Tuesday, 20 February 2018

20-2-18 Tuesday - Med Gull

Temp 8 to 11℃. Beautiful sunny day, but felt cold in the wind at the coast

Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Cattle Egret
Mediterranean  Gull, Ring-billed Gull
Short-earded Owl
Merlin
Hawfinch
Great White Egret

BRISTOL

Ston Easton Park:
Hawfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

20-2-18 Merlin, Aust (Paul Milo)
Aust:
1 Short-earded Owl, 1 Merlin

NORTH SOMERSET

Great White Egret 20th Feb 2018 Backwell Lake roost. (Robin Martin)
Backwell Lake and Nailsea garden:
6 Canada goose, 24 Mute Swan, 1 Muscovy Duck, m&f Pochard,14 Tufted Duck. 1 Great White Egret,  with 20 Little Egret on the island roost this evening, 4 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen, 4 Coot, c 20 Black headed gulls, 10 Redwing 4 Grey Wagtail (roosting).
Green Woodpecker, ♀ + ♂ Blackcap

Clevedon-Yeo:
2m 3f Goosander (Blind Yeo)
20-2-18 Reed Bunting, Yatton (Higgy)
Yatton garden:
5m 2f Reed Bunting
20-2-18 Black Redstart, Uphill (RH)
Uphill, BOC Walk:
2 Canada Goose, 90 Shelduck, 140 Wigeon, 6 Mallard, 40 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 36 Oystercatcher, 120 Lapwing, 52 Curlew, 447 Dunlin, 100 Redshank, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 3 Skylark, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 10 Starling, 1 Black Redstart, 3 Stonechat, 26 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 f Bullfinch, 11 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, Shire Valley:
3 Grey Heron, 2 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 80 Common Gull (Tormarton Rd), 40 Woodpigeon, 1 Peregrine, 1 Jay, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 6 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Robin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch

Willsbridge to Oldland, St Anne's Church:
1 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 5 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 6 Robin, 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Hawfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch

20-2-18 Peregrines, Bath (BUPP)
Chelwood roundabout:
6 Buzzard

RESERVOIRS
20-2-18 Long-tailed Duck, Barrow Tanks (Ian B)
Barrow Tank 1:
Long-tailed Duck
20-2-18 Goldeneye, Villice (Bob Brewer)
Chew Valley Lake:
2nd hand report of Ring-billed Gull today

Dam
12 Goldeneye, 5 Chaffinch


20-2-18 Greenfinch, Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Woodford
2m 1f Scaup (Villice), 2 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Raven, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch

20-2-18 Goosander, Villice (Bob Brewer)
Herons Green
2 GBB Gull, 40 Starling

20-2-18 Song Thrush, Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Moreton
2 Wigeon, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Buzzard, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Coal Tit, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 4 Stonechat, 30 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch

Stratford Lane:
Cattle Egret, 7 Little Egret

20-2-18 Mediterranean Gull, Herriotts (RH)
Herriotts
2 Shelduck, 19 Shoveler, 8 Pintail, 8 Buzzard, 1 ad Mediterranean  Gull, 2 Cetti's Warbler

20-2-18 Teal, Villice (Bob Brewer)
LAST CALL FOR RARITY NOTES
The Recorders Committee will be meeting shortly to finalise the records to be used in the compilation of the 2017 Avon Bird report. We are still lacking notes to support any of the records listed below so none of these records will be considered for inclusion. If you saw any of these birds please take the short amount of time needed to send some notes to:-
avonbirds@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks
Rich

SpeciesCountDateSite Comment
Balearic Shearwater111/09/17Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Caspian GullPresent02/03/17Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Villice
Cattle Egret211/02/17Winterbourne, Moorend, R Frome
Cattle Egret117/02/17Congresbury
Great Northern Diver111/11/17Chew Valley Lake (CVL)seen from Morton
Great White Egret117/02/17Kenn Moor, Claverham Droveflying towards Clevedon
Great White Egret121/04/17New Passage / Northwick Warth, PWflyover 12:50
Grey Phalarope111/09/17Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Headsea watch 06:00 - 12:00
Hawfinch115/10/17Aust Cliffvismig 2.5hrs
Hawfinch118/10/17Aust Cliffvismig 2.25 hrs
Hawfinch131/10/2017Dundry, Garden
Hawfinch202/11/17Cribbs Causewayflyover 7 am
Hawfinch110/11/17Dundryperched
Hawfinch130/11/17Tortworth, Courtcalling
Lapland Bunting115/10/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y) Wain's Hill vismig 3 hrs
Leach's Petrel111/09/17Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Leach's Petrel413/09/17Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head06:30 4hr seawatch.
Lesser Scaup112/11/17Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker103/04/17Tortworth, Michael Wood, Little River Avon
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker313/04/17R. Chew N of Compton Dando
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker108/05/17Wickwar, Lower Woodscalling
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker525/06/17R. Chew N of Compton Dando
Nightjar115/10/17Avonmouth, Trading Estate, Severn Rd to Hallen
Richard's Pipit124/09/17Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Channel View farm sea wall
Ring-billed GullPresent08/01/17Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Tree Sparrow131/10/17Dundry, Garden
Turtle Dove125/04/17Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y)Blake’s Pools
Turtle Dove201/06/17Bristol, Sea Mills, Sylvan Way
Waxwing114/01/17Yate
Waxwing2014/01/2017Bristol, Fishponds, Staple Hill, CO-OP
Waxwing117/01/17Aust
Waxwing604/02/17Bristol, Staple Hill, Signal Rd
Waxwing401/03/17Thornbury
Whooper Swan126/10/17Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Clevedon Pill
Willow Tit121/12/17Radstock, Cycle Track
Yellow-browed Warbler115/10/17Winterbourne


Reports: Paul Brennan, Bob Brewer, , Teresa Chard, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Alastair Fraser, Lee Gardiner, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Higgy, Robin Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Paul Milo, Steve Sanins, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson, Denise Whittle, BUPP, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Monday, 19 February 2018

19-02-18 Monday - Ring-billed Gull

Temp 8 to 13℃. Dull wet start, dried up and brightened up just a little but felt a bit cooler

Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret
Grey Plover, Jack Snipe
Mediterranean  Gull, Ring-billed Gull
Ring-necked Parakeet
Marsh Tit
Hawfinch, Siskin
19-2-18 Ring-billed Gull, Dam (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Bishop Rd to Horfield Common
2 BH Gulls, 3 Herring Gulls, 1 LBB Gull, 40 Woodpigeons, 3 Collared Doves, 15 Magpies, 1 m Blackcap, 19 Starlings, 4 Blackbirds, 17 Fieldfares, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Robins, 37 House Sparrows, 3 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtails, 1 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch

Stockwood Open Space:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Treecreeper, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Linnet

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Sheepway:
2 Little Owl calling at Dusk

Clevedon-Yeo, Wain's Hill to Yeo, 0800-1145:
215 Shelduck, 12 Shoveler, 315 Wigeon, 6 Pintail (Yeo), 175 Teal, 7 Goosander (Blind Yeo), 2 Little Grebe,16 Little Egret, 16 Cormorant, 12 Oystercatcher, 75 Lapwing, 75 Grey Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 265 Curlew, 65 Turnstone, 22 Knot, 5000 Dunlin (single flock, Yeo), 2 Jack Snipe (Blake’s Pools), 15 Snipe, 515 Redshank, 38 Skylark, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 200 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 4 Stonechat, 30 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 6 Bullfinch, 25 Greenfinch

19-2-18 Great White Egret, Backwell Lake (Gwen Thomas)
Backwell Lake:
1 Great White Egret, 20+ Little Egret

Uphill, WeBS:
60 Mute Swan, 106 Shelduck, 64 Wigeon, 38 Teal, 17 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 115 Oystercatcher, 500 Lapwing, 25 Ringed Plover, 39 Curlew, 600 Dunlin, 306 Redshank, 95 BH Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 9 LBB Gull

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, town:
1  Marsh Tit, 1 Hawfinch, 2 Siskin

Willsbridge to Oldland, St Anne's Church:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, I Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Jay, 1 Raven, 4 Coal Tit, singing Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 32 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 7 Hawfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch

Chelwood roundabout:
4 Pheasant, 5 Buzzard


RESERVOIRS


Barrow Tank 2:
1 Long-tailed Duck

Blagdon Lake, WeBS:89 Camada Geese, 1 Egyptian Goose, 29 Mute Swan, 11 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 79 Mallard, 13 Teal, 98 Pochard, 506 Tufted Duck, 7m 11f  Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 15 Little Grebe, 25 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 12 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 19 Moorhen, 502 Coot, 1 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 72 BH Gull, 15 Common Gull, 5 GBB Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 15 LBBGull, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch
19-2-18 Stonechat, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
Dam
4 Goldeneye, 1 Ring-billed Gull

Woodford
2 m/f Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Jay, 2 Raven, 8 L TT, 2 Dunnock, 3 Bullfinch, 5 Greenfinch

H Green
1 Goldeneye, 1 Buzzard,  2 GBB Gull

19-2-18 Black-necked Grebe, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton
7 Goldeneye, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 20+ L TT, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Stonechat, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Peacock Butterfly

19-2-18 Cattle Egret, CVL (RH)
Stratford Lane:
1 Cattle Egret, 7 Little Egret

Herriotts
4 Shelduck, 7 Pintail, 1 Buzzard, 1 ad Mediterranean  Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Song Thrush,  1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Chew Valley Lake WeBS totals, 19-2-18:
60 Canada Geese, 50 Mute Swan, 15 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 355 Mallard, 9 Pintail, 190 Teal, 40 Pochard, 520 Tufted Duck, 7 Scaup, 90 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 14 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 280 Coot, 15 Snipe

LAST CALL FOR RARITY NOTES
The Recorders Committee will be meeting shortly to finalise the records to be used in the compilation of the 2017 Avon Bird report. We are still lacking notes to support any of the records listed below so none of these records will be considered for inclusion. If you saw any of these birds please take the short amount of time needed to send some notes to:-
avonbirds@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks
Rich

Species Count Date Site  Comment
Balearic Shearwater 1 11/09/17 Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Caspian Gull Present 02/03/17 Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Villice
Cattle Egret 2 11/02/17 Winterbourne, Moorend, R Frome
Cattle Egret 1 17/02/17 Congresbury
Great Northern Diver 1 11/11/17 Chew Valley Lake (CVL) seen from Morton
Great White Egret 1 17/02/17 Kenn Moor, Claverham Drove flying towards Clevedon
Great White Egret 1 21/04/17 New Passage / Northwick Warth, PW flyover 12:50
Grey Phalarope 1 11/09/17 Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head sea watch 06:00 - 12:00
Hawfinch 1 15/10/17 Aust Cliff vismig 2.5hrs
Hawfinch 1 18/10/17 Aust Cliff vismig 2.25 hrs
Hawfinch 1 31/10/2017 Dundry, Garden
Hawfinch 2 02/11/17 Cribbs Causeway flyover 7 am
Hawfinch 1 10/11/17 Dundry perched
Hawfinch 1 30/11/17 Tortworth, Court calling
Lapland Bunting 1 15/10/2017 Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y) Wain's Hill  vismig 3 hrs
Leach's Petrel 1 11/09/17 Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Leach's Petrel 4 13/09/17 Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head 06:30 4hr seawatch.
Lesser Scaup 1 12/11/17 Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1 03/04/17 Tortworth, Michael Wood, Little River Avon
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 3 13/04/17 R. Chew N of Compton Dando
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1 08/05/17 Wickwar, Lower Woods calling
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 5 25/06/17 R. Chew N of Compton Dando
Nightjar 1 15/10/17 Avonmouth, Trading Estate, Severn Rd to Hallen
Richard's Pipit 1 24/09/17 Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Channel View farm sea wall
Ring-billed Gull Present 08/01/17 Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Tree Sparrow 1 31/10/17 Dundry, Garden
Turtle Dove 1 25/04/17 Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y) Blake’s Pools
Turtle Dove 2 01/06/17 Bristol, Sea Mills, Sylvan Way
Waxwing 1 14/01/17 Yate
Waxwing 20 14/01/2017 Bristol, Fishponds, Staple Hill, CO-OP
Waxwing 1 17/01/17 Aust
Waxwing 6 04/02/17 Bristol, Staple Hill, Signal Rd
Waxwing 4 01/03/17 Thornbury
Whooper Swan 1 26/10/17 Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Clevedon Pill
Willow Tit 1 21/12/17 Radstock, Cycle Track
Yellow-browed Warbler 1 15/10/17 Winterbourne



Reports: John Budd, Ken Carruthers, Teresa Chard, Peter Coslett, Jane Cumming, Phil Delve, Robert Hargreaves, Rupert Higgins, Sue Kempson, Nigel Milbourne, Steve Sanins, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Gwen Thomas, Denise Whittle, BUPP, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Sunday, 18 February 2018

18-02-18 Sunday - Hawfinch

Overcast, mild

Cattle Egret
Great White Egret
Jack Snipe
Firecrest
Hawfinch, Siskin

18-2-18 Short-eared Owls at Aust Warth (Craig Lewis)


              LAST CALL FOR RARITY NOTES (see bottom of page)


BRISTOL

Redland:
Garden in Kersteman Road - 1 Firecrest

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

18-2-18 Short-eared Owl, Aust Warth (NSL Birding)
18-2-18 Short-eared Owl, Aust Warth (GingerBirder)
Aust Warth:
The Short-eared Owl Show: up to 4 birds and at least 20 cars with spectators late afternoon. Also again one lone photographer right out on the saltmarsh, potentially disturbing the birds while hunting as well as spoiling things for everyone else

Ham Green:
Nuthatch.

Yate:
Kingsgate Park: 4 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Blackcap

Frampton Cotterell, Frampton End / Mayshill:
2 Pheasant, 1 Skylark, c25 Fieldfare, Song thrush, c50 Chaffinch 5 Yellowhammer.


NORTH SOMERSET
 18-2-18 Buzzard, Gordano Valley (Jason Williams)
Gordano:
Buzzard with distinctive markings

Clevedon-Yeo:
inc WeBS count: 1 Mute Swan, 90+Shelduck, 120 Wigeon, 90 Teal, 8 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 12 Goosander, 5 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 1Grey Heron, 1Buzzard, 1Peregrine, 30 Oystercatcher, 22 Grey Plover, 160 Lapwing, 5 Ringed Plover, 150+ Curlew, 18 Turnstone, 12 Knot, 1400 Dunlin, 310 Redshank, 3 Jack Snipe, 1 Snipe, 400 Black-headed Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 2 Raven, 10 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit

17-2-18 Little Egret roosting, Backwell Lake (Higgy)
Backwell Lake:
Into roost: at least 26 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 7 Cormorant, 50+ Starling, 8 Grey Wagtail,
+ 8 Fieldfare
1 Peregrine at nearby site

Kenn:
30 Mute Swan, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 6 Stonechat

Yatton:
Wemberham Lane - 1 Peregrine, 500 Starling, 70 Fieldfare

Langford:
2 Great Tit,  2 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit,1 Goldcrest, 7 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch (3m 2f )

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge:
Oldland: 3 Hawfinch still in St Anne's churchyard

18-2-18 Mistle Thrush, Saltford (Rob Hargreaves)
18-2-18 Redwing, Saltford (Rob Hargreaves)

Saltford:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 100 Starling, 350 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 14 Robin, 20 Pied Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch, 5  Bullfinch (4m 1f), 14 Greenfinch, 30 Goldfinch
18-2-18 Peregrine, Bath (BUPP)

Bath:
St Mark's Church: Jemima Parry-Jones of, inter alia, @ICBPNewent fame, recommended we increase the depth of gravel in the nest box this year. Here tiercel AA appears to be intrigued by the depth of the foxhole his good lady falcon has crafted.


18-2-18 Prior Park (Glenn Maddison)
Prior Park:
18 Hawfinch still present in yews near the school (see photo above), though mobile

18-2-18 Hawfinch, Bath Spa University, Newton St Loe (NSLBirding)
Newton St Loe:
71 Teal, 5 Song Thrush, 9+ Hawfinch, 15+ Siskin

RESERVOIRS:

Chew Valley Lake

Stratford Lane:
Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret

18-2-18 Pintail, Herriott's Pool, CVL (Bob Brewer)
Herriotts:
6 Pintail

Chew Valley Ringing Station:
An occasional visitor to CVRS turned up again - a Robin ringed here as an immature bird in Sept 2014; it was around during Jan and Feb 2015 but wasn't seen again until July 2017 during its post-breeding moult. Also seen here in Jan this year.

from a few days ago: Barn Owl, Marshfield (Dan)


LAST CALL FOR RARITY NOTES

The Recorders Committee will be meeting shortly to finalise the records
to be used in the compilation of the 2017 Avon Bird report. We are still
lacking notes to support any of the records listed below so none of
these records will be considered for inclusion. If you saw any of these
birds please take the short amount of time needed to send some notes to
avonbirds@hotmail.co.uk
Thanks 
Rich Mielcarek

Species                                   Count            Date               Site
Whooper Swan126/10/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Clevedon Pill

Lesser Scaup112/11/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)

Great Northern Diver111/11/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Balearic Shearwater111/09/2017Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Leach's Petrel111/09/2017Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Leach's Petrel413/09/2017Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Cattle Egret211/02/2017Winterbourne, Moorend, R Frome
Cattle Egret117/02/2017Congresbury

Great White Egret117/02/2017Kenn Moor, Claverham Drove

Great White Egret121/04/2017New Passage / Northwick Warth, PW

Grey Phalarope111/09/2017Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Ring-billed GullPresent08/01/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Caspian GullPresent02/03/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Villice
Turtle Dove125/04/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y)
Turtle Dove201/06/2017Bristol, Sea Mills, Sylvan Way
Nightjar115/10/2017Avonmouth, Trading Estate, Severn Rd to Hallen
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker103/04/2017Tortworth, Michael Wood, Little River Avon
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker313/04/2017R. Chew N of Compton Dando
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker108/05/2017Wickwar, Lower Woods
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker525/06/2017R. Chew N of Compton Dando
Willow Tit121/12/2017Radstock, Cycle Track
Woodlark129/10/2017New Passage / Northwick Warth
Yellow-browed Warbler115/10/2017Winterbourne
Waxwing114/01/2017Yate
Waxwing2014/01/2017Bristol, Fishponds, Staple Hill, CO-OP
Waxwing117/01/2017Aust
Waxwing604/02/2017Bristol, Staple Hill, Signal Rd
Waxwing401/03/2017Thornbury
Tree Sparrow131/10/2017Dundry, Garden
Richard's Pipit124/09/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Channel View farm sea wall
Hawfinch115/10/2017Aust Cliff
Hawfinch118/10/2017Aust Cliff
Hawfinch131/10/2017Dundry, Garden
Hawfinch202/11/2017Cribbs Causeway
Hawfinch110/11/2017Dundry
Hawfinch130/11/2017Tortworth, Court
Lapland Bunting115/10/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y) Wain's Hill 


Reports: Bath Urban Peregrine Project, Bob Brewer, Karle Burford, Mark Coller, David Goodliffe, Robert Hargreaves, Higgy, Craig Lewis, Glenn Maddison, Paul Milsom, Greg Poole, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Brian Thompson, Jason Williams,  blagdonlakebirdsCVRS,   nslbirdingopsbirding,   severnsidebirds,    TBOSG

Saturday, 17 February 2018

17-02-18 Saturday - 4 SEO

Temp 4 to 11℃. Bright again, shower in morning, but fine fairly windless day

Long-tailed Duck
Great White Egret
Grey Plover, Jack Snipe
Short-eared Owl
Marsh Tit
Brambling, Hawfinch


17-2-18 singing Robins very plentiful everywhere (Martin Tayler)
BRISTOL

Redland:
Green Woodpecker (for the 2nd day)
Green Woodpecker 17th Feb 2018 Redland - (Jed Barrett)
Eastville Park, WeBS:
1 juv Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher,  6 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail

Sea Mills, WeBS:
19 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Dunlin, 15 Snipe, 6 Common Sandpiper, 80 Redshank, 160 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull

Hoar Gout (VOSA Pool)
1 Little Grebe, 4 Coot
17-2-18 Song Thrush, Eastville Park (Martin Tayler)
Stoke Park:
1 Song Thrush, 1 m Stonechat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, 14th:
1 Greylag Goose, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker

17-2-18 Wigeon, Littleton (John Martin)
Littleton WeBS:
105 Wigeon, 45 Teal, 1 Mallard, 31 Shelduck back, 1 Jack Snipe, 210 Dunlin, 118 Curlew, 45 Redshank

17-2-18 Short-eared Owl, Aust (Lee Gardiner)
Aust:
4 Short-eared Owl, 1 unknown selfish photographer way out on warth

17-2-18 Stonechat, Severn Beach (Rob Emery)
narrowly escaping a Sparrowhawk shortly after
NORTH SOMERSET

17-2-18 Great White and Little Egret, Backwell Lake (Higgy)
Backwell Lake:
2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Water Rail
Roost time: Great White Egret, 26 Little Egret, 7 Cormorant, 50 Starling, 8 Fieldfare, 8 Grey Wagtail

Clevedon-Yeo:
Dowlais:
1000s Dunlin, 10 Knot, Sprawk, Legret, 300 mixed winter Thrush, 14 Greenfinch
Kingston Seymour seawall:
5 Shoveler, 200 Wigeon, 80 Teal, 18 Little Egret, 20 Oystercatcher, 400 Lapwing, 30 Grey Plover, 100 Curlew, 20 Turnstone, 20 Knot, 600 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 100 Redshank, 2 Peregrine, 30 Skylark

Kenn Moor:
30 Mute Swan, 5 Grey Heron (both Claverham Grove), 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (night, Old Pumping Station), 6 Stonechat

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, town:
1  Marsh Tit, 1 Hawfinch

17-2-18 Peregrine, Bath (BUPP)
More than two soon
Bath:
Prior Park:  9 Hawfinch
Weston: 1st Goldcrest in local garden

17-2-18 Sparrowhawk, Caledonian Rd (David Hughes)
Radstock:
4 Greenfinch
17-2-18 Marsh Tit, Compton Martin (Chris Craig)
Compton Martin:
1 Marsh Tit ringed

RESERVOIRS:

Barrow Tanks, WeBS:
1 Greylag Goose, 1 Mute Swan, 19 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 18 Teal, 9 Pochard, 87 Tufted Duck, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 9 Little Grebe, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 32 Cormorant, 57 Coot, 5 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher

Chew Valley Lake:
17-2-18 Scaup, Villice (Bob Brewer)
Villice:
2 f Scaup

CVRS:
4th Blackcap of the winter ringed, 1 Brambling


17-2-18 Shelduck, Herriotts (Bob Brewer)
Eastville Park
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Reports: Jed Barrett, Bob Brewer, Karle Burford, Paul Chapman, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Sean Davies, Rob Emery, Lee Gardiner, Patrick Hancock, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, David Hughes, Iris Langson, Glen Maddison, John Martin, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, Dan White, Sean White, Denise Whittle, BUPP, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 16 February 2018

16-02-18 Friday - Little Gull

Temp 1 to 10℃. Frost overnight. Bright again, dry, not windy, a lot more birdsong heard in the sunshine

Long-tailed Duck
Cattle Egret
Jack Snipe
Little Gull
Barn Owl
Ring-necked Parakeet
Marsh Tit
Chiffchaff
Hawfinch, Siskin
16-2-18 Barn Owl, Rushmead (Dan White)
BRISTOL

Bishop Rd to Horfield Common:
1 Herring Gull, 22 BH Gull, 39 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 5 Crows, 23 Magpie, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 13 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 10 Robin, 24 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 4 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch

Eastville Park, WeBS:
5 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 32 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 15 Moorhen, 28 BH Gull, 3 H Gull, 7 LBB Gull

Stoke Park, WeBS:
7 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 30 Redwing, 1 Stonechat

Netham Park:
1 Buzzard

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, 14th:
1 Gadwall, 117 Wigeon, 44 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Ringed Plover, 540 Dunlin, 210 Curlew, 55 Turnstone, 1 Jack Snipe, 42 Snipe, 28 Redshank, 1 1st-winter Little Gull, 1 Rock Pipit

Winterbourne, Monk's Pools and Bradley Brook LNR:
1 Buzzard. 1 Stock Dove, 1 Little Owl (at church), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 16 Magpie,7 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
4 Pochard, 28 Tufted Duck, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl calling

Clevedon, Canonsgate, 0900 and by another at 1630:
1 m Ring-necked Parakeet

Goblin Combe:
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 30 Goldcrest, 20 Nuthatch, 1 Mistle Thrush

Congresbury - River Yeo, millennium green area:
20 Mistle Thrush, 10 Meadow Pipit, 20 mixed finch

Uphill:
10 Grey Heron

BELOW M4 & BANES

16-2-18 Stonechat, Marshfield (TBOSG)
Marshfield:
Down Rd: 1 Buzzard, 4 Fieldfare,  2 singing Skylark, 2 m/f Stonechat
West Littleton and Shire Valley:  4 + 3 Buzzard, 200 Jackdaw, 300 Rook, 3 Raven, 1 Treecreeper
Rushmead Lane at Tormarton Rd:  1 Barn Owl, 100 Linnet, 4 Corn Bunting

Marshfield, town:
Hawfinch

Willsbridge, Siston Brook, St Anne's Church, Oldland:
Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Dipper, 1 Hawfinch

16-2-18 Pied Wagtail, Southgate (Anne Crowe)
Probably many more coming in later
Bath:
Southgate:  100 Pied Wagtail
Destructor Bridge:  8 Cormorant
Oldfield Park:  1 Collared Dove, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Blue, 2 Great & 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 m Blackcap, 8 Goldfinch
Prior Park:  1 Marsh Tit, 1st Red Admiral

16-2-18 Greenfinch, Radstock (John Hansford)
Radstock:
4 Greenfinch

Chelwood roundabout:
5 Buzzard

RESERVOIRS:
16-2-18 Long-tailed Duck, Barrow Tanks (Lee Gardiner)
Barrow Tanks:
1 Long-tailed Duck

Blagdon Lake:
1♀ Goosander, 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Black-necked Grebes, Long-tailed Tits, Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs

Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
3 Goldeneye

Woodford:
6 Goldeneye, 1 GBB Gull, 7 Magpie, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Robin, 2 Dunnock,  Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch

Nunnery:
3 Raven, 1 Hawfinch

Herons Green:
2 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail

16-2-18 Fieldfare, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
4 Goldeneye, 2 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 2 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 25 Fieldfare, 8 Meadow Pipit, 5 Bullfinch, 2 Siskin

Stratford Lane:
Black-necked Grebe (at hide), 1 Cattle Egret, 5 Little Egret

Herriotts:
2 Barnacle Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 4 Shelduck (1 feeding from public), 4 Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, 1 Cetti's Warbler

16-2-18 Wren, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Eastville Park
Bristol City Council has just completed a consultation regarding the funding of the Parks within the City. With a view to seeking external funding, the Friends of Eastville Park have produced this consultation. While we have asked you some questions regarding age, ethnicity, etc, this is necessary for grant applications and you will remain anonymous https://goo.gl/forms/wfWOwf6BUhPmngZi1

Reports: John Angell, Erin Blessitt, Dru Brooke-Taylor, John Budd, Tony Cook, Anne Crowe, Stephen Curtis, Andy Davis, Lee Gardiner, John Hansford, Higgy, Adrian Hockey, Mike Jackson, Iris Langson, Andy Middleton, Nigel Milbourne, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Dan White, Denise Whittle, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG