Thursday, 14 January 2021

14-01-21 - Thursday - Goosanders

Sunshine at last!  Another wet morning but clearing around noon to a fine afternoon with high cloud and a moderate NW wind.  Quite mild - 10°C.

Goosanders and Peregrines were the best birds on a quiet day
Goosander on the Congresbury Yeo (Nigel Kendall)

2 Woodpigeon, 52 Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull, Peregrine (flying north at 15.15), Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit (courtship), 18 Starling, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch.

Cumberland Basin:
10 Black-headed Gull, 1 Peregrine, 2 Redwing.

One of the Bristol Peregrines (Ian Loats)
Narroways Millennium Green (St Werburghs):
Feral Pigeon, Woodpigeon, Herring Gull, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin.

Dipper, Grey Wagtail.


Great Spotted Woodpecker at Itchington (Heather England)

Itchington - garden highlights:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker



Redcliffe Bay:  Peregrine soaring high, also a Kestrel.

High Street:  Sparrowhawk.

Boating lake:  35 Canada Goose, "George" the Greylag Goose, 6 Mute Swan, 135+ Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 6 Moorhen, 1 Curlew (on the beach), 130+ BH Gull, Pied Wagtails.

Waders at Dowlaid: Lapwings, Redshanks, and that looks like a Dunlin  towards the left (Nigel Kendall)


Tesco's car park: singing Mistle Thrush - a harbinger of spring.

Blind Yeo:  8 Goosander (1 m.)

Dowlais: 31 Lapwing, 22 Redshank. Dunlin. 

Goosander on the Blind Yeo (Mark Savage)
Strawberry Line, Yatton:
1 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 3 Stonechat


Dipper on the Cam Brook.

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:  Jane Cumming, Heather England, Alastair Fraser, Pete Harrison, Nigel Kendall, Andy Leggatt, John Lewis, Ian Loats, Trevor Riddle, Mark Savage.