Friday, 9 November 2018

09-11-18 Friday - Merlin, Jack Snipe

Temp 10 to 13℃. Dull day, more rain in the late afternoon. Thankfully not windy

Black-necked Grebe
Cattle Egret
Grey Plover, Jack Snipe
Water Pipit

9-11-18 Jack Snipe at Stratford (David Hughes)

Concorde Way cycle track:
6 Woodpigeon, 7 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Blue Tit, 45 Starling, 2m Blackbird, 1m 1f House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch

St Andrews:
Largest flock of House Sparrow ever - 38


Pilning Wetland/Northwick Warth:
Lots Wigeon, 1 f Merlin, 150 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 200 Dunlin, 1 Kestrel


Great Spotted Woodpecker in the garden with the usual tits. AND a vast 'clattering' of Jackdaw -Video in the Twitter pane on the right


Blagdon Lake:
2 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 ad Peregrine

Chew Valley Reservoir:
Black-necked Grebe, 1 Merlin (Stratford/Moreton), 9 Cattle Egret (HG), 13 Great White Egret, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Jack Snipe (Stratford), 2 Water Pipit (Moreton)

Out of Avon:
Male Rosy-billed Pochard at Apex Park, Burnham on Sea yesterday, a South American species

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, Chris Hall, David Hughes, Robin Owen-Smith, Patrick Richards, John Rossetti, Tony Scott, blagdonlakebirding