Friday, 10 February 2017

10 Feb '17 Friday - Black-necked Grebe

Very cold today and dull and not very good for taking photographs (some say)

Waxwing at Bradley Stoke
Black-necked Grebe reported at Chew
Cattle Egret on the Strawberry Line near Congresbury
Otter and mink spotted in the area

10/2/17 Dipper on the River Frome at Eastville Park (Allan Chard)


Eastville Park:
Dipper and a cheeky otter

10/2/17 Otter playing peek a boo in Eastville Park (Allan Chard)


Bradley Stoke, Tesco Extra:
12 Waxwing

Oldbury Power Station:
4 Tufted Duck now on the lake

Aust Wharf:
a.m. 3 Jack Snipe, p.m. 160 Wigeon, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  70 flyover Lapwing,  3 Curlew,
1 Reed Bunting

New Passage/Northwick:
Northwick Warth:
1,200 Dunlin, top end near Aust Warth.

Severn Beach:
8 Starling, 5 House Sparrow
Orchard Pools:
1 Tufted Duck, 3 Buzzard, 4 House Sparrow, 8 Goldfinch.
Tesco Pool:
2 Teal

Frampton Cotterell:
A pair of Little Egrets on the river Frome between Frampton Cotterell and Winterbourne. Single one seen here semi regularly for the last 2 years, first time seeing a pair. Also a pair of Kestrels hunting on the railway embankment over the Frome valley, chased off by a pair of crows.

10/1/17 Kestrel chased by Crow along Frome Valley (Sid Simmons)


Backwell Lake:
18 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Goose, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret (11(at least) into roost at dusk yesterday evening), 130 Black-headed Gull. One bird with green ring J82E, photo attached. Found that it was a Norwegian bird via www. . Submitted it to the Norwegian ringmarking website which showed that it was ringed near Oslo on 18/05/15. Last observed in Norway, near Oslo, on 11/06/16. 11 Common Gull, 10 Jackdaw.

10/2/17 Black-headed Gull from Norway (Michael Thomas)

Cattle Egret on the Strawberry Line near Congresbury
1 Black Redstart at Clevedon Pier


Newton St Loe:
3 Teal, 45 Mallard, 1♀Tufted Duck, 15 (6♂9♀) Goosander, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven

10/2/17 Tufted Duck at Newton St Loe (Robert Hargreaves)
Only one this year but around for a few weeks


Barrow Tanks:
Long tailed duck still on tank

Blagdon Lake:
14 Mute Swans, 8 Bewick's Swans, pair of Egyptian Geese, 1 Scaup, 2 Green Sandpipers

Chew Valley Lake:

10/2/17 Great Crested Grebe at Chew (Peter Coslett)
11 Scaup, 1 Scoter, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Little Grebe,  1 Goosander
10 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander
Heron's Green:
1 Black-necked Grebe (not there later but 4 reported at the back Denny) 2 Little Grebe,
3 Goldeneye, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Buzzard
10/2/17 Green Sandpiper and 3 Meadow Pipit at Heron's Green (Ian Stapp)
3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Bullfinch, 50+ Chaffinch (drive)

10/2/17 Water Pipit at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's End:

10/2/17 Mink at Herriott's channel (Peter Coslett)

Reports: Terri Borash, Peter Coslett,Michael Davies, Robert Hargreaves, Trevor Riddle, Sid Simmons, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Lee @Wildwood_photos,
blagdonlakebirds,  opsbirding