Thursday, 6 April 2017

6th April '17 Thursday - Serin

Another beautiful day with little wind, but from a hide came the message:-

"No wind. No birders. No birds."
Black Redstart at Oldbury Power Station
Serin, White Wagtail at New Passage
Red Kite at Milbury Heath and Weston
Grasshopper Warbler at Sand Point
Bittern, Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Scaup at Chew Valley Lake

6-4-17 Peregrine over Avon Gorge (Sid Simmons)
Avon Gorge:
2 Peregrine

Downs, Water Tower:
1 Raven, 1 Mistle Thrush nesting on cafe

6-4-17 Blackcap in Eastville Park (Steve Poulsom)
Eastville Park:
Chiffchaff, Blackcap

Old Sneyd Park nature reserve:
2 Coal Tit, 4 Chiffchaf, 6 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Nuthatch, all singing/calling

Warmley Forest Park:
2 Moorhens, 2 Pheasants, 2 Buzzards, 20 Wood Pigeons, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 10 Magpies, 20+ Jackdaws, 6 Carrion Crows, 10 Blue Tits, 9 Great Tits, 4 Coal Tits, 6 Long-tailed Tits, 14 Chiffchaffs, 7 Blackcaps, 8 Wrens, 12 Goldfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 


6-4-17 Heron  at Hanham (Vera Carpenter)
Hanham Mills:
1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk , 2 Buzzard, 12 Heron + babies, 1 Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Treecreeper

Willsbridge Mill:
2 Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Wren, 1 Grey Wagtail

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Swallow, 1 f Black Redstart at waterworks

6-4-17 Chiffchaff at Aust (Rod Holbrook)
New Passage at 8.25:
1 Serin (first for the patch! @Paulie157)

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
c.25 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 8 Swallow, 4 White Wagtail

Pilning St to Badger Lane, Brook Rhine:
1 Green Sandpiper

Milbury Heath/Wyevale:
1 Red Kite

Yate, at the bottom of Shire Way:
1 Barn Swallow


Sand Point:
1 Siskin, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling

Weston Police HQ:
3 Buzzard harassing 1 Red Kite 12:45 hrs, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Treecreeper (believed all new records here)

6-4-17 Short-eared Owl at Uphill (Bill Hewitt)


6-4-17 Peregrine in Bath (BUPP)
KP learns there are times when "no" definitely means, "NO!"
Bath, St Johns:
3 Peregrine

Folly Farm:
2 Swallows
06-04-17 Siskin  mating at Stock Hill (Ian Stapp)
Stock Hill:
6 Skylark, 4 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Treecreeper, 50+ Siskin, 2 Crossbill


Blagdon Lake:
To come tomorrow

Chew Valley Lake:
3 Treecreepers, Bullfinch
06-04-17 Shelduck on Chew Valley Lake (Ian Stapp)
Bittern Trail:
Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler singing

Denny Island:
Cattle Egret (seen from Woodford)

Herons Green:
1 Little Grebe, 3 House Martin, 40+ Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler

2 Shelduck, 8 Scaup, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Buzzard,  1 Peregrine, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch

Stratford Hide:
Scaup, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Bittern (headed across to Moreton!)

Herriotts End:
10 Shelduck, 1 Goosander, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Reed Bunting

One of our members Clive Holman died last month. He was a lovely chap who helped on many BOC trips and at field meetings.
A service for Clive is to be held at Memorial Woodlands, Earthcott Green, Alveston, Bristol, BS35 3TA on the 19 April at 12.30.
All birders are welcome. Donations will go to St. Peter's Hospice.

Reports: Paul Bowerman‏, Vera Carpenter, Ken Carruthers, Anthoony Cook, Peter Coslett, Sean Davies, Alastair Fraser, Paul Gregory,  Peter Hazelwood‏, Higgy, Rod Holbrook, John Martin, Chris Perry, Steve Poulsom, Adam Rawson, Sid Simmons,, Nigel Sluman, Mark Smith,  Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRSnslbirdingopsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG