Sunday, 4 November 2018

04-11-18 Sunday - Bewick's Swans

A grey and dull morning, then persistent rain for much of the afternoon.  Not cold though.  A few birders at Chew but many stayed at home, photographing birds on their feeders (see Twitter).

Bewick's Swans, Great White Egrets, Cattle Egrets

A Water Rail showing well at Herriotts Bridge, Chew (Brian Thompson)

Eastville Park:
1 Little Egret.

Little Owl.

1 Little Egret (school grounds next to Siston Brook).

A lovely portrait of this common species (Rod Holbrook)


no reports.


Portbury Wharf:
Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, a Water Rail calling, 15 Lapwing, 3 Common Snipe, 3 Common Gull, 1 juv. GBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, pr. Stonechat, c. 4 Cetti's Warbler.

Wemberham Lane, Yatton:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 100 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 1 Raven.


1 Buzzard, 50 Black-headed Gull, 100 Common Gull, 40 Woodpigeon, 120 Skylark, 82 Starling, 6 Blackbird, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 10 Chaffinch, 14 Linnet, 20 Yellowhammer.

A Great White Egret posing for photographers at Herons Green (Brian Thompson)

Blagdon Lake:
2 Bewick's Swan, 3 Great White Egret. 1 Little Egret.

Chew Valley Lake
4 Goosander (1 m.), 8 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 4 Cattle Egret. 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting.

The Cattle Egrets are near Villice Bay today (Brain Thompson)
(Heron's Green)
4 Black-tailed Godwit,

Pintails, Water Rail, Kingfisher.

Reports: Jonathan Angell, Karle Burford, Patrick Hancock, Nick Hudson, Mike Jackson, Trevor Riddle, Matthew Rogers,  Brian Thompson,  blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG