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, 28 February 2022

Monday 28 February 2022

Hazlewood Moorside - first time this year for observer, Meadow Pipit & Grey Wagtail. Also recorded, Snipe, 4 Raven plus a few Red Kites & Buzzards.

 Sightings & photo by Roger Nelson

Sunday, 27 February 2022

Saturday 26 February 2022

Bingley to Saltaire along river & canal - At least 9 Grey Herons counted at site near Myrtle Park, 4 Goosander on river on rowing stretch, Treecreeper & Nuthatch recorded along Beckfoot Lane, Kestrel with prey watched at Bingley Bog South. A GSW was drumming in Hirst Wood. Also, heard twice on the walk was calling Stock Dove. At about 09.45, a skein of 80 Pinkfoot flew high above Beckfoot Lane going west.

Walk enjoyed by eight BOG members with fotos below provided by Robyn Guppy.


Friday, 25 February 2022

Friday 25 February 2022

Oxenhope - Treecreeper, Common Buzzard.

 Foto & sightings from Mark Purvis

Leeshaw Reservoir - 40 Lapwing flock, 26 Curlew, 12 Oystercatcher, 100 Fieldfare, 100 plus Starling, Cormorant.

Brian Vickers

Hazlewood Moorside - 16 Curlew, GSW drumming.

Foto & sightings from Roger Nelson.

Anchor Farm, Timble - flock of 30 Redwing.

Beecroft Plantation - G S W drumming.

The track today around Timble Ings was blocked by fallen trees.

Shaun Radcliffe

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Thursday 24 February 2022

Myrtle Park, Bingley - female Goosander, Cormorant, Kingfisher, 4 Grey Heron.

Photograph & sightings from Phil Matthews. Note the successful catch above.

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) -  fly throughs this morning, Little Egret, Buzzard, Cormorant.

Shaun Radcliffe, David Foster 

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Bolton Abbey - Bolton Bridge 

 Just a few of the 70 Oystercatchers recorded  and photographed by Roger Nelson.

Monday, 21 February 2022

Monday 21 February 2022

Gilstead Garden - male Blackcap

 Foto & sighting from Steve Meredith

Sandbeds near Keighley -  in one of the many flooded fields, Little Grebe.

Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 20 February 2022

Sunday 20th February 2022

East Riddlesden Hall

2 Little Egret, Grey Heron, in flooded fields adjacent to R.Aire

M Doveston

Saturday, 19 February 2022

Saturday 19 February 2022

Glovershaw - 25 Lapwing, 7 Skylark, 3 Curlew, 3 Pheasant, Greylags.

Steve Meredith 

Friday, 18 February 2022

Friday 18 February 2022

Delphwood - Where to see birds when the weather is this bad - in your garden, if you are lucky!!

 Foto of Siskins from Steve Meredith.

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Monday 14 February 2022

Hazlewood -  skein of 60 Pinkfoot as caught on camera. Also local Redwing.

Images & sightings from Roger Nelson

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Wednesday 9 February 2022

 Lower Laithe Reservoir - Great Crested Grebe, 6 Goosander.

Brian Vickers

Monday, 7 February 2022

Monday 7 February 2022

Bingley Bog North - Kingfisher, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Nuthatch, Kestrel, 100 plus Pinkfoot Geese passed over.

Phil Matthews 

Friday, 4 February 2022

Friday 4 February 2022

Bingley, between 3 & 5 rise locks - this afternoon, a Cetti's Warbler, male, called just the once but was very distinct. Bird was on the far side of the canal, ie opposite to tow path in the sun. I had no bins.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Monday 31 January 2022

Northcliffe Park area - 4 Parakeets

Martin Taunton

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Water Rail, Little Egret, Grey Heron. Fotos & sightings from David Foster.