Saturday, 17 September 2016

Sightings 17-9-16

Calm, dry and sunny, partly clouding over later.  Late update.

Sparrowhawk at Warmley Forest Park (Chris Perry)
Buzzard: another terrible raptor photo from Chris Perry
Stoke Park:
1 Grey Heron, 17 Canada Goose on fishing lake, 10 House Martin.
Warmley Forest Park:
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, mixed flock 30 + Swallows and House Martins, 1 Jay, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch,

Wheatear at Chipping Sodbury Common (Pete Coslett)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat, 3 Northern Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Bullfinch, 15 Barn Swallow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark.

Orchid Lane, Marshfield:
4 Wheatear.

Northwick Warth (Pilning Wetlands and "the Flash"):
Peregrine, 120 Oystercatcher, 100 Knot, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 juv Little Stint, 1 Ruff, 115 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Golden Plover, 200 Dunlin, 14 Ringed Plover, 4 Snipe, Sand Martin.

Severn Beach:
3 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, "large flock of" Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Turnstone.  With them, 2 Knot, 1 Sanderling, 2 Curlew Sandpiper (same as above?).  2 Wheatear, f. Redstart, Stonechat, 5 Chiffchaff.

Portbury Wharf:
1 Egyptian Goose, 16 Canada Goose, 13 Wigeon, 12 Coot, 2 Lapwing, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff.

Cetti's Warbler at Gordano Valley RS (Shane Pannell)
Gordano Valley (ringing station):
first Cetti's Warbler to be ringed here this year (by Molly Pannell, aged 7)

Little Stint.

Flock of 27 Goldfinch.

Strawberry Line - lagoons at Sandford:
3 Green Sandpiper, mixed group of Swallow and House Martin.

Blagdon Lake:
juv Ruff (Top End), 

Chew Valley Lake:
A few Common Sandpiper.
Several hundred Cormorant in fishing frenzy.
Herriotts Pool:
1 juv Black Tern.
Villice Bay:
1 Little Egret, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher.

Reports: Des Bowring, Pete Coslett, Paul Cousins, Sean Davies, Trevor Ford, John Griffiths, Brian Lancastle, Andy Mears, Shane Pannell, Chris Perry, Gill Sapsed, Vic Savery, Chris Stone, Howard Taffs.