Wednesday, 12 April 2017

12th April '17 Wednesday - Sib Chiff

Bit cloudy and cold in morning, but some sun later. Windy

Siberian Chiffchaff at New Passage
Smew back at Chipping Sodbury Common
Little Ringed Plover at Weston Airfield
ScaupMarsh Harrier, White WagtailCattle Egrets at Chew Valley Lake

12-4-17 Peregrine over Avon Gorge (Rod Holbrook)
Avon Gorge:
2 Peregrine Falcons

Eastville Park:
1 Swallow

1 Tawny Owl 04:00

1 Barn Owl 17:30,


12-4-17 Pintail over Northwick Warth (John Martin)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
2 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Skylark, Sand Martins & Swallows, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff sound (BL), 1 Blackcap, 1 Dunnock, 2 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail

12-4-17 Common Sandpiper in Yate (Darren Pearce)
Yate, Kingsgate Park:
1 Greylag Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Chiffchaff

Chipping Sodbury Common, pm:
1 Red head Smew, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 m Blackcap, 3 pairs of Bullfinch, 2 pair Reed Bunting


Weston Airfield:
Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper,  2 ad GBB Gulls, 2 Swallow, 2 Wheatear

12-4-17 Short-eared Owl at Uphill (Bill Hewitt)
1 Short-eared Owl


1 singing Blackcap, 1 fledgling Robin + 2 in a shed


Blagdon Lake:
5 Common Sandpipers, 100's Hirundines - mostly Sand Martin

Chew Valley Lake:
2 (pair) Egyptian Geese with two chicks, 5 Scaup (3 m, 2 f),  1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 1 Dunlin, 1 sum plum Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpipers, 100 Sand Martins, 15 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 2 Reed Warblers, 1 Wheatear, 1 m White Wagtail. A fairly uneventful day until 3 pm when a flock of 10 summer plumaged Cattle Egrets flew in from the north and started feeding on the grass in Heron's Green Bay in front of Moreton Cottage

12-4-17 Wheatear on Northwick Warth (Brian Lancastle)

Reports: Adrian Adams, Derek Angell, Roger Bingham, Des Bowring, Paul Gregory, Bill Hewitt, Rod Holbrook, Brian Lancastle, Lisegirl, Nigel Milbourne, Darren Pearce, Larry Sweetland, Brian Thompson, Keith Vinicombe, Birding SouthGlos, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG