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

Monday, 12 May 2014

Monday 12th May 2014

Wyke - Little Egret seen flying SW over Wyke, seen from Caldene Fields
Martyn Priestley

Heather Park, St Ives - evening watch produced 8 flypasts by Woodcock, 2 calling Tawny Owls, Kestrel, distant Cuckoo call from Harden Moor area but also short "bubble" bursts of a female Cuckoo on the Park, & no midges!
Shaun Radcliffe et al

The Wheatears keep flowing through. Another six this morning.  I'm on holiday from tomorrow, so that's probably all of this species until they start to return in July.
Paul King

Whetstone - 3 Wheatear, pair of Stonechat, 6 Lapwing chicks plus Cuckoo heard towards Sunnydale.
Shaun Radcliffe
In addition to the cuckoo reported by Shaun the one in the photo was also present at Whetstone. This female appeared to be 'nest hunting' and appeared from the undergrowth and was pursued by two very aggravated Meadow Pipits.
Ian  Hargreaves