Friday, 2 December 2016

2nd Dec '16 Friday - Eider Duck

Very dull and cold today (enough to make birders moan after a run of glorious days)

Eider Duck and Common Scoter at Sand Point
Jack Snipe at Congresbury Moor
Still lots of Great White Egret in the area
Water Pipit at Chew
2-12-16 Female Eider at Sand Point (Paul Bowyer)
Bristol, Eastville Park:
Male Wigeon (in the river at Eastville Park this morning. Flew off over the frozen lake.), 10 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch,
1 Treecreeper, 1 Chiffchaff

Oldbury coast, yacht club saftie:
30 Canada Goose, 28 Wigeon, 1 Kestrel, 8 Lapwing, 18 Dunlin, 8 Curlew, 12 Redshank, 12 Redwing

Oldbury on Severn village: 
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 GS Woodpecker, by the Anchor pub saftie

Severn Beach Orchard Pools am:
2 Water Rail (very vocal here recently), 1 Cetti's Warbler

New Passage:
2-12-16 Skylark on the beach at New Passage (Lisa Presland)

A Black Redstart (at Congresbury churchyard at 1315 - perching on the gravestones)

Congresbury Moor:
Levels bird survey (extracts): 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 6 Goldcrest, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 31 Fieldfare, 136 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch.

Blind Yeo, Clevedon:
2 Great White Egret

2-12-16 One of the  two Great White Egret on the Blind Yeo at Clevedon (Jason Williams)
Sand Point:
Female Eider (close in off shore) , 4 f Common Scoter (offshore), 5 Golden Plover (over)

Keynsham Park:
1 drake Mandarin Duck, 1 Kingfisher
2-12-16 The un-ringed, fully winged, but tame Drake Mandarin at Keynsham Park, Bristol this afternoon in awful light. ISO 3500 (Lee Gardiner)

Weston Lock, Bath:
Yellow-browed Warbler (could over-winter. View from the towpath, north bank of the river, toward the island).

Stanton Wick:
2 Buzzard (1 in a field with 100+ Rooks & Crows & Jackdaws other on power pole)

Blagdon Lake:
12 Bewick's Swans, 7 Goosander, 14 Great White Egret, 25 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Stonechat

Chew Valley Lake:
3 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 3 Little Grebe.
2 Stonechat (rough grass by the lodge), 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Bunting, 4 Robins, 
2 Song Thrush, 10+ Redwing (orchard) 
Herons' Green:
2 Goosander, 1 Buzzard (the white one), 5 Long-tailed Tit (pond side hedge), 1 Stonechat

2-12-16 Buzzard "The White One" at Herons' Green (Ian Stapp)

2-12-16 Long-tailed Tit at Herons' Green (Ian Stapp)
4 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye,  1 Buzzard, 100+ Crows / Jackdaws (field apposite drive way in),  2 Song Thrush, 12+ Fieldfare (drive), 1 male Blackcap, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 30+ Chaffinch
7 Great White Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Pipit
13 Pintail, 9 Shelduck, 1 Goldeneye (male in the channel), 1 Goosander (female in the channel),  3 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 3 Reed Bunting

Reports: Paul Bowyer, Allan Chard, Lee Gardiner, Brian Gibbs, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Page, Lisa Presland, Trevor Riddle, Steven Sanins, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Mrs Trellis, Jason Williams,  blagdonlakebirds,