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, 22 April 2017

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Trough Lane - 14 Wheatear, pair of Reed Bunting, male Whinchat
Barden Scale - 3 Woodcock chicks, Blackcap
Strid Woods - pair of Pied Flycatchers nest building
Brian Vickers

A Cuckoo was heard at Pennythorn and there were 10 Wheatears, here and across the Golf Course. A male Whinchat was feeding in the fields by Golcar farm where the first Lapwing chick was visible. Other sightings across the area included two pairs of Linnets, two pairs of Reed Buntings, displaying Snipe, Curlew and plenty of Meadow Pipits and Skylarks.
Paul King

Slippery Ford - Green Woodpecker, 3 Wheatear.
Nigel Ward