Thursday, 18 May 2017

18th May '17 Thursday

Warm and sunny morning, cloudier in the afternoon. The sun got some birders out today.

Red Kite at Litton but can't compete with 2 Golden Oriole at Portland


St Phillips (Feeder Road)
4 Sand Martin


3 House Martin, 2 Swift
House Martins on a house opposite the shop, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)

Aust Warth:
2 Reed Bunting. 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 2 Whitethroat, 10 Linnet
Reed Bunting at Aust (Lisegirl)
One of a pair

Mendips and Bittern Trail
Mendip: 2 Redstart ( 1m 1f )
Bittern trail: Mistlethrush, Great Spot Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch still feeding young
4 Reed Warbler, 4 Reed Bunting, Cuckoo, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Cettis, many Long Tailed Tit

Redstart (George Stacey)
 Yatton (Strawberry Line):
1 Hobby, 2 Cettis, 16 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap
3 Song Thrush.

2 Tawny Owlets ringed plus 1 branched near Strawberry Line on 11/05/2017.


No reports


Litton Reservoir:
1 Red Kite (flyover), 1 Hobby, 4 Raven, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Wagtail

Chew Valley Lake:

1 Common Sandpiper (wall), 10 Swallow, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard

1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven (Denny)

Heron's Green:
2 Whitethroat, 23 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Mistle Thrush, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler

1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven
4 Garden Warbler (from Moreton to Stratford), 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff
5 Reed Warbler, 2 Hobby, 1 Bullfinch

2 Goldeneye (M F ), 1 Little Egret

Herriotts End:
12 Shelduck, 3 Hobby (2 from Moreton +1 over main reed bed), 3+ Reed Warbler, 1 Mistle Thrush
1 Greenshank (pool)

3 Hobby around today over the lake Moreton to Stratford seen from Moreton/Stratford & Herriotts.
About 50 Swallows around today 20+ House Martin most sat on the wires in the villages around the lake.
Black Swan (Denny East side), Cuckoo (King Hide), Garden Warbler, Nuthatch, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Little Egret, 300 Swift, Swallow, House Martin, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Buzzard

Common Sandpiper and Coot with chicks at Chew (Ian Stapp)

Reports: Lisegirl, Alastair Fraser, Mrs Trellis, Ian Stapp, Trevor Riddle, Vera Carpenter, Robert Hargreaves,  
                 Des Bowring, George Stacey, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds,  TBOSG