Monday, 27 February 2017

27 Feb '17 Monday - Kingfishers

A few sunny periods in the afternoon after a period of heavy showers

Mediterranean Gull at Chew
Short-eared Owl at Uphill
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27/2/17 Dipper on the River Frome at Eastville Park (Allan Chard)

Eastville Park:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail

27/2/17 Female Kingfisher in Eastville Park (Martin Tayler)
27/2/17 Well fed Grey Heron in Eastville Park (Martin Tayler)
Effingham Rd: 1 m Blackcap.

Stockwood Open Spaces:
3 Mistle and 4 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Raven,
60+ mixed Feldfare and Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest plus usual Tit, Robin and Blackbird


Severn Beach:
Tesco Pool:
2 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Coot, 1 Kestrel, 4 Stonechat, 12 Goldfinch.

Oldbury Coast:
By Oldbury Pill: 
45 Wigeon, 10 Redshank

Frampton Cotterell, River Frome:
5 Little Egret

27/2/17 3 of the 5 Little Egret on theRiver Frome at Frampton Cotterell (Sid)


1 Little Grebe, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Kestrel (m), 4 Stonechat, 2 Reed Buntings,  1 Song Thrush (1 seen, several heard)

27/2/17 Kestrel at Uphill (William Hewitt)


Bath: Prior Park
Female Kingfisher showing well from the Serpentine.

27/2/17 Female Kingfisher at Prior Park National Trust (Glen Maddison)

Blagdon Lake:
2♂ Greater Scaup,♀ Eurasian Stonechat. Egyptian Goose  on Holt Farm with a small group of Canada Geese. Small groups of Tufted Ducks were widespread, especially at the dam end.

Chew Valley Ringing Station:
25 yr old Black-headed gull ringed as a chick in Veno, DENMARK, June 1991!! Present CVL last week. 937 km from hatching place. 7 more years to break current BTO record of 32 years for the species.

1 Med Gull (summer adult), 2 Scaup (female), 54 Goldeneye, 1 Tawny owl (heard)

1 Peregrine flew over the hide

No Snipe seen at either hide

BTO extend House Martin Nest Survey 

Reports: Allan Chard, Teresa Chard, Sid, Glen Maddison, Martin Tayler, Paul Williams, BTO,
 blagdonlakebirds,  CVRS,