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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Monday, 31 December 2018


Wishing everybody all the best birding for 2019.

Monday 31 December 2018

Burley Moor - two flocks of 80 & 30 Golden Plovers circling high above the moor.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Sunday 30 December 2018

Park Dam, South Bradford - 24 Brambling, 50 Redwing, Shoveler, Goosander, 2 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, Goldcrest, 18 Herring Gulls.
Jamie Brass

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Grebe catching sticklebacks, Water Rail heard only, small flock of 6 Siskin, 4 Reed Bunting plus sadly a dead male Goosander lying on one of the islands. It may have struck a power cable overhead.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 27 December 2018


Wishing all birdwatchers a belated Happy Christmas. All the best for 2019.

Thursday 27 December 2018

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Snipe flushed, 5 Reed Bunting
Shaun Radcliffe

CATCH UP due to computer problems

Sunday 16th - Barden area - male Merlin, Kites, Buzzard, 2 Goosander
Monday - Oxenhope, Marsh Lane - single Brent with Greylags & Canadas.
Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - on 20th - Little Egret, 6 Reed Bunting
                                                                  on 23rd - single Whooper landed on lake
Low Snowdon - flock of 100 Fieldfare on 25th
Bingley Bog North - flock of 30 Siskin on 26th
Shaun Radcliffe

Monday, 17 December 2018

Monday 17th December 2018

Dowley Gap
Three Chiffchaffs at Dowley Gap Sewage Works.  Two were together on the fence overlooking the works whilst another searched for food close to the aquaduct.

Siskins in Upper Wharfedale         Roger Nelson

Oxenhope - Marsh Lane
A Brent Goose is with a flock of 100 Canada Geese.
Brian Vickers

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Sunday 16 December 2018

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 3 Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Water Rail heard (both calls).
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Saturday 14 December 2018

Fewston Reservoir - at the top end, feeding on Alders, 50 Siskin. This is a very reliable spot to see this species here
Roger Nelson

Friday, 14 December 2018

Thursday 13th December 2018

Silsden Reservoir
Eight Goldeneye
Brian Vickers

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Tuesday 11th December 2018

Baildon Moor
A flock of at least 10 resident Tree Sparrows at Dobrudden Farm.  Lower down, adjacent to Glovershaw Lane, a flock of 26 Red Grouse flew onto a bilberry patch.  Both record numbers for this area.
Paul King.

Cononley Ings
A single Whooper Swan, 100s Lapwings plus Teal and Wigeon.
Brian Vickers

A skein of over 120 Pick-footed Geese flying NW at 13:00.
Howard Creber


Monday 10th December 2018

Silsden Floods
8 Curlew
Skipton (Castle Woods)
Flock of Brambling
Barden Scale
Four Raven, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 18 Fieldfare, 60 Lapwing and Kites and Buzzards in the area.
Brian Vickers

Saturday 8th December 2018

A Willow Tit/Marsh Tit making regular visits to a garden bird table.
Martin Taunton

A Red Kite over the village.
David Ogden

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Thursday 6 December 2018

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Chiff-Chaff in bush close to near feeding station, Water Rail heard, 3 male & a female Goosander on the water, Reed Buntings & Bullfinch.
Shaun Radcliffe

Shipley Glen
A roost of 16 Grey Herons in a field at the bottom of the Glen.  This is the largest group I've seen here for many years.  A Kingfisher was at the dam, a Dipper flew up the beck and a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers were chasing each other in trees at Milnerfields.
Paul King.

Crossbills recently seen by Roger Nelson in Upper Wharfedale.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Sunday 2 December 2018

Marsh Lane, Oxenhope - single Brent Goose in a mixed flock of Canadas, Greylags & a few Pinkfeet Geese.
Brian Vickers

Dowley Gap - Little Egret flew past.
Martin Taunton