Tuesday, 3 January 2017

3rd Jan '17 Tuesday - Blackcap

A fabulous day to be outside, but colder than yesterday with the stronger wind

Blackcaps, please send in sightings
Black Redstart at Portishead
Eider at Weston-Super-Mare
Great White Egret and Little Stint at Blagdon
Bewick's Swans, Bittern and Great White Egret at Chew Valley Lake

3-1-17 Black Headed Gulls at Eastville Park (Martin Tayler)
Coombe Dingle:
Up to 2 female Blackcap on garden feeder
Eastville Park:
1 Grey Heron (River Frome), 200+ BH Gulls, 8 LBB Gulls (frozen lake to playing fields), 1 Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Dipper
Hanham garden:
1 female Blackcap
Stockwood Open Spaces:
Over 20 species, inc 1 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 25+ Redwing, 10 Fieldfare, 3 Chaffinch (rare here), 8 Goldfinch, 5 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch

3-1-17 Water Rail (Richard Scantlebury)
Out on the frozen Duchess Pond
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 4 Moorhen

Oldbury Power Station, Pillhead Gout:
1 Grey Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, c.350 Lapwing, 500+ Dunlin

Aust Wharf 2-1-17:
2 Ravens
2-1-17 Redshank at New Passage (Dan White)
New Passage/Northwick 2-1-17:
1 Sparrowhawk, large flock of Black-tailed Godwits and Knot, 90 Redshank, 800 Dunlin, 
200+ Lapwing, 11 Grey Plover, 1 Little Egret, 2 Pochard, 40 Canada Geese, 10 Shelduck, 2 Ravens, 1 Water Pipit 
Chittening Warth 2-1-17: 
1 Peregrine, 2 Jack Snipe, 4 Snipe, 15 Redshank, 80 Curlew, 10 Dunlin, 55 Oystercatchers, 1 Water Rail, 3 Shelduck, 2 Rock Pipits, 1 Stonechat
Severn Beach 2-1-17:
14 Ringed Plover, 40 Turnstones, 70 Dunlin, 1 male Stonechat, 1 Rock Pipit. Nearby 2 Peregrines and 4 Gadwall were seen at the Orchard Pools

3-1-17 Linnet at Chipping in frost (Dan White)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
Just a few Teal and a Linnet, no Smew

Trees at the top of Lockside Square: 1 f/1st w Black Redstart

Backwell, Uncombe Close garden:
Marsh Tits daily, 2 m Blackcaps since 29-12-16, up to 17 spp

Backwell Lake: 
1 Water Rail at the bridge end again this afternoon

3-1-17 Green Woodpecker at Nailsea (Timothy Warren)
Good start to 2017 garden list
Nailsea garden, a.m:
1 Green Woodpecker

North Drove, Tickenham Moor, Nailsea wall end:
5 Snipe, several flocks of Redwings with a few Fieldfares

Weston-Super-Mare, last 2 days:
Blackcap (South Rd), 1 f Blackcap (Birkett Rd), 1 f Blackcap (Upper Church Rd), 1 f Blackcap (Grove Rd)
Marine Lake:
1 Eider this morning
South Road:
1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch and 50 Greenfinch this evening
Weston Airfield:
2 Snipe, 1 Kestrel, 6 Skylark, 12+ Song Thrush, 15 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Reed Bunting, 
4 Stonechat
Reed Buntings on the garden feeder.
03/01/2017 Reed Bunting Bleadon (William Hewitt)

1 Dipper in the rain on Jan 1st

Marshfield garden:
Large Tit flock inc. a Nuthatch & Goldcrest, 2 Linnets with small flock of Goldfinches

Haycombe, Cemetery: plenty Redwing and few Fieldfare.

3-1-17 Mute Swan at Newton Lakes (Wayne Tucker)
Male been missing for 2 weeks! So good to see back with female
Newton St Loe:
2 Mute Swan, 11 Goosander, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper 1 Stonechat 42 sp.

Blagdon Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 2♂ Pintails, 26 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Peregrines, 1 Little Stint with a Dunlin (Fishing Lodge mid-afternoon), 1 Common Sandpiper

2-1-17 Bittern at Heron's Green (Carole Finch)
Coming out in the cold most of day, but hard to see
Chew Valley Lake:
Heron's Green:
1 Bittern, 3 Little Egret, 7 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat, 6 House Sparrows
03-01-17 Egrets at Heron's Green (Ian Stapp)
1 Fox looking for a late Christmas lunch
5 Bewick's Swans, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 5+ Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 30+ Long-tailed Tits (8+12+12), 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat (in lane), 20+ Chaffinch, 1 Siskin (calling), 4+ Bullfinch (more recently)
Bewick's Swans
Herriotts End:
20 Shelduck (more today), 5 Pintail, 2 Little Egret, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Water Rail (channel)
1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting 

03-01-17 Long-tailed Tit at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Will there be any of this favourite in the Photo Competition?
BOC Photo competition - open to BOC members, Deadline 7th January
Entries for the 50th anniversary photo competition must arrive no later than Saturday 7 January 2017. They need to be posted to Richard Belson, 4 Birdlip Close, Nailsea, BS48 4TG. Entry is by print as in the BBC Countryfile calendar competition. Prints may be up to A4 size. On the back of each print please put the following information:
Class (class 1, Avon Bird Report area, class 2, club holidays and weekends)
File name (e.g. DSC1234.JPG)
Subject (English names of species is fine)
Photographer’s Name
3-1-17 Kingfisher at Herriotts channel (Bob Brewer)
Reports: Roger Bingham, Teresa Chard, Chris Craig, Carole Finch, Alastair Fraser, David Gibbs, Adrian Hockey, David Horlick, Robin Lambert, Rob Laughton, Glen Maddison, Nigel Milbourne, Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, Gwen Thomas, Wayne Tucker, Timothy Warren, Dan White, Denise Whittle, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG