Tuesday, 20 February 2018

20-2-18 Tuesday - Med Gull

Temp 8 to 11℃. Beautiful sunny day, but felt cold in the wind at the coast

Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Cattle Egret
Mediterranean  Gull, Ring-billed Gull
Short-earded Owl
Great White Egret



20-2-18 Merlin, Aust (Paul Milo)
1 Short-earded Owl, 1 Merlin


Great White Egret 20th Feb 2018 Backwell Lake roost. (Robin Martin)
Backwell Lake and Nailsea garden:
6 Canada goose, 24 Mute Swan, 1 Muscovy Duck, m&f Pochard,14 Tufted Duck. 1 Great White Egret,  with 20 Little Egret on the island roost this evening, 4 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen, 4 Coot, c 20 Black headed gulls, 10 Redwing 4 Grey Wagtail (roosting).
Green Woodpecker, ♀ + ♂ Blackcap

2m 3f Goosander (Blind Yeo)
20-2-18 Reed Bunting, Yatton (Higgy)
Yatton garden:
5m 2f Reed Bunting
20-2-18 Black Redstart, Uphill (RH)
Uphill, BOC Walk:
2 Canada Goose, 90 Shelduck, 140 Wigeon, 6 Mallard, 40 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 36 Oystercatcher, 120 Lapwing, 52 Curlew, 447 Dunlin, 100 Redshank, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 3 Skylark, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 10 Starling, 1 Black Redstart, 3 Stonechat, 26 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 f Bullfinch, 11 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting


Marshfield, Shire Valley:
3 Grey Heron, 2 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 80 Common Gull (Tormarton Rd), 40 Woodpigeon, 1 Peregrine, 1 Jay, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 6 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Robin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch

Willsbridge to Oldland, St Anne's Church:
1 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 5 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 6 Robin, 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Hawfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch

20-2-18 Peregrines, Bath (BUPP)
Chelwood roundabout:
6 Buzzard

20-2-18 Long-tailed Duck, Barrow Tanks (Ian B)
Barrow Tank 1:
Long-tailed Duck
20-2-18 Goldeneye, Villice (Bob Brewer)
Chew Valley Lake:
2nd hand report of Ring-billed Gull today

12 Goldeneye, 5 Chaffinch

20-2-18 Greenfinch, Woodford (Ian Stapp)
2m 1f Scaup (Villice), 2 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Raven, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch

20-2-18 Goosander, Villice (Bob Brewer)
Herons Green
2 GBB Gull, 40 Starling

20-2-18 Song Thrush, Woodford (Ian Stapp)
2 Wigeon, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Buzzard, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Coal Tit, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 4 Stonechat, 30 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch

Stratford Lane:
Cattle Egret, 7 Little Egret

20-2-18 Mediterranean Gull, Herriotts (RH)
2 Shelduck, 19 Shoveler, 8 Pintail, 8 Buzzard, 1 ad Mediterranean  Gull, 2 Cetti's Warbler

20-2-18 Teal, Villice (Bob Brewer)
The Recorders Committee will be meeting shortly to finalise the records to be used in the compilation of the 2017 Avon Bird report. We are still lacking notes to support any of the records listed below so none of these records will be considered for inclusion. If you saw any of these birds please take the short amount of time needed to send some notes to:-


SpeciesCountDateSite Comment
Balearic Shearwater111/09/17Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Caspian GullPresent02/03/17Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Villice
Cattle Egret211/02/17Winterbourne, Moorend, R Frome
Cattle Egret117/02/17Congresbury
Great Northern Diver111/11/17Chew Valley Lake (CVL)seen from Morton
Great White Egret117/02/17Kenn Moor, Claverham Droveflying towards Clevedon
Great White Egret121/04/17New Passage / Northwick Warth, PWflyover 12:50
Grey Phalarope111/09/17Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Headsea watch 06:00 - 12:00
Hawfinch115/10/17Aust Cliffvismig 2.5hrs
Hawfinch118/10/17Aust Cliffvismig 2.25 hrs
Hawfinch131/10/2017Dundry, Garden
Hawfinch202/11/17Cribbs Causewayflyover 7 am
Hawfinch130/11/17Tortworth, Courtcalling
Lapland Bunting115/10/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y) Wain's Hill vismig 3 hrs
Leach's Petrel111/09/17Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Leach's Petrel413/09/17Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head06:30 4hr seawatch.
Lesser Scaup112/11/17Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker103/04/17Tortworth, Michael Wood, Little River Avon
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker313/04/17R. Chew N of Compton Dando
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker108/05/17Wickwar, Lower Woodscalling
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker525/06/17R. Chew N of Compton Dando
Nightjar115/10/17Avonmouth, Trading Estate, Severn Rd to Hallen
Richard's Pipit124/09/17Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Channel View farm sea wall
Ring-billed GullPresent08/01/17Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Tree Sparrow131/10/17Dundry, Garden
Turtle Dove125/04/17Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y)Blake’s Pools
Turtle Dove201/06/17Bristol, Sea Mills, Sylvan Way
Waxwing2014/01/2017Bristol, Fishponds, Staple Hill, CO-OP
Waxwing604/02/17Bristol, Staple Hill, Signal Rd
Whooper Swan126/10/17Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Clevedon Pill
Willow Tit121/12/17Radstock, Cycle Track
Yellow-browed Warbler115/10/17Winterbourne

Reports: Paul Brennan, Bob Brewer, , Teresa Chard, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Alastair Fraser, Lee Gardiner, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Higgy, Robin Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Paul Milo, Steve Sanins, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson, Denise Whittle, BUPP, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG