Sunday, 28 January 2018

28-1-18 Sunday - Firecrest

Mild but damp - rain never far away all day. Little wind; overcast

Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Ring-necked Parakeet

28-1-18 Short-eared Owl, Aust Warth (Allan Chard)
1 Peregrine 
Eastville Park
Firecrest (copse by narrow bridge next to weir) 
2 Redwing
Stockwood Open Space:
I Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 15 mixed Blue/ Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 12 blackbird, 10 Redwing, , 2 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch

28-1-18 another view of the Short-eared Owl, Aust Warth (Allan Chard)
1 Short-eared Owl late afternoon

28-1-18 Ring-necked Parakeet, Clevedon (Molly Pannell, aged 9, via i-phone)
Ring-necked Parakeet 

28-1-18 Blackcap pair, Langford (David Goodliffe)
(RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch) 4 Woodpigeon, 1 Coal Tit,  3 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 pair Blackcap,  1Wren, 1 pair Blackbird, 3 Chaffinch, 3 pair  Bullfinch, 30+ Goldfinch,1 m Siskin    
Lower Weston - 1 Sparrowhawk 
Oldland,  St Anne's Church:

27-1-18 Hawfinch, St Anne's Church Oldland (Richard Bedwell)
One of the regularly reported birds has a damaged beak
 - half the upper mandible is missing

Barrow Tanks:
No 1 Tank: Long-tailed Duck still
No 3 Tank: 3 Goldeneye

1m Scaup, 2 Black-necked Grebe
Chew Valley Lake:
Ringing Station update: weather limited ringing but  did however produce a female Coal Tit, ringed here in autumn 2015 as a young bird. She was around and started breeding the following spring, but then disappeared 'til the 2016 / 17 winter. She is back visiting this winter.

Villice Bay:
4 Scaup (3m,1f)

Black-necked Grebe

Out of area:
Somerset Levels, Ham Wall, VP1 - Drake Ferruginous Duck.  Torr Hide - Drake Ring-necked Duck
Gloucestershire, Crabtree Hill Great Grey Shrike 
Gloucestershire, Arlingham Richard's Pipit
Gloucestershire, Plock CourtPenduline Tit 
Gloucestershire, Sharpness, Great Northern Diver

Reports:  Jon Angell, Richard Bedwell,  Birdguides, Allan Chard,  Teresa Chard, Chris Craig, Sean Davies, Michael Davis, David Goodliffe, John Griffiths,  Mike Meecham, Molly Pannell, Shane Pannell,  blagdonlakebirds CVRS nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

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