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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Upper Wharfedale - April 14th photo: Roger Nelson

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Thursday 2 May 2013

Strid Woods – list seen by group of Ilkley birders
48 species seen on walk from Barden bridge to Cavendish and back along back road.  Following interesting sightings/counts:
  • 4 male Mandarins
  • Only 3 broods of Mallard chicks (late breeding season)
  • Goosander seen flying into hole in tree immediately in front of the shelter on the eastern bank (some of us were sure it was a male!)
  • 24 Wrens
  • 5 Redstarts (1 pair and 3 males)
  • 19 Blackcap, several seen including 1 pair but mainly singing
  • NO Wood Warblers seen or heard
  • 22 Willow Warblers
  • 2 Chiff-Chaff (both near Barden Bridge including one carrying nesting material): note species is rare in the west except on passage
  • 11 Pied Flycatchers (2 pairs and 7 males)
John Flood

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 singing Whitethroat, pair of Blackcap, 3 Redpoll
Sunnydale Res. area - Cuckoo
Shaun Radcliffe