Thursday, 10 January 2019

10-01-19 Thursday - Little Stint

Very cold and overcast but still dry.  Described as a nice winter morning by one intrepid walker.

White-fronted Geese
Lesser Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebes
Great White Egret, Cattle Egrets
Grey PloverKnot, Little Stint, Jack Snipe
Short-eared Owls
Water Pipit

A well camouflaged Snipe at Chew (David Hughes)

Garden Blackcaps: 3 at Bleadon (2 m.. 1 f.), single f. in Portishead, 1 m. in Almondsbury.

Blackcaps will eat all sorts of food in winter gardens (Bill Hewitt)

Avonmouth, Accolades 'Wine Lake'
2 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, and 2 Coot.
Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston Road:
6 (family party) Mute Swan, 4 Moorhen, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap

3 Fieldfare, 4 Greenfinch.

12 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 4 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 21 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 15 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 f. Chaffinch, 2 m. Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch.

'punk' Cormorant along the New Cut (Niall Machin)
New Cut:
1 Cormorant ssp 'lydonensis' (according to the photographer), 3 Redshank, Grey Heron, Redwings, pr. Nuthatch.

Redwing in a Horfield garden (Sue Howard)
(garden) Woodpigeon, Magpie, Blue Tit, Robin, Redwing, pr. House Sparrow already checking out nest site, Starling.


Oldbury Power Station:
1 Treecreeper with Long-tailed Tit flock.  1 Corn Bunting with 9+ Yellowhammer.

(Village) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 30 Redwing.
(Almondsbury garden) 1 Jay, 7 Long-tailed Tit; 1 m. Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush.

Aust Warth:
Short-eared Owl. 

New Passage/Northwick:
5 White-fronted Goose, 1 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, Water Rail, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 70+ Dunlin, Stock Dove, Peregrine.

Grey Wagtail (Patrick Hardyman Richards)


3 Mute Swan, 80 Shelduck, 5 Shoveler, 140+ Wigeon, 50 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 15 Oystercatcher, 35 Lapwing, 28 Grey Plover, 90 Curlew, 18 Turnstone, 1 Knot (with Grey Plover), 750 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint (on sea wall at high tide), 1 Jack Snipe (almost trodden on...), 4 Snipe, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 15 LBB Gull, 37 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting.

Claverham Drove: 13 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron.

Congresbury, Strawberry Line:
17 Snipe over, Sparrowhawk, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch.

1 Great White Egret on the R.Axe.


Marshfield, Withymead car park:
1 Brambling with the Chaffinches this morning

Newton St Loe:
A slow day around the patch - highlights: 17 Teal ,15 Common Gull, 1 Raven, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Mistle Thrush,15 Long-tailed Tit.


Barrow Tanks:
1 m. Long-tailed Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Gadwall, 2 Goldcrest.

This Water Pipit is still at Stratford hide (David Hughes)
Chew Valley Lake
5 Cattle Egret (near the Blue Bowl pub), 1 Little Egret.

1 m. Lesser Scaup, 2 f. Scaup,

5 Black-necked Grebe, albino Coot, 10 Snipe, 1 Water Pipit. 2 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper, Bullfinch.

13 Pintail, 1 Kingfisher.

Out of area
... but a lovely photo...

A Little Owl at Huntspill (Terri Borash)

Reports: John Barnett, Paul Bowyer, Vera Carpenter, Geoff Daniels, Andy Davis, Richard Giles, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Bill Hewitt, Adrian Hockey, Sue Howard, David Hughes, Niall Machin, Dee Pope, Aravind Ramesh, Harvey Rose, Tony Scott, Nigel Sluman,