Thursday, 16 June 2016

Sightings 16/6/16

The Great Knot in Norfolk
(16/6/16) Great Knot left & Red Knot for comparison (Lee Gardiner)
Great Knot is a monster rarity for the UK, the one that that has turned up at RSPB Titchwell is only the 2nd Norfolk record.
Confusion between the 2 Knots is impossible, size alone is diagnostic.
Many thanks Lee.

Slimbridge WWT:
16/6/16 White Stork (Bob Brewer)
Turned up today and gave some memorable flyover passes. Presumably the same bird that was seen in Somerset recently. 
Only about 11 Avon records, the last one in 2012 so a courtesy visit would not go amiss...

Stockwood (Bristol):
Bifield Rd: 1 singing Skylark still.

Avon Gorge (Bristol):
2 juvenile Peregrine out flying today.

West Littleton Rd: 1 Little Owl.

Hicks Common Rd: 1 flyover Red Kite 11.12am (Bob Manning per Dan White).

New Passage-Northwick:
16 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Hobby again, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper (new), 40 BH Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail.
16/6/16 Black-tailed Godwit & Green Sandpiper (Paul Bowerman)
on the Pilning wetland
North Somerset:
1 adult Peregrine + 3 fledged juveniles out flying today.

Crockerne Drive: Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Starling and Chaffinch fledglings in the garden.
16/6/16 Long-tailed Tit youngster (Paul Milsom)
Locking (W-s-M):
1 Stoat, in field by The Landing pub.

Manor Woods: 18 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch.

16/6/16 Peregrine (Kevin & Liz Balch)
the St John's Church birds
Planet Chew:
3 Shelduck + 7 ducklings, 10 Pochard, 1 Hobby, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Cuckoo, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 50 mixed Hirundines, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Song Thrush, 10 Wren, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting.
16/6/16 Great Crested Grebe (Ian Stapp)

Reports: Kev & Lix Balch, John Barnett, Richard Bedwell, Paul Bowerman, Bob Brewer, Teresa Chard, Bob Manning, John Martin, Paul Milsom, George Rabin, Trevor Riddle, Ian Stapp, Dan White, severnsidebirds.