Thursday, 11 August 2016

Sightings 11/8/2016 - Osprey

Windy and dry

11/8/16 Osprey (Chris Johnson)
Lack of taste! What was this Osprey doing overflying Avon to spend time at Noah's Lake Shapwick Heath?
However; 1 Osprey just North of J20 M5 heading towards Clevedon at 1630

Bristol, Stockwood open space:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 15 Goldfinch,  4 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff

New Passage- Northwick:
2 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 66 Dunlin all flushed by young Peregrine, 66 Redshank, 35 Lapwing,
1 Sand Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 7 Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Willow Warbler

11/8/16 Willow Warbler (John Martin)
Willow Warbler on rubus at New Passage this morning

11/8/16 Moulting adult Pied Wagtail (John Martin)
New Passage this morning
11/8/16 Meadow Pipit (John Martin)
Showing its long hind claw

Red Kite circling over at 17:40

Chipping Sodbury:

2 noisy young Hobby (or possibly Peregrine) chasing each other over southern Chipping Sodbury this morning and heading east

Marshfield: top of Orchid Lane
2 Yellow Wagtail

Weston-Super-Mare airfield:
Unusual sighting of an Oystercatcher

Planet Chew:

3 Egyptian Geese, 2 female Goldeneye, 4 Little Egrets, just one Lapwing, just one Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 500 Swifts this morning but very few later, 10 Sand Martin and 1 Lesser Whitethroat.
Herriotts End:
2 Shelduck, 6 GBB Gull, 2 Swallow, 9 House Martin
1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 4 Green Sandpiper (pond on track to Stratford), 2 GBB Gull (out on lake), 4 Stock Dove, 2 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper
Heron's Green:
5 Little Grebe, 2 Greenshank, 1 GBB Gull, 2 Swallow, 17 House Martin, 7 House Sparrow

11/8/16 'Lusitanius' type Yellow-legged Gull on Herriott's Pool, CVL (Keith Vinicombe)
Note the small size and short stubby bill.

Reports: Louise Bailey, Nick Beamson, Teresa Chard, Peter Coslett, Andy Davis, Adrian Hockey, Chris Johnson, John Martin, Stuart Matthews, Ian Stapp, Keith Vinicombe