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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Great Spotted Woodpecker (juvenile)

Great Spotted Woodpecker (juvenile)
photo: Keith Allen

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Monday 27 June 2022

Hazlewood - 2 male Siskin visit feeder.

Foto & record from Roger Nelson

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Saturday 25 June 2022

Storiths - near the road, Curlew chick (see below), Spotted Fly, Redstart, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Partridge, Green & Great Woodpeckers.

Sighting & photo from Steve Meredith


Thursday, 23 June 2022

Tuesday 21 June 2022

Stainburn Moor area - field nearby held 100 Curlew. Presumed an early return off autumn migrants.

Keith Moir 

Monday, 20 June 2022

Monday 20 June 2022

Storiths Road, Barden - pair of Redstart, Mistle Thrush, Green & GSW, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff.

Brian Vickers

Oakenshaw - 2 adult Tree Sparrows feeding 2 young.

Martyn Priestley

R Aire, Wagon Lane - Little Egret. Near Dowley Gap S W Kingfisher & singing Common Whitethroat.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Friday, 17 June 2022

Wednesday 15 June 2022

St Ives, Bingley - Wood Warbler

 Foto & sighting from Steve Meredith

Shipley - canal bank, Sand Martin colony. In Roberts Park on the river bank, Common Whitethroat.

Graham Wood

Thursday 16 June 2022

St Ives Estate, Bingley - late evening Woodcock watch provided 17 sightings of birds roding in 75 minute period. How many birds involved is anyone's guess!!

Shaun Radcliffe et al 

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Calverley Bridge to Apperley Bridge - a small Sand Martin colony plus Little Egret at Apperley Bridge.

Keith Moir 

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Saturday 11 June 2022

Baildon Garden - male Siskin

Steve Meredith

Hazlewodd Moorside -  family of Linnets, Little Owl, the murder of a Blackbird!! The end of a fight between two males.

Sighting & images from Roger Nelson

Saturday, 11 June 2022

Friday 10 June 2022

Low Wood area -  next to canal, Garden Warbler, Chiff-Chaff & Blackcap singing. Also two Blackbirds mobbing a sleeping Tawny Owl. Pied Flycatcher singing in the wood.

John Preshaw et al. 

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Thursday 9 June 2022

Birkenshaw farmland area - 7 singing Common Whitethroat, 2 pair of Skylark, 3 Tree Sparrow but not a single Swallow.

Martyn Priestley 

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Sunday 5th June 2022

 East Riddlesden Hall 0930-1100am - 43 species

Reed Bunting, Kingfisher, Cormorant, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Common Sandpiper, Swift, House Martin, Sand Martin, Jay, Grey Wagtail, Grey Heron, 

M Doveston et al

Leeshaw Reservoir - Cuckoo, Ringed Plover, Little Owl, Cormorants.

Brian Vickers

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Sunday 29 May 2022

Hazlewood & Storith - Spotted Flycatcher in both places.

 Foto & record from Roger Nelson

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Wednesday 25 May 2022

Bolton Abbey to Aquaduct & back - On a cool & blustery day, birds difficult to see. Heard 3 Pied Fly (seeing just one), Redstart, 3 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 3 male Mandarin plus a female with 4 ducklings. Plenty of Grey Wagtails but no Dipper recorded.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Monday, 23 May 2022

Monday 23 May 2022

Hazlewood area - a foto received showing behaviour by two Oystercatchers when a third appeared nearby.

 Received from Roger Nelson

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Glovershaw/Sconce area - both Grey & R L Partridges, numerous Lapwing, Curlews, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Reed Buntings, Greenfinch, Tree Sparrow, Cuckoo, all seen.

Graham Wood 

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Swastika Stone, above Hebers Ghyll - pair of Ring Ouzel plus Cuckoo heard.

John Budworth

Bolton Abbey - Storiths - Hazlewood - Spotted Fly, singing Garden Warbler, & Swifts.

Roger Nelson

Ben Rhydding N R - plenty of Blackcaps, Garden Warblers, Willow Warblers & Chiff-Chaffs.

Howard Creber 

Monday 16 May 2022

Leeshaw Reservoir - pair of Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper plus House Martins.

Brian Vickers


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Saturday 14 May 2022

Laund to Aqueduct - singing male Redstart, 4 Pied Fly, 3 House Martin nest building.

Fewston Reservoir - Golden Pheasant (probably escapee)

 Sightings & foto by Roger Nelson

Ben Rhydding LNR - 2 singing Garden Warbler, 4 singing Blackcap

John Brooks

Friday, 13 May 2022

Thursday12 May 2022

Shipley - Swifts seen

Harden Moor - Cuckoo, Whitethroat, Willow Warblers

Jane Robinson 

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Monday 9 May 2022

Bolton Abbey - Hazlewood - 5 Swifts, Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, Mandarin Duck, Little Owl plus pair of Siskin in Hazlewood.

 Sightings & foto from Roger Nelson

Low wood near Riddlesden - two singing male Pied Flycatchers.

Shaun Radcliffe