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, 16 June 2013

Sunday 16 June 2013

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 32 species recorded this morning including the following - Reed Warbler heard, after quite a few weeks absence, Reed Bunting (at least 4 males chasing each other ), Willow Warbler, pair of Tufted landed. For once, the Coots (now with 1chick) have not bullied the Tufteds away. Swift, Sand & House Martin, Swallow all recorded in small numbers. Very few young birds seen. Just 1 young Blue Tit with adult. A Whitethroat was seen searching for food but overall we are seeing the affects of last year's disastrous summer and the cold spring this year.
Steve Webb & Shaun Radcliffe

St.Ives Estate
Seven species of warbler recorded so far this year and all present today;
Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff all heard singing. Other species include the continued presence of Redpoll and Siskin, Spotted Flycatcher (1 pair in Raceourse Pltn), Swift, Swallow, Meadow Pipit,  GSWdpkr, Jay, Nuthatch, etc

Harden Moor Car Park
Green Woodpecker, Curlew, Meadow Pipits, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Redpoll.
M Doveston