Thursday, 20 April 2017

20th April '17 Thursday - Swift

Grey day with some rain to keep folks at home

Marsh Tit in Bristol
Grasshopper Warbler at Oldbury Power Station, Stratford CVL
Hobby on Severnside
House Martin, Tree Pipit at Middle Hope
Yellow-legged Gull, Swift at Chew Valley Lake

Clifton, Percival Rd:
2 Marsh Tit feeding in the garden


Oldbury Power Station & environs:
1 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling in Lagoon 2)

20-4-17 Chiffchaff at New Passage (Lisegirl)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
3 Little Egret,1 f Kestrel, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Lapwing, 9 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 3 Turnstone, 1 LBB Gull (Baltic?), 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 5 Wheatear

Severn Beach, Orchard Pools:
1 Hobby (1st in Avon this year, TS)


Portishead, Sainsbury's:
Cetti's Warbler in full song

Bristol Airport:
1 Little Ringed Plover just overflown 

Sand Point, Middle Hope:
15 Whimbrel, 7 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaffs, 3 Grasshopper Warblers, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Redpoll

20-4-17 Sparrowhawk at Bleadon (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon, Axe Walk
1 Sparrowhawk, lots Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler


Unconfirmed report of Swift in Bath last weekend

20-4-17 Swallow at Newton St Loe (Wayne Tucker)
Newton St Loe:
5 Stock Dove, 1 Raven, 10 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 5 Blackcap, 3 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 4 Yellowhammer

20-4-17 Coots nesting at Blagdon (Mrs Trellis)
Blagdon Lake:
3 Teal, Lots Coot

Bickfield Farm:
35 House Sparrow

Chew Valley Lake:
3 Greylag Geese, 3 Scaup, 1 2nd-summer Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Swift, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whitethroat

1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling

Reports: Paul Bowyer,  Sean Davies, Andy Davis, David Esam, Peter Evans, Peter Hazelwood, Bill Hewitt, Adrian Hockey, Phil Quinn, Tony Scott, Mrs Trellis, Wayne Tucker, Keith Vinicombe, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG