Sunday, 10 December 2017

10th December '17 Sunday - Snowy Gardens

Temp -1 to 1˚C. Wind max 15 mph on coast, but 6 max most places. Dark and snowy most of the day

Great White Egret
Golden Plover
Green Sandpiper
Lesser Redpoll
10-12-17 Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
BRISTOL

Barn Wood: 1 Wren

Duchess Lake and surrounds:
23m + 12 f Mallard, 2 (m f) Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 7 Moorhen, 3 Goldfinch, pair Stonechat, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit

Hermitage Wood:
3 (1f) Blackbird, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 2 Magpie, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Robin

Purdown:
1 BH Gull, 15 Crow, 10 Magpie, 2 m 1 f Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush

Stockwood Open Space:
4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 f Blackcap, 12 Blackbird, 1 f Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Kington, nr Thornbury, 9th:
Green Sandpiper

Almondsbury:
1 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Blackbirds, 2 Coal Tits, Blue and Great tits, Dunnocks, Robin, as well as 2 Mistle Thrushes in the mistletoe on our lime tree

Severn Beach, Shaft Beach, high tide.
105 Dunlin, 5 Turnstone

Warmley garden:
7 Wood Pigeons, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Magpies, 4 Jackdaws, 5 Blue Tits, 4 Great Tits, 2 Coal Tits, 8 Blackbirds, 2 Robins, 12 Chaffinch, 15 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portsihead. garden:
1 Woodpigeon, 1 m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit,
(1 m) Blackcap, 2 Blackbirds, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 1 f Chaffinch, 9 Greenfinches

Backwell Lake:
3 Gadwall, 27 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Goosander, 22 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher

BELOW M4 and BANES

10-12-17 Goldfinch in Keynsham (TtB) 
Keynsham garden:
2 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 0 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 0 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 22 Goldfinch

Marshfield pm:
25 Pheasant, 2 Buzzard, 1 Golden Plover calling, 40 Woodpigeon, 1 Song Thrush , 2 Bullfinch

10-12-17 Lapwing on Down Road (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield, Down Road, one field:
2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 85 Golden Plover, 60 Lapwing, 40 Skylark, 200 Starling

Bath, Oldfield Park:
1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Blackbird, 15 Redwing, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 3 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch

10-12-17 Blackcap in Twerton (Rob Hargreaves)
Bath, Twerton:
2 Magpie, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 1 m, 1 f Blackcap, 5 Blackbird, 30 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch

10-12-17 Robin in Bishop Sutton garden (Bob Brewer)
Paulton:
1 Woodpigeon, 8 Blackbird, 20 Fieldfare, 6 Song Thrush, 50 Redwing,  Meadow Pipit, 6 Chaffinch

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
155 Canada Geese at Holt Farm, 5 Goldeneye (3 f  2 m) at the Dam

10-12-17 Great White Egret in Blizzard at CVL (Lisegirl)
Chew Valley Lake:
Goldeneye, m and f Goosander, Great Crested Grebe, Great White Egret, Goldcrests, 12 Robin, Bullfinch

10-12-17 Bullfinch at CVL (Wildwood)
Herons Green:
12 Black-tailed Godwit
10-12-17 Herring Gull at CVL (CVRS)
CVRS:
1 juv Herring Gull and 2 Lesser Redpoll (yesterday) ringed

10-12-17 Goldeneye at CVL (Wildwood)
How the day had started
Reports: Bob Brewer, Vera Carpenter, Teresa Chard, Tony Cook, Peter Coslett, Jane Cumming, Lee Gardiner, Richard Giles, Robert Hargreaves, Lisegirl, Chris Perry, Matt Plenty, Patrick Richards, Jean Tye, Timothy Warren, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Saturday, 9 December 2017

9th December '17 Saturday - Whooper

Temp -1 to 3˚C. Wind max 6 mph. Bright day with good sunshine

Whooper Swan
Little Stint, Sanderling, Purple Sandpiper
Short-eared Owl
Firecrest
Marsh Tit
Siberian Chiffchaff
Water Pipit
Black Redstart
Hawfinch

BRISTOL
6-12-17 Firecrest at Brackenwood (Annie Morris)
Brackenwood Garden Centre, 6th:
Firecrest in the Centre

Clifton, Percival Rd:
1 Marsh Tit at 9.30

Coombe Dingle:
4 Blackcap 2m &2f

Finzels Reach:
1 Peregrine

Hoar Gout:
1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Common Chiffchaff and a Siberian Chiffchaff

9-12-17 Grey Wagtail in Mina Park (Jon Mortin)
St Werburghs, Mina Road Park:
1 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail

Sea Mills & R. Avon, WeBS:
20 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 6 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 36 Redshank, 108 BH Gull

9-12-17 Water Rail in Duchess Park (Patrick Richards)
Eating a Carp on the Island
Stoke Park, Duchess Lake:
1 Water Rail, 1 Moorhen, 1 BH Gull, 1 Jay, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Stonechat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, WeBS:
3 Whooper Swan, 61 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 1 Jack Snipe, 13 Snipe, 120 Curlew,  356 Lapwing, 173 Dunlin, 22 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 f/juv Black Redstart, 1 Hawfinch

9-12-17 Marsh Tit at Thornbury (Matt Scott)
Thornbury:
Marsh Tit
9-12-17 Water Pipit at Littleton (John Martin)
Littleton WeBS:
1 Shelduck, 198 Wigeon, 26 Teal, 24 Mallard, 2 Grey Plover, 22 Lapwing, 1200 Dunlin, 78 Curlew, 8 Snipe, 27 Redshank, 2 Water Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail

Aust Warth, c.16.30:
Short-eared Owl

New Passage/Northwick Warth, 16.00.
10 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 20 Lapwing, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Wagtail

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf, 13.00 - 15.00:
Canada Geese, Wigeons, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Cormorants, Kestrel, Moorhens, Lapwings, Herring Gulls, GBB Gull, Goldcrest, Long tailed Tits, Wren, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Bullfinches

9-12-17 Purple Sandpiper at Battery Point (Nigel Tucker)
Portsihead. Battery Point, high tide:
Purple Sandpiper

Uphill, WeBS:
23 Mute Swan, 197 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 28 Teal, 27 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 66 Oystercatcher, 47 Ringed Plover, 200 Lapwing, 7 Sanderling, 320 Dunlin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 68 Curlew, 175 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 123 BH Gull, 1 Peregrine

BELOW M4 & BANES

9-12-17 Jackdaw in Keynsham (TtB)
Keynsham garden:
2 Herring Gull, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Starling, 0 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 25 Goldfinch

9-12-17 Mandarin Duck on Keynsham Park Pond (Ian Stapp)
Keynsham lake:
25+ Mallard Duck, 1 Mandarin Duck, 3 Moorhen, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 7 House Sparrow, 4 Pied Wagtail, 6 Goldfinch

9-12-17 Merlin on Down Road (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield:
2 Grey Heron, 4 Common Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 104 Common Gull, 2 Magpie, 100 Corvids, 10 Skylark, 400 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 8 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 200 mixed flock of Finches mostly Linnet, 1 Bullfinch, a few Yellowhammer, 12 Corn Bunting

9-12-17 Blackcap in Weston (Sean Whyte)
Bath, Weston:
2 (m/f) Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch

9-12-17 Fieldfare at Church, NSL (Rob Hargreaves)
Newton Park, 13.30 - 15.40:
14 Teal, 1 f Goosander flying in at dusk, 1000+ BH with a few Herring Gulls (600 in 12 minutes), 16 + 6 Long-tailed Tit, 50 Fieldfare, 1+ Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:


9-12-17 Goldeneye at Villice (Bob Brewer)
Villice:
2 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit

Herons Green:
Little Stint, 12 Black-tailed Godwit

CVRS:
1 Teal & 3 Chiffchaff ringed

Reports: Bob Brewer, Peter Coslett, Jane Cumming, David Esam, Alastair Fraser, Lee Gardiner, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, William Hewitt, Rod Holbrook, Mike Jackson, Craig Lewis, Lisegirl, Giles Morris, John Martin, John Mortin, Andrew Middleton, Emma Parker, Matt Scott, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Nigel Tucker, Sean Whyte, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Friday, 8 December 2017

8th December '17 Friday - Winter

Temp 0 - 4˚C. Wind max 16 mph. Bright day with a cold wind, one shower of sleet with sunshine

8-12-17 Starling in the Snow (Rod Holbrook)

Bewick's Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Little Stint, Purple Sandpiper
Short-eared Owl
Ring-necked Parakeet
Firecrest
Bearded Tit
Water Pipit
Siskin



BRISTOL

Brackenwood Garden Centre, 6th:
Firecrest in the Centre

8-12-17 Kingfisher in Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Kingswood, 15:20:
Ring-necked Parakeet

Totterdown:
2 male and 1 female Blackcap

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Aust Warth, 4:35:
1 Kestrel, 1 Short-eared Owl

8-12-17 Wigeon at New Passage (Lisegirl)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
Wigeon, Lapwing, Starling, Meadow Pipit

NORTH SOMERSET
8-12-17 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Point (Chris Robinson)
Portsihead. Battery Point, 13.40:
Purple Sandpiper

Woodspring Bay, R Yeo - R Banwell, WeBS:
3 Mute Swan, 102 Shelduck, 72 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 60 Mallard, 6 Pintail, 10 Shoveler, 30 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 57 Curlew, 350 Redshank, 25 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 17 Herring Gull

8-12-17 Reed Bunting (Higgy)
Back yesterday for the winter, with hopefully a few more soon
Cleeve:
Garden:3 Coal tit, 2 m & 1 f Blackcap, 2 (m + f) Reed Bunting
Stowey Rd: 3 Little Egret, 500-1000 Starling

8-12-17 Grey Wagtail in Bleadon (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon:
3 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Redshank, 2 Kingfisher, flock 50 Fieldfare/Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES
8-12-17 Robin in Keynsham (TtB)
Keynsham garden:
2 Herring Gull, 6 Woodpigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 3 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch

Keynsham lake:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 2 Blackbird, 4 Robin

Bath, Midford:
4 Buzzard, 50+ large gulls (LBB), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, c.30 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Redwing, 5 Mistle Thrush, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 5 Siskin, 6 Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch,  and a Red Admiral

Bath, Oldfield:
2 Collared Dove, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blackbird, 10 Redwing, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 5 House Sparrow, 1 f Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch

8-12-17 Snowy Weston Garden this morning (Sean Whyte)
Bath, Weston:
2 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 f Blackcap, 15 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 House Sparrow, 4 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch

Chew Stoke, River Chew:
30 Redwing

Marksbury:
200+ Crows & Jackdaws (Maize field)

RESERVOIRS

8-12-17 Long-tailed Duck with Tufted Duck at Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
Totals:
34 Goosander, 10 Great White Egret, 80 Lapwing

8-12-17 Long-tailed Duck by the sailing club (George Stacey)
Dam:
2 Bewick's Swan, 56 Canada Geese, 1 Long-tailed Duck (by sailing club, can be seen from Woodford too), 4 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 20 Redwing

8-12-17 Jay out on a stroll at Woodford (Brian Thompson)
Woodford:
6 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Jay, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 30 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Dunnock, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch

8-12-17 Black-tailed Godwit in Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
43 Canada Geese, 20 Goosander, 4 Little Egret, 6 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 1 Water Rail, 62 Lapwing, 1 Little Stint, 2 Snipe, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 GBB Gull

Moreton:
4 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, Bearded Tit heard, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 4 Goldfinch

Stratford:
40 Meadow Pipit, 4 Water Pipit

Herriotts:
6 Shelduck, 22 Pintail, 4 Goosander, 1 Great White Egret, 20 Lapwing, 1 Grey Wagtail

8-12-17 Goosander at CVL (Wildwood Photography)
Reports: Allan Chard, Tony Cook, Lee Gardiner, Simon Harris, William Hewitt, Higgy, Rod Holbrook, Lisegirl, Giles Morris, John Mortin, Chris Robinson, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson, Mrs Trellis, Sean Whyte, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Thursday, 7 December 2017

7th Dec '17 Thursday - Firecrest

Mild and reasonable day unlike parts further North

Firecrest
Long-tailed Duck
Green Sandpiper


BRISTOL

Easton
Firecrest, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit (in garden)

7/12/17 Firecrest in Easton garden (Michael Davis)
Dodgy photo from Michael to prove it
Eastville Park:
Wood Pigeons, Crows, Moorhen, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Mute Swan, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Mallard, Black Headed Gulls, Kingfisher, Cormorant, Goldcrest
Otter (with fish)
7/12/17 Otter in Eastville Park (Patrick Hardyman)
OK, not a bird but worth seeing
 SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

No reports

NORTH SOMERSET

Bleadon:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Kestrel

7/12/17 Kestrel (William Hewitt)
BELOW M4 BANES

Keynsham ST6567:
4 Herring Gull, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Collard Dove, 4 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 8 Jackdaw, 30 Starling, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Blackbird, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Pied Wagtail

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam;
3 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 2 L Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck (in front sailing club)

Woodford;
4 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 L TT, 2 Bullfinch
1 Buzzard, Long-tailed Duck (easier to see from Woodford through the yacht masts)

7/12/17 Long-tailed Duck (Ian Stapp)
(Yacht masts cropped out)
Villice Bay;
Goosander (2 pairs), Goldeneye, Chiffchaff

7/12/17 Goosander pair (Geoff Daniels)
Heron's Green;
7 G-W Egret, 4 L Egret, 1 Little Stint, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail
1 Snipe, 2 G BB Gull,  Black-headed Gull (summer plumage), 7 Goosander, 58 Lapwing, 2 L Grebe (pond)
7/12/17 Black-headed Gull (Geoff Daniels)
Unseasonal plumage
Moreton:
1 G S Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard, 1 Goosander, 1 Peregrine, 8 L TT, 6 Goldeneye

7/12/17 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:
4 Goosander 26 Pintail (pond) 6 Shelduck 1 G BB Gull 1 G-W Egret

Chelwood:
6 Buzzard (still in the ploughed field with Gulls)

Marksbury:
200+ Crows & Jackdaws


Reports: Michael Davis, Ian Stapp, talkingtobears, Geoff Daniels, Patrick Hardyman, Willain Hewitt,  blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

6th December '17 Wed'sday - Little Stint

Temp max 11˚C. Wind max 18 mph. Felt colder, very dull, the cold wind keeping small birds out of sight

Bewick's Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Marsh Harrier
Little Stint, Jack Snipe
Ring-necked Parakeet
Firecrest
Bearded Tit
Water Pipit
Hawfinch
6-12-17 Buzzard at Chelwood (Raoul Chandrasakera)
BRISTOL

Castle Park, Finzel's Reach:
4 Mute Swan, 1 Peregrine, 1 Moorhen, 50 Feral Pigeon

Coombe Dingle:
2 male and 1 female Blackcap

Montpelier Station:
1 Blackcap, 10 Redwing over

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Good numbers Fieldfare & Redwing, Stonechat, 1 Hawfinch (same time as yesterday, 11.30)

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
18 Shelduck, 1 Water Rail, 160 Oystercatcher, 6 Grey Plover, 220 Lapwing, 900+ Dunlin, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 62 Curlew, 60 Stock Dove, 1 Grey Wagtail, 15 Pied Wagtail
5th:
1 m Merlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull

Latteridge, Larks Lane:
Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 1 Brambling in with a flock of Chaffinch

NORTH SOMERSET
6-12-17 Ring-necked Parakeet in Redcliffe Bay (LJ Joliffe)
Portsihead. Redcliff Bay:
Ring-necked Parakeet

Clevedon-Yeo:
3 Mute Swan, 129 Canada Goose, 50 Shelduck, 200 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 8 Shoveler, 4 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 68 Oystercatcher, 32 Grey Plover, 190 Lapwing, 600 Dunlin, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 350 Redshank, 25 Turnstone, 2 Raven, 6 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Greenfinch

Firecrest in Nowhere Wood (Andrew Town)
Nailsea, Trendlewood Park, Nowhere Wood, 4th:
1 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest

Bleadon:
1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat, 6 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham garden:
7 Herring Gull, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Collard Dove, 2 Magpie, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 0 Blue Tit, 0 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Starling, 0 Blackbird, 0 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch

6-12-17 Peregrine in Bath (Peter Coslett)
Having a bad day hair
Bath, Newbridge:
1 Firecrest (seen twice recently), 1 m Blackcap, large flock Redwing stripping berries

Chelwood:
9 Buzzard

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 adult ♂ Scaup, 1 adult ♂ Pochard x Ferruginous Duck, 1 adult ♂ Pochard x Tufted Duck, 1 Great White Egret, 15 Black-tailed Godwits

Chew Valley Lake:
Dam & back of Denny:
(1 juv) Bewick's Swan, 2 Shelduck, 6 Pintail, 1 Long-tailed Duck (hard to find in the waves), 8 Goldeneye, 7 Goosander, 2 Great White Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 30 Fieldfare

6-12-17 Meadow Pipit at Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Woodford:
6 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 5 Great White Egret, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 10 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch

Herons Green:
12 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 6 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 60 Lapwing, 1 Little Stint, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper

Moreton:
5 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 1 Great White Egret, 40 Meadow Pipit, 3 Water Pipit

Stratford:
1 Marsh Harrier (12.30), 2 Snipe in flight, 1 Bearded Tit, 1+ Water Pipit

Herriotts:
4 Shelduck, 24 Pintail, 42 Shoveler, 2 Goosander, 3 Great White Egret

6-12-17 Goldfinch at Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Raoul Chandrasakera, William Hewitt, Roger Joliffe, John Mortin, Nigel Milbourne, David Poulton, Aravind Ramesh, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Ian Stapp, Andrew Town, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

5th December '17 Tuesday - Whooper

Temp 5 to 8˚C. Wind max 8 mph. Still dull, a few blue sky patches, fine misty rain on and off

Whooper Swan
Bewick's Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Scaup
Common Scoter
Marsh Harrier
Spotted Redshank
Ring-necked Parakeet
Marsh Tit
Water Pipit
Hawfinch
5-12-17 Buzzard in Avon Gorge (Simon Williams)
BRISTOL

Castle Park, Finzel's Reach:
1 Cormorant, 1 Peregrine

Coombe Dingle:
1 Grey Heron, 4 Jay, Marsh, Coal, Great, Blue & LT Tits, 2 Grey Wagtail

5-12-17 Dipper in Eastville (Paul Brennan)
Eastville Park:
1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper
5-12-17 Redwing in Bristol garden (Allan Chard)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Hawfinch

Severn Beach, 4th:
 30 Canada Geese, 250+ Wigeon, 90 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 2 Little Egrets, 1 Peregrine, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 1200+ Dunlin, 186 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 32 Pied Wagtails, 2 Water Pipit

NORTH SOMERSET

Portsihead. Redcliff Bay:
1 Ring-necked Parakeet

Wain's Hill to Yeo Estuary:
35 Mute Swan, 105 Canada Goose (Kenn), 225 Shelduck, 400 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 21 Shoveler, 1 Common Scoter (Yeo), 5 Goosander (1 male, 4 females at Blind Yeo), 28 Little Egret, 1 Merlin.
52 Oystercatcher, 51 Grey Plover, 400 Lapwing, 2050 Dunlin, 14 Common Snipe, 180 Curlew, 1 Spotted Redshank (Yeo), 540 Redshank, 7 Turnstone, 8 Raven, 20 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 50 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 10 Greenfinch, 15 Linnet, 6 Bullfinch

Weston STW:
1 Marsh Harrier south

5-12-17 partial leucistic Blackbird in Bleadon (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon:
2 Goosander, 4 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Redshank, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Goldcrest, 1 partial leucistic Blackbird 6 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham gardens:
6 Herring Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 2 Collard Dove, 3 Magpie, 12 Jackdaw, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 16 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 0 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch

5-12-17 Mandarin in Keynsham (TtB)
Keynsham Lake:
2 Gadwall, 20 Mallard, 1 Mandarin Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 2 BH Gull, 4 Long Tailed Tit

Newton St Loe:
10 Teal, 3 Cormorant, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 11 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 20 Starling, 1 Fieldfare, 28 Redwing, 3 Bullfinch, 15 Yellowhammer

5-12-17 Sparrowhawk in Weston, Bath (Sean Whyte)
Bath, Weston:
1 Sparrowhawk, still 2 Blue Tit

BOC Chew rural walk:
1 Shelduck, 6 Pochard, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 5 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 12 Lapwing, 5 Collared Dove, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Goldcrest, 8 Skylark, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 57 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 21 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 30 Chaffinch, 5 Bullfinch, 15 Linnet, 30 Goldfinch, 8 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting

Chelwood:
7 Buzzard (ploughed field)

Stanton Wick:
200+ Rooks (Sheep field)

Marksbury:
150+ Crows & Jackdaws (Maize field)

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Adult Whooper Swan in Wood Bay, 8 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Redshank, 60 Northern Lapwings, 1 adult ♂ Scaup, 1 adult ♂ Pochard x Ferruginous Duck, 2 adult ♂ Pochard x Tufted Duck, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Peregrine, Redwings and Fieldfares feeding on Holt Farm

Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
5  (1 juv) Bewick's Swan, 6 Goldeneye, 7 Goosander, 3 Little Egret, 5 Great White Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 30 Fieldfare

Woodford:
Long-tailed Duck ((in front sailing club boat), 5 Goldeneye, 3 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret
7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 9 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 20 Redwing, 2 Dunnock, 2 Meadow Pipit, 0 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch

Villice Bay:
5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper

5-12-17 Little Stint in Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
6 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 35 Lapwing, 1 Little Stint, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper

5-12-17 Siskin at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Treecreeper, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit, 5 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting

Herriotts:
6 Shelduck, 18 Pintail, 4 Goosander, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail

5-12-17 Goosander at CVL (Lee Gardiner)
Reports: Paul Brennan, Allan Chard, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Lee Gardiner, Peter Hazelwood, William Hewitt, Adrian Hockey, Roger Joliffe, John Mortin, Nigel Milbourne, Steve Sanins, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp, Sean Whyte, Simon Williams, talkingtobears, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds