February 2018

19th. Barn owl along the Long Ashton bypass, near the new link road roundabout.

18th. Peregrine on a nest in Bristol, arrived with a second bird.

17th. Florie put up 2 jack snipe in a soggy field near Watercress Farm.

16th. Ham Wall. An impressive starling murmuration. Many birds landed in a tree-line for a short while, before descending into the reed bed.

starlings

starlings

starlings

starlings

12th. Marshfield - at least 30 corn buntings, yellowhammer, 200+ linnets, 5 stock doves, at least 2 ravens, 2 stonechat, about 10 red-legged partridges and nice flocks of fieldfares.

Marshfield

linnets

corn buntiings

red-legged partridges

3rd - Slimbridge. Photos below of Bewick's swan, greylag geese, sparrowhawk, jackdaws and brown rat.

Bewick's swan

greylags

sparrowhawk

jackdaws

brown rat

January 2018