Saturday, 9 January 2016

Sightings 9/1/16

Avon Bird Report 2015:
Harvey Rose, the Editor is looking for photos for the Report. If you have any that you think might be suitable, please can you forward them to him. Thanks.
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Amazing Migrations 2 Feb 7.30pm at The White Hart, Littleton-on-Severn BS35 1NR
Illustrated talk by Ed Drewitt, naturalist, broadcaster looking at bird migration along the river Severn. Every winter thousands of birds arrive on the Severn Estuary. Discover the amazing facts behind where have they come from and where they go to when Spring arrives. 
More details: HERE.

Stoke Park (Bristol):
3 Stock Dove, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting.

Bishopsworth (Bristol):
Crox Bottom: 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher.

Eastville (Bristol):
River Frome: 1 Dipper.
9/1/16 Dipper (Lee Gardiner)
regular here in the park now along with Kingfisher and Otter....
Clifton (Bristol):
Percival Rd: 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 5 Greenfinch, garden feeders.
All Saints Rd: 1 Firecrest (Nathan Guttridge).
9/1/16 Firecrest (Nathan Guttridge)
nice garden tick
Bishopston (Bristol):
Kings Ave: 2 flyover Raven.
Surrey Rd: 1 flyover Peregrine, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, 11 Blackbird, 4 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush.

Rushmead/Down Rd: 20 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, just 3 Skylark, 50 Fieldfare, 50 Chaffinch, 40 Linnet, 70 Yellowhammer, 125 Corn Bunting.

Chipping Sodbury:
Common: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 50+ mixed Fieldfare/Redwing, 100+ Starling, 3 Bullfinch, all mid-morning.

Pond: 1 Wood Duck again.
9/1/16 Wood Duck (special agent Horrocks)
Perhaps last year's bird which was here intermittently 24 Jan - 7 Mar 2015
Oldbury Power Station:
2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail.

Littleton Warth:
LT count: 58 Canada Goose, 285 Wigeon, 355 Teal, 1 Jack Snipe, 465 Dunlin, 250 Curlew, 13 GBB Gull (on a dead fish), 7 Rock Pipit.

New Passage-Northwick:
22 Gadwall, 37 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 20 Redwing, 5+ Water Pipit, 9 Linnet, 1 Brambling, 2 Bullfinch.

Boating Lake: 4 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck.
Marina: 3 Mute Swan, 16 Canada Goose.
Springfield Rd: 1 Blackcap.

Sand Bay:
Beach Rd: Now 2 Dartford Warbler (Adrian Adams). Opposite No.32.

Anchor Head: The Black Redstart still present. Marine lake and Dauncey hotel stretch (Paul Bowyer).

Willsbridge Mill:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Dipper, 1 Nuthatch, 15 Goldfinch.

Newton St Loe:
Park Lake: 10 Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher.

Albert Terrace: 1 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush.

Blagdon Lake:
2 drake Scaup new in (dam), 3 Black-necked Grebe (Wood Bay Pt).

Planet Chew:
Little Egret: 25 at Heron's Green end this afternoon. Mostly in the cow field next to the pool.
Otter: 1 at HG Bay again 12.30-2.15pm, scaring all the ducks.
Other stuff, 2 Scaup, 1 drake Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Goosander, 1 Sparrowhawk (Woodford, caught a blackbird), 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff, 100 Starling.
9/1/16 Buzzard (Mrs Trellis)
record shot of the very pale bird around Heron's Green recently
9/1/16 Goldeneye  & Tufted Duck (Mrs Trellis)
Woodford in the rain this morning
How anyone could get these distinctive black and white drake ducks mixed up is beyond us...

Reports: Adrian Adams, Paul Bowyer, Ken Carruthers, David Esam, Lee Gardiner, Nathan Guttridge, Robert Hargreaves, Chris Johnson, John Martin, Tim McGrath, David Poulton, John Rickard, Chris Stone, Larry Sweetland, Mrs Trellis, Chris Vines, BL birds, opsbirding