Sunday, 1 May 2016

Sightings 1/5/16

New birds today were 2 Black Tern (Planet Chew) and a Nightingale (Kingston Seymour).
It's turning warmer next week with a southerly airflow which should bring in some good stuff.


Stockwood (Bristol):
Open Space: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 2 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Song Thrush, 6 Greenfinch, 3 Bullfinch.

Eastfield Park (Bristol):
1 Whitethroat.

Tortworth Lake:
2 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard (18 ducklings in 2 broods), 19 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 25 Coot, 1 Buzzard.
1 redhead Smew also reported. Very late for this species in our area but also possibly the long-staying Chipping Sodbury bird last seen 5 April?
Please could the observer send in a description or some supporting words, it's not a record we'd like to see lost...Thanks.

Cromhall:
5 Green Woodpecker.

Codrington:
2 Greylag Goose.

Wick:
Golden Valley: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Jay, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Dipper, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail.

Westerleigh:
1 Little Egret again.

Warmley:
2 Coal Tit, 8 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Redpoll, 6 Bullfinch.
1/5/16 Redpoll (Chris Perry)
Littleton Warth:
Ringing sessions 29/30 April: 54 birds processed, mostly warblers. Garden Warbler and Grey Wagtail both patch ringing ticks.
1/5/16 Garden Warbler (Paul House)
New Passage-Northwick:
Shore & wetland: 1 Pintail, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Peregrine, 40 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling new, 107 Dunlin, 10 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Raven, 4 Sand Martin, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Siskin, 3 Redpoll.

Ringing: 3 Sedge Warbler ringed (Ed Drewitt).

Severn Beach:
Shore: 3 Whimbrel.
Orchard Pools: 1 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Coot brood, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap.
Tesco Pool: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Reed Warbler.

Portbury Dock:
6 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 3 Rock Pipit, 6 Linnet.

Portbury Wharf:
2 Wigeon still, 1 Oystercatcher, 8 Whimbrel, 2 LBB Gull nest prospecting, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat.

Walton Common:
1 female Pied Flycatcher (Howard Taffs), top of the quarry again (one here 26 April).
Other stuff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush.

Walton Moor:
3 Buzzard, 6 Swallow, 1 Sedge Warbler.

Kingston Seymour:
Bullock's Cafe morning: 1 Nightingale (Howard Taffs), our first of the season. No sign of the bird after mid-day.

Clevedon coast:
Dowlais-Kenn Est morning: 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Lapwing, 80 Dunlin, 20 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 1 Tree Pipit.
Swallow and Wheatear conspicuous by their absence.

CV Farm-Yeo Est evening: 30 Whimbrel, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Redstart.

Sand Pt:
1 Peregrine, 10 Whimbrel, 1 dp Arctic Skua up 7.35am, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Siskin, 3 Redpoll.

Blagdon Lake:
2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Hobby, 4 Common Sandpiper.

Planet Chew:
Red Kite: 2 birds through today.
Black Tern: 2 birds at Stratford end.

Other stuff, 2 Barnacle Goose, 12 Shelduck, 7 Buzzard, 3 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 1 Whimbrel, 20 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Gull, 4 GBB Gull, 1 Common Tern, 1 Barn Owl (7am), 300 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush.
1/5/16 Blackcap (Ian Stapp)
1/5/16 Treecreeper (Bob Brewer)
Moreton

Reports: Bob Brewer, Mark Coller, Pete Coslett, Ed Drewitt, Paul Francis, Richard Giles, Paul Gregory, Paul House, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Chris Perry, Harvey Rose, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Mrs Trellis, BL birds, cvlbirding. 

Lesbos birds - Chris Perry

Chris not long back from a birding trip to Lesbos and sent in these photos:-
Red-footed Falcon

Bee-eater

Golden Oriole

Kruper's Nuthatch

Citrine Wagtail

Black-headed Bunting
Chris said that he found the island of Lesbos very quiet and peaceful and not at all like the migrant-fuelled crisis as reported on TV and other media outlets.
Many thanks for the pics and report Chris.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Sightings 30/4/16

30/4/16 Common Sandpiper at Planet Chew (Ian Stapp)
very good numbers of these birds at the main lakes over the past few days, much fewer at the coastal sites though

Stoke Park (Bristol):
Duchess Pond: 1 Great Crested Grebe still, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Swift, 9 Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher.

Stockwood (Bristol):
Bifield Rd: 2 singing Skylark.
Open Space: 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Swallow, 7 Chiffchaff, 18 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush.

Marshfield:
Northfield Lane: 1 fly-through Hobby 5pm.

Siston:
Common: 2 Green Woodpecker.

Westerleigh:
1 flyover Little Egret this afternoon.

Shepperdine:
30 Ringed Plover, 70 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone.

Oldbury Power Station:
Lagoon 2: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Wood Warbler.
Another or same Short-eared Owl also seen at Lagoon 3 this morning.
Other stuff, 1 Garden Warbler.

Northwick:
Old Landfill: 12 Whimbrel.
30/4/16 Whimbrel (Dan White)
New Passage-Northwick:
Shore & wetland: 2 Goosander (pair), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Ringed Plover, 102 Dunlin, 22 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Mistle Thrush with food, 1 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail, 3 flyover Siskin.

Severn Beach:
35 Ringed Plover, 20 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Cetti's Warbler.

Weston Moor:
3 Swift, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Redstart, 1 Tree Pipit.
30/4/16 Tree Pipit (Melvin Hedges)
Clevedon coast:
Wain's Hill: 6 House Martin, 6 Siskin of note.

Sand Pt:
1 Great Skua up, 10 Whimbrel, 20 Commic Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Swift, 1 Sand Martin, 100 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Siskin, 2 Redpoll.

Banwell:
Winthill: 3 juvenile Blackbird not long fledged.

Felton:
Common: 1 Goldcrest, 3 Skylark, 4 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 15 Linnet, 6 Yellowhammer.

Barrow Tanks:
29 Common Sandpiper, most on No.3.

Freshford:
River Avon: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dipper.

Blagdon Lake:
23 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Hobby, 8 Common Sandpiper.

Chew Stoke:
1 newly fledged Grey Wagtail.

Planet Chew:
2 Canada Goose broods, 8 Shelduck, 1 Kestrel, 10 Common Sandpiper, 2 Herring Gull (1 sitting on nest), 2 Jay, 3 Raven, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 14 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 7 House Sparrow, 4 Reed Bunting.


Reports: Bob Brewer, Pete Burston, Allan Chard, Teresa Chard, Pete Coslett, Sean Davies, Anthony Goodwin, Paul Gregory, Simon Harris, Melvin Hedges, Clive Holman, John Martin, Melanie Patch, Matt Plenty, Lisa Presland, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, John Thorogood, Dan White, BL birds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Sightings 29/4/16

Good numbers of Common Sandpiper at the lakes today.

Chipping Sodbury:
Common: 1 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, 1 Reed Bunting.

Oldbury Power Station:
Lagoon 3 & environs morning: 1 Mute Swan pair nesting, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 singing Skylark, 8 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Greenfinch,  1 Reed Bunting.
L3 evening: 2 Short-eared Owl.
L1&2 evening: 1 Short-eared Owl.

New Passage-Northwick:
12 Gadwall, 1 female Pintail, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel,  6 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 50 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 23 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 1 Swift, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail.
29/4/16 Dunlin (Lisa Presland)
Severn Beach:
Sea-watch: 2 Great Skua, 2 Little Gull, 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Swift.
Other stuff, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat.

Abbots Leigh:
Sandy Lane: 1 flyover Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Blackbird.

Portbury:
M5 Junction 19: 1 flyover Hobby.

Walton Common:
1 Cuckoo (3rd sighting here this month).

Clevedon :
Dowlais: 1 Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper.
Fosseway: 1 Sparrowhawk, hunting Starlings.

Barrow Tanks:
5 Dunlin, 31 Common Sandpiper, 1 White Wagtail.

Blagdon Lake:
2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 5 Dunlin, 15 Common Sandpiper (dam, good count for here).

Planet Chew:
Red Kite: 1 flyover 3.30pm (Mike Jenkins).
Other stuff, 1 Scaup still, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Kestrel, 3+ Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 3 Little Ringed Plover new (Herriott's Pool), 5 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 29 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 500 Swift, 2 Garden Warbler (Nunnery), 3 Whitethroat,  1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail.

Reports: Paul Bowerman, William Earp, Andrew Ford, Robert Hargreaves, Mike Jenkins, Vic Polley, Lisa Presland, Chris Stone, Howard Taffs, Mrs Trellis, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Sightings 28/4/16

Avon Gorge (Bristol):
Suspension Bridge: 2 Common Sandpiper on the river bank.

Shepperdine:
4 Whimbrel.

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Cuckoo (lagoon 2), 13 Sand Martin, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (yacht club end), 2 Whinchat (L3).

New Passage-Northwick:
4 Canada Goose, 45 Shelduck, 10 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Peregrine, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 65 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 1 flyover Tree Pipit.

Severn Beach:
4 Whimbrel, 9 Kittiwake (evening), 1 Cetti's Warbler still.

Clevedon coast:
Wain's Hill-Yeo Est: 2 Canada Goose, 65 Shelduck, 4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Merlin, 15 Oystercatcher, 11 Ringed Plover, 5 Lapwing, 12 Dunlin, 50 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 12 Redshank, 15 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting.
28/4/16 Whimbrel (Robert Hargreaves)
Blagdon Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail.

Planet Chew:
2 Barnacle Goose, 7 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 1 Scaup, 4 Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 20 Common Sandpiper, 2 Herring Gull, 4 GBB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven chicks calling, 500 mixed Hirundine, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 12 Reed Warbler, 11 Blackbird (single flock, Woodford), 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Whinchat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting.
28/4/16 White Wagtail (Ian Stapp)
Nunnery Pt, on the rocks
Reports: Robert Hargreaves, Duncan McLaughlin, Harvey Rose, Ian Stapp, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Sightings 27/4/16

Another cold day with a northerly breeze which seems to be holding up the migrants. Observers at Anchor Head and Wain's Hill this morning reported no visible migration at all.
Common Sandpiper showing well at Barrow and Planet Chew.


27/4/16 Whimbrel & Curlew at Sand Bay (Simon Williams)
nice size comparison

27/4/16 Kestrel (Martin Tayler)
on the Clifton Downs today
Stockwood (Bristol):
Open Space: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch.

Hanham (Bristol):
Magpie Bottom: 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Warbler.

Bishopsworth (Bristol):
Crox Bottom: 1 Canada Goose (patch tick), 1 Jay, 12 Magpie, 2 flyover Raven, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 19 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 10 Wren, 12 Robin, 14 House Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, 4 Goldfinch.

Marshfield:
18 Buzzard (single flock), 3 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail.

Oldbury Power Station:
3 Short-eared Owl (L3 & L1), 3 Whinchat, 1 Redstart.

Aust Warth:
1 Merlin, 15 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 6 White Wagtail. 4+ Linnet.
27/4/16 Merlin (Vic Savery)
New Passage-Northwick:
3 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 7 Yellow Wagtail.

Severn Beach:
5 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 1 Cetti's Warbler.

Portbury Dock:
3 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 6 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 1 Wheatear.

Portbury Wharf:
2 Little Ringed Plover.

Sand Bay:
40 Whimbrel.

Bath:
Landsdown: 2 flyover Peregrine, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Redstart.

Barrow Tanks:
28 Common Sandpiper, 150+ mixed Hirundine (mostly Sand/House), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 White Wagtail.

Blagdon Lake:
10 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Goose, 2 Gadwall, 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Hobby (Top End), 2 Common Sandpiper, 100 mixed Hirundine, 1 Song Thrush.

Litton Res:
2 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 2 Mallard broods (13 surviving ducklings from original 15), 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Woodpecker, 4 Raven, 1 Goldcrest, 8 Swallow, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch.

Planet Chew:
11 Mute Swan, 36 Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 10 Shelduck, 1 Scaup, 31 Buzzard (single group on thermals), 2 Peregrine, 1 Dunlin, 33 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 200 Swift, 4 Jay, 2 Raven, 2,000 mixed Hirundine (mainly Sand/Swallow), 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wood Warbler (Stratford), 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 7 Reed Warbler, 4 Whinchat, 7 House Sparrow, 2 White Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch.
27/4/16 Whinchat (Ian Stapp)
3 at Heron's Green, 1 at Moreton

Reports: Derek Angell, Teresa Chard, Nick Cryer, Rob Emery, Julian Head, Mike jenkins, Vic Savery, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Martin Tayler, Mrs Trellis, Nigel Warren, Simon Williams, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Sightings 26/4/16

Bath Peregrine pair: 3 eggs hatched successfully, webcam: HERE.

Stockwood (Bristol):
Open Space: 2 Buzzard, 2 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch.

Ashton Court (Bristol):
Mansion House environs: 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Jackdaw (collecting deer fur for nesting), 6 Swallow, 4 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush. 

Oldbury Power Station:
4 Whimbrel through, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 21 Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Wheatear.

New Passage-Northwick:
4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 60 Shelduck, 13 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 40 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Redshank, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 15 White Wagtail.

Abbots Leigh:
Sandy Lane: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 flyover Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch of note.

Portbury Wharf:
Pools: 9 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Wigeon, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 LBB Gull, 23 Herring Gull, 8 Swallow, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Meadow Pipit.
Saltmarsh-Estuary: 2 Canada Goose, 10 Shelduck, 4 Teal, 2 Mallard, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Whimbrel, 2 LBB Gull, 3 Herring Gull. 

Walton Common:
1 female Pied Flycatcher this morning (Dave Horlick). Top end by the quarry.

Weston Moor:
1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, 3 Wheatear.

Clevedon coast:
Wain's Hill-Yeo Est: 105 Shelduck, 4 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant, 1 Hobby (Dowlais), 42 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover, 8 Lapwing, 45 Dunlin, 97 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 40 Sand Martin, 65 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed warbler, 7 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 45 Linnet.

W-s-M:
Anchor Head: 2 Whimbrel, 2 Swift, 1 Swallow.

Blagdon Lake:
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Hobby, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat.

East Harptree:
A39/B3135 junction: 1 Barn Owl behaving very oddly by wandering around the road in full view of traffic (which had to stop) before flying off to the Waldegrave Estate. later, it came back and gave a similar repeat performance (Donna Morrison). ST59167 52389.
The bird did not appear to be sick or injured in any way.

Planet Chew:
2 Greylag Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose, 12 Shelduck, 1 Scaup, 1 Goldeneye, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 15 Common Sandpiper, 2 Herring Gull (Herriott's, nesting?), 2 GBB Gull, 100 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 2 Raven, 100 Swallow, 100 House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 11 Reed Warbler, 4 Whinchat, 1 Reed Bunting.
26/4/16 Chiffchaff (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Derek Angell, Teresa Chard, Dave Gibbs, Robert Hargreaves, Melvin Hedges, Phil Hemming, Dave Horlick, Donna Morrison, Karin Rhodes, Steve Sanins, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, BL birds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Sightings 25/4/16

BirdgirlUK:
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This is the site to avoid: http://birdgirluk.blogspot.co.uk/. Thanks.

The Gloster Birder:
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No sign of the Ring Ouzel at Cold Ashton this morning (Chris Vines).


High Littleton:
Greyfield Wood: 2 Buzzard, 8 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Blackcap, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch.

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Short-eared Owl, lagoon 2 late afternoon.

Northwick:
Village Lanes: 1 Little Owl still.

New Passage-Northwick:
Wetland & environs: 1 Greylag goose, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Little Egret, 50 Oystercatcher, 8 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 20 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 7 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Wheatear, 9 Yellow Wagtail, 7 White Wagtail, 1 Siskin, 5 Linnet.

Portbury Dock:
1 Peregrine, 9 Ringed Plover, 15 Dunlin, 9 Whimbrel, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Redstart, 7 Wheatear.

Portbury Wharf:
2 Wigeon still, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Stock Dove, 7 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Redstart.

Portishead:
Battery Pt: 3 Whimbrel up 11am.
Royal Hotel: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap.

Walton Common 24/4/16:
1 Cuckoo.

Sand Pt:
4 Little Egret (heading out to sea), 12 Whimbrel, 2 Swallow, 9 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Whitethroat, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit.
25/4/16 Stonechat (Dave Gibbs)
Blagdon Lake:
8 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck, 7 Pochard, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Common Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Common Tern, 11 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 26 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 9 Reed Bunting.
25/4/16 Common Sandpiper (Mrs Trellis)
at the dam this afternoon

25/4/16 Common Tern (Mrs Trellis)
off Green Lawn this afternoon
Litton Res:
4 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 14 Mallard (+ a brood 11 ducklings), 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 flyover Whimbrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest, 16 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail.

Planet Chew:
Herriott's end: 2 Wood Warbler seen (Mark Dadds).
Other stuff, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose, 8 Shelduck, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 12 Common Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Raven, 4 Sand Martin, 35 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 7 Reed Warbler, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 House Sparrow, 5 Whinchat (HG pond & Moreton), 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail.
25/4/16 Buzzard & Raven (Ian Stapp)
tussling over Moreton this morning, not much in size difference

25/4/16 Yellow Wagtail (Ian Stapp)
Moreton track
Reports: Teresa Chard, Mark Dadds, Dave Gibbs, Adrian Hockey, Mike Newstead, Harvey Rose, Vic Savery, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Mrs Trellis, Chris Vines, BL birds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.