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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Ring Ouzel
Upper Wharfedale - April 14th photo: Roger Nelson

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Sunday 26th May, 2013

On another bright and sunny morning, two rather large female Wheatears were seen (Greenland species, I wondered?).  Since the 9th May there have been 40 Wheatears seen at this location, surely we are nearing the end of the spring migration period.
Paul King

East Riddlesden Hall
Mute Swan - 1 pair on R.Aire, Sand Martin, Swift,
House Martin, Swallow, Garden Warbler, Blackcap,
Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Bullfinch,

M Doveston

Leeshaw Reservoir area evening
The evening air was alive with bird calls - cuckoo heard towards Haworth Moor, Meadow Pipits, Oystercatchers, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Curlew, Pheasant, Red Grouse and Red-legged Partridge  were all pretty vocal but  the Lapwings acrobatic calls stole the show,  at various times mobbing a Little Owl, Black-headed Gulls and a Stoat which seemed to dance across the fields "near Top of Stairs"- not sure if got any chicks. A drumming Snipe closed the show.. who needs Spring watch!

Stephen Parkes