Sunday, 20 February 2022

20-02-22 Sunday - Yellow-browed Warbler

Storm force wind and lashing rain with a high of 12°C

Photographs needed for the 2021 ABR - see note at the bottom

Yellow-browed Warbler
Purple Sandpiper
Penduline Tit, Barn Owl


Brislington, Wick Rd:
2 Buzzard

Coombe Dingle:
1 Kingfisher (f)

Southmead Swimming Lake - WeBS:
Mallard, Moorhen, Herring Gull


New Passage/Northwick:
110 Curlew

Severn Beach:
70+ Kittiwake, 10 Common Gull, 2 Fulmar, 
20-02-22 Sparrowhawk Yate (Chris Teague)
Yate - garden:

1 Sparrowhawk

Itchington - garden:
Stock Dove, 2 Coal Tit, good numbers of Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tit

20-02-22 Purple Sandpiper Battery Point (Mike Prior)
Portishead, Sea Front and Battery Point:

25 Canada Goose, Mute Swan, 25 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard (m), 2 Shelduck, Woodpigeon, Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 9 Purple Sandpiper, 30 Black-headed Gull, Jackdaw, House Sparrow, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting
20-02-2022 Yellow-browed Warbler WsM (Paul Gregory - from a few weeks ago)
 - private garden: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail
- Disuesed Airfield: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Penduline Tit


Downend - garden:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Wren, 1 Grey Wagtail, 

1 Grey Heron - garden pond
20-02-22 Grey Heron Keynsham (Andrew Harrison)
Keynsham - Community Woods:

16 Woodpigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 9 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Rook, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 8+ Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 10 Blackbird, 14 Redwing, 10 Robin, 10 House Sparrow, 6 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch


Blagdon Lake:
3 Great White Egret

Chew Valley Lake
Fieldfare - good numbers up the track, 1 Song Thrush

Heron's Green:
1 Mediterranean Gull - ad hood half filled in.

3 Scaup, 8 Goldeneye

3 Scaup, 15 Snipe

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Mediterranean Gull - ad, Black-headed Gull, 

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Di Bunniss, Karle Burford, Stuart Cossey, Adam Cross, Ian Dickie, Lee Gardiner, Chris Hall, Andrew Harrison, Nick Hawkridge, Mark Hynam, Tim Jukes, Mike Prior, Dean Reeves, Vic Savery, Gary Thoburn, 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 Harvey Rose using 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 increase our total if enough photos of publishable quality are received.