Friday, 10 March 2017

10th March '17 Friday - Scaup

Quite warm but a bit dull at times this morning but brightening up in the afternoon

Record number of Scaup at Chew today
6 different raptor species seen along Severnside
Jack Snipe at Congresbury Moor

10/3/17 One of the magnificent seven Barnacle Geese at Chew (Allan Chard)
Whiteladies Road:
Jay doing a perfect Buzzard call

1 Grey Wagtail

Stockwood Open Spaces:
Male and female Stonechat


Bradley Stoke:
The Waxwing were at the Willow Brook again but only for a few minutes. Not sure they'll bother again.

Emersons Green Science Park:
1 male Reed Bunting, 1 Buzzard, 3 LBB Gull, 2 Gold Finch

Aust Warth:
Fly-past Marsh Harrier, 700+ Dunlin, Greenshank heard off Cake Pill, a few Grey Plover too.

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
21 Tufted Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Larid moving,  7 Redwing, 1 Buzzard,
35 Meadow Pipits, 1 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 8 Long-tailed Tits, Wren, 20 Goldfinch,

10/3/17 Some of the charm of 20 Goldfinch at New Passage this evening (Martin Tayler)

Northwick Warth top end this morning: lots of singing Skylark and Meadow Pipit. 4 Shoveler on flash, 3 flyover Bullfinch.
Northwick Warth: Merlin f, Peregrine m&f, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Buzzard , c1000 Dunlin, Grey Plover, 14 Shoveler 14, Cetti's Warbler heard
10/3/17 Chiffchaff at New Passage (Lisa Presland)

10/3/2017 Kestrel at New Passage (Martin Tayler)

Severn Beach:
Orchard Pools:
1 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 7 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Cetti's Warbler
10/3/17 Buzzard at Severn Beach Orchard Pools (Mrs Trellis)


Congresbury Moor:
29 Snipe and 1 Jack Snipe at YACWAG reserve this morning. Also a singing Chiffchaff near Yatton station.

Male Sparrowhawk

1 Jay (flyover)



Blagdon Lake:1 Stonechat, Egyptian Goose at  Green Lawn and Common Sandpiper on the dam. 50-70 Shovelers, c. 35 Wigeon, 22 Mute Swans, 1 Snipe

Chew Valley Lake:

1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Wigeon-like Hybrid duck, 1 Hooligan Gull

Heron's Green:
2 Buzzard (1 the white one), 2 Snipe (reeds left side lake)

1 G S Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 7 Buzzard (most over the hills around the lake), 2 Stonechat,
2 Reed Bunting, 1 Cetti's, 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 7 Goldeneye

10/3/17 Reed Bunting at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
20 Scaup (9 m 11 F) (a bit mobile again today moving betwen Stratford & Moreton not all at the same time in small groups), 1 (M) Scoter

Herriotts End:
2 Pintail, 4 Shelduck, 1 Cetti's, 2 Buzzard, 7 Barnacle Goose (pond)

10/3/17 5 of the 7 Barnacle Geese at Chew (Ian Stapp)

20 Scaup a record count for Chew Valley Lake

Reports: Allan Chard, Cris Craig, Michael Davis, Alastair Fraser, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Lisa Presland, George Rabin, Adam Rawson, Trevor Riddle, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, Mrs Trellis, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds,  TBOSG