Monday, 11 January 2021

11-01-21 Monday

Mainly overcast in Bristol but milder than in recent days; 6 - 8°C

Mandarin Duck
Golden Plover, Jack Snipe
Marsh Tit
Black Redstart
Message to all observers
If you have not already submitted all your 2020 bird records to the BOC, or added them to Birdtrack, can you please send them, preferably on a spreadsheet, to as soon as possible. This is so they can be included in the information used to produce the 2020 Avon bird report.


11-01-21 Firecrest, Clifton Down (Matt Hall)
Clifton Down:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Blackcap, at least 2 , likely 3 Firecrest (inc 1 male), 30 Redwing

11-01--21 another shot of  Firecrest, Clifton Down (Serena Sweeting)
Bishop Rd to Horfield Common:
17 Feral Pigeon, 15 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 5 Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 12 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blackcap (m), 71 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 5 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 9 Robin, 38 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 20 Goldfinch

Mallard including Mallard-based freakducks,, Feral Pigeon,  Woodpigeon , 2 Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Magpie, Jackdaw, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit,  Wren, Blackbird ( starting to contest territories)

Garden 1  - 1 Jay, 1 m Blackcap, 5 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, singing Mistle Thrush heard
Garden 2 - 2 Herring Gull, 1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Feral Pigeon, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 f Blackcap, 1 Robin, 20 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail

St Werburgh's:
1 Grey Wagtail

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Little Grebe, 1 pr Stonechat


Oldbury Power Station:
1 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 2 Water Rail, 15 Moorhen, 17 Curlew, 1 Jack Snipe- first for a few years, 1 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 4 Stonechat

Old Sodbury:
3 f Mandarin Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 6 Redwing +  3 Roe Deer 

11-01-21 female Kestrel, Latteridge (Chris Teague)


11-01--21 Black Redstart, Clevedon Pier (Howard Taffs)
Pier - female-type Black Redstart still


Somerdale - 1 pr Goosander on river

50 Golden Plover, 1 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit

11-01-21 Peregrines, St John's Church, Bath (BUPP)
Update from St John's Church - 'As I suspected, Tiercel AA has left and I believe we have a new tiercel. The falcon was also missing for a while and the newbie is a big unit, so, is it tiercel or falcon? - plain breast said tiercel. When THE falcon returned here's how it went. Watch this space.'

Newton St Loe:

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 20+ Redwing, 1 Bullfinch

Cam Brook - 1 Dipper 


Locked down  😞 - but you can still order your copy of the new book 'Birds of Chew Valley Lake' by Keith Vinicombe and John Rossetti 

Sunday book review: Birds of Chew Valley Lake by Keith Vinicombe

Reports: Dru Brooke-Taylor, John Budd, Matt Hall, Pete Harrison,  Nigel Kempson, Andy Leggatt, Andy Middleton, Tony Scott, Serena Sweeting, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Chris and David Teague, Chris Vines, BUPP