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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Monday, 25 October 2021

Monday 25 October 2021

 Whetstone Gate - 8 R L Partridge, 2 Kestrel & a pair of Stonechat

Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Sunday 24 October 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir - Jack Snipe, a first at this site for observer.

Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  In an area cleared for viewing in front of hide, Water Rail swimming & Kingfisher perched on wire. (thanks J P & K A for your work). Common Snipe also seen.

Shaun Radcliffe & Jon Middleton 

Friday, 22 October 2021

Friday 22 October 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir - single Goldeneye, first this autumn for observer.

Brian Vickers 

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Redcar Tarn -  The 4cy Caspian Gull seen previously on 9th October plus Shoveler.

Sighting & foto from Keith Moir

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Friday 15th October 2021

Cullingworth Fields - 1st winter Med. Gull, adult Y L Gull

Redcar Tarn - adult Y L Gull

Keith Moir 

Friday, 15 October 2021

Thursday 14 October 2021

Ten Yards Lane, Thornton - Another Med Gull but an adult this time.

 Sighting & foto from Mark Pearson.

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Apperley Bridge - 11 Redwing flying N W, single Meadow Pipit, Little Owl, continental Blackbird in garden.

Damian Pearson

 Foto taken today by Roger nelson at same site (see Monday).

Monday, 11 October 2021

Monday 11 October 2021

Nab Water Lane - 4 Stonechat, 6 Reed Bunting, Wren, Kestrel

Brian Vickers

Bolton Abbey - Bolton Bridge - Hazlewood - 2 Little Egret, Goldcrest, Grey Heron, Cormorant, 7 Jay, Little Owl, 6 R L Partridge, 4 Buzzard, 3 Red Kite.

 Sightings & foto by Roger Nelson

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Saturday 9 October 2021

 Low Moor Watchpoint -  single Hawfinch flew S, 2217 Pinkfeet flew through, 23 Bullfinch heading mainly N, a site record.

Martyn Priestley

Redcar Tarn - early evening, 4th Calendar Year Caspian Gull.

A different bird was seen with other gulls in Cullingworth Fields the previous day.

Keith Moir

Monday, 4 October 2021

Monday 4 October 2021

Ten Yards Lane, Thornton - 1st winter Med Gull seen at 08.00

Mark Pearson 

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - seen on Sunday 3rd - Common Buzzard over the Reserve, plus Sparrowhawk.

Joy Leach

Saturday 2 October 2021

 Bingley Rugby Ground - 2 R N Parakeets mobbed by Jackdaws

Tom Simcock


26 Sept - Bolton Abbey area Meadow Pipits moving south, 6 Swallows flying fast & southwards, 7 Buzzard, 4 Kites, 

2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk

Brian Vickers

27 Sept - Shipley garden - Spotted Fly. Also 80 P F Geese west on 23 Sept.

Hugh Firman

Foto from Roger Nelson