Monday, 23 January 2017

23 Jan '17 Monday - Common Scoter

Weather Misty start, cold with sunny periods

Winterwatch at Arne starts tonight for four nights.
(BOC members coach trip to Arne in June. Watch out for details on Blog or Bird News)

Waxwings at Longwell Green Asda on Sunday and in Somerset today. Obviously moving South.
2 Cattle Egret still at Toghill
Ring-necked Duck and Common Scoter at Chew

Stockwood Open Spaces:
4 Song Thrush, 25 Redwing, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Kestrel
Southville, Greville Smyth Park
2 Treecreeper,, 1 Goldcrest, 8 Blue Tit, 3 Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 10 Robin
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Redwing, 1 Jay
Eastville Park:
23/1/17 Kingfisher (Alan Chard)
Fishing in the Frome

Down Road garden:
Black Cap (2m, 1f),  Fieldfares the first in the garden for years. 20+ House Sparrow, 12+ Greenfinch,
6 Goldfinch, Coal Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Song thrush ,Pied wagtail
23/1/17 Fieldfare (Peter Evans)
Coming into some lucky gardens now
2 Gadwall, 1 Great White Egret (Clevedon side of M5 motorway)
Kenn Moor:
50 Mute Swan, 10 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 400 Redwing, 100 Fieldfare
Eider still around, Black Redstart
23/1/17 Female Eider (Paul Cousins)
Redwing, Oyster catcher, Dulnlin, Ringed Plover
200 Lapwing, 2 Stonechat, 3 Bullfinch (m, 2f)


60+ Yellowhammer
Newton St Loe:
26 Goosander, 25 Teal, 1 Little Egret (first for site), Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 4 Coot, 2 Nuthatch
4 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit
2 Buzzard, 9 Lapwing, 170 Redwing, 55 Meadow Pipit, 1 Jay

Barrow Tank No 3:
Long Tailed Duck, Pochard, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Common Sandpiper

Chew Valley Lake:
Herriots End:
1 Kingfisher, 14 Shelduck, 5 Pintail, 1 Reed Bunting (1 Wigeon Mallard hybrid)
Heron's Green:
2 Little Grebe, 2 Stonechat (very close to the road pond side), 1 Snipe, 2 Buzzard (1 the white one)
6 House Sparrow, 4 Goldeneye, 4 Black-necked Grebe
23/1/17 Black Necked Grebe (Ian Stapp)
Can you spot the difference between these and Slavonian Grebe?
23/1/17 Stonechat (Ian Stapp)
Nice shot of a handsome bird
4 Stonechat, (2 reeds past cottage 2 reeds by cattle trough), 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk,
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15+ Long Tailed Tit, 2 Goldeneye,
1 Chiffchaff, 25+ Chaffinch, 2 Scaup (male off Nunnery)
2 Goosander, male Common Scoter
23/1/17 Common Scoter (Anon)
Photographer prefers to remain anonymous due to poor quality shot!
Ring-necked Duck
Bishop Sutton:
23/1/17 Buzzard (Bob Brewer)
Unusual action shot

Reports: David Gibbs, Teresa Chard, Brian Thompson, Glenn Maddison, Ben McDonald, Alan Chard, Gareth Roberts, Steve Sanins, Ian Stapp, Alex Carlisle, Bob Brewer, Patrick Hancock, Paul Cousins, Alan Chard, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG