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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Barn Owl

Barn Owl
Aire Valley photo: Keith Allen

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Saturday 14th April 2018 (updated 17th April)

Strid Wood
Pied Flycatcher, Treecreeper

Storiths Road
Willow Warbler.
Brian Vickers

A male Wheatear.
Paul King

Ben Rhydding
A Brambling visited feeders.
Keith Allen

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits 
Singing Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Kingfisher also an otter.  This is a good spot for them with fairly frequent sightings.  
Steven Parkes

Barden Bridge to Strid Wood.  

Highlights: - Male Pied Flycatcher seen in woodland just downstream of the aqueduct on the north side of the river.  
A Swallow, three Sand Martins, Dipper, Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Grey Wagtail pair with nesting material

Tom & Susan Simcock

Hazlewood Moorside
Three Ring Ouzels (possibly more, but only three seen at once) including one female. A pair of Reed Buntings back at traditional breeding site, two Snipe also back at traditional nesting site, pair of Grey Wagtails in beck, Merlin.

Barden back-road, near Laund a male Blackcap, singing short phrases widely spaced.
Roger Nelson.