Wednesday, 22 March 2017

22nd March '17 - Corn Bunting

Cold throughout the day. Wet in the morning with sunny periods in the afternoon.

Little Ringed Plover at Northwick Warth
Common Scoter at Chew
Cattle Egret at Chew
Corn Bunting at Marshfield

22/3/17 2 of 4 Little Ringed Plovers on Northwick Warth this morning (Paul Bowerman)


Bishopston, Elton Rd:
Tawny Owl (m) calling 23:30 to 00:15

City Centre:1 Peregrine
22/3/17 Peregrine off for some food in Bristol City Centre (Chris James)

1 Peregrine on Holy Trinity Church spire

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Coot, 20 Siskin (flying over), 8 Chiffchaff


1 Kestrel
22/3/17 Kestrel near Oldbury Sailing Club (Martin Tayler)

Aust Warth:
4 Short-eared Owls hunting at Aust Warth this pm

22/3/17 Short-eared Owls showing well at Aust Warth (Vic Savery)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
4 Little Ringed Plover, 7m Wheatear, 2m & f Pintail, also 64 Shelduck, many Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit
6 Chiffchaff near water outlet this evening
22/3/17 Meadow Pipit at Northwick Warth (Brian Lancastle)

22/3/17 Chiffchaff at New Passage (Lisa Presland)

Chipping Sodbury Common:

7 male Wheatear 

22/3/17 Wheatear on Chipping Sodbury Common (Mark Coller)


3 or 4 Wheatear on Portishead seafront at the lake grounds


1 Barn Owl, 1 Wheatear and 2 Stonechat, 1 Corn Bunting

22/3/17 Corn Bunting at Marshfield (Peter Coslett)

22/3/17 Barn Owl out early this evening from Rushmead Lane Marshfield (Peter Coslett)

Garden - 4 Chiffchaff
22/3/17 Chiffchaff in Keynsham garden (Ian Stapp)
Although now well-established in Avon, the Chiffchaff was on the move in Bath today:
Audley Park, Bath : influx of at least 12-15 Chiffchaff feeding on silver birch and other garden shrubs. Around for an hour or so.


Flock of 13 Wheatear on the Golf Course, 1 Short-eared Owl

22/3/17 One of 13 Wheatear on the golf course at Uphill (Paul Cousins)


Chew Valley Lake:

Denny Island:
2 Cattle Egret and 7 Little Egret roosting on Denny this evening

15 Scaup, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, plenty of Tufted Duck
Water much higher, hide about to float!  

22/3/17 Scaup and Tufted Duck from Stratford hide (Raoul Chandrasakera)

Reports: Rich Andrews, Paul Bowerman, Raoul Chandrasakera, Mark Coller, Peter Coslett, Paul Cousins, John Duffy, John Griffiths, Nick Hawkridge,Graham Jackson, Chris James, Brian Lancastle, Lisa Presland, Vic Savery, Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Martin Tayler. blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds,  TBOSG