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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Next Meeting

Golden Plover

Golden Plover
Ilkley Moor photo: Keith Allen

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Sunday 29 November 2015

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail heard twice, 3 Redpoll & 2 Reed Bunting to the feeders. Also, good view of Weasel as it ran along a wall.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Thursday 26 November 2015

Stockbridge reserve (members only) - Water Rail swam past the willows in front of hide. Also a small flock of 8 Siskin, GSW recorded.
John Preshaw, John Tyson, Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Timble Ings - Fewston - Goldcrest, Treecreeper & LTT amongst tit flocks. Small flock of Goldfinch plus 4 individual Red Kites & a single Buzzard.
Kex Gill - Short-eared Owl
Roger Nelson

Whetstone Gate - 4 Stonechat, Reed Bunting, Little Owl, 2 Grey Partridge, distant view of a pair of Red Kite plus "yaffing" Green Woodpecker near Upwood Farm. Plenty of Red Grouse &
R L Partridge
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sunday 22 November 2015

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 27 species recorded including Water Rail (on ice!), single Snipe feeding in the triangle, 3 Reed Bunting, Jay, GSW, Bullfinch, Redpoll, Siskin.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 21 November 2015

Bingley Town Centre on canal - single Mandarin & Wood Duck.
Tony Baines

Bradup - 4 Grey Partridge, Kestrel plus hunting Short-eared Owl

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Friday 20 November 2015

Keighley Moor Reservoir area - morning, Snow Bunting on track leading to reservoir plus female Merlin. Afternoon, bunting not seen but 3 Short-eared.
Ian Hargreaves

Leeshaw Reservoir - adult Kittiwake landed on water but left after storm finished.
Lee Lane, Oxenhope - Kestrel, 25 Fieldfare, 200 Starling, Sparrowhawk
Brian Vickers

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Thursday 19 November 2015

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Another dismal day weather wise but watching a Kingfisher fishing in front of the hide lifted the spirits. It caught two sticklebacks, knocked them senseless before downing. A Sparrowhawk came into the willows looking for tits at the feeders.
John Preshaw, John Tyson & Shaun Radcliffe.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Saturday 14 November 2015

Park Dam - 5 Little Grebe, 3 Gadwall, Cormorant, Goosander, 50 Coot, 15 Tufted Duck
James Brass

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Thursday 12 November 2015

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - twilight watch brought a Goosander fishing, 17 Lapwing east, Kestrel in box plus 200 Starling roosting in reed bed.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Sunday 8 November 2015

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Teal flew off, male Goosander plus the odd Redpoll & Siskin flying about. No sign of Rails.
Shaun Radcliffe

Friday, 6 November 2015

Friday 6 November 2015

Denton Park - Curlew flock counted was 232 birds.
Theo Kuechel

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  2 Water Rail showing (possible third after call heard later from a different area), 3 Goosanders fishing.
Bradup - Little Owl, Kestrel
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Monday 2 November 2015

Fewston Reservoir - a walk around the water in the fog produced 6 Teal. Also seen, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch, Nuthatch & a flock of 40 Fieldfare. At about 13.00, a flock of Pinkfoot was heard going down the Washburn Valley but completely fogged out.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Sunday 1 November 2015

Keighley - 100 Pinkfeet & 12 Fieldfare seen over Haworth
Steve Parkes

Stainburn Moor - 1000 Lapwing @ 11 am but no Golden Plover.
East Otley - 500 Pinkfeet going west @ 10.30

On 26 October in the Stainburn Moor/ Scargill Res area - 1500 Golden Plover flying around in flocks plus 750 Lapwing.
Theo Kuechal

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 pairs of Goosander stayed all morning catching sticklebacks. Also Water Rail (or possibly 2 ) heard whilst at the feeders, 2 Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch seen.
John Tyson, Tom Simcock & Shaun Radcliffe