Wednesday, 22 February 2017

22 Feb '17 Wednesday - Med Gull

More rain and wind as day progressed, Doris coming

Waxwing at Bradley Stoke
Mediterranean Gull at New Passage
Cattle Egret at Toghill
Scaup, Common Scoter, Jack Snipe at Chew

22-2-17 ringed Mediterranean Gull (Gill Sapsed)
Hanging on to it's feathers waiting for Doris
No reports


Bradley Stoke, Three Brooks, Tesco Petrol:

Aust Cliff:
8 Jays
22-2-17 Mediterranean Gull (Paul Bowerman)
Tucked in among the increasing BH Gulls at New Passage
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull, murmurations of Starlings morning and evening

Almondsbury, Woodlands Golf Course: 
6 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker

Chipping Sodbury Common:
3 Greylag Geese, 29 Canada Geese, 2 Teal and 2 Stonechat

22-2-17 nervous Greylag Goose at Portbury (Chris Stone)
Portbury Wharf:
1 ad Greylag Goose (un-ringed and full-winged - very nervous- over an hour before worked up courage to go asleep despite continually closing eyes while swimming around - and calling)

22-2-17 Sparrowhawk (David Gibbs)
Drops into a garden in Weston
Weston-super-Mare, garden near Old Town Quarry:
Sparrowhawk, 1 dead Pigeon


Wick, Toghill Farm:
Cattle Egret


Blagdon Lake:

Flock Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2♂ Scaup

Chew Valley Lake:
52 Mute Swan, 30+ Canada Geese, Wigeon and Teal in single figures

Common Scoter
22-2-17 Jack Snipe at Stratford (Paul Williams)
Stratford Hide:
8 Scaup, 6 Goldeneye, 3 Jack Snipe, 20 +Snipe

Herriotts End:

8 Shelduck, 6 m Pintail, 3 Shoveler, 1 GBB Gull

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Greg Dawes, David Gibbs, Lisegirl, Pete Maxfield, Chris Stone, Martin Tayler, Paul Williams, blagdonlakebirds@RareBirdAlertUK