A cold, frosty start to a fine day with a little high cloud and a cool light wind. Dry, but lots of ice and mud underfoot. Temp not much above freezing.
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|Buzzard at Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)|
Oldbury Power Station:
3 Jack Snipe, 4 Snipe, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven, plenty of Redwing, 4 Stonechat, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 f Snow Bunting.
Chipping Sodbury (Common, golf course, the Ridings):
31 Little Egret came in to roost.
|Redwing in Keynsham (Ian Stapp)|
50 Golden Plover with a few Lapwing, 6 Skylark, 40 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 1 Stonechat, 8 Linnet, Corn Bunting.
Kingfisher on village pond.
7 Pheasant, 7 Stock Dove, 12 Woodpigeon, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 140 Skylark, 20 Redwing, 15 House Sparrow, 20 Meadow Pipit, 6 Chaffinch, 20 Yellowhammer.
|31-12-20 Great Northern Diver, Barrow Tanks (Gary Thoburn)|
|Bittern at Chew (Simon Isgar)|
9 Cattle Egret and 3 Little Egret along Bickford Lane (Chew to Blagdon), 2 Cattle Egret flying along the R.Chew at Chew Magna at 4 p.m.
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing.
3 Goosander flew past - one drake.
1 f. Scaup, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Common Gull, 3 Great White Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Stonechat, 3 Pied Wagtail.
|Great Spotted Woodpecker at Moreton (Ian Stapp)|
6 Goldeneye, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 3+ Snipe, 1 f. Marsh Harrier, 3 Bearded Tit.
11 Shelduck, Pochard, 8+ Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail (calling). 1 Bittern, Common Gulls, 2 GBB Gull, 3 Great White Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 m. Marsh Harrier, 2 Cetti's Warbler (calling), 8+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, Siskin heard calling overhead.
|Two Slavonian Grebes at Chew (Simon Isgar)|