Saturday, 28 October 2017

28th October '17 Saturday - Shore Lark

Temp max 14˚C, but felt warm in morning and bitter in afternoon. Wind W 6 rising to 17 mph

28-10-17 Shore Lark on Northwick Warth (Brian Lancastle)
Great White Egret
Short-eared Owl
Spotted Redshank
Brambling, Redpoll


Eastville Park:
2 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Geese, 8 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Peregrine (Holy Trinity), 120 BH Gull, 2 Raven, lots Goldcrest, 1 Dipper, 4 Grey Wagtail + 1 Otter

Stockwood Open Space:
1 Red-legged Partridge flushed 27th, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 6 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 4 Bullfinch

28-10-17 Grey Wagtail at St Anne's Park (Gill Sapsed)


Oldbury Power Station:
1 Little Grebe, 1 Merlin, 75 Fieldfare over, 1 Whinchat, Stonechat

Cycle Ride:
58 Canada over at Tortworth. 30 Red-legged Partrdige & 30 Linnet at West Littleton. 6 dancing Skylark at Old Sodbury. Also 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, MP

28-10-17 Shore Lark on Northwick Warth (John Martin)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
Merlin, 1 Shore Lark (B Lancastle) video, 1 Spotted Redshank, 420 Jackdaw, Skylarks, 130 Fieldfare, 365 Redwing, Meadow Pipits, 2 Brambling, 4 Siskin, 5 Redpoll

Thornbury, Morton Way:
1 Tawny Owl giving it large

Easton to Staple Hill:

1 Peregrine, Grey Wagtails

Vis Mig: TBOSG Base of Ops 08:00 - 09:45:
270 Starling,  130 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 400 Woodpigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 40 Jackdaw, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Chaffinch, 25 Goldfinch, poss Hawfinch


28-10-17 Peregrine at Wain's Hill (Paul Chapman)
Wain's Hill, vis mig:
Mostly thrushes this morning. A couple of Mistle Thrushes amongst the Redwing and Fieldfare. Just 1 Brambling and 2 Redpoll

28-10-17 Two Great White Egret over Blind Yeo (Paul Chapman)
50 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron (juv), 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay. 1 Blackcap, 3 Redwing


M4 J18 South East of A46 between Cotswold Way and Dunsdown Lane:
1 Short-eared Owl over fields

27-10-17 Meadow Pipit at Marshfield (TBOSG)
Marshfield, 27th:
Good passage of migrants inc. many Larks and Pipits

Bath, Twerton:
2 Goldcrest, 2 Redwing, 2 Coal Tit


Chew Valley Lake:

Herons Green:
20 Little Egret, 28 (largest single group) Great White Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 64 Cormorant, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Gull, 4 GBB Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler

13 Pintail, 2 Little Egret, 6 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Cetti's Warbler

(photo Alex Carlisle)

The 2016 Avon Bird Report is now available. It has 216 pages including 16 in colour

BOC and BNS members will get a copy in November, but if you are not a member of either group they are available to buy from Harvey Rose at Arncliffe, Coast Road, Walton Bay, Clevedon, BS21 7FW. They cost £9.50 including postage, and cheques should be made out to "AOG"

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Teresa Chard, Paul Chapman, Mark Coller, Jane Cumming, Paul Francis, Anthony Goodwin, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Bill Hewitt, Mike Jackson, Brian Lancastle, Lisegirl, John Martin, Darren Pearce, Rob P‏@RobTheBirder, Adam Rawson, Gill Sapsed, Vic Savery, Rich Scantlebury, Matt Scott, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Mrs Trellis, Dan White, Simon Williams, blagdonlakebirds, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds