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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 of 150 members dedicated to the study and conservation of birds within this region which is situated amongst the Pennines of Northern England.

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Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier
NEST DESTROYED ON DENTON MOOR - click on image

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Saturday 22 October 2017

Caldene Fields, South Bradford - Redwing moving in S/SW direction, 8502 number recorded. The previous day 5519 birds.
Martyn Priestley

Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday 20 October 2017

Cononley Ings - Great White Egret at 13.25
Howard Creber

Hazlewood - Blackcap in garden feeding on elderberries & fly catching.
Roger Nelson

Fewston Reservoir - 8 Wigeon, 5 Tufted, 12 Teal, 60 Mallard, 6 Cormorant.
Swinsty Reservoir -  12 Wigeon, G C G, 50 Mallard, 2 Red Kite.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Caldene |Fields, South Bradford - 5 Barnacle geese flew from the east following a skein of 60 Pinkfoot. The Barnacles a first for this site.
Martyn Priestley

Barden Bridge to Hazlewood - 31 species including a flock of 22 Fieldfare & a separate flock of 45 Redwing. Also Dipper, Mandarin, Goosander, Red Kite, Raven Bullfinch, Treecreeper, Nuthatch GSW.
Roger Nelson

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Sunday 15 October 2017

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - At 10.50 a flock of 70 Pinkfoot flew high going west.
On the reserve, 24 species recorded including 2 Cormorant on the water, Reed Bunting, Jay, Sparrowhawk, Grey Heron, Greenfinch & Goldfinch. Still a few Red Admirals & White Butterflies about. No sign of Water Rail.
Shaun Radcliffe

On Saturday 14th - Apperley Bridge - Esholt - 2 Goosander, 32 Canada Geese on canal, 2 Teal, 2 Greylag Geese, Grey Heron, Nuthatch, Kestrel
Danial Pearson

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Sunday 8 October 2017

Park Dam - Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Greylag.
Jamie Brass

Friday 6 October 2017

Park Dam - 10 LTT, Kestrel, single Pinkfoot, Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 2 G C G
Jamie Brass

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Thursday 5 October 2017

Fly Flatts - 2 Stonechat, Sparrowhawk
Nab Water Lane - 9 Stonechat
Leeshaw Reservoir - 4 Cormorant, 2 Goosander, Sparrowhawk
Brian Vickers 

Whetstone Gate area - Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 4 Swallow, over 100 Woodpigeon feeding up,
3 Reed Bunting plus a few Meadow Pipits.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Caldene Fields, South Bradford - Grey Plover calling as it flew through at 09.12.
Martyn Priestley

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Barden Scale - 500 Pinkfoot moving west.
Nab Water Lane - 4 Stonechat
Brian Vickers

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Friday 29 September 2017

Fly Flatts - 4 juvenile Stonechat
Nab Water Lane - 6 Stonechat ( 2 adult, 4 juvs)
Leeshaw Reservoir area - single Wheatear
Brian Vickers

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Thursday 28 September 2017

Apperley Bridge to Esholt area - 12 LTT, 3 calling Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiff-Chaff (one singing), Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 5 Jay, Cormorant, Grey Heron, female Goosander, 5 Bullfinch, 3 Pied Wagtail.
Damian Pearson

Stockbridge Reserve - as I arrived at 09.20, 130 Pinkfooted Geese flew over flying east.
On the Reserve, Water Rail has arrived, there were 3 Chiff-Chaffs (one singing), Jay plus 2 Reed Bunting.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday 24 September 2017

Kex Gill - 120 Goldfinch, movement of Swallows & Meadow Pipits, Buzzard, Kestrel, Red Kite.
Theo Kuechel

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Egret stayed for just 5 minutes, Sparrowhawk, singing Chiff-Chaff, Jays.
John Tyson, Shaun Radcliffe

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday 22 September 2017

Bingley to Marley Farm along the river - Kingfisher, 5 Nuthatch, GSW, Sparrowhawk, 13 House Martin, singing Chiff-Chaff.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Monday 18 September 2017

Sandwith Moor - 440 Golden Plover
Norwood - 7 Buzzard, 3 Red Kite in newly cut hayfield.
Theo Kuechel

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sunday 17 September 2017

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiff-Chaff, Swallows
Keith Allan, Shaun Radcliffe

Friday 15 September 2017

Barden Scale - Merlin, 45 Siskin, 40 Pinkfoot.
Brian Vickers

Saturday 16th September 2017

Lindley Wood to Folly Hall Wood - 35 species recorded including 12 Chiff-Chaff, a Willow Warbler, hundreds of House Martin & less numbers of Swallows, Buzzard, Red Kites, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, GSW, Nuthatch, Kingfisher (heard) plus 9 Mandarin Duck on reservoir.
BOG walk.

Glovershaw
Three Wheatears on the Golf Course, two Whinchats and two Stonechats in the fields by Golcar Farm.
Paul King

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Leeshaw Reservoir - Juv Peregrine, 5 Cormorant, Kestrel, G B B
160 Swallow fast through to the south, 6 House Martin, 15 Meadow Pipit, 24 Linnet, 34 Goldfinch,
single Wheatear, 6 Snipe, GSW
Also 6 Red Admiral Butterflies flying high to the east.
Brian Vickers, Howard Creber

Whetstone - 2 Raven, 3 Stonechat, single Skylark, 12 Goldfinch feeding on thistle head plus many Meadow Pipits feeding up.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sunday 10 September 2017

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Chiff-Chaff 2 (one calling), Swallows & House Martins moving through in small numbers west all morning. Cormorant, Bullfinch Jay, GSW recorded but no Reed Bunting.
Susan & Thomas Simcock, Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 9 September 2017

Sandy Lane, Bradford - Raven seen at 10.00 morning.
Matthew Rawnsley

Barden Scale - Buzzards, Red Kites, Merlin, Sparrowhawk, Kestrels, Spotted Fly, Redstart, Raven
Brian Vickers