Saturday, 10 March 2018

10-03-18 Saturday - Black Redstart

Wet with some sun, distinctly warmer

Sand Martin
Bar-tailed Godwit
Common Scoter
Mediterranean Gull
Red Kite
Grey Partridge

Raven 10th Mar 2018 Avon Gorge (Paul Milsom)
Clifton,  Avon Gorge

Floating Harbour:
Great Crested Grebe still


Sparrowhawk plus an x  Woodpigeon!

Goldcrest 10th Mar 2018 Bristol, St George. (Lee Gardener)
St George:
Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, and Goldfinch in the garden today.

Stockwood Open Spaces:
2 Buzzard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 15 Blackbird - 1st one heard singing, 4 Song Thrush.f Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 


Oldbury Power Station:
3 Peregrine (1 not so well after a presumed attempted drowning by the resident pair), 4 Yellowhammer - Lagoon 1 nicely flooded.

Littleton Warth - Brick Pits:
First Sand Martin of the year - 2 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 100 Fieldfare with the odd Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, 8 Greenfinch, and 3 Reed Bunting
Barn Owl 10th Mar 2018 Aust (Keith Fowler)
Aust Warth:
1 Barn Owl, 5 Short-eared Owl, 1 Kestrel, 1 flyover Hawfinch.

Stonechat 10th March 2018 NP-NW (John Martin)
New Passage/Northwick:
8 Shoveler, 340 Wigeon, 1 Little Egret, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Knot, 135 Dunlin, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 5 Stonechat.

Pilning wetland: combined report
3 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan, c.90 Shelduck, 15 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, c.300 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 3 Moorhen, c.30 Curlew, c.30 Dunlin, c.40 Redshank, 1 Kestrel, 5 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting.

Severn Beach, Orchard Pool:
Singing Chiffchaff.

Yate Kingsgate Park:
7 Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe and a singing Redwing.


Bristol Airport
1 Wheatear
Common Scoter 10th Mar 18 WSM - Marine Lake (Lee Gardiner)
Common Scoter 10th Mar 18 WSM - Marine Lake (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Common Scoter still at the Marine Lake.

Anchor Head:
20 Curlew - heading South, 3 Stonechat

Redstart New ID (12th) Black Redstart 10th Mar 2018 Uphill (Bill Hewitt)
Uphill and Bleadon:
3 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Redwing, 2 Black Redstart (f), 1 Redstart (f), 4 Stonechat, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting.

1 Little Owl


4 Buzzard -circling over Charlotte St -gulls not happy!

1 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Long Tailed Tit, Blackcap (m),  2 Blackbird, Wren, Robin, Dunnock, 3 Chaffinch (2f+m), 4 Goldfinch.

Claverton Down:
Goldfinch on the feeder, with 2 Siskin.

Hawfinch 10th Mar 2018 Marshfield (Denise Whittle)
Red-legged Partridge 10th Mar 2018 Marshfield (Pete Coslett)
Grey Partridge, Red Kite, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl heard, 1 Kestrel, 6 Raven. 1 Marsh Tit, 20 Skylark,120 Fieldfare, Hawfinch. 20 Yellowhammer, 90 Corn Bunting, and
Dunnock 10th March 2018 Willbridge (Chris Hall) 
Garden activity - Blue Tit into the boxes, and Dunnock singing


Garden:1 Buzzard, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Magpie, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Robin, 2 Long Tailed Tit, 3 Bullfinch.

Village and Local Fields:
1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch


Blagdon Lake:
34 Mute Swan and an Egyptian Goose (Holt Farm fields)

Chew Valley Lake
Mediterranean Gull - sum plum

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