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 dedicated to the study and conservation of birds within this region which is situated amongst the Pennines of Northern England.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Wednesday 5 October 2022

Apperley Bridge - 24 Greylag Geese, 7 Pied Wagtail

Damian Pearson 

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Tuesday 4 October 2022

Upper Coach Road, Baildon - a flock of at least 6 R N Parakeets in the area. Hirst Wood weir had a Dipper.

Paul King 

Another image of the Snow Bunting from Brian Vickers

Monday 3 October 2022

Oxenhope Watchpoint - 671 Mipits, 3 Swallow, Marsh Harrier, 7 Snipe.

Howard Creber 

Sunday, 2 October 2022

Sunday 3rd October 2022

 Baildon, Hawksworth Road Car Park

The female Snow Bunting, first reported on Friday, remains in the vicinity of the car park on Hawksworth Road, Baildon.  The bird is often seen feeding on a path behind the bins at the far end of the car park.
Paul King and Bryce Henderson (photos).

Stockbridge Reserve - Chiff-Chaff, male Tufted Duck, Reed Bunting, Cormorant plus 17 Pink Foot Geese flying east at 09.30.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Saturday 1 October 2022

Baildon Moor edge - by the bins at Hawksworth car park - female Snow Bunting. Seen this morning & yesterday.

Mark Whitaker & Paul King

Whetstone Gate - At least 10 Stonechat, Buzzard, Little Owl, Kestrel & Mipits.

Bog Members Walk 

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Tuesday 29 September 2022

Leeshaw Reservoir -  single Wigeon, 6 Cormorants, 10 Stock Dove

Brian Vickers

Oxenhope watchpoint - 184 Redwing in 6 flocks, a flock of 11 Greenfinch, 83 Mipits south plus a single Snipe west.

Howard Creber 

Stockbridge Reserve - Little Grebe, Kingfisher, male Blackcap, Reed Bunting, 4 Bullfinch, Cormorant flew west.

John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Glovershaw area - up to 4 groups of Stonechat with 20 to 30 birds involved plus Chiff-Chaffs.

Paul King

Leeshaw Reservoir - 5 Whoopers, Grey Heron, 2 Cormorants, Buzzard, Kestrel

Brian Vickers 

Girlington - first winter Caspian Gull ringed in Poland. More information to come.

Foto & record from Keith Moir

Monday, 26 September 2022

Monday 26 September 2022

Low Moor watchpoint - 43 Redwing in 3 small parties seen this morning.

Martyn Priestley

Leeshaw Reservoir - 40 Lapwing plus Green Woodpecker (uncommon here)

Record & foto from Brian Vickers.

Bingley - Peregrine seen recently at Damart, Little Egret regularly recorded on river at Ireland Bridge.

Matthew Rawnsley

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Sunday 25 September 2022

Near Burley in Wharfedale - Barn owl flew across the road carrying prey.

Alan Robinson

Soil Hill - R D Throated Diver flew SW at 9.45. 442 Pink-foot Geese in 9 flocks west to east plus 481 Mipits south.

Howard Creber

Sconce/ Birch Lane - 11 Grey partridge, Whinchat, Stonechats, Skylark, a Redwing with 6 Fieldfare.

Jeremy Taylor

Rombalds Moor -  Hen Harrier & 110 Pink-foot south over  Gilstead.

Steve Meredith

Stockbridge Reserve - 2 calling Water Rails, Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Chiff-Chaff, pair of Bullfinch,

3 Reed Bunting, 2 Cormorant plus a Snipe flew up from undergrowth.

Jon Middleton & Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 24 September 2022


Redcar Tarn - Friday 23 Sept - 1st calendar year Caspian Gull, plus a White Wagtail

Record & foto from Keith Moir

Tuesday 20 Sept - Sconce Lane area  -160 Starling, 20 Martins/Swallows, Little Owl, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Buzzard, 14 Meadow Pipits, 2 Skylarks.

Jane Robinson

Monday 19 Sept - Sconce Lane - 50 plus House martins hawking insects after rain.

Steve Meredith 

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Low Moor - 29 Pink-footed Geese this morning.

Martyn Priestley

Hawksworth Moor - pair of Raven, single Wheatear, Red Kite, Buzzard, Kestrel, 100 plus House Martin feeding over Reva Reservoir 

Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Tuesday 13 September 2022

Glovershaw - 3 Whinchat plus Stonechats. Also seen, a Sedge Warbler & a single Wheatear.

Paul King


Monday, 12 September 2022

Monday 12 September 2022

R Aire near Hirst Wood - Little Egret

R Aire at Cottingley Bridge - 2 Little Grebes

Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday 11 September 2022

Nab Water Lane - 2 Whinchat

Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve - Little Grebe ( has remained now for 3 weeks), Kingfisher, Blackcap, Buzzard 

Shaun Radcliffe 

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Saturday 10 September 2022

Glovershaw/Sconce area -  species recorded, Wheatear, Whinchat, Stonechat, 7 Cormorants flying in V formation, Little Owl, Barn Owl, Linnet, Kestrel, Red Kite, Buzzard, Stock Dove, Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Swallows, House Martins, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chiff-Chaff heard plus Stoat.

BOG member's walk

Haworth - 11 Swallows including fledglings.

Howard Creber   

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Thursday 8 September 2022

Lower Laithe Reservoir - adult Y L Gull, adult Caspian Gull

Keith Moir

Stockbridge Reserve - Whitethroat, Blackcaps, Chiff-Chaff, Kingfisher, Little Grebe, Buzzard.

David Foster, Shaun Radcliffe 

Tuesday 6 September 2022

Nab Water Lane - 4 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat

 Foto of Whinchat & sightings from Brian Vickers

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Monday 5 September 2022

Denholme Clough - Spotted Flycatcher 

Ian Skayman

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Sunday 4 September 2022

Redcar Tarn - 4 Shoveler, 33 Teal

Keith Moir 

Haworth - 2 Swift, 60 House martin, 5 Swallow

Howard Creber

Friday, 2 September 2022

Friday 2 September 2022

Nab Water Lane - 6 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, 2 Wren, 2 Reed Bunting.

Brian Vickers