Tuesday, 17 January 2017

17 Jan '17 Tuesday - Caspian Gull

Misty and dull for most today, some good birds about nonetheless

Cattle Egret still at Toghill Farm nr. Wick
Ring-necked Duck, Black-necked Grebe, Caspian Gull and Common Scoter at CVL
Eider still on Marine Lake WsM
Long-tailed Duck still on Barrow Tank no.3

17-1-17 Garden Goldcrest (Allan Chard)
Fishponds garden:
2 Goldcrest, Blue & Great Tit

Almondsbury, Aztec West:
1 Egyptian Goose

Anchor Head: 4 Oystercatcher
Grove Park: 2 f Blackcap
Knightstone Island: c.15 Oystercatcher, c.30 Dunlin, c.60 Redshank
Magistrate's Court: 1 m Black Redstart
Marine Lake: 1 f Eider
Raglan Place: 1 f Black Redstart

17-1-17 Curlew (Alan Gilbert)
from BOC walk at Portishead - no purple sandpipers today
Backwell Lake:
2 Egyptian Goose and also about Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch

Hanham Woods:
3 Mallard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Several Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit

Toghill Farm, Wick:
2 Cattle Egret (they move about. Seen from the main road to Wick and from the road with the entrance to Toghill Farm today. Please view only from the road though)

17-1-17 Cattle Egret (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Bath, Haycombe:
14 Linnet, 4 Bullfinch, 44 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting

Newton St Loe:
3 Mute Swan, 25 Teal, 21 Goosander, 2 Coot, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 3 Bullfinch

Barrow Gurney Reservoirs:
2 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 3 Pochard, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Common Sandpiper, 25 Meadow Pipit

Compton Dando:
1 Dipper

1 Dipper

1 Dipper
17-1-17 Dipper at Publow (Chris James)

Chew Valley Lake:
8 Bewick's Swan, 12 Scaup, 2 Common Scoter, 3 Great White Egret, 40 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpier, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1st-w Caspian Gull (in roost)

17-1-17 Mystery Gull (Keith Vinicombe)
Been around CVL for a little while

17-1-17 Mystery Gull (Keith Vinicombe)
Any ideas? Suggestions welcome
Bittern Trail (in front of dismantled Bernard King hide):
1 Water Rail, 1 Jack Snipe, 30+ Common Snipe
Villice Bay:
1 Black-necked Grebe
17-1-17 Kingfisher (Bob Brewer)
Heron's Green:
2 Green Sandpiper
Herriotts End:
1 Goosander
Denny Island:
1 Ring-necked Duck

Reports: Bob Brewer, Robert Capel, Raoul Chandrasakera, Allan Chard, Teresa Chard, Anne Crow, Geoff Dring, Rob Emery, David Gibbs, Alan Gilbert, Chris James, Glen Maddison, Dave Nevitt, John Thorogood, Keith Vinicombe, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG