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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Friday, 26 November 2021

Friday 26 November 2021

Beanlands Island, R. Wharfe, Ilkley - at 07.45 this morning, Little Egret.

Brian Ford 

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Thursday 25 November 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Moorhen, Sparrowhawk, Goosander

Sue Patchett, John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Bingley/ Eldwick Reservoir area - female Sparrowhawk with Collared Dove as prey (per foto below), Buzzard over Reservoir.

Sightings & foto from Phil Matthews.

Roberts Pond, Utley Cemetery - Little Egret flushed.
Sue Patchett

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Bolton Abbey - Beamsley - Hazlewood - Little Egret, Greenfinch (not a common now), Kingfisher, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Owls.

Sightings & foto from Roger Nelson

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Sunday 21 November 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, 2 Reed Bunting, flying over - Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Jay & Cormorant.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Thursday 18 November 2021

Redcar Tarn - sub-adult Caspian Gull. It seems to disappear for several days at a time.

Keith Moir 

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Sunday 14 November 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only)  - Water Rail searching for food under the feeder providing excellent views. Also Buzzard flew low over the Reserve plus 2 Reed Buntings.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Saturday 13 November 2021

 Ilkley Cemetery -  2 adult plus a juv Hawfinch seen in Yew Trees behind North Chapel.

Sighting & foto from Jeremy Taylor


Friday 5 Nov - 3 R N Parakeets in Allerton garden               Ian Watson

Beamsley- Hazlewood  -  12 Bramblings, Fieldfares, Redwings, Barn Owl hunting mid afternoon, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail.           Roger Nelson

Monday 8 Nov - Leeshaw Reservoir area - Buzzard, Kestrel, Wigeon, pair  of Teal, Snipe. Next day, single Goosander plus Red Kite (not regular here).         Brian Vickers

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Thursday 4 November 2021

Oxenhope Watchpoint - Bewick Swan, 8007 Fieldfare, 15468 Redwing. The previous day a Great Northern Diver sighted.

Howard Creber, Dave Barker

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  Water Rail, Kingfisher, pair of Bullfinch

John Preshaw & Shaun Radcliffe

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Doe Park - a Great White Egret moving S E at 14.36.

 Mark Pearson

Tuesday 2 November 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir - single Whooper, single Wigeon

Barden Scale - 30+ Redwing & Fieldfare

Brian Vickers

Cullingworth Fields - Yellow - legged Gull & sub adult Caspian Gull

Keith Moir 

Monday, 1 November 2021

Monday 1 November 2021

 Roberts Park, Saltaire - Mandarin Duck

Steve Meredith

Sunday 31 October 2012

Manywells Height - amongst the hundreds of gulls, 1st winter Med Gull.

Keith Moir 

Saturday 30 October 2021

Cullingworth garden - male Brambling visited today & yesterday.

Ian Skayman

Leeshaw Reservoir - Yellow-legged Gull, Kestrel

Brian Vickers