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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Pennithorn, Baildon photo: Keith Allen

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Saturday, 11th May 2013

Leeshaw Reservoir
There were three Dunlin, three Ringed Plovers feeding on a ploughed field adjacent to the reservoir, late in the afternoon.
Two Common Sandpipers and a Little Owl had been there in the early morning.

Leeming Reservoir
Two Common Sandpipers were displaying early morning.
Brian Vickers

St.Ives 07.30-10.30
Friends of St.Ives guided bird walk.
A list of birds seen or heard Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps, Little Owls, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Canada Goose, Mallard, Woodpigeon, Stock Dove, Pied Wagtail, Siskin, Redpoll, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Wren, Goldcrest, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Jackdaw, Jay, Rook, Starling, Meadow Pipit, Black-headed Gull, Swallow, Swift......to name but a few
M Doveston et al

A juvenile Mistle Thrush recently photographed by Stephen Lilley.