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

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Tuesday 16th December 2014

Royds Hall Dam - 4 Cormorant, 2 Goosander, 2 Mallard, Pochard, 10 Tufted
10 Moorhen, 4 Mute Swan, 27 Coot, 40 Canadas, Herring Gull, Little Grebe, G C G
James Brass

Shipley Glen
A Great Spotted Woodpecker was calling from the highest point on one of the tallest trees and a female was also in the vicinity.  Other birds in the Glen included three Nuthatch, one Treecreeper, a couple of Grey Herons and three Redwings on the Higher Coach Road.
Paul King

Keighley Bus Station on the 12th December

At the Bus Station in the centre of Keighley it was rush hour. There was a crystal clear sky, the temperature was below freezing and it was just going dark. There are 7-8 small trees in the Bus Station itself. There was nothing to be seen at first. Then the tweet tweet call of a Pied Wagtail which landed in one of the trees. Then one or two more. Then a gradual build up as more and more flew down to the trees from surrounding rooftops. There was a lot of flying around and jostling for position for the best branches. The noise of the calls became louder and louder. Finally I managed to count approximately 300 birds. It is a spectacular sight. No-one else seemed to notice them as they rushed to get home after work. 

The roost of Pied Wagtails at Keighley Bus Station on the 12th December.  Photos and sighting by John Preshaw.