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, 29 August 2021

Sunday 29 August 2021

Nab Water Lane - 3 Wheatear, 7 Swallow, 5 Meadow Pipit, Cormorant, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel

Howard Creber

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Kingfisher, singing Chiff-Chaff, Bullfinch, GSW & Cormorant flying high east.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Doe Park Reservoir - Osprey fishing here at 15.45 and caught a fish at the second attempt before flying off high to the east.

Mark Pearson 

Monday, 23 August 2021

Monday 23 August 2021

Storiths Road, Barden - 4 Common Redstart, 3 Spotted Fly, a Wheatear, 11 Willow Warblers, Green Woodpecker, 150 House Martin, 24 Swallow

Howard Creber

Bingley to Hirst Wood along River Aire - Grey Wagtail & singing Chiff-Chaff below Ireland Bridge.

Stock Dove calling near Wagon Lane plus two Buzzard circling. Kingfisher sighted near railway bridge.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Sunday 22 August 2021

Caldene Fields - Lesser Whitethroat seen today moving S W gradually.

Yesterday - 4 Willow Warblers

Martyn Priestley

Friday, 20 August 2021

Friday 20 August 2021

Thornton - Hobby carrying prey flew east over Ten Yards Lane at 15.25 today.

Mark Pearson. 

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Thursday 19 August 2021

Oxenhope - Dipper seen on Bridgehouse Beck in middle of village, opposite Co-op.

Howard Creber

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Sedge Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Blackcap.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Barden Bridge - 2 Dipper, Grey Wagtails, 3 Spotted Fly, female Goosander, Common Sandpiper, female Blackcap, 3 Red Kite, Swifts, House Martins & Swallows.

Bolton Bridge - Little Egret

Redcar Tarn  - Yellow-legged Gull

Whetstone Gate - Little Owl

Chuck Butler & Richard Lobley 

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Sunday 15 August 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Buzzard perched on the power supports for some time, GSW & Blackcap seen.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Friday 13 August 2021

Delphwood area - 4 Buzzards sighted.

Steve Meredith 

Friday, 13 August 2021

Thursday 12 August 2021

Barden Bridge - 2 Spotted Fly (first ones seen anywhere since 28 June)

Hazlewood Moorside - single young male Wheatear.

Sighting & photos from Roger Nelson

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Wednesday 11 August 2021

Nab Water Lane - juvenile Marsh Harrier

Brian Vickers

Weecher Reservoir area - 3 Red Kite

Low Snowden - Common Whitethroat, Chiff-Chaffs

Private Wetlands ( permit holders only ) - family of Reed Warblers consisting of 4 birds.

(also seen, 4 Spotted Chaser, Marbled White & Gatekeeper Butterflies.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Redcar Tarn - Yellow-legged Gull

 Sighting & photo from Keith Moir

Monday, 9 August 2021

Monday 9 August 2021

Doe Park Reservoir - this morning, a female Common Scoter

Mark Pearson 

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Saturday 7 August 2021

 East Morton - Dipper seen on the Beck plus Buzzard perched on a post near the stables.

Sunnydale area - 2 more Buzzards above the woods and a Sparrowhawk seen.

Shaun Radcliffe

Windhill - report of a tight flock of 40-50 duck in late afternoon might have been Scoters seen in poor visibility.

Jeremy Taylor 

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Tuesday 3 August 2021

Bolton Abbey-Bolton Bridge-Hazlewood - Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Grey Heron, 2 brownheaded Goosander, 2 Little Owl, 2 Green Woodpeckers.

 Sightings & photograph from Roger Nelson

Delphwood - 50 plus House Martins hawking over the wood for insects.

Steve Meredith

Monday, 2 August 2021

Monday 2 August 2021

Whetstone Gate  - 2 Raven, 3 Wheatear, Reed Bunting, Kestrel

Shaun Radcliffe 

Sunday 1 August 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir - 50 Swift heading west.

Nab Water Lane - 2 Wheatear

Brian Vickers