Tuesday, 14 February 2017

14 Feb '17 Tuesday - Ring-billed Gull

Another dull day for the weather

Waxwing at Bath and Bradley Stoke
Cattle Egret at Toghill Farm
Bewick's Swan at Blagdon
Scaup, Common Scoter, and new Ring-billed Gull at Chew

14-2-17 Tufted Duck at Eastville (Steve Poulson)
Eastville Park:
1 Tufted Duck, unusual here


Bradley Stoke, Tesco Extra:
15 Waxwing
Oldbury Power Station:
2 Golden Plover with c.300 Lapwing, 1 Mistle Thrush

14-2-17 Knot at New Passage (Paul Bowerman)


Clevedon-Wains Hill:
4 m and 5 f Goosander in the estuary 10.30 am, they drifted in to the creek and flew inland 12.45 pm

Weston-Super-Mare, Plumley Park:
1 Water Rail,  No Waxwing, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting

14-2-17 Green Woodpecker at Uphill (William Hewitt)
Uphill Boat Yard:
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Stonechat, 2 Long Tailed Tits

Bleadon Garden:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap (m)
Bleadon Allotments:
30 Starlings, 40 Fieldfare, 10 Linnet


14-2-17 Cattle Egret (Roger Staples)
Easy and charming to see
Toghill Farm:
2 Cattle Egret
14-2-17 Waxwing (Suk Trippier)
Only get Waxwings in Bath on Valentines day
Bath, London Road:
3 Waxwing

Newton St Loe:
33 Teal, 3 Goosander, 1 Sparrowhawk, 9 Stock Dove, 24 Linnet, 37 Yellowhammer


Blagdon Lake:
8 Bewick's Swans, 202 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2♂ Scaup

14-02-17 New Ring-billed Gull (Ian Stapp)
Found at Chew by Andy Davis, longer bill
Chew Valley Lake:

12 Scaup (9 by Denny), 1 Common Scoter, 11 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 3 Little Grebe
4 Goldeneye, 100+ Fieldfare/Redwing/Starling

Heron's Green:
2 Little Grebe, 50 Starling, 20+ Redwing

1 m Goosander, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Tawny Owl,  1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Goldcrest, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 20 Chaffinch

14-2-17 Pintail at Herriott's (Sean Whyte)
Herriotts End:
12 Shelduck, 10 Pintail, 1 new Ring-billed Gull, 1 Kingfisher

Reports: Andy Davis, David Gibbs, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, William Hewitt, Adrian Hockey, Glen Maddison, Nigel Milbourne, Michael Newstead, Steve Poulsom, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Suk Trippier, Thomas Weston, Sean Whyte, blagdonlakebirds,  nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds