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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Thursday, 30 December 2021

Thursday 30 December 2021

Hirst Wood area - in field next to weir, 16 Grey Heron roosting.

Lynda & John Chadwick

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  this afternoon, male Goosander, Reed Buntings plus Little Egret flew over heading east.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Wednesday 29 December 2021

Redcar Tarn - this afternoon, an adult Med Gull.

Keith Moir

Bingley - a pair of Sparrowhawks regularly raid Phil's feeders. Near Christmas, Phil was able get this exceptional close up photograph. The birds visit from nearby Prince of Wales Park.

  Phil Matthews photograph.

Saturday, 25 December 2021

Saturday 25 December 2021

Low Snowdon - 5 Red Kite, Buzzard, 3 R L Partridge

Shaun Radcliffe 

Friday, 24 December 2021



Thursday, 23 December 2021

Wednesday 22 December 2021

 Apperley Bridge - large skein of Pinkfoot heading S W at 11 am.

Damian Pearson

Cononley Woodside - 140 Pinkfoot going west at 13.10.

Keith Moir

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Tuesday 21 December 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir - adult Med Gull

Brian Vickers

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Thursday 16 December 2021

Silsden Reservoir - 80 Wigeon, 4 Teal, Goosander

Lower Barden Reservoir - G B B Gull

Barden Moor - Red Kite, Buzzards, 25 Fieldfare

Brian Vickers

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - 2 Water Rail (one searching under the feeder whilst another Rail called from the opposite bank), 6 Reed Buntings at the feeder, Sparrowhawk flew low past the hide.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Tuesday 13 December 2021

Lidget Green garden - report received of a Lesser Pecker yesterday. The observer says this species use to be fairly common there years ago.

Mrs Rawnsley 

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Monday 13 December 2021

Hirst Wood, R Aire - 10 Goosanders (5m + 5f)

Graham Wood 

Monday, 13 December 2021

Sunday 12 December 2021

Redcar Tarn - At noon, Iceland Gull. Bird left later with Herring Gulls.

Keith Moir

 Photo from Keith.

Saturday, 11 December 2021

Saturday 11 December 2021

Apperley Bridge -  5 Gadwall on pond.

Damian Pearson

Yeadon Tarn - 23 Tufted, 2 Goosander, female Mandarin, 2 Cormorant.

Knotford Nook - 10 Goldeneye, 2 G C G , 2 Gadwall, 2 Goosander, many Wigeon.

9 BOG members 

Friday 10 December 2021

Silsden Reservoir - 64 Wigeon, 50 + Mallard, 10 Goosander, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted.

Redcar Tarn - Caspian Gull

Brian Vickers


Thursday, 9 December 2021

Thursday 9 December 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, LTT's Sparrowhawk.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Thursday 2 December 2021

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  a male Teal, 2 Reed Bunting, Water Rail.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Apperley Bridge area - 20 Redwing, 4/500 Jackdaw, Kestrel, Buzzard, 9 Parakeets (highest figure for observer)

Damian Pearson