Saturday 31 December 2016

New Years Eve '16 - Party Time. Woodcock, Bittern

FOG - Brightness - Showers - More FOG
Pretty miserable day really.

To brighten up the day ; one correspondent sent this in after he returned from Israel recently and we've been waiting for a chance to include it. A wide angle lens on the camera to capture churches - and this fluttered in.
14/12/2016 Palestine Sunbird, Israel (John Clarke)
and another reporter returned from a very blowy Scotland with this handsome chap

26/12/2016 Male Eider, Scotland Faslane.(Simon Williams)
NOW FOR TODAY'S SIGHTINGS
From not too far away - Stow-on-the-Wold:
Within 2 streets of each other!! What a lucky place.

31/12/2016 Blue Rock Thrush and 2 Waxwing (Rich Tyler-Jon Mercer)
Bristol:
Fishponds:
Male Blackcap (through the kitchen window)
31/12/2016 Blackcap (Alan Chard)
Oldbury Power Station:1 Sparrowhawk (♂ chasing a Stonechat through a 5Bar gate),1 Coot (back on the lake), 3 Oystercatcher, 430+ Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Peregrine (around the station), 2 Goldcrest, lots of Blue Tit, 6 Fieldfare, 1 Black Redstart, 5 Stonechat (around the site), 1 Grey Wagtail.

New Passage/Northwick:
2 Pintail, 2 Pochard, 1 Water Rail, 2 Jack Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff, 15 Fieldfare, 21 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Water Pipit.

Severn Beach:
1 Goldeneye, drifting downriver on very gloomy day. (making 200 species for TBOSG) 

Newton Park:
6 Teal, 50 Mallard, 8 Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 120 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 15 Blackbird, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 30 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 10 Chaffinch, 8 Bullfinch, 25 Goldfinch.

31/12/2016 Redwing Newton Park (Wayne Tucker)

Blagdon Lake:

3 Bewick's Swan, 1 Egyptian Goose, 10+ Little Egret, 6 Great White Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Stonechat, and a bit of a coup, 1 Water Pipit.

Chew Valley Lake:
1 Ring-necked Duck, 11 Scaup (inc 7 ♂), 10c Great White Egret, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Jack Snipe.
Heron's Green Bay:
1 Bittern (seen from the road), 3 Little Egret, 6 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Heron. At least one of all four were seen in one small patch of reeds.
Moreton:
5 Bewick's Swan, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard,
Herriotts End:
1 Woodcock.

31/12/2016 Bewick's Swan CVL Moreton. (Jessica Killey)
Reports: Rich Andrews, Alan Chard, Mark Dadds, Jessica Killey, Andy Middleton, John Martin, Jon Mercer, Matt Plenty, Chris Stone, Wayne Tucker, Rich Tyler, Dan White, blagdonlakebirds, glosterbirder, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday 30 December 2016

30th Dec '16 Friday - Jack Snipe


Some bright spells in places but generally dull with drizzle. Many lakes still frozen.


Black Redstart back at Oldbury Power Station
Great White Egret still in good numbers at Chew 
Jack Snipe at Clevedon-Yeo


30-12-16 Gulls at Herriot's Bridge (Martin Tayler)
Enjoying the festive season with a mince pie

Oldbury Power Station:

1 Black Redstart, 3 Stonechat, 50+ Redwing, 30+ Fieldfare

Tickenham:
Tickenham to Cadbury Camp and return:
1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 3 Herring Gull, plenty Woodpigeon,
4 Collared Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel,
4 Magpie, 18 Jackdaw, 50 Rook one flock, 14 Carrion Crow, 12 Blue Tit, 10 Great Tit,
3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Wren, 140 Starling 2 flocks, 5 Blackbird, 5 Fieldfare,
60 Redwing, 8 Robin, 2 Stonechat, 3 Dunnock, 12 House Sparrow,
13 Chaffinch one flock of 9 ground feeders, 2 Bullfinch, 58 Linnet one flock, 7 Goldfinch

Backwell Lake:
1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Gadwall, 22 Shoveler and 100 BH Gulls standing around on the ice

30-12-16 Black-headed Gull standing around on the ice this morning at Backwell Lake (Timothy Warren)

Yatton, Stawberry Line:
4 Teal , 1 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Stock Dove, 50 Redwing,
1 Song Thrush. 10 Fieldfare, 2 Greenfinch (a notable species now), 4 Bullfinch

Yatton, Wemberham:
1 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 10 Redwing, 50 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail

Clevedon-Yeo:
21 Mute Swan , 65 Canada Goose (dawn roost at mouth of Kenn), 10 Shelduck (probably others in the murk!), 120 Wigeon, 10+ Teal, 30+ Mallard, 2 Little Egret,  32 Oystercatcher, 17 Grey Plover,   ~100 Curlew, 20 Turnstone, 700 Dunlin,
260 Redshank (180 at Kenn + 80 up Yeo - maybe more here), 2 Jack Snipe,
100+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Raven, a few Skylark, 1 Stonechat

Uphill:
Albino blackbird. Black eyes not pink.

Marshfield:
8 Stonechat around Marshfield this afternoon, 4 Northfields lane, 2 Orchid lane,
2 Down Road.

30-12-16 One of 8 Stonechat around Marshfield today (Peter Coslett)
Newton St Loe:
3 Buzzard,  3 Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Yellowhammer, 20 Meadow Pipits, 1 Bullfinch, 
3 Common Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch,
2 Marsh Tits, 
Sadly only 1 Swan, female, due to dog attack!

30-12-16 Kingfisher at Newton St. Loe (Wayne Tucker)At least one decent Kingfisher photo today

30-12-16 Marsh Tit at Newton St. Loe (Wayne Tucker)
Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
2 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe
Woodford:
1 Stonechat 20+ Redwing 3 Fieldfare
Heron's Green:
4 Great White Egret 2 Little Egret, 4 Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, 4 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe (pond), 1 Water Rail (pond), 1 Stonechat (pond), 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Bittern (12.50 flushed from the old road left side of the bay by 2 G- W Egrets, flew along in front reeds for 25 yards then dropped in to the reeds.)


30-12-16 Goosander landing at Heron's Green today (Martin Tayler)
Moreton:
1 Cetti's, 1 Water Rail, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret 2 Meadow Pipit 3 Stonechat, 2 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

30-12-16 Great Spotted Woodpecker at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts End:
1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 2 Goosander,  2 G BB Gull, 1 Kingfisher,
4 Reed Bunting, 5 Pintail, 12 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler

30-12-16 Shoveler at Chew today (Bob Brewer)
30-12-16 Male Kingfisher at Herriot's (Martin Tayler)
This is the one missing from Paul Milo Milsom's photo on Twitter

Reports: Bob Blainey, Bob Brewer, Nick Hawkridge, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, Wayne Tucker, 

Timothy Warren, blagdonlakebirdsnslbirdingopsbirdingTBOSG

Thursday 29 December 2016

29th Dec, '16 Thursday

Frosty morning, mist & fog, overcast with sunny spells

Cotswolds Blue Rock Thrush still showing.  Possible escapee from Kent? Jury still out.
29-12-16 Blue Rock Thrush at Stow (Jason Williams)
Kentish Bird, bird from Kent or genuine vagrant?
Bristol:
Eastville Park:
1 Kingfisher, 1 Goldcrest, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Dipper
29-12-16 Dipper Eastville Park (Martin Tayler)
Dipper by Martin. Background by Monet?
29-12-16 Long Tailed Tit Eastville Park (Martin Tayler)
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
Water Rail, 5 Moorhen, Black Headed Gull, Sparrowhawk, Pied Wagtail
Stapleton:
1 Peregrine
Coombe Dingle:
1 male Blackcap, 1 Male Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 12 Goldfinch, Robin
2 Blackbird, 2 Collared Dove, Blue Tit, Great Tit on Garden Feeder

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Peregrine, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 12, Blackbird, 43 Fieldfare, 7 Song Thrush
6 Redwing, 12 Robin, 30+ Linnet, 9 Goldfinch

Clevedon:
Marine Lake:
1 female Eider

Weston-Super-Mare:
Uphill:
3 Redwing, 2 Wren, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Long Tailed Tit, 5 Blackbirds, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit
1 Little Egret, 5 Robin, 1 Linnet, 1Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Black Redstart
29-12-16 Black Redstart (Paul Cousins)
Marshfield:
75 Red-legged Partridge, 50 Pheasant, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Buzzard (10 from one position)
2 Kestrel, 400 Golden plover, 6 Lapwing, 500+ Corvids, 3 Raven, 2 Skylark, 500 Starling
100 Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 30 Redwing, 2 Stonechat
Flock 50 mixed House Sparrow Chaffinch Linnet Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting

Newton St Loe:
2 Bullfinch, 4 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap (m), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Long Tailed Tit
1 Mistle Thrush (front garden)
29-12-16 Mistle Thrush (NSL Birding)
Pensford to Stanton Drew:
Little Owl (Pensford Lane OS155 Grid Ref 609630), Siskin

29-12-16 Little Owl Pensford (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Who's the cheekie chappie?
29-12-16 Siskin (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Who's seen Siskin this Winter. Not me.
Blagdon Lake:
Holt Bay:
Blyth's Pipit

Chew Valley Lake: 

29-12-16 Great White Egret and Buzzard at Chew (Bob Brewer)
Now what's this fellow caught? Teal seem unconcerned about it.

Villice:
Buzzard, Teal, Raven
Heron's Green:
2 Goosander, 1 Kingfisher (pond), 3 Goldeneye, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Buzzard, 1 Bittern
5 Great White Egrets, 2 Little Egret, 5 Canada Geese

29-12-16 Canada Geese over Heron's Green (Bob Brewer)
Only 5 Geese and not a laying
Moreton:
2 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Stonechat, 1 Blackcap (F), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great White Egret,
2 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 5 Goldeneye (1m 4f), 3 Buzzard, 25+ Chaffinch, 10 Redwing, 2 Ravens
10+ Long Tailed Tits, 4 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Stratford:
Herriotts End:
2 Snipe (fly over), 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Shelduck, 8 Pintail, 1 Kingfisher,
2 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Great-White Egret, 2 Water Rail

29-12-16 Common Sandpiper and Reed Bunting at Chew (Ian Stapp)

Reports: Jason Williams, Martin Tayler, Raoul Chandrasakera, Richard Scantlebury, Alastair Fraser, Bob Brewer, Mrs Trellis, Ian Stapp, Robert Hargreaves, Bill Blake, Paul Cousins, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Wednesday 28 December 2016

28th Dec '16 Wednesday - Blue Rock Thrush

A frosty start, cold but sunny all day with some stubborn patches of fog

28 Swans A Swimming
The Blyth's Pipit still at Blagdon Lake - will it hang on for 2017?
Probable Firecrest at Eastville Park
The adult male Ring-necked Duck and adult Black-necked Grebe at Chew Valley Lake
Many locals off twitching a Cotswolds Blue Rock Thrush


28-12-16 Blue Rock Thrush, Stow-on-the-Wold (Brian Thompson)
At least in terms of birding, 2016 has just kept on giving
Bristol
Coombe Dingle, Garden:
1 Blackcap
Eastville Park:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 200+ Humans!
28-12-16 Long-tailed Tit (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park, Bristol
Stockwood Open Space:
1 Sparrowhawk,  3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Goldcrest, 15 Blackbird, 10 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 8 Robin, 10 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
5 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 1 m Stonechat
28-12-16 Kingfisher (Richard Scantlebury)
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond
Kenn, Duck Lane:
3 Wren
28-12-16 4 Geese A Grazing (Dan White)
Pilning Wetland
Chelvey:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker heard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Fieldfare, 70 Redwing
28-12-16 Little Egret (Higgy)
Birding from the bedroom window
Yatton, Stowey Road:
1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 2 Blackcap, 2 Reed Bunting

Banwell, Winthill:
1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Redwing

28-12-16 Golden Plover, Pennsylvania (Pete Coslett)
c.1000 strong flock today, a South Glos record count
Pennsylvania, nr Marshfield:
c.1000 Golden Plover (record South Glos count!)

Marshfield, Down Road:
60 Lapwing, 2 Stonechat

28-12-16 Stonechat (Pete Coslett)
Down Rd area, Marshfield
Saltford:
4 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, 40 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 35 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 20 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 25 Pied Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch, 8 Goldfinch

Newton St Loe:
26 Teal, 9 Goosander, 3 Buzzard, 1 Common Gull, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit

Blagdon Lake:
3 Bewick's Swan, 5+ Great White Egret, 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Blyth's Pipit

Chew Valley Lake:
Woodford:
2 Stonechat
Heron's Green:
5 Goosander,  2 Little Egret, 8 Great White Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 50+ Starling
28-12-16 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker A Drumming (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
4 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 10+ Fieldfare, 100+ Redwing, 8+ Robin, 3 Stonechat, 10 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting
Herriotts End:
16 Shelduck, 5 Pintail, 4 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

28-12-16 Black-headed Gull (Ian Stapp)
Yellow 2KTS, ringed by North Thames Gull Group (thanks BL Birds)
Sutton Wick:
1 Black-necked Grebe
Hollow Brook:
7 Snipe
Denny Island:
5 Bewick's Swan, 1 drake Ring-necked Duck

Reports: Allan Chard, Pete Coslett, Anne Crow, John Croxton, Michael Davis, Robert Hargreaves, Higgy, Nigel Milbourne, Vic Savery, Richard Scantlebury, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson, John Thorogood, Keith Vinicombe, Dan White blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding,  TBOSG

Tuesday 27 December 2016

27th Dec '16 Tuesday - Golden Plover

Bright day, but cold.

Blyth's Pipit still at Blagdon Lake
Great White Egrets still at Chew

27-12-16 A festive-looking Blackbird at Oldbury Power Station today (Vic Savery)

27-12-16 Flying with Golden Plover at Marshfield (Martin Tayler)
BRISTOL
Snuff Mills:
(BOC Walk) 23 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 41 Black-headed Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull,
2 Herring Gull, 26 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 14 Magpie, 3 Jay,
14 Jackdaw, 24 Carrion Crow, 3 Goldcrest, 17 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 9 Long-tailed Tit,
4 Wren. 6 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 9 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 3 House Sparrow,
4 Grey Wagtail.

Oldbury Power Station:
Blackbird

Aust Wharf:
1 Peregrine, 7 House Sparrow, 3 Stonechat, 11 Reed Bunting

Severn Beach:
10 House Sparrow

Severn Beach Orchard pools:
2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 
1 Jay,  9 Long-tailed Tits, 6 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting

Tockington:
6 Fieldfare
27-12-16 One of 6 Fieldfare at Tockington (Matt Scott)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
3 Stonechats and 3 Snipe

Warmley Forest Park:
2 Moorhens, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 15 Magpies, 2 Jays, 
3 Goldcrests, 20+ Blackbirds, 1 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 60+ Redwing, 15 Long-tailed Tits, 30 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 6 Greenfinch.

Keynsham:
Male Mandarin Duck was back at Keynsham duck pond today.
Clevedon-Yeo:

On the Land Yeo that crosses Wraxall Moor where it comes near to the Backwell Bow Road:
1 Dipper

Yeo Estuary:
c250 Wigeon - probably slightly fewer Mallard but not much, quite a few Teal and a few Shoveler.
2+ Pintail off the bar at the mouth of the Yeo, 3 Little Egrets. c200+ Curlew, c1000 Dunlin, 
c 400 Redshank, 16 Grey Plover, 3 Snipe, 1 Peregrine. A little flight of about 5 Redwings, and just 2 Fieldfares.
A few Meadow Pipits, 1 Rock Pipit,  1Black Redstart

Weston-Super-Mare:
Puxton:
24 Mallard, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, 
20 Meadow Pipit, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 10 Magpie, 4 Rook, 6 Carrion Crow, 3 Jackdaw, 
52 Starling, 14 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Collared Dove, 4 Wood Pigeon, 10 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 
5 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Chaffinch, 4 Long-Tailed Tit, and 3 House Sparrow.

Marshfield:
In field opposite Tollgate CafĂ© on A46: 1000+ Golden Plover,  4 Buzzard

27-12-16 One of 3 Buzzard in this field at Pennsylvania near Marshfield
harassing a huge flock of Golden Plover (Martin Tayler)
Bath:
Oldfield Park garden:
6+ Redwings, 1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Blue Tits, 1 Robin, 1 Blackcap(f), 2 Dunnocks, 4+ Blackbirds, 
5 House Sparrows, 9 Goldfinches

Blagdon Lake:
Blyth's Pipit still

Bishop Sutton:
Buzzard
Local Buzzard at Bishop Sutton (Bob Brewer)
Chew Valley Lake:
Heron's Green:
1 Bittern (North-West corner), 1 Buzzard (the white one), 2 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 
3 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe.
27-12-16 Reed Bunting at Herriott's End (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
150+ Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 4 Stonechat, 2 Ravens, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail,
4 Goldeneye, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Robins (Moreton lane)

27-12-16 Tufted Duck at Chew (Laura Chalmers)
Herriott's End:
1 Bittern (fly over), 1 Kingfisher,  2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Goosander, 2 Reed Bunting,
2 Pintail, 14 Shelduck
27-12-16 Kingfisher at Herriott's End (William Hewitt)

27-12-16 Great White Egret at Herriott's (Laura Chalmers)

Reports: Dru Brooke-Taylor, Laura Chalmers, Anthony Cook, Andy Davis, William Hewitt, Bob Laughton, Vic Polley, Gareth Roberts, Ian Stapp, Matt Scott, Martin Tayler, Mrs Trellis

Monday 26 December 2016

Boxing Day '16 Monday - Blyth's Pipit still

Beautiful sunny day, though cold

20-12-16 Redwing at Slimbridge (Pete Blanchard)
And Greetings from all of us at the BOC
Blyth's Pipit at Blagdon
Bewick's Swans at Blagdon and Chew Valley Lake
Great White Egret at Chew Valley Lake


26-12-16 Grey Heron at Eastville (Martin Tayler)
BRISTOL
Eastville Park:
3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 176 Black-headed Gull, 18 Wood Pigeon, 1 Goldcrest, 8 Great Tit, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Robin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 14 Goldfinch
Stockwood Open Spaces:
2 Jay, 2 Raven, 2 Goldcrest, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 20+ Goldfinch, 2 Linnet
Warmley Forest:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, Redwing, 1 Chaffinch, 15+Goldfinch, 8 Bullfinch

New Passage/Northwick (inc wetlands): 
Quite a few Wigeon, just a few Gadwall, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret,
400c Lapwing, 200c Black-tailed Godwit, 30c Turnstone, 1000c Dunlin, 200c Redshank.

26-12-16 Tufted Duck at Backwell (Steve Hale)
Backwell Lake:
14 Mute Swan, 4 Gadwall, 28 Shoveller, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 m Goosander, 1 Muschovey Duck,
4 Moorhen, 150 BH Gull, 3 Long-tailed Tit
Reed Bunting in Cleeve (Higgy)
Yatton:
Every winter I have Reed Buntings overwintering in my garden on the feeders. they arrive and stay for the whole winter and have done since the first year we were here (7 years ago) We started with 1 and this rose to 6 last year. They always arrive near Christmas time and last year our first record was on Christmas day when 2 arrived. The year before this they arrived Christmas Eve.

This year Christmas day came and there were no signs of my beloved Reed Buntings and I was a tad sad! However I got up this morning and was met with a Boxing day treat of the arrival of 7 beautiful Reed Buntings!! Four males and 3 females!! they have stayed on the feeders all day so hopefully they have arrived for the winter as normal...

26-12-16 Reed Bunting in Cleeve (Higgy)
One of seven in the seventh year here
Banwell:
1 f Green Woodpecker, 2 m+f Great Spotted Woodpeckers, flock of Long-tailed Tits, 1 Nuthatch,
2  Treecreeper, 1 f Bullfinch

26-12-16 Siskin at NSL (Lauren Tucker)
Newton St Loe:
40 Teal, 8 Goosander, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Nuthatch, 30+ Redwing, 1 Siskin

26-12-16 Blyth's Pipit (Dave Hughes)
Showing well  at Blagdon 
Blagdon Lake:
3 Bewick's Swans, 1 Blyth's Pipit,

Litton Reservoir:
11 Wigeon, 15 Mallard, 12 Tufted, 2 Grey Heron, 9 Little Grebe, 6 Moorhen, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 21 Redwing, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch

26-12-16 Buzzard at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
4 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe

26-12-16 Cormorant at Eastville (Martin Tayler)
And 250 roosting on Denny Island
Picnic to Denny:
5 (2 ad 3 juv) Bewick's Swans, 2 m Pintail, 9 Goldeneye, 250+ roosting Cormorant (1 in summer plumage),
2 Great White Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard
Woodford:
9 Goldeneye
Villice:
17 Canada Geese, 9 Barnacle Geese, Gadwall, Teal, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Mistle Thrush
Heron's Green:
3 Little Egret, 7 Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard (white one), 1 Kestrel, 27 Lapwing flyover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 50 + Crows
26-12-16 Goosander at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
4 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Ravens, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 20+ Redwing, 4 Meadow Pipit (hide and cattle trough), 1 Grey Wagtail
Stratford:
2 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 30+ Redwing, 3 Meadow Pipit
20-12-16 Green Sandpiper at Chew (Bob Brewer)
Herriotts End:
14 Shelduck, 5 Pintail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting


26-12-16 Meadow Pipit at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Teresa Chard, Richard Giles, Robert Hargreaves, Higgy, David Hughes, Nigel Milbourne, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, John Thorogood, Mrs Trellis, Wayne Tucker, Dru Brooke-Taylor, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG