Saturday, 3 February 2018

03-02-18 Saturday - Avocet

Temp 3 to 7℃. Wind mild, South turning to North. Rainy dull day although sun peeked out late afternoon

Black-necked Grebe
Cattle Egret

Ring-necked Parakeet
Brambling, Hawfinch



3-2-18 Continental sinensis Cormorant, NP-NW (John Martin)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
88 Shelduck, 19 Shoveler, 490 Wigeon, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant (P. carbo sinensis), 123 Oystercatcher, 750 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 1 Water Pipit


Portbury Wharf:
1 Avocet

Backwell Lake: 
Usual swans, ducks, moorhens etc. Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant (only one today), 2 m/f drumming Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, Long-tailed Tits, Reed Bunting

Bristol Airport:
60 Golden Plover
3-2-18 Firecrest, Weston (Paul Gregory)
Weston-Super-Mare, Balmoral Way:
1 Sparrowhawk recently, still 1 Firecrest


3-2-18 Little Egret, Shire Valley (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield area:
1 Little Egret (Shire), 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 BH Gull, 320 Common Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 2 Raven, 2 Stonechat, 28 Pied Wagtail, 200 Finch flock (Chaffinch/Linnet), 1 Brambling,  80 Corn Bunting (Down Rd), 6 Yellowhammer

Marshfield town:
Tawny Owls calling, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 13 Long-tailed Tit, Mistle Thrush singing, 9 Chaffinch, 1 Hawfinch, 17 Goldfinch

3-2-18 Ring-necked Parakeet, St Anne's (Rob Hargreaves)
Siston Brook
Ring-necked Parakeet (St Anne's Church), 1 Jay, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Song Thrush, Dipper markings, 0 Hawfinch, 3 Greenfinch

Bath, Central feeders:
2 Moorhen, 1 Coal, Blue & Great Tit, 11 Long-tailed Tits, 1 f Blackcap,  singing Blackbird and Song Thrush, 2 Robins, 1 f Bullfinch
3-2-18 Jay, Bath (NSL Birding)
Bath, Pennyquick feeders:
1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 1 Magpie, 2 Crow, 1 Coal Tit, Blue & Great Tits, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Goldfinch


Barrow Tank 1, 2nd:
Long-tailed Duck

Chew Valley Lake
3-2-18 Barnacle Geese, CVL (Alex Carlisle)
1 Black-necked Grebe

Stratford Lane:
Little Egrets with 1 Cattle Egret

1 new Lesser Redpoll and 3 new Siskin ringed yesterday

Sparrowhawk, Weston-super-Mare (Paul Gregory)

How to get to the BTO South-west Conference Sat 18th March

Out of UK
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Reports: Rich Andrews, Karle Burford, Alex Carlisle, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Paul Gregory, Rob Hargreaves, Bill Hewitt, Adrian Hockey, Robin Lambert, Glen Maddison, John Martin, Denise Whittle, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG