Thursday, 5 December 2019

05-12-19 Thursday - Long-tailed Duck

Close to freezing at the start, warming up markedly mid-morning. Bristol temperatures 1 - 10.6°C

Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver  all still at Barrow Tank no 3
Whooper Swan, Common Scoter
Great White Egret, Cattle Egret
Marsh Harrier
Avocet, Jack Snipe  

05-12-190 Long-tailed stunner, Barrow Tank no 3 (Bri Thompson)
BRISTOL

The Dingle, Blaise Estate:
1 Buzzard, 1 GS Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 8 LTT, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Treecreeper,  1 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail
near Grove Road - second tit flock-  10 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Goldfinch.  (Frustratingly, no sign of yesterday's Firecrest with either flock)

Coombe Dingle:
Garden - 1 Blackcap (m)

05-12-19 Kingfisher, Eastville Park (Martin Tayler)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 singing Mistle Thrush ( + 1 Weasel)

New Passage/Pilning Wetlands:
17 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 25 Shelduck, 14 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, c.150 Wigeon, c.30 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 5 Moorhen, 25 Coot, c.40 Lapwing, 35 Curlew, c.30 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Turnstone, c.150 Dunlin, c.90 Redshank, 10 LTTit, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 10 Goldfinch

Yate:
Kingsgate Park - 2 Blackcap

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Teal, 2 Jack Snipe, 4 Snipe
River Frome  at Chipping Sodbury - 1 Little Egret
  
Kingswood:
Garden - 4 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (on feeder), 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin,  6 (4m2f) House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail

NORTH SOMERSET

Tickenham:
1 Barn Owl - sighted at approx. 2300hrs on 4th December  on the Nailsea side of SS Quiricus and Julietta Church, Tickenham, on the left hand side of the causeway with your back to the church (Tickenham Moor ?)


Nailsea:
1 Tawny Owl calling in the vicinity of Holy Trinity Church at approx. 0100hrs 

Sand Point/Bay:
2 Common Scoter downriver

Axe Estuary:
Avocet still at high tide

BELOW M4 & BANES


05-12-19 another entrant to the Garden Sparrowhawk Club, Bath (Sean Whyte)
Bath:
Weston garden -1 Sparrowhawk, 1 f Blackcap (present 3 weeks)



05-12-19 the long-staying Whooper Swan at Newton St Loe (NSLBirding)
Newton St Loe:
7 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 16 Teal, 1 f Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 4 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 1 Jay,  1 Song Thrush, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail,  3 Chaffinch, 25 Goldfinch


05-12-19 f Tufted Duck, Newton St Loe (NSL Birding)
[ A patch rarity]
05-12-19 Mirror Carp + Robin and Moorhen diners (NSLBirding)

RESERVOIRS

05-12-19 Great Northern Diver, Barrow tank no 3 (Bri Thompson)
(bird still encumbered by fishing line)
Barrow Tanks:
No 3 tank Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver  still present plus38 Wigeon, 1 Pintail,  5 Goldeneye, 1 f Marsh Harrier

Blagdon Lake:
1 Great White Egret, 1 Cattle Egret

Chew Valley Lake

No reports

Out of Avon:
Greylake, RSPB, car park area -  Yellow-browed Warbler still present

Reports: Robert Bright, Alex Carlisle, Mark Coller, Alison Everett, Trevor Ford, Alastair Fraser, Paul Gregory, Adrian Hockey, Lois Pryce, Martin Tayler, Bri Thompson, Sean Whyte, Birdguides,  blagdonlakebirdsnslbirdingopsbirding,

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

04-12-19 Wednesday - Firecrest

Lovely day - coldish though

Whooper Swan
Green-winged Teal
Firecrest
Black-throated DiverGreat Northern Diver

04-12-2019 Goldcrest Eastville Park (Stephen Jones)
BRISTOL

City Centre - 2am, nearly freezing:
2 Wren "singing like their life depended on it"

Coombe Dingle - garden:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, Blue Tit, Great Tit,  Blackbird, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch (m).

Bishop Rd to Horfield Common:
1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 23 Woodpigeon, 6 Collared Dove, 1 Jay, 10 Magpie, 7 Carrion Crow, 11 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blackcap (f&m), 1 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 33 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 6 Robin, 15 House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 11 Goldfinch

Blaise Estate - The Dingle:
1 Sparrowhawk (m), 1 Raven, Tit flock with 1 Firecrest, 1 Nuthatch

04-12-2019 Kingfisher EP - on a mission ( Martin Tayler)
Eastville Park:
Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest (f&m), 1 Dipper, 1 Robin

Henbury - Crow Lane:
1 Jay, 4 Jackdaw

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Black Redstart (adult m)

04-12-2019 Blue Tit and Robin, Severn Beach (Rod Holbrook)
Oldland Common - Garden:
2 Greenfinch (f&m)

NORTH SOMERSET


04-12-2019 Great Spotted Woodpecker Worle (Dean Reeves - boc shot)
Worle - garden:
Great Spotted Woodpecker

Bleadon:
1 Buzzard, 1 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 50 Meadow Pipit, 7 Reed Bunting,

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge Mill:
1 Dipper

Newton Park, 0745 to 08.45:
7 Mute Swan , 1 Whooper Swan, 5 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Wren being the only small birds up in the cold

RESERVOIRS

04-12-2019 Black-throated Diver BG tank 3 (Dan White)
Barrow Tanks:
Teal, 6 Goldeneye (f&m), no report of LTD, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Treecreeper

04-12-2019 Peregrine BG tank 2 (Dan White)
Chew Valley Lake
8 Goosander, 5 Great White Egret,

Herriott's - inc Pool:
1 Green-winged Teal (m)

Reports: John Budd, Andy Davis, Geoff Dring, William Earp, Paul Francis, Alastair Fraser, Rob Hargreaves, Bill Hewitt, Rod Holbrook, Dave Hughes, Stephen Jones, Jon Mortin, Adam Rawson, Dean Reeves, Martin Tayler, Bri Thompson, Dan White, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

03-12-19 Tuesday - Whooper Swan

Dry and sunny

Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver
Whooper Swan
Firecrest
Black Redstart
Marsh Harrier 
Avocet


03-12-2019 Black Redstart Uphill Boat Yard (Suk Tripper)

BRISTOL

Horfield Common:
2 Redwing

03-12-2019 Kingfisher Eastville Park (Rich Scantlebury)
Eastville Park:
6 Mute Swan, c45 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, c100 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Tawny Owl (f), 1 Kingfisher, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 1 Raven, 4 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff (calling) 1 Blackcap (m), 1 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, c20 Starling, 1 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 30+ Goldfinch

03-12-2019 Redwing St Andrews Park (Jon Mortin)
St Andrews Park:
5 Redwing, 3 Goldfinch.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Long-tailed Tit flock with - 1 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Black Redstart (adult m),

Shepperdine:
2 Shoveler, 1 Curlew - Number 28 of the WWT head-started birds.

NORTH SOMERSET

03-12-2019 Black Redstart Uphill Boat Yard (Pete Bunniss)
Uphill:
54 Mute Swan, 65 Shelduck, 60 Wigeon, 200 Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier (m), 1 Buzzard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 48 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet, 400 Lapwing, 34 Curlew, 4 Knot, 250 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 225 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, 2 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Black Redstart (f), Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch, Goldfinch

03-12-2019 Goldfinch Uphill (Paul Gregory)
03-12-2019 Marsh Harrier Uphill (Suk Tripper) - not full adult (m) so possible 2nd yr - mature by 3rd yr

BELOW M4 & BANES

Dyrham - Tollgate Cafe:
200+ Golden Plover - in flight over A46.

Bath - Walcot Gate:
1 Water Rail - in the garden

Newton St Loe:
7 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 20 Teal, 12 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 6 Common Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 3 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 15+ Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing, 2 Pied Wagtail, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Greenfinch.

03-12-2019 Blue Tit Chew Stoke (Lucy Masters)
Chew Stoke - garden:
1 Jackdaw, 4 Coal Tit, 15 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Robin, 2 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

03-12-2019 Long-tailed Duck & Goldenyey BG tank 3 (Bri Thompson)
Barrow Tanks:
1 Long-tailed Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Sandpiper,  2 Grey Wagtail
03-12-2019 Black-throated Diver BG tank 3 (Allan Chard)
03-12-2019 Black-throated Diver BG tank 3 (Rich Andrews)
CVL Herriott's:
11 Shelduck, 1 Shoveler, 4 Pintail, 149 Teal, 1 Kingfisher

Reports: Rich Andrews, Pete Bunniss, Allan Chard, Jane Cumming, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Pete Hazelwood, Stephen Jones, Rob Laughton, Glen Maddison, Lucy Masters, Jon Morton, Rich Scantlebury, Bri Thompson, 
 blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Monday, 2 December 2019

02-12-19 Monday - Avocet

Temp -1 to 6°C. Still getting colder, light wind, grey start turning sunny and warm in the sun

Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Black-throated Diver
Great Northern Diver
Marsh Harrier
Avocet, Spotted Redshank
Short-eared Owl
Black Redstart
Richard's Pipit

2-12-19 Kingfisher, Eastville Park (Paul Cousins)
BRISTOL
2-12-19 Carrion Crow, Horfield Common (Jon Mortin)
Horfield Common:
50 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 30 Starling

2-12-19 Blackcap, Kingswood (Keith Williams)
Kingsdown Garden:
3 Jay, 2 Magpie, pair Blackcap

St Andrews Park:
1 Jay 5 Redwing, 4 Goldfinch

2-12-19 Dipper, Eastville Park (Paul Cousins)
Snuff Mills & Eastville Park:
2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, Moorhens, 2 f Kingfisher, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 m Blackcap in local garden, 2 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail

Stoke Bishop:
1m & 1f Blackcap

Stockwood Open Space:
2 Great Spotted & 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 10 Blackbird, 3 Fieldfare, 4 Bullfinch, 6 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Black Redstart

2-12-19 Redshank & Snipe, New Passage (Ian Loats)
New Passage:
100 Canada Geese, 30 Wigeon, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 15 Coot, 2 Curlew, 8 Snipe, 100 Dunlin/Redshank. 2 Kestrel

NORTH SOMERSET

Battery Point, 10.15:
1 imm Black Redstart

2-12-19 Avocet & Yellow-legged Gull, Clevedon-Yeo (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon-Yeo:
Shelduck, 120 Wigeon, Mallard, 40 Teal, 2 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 10 Oystercatcher, 4 Avocet, 120 Lapwing, 29 Grey Plover, 100 Curlew, 30 Turnstone, 900 Dunlin, 10 Snipe, 200 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 100 BH Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Stonechat, 10's Meadow Pipit, 1 Richard's Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit

Backwell Garden:
13 species inc 5 Tits:- Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit

Worle garden:
7 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Paulton:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 60 Skylark, 60 Starling, 2 Redwing, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tank No.3:
1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver

2-12-19 Scaup, Nunnery (Rob Hargreaves)
Chew Valley Lake:
9 Shelduck, 21 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 22 Wigeon, 4 Pintail, 6 inc 1m Scaup, 23 Goldeneye, 3m + 4f Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 1 juv Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Fieldfare, 13 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch

Reports: Allan Chard, Teresa Chard, Paul Cousins, Andy Davis, Patrick Hancock, Rob Hargreaves, David Howes, Robin Lambert, Lisegirl, Ian Loats, Andy Middleton, Jon Mortin, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Patrick Richards, Harvey Rose, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Bri Thompson, Martin Tayler, Keith Williams, Paul Williams, blagdonlakebirds, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Sunday, 1 December 2019

01-12-19 Sunday - Lapland Bunting

Continuing bright but cold. Bristol temperatures 1 - 6°C

Long-tailed Duck, Great Northern Diver, Black-throated Diver still at Barrow Tank no 3
Green-winged Teal still at CVL
Merlin
Black Redstart
Lapland Bunting, Corn Bunting

01-12-19 Long-tailed Tit, Chew Stoke (Lucy Masters)
BRISTOL

Redland:
Garden count - 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 F. Blackcap, 1 Robin, 10 House Sparrow

Sea Mills:
2 Buzzard, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 40 + Redshank, 150 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Blacked Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail

Eastville Park:
1 f Goosander,  7 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher 

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
3 Gadwall (lake), 3 Black Redstart still  - ad m + 1st-w m + fem (on SW side of SW-most building in afternoon sun)

Oldbury:
Pickedmoor Lane  - 1 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper 

New Passage/Pilning Wetlands:
c.100 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, c40 Shoveler, c 40 Gadwall, c.300 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 3 Moorhen, 20 Coot, 5 Oystercatcher, c.200 Lapwing, 25 Curlew, 3 Turnstone, 3 Knot, c.200 Dunlin, c.100 Redshank, 1 Kestrel, Skylark, 1 Song Thrush, Fieldfare, Redwing,  3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, Linnet

Kingswood:
Garden - Blue Tit, Great Tit,2 m Blackcap, m/f Blackbird, + Robin,  2 Pied Wagtail

NORTH SOMERSET


01-12-19 Grey Plover, Turnstone and Dunlin, Clevedon-Yeo (Jason Williams)
Clevedon-Yeo:
Lapland Bunting – one briefly on seawall/salt marsh (by dog-leg). Heard call and viewed in bins for a few seconds but by the time I got my camera up it had skulked off (Jason Williams)

Also- 5 Goosander (Blind Yeo), 5 Little Grebe (Blind Yeo), 4 Little Egret, c25 Grey Plover, 12 Turnstone, 60 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, Merlin, Peregrine

Kingston Seymour:
Winter Bird Survey highlights -   Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 3  GSW,  a Raven sitting in quite a small tree cronking, Kestrel, and lots of finches mainly around some generously-stocked feeders at a farmhouse

Kenn:
Garden - Song Thrush feeding at 7.30am


01-12-19 f Blackcap, Uphill (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon:
2 Buzzard, 3 Blackcap (in gardens), 7 Fieldfare,  1 Reed Bunting (garden)

Uphill:
Boat hard - 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 1 Black Redstart

BELOW M4 & BANES


01-12-19 Fieldfares, Marshfield (Rob Hargreaves)
Marshfield:
Rushmead Lane - 28 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 265 Fieldfare inc 165 in a single tree,  10 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Stonechat, Corn Bunting, 7+ Yellowhammer

01-12-19 Fieldfare flock, Marshfield (Rob Hargreaves)
Bath:
Twerton garden count - 48 Lesser Black Backed Gull (flying over to roost), 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Jay,  7 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit,  1 Coal Tit, 3 Long-Tailed Tit,  1 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 6 Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch

Chew Stoke:
Garden count - 1 GSW, 15 Blue Tit, 5  Coal Tit, 10 Great Tit, 8 LTT,  1 f Blackcap, 3 Robin, 1 pr Chaffinch, 1 f Greenfinch

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
Tank no 3 - Long-tailed DuckGreat Northern DiverBlack-throated Diver 

Chew Valley Lake

01-12-19 Common Gull, Herriott's Pool, CVL (Christopher Teague)
Green-winged Teal (Herriott's Pool), 1 Great White Egret (Moreton Lane), Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher (Herriott's Pool)

01-12-19 Great White Egret, Moreton Lane, CVL (Christopher Teague)

Reports: Jonathan Angell,  Nancy Barrett, Robert Bright, John Croxton, Jane Cumming, Gill @8tigerlotus, Rob Hargreaves, Bill Hewitt,  Lucy Masters, Matt Plenty,  Lois Pryce, Tony Scott, Christopher Teague, Wayne Tucker, Jason Williams, Birdguides,  opsbirding 

Saturday, 30 November 2019

30-11-19 Saturday - Merlins

Mainly overcast and still much colder, c.6 °C, with a brisk East wind.  Dry, but very wet underfoot.

Long-tailed Duck, Goosanders
Great Northern Diver, Black-throated Diver
Merlins
Black Redstarts

A couple of beauties at Barrow Gurney (Paul Cousins)
BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
1 f. Goosander, 11 Cormorant, 62 Goldfinch (in a single flock).

Redland garden:
2 Collared Dove, 1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Robin. 8+ House Sparrow.

Your first Christmas Robin? - Eastville Park (Martin Tayler)
Stoke Bishop garden:
4 Blackcaps.

Brentry, BS10:
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Blackcap (first of the winter).

Tescos at Brislington:
Little Egret.

female Black Redstart at Oldbury (Les Williams)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
3+ Black Redstart. also a mystery large pipit flew over but not relocated, 135 Fieldfare over.

Northwick Warth:
2 f. Merlin, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Moorhen, Lapwing, Curlew, Redshank, Kestrel, Redwing, Linnet, Greenfinch.

Turnstone at Clevedon (Rupert Gale)
NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon Pier:
5 Turnstone.

Clevedon:
(Colehouse Lane/Kenn Road bridge over Blind Yeo - highlights of Winter Bird Survey)
24 Mallard, 9 Goosander (3 m.), Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, 10 Moorhen, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, 150+ Starling, 9 Fieldfare, 21 Redwing, Pied Wagtail.

Kingston Seymour:
30 Lapwing, 1 Barn Owl, 250 winter thrushes (mainly Redwing) heading North over Clevedon.

Nailsea Moor:
20 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 1 Merlin, 4 Stonechat, plenty of Fieldfare and Starling, lower numbers of Redwing.

Yatton:
1 Peregrine.

BELOW M4 & BANES
no reports

Black-throated Diver at Barrow Gurney (David Hughes)
RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
ad drake Long-tailed Duck20+ Tufted Duck, 5+ Goldeneye (1 m.), juv Great Northern Diver 
(sadly, with fishing line wrapped around its throat), juv Black-throated Diver. Little Grebe, 10 GC Grebe, 70+ Cormorant, 2 Common Sandpiper.

Great Northern Diver with fishing line around its neck (Paul Cousins)
Blagdon Lake:
Great White Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Common Gull at Chew (Pete Coslett)
Chew Valley Lake
Common Gull.

Reports:  Jullian Bailey-Gard, Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Pete Coslett, Paul Cousins, Ben Crabb, Jane Cumming, Rupert Gale, Adrian Hockey, David Hughes, Trevor Riddle, Jack Rogers, Larry Sweetland, Roger White, D Willitts, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSopsbirding,

Friday, 29 November 2019

29-11-19 Friday - Great Northern Diver

Sunny today, though colder than recent days. Bristol temperatures 4 - 8 °C

Long-tailed DuckGreat Northern Diver, Black-throated Diver still at Barrow Tanks
Scaup, Scoter
Short-eared Owl
Merlin
Marsh Tit
Firecrest
Black Redstart

29-11-19  Great Northern Diver, Barrow no 3 Tank (Allan Chard)

29-11-19 Long-tailed Duck, Barrow no 3 Tank (Allan Chard)
BRISTOL

Redland:
Garden - 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail

Eastville Park:
6 Mute Swan, c60 Mallard, 1 f Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 7 Moorhen, c120 Black-headed Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Stock Dove, 1 f Tawny Owl, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, c40 Starling, 1 Song Thrush ( singing), 2 Dipper, c30+ House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, c20 Goldfinch

Duchess Lake, Stoke Park:
7 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 2 Coot, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Raven, 1 Starling, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 f Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Black Redstart still present at OPS this morning, a female and a juvenile male together. Adult male on the building nearby and probably a different adult male on the roof of the towers, so there could be 4 individuals present. 209 Pied Wagtail coming in to roost on the buildings at dusk.

Pillhead Gout over high tide - 3 Shelduck, 53 Wigeon, 19 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 49 Curlew, 650 Dunlin, 23 Redshank, 2 Stonechat 

Cribbs Causeway M5 junc:
1 Barn Owl - flew over

NORTH SOMERSET

29-11-19 Short-eared Owl, Clevedon - Yeo (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon-Yeo:
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Raven, 1 Stonechat

Sand Point/Bay:
1 f Scoter, 1 pr Goosander, 1 Merlin,  20 Redwing

29-11-19 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Banwell (John Thorogood)
Banwell:
Winthill garden - 3 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Nuthatch  1 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch 

BELOW M4 & BANES

29-11-19 Bath Pergrines have an unexpected night-time visitor (BUPP)
Bath:
Oldfield Park garden - Firecrest (1st in 45 years)

Southgate shopping centre- c 250 Pied Wagtail roosting in tree with tear-drop lights last night

RESERVOIRS

Black-throated and Great Northern Diver, Barrow no 3 Tank (Malcolm Taylor)


29-11-19 Great Northern Diver, Barrow no 3 Tank (Martin East)
{Appears to have some fishing line around its beak,
but seen by one observer to swallow a small fish without apparent problem)
Barrow Tanks:
Long-tailed Duck, juv Great Northern Diver, juv Black-throated Diver  all still present
Also 4 Goldeneye, 10 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Raven, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven

As yesterday, many more photos on our Twitter feed (see sidebar)

29-11-2019 hybrid Aythya BL (Nige Milbourne)
Blagdon Lake:
2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Shoveler, 34 Teal, 1 hybrid Aythya (f) - "I'll go back in the morning, for another look", 1 Great White Egret, 2 Water Rail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (f)

Chew Valley Lake

29-11-19 Goldeneye, Dam, CVL (George Stacey)
8 Shelduck, 1 Pintail, 1 Green-winged Teal  (Herriott's Pool), 4 f Scaup, 8 Goldeneye,  1 pr Goosander, 1 Buzzard

Bittern trail:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, small flocks of Long-tailed Tit and Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

29-11-19 Blue Tit, Bittern Trail, CVL (George Stacey)
Reports:  Nancy Barrett, Allan Chard, Anthony Cook, Geoff Dicker,  Martin East, Trevor Ford, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, Rob Laughton, Andy Middleton, Richard Scantlebury, George Stacey,  Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Bri Thompson,John Thorogood,  Keith Vinicombe, Paul Williams, BUPP, opsbirding blagdonlakebirds