Friday, 6 January 2017

6th Jan '17 Friday - Waxwing

Dull grey day, rain in afternoon, not many out

6-1-17 Goldfinch (Allan Chard)
To brighten a dull day
Waxwing at Marshfield, a first
Woodcock and Siberian Chiffchaff at Avonmouth
Eider at Weston-Super-Mare still
Ring-necked Duck and Great White Egret at Chew Valley Lake
Black Redstart at Brean

No Waxwings reported

Bishopston, Elton Rd:
48 Goldfinch, like new leaves on the trees, chattering, then lifted off in total silence - apart from the swish of wing

Oldbury Power Station:
3 Water Rail

1 Woodcock, 1 Chiffchaff (both SewageTW),  (1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Chiffchaff (both RTZ lagoon)

Pill, M5 Bridge
2 pair Ravens

3 Goosander, off the Blind Yeo, lot of lakes frozen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker on fatball feeders,
3 Blackcaps

Kenn Moor:
3 Teal, 11 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher,
1 Raven, 25 Redwing, 60 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch.

6-1-17 Eider (Matt Scott)
Out in the rain on Marine Lake
1 f Eider on Marine lake

6-1-17 House Sparrow ( Adrian Hockey)
Not in everyone's garden now
25 House Sparrows squabbling at the feeders, often 80 to roost, but plenty people never seen one in their garden

6-1-17 Black Redstart (Matt Scott)
Creeping in at Brean
1 Black Redstart
6-1-17 Waxwing (Denise Whittle)
Digiscoped in a garden at Marshfield
1 Waxwing, first record for Marshfield

6-1-17 Treecreeper (Robert Hargreaves)
Record shot at Newton Park
Newton Park:
7 Teal, no Goosander (lake frozen over), 1 Grey Heron, 2 Coot, 7 Common Gull,
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing,
3 Song Thrush, 12 Chaffinch

Paulton this morning:
1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 23 Blackbird, 30 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 15 Chaffinch, 15 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch
and from the sewage works:
4 Grey Wagtail, 50 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit

6-1-17 Green Woodpecker at Cameley (Bob Medland)
1 male Green Woodpecker feeding on fallen apples last week

West Harptree:
7 House Sparrow outside Bowdens shop saftie

Blagdon Lake:
9 Barnacle Geese, 4 m Pintail, 10 Gadwall, 2 Goosander, 7 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Stint, 10+ Bullfinch

Litton Reservoir:
7 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 19 Teal, 28 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant, 11 Little Grebe, 1 Goldcrest, 
2 Chiffchaff, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Grey Wagtail

5-1-17 Common Gull at Chew  (Keith Williams)
Not often a Common Gull makes the blog
Chew Valley Lake:
Bernard King Hide:
1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Water Pipit

Heron's Green:
6 Goosander, 3 Great White Egret

Herriott's End:
8 Pintail, 1 Great White Egret

5-1-17 Waxwing at Bradley Stoke (Rod Holbrook)
On A4 could this photo be in the competition
Deadline extended to 21st January

BOC Photo competition - open to BOC members, Deadline extended to 21st January
Entries for the 50th anniversary photo competition must arrive no later than Saturday 21st 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

Reports: Jane Cumming, Peter Dolton, David Gibbs, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Nigel Milbourne, Trevor Riddle, Lyndon Roberts, Matt Scott, Mrs Trellis, Denise Whittle, blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG