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

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Thursday 11 September 2014

Fly Flatts Reservoir - Wheatear, adult female Marsh harrier over the moor at 14.40.
Paul Clough - 12 Mistle Thrush, Sparrowhawk, GSW
Leeshaw Reservoir - Little Owl, 7 Teal.
Brian Vickers

Bolton Abbey to Beamsley to Deerstones to Hazlewood Moor.
Nine mandarin ducks (5 m, 4 f) roosting beside river (males just emerging from moult) two grey wagtails (fem, juv) in farmyard, three separate blackcaps (2 adult males, 1 "browncap") spread over half-a-mile (both males eating elderberries) spotted flycatcher (briefly in neighbour's garden, but chased off by territorial robin) willow warbler, large (c. 150) flock of (mostly juvenile) goldfinches feeding on thistle seeds, two red-legged partridges in close association with family flock of red grouse on moor-edge, buzzard, three kestrels, and two red kites quartering the moor.

Roger Nelson