Friday, 29 November 2019

29-11-19 Friday - Great Northern Diver

Sunny today, though colder than recent days. Bristol temperatures 4 - 8 °C

Long-tailed DuckGreat Northern Diver, Black-throated Diver still at Barrow Tanks
Scaup, Scoter
Short-eared Owl
Marsh Tit
Black Redstart

29-11-19  Great Northern Diver, Barrow no 3 Tank (Allan Chard)

29-11-19 Long-tailed Duck, Barrow no 3 Tank (Allan Chard)

Garden - 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail

Eastville Park:
6 Mute Swan, c60 Mallard, 1 f Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 7 Moorhen, c120 Black-headed Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Stock Dove, 1 f Tawny Owl, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, c40 Starling, 1 Song Thrush ( singing), 2 Dipper, c30+ House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, c20 Goldfinch

Duchess Lake, Stoke Park:
7 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 2 Coot, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Raven, 1 Starling, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 f Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch


Oldbury Power Station:
Black Redstart still present at OPS this morning, a female and a juvenile male together. Adult male on the building nearby and probably a different adult male on the roof of the towers, so there could be 4 individuals present. 209 Pied Wagtail coming in to roost on the buildings at dusk.

Pillhead Gout over high tide - 3 Shelduck, 53 Wigeon, 19 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 49 Curlew, 650 Dunlin, 23 Redshank, 2 Stonechat 

Cribbs Causeway M5 junc:
1 Barn Owl - flew over


29-11-19 Short-eared Owl, Clevedon - Yeo (Howard Taffs)
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Raven, 1 Stonechat

Sand Point/Bay:
1 f Scoter, 1 pr Goosander, 1 Merlin,  20 Redwing

29-11-19 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Banwell (John Thorogood)
Winthill garden - 3 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Nuthatch  1 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch 


29-11-19 Bath Pergrines have an unexpected night-time visitor (BUPP)
Oldfield Park garden - Firecrest (1st in 45 years)

Southgate shopping centre- c 250 Pied Wagtail roosting in tree with tear-drop lights last night


Black-throated and Great Northern Diver, Barrow no 3 Tank (Malcolm Taylor)

29-11-19 Great Northern Diver, Barrow no 3 Tank (Martin East)
{Appears to have some fishing line around its beak,
but seen by one observer to swallow a small fish without apparent problem)
Barrow Tanks:
Long-tailed Duck, juv Great Northern Diver, juv Black-throated Diver  all still present
Also 4 Goldeneye, 10 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Raven, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven

As yesterday, many more photos on our Twitter feed (see sidebar)

29-11-2019 hybrid Aythya BL (Nige Milbourne)
Blagdon Lake:
2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Shoveler, 34 Teal, 1 hybrid Aythya (f) - "I'll go back in the morning, for another look", 1 Great White Egret, 2 Water Rail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (f)

Chew Valley Lake

29-11-19 Goldeneye, Dam, CVL (George Stacey)
8 Shelduck, 1 Pintail, 1 Green-winged Teal  (Herriott's Pool), 4 f Scaup, 8 Goldeneye,  1 pr Goosander, 1 Buzzard

Bittern trail:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, small flocks of Long-tailed Tit and Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

29-11-19 Blue Tit, Bittern Trail, CVL (George Stacey)
Reports:  Nancy Barrett, Allan Chard, Anthony Cook, Geoff Dicker,  Martin East, Trevor Ford, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, Rob Laughton, Andy Middleton, Richard Scantlebury, George Stacey,  Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Bri Thompson,John Thorogood,  Keith Vinicombe, Paul Williams, BUPP, opsbirding blagdonlakebirds