Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Sightings 27/1/16

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27/1/16 Lesser Black-backed gull (Gill Sapsed)
Eastville Park, Bristol
Stockwood (Bristol):
Open Space: 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Stonechat, 30 Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch.

Bishopsworth (Bristol):
Crox Bottom: 16 Robin, 2 Song Thrush, 15 Redwing, 7 Goldfinch.
Manor Woods: 2 Teal, 21 Magpie, 12 Robin, 1 Song Thrush.

Clifton Downs (Bristol):
Seawalls: 1 flyover Peregrine this morning, close encounter for the observer.

Pond: The Wood Duck still present.

Kingsgate Park: 6 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Redwing, 70 Goldfinch.
Harescombe: 1 Brambling, on the garden feeders.

New Passage-Northwick:
Mostly Pilning wetland stuff, 20 Gadwall, 120 Teal, 30 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 300 Lapwing, 200 Dunlin, 130 curlew, 60 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher.

Severn Beach:
120 Turnstone.

Abbots Leigh:
Sandy Lane: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit.

Battery Pt: 3 Purple Sandpiper.

North Weston:
27/1/16 Sparrowhawk (Melvin Hedges)
Congresbury Moor:
1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 14 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 50 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing.

Weston Bay/Axe Est:
Low Tide count: 12 Shelduck, 36 Wigeon, 61 Teal, 25 Mallard, 81 Oystercatcher, 860 Lapwing, 550 Dunlin, 14 Curlew, 322 Redshank.
Other stuff, 1 singing Blackcap in sea buckthorn in Weston Bay.

Newton St Loe:
Lake: 13 Goosander.

3 Greylag Goose new, hilltop paddock. Origins unknown.

Blagdon Lake:
25 Goldeneye (Pipe Bay), 4 Goosander, 3 Black-necked Grebe (as usual).

Planet Chew:
Heron's Green: 24 Little Egret, in the usual wet field to the south-side of the pool.
Nunnery: 15 Barnacle Goose, 2 adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost.
Other stuff, 3 Goosander, 1 Green Sandpiper.
(1/1/16) Black-headed Gull TU3V (Ian Stapp)
Trapped as an immature bird in Poland 5/6/14 and photographed here at Chew 1/1/16 by Ian.

Reports: Adrian Adams, Paul Bowyer, Teresa Chard, Nick Cryer, Sean Davies, Lee Gardiner, Melvin Hedges, Dave Nevitt, Karin Rhodes, Trevor Riddle, Anita Teague, Brian Thompson, Mrs Trellis, Dan White, BL birds, severnsidebirds.