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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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Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl photo: Stephen Lilley

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Saturday 8 June 2013

BOG walk from Stainburn Forest car park to Swinsty. Some of the birds seen were as follows;
Scargill Pasture - plenty of Curlew plus a chick seen, Snipe displaying and later seen perched, Kestrel, good views of Green Woodpecker.
Scargill Reservoir - Tufted Duck, both Canada & Greylag goslings with waders, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Redshank (heard) and Lapwing chicks. Also Pied & Grey Wagtail.
Wood below Scargill Res. - pair of Pied Flycatchers feeding young in natural hole.
Beaverdyke Res area - Tree Sparrows
John O'Gaunt Res. area - up to 5 male Redstarts, some seen in pairs at breeding sites, Reed Bunting.
Swinsty Wood - singing Chiff-Chaff & Blackcap plus singing Garden Warbler seen in car park. Other raptors seen during the walk.
The nine BOG members.
Beaverdyke area is a good place to see Tree Sparrow.  Photo: Brian Vickers