Open Space: 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Fieldfare, 2 resident Stonechat, 20 Goldfinch, 8 Bullfinch.
Whitefield Allotments: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Archer). There have been a few sightings around Easton/St George over past couple of months, so perhaps the same bird on tour.
Eastville Park (Bristol):
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper.
Bristol City Centre:
|2/2/16 Wood Duck (Robert Hargreaves)|
still at the duck pond
Coalpit Heath:1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 18 Magpie, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Bullfinch, 4 Yellowhammer.
Moorend: 2 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail.
1 Greylag Goose, 60+ Canada Goose, 1 db brent Goose, 8 Mute Swan, 32 Shelduck, 450 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 120 Lapwing, 180 Curlew.
Sandy Lane end: 1 fly-through garden Sparrowhawk.
Battery Pt: 3 Purple Sandpiper.
Marina: 8 Mute Swan, 20 Canada Goose.
Newton St Loe:
11 Goosander, 2 Buzzard, 6 Common Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 30 Redwing, 1 Stonechat.
Little Egret: 19 birds into roost by 5.15pm, a new lake record (Mike Thomas). Afterwards, Mike went to the pub to celebrate and on his return to the lake after closing time, there were another 57 birds....
Other stuff, 17 Mute Swan, 13 Canada Goose, 5 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 1 Grey Heron, 150 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 5 Goldfinch.
3 Black-necked Grebe (Wood Bay).
1 Greylag Goose, 12 Barnacle Goose, 21 Shelduck, 2 Scaup, 12 Goldeneye, 2 Buzzard, 20 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Bullfinch.
Gull roost: 1 adult Mediterranean Gull this evening.
Nunnery: Pike fishing is on so you can drive up to the car park until 7 Feb. Then again, 15-21 Feb.
Trout fishing starts 17 March when everything will be open.
The lake is full with water flowing over the overspill at the dam. Pike fishing season started today so quite a bit of boat activity.
|2/2/16 Green Sandpiper (Ian Stapp)|
regular and reliable along the Moreton track recently
Reports: Andrew Archer, Teresa Chard, Lee Gardiner, Robert Hargreaves, Adrian Hockey, Dave Nevitt, Karin Rhodes, John Rickard, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Mike Thomas, Mrs Trellis, Lauren & Wayne Tucker, BL birds, severnsidebirds.