Monday, 5 December 2016

5th Dec '16 Monday - Common Scoter

Gloomy, dank day

16 Common Scoter on the Yeo Estuary
Eider Duck at Weston-Super-Mare
Great White Egret on the coast at Clevedon and at Chew and Blagdon

5-12-16 Kestrel flushing birds out "Merlin" style at Portbury Wharf (Paul Milo Milsom)

Bristol, Stoke Bishop:
Blackcap on feeder in garden - first of the winter, also 11 Redwings and 5 Mistle Thrushes (very unusual in the garden)

Bristol, Stockwood Open Spaces:
Great Spotted Woodpecker,  2 Jay, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing (fewer than 2015), 3 Bullfinch,
15+ Goldfinch, 1 Goldcrest, 16 Linnet, 2 Chaffinch

Oldbury Power Station:
30 Fieldfare in the orchard, 25+ Blackbird and 10+ Song Thrush around. (No Black Redstarts since Thursday.)

Aust Warth:
1 Water Rail (in the ditch by the sheepfields this afternoon)

Pilning Wetland, Northwick Warth and environs:

28 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck. Record count of 556 Black-tailed Godwit with a few Knot and Dunlin on the Wetland. 3 Tufted Duck, a few Gadwall, Teal and Coot. 2 Little Grebe and lots of Wigeon. One little owl. Flock of circa 50 mixed Fieldfare and Redwing along seawall.
5-12-16 Fieldfare at Northwick Warth (Tony Scott)

(This afternoon Mrs Trellis) 3 Lapwing, 130 Dunlin, 340+ Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Curlew. 330 Wigeon, 85 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk (chasing thrushes), 1 Kestrel, c.80 mixed Fieldfare/Redwing in the hedges.

5-12-16 Some of the Black-tailed Godwit (Mrs Trellis)
Feeding energetically at Northwick Warth this afternoon 

Kestrel, Redwing

5-12-16 Redwing at Portbury Wharf (Paul Milo Milsom)

1Waxwing (reported by Will Dommett aged 12)

Clevedon to Yeo Estuary:
10 Barnacle Goose, 145 Shelduck, 285 Wigeon, 155 Teal, 16 Common Scoter (Yeo Estuary), 2 Great White Egret (Blind Yeo), 2 Merlin, 2 Peregrine, 25 Oystercatcher, 55 Grey Plover, 175 Lapwing, 35 Knot, 1250 Dunlin, 3 Common Snipe, 220 Curlew, 360 Redshank, 67 Turnstone, 4 Raven, 50 Skylark, 2250 Starling (most at Channel View Farm), 325 Fieldfare, 400 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 4 Rock Pipit, 5 Bullfinch, 9 Reed Bunting

Wain's Hill to Yeo Estuary:
High Tide visit between 0830-1200
Barnacle Goose: In fields between Sea Wall & Channel View FarmCommon ScoterSingle flock at Yeo EstuaryGreat White Egret: At Blind Yeo

Weston-Super-Mare, Marine Lake:
1 female Eider

Blagdon Lake:
12 Bewick's Swans, 12  Goosanders,  9 Great White Egrets, 18 Little Egrets, 2 Green Sandpipers, 10 Northern Pintails 

Chew Valley Lake:
4 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 40+ Redwing (feeding on trees by the road outside the picnic site)
118 Canada Goose, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Ravens, 1 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Song Thrush,
4 Bullfinch (car park 2m 2f),
Herons' Green:
2 Goosander, 2 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail (pond)    

5-12-16 Great White Egret (Ian Stapp)
Standing out in the gloom at Chew 

4 Canada Goose (up-ending to eat - don't see them doing that often, usually in a field eating grass), 1 Goosander, 
1 Goldeneye, 1 Buzzard,  1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 
1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Water Pipit, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Cetti's Warbler

5-12-16 Canada Goose (Ian Stapp)
Up-ending for something good to eat at Moreton 
2 Great White Egret, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Pipit
Herriot's Bridge:
2 Goosander, 1 Goldeneye, 10 Shelduck, 8 Pintail, 2 Little Grebe,  2 Great Black-backed Gull

Reports: Teresa Chard, Trevor Ford,  Paul Milo Milsom, Steve Sanins, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Roger White, blagdonlakebirdsopsbirding