Monday, 1 February 2016

Sightings 1/2/16

Black-headed Heron & Pied Kingfisher (Bob Brewer)
Bob is still overwintering in Africa. He said he is not coming back until the first Sand Martin appears at Planet Chew.

Very strong winds in the estuary all day but only producing Kittiwake of note.

St Andrews (Bristol):
Park: 2 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Goldfinch.

Eastville Park (Bristol):
1 Firecrest again. near Wickham bridge, along the walled lane at the edge of the clearing.

Stapleton (Bristol):
1/2/16 Peregrine (Allan Chard)
1 or 2 regular here in recent weeks
1/2/16 Redpoll (Anita Teague)
Harescombe garden today
Moorend: 1 Sparrowhawk (attacking a Dipper), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail.
1/2/16 Dipper (Dan White)
Duck pond: 1 Wood Duck still.

Oldbury Power Station:
c.300 Kittiwake roosting on the estuary here this evening (Pete Hazelwood). Very unusual event.

New Passage-Northwick:
1 Gannet, 1 Peregrine.
1/2/16 db Brent Goose (John Martin)
Severn Beach:
1 Kestrel, 120 Dunlin, 150 Turnstone, 54 Kittiwake.
1/2/16 Kittiwake (Lee Gardiner)
these off shaft rocks
Abbots Leigh:
Sandy Lane end: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Coal Tit.

Portbury Wharf:
Pools: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 112 Wigeon, 21 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 34 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, 10 Little Grebe, 23 Lapwing, 12 Snipe plus 1 Chiffchaff along Wharf Lane.
1/2/16 Snipe (Mrs Trellis)
in front of the D'Arcy hide this afternoon
Battery Pt: 6 Purple Sandpiper, 2 fly-by Kittiwake.
Boating Lake: 3 Mute Swan, the Greylag Goose, 1 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck.
Springfield Rd: 10 Long-tailed Tit.

Willsbridge Mill:
2 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail.

Blagdon Lake:
1/2/16 Black-necked Grebe, Wood Bay (Brian Thompson)
The long-staying trio, though one or more BNG has been recorded here since October 2015

Reports: Adrian Adams, Allan Chard, Teresa Chard, Lee Gardiner, John Martin, Jon Mortin, Karin Rhodes, John Rickard, Nigel Sluman, Chris Stone, Larry Sweetland, Paul Taylor, Anita Teague, Brian Thompson, Mrs Trellis, Dan White, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.