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, 22 March 2015

Sunday 22nd March 2015

Oxenhope Village - At 16.44 180 Whoopers flew high going N.
Rod Proctor

Cottingley - at 09.00 3 Whoopers flew NW
Martin Taunton
Nab Water Lane - 4 Wheater (all male) plus male Stonechat.
Ponden Reservoir - 22 Whoopers on the water at 15.30. (from memory, this site might be just outside of BOG recording area).
Brian Vickers

St.Ives Estate
Chiffchaff at Coppice Bog, Mute Swan on Coppice Pond,
Canada Geese, Greylag Goose, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen,
Sparrowhawk, GSWdpkr, Nuthatch, Treecreeper,
Redpoll, Linnet, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch,
Redwing flock still present and singing to themselves.
One bird notably started singing properly: M Doveston

Whetstone Quarry area
Red Grouse, Meadow Pipits, Skylark, Curlew,
M Doveston, C King

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Chiffchaff singing, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel
M Doveston, L Doveston
Esholt S W - 2 Gadwall, 4 Lapwing, Teal, Chiff-Chaff plus pair of Mandarin on river.
Casper Pottle

Oakworth - 28 Whoopers flew W at 10.35