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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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Juvenile Barn Owl

Juvenile Barn Owl
photo: Keith Allen

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Tuesday 17th September 2019

Glovershaw
Two Stonechats and a single Whinchat at the end of Birch Close Lane. A female Sparrowhawk was hunting in the area and a juvenile Kestrel was chased by a couple of crows.
Paul King.

Monday 16th September 2019

Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
Five Wheatears and two Whinchats.
Brian Vickers

Glovershaw
A Wheatear and a Whitethroat. A small flock of eight Red Grouse flew across the eighth fairway.
Paul King.

Migration Watch




Sunday, 15 September 2019

Sunday 15th September 2019

Migration Watch


Doe Park Reservoir - 0800
2 Shelduck, female Teal, 2 Snipe overhead
M Doveston (M Pearson later)

Denholme Clough
Numerous Blackcap in bushes, few Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, (2 Roe Deer), Song Thrush
Vismig - very few birds moving;
Swallows, Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtail, Greenfinch, Chaffinch,
M Doveston

Redcar Tarn - 12:30
Good selection of juv Gulls, mostly LesserBB, but there was also 2 Herring and 1 Great BB
Also present were a few LBB adults or near adults.
52 Lapwing in one field, Swallow, Tufted Ducks
M Doveston


Saturday, 14 September 2019

Saturday 14th September 2019

Redcar Tarn - early morning
Swallows and Meadow Pipits overhead, LBBGulls, BHGulls, Tufted Ducks
Linnets, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Lapwings in nearby fields
M Doveston

Glovershaw, Baildon
A Whinchat was feeding in Golcar Fields amongst the cattle.  Good numbers of Sky Larks were active around the Golf Course.
Paul King

Bolton Abbey
Osprey seen flying over the river.
Susan Pritchard


Friday, 13 September 2019

Friday 13th September 2019

Glovershaw, Baildon
Seven Wheatears, a family of five Stonechats and a single Whinchat.
Paul King

Redcar Tarn, Keighley
130 Lapwings.
Josh Selfe

Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
Six Wheatears and a Kestrel

Barden Scale
A Marsh Harrier, also Common Buzzards, Sparrowhawk and Red Kites.
Brian Vickers

Strid Wood


A male Blackcap amongst the blackberries.          photo: Roger Nelson

Eldwick
Dunnock                       photo: Phil Matthews
Wren on Heights Lane              photo: Phil Matthews


Thursday, 12 September 2019

Thursday 12 September 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Willow Warbler, Blackcap, House Martin, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting plus Red Admiral, Common Blue, Speckled Wood & Small White butterflies.
Shaun Radcliffe

Glovershaw
4 Wheatears on the fringes of the Golf Course.
Paul King

Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
Two Wheatears, two Grey Wagtails.
Brian Vickers

Caldene Fields, South Bradford - Migration Watch-point
Martyn Priestley



Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Wednesday 11th September 2019

Glovershaw/Pennithorne - Photo Gallery by Phil Matthews
A juvenile Goldfinch on a thistle head
A juvenile Meadow Pipit
Red Grouse
Rooks
One of four Whinchats seen in Golcar Fields.


Tuesday 10th September 2019

Lister Park, Bradford
Ring-necked Parakeet
Russ King

Glovershaw
A Wheatear on the 11th fairway and two juveniles Kestrels hunting over Golcar Fields.
Paul King

Oxenhope Watch-Point (Migration Watch)
Over 500 Swallows and four Yellow Wagtails. 
Dave Barker, Howard Creber

Caldene Fields (Migration Watch-Point)
Three Swifts moving south-westwards
Martyn Priestley

Monday, 9 September 2019

Monday 9th September 2019

Redcar Tarn
Two Common Scoters
Keith Moir

Caldene Fields, South Bradford   Migration Watch Point
85 Pink-footed Geese moving SW.  Also, two late Swifts and three Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs, a Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler.
Martyn Priestley.



Sunday 8th September 2019

Glovershaw
A Wheatear on the 14th fairway.
Shipley Glen
Three Common Buzzards circling over (10am)
Paul King

Pennythorn
Two Pied Flycatchers and two Little Owls by the cabins.
Steve Meredith

Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
6 Wheatears and four Whinchats.
Brian Vickers

Denholme Clough
Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, House Martin, Swallows
Sparrowhawk, GSWdpkr, Goldcrest, Kestrel,
M Doveston

Migration Watch - Oxenhope

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Saturday 7th September 2019

Glovershaw/Sconce area -  at least 6 Whinchat, 2 distant Wheatear, 3 Little Owls, Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Red Kite, Buzzard, Stonechats, Goldfinches, Linnet, Skylark, House Martin, Swallow,
2 Kestrel, Reed Bunting.
BOG organised walk
Whinchat                          photo: Keith Allen
Stonechat                           photo: Keith Allen
Common Buzzard over Glovershaw           photo: Keith Allen
Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
Two Whinchats and two Stonechats.
Howard Creber
Later - 12 Wheatears, Whinchat, Stonechat and Short-eared Owl were seen.
Brian Vickers

Fly Flatts (Warley Moor Reservoir)
A Black Redstart
Howard Creber

Pennythorn, Baildon
Two Wheatears and ten Linnets at Golcar Farm.

Shipley Glen
Six Mistle Thrush
Paul King

Friday 6 September 2019

Great White Egret
The bird is still in the area.  Today it was seen on the canal bear Apperley Bridge.
photo: Martin West
Haworth
About 45 House Martins circling over the railway station.
Howard Creber

Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
Two Whinchat and a Stonechat
Brian Vickers

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Thursday 5 September 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, 4 Jay, Chiff-Chaff, Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk, Blackcap.
John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe

Pennythorn, Baildon
Three Wheatears, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel.

Shipley Glen
Three Common Buzzards circling and calling as they moved over the Glen.
Paul King

Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
Six Wheatears, three Whinchat a Stonechat and a Buzzard
Brian Vickers

Saltaire
Nuthatch on feeders at Albert Terrace and Willow Warbler in school grounds.
Graham Wood


Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Fly Flatts (Warley Moor Reservoir)
A Black Redstart has been in the area for a few days.
Bird Guides

Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
Whinchat and Short-eared Owl

Redcar Tarn
Sand Martin and House Martin
Howard Creber


Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Glovershaw
Two Wheatears on the 14th fairway, a flock of 50 Starlings and a single Sky Lark.
Paul King

Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
A Whinchat, Short-eared Owl and 12 Wheatears.

Fly Flatts (Warley Moor Reservoir)
A Whinchat.
Brian Vickers



Monday, 2 September 2019

Monday 2 September 2019

Sconce Lane area - Redstart, Little Owl, 2 Curlew plus a flock of 50 Goldfinch.
Shaun Radcliffe

Glovershaw/Pennythorn
Two juvenile Kestrels, a Whitethroat, a juvenile Wheatear and a flock of 40 Starlings.
Paul King

Fly Flatts (Warley Moor Reservoir)
Three Wheatears
Brian Vickers


Friday, 30 August 2019

Friday 30th August 2019

Glovershaw
A single Whinchat in the fields by Golcar Farm.
Paul King

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Thursday 29th August 2019

Glovershaw
Two Whinchats feeding in the fields by Golcar Farm.
Paul King

Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
14 Wheatears and two Whinchats
Brian Vickers


Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Wednesday 28th August 2019

Glovershaw
A Whinchat and an adult Stonechat with two juveniles in the fields by Golcar Farm.
Paul King

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Sconce/ Glovershaw area - all Chats seen - 3 Wheatear, pair of Stonechat & single Whinchat, 2 Kestrel, Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk, & Little Owl.
Shaun Radcliffe

Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope
Three Whinchats and two Wheatear
Barden Scale
Cream-crowned Marsh Harrier
Brain Vickers