Wednesday, 16 January 2019

16-01-19 Wednesday - Lesser Scaup (photos)

Sunny start today ( up to 10 degrees); wet, dull and colder later on.

Lesser Scaup, Scaup
Black-necked Grebe
Great White Egret 
Yellow-legged Gull 
Short-eared Owl


16-01-19 Lesser Scaup, Nunnery Point, CVL (Anthony Cook)

16-01-19 Shoveler, Dam, CVL (Bob Brewer)
BRISTOL

Finzels Reach:
Both Peregrines present, 1 Grey Wagtail

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Short-eared Owl at Yacht Club

Aust Warth:
16-01-19 Short-eared Owl, Aust Warth (Adam Rawson)
[Bird in left-hand photo has damaged eye]

Close-up
Short-eared Owl

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
c 600 Dunlin , 50 Redshank , 71 Lapwing ,1 Raven,  31 Skylark , 5 Linnet

Backwell Lake:
34 Little Egret into roost this evening.

Cadbury Hill:
1 Peregrine

Congresbury Moor:
3 Little Egret, 1 Merlin, 1 Raven, 15 Redwing

Congresbury Yeo:
2 Goosander

Kenn Moor:
8 Little Grebe

Yatton (Strawberry Line):
2 Cetti’s Warbler

16.01.19 Collared Dove, Keynsham (TalkingtoBears)
Keynsham:
Garden -1 Woodpiegon, 3 Collared Dove, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 2 Redwing, 3 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch


BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
15-01-19 Peregrine + view, Bath (BUPP)
Tiercel AA takes in the view from the Bath Peregrines' nest box yesterday morning.

RESERVOIRS
Chew Valley Lake

16-01-19 Shelduck and Pintail, Herriotts Pool, CVL (Ian Stapp)
37+ Canada Goose,    44 Mute Swan,  14 Shelduck  (Herriotts), 20+ Goldeneye ((Dam, Moreton and Woodford), 8 Pintail  (Herriotts), 1 Shoveller (Dam), 216 Pochard (Moreton), 18 Teal (Moreton), 14 Wigeon (Moreton), 1 Lesser Scaup (off Nunnery stones), 2 Scaup (F off Nunnery), 4 Goosander (Nunnery and Dam), (NO SHOW on Long-tailed Duck today), 3 Little Grebe, 5 Black-necked Grebe 

16-01-19 white Coot, Moreton, CVL (Ian Stapp)
(Stratford), 1 white Coot (Moreton), 1 Great White Egret  (Moreton),  Little Egret  (Moreton and Stratford), 3 Buzzard (HG and Moreton), 1 Water Rail  (Moreton), Kingfisher (Moreton and Stratford), 1 Green Sandpiper (HG),  1 Common Sandpiper (Dam), c20 Snipe (Stratford), 5 GBB Gull (Lake) , 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Dam), 10+ Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove (Bishop Sutton), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Woodford), 2 Raven  (Moreton), 17 Jackdaw,  40+ Carrion Crow (Dam), 2 Goldcrest, 12 LTTit,  2 Great Tit, 4 Dunnock,  2 Bullfinch  (Moreton Cottage), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Moreton), 70+ Starlings (HG), 4 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush ,80 Redwing, 30+ Fieldfare (Moreton) ,1 m Stonechat (Moreton), 20 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail (Woodford), 20+ Chaffinch (Moreton), 4 Bullfinch (Woodford), 1 Reed Bunting (Herriotts)


\16-01-19 Great White Egret, Moreton, CVL (Bob Brewer)
Reports: Bob Brewer, Anthony Cook, Stephen Curtis and Carol Rushton, ,  Peter Hazelwood, Adam Rawson, Steven Sanins, Ian Stapp, TalkingtoBears, Mike Thomas, Jason Williams, BUPP

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

15-01-19 Tuesday - Black Redstart

Bright, drizzle, brightish, drizzle - - -

Black Redstart
White-fronted Geese, Water Pipit
Short-eared Owl

BRISTOL

15-01-2019 Peregrine Bristol Create Centre B Bond (Pete Bunnis)
City Centre - BOC Tue's walk
6 Mute Swan, 19 Mallard -count does not inc Hybrids, 8 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 2 Redshank,
80 Black-headed Gull - 3 with nearly full hoods, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Feral Pigeon, 9 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Peregrine, 5 Magpie, 14 Jackdaw, 16 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 1 Blackcap - (f), 1 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 5 Blackbird, 105 Redwing - flocks of 36, 30 and 40, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Robin, 36 House Sparrow - groups of 6, 18, 3 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 18 Goldfinch - groups of 9 and 6.

Brandon Hill:
Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Greenfinch.

Montpelier - Station:
1 Sparrowhawk - turning in the sky, 1 Blue Tit.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Black Redstart (m)
(yesterday) - Dawn: 99 Curlew roosting at Pillhead Gout with another 87 feeding on Oldbury Sands. Also 250 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. about 2,000 Dunlin, 2 Peregrine flew over.

New Passage/Northwick/Pilning wetland:
5 White-fronted Geese, 1 Pintail (m), 1 Pochard (m), 1 Sparrowhawk, 500+ Lapwing, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Water Pipit.

15-01-2019 Blackcap Severn Beach (Rod Holdbrook)
Severn Beach:
2 Blackcap (f) - 1 at each end of the village.

Easter Compton:
1 Sparrowhawk (sitting on gate in front of my car), 1 Buzzard, flock c.110 Jackdaw, flock c.35 Rook, flock c.70 Starling with c.40 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat, flock 16 Linnet.

NORTH SOMERSET

Bleadon Levels:
2 Short-eared Owl  - hunting and including an arial spat

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
10 Red-legged Partridge, 70 Lapwing, 2 Golden Plover, 12 Stock Dove, 2 Stonechat - (f&m), 150 Corn Bunting.
15-01-2019 House Sparrow Keynsham. (talking to bears)
Keynsham - Garden:
1 Woodpiegon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Blackcap, 4 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 4 Redwing, 3 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Goldfinch

Wick - Golden Valley:
1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail,

Willsbridge:
1 Dipper

Warmley:
1 Blackcap (m)

RESERVOIRS

15-01-2019 Goldeneye displaying - CVL Moreton, (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
40+ Canada Goose, 52 Mute Swan, 1 Long-tailed Duck (off Sailing club boat slip),
15 Goldeneye, 1 Lesser Scaup, 4 Goosander, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 40+ Wood Pigeon, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 11 Jackdaw, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 50+ Starling, 2 Song Thrush, 20 Redwing,  9 House Sparrow.

Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper,

Woodford:
5+ Fieldfare,  1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Bullfinch,

Heron's Green:
1 Green Sandpiper,

Moreton:
12 Wigeon, 78+ Teal, 55 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 5 Great Tit  9 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Dunnock, 1 Stonechat (m), 20+ Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch.

Stratford:
5 Black-necked Grebe, 30+ Snipe, 1 Kingfisher,

Herriott's:
14 Shelduck, 9 Pintail, 80+ Common Gull, 1 Reed Bunting.

Reports: Des Bowring, Pete Bunnis, Nick Hawkridge, Donna Harvey, Bill Hewitt, Rod Holbrook, John Martin, Lois Pryce, talking to bears, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp.
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Monday, 14 January 2019

14-01-19 Monday - Firecrest

Temp 8 to 10℃. Cold in the wind, dull most of the time, dry with the odd glimpse of the Sun on and off

White-fronted Goose
Lesser Scaup, Greater Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret
Ringtail Harrier
Grey Plover
Short-eared Owl
Firecrest
Black Redstart


14-1-19 Black-headed Gull, Dam (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Blaise Estate:
3 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, loads of Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, 1 Grey Wagtail

BS 7 garden:
1 m Sparrowhawk
14-1-19 Moorhen, Castle Park (Jon Mortin)
Castle Park:
1 Moorhen, 1 Peregrine

Clifton, Percival Road:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (2 on Sunday), 2 Marsh Tit, 1 m Blackcap

Cote Park garden:
16 Redwing
14-1-19 Redwing, Create Centre (Ian Loats)
Creat Centre, BS1:
20 Redwing

Eastville Park:
2 Common Gull (constitutes a mass invasion at this site!)

14-1-19 Ring-necked Parakeet, St Andrews (Andrew Havey)
St Andrews, 13th:
1 Ring-necked Parakeet

St Werburghs:
mixed flock of about a dozen Fieldfare and Redwing in trees at lunchtime

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
115 Wigeon, 14 Teal, 5 Grey Plover, 18 Curlew, 45 Turnstone, 2000 Dunlin, 19 Snipe, 12 Redshank, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Black Redstart, 4 Rock Pipit, Linnets, 12 (2 flocks) Yellowhammer, Reed Buntings

Aust:
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Short-eared Owl, 1 Kestrel, Stonechat

New Passage, Northwick Warth:
5 White-fronted Geese

NORTH SOMERSET

Sand Point:
38 Oystercatcher, 17 Grey Plover, 43 Curlew, 1300 Dunlin, 4 Skylark, 2 Firecrest, 5 Meadow Pipits, 20 Linnets, 3 Reed Bunting

Clevedon/Kenn, Colehouse Lane, bridge over the Blind Yeo, WBS:
1 m Mandarin (wild?), 17 Mallard, 6 Goosander (2 m), 1 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 3 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 1 Goldcrest, pr Bullfinch 

Clevedon, Blind Yeo (ditto of above?):
8 Goosander, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher

Clevedon, Wain's Hill to Yeo Estuary, High Tide visit 1000-1315:160 Shelduck, 70 Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, 100 Teal, 1 f Greater Scaup (Yeo Estuary), 10 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 11 Oystercatcher, 14 Grey Plover, 775 Lapwing, 200 Curlew, 650 Dunlin, 350 Redshank, 1 Kestrel, 62 Skylark, 30 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 30 Meadow Pipit, 5 Greenfinch, 7 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge Mill:
3 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 22 Blue Tit, 18 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Goldcrest, 7 Wren, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Robin, 1 Dipper, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch

West Harptree:
1 f Sparrowhawk

Bishop Sutton, Church Lane:
2 Reed Bunting on garden feeder

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
2 Great White Egrets, 2 (♂♀) Sparrowhawks

14-1-19 Goldeneye, Dam (Bob Brewer)
Chew Valley Lake:
14 Shelduck (Herriotts), 8 Pintail (H), 80+ Teal (Moreton), 70+ Pochard (M), 1 m Lesser Scaup (Wick Green Point), 4 f Greater Scaup (Nunnery Point), 1 ad Long-tailed Duck (off the Sailing Club NB this is the bird from Barrow. It moved to Chew like this last winter), 14 Goldeneye (Dam, M & Woodford), 4 Goosander (3f 1m) M (1 f fly around H), 3 Little Grebe, 5 Black-necked Grebe (H), 4 Cattle Egret (Heron's Green)

14-1-19 Great White Egret & Heron, Moreton (Bob Brewer)
1 Great White Egret (M), 1 Little Egret (Villice), 1 Ringtail Harrier (95%), 2 Buzzard

14-1-19 Water Rail, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
1 Water Rail (M), 20+ Snipe (Stratford)

14-1-19 Common Sandpiper, Dam (Bob Brewer)
1 Common Sandpiper (D), 1 Green Sandpiper (HG), 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Woodpigeon, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (M & W), 2 Raven, 7 Jackdaw, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 m/f  Blackcap (M Cottage), 50+ Starling, 50+ Fieldfare, 200+ Redwing (all M), 1 m Stonechat (M), 6 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail (W), 5 Bullfinch (W)

14-1-19 Bullfinch, Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Out of Avon
Ring-necked Duck at Weymouth

14-1-19 Ring-necked Duck, Weymouth (David Hughes)
Reports: BUPP. Paul Bowerman, Bob Brewer, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Jane Cumming, David Esam, Andrew Harvey, Peter Hazelwood, Nick Hudson, Dabid Hughes, Stephen Jones, Richard Keel, Susan Kempson, Alison Levinson, Ian Loats, Mike Meechem, Andy Middleton, Nigel Milbourne, Jon Mortin, RBA, Dean Reeves, Steve Sanins, Nigel Sluman, Hamish Smith, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Keith Vinicombe, Jason Williams, blagdonlakebirds.comopsbirding.co.uk

Sunday, 13 January 2019

13-01-19 Sunday - Lesser Black-backed Gull

Windy in the morning - many birds hunkering down. Relatively mild: 10 degrees

White-fronted Goose
Black-necked Grebe
Short-eared Owl
Black Redstart

13-01-19 Tufted Duck, Herriotts, CVL (Raoul Chandrasakera)

BRISTOL

13-01-19  m Greenfinch, Bristol (Lee Gardiner)
St Anne's:
1 m Blackcap


Hotwells:
4 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen,1 Redshank, 2 LBB Gull ,  2 Raven, 8 Redwing, 6  House Sparrow

'The most interesting sighting was a pair of Lesser Black-backed Gulls in the New Cut which by their degree of blackness, I’d class as at least L fuscus intermedius, if not L fuscus fuscus. They also had very clean white heads. I’ve logged them in Bird Track as intermedius. I have seen an example before here, but not very often.'

Ed: Larus fuscus intermedius is the Scandanavian race; L fuscus fuscus breeds in the Baltic, and is a national rarity so anyone who observes one locally needs to take detailed notes (it's not just how dark the mantle is).

13-01-19 Redwing, St  Andrews Park, Bristol  (Jon Mortin)
St Andrews Park:
8 Redwing, 8 Goldfinch

Eastville Park:
Tawny Owl still at home.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE


13-01-19 Stonechat pair, OPS (Chris Snook)
Oldbury Power Station:
2 Stonechat

Aust Warth:
3 or 4 Short-eared Owl on the opposite side of the road this afternoon

New Passage/Northwick:
5 White-fronted Goose  (5th bird temporarily missing earlier in the day)

River Avon: Conham - Keynsham
Conham - 10 Mallard, 1 Moorhen.
Hanham Lock - 9 Mallard, 1 Cormorant,1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Keynsham Hams - 1 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 Buzzard
Nr Lock keepers Inn (Keynsham) - 4 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Long tailed Tit
Hanham Heronry (return) - 11 Grey Heron
.
NORTH SOMERSET

13-01-19 Black Redstart , Clevedon Pier (Paul Brian Chapman)
Clevedon-Yeo:
Pier: 1 Black Redstart

13-01-19 Knot, Dunlin,Turnstone, Clevedon (Jason Williams)
1 Knot, c80 Dunlin, 5 Turnstone, 3 Grey Plover, 30 Curlew, c 10 Skylark

Worle:
1 Peregrine

BELOW M4 & BANES


13-01-19 Goldfinch, Keynsham (TalkingtoBears)
Keynsham:
Garden in ST6567: 1 Woodpiegon, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Jackdaw, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 1 Robin, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch

Newton St Loe:
5 Mute Swan, 40 Mallard, 20 Teal, 1 Pheasant, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 35 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 16 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Feral Pigeon, 25 Woodpigeon, 3 Jay, 6 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 40 Rook, 10 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 4 Coal Tit, 25 Blue Tit, 30 Great Tit, 26 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 5 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 4 Robin, 20 House Sparrow, 1Dunnock, 14 Chaffinch, 1 Linnet, 10 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

13-01-19 Snipe, CVL (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Stratford:
Black-necked Grebe, 32 Snipe

Reports: Bob Brewer, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Karl Burford, Raoul Chandrasakera, Paul Brian Chapman, Adam Cross,  Lee Gardiner, Richard Giles, Jon Mortin, Fiona Neate, Dean Reeves, Gill Sapsed, Chris Snook, TalkingtoBears, Chris Trott, Jason Williams, NSLBirding

Saturday, 12 January 2019

12-01-19 - Saturday - Firecrest

Temp 8  to 11℃. Unexpected rain in morning under heavy skies but brighter in afternoon, windy

White-fronted Goose
Black-necked Grebe
Grey Plover
Merlin
Firecrest
Water Pipit
12-01-19 Blackcap in Bristol (Lee Gardiner)
BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Dipper

Sea Mills, Dingle Wood:
1 Little Egret on the R Trym - flew off towards the station.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Corn Bunting, 7 Yellowhammer

12-01-19 Merlin at Aust (Peter Coslett)
Aust:
1 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 2 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine, 1 Meadow Pipit

12-01-19 White-fronted Geese arriving at Nothwick Warth (Brian Thompson)
New Passage, Northwick Warth:
100 Canada Geese, 5 (not 12) White-fronted Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 40 Shelduck, 19 Shoveler, 300+ Wigeon, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 300-400 Lapwing, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 100 Dunlin, 55 Redshank, 30 Starling, 50+ Fieldfare and Redwing, 40 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Yellowhammer;

Severn Beach:
8 Ringed Plover, 10 Turnstone, 200 Dunlin

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury:

1 Black Redstart
12-01-19 Curlew at Portishead (Brian Thompson)
Portishead:
16 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 8 Mute Swan, 2 m Pochard, 17 Tufted Duck, 1 Curlew, 1 f Blackcap (gdn)

Sand Point, car park:
Firecrest

Cleveland-Yeo, from Wains Hill to Yeo estuary, 0845 -1230:
50 Canada Geese (KP), 250 Shelduck, 185 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 90 Teal, 14 Goosander (Blind Yeo), 7 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 31 Grey Plover, 25 Lapwing, 35 Knot (Yeo), 2400 Dunlin, 305 Curlew, 345 Redshank, 2 Kestrel, 45 Skylark, 500 Starling, 25 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 25 Meadow Pipit, 3 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting


BELOW M4 & BANES

12-01-19 Peregrines in Bath (Hamish Smith)First witnessed copulation of 2019 
Bath, St John's Church:
2 Peregrine

Claverham:
Where there were Brambling last year, now only Chaffinch, but over 24, with many bright males.

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
Stratford:
120 Teal, 5 Black-necked Grebe, 17 Snipe, 2 Water Pipit

Herriott's:
11 Shelduck, 15 Pintail

12-01-19 Blackcap in Bristol (Allan Chard)
It's that time of year again when the recorder is looking for a little story about rarities that were seen last year, but not yet written about. If you see any in the list that are yours please send in your tale to avonbirds@hotmail.co.uk

Leach's Petrel                  1                  03/01/2018 Severn Beach
Glaucous Gull                 1 1st wint 03/01/2018 Severn Beach
Goshawk                         1 17/02/2018 Marshfield, Tormarton Rd, Newhouse Farm
Iceland Gull                    Present 07/04/2018 Sand Point
Hen Harrier                     1               12/04/2018 Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Common Redpoll           1                  15/04/2018 New Passage / Northwick Warth
Nightingale                    1                   19/04/2018 Wick
Goshawk                        1 21/04/2018 New Passage / Northwick Warth
Common Redpoll          3                   21/04/2018 New Passage / Northwick Warth
Turtle Dove                   2                    27/04/2018 Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Spoonbill                       1 13/05/2018 Oldbury Power Station (OPS)
Honey-buzzard              1                   17/05/2018 Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Stratford
Nightjar                         1 22/05/2018 Oldbury Power Station (OPS)
White Stork                   1                    01/07/2018 Bristol, Lawrence Weston Moor
Purple Heron                 1 juv               24/07/2018 Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Main Reedbed
Cattle Egret                   2                    03/09/2018 Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y)
Purple Heron                 1 juv              13/09/2018 Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Stratford
Cattle Egret                   4                   15/09/2018 Barrow  Gurney Res.  (BG)
Leach's Petrel                1                   19/09/2018 Severn Beach
Great Skua                     1 juv              23/09/2018 Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Stratford
Great Skua                      1                  24/09/2018 Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Nunnery Point
Hen Harrier                    1 ringtail 05/10/2018 Sand Point
Yellow-browed Warbler 1                   13/10/2018 Bristol, Southmead, Badock's Wood
Red-necked Grebe         1                   13/10/2018 Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Villice
Bearded Tit                    2 ♀ + ♂ 19/10/2018 Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Herriott's
Hen Harrier                   1                   21/10/2018 New Passage / Northwick Warth
Spoonbill                       1 juv 21/10/2018 Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Denny Island
Whooper Swan             7                    22/10/2018 Tortworth
Hen Harrier                   1                29/10/2018 Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Heron's Green
Cattle Egret                   4                   04/11/2018 Portbury Wharf (PW), Marsh/ Hide 2 & 3
Woodlark                      2                  18/11/2018 Aust, Services

Thanks

Reports: BUPP. Karle Burford, Vera Carpenter, Raoul Chandrasakera, Allan Chard, Peter Coslett, Jane Cumming, Lee Gardiner, Paul Grimmett, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Iris Lanson, Jon Mortin, Mark Parsons, Dave Playle, Adam Rawson, Pat Richards, Steve Sanins, Hamish Smith, Howard Taffs

Friday, 11 January 2019

11-01-19 Friday - Slavonian Grebe

Getting more cloudy as the day wore on, ending with drizzle - nice!

Black Redstart
Scaup,  Slavonian GrebeBlack-necked Grebe
Grey Plover, Jack Snipe
White-fronted Goose


11-01-2019 Blackcap and GS Woodpecker. (Allan Chard, Rod Holbrook)

BRISTOL

Horfield: Bishop Rd to Horfield Common
1 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 22 Woodpigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 8 Carrion Crow, 7 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Blackcap (m), 70 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 5 Robin, 20 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtails, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 13 Goldfinch.

Clifton - Percival Rd
1 Marsh Tit - back on the sunflower hearts and 1 Blackcap (m).

High Kingsdown:
Blue and Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blackcap (m), 4 Dunnock, 4 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch.

Ashley Down:
1 Sparrowhawk - killed a Woodpigeon right in front of me!

St George:
11-01-2019 Blackcap St George (Lee Gardiner)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Avening Green, Damery Bridge, Little River Avon:
1 Dipper, 35+ Siskin

Oldbury Power Station:
5 Lapwing, 5 Grey Plover, 8 Curlew, 45 Turnstone, 230 Dunlin, 20 Redshank, 1 Peregrine, 9 Fieldfare, 18 Redwing, 2 Black Redstart (f &m), 1 Stonechat, 1 Siskin (over) and 4 (at least)Yellowhammer.

New Passage/Northwick/Pilning wetland:
35 Canada Goose, 5 White-fronted Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Shelduck, 18 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, c.250 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 7 Moorhen, 9 Coot, c.350 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, c.90 Godwit, c.200 Dunlin, 15 Redshank, 1 Song Thrush, flock c.50 Pied Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch.

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
Shoveler, Gadwall, Pintail, 5 Grey Plover, 75 Curlew, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Raven - seem regular now.

Backwell Lake:
6 Canada Goose, 20 Mute Swan, 3 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 12 Little Egret into evening roost, 2 Cormorant.
BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath - Audley Park:
1 Sparrowhawk

RESERVOIRS


11-01-2019 Scaup (f) CVL (Keith Williams)

Chew Valley Lake

Nunnery:
Pochard, Tufted Duck, 3 Scaup (f), c12 Goldeneye (m & f), Coot, 1 Raven.

Moreton:
8 Goldeneye, Goosander, Grey Heron, Little Egret

Stratford:
Tufted, Pochard, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Buzzard, the white Coot. 6 Snipe (only 6!) Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

11-01-2019 Goldeneye pair CVL (Robin Martin)

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Thursday, 10 January 2019

10-01-19 Thursday - Little Stint

Very cold and overcast but still dry.  Described as a nice winter morning by one intrepid walker.

White-fronted Geese
Lesser Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebes
Great White Egret, Cattle Egrets
Grey PloverKnot, Little Stint, Jack Snipe
Short-eared Owls
Water Pipit

A well camouflaged Snipe at Chew (David Hughes)

Garden Blackcaps: 3 at Bleadon (2 m.. 1 f.), single f. in Portishead, 1 m. in Almondsbury.

Blackcaps will eat all sorts of food in winter gardens (Bill Hewitt)
BRISTOL

Avonmouth, Accolades 'Wine Lake'
2 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, and 2 Coot.
Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston Road:
6 (family party) Mute Swan, 4 Moorhen, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap

Henleaze:
3 Fieldfare, 4 Greenfinch.

Lockleaze:
12 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 4 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 21 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 15 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 f. Chaffinch, 2 m. Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch.

'punk' Cormorant along the New Cut (Niall Machin)
New Cut:
1 Cormorant ssp 'lydonensis' (according to the photographer), 3 Redshank, Grey Heron, Redwings, pr. Nuthatch.

Redwing in a Horfield garden (Sue Howard)
Horfield:
(garden) Woodpigeon, Magpie, Blue Tit, Robin, Redwing, pr. House Sparrow already checking out nest site, Starling.


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Treecreeper with Long-tailed Tit flock.  1 Corn Bunting with 9+ Yellowhammer.

Almondsbury:
(Village) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 30 Redwing.
(Almondsbury garden) 1 Jay, 7 Long-tailed Tit; 1 m. Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush.

Aust Warth:
Short-eared Owl. 

New Passage/Northwick:
5 White-fronted Goose, 1 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, Water Rail, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 70+ Dunlin, Stock Dove, Peregrine.

Grey Wagtail (Patrick Hardyman Richards)

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
3 Mute Swan, 80 Shelduck, 5 Shoveler, 140+ Wigeon, 50 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 15 Oystercatcher, 35 Lapwing, 28 Grey Plover, 90 Curlew, 18 Turnstone, 1 Knot (with Grey Plover), 750 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint (on sea wall at high tide), 1 Jack Snipe (almost trodden on...), 4 Snipe, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 15 LBB Gull, 37 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting.

Kenn:
Claverham Drove: 13 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron.

Congresbury, Strawberry Line:
17 Snipe over, Sparrowhawk, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch.

Bleadon:
1 Great White Egret on the R.Axe.


BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, Withymead car park:
1 Brambling with the Chaffinches this morning

Newton St Loe:
A slow day around the patch - highlights: 17 Teal ,15 Common Gull, 1 Raven, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Mistle Thrush,15 Long-tailed Tit.

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
1 m. Long-tailed Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Gadwall, 2 Goldcrest.

This Water Pipit is still at Stratford hide (David Hughes)
Chew Valley Lake
5 Cattle Egret (near the Blue Bowl pub), 1 Little Egret.

Moreton:
1 m. Lesser Scaup, 2 f. Scaup,

Stratford:
5 Black-necked Grebe, albino Coot, 10 Snipe, 1 Water Pipit. 2 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper, Bullfinch.

Herriott's:
13 Pintail, 1 Kingfisher.


Out of area
... but a lovely photo...

A Little Owl at Huntspill (Terri Borash)

Reports: John Barnett, Paul Bowyer, Vera Carpenter, Geoff Daniels, Andy Davis, Richard Giles, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Bill Hewitt, Adrian Hockey, Sue Howard, David Hughes, Niall Machin, Dee Pope, Aravind Ramesh, Harvey Rose, Tony Scott, Nigel Sluman, 
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