Thursday, 26 January 2017

26 Jan '17 Thursday - Barn Owl

No rain but not a day to entice many out, cold and grey

This Sunday to Monday is Garden Bird-watch hour

Great White Egret back at Chew

Eider and Black Redstart at Weston Super Mare
Barn Owl at Marshfield
Cattle Egret at Toghill Farm
Caspian Gull and Black-necked Grebe at Chew

26-1-17 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Allan Chard)
Keeping the other birds away
Bristol Garden:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  2 m Blackcaps, Goldcrest, Starlings, Dunnocks, House Sparrows, Goldfinches


New Passage/Northwick, 25-1-17:
600+ Wigeon, 10 Gadwall, 90 Teal, 20 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 300+ Lapwing, 1500 Dunlin, 150 Black-tailed Godwits, 14 Snipe, 50 Redshank


1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 1  Song Thrush

Congressbury Moor:
4 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail 3 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 2 Song Thrush, 20 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch

1 Eider on Marine Lake, 12 Ringed Plover, 11 Sanderling,  c.2000 Dunlin, 1 Black Redstart at the Police station

7 Bullfinch

Below M4 & BANES

Big flocks of Lapwing and Golden Plover, 1 Barn Owl up close

Toghill Farm:
Cattle Egret
26-1-17 Blackcap in Bath (Sean Whyte)
Bath gardens:
1 m Blackcap (f sometimes), 3 Chaffinch, Goldfinch: 1 Goldcrest, 1 f Blackcap (m sometimes), 2 Chaffinch


Blagdon Lake:
No reports

Chew Valley Lake:
Nunnery Point:
1 (1st winter) Caspian Gull

Heron's Green:
Great White EgretBlack-necked Grebe

26-1-17 Blackcap at home (Allan Chard)
Reports: Allan Chard, Anne Crowe, David Gibbs, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Jean Oliver, Trevor Riddle, Jeanette Sakel, Nigel Sluman, Mrs Trellis, Keith Vinicombe, Sean Whyte,  blagdonlakebirdsopsbirding, severnsidebirds