Sunday, 17 November 2019

17-11-19 Sunday - Black-throated Diver

Temp 4 - 9°C. Damp dull day but no rain after early shower

Whooper Swan
Green-winged Teal, Long-tailed Duck
Red-throated & Black-throated Diver
Cattle Egret
Avocet, Little Stint
Short-eared Owl
Merlin

17-11-19 Short-eared Owl, Channel View (Jason Williams)
BRISTOL

Castle Park/Finzels Reach:

6 Mute Swans (5 ad, 1 1st winter), 1 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 22 BH Gull. 2 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 1 Pied Wagtail

Eastville Park:
6 Mute Swan, c40 Mallard, 1 m Goosander (3 weeks earlier than in 2018), 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen,  c50 BH Gull, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 noisy Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail

High Kingsdown:
2 m Blackcap, 2 Wren (only 2nd time seen two here)

Stockwood Open Space:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 13 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Pilning Wetlands:
30 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 100 Wigeon, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Moorhen, 30 Coot, 120 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 200 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 2 Snipe, 3 Common Gull, 12 LT Tit, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 7 Linnet

Almondsbury:
1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Blackbird, 15 Redwing all ringed
Also seen - 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 180 Pied Wagtail


17-11-19 Wigeon, Winterbourne (first here for Dan White)
Winterbourne:
Pair Wigeon

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
24 Shoveler, 120 Wigeon, 1 Avocet, 7 Lapwing, c20 Snipe inc melanistic bird

Clevedon-Yeo:
170 Wigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Little Egret, 7 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, 340 Lapwing, 19 Grey Plover, 90 Curlew, 40 Turnstone, 275 Dunlin, 8 Snipe, 420 Redshank, 180 BH Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 1 possibly 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 f Merlin, 2 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 40 Linnet

Banwell, Winthill:
1 Buzzard, 2 Stock Dove, 2 m/f Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Marsh Tit, 2 Nuthatch,  1 Treecreeper, 100+ mixed flock of Redwing and Fieldfare

BELOW M4 & BANES

17-11-19 Chaffinch, Northfield Lane (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield, Northfield Lane:
2 Mute Swan, 2 Buzzard, 60 Common Gull, 100 Corvid, 300 Starling, 33 Fieldfare, 3 Stonechat, 10 Chaffinch, 40 Yellowhammer

Keynsham Memorial Park:
77 Mallard, 1 Moorhen
Keynsham Marina area:
2 Mute Swan, 5 Mallard, 4 Cormorants, 1 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 40 Goldfinch
Avon Valley Park:
17 Canada Geese, 5 Mute Swan, 3 Mallard, 1 Pheasant, 2 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen

Newton St Loe:
Whooper Swan

Stanton Wick:
1000 Starling on power lines

Burnett:
500 Woodpigeon and 800 Corvid in stubble field

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tank No.3:
1 ad m Long-tailed Duck, 1 Black-throated Diver - last here was in 1964

16-11-19 Green-winged Teal, Herriott's (Robin Martin)
Chew Valley Lake:
Red-throated Diver from Woodford

Herriott's:
10 Shelduck, 13 Shoveler, 8 Pintail, 48 Teal, 1 m Green-winged Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 5 Cattle Egret and 2 Little Egret into roost, 1 Buzzard, 2 GBB Gull, lots Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler calling, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

17-11-19 Cattle & Little Egret roost, Herriott's (Ian Stapp) 
CVRS:
1 Chiffchaff ringed here in November 2018 unusually trapped a second time

Out of UK
Mark Dadds has been in San Francisco - 49 photos

Reports: Rich Andrews, Jon Angell, Teresa Chard, Peter Coslett, Adam Cross, Sean Davies, Richard Giles and Fiona Neate, Robin Martin, Matt Plenty, Lois Pryce, Harvey Rose, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Nigel Stickland, Howard Taffs, John Thorogood, Dan White, Jason Williams,blagdonlakebirds, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Saturday, 16 November 2019

16-11-19 Saturday - Short-eared Owl

Some sun and warmer today. Bristol temperatures 6 - 9 °C

Whooper Swan, Green-winged Teal, Scaup
Red-throated Diver
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret
Red Kite
Jack Snipe
Yellow-legged Gull
Short-eared Owl
Merlin
possible Siberian Chiffchaff
Black Redstart
Brambling

BRISTOL

Stoke Bishop:
Reports from 2 separate gardens of  visiting Blackcaps (first of the winter for one site, at least). 1m 1 f in Garden A, 1m in Garden B

Sea Mills:
inc WeBS count - 22 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 35 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 5 Common Sandpiper, 60 Redshank, 93 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull. 1 LBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail


16-11-19 m Goosander, Eastville Park, Bristol (Richard Scantlebury)
Eastville Park:
6 Mute Swan, c40 Mallard, 1 m Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 6 Moorhen, c50 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 f Tawny Owl, 2 Nuthatch, c20 Redwing (flyover), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
7 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 9 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Meadow Pipit

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
inc WeBS count - 76 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Gadwall, 82 Wigeon, 79 Mallard, 264 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 147 Lapwing,3 Ringed Plover, 15 Curlew, 60 Turnstone, 3 Knot, 1350 Dunlin, 44 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 32 Redshank, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 5 Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush, Redwing (small flocks), 2 Black Redstart (1 m, 1f), 5 Stonechat, 105+ Pied Wagtail (roost late afternoon), 1 pr Bullfinch,  Reed Bunting

Pilning Wetland:
2 Red Kite, 1 Peregrine

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon:
Wains Hill - 1 Jack Snipe, 3 Redwing, 20 Meadow Pipit, 30 - 40 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling
Also brief views of a possible Siberian Chiffchaff in with Long-tailed Tits - 'heard first but views too much into the light to be certain'

Clevedon - Yeo Estuary - 215 Shelduck, 380 Wigeon, 300 Teal, 6 Goosander (Blind Yeo, all females), 7 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, 7 Oystercatcher, 360 Lapwing, 4 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 300 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling (Yeo), 250 Dunlin, 1 Jack Snipe (Blake’s Pools), 54 Snipe, 400 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper (Yeo), 1 Short-eared Owl (Channel View Sea Wall), 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 64 Skylark, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 4350 Starling (very large movements to W in coastal fields at Yeo Estuary), 175 Fieldfare, 375 Redwing, 3 Stonechat, 10 Pied Wagtail, 280 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 4 Bullfinch, 80 Greenfinch (Channel View Sea Wall), 150 Linnet, 75 Goldfinch, 6 Reed Bunting.

16-11-19 Sparrowhawk, Langford (David Goodliffe)




Langford:
1 f Sparrowhawk ('becoming a bit of a pain eating all the birds in my garden') also  1 Wren, 7 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin,  1 m 5 f House Sparrow, 7 Goldfinch,  1 m Bullfinch



BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
Down Road area - 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Jay,
3 Raven, 400 Starling, 38 Fieldfare, Stonechat, 30 Linnet


Newton St Loe:


16-11-19 Whooper Swan, Newton St Loe (Mike Trew)
RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake


16-11-19 Green-winged Teal (Mike Trew) and Yellow-legged Gull (Lee Gardiner)
5 Egyptian Goose, 1 Green-winged Teal (Herriott's Pool),  3 Scaup, 12 Goldeneye, 6 GoosanderRed-throated Diver (Dam), 5 Cattle Egret (flew towards Nunnery Point to roost), 8 Great White Egret, 112 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper,1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher

16-11-19 Egyptian Goose, Herons Green, CVL (Rob Hargreaves)
16-11-19 Red-throated Diver, Dam, CVL (Mike Trew)

16-11-19 Who's the daddy? Odd goose at CVL (Rob Hargreaves)

Reports: Pete Coslett, Andy Davis, Barry Dursley,  Lee Gardiner, David Goodliffe, Rob Hargreaves, Pete Hazelwood, Henry Kirkwood, Lisegirl, Andy Middleton, Matt Plenty, Louis Pryce, Phil Quinn, Steve Sanins, Richard Scantlebury,  Matt Scott, Tony Scott, Howard Taffs, Mike Trew, Roger White, opsbirding

Friday, 15 November 2019

15-11-19 Friday - Snow Bunting

Overcast, cold and raw. Bristol temperatures 5 - 8 °C

Whooper Swan
Green-winged Teal, Scaup, Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Diver
Great White Egret, Cattle Egret
Woodcock
Yellow-legged Gull
Marsh Tit
Snow Bunting

BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
5 Mute Swan, c50 Mallard, 1 m Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, c40 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull (considered same returning individual for last four winters), 6 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 7 Moorhen (incl. 4 juv), 3 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, c.300 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, flock 40 Crows on foreshore, 5 LT Tit, flock 40 Starling, mixed flock and individuals totalling c.50 Fieldfare and Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, group 6 Bullfinch (No sign of Black Redstart)

NORTH SOMERSET

Sand Point/Bay:
Fieldfare and  Redwing in single figures, 1 Snow Bunting north at 10:00

BELOW M4 & BANES

Newton St Loe:
Newton Park - Newton St.Loe - Bath Mill - Globe - Whooper Swan still on lake at Newton Park, with  9 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Marsh Tit,  Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
9 Shelduck (all males), 4 Pintail, 5 Scaup (3♂ + 2♀), 5+ Great White Egret (presumed overlap with those at HG), 9 Cattle Egret, 140 Lapwing, 2 Woodcock, 3 Snipe, 2 Raven

Dam:
Red-throated Diver, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper
Walley Bank - brownhead Red-breasted Merganser still

Heron's Green:
4 Great White Egret, 4 (1m3f) Goosander,

Herriott's:
1 Green-winged Teal - later virtually all the birds on Herriott's Pool (including the ♂ Green-winged Teal) were flushed off by shooters

1. Avon Bird Report 2018 - now in the post to BOC + BNS members:
Copies for non-BNS or BOC members from the Editor: Harvey Rose, Arncliffe, Coast Road, Walton Bay, Clevedon, BS21 7FW Cost: £10 plus £1.50 postage.

2. A new issue of the annotated checklist  'The Birds Of Avon'  has been uploaded to the BOC web site - publications tab. Contains new data from 2018 and more pictures.

Reports: Andy Davis, William Earp, Paul Gregory, Glen Maddison,  Lois Pryce, Richard Scantlebury, Nigel Sluman, Larry Sweetland , Keith Vinicombe

Thursday, 14 November 2019

14-11-19 Thursday - Green-winged Teal

Temp 2 - 5°C. Snow on the Mendips. Rain most of the day but very little wind. Cold!!

Whooper Swan
Green-winged Teal


14-11-19 Green-winged Teall, CVL Herriott's (Brian Thompson)
BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
5 Mute Swan, c30 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 6 Moorhen, c20 BH Gull, 2 Tawny Owl (a pair, one in each island owl box), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

No reports

NORTH SOMERSET

Worle garden:
5 Chaffinch, 4 m Greenfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

14-11-19 Mute and Whooper Swan, Newton Park (NSL Birding)
Newton St Loe:
Whooper Swan, 1 Sparrowhawk

14-11-19 Sparrowhawk, Newton Park (NSL Birding)
RESERVOIRS

14-11-19 Green-winged Teall, CVL Herriott's (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Chew Valley Lake:
8 Goosander, 1 Red-breasted Merganser yesterday from Dam, possible Hawfinch

Woodford:
1 f Goldeneye, 2m 1f/juv Goosander

14-11-19 Pintail, CVL Herriott's (Brian Thompson)
Herons Green:
3 Great White Egret, 45 Lapwing

14-11-19 Green-winged Teall, CVL Herriott's (Brian Thompson)
Herriott's:
7 Shelduck, c.20 Pintail, 1 m Green-winged Teal, 1 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret
14-11-19 Pintail, CVL Herriott's, (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Out of UK
Mark Dadds has been in San Francisco - 49 photos

Reminder!!!!  BOC Indoor Meeting is TODAY, NOW

Reports: Anne Crowe, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Dean Reeves, Brian Thompson, Keith Vinicombe, blagdonlakebirds, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds Wildmonty

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

13-11-19 Wednesday - Green-winged Teal

Not bad, but windchill still a problem, rain later.

Green-winged Teal
Swallow
Red-throated Diver
Long-tailed Duck
Black Redstart
Red Kite

13-11-2019 Common Sandpiper CVL (George Stacey)
BRISTOL

Eastville Park -WeBS count:
5 Mute Swan (2 f 3 m ), 57 Mallard, 5 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 100 BHGull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Raven, 1 Grey Wagtail + 1 Little Grebe - seen after the WeBS count

Henbury, Crow Lane:
30 mix of Jackdaw, Rook and Carrion Crow

Redland Garden:
2 Collared Doves, 1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 12+ House Sparrow

Stockwood Open Spaces:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 10 Blackbird, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 6 Robin, 2 Bullfinch, 15 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet,

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Grey Heron, 6 Moorhen, 3 Coot

Clifton - garden feeders:
1 Marsh Tit - not seen since 5th Oct, 2 Greenfinch - quite rare here.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Black Redstart

Huntingford Mill:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail

Tormarton:
110 Common Gull, gang of Jackdaw inc 1 Nordic, 12 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing,

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, Poets Walk:
1 Curlew, 3 Blue Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 5 Robin

Clevedon-Yeo:
Shelduck, 80 Wigeon, 20+ Teal, 50 Mallard, 2 Goosander - Blind Yeo, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 46 Oystercatcher, 25+ Lapwing, 18 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 120 Curlew, c20 Turnstone, 240 Dunlin - a few arriving but still a poor count for November, 400 Redshank - min count, most up Yeo,
Black-headed Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Kestrel, 4 Fieldfare, 40 Meadow Pipit - min.

Sand Point/Bay:
1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Swallow

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
10 Cormorant in trees opposite the town dump

Wellow area:
1 Red Kite - 50ft up over the farm.

Marksbury:
50+ Starling - on the wires.

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Chew Valley Lake


13-11-2019 Common Sandpiper CVL. (TtB)
Dam and Sailing Club Bank:
3 Pochard (m), 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Pied Wagtail

Heron's Green:
2 Wigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 12 Cormorant, 30 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Pied Wagtail,

13-11-2019 Green-winged Teal Herriott's Pool (Chris Craig)
Herriott's - inc Pool:
10 Shelduck, 11 Shoveler,  8 Pintail, 8 Teal, 1 Green-winged Teal (finder Nigel Warren), 2 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler - calling, 1 Robin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 

13-11-19 Crossbill at Stockhill (Howard Taffs)
Out of Avon:
30+ Crossbill still at Stockhill

Avon Bird Report 2018

Photo Alex Carlisle
Contains 208 text pages and 30+ photos, and includes three articles apart from the usual systematic list and other items.

Copies from the Editor: Harvey Rose, Arncliffe, Coast Road, Walton Bay, Clevedon, BS21 7FW

Cost for non-BNS or BOC member: £10 plus £1.50 postage.

The 2019 edition is already being planned. If any one feels that they could contribute towards its production in any way, please contact Harvey Rose (h.e.rose@bris.ac.uk)



Reports: Nancy Barrett, TtB, Diana Bunniss, Teresa Chard, Dave Child, Chris Craig, William Earp, David Esam, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Vic Polley, Harvey Rose, Rich Scantlebury, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Nigel Strickland, Howard Taffs, Bri Thompson, Nigel Warren, 
 blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

12-11-19 Tuesday - Red-breasted Merganser

Colder, windy and the sun made no difference!

Red-throated Diver, Long-tailed Duck,  Red-breasted Merganser, Scaup, Cattle Egret

BRISTOL

Portway, nr Lamplighter's Marsh, Shirehampton:
500 Jackdaw south-east c16:00

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

12-11-2019 Long-tailed Tit NP (Rod Holbrook)
New Passage/Northwick - low water:
25 Shelduck, c25 Wigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 95 Oystercatcher, 15-20 Curlew, c 20 Dunlin, 130 Redshank, Long-tailed Tit

NORTH SOMERSET

no reports

BELOW M4 & BANES

12-11-2019 Long-tailed tit Keynsham (TtB)
Keynsham - garden:
1 Collard Dove, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed tit, 2 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin

12-11-2019 Autumn Colours - East of Bath (Glen Maddison)
Bath - Brown's Folly:
1 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Meadow Pipit, 50 Chaffinch, 70+ Linnet,  -  5 Roe Deer.

Marksbury:
100+ Starling

Bishop Sutton:
4 Collared Dove, 12+ Jackdaw

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
4 Scaup (m ad, m 2juv, f ad,), 5 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier - juv, 1 Yellow-legged Gull - ad, 180 Woodpigeon, c50 Redwing, c20 Fieldfare.

12-11-2019 Red-thoated Diver CVL (George Stacey)

Woodford - Dam - Sailing Club:
2 Egyptian Goose, 20+ Tufted Duck, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Red-throated Diver
4 Goosander (f), 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 20+ Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 4 Great Black-backed Gull.

12-11-2019 Long-tailed Duck CVL off sailing club (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:
28 Shoveler, 18 Wigeon, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 7 Moorhen, 68 Lapwing - roosting on floating vegetation - a new phenomenon, 7 Common Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 12+ Redwing - fly over, 6 Chaffinch 5 Pied Wagtail.

Moreton:
1 Merlin (m) - after the finches, 1 Raven - over, calling

Herriott's:
9 Shelduck, 14 Shoveler, 4 Pintail, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail - calling, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Jay, 7+ Jackdaw, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 7+ Chaffinch, 4 Reed Bunting,

OUT OF AREA

Somerset Levels - Westhay Moor - North China Drove:
23 Cattle Egret

Notice - all things from the Bristol Ornithological Club

This month's indoor meeting is this Thursday (14th)  - - Mysteries of Migration, Dr Ieuan Evans

A new issue of 'The Birds Of Avon' has been loaded to the BOC web site - publications tab. The report contains new data from 2018 and more pictures.

Reports: Derek Angell, TtB, Rod Holbrook, Nick Hudson, Glen Maddison, Phil Quinn, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Keith Vinicombe, 
 blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG Somerset Ornithological Club

Monday, 11 November 2019

11-11-19 Monday - Red-breasted Merganser

Sunny but breezy after  a dull start; a bit warmer than yesterday  - Bristol temperatures 6 - 10°C

Whooper Swan
Red-throated Diver
Marsh Harrier
Great White Egret
Yellow-legged Gull
Marsh Tit, Bearded Tit (10th)
Black Redstart
Red-breasted Merganser

BRISTOL

Stockwood Open Spaces:
1 f Sparrowhawk (mobbed by 2 BH Gulls), 2 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Little Grebe, 100 Dunlin (actually nearer Sheppardine), 1 f Black Redstart (on the fence by the jetty), plenty of Fieldfare and Redwing

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
Yeo - 90 Shelduck, 36 Wigeon, 71 Teal, 1 Grey Plover, 6 Snipe, 3 Common Gull, 1 m Peregrine, 150 Starling, 2 Fieldfare, 6 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit

11-11-19 Goldfinches, Langford (David Goodliffe)
Langford:
Garden - 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Collared Dove,  2 Coal Tit, 4 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 5 LTTit, 1 Robin,  2 Dunnock, 2 m 8f House Sparrow, 1 m  Bullfinch, 9 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Saltford:
1 Cormorant, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Raven, 19 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 14 Blackbird, 4 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 36 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch

Bath:
Tucking Mill - Limpley Stoke- 2 Little Grebe,  Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 7 Marsh Tit + 1 late and tatty Red Admiral 

Newton St Loe:
6 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, Mallard, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, Moorhen, 3 Coot, 32 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Wren, Nuthatch, Blackbird, 5+ Mistle Thrush, Robin, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, Goldfinch

Cameley:
20+ Redwing,1 m Greenfinch ( first for over two years)

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon:
2 juv Marsh Harrier, 1+ Bearded Tit (10th - details on blagdonlakebirds)

11-11-19 Wigeon, Heron's Green, CVL (George Stacey)

Chew Valley Lake
3 Wigeon (HG), Goldeneye, 2 Goosander (Walley Bank), 1 Red-breasted MerganserRed-throated Diver (far offshore), 4 Great White Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper (HG) 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Dam)

11-11-19 Red-breasted Merganser, CVL (George Stacey)

11-11-19 Roe Deer, Bittern trail, CVL (George Stacey)

Reports: Anthony Cook, William Earp, Paul Francis, David Goodlliffe, Rob Hargreaves, Nick Hudson, Glen Maddison, Bob Medland, George Stacey, Howard Taffs,  blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding

Sunday, 10 November 2019

10-11-19 Sunday- Great Northern + Red-throated Diver

Dull start, soon brightening to welcome sunshine for rest of day. Bristol temperatures 5 - 9°C

Whooper Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver
Bittern, Great White Egret
Marsh Harrier, Red Kite
Golden Plover, Woodcock, Little Stint
Short-eared Owl 
Merlin
Marsh Tit
Black Redstart
Corn Bunting

10-11-19 Red-throated Diver, Dam. CVL (Mike Trew)

BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
10-11-19 Grey Heron + prey, Eastville Park, Bristol (Allan Chard)
Ashton Court:
1 Raven, 1 Treecreeper, 7 Pied Wagtail

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
19 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 + Water Rail (1 vocal on No2 and another vocal on No3 Lagoons - probably at least 4), 110 Dunlin (Shepperdine), 25 Common Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 30+ Redwing, 2 Black Redstart  (male + female also present , seen by another birder), 35 Chaffinch
10-11-19 Redwing in the hand, Almondsbury (Adam Cross)
Almondsbury:
1 Bittern ( unusually, perched on a hedge), 2 Woodcock, 1 Snipe 
Ringed were: 9 Redwing and the usual tits

New Passage/Northwick:
Canada Goose, Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Little Egret, Buzzard, Curlew, c50 Lapwing, c20 Redshank, 6 Dunlin, 2 Snipe,1 Little Stint, 1 Merlin, 1 Kingfisher, Goldcrest, small aggregation of Starling at New Passage, Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit


10-11-19 Grey Wagtail, New Passage (Lisegirl)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Grey Heron, 3 BH Gull, 50 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 30+ Redwing, 1 f Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 m Bullfinch

Horton:
100+ Starling, 25 Fieldfare

NORTH SOMERSET

09-11-19 melanistic Snipe, Portbury Wharf (Chris Stone)
Portbury Wharf:
9th: 1 melanistic Snipe - first sighted at PW 13/12/16 followed each year up to and including yesterday

Portishead:
H & W - 3 Cormorant
Kilkenny Place -  1 Red Kite seen flying overhead and along river’s edge, being harried by corvids, finally flying off east, at 12:40

Nailsea:
Nowhere Lane/St Andrews Close junction - 1 Tawny Owl calling
  
Backwell Lake:
To roost - 2 Great White Egret, 11 Little Egret

Yatton:
3 Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 80 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Kestrel, 3 Redwing

Banwell:
3 Buzzard circling together over Banwell Castle, 1 Jay south of Banwell Hill.
Winthill garden- 1 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit  (first since February), 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch,  1 f Bullfinch 

BELOW M4 & BANES

10-11-19 Starlings, Marshfield ( Harry McPhillimy)
Marshfield:
2 Buzzard, flocks of Wood Pigeon, 1 Kestrel, 2 Carrion Crow mobbing a Raven, Skylarks, big flocks of Starling,  Redwing (Marshfield churchyard trees), 2 Pied Wagtail, Yellowhammer

between Pennsylvania and Spring Farm - 3 Buzzard, 310 Golden Plover,  38 Fieldfare

10-11-19 Red-legged Partridge, Marshfield (Rob Hargreaves)
Tormarton road near Rushmead Farm - another 180 Golden Plover 

5 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite, 8 Buzzard, 3 Stock Dove, 800 Woodpigeon, 4 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 40 Skylark, 1000 Starling, 20 Redwing, 5 Stonechat, 30 Corn Bunting, 20 Yellowhammer
10-11-19 garden Goldfinches, Keynsham (TalkimgtoBears)
Keynsham:
1 Collared Dove, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 3 Goldfinch

9-11-19 Sparrowhawk, Queen Charlotte (Tim Marks)
Queen Charlotte:
Saturday: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel
Sunday: 1 Short-eared Owl over recycling site, 1 f Kestrel 2 successful hunts and 1 m Kestrel

10-11-19 Whooper Swan, Newton St Loe (NSLBirding)
Newton St Loe:
1 Whooper Swan,  1f Teal, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay,  2 Coal Tit, 2 Skylark, 10 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Mistle Thrush, 20 Redwing, 4 Pied Wagtail, 15 Goldfinch

Marksbury: 
2 Buzzard, 300+ Starling

RESERVOIRS


Chew Valley Lake


10-11-19 another view of the Red-throated Diver at CVL (Mike Trew)
Dam:
1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver


10-11-19 Long-tailed Duck, Dam, CVL (Les Mears)

Woodford Lodge:
1 Fieldfare

Heron's Green:
Great White Egret

Sutton Wick hide:
6 Goldeneye

Lake:
2 Goosander

Herriott's:
4 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 14 Shoveler, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 f/ juv Marsh Harrier going N - same going S. at Sutton Wick hide 1 hour later,1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail (calling),  1 Common Sandpiper, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15+ Jackdaw,  2 Magpie, 3 Cetti's Warbler (calling), 20+ LTTit, 20+ Starlings 1 Robin , 3 Pied Wagtail, 3+ Chaffinch 3+ Reed Bunting

10-11-19, Kingfisher, Herriotts, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Ringing Station:
Chiffchaff ringed here 11 days ago weighed 7.9g. Today weighs 9.4g (c19% increase). Fattening up. And 2 birds from the autumn of 2015 - a male Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Treecreeper.

Reports: Pete Bryant, John Clark, Mark Coller, Pete Coslett, Chris Craig,  Adam Cross, Alan Daniells, Lee Gardiner, Rob Hargreaves,  Nick Hudson, Harry McPhillimy, Simon Isgard, Lisegirl, Timothy Marks, Andy Middleton, Jon Mortin,  Dee Pope, Trevor Riddle, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, TalkingtoBears, Mike Thomas, John Thorogood, Mike Trew,  CVRSnslbirding

Saturday, 9 November 2019

09-11-19 Saturday - Black Redstart

9-11-19 Whooper Swan, NSL (Jack Rogers)
Temp 0 - 6°C. Heavy frost, then heavy rain through the middle of the day, cloudy after


Whooper Swan
Red-throated Diver

Black Redstart
Redpoll
Siskin


BRISTOL

Bishop Rd  to Horfield Common:
1 Sparrowhawk, 4 BH Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 17 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 8 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 61 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 4 Redwing(1st on patch), 5 Robin, 36 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 40 Goldfinch

9-11-19 Siskin, St Annes (Gill Sapsed)
St Annes:
2 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin

Montpelier - St Andrews Park:
Woodpigeon, Magpie, 1 Great Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 12 Goldfinch.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

9-11-19 Black Redstart, OPS (Peter Hazelwood)
Oldbury Power Station:
1 Kestrel that stooped from overhead power lines, towards a glass building, and attacked the glass !! Only after it flew away was a Pied Wagtail seen hopping along the windowsill inside the glass !!
Redpoll, 2 m/f Black Redstart

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
19 Shoveler, 125 Wigeon, 17 Mallard, 1 Egret sp , 6 Snipe, 3 crest sp, 11 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, pair Stonechat, pair Bullfinch
9-11-19 Black Redstart, Clevedon (James Payne)
Clevedon Pier:
1 f Black Redstart - if original bird here in its 4th winter

9-11-19 Barn Owl, Clevedon-Yeo (Paul Chapman)
Clevedon-Yeo:
1 m Goosander, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Barn Owl

Nailsea Moor:
1 Great White Egret

Backwell Lake, 7th, 16:15:
8 egrets and 2 Cormorant into roost

Worle garden:
1 Peregrine, 3 Coal Tit, 21 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 6 PiedWagtail, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Siskin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath, Prior Park:
1 Marsh Tit, 5 Siskin
9-11-19 Whooper Swan, NSL (NSL Birding)
Newton St Loe:
1 Whooper Swan, 4+ Teal, 3 f/juv Goosander, 4 Cormorant, 2 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 35 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 25 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
Red-throated Diver from Woodford

Out of UK
Mark Dadds has been in San Francisco - 49 photos

Reminder!!!!  BOC Indoor Meeting is next Thursday, not the 21st

Reports: John Budd, Karle Burford, Paul Chapman, Peter Hazelwood, Glen Maddison, James Payne, Dean Reeves, Jack Rogers, Ann Rossiter, Gill Sapsed, Chris Stone, Brian Thompson,  blagdonlakebirds, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds Wildmonty