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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Friday, 29 November 2019

Friday 29th November 2019

Shipley Glen,
A Kingfisher was seen feeding in Crag Hebble Dam.
Paul King

100 Siskin
Andy Jowett

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Denso Marsten Reserve, Baildon
An afternoon near the reserve -
Three Goosander, a Little Grebe, two Kingfishers, two Kestrels, a Sparrowhawk, two Stock Doves, six Siskins, eight Redwings, two Goldcrests and various others including Nuthtach and Treecreeper
Jeremy Taylor

Tuesday 26th November 2019

A flock of 30 Siskins in alders on Teal Beck Approach
John Slee

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Sunday 24 November 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 3 Water Rail (two chasing each other whilst another called), pair of Goosander fishing, Sparrowhawk, Jay, Reed Bunting Cormorant, single Redpoll flew over.
BOG working party.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Thursday 21st November 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Egret (almost daily now), Jay, Reed Buntings.
Shaun Radcliffe

Strid Wood
At least 25 Mandarin Ducks on the rive above Bolton Abbey.
Linda Sutcliffe

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Tuesday 19th November 2019

Bingley garden - Little Egret flew over going east at about 10 o'clock. Probably be at Bingley Bog North or on the river/canal.
Shaun Radcliffe

Flock of 25+ Redwings feeding in Robert's Park.
Paul King

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Saturday 16th November 2019

Aire Valley
A big movement of Whooper Swans during the morning.  There were 50 over Marley in two skeins 11 at 11:49 am  and a further 39 at 11:52.
Howard Creber

Friday 15th November 2019

A report, via Bird Guides, of two Waxwings in trees outside the station.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Egret stayed briefly, Kingfisher caught fish, Snipe flushed, 2 Reed Buntings, Jay.
Shaun Radcliffe

Early November in Upper Wharfedale
Roger Nelson sent us these images of bird-life around Bolton Abbey with Fieldfares now present in the area.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Sunday 10 November 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Water Rail, Kingfisher, Jay, Reed Bunting, Goosander
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Saturday 9th November 2019

Shipley Glen
A Common Buzzard, sitting in trees and then feeding on the ground, was in a field amongst eight Grey Herons.  Other prominent species included four Nuthatch and six Jays.
Paul King.

Friday 8th November 2019

Caldene Fields, South Bradford Migration Watchpoint
Starlings, Fieldfare and Woodpigeons all feature on passage.
Martyn Priestley

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Little Almscliffe, Stainburn Moor
A Great Grey Shrike, first seen at Hardisty Hill, Blubberhouses and reported on Bird Guides on the 2nd, was located once again as it flew south over the moor.
Andy Jowett

Denso Marston Reserve
A Chiffchaff
Steve Warrilow

Oxenhope Watchpoint - Dave Barker & Howard Creber
Over 18,000 Woodpigeon and 1,600 Fieldare

Caldene Fields Migration Watchpoint
Over 7,000 Woodpigeons, over 500 Fieldfare and 13 Bullfinch.

Tuesday 5th November 2019

20 red Kites seen over the area during the afternoon.
Richard Greenwood

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Sunday 3rd November 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail swam past the willows in front of hide. A Snipe was flushed from the area prepared last weekend. Also Sparrowhawk, Jay on site.
Shaun Radcliffe

Stainburn Plantation
18 Crossbills, 200 Fieldfare.
Andy Jowett

Caldene Fields Migration Watchpoint
Rose-ringed Parakeet and 101 Herring Gulls.
Martyn Priestley