Monday, 13 February 2017

13 Feb '17 Monday - BN Grebe

Milder and fine at last - a nice morning for birding despite the East wind.

Cattle Egrets, Waxwings and Scaup still on station.

Gadwall at Chew (Ian Stapp)
I'm putting this photo at the top because I love it! - ed
Bradley Stoke:
15 Waxwing at Tesco's, then just 7 later.

Waxwing at Tesco's , 'kamilboberski'
Portwall Lane:
This Black Redstart flew into an office window in Portwall Lane this morning.

Black Redstart - thanks to Gilbert Lemon for the report and photo.
Snuff Mills:
1 Dipper.

13-2-17 Dipper at Snuff Mills (Jim Parry)

Oldbury Power Station:
Red Kite north this morning, m. Black Redstart near waterworks.  2 Stonechat, 20+ Meadow Pipit.

Little Egret on the River Frome (Sid Simmons)
R. Frome, Frampton - Winterbourne:
2 Little Egret.


10 hours ago
2 Waxwing at the far Western end of Moor lane, Worle, by the mini roundabout leading on to Carousel Way
Worle (Summer Lane Pool and Plumley Park:
No Waxwings for one unlucky searcher but he found Grey Heron, Kingfisher, 8 Redwing.

WeBS count highlights: 52 Shelduck, 160 Wigeon, 89 Oystercatchers, 14 Ringed Plover, 500 Lapwing, 3 Sanderling, 1900 Dunlin, 74 Curlew, 2 Common Gull, 3 GBB Gull.


Toghill Farm:
2 Cattle Egret

Newton St Loe:
46 Teal, 8 Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 8 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Pied Wagtail.

Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Dipper, 21 Blackbird, 14 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaff. 3 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch.

Paulton sewage works:
3 Meadow Pipit, 100 Pied Wagtail.


Blagdon Lake:
8 (3 imm) Bewick's Swans, 1 Greylag Goose, 200+ Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 m Pintail, 2 m Scaup, 8 Goldeneye, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Moorhen, 341 Coot, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 Peregrine, 1 Chiffchaff, 200 Redwing.

Scaup at the Dam at Chew (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
4 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull.

14 Scaup, 1 Common Scoter, pr Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 12+ Goldfinch.

40+ Fieldfare, 2 Bullfinch.

Heron's Green:
Buzzard, Green Sandpiper.

2 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Jay, 2 Bullfinch

Reports: Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Adrian Hockey, 'kamilboberski', Gilbert Lemon, Jim Parry, Matt Plenty, Sid Simmons, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, John Thorogood, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG