Saturday, 11 March 2017

11 March '17 Saturday - Chiffchaff

A fine day, some sunshine and warm

Chiffchaff because they are eveywhere
Waxwing at Emersons Green
Sand Martin at OPS and Littleton
MerlinMediterranean Gull, Wheatear, Water Pipit at Littleton
Jack Snipe at Chittening Warth
Wheatear at Clevedon
Cattle Egret at Toghill Farm
White Wagtail in Marshfield
Common Scoter, Black-necked GrebeGreat White Egret, Yellow-legged Gull at Chew Valley

11-3-17 Goldcrest at Eastville (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
1 Goldcrest

Stockwood, Pomfrett  Gardens:
1 Buzzard

Stoke Park:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2+ Green Woodpecker calling, few Long-tailed Tit


Bradley Stoke, Willow Brook:
1 Cormorant, 0 Waxwing (Tesco's have no control over owners of car park replacing trees)

Emerson's Green:
12 Waxwing

Longwell Green garden:

Warmley Forest Park:
2 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Song Thrush, 1 f Stonechat, 7 Greenfinch, 5 Bullfinch

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Greylag Geese, 4 Water Rail, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Sand Martin (earliest record here), 7+ Chiffchaff 

Littleton Brick Pits:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff , 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Siskin

11-3-17 Wheatear at Littleton (John Martin)
Littleton WeBS:
2 Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler, 3 Little Egret, 1 Merlin, 15 Grey Plover, 1 sum plum Mediterranean Gull, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Wheatear, 1 Water Pipit

1 Little Egret, 1 Chiffchaff 

11-3-17 Chiffchaffs at New Passage (Lisegirl & John Martin)
The sticky pollen around the base of the bill shows they are migrants
as the pollen came from Mediterranean flowers
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
2 Little Egret, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Rook, 1 Goldcrest,  20+ Chiffchaff 

Chittening Warth:
6 Shelduck, 1 Pheasant, 2 Little Grebe  (Stup Pill pool), 2 Black-tailed Godwits in sum plum, 4 Jack Snipe, 3 Snipe, 2 Redshank, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff , 2 m Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, a few Meadow Pipits and Reed Buntings

1 Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff , Pair Bullfinch


Clevedon-CLY, Dowlais:
18 Little Egret, 1 Wheatear

11-3-17 Little Egret at Hutton Moor (Simon Williams)
Weston Airfield at Moor Lane Hutton:
The newly developed flood relief and wildlife site
2 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker, few vocal Skylark



Wick, Toghill Farm:
2 Cattle Egret (only roosting here now)

11-3-17 Corn Bunting at Pennsylvania (Peter Coslett)
14 Golden Plover, Lots singing Skylark and Corn Bunting

11-3-17 Wren at Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
2+ Buzzard, 1 Stonechat
Down Road: 100 Lesser/Herring Gull, 1 White Wagtail, 50 Pied Wagtail

Bath, Twerton:
2 Tawny Owl, 5 Feral Pigeon, 2 Jay, 2 Bullfinch

1 Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Bullfinch
11-3-17 Dipper on River Chew (Lee Gardiner)
River Chew:
1 Dipper


Blagdon Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelducks, 1 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull, 3 singing Chiffchaffs, 4 Fieldfares

Chew Valley Lake:
19 Scaup, 1 Common Scoter, 40 Goldeneye, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 6 GBB Gull, 40+ Sand Martin, 7 Cetti's Warbler, good numbers of Chiffchaff singing around lake

11-3-17 Common Sandpiper at Chew (Lee Gardiner)
1 Common Sandpiper

Stratford Hide:
1 Great White Egret, 1 Chiffchaff 

Chew Valley Ringing Station:
Blackcap trapped 28/09/15, wintering in Broadoak, Devon, 17/12/16
Chiffchaff trapped Gloucestshire 21/08/16 at CVRS 05/11/16

Herriotts End:
2 m Pintail, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting

11-3-17 Black-necked Grebe at Chew (Chris Stone)
Reports: MB, Terri Borash, Allan Chard, Teresa Chard, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, (((Dave))), Michael Davis, Dan Eccles, Tim Ford, Lee Gardiner, Andy Gibb, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Martin Hunt, Brian Lancastle, Lisegirl, John Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Chris Perry, Adam Rawson, Gill Sapsed, Matt Scott, Tony Scott, Chris Stone, Wayne Tucker, Simon Williams, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds,  TBOSG