Friday, 2 December 2016

2nd Dec '16 Friday - Eider Duck


Very dull and cold today (enough to make birders moan after a run of glorious days)

Eider Duck and Common Scoter at Sand Point
Jack Snipe at Congresbury Moor
Still lots of Great White Egret in the area
Water Pipit at Chew
2-12-16 Female Eider at Sand Point (Paul Bowyer)
Bristol, Eastville Park:
Male Wigeon (in the river at Eastville Park this morning. Flew off over the frozen lake.), 10 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch,
1 Treecreeper, 1 Chiffchaff

Oldbury coast, yacht club saftie:
30 Canada Goose, 28 Wigeon, 1 Kestrel, 8 Lapwing, 18 Dunlin, 8 Curlew, 12 Redshank, 12 Redwing

Oldbury on Severn village: 
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 GS Woodpecker, by the Anchor pub saftie

Severn Beach Orchard Pools am:
2 Water Rail (very vocal here recently), 1 Cetti's Warbler

New Passage:
Skylark
2-12-16 Skylark on the beach at New Passage (Lisa Presland)

Congresbury:
A Black Redstart (at Congresbury churchyard at 1315 - perching on the gravestones)

Congresbury Moor:
Levels bird survey (extracts): 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 6 Goldcrest, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 31 Fieldfare, 136 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch.

Blind Yeo, Clevedon:
2 Great White Egret


2-12-16 One of the  two Great White Egret on the Blind Yeo at Clevedon (Jason Williams)
Sand Point:
Female Eider (close in off shore) , 4 f Common Scoter (offshore), 5 Golden Plover (over)

Keynsham Park:
1 drake Mandarin Duck, 1 Kingfisher
2-12-16 The un-ringed, fully winged, but tame Drake Mandarin at Keynsham Park, Bristol this afternoon in awful light. ISO 3500 (Lee Gardiner)

Weston Lock, Bath:
Yellow-browed Warbler (could over-winter. View from the towpath, north bank of the river, toward the island).

Stanton Wick:
2 Buzzard (1 in a field with 100+ Rooks & Crows & Jackdaws other on power pole)

Blagdon Lake:
12 Bewick's Swans, 7 Goosander, 14 Great White Egret, 25 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Stonechat

Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
3 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 3 Little Grebe.
Woodford: 
2 Stonechat (rough grass by the lodge), 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Bunting, 4 Robins, 
2 Song Thrush, 10+ Redwing (orchard) 
Herons' Green:
2 Goosander, 1 Buzzard (the white one), 5 Long-tailed Tit (pond side hedge), 1 Stonechat

2-12-16 Buzzard "The White One" at Herons' Green (Ian Stapp)

2-12-16 Long-tailed Tit at Herons' Green (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
4 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye,  1 Buzzard, 100+ Crows / Jackdaws (field apposite drive way in),  2 Song Thrush, 12+ Fieldfare (drive), 1 male Blackcap, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 30+ Chaffinch
Stratford:
7 Great White Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Pipit
Herriots:
13 Pintail, 9 Shelduck, 1 Goldeneye (male in the channel), 1 Goosander (female in the channel),  3 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 3 Reed Bunting

Reports: Paul Bowyer, Allan Chard, Lee Gardiner, Brian Gibbs, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Page, Lisa Presland, Trevor Riddle, Steven Sanins, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Mrs Trellis, Jason Williams,  blagdonlakebirds,

Thursday, 1 December 2016

1st Dec '16 Thursday - Fog

After freezing temperatures overnight again, another gloriously sunny day for most, but some stubborn patches of fog about.
1-12-16 Wren in Stoke Park (Richard Scantlebury)
Bristol:
Eastville Park:
3 Grey Heron, 1 Chiffchaff, Starling, 1 Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail
Seamills:
2 Common Sandpiper, a few Redshank and Black-headed Gull, 1 Redpoll over
Stockwood Open Space:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 6 Fieldfare, many Dunnock, 6 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch
Stockwood, Pomfrett Gardens:
1 Coal Tit on feeder
Stoke Park:
Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Black Redstart
1-12-16 Skylark on Northwick Warth (Lisa Presland)
New Passage/Northwick:
30/11/16: 1 Mute Swan, 30 Canada Goose, 7 Shelduck, 500+ Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 80 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 9 Grey Plover, 330 Lapwing, 3,000+ Dunlin, 25 Snipe, 400+ Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Little Owl, 1 Stonechat

Severn Beach:
30/11/16: 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose along the shoreline and 3 Water Rail, 1 Woodcock, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff at Orchard Pools

Almondsbury, Over Lane:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper

1-12-16 Redwing in Brinsmore Park, Yate (Dan White)
Clevedon-Yeo:
44 Mute Swan, 10 Barnacle Goose, 2 Shelduck, 140+ Wigeon, a few Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, c15 Oystercatcher, 20 Grey Plover, 25+ Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 130 Curlew, 40+ Turnstone, c300 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, c60 Redshank, 1+ Snipe, c10 Fieldfare, 3 Stonechat, 20+ Meadow Pipit

Kenn Moor:
5 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 60 Goldfinch

1-12-16 Canada Coombe near W-S-M (Adrian Hockey)
Weston-Super-Mare, Canada Coombe:
1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, lots of Redwing

Keynsham, River Chew:
1 Mandarin Duck, 3 Pheasant, 2 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 8 Moorhen, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 pairs of Rook in rookery, 1 Blackcap, 30+ Blackbird, 50+ mixed Fieldfare & Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Grey wagtail, 16 Meadow Pipit, 5 chaffinch, 30+ Goldfinch

Newton St Loe:
1 Wigeon, 1 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Nuthatch, 30 Meadow pipit

Compton Martin:
2 Collard Dove, 1 Marsh Tit

Blagdon Lake:
Fog-bound but 5 Little Egret, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk
Fishing season now over so be careful not to get locked in. For updates, keep an eye on www.blagdonlakebirds.com

Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
4 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Woodford:
5 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 3 Goosander, 1 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, mixed flock of 20+ Fieldfare and Redwing (orchard), 2 Song Thrush, 6 Robin, 2 Dunnock 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch
1-12-16 Kingfisher at Chew (Ian Stapp)
Villice:
11 Canada Goose, 30 Wigeon, 8 Shoveller, 1 Gadwall, 2 Jay
Heron's Green:
2 Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Stonechat, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch
Moreton:
6 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Grey Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Water Pipit
Stratford:
9 Great White Egret, 2 Snipe, 1 Water Pipit
Herriotts End:
3 Canada Goose, 9 Shelduck, 20+ Shoveller, 20+ Pintail, 1 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 1000+ Black-headed Gull over, 1 juv Common Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 500 Starling, 2 Grey Wagtail, 30+ Pied Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Teresa Chard, Anne Crow, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Higgy, Adrian Hockey, Alistair Fraser, Nigel Milbourne, Lisa Presland, Lois Pryce, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Dan White blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

30th Nov '16 Wednesday - Cattle Egret

Another beautiful day, but overnights were as low as -6°C

30-11-16 Aust (Rod Holbrook)
White-fronted Geese at Clevedon
Mandarin Duck at Keynsham
Bewick's Swans at Blagdon
Cattle Egret at Chew Valley Lake

30-11-16 Peregrine (Keith Williams)
Peregine at Finzels Reach with 2 Pigeon Larder
BRISTOL 
Finzels Reach:
2 Peregrine
Fishpond's Chimneys:
1 Peregrine
Stockwood Open Spaces:
2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 2 m + f  Stonechat, 10 Goldfinch,  2 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
2 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, far fewer Redwings, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Bullfinch
West Town Lane:
1 Raven, 15 Starling, 3 Redwing (feeding on apples), Coal Tit, Robin, Jay, Crow, Magpie, Jackdaw, 18 House Sparrow

30-11-16 Fieldfare at OPS (Vic Savery)
Oldbury Power Station:
4 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 78 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, over Lagoon 2 a Starling murmuration, Lots of Fieldfare, Redwing & Robin everywhere, 2 male Black Redstart, 5 Stonechat

Aust Wharf:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Lapwing in a frozen field

New Passage/Northwick:
29/11/16:
28 Canada Geese, 400+ Wigeon, 150 Teal, 1 Pintail, 7 Tufted Ducks, 2 Water Rails, 3000+ Dunlin, 20 Lapwing, 300+ Black-tailed Godwits, 140 Curlew, 50 Redshank, 2 Little Owls, 1 Stonechat

30-11-16 Long-tailed Tit at Severn Beach (Rod Holbrook)
Severn Beach:
1 Brent Goose (29/11/16), Long-tailed Tit, 9 House Sparrow at the shops
Orchard frozen pools:
3 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff

Hambrook, Bradley Brook:
1 Kingfisher, 2 Dipper

Clevedon, Dowlais Farm:
3 Eurasian White-fronted Geese (on the scrape), 100+ flock of Redwing & Fieldfare

Kenn Moor, Manmoor Bridge:
20+ Mute Swan, 47 Canada Goose, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, c.100+ Fieldfare

Yatton, Wemberham Lane:
3 Teal, 3 Cormorant, 6 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 300 Redwing, 200 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail,1 Reed Bunting.

30-11-16 Redwing at OPS (Mrs Trellis)
Bristol Airport:
33 Golden Plover

Weston-Super-Mare
Plumley Park, Worle:
2 Chiffchaff, 35 Redwing
Worlebury garden:
2 Jays, 1 male Blackcap

Keynsham duck pond:
1 Mandarin Duck yesterday and today 

Blagdon Lake:
17 Bewick's Swans, 1 ad♀ Goosander (Top End), 6 Little Egrets, 8 Great White Egrets, 1 Common Snipe (Lodge), 1 Green Sandpiper (Long Bay),
Please report any birds seen on feeders at the Lodge, sunflower hearts, and Ubley Hatchery, peanuts, to Nigel Milbourne at info@blagdonlakebirds.com

30-11-16 Water Pipit at Chew (David Hughes)
Chew Valley Lake:
25 Goosander on lake
Dam:
6 Goosander, 4 Little Grebe
Woodford:
6 Goldeneye, 9 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret (Villice), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven,
2 Meadow Pipit (slipway)
30-11-16 Song Thrush at Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Woodford car park & orchard way in:
8 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 5 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch
Heron's Green:
3 Goosander (1f), 1 Little Egret, 6 Great White Egrets, 1 Buzzard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Raven , 40+ Starlings, 1 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting
Moreton:
1 Scaup,  4 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 4 Jays ,
1 Cetti's Warbler, 8+ Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Water Pipit, 20+ Chaffinch with 3 Brambling
Stratford:
1 Cattle Egret, 4 Great White Egrets, 1 Dunlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 3 Water Pipit
Herriotts End:
8 Shelduck, 5 Pintail , 4 Goosander, 1 Water Rail, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting

30-11-16 Marsh Harrier at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Teresa Chard, Paul Francis, Peter Hazelwood, Higgy, Adrian Hockey, David Hughes, Peter Mayfield, Nigel Milbourne, Nick Page, George Rabin, Trevor Riddle, Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Mrs Trellis, Keith Williams, Paul Williams, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

29th Nov '16 Tuesday - Brambling

Another beautiful but cold day

Great White Egret at Clevedon-Blind Yeo as well as reservoirs
Golden Plover at Priddy Hill Farm
Bewick's Swans and Lesser Redpolls at Blagdon Lake
Marsh Harrier and Brambling at Chew Valley Lake

29-11-16 Golden Plover at Priddy Farm (George Stacey)

BRISTOL
Blaise Castle Hazel Brook-Stratford Mill:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 4 Nuthatch
Bristol Gorge:
1 Peregrine
Eastville Park:
Chaffinches, not seen for a long time
Stapleton, Holy Trinity:
1 Peregrine
Stockwood Open Spaces:
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 1 male Stonechat,
6 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet,, 4 male Bullfinch
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail

29-11-16 Fieldfare (Brian Thompson)
Checking out the Scrumpers at Stockwood Open Space
New Passage/Northwick:
28/11/16: 57 Canada Geese, 13 Shelduck, 500+ Wigeon, 10 Gadwall, 80 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Cormorants, 2 Water Rails, 6 Golden Plover, 30+ Grey Plover, 70 Lapwing, 40 Knot, 3000+ Dunlin, 400 Black-tailed Godwits, 100 Curlew, 50 Redshank, 2 Little Owls, 2 Ravens

Clevedon-Yeo:
2 Little Egrets, 1 Great White Egret (next to the junction with Davis Lane / Manmoor Lane, Blind Yeo)

Backwell Lake:
Usual Swans and Ducks, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail

29-11-16 Great Spotted Woodpecker at Bleadon (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon:
Allotments:
1 Sparrowhawk, 60 Starling, 20 mixed Fieldfares and Redwing, 60 mixed finches, 2 Linnets
Garden:
1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 8 Long-tailed Tits, 1 f  Reed Bunting
Levels nature reserve to weir:
1 Little Egret, 100 Lapwing, 60 Starlings feeding on flooded fields with mixed gulls and corvids,
40+ Fieldfare, 60+ Redwing in bushes
At Weir:
6 small ducks (probably Teal), 2 Curlew, 6 Redshank

Bath:
Red Admiral in garden yesterday

Newton St Loe:
4 Goosander female, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Common Gull, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Nuthatch,
1 annoying dog walker !

Paulton:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 1+ Goldcrest, 3 Long-tailed Tits, 1+ Chiffchaff, 15+ Redwings,
2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Dunnock, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch

29-11-16 Golden Plover at Priddy Farm (George Stacey)
Priddy Hill Farm fields:
many Lapwing, 500+ Golden Plover, Starlings, Fieldfare

Blagdon Lake:
16 Bewick's Swans, 4 (3 adult ♂♂)  Goosanders, 9 Little Egrets, 11 Great White Egrets, 9 Snipe, 1 ♂ Stonechat, 2 Lesser Redpolls

Chew Valley Lake to Chew Magna - BOC Walk:
2 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 14 Lapwing, 2 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull,
2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Magpie, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit,
5 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Wren, 30 Starling, 11 Blackbird, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 11 Redwing,
5 Mistle Thrush, 9 Robin, 2 Stonechat, 3 Dunnock, 12 House Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail,
6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 14 Chaffinch, 6 Linnet, 7 Goldfinch, 1 Yellowhammer

29-11-16 Great White Egrets at CVL (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake:
20+ Wrens,  10+ Robins
Dam:
3 Little Grebe
Woodford:
2 Wrens, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Robins, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch (Car park)
5 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven (calling), 30+ Redwing & Fieldfare (orchard)
Heron's Green:
10 Little Egret, 14 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk (fly over), 1 Water Rail (pond) , 
1 Snipe (pond), 1 Kingfisher (pond), 2 Wrens, 1 Robin, 2 Stonechat (pond reeds)  


29-11-16 Water Pipit on ice (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
6 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander 2m 2f, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 3 Wrens (hide), 4 Robins, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Water Pipit, 25+ Chaffinch with 2 Brambling            
Moreton /Stratford Lane:
2 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jays, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 11 Wrens, 4 Robins,
2 Stonechat (reeds)  
Stratford:
 2 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (same as Moreton), 2 Ravens, 2 Wrens,
1 Cetti's Warbler (calling)
Herriott's Bridge:
9 Shelduck, 4 Goosander 1m 3f, 2 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher,
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit (fly over)                                  


29-11-16 Peregrine at Bristol Gorge (Paul Milo Mislom)
Reports: BOC Walk, Simon Carder, Chris Craig, Nick Hawkridge, Bill Hewitt, Higgy,  Robin Lambert, Paul Milo Milsom, Steve Sanins, Richard Scantlebury, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson, Mrs Trellis, Wayne Tucker, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Monday, 28 November 2016

28th Nov '16 Monday - Velvet Scoter

Lovely day today, cold in the wind but good birding.

Great White EgretVelvet Scoter at Chew Valley Lake
Red Kite at Bleadon

28-11-16 Jack Snipe at Chew Valley (Ian Stapp)
Bristol, UWE campus Filton:
1 Kestrel

Bristol, Stockwood Open Spaces:
1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest, 
10 Fieldfare, 15+ Redwing, 5 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 25+ Goldfinch, 3 Linnet

Oldbury Power Station:
Shore & environs: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing,
50 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 14 Curlew, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven

28-11-16 Peregrine at Oldbury Power Station (Mrs Trellis)

Frampton Cotterell:
1 Kestrel

Paulton:
2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 17 Fieldfare, 50 Skylark, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Yellowhammer

Bleadon:
1 Red Kite soaring over Hellenge Hill (good for buzzards) and headed west over village in the direction of Purn Hill

Blagdon Lake:
17 Bewick's Swans, 1 1st-winter ♂ Scaup, 6 (3 adult ♂♂) Goosanders, 26 Little Egrets, 14 Great White Egrets, (Report on Cormorant seen on 11th Nov ringed in Holland on blagdonlakebirds.com)

Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Grebe
Woodford:
1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Egret, 2 Bullfinch (car park), 2 Goosander
Herons' Green:
The pond is back to normal water levels with a bit of mud around the edges.
7 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Little Grebe 1 Water Rail (pond) ,
1 Green Sandpiper (pond)), 3 Meadow Pipit (pond)1 Water Pipit (pond)),  2 Stonechat (reeds back pond) 
1 Grey Wagtail, 25+ Starlings.
28-11-16 Water Pipit (George Stacey)
Moreton:
Velvet Scoter (way out in the middle of the lake, later a bit closer in) , 6 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Ravens, 1 Stonechat (field), 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit (hide), 3 Meadow Pipit (field),  2 Water Pipit (hide)

28-11-16 2 of the 3 Velvet Scoter getting closer at Moreton  (Ian Stapp)
Stratford:
3 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 3 Jack Snipe (pond in front hide),
1 Common Snipe, 1 Cetti's Warbler.

28-11-16 Goosander at Chew (Bill Hewitt)
Herriots Bridge:
2 Shelduck, 4 Pintail (pond), 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher

Review:
2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Velvet Scoter, 12 Little Egret. 2 Great White Egret, 3 Jack Snipe,
2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Water Pipit

Now that's not bad birding.

28-11-16 Kingfisher at Chew (Bill Hewitt)

Reports: Teresa Chard, Chris Craig, Paul Francis, Patrick Hancock, Bill Hewitt, Nigel Milbourne, George Stacey,  Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, blagdonlakebirds,  
nslbirding

Sunday, 27 November 2016

27th Nov '16 Sunday - Mediterranean Gull

Misty day with low light

Black Redstart and Woodcock along Severn estuary
Mediterranean Gull at Sea Mills
Great White Egret at Bristol Airport
Goosander at Newton St Loe

27-11-16 Redwing (Lee Gardiner)
Redwing in Bristol, and in a berry bush near you
BRISTOL
Coombe Dingle Garden:
1 m Sparrowhawk having failed attack on feeder used by, Blue, Great and Coal Tit, Robin, Dunnock, 6 Chaffinch and 12 Goldfinch
Holy Trinity Stapleton:
1 Peregrine on the spire
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe

27-11-16 Black Redstart at Sharpness (Lee Gardiner)
Sharpness Docks:
3 Black Redstarts on South side of  at Gate 1

Littleton Warth:
36 Canada Goose, 9 Oystercatcher, 150 Dunlin, 6 Curlew, 10 Redshank, 40 Redwing

Aust Sewage Treatment Works:
1 Woodcock, (flushed from hedge undergrowth by the entrance gate), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven,
1 Goldcrest, 8 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Bullfinch

Pilning to Northwick, Orchard:
1 Little Owl

Sea Mills:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper

27-11-16 Dipper (Dan White)
Eating anything it could find at Frome Valley Walkway
Hambrook:
Frome Valley Walkway: 1 Dipper

Bristol Airport:
1 Great White Egret flying South East towards Chew

Sand Bay:
'Martin' , probably Sand, darting about over the sand for two hours
Weston-Super-Mare:
Old Town Quarry:
3 Redwing, 5 Mistle Thrush, all North
Worle:
250 Redwing over in 30 mins

Newton St Loe:
2 Goosander, 3 Buzzard, 4 Jay, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 50+ Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 
1 Grey Wagtail

Barrow Gurney Tanks:
10 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, c.100 Common Gull, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit

Chew Valley Lake:
Chew Valley Ringing Station:
Ringed: 3 Teal and 1 ringed here a fortnight ago recaptured, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff
Heron's Green:
Otter
1-08-16 Spotted Flycatcher and Chiffchaff (Wayne Tucker)
From summer days at Newton St Loe
Reports: Des Bowring, Paul Bowyer, Alastair Fraser, David Gibbs, Higgy, Adrain Hockey, Andrew Jordan, Duncan McLaughlin, Richard Scantlebury, Tony Scott, Gary Thorburn, Mrs Trellis, Wayne Tucker, Dan White, blagdonlakebirds, CVRSnslbirdingopsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 26 November 2016

26th Nov '16 Saturday - Woodcock

Another fine day with excellent sunsets, but autumn migration may be over

Bewick's Swans, Woodcock, Jack Snipe and Black Redstart along Severn
Purple Sandpiper at Battery Point
Scaup and Great White Egret (Blagdon also) at Chew Valley Lake


26-11-16 Water Rail (Gill Sapsed)
Breaking cover at Duchess pond
BRISTOL
Stockwood, Harrington Rd:
2 Woodpigeon, 2 Blue Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Chaffinch,
6 Goldfinch
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Water Rail (broke cover!), Moorhen, Green Woodpecker, Wrens, blackbirds, Song Thrush,
10 Redwing, Robins, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch (m & f)
Warmley Forest Park:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Moorhens, 30+ Wood Pigeons, 15 Magpies, 1 Jay, 2 Goldcrests, 6 Blue Tits,
8 Great Tits, 2 Coal Tits, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 20+ Blackbirds. 40+ Redwing, 5 Dunnocks,
1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Chaffinch, 7 Greenfinch, 60+ Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch

26-11-16 Wren (Brian Thompson)
In a Harrington Road garden
Oldbury Power Station:
1 Peregrine , Raven , 100's Fieldfare and Redwing. 1 male Black Redstart, 5 Stonechat, Redpoll

26-11-16 Redwing at Oldbury (Vic Savery)
Littleton Warth:
5 Bewick's Swans (2ad, 3juv) flew very low North calling and headed past OPS in morning
2 Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler,  400+ Starling, 60+ Fieldfare N, 200+ Redwing N

Littleton Brick Pits:
Woodcock

Northwick to Aust:
2 Water Rail, 6 Golden Plover, 30 Grey Plover, 175 Knot, 3000 Dunlin, 2 Jack Snipe, 6 Snipe,
480 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Raven, Stonechat

New Passage:
2 Little Owl

Portishead, Battery Pt:
4 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone


26-11-16 Treecreeper (Paul Milo Milsom)
From Poet's Walk, Clevedon
Kenn Moor (Claverham Grove):
3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 100+ Starling, 200+ Fieldfare/Redwing mix, 4 Stonechat

Weston-Super-Mare:
Prince Consort Gardens: Grey Wagtail

Bleadon Levels Reserve past the sewage works to the Weir:
On Flooded fields: Heron, 1 Kestrel, Oystercatcher, 40 Starling, 30+ Fieldfare wth a few Redwing
On Axe banks: Little Egret, 30+ Lapwing on Brean side, Curlew, Redshank, 20 Linnet

26-11-16 Starling at Manor Rd (Ian Stapp)
Keynsham, Manor Rd Woodland:
6 Pheasant, 2 Grey Heron (fly over), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 17 Wood Pigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker (calling), 7 Magpie, 4 Jay, 30+ Jackdaw, 45 Rooks, 7 Blue Tit, 9 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit,
4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff (calling), 2 Treecreeper, 2 Wrens, 100 + Starlings, 18 Blackbirds,
4 Fieldfare, 7 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 7 Dunnock, 35 House Sparrows (2 Groups), 2 Pied Wagtail,
12 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 22 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting        
26-11-16 Blue Tit at Manor Rd (Ian Stapp)
Marshfield:
25-11-16: The Shire Valley was flushed with winter thrush this morning particularly Redwing but plenty of Fieldfare, 1 Common Snipe and 12 Mallard at Lower Pond, West Littleton, c.200 Corn Bunting and 1 Reed Bunting by Rushmead Farm

Batheaston:
59 Canada Geese, 2 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 13 Snipe, 3 Goldcrest, 7 Redwing, 15 Pied Wagtail

Bath, Oldfield Park Garden:
1 male Blackcap, 2 Coal Tits and the usual Tits, Dunnocks and Sparrows.

Blagdon Lake:
14 Little Egrets, 10 Great White Egrets, 29 Lapwings

26-11-16 Stonechat from Kenn Moor (Higgy)
Chew Valley Lake:
1 Little Egret, 3 Great White Egret to roost
Chew Valley Community Farm:
1 Kestrel, Numerous Tits, 12 Blackbird, 20 Fieldfare, 4 Robin, 50+ mixed Finches, 50+ Linnets
Moreton:
3 Scaup 
Chew Valley Ringing Station:
3 new Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Blackbird, 1 Robin (not seen since Jul-Nov '15)

Reports: Rich Andrews, John Barnett, Rob Capel, Anthony Cook, Mark Dadds, Brian Edge, Peter Hazelwood, William Hewitt, Higgy, Nigel Milbourne, Dave Nicholson, Chris Perry, Gill Sapsed, Vic Savery, Ian Stapp, Thomas Weston, Brian Thompson, Mrs Trellis, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBSOG

Friday, 25 November 2016

25th Nov '16 Friday - Gannet

A lot nicer day today, very cold in wind but warm in sun & still beautiful colour in the leaves

Mandarin Duck, Marsh Harrier and Black Redstart at Oldbury Power Station
White-fronted Geese and Little Owl at New Passage
Gannet at Locking Road, Weston-Super-Mare
Bewick's SwansGreat White Egrets and Water Pipits on the reservoirs

25-11-16 Redwing (Rod Holbrook)
BRISTOL
Henleaze:
Fieldfare in garden
Stoke Park:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, Goldcrest, Stonechat, Meadow pipit, pair Bullfinch
Stockwood Open Spaces:
2 Green Woodpecker, 15 Blackbird, 10 Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, 30+ Goldfinch, 2 Linnet,
2 Reed Bunting

25-11-16 Reed Bunting at Oldbury (Mrs Trellis)
Oldbury Power Station:
1 Mandarin Duck, 97 Wigeon, 1 ad fem Marsh Harrier (downriver at 2pm), 120 Lapwing,
1200+ Dunlin, 25 Curlew, 30 Redshank, 1 Kestrel, 85 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing,
1 male Black Redstart, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

Aust Wharf:
300+ Lapwing flew in

New Passage/Northwick:
4 White-fronted Geese flying over, 1 Sparrowhawk chasing 1000+ Starlings, 2 Buzzards,
1 Kenny Kestrel, Waders galore, 2 Little Owl. 2 Grey Wagtail

25-11-16 Black Redstart at Clevedon (Vic Savery)
Clevedon:
2 Black Redstart

Yatton, Wemberham Lane:
2 Heron, 1 Peregrine, 4 Skylark, 60 Fieldfare, 120 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail

Weston-Super-Mare - Locking Road:
1 Gannet (Rob Purveur) landed to sit with gulls on a rooftop just off Locking Road  at 10:26am

Barrow Tank 2:
15 flyover Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe

Blagdon Lake:
16 Bewick's Swans, 20 Little Egrets, 8 Great White Egrets

25-11-16 Great White Egret at Herriotts End (Allan Chard)
Chew Valley Lake:
1 1st-w male Scaup, 2 Black-necked Grebes, 13 Little Egrets, 57 Lapwings, 1 Dunlin, 3 RavensDenny Island:
11 Goosander (4 m 7 f), 9 Goldeneye, 60+ Lapwing
Woodford:
1 Raven, 2 Meadow Pipit (slipway)
Heron's Green:
10 Canada Goose (pond), 2 Little Egret (bay), 4 Little Egret (wet field), 2 Great White Egret (wet field),
4 Little Grebe, 16 Lapwing (wet field), 1 Snipe, 100+ Corvids, 100+ Starlings, 1 Stonechat,
4 Meadow Pipit
Moreton:
1 Scaup (f), 1 Water Rail, 1 Tawny Owl (trees cottage), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker (cottage),
1 Coal Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 6+ Fieldfare (drive), 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit, 20+ Chaffinch
Stratford:
1 Water Pipit
Herriotts End:
6 Shelduck, 1 Pintail, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher,
1 Reed Bunting

25-11-16 Water Pipit at Moreton  (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Allan Chard, Teresa Chard, Geoff Daniels, Lee Gardiner, Peter Hazelwood, Lisegirl, Nigel Milbourne, Robert Purveur, Trevor Riddle, Vic Savery, Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Keith Vinicombe, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds