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, 31 October 2022

Sunday 30 October 2022

Low Moor Watchpoint - 11518 Woodpigeon, 2104 Starling, 104 Goldfinch.

Martyn Priestley

Oxenhope Watchpoint - 13555 Woodpigeon,

Howard Creber 

Friday, 28 October 2022

Thursday 27 October 2022

Oxenhope Watchpoint -  single flock of 350 Fieldfare

Previous day - 4127 Woodpigeon, 923 Fieldfare

Howard Creber

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Low Moor Watchpoint - 11637 Woodpigeon south, 906 Starling S W

Martyn Priestley 

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Near Steeton Hall - Wryneck seen at 8.50 on the Skipton side of Station Road between railway bridge and Steeton Hall

Geoff Swales 

Sunday, 23 October 2022


Thursday 20th - Oxenhope Watchpoint - 850 Redwing in two large flocks, 14 "drop outs" arrived in Haworth garden to feed on Hawthorn but spooked by a Jay.

Howard Creber

Friday 21st - Apperley Bridge - numerous winter thrushes moving S E, Common Buzzard plus Chiff-Chaff in garden.

Damian Pearson

Low Moor Watchpoint - in dense fog, a party of 19 Snipe plus 1788 Fieldfare.

Martyn Priestley

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Saturday 22nd October 2022

Oxenhope Watchpoint - 1950 Redwing SE, 1000 Fieldfare SE, 1 Woodcock S, 3 Mistle Thrush, 29 Starling NW, 15 Meadow Pipit S, 1 Skylark E, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 35 Finch sp.

Howard Creber, Rod Procter, Chris King

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Oxenhope Watchpoint - 8160 Redwing west, 2040 Fieldfare west, 1 flock of Whoopers east.

Howard creber

Low Moor - 4017 Redwing, 306 Fieldfare, 607 Pink-foot Geese all east. A GSW was seen with the Redwing suggesting it may have been a continental bird. A R N Parakeet & Peregrine recorded going north.

Martyn Priestley

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Friday 14 October 2022

Chelker Reservoir - single Whooper with 2 Mute.

Margaret Breaks 

Monday, 10 October 2022

Monday 10 October 2022

Wagon Lane area - 2 R N Parakeets, Little Grebe & Kingfisher on river.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Sunday, 9 October 2022

Sunday 9 October 2022

Stockbridge Reserve - Water Rail heard, Kingfisher flew low over the water & briefly chased by 2 BHG.

Shaun Radcliffe 

Saturday 8 October 2022

Oxenhope Watchpoint - 645 Mipits south, 10 Chaffinch high west, 4 Golden Plovers east, 42 Pinkfoot east, single Swallow east plus one Redwing recorded.

Howard Creber

Stockbridge Reserve - At about 10 0'clock a skein of at least 100 Pink Foot flew high going east. 

Seen by BOG & Aire River Trust Working Party volunteers.   

Friday, 7 October 2022

Friday 7 October 2022

Low Moor - Little Egret flying S W. Also 95 Goldfinch also S W.

Martyn Priestley 

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Wednesday 5 October 2022

Fewston Reservoir - 3 Raven flew over.

John Poland

Apperley Bridge - 24 Greylag Geese, 7 Pied Wagtail

Damian Pearson 

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Tuesday 4 October 2022

Upper Coach Road, Baildon - a flock of at least 6 R N Parakeets in the area. Hirst Wood weir had a Dipper.

Paul King 

Another image of the Snow Bunting from Brian Vickers

Monday 3 October 2022

Oxenhope Watchpoint - 671 Mipits, 3 Swallow, Marsh Harrier, 7 Snipe.

Howard Creber 

Sunday, 2 October 2022

Sunday 3rd October 2022

 Baildon, Hawksworth Road Car Park

The female Snow Bunting, first reported on Friday, remains in the vicinity of the car park on Hawksworth Road, Baildon.  The bird is often seen feeding on a path behind the bins at the far end of the car park.
Paul King and Bryce Henderson (photos).

Stockbridge Reserve - Chiff-Chaff, male Tufted Duck, Reed Bunting, Cormorant plus 17 Pink Foot Geese flying east at 09.30.
Shaun Radcliffe

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Saturday 1 October 2022

Baildon Moor edge - by the bins at Hawksworth car park - female Snow Bunting. Seen this morning & yesterday.

Mark Whitaker & Paul King

Whetstone Gate - At least 10 Stonechat, Buzzard, Little Owl, Kestrel & Mipits.

Bog Members Walk