Sunday, 18 February 2018

18-02-18 Sunday - Hawfinch

Overcast, mild

Cattle Egret
Great White Egret
Jack Snipe
Firecrest
Hawfinch, Siskin

18-2-18 Short-eared Owls at Aust Warth (Craig Lewis)

BRISTOL

Redland:
Garden in Kersteman Road - 1 Firecrest

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

18-2-18 Short-eared Owl, Aust Warth (NSL Birding)
18-2-18 Short-eared Owl, Aust Warth (GingerBirder)
Aust Warth:
The Short-eared Owl Show: up to 4 birds and at least 20 cars with spectators late afternoon. Also again one lone photographer right out on the saltmarsh, potentially disturbing the birds while hunting as well as spoiling things for everyone else

Yate:
Kingsgate Park: 4 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Blackcap

NORTH SOMERSET
 18-2-18 Buzzard, Gordano Valley (Jason Williams)
Gordano:
Buzzard with distinctive markings

Clevedon-Yeo:
inc WeBS count: 1 Mute Swan, 90+Shelduck, 120 Wigeon, 90 Teal, 8 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 12 Goosander, 5 Cormorant, 5Little Egret, 1Grey Heron, 1Buzzard, 1Peregrine, 30 Oystercatcher, 22Grey Plover, 160 Lapwing , 5 Ringed Plover, 150+ Curlew, 18 Turnstone, 12 Knot, 1400 Dunlin, 310 Redshank, 3 Jack Snipe, 1 Snipe, 400 Black-headed Gull, 2LBB Gull, 2Raven, 10 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit

17-2-18 Little Egret roosting, Backwell Lake (Higgy)
Backwell Lake:
Into roost: at least 26 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 7 Cormorant, 50+ Starling, 8 Grey Wagtail,
+ 8 Fieldfare
1 Peregrine at nearby site

Kenn:
30 Mute Swan, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  6 Stonechat

Yatton:
Wemberham Lane - 1 Peregrine, 500 Starling, 70 Fieldfare

Langford:
2 Great Tit,  2 Blue Tit,  1Coal Tit, 1Goldcrest, 7 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch (3m 2f )

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge:
Oldland: 3 Hawfinch still in St Anne's churchyard

18-2-18 Mistle Thrush, Saltford (Rob Hargreaves)

18-2-18 Redwing, Saltford (Rob Hargreaves)
Saltford:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 100 Starling, 350 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 14 Robin, 20 Pied Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch, 5  Bullfinch (4m 1f), 14 Greenfinch, 30 Goldfinch
18-2-18 Peregrine, Bath (BUPP)

Bath:
St Mark's Church: Jemima Parry-Jones of, inter alia, @ICBPNewent fame, recommended we increase the depth of gravel in the nest box this year. Here tiercel AA appears to be intrigued by the depth of the foxhole his good lady falcon has crafted.

18-2-18 Prior Park (Glenn Maddison)
Prior Park:
18 Hawfinch still present in yews near the school (see photo above), though mobile

19-2-18 Hawfinch Bath Spa University (NSLBirding)
Newton St Loe:
71 Teal, 5 Song Thrush, 9+ Hawfinch, 15+ Siskin

RESERVOIRS:

Chew Valley Lake

Stratford Lane:
Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret

18-2-18 Pintail, Herriott's Pool, CVL (Bob Brewer)
Herriotts:
6 Pintail

Chew Valley Ringing Station:
An occasional visitor to CVRS turned up again - a Robin ringed here as an immature bird in Sept 2014; it was around during Jan and Feb 2015 but wasn't seen again until July 2017 during its post-breeding moult. Also seen here in Jan this year.

from a few days ago: Barn Owl, Marshfield (Dan)
Reports: Bath Urban Peregrine Project, Bob Brewer, Karle Burford, Mark Coller, David Goodliffe, Robert Hargreaves, Higgy, Craig Lewis, Glenn Maddison, Greg Poole, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Brian Thompson, Jason Williams,  blagdonlakebirdsCVRS,   nslbirdingopsbirding,   severnsidebirds,    TBOSG

Saturday, 17 February 2018

17-02-18 Saturday - 4 SEO

Temp 4 to 11℃. Bright again, shower in morning, but fine fairly windless day

Long-tailed Duck
Great White Egret
Grey Plover, Jack Snipe
Short-eared Owl
Marsh Tit
Brambling, Hawfinch


17-2-18 singing Robins very plentiful everywhere (Martin Tayler)
BRISTOL

Redland:
Green Woodpecker (for the 2nd day)
Green Woodpecker 17th Feb 2018 Redland - (Jed Barrett)
Eastville Park, WeBS:
1 juv Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher,  6 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail

Sea Mills, WeBS:
19 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Dunlin, 15 Snipe, 6 Common Sandpiper, 80 Redshank, 160 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull

Hoar Gout (VOSA Pool)
1 Little Grebe, 4 Coot
17-2-18 Song Thrush, Eastville Park (Martin Tayler)
Stoke Park:
1 Song Thrush, 1 m Stonechat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, 14th:
1 Greylag Goose, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker

17-2-18 Wigeon, Littleton (John Martin)
Littleton WeBS:
105 Wigeon, 45 Teal, 1 Mallard, 31 Shelduck back, 1 Jack Snipe, 210 Dunlin, 118 Curlew, 45 Redshank

17-2-18 Short-eared Owl, Aust (Lee Gardiner)
Aust:
4 Short-eared Owl, 1 unknown selfish photographer way out on warth

17-2-18 Stonechat, Severn Beach (Rob Emery)
narrowly escaping a Sparrowhawk shortly after
NORTH SOMERSET

17-2-18 Great White and Little Egret, Backwell Lake (Higgy)
Backwell Lake:
2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Water Rail
Roost time: Great White Egret, 26 Little Egret, 7 Cormorant, 50 Starling, 8 Fieldfare, 8 Grey Wagtail

Clevedon-Yeo:
Dowlais:
1000s Dunlin, 10 Knot, Sprawk, Legret, 300 mixed winter Thrush, 14 Greenfinch
Kingston Seymour seawall:
5 Shoveler, 200 Wigeon, 80 Teal, 18 Little Egret, 20 Oystercatcher, 400 Lapwing, 30 Grey Plover, 100 Curlew, 20 Turnstone, 20 Knot, 600 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 100 Redshank, 2 Peregrine, 30 Skylark

Kenn Moor:
30 Mute Swan, 5 Grey Heron (both Claverham Grove), 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (night, Old Pumping Station), 6 Stonechat

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, town:
1  Marsh Tit, 1 Hawfinch

17-2-18 Peregrine, Bath (BUPP)
More than two soon
Bath:
Prior Park:  9 Hawfinch
Weston: 1st Goldcrest in local garden

17-2-18 Sparrowhawk, Caledonian Rd (David Hughes)
Radstock:
4 Greenfinch
17-2-18 Marsh Tit, Compton Martin (Chris Craig)
Compton Martin:
1 Marsh Tit ringed

RESERVOIRS:

Barrow Tanks, WeBS:
1 Greylag Goose, 1 Mute Swan, 19 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 18 Teal, 9 Pochard, 87 Tufted Duck, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 9 Little Grebe, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 32 Cormorant, 57 Coot, 5 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher

Chew Valley Lake:
17-2-18 Scaup, Villice (Bob Brewer)
Villice:
2 f Scaup

CVRS:
4th Blackcap of the winter ringed, 1 Brambling


17-2-18 Shelduck, Herriotts (Bob Brewer)
Eastville Park
Bristol City Council has just completed a consultation regarding the funding of the Parks within the City. With a view to seeking external funding, the Friends of Eastville Park have produced this consultation. While we have asked you some questions regarding age, ethnicity, etc, this is necessary for grant applications and you will remain anonymous https://goo.gl/forms/wfWOwf6BUhPmngZi1

Reports: Jed Barrett, Bob Brewer, Karle Burford, Paul Chapman, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Sean Davies, Rob Emery, Lee Gardiner, Patrick Hancock, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, David Hughes, Iris Langson, Glen Maddison, John Martin, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, Dan White, Sean White, Denise Whittle, BUPP, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 16 February 2018

16-02-18 Friday - Little Gull

Temp 1 to 10℃. Frost overnight. Bright again, dry, not windy, a lot more birdsong heard in the sunshine

Long-tailed Duck
Cattle Egret
Jack Snipe
Little Gull
Barn Owl
Ring-necked Parakeet
Marsh Tit
Chiffchaff
Hawfinch, Siskin
16-2-18 Barn Owl, Rushmead (Dan White)
BRISTOL

Bishop Rd to Horfield Common:
1 Herring Gull, 22 BH Gull, 39 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 5 Crows, 23 Magpie, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 13 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 10 Robin, 24 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 4 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch

Eastville Park, WeBS:
5 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 32 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 15 Moorhen, 28 BH Gull, 3 H Gull, 7 LBB Gull

Stoke Park, WeBS:
7 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 30 Redwing, 1 Stonechat

Netham Park:
1 Buzzard

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, 14th:
1 Gadwall, 117 Wigeon, 44 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Ringed Plover, 540 Dunlin, 210 Curlew, 55 Turnstone, 1 Jack Snipe, 42 Snipe, 28 Redshank, 1 1st-winter Little Gull, 1 Rock Pipit

Winterbourne, Monk's Pools and Bradley Brook LNR:
1 Buzzard. 1 Stock Dove, 1 Little Owl (at church), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 16 Magpie,7 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
4 Pochard, 28 Tufted Duck, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl calling

Clevedon, Canonsgate, 0900 and by another at 1630:
1 m Ring-necked Parakeet

Goblin Combe:
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 30 Goldcrest, 20 Nuthatch, 1 Mistle Thrush

Congresbury - River Yeo, millennium green area:
20 Mistle Thrush, 10 Meadow Pipit, 20 mixed finch

Uphill:
10 Grey Heron

BELOW M4 & BANES

16-2-18 Stonechat, Marshfield (TBOSG)
Marshfield:
Down Rd: 1 Buzzard, 4 Fieldfare,  2 singing Skylark, 2 m/f Stonechat
West Littleton and Shire Valley:  4 + 3 Buzzard, 200 Jackdaw, 300 Rook, 3 Raven, 1 Treecreeper
Rushmead Lane at Tormarton Rd:  1 Barn Owl, 100 Linnet, 4 Corn Bunting

Marshfield, town:
Hawfinch

Willsbridge, Siston Brook, St Anne's Church, Oldland:
Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Dipper, 1 Hawfinch

16-2-18 Pied Wagtail, Southgate (Anne Crowe)
Probably many more coming in later
Bath:
Southgate:  100 Pied Wagtail
Destructor Bridge:  8 Cormorant
Oldfield Park:  1 Collared Dove, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Blue, 2 Great & 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 m Blackcap, 8 Goldfinch
Prior Park:  1 Marsh Tit, 1st Red Admiral

16-2-18 Greenfinch, Radstock (John Hansford)
Radstock:
4 Greenfinch

Chelwood roundabout:
5 Buzzard

RESERVOIRS:
16-2-18 Long-tailed Duck, Barrow Tanks (Lee Gardiner)
Barrow Tanks:
1 Long-tailed Duck

Blagdon Lake:
1♀ Goosander, 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Black-necked Grebes, Long-tailed Tits, Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs

Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
3 Goldeneye

Woodford:
6 Goldeneye, 1 GBB Gull, 7 Magpie, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Robin, 2 Dunnock,  Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch

Nunnery:
3 Raven, 1 Hawfinch

Herons Green:
2 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail

16-2-18 Fieldfare, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
4 Goldeneye, 2 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 2 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 25 Fieldfare, 8 Meadow Pipit, 5 Bullfinch, 2 Siskin

Stratford Lane:
Black-necked Grebe (at hide), 1 Cattle Egret, 5 Little Egret

Herriotts:
2 Barnacle Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 4 Shelduck (1 feeding from public), 4 Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, 1 Cetti's Warbler

16-2-18 Wren, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Eastville Park
Bristol City Council has just completed a consultation regarding the funding of the Parks within the City. With a view to seeking external funding, the Friends of Eastville Park have produced this consultation. While we have asked you some questions regarding age, ethnicity, etc, this is necessary for grant applications and you will remain anonymous https://goo.gl/forms/wfWOwf6BUhPmngZi1

Reports: John Angell, Erin Blessitt, Dru Brooke-Taylor, John Budd, Tony Cook, Anne Crowe, Stephen Curtis, Andy Davis, Lee Gardiner, John Hansford, Higgy, Adrian Hockey, Mike Jackson, Iris Langson, Andy Middleton, Nigel Milbourne, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Dan White, Denise Whittle, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Thursday, 15 February 2018

15-02-18 Thursday - Spotted Redshank

Temp 6 to 8℃. Good bright day, a few showers early, very wet underfoot. 16mm, 6", of rain last 3 days

Scaup
Red Kite
Spotted Redshank
Glaucous Gull, (14th, Little Gull, Med Gull)
Merlin
Ring-necked Parakeet
Brambling, Hawfinch, Siskin


15-2-18 Greylag Goose, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, 14th:
1st-winter Little Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull

Hawkesbury, Starveal Lane, c 1500:
1 Red Kite

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
4 Canada Geese, 80 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 180 Wigeon, 160 Teal, 7 Goosander (13th), 6 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 9 Oystercatcher, 14 Lapwing, 18 Grey Plover, 8 Ringed Plover, 130 Curlew, 32 Turnstone, 18 Knot, 1700 Dunlin, 260 Redshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 400 BH Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 10 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit

Backwell Lake:
Afternoon: 1 Little Egret
About 16.45: 2 Great White Egrets flew in to roost on the island
17.24 to 17.45: At least 24 Little Egrets came to the island roost quickly disappearing into the bushes

Kenn Moor:
73 Mute Swan, 4 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 2 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 5 Deer

Weston-super-Mare:
? 1 w Glaucous Gull
15-2-18 Blackcaps, Langford (David Goodliffe)
Langford:
4m 3f Blackcap, 1 Starling, 1 f Blackbird, 2 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 4m 2f Bullfinch, 2 m/f Siskin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, town:
Hawfinch
15-2-18 Chaffinch, Willsbridge (Vera Carpenter)
Willsbridge, Siston Brook, St Anne's Church, Oldland:
Red Kite (c 1130), 4 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 1 Goldcrest
St Anne's: 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Hawfinch

RESERVOIRS:

Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
8 Goldeneye
15-2-18 Mistle Thrush, Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Woodford:
2 Scaup, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch

15-2-18 Lapwing, Herons Green (Simon Mackie)
Herons Green:
28 Canada Geese, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 31 Lapwing

Moreton:
4 Goldeneye, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Bullfinch

Chew Valley Ringing Station:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Brambling, 1 Siskin


15-2-18 Shelduck, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:
18 Canada Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 7 Shelduck, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail

Out of Avon:
15-2-18 Mandarin, Cheddar Res (Geoff Daniels)
St Georges Flower Bank is having a Quiz, 1st May, to raise money. Poster pdf available, details

Reports: Vera Carpenter, Geoff Daniels, David Goodliffe, Peter Hazelwood, Higgy, Simon Mackie, Rob P, Phil Quinn, Matt Rogers, Harvey Rose, Ian Stapp, Mike Thomas, Dan White, Denise Whittle, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

14-2-18 Valentines Day - Kestrel

Temp 0 to 8℃. Rain 3 mm. "The weather was dire, never seen a landscape so devoid of life"

Kestrel
Short-eared Owl
Hawfinch
Marsh Tit

BRISTOL

Henleaze:
Brambling on the feeder today and Tawny Owl calling tonight.


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Mediterranean Gull
13-2-18 Short-eared Owl, Aust (Simon Cubbage)
Aust:
1 Little Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl

14-2-18 Blackcap, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)
Almondsbury garden:
1 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

13-2-18 Marsh Tit, Marshfield (Denise Whittle)
Marshfield:
1 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Hawfinch

Out of Avon
Bradford-on-Avon: pair Goosander

Have a look, flowerbank.org.uk  have a quiz coming up in aid of the flowerbank, Bob Buck is the champion

Reports: Vera Carpenter, Nigel Coldicott, Simon Cubbage, Peter Hazelwood, Dan Hill, Jean Oliver, Chris Pocock, Denise Whittle

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

13-2-18 Tuesday

Strong wind and rain early morning gradually brightening, but cold, by mid-afternoon.

Short-eared Owls (Twitter: @LesWilliams1956, @adsrawson for super photos) Cattle Egret and Hawfinch still about


BRISTOL

Coombe Dingle:
Garden: 4 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock,
4 Blackbird, 2 Collared Dove, + frogspawn
The Dingle: 2 Bullfinch

Filton:
c.200 Jackdaw (in pairs flying north-east over BS7 0RT – roosting round Latteridge?)
 
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Mediterranean Gull, 100 + mixed Common and BH Gull

Aust Warth:
Short-eared Owl

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl (calling)

Bristol airport:
45 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe

Backwell Lake:
4 Canada Goose, 20 Mute Swan, 7 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 or possibly 2 Great White Egret, 9 Little Egret, 6 Cormorant, Water Rail

13-2-18 Great White Egret (Robin Martin)
Taken in low light
Weston-Super-Mare:
Town Quarry: 2 Peregrine ( m came in with prey and passed it to f), 1 Raven

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge:
2/3 Hawfinch, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (St Anne's Church)

Bradford on Avon:
3 Goosander (2m, 1f)

RESERVOIRS:

Chew Valley Lake

Lakeside: BOC walk
1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting,
3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Treecreeper, Water Rail (heard), 100+ Fieldfare, 9 Redwing

Villice:
8 Wigeon, 30 Pochard, 4 Scaup, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Kestrel

Stratford:
1 Cattle Egret, 7 Little Egret

Reports: Chris Pocock, Trevor Riddle, Alastair Fraser, Anne Crowe, Paul Bowerman, Peter Hazlewood, Lois Price, Christopher Teague, Adrian Hockey, Robin Martin, Chris Stone, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

12-2-18 Monday - Great White Egret

Temp 0 to 7℃. Cold west wind again, nice and bright in the Sun, with a light shower or two

Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Cattle Egret
Great White Egret
Short-eared Owl
Merlin
Ring-necked Parakeet
Chiffchaff 
Brambling, Hawfinch, Siskin

12-2-18 Hawfinch, St Anne's (Adam Rawson)
BRISTOL

Brandon Hill:
1 m Blackcap, 30 Redwing, Blackbird and Song Thrush singing

Fishponds:
1 m Blackcap

Stockwood Open Space:
9 Magpie, 4 Crow, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 20 Blackbird, 25 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 7 Robin, 2 f Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

12-2-18 Merlin, Aust (NSL Birding)
Aust, Cake Pill:
1 Merlin, 1 Short-eared Owl
12-2-18 Reed Bunting, New Passage (Rod Holbrook)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Reed Bunting

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon:
Cannonsgate /Pedder Road: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
Blind Yeo: 15 Goosander

Nailsea, Nowhere Wood.am:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 1 Green Woodpecker calling, 2 Raven, 1 Nuthatch calling, 1 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush

Backwell Lake - dusk watch:
11 Canada Goose, 23 Mute Swan, 17 Tufted Duck, and all into roost, 1 Great White Egret (1st here?), 16 Little Egret, 6 Cormorant

Congresbury Moor:
2 Little Egret, 3 Water Rail, 4 Snipe, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 4 Stonechat

BELOW M4 & BANES

12-2-18 Hawfinch, Marshfield (Denise Whittle)
Marshfield, town:
Hawfinch
12-2-18 Ring-necked Parakeet, St Anne's (Adam Rawson)
Willsbridge, Siston Brook, St Anne's Church, Oldland:
Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper, 3 Hawfinch, 1 f Bullfinch

Saltford:
1 Grey Heron, 6 Buzzard, 300 BH + Common + LBB Gull (one field with 4 of the Buzzards), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 20 Goldfinch

Paulton:
3 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, 80 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 15 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 35 Linnet, 3 Siskin
SWT:  2 Chiffchaff, 5 Grey Wagtail, 35 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit

RESERVOIRS:

Barrow Tanks:
1 Long-tailed Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret

Blagdon Lake:
1♂ Scaup, 2 Black-necked Grebes, 1♀Kestrel, 200 Fieldfares, 1♀Brambling

12-2-18 Buzzard, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
3 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander

Woodford:
7 Goldeneye, 1 Buzzard, 2 GBB Gull, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Dunnock, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Goldfinch

Herons Green:
28 Canada Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven
12-2-18 Reed Bunting, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
6 Goldeneye, 1 Great White Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

Stratford Lane:
1 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret

Herriotts:
12 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, 3 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail

St Georges Flower Bank is having a Quiz, 1st May, to raise money. Poster pdf available, details

Reports: Jon Angell, Teresa Chard, Chris Craig, Stephen Curtis, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Bob Hindle, Rod Holbrook, John Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Trevor Riddle, Steve Sanins, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Mike Thomas, Denise Whittle, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Sunday, 11 February 2018

11-02-18 Sunday - Teal

Temp 0 to 10℃. Bright Sunshine with a cold blustery wind, blue sky and fast moving white clouds

11-2-18 Ring-necked Parakeet, St Anne's (Martin Sprake)
One of six birds at St Anne's!
Teal
Short-eared Owl
Ring-necked Parakeet
Siskin
Corn Bunting

BRISTOL
11-2-18 Canada Geese, Duchess Lake (Patrick Richards)
Duchess Lake:
2 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 12 Feral Pigeon, 22 Woodpigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 8 Magpie, 28 Jackdaw, 5 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 3m 3f Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Robin, 9 Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 11 Goldfinch

11-2-18 Kingfisher, Eastville Park (Jason Williams)
Eastville Park:
Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush

11-2-18 Redshank, Sea Mills (Jon Mortin)
Sea Mills, River Avon:
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Dunlin, 20 Redshank

St Andrews Park:
40 Redwing

Stockwood Open Space:
2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2m 1f Bullfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

11-2-18 Peregrine, OPS (Ginger Birder)
Oldbury Power Station:
1 Peregrine
11-2-18 Short-eared Owl, Aust (Martin Sprake)
Aust, Cake Pill:
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Short-eared Owl

11-2-18 Fieldfare, New Passage (John Martin)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
102 Shelduck, 16 Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, Redshank, 120 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing

Rockhampton, nr Thornbury:
1 Green Sandpiper

NORTH SOMERSET

11-2-18 Common Gull, Backwell lake (Robin Martin)
Backwell Lake:
6 Canada goose, 24 Mute Swan, 1 Muscovy Duck 1 m Shoveler, 2 Gadwall,18 Mallard, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 5 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 3 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 70 BH Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 4 Wren, 1 singing Song Thrush, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch (m&f)

Uphill:
1 Peregrine over beach

11-2-18 Siskin, Langford (David Goodliffe)
Langford:
3m 4f Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 1 f Chaffinch, 3m 5f Bullfinch, 8 Goldfinch, 1 m Siskin

BELOW M4 & BANES

11-2-18 Corn Bunting, Marshfield (Craig Lewis)
Marshfield, Rushmead:
12 Red-legged Partridge, 200 Golden Plover afar, 100+ Linnet, 30 Corn Bunting

11-2-18 Buzzard, Willsbridge (Chris @avglochris)
Willsbridge, Siston Brook, Oldland:
4 Buzzard, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet

11-2-18 Linnet, NSL (NSL Birding)
Newton St Loe:
1 Mute Swan, 84 Teal (new record), 1 m Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 8 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 40 BH Gull, 75 Common Gull, 1 Kestrel, 5 Skylark, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 150 Linnet, 8 Yellowhammer

11-2-18 Peregrine, Bath (BUPP)
Falcon takes in the scene
Pensford, Lords Wood:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 3 Crow, 6 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin

Paulton:
1 Buzzard, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Raven, 60 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 3 Skylark

RESERVOIRS:

Blagdon Lake, 9th:
3 Barnacle Geese, 63 Wigeon, 1 m Scaup, 7 Goosanders, 2 Black-necked Grebes, 1 Blackcap

11-2-18 Siskin, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
4 Goldeneye, 1 Common Sandpiper

Woodford:
5 Goldeneye, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Song Thrush, 30+ Chaffinch, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin 

Herons Green:
2 Goldeneye, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 75+ Starling

11-2-18 Great-Spotted Woodpecker, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
11 Goldeneye, 1 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 10 Blackbird, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Bullfinch, 5 Siskin

Herriotts:
6 Shelduck, 1 Pintail, 2 Reed Bunting

Out of Avon
Presumed Gyr Falcon, on post 300 mtrs on right down from Miners Arms to Cheddar B road at 13.19
Flew off towards rifle ranges and Burrington

Urban peregrines - by Ed Drewitt, School of Biological Sciences, on 22 February 2018, 7.30 - 9.00 PM
Public Lecture in association with the Friends of the Botanic Garden at
The Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL

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