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 February 2014

Sunday 16 February 2014

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 33 species recorded this morning including - pair of Kestrel, at times in the box, Sparrowhawk carrying prey, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 Cormorant, 6 Goosander ( 3 males courting a female on river). In fields close by - a single Pinkfoot with Canadas, Woodcock flushed, Bullfinch, 2 Brambling & 3 Redpoll (singing birds).
Fred Drake et al

Hope Hill and Glovershaw Lane - Baildon
Skylarks had returned to Hope Hill, there was some singing and chasing amongst the half a dozen birds.  Three Red Grouse sprung up from the heather and a flock of up to 50 Lapwings rose from the fields on Glovershaw Lane.  At 7.30am a Green Woodpecker called from a tree on Lucy Hall Drive before it headed for the Glen.
Paul King

Moorcock Farm, above Riddlesden - Red Kite seen drifting along the edge at 13.15pm.
Tom Hubball

Thornbank, Ave, Oakworth Road, Keighley - 2 Waxwings.
via Tony Gough