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

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Thursday 31 July 2014

Stockbridge Reserve - Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Jay, Chiff-Chaff.
Shaun Radcliffe et al

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Lower Barden Reservoir - 3 Wheatear, Kestrel.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Sunday 27 July 2014

Coldstone Beck, Burley - juvenile Cuckoo being fed by hosts, a pair of Meadow Pipits. Nearby, an adult Cuckoo was watching but unable to link the two!
Jeremy Taylor

Fly Flatts Reservoir - 4 juv Wheatear, a Barnacle Goose, 2 Common Sandpiper.
Brian Sumner.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Friday 25 July 2014

Bradup - post breeding flock of 21 Lapwing plus single Wheatear.
Shaun Radcliffe

Shipley Glen
An adult Green Woodpecker and a juvenile were feeding near the Glen Road.
Paul King

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Leeshaw Reservoir - 3 Raven, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, 4 Kestrel, 70 Golden Plover.
Fly Flatts - Wheatear, 2 Redshank.
Brian Vickers

Bradup - 2 Wheatear, 6 Linnet.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Sunday 20 July 2014

Members only reservoir - Greenshank, GCG
Brian Sumner

Leeshaw Reservoir - 71 Golden Plover, 100 Lapwing, 3 Cormorant, Willow Warbler in nettles,
2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kestrel, Hobby, family of Reed Bunting.
Brian Vickers & Brian Sumner

Lower Laithe Reservoir - 14 Oystercatcher, 4 Cormorant, 70 plus Greenfinch in roost.
Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - good views in front of hide of Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler & Kingfisher. Feeders full with young birds.
Shaun Radcliffe

Friday, 18 July 2014

Friday 18 July 2014

Leeshaw Reservoir - family of 5 Raven, 12 Oystercatchers, 200 Lapwing, Cormorant, Merlin.
Brian Vickers

Thursday 17 July 2014

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - family of Blackcap after the rasps, Reed Warbler, Kingfisher, singing Whitethroat, Bullfinch.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Leeshaw Reservoir - Common Sandpiper, 8 Oystercatchers, Kestrel 2, 7 Snipe.
Brian Vickers

Monday, 14 July 2014

Monday 14 July 2014

Hollins Hill area - Hobby flying south following Swifts.
Roger Wilkinson

R.Aire, Wagon Lane, Cottingley - Common Sandpiper, Tufted Duck with 2 small ducklings, Comma Butterfly.
Dowley Gap - Oystercatcher plus chick. Nest was on the grass between filter beds but chick had slipped down on one of the beds, stranded. Also 4 Grey Wagtails with plenty of young Willow Warbler & Chiff-Chaffs in surrounding bushes.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sunday 13 July 2014

Leeshaw Reservoir - Snipe 6, Golden Plover 45, Oystecatcher 4
Brian Vickers

Ogden Reservoir - adult male Common Scoter
Brian Sumner

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - juv Reed Warbler, singing Whitethroat plus juv seen, gathering of Swifts with 30 circling over nearby houses.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Saturday 12th July

My Garden  Riddlesden.

10 Siskin, 6 Greenfinch, 4 Bullfinch  on feeders this afternoon.
Stephen Lilley

Friday, 11 July 2014

Friday 11 July 2014

Bolton Abbey area -Short-eared Owl hunting this afternoon.
Roger Nelson.

Glovershaw (evening)
A rather 'downy' looking juvenile Wheatear was feeding by the Golf Course.
Paul King

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Thursday 10th July 2014

There was a flock of 26 Linnets feeding in the fields behind Golcar Farm.  In the nearby fields juvenile birds were much in evidence, particularly Curlew, Mistle Thrush and Jackdaws.  Meadow Pipits and Skylarks were carrying food and in the Glen a couple of adult Jays were feeding three of their young.
Paul King
An adult Jackdaw feeds two juveniles
Meadow Pipits  photos: Paul King

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Wednesday 9 July 2014

Warley Moor Res ( Fly Flatts) - Great Northern Diver
Brian Sumner & Brian Vickers

This evening, Pennythorn Hill area, Baildon - Whitethroat, Willow Warbler feeding 3 juvs, juv Reed Bunting.
Glovershaw - Wheatear, Whitethroat, Little Owl with young.
Sconce Lane area - 40 Greenfinch, 2 Linnets, another Little Owl with young.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday - Hazlewood Moor - male Cuckoo still calling.
Roger Nelson

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Sunday 6 July 2014

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff, Garden Warbler, Song Thrush are still singing. 27 species recorded including Kingfisher, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting & Oystercatcher.
Shaun Radcliffe

Friday, 4 July 2014

Friday 4th July 2014

Shipley Glen
Four Herons, two adults and two juveniles, were roosting at the foot of the Glen and an adult Green Woodpecker was seen off the Glen Road.
Paul King
A juvenile and an adult Jay seen in a Bingley garden.  photo: Paul Croft

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Thursday 3rd July 2014

This evening, over 25 Swifts were feeding over the moorland. A juvenile Curlew was with an adult, whilst six Oystercatchers, including a couple of young birds, were probing the fareways.
Paul King