Saturday, 25 February 2017

25 Feb '17 Saturday - Hen Harrier

A dull day after yesterday, turning into steady rain

Waxwing at Bradley Stoke
Hen Harrier at Oldbury Power Station
Red Kite at Littleton Reserve
Short-eared Owl at Severnside
Woodcock at Weston-super-Mare
Jack Snipe at Chew and Severnside

25-2-17 Snipe at Chew (Brian Thompson)
1 m Blackcap at Mr Apples


Bradley Stoke, Three Brooks, Tesco Petrol:
15 Waxwings

Oldbury Power Station:
1 m Hen Harrier (story @OPS)

Littleton Reserve:
1 Red Kite, possible first record here

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Little Egret, 400 Knot, 115 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Jack Snipe, 63 Redshank, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing Grebe Pond), 2 Stonechat

Warmley Forest Park and environs:
2 Moorhens, 2 Buzzards, 5 Goldcrests, 2 Coal Tits, 6 Long-tailed Tits, 50 Starlings, 15 Blackbirds, 100+ Fieldfare and Redwing flock, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Chaffinch, 9 Greenfinch, 40 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch


25-2-17 Cow and Little Egret at Church (Higgy)
Chelvey Church, fields near:
9 Little Egrets feeding with cattle

Backwell Lake 1600-1800hrs:
18 Little Egret in to roost (2 others in at 1745 and far too dark for ID),
Also 14 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 13 Tufted Duck, 50+ finches to roost

1 Woodcock flushed on old Weston Links, 1 Kingfisher nr Worle Stn


1 Buzzard, 5 Common Gull, 25 LBB Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 150 Starling, 150 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 1 Meadow Pipit
25-2-17 Dipper (Chris James)
With nesting material at Pensford
1 Dipper


Blagdon Lake, yesterday:
1 Egyptian Geese, 2♂ Scaup , 1 Mediterranean Gull

25-2-17 Little Grebe at Chew (Brian Thompson)
Chew Valley Lake:
1 Little Grebe, 1 Fox

Stratford Hide:
1 Jack Snipe, 12 Snipe

25-2-17 Jack Snipe (Lee Gardiner)
Found later in the day at Chew
Reports: Lee Gardiner, David Gibbs, Patrick Hancock, Pete Hawkins, Martin Hayes, Peter Hazelwood, Higgy, Rod Holbrook, Paul House, Chris James, PK, Brian Lancastle, Glen Maddison, John Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Chris Perry, Adam Rawson, Brian Thompson, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG