Wednesday, 11 January 2017

11th Jan '16 Wednesday - Long-tailed Duck

A bit brighter today, still cold in the wind and it was getting stronger through the day

11-1-17 Cattle Egret (DaveHughes)
Flying between fields at Toghill
Cattle Egret at Toghill
Long-tailed Duck still at Barrow
Scaup and Great White Egret at Chew Valley Lake

2 at Lawrence Weston Road, 1 at VOSA pool

Stockwood Open Spaces:
1 Collared Dove, 1 Green and 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Blackbird, 6 Fieldfare, 3 Bullfinch

Dyers Common, Severn Estuary:
9 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel mobbing a seated Buzzard, 3 Curlew, 2 Redshank, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Linnet, 2 Greenfinch, 11 Goldfinch

Backwell Lake, midday:
15 Mute Swan, 38 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 230 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull
This evening's Little Egret roost - 16
It was looking like a count of 7 when at least 9 came in together at 17.06 - quite a sight in the gloom!

11-1-17 Cattle Egret (Mark Coller)
Early in the morning
Wick, Toghill:
Cattle Egret, 1 Peregrine

Barrow Tanks:
1 f Long-tailed Duck still at Barrow no.3 Tank. Spending 97.8% of its time underwater!

Blagdon Lake:
9 adult Mute Swans, 1 Egyptian Goose, 3♂ Northern Pintails, 2 pairs of Goosanders, 13 Little Egrets, 1 Common Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine

11-1-17 Bewick's Swan (Ian Stapp)
Have come over to Moreton
Chew Valley Lake:
7 (4m 3f) Scaup, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe (I heard there were 6 Scaup seen from the Dam earlier in the day)
11-1-17 Bullfinch (Ian Stapp)
Enjoying the sun at Woodford
4 Bullfinch (Car Park),  3 Goldeneye

11-1-17 Common Sandpiper at Villice (Bob Brewer)
1 Common Sandpiper

11-1-17 Green Sandpiper at Moreton (Bob Brewer)
Heron's Green:
3 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Stonechat (pond)

11-1-17 Goosander (Ian Stapp)
Preening at Moreton among the Teal
5 Bewick's Swans, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Redwing, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Green Sandpiper, 25+ Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch

11-1-17 Great White Egret at Herriott's (Bob Brewer)
Herriotts End:
4 Shelduck, 5 Pintail, 1 Bittern, 1 Great White Egret, 11 Reed Bunting   (I heard a Bittern was seen earlier in the morning briefly)

11-1-17 Bewick's Swans at Moreton (Bob Brewer)
Reports: Bob Brewer, James Butcher, Teresa Chard, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Robert Hargreaves, Dave Hughes, Lois Pryce, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Mike Thomas, Mrs Trellis, Dan White, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG