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, 31 December 2019

Tuesday 31st December 2019

Hewenden Reservoir 15:40pm
2 Mute Swan, 2 male Goldeneye. 3 Herring Gull
Male Wigeon with 3 other ducks (unidentified in the gloom)
Cormorant, Tufted Duck, 200+BHGull, Common Gull
Redwing, Mallard,
M Doveston

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Sunday 29th December 2019

Redcar Tarn
The Caspian Gull which was first seen 24th December is a 2nd-winter bird ringed near Leipzig in June 2018.
2nd-winter Caspian Gull at Redcar Tarn.                       photo: Keith Moir
Baildon Garden
A flock of 13 Greenfinch visited garden feeders.
Paul King

Otley Wetland Nature Reserve
A murmuration of Starlings, as seen by Jon Middleton before Christmas.

Friday, 27 December 2019

Friday 27 December 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Egret, Water Rail, Reed Bunting, Cormorant
River Aire, Hirst Wood - 2 Little Grebe
Shaun Radcliffe

Otley Wetland
A drake Red-breasted Merganser.
Andy Jowett

Shipley Glen
23 Grey Herons in the fields at the bottom of the Glen.

Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Wednesday 25 December 2019

Cavendish Pavilion to Barden Bridge - 56 Mandarin Duck, a singing Dipper.
Shaun Radcliffe

Myrtle Park, Bingley

A Christmas Day walk through the park resulted in the following list:
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Robin 9 (2 singing), Moorhen 2, Grey Heron 2, Goosander (pair), Dipper 1 (this bird had ben ringed), Long-tailed Tit 6+, Mistle Thrush 5, Nuthatch 1, Cormorant 1, Goldfinch 7

Details and photos by Phil Matthews

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Tuesday 24th December 2019

Redcar Tarn
A 2nd-winter Caspian Gull carrying a darvic ring.
keith Moir

Otley Wetland & Keighley Golf Club
Little Egret reported from at both of these locations.
Jon Middleton

Otley Wetland
Species included: A Willow Tit, 137 Wigeon, 21 Goldeneye, 60+ Reed Buntings.
Andy Jowett.

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Thursday 19 December 2019

Above Riddlesden - At 10.45 a single formation of 200 Pink-footed Geese flew west.
Shaun Radcliffe

Wharfe Valley
A skein of 60 Pink-footed Geese flew west at 11.15am
Steve Parkes

A dozen Redwings and a few Fieldare were seen attacking berries in Keith Allen's garden.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Tuesday 17th December 2019

Yeadon Tarn
A male Shoveler and 37 Tufted Ducks.  A male Stonechat was seen in the fields on the airport side and a flock of Pink-footed Geese flew westwards at about 5pm.
Paul King and Darren Shepherd.

Monday, 16 December 2019

Sunday 15 December 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Egret, Tree Sparrow, Water Rail.
Shaun Radcliffe, Keith Allen

Friday, 13 December 2019

Thursday 12 December 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  single Tree Sparrow to feeder, Water Rail, 2 Siskin, a few Redwing, Cormorant.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saltaire/Dowley Gap
Goldcrest amongst a tit flock (Dowley Gap)
A male Goosander on the canal and a pair of Coal Tits in Saltaire
Graham Wood

Monday, 9 December 2019

Monday 9th December 2019

A single Waxwing in an Ilkley garden this am.
Keith Allen

A Dunnock (top) and a Redwing in Millenium Park, Ilkley. Photos: Keith Allen
Shipley Glen
A Kingfisher (now a regular feature) fishing on Crag Hebble Dam. Six Redwings (in holly bush), six Jays ground feeding and two flocks of Long-tailed Tits (one of ten or more).

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Sunday 8 December 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Little Egret, Tree Sparrow, Sparrowhawk, Reed Bunting, Jay plus a few Fieldfare flying west.
Shaun Radcliffe, Keith Allen

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Saturday 7 December 2019

Yeadon Tarn - 34 Tufted Duck, a single male Shoveler, Kingfisher, 2 Goosander plus winter thrushes, Goldfinch flock & a few Bullfinch.
Knotford Nook - 6 Goldeneye (5 males), 4 G C G, winter thrushes, Nuthatch, GSW
BOG members morning.

Friday 6 December 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  2 Little Egrets fishing before flying off east.
Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday 5th December 2019

Peel Park, Bradford
A Pintail, three Treecreepers, 20 Redwing and a Mute Swan with a Yorkshire attached ring (201), white letters on a yellow background.
Russell King

Monday, 2 December 2019

Monday 2nd December 2019

Yeadon Tarn,
A male Shoveler and a Kingfisher.
Paul King

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Sunday 1st December 2019

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Little Egret, Water Rail, Siskins, Tree Sparrow, Jay, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting.
BOG Working Party

Knotford Nook
In fields to the west, a Mediterranean Gull.
Andy Jowett