Friday, 17 November 2017

17th November '17 Friday - Swallow

Temp max 8˚C. but the Wind only to 4 mph. so in the sun was wonderful which shone all day

Bewick's Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Great White Egret
Marsh Tit
Firecrest
Swallow
Hawfinch

BRISTOL


17-11-17 Firecrest at Eastville (Rich Scantlebury)
Eastville Park:
2 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Moorhen, 100 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Dipper, 10 Fieldfare, 2 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail

17-11-17 Kingfisher in Eastville Park (Chris James)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2+ Chiffchaff, Redwings, 4 Stonechat and Hawfinch again

NewPassage/Northwick Warth:
56 Canada Geese, 450 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 260 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Stock Dove, 13 Redwing

NORTH SOMERSET

Weston-super-Mare:
1 Swallow to South East!

Weston-super-Mare, St Georges garden:
A Goldcrest daily and a Firecrest today, a Magpie catch, kill and cache a Goldfinch


17-11-17 Blackcap  in Yatton (Higgy)
Yatton, Stowey Road:
As usual Blackcaps have returned to my garden for winter this week, 2 males and 2 females. It's been interesting to watch the males spending the whole week stripping berries from a Cordyline that flowered this year. The Blackcaps have now almost stripped every berry single-handedly and I haven't seen any other species taking the berries. Has anyone heard of Blackcaps eating Cordyline?
 
17-11-17 Great White Egret in Bleadon (Bill Hewitt)
Soon be a regular garden bird
Bleadon:
1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting (first on garden feeders this winter)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, Down Road:
2 Buzzard, 211 Common Gull, 1 Jay, 60 Rook, 2 Raven, 10 Skylark, 100 Starling, 6 Blackbird, 6 Fieldfare, 6 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting

Keynsham gardens:
3 Herring Gull, 3 Feral Pigeon, 5 Woodpigeon, 0 Collard Dove, 0 Green Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 0 Blue Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Starling, 0 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 14 and 30 Goldfinch

17-11-17 Skylark on Lansdown (Robert Hargreaves)
Bath, Racecourse to Langridge Farm:
1 Buzzard, 30 Common Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 2 Skylark, 100 Starling, 10 Blackbird, 14 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 5 Chaffinch

Marskbury:
2 Buzzard (+3 at Chelwood), 150 Wood Pigeon, 200+ Crows & Jackdaw, 50+ Starling 

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:

Dam:
Long-tailed Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper

Woodford:
11 Goldeneye, 350 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 4 Great White Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 GBB Gull, 20 Fieldfare/Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch

Villice, Path to:
1 Chiffchaff, 30 Redwing, 12 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 m Hawfinch

Herons Green:
3 Goosander, 6 Little Egret, 8 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Lapwing, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper

17-11-17 Fieldfare at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
4 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 4 Jay, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 36 Fieldfare/Redwing, 1 Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch

17-11-17 Bewick's Swans at Stratford (Bob Brewer)
Stratford:
Bewick's Swan (one is By Brook ZBN)

Herriotts:
8 Shelduck, 12 Pintail, 1 Goosander, 2 Great White Egret, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail

17-11-17 Cormorant at Herriotts (Bob Brewer)
Goodnight, I'm off.....
Out of UK
Bob Brewer has been to Spain

BTO South-West Conference, 18th March 2018
Details and book now info

CVL, Stratford Hide:
Closed Sunday, 26th November, possibly a week more if work not finished on the volunteer Sunday

Reports: Carl Bovis, Paul Brennan, Bob Brewer, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Anne Crowe, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, William Hewitt, Higgy, Chris James, John Martin, Rob P The Birder, Geoff Pudney, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Thursday, 16 November 2017

16th November '17 Thursday - Hawfinch

Temp max 12˚C. Wind SW to N, max 13 mph. Sunny at start turning miserable and wet

16-11-17 Long-tailed Duck still at CVL (Paganbirder)
Bewick's Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Great White Egret
Yellow-legged Gull
Marsh Tit
Firecrest
Brambling, Hawfinch

BRISTOL
15-11-17 Firecrest in Eastville Park (Paul Brennan)
Eastville Park:
2 Mute Swan, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 100 BH Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest


16-11-17 Kingfisher at Stoke Park (Martin Tayler)
Stoke Park:
1 Kingfisher, 2 Goldfinch

Stockwood Open Space:
47 BH Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Magpie, 2 groups Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 10 Blackbird, 4 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 5 Dunnock, 1 Meadow Pipit, 10 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch

Clifton:
Marsh Tit back on the feeders this afternoon.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 f Gadwall, 1 juv Tufted Duck, 1 juv Little Grebe, 3 Stonechat, 7th Hawfinch of 2017 

16-11-17 Marsh Tit on Milbury Heath (Adam Rawson)
Milbury Heath:
Marsh Tits to be found here

16-11-17 Little Grebe in Kingsgate Park (Mark Coller)
Yate, Kingsgate Park:
8 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe

15-11-17 Wood Duck from Bitterwell Lake (Dan White)
Coalpit Heath, Bitterwell Lake, 15th:
1 m Wood Duck

NORTH SOMERSET

BELOW M4 & BANES

16-11-17 Stonechat in Northfield Lane (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield, Northfield Lane:
1 Sparrowhawk, 200 Common Gull (Cold Ashton), 30 Skylark, 400 Starling, 6 Stonechat, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting

Keynsham:
4 Herring Gull, 10 Feral Pigeon, 7 Woodpigeon, 0 Collard Dove, 0 Green Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 0 Blue Tit, 7 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch
16-11-17 Grey Wagtail at Pensford (TtB)
Pensford:
1 Grey Wagtail

Bath, Racecourse to Langridge Farm to Golf Course:
1 Kestrel, 200 Common Gull, 60 Skylark, 100 Starling, 12 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 25 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 40 Linnet, 75 Yellowhammer

16-11-17 Stonechat at Newton St Loe (NSL Birding
Newton St Loe:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Raven, 10 Goldcrest, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 15 Starling, 50 Redwing 1 Stonechat, 50 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 5 Yellowhammer

Marskbury:
4 Thousand + (4000+)!!!!! Wood Pigeon in Maize field along all went for a fly around Fantastic sight that many large birds in the air together, 200+ Crows & Jackdaw in next Maize field, 100+ Starling 

NORTH SOMERSET
16-11-17 Sparrowhawk at Bleadon (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Stonechat

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake, WeBS:
68 Mute Swan, 194 Canada Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 76 Wigeon, 130 Gadwall, 338 Teal, 303 Mallard, 20 Pintail, 47 Shoveler, 161 Pochard, 1 Hybrid Pochard/Tufted Duck, 1160 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 1f Goosander, 29 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 4 Great White Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 88 Moorhen, 1366 Coot, 1 Water Rail, 55 lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail

16-11-17 Lapwing at CVL (TtB)
Chew Valley Lake:

Dam:
Long-tailed Duck (Wally Bank), 4 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper,  50 Fieldfare/Redwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Pied Wagtail

Woodford:
14 Goldeneye, 350 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 5 Great White Egret, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit,  l5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch

16-11-17 Hawfinch in Lane to Villice (Ian Stapp)
Villice and Path to:
1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Little Egret, 5 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 100's Woodpigeon flying around, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 22 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Pied Wagtail, 23 Meadow Pipit, 4 Bullfinch, 1 m Hawfinch


16-11-17 Goosander at Herons Green (George Stacey)
Herons Green:
7 (2m) Goosander, 12 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 17 Great White Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 37 Lapwing, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 6 Meadow Pipit,

16-11-17 Bewick's Swan at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
This is 'By Brook' ZBN, here from last year
Moreton:
Bewick's Swan (one is By Brook ZBN), 4 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 20 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing

Herriotts:
6 Shelduck, 16 Pintail, 2 f Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting

BTO South-West Conference, 18th March 2018
Details and book now info

CVL, Stratford Hide:
Closed Sunday, 26th November, possibly a week more if work not finished on the volunteer Sunday

Reports: Carl Bovis, Paul Brennan, Teresa Chard, Mark Coller, Peter Coslett, David Esam, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, William Hewitt, Glen Maddison, Nigel Milbourne, Paganbirder, Adam Rawson, Rich Scantlebury, Nigel Sluman, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, Dan White, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRSnsl-birdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirds

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

15th November '17 Wednesday - Wood Duck

Temp max 13˚C. Wind SW, max 6 mph. Better day than yesterday, dry at least and not too cold

Bewick's Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Wood Duck
Great White Egret
Ring-necked Parakeet
Siskin
Hawfinch

13-11-17 Bewick's Swan by Moreton (Chris Teague)
Good to see them at least
BRISTOL

Kingswood,  junction Owls Head Road / Cock Road, Cock Road Ridge side:
2 Ring-necked Parakeet

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Almondsbury:
1 Jay in the churchyard

Latteridge:
Several Redwings and 2 Fieldfares
Coalpit Heath, Bitterwell Lake:
1 m Wood Duck

NORTH SOMERSET

Weston-super-Mare, Grove Park:
1 Chiffchaff

BELOW M4 & BANES

15-11-17 Green Woodpecker at Keynsham (TtB)
Keynsham:
2 Herring Gull, 14 Woodpigeon, 5 Collard Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker,  Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 26 Carrion Crow, 0 Blue Tit, 20 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch

Bath, Bear Flat garden:
1 m Blackcap

Bath, Twerton garden:
1 Jay, 2 Coal Tit

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
1 m Hawfinch, track North of Villice Bay car park

15-11-17 Long-tailed Duck Wally Bank (Ian Stapp)
Dam:
Long-tailed Duck (Wally Bank), 6 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper,  2 GBB Gull, 23 Fieldfare, 1 Cetti's Warbler

15-11-17 Pintail on the Trail (George Stacey)
Bittern Trail:
10 Pintail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

15-11-17 Meadow Pipit at Woodford (George Stacey)
Woodford:
Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 f  Goosander, 7 Goldeneye, 3 GBB Gull,  l6 L TT, 30 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch

Herons Green:
1m Goosander, 13 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 32 Lapwing, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Green Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 9 Meadow Pipit,

Stratford:
5 Siskin

Moreton:
2 Bewick's Swan, 1 Barnacle Goose, 3 1m Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 2 GBB Gull, 3 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Fieldfare
All together in trees by hide:
4 Goldcrest, 20+ L TT, 1 Chiffchaff,  2 Treecreeper, 10 Chaffinch, 3 Siskin, 4 Bullfinch

Herriotts:
5 Shelduck, 10 Pintail, 1 Goosander, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 14 Lapwing, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 8+ Bearded Tit

15-11-17 G-W Egret & Goosander at Herriotts (Ian Stapp)

BTO South-West Conference, 18th March 2018
Details and book now info

CVL, Stratford Hide:
Closed Sunday, 26th November, possibly a week more if work not finished on the volunteer Sunday

Reports: Andy Davis, David Gibbs, Richard Harding, Robert Hargreaves, Simon Harris, Tony Scott, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Chris Teague, Dan White, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnsl-birdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirds,

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

14th November '17 Tuesday - Hawfinch


A dull rainy day seems to have kept most birders at home

Great White Egret
Hawfinch

BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
BOC walk:
2 Mute Swan, plenty of Mallard, 4 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Moorhen, 70 Black-headed Gull,
4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 150 Feral Pigeon, Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 
4 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Magpie, 2 Jay, 6 Jackdaw, 17 Carrion Crow, 
4 Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 5 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 2 Redwing, 8 Robin, 
2 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 16 Goldfinch
No Firecrest but otter in the lake


14/11/17 Kingfishers (one a juv) in Eastville Park (Robert Hargreaves)
Fishponds:
1 garden Chiffchaff this morning, Market Square

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Coal Tit

14/11/17 Coal Tit at New Passage (Rod Holbrook)
NORTH SOMERSET:

Banwell:
(Garden) Male Brambling, Marsh Tit, Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpeckers(2)

BELOW M4 & BANES
Keynsham:
5 Woodpigeon, 3 Collard Doves, 7 Starlings, 3 Carrion Crow, 12 Jackdaw, 9 Herring Gull, 
9 Goldfinch, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Magpie, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Robin

Bath:
Bath M4 J16: at least 30,000 Starling flying over in numerous flocks, 7.30am this morning

Timsbury:
2 Hawfinches seen at 10.45, slowly making their way through the village treetops.

14/11/17 One of two Hawfinches in Timsbury (Alex Carlisle)
RESERVOIRS:

Chew Valley Lake:

Dam:
14/11/17 Great Crested Grebe (Martin Tayler)

Herons Green:


14/11/17 Wigeon at Herons Green (Martin Tayler)


14/11/17 Goosander at Herons Green (Martin Tayler)


14/11/17 Black-tailed Godwit at Herons Green  (Martin Tayler)
Herriott's Bridge:
30 Great White Egret to roost
14/11/17 Great White Egret at Herriott's Bridge (Martin Tayler)


Reports: Phil Baber, Alex Carlisle, Rod Holbrook, Gary Hughes, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, John Martin, Talkingtobears, Martin Tayler, John Thorogood

Monday, 13 November 2017

13th November '17 Monday - Merlin

A bit nippy early on, mostly cloudy with some sunny spells in the morning and later afternoon

Merlin, Long-tailed Duck, Marsh Tit, Bewick's Swan, Firecrest

BRISTOL

Bristol Docks (Arnolfini)
Robin (singing by streetlamp, never heard here before, unless you know better)

Clifton:
Marsh Tit, Nuthatch (both on garden feeder)

Coombe Dingle:
2 Blackcap (m, f)

Eastville Park:
WeBS
1 Kingfisher, 112 BH Gulls, 3 LBB Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Water Rail, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron
2 Mute Swan, 2 Moorhen, 69 Mallard.
Other stuff
1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Buzzard, 2 Firecrest 
13/11/17 Kingfisher at Eastville (Sid Simmons)
  
13/11/17 Stonechat (Martin Tayler)
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 3 Goldfinch
WeBS
5 Moorhen, 2 BH Gull.
Other stuff.
 1 Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Goldcrest
13/11/17 Song Thrush and Goldfinch (Martin Tayler)
 
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Cettis Warbler, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Goldcrest, 12 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stonechat
55 Fieldfare, 45 Redshank, 41 Curlew, 57 Dunlin
Cold Ashton:
30 Golden Plover (with Common Gulls in field by roundabout)

NORTH SOMERSET:

Clevedon-Yeo:
Wain's Hill to Yeo Estuary
High Tide visit between 1330-1645
190 Shelduck, 510 Wigeon, 65 Teal, 26 Shoveler, 5 Buzzard, 21 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet (Yeo),
23 Grey Plover, 75 Lapwing, 800 Dunlin, 11 Common Snipe, 3 Bar Tailed Godwit (Yeo),
265 Curlew, 570 Redshank (180 Kenn, 390 Yeo).
4 Raven, 19 Skylark, 45 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing, 1 Stonechat, 75 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit,
25 Greenfinch.

Congresbury Moor:
25 Canada Goose, 1 Merlin, 1 Water Rail, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 35 Redwing, 1 Stonechat,
4 Reed Bunting.

Tickenham:
Ridge and moor, 13.11:  2 Buzzard, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 6 Goldcrest,
c. 25 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, flock c. 25 Redwing, 5 Mistle Thrush

Yatton:
1 Water Rail

Bleadon:
1 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,
1 Blackbird (partially leucistic)
13/11/17 Partially leucistic Blackbird (Bill Hewitt)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Warmley Forest Park:
22 Magpie, 8 Moorhen, 10 Redwing, 8 L T Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Greenfinch,
2 Coal Tits, 9 Goldfinch, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Robin, 30+ Wood Pigeon, 20+ Jackdaw,
9 Blackbird

Keynsham:
11 Woodpigeon, 1 Collard Dove, 2 Carrion Crow, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 5 Herring Gull, 9 Goldfinch
2 Chaffinch, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Robin
13/11/17 Blue Tit (talkingtobears)
 Paulton:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Mandarin Duck (male), 5 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Common Gull, 50 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 3 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush,
2 Stonechat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Linnet, 20 Goldfinch, 8 Yellowhammer
Sewage treatment works:
2 Grey Wagtail, 20 Pied Wagtail, 26 Meadow Pipit

South Stoke:
1 Treecreeper

RESERVOIRS:

Chew Valley Lake:

Denny Island:
Long-tailed Duck (NW corner), 10 GW Egret, Egyptian Goose
13/11/17 Long-tailed Duck (Ian Stapp)
Dam
1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Goldeneye

Woodford
35+ Goldeneye, 4 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush (car park), 1 Chiffchaff, 2 G BB Gull, 3 G-W Egret
4 L Egret, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest (car park), 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail

Heron's Green
16 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 G-W Egret, 3 L Egret, 24 Lapwing, 8 Goosander (6 F/1 M), 2 G BB Gull
3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven

Moreton
3 Goosander (F), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Bewick's Swan, 12+ Linnet, 1 Buzzard, 2 Jay
13/11/17 Bewick's Swans (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts
8 Pintail, 2 G BB Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail

30 Great-white Egret in to roost



Reports: David Esam, Peter Coslett, Patrick Hancock, Martin Tayler, Andy Middleton, Lois Price, Chris Perry, Ian Stapp, talkingtobears, Robert Hargreaves, Alastair Fraser, Richard Scantlebury, Chris Stone, Bill Hewitt, Rich Andrews, Nigel Sluman, Sid Simmons, Steve Sanins, Simon Harris,   blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds

Sunday, 12 November 2017

12th Nov '17 Sunday - Grey Phalarope

T between 7˚C and 5˚C. Wind NNW, max 23 down to 12 mph. 0.8 mm rain showers but a sunny day

Bar-headed Goose
Lesser Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Grey Phalarope
Great White Egret
Short-eared Owl
Firecrest 
Water Pipit


12-11-17 Long-tailed Duck at CVL (Rich Andrews)
BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
2 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 100 BH Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Firecrest by the river 200m east of stone footbridge, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper

12-11-17 Buzzard at Lamplighters Marsh, Bristol (Jon Mortin)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, 11th:
m/f Wigeon +1 juv, 1 f Gadwall, 0 Mallard, Tufted Duck, 5 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail 

Aust, Cake Pill:
1 Short-eared Owl showing well at sunset, also seen on 9th

New Passage/Northwick Warth, 10th:
60 Canada Geese, 15 Shelduck, 350+ Wigeon, 14 Gadwall, 70 Teal, 20+ Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 1 Merlin, 2 Kestrel, 2+ Water Rail, 90 Lapwing, 48 Knot, 400 Dunlin, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 175 Redshank, 2 Stonechat

Nibley walking to Frampton End:
1 Buzzard. 170 Woodpigeon. 1 Kestrel. 26 Skylark inc one singing. 20 Meadow Pipit. 2 Pied Wagtail. 1 singing Song Thrush. Scores of Redwing. 20 Fieldfare. 1 Mistle Thrush. 17 House Sparrow. 20 Chaffinch. 4+2 Bullfinch. 6+2 Yellowhammer.

NORTH SOMERSET


12-11-17 Pochard at Portishead (Jason Williams)
Portishead:
1 Greylag Goose, 1 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck

Portbury Wharf:
6 Bar-headed Geese flew in at 3.45pm, seen from the Tower Hide
BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham:
3 Herring Gull, 4 Woodpigeon, 1 Collard Dove, 3 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 16 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 0 Starling, 0 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch

12-11-17 Starling at Manor Road Community Woodland (Ian Stapp)
Keynsham, Manor Road Community Woodland:
8 Magpie, 3 Wren, 22 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 7 House Sparrow, 12+ Chaffinch, 6 Great Tit, 11 Blue Tit, 15 + 11 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Dunnock, 15 Crows, 46 Rook, 2 Jackdaw, 33 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Robin, 4 Redwing, 100+ Starling, 1 Buzzard, 1 G-S Wood, 2 Greenfinch, 20+ Goldfinch, 5 Pheasant, 50 Wood Pigeon, 1 Jay, 

Paulton:
1 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 100 Jackdaw, 60 Carrion Crow, 40 Rook, 100 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS
12-11-17 Gadwall at Backwell (Mrs Trellis)
Backwell Lake saftie:
2 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 240 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher

Blagdon Lake:
Scaup, 1 Little Egret, 9 Lapwings

12-11-17 Grey Phalarope at CVL (Brian Thompson)
Bird of the day but hard to photo
Chew Valley Lake:

Lesser Scaup from Stratford,
12-11-17 Long-tailed Duck at CVL (Brian Thompson)
Long-tailed Duck from Dam
Grey Phalarope, seen from Stratford and Moreton

12-11-17 Goosander at CVL (Brian Thompson)
8 Goosander, 28 Great White Egret from Herons Green
1 Peregrine from Moreton
Water Pipit from Moreton
34 Great White Egret to roost at Herriotts

12-11-17 Great White Egret at CVL (Keith Fowler)
CVL, Stratford Hide:
Closed Sunday, 26th November, possibly a week more if work not finished on the volunteer Sunday

Reports: Rich Andrews, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Keith Fowler, Dominic Godfrey, Patrick Hancock, Jack Hill, Mike Jackson, Paul Marshall, Paul Massett, Andy Mears, JonMortin, Roger Staples, Ian Stapp, Richard Scantlebury, Brian Thompson, Mrs Trellis, Jason WilliamstalkingtobearsblagdonlakebirdsCVRSnsl-birdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirds,