Friday, 22 July 2016

Sightings 22/7/16

22/7/16 Common Tern (Mrs Trellis)
RSPB Ham Wall

Woodlark: 1 heard calling at an undisclosed North Somerset site on 13 July (George Rabin, aged 14). Very unusual for our area and the date cannot exclude possible breeding which makes it even more unusual.

We thought..aaah ha...up and coming young birder is hearing things....and we were all for trashing the claim out of hand but unfortunately George sent in an accompanying audio clip and circumstances of the discovery both of which sound convincing....and the Recorder likes it too...double bummer!
We'll have to wait and see if the record (ooh pun, sorry) gets accepted.

Butt Lane: 9 soaring Buzzard this morning.

Oldbury Power Station:
Yacht Club end: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull, morning high tide.
Jetty: 1 Yellow Wagtail, evening.

Littleton Warth:
AWT Reserve: 2 flyover Green Sandpiper this morning.

New Passage-Northwick:
Wetland, 9 Teal, 7 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail families, 9 Little Ringed Plover, 40 Lapwing, 30 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Curlew (warth), 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Yellow Wagtail.

Abbots Leigh:
Sandy Lane end: 2 soaring Buzzard (most of the day), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch.

Portbury Dock:
1 Peregrine, 2 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher chick, 6 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel, 68 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull.

Clapton Moor:
22/7/16 Reed Warbler (Melvin Hedges)
22/7/16 Green Woodpecker (Tim Warren)
Farler's End
Planet Chew:
1 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck + 3 young, 3 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 6 Lapwing, 10 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Tern, 5 Jay, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 House Sparrow, 22 Pied Wagtail.
Butterflies at Moreton: 15 Gatekeeper, 8 Ringlet, 2 Holly Blue.

Reports: Mark Dadds, Sean Davies, Jane Gilliard, Melvin Hedges, George Rabin, Alex Rhodes, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Keith Vinicombe, Tim Warren, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.