Tuesday, 31 January 2017

31 Jan '17 Tuesday - Waxwing

Sunday 05 February 2017 – Exe Estuary Coach Trip
See the side bar for details - BOC Walks and Meetings

A miserable day by all accounts but Waxwing and Goosanders cheering

Waxwing still at Bradley Stoke
Jack Snipe at Clevedon
Eider off Weston-Super-Mare

31-1-17 Waxwing in Bristol (Dan Hill)

Bristol Harbour:
1 Coot

Bradley Stoke, Willow Brook Centre:
13 Waxwing
31-1-17 The Coot in Bristol Harbour (Paul Clack)


Oldbury Power Station:
1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Stonechat, 2 Rock Pipit

New Passage/Northwick:
30/1/17: 33 Shelduck, 500 Wigeon, 7 Tufted Duck, 450 Lapwing, 400 Black-tailed Godwit


31-1-17 Goosander (Robert Hargreaves)
22 Goosander seen here!
Clevedon, Wain's Hill to Yeo Estaury:
185 Shelduck, 615 Wigeon, 485 Teal, 2 Pintail, 30 Shoveler, 22 Goosander, 42 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 26 Oystercatcher, 525 Lapwing, 1750 Dunlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 14 Common Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 275 Curlew, 375 Redshank, 16 Turnstone, 37 Skylark, 2400 Starling (2 flocks), 4 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 50 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting

1 Eider off Birnbeck Island. 1 f Blackcap in Cecil Rd


Marshfield, Withymead:
Green Woodpecker laughing in thick fog, Mistle Thrush singing

31-1-17 House Sparrow opp Bath Mill ( Wayne Tucker)
First sighting of a House Sparrow here
Bath, Audley Park:
"Gaggle" of Siskins in usual location early this morning. A dozen or so perhaps.

"I'm not sure whether you consider Siskins too common to record but they clearly like the urban regions around Victoria Park, Bath. Small groups are regularly seen, but mainly heard, at the town end of the park, near the cafe and tennis courts, and also at the western end of the park, in the Audley Park and Locksbrook area. Probably of no great consequence?"

Please send in reports of sightings. They are all helpful, sometimes surprisingly so

31-1-17 Kestrel in Newton St Loe ( Wayne Tucker)
Newton St Loe:
2 Grey Heron, 10 Teal, No Goosander, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 300 BH Gull,  200 Common Gulls, 100 LBB Gulls, 265 Woodpigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 16 Magpie, 4 Skylark, 1 m Blackcap, 250 Redwing,
2 Stonechat, 11 Pied Wagtail, 15 Chaffinch


Blagdon Lake:
30/1/17: 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Pintail, 21 Gadwall, 1 Peregrine, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper

Chew Valley Lake:
No reports

29-1-17 Waxwing without rings (Brian Thompson)
See the blog on 29th if you want to see the rings again
Details of the ringed Waxwing at Tesco, from the Grampian Ringing Group

10/12/2016, Aberdeen: 
Ringed as an adult male 

05/01/2017, Hinckley, Leicestershire:
Sighted 514 km south

29/01/2017, Tescos, Bradley Stoke, Bristol: 
The furthest South West re-sighting so far from this winter’s ringing in Aberdeen. Repeat sightings are quite scarce so thank you and well done to all.

Reports: Rich Andrews, Paul Bowerman, Gavin Boyland, Paul Clack, Chris Craig, David Gibbs, John Griffiths, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Dan Hill, Nigel Milbourne, Steve Sanins, Vic Savery, Chris Teague, Brain Thompson, Chris Trott, Nigel Tucker, Wayne Tucker, Denise Whittle,  blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG