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, 30 October 2018

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Tuesday 30th October: Otley
Common Crossbill: 8-10 overhead, north side of town.
John Armstrong

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Sunday 28 October 2018

On the dam wall between Fewston & Swinsty Reservoirs - single Snow Bunting being chased by a Pied Wagtail.

Peter Curran

Friday, 26 October 2018

Friday 26 October 2018

Graincliffe Reservoir - 6 Crossbill, Buzzard
Reva Hill - male Stonechat, flock of 30 Lapwing, Red Kite
Whetstone Gate - pair of Kestrel with male trying to mate (female not interested!)
Cow & Calf - flock of 40 Fieldfare, pair of Buzzard
Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - single Whooper Swan, 4 Female Goldeneye, 7 Tufted Duck, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Nuthatch.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday 25th October: Swinsty/Fewston reservoirs
Common Crossbill: 2 flocks; about 20 birds around the main car park, and a small flock by Fewston. Those birds I saw well were Commons, although always possibility of other species in with them!
Redpolls: seem to be plenty around, a couple of sizable flocks seen. Only seen in flight; presumably mostly / all Lessers, but comments as above for Crossbills!
Siskin: one aerial flock seen, plus a few other odd birds around
Brambling: single bird in flight by Fewston, plus prob others heard
Fieldfare: 15-20 in flight Swinsty.

Other birds around incl Pink-footed Goose (heard, but couldn't be seen; I think a single bird was grounded out of sight on Fewston), Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, Jay and Nuthatch.  Plus Gareth Southgate out for a run!!
John Armstrong

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Tong Park, Baildon - 7 Gadwall plus a single Wigeon.
Roger Wilkinson

Monday, 22 October 2018

Monday 22 October 2018

Silsden Reservoir - single Whooper Swan
Barden Scale - male Merlin, 200 winter thrushes, Buzzards & Red Kites
Brian Vickers

Sconce Lane area - 2 Little Owl, Kestrel
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Sunday 21 October 2018

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Snipe flushed, pair of Bullfinch, Reed Bunting.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 20 October 2018

Barden Scale - mixed flock of approx 400 Fieldfare & Redwing, Buzzards, Red Kites, & 2 Raven
Brian Vickers

A family of five Stonechats hunting from the wall through Golcar Fields.  A flock of seven Fieldfare flew over and a Snipe was flushed from the area alongside the Golf Course.
Paul King

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Thursday 18 October 2018

Thackley garden - female Brambling on bird table, Common Buzzard overhead.
Casper Pottle

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Cormorant, Reed Bunting.
John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe

Shipley Glen
The escaped Harris Hawk, last seen here in February, was flying over the Glen at noon, pursued by about 20 Jackdaws.
Paul King

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Shipley Glen
A skein of 60+ Pink-footed Geese travelled east at 9am.
Paul King

Aire Valley, Keighley - pair of Barn Owls hunting early evening.
Shaun Radcliffe

Friday, 12 October 2018

Thursday 11 October 2018

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Chiff-Chaff, Kestrel, Cormorant, Reed Bunting.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Woodside, South Bradford - this morning, a  flock of 80-90 Pinkfoot flew over.
Jamie Brass

Shipley Glen
Rose-necked Parakeet flew from a garden on Lucy Hall Drive.
Paul King

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Monday 8 October 2018

Aire Valley - 2 Whooper Swans flying east down the valley mid-afternoon.
Howard Creber 

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Sunday 7 October 2018

Tong Park - 35 Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, 4 Gadwall, Wigeon, Buzzard, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk
Jeremy Taylor

Low Snowden - flocks of Fieldfare of 60 & 20 plus a flock of 18 Redwing. Also flock of 40 Linnet.
Shaun Radcliffe

Friday, 5 October 2018

Friday 5th October 2018

Park Dam - Goosander, 4 Wigeon, 60 Coot, 3 G C G, 3 Little Grebe, 7 Tufted Duck, 81 Canada Geese.
Jamie Brass

Shipley Glen
A flock of 40 to 50 Pink-footed Geese came from the east and flew northwards at 5pm.  They may have been looking for a roost as conditions were wet and misty.
Paul King

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Thursday 4 October 2018

Chellow Dene area - 50 Pinkfoot calling & flying west.
Ian Watson

Barden Scale - 130 Pinkfoot heading west, 4 Raven, Peregrine, Buzzards, Red Kites & 2 Jays collecting acorns.
Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Chiff-Chaff, 4 Lesser Redpoll flew past.
John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Glovershaw/Sconce Lane area - 4 Stonechat, 11 Linnet.
Shaun Radcliffe