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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Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Sunday 29 May 2022

Hazlewood & Storith - Spotted Flycatcher in both places.

 Foto & record from Roger Nelson

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Wednesday 25 May 2022

Bolton Abbey to Aquaduct & back - On a cool & blustery day, birds difficult to see. Heard 3 Pied Fly (seeing just one), Redstart, 3 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 3 male Mandarin plus a female with 4 ducklings. Plenty of Grey Wagtails but no Dipper recorded.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Monday, 23 May 2022

Monday 23 May 2022

Hazlewood area - a foto received showing behaviour by two Oystercatchers when a third appeared nearby.

 Received from Roger Nelson

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Glovershaw/Sconce area - both Grey & R L Partridges, numerous Lapwing, Curlews, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Reed Buntings, Greenfinch, Tree Sparrow, Cuckoo, all seen.

Graham Wood 

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Swastika Stone, above Hebers Ghyll - pair of Ring Ouzel plus Cuckoo heard.

John Budworth

Bolton Abbey - Storiths - Hazlewood - Spotted Fly, singing Garden Warbler, & Swifts.

Roger Nelson

Ben Rhydding N R - plenty of Blackcaps, Garden Warblers, Willow Warblers & Chiff-Chaffs.

Howard Creber 

Monday 16 May 2022

Leeshaw Reservoir - pair of Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper plus House Martins.

Brian Vickers


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Saturday 14 May 2022

Laund to Aqueduct - singing male Redstart, 4 Pied Fly, 3 House Martin nest building.

Fewston Reservoir - Golden Pheasant (probably escapee)

 Sightings & foto by Roger Nelson

Ben Rhydding LNR - 2 singing Garden Warbler, 4 singing Blackcap

John Brooks

Friday, 13 May 2022

Thursday12 May 2022

Shipley - Swifts seen

Harden Moor - Cuckoo, Whitethroat, Willow Warblers

Jane Robinson 

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Monday 9 May 2022

Bolton Abbey - Hazlewood - 5 Swifts, Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, Mandarin Duck, Little Owl plus pair of Siskin in Hazlewood.

 Sightings & foto from Roger Nelson

Low wood near Riddlesden - two singing male Pied Flycatchers.

Shaun Radcliffe

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Sunday 8 May 2022

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Blackcap, Chiff-Chaff. Canadas goslings now. Still no sign of  Whitethroat or Garden Warbler.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Saturday 7 May 2022

Low Moor - near to pond, a female Whitethroat. Also a Sedge Warbler at Toad Holes Beck.

Martyn Priestley 

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Tuesday 3 May2022

Apperley Bridge area - Little Egret

Briony Spandler

Also, a late report of a Spoonbill fly through a few days ago going east over Hirst Wood.

David Moore

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Monday 2 May 2022

Sconce area - 2 Cuckoos at Scout Camp plus a Wheatear on nearby golf course.

Barden Tower - Spotted Flycatcher 

Steve Meredith

Sunday 1 may 2022

Hazlewood Moor - Cuckoo, male Ring Ouzel, pair of Wheatear


Sighting & fotos from Roger Nelson