Friday, 23 December 2016

23rd Dec '16 Friday - Storm Barbara

Dull morning, wet and windy afternoon

Local birders have clearly been satiated by the sightings of the Blyth's Pipit at Blagdon Lake or put off by the windy weather; so very few reports today.

Stockwood Open Spaces:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Blackbird, 6 Fieldfare, 30+ Goldfinch

Severn Beach:
Storm Barbara arrived here early afternoon and produced a flock of 60 Kittiwakes within an hour

Garden visitors included 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and one each of Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper and Bullfinch.

Clevedon, St.John's School:
1 Peregrine over this am. Pigeon flock from local loft in a panic!

1 f Eider having a swim on the incoming tide off Knightstone Island this morning

Lower Woods:
3 Kestrels, 2 Raven, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, some Redwing/Fieldfare, 3 Nuthatch, Bullfinch

23-12-16 One of three Kestrels at Lower Woods (Dan @twit1144)

Blagdon Lake:
Blyths's Pipit still in Wood Bay, just east of small copse at 0940

An appeal from Blagdon Lake Birds
Chew Valley Lake:
1 Ring-necked Duck again off the East Shore viewable on the Bittern Trail from the remnants of the vandalised BK Hide.
Also ad Mediterranean Gull and ad sum plum Yellow-legged Gull in the roost.
And for those going to North Wales for Christmas. Try St Asaph 

22-12-16 Waxwing (Pete Blanchard)

Reports: Pete Blanchard, Paul Bowerman, Teresa Chard, John Croxton, Adrian Hockey, Paul Marshall, Brian Thompson, NigelMilbourne, Keith Vinicombe, Dan White,blagdonlakebirdsnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG