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, 25 September 2021

Friday 24 September 2021

Bingley garden - At 22.00 last night, heard plenty of Pinkfoot flying over the house. Not really a garden tick!!

Shaun Radcliffe 

Friday, 24 September 2021

Thursday 23 September 2021

Apperley Bridge - 80 Pinkfoot flying NW, 3 Buzzard, 7 Parakeets, 3 Mandarin (m & 2f), 12 Hirundine

Damian Pearson 

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Low Wood Watchpoint - 300 Pink-footed Geese moving north.

Martyn Priestley 

Monday, 20 September 2021

Monday 20 September 2021

Windhill - flock of 45 Pink-footed Geese seen in the evening. Also a roost of 16 Mistle Thrushes at Denso Reserve.

Jeremy Taylor

Nab Water Lane - Whinchat, Stonechat

Fly Flatts - Wheatear, Whinchat, Stonechat

Brian Vickers 

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Sunday 19 September 2021

Allerton Chellow Dene - R N Parakeets in garden.

 Photo and sighting from Ian Watson

Hewenden Reservoir - Osprey seen which is likely to be the same as reported from Doe Park Reservoir.

Ian Skayman

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Saturday 18 September 2021

Ben Rhydding - At 12.54 an Osprey circled above before flying off towards Ilkley Moor.

John Brooks

New Lane, Kildwick -  2 Little Owls

Sue Patchett

Friday 17 September 2021

Oxenhope Watchpoint - best of the birds recorded - 2 Red-throated  Divers seen within 2 hours of each other, both heading S W. Also a single Twite plus 16 Common Scoter flying w

Dave Barker & Howard Creber 

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Thursday 16 Sptember 2021

Low Moor Watchpoint - single R N Parakeet moving high to south. Another bird seen the previous day.

Martyn Priestley 

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Buck Lane, Thackley - single Spotter Flycatcher (plus grass snakes)

Jeremy Taylor 

Monday, 13 September 2021

Monday 13 September 2021

Doe Park Reservoir - Osprey showing well this afternoon. From 15.40 for nearly an hour, the bird fished four times, once successfully. The local Magpies & Crows kept mobbing the bird.

Jane Robinson

Bingley to Hirst Wood along river - 3 Dippers, 3 Goosander, Chiff-Chaff, 3 Cormorant, 2 Kingfisher, 

5 Moorhen, Grey Heron, 39 Mallard (including males coming out of eclipse).

Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Saturday 11 September 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir - 40 plus Goldfinch, single Wheatear

Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Tawny Owl flew out of nest box & landed in nearby tree giving excellent views.

Shaun Radcliffe

Hazlewood area - two splendid photographs of Red Kite taken yesterday by Roger Nelson.


Friday, 10 September 2021


Bird sightings received earlier this week.

Monday 6th - Doe Park

Osprey photographed by Brian Vickers

Redcar Tarn - Caspian Gull (1st calendar year)
Keith Moir
 Tuesday 7th - Cottingley Garden - 2 Parakeets

Martin Taunton

Girlington - Caspian Gull (1st calendar year).

Photo & sighting by Keith Moir

Wednesday 8th - Sandy lane, Allerton
Osprey seen
Alan Robinson

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Sunday 5 September 2021

Thornton Moor Watchpoint - during a viz-mig session, Yellow Wagtail, Red Kite & Wryneck recorded.

Howard |Creber

Storith Road, Barden - migrants still about, Redstarts, Spotted Flycatchers & juv Willow Warblers.

Brain Vickers

Cottingley Manor - 2 R N Parakeet.

Julia Radcliffe

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - single Teal amongst the mallards, 2 Blackcap, Jay, Bullfinches.

Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Friday 3 September 2021

Doe Park Reservoir - Osprey seen again.

Brian Vickers 

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Wednesday 1 September 20201

Doe Park Reservoir - Osprey fishing mid-morning.

Howard Creber

Rombalds Moor - juvenile Ringtail, Red Kite, Kestrel

Shaun Radcliffe