Monday, 8 May 2017

8th May '17 Monday - Black Tern

Cool early on followed by a bright sunny day.

Black Winged Stilt, Red Kite, Arctic and Black Tern, Swifts flooding in, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Old Sneed Park:
Red Kite (heading for the Downs)

Coombe Dingle garden:
Great Spotted Woodpecker (on feeder), Bullfinch (flew over)

Stockwood Open Spaces:
3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 3 Swift

Stoke Park, and Duchess Pond:
1 Reed Bunting, 4 Whitethroat, 8 Swift, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, Swallow
Reed Bunting (Richard Scantlebury)


20 Swift

Lower Woods:
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (calling), 3 Garden Warbler, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Cuckoo, Blackcap (lots), Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat

Aust Warth:
Whitethroat, Short Eared Owl

Super photo of Whitethroat at Aust (Lisegirl)
Chris Packam would criticise the out of focus flowers though
Pilning wetland:
Black Winged Stilt, Greenshank, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, Yellow Wagtail, 4 Teal, Shoveller, 2 Lapwing chicks still alive

Black Winged Stilt (Paul Bowerman)
There's at least one in Somerset too.

Emersons Green, Bristol Science Park
Little Egret, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff


7 Whitethroat,  2 Shell Duck, Reed Bunting, Cormorant, 1 Bullfinch (M), 2 Greenfinch, 1 Cormorant

Bullfinch at Uphill (Paul Cousins)
4+ Whitethroat, 2+ Sedge Warbler, Green Woodpecker, Wheatear, Heron, Mallard with 4 ducklings
10+ House Martin (prospecting nest sites)


Prior Park:
2 Common Sandpiper by Palladian Bridge (Patch tick)

Chew Valley Lake:

Pied Wagtail busy parenting and Hooligan Gull at Chew (Ian Stapp)
1 Hooligan Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (2nd Summer), 2 Shelduck, 25+ Swift, 1 Cetti's    

500+ Swift (all over the lake at times), 2 Chiffchaff (drive in), 1 Blackcap (car park), 1 Buzzard

Herons Green
1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Buzzard (grass cutting), 2 Raven,
1 Pied Wagtail (feeding chicks)

3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Jay, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Cetti's, 2 Shelduck, 200+ Swift, 2 Swallow, 1 House Martin

Herriotts End
6 Shelduck, 1 Cetti's, 3+ Reed Warbler, 20+ Swallow & Martin, 2 Shoveler (M-F pond)

Stratford Hide
Arctic Tern, 2 Black Tern, 400 Swift

Reports: Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Rod Holbrook, Rob Laughton, Ian Stapp, Glen Maddison, Patrick Haigh, Paul Bowerman, Lisegirl, Paul Francis, Alastair Fraser, Chris Craig, Richard Scantlebury,  Vic Savery,  Phil Baber,  Bill Hewitt,  Paul Cousins, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds,  TBOSG