Saturday, 27 January 2018

27 -1-18 Saturday - Purple Sandpiper

Bit of every thing today - but mostly miserable.

Lesser Scaup
Purple Sandpiper

Coal Tit 27th Jan 2018 Bristol St George (Lee Gardiner)
St George:
Coal Tit (splendid image from the Great Garden Birdwatch)


Oldbury Power Station:
3 (2♂) Tufted Duck on the Lake, 60 Common Gull, 1 Peregrine, 50 Fieldfare, 6 Song Thrush - all singing, 100 Redwing,  and 1 Robin also singing.

Aust: (combined report)
White-fronted Goose (flyover, pm), c.30 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 1 Buzzard, 2 Curlew, c.30 Dunlin, c.30 Redshank, 1 Short-eared Owl (appeared 5.07pm), 1 Kestrel, c.20 Redwing. 1 Stonechat.

Easter Compton:
c 90 Jackdaw (mostly as couples.) along the main road.


Backwell Lake: (highlights)
24 Mute Swan, a Shoveler, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Raven, 5 Song Thrush and 13 Greenfinch.

Portishead: Battery Point.
4 Purple Sandpiper

Linnet 27th Jan 2018 Portishead (Pete Evans)

Blackcap 27th Jan 2018 Portishead (Pete Evans)
Portishead, Down Road:
1 m Blackcap and 3 Linnet

Clevedon: Hand Stadium (near)
1 Green Sandpiper


Whithymead area:
Hawfinch on the feeder again - briefly.

Willsbridge Mill and St Ann's
1 Jay, 3 Magpie, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush (full song), 6 Robin, 6 Hawfinch,  6 Greenfinch.

Paulton:2 Moorhen, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush, 40 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Lesser Redpoll,
10 Goldfinch.


Chew Valley Lake:
2 Scaup.

Lesser Scaup, Black-necked Grebe

Out of area:
Somerset Levels, Ham Wall, VP1 - Drake Ferruginous Duck.  Torr Hide - Drake Ring-necked Duck
Gloucestershire, Plock CourtPenduline Tit still in play. 
Gloucestershire, Sharpness, Great Northern Diver.

Reports: Rich Andrews, Paul Brennan, Teresa Chard, Chris Craig, Pete Evans, Lee Gardiner, Patrick Hancock
 Robert Kelsh, Lois Pryce, Howard Taffs, 
Wildwoodphotos 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