Wednesday, 13 January 2021

13-01-21 Wednesday - Red Kite

Mild with some rain, dull again, with a fresher wind,  10°C 

Message to all observers
If you have not already submitted all your 2020 bird records to the BOC, or added them to Bird Track, 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.

Red Kite


Blaise Estate:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch - heard, 7 Blackbird, 3 Robin

City Docks, Bonded Storage 'A' Bond':
2 Peregrine

Clifton Down, Zoo Bank:
2 Firecrest

Stockwood - garden:
1 Sparrowhawk - escorted from the garden by a flock of Starling

St Werburgh's:
Woodpigeon, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Robin, Grey Wagtail - usual spot, Pied Wagtail - Watercress Farm, Goldfinch


13-01-21 Greenfinch NP-NW (Lisa Presland)
New Passage/Northwick:

4+ Greenfinch, Goldfinch

Coalpit Heath:
2 Collared Dove, 35 Jackdaw,  1 Blackbird - full song, c. 35 Fieldfare, c. 25 Redwing, 5 Robin - singing, 12 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch

3 Collared Dove, Redpoll on the feeders - a short video.


13-01-21 Herring Gull Cl-Y (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon-Yeo - Dowlais:

Very quiet after a helicopter had apparently flushed everything ; 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 12 Turnstone 100 Dunlin, 5 Redshank, Herring Gull - 'paddling for worms


1 Red Kite - drifted off to NE, 1 Raven, 80 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chaffinch, 20 Goldfinch

All locked down

Message to all photographers 
As editor on the Avon Bird Report I am asking for photos for the next edition. I would welcome any bird shots taken in Avon in 2020 for possible publication in the next Report. In the first instance low resolution versions are OK. Please send to the following e-mail account: I look forward to seeing your photos. Harvey Rose

Reports: Di Bunniss, Heather England, Patrick Hancock, Pete Harrison, Mike Jackson, Lisa Presland, Gary Stone, Howard Taffs, Bri Thompson