Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Sightings 11/5/16

11/5/16 Caspian Tern at Portbury Wharf (Keith Vinicombe)
female left, male right. 1 bird carrying a Swedish ring VVX
11/5/16 Caspian Tern (Paul Chapman)
2 Caspian Tern found by Chris Stone at Portbury Dock this morning, the birds later relocated to Portbury Wharf pools where they were seen by many observers. 
Birds then moved to the saltmarsh into the evening but giving only distant and erratic views.

Caspian is a great Avon rarity, only 1 previous record, at CVL 1988.

Many thanks to Chris for getting the news out so quickly.

Oldbury Power Station:
1 flyover Red Kite upriver this evening (Pete Hazelwood).
Other evening stuff, 1 Goosander up, 50 Ringed Plover, 35 Grey Plover, 3 Knot, 1 Sanderling, 50 Dunlin, 1 Short-eared Owl out 6pm at L3.

New Passage-Northwick:
1 Turtle Dove (Kev Bainbridge), mobile around the houses and Glen.
Other stuff, 4 Canada Goose, 60 Shelduck, 17 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Peregrine, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 120 Ringed Plover, 10 Sanderling, 1 Little Stint, 180 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 24 Redshank, 11 Turnstone, 1 Yellow Wagtail.
No reports of the Temminck's.
11/5/16 Turtle Dove (Lisa Presland)
Severn Beach:
30 Ringed Plover, 9 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 13 Sanderling, 70 Dunlin, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 6 BH Gull, 2 Little Tern, 2 Arctic Tern.

Portbury Wharf:
Other stuff, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 3 Cetti's Warbler.

Sand Pt:
1 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 50 Redpoll.

Anchor Head: 4 Common Tern.

1 flyover Red Kite to NW 1.25pm (Derek Angell).

Barrow Tanks:
1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 4 Common Tern.

Blagdon Lake:
2 Shelduck, 2 Common Tern, 4 Arctic Tern, 1 Kingfisher.

Planet Chew:
1 flyover Red Kite to north 1.40pm to north (Lauren & Wayne Tucker).
Other stuff, 1 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Tern, 12 Black Tern, 47 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 4 Cuckoo, 1 Raven.
Most Terns recorded in the evening.
11/5/16 Sanderling (Keith Vinicombe)

11/5/16 Reed Warbler (Mrs Trellis)
Video of the bird nest building: HERE

Reports: Derek Angell, Kev Bainbridge, Paul Bowyer, Paul Chapman, Chris Craig, Sean Davies, Pete Hazelwood, Lisa Presland, Chris Stone, Mrs Trellis, Lauren & Wayne Tucker, Keith Vinicombe, BL birds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.