Saturday, 6 May 2017

6th May '17 Saturday - Wood Sandpiper

Weather not reported. Large migration of Hirundines

Wood Warbler at OPS
Wood Sandpiper, Hobby, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail at New Passage
Red Kite in Keynsham
Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit,  Clevedon
Bar-headed GeeseBonaparte's Gull at Portbury Wharf

Plenty of Swifts settling in, light passage of Swallows
4 Swifts back on the patch
5+ Swifts back on the patch

Oldbury Power Station:
Swallows NE (at average c.500 per hour all day), 100 p.hour House Martin, 1 Wood Warbler

6-5-17 Whinchat at Northwick (Brian Lancastle)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
2 Wigeon, 1 Hobby, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat

Old down Wood:
Green Woodpecker, several groups of Swallow, Treecreeper.

Portishead and Clevedon:
Swallows NE (at average c.200 per hour all day), 40 Swift, 100 House Martin

Portbury Wharf:
3 Bar-headed Geese, 2 Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 1 2cy Bonaparte's Gull, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warblers, 1 Whinchat
06/05/2017 Bonaparte's Gull Portbury Warth (back of camera (Rob Richardson) shot by Chris Stone)

Wains Hill, Clevedon:
1 Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Siskin

1 Cormorant in the lake, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in the woods
06/05/2017 Short-eared Owl Uphill (Bill Hewitt)

1 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Swift, Hirundines, 2+ Whitethroat, Reed Bunting


6-5-17 Peregrines at Bath (BUPP)
A few minutes from a very lengthy feeding
Keynsham, Waitrose roundabout:
1 Red Kite east at 12.30 (ditto yesterday at Bishop Sutton at 12.20)
Overscourt Wood
2 Willow Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and one no id!

RESERVOIRS - all yesterday

Blagdon Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Hobby, Swifts

Chew Valley Lake:
250+ Swifts
2 Shelduck, 1 Hooligans's Gull, 100 Swifts, 1 Cetti's Warbler

1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 100+ Swifts, 1 Mistle Thrush

Herons Green:
(2nd summer) Yellow-legged Gull, 50+ Swift, 1 Whitethroat, 2 House Sparrows

2 Shelduck, Lots of Swifts, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap,  2 Reed Warbler, 1 Bullfinch

Herriotts End:
2 Barnacle Goose, 8 Shelduck, 7 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler (2m, 1f), 4 GBB Gull, Lots of Swifts, 60+ Swallows, 20+ House Martin, 16 Sand Martin

6-5-17 Hobby at New Passage (Paul Milo)
Reports: Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Teresa Chard, Mark Fenton, Ian Foster, Andy Gibb, Peter Hazelwood, Julian Head, Bill Hewitt, Matt Hobbs, David Horlick, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Paul Milo, Lois PryceHarvey Rose, Chris Stone, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG