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

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Saturday 11 February 2017

R Aire walk from Bingley to Saltaire - 6 pairs of Goosander, Little Grebe, single Dipper in Myrtle Park and a pair at Hirst Weir, cuople of Cormorant. At the railway bridge at Hirst Wood, a Sparrowhawk grabbed a Feral Pigeon but lost its grip. The pigeon dropped into the river but managed to fly up and back to the bank. After a while, the pigeon took off to fly back across the river only for the hawk to swoop again. This time there was no contact and some walkers appeared which scared the Sparrowhawk away.
Shaun Radcliffe