Monday, 6 February 2017

6 Jan '17 Monday - Ring-billed Gull

Very cold morning and then the rain came in this afternoon

Ring-billed Gull at Chew Valley Lake
Waxwing at Bradley Stoke
Common Scoter newly arrived at Chew

6/2/17 Ring-billed Gull at Chew Valley (Lee @Wildwood_Photos)


Eastville Park:
25 species including Mute swan, Cormorant, Coot (not seen for 7 months), 2 Kingfishers, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest, Buzzard

Floating Harbour:
Goldeneye (not frequent here)

St.Andrews Park:
30 Redwings and 50 Starlings


Oldbury Power Station:
3 Tufted Duck back on the lake

Bradley Stoke:
14 Waxwing, 2 Buzzard

6-2-17 Waxwing at Bradley Stoke (Martin Tayler)
One of 14 spotted today right next to the Car Wash


Portbury Wharf  North Pools:
c90 Shoveler, 55 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 34 Lapwing, c10 Snipe, 17 Coot, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 0 Gulls, plus Goldfinches and Long-tailed Tits


1 Green Woodpecker, 30 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Treecreeper, 15 Goldfinch
and at the sewage works...
4 Meadow Pipit, 5 Grey Wagtail, 70 Pied Wagtail


Blagdon Lake:
2 Green Sandpipers, pair of Egyptian Geese, 5 Bewick's Swans, a couple of Stock Doves, 2♂ Greater Scaup

 Chew Valley Lake:Dam:
16 Scaup (14F 2M), 6 Goldeneye, 3 Little Grebe (no sign of the Scoter at the Dam), 1 Ring-billed Gull

6/2/17 Ring-billed Gull at Chew Valley (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Very amiable Ring-billed Gull at the Dam
2 Raven,7 Goldeneye, 2 Bullfinch
Heron's Green:
1 Goosander, 3 Goldeneye,  1 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 11 House Sparrows

6/2/17 House Sparrow at Heron's Green (Brian Thompson)
6/2/17 Buzzard at the back of Heron's Pool (Brian Thompson)
Pale morph Buzzard - always interesting

4 Bullfinch, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail, 1 Tawny Owl (calling), 6 Goldeneye,  1 new in today Common Scoter female
Herriotts End:
8 Shelduck, 1 Pintail, 3 Bewick's Swans

6/2/17 Bewick Swan's at Chew (Brian Thompson)
2 of the 3 seen flying over Herriott's this morning

Reports: Des Bowring, Bob Brewer, Raoul Chandrasakera, Lee Gardiner, Patrick Hancock, Bob Pepper, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Richard Scantlebury, Martin Tayler, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Brian Thompson,