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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Golden Plover

Golden Plover
Ilkley Moor photo: Keith Allen

Friday, 11 April 2014

Friday 11th April, 2014

Glovershaw - There were four Wheatears on the Golf Course (two males and two females) and two Willow Warblers singing from the plantation beyond Pennithorn Hill.  A Swallow flew by and three pairs of Red Grouse and three pairs of Curlews were in the area.  Snipe were displaying and calling from the fields by Golcar Farm and to the north of Pennithorn.
Shipley Glen
A Green Woodpecker was calling.
Paul King

Altar Lane, Bingley - singing Willow Warbler, Blackcap & 3 Chiff-Chaff, 2 GSW drumming plus 2 Redpoll.
Harden Moor - Willow Warbler catching flies, Little Owl, 10 Swallows west, 7 Linnet (one bird in song),
Reed Bunting singing plus Chiff-Chaff in Deep Cliff.
Shaun Radcliffe

Ben Rhydding area - single Swallow reported. Yesterday, a Raven flew south.
Brian Ford

Bolton Bridge - male Blackcap, 2 Chiff-Chaff
Roger Nelson

Soil Hill - Wheatear, 8 Skylark
Trough Lane - 6 Wheatear, 2 Snipe, pair of Stonechat
Storiths Road, Barden - Chiff-Chaff
Brian Vickers