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

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Five Rise Locks - 11 Fieldfare flew over in the mist, Kingfisher & Grey Wagtail on the canal.
Shaun Radcliffe

A flock of 125 Lapwings, 150 Starlings and six Redwings.
Paul King

A Black-headed Gull, photographed by Ian Hargreaves at Redcar Tarn on 21st October, was first ringed in the nest near Oslo, Norway on 12th June 2014.  It was reported from other locations in the Oslo area on 12th July 2014, 16th May 2015 and 13th June 2015.

Hen Harrier
Ian also made a comment regarding the Hen Harrier which we featured in a recent blog. The bird was seen over Keighley Moor and is a female known as 'Highlander' and was tagged in 2014 shortly after hatching. She attempted to breed in Bowland this year and twice, the males she paired with went 'missing'. She has wandered around several local moors away from the breeding season since first being tagged .