Sunday, 1 January 2017

New Years Day '17 Sunday - Woodcock

Miserable wet day, hopefully just in memory of 2016

1-1-17 Robin (Lee Gardiner)
Our singing companion throughout the year
Marsh Harrier Oldbury Power Station
Black Redstart at Portishead
Jack Snipe and Woodcock at Yate
Little Stint at Blagdon
Ring-necked Duck at Chew Valley Lake

1-1-17 Dipper (Richard Scantlebury)
Surfin at Eastville
Eastville Park:
3 Grey Heron, 200+ BH Gulls, 1 Kingfisher,  Goldcrest,  Nuthatch, 1 Dipper,  Otter,
23 sp seen.
St George's area garden:
1 Jay, 1 Coal Tit, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Robin

1-1-17 Jay (Lee Gardiner)
St George's area garden
City Docks:
Sparrowhawk demolishing a Goldfinch on a garden fence in Rownham Mead.

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Marsh Harrier (lagoon 2)

1 Green Woodpecker

Littleton Ringing Station, 31-12-16:
3 (2 retrap) Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Wren, 1 retrap Dunnock, 1 retrap, Robin, 1 Blackbird,
3 Redwing, 9 retrap Long-tailed Tit, 10 (8 retrap) Blue Tit, 3 retrap Great Tit, 3 Greenfinch,
11 (8 retrap) Goldfinch

New Passage/Northwick:
3 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, Knot, 450+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Fieldfare,
70 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 52 spp

Portishead Lockside window:
1 Black Redstart

Portishead Marina:
3 Cormorants by H & W

30-12-16 Water Rail (Gwen Thomas)
By the bridge at Backwell Lake
Backwell Lake 30-12-16:
2 Water Rail, one calling

1 male Blackcap in garden

2 Jack Snipe, 1st Woodcock, 2 Snipe, Raven

Willsbridge Mill:
2 Goldcrest, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 muddy Dog

1-1-17 Goldfinch by Bath Mill (Wayne Tucker)
Newton St Loe:
1 Magpie, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Wren, 4 Blackbirds, 3 Mistle Thrush, 5 Chaffinches, 25 + Goldfinch, 
2 Bullfinches, 14spp

1-1-17 Mistle Thrush by Bath Mill (Wayne Tucker)
Blagdon Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 17 Goosanders, 1 juv Little Stint (in front of Lodge all morning), 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Bewick's Swans and 5 Great White Egrets Top End, 52 spp

Chew Valley Lake:
45 spp in two hours pre rain - 1 Ring-necked Duck, 4 Goosander, 7 Great White Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher,

Bernard King:
1 Ring-necked Duck

5 Bewick's Swans

1-1-17 Waxwing (Matt Hobbs)
Afraid they are in Middlesborough

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

Reports: Karle Burford, Teresa Chard, Janey Clarke, Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Lee Gardiner, David Gibbs, Peter Hazelwood, John Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Richard Scantlebury, Matt Scott, Ruth Stanton, Gwen Thomas, Wayne Tucker, Jason Williams, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG