Friday, 26 January 2018

26-1-18 Friday - Hawfinch

Quite nice out in the sun but a bit of a cold wind

Short-eared Owl
Lesser Scaup
26/1/18 Teal in the sunshine at Chew Valley Lake (Ian Stapp)

Redland garden:
Male Blackcap

(Concorde Way cycle track, Lockleaze. ST6077)
3 Black Headed Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 1m 1f Peregrine Falcon, 2 Collard Dove, 8 Magpie, 
2 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 50+ Starling, 1 Blackcap, 1m 1f Blackbird, 4 Robin, 
23 House Sparrow,  Dunnock and 3 Goldfinch.

26/1/18 Peregrine in Lockleaze (Patrick Hardyman Richards)

New Passage:

2 Mute Swan, 100 Shelduck,  2 Shoveler, 200 Wigeon, 30 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 
16 Lapwing, 200-300 Dunlin,  40 Redshank

26/1/18 Little Grebe at New Passage (Vera Carpenter)
Aust Warth:
Short-eared Owl, 1 Stonechat

26/1/18 Short-eared Owl at Aust (Lisa Presland)

Portbury Wharf:
Partial albino Coot  (could this be the Chew bird?)

26/1/18 Leucistic Coot at Portbury Warf (Chris Stone)
3 Goosander off Wains Hill


(Shire Valley)
1 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 250+ Golden Plover, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 
2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 60+ Fieldfare, 15 Redwing

Oldland St Anne's Church:
26/1/18 Hawfinch at St Anne's Church Oldland (Richard Bedwell)

Keynsham Garden in ST6567:
2 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 3 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Starling, 
2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch


Barrow Tanks:
Long-tailed Duck
26/1/18 Long-tailed Duck at Barrow Tanks (Wildwood Photos)
Chew Valley Lake

3 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 1 Common Sandpiper

Picnic Site No.2:
2 Goldeneye, Little Grebe

Hollow Brook:
2 Fieldfare

7 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 4 Scaup (F in Villice bay), 12+ L TT, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Goldcrest,
1 Dunnock, 2 Bullfinch,

Heron's Green:
5 Goldeneye, 1 Buzzard, 1 Cetti's (calling)

Lesser Scaup was still viewable in the middle of the lake from Moreton this morning.
12 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander,  1 Buzzard,  2 G BB Gull, 1 G S Wood, 4 Ravens (lots of calling & chasing around), 2 Jay, 1 Cetti's, 1 Chiffchaff, 20+ Fieldfare, 1 Stonechat, 10+ L TT, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch

26/1/18 Goldeneye displaying at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
8 Shelduck, 2 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cetti's (calling)

Reports: Tony Adscott, Richard Bedwell, Vera Carpenter, Simon Harris, Roger Hawley, Jon Mortin, Lisa Presland, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone Talkingtobears, Wildwoodphotos  blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

2017 Avon Bird Report
We are still missing descriptive notes or photographs for quite a few of the local rarities seen last year. In order to make the 2017 report as complete as possible, if you saw any of the birds on the list below can you please let us have some confirmatory notes as soon as possible.

Rich Mielcarek

Whooper Swan126/10/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Clevedon Pill
Whooper Swan105/12/2017Blagdon Lake (BL)
Lesser Scaup112/11/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Red-breasted MerganserPresent05/01/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Great Northern Diver111/11/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Balearic Shearwater111/09/2017Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Leach's Petrel111/09/2017Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Leach's Petrel413/09/2017Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Cattle Egret211/02/2017Winterbourne, Moorend, R Frome
Cattle Egret117/02/2017Congresbury
Cattle Egret125/03/2017New Passage / Northwick Warth, PW
Great White Egret117/02/2017Kenn Moor, Claverham Drove
Great White Egret126/02/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Great White Egret121/04/2017New Passage / Northwick Warth, PW
Goshawk108/07/2017Wickwar, Lower Woods
Crane225/03/2017New Passage / Northwick Warth
Grey Phalarope111/09/2017Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Ring-billed GullPresent08/01/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Caspian GullPresent02/03/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Villice
Turtle Dove125/04/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y)
Turtle Dove201/06/2017Bristol, Sea Mills, Sylvan Way
Nightjar115/10/2017Avonmouth, Trading Estate, Severn Rd to Hallen
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker103/04/2017Tortworth, Michael Wood, Little River Avon
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker313/04/2017R. Chew N of Compton Dando
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker108/05/2017Wickwar, Lower Woods
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker525/06/2017R. Chew N of Compton Dando
Willow Tit121/12/2017Radstock, Cycle Track
Woodlark129/10/2017New Passage / Northwick Warth
Yellow-browed Warbler115/10/2017Winterbourne
Waxwing2014/01/2017Bristol, Fishponds, Staple Hill, CO-OP
Waxwing604/02/2017Bristol, Staple Hill, Signal Rd
Tree Sparrow131/10/2017Dundry, Garden
Richard's Pipit124/09/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Channel View farm sea wall
Hawfinch115/10/2017Aust Cliff
Hawfinch118/10/2017Aust Cliff
Hawfinch131/10/2017Dundry, Garden
Hawfinch202/11/2017Cribbs Causeway
Hawfinch130/11/2017Tortworth, Court
Lapland Bunting115/10/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y) Wain's Hill