Friday, 9 December 2016

9th Dec '16 Friday - Golden Plover

Mild, breezy with some sunny intervals.

350+ Golden Plover at Pennsylvania

9-12-16 Lonely Wigeon in the field at Stoke Park (Allan Chard)
Bristol, Easton:
1 Cormorant, c.35 Fieldfare, c.150 Redwing (All overhead with all the thrushes heading in a SSW direction - seems to be quite a bit of movement going on this morning.)

Bristol: Stoke Park:
1 Buzzard, 2 Raven, male and female Stonechat, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Wigeon

9-12-16 Male and female Stonechat at Stoke Park this afternoon (Martin Tayler)
Bristol, Finzell's Reach:
1 Peregrine (watching the bridge building)

Tytherington Nature Reserve:
1 Goldcrest. 1 Peregrine,1 Buzzard and 3 Raven overhead

9-12-16 Goldcrest at Tytherington Nature Reserve ( Dan White)
New Passage:
1 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk (a full set!), 1 Grey Wagtail.

Bradley Stoke:
Little Grebe, Water Rail

9-12-16 Little Grebe at Bradley Stoke (Vic Savery)
4 Common Buzzard, c  350 Golden Plover, c.400 Lapwing  (in field opposite Tollgate Tea Room, A46, Dyrham)

Lansdown Racecourse, Bath:
Male Merlin took a Linnet and Peregrine failing to catch Fieldfare

Weston-Super-Mare, Marine Lake:
Juv Common Eider
9-12-16 Juvenile Eider Duck showing its whitish axillaries (Jeff Hazell)

Chew Valley Lake:
2 Buzzards
Big waves on the dam wall.
2 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye
Herons' Green:
1 Buzzard (the white one), 1 Water Rail (pond), 1 Snipe (pond), 6 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret,  50+ Starlings
3 Water Pipit (showing very well & close to the hide in the water channel), 6 Meadow Pipit, 
1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Scaup(m), 1 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Sparrowhawk, 
2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 12+ Long-tailed Tit

9-12-16 Water Pipit at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
9 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher
Back of Denny Island:
5 Bewick's (family party 2+ 3) (Probably from Blagdon)
1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great White Egret, 6+ Barnacle Geese with many Canada Geese, 
1 Grey Wagtail
9-12-16 Common Sandpiper at Villice (George Stacey)
Reports: Derek John Angell, Dan @twit1144, Michael Davis, Jeff Hazell, David Hughes, Lisa Presland, Vic Savery, Richard Scantlebury, George Stacey,  Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler