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

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Saturday 12th March 2016

River Aire 
Plenty of birds around the river valley;
210 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 4 Shelduck
11 Oystercatcher, 80 Lapwing
55 Curlew, 3 Grey Heron, Redshank
Snipe, 2 Red Legged Partridge
12 Fiedfare, Green Woodpecker
2 Reed Bunting

about 38 species in all.
Jamie Brass

Barden Bridge - Strid Wood
Green woodpecker, yaffling regularly and showing well
2 great spotted woodpeckers drumming - one flying off as green woodpecker passed over it.
2 cormorants (1, 1) both flying upstream
8 goosanders, including five together (2m, 3f)
2 pairs of dipper, including one pair very busy carrying wet moss to nest shell, Pair of grey wagtails, 2 pairs of oystercatcher, 4 nuthatches
At least 6 singing male song thrushes (back to full numbers after "crashing" a few years ago)
Flock of about 30 fieldfares (very scarce this winter)
There has also been a large flock of starlings (well over a thousand) in  this general area for the last three days; presumably migrants
Roger Nelson

R.Aire @ Stockbridge
Goosander 8♂2♀

Keighley - Peregrines at traditional site
M Doveston