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

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Saturday 25th April 2015

BOG Walk from Bingley to Saltaire
35 Species seen: Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Grey Wagtail, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Mallard, Grey Heron, Dipper, Wren, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Collard Dove, Blackbird, Starling, Woodpigeon, House Martin, Sand Martin, Swallow, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mute Swan, Magpie, House Sparrow, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Oystercatcher, Dunnock, Jay.  The highlight was probably watching a Dipper at the nest site.
Paul King

Barden Bridge to Strid Woods - Common Sandpiper, Dippers feeding young at nests, 4 male Pied Fly, Woodcock in woods.
Roger Nelson

Leeshaw - 20 species recorded including - a male & female Wheatear, Golden Plover & Willow Warbler
Steve Parkes

Two photos from Roger Wilkinson - A female Goosander with ten chicks and a male Mandarin Duck prospecting a hole.