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, 15 January 2017

Sunday 15th January 2017

Redcar Tarn,
The Tarn has turned up many surprises in the past and it was pleasing to receive a message from Ian Hargreaves about a Black-headed Gull, wearing a coloured band, which visited there on 11th January 2017.  The information regarding the band shows that it was ringed in Norway.  In 2015, another of the same species with a ringed band, was seen on the tarn and returned to summer in Norway.  It then made a second appearance on the tarn during the winter of 2016.
Black-headed Gull with ring JA15.
Ian Hargreaves