Saturday, 8 April 2017

8th April '17 Saturday - Sedge Warblers

Once the fog burned off, glorious sunshine and hot with a gentle SE breeze

Mass arrival of Sedge Warblers?
Merlin, Tree Pipits, Redstart, Whitethroat - Sand Point was the go-to spot for migrants today

A very smart Goldfinch in Rod Holbrook's garden today
Eastville Park:
1 Swallow.

Willsbridge Mill:
Dipper, Grey Wagtail.

Rook on Dundry showing the whitish bill
(Vera Carpenter)
Dundry Hill:
A bit quiet for the BOC walkers today: 1 Stock Dove, 3 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, Blackcap singing, 1 Yellowhammer.

Stockwood: - Bifield Rd area
Barn Owl - hunting in the fields.


Aust Wharf:
2 Short-eared Owl.

08/04/2017 Short-eared Owl Aust Warth (Sid Simmons) Vole for tea

Littleton Warth:
3 Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, 15+ Dunlin but WeBS count abandoned owing to fog.

New Pill, Severnside:
2 Little Egret.3 hours ago

Black-tailed Godwits at Pilning (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
2 Pintail, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 80 Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 White Wagtail.
Sedge Warbler (earliest for S Glos by one day).

Chittening Warth:
Sedge Warbler (singing).

Chipping Sodbury Common:
6 Canada Goose, 4 Greylag Goose (patch record count), 8 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 1 m. Redstart, 2 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Raven,5 Linnet.

Tawny Owl.

Portbury Wharf:
8 Shelduck - in pairs on the river off the salt flats.

possible (distant) Ruff, 3 Swallow, 3 Wheatear.

Sand Point: (the place to be this morning? - ed.)
1 f. Merlin, 2 Swallow, 2 Tree Pipit, 2 m. Redstart, 1 Whitethroat, 10 Willow Warblers. 4 Redpoll.

25+ Swallow, 1-2 House Martin.


High Littleton:

Greyfield Wood

2 Buzzard,  10+ Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch.

Yellowhammer singing at Compton Dando
 (Ian Stapp)
Compton Dando to Hunstrete to Pensford:
1 Grey Heron, 24 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 4 Grey Wagtail, 4 Dipper, 6 Dunnock, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven, 100 House Sparrow, 12 Yellowhammer.

1 Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove. 1 Raven. 5 Meadow Pipit. 7 Skylark. 1 Swallow. 1 Treecreeper, 5 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Yellowhammer.


The first-winter Long-tailed Duck at Barrow nr 3 tank
(Keith Williams)
Barrow Tanks:
1 (1W) m. Long-tailed Duck on tank nr 3.  5+ House Martin, 20+ Sand Martin.
The "possible Cattle Egret" observed from the top of Dundry was almost certainly one of the 2 Little Egret found there later - tweeted record retracted.

A smart Pied Wagtail at Barrow Tanks today
(Keith Williams)

Chew Valley Lake:
Red Kite.

Sedge Warbler (singing).

Bittern Trail:
3 Cetti's Warbler.

Denny Island:
2 Cattle Egret in the roost

Heron's Green:
Pair Garganey, Sedge Warbler (singing).

8 Scaup.  (5 reported at Herriotts Bridge may or may not be included in this total)

Reports: Roger & Pauline Bingham, Teresa Chard, John Clark, Sean Davies, Rob Emery, Andy Gibb, Paul Gregory, Patrick Hancock, Phil Hemming, Adrian Hockey, Andy Mears, John Martin, Darren Pearce, George Rabin, Richard Scantlebury, Sid Simmons, Marcus Smith, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson, Keith Williams,  blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds,  TBOSG