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

Monday, 4 May 2015

Monday 4th May 2015

Bradup -Lapwing 60+ (no chicks seen), Curlew 8, Wheatear 2m 3f, Red Grouse 6, Kestrel 7 sightings (included 3 hunting together and 2 displaying), Meadow Pipit 50+, Snipe 2, Linnet 2, Redshank 1, Skylark a single singing bird.
Phil Matthews

Washburn Valley - numerous Redstart, a few Pied Fly, Cuckoo calling, Green Woodpecker yaffing,
Grey Wagtail, Grey Heron, Willow Warbler plus hares seen.
Peter Curran

March Cote Lane Cottingley - 
Barn Swallow with unusual rufous underparts
reported yesterday & is there today (11.30).
Subspecies yet to be verified.
Bird is near No 5 where there is an open area & perches on nearby wires. Reported to have been in the area for a few days with Barn Swallows.
Shaun Radcliffe - not seen at noon.

Silsden Reservoir - male Wood Duck
Mark Dawson

East Otley - 3 Swifts
Theo Kuechel

Pity Beck - GSW, Kestrel, 4 House Martin collecting mud, 4 Willow Warbler, 20 Linnet, Blackcap plus possible Osprey heading NW steadily but not sure & far off Buzzard.
Jamie Brass

Stockbridge - members only reserve 14.55-15.30
Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Blackcap, Willow Warbler,
Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Pheasant, etc

Five Wheatears, pair of Stock Doves, three male Reed Buntings and four Snipe.

Shipley Glen
Green Wodpecker
Paul King

East Riddlesden Hall - via Facebook
Grasshopper Warbler reported this morning,
Not seen or heard during my visit to see it at 11.30
2 Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, 60+Sand Martin
House Martin, Swallow, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler,
Blackcap, Reed Bunting,

St.Ives 07.00-09.15 - 50+Species
Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting,
Little Owl, Redpoll, Siskin, Blackcap,
Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Swallow,
Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose,
2 pair Tufted Duck, ♀Goosander, Pheasant,
Plus all usual species

Doe Park Res 06.40
Whitethroat, 2 Cormorant, Blackcap,
5 Pheasant, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff

M Doveston