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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Golden Plover

Golden Plover
Ilkley Moor photo: Keith Allen

Monday, 31 July 2017

Monday 31 July 2017

Keighley Golf course - Juvenile Green Woodpecker, Treecreeper & Grey Wagtail (last species also seen in his Gilstead garden recently).
Steve Meredith

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Sunday 30 July 2017

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - juvenile Sedge Warbler, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Stock Dove
Martin Stone, John Ogden & Shaun Radcliffe

Friday, 28 July 2017

Friday 28 July 2017

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Blackcap in the rasps, Swift, Kingfisher plus a Brimstone Butterfly.
John Preshaw, Hollybush Centre visitors, Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday 27 July 2017

West Lane Haworth area - some of the birds recorded, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Nuthatch, Lesser Redpoll, Blackcap, GSW, Willow Warbler.
Nigel Ward

Edge of Rombalds Moor - Short Eared Owl seen at 09.45.
Steve Meredith

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Bradup - Little Owl
Whetstone area - 2 pair of Stonechat, one pair had 3 young. Kestrel plus Red Grouse with 4 chicks.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Lower Laithe Reservoir - Yellow-legged Gull
Nab Water Lane - Wheatear
Brian Vickers 

River Aire walk from Bingley to Hirst Wood - Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, GSW plus Oystercatchers at Dowley Gap S W
Shaun Radcliffe

A male Stonechat with two juveniles by the quarry. A family party of adult and juvenile Reed Buntings.  About 40 Swifts feeding over Weecher and a Raven chasing a Kestrel.
Paul King
Juvenile Jay in Riddlesden garden.  photo: Stephen Lilley

Friday, 21 July 2017

Friday 21 July 2017

Sconce Lane area - 7 Stock Dove, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiff-Chaff, Raven, Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, Red Kite, Little Owl, Linnets.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Thursday 20 July 2017

Silsden Beck - Dipper seen over the last two days.
Tom Hubball

Wednesday 20 July 2017

Baildon Bank - hundreds of Swifts seen passing through.
Peter & Margaret Riley

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Caldene Fields, South Bradford - early movement noted with a juvenile female  Common Redstart recorded, does not breed locally.
Martyn Priestley

Monday, 17 July 2017

Monday 17th July 2017

Nab Wood, Shipley - flock of 15 R N Parakeets in my garden.
Mark Scrimshaw

Two juvenile Wheatears on the Golf Course (7th fairway) at 8:30pm.
Paul King

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Sunday 16 July 2017

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - certainly a quiet morning. Brief song from a Blackcap, a single Whitethroat amongst the meadow sweet, Swifts, Reed Bunting but no sign of Sedge or Reed about. Comma butterfly seen. Plenty of balsam pulled.
Martin Stone, John Ogden & Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Upper Wharfedale
Recent images from Roger Nelson which include Goldfinch, Siskin, Meadow Pipit, Collared Dove and an albino Pheasant seen at Hazlewood.

Heights Lane, Bingley
A Coal Tit and a Lapwing Chick seen by Phil Matthews.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Sunday 9th July 2017

East Busk Lane, Otley - Redstart family (at least 3 young), Mistle Thrush flock of 11 birds.
Theo Kuechel

Hazlewood - albino cock Pheasant, adult male Stonechat, pair of Greenfinch, pair of Siskin, Spotted Flycatcher in garden.
Roger Nelson

Apperley Bridge - along canal, 4 Common Terns
Damian Pearson

Heights Lane, Eldwick - just some of the birds recorded, Red Kite, Willow Warbler, Lapwing with 2 chicks, Kestrel, Little Owl. Comma & White-Letter Hairstreak seen along with more common butterflies.
Phil Matthews

A Grasshopper Warbler was calling from the western end of the paddock on Birch Close Lane.
Paul King

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 36 species recorded including Sedge & Garden Warbler, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Cormorant, Whitethroat, Bullfinch & Reed Bunting.
Also Comma, Speckled Wood Butterflies & Banded Demoiselle Damselfly.
Shaun Radcliffe

On the 8th July - Little Egret at Leeshaw Reservoir. Also Little Owl, Lapwings, Oystercatchers, Cormorant & Grey Heron.
Nigel Priestley
Also on the 8th - at Kex Gill Quarry - Oystercatcher with 2 young, Stonechats feeding 4 young plus Common Sandpiper.
Theo Kuechel

River Wharfe at Knotford Nook
A Male Yellow Wagtail photographed last Thursday by Keith Allen

Friday, 7 July 2017

Friday 7 July 2017

Myrtle Park, Bingley - 2 Oystercatchers, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, group of 12 Goosander
Phil Matthews

Sconce Lane area - Little Owl with juvenile, 6 singing Reed Buntings amongst the bracken, singing Whitethroat near the scout camp.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Thursday 6 July 2017

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - plenty of young birds around the feeders, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Robin plus young Chiff-Chaff in willows. Singing birds - Whitethroat, Blackcap & Reed Bunting.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Sunday 2nd July

Knotford Nook.

Adult and Juvenile Oystercatcher .

Timble Village.

Tree Sparrow on village hall
Stephen  Lilley