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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Next Meeting

Golden Plover

Golden Plover
Ilkley Moor photo: Keith Allen

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Friday 29 September 2017

Fly Flatts - 4 juvenile Stonechat
Nab Water Lane - 6 Stonechat ( 2 adult, 4 juvs)
Leeshaw Reservoir area - single Wheatear
Brian Vickers

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Thursday 28 September 2017

Apperley Bridge to Esholt area - 12 LTT, 3 calling Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiff-Chaff (one singing), Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 5 Jay, Cormorant, Grey Heron, female Goosander, 5 Bullfinch, 3 Pied Wagtail.
Damian Pearson

Stockbridge Reserve - as I arrived at 09.20, 130 Pinkfooted Geese flew over flying east.
On the Reserve, Water Rail has arrived, there were 3 Chiff-Chaffs (one singing), Jay plus 2 Reed Bunting.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday 24 September 2017

Kex Gill - 120 Goldfinch, movement of Swallows & Meadow Pipits, Buzzard, Kestrel, Red Kite.
Theo Kuechel

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Egret stayed for just 5 minutes, Sparrowhawk, singing Chiff-Chaff, Jays.
John Tyson, Shaun Radcliffe

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday 22 September 2017

Bingley to Marley Farm along the river - Kingfisher, 5 Nuthatch, GSW, Sparrowhawk, 13 House Martin, singing Chiff-Chaff.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Monday 18 September 2017

Sandwith Moor - 440 Golden Plover
Norwood - 7 Buzzard, 3 Red Kite in newly cut hayfield.
Theo Kuechel

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sunday 17 September 2017

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiff-Chaff, Swallows
Keith Allan, Shaun Radcliffe

Friday 15 September 2017

Barden Scale - Merlin, 45 Siskin, 40 Pinkfoot.
Brian Vickers

Saturday 16th September 2017

Lindley Wood to Folly Hall Wood - 35 species recorded including 12 Chiff-Chaff, a Willow Warbler, hundreds of House Martin & less numbers of Swallows, Buzzard, Red Kites, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, GSW, Nuthatch, Kingfisher (heard) plus 9 Mandarin Duck on reservoir.
BOG walk.

Three Wheatears on the Golf Course, two Whinchats and two Stonechats in the fields by Golcar Farm.
Paul King

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Leeshaw Reservoir - Juv Peregrine, 5 Cormorant, Kestrel, G B B
160 Swallow fast through to the south, 6 House Martin, 15 Meadow Pipit, 24 Linnet, 34 Goldfinch,
single Wheatear, 6 Snipe, GSW
Also 6 Red Admiral Butterflies flying high to the east.
Brian Vickers, Howard Creber

Whetstone - 2 Raven, 3 Stonechat, single Skylark, 12 Goldfinch feeding on thistle head plus many Meadow Pipits feeding up.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sunday 10 September 2017

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Chiff-Chaff 2 (one calling), Swallows & House Martins moving through in small numbers west all morning. Cormorant, Bullfinch Jay, GSW recorded but no Reed Bunting.
Susan & Thomas Simcock, Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 9 September 2017

Sandy Lane, Bradford - Raven seen at 10.00 morning.
Matthew Rawnsley

Barden Scale - Buzzards, Red Kites, Merlin, Sparrowhawk, Kestrels, Spotted Fly, Redstart, Raven
Brian Vickers

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Thursday 7 September 2017

Nab Water Lane - 1 Wheatear, pair of Stonechats.
Paul Clough - Buzzard
Brian Vickers

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Fly Flatts - 3 Wheatear
Nab Water Lane - 1 Wheatear, male Stonechat
Brian Vickers

Monday, 4 September 2017

Monday 4th September 2017

East Otley - 105 Swallows, 300 House Martin & a Swift, all flying high to the west.
Theo Kuechel

Leeshaw - 1 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, single flock of 65 Linnet, 85 Meadow Pipit, 4 Red Grouse, Little Owl
Howard Creber

Two Whinchats feeding from bracken alongside the 8th fairway.  Yesterday a single Whinchat was seen on bracken along the 12th fairway.
Paul King

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Saturday 2 September 2017

Baildon Moor fringes - 6 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiff-Chaff, 2 Stonechat,
Tree Sparrow, Buzzard, 3 Little Owl, Grey Wagtail, 100 plus Linnet (near Faweather Grange),
plus 3 Hares, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood Butterflies.
BOG Walk

Friday, 1 September 2017

Friday 1st September 2017

Fly Flatts - Whinchat, 3 Wheatear
Nab Water Lane - 4 Whinchat, Wheatear, 2 Raven, 3 Buzzard, Merlin
Brian Vickers

At 8am, two Whinchats and a Stonechat in the Birch Close Lane area.  At Golcar Farm - two Redstarts (male and female), 12+ Swallows and 30+ Goldfinch.
Paul King

Whetstone - 4 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 1 Redstart plus a singing Willow Warbler.
Shaun Radcliffe