Monday, 1 March 2021

01-03-21 Monday - Snow Bunting

Overcast early on, clearing later. Neither as cold nor as warm as in recent days. Bristol temperatures rose to 10 °C

Grey Partridge 
Slavonian  Grebe 
Jack Snipe
Marsh Harrier, Red Kite
Barn Owl
Siskin, Snow Bunting

01-03-21 Mute Swan, Herriott's Bridge, CVL (Lucy Masters)

Closure of coast path affecting New Passage and Pilning Wetlands - see below


Blaise Estate:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 4 Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 7 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 5 Blackbird, 6 Robin

Garden - 4 Feral Pigeon, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 7+ House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail

rooftop - 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 3 Raven, 1 f Blackcap 

Eastville Park:
20 Canada Goose, 1 m Bullfinch 

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond: 
5 Canada Goose, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 m Reed Bunting 

St Andrew's Park:
5 Redwing, 25 Goldfinch

St Werburgh's Road:
1 Grey Wagtail

Boiling Wells Lane:
1 Goldcrest

01-03-21 Grey Wagtail, Westbury Wildlife Park (Gareth Ronson)


Oldbury Power Station:
1 Greylag Goose, 19 shelduck, 111 Wigeon, 14 Teal, 2 Water Rail, 239 Curlew, 1 Grey Plover, 47 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 58 Redshank, 2 Little Grebe, 1 m Marsh Harrier heading NE ( same as at Littleton below?), 2 Buzzard, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 100 Starling, 55 Redwing 

01-03-21 male Marsh Harrier, Littleton ( Matt Plenty)
Littleton Warth:
1 m Marsh Harrier heading NE (same as at OPS above?)

01-03-21 Photos you don't want to see: New Passage - Pilning Wetlands (Paul Bowerman)

New Passage, Northwick Warth, Pilning Wetlands:
Footpath to access Pilning Wetlands from New Passage has been closed as part of a long-term project to raise the height of the sea wall in various places between Aust and Avonmouth. 
Closure could last for several months.

Frampton Cotterell:
2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Starling, 3 Song Thrush, 9 Redwing, 90 Linnet

Ridge Woods - 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker ( at least 2 of them heard drumming), 13 Magpie in one tree, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper 

Red Kite

Cricket Club - gathering of 32 Pied Wagtail 

Garden-  3 Buzzard over, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit ( after absence of several weeks), 1 m Blackcap, 1m 3f Siskin 


01-03-21 Sparrowhawk making a mess on the lawn, Portishead
 (Jane Cumming- taken  through her window)

Parish Wharf N.R. - 1 pr Little Grebe, 1 Barn Owl ( early morning)

01-03-21 Goosander, Clevedon-Yeo (Howard Taffs)
10 Goosander, 26 Turnstone (Blackstone rocks), 1 Chiffchaff 

Sand Point/Bay:
3 Jack Snipe, 1 Snow Bunting heading north, high and calling, at 7:15a.m.

4 Grey Partridge1 Stock Dove, 1 Buzzard

Uphill and Bleadon Levels:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, Kingfishers, Stonechats plus 1 Hare


1 Barn Owl (hunting south side of A37 between 17.00 and 17.45)


Chew Valley Lake

Heron's Green:
2 Slavonian  Grebe, 1 Red Kite

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Di Bunniss, Ken Carruthers, Alan Daniells, Sean Davies, Barry Dursley, Ollie Fournier,  Paul Gregory, Mike Jackson, Andy Leggatt, Lucy Masters, Andy Middleton, Michael Moxon, Dave Nicholson, Jean Oliver,  Matt Plenty, Gareth Ronson, Rosemary Setter, Larry Sweetland,  Howard Taffs, Wayne and Lauren Tucker, Penny Wills