Saturday, 6 November 2021

06-11-21 Saturday - Black Brant

Overcast with occasional spitting rain.  A fresh SW wind but it felt fairly mild at 13°C.

Black Brant
Cattle Egrets
Bearded Tits
Black Redstart

What a contrast in size!  Great White and Little Egret at Stratford Hide, Chew (Antony Bridges)


Eastville Park:
Vismig to north and west:-  c.1000 mixed Fieldfare and Redwing

Hotwells, the Floating Harbour:
Great Black-backed Gull

Stoke Park - inc Duchess Pond:
2 Firecrest (Pale Plantation)


Oldbury Power Station:
Vismig 8-10 a.m., birds to ENE:  230 Woodpigeon (flock of 110 over high), 8 Lapwing, 5 Snipe. 1 Skylark,
1040 Fieldfare (flocks to 140), 360 Redwing, only 40 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Hawfinch (9:50 a.m,),  3 Siskin, 6 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch,  115 Starling,


Clevedon pier:
Black Redstart

Kingston Seymour:
Steady movement of Fieldfares and Redwings over the cafe.

Sand Point/Bay:
5 Grey Plover, 3 Knot, 10 Skylark. 1400 Fieldfare (may have roosted locally), 100 Redwing, 100 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling, 20 Siskin.

North Worle:
Big movement of winter thrushes: c.1,050 Fieldfare and 150 Redwing.

Black Brant  (seen from Brean Down)

Uphill - WeBS count:
577 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 26 Mallard, 133 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 125 Oystercatcher, 170+ Lapwing, 4 Curlew, 65+ Dunlin, 230 Redshank, 300 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 3 LBB Gull, Skylark, 2 probable Fieldfare (over south), large flocks of Starlings and corvids.

no reports

Cattle Egrets at Stratford Hide at Chew (Antony Bridges)


Blagdon Lake:
Canada Goose flock, 3 Egyptian Goose, 3 Pintail, 24 Goldeneye, 18 Lapwing, flock of Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret, Redwings, Siskin heard, 1 Redpoll (and an Otter), 

Chew Valley Lake

Bearded Tit at Stratford (Raoul Chandrasakera)

7+ Goldeneye, 4 Lapwing, 1-2 Snipe, 18 Cattle Egret. 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 m. Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Bearded Tit.

Kingfisher at Stratford Hide at Chew (Antony Bridges)
Herriott's Bridge:
Lesser Black-backed Gull, one adult of the intermedius race (on pool).
34 Cattle Egret (to roost at the back of the pool), 3 Great White Egret (to roost), 1 Little Egret (to roost), 1 m. Marsh Harrier,

Reports:  Antony Bridges, Jane Cumming, Andy Davis, Adrian Dutt, Paul Gregory, Matt Hull, Paul Marshall, Serena Sweeting, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingTBOSG


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