Wednesday, 21 December 2016

21st Dec '16 Wednesday - Blyth's Pipit

Mild, breezy with a few showers around

21-12-16 Blyth's Pipit (James Packer)
Been about for a week now, though ID only confirmed on the 19th
The Blyth's Pipit still about - see Blagdon Birds for more details, including access arrangements.
Yellow-browed Warbler still in Eastville Park along the river towards Colston Weir
Black Redstarts in Weston and Oldbury

Eastville Park:
1 Yellow-browed Warbler

20-12-16 Yellow-browed Warbler (Paul Milsom)
General consensus is YBW, but Hume's not entirely ruled out - more observers needed!
Stockwood Open Space:
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 30+ Goldfinch, 6 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch

Oldbury Power Station to Sailing Club:
120 Wigeon, 1 Moorhen, 350-400 Lapwing, 35 Curlew, 200 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 8 Redshank, 1 Raven,  1 Goldcrest, 25 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 1 Black Redstart (OPS jetty), 3 Stonechat, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Bullfinch
21-12-16 Short-eared Owl (Mrs Trellis)
Out hunting at Aust Wharf this afternoon
Littleton Brick Pits:
Very quiet ringing session this morning with only 15 birds processed, 11 of which were re-traps.
Also about were 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch

Aust Wharf:
1 Short-eared Owl

Pilning Wetland:
2 Peregrine, Knot, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit

21-12-16 Mixed wader flock (Paul Bowerman)
Pilning Wetland
Weston-Super-Mare, Police Station:
1 Black Redstart

Blagdon Lake:
3 Bewick's Swan, 8 Great White Egret, 1 Little Stint, 1 Blyth's Pipit

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Teresa Chard, Mark Coller, Michael Davis, Trevor Ford, Peter Hazelwood, Nigel Milbourne, Paul Milsom, James Packer, Lois Pryce, Larry Sweetland, Mrs Trellis, blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG