Saturday, 15 January 2022

15-01-22 Saturday - Merlin

Temperature 4-7°C, sunny intervals and light winds.

Long-tailed Duck
Penduline Tit


Henbury (Golf course):
2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail

Clifton (Garden):
1 Black Redstart


Oldbury Power Station:
1 Robin, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 4 Bullfinch

Aust Warth:
c.15 Mallard, c.50 Wigeon, 1 Curlew, 2 Stonechat, flock c.20 Goldfinch, 4 Reed Bunting.

Aust Services:
c.30 Pied Wagtail (getting ready to roost...)

15-01-22 Pintail, Severnside (Brian Lancastle)


40 Greylag Goose, 7 Pintail, 1 Pochard, 360 Lapwing, 400 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Knot, 100 Dunlin, 2 Peregrine

Hawkesbury Common:
7 Pheasant, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Raven, 11 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 40 Goldfinch

Yate Common:
1 Great-spotted Woodpecker

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Jay, 4 Bullfinch (2m + 2f)


Portbury Wharf:
1 Barn Owl

Clevedon Pier:
1 Black Redstart

4 Goosander, 1 Common Sandpiper

Backwell Lake:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush

16 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 100 Teal, 50 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 3 Linnet

3 Penduline Tit


Marshfield (Down Road):
1 Merlin (through the Finch flock)

15-01-22 Bullfinch, Twerton (NSLBirding)

15-01-22 Greenfinch, Twerton (NSLBirding)

1 Tawny Owl (calling at 1400hrs)


1 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch

Bath (garden):
1 Blackcap
15-01-22 Blackcap, Twerton (NSLBirding)

25 Black-headed Gull, 35 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 120 Starling, 7 Blackbird, 11 Redwing, 1 Meadow Pipit


15-01-22 Long-tailed Duck, Barrow (Bri Thompson)

Barrow Tanks:

1 Long-tailed Duck

Heron's Green:
1 Barn Owl

Reports: Anthony, Rich Andrews, Peter Bryant, David Campbell, Paul Chapman, Pete Coslet, Alan Daniels, Rob Emery, Patrick Hancock, Robin Lambert, Brian Lancastle, Brian Martin, Lois Pryce, Gill Roberts, Bri Thompson

Avon Bird Report for 2021 -- Photographs

We are beginning work on the next Avon Bird Report and one item is the photographs.  So we would welcome any bird photos taken within the Avon boundary in 2021. Most photos are published in 'landscape' format but not all, in particular the cover photo needs to be in 'portrait' format and here we need a 'stunning' shot possibly of a fairly common bird (or birds) in situ -- we had a rare species last year.  Please send files to me using my ABR mail address:

This is not critical but in the first instance lowish resolution versions are preferred. We do need basic details about where and when the photos were taken.  We usually publish about 30 shots, some other Reports publish many more, but we could only up our total if enough photos of publishable quality are received.

Harvey  Rose  (Editor, ABR)