Friday, 9 February 2018

9-2-18 Friday - Gyr Falcon

Sunny and chilly again

Gyr Falcon
Black-necked Grebe


9-2-18 9 Starling and possibly a Blackcap in this tree in Horfield (Patrick Hardyman Richards)

Concorde Way, and back garden. ST6077:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Black-Headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 10 Woodpigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 11 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit,
1 Blackcap, 67 Starling, 2m 1f Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 28 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch.

Ashley Down
Chiffchaff - becoming the 31st on the garden list.


Oldbury Power Station:
4 Tufted Duck (3 males and a female on lake), 11 Lapwing, 9 Curlew, 40 Dunlin, G S Woodpecker 3 - possibly 2 males and a female (lots of drumming and chasing), 1 Peregrine, 2 Treecreeper - a pair together, 14 Blackbird, 6 Song Thrush, 10 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 2 Stonechat


Pictures from Wed 7th
7-2-18 Song Thrush at New Passage (Richard Bedwell)
7-2-18 Redwing at New Passage (Richard Bedwell)

New Passage:

30+ Wigeon, 6 Curlew, 100+ Redshank, 1 Kestrel, 3 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush  

9-2-18 Resident Blackcap in Severn Beach garden (Rod Holbrook)

Severn Beach:
Garden: Blackcap

Kingsgate Park, Yate:
2 Gadwall, c 10-15 Redwing, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Mistle Thrush

no reports


Garden: Hawfinch present in the snow this morning
A46 - Nettleton- Castle Combe (North & East-of-Marshfield area, Cotswolds):
1 Pheasant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, flock c.70 Rook, mixed flock c. 250 Jackdaw & Crow, 1 Raven, Mixed flock c.20 Blue Tit + 10 Great Tit + 8 LT Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, flock c. 200 Fieldfare, flock c.60 Redwing, mixed flock c.80 Fieldfare & Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Pied Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch.

9-2-18 A very confiding Buzzard at Marshfield (Dave Hughes)
2 Reed Bunting and a Stonechat on Down Road. 20 Fieldfare between Down Road and Rushmead Lane along with a very confiding Buzzard and 3 Ravens on Rushmead Lane.

Oldland, St Anne's Churchyard:
2 Hawfinch

Prior Park NT:
Nuthatch, Song Thrush, Robins and Goldcrests singing away...

Mendip Area:
(Presumed) Gyr Falcon
Seen in the last couple of weeks, but no pics available to get a positive id. The chase is on! Last seen at ST515524.


Long-tailed Duck 9th Feb 2018 Barrow Tanks (Lee Gardiner)
Barrow Gurney Reservoir:
Long-tailed Duck  - getting frisky with the Tufties.

Brimful of water, no chance of Water Pipit at Morton, pretty pair of Goldeneye,  Black necked Grebe head getting blacker, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe

Herons Green:
10 Common Gull (plus 1 Pochard and 4 Teal on the Herons Green Pool)

and just to show that spring is nearly here!!! 😊

Blue Tit 9th Feb 2018 Severn Beach (Rod Holbrook)

Reports: Richard Bedwell, R&R Brown, Paul Brennan, Chris Craig, Anne Crowe, Lee Gardiner, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Rod Holbrook, Dave Hughes, Glen Maddison, Andrew Middleton, Jon Mortin, Lois Pryce, Christopher Teague, Denise Whittle,