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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Sunday, 27 June 2021

Sunday 27 June 2021

Redcar Tarn - Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon.

Photo & sighting from Keith Moir

 Whetstone Gate  - Redshank & Golden Plover

Steve Meredith

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - singing birds - Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff, Reed Warbler & Reed Bunting. A pair of Sedge Warblers were feeding at least to recently fledge young.

Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday 26 June 2021

 Brow Top Road, Crossroads - Hirrundines, Blackcap, Meadow Pipits displaying, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Moorhen.

Howard Creber

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Wednesday 23 June 2021

 Whetstone Gate  - pair of Stonechat with 3 young, Peregrine stooped at Lapwings, 2 Kestrel hunting, single Snipe heard, single Linnet seen, 3 Golden Plover flew over.

Shaun Radcliffe

Monday, 21 June 2021

Sunday 20 June 2021

Rivock Edge area - 2 Nightjars active.

D & M Scrimshaw

Sconce Lane area - male Redstart, Little Owl

Jane Robinson 

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Thursday 17 June 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting & Blackcap all singing.

John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday 16 June 2021

Timble Wood - Green Woodpecker seen, Siskin, Redpoll, Garden Warbler, Cuckoo, Crossbills in flock of 2 & 4.

John Brooks

Leeshaw - 2 Linnet, Whitethroat

Howard Creber 

Monday, 14 June 2021

Monday 14 June 2021

R.Aire, Wagon Lane - Kingfisher, Oystercatcher, Sand Martins, singing Blackcap & Chiff-Chaff.

Dowley Gap - singing Whitethroat & Reed Bunting.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Sunday 13 June 2021

 Timble Ings - 2 Crossbill, 3 Tree Pipit, male Reed Bunting, male Stonechat, singing Skylark.

Hazlewood - Green Woodpecker

Roger Nelson

Friday, 11 June 2021

Thursday 10 June 2021

Ben Rhydding G P Nature Reserve - female Mandarin with 5 ducklings.

John Brooks

Leeshaw Reservoir - 3 Cuckoo, 8 Oystercatchers (a pair with 3 chicks, see below), L B B with a Brown Trout per foto, 2 Little Owls.


Sightings & fotos from Brian Vickers

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Low Wood, Riddlesden - Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Jay, pair of Treecreepers, Chiff-Chaff.

John Preshaw et al

Baildon Moor fringes - a Cuckoo has been heard & seen in the area for some weeks. Steve has now been able to foto the bird.

Foto by Steve Meredith

Monday 7 June 2021

Hazlewood - pair of Spotted Flycatchers

Sighting & photograph from Roger Nelson

Sunday 6 June 2021

Ebor Lane, Haworth - Cuckoo calling in woodland adjacent to lane.

Howard Creber 

Saturday, 5 June 2021

4 June 2021

Gill Beck Woods, Baildon - pair of Pied Flycatchers

Jane Robinson

Glovershaw/Sconce area - Curlew with chicks, Red Kite, 4 Willow Warbler, 2whitethroat, Little Owl, Skylark, Snipe.

 Sightings & foto by Steve Meredith

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Barden Moor - pair of Nightjar, Woodcock roding & Tawny Owl calling.

John Brooks 

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Glovershaw/Sconce area - Merlin flew through, Cuckoo, 2 Whitethroat, lots of Willow Warbler, male Reed Bunting

Mark Scrimshaw

At the same site, also in the evening - Curlew with two chicks, Lapwings mobbing an unwelcomed Red Kite, Kestrel.

Shaun Radcliffe