Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Sightings 20/7/16

Some new waders in at the coast today.

Temple Back (Bristol):
1 Kingfisher, Feeder.

Sneyd Park (Bristol):
1 flyover Red Kite 8am (Peter Lunt). Perhaps, yesterday's Barrow Tanks bird.

Sea Mills (Bristol):
16 Redshank, 45 BH Gull, 2 active House Martin nests.

West Littleton: 1 Hobby, dam.

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Sanderling new (1st of the autumn, Pete Hazelwood), 1 Common Sandpiper.

Aust Warth:
2 juv Kestrel, 1 Whimbrel, 8 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 127 BH Gull, 1 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Linnet.

New Passage-Northwick:
Rubbish here today, hardly worth looking at the Pilning wetland pools and cut fields, or the saltmarsh and shore.
22 Canada Goose, 5 Little Egret, 11 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Little Stint new (1st of the autumn, Paul Bowerman, John Martin), 30 Dunlin, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 66 Redshank, 2 adult Mediterranean Gull, 18 Yellow Wagtail. That was all.
20/7/16 Little Stint (John Martin)
Today's Little Stint are very early for Avon. Normally, we don't get them until September...and sometimes none at all.

Portbury Dock:
3 Shelduck broods, 1 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 10 Oystercatcher + 2 juvs, 3 Ringed Plover, 25 Dunlin, 50 Curlew, 4 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull.

1 Kingfisher again, pier.

Common: 1 Skylark, 40 Linnet, 6 Yellowhammer, singing males.

Compton Dando:
1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Barn Owl, 30 Swift, 6 Green Woodpecker (inc juvs), 20 House Martin, 1 Whitethroat, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Yellowhammer.
20/7/16 Barn Owl (Ian Stapp)
Rubbish pic by Ian. We were hoping for a classic pose of a Barnie perched on a post with a vole in its beak, instead we got this. C'est le vie, still we mustn't grumble.

Barrow Tanks 19/7/16:
1 flyover Red Kite 4.30pm (James Fiddock).

Reports: Paul Bowerman, John Duffy, James Fiddock, Pete Hazelwood, Peter Lunt, John Martin, Lois Pryce, Trevor Riddle, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Mrs Trellis, TBOSG.