Thursday, 19 January 2017

19 Jan '17 Thursday

Weather: Cold, dry, sun and cloud.
Early post today as I have to go and see Ed Drewitt at the BOC indoor meeting tonight. 

Yellowhammer in flocks, Grey Plover, Jack Snipe and Short-eared Owl
Bullfinch and Water Rail becoming more visible, must be nearly Spring.
Cattle Egret still near Wick

Little Egret at Mud Dock
Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, Mute Swan and several Black Headed Gull at Finzells Reach
Redwing, Fieldfare, Yellowhammer 35+
Stockwood Open Spaces:
Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Bullfinch, Stonechat (m), Buzzard and Raven

New Passage:
2 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 25 Shelduck, 400+ Wigeon, 12 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck,
2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 300+ Lapwing, 40+ Curlew, 200+ Godwit,
250+ Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 6 Collared Dove, 4 Song Thrush, 15 Pied Wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipit

Portbury Wharf:
Shoveler  100   WOW!, Gadwall  54, Coot 30, Linnet  C80
Black Redstart (f, 1st Winter) at top of Lockside Square
Mute Swan 2, Shelduck 70, Wigeon 220  (Most at mouth of Yeo), Teal 40+, Mallard, Little Egret 3
Grey Heron, Water Rail 4 (All put up from Wain's Hill marsh), Oystercatcher 9, Grey Plover 37
Lapwing 190, Curlew 90+ (75 feeding on Up Sand field), Turnstone 28, Dunlin 700+
Redshank 180 (90 at both Kenn and up Yeo), Jack Snipe 4  (1 at Wain's H marsh and 3 at Kenn)
Snipe 3, Black-headed Gull 75, Raven 2, Skylark 6+, Fieldfare 25, Redwing 40, Meadow Pipit 20
Eider still on Marine Lake, 3 Blackcap
Great White Egret, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Short-eared Owl

19/1/17 Great White Egret (Simon Williams)

19/1/17 Short-eared Owl (Simon Williams)
Weston Police Station 12-13:00
Black Redstart (Male),  2 Pied Wagtail
19/1/17 Black Redstart (Paul Cousins)
Grove Park 13:30-14:30
5 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, Redwing, 2 Great Tit, 2 Wren, 6 Long Tailed Tit
19/1/17 Female Blackcap (Paul Cousins)
Uphill 15:00-17:00
2 Short Eared Owl, 2 Black Redstart (Females), 6 Bullfinch (2 M, 4Female), 2 Goldcrest
42 Linnet, Wren, 2 Blue Tit, Great Tit, 6 Long Tailed Tit

Blackcap (m), Greenfinch, Goldfinch on garden feeder
19/1/17 Blackcap (Allan Chard)
2 Cattle Egret

Newton St Loe:
Yellowhammer 20+, Linnet, 10+, Goosander 30, Treecreeper, 2, Little Grebe, Little Owl
Bullfinch 2, Raven 3, Buzzard 5, Sparrowhawk, Skylark 8,

Paulton & Radstock:
River opposite the museum: Dippers 2
Main road by the Clandown turning: Golden Plover 200.
Old railway path Radstock to Paulton: several Song Thrush, Redwing, Yellowhammer 30

Litton Reservoir:
Wigeon 5, Tufted Duck, 21, Cormorant, Little Egret 2, Little Grebe 19, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Raven 2, Goldcrest 5, Long Tailed Tit 7, Robin 8, Nuthatch 2, Song Thrush 2, Grey Wagtail 2

Chew Valley Lake:
3 Little Grebe, Common Sandpiper (wall), 4 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander
Kingfisher, Scaup (M), 2 Song Thrush, 35+ Goldeneye, 5+ Bullfinch
19/1/17 Bullfinch (Alan Chard)
Heron's Green:
Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret (pond),  2 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail
3 Goldeneye,  2 Great-White Egret
Grey Heron, 55 Teal, 4 Pochard, 4 Jay, Buzzard, 2 Raven, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler 
3 Chiffchaff (one in the reeds in front hide), Water Rail, Scaup (F), 2 Stonechat, Treecreeper,
12 + Long Tailed Tit, 20+ Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, Bullfinch
Coal Tit, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander (M, F)
19/1/17 Green Sandpiper (Ian Stapp)
Green vs Common: Darker, longer bill and no white 'gap' between wing and neck
19/1/17 Water Rail (Bob Brewer)
Told you they were more visible

19/1/17 Snipe (Bob Brewer)
Herriotts End:
15 Pintail (pond), 16 Shelduck (pond), Grey Wagtail, Little Egret (pond), Goosander (pond),         Kingfisher (tree channel), 2 Reed Bunting, Cetti's (calling), 8 Bewick's Swans (Stratford bay)        Great-White Egret (Stratford bay), 8 Goldeneye (Lake end of channel)

Reports: Gary Hughes, Niall Machin, Alastair Fraser, Glen Maddison, David Gibbs, Lois Price, Harvey Rose,
Simon Williams, Paul Francis, David Horlick, Alan Chard, David Newman, Ian Stapp, Bob Brewer,  Chris Stone, Jonathan Mortin,  Paul Cousins, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG