There was an overall decline in the number of common ‘whites’ with a 38% and 37% decline for the Large White and the Small White respectively.Low numbers of Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock also continue to cause concern.The current programme of events, from the Friends of Gallows Hill, is available here.
The House sparrow was found to be the most recorded bird in the UK and except for Northern Ireland where the Starling was most commonly seen.
The results are as follows: Previously available at ‘Just Books’ in Ilkley, this fantastic book is now available from Coch-y-bonddu Books for £9.95. Part of the New Naturalist series of books, the natural history of the Dales is covered in great detail by Professor John Lee, an ecologist long familiar with the landscape.
Many people were saddened to hear about the Marsh harrier incident on Denton Moor where a nest was illegally targeted in an attempt to stop them breeding.
RSPB video footage was captured on a hidden camera.
Peter Riley wrote a letter on behalf of the Society to NG Bailey who own the moor.