Sunday, 21 January 2018

21-1-18 Sunday - Rain

In Bristol, Jane Eyre weather all day ('There was no possibility of taking a walk that day...The cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre, and a rain so penetrating,. that further out-of-door exercise was now out of the question.')

Bird order is IOC, BOU and Birdtrack, using 2018 BOU names. Copies of Avon list in Information Sites

Long-tailed Duck
possible Iceland Gull
Black Redstart
Brambling (recent record)

21-01-18 Purple Sandpiper, Battery Point (Robert Hargreaves) 

Bishopston garden: 2m Tawny Owl heard calling last night. Blackcap m ('Looks a bit forlorn, sheltering under the holly, but it's very wet out there.')

St Andrews Park:
25 Starling, 20 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Dunnock, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch


Little River Avon -1Dipper
I  (m) Black Redstart
Aust Warth:
At dusk: 1 possible Iceland Gull (seen briefly and poorly), 3 Short-eared Owl (3.00 pm)

21-01-18 Purple Sandpiper, Battery Point, Portishead (Brian Thompson)
Battery Point: 4 Purple Sandpiper

Bay:  14 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Rock Pipit

21-01-18 male Linnet on feeder, Portishead (Pete Evans)
Redcliff Bay garden: 10 Greenfinch, 1Linnet (first in garden for a number of years) 
Also 2m 1f Blackcap regular + 1 f Brambling with Chaffinches about a week ago

mid January, fem Brambling, Portishead (Pete Evans)
Black Redstart (f) on rocks by pier
21-01-18 Black Redstart, Clevedon Pier (Brian Thompson)
1 Barnacle Goose with Canada Goose flock (Dowlais), 300 Dunlin, 50 Redshank


A garden visitor we'd all welcome
21-01-18 Hawfinch, Marshfield (Denise Whittle)
Marshfield garden:
Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Hawfinch, 20+ Goldfinch  

21-01-18 Jackdaw (Talkingtobears)

Keynsham, garden in ST6567:
1 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Blackcap, 5 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 14 Goldfinch


Barrow Tanks:
Long-tailed Duck still at Tank no.1 

Reports: Karle Burford,  Pete Evans, Richard Giles, Pete Hazelwood,  Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Jon Mortin, Fiona Neate, Talkingtobears, Gary Thoburn, Brian Thompson, Denise Whittle,  BlagdonlakebirdsCVRSNSL-BirdingOpsbirdingSevernsidebirdsTalkingtoBearsTBOSG