Sunday, 24 January 2021

24-01-21 Sunday - Snow

Temp -1 to 4°C. Snow this morning, and when mist cleared sunshine and little wind, cloudy later

Brent Goose, Pink-footed Goose
Golden Plover
Brambling, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin

24-1-21 New Passage (Rosemary Setter)
BRISTOL


Arnos Vale Cemetery:
21 Species. Highlights:  1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Jay, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 13 Blue Tit, 12 Great Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackcap,1 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing

24-1-21 Peregrine, Finzels Reach (Rich Scantlebury)
Castle Park & Finzels Reach:
3 Mute Swan, 25 Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 female Peregrine, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Blackbird and 1 Pied Wagtail

24-1-21 Kingfisher, Finzels Reach (Rich Scantlebury)
Eastville Park:
3 Canada Goose, 8 Mute Swan, c20 Mallard, 1 Domestic Mallard, c40 Feral Pigeon, 4 Moorhen, 6 Coot, c110 Black-headed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 2 Kingfisher, 6 Magpie, 1 Raven, 3 Blackbird

24-1-21 Siskin, Downend (Barry Dursley)
Downend, Leap Valley:
1 Green Woodpecker, 1m + 1f Blackcap, Goldcrest, 3 Dunnock, m&f Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Siskin

24-1-21 Green Woodpecker, Filton Golf Club (Rob Morgan)
Filton Golf Club:
2 Green Woodpecker

24-1-21 Sparrowhawk, Kingsdown (Keith Williams)
Kingsdown:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 f Blackcap

New Cut and Cumberland Basin: 
1 f Kingfisher, 2 m&f Peregrine, 1 Grey Wagtail

Redland garden:
2 Herring Gull, 1 Wood Pigeon, 4 Feral Pigeon, 1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crows, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 4  Long-tailed Tit, 1 f Blackcap, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 8+ House Sparrow

24-1-21 Fox, St Anne's (Gill Sapsed)
St Annes:
1 Tawny Owl

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

24-1-21 Lesser Redpoll, Itchington (Heather England)
Itchington:
4 Collard Dove, Coal Tit, L-t Tit, 2m 1f Blackcap, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 26 Goldfinch

24-1-21 Brent Goose, New Passage (Rosemary Setter)
New Passage, Northwick Warth:

Brent Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, Shoveler, Tufted Duck

24-1-21 Blackcap, Yate (Martin Wightman)
Yate gardens:
1 Blue Tit, 1m + 1f Blackcap, 1 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 2 Redwing, 1 Robin, 1 f Pied Wagtail

24-1-21 Redwing, Yate (Chris Teague)
NORTH SOMERSET

24-1-21 Barn Owl, Portbury Wharf (David Horlick)
Portbury Wharf:
1 Barn Owl
24-1-21 Goosander, Clevedon (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon-Blind Yeo

10 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine

Nailsea Moor:
45 Mute Swan, 16 Lapwing (first I've seen here this winter), 1 Snipe, 2 Raven, several Stonechats, 1 Grey Wagtail 

Nailsea, West End & Netherton Wood:
150+ Fieldfare and Redwing, 12 Grey Wagtail

BELOW M4 & BANES

Warmley Forest Park:
2 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 10 Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Siskin

Overscourt Wood:
1 Little Egret 

Compton Martin:
5 Cattle Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, Marsh Tit

24-1-21 Blackcap, Keynsham (Simon Isgar)
Keynsham garden:
1 m Blackcap

Saltford - via Copse Road and Keynsham Manor:
1 Buzzard, 1 f/imm Merlin, 1 c.60 Skylark(1 flock), 1 Coal Tit, 1 m Blackcap, 2 Stonechat, 3+ Meadow Pipit, c.40 Linnet

Bath:
1 WaterRail, 1 Little Grebe, Golden Plover fly over, 1 Green Woodpecker

Twerton:
8 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 f Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch, 50 Starling, 2 Pied Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch, 6 Greenfinch, 14 Goldfinch

24-1-21 Buzzard, Newton St Loe (NSL Birding)
Newton St Loe:
2 Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat

24-1-21 Linnet & Brambling, Timsbury (Alex Carlisle)
Timsbury to Priston:

7 Buzzard, 150+ Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 2 Bullfinch, 400+ Linnet

RESERVOIRS

No reports

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Alex Carlisle, Allan Chard, Ben Crabb, Chris Craig, Barry Dursley, Heather England, Rob Hargreaves, David Horlick, Nick Hudson, Simon Isgar, Robert Kelsh, John Lewis, Glen Maddison, Rob Morgan, Gill Sapsed, Rich Scantlebury, Rosemary Setter, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague, Gwen Thomas, Chris Vines, Martin Wightman, Keith Williams, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 23 January 2021

23-01-21 Saturday - Pink-footed Goose

Temp 0 to 6°C. Sounds cold but lovely blue skies midday made it feel warm

Brent Goose, Pink-footed Goose
Woodcock
Firecrest reported in Bristol
Brambling, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin

23-1-21 Pink-footed Goose, Northwick Warth (Paul Bowerman)
BRISTOL

Avon Gorge:
3 Peregrine
23-1-21 Nuthatch, Blaise (Diana Bunniss)

Blaise and Henbury Golf Course:
1 Mallard,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 3 Nuthatch, 6 Blackbird, 30 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, lots Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail

Eastville Park:
3 Canada Goose, 7 Mute Swan, c35 Mallard, 2 Stock Dove, 6 Moorhen, 7 Coot, c110 BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 7 Cormorant, 1 m Kingfisher, 3 Jay, 10+ Magpie, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, c20 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 7 Song Thrush, 8 Robin, 1 Dipper, 2 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail

Bishopston garden:
3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Sparrowhawk (m), 1 Jay, 4 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch(f),  5 Goldfinch

23-1-21 Goldcrest, Downend (Barry Dursley)
Downend, Leap Valley:
1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Treecreeper

Narroways:
20 Feral Pigeon, 20 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 BH Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 30 Magpie, 10 Crow, 1 Raven, 12 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 8 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 18 Robin, 3 House Sparrow,  4 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Chaffinch 

New Cut and Cumberland Basin: 
1 f Kingfisher, 2 m&f Peregrine, 1 Grey Wagtail

Redland garden:
1 Wood Pigeon, 4 Feral Pigeon, 2 Jay, 2 Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Robin, 7+ House Sparrow, 3 different foxes plus 2 squirrels

St Annes:
Long-tailed Tit and Goldfinch flock with 1 m Siskin

Withywood:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming 08.00

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Itchington:
Lesser Redpoll, 1m 1f Blackcap, 3 Greenfinch, 2GS Woodpecker, 16 LTT, Multiple Blue & Great tits,1 Coal Tit, 2m 4f  Chaffinch, 26 Goldfinch, 3 Collard Dove, Fieldfare,  Dunnock,  Buzzard

Horton Bushes:
Pheasant, Woodcock, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Blackbird, Redwing, Song Thrush, Bullfinch

23-1-21 Brent Goose, Northwick Warth (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage, Northwick Warth:

Brent Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, (3rd patch record, previous 25 years ago, 1st shot 1940), Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET


Ashton Court Walk: 
1 Stock Dove- displaying, 2 Raven, 4 Coal Tit, Marsh Tit - at Pill Grove feeder, 5 Nuthatch -4 together at feeder, 2 Mistle Thrush

23-1-21 Redshank, Clevedon Dowlais (Nigel Kendall)
Clevedon-Yeo

113 Canada Geese, 5 Shelduck, 5 Shoveler, 12 Wigeon, 2 Goosander, 6 Oystercatcher, 35 Lapwing, 19 Turnstone, 21 Redshank, 15 BH Gull,  4 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrine, 1 Stonechat, 1 Rock Pipit

Weston Cemetery:
2 Green Woodpecker
23-1-21 Redshank, Uphill (Paul Salmons)
Uphill:
Oystercatcher, redshank, Kingfisher

23-1-21 Brambling, Banwell (John Thorogood)
Banwell, Winthill:

m+f Tawny Owls heard overnight, 2 m+f Great Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit (22nd), 2 Nuthatch,  1 f Brambling, 1 f Bullfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Stockwood:
Siskin
23-1-21 Barn Owl, Newton St Loe (NSL Birding)
Newton St Loe:
1 Barn Owl
23-1-21 Red Kite, Priston (Alex Carlisle)
Timsbury to Priston:

4 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 1 Little Owl, 1 Kestrel, 6 Raven, 1 singing Skylark, 20+ Redwing, 1 Yellowhammer 

RESERVOIRS

No reports

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Peter Bryant, Karle Burford, Diana Bunniss, Alex Carlisle, Allan Chard, Greg Dawes, Neil Delaney, Barry Dursley, Heather England, Fegwitch, Paul Francis, Nigel Kendall, Henry Kirkwood, John Lewis, Lisegirl, Mike Meechem, Aravind Ramesh, Paul Salmons, Gill Sapsed, Rich Scantlebury, Rosemary Setter, Howard Taffs, John Thorogood, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 22 January 2021

22-01-21 Friday - Siskin

 Sunny intervals  to start, clouding over with light showers in the afternoon.  Bristol temperatures 2 to 6 C. Light WSW.

Mediterranean Gull
Cattle Egret
Marsh Tit 
Firecrest
Siskin
Brent Goose

BRISTOL
22-01-21 Peregrine - pristine Tiercel (Ian Loats)
Avon Gorge:
2 Peregrine-m&f, Raven- tumbling

22-1-21 Firecrest, The Zoo (Keith Williams)
Clifton Down and the Zoo:
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Blackcap-f, 2 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest  1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, several Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, , 2 Mistle Thrush1 Bullfinch 

Cumberland Basin to Durdham Down ( Bridge Valley Road End ):
5 Redshank, 20 Black-headed Gulls, 3 Cormorants,  Peregrine - male, 2 Blue Tit, 15 Long-Tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 20 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Robin 

22-01-21 Eastville Park, Studies ( Rich Scantlebury)
Eastville Park:
River level has dropped a couple of feet since yesterday, but still high.
5 Canada Goose, 8 Mute Swan, 30 Mallard, 40 Feral Pigeon, 5 Stock Dove, 11 Woodpigeon, 5 Moorhen, 7 Coot, 190 BH Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 3 LBBG, 5 Cormorant, 1 Peregrine ( Stapleton Spire), 1 Kingfisher, 4 Jay, 5 Magpie, 1 Raven, 7 Coal Tit, 10+ LT Tit, 4 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 10 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Dunnock, 2 Dipper, 14 Robin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 1Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch  

22-1-21 Siskin, Downend (Barry Dursley)
Downend:
1 Raven, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 1 m Blackcap, 1 m Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 2m +1f Siskin

Narroways:
6 Feral Pigeon, 8 Woodpigeon, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Magpie, 10 Crow, 8 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 16 Robin, 36 House Sparrow,  6 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, Chaffinch 

Redland garden:
2 Blackcap - male 

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Mute Swan (cygnet), 24 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 3 Black-headed Gull, 3 Cormorant, 4 Magpie, 15 Redwing, 4 Robin, 1 Greenfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

22-01-21 Stonechat, OPS (VĂ©ra Carpenter)
Oldbury Power Station:
100 Wigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 15 Curlew, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat , 4 Goldfinch.

Almondsbury- garden;
Kestrel 

Severn Beach to Aust - Covid walk:
Brent Goose - Pale bellied, Shelduck, Widgeon, Lapwing, Curlew, Dunlin, Redshank, Skylark

Pilning Wetlands:
6 Shoveler, 250 Lapwing, 18 Curlew, 7 Common Snipe, 80 Dunlin, 47 Redshank

Severn Beach:
13Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 18 Ringed Plover, 32  Curlew, 40 Turnstone, 160 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull-adult

New Passage:
Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blackcap, Redwing, Greenfinch, Goldfinch

Chestle Pill:
146 Wigeon

Frenchay Moor:
7 Woodpigeon, 1 Kingfisher - small pond, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 6 Carrion Crow, 14 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 5 Nuthatch, 4 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 5 Goldfinch

Frome Valley Walkway- Cleve to Damsons Bridge:
1 Common Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Herring Gull, 12 Feral Pigeon, 10 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Magpie, 50 Jackdaw, 8 Crow, 21 Blue Tit, 16 Great Tit, 10 Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 9 Blackbird, 38 Redwing, 7 Song Thrush, 25 Robin, 1 Dipper, 2 House Sparrow, 6 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead - Boating lake and Battery Point:
33 Canada Goose, "George" the Greylag, 3 adult Mute Swan, 3 Shelduck, 142 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck (all drakes), 27 Woodpigeon, 4 Moorhen, 1 Curlew, 210 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 26 Herring Gull, 2 Jay, 6 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 6 Blackbird, 10 Robin, 11 House Sparrow, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Chaffinch, 7 Goldfinch.

22-1-21 Sparrowhawk, Portishead (Possit)
Portishead garden:
1 Sparrowhawk

22-1-21 Skylark, Clevedon (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon-Yeo:

38 Wigeon, 6 Goosander, 10 Oystercatcher, 39 Lapwing, 10 Turnstone, 150 Dunlin, 18 Curlew, 15 Redshank, 6 Skylark- 2 singing. 

Backwell - garden:
16 Species, including 1 Jay, 2 Greater- spotted Woodpecker - m & f,  Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch

Kenn Moor:
2 Stock Dove, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 2 Litttle Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 5 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing and 2 Stonechat.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Compton Martin:
1 Kingfisher, Marsh Tit

Newton St Loe on Avon:
2 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, 40 Redwing, 20 Robin, 6 Goldfinch

Newton St Loe village:
1 Barn Owl

RESERVOIRS

22-01-21 Chew Valley Sunrise ( Lucy Masters)
Chew Valley Lake

Herons Green Bay:
1 Common Sandpiper, 16 Cattle Egret (Bickfield Lane)

Reports: Karle Burford, Vera Carpenter, Allan Chard, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Barry Dursley, Ollie Fournier, Paul Gregg, Rob Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Robin and Sue Lambert, Lisegirl, Ian Loats, Rob Morgan, Possit, Phil Quinn, Trevor Riddle, Rich Scantlebury, Tony Scott, Howard Taffs, Martin Tayler, Keith Williams, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Thursday, 21 January 2021

21-01-21 Thursday - Firecrest in two locations

 A few showers but drier than yesterday with some watery sunshine. Bristol temperatures 4 - 7 °C

Fulmar
Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl
Firecrest
Yellowhammer

BRISTOL

Arnos Vale cemetery:
2 Jay, many Magpie, Coal Tit, 1Firecrest (by Roy Memorial), 1 Song Thrush, 3 Redwing

Blaise Estate + Henbury Golf Course:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 6 Magpie, 5 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 6 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, many Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail

Brentry:
Fishpool Hill garden - 40+ Goldfinch

Clifton Down:
Slope opposite the Zoo - 1m, 1f Blackcap, 1m Firecrest

21-01--21 Redshank, Cumberland Basin, Bristol (Ian Loats)
Cumberland Basin
1 Moorhen, 2 Redshank, 20 Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail

Castlemead:
1 f. Peregrine

Eastville Park:
River running very high with the weir under water - 2 Canada Goose, 8 Mute Swan, c20 Mallard, c50 Feral Pigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Moorhen, 7 Coot, c120 Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull (2 adult, 3 2nd wint.), 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Cormorant, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6+ Magpie, 1 Coal Tit, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Dipper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail

Stoke Bishop:
Garden - Sparrowhawk (at the feeder ; flew off empty-clawed), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (back after 2 weeks absence), 3 Blackcap (1m)

Filton Park:
1 Blackcap (m) 

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

21-01-21 Fulmar, Severn Beach (Paul Bowerman)
Severn Beach:
1 Fulmar (year tick from observer's bedroom)

Winterbourne - Bradley Brook:
1 Pheasant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Skylark, 50+ Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 22 Meadow Pipit, 3 Greenfinch, as well as 5 Roe Deer, including 2 bucks

NORTH SOMERSET

Abbots Leigh:
250+ Fieldfare

Wraxall:
2 Raven

21-01-21 Short-eared Owl, Bristol Airport (Jim Callaway)
Bristol Airport:
Short eared Owl, still present

Clevedon-Yeo:
8 Shoveler, 22 Lapwing ( both Dowlais),  400 Dunlin( Blackstone rocks), 1 pr Stonechat

Kingston Seymour:
Field - c25 Little Egret

Hutton Moor:
1 Barn Owl 

Congresbury Moor:
4 Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 GS Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Stonechat, 9 Linnet

BELOW M4 & BANES

 21-001-21 Starling (winter plumage in foreground)  Keynsham, (Ian Stapp)
Keynsham:
Garden: - 9 Feral Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Wood Pigeon, 1 G-S Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 5 Carrion Crow,  3 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 8+ LTT, 2 Blackcap (m + f), 2 Wren, 16+ Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 5 Redwing, 2 Dunnock, 7 Chaffinch, 25+ Goldfinch 3 Greenfinch 
 
Manor Road area on exercise walk : 6 Pheasant, 20+ Wood Pigeon, 40+ Feral Pigeon, 7+ B-H Gull, 12 LBB Gull , 4 Herring Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 G-S Woodpecker, 40+Rook, 5 Magpie, 1 Jay,7 Carrion Crow, 6 Jackdaw, 6 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit,  20+ LTT, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 100+ Starling  8 Dunnock,5 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Robin, 50+ House Sparrow, 2+ Chaffinch, 40+ Goldfinch, 2 Yellowhammer 

Paulton:
1 Kestrel, 45 Skylark, 7 Blackbird, 6 Redwing, 2 House Sparrow, 34 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch, 10 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Locked down

Chew Valley Lake:

Dam:
Egyptian Goose still (drive-by sighting)

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Di Bunniss, Jim Callaway, Chris Craig,   Mark Dadds, William Earp, Ollie Fournier,  Patrick Hancock, Adrian Hockey, Jim Callaway, Ian Loats, Hetty Metcalfe, Giles Morris, Jean Oliver, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Trevor Riddle,  Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Roger and Andrew White, Keith Williams

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

20-01-21 Wednesday

 Bit wet and really gloomy - all day, but 10°c wasn't bad.

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
2 Blackcap (m), 1 Robin 

Eastville Park:
8 Mute Swan, c20 Mallard, c40 Feral Pigeon, 7 Moorhen, 7 Coot, c40 Black-headed Gull, 5 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher (m), 1 Peregrine (Stapleton Spire), 1 Jay, c10 Starling, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

20-01-21 Redpoll Itchington (Heather England)
Itchington - garden:
Redpoll, plus all the usual birds

Bradley Stoke, Three Brooks NR:
15 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 16 Woodpigeon, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 12 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow, 6 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Blackbird, 9 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Robin, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 25 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon- garden:
18 Goldfinch - best so far

Clevedon - Wain's Hill
1 Peregrine - over

Clevedon - Dowlais:
18 Shoveler, 35 Lapwing 

Kingston Seymour - M5 - Wemberham:
c12 Little Egret on the west side and c30 Mute Swan on the east side

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:19-01-21
c50 Skylark, 120 Fieldfare, 1 Stonechat, c120 Chaffinch, c550 Linnet, 20+ Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

All locked down

Reports: Pete Dommett, Heather England, Annie Hawkridge, Iris Langson, Jean Oliver, Phil Quinn, Rich Scantlebury, Howard Taffs

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

19-01-21 Tuesday - Woodcock

Miserable - mostly, although the wind made it feel colder than 12°c

Woodcock

BRISTOL

Ashton Vale - Colliters Brook:
Mallard, Feral Pigeon, Woodpigeon, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 + Sparrowhawk, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Starling, Blackbird
several Song Thrush  - cheeringly heard or seen, Robin, 2 pr Stonechat - SH had a go but missed, House Sparrow, Pied Wagtail, Goldfinch

Bishopston - 4 gardens
Blackcap (f&m) 

Blaise Estate:
1 Magpie, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 2 Nuthatch - heard not seen, 3 Blackbird and Robin every 20 paces, all singing !

Clifton Down - Avon Gorge
2 Peregrine

19-01-21 Feral Pigeon EP (Rich Scantlebury)
Eastville Park:

2 Canada Goose, 8 Mute Swan, c20 Mallard, c40+ Feral Pigeon (usual large flock at the lake), 2 Stock Dove, 9 Moorhen, 7 Coot, c160 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull (2adult + 2nd Winter), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron (1st year), 1 Peregrine (Stapleton church spire), 3 Jay, 1 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 4+ Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 5 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch

Henbury Golf Club, R Trym:
1 Dipper - flew upstream 

Stoke Bishop:
2 Blackcap (m)

19-01-21 Grey Heron Duchess Pond (Patrick Richards)
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:

Juvenile Mute Swan, 34+ Mallard, 35+Feral Pigeon, 12 Woodpigeon, 7 Moorhen, 2 Coot, Little Grebe, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kestel, Jay, 10 Magpie, 40+ Jackdaw, 40+ Carrion Crow, 8 Blue Tit, 12 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, Wren, Nuthatch, 15+ Starling, 5 Blackbird, 5 Redwing, 3 Robin, 20+House Sparrow,10+Goldfinch.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Cromhall:
4 Woodcock, big flock of Chaffinch, 

19-01-21 Kestrel Latteridge (Chris Teague)
Latteridge:

1 Kestrel (f)

Filton Park:
1 Blackcap (m)

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Dowlais:
38 Shelduck, 10 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 30 Lapwing, 7 Curlew, 25 Redshank, 78 Carrion Crow - breeding season threat? 

BELOW M4 & BANES

19-01-21 Blackcap Warmley (Pete Coslett)
Warmley - garden & brook:
1 Blackcap (f), 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail

Saltford - garden:
1 Cormorant - over, 1 Raven, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blackcap (f&m), 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock

Twerton - garden:
1 Blackcap (f)

Cameley:
Resident birds now seem to be waking up and becoming territorial: Great Tit, Dunnock, Robin, Mistle Thrush and Blackbird all in song. Pair of Blackbirds lurking around overhanging creeper where they started nesting last Feb. Two Redwing, Six Raven sparring aerially, Blackcap (m) caught whilst ringing.
A few ‘continental’ Blackbird expected to disappear from now on.
A Great Tit ringed here as a juvenile on 6th August 2018 was recovered on 31st December 2020 at Thorganby, near York. Unlike Blue Tits, Great Tits tend not to disperse far so this is an extraordinary record.

Paulton:
3 Mute Swan, 48 Mallard, 14 Moorhen, 2 Little Egret, 1 Nuthatch, 30 Redwing, 25 Goldfinch
Sewage works: - 60 Pied Wagtail

RESERVOIRS
 All locked down - just a drive-by report

Chew Valley Lake

Herriott's Bridge:
1 Great White Egret

Reports: Phil Barlow, Di Bunniss, Chris Craig, Anne Crowe, William Earp, Alison Griffies, Patrick Hancock, Annie Hawkridge, Andy Leggatt, Bob Medland, Jean Oliver, Melanie Parker, Patrick Richards, Rich Scantlebury, Matt Scott, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague, Chris Vines, Andrew White, Roger White

Monday, 18 January 2021

18-01-21 Monday - Black Redstart

Dry, with dull thin sunshine. Bristol temperatures between 5 and 8°C

Brent Goose
Mediterranean Gull
Merlin 
Black Redstart
Siskin  
  
BRISTOL

18-01-21 Black Redstart, Montpelier, Bristol (Bill Markham)
A welcome garden tick at any time, let alone during lockdown
Montpelier:
Black Redstart

New Cut and Cumberland Basin:
27 species on this afternoon's walk .Highlights- 1 Redshank, 19 Cormorant- including 14 in trees on New Cut at dusk, 2 Peregrine -m and f by Bonded Warehouses, 1 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail

Sneyd Park Nature Reserve:
35 Mallard, 2 Moorhen

Badock's Wood:
2 Wren, 4 Grey Wagtail

St Andrew's Park:
4 Herring Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Carrion Crow, 6 Redwing, 3 Pied Wagtail, 20 Goldfinch

St Werburgh's:
Horfield Brook - 1 Grey Wagtail

Boiling Wells Lane - 1 Raven, 1 Goldcrest

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 (dark-bellied) Brent Goose, 62 Canada Goose, 174 Wigeon, 55 Teal, c 575 Lapwing, 2 Grey Plover,  c 250 Curlew, 45 Turnstone, c 850 Dunlin, 95 Snipe, 20 Redshank, 1 Merlin ( playing havoc with the Dunlin and Lapwing flock at Oldbury Pill), 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat

18-01-21 Dunnock, Latteridge  (Chris Teague)
Becoming a lot more active on mild days now
Yate:
Brimsham Park Lake -  8 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 1 great spotted woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch

Garden 1 f Blackcap ( garden regular)

Latteridge:
1 f Kestrel, 5 Redwing, 2 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail  

Oldland Common:
Garden - 1  Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
115 Wigeon, 6 Shoveler, 53 Teal, 1 Oystercatcher, 37 Lapwing, 13 Curlew, 15 Dunlin, 9 Snipe, 12 Redshank, 7 Skylark , 11 Reed Bunting

19-01-21 Rock Pipit, Dowlais,Clevedon  (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon-Yeo:
Dowlais - 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Peregrine going hunting together, 1 Rock Pipit

Kingston Seymour:
Field south of village - 14 Little Egret
Nearby field by M5 - 29 Mute Swan

Banwell:
Banwell Hill - 1 Bullfinch

18-01-21 Sparrowhawk, Worle, WsM (Graham Wagner)

Uphill:
Axe Estuary - 22 species, inc 60 Mute Swan, 38 Wigeon, 67 Teal, 250 Lapwing, 55 Dunlin, 235 Redshank 

BELOW M4 & BANES

18-01-21 Mallard and Crocodile, Keynsham Park (Ian Stapp)

Keynsham:

Keynsham Park - 45 Mallard, 4 hybrid Mallard, 14 Feral Pigeon, 8 Wood Pigeon, 2 Moorhen, 34 BH Gull, 7 Carrion Crow,  2 Jackdaw, 5 Magpie, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Blue Tit,  3 Great Tit,  9 LTTit, 7 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 11 Redwing, 2 Dunnock, 4 Robin, 12+ House Sparrow,  6 Chaffinch, 20+ Goldfinch, 5 Siskin 

18-01-21 LTT & G-S Woodpecker, Keynsham (Ian Stapp)

Garden - 9 Feral Pigeon, 6 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 1 Magpie, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 15+ LTT, 2 Blackcap, 12+ Starling (flock of 100+ around the area),  2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 16 Goldfinch 

18-01-21 male Peregrine, St John's Church, Bath (BUPP)
Bath:
The new Bath tiercel is settling in well, and was caught on camera exploring the nest box today.(https://hawkandowltrust.org/index.php/web-cam-live/bath-1…)  He's not ringed, but is distinguishable from the falcon by way of his plain white breast and a white spot at the edge of his (left) moustache

Paulton:
1 Common Gull, 1 Buzzard, 40 Skylark, 7 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing, 5 Meadow Pipit, 10 Chaffinch, 2 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Locked down

18-01-212 Moorhen, Keynsham Park (Ian Stapp)

Reports: Ken Carruthers,  Jane Cumming, Geoff Daniels,  Paul Francis, Patrick Hancock, Pete Harrison, John Lewis,  Bill Markham, Andy Middleton, Mike Moxon,, Jean Oliver, Phil Quinn, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague, Martin Wightman, BUPP