Thursday, 2 June 2016

Sightings 2/6/16

Cuckoos in Avon – May 2016
Table only shows dates when birds were recorded rather than total number of birds. Planet Chew had a particularly strong month with max.6 birds heard calling on 8th.
Extrapolating the data from our spreadsheet, we estimate only about 25-30 birds involved.

Lawrence Weston Bristol

South Glos sites:

Wick Golden Valley
Oldbury Power Station
3rd, 13th, 14th, 26th, 30th
Littleton Warth
Almondsbury -  Lower Knole Farm
12th, 20th
Almondsbury -  Cope Park
22nd, 27th

North Somerset sites:

Gordano Valley
Clevedon coast
12th, 15th
Congresbury – Mendip Springs GC
Sand Pt
3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 16th

The Lakes:

Barrow Tanks
Blagdon Lake
18th, 19th, 26th, 29th, 31st
Chew Valley Lake
4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 28th, 29th

2/6/16 Peregrine (Chris Johnson)
city centre
Hambrook (Bristol):
M32 Junction 1: 1 flyover Red Kite 4.55pm (Andrew Jordan).

Henbury (Bristol):
1 flyover Red Kite 10.15am to north, past Haw Wood and into south Glos (per Brian Lancastle).

Lower Woods:
The Lodge: 1 flyover Red Kite 9am (Vic Polley).

Cold Ashton:
A46/A420: 1 flyover Red Kite, afternoon (Sue Watson).

New Passage-Northwick:
12 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 27 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Redshank, 40 BH Gull, 50 Swift, 2 Siskin.

Portbury Wharf 1/6/16:
The Wigeon pair still, 1 Oystercatcher brood, 3 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 2 Stock Dove.

Clevedon Town:
2 circling Peregrine 5.45pm.

Airport: 2 flyover Peregrine mid-day.

Manor Woods: 2 Green Woodpecker, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush.

Blagdon Lake:
1 Hobby, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Hellfire Corner).

Planet Chew:
23 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 13 Canada Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose, 18 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon still, 61 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 1 Redshank (Herriott's), 3 Cuckoo, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Bittern Trail), 2 Reed Bunting.

Reports: Teresa Chard, Robert Hargreaves, Adrian Hockey, Chris Johnson, Andy Jordan, Brian Lancastle, Vic Polley, Chris Stone, Sue Watson, BL birds, severnsidebirds.