Monday, 22 May 2017

22nd May '17 Monday

Cool start followed by warm, sunny day with a bit of breeze. Positively scorchio at times.

Little Owl, Red Kite, Black-tailed Godwit (possible Limosa), Avocet, Little Stint


Eastville Park:

Dipper in Eastville Park (Allan Chard)

Coombe Dingle Garden
Bullfinch (m), 2 Collared Dove, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Robin, Dunnock

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
Buzzard (Allan Chard)
Penpole-Kingsweston Woods:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff and 7 Song Thrush.


New Passage/Northwick Warth:
2 Pochard, 8 Shelducklings, Black-tailed Godwit (possible Limosa), 2 Avocet

Pilning wetland:
Little Stint, 4 Lapwing chicks survive
Little Stint (Lisegirl)
Late report -
7 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Goose, 7 Tufted Duck, Little Egret, 16 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, Meadow Pipit, some Goldfinch, and 2 Reed Bunting.

Pilning, Rookery Farm:
Little Owl, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap


7 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 48 Shelduck 48 plus 8 juvs still being "mothered" by 7 adults
30 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck 9 (All at KP), 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Oystercatcher 6 (3 'Pairs')
1 Grey Plover, 3 Lapwing, 5 Ringed Plover, 6 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 1 Dunlin, 2 Redshank
110 Lesser Black Backed Gull (All KP), 65 Herring Gull
6 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff , 1+ Whitethroat, several Reed Warbler 
Cuckoo, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Little Grebe (+ young)


Red Kite


Chew Valley Lake:
11 Shelduck, 7 Shoveler, 1 Hobby, 1 Cuckoo, 1 White-fronted Goose (adult), Yellow-legged Gull

Yellow-legged Gull (Keith Vinicombe)
In the field, this seagull appeared to be a perfectly normal second-summer Herring Gull, except that it had yellow legs. Looking at the photo, it looks more likely to be a Yellow-legged Gull but with the grey back and scapulars looking pale in the strong sunlight. (Keith Vinicombe)

1 Common Sandpiper

Heron's Green:
Reed & Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, Swans (with Cygnets)

1 Cuckoo, 2 Tawny Owl (calling by the hide), 2 Jay, 2 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler
1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti's Warbler,
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (nest with chicks)

Nesting Great Spotted Woodpeckers (Ian Stapp)
1 Hobby, 10 Shelduck, 1 Cetti's, 1 Pochard (M), 2 Barnacle Goose, Swans (with Cygnets)

Reports: Alastair Fraser, Harvey Rose, Paul Bowerman, Dick Reader, Allan Chard, Adrian Hockey, John Martin, Lisegirl, Keith Vinicombe, Nick Page, Ian Stapp, Sean Davies, VÄ•ra Carpenter, Mrs Trellis, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds,  TBOSG