Monday, 29 May 2017

29th May '17 Monday - Red-backed Shrike

Steady drizzle all morning, damp afternoon, a bit less so by early evening. It must be a bank holiday.
Not many birders out in the rain today.

Springwatch from Sherborne Park, Gloucester starts tonight BBC2
Red Kite still popping up in the region.
Barnacle Goose at Chew, I don't recall reports of them recently
Red-backed Shrike

Updated 19:42


Longwell Green:
Barn Owl seen to make off hunting in the fields behind 'Sally on the Barn'.

Sneyd Park: 
Sparrowhawk juv calling (begging for food probably) from the trees.


Red-backed Shrike (m, Vinney Lane)

Red-backed Shrike (Dan@twit1144)


Walton Common:
Tawny Owl (calling 11am)

Sand Bay:
Grey Heron, Reed Warbler, 2 Skylark, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Swallow, House Sparrow (chicks)
Starling (chicks)

Red Kite

Worlebury Hill Road:
3 Starling, 3 Swift, 12 Jackdaw, 3 House Sparrow, 7 Chaffinch, 4 Blackbird, 3 Pied Wagtail, 6 Robin, 4 Carrion Crow, 12 Woodpigeon, 4 Dunnock, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Song Thrush,
2 Great Tit, 7 Swallow, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Blue Tit, 8 Magpie, 1 seemingly resident Buzzard,
1 Wren, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Coal tit, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Kestrel, 3 Feral Pigeon

Weston Airfield:
7 Little Egret, 3 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail
Sedge and Reed Warblers (Paul Cousins)

2 Bullfinch (on garden feeder)

2 Redstart
Redstart (George Stacey)


Barn Owl, Kestrel, Jay, and 3 Mistle Thrush.


Barrow Tanks:
4 Ringed Plover (No 3 Tank)

Chew Valley Lake:
1 Hybrid Duck, 1 Cettis, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Heron's Green:
1 Cetti's, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Buzzard 100+ Swallows & Martins 30+ Swift

1 Marsh Harrier (11.05am), 2 Bullfinch, 4 Blackcap, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Chiffchaff
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Buzzard, 1 Jay
1 Black Swan (out on the lake with Mute Swans), 4 Goldfinch, 4 Great Black-backed Gull
2 Mistle Thrush, 50+ Swallows & Martins

Cuckoo (Ian Stapp)
12 Shelduck, 2 Buzzard, 1 Cetti's, 2 Barnacle Goose, 3 Little Egret (on the pond, not seen that many Egret for some time)

Little Egret (Ian Stapp)
Bittern Trail:
4 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti's, 2 Reed Bunting (feeding young), 1 Chiffchaff

Red-fooded Falcon still.

Reports: Paul Milsom, Rob Purveur, David Goodliffe, Ian Stapp, Paul Cousins, Sean Davies, George Rabin, George Stacey, Patrick Hancock, Julia Roberts, Hugh Maynard, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds,  TBOSG