Thursday, 19 December 2019

19-12-19 Thursday - Bearded Tit

Temp 12 to 9°C. The temperature dropped today and the rain came again, 1/2 inch of it

Whooper Swan
Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver
Marsh Tit
Bearded Tit

19-12-19 Blackbird, Newton St Loe (NSL-birding)
Unusual to be able to post an ordinary Blackbird photo on the blog

Two Stoke Bishop gardens:
1) - 1 m Green Woodpecker, 1 f Blackcap
2) - 4 Blackcap

Bishopston Garden:
5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackcap (f).


New Passage:
Coal Tit, Blues and Greats in large numbers and 20 Goldfinch on the feeders


19-12-19 Little Egret on the Moors (Higgy)
Kenn Moor:
49 Mute Swan (Mainly Airfield), 4 Little Grebe (2 on River Kenn/Manmoor + 2 on Black Ditch), 6 Little Egret, 100 Starling (3 flocks 50/30/20 across moor), 20 Fieldfare, 1 m Stonechat

Yatton, Wemberham Lane:
800+ Lapwing over the motorway and into fields near Puxton, 1 Kestrel, 40 Fieldfare, 70 Redwing

Nailsea/Tickenham Moor:
1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 20 Starling


19-12-19 Blackcap in Bath garden (Glen Maddison)
Bath, Centre garden:
A belligerent male Blackcap has taken up residence and drives everything away!

19-12-19 Whooper Swan on Newton Park Lake (NSL-birding)
Now here 57 days
Newton St Loe:
8 Mute Swan(all on top Lake, residents trying  to chase of visitors), 1 Whooper Swan 57th Day,
8 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 60+ Common Gull, 10 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Raven, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 432 Starling, 15+ Redwing, 20 Meadow Pipit, 5 Greenfinch

Midford cycle track:
1 Raven, 1 Marsh Tit plus a Little Grebe at Tucking Mill


Barrow Tank 3:
Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver

19-12-2019 Otter CVL - it might have been raining! (Martyn Hayes)
Chew Valley Lake:
2 Bearded Tit (f&m) - Otter too

Reports: Simon Harris, Nick Hawkridge, Martyn Hayes, Higgy, Lisegirl, Glen Maddison, Phil Quinn, Trevor Riddle, Bri Thompson ROger White: blagdonlakebirds, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds