Thursday, 8 November 2018

08-11-18 Thursday - Red-crested Pochard

Temp 6 to 13℃. Wet morning, 8mm or rain, some bouts of sunshine in the middle of the day

Bewick's Swan
Scaup, Red-crested Pochard
Black-necked Grebe
Cattle Egret
Marsh Harrier, Red Kite
Grey Plover, Spotted Redshank
Water Pipit

8-11-18 Red-crested Pochard, Bernard King (Rob Hargreaves)
Dire record shot against the light of male (S Hale would be proud!)

Coombe Dingle:
4 Raven mobbed by 20 Jackdaw

Henbury, Crow Lane, 7th:
Rooks on road verge


8-11-18 Grey Plover, OPS (Peter Hazelwood
Oldbury Power Station:
Grey Plover, 1 Blackcap, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling

8-11-18 Curlew at Pilning (Chris Snook)
Pilning/Northwick Warth:
135 Oystercatcher, 135 Lapwing, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, Knot, 145 Stock Dove, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin 1 Water Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit


72 Canada Goose, 7 Mute Swan, Wigeon, 50 Teal, 5 Little Egret, 42 Oystercatcher, 70 Lapwing, 3 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 80 Curlew, 18 Turnstone, 600 Dunlin, 160 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 15 Skylark, 150 Starling, 120 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit

Kenn Moor:
89 Canada Goose (Manmmor, River Kenn), 1 Little Grebe (Manmoor), 2 Buzzard, 1 m Kestrel, 50 Starling, 70 Fieldfare, 1 m Stonechat

8-11-18 Green Woodpecker, Yatton (Higgy)
Yatton garden:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 regular Green Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, pair Blackcap, Redwing fly-overs heard regularly at night


8-11-18 Mistle Thrush, Newton St Loe (Wayne Tucker)
Newton St Loe:
2 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 7+ Coal Tit, 3 Mistle Thrush, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 10 Linnet


Blagdon Lake:
1 Pintail, 1 Great White Egret, 420 Lapwing, 30 Pied Wagtail, 35 Meadow Pipit

8-11-18 Bewick's Swan, Bernard King (Rob Hargreaves)
Chew Valley Reservoir, Stratford:
Bewick's Swans, 30 Pintail, pair Red-crested Pochard (Bernard King), 2 Scaup (Herons Green), 1 m Goldeneye, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Marsh Harrier (HG to Stratford), 1 Red Kite, 9 Cattle Egret (HG), 10 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, 55 Lapwing, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Water Pipit (Moreton), 3 Reed Bunting

November 18 Hoopoe, Hilmarton (Mike Trew)
Out of Avon:
Hoopoe at Hilmarton and Ruddy Shelduck at Langford Lakes, Nov 6th

Avon Bird Report

The 2017 edition of the Avon Bird Report is available now. BOC and BNS members will get their copies in November. It's the largest ever at 208 pages, the cost is £10 plus £1.50 postage and can be obtained from Harvey Rose at: 
Coast Road
Walton Bay 
Clevedon, BS21 7FW

(If you are passing my way you are welcome to drop by to pick up a copy but please let me know first that you are coming.)  I also have back numbers at a much-reduced cost.  Please note that cheques should be made out to "AOG", that is Avon Ornithological Group.

Apart from the regular items the Report contains papers on (a) Trends in wildfowl numbers in the Severn Estuary (Rupert Higgins), (b) Unusual Avon area sightings for the period 2013 to 2017 (Andy Davis), (c) Iberian Chiffchaff in Yate (Mark Coller), and (d) Unusual Common Gulls in the Chew Valley area (Andy Davis and Richard Mielcarek). Cover picture: Alex Carlisle   Editor: Harvey Rose

Reports: Andy Davis, Alastair Fraser, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Higgy, John Martin, Lois Pryce, Dean Reeves, Harvey Rose, Chris Snook, NSL-Birding blagdonlakebirding