Gull

Keith Moir 

Friday, 15 October 2021

Thursday 14 October 2021

Ten Yards Lane, Thornton - Another Med Gull but an adult this time.


 Sighting & foto from Mark Pearson.

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Apperley Bridge - 11 Redwing flying N W, single Meadow Pipit, Little Owl, continental Blackbird in garden.

Damian Pearson


 Foto taken today by Roger nelson at same site (see Monday).

Monday, 11 October 2021

Monday 11 October 2021

Nab Water Lane - 4 Stonechat, 6 Reed Bunting, Wren, Kestrel

Brian Vickers


Bolton Abbey - Bolton Bridge - Hazlewood - 2 Little Egret, Goldcrest, Grey Heron, Cormorant, 7 Jay, Little Owl, 6 R L Partridge, 4 Buzzard, 3 Red Kite.


 Sightings & foto by Roger Nelson

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Saturday 9 October 2021

 Low Moor Watchpoint -  single Hawfinch flew S, 2217 Pinkfeet flew through, 23 Bullfinch heading mainly N, a site record.

Martyn Priestley

Redcar Tarn - early evening, 4th Calendar Year Caspian Gull.

A different bird was seen with other gulls in Cullingworth Fields the previous day.

Keith Moir

Monday, 4 October 2021

Monday 4 October 2021

Ten Yards Lane, Thornton - 1st winter Med Gull seen at 08.00

Mark Pearson 

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - seen on Sunday 3rd - Common Buzzard over the Reserve, plus Sparrowhawk.

Joy Leach

Saturday 2 October 2021

 Bingley Rugby Ground - 2 R N Parakeets mobbed by Jackdaws

Tom Simcock

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26 Sept - Bolton Abbey area Meadow Pipits moving south, 6 Swallows flying fast & southwards, 7 Buzzard, 4 Kites, 

2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk

Brian Vickers

27 Sept - Shipley garden - Spotted Fly. Also 80 P F Geese west on 23 Sept.

Hugh Firman


Foto from Roger Nelson

 

Saturday, 25 September 2021

Friday 24 September 2021

Bingley garden - At 22.00 last night, heard plenty of Pinkfoot flying over the house. Not really a garden tick!!

Shaun Radcliffe 

Friday, 24 September 2021

Thursday 23 September 2021

Apperley Bridge - 80 Pinkfoot flying NW, 3 Buzzard, 7 Parakeets, 3 Mandarin (m & 2f), 12 Hirundine

Damian Pearson 

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Low Wood Watchpoint - 300 Pink-footed Geese moving north.

Martyn Priestley 

Monday, 20 September 2021

Monday 20 September 2021

Windhill - flock of 45 Pink-footed Geese seen in the evening. Also a roost of 16 Mistle Thrushes at Denso Reserve.

Jeremy Taylor

Nab Water Lane - Whinchat, Stonechat

Fly Flatts - Wheatear, Whinchat, Stonechat

Brian Vickers 

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Sunday 19 September 2021

Allerton Chellow Dene - R N Parakeets in garden.


 Photo and sighting from Ian Watson

Hewenden Reservoir - Osprey seen which is likely to be the same as reported from Doe Park Reservoir.

Ian Skayman

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Saturday 18 September 2021

Ben Rhydding - At 12.54 an Osprey circled above before flying off towards Ilkley Moor.

John Brooks

New Lane, Kildwick -  2 Little Owls

Sue Patchett


Friday 17 September 2021

Oxenhope Watchpoint - best of the birds recorded - 2 Red-throated  Divers seen within 2 hours of each other, both heading S W. Also a single Twite plus 16 Common Scoter flying w

Dave Barker & Howard Creber 

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Thursday 16 Sptember 2021

Low Moor Watchpoint - single R N Parakeet moving high to south. Another bird seen the previous day.

Martyn Priestley 

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Buck Lane, Thackley - single Spotter Flycatcher (plus grass snakes)

Jeremy Taylor 

Monday, 13 September 2021

Monday 13 September 2021

Doe Park Reservoir - Osprey showing well this afternoon. From 15.40 for nearly an hour, the bird fished four times, once successfully. The local Magpies & Crows kept mobbing the bird.

Jane Robinson


Bingley to Hirst Wood along river - 3 Dippers, 3 Goosander, Chiff-Chaff, 3 Cormorant, 2 Kingfisher, 

5 Moorhen, Grey Heron, 39 Mallard (including males coming out of eclipse).

Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Saturday 11 September 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir - 40 plus Goldfinch, single Wheatear

Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Tawny Owl flew out of nest box & landed in nearby tree giving excellent views.

Shaun Radcliffe

Hazlewood area - two splendid photographs of Red Kite taken yesterday by Roger Nelson.


 

Friday, 10 September 2021

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Bird sightings received earlier this week.

Monday 6th - Doe Park

Osprey photographed by Brian Vickers

Redcar Tarn - Caspian Gull (1st calendar year)
Keith Moir
 Tuesday 7th - Cottingley Garden - 2 Parakeets

Martin Taunton

Girlington - Caspian Gull (1st calendar year).

Photo & sighting by Keith Moir

Wednesday 8th - Sandy lane, Allerton
Osprey seen
Alan Robinson


Sunday, 5 September 2021

Sunday 5 September 2021

Thornton Moor Watchpoint - during a viz-mig session, Yellow Wagtail, Red Kite & Wryneck recorded.

Howard |Creber

Storith Road, Barden - migrants still about, Redstarts, Spotted Flycatchers & juv Willow Warblers.

Brain Vickers

Cottingley Manor - 2 R N Parakeet.

Julia Radcliffe

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - single Teal amongst the mallards, 2 Blackcap, Jay, Bullfinches.

Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Friday 3 September 2021

Doe Park Reservoir - Osprey seen again.

Brian Vickers 

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Wednesday 1 September 20201

Doe Park Reservoir - Osprey fishing mid-morning.

Howard Creber

Rombalds Moor - juvenile Ringtail, Red Kite, Kestrel

Shaun Radcliffe 

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Sunday 29 August 2021

Nab Water Lane - 3 Wheatear, 7 Swallow, 5 Meadow Pipit, Cormorant, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel

Howard Creber

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, singing Chiff-Chaff, Bullfinch, GSW & Cormorant flying high east.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Doe Park Reservoir - Osprey fishing here at 15.45 and caught a fish at the second attempt before flying off high to the east.

Mark Pearson 

Monday, 23 August 2021

Monday 23 August 2021

Storiths Road, Barden - 4 Common Redstart, 3 Spotted Fly, a Wheatear, 11 Willow Warblers, Green Woodpecker, 150 House Martin, 24 Swallow

Howard Creber


Bingley to Hirst Wood along River Aire - Grey Wagtail & singing Chiff-Chaff below Ireland Bridge.

Stock Dove calling near Wagon Lane plus two Buzzard circling. Kingfisher sighted near railway bridge.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Sunday 22 August 2021

Caldene Fields - Lesser Whitethroat seen today moving S W gradually.

Yesterday - 4 Willow Warblers

Martyn Priestley

Friday, 20 August 2021

Friday 20 August 2021

Thornton - Hobby carrying prey flew east over Ten Yards Lane at 15.25 today.

Mark Pearson. 

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Thursday 19 August 2021

Oxenhope - Dipper seen on Bridgehouse Beck in middle of village, opposite Co-op.

Howard Creber

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Sedge Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Blackcap.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Barden Bridge - 2 Dipper, Grey Wagtails, 3 Spotted Fly, female Goosander, Common Sandpiper, female Blackcap, 3 Red Kite, Swifts, House Martins & Swallows.

Bolton Bridge - Little Egret

Redcar Tarn  - Yellow-legged Gull

Whetstone Gate - Little Owl

Chuck Butler & Richard Lobley 

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Sunday 15 August 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Buzzard perched on the power supports for some time, GSW & Blackcap seen.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Friday 13 August 2021

Delphwood area - 4 Buzzards sighted.

Steve Meredith 

Friday, 13 August 2021

Thursday 12 August 2021

Barden Bridge - 2 Spotted Fly (first ones seen anywhere since 28 June)

Hazlewood Moorside - single young male Wheatear.


 
Sighting & photos from Roger Nelson

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Wednesday 11 August 2021

Nab Water Lane - juvenile Marsh Harrier

Brian Vickers

Weecher Reservoir area - 3 Red Kite

Low Snowden - Common Whitethroat, Chiff-Chaffs

Private Wetlands ( permit holders only ) - family of Reed Warblers consisting of 4 birds.

(also seen, 4 Spotted Chaser, Marbled White & Gatekeeper Butterflies.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Redcar Tarn - Yellow-legged Gull


 Sighting & photo from Keith Moir

Monday, 9 August 2021

Monday 9 August 2021

Doe Park Reservoir - this morning, a female Common Scoter

Mark Pearson 

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Saturday 7 August 2021

 East Morton - Dipper seen on the Beck plus Buzzard perched on a post near the stables.

Sunnydale area - 2 more Buzzards above the woods and a Sparrowhawk seen.

Shaun Radcliffe


Windhill - report of a tight flock of 40-50 duck in late afternoon might have been Scoters seen in poor visibility.

Jeremy Taylor 

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Tuesday 3 August 2021

Bolton Abbey-Bolton Bridge-Hazlewood - Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Grey Heron, 2 brownheaded Goosander, 2 Little Owl, 2 Green Woodpeckers.


 Sightings & photograph from Roger Nelson

Delphwood - 50 plus House Martins hawking over the wood for insects.

Steve Meredith

Monday, 2 August 2021

Monday 2 August 2021

Whetstone Gate  - 2 Raven, 3 Wheatear, Reed Bunting, Kestrel

Shaun Radcliffe 

Sunday 1 August 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir - 50 Swift heading west.

Nab Water Lane - 2 Wheatear

Brian Vickers 

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Saturday 31 July 2021

Girlington - Caspian Gull (see photo), 1st calendar year, Yellow-legged Gull (adult & 1st calendar year)


Gull sightings & photograph received from Keith Moir


 Interesting recovery record connected to Stockbridge Reserve. A Reed Warbler hatched & ringed on the reserve was re-caught in Belgium 2 months later.

Jon Middleton

Friday, 30 July 2021

Friday 30 July 2021

Lower Laithe Reservoir - Yellow-legged Gull (3rd calendar year), 2 Little Egret flew east.


Photograph & sighting from Keith Moir

Ten Yards Lane, Thornton - Adult Med. Gull seen later at Doe Park Reservoir.

Mark Pearson 

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Thursday 29 July 2021

Apperley Bridge - close to the canal area, a roost of Rose-ringed Parakeets has been reported. Number of birds involved not known but this species was recorded there in September 2015 involving four birds. They have obviously remained in the area.

per Martin Taunton. 

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Glovershaw/Sconce area - Redstart, 2 Stonechat, Reed Bunting singing plus Gatekeeper, Small Heath & Small Copper butterflies.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Sunday 25 July 2021

Whetstone Gate area - 2 adult Wheatear plus 3 Juvs

Steve Meredith 

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Saturday 24 July 2021

 Glovershaw/Sconce - Red Kite, Stonechat with 3 young, Willow Warblers with 6 young, Meadow Pipit & 3 young, 5 Swifts.

Steve Meredith

Thursday 22 July 2021

 Apperley Bridge - Green Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel

Damian Pearson

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Wednesday 21 July 2021

Ilkley Moor - Merlin seen in the evening.

John Brooks 

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Monday 12 July 2021

 Haworth - 2 Whimbrel calling as they flew N E over the town at mid-day.

Howard Creber

Sunday, 11 July 2021

Sunday 11 July 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - A Chiff-Chaff & a Sedge Warbler seen in the willows plus another Sedge still singing from the Meadowsweet, whilst sometimes in flight. Cormorant & Oystercatcher flew through & Blackcap singing on site.

Shaun Radcliffe

River Wharfe, Otley - just below the weir birds seen over two days, Dipper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail & L B B Gull.




Photos & sightings from Ian Hampshire

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Saturday 10 July 2021

Redcar Tarn - Caspian Gull (3rd calendar year) per photo, Common Tern

Keith Moir


Sconce Lane area - Little Owl, Redstart, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Stonechat, Mistle Thrush, reed Bunting.

Steve Meredith

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Tuesday 6 July 2021

Delph Woods - Siskins on feeders plus Little Owl recorded.

Steve Meredith 

Thursday, 1 July 2021

1 July 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, 2 Blackcaps, Chiff-Chaff , Reed Bunting & 2 Reed Warblers in song. 

Shaun Radcliffe

Monday 28 June 2021

 Low Moor Bank, South Bradford - a male Lesser Whitethroat was seen feeding juveniles.

Martyn Priestley

Sunday, 27 June 2021

Sunday 27 June 2021

Redcar Tarn - Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon.


Photo & sighting from Keith Moir

 Whetstone Gate  - Redshank & Golden Plover

Steve Meredith

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - singing birds - Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff, Reed Warbler & Reed Bunting. A pair of Sedge Warblers were feeding at least to recently fledge young.

Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 26 June 2021

 Brow Top Road, Crossroads - Hirrundines, Blackcap, Meadow Pipits displaying, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Moorhen.

Howard Creber

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Wednesday 23 June 2021

 Whetstone Gate  - pair of Stonechat with 3 young, Peregrine stooped at Lapwings, 2 Kestrel hunting, single Snipe heard, single Linnet seen, 3 Golden Plover flew over.

Shaun Radcliffe

Monday, 21 June 2021

Sunday 20 June 2021

Rivock Edge area - 2 Nightjars active.

D & M Scrimshaw


Sconce Lane area - male Redstart, Little Owl

Jane Robinson 

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Thursday 17 June 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting & Blackcap all singing.

John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday 16 June 2021

Timble Wood - Green Woodpecker seen, Siskin, Redpoll, Garden Warbler, Cuckoo, Crossbills in flock of 2 & 4.

John Brooks

Leeshaw - 2 Linnet, Whitethroat

Howard Creber 

Monday, 14 June 2021

Monday 14 June 2021

R.Aire, Wagon Lane - Kingfisher, Oystercatcher, Sand Martins, singing Blackcap & Chiff-Chaff.

Dowley Gap - singing Whitethroat & Reed Bunting.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Sunday 13 June 2021

 Timble Ings - 2 Crossbill, 3 Tree Pipit, male Reed Bunting, male Stonechat, singing Skylark.

Hazlewood - Green Woodpecker



Roger Nelson


Friday, 11 June 2021

Thursday 10 June 2021

Ben Rhydding G P Nature Reserve - female Mandarin with 5 ducklings.

John Brooks


Leeshaw Reservoir - 3 Cuckoo, 8 Oystercatchers (a pair with 3 chicks, see below), L B B with a Brown Trout per foto, 2 Little Owls.



 

Sightings & fotos from Brian Vickers

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Low Wood, Riddlesden - Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Jay, pair of Treecreepers, Chiff-Chaff.

John Preshaw et al

Baildon Moor fringes - a Cuckoo has been heard & seen in the area for some weeks. Steve has now been able to foto the bird.


Foto by Steve Meredith

Monday 7 June 2021

Hazlewood - pair of Spotted Flycatchers

Sighting & photograph from Roger Nelson
 

Sunday 6 June 2021

Ebor Lane, Haworth - Cuckoo calling in woodland adjacent to lane.

Howard Creber 

Saturday, 5 June 2021

4 June 2021

Gill Beck Woods, Baildon - pair of Pied Flycatchers

Jane Robinson


Glovershaw/Sconce area - Curlew with chicks, Red Kite, 4 Willow Warbler, 2whitethroat, Little Owl, Skylark, Snipe.


 Sightings & foto by Steve Meredith

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Barden Moor - pair of Nightjar, Woodcock roding & Tawny Owl calling.

John Brooks 

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Glovershaw/Sconce area - Merlin flew through, Cuckoo, 2 Whitethroat, lots of Willow Warbler, male Reed Bunting

Mark Scrimshaw

At the same site, also in the evening - Curlew with two chicks, Lapwings mobbing an unwelcomed Red Kite, Kestrel.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Monday, 31 May 2021

Monday 31 May 2021

 Fly Flatts - 5 Dunlin, 9 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 4 Golden Plover

Brian Sumner

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Sunday 30 May 2021

Stainburn Plantation - 2 Tree Pipit, male Redstart, Woodcock (7 sightings), Nightjar churring heard, Tawny Owl calling.

On 28th - Storiths - Wheatear, Redstart, Little Owl, 2 Oystercatcher, Curlew.

Chuck Butler


 Heber Ghyll - 3 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 3 GSW, Treecreeper, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Jay plus a Cuckoo heard.

Howard Creber

Friday, 28 May 2021

Thursday 27 May 2021

 Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 3 Sedge Warblers including a pair taking nest material into the reed bed, 2 singing Reed Warblers, Reed Buntings, singing Blackcap, Chiif- Chaff. Stock Dove in small nest box.

Shaun Radcliffe

Fly Flatts - besides the usual recorded waders, a single Dunlin showing well in breeding plumage. 


Photographed by Brian Sumner

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Fly Flatts Reservoir - 2 Ringed Plover, single Redshank, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher

Sightings & foto by Brian Sumner
 

Tuesday 25 May 2021

 Hazlewood - Spotted Flycatcher, female Whinchat per foto.


Roger Nelson

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Friday 21 May 2021

 Fly Flatts Reservoir - Sanderling recorded & photographed, see below.

Brian Sumner



Monday, 24 May 2021

OPEN FOR BUSINESS AGAIN!!

 Thanks for all the sightings received during the shut down. The more recent ones this month are as follows:


10th - 2 Cuckoo  around Baildon Golf Course - Steve Meredith

11th - 2 Swift, Whitethroat, 2 Mandarin Duck, Apperley Bridge - Damian Pearson

14th - 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap, Queensbury Old Station - Howard Creber

16th - Mandarin Duck with 3 duckling, 7 R N Parakeet - Roy Slater

19th - Redstart at Leathley - foto & sighting -Ian Hampshire





Thursday, 6 May 2021

 This page will re-open on 24 May.

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Wednesday 5 May 2021

 Storiths Road, Barden - single Swift, pair of Pied Fly, Redstart, single Garden Warbler were just some of the species seen.

Brian Vickers

Low Wood - male & female Pied Flycatchers  seen paired up.

Ian Skayman

IMPORTANT NOTICE

WITH EFFECT FROM THIS THURSDAY 6 MAY, DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS, THIS PAGE WILL BE CLOSED.

IT WILL RE-OPEN AGAIN ON MONDAY 24 MAY. 

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Ten Yard Lane, Thornton - flock of 150 Fieldfare.

Mark Pearson 

Monday, 3 May 2021

Monday 3rd May 2021

 Rivock Edge Plantation - 

2 Cuckoo, drumming Snipe over nearby fields

Jerry Lane / Doubler Stones area

Single Yellow Wagtail flew over heading east, Male Stonechat, loads of breeding Lapwing

Nab End, Silsden - 

13 Crossbills flew out of the top end of the woods

High Moor Plantation

Loads of Willow Warbler, Redpolls, Siskin

Bradup

Whimbrel feeding in recently spreaded field south east of the road dip

M Doveston


Sunday, 2 May 2021

Sunday 2 May 2021

Low Wood area - Garden Warbler, Blackcaps, Treecreeper, Chiff-Chaff.

John Preshaw et  al

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Common Whitethroat singing from gorse, Canadas with 9 goslings.

Shaun Radcliffe 

St.Ives Estate -45 species including

2 Wood Warbler, Garden Warbler, 9 singing Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Common Redshank flew over, Kestrel, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, GSWdpkr, Redpoll, Siskin, 10 Tufted Duck, 5 Goosander, Curlew, Lapwing, Skylark

M Doveston

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Saturday 1 May 2021

Toads Hole Beck - Lesser Whitethroat singing plus 4 Common Whitethroat.

Martyn Priestley

Trough Lane Oxenhope - 5 Wheatear.

Nab Water Lane - 3 Wheatear, Reed Bunting

Leeshaw Reservoir - single Pinkfoot, 2 Dunlin.

Brian Vickers 


Near Hewenden Viaduct - Green Woodpecker


 Foto from Cathy Wintersgill

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Common Sandpiper feeding on edge of lake, Oystercatcher, C Whitethroat.

Shaun Radcliffe

Low Wood NR

Pied Flycatcher singing, Garden Warbler at canalside, Green Wdpkr

R.Aire near Keighley Golf Club - Garden Warbler

M Doveston

Friday, 30 April 2021

Friday 30 April 2021

Storiths Road, Barden - Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, Redstarts, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff.

Brian Vickers


 Sconce Lane area - Grasshopper Warbler seen & heard, pair of C Whitethroat, 3 Linnet, pair of Little Owls, 4 Oystercatchers, Cuckoo heard & Willow Warblers in nearly every small tree. (Gropper was between the scout camp & the old holiday chalets)

Shaun Radcliffe

 

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Thursday 29 April 2021

 Low Moor Banks, South Bradford - 2 Common Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler (one pair nest building)


Sighting & foto by Martyn Priestley

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Common Whitethroat singing briefly & seen amongst blackberry bush plus Blackcap & Chiff-Chaff.

Shaun Racliffe & John Preshaw

Sconce Lane area - small flock of 11 Fieldfare in the evening.

Mark Scrimshaw

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Baildon Moor - single Swift seen. Also Cuckoo still calling in the Sconce area.

Mark Scrimshaw

Strid Woods - besides the recent migrants mentioned by previous observers, nice foto of a Treecreeper received from Steve Meredith.


 


Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Tuesday 27 April 2021

 Bridgehouse Beck, Haworth - pair of Dippers with two young. Nearby, Mistle Thrushes with 3 large chicks in nest.

Howard Creber

Monday, 26 April 2021

Monday 26 April 2021

 Baildon Golf Course - Cuckoo

Jeremy Taylor

River Aire, Ireland Bridge, Bingley - pair of Dippers have fledged two young under an arch.

Matthew Rawnsley

Strid Woods - Redstart, pair of Goosander, 2 pair of Grey Wagtail, pair of Common Sandpiper, 3 singing Pied Flycatchers, Woodcock, L B B, several Mandarin drakes, singing Blackcap s& Willow Warblers.


 L B B foto & sightings from Roger Nelson.

Sunday 25 April 2021

Trough Lane - 10 Wheatear

Nab Water Lane - 4 Wheatear

Brian Vickers 

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Saturday 24 April 2021

 Trough Lane - single Whinchat, 5 Wheatear

Nab Water Lane - 5 Wheatear, Skylarks

Brian Vickers


Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Oystercatcher, Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff

Shaun Radcliffe

Friday, 23 April 2021

Thursday 22 April 2021

 Trough Lane - 2 Wheatear

Nab Water Lane - 4 Wheatear

Leeshaw Reservoir - 6 Tufted Duck, 7 Redshank, 3 Dunlin, Cormorant & Swallows.

Brian Vickers

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Hazlewood Moor - Whinchat (an early date), 2 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat.

Roger Nelson

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - both Sedge & Reed Warblers singing this morning.

Jon Middleton 

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Tuesday 20 April 2021

Glovershaw - 120 Golden Plover, 2 Little Owl, 4 Curlew, Snipe drumming, 2 Willow Warbler. Also Lapwing chicks seen.

foto & sightings by Steve Meredith



Leathley area - 6 Redstarts, Green Woodpecker.

Foto & sighting from Jon Budworth



Keighley Reservoir - Common Sandpiper, 4 Wheatear near Slippery Ford.

Ian Skayman

 Low Wood, Riddlesden - 2 male Pied Flycatchers, Green Woodpecker, Blackcaps, Treecreepers, Nuthatch, Chiff-Chaffs, Willow Warbler.

John Preshaw et al

Hazlewood Moorside - male Reed Bunting, pair of Stonechat, 3 Little Owls, pair of Siskin gaathering nest material.


Sightings & foto - Roger Nelson.

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Saturday 18 April 2021

 Barden Moor - 2 Ring Ouzel, a Wheatear, Snipe drumming, pair of Stonechat, 2 Kestrel.

Susan & Thomas Simcock

Friday, 16 April 2021

Friday 16 April 2021

Bradup - 33 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe


Sightings & foto from Phil Matthews



Barden Bridge - Strid Woods - male Pied Flycatcher, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail

Hazlewood - 2 Swallows, pair of Little Owls.


 Sightings & foto by Roger Nelson

Thursday 15 April 2021

 Glovershaw/ Sconce - an evening walk produced 27 Oystercatchers feeding in a flock, a pair of Stonechat plus 4 singing Willow Warblers.

Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Folly Hall Woods - single male Redstart, single male Pied Flycatcher, Green Woodpecker.

Sightings & foto by Jon Budworth

Glovershaw/Sconce - Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler, 3 Swallow, 6 Oystercatchers



Phil Matthews

Bolton Bridge - Hazlewood - 3 Common Sandpiper,3 Sand Martin, 2 singing Blackcap

Roger Nelson

 

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Tuesday 13 April 2021

Private Wetlands (permit only) - female Common Scoter


Sighting & foto by Simon Carey

Trough Lane, Oxenhope -  7 Wheatear

Nab Water Lane -  2 Wheatear

Leeshaw Reservoir - 2 pair of Teal, single Snipe, 4 Redshank

Brian Vickers


Bingley garden - Goldcrest carrying nesting material.

Shaun Radcliffe