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

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunday 21 September 2014

Fly Flatts - female Common Scoter, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, Wheatear, 34 Pinkfoot going east.
Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, 3 Chiff-Chaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk plus a squealing Water Rail which was first reported about two weeks ago and is a young bird showing very little plumage colour and hardly any white undertail.
Shaun Radcliffe

There were three Wheatears on the 11th fairway and two Whinchats on the walls of Golcar Fields.  These could be the two birds that have been seen throughout the past seven days.  Skylarks, Meadow Pipits and Reed Buntings were all seen in good numbers and five single Jays passed from west to east during a 20 minute period.
Paul King

Denholme Clough
Fieldfare, Tree Pipit, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Little Owl, Swallows, Redpoll, Siskin, Linnet, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Jay, 24 Goosander leaving nearby roost, Herring Gulls, LBBgulls, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Pheasant, Goldcrest, 
M Doveston

Paul Clough
A Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, six Bullfinch, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 20 Blue Tits, Chaffinches, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Long-tailed Tits, Jay, 50" Meadow Pipits.
Brian Vickers.