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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Golden Plover

Golden Plover
Ilkley Moor photo: Keith Allen

Monday, 17 September 2018

Monday 17th September 2018

Three Wheatears near Golcar Farm and a Wheatear on the Golf Course.
Paul King.
Upper Wharfedale
A Ringtail Hen Harrier drifting medium-low towards north-west as it passed over Hazlewood Moor, last Saturday (15th).

Four recent images from Roger Nelson.

Redstart, Cormorant (juvenile), Dipper and Wheatear.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Saturday 15 September 2018

Hazlewood Moor - ring-tail Hen Harrier
Roger Nelson

Caldene Fields - 111 Pinkfeet flew south west.
Martyn Priestley

Fly Flatts Reservoir - 85 Pinkfoot grounded due to weather. Pintail & Cormorant also at site.
Leeshaw Reservoir - 2 Cormorant, 4 Teal
Brian Vickers

Friday, 14 September 2018

Friday 14 September 2018

Park Dam - juvenile Black-tailed Godwit, Wigeon, 6 G C G with young, 5 Little Grebe with young.
Jamie Brass

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - a Little Egret landed this morning and stayed about 30 seconds before flying off up the valley.
John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Thursday 13th September 2018

Another family party of Whinchats, this time four birds, were feeding for most of the day in the fields by Golcar Farm.
Paul King

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Tuesday 11th September 2018

This pm - A family of 6 Whinchats (2 adults and 4 juveniles) hunting from the fence that runs across Golcar Farm fields.
Paul King

Monday 10 September 2018

Apperley Bridge/ Esholt - 16 Goosander, 4 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Tawny calling, Chiff-Chaff singing briefly, GSW, 2 Stock Dove, single Snipe.
Damian Pearson

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Saturday 8 September 2018

Scargill Reservoir area - 2 Whinchat, Kestrel, 2 Chiff-Chaff, Reed Bunting.
John O'Gaunt Reservoir area - 3 Snipe, 3 Little Grebe, Red Kite, small groups of Swallows, 2 Kestrel, 6 Teal.
BOG Walk

Friday, 7 September 2018

Friday 7th September 2018

Two Whinchats, a Whitethroat and a flock of 15 Greenfinch in the Golcar Farm area.
Paul King

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Thursday 6 September 2018

Nab Water Lane - 7 Kestrel, 2 Raven, Wheatear, Whinchat, Stonechat
Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Silsden field near river - Bar-headed Goose
Silsden Reservoir - Mandarin Duck
Along canal at Silsden - Redstart
Mark Dawson

Monday, 3 September 2018

Monday 3rd September 2018

Fly Flatts - single Ruff, Wheatear
Nab Water Lane - Cream crown Marsh Harrier, Wheatear
Lower Laithe Reservoir - 4 Grey Wagtails
Brian Vickers

A Whinchat in Golcar Fields.
Paul King

Whetstone Gate - 2 Whinchat, SEO, Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, 4 Linnet, Red Kite, Reed Bunting
Shaun Radcliffe

Yesterday at Caldene Fields - 800+ Swallows in pre-roost, best count here for over 30 years.
Martyn Priestley 

Thursday 30th August 2018

A male Redstart on the wall by Golcar Fields. In the fields nearby a family of seven Grey Partridge.
Paul King

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Nab Water Lane - Wheatear, Whinchat
Leeshaw - 4 Snipe, Little Owl
Brian Vickers

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Tuesday 28th August 2018

Barden Scale - Osprey successfully fishing at Lower Barden Reservoir
Fly Flatts - Short-eared Owl
Leeshaw - 2 Short-eared Owls
Brian Vickers

Hazlewood - Barden area - adult male Redstart in Hazlewood Garden, 2 juv Wheatear, 2 separate Merlin, singing Dippers.
Roger Nelson

9am.  A Whinchat, a Wheatear and two Whitethroats were feeding the area near the "gallops" and the 11th green.
Paul King

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, Kestrel, Browncap, Chiff-Chaff.
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday, 27 August 2018

Saturday 25 August 2018

BenRhydding Gravel Pits - pair of Little Egrets flew west up river. Brimstone Butterfly.
Steve Parkes

Nab Water Lane - 4 Wheatear
Barden Scale - 2 Raven, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, Red Kites, Buzzards
Brian Vickers

Roger Nelson's video of Red Kites seen eating a rabbit in Upper Wharfedale

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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Thursday 23rd August 2018

am - Four Wheatears in the fields by Golcar Farm.
pm - Five Wheatears in the paddock by Golcar Farm and two Whinchats near the 11th fairway.
Paul King

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Fly Flatts - 2 Wheatear
Nab Water Lane - 7 Wheatear, Whinchat, Short-eared Owl, female Sparrowhawk, Juv Peregrine
Barden Scale - Hobby
Brian Vickers

Shipley Glen
Seven Grey Herons roosting in field at the bottom of the Glen.
Paul King

Monday 20 August 2018

Fly Flatts reservoir - 8 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 2 Curlew
Brian Vickers

One Wheatear on 8th fairway.
Paul King

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Saturday 18 August 2018

Leeshaw - SEO hunting, family of 3 Little Owls plus 3 Hares.
Steve Parkes

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Thursday 16 August 2018

Baildon Moor - male Merlin pursuing a Skylark unsuccessfully.
Mark Scrimshaw