Saturday, 1 December 2018

01-12-18 Saturday - Short-eared Owls

Cooler, grey and wet once again - not many reports but some surprisingly nice photos taken in the gloom.

Bewick's Swans, Lesser Scaup
Bittern, Cattle Egrets
Black-necked Grebes, Little Stint
Great White Egret
Short-eared Owls
Black Redstart
Water Pipits

Portrait of a Rock Pipit at Clevedon (Raoul Chandrasakera)

St Anne's Park
Long-tailed Tit - to brighten up the garden.

Mistle Thrush Bishop Sutton 01-12-2018 (Bob Brewer)

Pilning wetland:

(News from yesterday, 30th Nov.)
pr. Mute Swan, Shoveler, Gadwall, 500+ Wigeon, Mallard, Teal, c.200 Lapwing, c.10 Curlew, c.75 Black-tailed Godwit, 10-15 Dunlin, < 10 Snipe, Redshank, 6 Stock Dove (top NE end), 1 f. Merlin


Ham Green:
Balcony birds today - Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, and some cautious Chaffinch that stayed in the bushes.

Lots of fishermen and no sign of Purple Sandpipers.
Female Blackcap in my Redcliff Bay garden, the first seen there for some weeks - the mid-autumn males were apparently just passing through.

Black Redstart at Clevedon Pier (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Clevedon pier:
Rock Pipit, Black Redstart

work related accident forces garden bird watch.- how sad is that!
2 Coal Tit. 8 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, a few Blackbird, 2 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 10 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch.

Short-eared Owl at Uphill (Bill Hewitt)

Bleadon Levels / Uphill;
Short-eared Owl


Bath - Prior Park:
Goldcrest, Blackbird, and Robin all singing with 120++ Redwing in among the yew and flying over

Bath - St John's Church:
2 Peregrine - the pair keeping a close watch on the tower nest sight - can be seen in the live web cam


Barrow Tanks:
2 Bewick's Swan (Tank 2), 3 Common Sandpiper

Blagdon Lake:
5 Pintail (3m), 1 Great White Egret, 133 Lapwing, gulls into roost and a large flock of Linnet.

A smart pair of Goldeneye at Chew (Bob Brewer)
Chew Valley Lake
7 Goosander (2 m., 5 f.), 1 Bittern (flying towards Herriotts at 13:25), 6 Cattle Egret (in field on the west side of B3114 about 100m south of junction with the Ubley Road), 1 Little Stint.

8+ Goldeneye.

Heron's Green:
7 Black-tailed Godwit.

Peregrine, 2 Water Pipit associating with 3+ Meadow Pipit.

ad. m. Lesser Scaup, 4 f. Goldeneye, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Black-tailed Godwit.

400+ Lapwing, 7 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint,
Goldeneye at Chew (Bob Brewer)
Reports: Bob Brewer, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Raoul Chandrasakera, Patrick Hancock, Rob Kelsh,  Glen Maddison, Paul Milsom, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Gill Sapsed, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG