Tuesday, 21 February 2017

21 Feb '17 Tuesday - Waxwing

Foggy, wet, windy - you might say, fowl weather for birding?

Cattle Egrets and Waxwings, despite the weather

Mute Swan pair (from NSL-birding) - spring will arrive eventually....
Montpelier station:
Blackcap in sub-song.

Temple Meads:
Chiffchaff singing.


Bradley Stoke:
15 Waxwing


Northwick Warth / Pilning Wetlands:
13 Shelduck, 140 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Lapwing, 45 Curlew, 12 Redshank, 9 Knot, 40 Pied Wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipit.

Severn Beach:
60 Shelduck, 30 Wigeon.

Backwell Lake:
17 Little Egret (roost on the east side of the island 16.43 - 17.49 hrs). Cattle Egret (obscured by branches).


Toghill Farm:
Cattle Egret

Waxwing in Bath today (from NSL-birding)
Waxwing   (Monksdale Road / Poplar Close  junction)

Walk from Chew to Blagdon and back:
1 Teal, 3 Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 150 Black-headed Gull, 1 GBB Gull, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, 2 Raven, 4 Goldcrest, 6 LT Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 300 Starling, 100 Fieldfare, 120 Redwing, Stonechat, 20 House Sparrow.


Blagdon Lake:
2 m. Greater Scaup (North Shore), pr Egyptian Goose (Holt Farm near the head of Long Bay), 13 Linnet (Green Lawn).

Ringed adult Med Gull (Lee at Wildwood Photos)
Chew Valley Lake:
Ringed adult Mediterranean Gull.

Jack Snipe at Stratford (Allan Chard)
2 Jack Snipe.
Herriotts Bridge:
Pintail, Great Spotted Woodpecker.
male Common Scoter.

Reports: Phil Baber, Des Bowring, Dru Brooke-Taylor Allan Chard, Ben Hoare, Mike Thomas, BOC Tuesday walkers,  blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds,  TBOSG