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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Thursday, 31 January 2019

Thursday 31 January 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail (heard), single Snipe flew in to land in cleared area, Reed Bunting, 1 + 7 Cormorant flew through going east.
Shaun Radcliffe

Harold Park  yesterday - a B H Gull seen had been ringed. History -  was ringed on 16 June 2013 at Stravanger, Norway. Spent summers & winters in Oslo & thought this was the first sighting of the bird in U K yesterday.
Martyn Priestley

Wednesday - Barden Scale - Oystercatcher 2, Barn Owl, Buzzards & Red Kites.
Brian Vickers

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Sunday 27 January 2019

Bingley Bog North - Little Egret
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Saturday 26 January 2019

Woodside Estate, South Bradford - skein of 250 Pinkfoot Geese.
Jamie Brass

Friday 25th January 2019

Barden - R. Wharfe - Little Egret, Little Grebe, 5 Mandarin, 2 Kingfisher, drake Teal, Cormorant, Grey Wagtail, 5 Dipper, Raven, Stock Dove
Roger Nelson

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Silsden Reservoir - 47 Tufted Duck, 4 Goldeneye
Barden Scale - 20 plus Meadow Pipits, Barn Owl, 200 Lapwing
Brian Vickers

Baildon Moor - Little Owl, 27 Fieldfare, Grey Heron, Reed Bunting.
Chuck Butler

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Anchor Farm near Timble - 8 Crossbill near Gill Becks at the end of the track from Anchor Farm.
Mike Bloomfield & Chuck Butler

Monday, 21 January 2019

Monday 21st January 2019

Shipley Glen
A flock of 60 Redwings feeding at the bottom of the Glen and close by 19 Grey Herons standing in the field.
Paul King

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Sunday 20 Jamuary 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Sparrowhawk, male Teal in eclipse, 2 Snipe flushed, Bullfinch, Siskin, Reed Bunting. Signs of spring? - singing Song Thrush, Woodpigeon's display flight plus Coal Tit pair feeding each other. Very brief sighting of Water Rail.
Seen by some of the nine BOG members in the working party. Thanks for the help.
Shaun Radcliffe

Shipley Glen
19 Grey Herons roosting at the bottom of the Glen.  Others in the area included a Kingfisher, pair of Stock Doves and c100 Canada Geese. 
Paul King

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Saturday 19th January 2019

Yeadon Tarn
Five Pochards (three males and two females), 18 Tufted Ducks, a Kingfisher and a male Goosander.
Baildon Moor
Dobrudden Farm: Up to 15 Tree Sparrows are present around the hedges and feeders.
Paul King

Apperley Bridge area - 16 Redwing, 4 Grey Heron, 400+ Jackdaw, 2 separate pairs of Gadwall.
Damian Pearson

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Thursday 17 January 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Egret, Water Rail, Reed Bunting, Jay.
Linda Schofield, Mike Bloomfield & Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Thackley - single Waxwing calling & eating hawthorn berries on old railway bridge at top of Ballantyre Road at 08.30.
Graham Phillips

Silsden Reservoir - 9 Goldeneye, 20 Tufted Duck
Brian Vickers

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Sunday 13 January 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Egret stayed for some time during blustery weather.
Seen by seven BOG members on a working party.
Shaun Radcliffe
A male Blackcap which was seen visiting an Ilkley garden.  photo: Keith Allen

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Thursday 10 January 2019

Barden Moor - Barn Owl, 70 Lapwing
Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail seen briefly, 8 Reed Buntings (7 males), Cormorant, Siskin, GSW
Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Leeshaw Reservoir - 3 Cormorant, 6 Teal, pair of Goosander, Kestrel.
Brian Vickers

Washburn Valley - 9 Red Kite & 3 Common Buzzard in the air.
Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Sunday 6 January 2018

Beamsley area - Barn Owl
Roger Nelson

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - brief sighting of Water Rail, 5 Siskin, 6 Reed Bunting,
3 Bullfinch, pair of Goosander on the water plus 120 BHG bathing along with 6 Herring Gull.
Shaun Radcliffe

Gadwall on Tong Park Reservoir, Baildon.                        Photo: Keith Allen

Friday, 4 January 2019

Friday 4 January 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - late afternoon, Little Egret fishing.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday 3 January 2019

St Ives, Bingley - flock of 50 Redwing & 3 Goosander at Coppice Pond.
Ian Skayman

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Wednesday 2 January 2019

Tonge Park, Baildon - 2 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 3 GSW in a chase, flock of ground feeding 50 Fieldfare, Red Kite.
Shaun Radcliffe

Tuesday 1 January 2019

Hazlewood Moor - ring-tail Harrier.
Roger Nelson

Keighley Moor - Short-eared Owl, 2 Stonechat, 2 Kestrel.
Jamie Brass