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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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Tuesday 28th August 2018

Barden Scale - Osprey successfully fishing at Lower Barden Reservoir
Fly Flatts - Short-eared Owl
Leeshaw - 2 Short-eared Owls
Brian Vickers

Hazlewood - Barden area - adult male Redstart in Hazlewood Garden, 2 juv Wheatear, 2 separate Merlin, singing Dippers.
Roger Nelson

9am.  A Whinchat, a Wheatear and two Whitethroats were feeding the area near the "gallops" and the 11th green.
Paul King

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, Kestrel, Browncap, Chiff-Chaff.
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday, 27 August 2018

Saturday 25 August 2018

BenRhydding Gravel Pits - pair of Little Egrets flew west up river. Brimstone Butterfly.
Steve Parkes

Nab Water Lane - 4 Wheatear
Barden Scale - 2 Raven, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, Red Kites, Buzzards
Brian Vickers

Roger Nelson's video of Red Kites seen eating a rabbit in Upper Wharfedale

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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Thursday 23rd August 2018

am - Four Wheatears in the fields by Golcar Farm.
pm - Five Wheatears in the paddock by Golcar Farm and two Whinchats near the 11th fairway.
Paul King

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Fly Flatts - 2 Wheatear
Nab Water Lane - 7 Wheatear, Whinchat, Short-eared Owl, female Sparrowhawk, Juv Peregrine
Barden Scale - Hobby
Brian Vickers

Shipley Glen
Seven Grey Herons roosting in field at the bottom of the Glen.
Paul King

Monday 20 August 2018

Fly Flatts reservoir - 8 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 2 Curlew
Brian Vickers

One Wheatear on 8th fairway.
Paul King

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Saturday 18 August 2018

Leeshaw - SEO hunting, family of 3 Little Owls plus 3 Hares.
Steve Parkes

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Thursday 16 August 2018

Baildon Moor - male Merlin pursuing a Skylark unsuccessfully.
Mark Scrimshaw

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Storiths Road, Barden - Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Redstarts, Spotted Flycatchers, Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, Goldfinch, Little Owl
Fly Flatts - 2 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, Wheatear.
Brian Vickers

Rombalds Moor - west
Nab End - family of 4 Kestrels
White Crag Plantation - 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Willow Warblers
High Moor Plantation - 11 Crossbill, 3 Willow Warbler, Jay & 3 Stock Dove
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday, 13 August 2018

Monday 13 August 2018

Baildon Moor
Two Barn Owl boxes, in which young owls have fledged, have been vandalised over the weekend.
Paul King

River Aire walk from Bingley to Saltaire
Myrtle Park - Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Grey Wagtail, calling Stock Dove
Cottingley Road Bridge - Kingfisher, Dipper, female Goosander with 7 juveniles.
Dowley Gap on river - adult Kingfisher plus 2 juvs.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Sunday 12 August 2018

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk plus 7 House Martin.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Saturday 11 August 2018

Glovershaw/ Sconce Lane area -  a few migrants showed, Willow Warblers, Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Whitethroat, Swallows, House Martins. Up to 3 Buzzard plus a Red Kite seen along with 3 Kestrels & distant view of Little Owl. About a dozen Linnet near Faweather Farm.
Also recorded were the following butterflies - Small Copper, Small Heath, Painted Lady, Holly Blue, Red Admiral & Wall Brown. Nice to see a few hares.
BOG walk.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Thursday 9 August 2018

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Reed Warbler seen & also called briefly, Whitethroat, Bullfinch family, Blackcap.
Shaun Radcliffe

Upper Wharfedale - photos by Roger Nelson
Goosander Flotilla
Spotted Flycatcher (juvenile)
Little Ringed Plover
Red Kite

Sand Martin
Spotted Flycatcher

Ringed Plover

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Two Wheatears
Paul King

Adult & juvenile Spotted Flycatcher                             photo: Keith Allen

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Wyke - Common Buzzard recorded.
Phil Andrew

Hazlewood-Bolton abbey - flock of 5 Willow Warblers plus two separate family flocks of Spotted Flycatcher (also Hummingbird Hawk Moth).
Roger Nelson

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Sunday 5 August 2018

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - pair of Reed Warblers with a juvenile, singing Willow Warbler & Nuthatch.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 4 August 2018

River Aire, Bingley - Little Egret fishing close to Ireland Bridge.
Matthew Rawnsley

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Wednesday 1 August 2018

Upwood Farm Wood - 2 Spotted Flycatchers, GSW
Whetstone Gate area - Little Owl & juvenile, Willow Warbler, 2 Kestrel, Red Kite, Buzzard.
Shaun Radcliffe