Monday, 16 January 2017

16 Jan 2017 Monday

Not very nice - overcast with rain in some areas.  Not a lot of birders out, unsurprisingly.

16/01/2017 Raven over Bristol ('Lee' on Twitter)
(negative report - no sign of Waxwings at Fishponds today)

16/01/2017 Redwing at Brimsham Park, Yate (Christopher Teague)
Wick to Lansdown:
Cattle Egrets at Toghill Farm still.
Single Sparrowhawk

Clevedon Pier:
f. Black Redstart.

16/01/2017 One of many Redshanks at Uphill (Simon Williams)
Eider still on the Marine Lake.
m Black Redstart in the car park at Weston-super-Mare Police Station (cheeky too, on the car roof).

Anchor Head:
1 Purple Sandpiper.

3 Black Redstart - 2 f in the Cove and a male at the cafe
16/01/2017 Black Redstart (f) Brean Down Cove (Thomas Winstone)
45 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 200 Lapwing, 3 Kestrel (all very damp) 
and 15 Corn Bunting.
16/01/2017 Kestrel Marshfield (Dan - twitter)
Bristol Airport:
60 Golden Plover early this morning.

Barrow Gurney Res:
Long-tailed Duck still on Tank 3

Blagdon Lake (WeBS survey):
Highlights: 1343 Teal, 2 Pintail, 13 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper.  Early signs of spring: Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming, Mistle Thrush singing.

Chew Valley Lake:
2 Bewick's Swan, ad m. Ring-necked Duck still reported off Denny Island (pager).

2 Scaup (m and f) and 5 more off the north end of Denny Island. 2 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander.

26 Goldeneye (off Nunnery stones), 1 Great White Egret (scoped at Moreton), 3 Goosander.

Heron's Green:
1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper.

Herriotts End:
14 Shelduck, 8 Pintail, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail.

Reports: Trevor Ford, Bailey Frazer, Jason Hanney, Adrian Hockey, Ian Stapp, Chris Teague, Dave Webber, Dan White, Simon Williams, Thomas Winstone, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG