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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Saturday, 31 July 2021

Saturday 31 July 2021

Girlington - Caspian Gull (see photo), 1st calendar year, Yellow-legged Gull (adult & 1st calendar year)

Gull sightings & photograph received from Keith Moir

 Interesting recovery record connected to Stockbridge Reserve. A Reed Warbler hatched & ringed on the reserve was re-caught in Belgium 2 months later.

Jon Middleton

Friday, 30 July 2021

Friday 30 July 2021

Lower Laithe Reservoir - Yellow-legged Gull (3rd calendar year), 2 Little Egret flew east.

Photograph & sighting from Keith Moir

Ten Yards Lane, Thornton - Adult Med. Gull seen later at Doe Park Reservoir.

Mark Pearson 

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Thursday 29 July 2021

Apperley Bridge - close to the canal area, a roost of Rose-ringed Parakeets has been reported. Number of birds involved not known but this species was recorded there in September 2015 involving four birds. They have obviously remained in the area.

per Martin Taunton. 

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Glovershaw/Sconce area - Redstart, 2 Stonechat, Reed Bunting singing plus Gatekeeper, Small Heath & Small Copper butterflies.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Sunday 25 July 2021

Whetstone Gate area - 2 adult Wheatear plus 3 Juvs

Steve Meredith 

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Saturday 24 July 2021

 Glovershaw/Sconce - Red Kite, Stonechat with 3 young, Willow Warblers with 6 young, Meadow Pipit & 3 young, 5 Swifts.

Steve Meredith

Thursday 22 July 2021

 Apperley Bridge - Green Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel

Damian Pearson

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Wednesday 21 July 2021

Ilkley Moor - Merlin seen in the evening.

John Brooks 

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Monday 12 July 2021

 Haworth - 2 Whimbrel calling as they flew N E over the town at mid-day.

Howard Creber

Sunday, 11 July 2021

Sunday 11 July 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - A Chiff-Chaff & a Sedge Warbler seen in the willows plus another Sedge still singing from the Meadowsweet, whilst sometimes in flight. Cormorant & Oystercatcher flew through & Blackcap singing on site.

Shaun Radcliffe

River Wharfe, Otley - just below the weir birds seen over two days, Dipper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail & L B B Gull.

Photos & sightings from Ian Hampshire

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Saturday 10 July 2021

Redcar Tarn - Caspian Gull (3rd calendar year) per photo, Common Tern

Keith Moir

Sconce Lane area - Little Owl, Redstart, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Stonechat, Mistle Thrush, reed Bunting.

Steve Meredith

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Tuesday 6 July 2021

Delph Woods - Siskins on feeders plus Little Owl recorded.

Steve Meredith 

Thursday, 1 July 2021

1 July 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, 2 Blackcaps, Chiff-Chaff , Reed Bunting & 2 Reed Warblers in song. 

Shaun Radcliffe

Monday 28 June 2021

 Low Moor Bank, South Bradford - a male Lesser Whitethroat was seen feeding juveniles.

Martyn Priestley