Saturday, 7 January 2017

7th Jan '17 Saturday - Waxwing

Dull misty day, Waxwings taking centre stage

7-1-17 Waxwing at Bradley Stoke (Justin Grimwood)
Waxwing at Bradley Stoke
Jack Snipe and Siberian Chiffchaff at Severn Beach
Black Redstart  at Clevedon
Ring-necked Duck, Bittern and Great White Egret at Chew Valley Lake

7-1-17 Waxwing  at Bradley (John Martin)

Bradley Stoke:
13 Waxwing (10 1st winter)

Eastville Park, p.m:
Fishponds Brook outfall:
1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail
Eastville Lake:
82 Mallard, 1 Muscovy Duck, 1 Moorhen, 50+ Carrion Crow, Jackdaw's flew over
Wickham Bridge:
3 Otters! I adult and 2 young by the size. Watched by a group of 10 people for about 5 mins!

7-1-17 Bradley Waxwing (Vic Savery)
Oldbury Power Station:
1 Grey Plover called from the Tidal Res. shore. 2 Mute Swan reported by a dog-walker yesterday, checking out the lake briefly

New Passage:
1 Water Pipit and 1 Rock Pipit, with the Pied Wagtail/Mipit flock by the pill

7-1-17 Wren at Severn Beach (Rod Holbrook)
Severn Beach:
1 Kingfisher at Seabank pools.
5 Snipe, 3 Jack Snipe, 2 Water Rail, 1 Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat on Chittening Warth
1 Siberian Chiffchaff at VOSA pool again
14 Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 3 Grey Heron, 70 Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, 100 Dunlin, Curlew, 75 Turnstone, Stonechat

7-1-17 Bradley Blackwing (Lisegirl)
The pic you really want when you drive all the way to Bradley Stoke
1 Black Redstart by pier again. 100 Teal and 3 male Pintail drifting upstream past Wains hill.
3 Water Rails in marsh at Clevedon pill.
2nd Black Redstart this afternoon by St Andrews church

7-1-17 More Waxwing at Bradley (Christopher Teague)
Bleadon Levels to Uphill:
2 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, many Teal and Redshank, 1 Curlew (heard), 3 Short-eared Owls, 2 Reed Bunting
7-1-17 Great White Egret (Robert Hargreaves)
Nothing to be seen beyond the end of the channel at Herriotts
Chew Valley Lake:
2 Goldeneye
Bernard King Hide:
Ring-necked Duck, 14 Goosander, 2 Great White Egret
Heron's Green:
4 1f 3m Goldeneye, 11 5f 6m Goosander, 1 Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Heron
2nd Jan: The Black Headed Gull, black letters on white ring 21S3, and metal ring other leg, has been seen several times at Chew and Blagdon. It was ringed in June 2015 in Reading
Herriott's End:
5 Shelduck, 8 Shoveler, 1 Great White Egret, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

7-1-17 Waxwing (Lisegirl)
Lise just got a photo of a Waxwing after all
Not the photo competition but photos for the Avon Bird Report

Dear Photographer

This is a request for photos for possible inclusion in the next Avon Bird Report.

Photos must (with a few exceptions) have been taken in Avon in 2016. I assume most of you use electronic recording now but paper prints/slides could also be considered. Ideally a fairly low resolution version should be sent in the first place via e-mail or on a CD, and if you use one of yours we can later ask you to send a high resolution version which in most cases should exceed 2mpc. There are basically two types of photo needed. First record shots of varying quality showing something unusual, for example the Guillemot at Charfield in Feb 2015, or a bird showing unusual plumage or behaviour. Secondly we are looking for good quality shots of any of our birds. Here we are looking for species not seen in recent Reports. So for example we would not publish another photo of a Purple Sandpiper or a Grey Phalarope, for instance, unless it was quite exceptional.

Our photo editor is Nigel Milbourne, but in the first instance could you please send you files to me at this e-mail address, and if CD's or prints to me at: Arncliffe, Coast Road, Walton Bay, Clevedon, BS21 7FW. I look forward to seeing your best photos sometime in the next few weeks.

Yours sincerely 
Harvey Rose (Editor ABR)

Reports: Jon Angell, Ali Bourne, Karle Burford, Justin Grimwood, Robert Hargreaves, Bill Hewitt, Rod Holbrook, Brian Lancastle, Lisegirl, Paul Marshall, John Martin, Jonathan Mortin, Deb & Simon Pritchett, Vic Savery, Tony Scott, Christopher TeagueblagdonlakebirdsopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG