Welcome

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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CONTACT - recorder@bradfordbirding.org

Sunday, 30 January 2022

Sunday 30 January 2021

Eldwick Reservoir -  5 Herring Gulls, 100 plus Lapwing, pair of Goosander, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel,               22 Fieldfare.

Phil Matthews 

Saturday 29 January 2022

Cullingworth - Buzzard over Cullingworth fields.

Foto & sighting by David Ogden


 

Thursday, 27 January 2022

Thursday 27 January 2022

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - two Little Egrets flew in together but only stayed five minutes before flying on up the valley. Also seen, Sparrowhawk, 3 Reed Bunting, GSW.

Later David returned to the Reserve & recorded the first Oystercatcher there this year. See his foto. Is Spring just around the corner?



Shaun Radcliffe, David Foster  

Wednesday 26 January 2022

Bridgehouse Beck, Haworth - Kingfisher

Howard Creber 

Tuesday 25 January 2022

Sconce Lane - on recent muck spread field next to scout camp, 120 Redwing, 5 Mistle, 4 Fieldfare, with also 3 Greenfinch nearby.

Mark Scrimshaw

Monday, 24 January 2022

Monday 24 January 2022

Dowley Gap - pair of Goosander, Grey Heron, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 30 plus Pied Wagtail.

Phil Matthews 

Sunday 23 January 2022

Stockbridge Reserve - a ringing session produced an adult female Cetti's Warbler, a possible returning bird from last winter.


Recorded by Jon Middleton & Ian Court, (Ian provided the photograph).


The Goit, Oxenhope - 20 Siskin, Dipper, Treecreeper, Goldcrest.

Brian Vickers 

Sunday, 23 January 2022

RECORD OF SIGHTINGS IN 2020

PLEASE SEND YOUR SIGHTINGS OF SPECIES SEEN IN OUR RECORDING AREA DURING THE YEAR 2020. 

THE WRITING OF THE ANNUAL REPORT IS TO COMMENCE SO PLEASE LET US HAVE YOUR RECORDS BY THE END OF THIS MONTH.

MANY THANKS. 

Saturday 22January 2022

Apperley Bridge - 30 Goldfinch, 35 Redwing, 4 Gadwall, 8 Goosander

Damien Pearson 

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Thursday 20 January 2020

Dowley Gap - 2 Goosander, R B Merganser, 30 Pied Wagtail,2 Grey Wagtail, Chiff-Chaff

Steve Meredith

Myrtle Park, Bingley - 2 Grey Heron, 6 L T T, pair of Goosander, 2 Cormorant, Dipper, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher




Phil Matthews

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail heard, 5 Reed Bunting, 2 Siskin

John Preshaw, Shaun Radcliffe 

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Rombalds Moor - immature Hen Harrier

Matthew Rawnsley

Undercliffe Cemetery - Red Kite circling overhead.

Howard Creber 

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Dowley Gap - At 2.45,  30 Whoopers flew over heading west.

Martin Taunton 

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Saturday 15 January 2022

Walk between Stainburn Plantation & John O'Gaunts Reservoir - 10 BOG members recorded 29 species .

Bird of the morning - Great White Egret at John O'Gaunt Reservoir. Bird was on site at about 11 o'clock but after 10 minutes flew off. Good views by all.



Photo by Robyn Guppy

 

Friday, 14 January 2022

Friday 14 January 2022

Stockbridge Visitor 


Kingfisher foto from David Foster


Thursday 13 January 2022

Stockbridge - at 10.10 a skein of 60 Pinkfoot flew over heading west.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Knotford Nook - 50 Coot, G C G, 10 Goldeneye, pair of Wigeon, G N Diver.



Sightings & foto from Phil Matthews

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Tuesday 11 January 2022

Confluence of Bridgehouse Beck & River Worth, Haworth - Marsh Tit, Dipper, Wood Duck, Mandarin & Mallards.

Howard Creber 

Monday, 10 January 2022

Sunday 9 January 2022

Hazlewood - Little Egret flew over chased by L  B B.


 The Nuthatch foto taken in Roger's garden in Hazlewood area.

Roger Nelson


G N Diver reported still at Knotford Nook

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Tuesday 4 January 2022

Fewston Reservoir - 23 Teal with some males displaying. Amongst flock of ground feeding Chaffinch, at least 10 Brambling.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Monday, 3 January 2022

Monday 3rd January 2022

 Knotford Nook - 

Great Northern Diver still present at 0900 / 2nd Yr Caspian Gull at 1500

J Middleton / A Jowett

Redcar Tarn 11:45

3rd Yr Caspian Gull, numerous Herring Gulls, 2x LBBGull, Common Gulls, BHGulls, Tufted Ducks, 2 Greylags, 2 Pied Wagtails

M Doveston

Saturday, 1 January 2022

RECORDS FOR 2021

 PLEASE WILL YOU SEND ANY OF YOUR LAST YEAR'S RECORDS NOT YET WITH US.


MANY THANKS.

Saturday 1 January 2022

Knotford Nook - Great Northern Diver.


Photo & sighting from Brian Vickers

Ilkley Moor - 150 - 200 Golden Plovers just north of Keighley Gate flying south.

Shipley - 60 Pinkfoot flying west.

Hugh Firman


Whetstone - 3 Buzzard, Little Owl, Stonechat.

Shaun Radcliffe 

St. Ives Estate - Redpoll, Siskin, Green Wdpkr, Tufted Duck female, Redwing

M Doveston


Friday 31 December 2021

Apperley Bridge - 24 R R Parakeets in three parties.

Keith Moir

Gilstead - 60 Pink-foot Geese seen from garden heading N W

Steve Meredith