Wednesday, 13 December 2017

13th December '17 Wednesday - Hawfinch

Temp 6 to 8˚C. Wind max 19 mph. Dull and rainy most of the day

Hawfinch
13-12-17 Hawfinch in Keynsham Park (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

St Anne’s Church, Oldland:
Hawfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

NORTH SOMERSET

Portsihead. garden:
1 Woodpigeon, 1 m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit,
(1 m) Blackcap, 2 Blackbirds, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 1 f Chaffinch, 9 Greenfinches

Backwell Lake, evening roost, 16.09 and 16.34:
26 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 33 Little Egret

BELOW M4 and BANES

13-12-17 Kingfisher in Keynsham Park (Ian Stapp)
Keynsham Park:
1 Mandarin Duck, 25+ Mallard, 3 Moorhen, lots Feral Pigeons, 1 Kingfisher (under the road bridge), 4 Carrion Crow, 5 Jackdaw, , 6 BH Gull, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 1 Dipper (under the foot bridge), 8 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 5 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2+ House Sparrows (gardens back lane), 5 Pied Wagtail (tennis courts), 40+ Goldfinch, 12+ Siskin, 2 Hawfinch


13-12-17 Dunnock in Keynsham gardem (TtB)
Keynsham garden:
2 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 0 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 0 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 0 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:

13-12-17 BH Gull at Herriotts (Bob Brewer)
Herriotts:
Mallard, BH Gull, Herring Gull

Out of UK
Vera Carpenter in Buenos Aires and Patagonia

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Reports: Bob Brewer, Lisegirl, Ian Stapp, Mike Thomas, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

12th Dec '17 Tuesday

Pleasantly bright, but cold, early on, a bit damper late afternoon

Merlin
Hawfinch
Bearded Tit


BRISTOL

Finzells Reach
1 Peregrine

Brandon Hill:
2 Nuthatch, GS Woodpecker (f), Coal Tit, Jay, Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush

Bradley Stoke:
25 Redwing (Pursey Drive)


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Sheppardine:
2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 11 Teal, c30 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron (roosting in oak trees just inland), 1 Buzzard, c. 25 Curlew (feeding inland), 27 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c80 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, c60 Redwing, 4 Pied Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, c25 Chaffinch, 9 Linnet

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
Ring-necked Parakeet (Lido end Lake Road),
In Garden: 2 Brambling, c 30 Greenfinch, c20 Chaffinch, 2 Siskin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap (f)

Backwell Lake:
1 Goosander (male), 5 Gadwall, 20+ Shoveler, 1 Pochard,  10 Tufted Duck, plenty Mallard
1 Muscovy Duck, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, Coot (a few but not counted), 6 Moorhen
Water Rail (seen + calling from rushes), c100 Black-headed Gull (including one with prominent yellow rings on right leg), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
12/12/17 Pochard and Goosander (Robin Martin)

Weston-Super-Mare:
Hawfinch (heard, Grove Road), Blackcap (first of Winter in garden)

Uphill:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher

Bleadon:
15 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 7 Song Thrush, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard, 1 partial leucistic Blackbird, 1 Sparrowhawk
  Yatton:
Merlin (hunting Meadow Pipits)


BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
2 Hawfinch (Cloud Wood)
5+ Brambling, 4 Reed Bunting (amongst a large flock of finches and Buntings feeding off sunflowers north of Cloud wood, south of Churches Aggregates east of the village).
At Garston farm nearby a flock of 65 Meadow Pipits.

Keynsham:
6 Herring Gull, 4 Feral Pigeons, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Blue Tit
10 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 1 Robin, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch

Midford - Hinton Charterhouse - Twinhoe - Midford
 33 species (all 5 thrushes/all 6 crows)
Wellow Brook  
Little Egret, Hare.

Newton St Loe:
35 Meadow Pipit, 40 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 7 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Goosander, 19 Teal
20 Linnet, 6 Greenfinch, 3 Bullfinch, Grey Heron (garden tick)


RESERVOIRS:

Chew Valley Lake
 
Dam
1 Long-tailed Duck (way out again), 1 L Egret, 2 Raven, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 L Grebe
8 Goosander, 6 Goldeneye, 15+ Redwing, 1 Lesser Blacked-backed Gull (with a ring)

12/12/17 Goldeneye (Bob Brewer)

Bittern Trail
2 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Bewick Swan lots of Meadow Pipits
 
12/12/17 Meadow Pipit (George Stacey)
Back of Denny South end
5 Bewick's Swan

Woodford
68 Canada Goose, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch, 12+ L TT, 8 Goldfinch, 3 Song Thrush, 40+ Redwing & Fieldfare (orchard), 2 Buzzard (orchard), 9 Blackbird
2 G-W Egret, (Villice bay), 2 L Egret, 5 Goosander, 7 Goldeneye
 
Villice
Black-tailed Godwit
12/12/17 Black-tailed Godwit (Bob Brewer)
Heron's Green
3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Stint, 2 Goosander, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 
3 Goldeneye
12/12/17 Common Sandpiper (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Moreton
4 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 3 Goldcrest, 20+ L TT, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Cetti's, 15+ Meadow Pipit
1 Water Pipit, 2 Bearded Tit (M/F), 3 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier (f), 3 Jay, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush
20+ Fieldfare 40+ Redwing
12/12/17 Goldcrest (Ian Stapp)
Stratford
Bearded Tit (calling)

Herriotts
1 Water Rail, 1 G-S Woodpecker, 2 G-W Egret (pond), 15 Pintail (8 pond 7 lake), 5 Goldeneye (lake) 5 L Grebe (3 Pond 2 lake), 1 Goosander (channel), 10 Shelduck (6 pond 4 lake)


Other
Marksbury Maize field
250+ Wood Pigeon



Reports: David Gibbs, Vic Savery, southglosbirds, John Martin, Dave Howes, John Barnett, Robin Martin, Ian Stapp, Roger Joliffe, Lois Price, Shane Pannell, talkingtobears, Raoul Chandrasakera, William Hewitt, Andy Davis, George Stacey, Bob Brewer, Alastair Fraser, Simon Harris blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Monday, 11 December 2017

11th December '17 Monday - Bramblings

Bright and sunny after yesterday's rain/sleet/snow, but very cold.  Few rarities, plenty of photographs.

Snow still lying on the Mendips today (George Stacey)
Little Stint
Bramblings
Meadow Pipit in Stoke Park (Rich Scantlebury)

BRISTOL

Coombe Dingle:
Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch.

Stockwood Open Space:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Wren, 4 Dunnock, 5 Robin, 20+ Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 16 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Long-tailed Tit., 4 Carrion Crow,  f. Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch.

Pair of Stonechats in Stoke Park (Patrick Hardyman Richards)

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Moorhen, 1 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 9 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, pair of Stonechat, 9 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 5 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 3 Goldfinch.

Eastville Park WeBS:

3 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 16 Moorhen, 80 BH Gull, 3 LB Gull, 1 H Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail.

Tawny Owl looking comfortable in Warmley
(Chris Perry)



Warmley Forest Park:
40+ Wood Pigeon, 1 Tawny Owl, 7 Robin, 1 Stonechat, 30+ Fieldfare, 100+ Redwing, 1 Blackcap, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Jay, 15 Magpie, 20 Jackdaw, 15 Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch, 10 Greenfinch, 6 Bullfinch.



Dundry:
"Hundreds" of Redwing moving over Dundry this evening - presumably a hard-weather movement.






SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
c.45 Meadow Pipit (Lagoon 1). 5 Fieldfare, c.105 Redwing (south of Lagoon 2).

Meadow Pipit in the sunshine at Avonmouth (Jon Mortin)
Avonmouth:
15 Meadow Pipit.

Winterbourne:
Barn Owl - first here since Feb 15.


NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
1 Barn Owl, 2 Little Owl, 4 Bullfinch.

Portishead garden:
1 m. Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 3 (1 m) Blackcap.

Backwell Lake:
pair Goosander.

Uphill:
2 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 3 Redwing, 1 Reed Bunting.

Bleadon:
1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Stonechat, 1 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing, 1 partially leucistic Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Reed Bunting.


Starling in Keynsham ('talkingtobears')
BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
2 Brambling in a garden.

Keynsham  (ST6567):
4 Herring Gull, 4 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Blue Tit, 8 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch.


Jay and Bullfinch (Ian Stapp)













Keynsham - Manor Road Woodland:

5 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 60+ Woodpigeon, 2 Green Woodpecker, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Wren, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 30+ Fieldfare, 12+ Redwing, 13 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush,  2 Blackcap (garden feeder), 2 Goldcrest, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 11 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Jay, 11 Magpie, 3 Rook, 30+ Starling,  35+ House Sparrow, 15+ Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 3 Greenfinch, 30+ Goldfinch, 5 Siskin, 6 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting.

Paulton:
1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Song Thrush, 40 Redwing, 2 Jay, 25 Chaffinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Siskin, 50 Goldfinch.

Sewage Works: 11 Meadow Pipit, 40 Pied Wagtail.


RESERVOIRS:

Blagdon Lake WeBS:
43 Mute Swan, 206 Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 74 Wigeon, 78 Gadwall, 460 Teal, 237 Mallard, 2 Pintail, 37 Shoveler, 276 Pochard, 1272 Tufted Duck, 3 hybrids, 12 Goldeneye, 25 Cormorant, 1 Great White Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 13 Little Grebe, 33 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 38 Moorhen, 1547 Coot, 29 Lapwing, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Woodpecker, 200 Starling, 50 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch.

Bewick's Swans off Denny Island, Chew (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake:

Dam:
1 Goldeneye, 24 Goosander.

Grey Wagtail at Chew (George Stacey)
Bernard King hide:
6+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail.

Woodford:
1 Little Egret, 8 Redwing 6 Bullfinch.

Denny Island:
4 Bewick's Swan.

Little Stint with Teal at Herons Green (Rob Hargreaves)
Heron's Green:
2 Great White Egret, 138 Lapwing, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Stint.

Herriotts Bridge:
Mallard and 5 Pintail (no other ducks there this morning).



Reports: Teresa Chard, Patrick Hancock, William Hewitt, Rob Hargreaves, Dave Nevitt, Chris Perry, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Richard Scantlebury, Nigel Sluman, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, talkingtobears, Jon & Viv Tottle, Denise Whittle, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Sunday, 10 December 2017

10th December '17 Sunday - Snowy Gardens

Temp -1 to 1˚C. Wind max 15 mph on coast, but 6 max most places. Dark and snowy most of the day

Great White Egret
Golden Plover
Green Sandpiper
Lesser Redpoll
10-12-17 Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
BRISTOL

Barn Wood: 1 Wren

Duchess Lake and surrounds:
23m + 12 f Mallard, 2 (m f) Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 7 Moorhen, 3 Goldfinch, pair Stonechat, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit

Hermitage Wood:
3 (1f) Blackbird, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 2 Magpie, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Robin

Purdown:
1 BH Gull, 15 Crow, 10 Magpie, 2 m 1 f Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush

Stockwood Open Space:
4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 f Blackcap, 12 Blackbird, 1 f Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Kington, nr Thornbury, 9th:
Green Sandpiper

Almondsbury:
1 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Blackbirds, 2 Coal Tits, Blue and Great tits, Dunnocks, Robin, as well as 2 Mistle Thrushes in the mistletoe on our lime tree

Severn Beach, Shaft Beach, high tide.
105 Dunlin, 5 Turnstone

Warmley garden:
7 Wood Pigeons, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Magpies, 4 Jackdaws, 5 Blue Tits, 4 Great Tits, 2 Coal Tits, 8 Blackbirds, 2 Robins, 12 Chaffinch, 15 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portsihead. garden:
1 Woodpigeon, 1 m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit,
(1 m) Blackcap, 2 Blackbirds, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 1 f Chaffinch, 9 Greenfinches

Backwell Lake:
3 Gadwall, 27 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Goosander, 22 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher

BELOW M4 and BANES

10-12-17 Goldfinch in Keynsham (TtB) 
Keynsham garden:
2 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 0 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 0 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 22 Goldfinch

Marshfield pm:
25 Pheasant, 2 Buzzard, 1 Golden Plover calling, 40 Woodpigeon, 1 Song Thrush , 2 Bullfinch

10-12-17 Lapwing on Down Road (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield, Down Road, one field:
2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 85 Golden Plover, 60 Lapwing, 40 Skylark, 200 Starling

Bath, Oldfield Park:
1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Blackbird, 15 Redwing, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 3 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch

10-12-17 Blackcap in Twerton (Rob Hargreaves)
Bath, Twerton:
2 Magpie, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 1 m, 1 f Blackcap, 5 Blackbird, 30 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch

10-12-17 Robin in Bishop Sutton garden (Bob Brewer)
Paulton:
1 Woodpigeon, 8 Blackbird, 20 Fieldfare, 6 Song Thrush, 50 Redwing,  Meadow Pipit, 6 Chaffinch

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
155 Canada Geese at Holt Farm, 5 Goldeneye (3 f  2 m) at the Dam

10-12-17 Great White Egret in Blizzard at CVL (Lisegirl)
Chew Valley Lake:
Goldeneye, m and f Goosander, Great Crested Grebe, Great White Egret, Goldcrests, 12 Robin, Bullfinch

10-12-17 Bullfinch at CVL (Wildwood)
Herons Green:
12 Black-tailed Godwit
10-12-17 Herring Gull at CVL (CVRS)
CVRS:
1 juv Herring Gull and 2 Lesser Redpoll (yesterday) ringed

10-12-17 Goldeneye at CVL (Wildwood)
How the day had started
Reports: Bob Brewer, Vera Carpenter, Teresa Chard, Tony Cook, Peter Coslett, Jane Cumming, Lee Gardiner, Richard Giles, Robert Hargreaves, Lisegirl, Chris Perry, Matt Plenty, Patrick Richards, Jean Tye, Timothy Warren, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Saturday, 9 December 2017

9th December '17 Saturday - Whooper

Temp -1 to 3˚C. Wind max 6 mph. Bright day with good sunshine

Whooper Swan
Little Stint, Sanderling, Purple Sandpiper
Short-eared Owl
Firecrest
Marsh Tit
Siberian Chiffchaff
Water Pipit
Black Redstart
Hawfinch

BRISTOL
6-12-17 Firecrest at Brackenwood (Annie Morris)
Brackenwood Garden Centre, 6th:
Firecrest in the Centre

Clifton, Percival Rd:
1 Marsh Tit at 9.30

Coombe Dingle:
4 Blackcap 2m &2f

Finzels Reach:
1 Peregrine

Hoar Gout:
1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Common Chiffchaff and a Siberian Chiffchaff

9-12-17 Grey Wagtail in Mina Park (Jon Mortin)
St Werburghs, Mina Road Park:
1 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail

Sea Mills & R. Avon, WeBS:
20 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 6 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 36 Redshank, 108 BH Gull

9-12-17 Water Rail in Duchess Park (Patrick Richards)
Eating a Carp on the Island
Stoke Park, Duchess Lake:
1 Water Rail, 1 Moorhen, 1 BH Gull, 1 Jay, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Stonechat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, WeBS:
3 Whooper Swan, 61 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 1 Jack Snipe, 13 Snipe, 120 Curlew,  356 Lapwing, 173 Dunlin, 22 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 f/juv Black Redstart, 1 Hawfinch

9-12-17 Marsh Tit at Thornbury (Matt Scott)
Thornbury:
Marsh Tit
9-12-17 Water Pipit at Littleton (John Martin)
Littleton WeBS:
1 Shelduck, 198 Wigeon, 26 Teal, 24 Mallard, 2 Grey Plover, 22 Lapwing, 1200 Dunlin, 78 Curlew, 8 Snipe, 27 Redshank, 2 Water Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail

Aust Warth, c.16.30:
Short-eared Owl

New Passage/Northwick Warth, 16.00.
10 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 20 Lapwing, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Wagtail

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf, 13.00 - 15.00:
Canada Geese, Wigeons, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Cormorants, Kestrel, Moorhens, Lapwings, Herring Gulls, GBB Gull, Goldcrest, Long tailed Tits, Wren, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Bullfinches

9-12-17 Purple Sandpiper at Battery Point (Nigel Tucker)
Portsihead. Battery Point, high tide:
Purple Sandpiper

Uphill, WeBS:
23 Mute Swan, 197 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 28 Teal, 27 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 66 Oystercatcher, 47 Ringed Plover, 200 Lapwing, 7 Sanderling, 320 Dunlin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 68 Curlew, 175 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 123 BH Gull, 1 Peregrine

BELOW M4 & BANES

9-12-17 Jackdaw in Keynsham (TtB)
Keynsham garden:
2 Herring Gull, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Starling, 0 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 25 Goldfinch

9-12-17 Mandarin Duck on Keynsham Park Pond (Ian Stapp)
Keynsham lake:
25+ Mallard Duck, 1 Mandarin Duck, 3 Moorhen, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 7 House Sparrow, 4 Pied Wagtail, 6 Goldfinch

9-12-17 Merlin on Down Road (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield:
2 Grey Heron, 4 Common Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 104 Common Gull, 2 Magpie, 100 Corvids, 10 Skylark, 400 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 8 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 200 mixed flock of Finches mostly Linnet, 1 Bullfinch, a few Yellowhammer, 12 Corn Bunting

9-12-17 Blackcap in Weston (Sean Whyte)
Bath, Weston:
2 (m/f) Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch

9-12-17 Fieldfare at Church, NSL (Rob Hargreaves)
Newton Park, 13.30 - 15.40:
14 Teal, 1 f Goosander flying in at dusk, 1000+ BH with a few Herring Gulls (600 in 12 minutes), 16 + 6 Long-tailed Tit, 50 Fieldfare, 1+ Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:


9-12-17 Goldeneye at Villice (Bob Brewer)
Villice:
2 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit

Herons Green:
Little Stint, 12 Black-tailed Godwit

CVRS:
1 Teal & 3 Chiffchaff ringed

Reports: Bob Brewer, Peter Coslett, Jane Cumming, David Esam, Alastair Fraser, Lee Gardiner, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, William Hewitt, Rod Holbrook, Mike Jackson, Craig Lewis, Lisegirl, Giles Morris, John Martin, John Mortin, Andrew Middleton, Emma Parker, Matt Scott, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Nigel Tucker, Sean Whyte, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Friday, 8 December 2017

8th December '17 Friday - Winter

Temp 0 - 4˚C. Wind max 16 mph. Bright day with a cold wind, one shower of sleet with sunshine

8-12-17 Starling in the Snow (Rod Holbrook)

Bewick's Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Little Stint, Purple Sandpiper
Short-eared Owl
Ring-necked Parakeet
Firecrest
Bearded Tit
Water Pipit
Siskin



BRISTOL

Brackenwood Garden Centre, 6th:
Firecrest in the Centre

8-12-17 Kingfisher in Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Kingswood, 15:20:
Ring-necked Parakeet

Totterdown:
2 male and 1 female Blackcap

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Aust Warth, 4:35:
1 Kestrel, 1 Short-eared Owl

8-12-17 Wigeon at New Passage (Lisegirl)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
Wigeon, Lapwing, Starling, Meadow Pipit

NORTH SOMERSET
8-12-17 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Point (Chris Robinson)
Portsihead. Battery Point, 13.40:
Purple Sandpiper

Woodspring Bay, R Yeo - R Banwell, WeBS:
3 Mute Swan, 102 Shelduck, 72 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 60 Mallard, 6 Pintail, 10 Shoveler, 30 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 57 Curlew, 350 Redshank, 25 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 17 Herring Gull

8-12-17 Reed Bunting (Higgy)
Back yesterday for the winter, with hopefully a few more soon
Cleeve:
Garden:3 Coal tit, 2 m & 1 f Blackcap, 2 (m + f) Reed Bunting
Stowey Rd: 3 Little Egret, 500-1000 Starling

8-12-17 Grey Wagtail in Bleadon (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon:
3 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Redshank, 2 Kingfisher, flock 50 Fieldfare/Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES
8-12-17 Robin in Keynsham (TtB)
Keynsham garden:
2 Herring Gull, 6 Woodpigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 3 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch

Keynsham lake:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 2 Blackbird, 4 Robin

Bath, Midford:
4 Buzzard, 50+ large gulls (LBB), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, c.30 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Redwing, 5 Mistle Thrush, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 5 Siskin, 6 Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch,  and a Red Admiral

Bath, Oldfield:
2 Collared Dove, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blackbird, 10 Redwing, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 5 House Sparrow, 1 f Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch

8-12-17 Snowy Weston Garden this morning (Sean Whyte)
Bath, Weston:
2 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 f Blackcap, 15 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 House Sparrow, 4 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch

Chew Stoke, River Chew:
30 Redwing

Marksbury:
200+ Crows & Jackdaws (Maize field)

RESERVOIRS

8-12-17 Long-tailed Duck with Tufted Duck at Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
Totals:
34 Goosander, 10 Great White Egret, 80 Lapwing

8-12-17 Long-tailed Duck by the sailing club (George Stacey)
Dam:
2 Bewick's Swan, 56 Canada Geese, 1 Long-tailed Duck (by sailing club, can be seen from Woodford too), 4 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 20 Redwing

8-12-17 Jay out on a stroll at Woodford (Brian Thompson)
Woodford:
6 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Jay, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 30 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Dunnock, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch

8-12-17 Black-tailed Godwit in Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
43 Canada Geese, 20 Goosander, 4 Little Egret, 6 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 1 Water Rail, 62 Lapwing, 1 Little Stint, 2 Snipe, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 GBB Gull

Moreton:
4 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, Bearded Tit heard, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 4 Goldfinch

Stratford:
40 Meadow Pipit, 4 Water Pipit

Herriotts:
6 Shelduck, 22 Pintail, 4 Goosander, 1 Great White Egret, 20 Lapwing, 1 Grey Wagtail

8-12-17 Goosander at CVL (Wildwood Photography)
Reports: Allan Chard, Tony Cook, Lee Gardiner, Simon Harris, William Hewitt, Higgy, Rod Holbrook, Lisegirl, Giles Morris, John Mortin, Chris Robinson, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson, Mrs Trellis, Sean Whyte, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds