Tuesday, 21 November 2017

21st November '17 Tuesday - Grey Partridge

Overcast and a bit murky but very mild at 15C.  Light wind.

Hawfinch still at Villice Lane, Chew
Firecrest at the Blaise Estate 
Grey Partridge - most unusual record of 10 at Clevedon-Yeo
Coast-watchers are clocking up some good numbers of Dunlin, Lapwing and Redshank now.

Portrait of a Jackdaw at Chew (Ian Stapp)

BRISTOL

Blaise Estate:
1 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest (William Earp).

Goldcrest in Eastville Park, where Firecrest refused to appear today
(Brian Thompson)
Eastville Park:
1 Goldcrest.

Kingswood:
Raven flying over.


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Water Rail (on the lake, in the far left corner). c. 800 Dunlin, c. 120 Lapwing, 1 Rock Pipit (at the yacht club).


NORTH SOMERSET:

Portishead:
1 male Blackcap in my garden today, 10 days since the last one (a female).  Are they still arriving?

Clevedon-Yeo:
80 Canada Goose, 255 Shelduck, 280 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 2 Pintail, 9 Shoveler, 10 Grey Partridge (Blake’s Pools), 4 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail. 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 275 Lapwing, 2250 Dunlin, 12 Common Snipe, 230 Curlew, 515 Redshank, 19 Turnstone. 21 Skylark, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 35 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 4 Stonechat, 100 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 5 Bullfinch.

Yatton/Kingston Seymour:
1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 (!) Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 10 Redwing, 25 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Raven.
A mixed flock of gulls, corvids and Starlings about 500 strong.

East Harptree:
33 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 4 Jay, 4 Raven, 8 Goldcrest, 60 Starling, 26 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 3 Bullfinch.

Uphill:  (WeBS count)
19 Mute Swan, 375 Shelduck, 22 Wigeon, 47 Teal, 25 Mallard. 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe. 113 Oystercatcher, 200 Lapwing, 1775 Dunlin, 17 Curlew, 324 Redshank.

Sparrowhawk at Bleadon (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon:
1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
3000 Starling in a murmuration on Down Road.

Keynsham (ST6567):
7 Herring Gull, 1 Coal Tit, 11 Starling, 10 Goldfinch.

Marksbury:
2 Buzzard, 200 Woodpigeon, 100 Carrion Crow.

Paulton:
1 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Moorhen, 23 Pied Wagtail, 9 Redwing, 4 Goldfinch.
(Sewage treatment works) 13 Meadow Pipit, 11 Pied Wagtail.



Teal and Wigeon at Chew (Bob Brewer)
RESERVOIRS:

Blagdon Lake:
78 Mute Swan, 13 Pintail, 4 Goldeneye (1 m.), 2 Great White Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker.

Chew Valley Lake:

Dam:
1 Long-tailed Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6+ Redwing.

Bittern Trail:
1 Goldeneye,  Goldcrests, Fieldfares.

Woodford:
3 G BB Gull, 30+ Redwing and Fieldfare, 10+ Long-tailed Tit.

Villice:
1 Kestrel, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Hawfinch, 4 Bullfinch.

Pair of Goosanders at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:
2 Pintail, 5 Goosander, 4 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 50 Lapwing, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 25 Redwing.

Moreton:
7 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 18 Great White Egret, 26 Lapwing, 2 G BB Gull, 3 Water Pipit, 20+ Redwing and Fieldfare, 2 Jay, 1 Raven.

Pair of Goldeneye (Robert Hargreaves)
Stratford:
2 Shelduck, 5 Goldeneye (1 m.), 7 Goosander (1 m.), 14 Pheasant, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 300 Common Gull, 500 Starling, 30 Pied Wagtail.

Great White Egret and Pintails (Robert Hargreaves)
Herriott's Bridge:
6 Shelduck, 15 Teal, 25 Pintail, 77 Shoveler, 4 Little Egret, 15 Great White Egret (in the morning), 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail.


Reports: John Barnett, Simon Carder, Andy Davis, William Earp, Robert Hargreaves, William Hewitt, Sue Kempson, Trevor Riddle, Steve Sanins. George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Christopher Teague, 'talkingtobears', blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds

Monday, 20 November 2017

20th November '17 Monday - Firecrest

Long Ashton:- Temp max 12˚C, wind gust 24 km/h, rain 8 mm. Incessant drizzle, strong wind, rainy glasses

Some of the blog is a repeat of the 19th, in case the weather is better tomorrow

Firecrest
Brambling
20-11-17 Pintail on lake at  Herriotts (Mrs Trellis)
BRISTOL

Finzels Reach:
2 Peregrine
20-11-17 Grey Heron at Eastville (Patrick Richards)
Looking like many of us felt, glum
Eastville Park:
2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, BH gulls, 1 Kingfisher, lots of Goldcrest and 2 Firecrest on 19th, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Robin

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station WeBS:
2 Mute Swan, 61 Wigeon, 38 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Gadwall,  1 Little Grebe, 15 Snipe, 58 Redshank, 35 Turnstone, 19 Curlew, 18 Lapwing, 220 Dunlin, also Fieldfare 35 in Orchard

NewPassage/Northwick Warth, 19th:
20 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 145 Lapwing, 11 Knot, lots Dunlin, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 1 Rock Pipit

Chipping Sodbury Common, 19th:
1 Snipe, 1 Little Owl, 2 Raven, 60 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, 200 Linnet, 2 Hawfinch

20-11-17 Grey Robin at Eastville Park (Patrick Richards)
To brighten you up as you go through the blog
NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead, Redcliffe Bay:
1 m Brambling still among 50+ Chaffinch/Greenfinch

Clevedon-Yeo, 19th:
50 Shelduck, 120 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 22 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Turnstone, 1800 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 6 Skylark, 1 Raven, 40 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit


Bleadon, too grey and wet to get out:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3+ Goldcrest, 1 Redwing

BELOW M4 & BANES

20-11-17 Collared Dove in Keynsham (TtB)
Keynsham ST6567:
4 Herring Gull, 4 Feral Pigeon, 19 Woodpigeon, 1 Collard Dove, 0 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 0 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue, 1 Great and 1 Coal Tit, 20 Starling, 0 Blackbird, 0 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 7 Goldfinch

Bath:
Lower Weston: 2 m/f Blackcap
Sion Hill:Firecrest in the gloom

Soggy Paulton:
19 Mallard 2 Moorhen 50 BH Gull 2 Jay  2 Chiffchaff 1 Fieldfare 10 Redwing 1 Mistle Thrush 2 Stonechat
Sewage treatment works:
13 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 13 Meadow Pipit

20-11-17 Song Thrush and Redwing in Bishop Sutton (Bob Brewer)
Bishop Sutton:
3 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Redwing

RESERVOIRS all 

Backwell Lake, 19th:
2 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 12 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 40+ Greenfinch

Chew Valley Lake:
Bewick's Swan, Goosander, Long-tailed Duck and Black-tailed Godwit not reported

19 Great White Egret, 12 at Herriotts and some Pintail

20-11-17 Great White Egret at Herriotts (Mrs Trellis)
BTO South-West Conference, 18th March 2018
Details and book now info

CVL, Stratford Hide:
Closed Sunday, 26th November, possibly a week more if work not finished on the volunteer Sunday


Reports: Bob Brewer, John Griffiths, Patrick Hancock, Bill Hewitt, Roger Jolliffe, Andrew Middleton, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Mrs Trellis, Jason Williams, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Sunday, 19 November 2017

19th November '17 Sunday - Song Thrush

Temp max 8˚C but Wind max 4 mph so turned into glorious warm day and everybody went out. Even the Song Thrush were out in large numbers and singing again

Long-tailed Duck
Great White Egret
Merlin
Purple Sandpiper
Greenshank/Marsh Sandpiper
Firecrest
Brambling, Lesser Redpoll

BRISTOL

Brandon Hill:
1 Firecrest
19-11-17 Firecrest at Eastville (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
2 Mute Swan, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrine, 50 BH gulls, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, lots of Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, singing Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 

Stoke park estate:
1 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, 2 Stonechat

Stockwood Open Space:
2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Wren, 10 Blackbird, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 16 Redwing, 12 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, 18th:
70 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Raven

19-11-17 Dunlin at New Passage (John Martin)
NewPassage/Northwick Warth:
20 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  'grey' female Merlin on 18th, 1 Water Rail, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 145 Lapwing, 11 Knot, lots Dunlin (2,200 on 18th), 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 1 Rock Pipit

19-11-17 Water Rail at NP (Lisegirl)
Severn Beach, New Pill, 0900 - 1030:
47 Oystercatchers, 14 Ringed Plover, 40 Dunlin, 38 Curlew, 1 Turnstone

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Snipe, 1 Little Owl, 2 Raven, 60 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, 200 Linnet, 2 Hawfinch trees Horton end 2.30

Coalpit Heath, East, 07.45-09.25:
2 Buzzard. 1 Stock Dove. 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. 1 Meadow Pipit with 4 Pied Wagtail, 10 House Sparrow, 1 Lesser Redpoll (first for me here since 4 in December 1994), 1 Bullfinch

NORTH SOMERSET
19-11-17 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Point (Jason Williams)
Portishead, Battery Point:
1 Purple Sandpiper

Portishead, Redcliffe Bay:
1 Brambling among viral papilloma Chaffinches

Weston Moor, Gordano Valley:
4 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher

Clevedon-Yeo:
12 Mute Swan, 54 Canada Goose, 50 Shelduck, 120 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 40 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 88 Oystercatcher, 22 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 100 Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Turnstone, 1800 Dunlin, 340 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 160 BH Gull, 6 Skylark, 1 Raven, 40 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit

Woodspring Bay (River Yeo – St Thomas’s Head) WeBS:
7 Mute Swan, 82 Shelduck, 155 Wigeon, 49 Teal, 77 Mallard, 1 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 25 Grey Plover, 4 Lapwing, 52 Dunlin, 64 Curlew, 620 Redshank, 63 BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull

19-11-17 Blackcap in Weston (David Gibbs)
Weston-super-Mare garden:
1 Peregrine, Long-tailed Tits, 1 f Blackcap, Redwing, Mistle Thrush

Uphill:
1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, lots of distant Dunlin /Redshank/Lapwing on the Axe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Bullfinch

19-11-17 Pied Wagtail on Kenn Moor (Higgy)
Kenn Moor, Claverham Grove:
3 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 200 Starling, 50 Redwing, 3 Stonechat, 1 Pied Wagtail

Wemberham Lane, Yatton:
1 Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven. 1 Song Thrush in full song, 15 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting


BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham gardens:
2 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 3 Collard Dove, 0 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 0 Blue Tit, 12 Starling, 0 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch

19-11-17 Kingfisher on Avon at Saltford (Rob Hargreaves)
Saltford, Bath RSPB walk:
3 Canada Geese, 4 Pheasant, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Magpie, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 10 Goldcrest, 8 Great Tit, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 m Blackcap, 40 Starling, 12 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 9 Song Thrush, 19 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey and 4 Pied Wagtail, 20 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 30 Goldfinch, 46 species

Bath, Prior Park:
1 possible Greenshank/Marsh Sandpiper

Newton St Loe, WeBS:
3 Mute Swan, 29 Mallard, 3 Mute Swan, 4 Moorhen, 1 WATER RAIL
14 Greenfinch (Record count), 35+ Goldfinch, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 300+ Gulls, 1 Mistle Thrush, 35+ Redwing, 1 Meadow Pipit

Paulton:
2 Mute Swan, 7 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 6 Goldfinch, 30 Siskin, 4 Bullfinch
Sewage treatment works:
20 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 50 Meadow Pipit

Marksbury/Chelwood:
21 Buzzard in field, 1000+ Corvids and Wood Pigeon seen in air midday

Chew Stoke:
2nd wintering Blackcap captured (CVRS)

RESERVOIRS
19-11-17 Tufted Duck at Backwell Lake (Mrs Trellis)
Backwell Lake:
2 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 59 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 12 Little Egret (in to roost 4.15pm), 1 Water Rail, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 40+ Greenfinch (roaming party)

19-11-17 Merlin at Barrow (Chris Stone)
Barrow tanks WeBS:
1 site tick Merlin
19-11-17 Great White Egret at CVL (TtB)
Chew Valley Lake:
Bewick's Swan not reported

19-11-17 Long-tailed Duck at the Dam (Bob Brewer)
Dam:
Long-tailed Duck

19-11-17 Firecrest at Villice (Jon Mortin)
Villice:
Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Goosander, 2 Pheasant, 1 Firecrest, 2 Buzzard

19-11-17 Great White Egret at CVL (Lauren Tucker)
Herons Green:
2 Goosander, many  Great White Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Lapwing, 10 Black-tailed Godwit

Moreton:
10 Pheasant, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 2 Stonechat

19-11-17 Redwing at CVRS (CVRS)
CVRS:
3 Redwing and 1 m Blackcap ringed at

Herriotts:
1 Pintail, 12 Shoveler, 1 Goosander, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Heron

BTO South-West Conference, 18th March 2018
Details and book now info

CVL, Stratford Hide:
Closed Sunday, 26th November, possibly a week more if work not finished on the volunteer Sunday

Reports: Paul Brennan, Bob Brewer, Simon Carder, Allan Chard, Teresa Chard, Mark Coller, David Gibbs, Rob Emery, Patrick Hancock, Peter Hazelwood, Higgy, Adrian Hockey, Mike Jackson, Roger Joliffe, Brian Lancastle, Lisegirl, Jonathan Margetts, John Martin, Paul Masters, Paul Milo, Sally Monkhouse, Giles Morris, Jonathan Mortin, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Gill Sapsed, Rich Scantlebury, David Smallshire, Chris Stone, Mrs Trellis, Jason Williams, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Saturday, 18 November 2017

18th November '17 Saturday - Crane

Temp max 10˚C at 16.00. but the Wind max 14 mph. Dull misty wet day, 4 mm in parts

Bewick's Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Great Northern Diver
Great White Egret
Merlin
Common Crane

BRISTOL

High Kingsdown, garden:
2 m/f Blackcap, 14 Fieldfare over


18-11-17 Jay in St Andrews Park (Jon Mortin)
St Andrews Park:
1 Jay, 50 Starling

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Almondsbury: a view from the washing up bowl !
1 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, a Magpie, 4 Blue and Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Blackbird, a Chaffinch. During the night a Tawny Owl calling, calling always calling.

Oldbury Power Station:
70 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Raven

NewPassage/Northwick Warth, 17th:
56 Canada Geese, 450 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 260 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Stock Dove, 13 Redwing

NORTH SOMERSET

Bleadon:
1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat,  Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

18-11-17 Golden Plover at Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield, Down Road:
3 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 1 Merlin (Shire Lane), 1 Kestrel, 23 Golden Plover (Shire Lane), 40 Common Gull, 120 Woodpigeon, 1 Jay, 4 Raven, 20 Skylark, 300 Starling, 10 Redwing, 1 Stonechat, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting

18-11-17 Great Spot in Keynsham (TtB)
Keynsham gardens:
1 Herring Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 2 Collard Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 0 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 0 Carrion Crow, 0 Blue Tit, 0 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch

Wick, Golden Valley:
1 Grey Heron, 2 Jay, 3 Goldcrest, 8 Great Tit, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Blackbird, 9 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail

Paulton:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 8 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Barrow tanks WeBS:
1 Greylag Goose, 8 Gadwall, 65 Teal, 54 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 69 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 59 Coot, 17 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 18 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher

18-11-17 Great White Egret and Heron on Herons Green (Bob Brewer)
Chew Valley Lake:
Bewick's Swan on East Shore

18-11-17 Long-tailed Duck at CVL (Paul Masters)
Long-tailed Duck at the Dam
1 Great Northern Diver in Heron's Green

18-11-17 Blackwit at Herons Green (Bob Brewer)
10 Black-tailed Godwit in Heron's Green
1 Common Crane flying West over Bishop Sutton at 8.45

18-11-17 Starlings in St Andrews (Jon Mortin)
Goodnight
Out of UK
Bob Brewer has been to Spain

BTO South-West Conference, 18th March 2018
Details and book now info

CVL, Stratford Hide:
Closed Sunday, 26th November, possibly a week more if work not finished on the volunteer Sunday

Reports: Bob Brewer, VÄ•ra Carpenter, Teresa Chard, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Sean Davies, Patrick Hancock, Peter Hazelwood, William Hewitt, Robert Keish, John Martin, Paul Masters, Sally Monkhouse, Jonathan Mortin, Keith Williams, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Friday, 17 November 2017

17th November '17 Friday - Swallow

Temp max 8˚C. but the Wind only to 4 mph. so in the sun was wonderful which shone all day

Bewick's Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Great White Egret
Marsh Tit
Firecrest
Swallow
Hawfinch

BRISTOL


17-11-17 Firecrest at Eastville (Rich Scantlebury)
Eastville Park:
2 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Moorhen, 100 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Dipper, 10 Fieldfare, 2 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail

17-11-17 Kingfisher in Eastville Park (Chris James)

Sea Mills:
1 Grey Heron, 7 Redshank, c.200 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2+ Chiffchaff, Redwings, 4 Stonechat and Hawfinch again

NewPassage/Northwick Warth:
56 Canada Geese, 450 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 260 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Stock Dove, 13 Redwing

NORTH SOMERSET

Weston-super-Mare:
1 Swallow to South East!

Weston-super-Mare, St Georges garden:
A Goldcrest daily and a Firecrest today, a Magpie catch, kill and cache a Goldfinch


17-11-17 Blackcap  in Yatton (Higgy)
Yatton, Stowey Road:
As usual Blackcaps have returned to my garden for winter this week, 2 males and 2 females. It's been interesting to watch the males spending the whole week stripping berries from a Cordyline that flowered this year. The Blackcaps have now almost stripped every berry single-handedly and I haven't seen any other species taking the berries. Has anyone heard of Blackcaps eating Cordyline?
 
17-11-17 Great White Egret in Bleadon (Bill Hewitt)
Soon be a regular garden bird
Bleadon:
1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting (first on garden feeders this winter)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, Down Road:
2 Buzzard, 211 Common Gull, 1 Jay, 60 Rook, 2 Raven, 10 Skylark, 100 Starling, 6 Blackbird, 6 Fieldfare, 6 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting

Keynsham gardens:
3 Herring Gull, 3 Feral Pigeon, 5 Woodpigeon, 0 Collard Dove, 0 Green Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 0 Blue Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Starling, 0 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 14 and 30 Goldfinch

17-11-17 Skylark on Lansdown (Robert Hargreaves)
Bath, Racecourse to Langridge Farm:
1 Buzzard, 30 Common Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 2 Skylark, 100 Starling, 10 Blackbird, 14 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 5 Chaffinch

Marskbury:
2 Buzzard (+3 at Chelwood), 150 Wood Pigeon, 200+ Crows & Jackdaw, 50+ Starling 

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:

Dam:
Long-tailed Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper

Woodford:
11 Goldeneye, 350 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 4 Great White Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 GBB Gull, 20 Fieldfare/Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch

Villice, Path to:
1 Chiffchaff, 30 Redwing, 12 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 m Hawfinch

Herons Green:
3 Goosander, 6 Little Egret, 8 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Lapwing, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper

17-11-17 Fieldfare at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
4 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 4 Jay, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 36 Fieldfare/Redwing, 1 Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch

17-11-17 Bewick's Swans at Stratford (Bob Brewer)
Stratford:
Bewick's Swan (one is By Brook ZBN)

Herriotts:
8 Shelduck, 12 Pintail, 1 Goosander, 2 Great White Egret, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail

17-11-17 Cormorant at Herriotts (Bob Brewer)
Goodnight, I'm off.....
Out of UK
Bob Brewer has been to Spain

BTO South-West Conference, 18th March 2018
Details and book now info

CVL, Stratford Hide:
Closed Sunday, 26th November, possibly a week more if work not finished on the volunteer Sunday

Reports: Carl Bovis, Paul Brennan, Bob Brewer, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Anne Crowe, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, William Hewitt, Higgy, Chris James, John Martin, Rob P The Birder, Geoff Pudney, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Thursday, 16 November 2017

16th November '17 Thursday - Hawfinch

Temp max 12˚C. Wind SW to N, max 13 mph. Sunny at start turning miserable and wet

16-11-17 Long-tailed Duck still at CVL (Paganbirder)
Bewick's Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Great White Egret
Yellow-legged Gull
Marsh Tit
Firecrest
Brambling, Hawfinch

BRISTOL
15-11-17 Firecrest in Eastville Park (Paul Brennan)
Eastville Park:
2 Mute Swan, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 100 BH Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest


16-11-17 Kingfisher at Stoke Park (Martin Tayler)
Stoke Park:
1 Kingfisher, 2 Goldfinch

Stockwood Open Space:
47 BH Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Magpie, 2 groups Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 10 Blackbird, 4 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 5 Dunnock, 1 Meadow Pipit, 10 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch

Clifton:
Marsh Tit back on the feeders this afternoon.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 f Gadwall, 1 juv Tufted Duck, 1 juv Little Grebe, 3 Stonechat, 7th Hawfinch of 2017 

16-11-17 Marsh Tit on Milbury Heath (Adam Rawson)
Milbury Heath:
Marsh Tits to be found here

16-11-17 Little Grebe in Kingsgate Park (Mark Coller)
Yate, Kingsgate Park:
8 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe

15-11-17 Wood Duck from Bitterwell Lake (Dan White)
Coalpit Heath, Bitterwell Lake, 15th:
1 m Wood Duck

NORTH SOMERSET

BELOW M4 & BANES

16-11-17 Stonechat in Northfield Lane (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield, Northfield Lane:
1 Sparrowhawk, 200 Common Gull (Cold Ashton), 30 Skylark, 400 Starling, 6 Stonechat, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting

Keynsham:
4 Herring Gull, 10 Feral Pigeon, 7 Woodpigeon, 0 Collard Dove, 0 Green Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 0 Blue Tit, 7 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch
16-11-17 Grey Wagtail at Pensford (TtB)
Pensford:
1 Grey Wagtail

Bath, Racecourse to Langridge Farm to Golf Course:
1 Kestrel, 200 Common Gull, 60 Skylark, 100 Starling, 12 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 25 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 40 Linnet, 75 Yellowhammer

16-11-17 Stonechat at Newton St Loe (NSL Birding
Newton St Loe:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Raven, 10 Goldcrest, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 15 Starling, 50 Redwing 1 Stonechat, 50 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 5 Yellowhammer

Marskbury:
4 Thousand + (4000+)!!!!! Wood Pigeon in Maize field along all went for a fly around Fantastic sight that many large birds in the air together, 200+ Crows & Jackdaw in next Maize field, 100+ Starling 

NORTH SOMERSET
16-11-17 Sparrowhawk at Bleadon (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Stonechat

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake, WeBS:
68 Mute Swan, 194 Canada Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 76 Wigeon, 130 Gadwall, 338 Teal, 303 Mallard, 20 Pintail, 47 Shoveler, 161 Pochard, 1 Hybrid Pochard/Tufted Duck, 1160 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 1f Goosander, 29 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 4 Great White Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 88 Moorhen, 1366 Coot, 1 Water Rail, 55 lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail

16-11-17 Lapwing at CVL (TtB)
Chew Valley Lake:

Dam:
Long-tailed Duck (Wally Bank), 4 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper,  50 Fieldfare/Redwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Pied Wagtail

Woodford:
14 Goldeneye, 350 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 5 Great White Egret, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit,  l5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch

16-11-17 Hawfinch in Lane to Villice (Ian Stapp)
Villice and Path to:
1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Little Egret, 5 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 100's Woodpigeon flying around, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 22 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Pied Wagtail, 23 Meadow Pipit, 4 Bullfinch, 1 m Hawfinch


16-11-17 Goosander at Herons Green (George Stacey)
Herons Green:
7 (2m) Goosander, 12 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 17 Great White Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 37 Lapwing, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 6 Meadow Pipit,

16-11-17 Bewick's Swan at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
This is 'By Brook' ZBN, here from last year
Moreton:
Bewick's Swan (one is By Brook ZBN), 4 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 20 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing

Herriotts:
6 Shelduck, 16 Pintail, 2 f Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting

BTO South-West Conference, 18th March 2018
Details and book now info

CVL, Stratford Hide:
Closed Sunday, 26th November, possibly a week more if work not finished on the volunteer Sunday

Reports: Carl Bovis, Paul Brennan, Teresa Chard, Mark Coller, Peter Coslett, David Esam, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, William Hewitt, Glen Maddison, Nigel Milbourne, Paganbirder, Adam Rawson, Rich Scantlebury, Nigel Sluman, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, Dan White, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRSnsl-birdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirds