Tuesday, 13 February 2018

13-2-18 Tuesday

Strong wind and rain early morning gradually brightening, but cold, by mid-afternoon.

Short-eared Owls (Twitter: @LesWilliams1956, @adsrawson for super photos) Cattle Egret and Hawfinch still about


BRISTOL

Coombe Dingle:
Garden: 4 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock,
4 Blackbird, 2 Collared Dove, + frogspawn
The Dingle: 2 Bullfinch

Filton:
c.200 Jackdaw (in pairs flying north-east over BS7 0RT – roosting round Latteridge?)
 
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Mediterranean Gull, 100 + mixed Common and BH Gull

Aust Warth:
Short-eared Owl

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl (calling)

Bristol airport:
45 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe

Backwell Lake:
4 Canada Goose, 20 Mute Swan, 7 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 or possibly 2 Great White Egret, 9 Little Egret, 6 Cormorant, Water Rail

13-2-18 Great White Egret (Robin Martin)
Taken in low light
Weston-Super-Mare:
Town Quarry: 2 Peregrine ( m came in with prey and passed it to f), 1 Raven

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge:
2/3 Hawfinch, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (St Anne's Church)

Bradford on Avon:
3 Goosander (2m, 1f)

RESERVOIRS:

Chew Valley Lake

Lakeside: BOC walk
1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting,
3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Treecreeper, Water Rail (heard), 100+ Fieldfare, 9 Redwing

Villice:
8 Wigeon, 30 Pochard, 4 Scaup, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Kestrel

Stratford:
1 Cattle Egret, 7 Little Egret

Reports: Chris Pocock, Trevor Riddle, Alastair Fraser, Anne Crowe, Paul Bowerman, Peter Hazlewood, Lois Price, Christopher Teague, Adrian Hockey, Robin Martin, Chris Stone, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG