Sunday, 7 May 2017

7th May '17 Sunday - Black-winged Stilt

Reporting from Ferrybridge, Portland again
Sunny and warm, though cloudy at times, so guess fairly similar in Avon

Wood Warbler at Sand Point
Black-winged Stilt, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail at New Passage
Avocet at Clevedon
Cattle Egret at WSM
Black Tern, Yellow Wagtail at Barrow Tanks
Yellow-legged Gull at CVL

7-5-17 Black-winged Stilt at New Passge (Brian Lancastle)
Not liked by the Lapwings

Floating Harbour, Wharfs and New Cut:
1 Buzzard being harassed by a Crow and a MIstle Thrush.
5+ House Martin back of territory.
2 Swallows - not common.

Plenty of Swifts again

Coombe Dingle:
The Dingle:
Warbler song filling the glade, with Blackbird Song Thrush and Robin filling in the gaps.


New Passage/Northwick Warth:
2 Teal, 2 (pair) Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 11 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 10 Lapwing + 3 chicks, 1 Black-winged Stilt, 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 2 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler,  1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear (Aust)

7-5-17 Black-winged Stilt at New Passge (Mark Coller)
Greylag Goose, 24 Tufted Duck, 17 ad Coot + two broods, 4 Mallards +2 broods, 1 Sparrowhawk


7-5-17 One of four Herring Gull nests from Portishead window (John Clark)
Portbury Warth:
2 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Cetti's Warbler, and plenty of common warblers.

35+ House Martin - 'actively collecting mud and heading back to the fishing village area.'

7 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 60 Shelduck, 2 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1  Peregrine, 12 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet, 36 Grey Plover, 38 Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing, 45 Dunlin, 42 Bar-tailed Godwit, 52 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 6 Turnstone, 45 LBB Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 2 Raven, 60 Swallow, 12 House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Reed Warbler

WSM, Winterstoke Road:
1 flyover Cattle Egret

Sand Point:
Singing Wood Warbler the highlight, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Siskin, 15 Grey Plover, 30 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel, Peregrine. 20 Whitethroat holding territory, 1 Chiffchaff. Some Hirundine passage, only 4 Swifts.


8am good nrs of Yellowhammer, Red-legged Partridge, Stock Dove, 2 Wheatear, few Corn Bunting and er... Lady Amherst Pheasant (tick?)

7-5-17 Bath Peregrines (BUPP)
Midday feed during which the falcon appears to employ the new "ignore KP" strategy.

Barrow Tanks:
2 Black Tern, 1 m Yellow Wagtail no2 Tank (new bird), 9 Com Sandpiper, 2 Goldeneye still on no3.

Blagdon Lake:
see website

Chew Valley Lake:

7-5-17 Yellow-legged Gull at CVL (NSL Birding)
Herons Green:
(2nd summer) Yellow-legged Gull

No Internet till tomorrow, so no updates from Portland

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Karle Burford, John Clark, Mark Coller, Peter Coslett, Sean Davies, Alastair Fraser, Paul Gregory, Adrian Hockey, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Paul Milo,  Adam Rawson, Harvey Rose, Rich Scantlebury, Tony Scott, Thomas gardenbirder,  blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG