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

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Wednesday 20th May 2015

Bradup to Whetstone Gate

Male Linnet in bright breeding plumage
At least 2 pair of Snipe
Lapwing with chicks
Curlew, Wheatear (saw one in  exactly same spot one week ago)
Pair of Stonechat opposite quarry.
Swallows nesting in outbuilding by cottage at Bradup.
6 Swifts
Redshank feeding in sheepfield
Stephen Lilley

A female Wheatear near the 11th fairway.
15 Swifts feeding over the moor.

Shipley Glen
Survey of birds on the Baildon side of the Glen:
A Green Woodpecker and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Three pairs of Nuthatch including a pair at the nest site (see photos).
11 male Blackbirds, singing and guarding territory.
Five singing male Chaffinches.
Two singing Willow Warblers.
Two pairs of Jays.
Five singing Robins.
Paul King

Bringing in the food.