Monday, 19 December 2016

19th Dec '16 Monday - Blyth's Pipit

Started mild cloudy and deteriorated

Yellow-browed Warbler sp in Eastville Park
Barn Owl at Ingleston Common
Black Redstart at Portishead and Clevedon Pier
BLYTH'S PIPIT at Blagdon, and Mediterranean Gull

19-12-16 Blyth's Pipit at Blagdon (Nigel Milbourne)
Bifield Road, Stockwood:
2 ♀+♂ Blackcap
Eastville Park:
Numerous Goldcrest, large Tit flock, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler sp still there today. Still stubbornly silent and stubbornly too high in canopy to accurately assess plumage tones and bare part colours. Could really do with more people looking for it!

19-12-16 Yellow-browed Warbler sp (Rich Scantlebury)
Looking for more help to confirm id
Pilning Weland/Northwick Warth, 18/12/16:
34 Canada Geese, many Wigeon and Teal, 10 Gadwall, 14 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck,
1 Little Egret, 350 Lapwing, 140 Knot, 240 Dunlin, 50+ Snipe, 4 Jack Snipe, 400+ Black-tailed Godwits, 120 Curlew, 80 Redshank

New Passage:
1 Goldcrest, 1 f Bullfinch

Ingleston Common, 14.10:
1 Barn Owl hunting

Gloucester County Ground, Bishopston:
Raven calling from the floodlights. A pair last week displaying over the ground.

Portishead, Lockside Square:
1 f/juv Black Redstart in trees around the top of square

18-12-16 Black Redstart at Clevedon Pier (Howard Taffs)
Seen again by the Dommett brothers today 
Clevedon pier, 3pm:
Black Redstart (The Dommett brothers)

Henleaze garden:
1 f Blackcap

Paulton, fields East of, p.m:
1 Buzzard, 350 Common Gull, 50 BH Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Skylark, 9 Blackbird, 2 Pied Wagtail, 19 Meadow Pipit

19-12-16 Blyth's Pipit (Nigel Milbourne)
Long legged and Robin stance, check out the coverts, pale flanks
Blagdon Lake WeBS:
13 Mute Swans, 3 Bewick's Swans, 53 Canada Geese, 49 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, 453 Teal, 338 Mallard, 6 Pintail, 30 Shoveler, 93 Pochard, 255 Tufted Ducks, 6 Goldeneye, 18 Goosanders,
273 Cormorants, 38 (record) Little Egrets, 9 Great White Egrets, 29 Grey Herons, 19 Little Grebes,
95 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Buzzard, 73 Moorhen, 850 Coots, 13 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper,
1 ad Mediterranean Gull

1 Blyth's Pipit since last Wednesday. Identity clinched today. (Nigel Milbourne, Keith Vinicombe) Access information. This is a permit only private site and parking will need to be managed. See Blagdon Lake Birds, Nigel Milbourne will arrive at the lake around 0800hrs and look for the bird. If he finds it, he will 'Tweet' out the news. Depending on numbers they may have to limit parking to the fishing lodge car park, apart from birders not be able to walk to it. It is anticipated they will allow cars in via the fishing lodge gate from Blagdon village. Permits are £4 for the day and may be used at all Bristol Reservoirs on the day. Please follow onsite instructions because we need to be mindful of  Bristol Water operations and not impede their access.

19-12-16 Goosander (Ian Stapp)
Female fishing in the channel at Herriotts
Chew Valley Lake:
Bittern Trail;
5 Bewick's Swan, 6 Goosanders, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Goldcrest
Many Canada Geese, 10 Barnacle Geese, 2 m&f Goldeneye

19-12-16 Barnacle Geese at Woodford (George Stacey)
Herons Green:
2 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 5 Great White Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, 9 House Sparrows, 2 Reed Bunting
4 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 3 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting
1 Water Pipit
Chew Valley Ringing, weekend's catch totals: 
40 new, 56 retraps. 3 new Chiffchaff. 1 new Teal
Herriots Bridge:
16 Shelduck, 5 Pintail, 1 Goldeneye, 11 Goosander (+ 1f fishing in the channel), 2 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 3 Reed Bunting

19-12-16 Reed Bunting at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Roger Bingham, Geoff Daniels, Pete Dommett & Tom Dommett, aged 8, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Dave Horlick, Andy Middleton, Nigel Milbourne, Richard Scantlebury, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Keith Vinicombe, Dan White, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, severnsidebirds