Thursday, 26 May 2016

Sightings 26/5/16

26/5/16 House Martin near Blagdon Lake (Mrs Trellis)
9 nests on the go at Bickfield Farm
BTO House Martin survey: click HERE if you would like to take part. Thanks.

Emerson's Green (Bristol):
Science Park: Skylark pair breeding.

Hanham (Bristol):
Deanery Rd: 1 flyover Peregrine 5.23pm.

Lawrence Weston (Bristol):
AWT Reserve: 1 Cuckoo, unusual here.

Lower Woods:
Crews Coppice: 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cuckoo.

New Passage-Northwick:
Golden Oriole: 1 heard singing this morning, trees at the south-east corner of the wetland ST552864 (Paul Bowerman). Hopefully, it'll stick around and a pic will be forthcoming tomorrow.
Last recorded in Avon 2005, today's bird, a 2nd Severnside patch record (1st - 1991).

Other stuff shore & wetland: 80 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 27 Gadwall, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 late Merlin, 30 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 3 BH Gull.
26/5/16 Kestrel with prey (Simon Williams)
Abbots Leigh:
Pool environs: 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch.
26/5/16 Great Tit youngster trapped and ringed ( Alex Rhodes)
Also bred in the garden here, Blackbird, Wren and Dunnock.

Christchurch: 1 Green Woodpecker.

1 Jay.

Blagdon Lake:
13 Mute Swan, 79 Canada Goose, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 2 Cuckoo (Top End, both shores), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Song Thrush.

Planet Chew:
Garganey: 1 drake back on Herriott's Pool this evening (Sean Davies). Last seen here 12 May.
24 Canada Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose, 20 Shelduck, 4 Buzzard, 2 nesting Herring Gull, 3 Cuckoo, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 5 Raven (inc young), 6 Cetti's Warbler,  5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 5 Garden Warbler, 8 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting.
26/5/16 the Garganey (Brian Thompson)

26/5/16 Raven young (Ian Stapp)
at least 3 birds fledged

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Sean Davies, Ed Drewitt, Andrew Ford, Tim Ford, Rob Laughton, Vic Polley, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson, Mrs Trellis, Simon Williams, opsbirding.