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

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Saturday 26th November 2016

Scargill Res.

Male Mandarin with 3 Mallards, 3 female Goldeneye.  In the area 196 Lapwing, 5 Golden Plover, Red Kite, 12 Reed Bunting, all in one small tree, 2 Stock  Dove.

In wood below reservoir, hooting Tawny Owl, Treecreeper.

John O'Gaunts Res and surrounding area.

130 Canada Geese, 1 Wigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, flock of 30 Fieldfare.

Shaun Radcliffe.

Snaygill Area
5 Ruff
Barden Scale
Male Stonechat
Brian Vickers

Hazlewood - Cavendish Pavilion - Bolton Bridge

37 species, including heron (4 within one mile), cormorant, goosander, dipper, grey wagtail, pied wagtail, dipper, brambling, long-tailed tit, fieldfare, redwing, jay, red grouse, green woodpecker (on open moorland) snipe, raven, red kite and buzzard.
Roger Nelson

Birds in Upper Wharfedale.  Photos: Roger Nelson