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

Friday, 30 August 2013

Friday 30th August 2013

At least three Spotted Flycatchers remain at Golcar Farm where they can be seen feeding and there was a single bird in the hedgerow behind Glovershaw Farm.  Four Whinchats were flitting around the fields by Golcar Farm, but they were reluctant to settle, whilst at least 20 Meadow Pipits were using the walls and fences.  There was a Wheatear on the Golf Course and another by the farm and Stock Dove, Grey Partridge a flock of 150 Starlings and three Red Grouse completed the picture.
Paul King

I spent half an hour up at Whetstone Gate this afternoon. There were a number of Wheatear on the rocks to the right of the road on the straight stretch leading to the mast;  I also saw an unusually large number of chats on the wall area to the right of the quarry; most of them were Whinchat .
Martin Taunton

A few good sightings today at Judy Woods. - C80 Canada Geese, C50 House Sparrows, 2 Buzzard
Whitethroat, C150 House Martins, C80 Swallows, 8 Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch

Jamie Brass

A juvenile Sparrowhawk made a successful visit to a Wyke garden.  Photo: Phil Andrew.