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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Upper Wharfedale - April 14th photo: Roger Nelson

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Saturday 8th April 2017

Hazlewood - Bolton Bridge
There were two singing Blackcaps, three singing Chiffchaffs, 12 Sand Martin, three Swallows.
Roger Nelson

Nab Water Lane
A Wheater

Storiths Road, Barden
Redstart, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker
Brian Vickers

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits
Two Blackcaps, pair of Kingfisher, three Chiffchaff, 35 Sand Martin.
Steve Parkes

Still at least six Wheatear in the paddock, male Stonechat below the quarry at Whetstone.
Stephen Lilley

River Aire - Beckfoot Bridge to Hirst Wood
20+ Sand Martins and at least two Swallows hawking for insects on stretch of river around the bottom field of Bingley Rugby Club.  A kingfisher slightly further downstream.  A pair of Treecreepers in Hirst Wood by the railway bridge.
Ian Skayman

Fewston Reservoir
A walk round the reservoir and five Willow Warblers, eight Chiffchaff and a pair of Teal were seen.

Paul King

Scenes from Upper Wharfedale during the first week of April - Roger Nelson.

An early Swallow - 8th April