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

Monday, 14 April 2014

Monday 14th April 2014

Glovershaw - Six Wheatears, one Swallow, pair of Grey Partridge, three pairs of Curlews, pair of Reed Buntings, pair of Red Grouse plus Snipe, Lapwing, Oystercatcher and Stock Dove.
Paul King & Ben Desborough.

Whetstone Gate -  Pair Stonechat just below quarry.
Stephen  Lilley

Low Snowden area - 2 pair of Curlew, Mipits passing through in small numbers, Kestrel hunting, a Golden Plover calling, 1 Snipe drumming, 5 Lapwing territories.
Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits (BRGP) - pair of Blackcap, 3f,1m Goosander, Mallard plus 6d,
Willow Warbler, Oystercatcher pair on shingle, 2 pair of Tufted Duck.
Theo Kuechal

Hazlewood Moor -   A Hobby moved east up the valley at 11.30, gradually gaining height, until eventually lost from view.
Silsden Ings -  Two Dunlin early evening.  The two Whooper Swans were also still there this evening, though they were absent this morning, having been replaced, and presumably seen off, by five Mute Swans.
Keith Moir

Trough Lane - 6 Wheatear
Nab Water Lane - male Stonechat
Moorside Lane, Oxenhope - 2 Wheatears, 77 Golden Plovers (include northern race).
Barden Scale - female Redstart, Swallows & Martins.
Storiths Road, Barden - male Redstart, Jay, Treecreeper.
Brian Vickers