Sunday, 6 January 2019

06-01-19 Sunday - White-fronted Goose - Firecrest

Temp 6  to 9℃. Dull grey day but not so cold

6-1-19 Goosanders on the Blind-Yeo (Jason Williams)
White-fronted Goose
Scaup, Lesser Scaup
Cattle Egret
Mediterranean Gull
Short-eared Owl
Black Redstart
Water Pipit
Firecrest

BRISTOL
6-1-19 Grey Heron at Duchess Park (Patrick Richards)
Duchess Park:
1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 9 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crows, 5 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 3m 1f Blackbird, 2 Robin, 1m 1f Stonechat, 15 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1m Bullfinch, 16 Goldfinch
6-1-19 Water Rail in Eastville Park (Rich Scantlebury)
Eastville Park:
2 Mute Swan, 47 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 1 Water Rail, 5 Moorhen, 110 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Dunnock, 3 Grey Wagtail

Stoke Bishop garden:
7 (2m) Blackcap (record is 8), 3 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch

Arnos Vale Cemetery:
2 Firecrest, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 1 Treecreeper.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Littleton WeBS:
3 Shelduck, 370 Wigeon, 50 Mallard, 70 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 11 Oystercatcher, Golden Plover with big Lapwing and Dunlin flock, 180 Curlew, 39 Snipe, 45 Redshank, 2 Rock Pipit


6-1-19 Short-eared Owl on Aust Warth (Aravind Ramesh)
Aust:
Short-eared Owl, 1 Kestrel

6-1-19 White-fronted Geese on Northwick Warth (Brian Lancastle)
New Passage, Northwick Warth:
White-fronted Geese, 1 Little Owl

Almondsbury village:
2 Jay, 2 Fieldfare, 75 Redwing, 30 Goldfinch

Coalpit Heath, Avon Winter Birds Survey:
1 Pheasant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 f juv Peregrine, 5 Magpie, 1 Jay, 21 Carrion Crow, 23 Blue Tit, 13 Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Wren, 25 Starling, 13 Blackbird, 35 Fieldfare, 56 Redwing, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting. 6 Roe Deer

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead Marina:
1 m Black Redstart
6-1-19 Black Redstart by the pier (Jason Williams)
Cleveland:
8 Goosander (Blind Yeo), 1 m Black Redstart (pier)

Yatton, Wemberham Lane:
1 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine

BELOW M4 & BANES

6-1-19 Redwing in Keynsham (TtB)
Keynsham Garden:
2 Collared Dove, 1 Jackdaw, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 3 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch

Pensford, Lords Wood:
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 10 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Greenfinch

6-1-19 Peregrine in Bath (BUPP)First Bath Peregrines video of 2019 - youtu.be/R3q3OcBSKpg 
Bath, Audley Park:
flock of 20-30 Siskins feeding in silver birch trees around 10.00 a.m

RESERVOIRS

6-1-19 Water Pipit at Stratford (Brian Thompson)
Chew Valley Lake:

Bernard King:
1 Great White Egret

Nunnery/Denny:
3 f Scaup, 1 Lesser Scaup

Herons Green/Moreton Bank:
6 Cattle Egret
6-1-19 Snipe at Stratford (Brian Thompson)
Stratford:
5 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 15 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Pipit,

Herriotts:
1 Mediterranean Gull

It's that time of year again when the recorder is looking for a little story about rarities that were seen last year, but not yet written about. If you see any in the list that are yours please send in your tale to avonbirds@hotmail.co.uk



Leach's Petrel               1                      03/01/2018        Severn Beach
Glaucous Gull               1 1st wint          03/01/2018        Severn Beach
Goshawk                      1 ♂                   17/02/2018        Marshfield, Tormarton Rd, Newhouse Farm
Iceland Gull                   Present             07/04/2018        Sand Point
Hen Harrier                    1 ♂                   12/04/2018        Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Common Redpoll          1                      15/04/2018        New Passage / Northwick Warth
Nightingale                    1                      19/04/2018        Wick
Goshawk                      1                      21/04/2018        New Passage / Northwick Warth
Common Redpoll          3                      21/04/2018        New Passage / Northwick Warth
Turtle Dove                   2                      27/04/2018        Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Spoonbill                      1                      13/05/2018        Oldbury Power Station (OPS)
Honey-buzzard              1                      17/05/2018        Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Stratford
Nightjar                         1                      22/05/2018        Oldbury Power Station (OPS)
White Stork                   1                      01/07/2018        Bristol, Lawrence Weston Moor
Purple Heron                 1 juv                 24/07/2018        Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Main Reedbed
Cattle Egret                   2                      03/09/2018        Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y)
Purple Heron                 1 juv                 13/09/2018        Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Stratford
Cattle Egret                   4                      15/09/2018        Barrow  Gurney Res.  (BG)
Leach's Petrel               1                      19/09/2018        Severn Beach
Leach's Petrel               1                      21/09/2018        Clevedon, Ladye Bay
Great Skua                    1 juv                 23/09/2018        Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Stratford
Great Skua                    1                      24/09/2018        Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Nunnery Point
Hen Harrier                    1 ringtail            05/10/2018        Sand Point
Yellow-browed Warbler  1                      13/10/2018        Bristol, Southmead, Badock's Wood
Red-necked Grebe        1                      13/10/2018        Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Villice
Goshawk                      1                      19/10/2018        Hallen
Bearded Tit                   2 ♀ + ♂            19/10/2018        Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Herriott's
Yellow-browed Warbler  1                      19/10/2018        Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Wain's Hill
Hen Harrier                    1                      21/10/2018        New Passage / Northwick Warth
Spoonbill                      1 juv                 21/10/2018        Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Denny Island
Whooper Swan              7                      22/10/2018        Tortworth
Hen Harrier                    1 ♂                   29/10/2018        Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Heron's Green
Cattle Egret                   4                      04/11/2018        Portbury Wharf (PW), Marsh/ Hide 2 & 3
Woodlark                      2                      18/11/2018        Aust, Services
Yellow-browed Warbler  1                      18/11/2018        Portbury Wharf (PW), Marsh/ Hide 2 & 3
Whooper Swan              10                     08/12/2018        Chew Valley North Side
Thanks

Reports: Paul Bowerman, BUPP, Karle Burford, Vera Carpenter, Allan Chard, Teresa ChardMark Coller, Chris Craig, Rob Emery, Rupert Gale, Lee Gardiner, John Griffiths, Simon Isgar, Mike Jackson, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Paul Milo, Ben Ofield, Aravind Ramesh, Adele Remazeilles,  Patrick Richards, Trevor Riddle, Rich Scantlebury, TalkingtoBears, Martin Tayler, Brian Thompson, Roger White, Jason Williams