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, 4 January 2015

Sunday 4th January 2015

Fly Flatts - single Redshank. No sign of Snow Bunting.
Brian Sumner

Royds Hall area - 36 species recorded including - 2 Goosander, Goldeneye, GCG,
2 Little Grebe, 25 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 4 Cormorant, Nuthatch & Kestrel.
Jamie Brass

Stockbridge Reserve ( members only) - Water Rail seen briefly (twice), Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Siskin, plenty of Goldfinch everywhere, Reed Bunting.
Shaun Radcliffe et al

Yeadon Tarn
The tarn was about half covered in ice but in the open areas the following birds were noted:
22 Tufted Ducks, four Pochards (three males and a female), seven Great Crested Grebes, 12 Mute Swans, Coots, Moorhens and a flock of about 50 Black-headed Gulls with a couple of Common Gulls.
Paul King