Thursday, 9 March 2017

9 March '17 Thursday - Butterflies

Lovely day, start of boat fishing, lots of fishermen on the banks and out in boats, birds a bit disturbed

Waxwing at Bradley Stoke
Short-eared Owl on Bleadon Levels
Red Kite near Bath
Scaup, Common Scoter at Chew

9-3-17 Stonechat at  Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Eastville Park:
3 Redwing, lots of Commas

Stapleton, Holy Trinity:
1 Peregrine


Bradley Stoke, Willow Brook, Tesco's, 7.15:
15 Waxwing despite deforestation

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Plover, 11 Dunlin, c100 Curlew, 2 Redshank.
The Northern Wheatear here yesterday was the earliest record of this Species for S. Glos. by one day!

Aust Services:
1 Chiffchaff

Littleton Warth:
4 Shelduck, 150 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Curlew, 1 singing Chiffchaff at Aust STW

9-3-17 Meadow Pipit displaying on Severnside (Vic Savery)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
20 Grey Plover, 180 Knot, 400 Dunlin, (all seen at Cake Pill, 8-3-17), Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler heard, Skylarks and  Meadow Pipits displaying everywhere today, c60 Pied Wagtail on Northwick
c.12 Redwing and 1 f  Stonechat  on Severnside

9-3-17 Redwing on Severnside (Brian Lancastle)
2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Brimstone


2 Peregrine
9-3-17 Peregrine at Pill (Paul Milo Milsom)
First seen here by Paul at Pill
Walton Common:
1 Buzzard, 2 Jay, little sign of spring

River Axe, Brean Cross Sluice;
1 Common Sandpiper

Bleadon Levels, Weston STW:
1 Short-eared Owl


Wick, Toghill Farm:
0 Cattle Egret

Bath, Kelston Roundhill:
1 Red Kite 14.05


Blagdon Lake, 8-3-17:
1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Scaup

9-3-17 Pied Wagtail (Steve Poulsom)
Nest prospecting at Herons Green 
Chew Valley Lake:
Herons Green:
2 Teal, 2 Buzzard, 4 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 4 House Sparrow

9-3-17 Frog With a Grey Heron at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
2 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Mistle Thrush, 2 Coal Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting
9-3-17 Scaup at Stratford (David Hughes)
17 Scaup (7m, 10f), 1 Common Scoter (the Moreton Scoter), 2 Treecreeper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell

Herriotts End:
4 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, 1 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler

Reports: Derek John Angell, Peter Hazelwood, David Hughes, Brian Lancastle, Paull Milo Milsom, Robin Nash, Steve Poulson, Adam Rawson, Vic Savery, Richard Scantlebury, Tony Scott, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp, Christopher Teague, John Thorogood, Brian Thompson, Mrs Trellis, blagdonlakebirdsnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds,  TBOSG