Friday, 19 May 2017

19th May '17 Friday - Common Tern

Sunny and very still in the morning, windy later, rain in evening

HobbiesCommon Tern

Blaise Estate:
All singing - 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 3 Wren, many Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch calling


Oldbury Power Station:
1 Little Egret, 1 Cuckoo, juv Starling appearing

19-5-17 fledgling Starling at New Passage  (John Martin)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
2 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 31 Ringed Plover, 4 Lapwing chicks (2 broods), 39 Dunlin, fledged Starlings


Portishead, Sainsbury's Car Park:
1 Cetti's Warbler singing

19-5-17 Parakeet in Portishead (Richard Fletcher)
Looking like a Ring-necked Parakeet
Portishead Vale:
1 Parakeet, been around a few days

Nailsea, Ploughed Paddock:
1 m Bullfinch in the garden
19-5-17 Blue Tit in Langford garden (David Goodliffe)

8 Swift (flying low in Twerton)

Newton Park:
3 Mute Swan, 13 (1f) Mallard, 9 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 flyover Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, few Tits, 2 Swallow, 5 House Martin, few Chiffchaff and Blackcap singing, 2 Nuthatch, 18 Wren and lots of Thrushes singing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 14 Chaffinch singing! but only 4 Goldfinch


Chew Valley Lake:
Absolutely riveting today:
3 Barnacle Geese, 1 Kestrel, 2 Hobbies, 1 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo

Picnic 1:
10 Swift, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting

Hollow Brook:
30 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting

Reports: Richard Fletcher, Trevor Ford, David Goodliffe, Robert Hargreaves, John Martin, Jon Mortin, Nigel Tucker, Keith Vinicombe