Wednesday, 17 January 2018

17-1-18 Wednesday - Redpoll

Temp 0 to 8 ℃. West wind to 24 mph. Bit's of snow around, very cold wind but dry and bright

Today's blog has been done in the new order being adopted by the IOC, BOU and Birdtrack, using the 2018 BOU names. Avon list under Information Sites, two versions

Black-necked Grebe
Black Redstart
Brambling, Hawfinch, Redpoll
Corn Bunting

BRISTOL

Old Lloyd’s building opposite M Shed Bristol harbour:
11 Mute Swan (Harbourside), 1 Black Redstart @ 13:45

17-1-18 Hawfinch, St Anne's Ch (Wildwood Photography)
Hengrove, Airport Road:
Redpoll

Oldland, St Annes Churchyard:
Hawfinch

St Andrews Park:
10 Redwing

Lockleaze - Concorde Cycle path:
9 Wood Pigeons, 2 Collared Doves, 6 Magpies, 10 Carrion Crows, 2 Ravens, 5 Blue Tits, 3 Great Tits, 2 Wrens, 30+ Starlings, 4m 1f Blackbirds, 2 Robins, 14 House Sparrows, 1 Dunnuck,1f Bullfinch and 4 Goldfiinches.


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Frampton Cotterell:
2 Buzzard

Yate, Kingsgate Park:
3 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 1 Peregrine, 1 f Blackcap 

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Wigeon, 2 Lapwing, 1 Peregrine, 3 Stonechat

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead Marina:
2 Cormorant
17-1-18 Mute Swan, Kenn Moor (Higgy)
Anyone know about the eating habits of Swans?


Kenn Moor:
51 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 200 Starling (1000 yesterday)

17-1-18 Blackcaps in Langford (David Goodliffe)
Langford:
2m + 3f Blackcap

17-1-18 Long-tailed Tit, Bleadon (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 10 Long tailed Tit, 2 Blackcap, 3 Redwing, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 and BANES

Marshfield, Drifton Hill:
30 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Sparrowhawk, flock Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Stonechat, 20 Chaffinch, 6 Bullfinch, 15 Linnet, 10 Goldfinch, 20 Corn Bunting (Tormarton Rd), 4 Yellowhammer

Keynsham, Manor Road Playing fileds:
23 BH Gull, 150+ Rook, 50+ Starling

Keynsham garden:
4 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit 4 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch

Burnett:
3 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 10+ Blue Tit, 10+ Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Goldcrest, 30+ Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 7 Robin, 6 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 100+ Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Linnet, Siskin heard, 20+Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

BlagdonLake:
2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper
Chew Valley Lake
17-1-18 Pied Wagtail, Dam (TtB)
Dam:
3 Goldeneye, 1 Pied Wagtail

Woodford:
3 Goldeneye, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Bullfinch

17-1-18 Kestrel & Black Headed Gull, Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
8 Shoveler, 1 Goosander, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Kestrel

Moreton:
1 Lesser Scaup, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Jay, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Bullfinch
17-1-18 Reed Bunting, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:
7 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

17-1-18 Tufted Duck, Herriotts (TtB)
Avon Ornithological Group

We will shortly start planning for the 2017 AVON BIRD REPORT. If you have any local 2017 bird records you have not yet submitted can you let the BOC team have them by the end of the month please. Similarly if you have notes on any local rarities you have not yet submitted

Thanks

Rich Mielcarek
Chairman

Reports: Paul Clack, John Clark, Mark Coller, Lee Gardiner, David Goodliffe, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Robert Hargreaves, Bill Hewitt, Higgy, Jon Mortin, Jean Oliver, Chris Perry, Ian Stapp, Blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, NSL-Birding, Opsbirding, Severnsidebirds, TalkingtoBears, TBOSG

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

16th January '18 Tuesday - Woodcock


Very cold wind today, dry and bright so two out of three must be OK. Weather worsened in afternoon - dark clouds and hail in parts of Bristol.

Woodcock
Hawfinch

A nice splash of colour on a dull cold day
16-01-2018 Grey Wagtail, CVL (George Stacey)

BRISTOL

BAWA Sports field, Southmead Road: c120 LBB Gulls, 12 Rook
Greystoke Ave (Southmead, by Aldi) : c 50 Carrion Crow
16-01-2018 Dipper, Eastville Park (Martin Taylor)

Eastville Park:
1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail

Stoke Park:
1 Snipe, 2 Stonechat

St Andrews Park:
10 Goldfinch

Finzels Reach/ Castle Park/Harbourside:
6 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 2 Peregrine


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Thornbury:
1 Woodcock 

Lower Woods, Wickwar
2 Pheasant, 1 Sparrowhawk (f), 2 Buzzard, 22 Woodpigeon, 1 Jay, 3 Rook,1 Carrion Crow,2 Coal Tit, 2, Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit,2 Goldcrest, 4 Wren, 4 Nuthatch ,3 Treecreeper, 16 Blackbird, 60 Redwing, 10 Robin


NORTH SOMERSET
16-01-2018 Rock Pipit, Clevedon (Brian Thompson)
Clevedon-Yeo:
2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Dowlais)

Bleadon:
2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay,  2 Blackcap, 7 Redwing, 4 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 3 Reed Bunting

Langford:
16-01-2018 Song Thrush, Langford (David Goodliffe)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham:
Garden in ST6567 - 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Black Cap, 2 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch

Oldland:
St Anne's Church - 1 Kingfisher, 2 Hawfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 5 Greenfinch. (No sign of RN Parakeets)


Marksbury:1 Buzzard, 150+ Crows / Jackdaws ( Maize field)


RESERVOIRS:

Blagdon Lake:2 drake Scaup off Butcombe Bank


Chew Valley Lake
16-01-2018 Goldeneye pair off the Dam, CVL (George Stacey)
Dam:
2 Goldeneye, 1 Common Sandpiper

Bittern Trail or Hollowbrook:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail

Woodford:
4 Goldeneye,  1 Raven, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch

Heron's Green:
1 Goldeneye 1 Buzzard, 1 GBB Gull
Moreton:
16-01-2018 Bullfinch Pair, Moreton, CVL (Ian Stapp)

1 Scaup (F), 8 Goldeneye,  2 Goosander, 1 Little  Grebe , 6 Fieldfare, 4  Bullfinch

Herriotts:
8 Shelduck (pond), 3 Goldeneye (lake side)


Reminder: BTO Regional Conference: 
The BTO would love to meet you at the Regional Conference in Bradford on Avon on March 18th,so book your place at http://bto.org/events 


Reports: Ken Carruthers, David Goodliffe, William Hewitt, Nigel Milbourne, Jonathan Mortin, Lois Pryce,  Matt Scott, Nigel Sluman, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, talkingtobears, Martin Taylor, Brian Thompson, blagdonlakebirdsCVRS,   nslbirding,   opsbirding,  severnsidebirds,   TBOSG

Monday, 15 January 2018

15-1-18 Monday - Hawfinches still about

Wet or very wet with some breaks in the rain.  Not freezing but a chilly 7℃.

Lesser Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Short-eared Owl
Hawfinches


Bullfinches always brighten up a dull day (Alison Stacey)
BRISTOL

Combe Dingle:
Wren, Jay, 3 Bullfinch (2m, 1f) in garden today.

Redland:
m. Blackcap.

St Werburgh's Road BS2:
1 Grey Wagtail in culvert.

St Andrew's Park BS6:
29 Redwing.

Kingfisher at Willsbridge finally rewarding patient photographer Bri Thompson
Willsbridge:
Kingfisher.

3 Ring-necked Parakeets around Oldland Common and church (Dan White)
Oldland Common:3 Ring-necked Parakeet.

Oldland, St Annes Churchyard:
Hawfinch.


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Peregrine, m. Black Redstart.

Aust Warth:
Buzzard, Water Rail, 2 Kestrel, 1 Short-eared Owl.


NORTH SOMERSET

Pill:
Nuthatch in the garden.

Portishead:
2 f. Blackcap (wintering in my garden and defending the fat balls against all comers).

Green Woodpecker in Bleadon (William Hewitt)
Clevedon-Yeo:
2 dark bellied Brent Geese, 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, 25 Lapwing, 50 Curlew, a Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 4 Fieldfare and a Rock Pipit.

Bleadon:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Redwing, 1 Blackcap, 4 Greenfinch, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting.

Siskin, always good to have visiting your feeders (David Goodliffe)
Langford:
1 m. Siskin, 20+ Goldfinch,  7 Bullfinch (4 m., 3 f.).




BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham:
3 Woodpigeon, 1 Blackcap, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Goldfinch.


Bath:
Blackcap, Blue Tit (photos above by Sean Whyte), 15 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch, 1 f. Bullfinch.


Paulton:
1 Kestrel, 60 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Raven.

(Sewage works)
50 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit.


RESERVOIRS:

Barrow Tanks:
adult male Long-tailed Duck.


Blagdon Lake:
2 Black-necked Grebe, adult ♂ Pochard x Ferruginous Duck, adult ♂ Pochard x Tufted Duck, adult winter Mediterranean Gull, adult ♀ Brambling with the Chaffinches at feeders.


Chew Valley Lake
adult m. Lesser Scaup.


Reports: Karl, Burford, Ken Carruthers, Alastair Fraser, David Goodliffe, Patrick Hancock, William Hewitt, Paul Milsom, Tony Scott, Nigel Sluman, Bri Thompson, Dan White, Sean Whyte, 'talkingtobears',  blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Sunday, 14 January 2018

14-1-18 Sunday

Cold, a bit misty and cloudy but dry.

Short-eared Owl
Hawfinch
Richard's Pipit (at Arlingham)


BRISTOL

Boiling Well Lane BS2
10 Redwing, Raven, Jay, Dunnock
14/1/18 Jay (Jon Mortin)

St Andrew's Park BS6
22 Redwing

County Cricket Ground BS7
1 Raven (on floodlights)

Durdham Down:
Tawny Owl (calling|)

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
Grey Heron (flying), Cormorant (flying), Buzzard (flying),Water Rail (heard), 6 Moorhen,
Black-headed Gull, Wren, 1 Stonechat (m)

Long Wood, Barn Wood and Hermitage Woods:
Sparrow Hawk (hunting), 21 Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay,
9 Magpie, 19 Jackdaw, 14 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 3 Coal Tit, 9 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, Goldcrest,
3 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 11 Blackbird (8m 3f), 2 Robin, 1 Stonechat (m), 11 House Sparrow, Dunnock
5 Bullfinch (m, one of the Bullfinches was trying to copy a Humming bird getting dried seeds of a Bramble bush by the Vench, Romney Avenue),
15 Goldfinch
14/1/18 'Humming' Bullfinch (Patrick Hardyman Richards)

 SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Almondsbury:
1 Jay, 1 Blackcap, 3 Long-tailed Tit (garden)

Aust Warth:
Kestrel, Short-eared Owl, 2 Snipe


NORTH SOMERSET

Bleadon:
3 Bullfinch, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Redwing, 1 Buzzard, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Blackcap, 1 Jay


BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
15 Golden Plover (Drifton Hill)

Willsbridge:
St Anne's Church:  6 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Hawfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Great Tit, 2 Raven, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Robin, Wood Pigeon, Nuthatch, Bullfinch,
Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush

14/1/18 Ring-necked Parakeet (Craig Lewis)

Hanham:
River Avon Heronry:  6 Grey Heron

Keynsham:
Ring-necked Parakeet (garden)

Bath:
Oldfield Park (garden): 3 Goldfinch, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blackbird,
1 Collared Dove, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Blackcap (M), 3 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest


RESERVOIRS:

Chew:
Heron's Green
1 Cattle Egret, 6 Little Egret, 20 Goosander, 1 Scaup (f), 5 Med Gulls (4 adult, 1 1st W)


OUT OF REGION
Arlingham:
Richard's Pipit

Splatt Bridge
Marsh Harrier



Reports: Ken Carruthers, Craig Lewis, William Hewitt, Richard Giles, Jon Mortin, Tony Scott, Alastair Fraser, Tony Cook, Marcus Smith, Mike Gray, Mike Jackson, Patrick Hardyman Richards,  blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 13 January 2018

13-1-18 Saturday - Siskin

Very dull day but not too cold, no rain

Today's blog has been done in the new order being adopted by the IOC, BOU and Birdtrack, but using current British names. Avon list under Information Sites

Black-necked Grebe
Cattle Egret
Red Kite 
Golden Plover, Jack Snipe
Short-eared Owl
Chiffchaff
Black Redstart
Water Pipit
Hawfinch, Siskin
Corn Bunting
13-1-18 Bullfinch 5, Marshfield (RH)
Pheasant and 2 Red-legged Partridge

BRISTOL

Old Sneed Park Garden:
12 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush

Oldland, St Annes Churchyard:
Sparrowhawk, and 4 Hawfinch.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Little Grebe, Peregrine, Raven, 1 m Black Redstart, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch

13-1-18 Short-eared Owl v Kestrel, Aust (Adam Rawson)
Aust Warth:
1 Buzzard, 9 Jack Snipe, 6 Snipe, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Kestrel, 2 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing

13-1-18 Chiffchaff, New Passage (John Martin)
New Passage:
1 Little Egret, 350 Lapwing, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 f Blackcap, Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Water Pipit, Greenfinch, Bullfinch,

13-1-18 Blackcap, Olveston (Caroline Gilbert)
Bald, going in and out of feeders?
Olveston gdn:
1 m Blackcap

NORTH SOMERSET

Kenn Moor - YACWAG reserve:
50 Lapwing, 2 Jack Snipe, 30 Snipe

BELOW M4 and BANES

Wick Golden Valley LNR:
1 Red Kite over, Buzzard, Woodpigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Grey Wagtail

13-1-18 Siskin in Shire Valley (RH)
Marshfield, inc BOC Walk:
20 Red-legged Partridge, 6 Buzzard, 40 (15 Drifton Hill) Golden Plover, 150 Common Gull, 20 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 400 Corvid, 6 Raven, 1 Goldcrest, 20 flock Blackbird, 150 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing, 3 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch, 8 Bullfinch, 100 Linnet, 50 Goldfinch, 25 Siskin, 36 Corn Bunting, 6 Yellowhammer

13-1-18 Corn Bunting, 12 of 25, Tormarton Road (RH)
Keynsham garden:
1 Collared Dove, 1 Magpie, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch

13-1-18 Blackcap, Weston (Sean Whyte)
Becoming ground feeders
Bath, Weston garden:
5 2m/3f Blackcap
13-1-18 Hawfinch, Newton Park (Nigel Johnston)
Newton St Loe:
Hawfinch

Chew Stoke STW:
5 Chiffchaff ringed

RESERVOIRS
13-1-18 Long-tailed Duck, Barrow Tank No.1 (Ken Carruthers)
Barrow Tank No 1:
1 ad m Long-tailed Duck

Blagdon Lake:
Black-necked Grebe

Chew Valley Lake

Herons Green:
Cattle Egret

Reports: Rich Andrews, Ken Carruthers, John Croxton, Lee Gardiner, Caroline Gilbert, Patrick Haigh, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Mike Jackson, Nigel Johnston, Sue Kempson, John Martin, Aravind Ramesh, Adam Rawson, Holly Richards, Trevor Riddle, Paul Robinson, Matt Scott, Tony Scott, Mark Steer, Sean White, Blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, NSL-Birding, Opsbirding, Severnsidebirds, TalkingtoBears, TBOSG

Friday, 12 January 2018

12-1-18 Friday - Brent Goose

Misty today, not that warm, light wind, with a little Sunshine at times

Today's blog has been done in the new order being adopted by the IOC, BOU and Birdtrack, but using current British names. Loonie at times, Full Avon list under Information Sites

Brent Geese
Black-necked Grebe
Cattle Egret
Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull
Short-eared Owl
Chiffchaff
Brambling
12-1-18 Great Spot in Bristol (Allan Chard)
BRISTOL

Bishop Road to Horfield Common:
3 BH Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 4 LBB Gull, 28 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 21 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 3 Crow, 8 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 1 f Blackcap, 1 Wren, 28 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 9 Robin, 32 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinches, 8 Goldfinches

Brandon Hill
11 Redwing

Filton, Millenium Park:
50 Starling

Oldland, St Annes Churchyard, NOT TODAY:
Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Hawfinch

Patchway:
1 Raven

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
260 Wigeon, 3 Pintail, 64 Teal, 2 Peregrine, 1 Treecreeper

12-1-18 Short-eared Owl takes on Kestrel at Aust (Steve Jones)
Aust:
1 Kestrel, 4 Short-eared Owl
12-1-18 Pochard, New Passage (Lisegirl)
New Passage:
4 Pochard!, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail withs Pieds

12-1-18 Mistle Thrush, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)
Almondsbury:
1 Jay 1 Mistle Thrush

Winterbourne, Monks Pool and Bradley Brook:
2 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 22 Jackdaw, 9 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 12 Chaffinch.

NORTH SOMERSET

Weston in Gordano, Middle Hill:
2 Buzzard, 1 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 16 Redwing, 2 m/f Bullfinch

Clevedon-Yeo:
2 dark bellied Brent Geese, Shelducks, Wigeon, Goosander, Oystercatchers, Curlew, Turnstones, Dunlin, Redshanks, Skylarks, Stonechats, Meadow & Rock Pipits

Backwell Lake:
7 Canada Geese, 25 Mute Swan, 1 Muscovy Duck, 2 Shoveler, 8 Mallard, 1 m Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, Coot, 100 BH Gull, 13 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Dunnock singing, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Goldfinch.

Grey Heron 12th Jan 2018 Hewish (Terri Borash)
Hewish:
1 Grey Heron

BELOW M4 and BANES

Warmley:
Raven back and forth
12-1-18 Starling, Keynsham (TtB)
Keynsham garden:
2 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Magpie, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch

12-1-18 first Goldfinch in two years, How Hill (RH)
Bath, Twerton garden:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 8 Carrion Crow, 4's of Coal, Blue and Great Tit, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 2 courting Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch

12-1-18 Cattle Egret, Bickfield Lane(Ian Stapp)
Compton Martin, Bickfield Lane:
1 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret

RESERVOIRS

12-1-18 Long-tailed Duck on Barrow Tanks (Wildwood Photos)
Barrow Tank No 1:
1 ad m Long-tailed Duck

Blagdon Lake:
Black-necked Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Brambling in garden

12-1-18 Long-tailed Tit, Denny (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake

12-1-18 Goldeneye at Dam (Bill Hewitt)
Dam:
3 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 18 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper

12-1-18 Goosander, Denny (George Stacey)
Bittern Trail/Denny:
13 4m/9f Goosander, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Long-tailed Tit, many Redwings, 1 Grey Wagtail

Woodford:
3 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 1 Goldcrest, 30 Starling, 80 Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Dunnock, 3 Bullfinch

12-1-18 Common Gull, Herons Green (Bill Hewitt)
Trying to imitate a Ring-billed Gull
Herons Green:
3 Goosander, 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 GBB Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull

12-1-18 Treecreeper, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 1 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 8 Blackbird, 35 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 6 Bullfinch

Herriotts:
8 Shelduck, 3 Reed Bunting

12-1-18 Water Rail, New Passage (Lisegirl)
Reports: John Barnett, Terri Borash, John Budd, Vera Carpenter, Ken Carruthers, John Clark, Peter Coslett, Lee Gardiner, Robert Hargreaves, Bill Hewitt, Mike Jackson, Steve Jones, Lisegirl, John Martin, Robin Martin, Andrew Middleton, Nigel Milbourne, Brian Piercey, Lois Pryce, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Mike Thomas, Dan Whyte, Paul Williams, Rich Winn, Blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, NSL-Birding, Opsbirding, Severnsidebirds, TalkingtoBears, TBOSG

Thursday, 11 January 2018

11-1-18 Thursday - more Hawfinches

Cold, dry, light wind.  Bright and sunny despite the forecast of fog and murk.

Cattle Egret, Long-tailed Duck and a scattering of Hawfinches


                                               Goosander and Cormorant at Newton Park, Bath (Chris Perry)

BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
Kingfisher, Goldcrest.


Goldcrest in Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Castle Park:
f. Peregrine,

Cumberland Basin:
m. Peregrine.


Stoke Park, Hermitage Wood:
1 Black Headed Gull,12 Wood Pigeon, 14 Magpie, 1 Jay, 9 Jackdaw, 5 Carrion Crow, 11 Blue Tits, 11 Great Tits, 3 Coal Tits, 2m 1f Blackbirds, 2 Robins, 2f Chaffinch, 2m Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch.

Oldland Common:
2+ Ring-necked Parakeet.

Oldland, St Annes Churchyard:
7 Hawfinch.


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
(Shepperdine) Egyptian Goose. 32 Pintail.
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Siskin, 1 Hawfinch.

Aust Warth:
4-5 Short-eared Owl 4 p.m. onwards (Paul Bowerman)


Peregrine 11th Jan 2018 Frampton Cotterell (Steve Jones)
Frampton Cotterell:
1 Peregrine

NORTH SOMERSET

Nailsea:
1 Sparrowhawk - probably female based on size, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 magpie, c 6 Jackdaw, Coal Tit
3 Blue Tit, Great Tit, male Blackcap, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, , Pied Wagtail, 5 Goldfinch.

Long-tailed Tits in Weston, Bath (Sean Whyte)
BELOW M4 & BANES

Newton St Loe:
4 Mute Swan, 20+ Mallard, 50+ Teal, 2 Goosander, 2 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 15+ Blue Tit, 15+ Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Raven, 15 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch, 2-3 Hawfinch.

Collared Dove in Keynsham ('ttb')
Keynsham:
(garden) 3 Collared Dove, 16 Magpie, 1 Blackcap, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Redwing, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch.

Marksbury:
100+ Starling (on the wires at the traffic lights).


RESERVOIRS:

Barrow Tanks:
adult male Long-tailed Duck and 3 Little Grebe (tank no. 1).

Black-necked Grebe 11th Jan 2018 Blagdon Lake (Brian Thompson)

Blagdon Lake:
3 aythya hybrids, 2 Black-necked Grebe. 1 Common Sandpiper, adult winter Mediterranean Gull.

One of the best photos I've seen of Hawfinch lately, at Chew
(Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
3 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Woodford:
7 Goldeneye, 7 Goosander, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 40+ Redwing, 2 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 3 Hawfinch (in the memorial wood).   

Heron's Green:
1 f. Goosander, 2 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv. G BB Gull, 40+ Woodpigeon.

Reed Bunting at Moreton today (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
4 Goldeneye, 1 m.  Goosander, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 2 Stonechat, 150 Fieldfare/Redwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Bullfinch.
4 Scaup (1 m., 3 f. off North end of Denny Island). 1 Reed Bunting.

Bickfield Lane:
1 Cattle Egret.

Herriotts Bridge:
10 Shelduck, 6 Shoveler, 4 Reed Bunting.

female Goldeneye at Chew (Robert Hargreaves)

Reports: Stephen Curtis, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Robert Hargreaves, Steve Jones, Glen Maddison, Robin Martin, Chris Perry,  Ian Stapp, 'talkingtobears', Bri Thompson,   blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG