Tuesday, 1 January 2019

01--01-19 Tuesday - Lots of good birds for New Year's Day

A HAPPY AND BIRD-FILLED NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS!

Sunnier but chillier than yesterday first thing ( down to 6.5 degrees) - then became overcast but milder for rest of day

White-fronted Goose 
Lesser Scaup, Scaup
Slavonian Grebe, Black-necked Grebe
Great White Egret, Cattle Egret
Mediterranean Gull
Black Redstart
Water Pipit, Richard's Pipit
Siskin
Corn Bunting


A classic winter image for the New Year
01-01-19 Redwing, Royal Victoria Park, Bath (David Hughes)

BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
2 Mute Swan, 45 Mallard, 1 Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 1 Peregrine, 10 Moorhen, BH Gull (not counted), 2 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull,1 Stock Dove, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 GS Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
10 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, 1 BH Gull, 2 Stonechat, 1 Dunnock, 10 Goldfinch

Stoke Bishop:
Garden: 5 Blackcap (3 ff) most days  on the feeders throughout December

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Short-eared Owl (hunting the fallow field, 2 fields inland, between Lagoon 3 and Yacht Club), 1 Merlin, 1 ad male Black Redstart
01-01-19 Corn Bunting, Oldbury (Ben Ofield)
Oldbury Sailing Club: 4 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 1 Corn Bunting, 10+ Yellowhammer

01-01-19 White-fronted Goose, Pilning Wetland (John Martin)
New Passage/Northwick:
New Passage/Pilning Wetlands combined reports: 40 Canada Goose, 5 White-fronted Goose (circled round the wetland and headed SW 0850 Cl-Y birds? - 4 ad type and 1 imm), 2 Mute Swan, 20 Shelduck, 10 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 2 imm m Pintail,  c80 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, c20 Coot, 115 Oystercatcher,  c500 Lapwing,  Golden Plover, 97 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 f Merlin, 1 Raven, 12 LT Tit, 1 Song Thrush (singing), c30 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch

Chittening:
1 Barn Owl (early a.m. flyover)


01-01-19 Goldcrest, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)
Almondsbury:
Garden - 1 Jay, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Mistle Thrush

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
Lake grounds and Battery Point -  7 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 19 Canada Goose, 132 Mallard, 2 domestic mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 4 Moorhen, 2 Curlew, 6 Dunlin, 150 BH Gull, 23 Herring Gull, 2 feral Pigeon, 19 Wood Pigeon, 4 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow, 9 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Wren, 6 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit, 7 Goldfinch

Marina - 1 Cormorant

Foreshore opposite steamer pier -  400+ Dunlin

01-01-19 Black Redstart, Clevedon Pier (Paul Cousins)
Clevedon
Pier: 1 Black Redstart
Channel View Bay, Kingston Seymour - 1 flyover Richard's Pipit

Weston-Super-Mare:
Sea front - 1 ad Mediterranean Gull

Weston Airfield - 50 Wigeon, 30 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler

Bleadon:
River Axe - 50 Canada Geese, 10 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher

BELOW M4 & BANES


Warmley Forest Park:
2 Moorhen,  2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 20+ Wood Pigeon, 2 GS Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 10+ Magpie,  20+ Jackdaw, 2 Coal Tit, 10+ Blue Tit, 10+ Great Tit, 7 LT Tit, 20+ Redwing, 4 Fieldfare,  1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush, 10+ Blackbird, 10+ House Sparrow, 15+ Goldfinch, 8 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 4 Bullfinch,  8 Siskin

Bath:
Royal Victoria Park - 1 Jay, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 20+ Redwing


RESERVOIRS
01-01-19 Long-tailed Duck, Barrow Tank (Peter Heather)
Barrow No 1 Tank:
1 m Long-tailed Duck

Chew Valley Lake
Bittern Trail:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper, 6 Redwing
Nunnery: 
1 male Lesser Scaup, 4 f Scaup
01-01-189 Cattle Egret, Heron's Green Bay, CVL (George Stacey)
Heron's Green:
9 Cattle Egret

Moreton:
1 Great White Egret, 25+ Redwing
01-01-19 Water Pipit , Stratford, CVL  (Peter Heather)
Stratford:
Slavonian Grebe, 5 Black-necked Grebe, 12+ Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Water Pipit

01-01-19 Wigeon and Pintail, on  BOC annual  New Year's day trip to Slimbridge (Mike Landen)

Looking ahead: the new breeding season is not far off...
01-01-19 Peregrine, St John's Church, Bath (BUPP)

Reports: Rich Andrews, Vera Carpenter,  John Clark, Chris Craig, Paul Cousins, Adam Cross,  Jane Cumming, Paul Gregory, Pete Hazelwood, Peter Heather,  David Hughes, Robert Kelsh, Mike Landen,  John Martin, Ben Ofield, Chris Perry,  Matt Plenty,  Lois Pryce, Richard Scantlebury, George Stacey, Howard Taffs, Bob Webber,  Roger White, BUPP, opsbirding