On the 6th March:

1977

On a walk in Leigh Woods we saw 3 Nuthatches, 3 Treecreepers, lots of Blue and Great Tits and 2 Marsh Tits.

Then we went to Chew Valley Lake seeing 20 Goosanders, 18 Goldeneyes, 14 Pintails, 2 male Smew, 7 Tree Sparrows, a Barn Owl, a Bittern and a Water Rail.

1982

In Israel, 12 new birds and 1 new mammal seen today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Streaked Scrub Warbler. 

1990

In Kenya at Buffalo Springs, 4 new birds today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: White-headed Mousebird. 

2003

Another visit to Portbury Wharf, where the best bird was the male Ring-necked Duck.

2004

A visit to Severnside, at Chittening Warth there was a Short-eared Owl and by the power station 10 Redpolls feeding in a line of alders.

2005

The day started well, with a female Sparrowhawk sat in the tree in the garden for some time. A visit to Portbury Wharf  where the only bird of note was a male Bullfinch. Then to Avonmouth Sewage Works where on the pool was a female Ruddy Shelduck which had a red ring on its leg, there had been a pair around on the estuary for a month or so, mainly off Chittening Warth.

The long staying male Ring-necked Duck had relocated to the nearby Honda Pools and I was able to get much closer to it there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video of female

Ruddy Shelduck,

also see here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video of male

Ring-necked Duck

also see here.

2008

The female Brambling was in the garden again and also a female Reed Bunting, a 1st for the garden.

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