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

Monday, 2 January 2017

Monday 2 January 2017

Ilkley Station - single Waxwing, Fieldfare, Redwings & Mistle Thrushes
Askwith - Buzzard & Tawny Owl at Red Brick Farm.
Otley - Red Kite
Richard Butler

Whetstone Gate - Stonechat
Dick Hudson's - Red Kite
Crossflatts - Kingfisher on canal.
Peter Sutcliffe 

Pennythorn Hill, Baildon - possible Lapland Bunting close to the car park. I've no experience with this bird but size was similar as Snow Bunting, with a short light brown bill, head shape as Snow but very little white on feathers, mainly brown streaks. Bird not shy at all but when it flew in, was like a small skylark.
Nearby, pair of Stonechat, single Meadow Pipit, 6 Reed Buntings plus Buzzard & 30 Fieldfare ground feeding.
Shaun Radcliffe