Monday, 4 November 2019

04-11-19 Monday - vismig from a Bristol rooftop

Mostly sunny though intermittent showers. Bristol temperatures 7 - 13°C

Whooper Swan
Lesser Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Goosander (on Severnside)
Red-throated Diver
Great White Egret
Yellow-legged Gull


Garden - 1 Grey Wagtail in the garden - and bathing in a bird bath today. Also 4 Feral Pigeon, 1 Jay,1 Dunnock,  10+ House Sparrow

From rooftop on Marlborough St, Eastville, 7.20-9.20 am- 1 Sparrowhawk, c20 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10+ Herring Gull, c100 Feral Pigeon, 10+ Wood Pigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c10 Magpie, c50 Jackdaw, 30+ Carrion Crow, 2 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, c200 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 50+ Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 100+ Redwing, 2 Robin, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 8 Chaffinch, 10 Greenfinch, c20 Goldfinch

Observer comments: 'It's quite easy to get up on our roof, and from up there I can see all the way to Dundry tower in one direction, and Purdown looking another way. It's great for vismigging (though Purdown's better of course). It's also good for raptors on a good day. Can sometimes see up to 7 Buzzards and 4 Sparrowhawks in the air at once.'

Stockwood Open Spaces:
1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 LTTit,  4 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch


Oldbury Power Station:
6 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard ( inc one very white individual), 92 Lapwing, 800 Dunlin, 27 Redshank, 1 Kestrel, 1Chiffchaff

Pilning Wetland:
1 f Pintail, 1 f Goosander (uncommon here - flew off towards Second Severn Crossing), Water Rail calling


04-05-19 Buzzard and Ravens, Dowlais, Clevedon-Yeo (Howard Taffs)
Dowlais - 16 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 2 Raven harrassing a Buzzard, 2 Rock Pipit

Sand Point/Bay:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, lots of LTTit including a very mobile group of 19, 1 Firecrest (lane behind the NT car park), 15+ Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush

Newton St Loe:
Whooper Swan still present at Newton Park, Top Lake (Bath Spa Uni)

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 10 Goldfinch

At the STW - 50 Pied Wagtail


Chew Valley Lake

04-11-19 Long-tailed Duck, Dam, CVL (Merv@Merv37447363)
2 Egyptian Goose, many Pochard ( one with blue nose saddle), 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 m and 2 f Goldeneye, 7 Little Egret ( to roost north Denny Island),1 Common Sandpiper

Heron's Green:
2 f Goldeneye, 2 f Goosander still, 11 Great White Egret, 1 m Water Rail, 30 Lapwing, 1 Yellow-legged Gull

1 f Goldeneye, 1 Lesser Scaup ( also seen from Stratford), 1 Red-throated Diver

2 m Water Rail, Siskin heard

3 f Goosander

Out of Avon:

Stockhill - 1 m Brambling,  30+ Crossbill

04-11-19 Crossbills, Stockhill, Somerset (Ian Loats)
Reports: Nancy Barrett, Teresa Chard, Chris Craig, Anne Crowe, William Earp, Patrick Hancock, Rob Hargreaves, Adrian Hockey, Nick Hudson, Ian Loats, Merv @Merv37447363, Andy Middleton, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs,  nslbirding,