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

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Buck Woods - 4 singing Chiff-Chaffs.
Casper Pottle

Scargill Reservoir - female Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatchers, 21 Lapwing
Beaverdyke Reservoir - no water & plenty of disturbance but in Spruce Wood next to it, singing Goldcrest, Siskin, Redpoll & Coal Tit, GSW drumming& Sparrowhawk. 25 Curlew in field above wood.
John o'Gaunts Reservoir - 3 Redshank, 25 Teal, 6 Tufted, 2 Oystercatchers, 4 Lapwing, 8 Greylag & 28 Canadas.
Shaun Radcliffe

Spring Wood, between Baildon and Hawksworth
Two Little Owls were disturbed along the path from the White House into the wood and nine Fieldfare also flew off.  In the wood, a commotion involving four Jays was soon resolved when one these birds emerged, clinging onto the back of a male Sparrowhawk.
Tong Park Lake
Two pairs of Little Grebes and ten Moorhens were on the lake.  Nearby, a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers were drumming lightly, calling and chasing each other.
Paul King