Wednesday, 10 March 2021

10-03-21 Wednesday

Temp 6 to 12°C. Rain not as heavy as forecast but a dull day without any sun 

Cattle Egret


10-3-21 Firecrest, Clifton Down (Gareth Jones)
Clifton Down

Peregrine, Firecrest, Treecreeper


10-3-21 Wigeon, West Littleton (John Barnett)
Marshfield, West Littleton:
1 Wigeon - patch record


10-3-21 Sparrowhawk on way to Dowlais (Howard Taffs)

12 Shoveler, 8 Teal, 10 Lapwing, 3 Snipe,  1 Sparrowhawk

Backwell Lake - pm:
9 Canada Goose, 34 Mute Swan, 2 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, Water Rail heard, 3 Coot, 2 Herring Gull on neighbouring field but no gulls roosting at Lake, 2 Cormorant, 7 Little Egret in roost but later 7 flying over Nailsea towards roost, Raven, Cetti’s Warbler heard, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch


Willsbridge Mill:
Sparrowhawk, Treecreeper, Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, Grey Wagtail

Bath, Walcott St, Twerton:
1 Green Woodpecker, 12 Redwing

Newton St Loe:
White-tailed Eagle passed over NSL a couple of times in the last few days, now in Longleat area

The last three mornings (up to yesterday) were clear cold weather: at around 6 am we woke up to the chattering of Redwings emerging from roost in Ivy-covered trees around the edges of garden and adjoining fields. They dispersed some ½ hour later. How many? Difficult to say as they scattered in all directions, maybe 200+

5 days ago a Dipper singing in the Cam stream at Cameley Mill – the furthest up the stream I’ve noticed them.

Yesterday a fine adult male Sparrowhawk had a near-miss, almost flew into me as I was topping up the garden feeders then it landed in an apple tree about four metres away.


Chew Valley Lake:

Herons Green Bay:

16 Cattle Egret 

Reports: John Barnett, Paul Francis, Rob Hargreaves, Gareth Jones, Robin Martin, Bob Medland, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG