Friday, 10 November 2017

10th Nov '17 Friday - Bewick Swans

Sunny over most the area but cold in the wind on the lakes

Today's specials
Bewick Swans
Great White Egrets
10/11/17 One of several Firecrests in Eastville Park (Allan Chard)

Aztec West ponds:
Egyptian Goose

Eastville Park:
2 Kingfishers (both male, 1 adult and 1 juvenile chasing & fighting), 3 possibly 4 Firecrests,
3 Cormorants, Stock Doves, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Treecreeper, c30 Goldfinch,
1 Buzzard, at least 2 Coal Tits, lots of Blue, Great & Long-tailed Tits, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Dipper

10/11/17 Dipper in Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
10/11/17 Kingfisher in Eastville Park (Rich Scantlebury)


New Passage:
Stonechat and Meadow Pipit
10/11/17 Meadow Pipit at New Passage (Lisa Presland)
Aust Warth:
Short eared owl this afternoon. A long way off and chased away by the crows.

10/11/17 Short-eared Owl (Sid Simmonds)

Portbury coast:
1 Grey Heron at Portbury Ditch outfall, with 12 Starlings and 3 House Sparrow. 2 Cormorant at H & W

10/11/17 Grey Heron at Portbury Ditch outfall (John Clark)
1 Grey Wagtail
10/11/17 Grey Wagtail lily hopping on the Kenn (Andrew Ford)
3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Stonechat, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret
10/11/17 Stonechat at Bleadon (William Hewitt)

1 perched Hawfinch and flyover Merlin this morning

3 Woodpigeon, 2 Collard Dove, 1 Feral Pigeon, 3 Starling, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Jackdaw,
1 Herring Gull, 20 Goldfinch, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Magpie

Odd Down Park and Ride, Bath:
2 Fieldfare

Claverton, Bath:
41 Redwing


Blagdon Lake:
Great White Egret,  Little Egret, Greater Scaups (an adult ♂, and a juvenile/1st-winter ♂), Ferruginous Duck, 7 Northern Lapwings and 10 Northern Pintails

Chew Valley Lake:

Hollow Brook:
2 Bewick's Swans

2 Goldeneye 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 G BB Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper

Denny Island:
One of the 2 Bewick Swans on the Eastern shore, but they are both usually asleep most of the time: long flight?
10/11/17 Bewick Swans at Chew (Derek John Angell)
In the woodland at the top of the car park
2 Bullfinch (calling), 12+ L TT with Blue & Great Tits, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Robin, 6 Chaffinch,
(best of all) 1 Firecrest

10/11/17 Firecrest at Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:
6 G-W Egret, 4 L Egret, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 G BB Gull, 28 Lapwing, 1 Goosander, 2 Pintail,
1 Kestrel. (Lots of disturbance on the hedge on the right side of the bay is being cut)
Late addition - count made from a photo makes it 25 GWE on the North bank (SS)

2 Goosander, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 G-W Egret (fly past), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,
2 Stonechat, 1 Cetti's, 20+ Redwing & Fieldfare (cottage garden apple trees), 200+ Wood Pigeon (field drive in)
10/11/17 Goosander at Chew (talkingtobears)
Moreton to Stratford:
2 Jay, 10+ Long Tailed Tit,  70+ Fieldfare (Stratford Lane), 1 m Goldeneye, 14 Pheasant, 3 GWE,
1 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Redwing, 5 Meadow Pipit

2 Shelduck, 1 Peregrine (flushed everything) and then10 Dunlin, 9 Black-tailed Godwit,  3 Goosander, 3 Great White Egret Egret, 1 Snipe, 1 Cetti's, 9 Lapwing, 11 Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Cetti’s Warbler

Herriott's Bridge:
11 Pintail (4 M Pond rest on the lake side), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's, 3 Shelduck,
5 Goosander, 1 Grey Wagtail, 17 Great White Egret and 2 Shelduck to roost

Lots of G-W Egret moving around today only saw 12 or so & fewer. L Egret,
possibly 20 Black-tailed Godwit

Reports: Rich Andrews, Derek John Angell, Allan Chard, John Clark, Andrew Ford, Robert Hargreaves, William Hewitt, 
Duncan McLaughlin, Dave Nevitt, Lisa Presland, Rich Scantlebury, Sid Simmons, Ian Stapp, Talkingtobears
blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds