Thursday, 8 December 2016

8th Dec '16 Thursday - Eider still

Mild again, a wet start for some at least but brightening up a bit later.

As for reports, a quiet day with no sightings from the lake sites and so no great white egrets!

The female Eider still on Marine Lake, Weston-supper-Mare. Much closer today allowing for some nice photos. She was mobbed by gulls at one point but seems to be feeding well.

8-12-16 Eider with lunch (Dave Hughes)
Nice to see closer up but be warned, other long-stayers at this location haven't fared well.
(cf. GN Diver, Avon Bird Report 2012)
30 Redwing over
Sea Mills:
1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 25 Redshank, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

7-12-16 Little Grebe (Vic Savery)
1 of 3 at Three Brooks Nature Reserve yesterday
1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 55 Lapwing, mixed flock of 200+ Jackdaw & Crow, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit

Cake Pill, Aust:
80 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 1 Kestrel, 250 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 8 Meadow Pipit

Pilning Wetland:
1 Egyptian Goose (relocated from Aztec West)

Sand Point:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, 1 Tawny Owl

8-12-16 Eider (Penny, @FegWitch)
Been in the area for about a week now and on the Marine Lake since the 4th
Weston-super-Mare, Marine Lake:
1 ♀ Eider

7-12-16 Rock Pipit (Penny, @FegWitch)
Promenading on W-s-M seafront
Kingston Seymour:
1 Blackcap

35 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 50+ Common Gull, 15+ Blackbird, 75+ Redwing, 30+ Goldfinch, 6 Yellowhammer

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Rob Capel, Michael Davis, Rob Emery, Martyn Hale, David Hughes, Penny (@FegWitch), Lois Pryce, Mrs Trellis, Wayne Tucker, Vic Savery,  nslbirding, severnsidebirds