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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Golden Plover

Golden Plover
Ilkley Moor photo: Keith Allen

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Saturday 2nd May 2015

Lower Washburndale (Lindley reservoir road-bridge to Dob Park bridge)
 A short potter on a cold drizzly day produced 44 species including:
Spotted Flycatcher (my earliest record by 4 days, since I started keeping nature records in 1971) and 3 House Martins;  
also Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff, Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, Bullfinch, Goosander, Mandarin dDuck (two or more of each, except the single female Redstart).
Roger Nelson.

Eight Wheatears - half of them on various parts of the Golf Course and the others in the usual places at the end of Birch Close Lane. A pair watched at close quarters looked big and bulky and showed signs of being of the Greenland race.
Paul King

East Riddlesden Hall - Birds & Breakfast Walk (7am)
Cormorant, G Heron, Greylag Goose, Mallard,
Goosander, Moorhen, BHGull, Oystercatcher,
Pheasant, Woodpigeon, Stock Pigeon, Collared Dove,
Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail,
Pied Wagtail, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler,
Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch,
Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Jay,
Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Starling

M Doveston et al