Thursday, 2 January 2020

02-01-20 Thursday - Garganey

Temp 7 to 11°C. A dull grey day

Garganey, Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Black-throated and Great Northern Diver
Black-necked Grebe
Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull
Ring-necked Parakeet
Black Redstart

2-1-20 Garganey at Portbury Wharf (Chris Stone)

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), NO Tits, 2 Jay, 15 Magpie, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 1 Song Thrush (singing), 2 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail

2-1-20 Ring-necked Parakeet, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
Mediterranean Gull, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet

St Andrews:
Raven calling


Oldbury Power Station:
1 Blackcap, 27 Skylark, 1 House Sparrow by Oldbury Pill sluice

Severnside, 1st:
34 Canada Geese, 24 Shelduck, 18 Shoveler, 24 Gadwall, 300 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 150 Teal, 1 drake Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2+ Water Rails, 150 Lapwing, 80 Curlew, 30 Turnstone, 14 Snipe, 1100 Dunlin, 2 Stonechat

2 Raven calling


Portbury Wharf:
1 1st winter male Garganey

2-1-20 Black Redstart, Clevedon Pier (Brian Thompson)
50 Lapwing, 14 Turnstone, 180 BH Gull, 1 Black Redstart and Rock Pipit (Clevedon Pier)


Bath City Farm:
Ring-necked Parakeet

Newton St Loe:
Whooper Swan


Barrow Tanks:
Long-tailed Duck on 2, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow-legged Gull

Blagdon Lake, 1st:
Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, 7 Pintail, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail, Moorhen, Coot, BH Gull, Common Gull, GBB Gull, Herring Gull, LBB Gull, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, 7 Tawny Owl calling, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Wren, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Starling, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Redwing, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Goldfinch

2-1-20 Great White Egret, CVL (Allan Chard)
Chew Valley Lake:
15 Scaup (10f, 5m, Moreton), 7 Goosander, 1 Black-necked Grebe (Moreton), 7 Great White Egret (HG), 6 Little Egret (HG), Siskin heard Moreton

104 species were recorded in Avon yesterday. The notable missing resident species from the list were Egyptian Goose, Oystercatcher, Dipper, Linnet and Siskin

215 species were recorded in Avon on Birdtrack in 2019, eBird may bring more

Look out for reviews of the year from the Avon bird sites

2019 Bird Records

If anyone has any bird records they haven't already sent to the blog team, or BOC, or entered into Birdtrack or eBird, can they please send them to before the end of January so they may be included in the 2019 Avon Bird Report. Ideally records should be on a spreadsheet,  and show at least the species, the number of individuals, the date seen (dd/mm/yyyy) and the site.

Reports: Allan Chard, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Stephen Curtis, Andy Davis, Alastair Fraser, Markas Gilmartin, Peter Hazelwood, Caroline Maudsley, Carol Rushton, Chris Stone, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Brian Thompson, Mike Williams, blagdonlakebirds, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds