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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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Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl photo: Stephen Lilley

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Thursday 23 October 2014

Bolton Abbey - about half a dozen Bramblings in mixed tit/chaffinch flock, about 200 yds up path across river from Bolton Priory, in and under holly/beech/oak trees  (difficult to be sure of numbers with leaves still on trees, but two males and one female seen separately).
Roger Nelson
Crossflatts - at 09.10, a skein of 80 Grey Geese flying high in a V formation went east & likely to be Pink-footed.
Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting plus the squealing of a Water Rail, many times but never seen!  An area similar to an Eider Duck's nest of feathers showed food preparation by a Sparrowhawk, this species was also recorded this morning.
Shaun Radcliffe