Friday, 16 June 2017

16th June '17 Friday - Ringing Owls

Windy again today but dry warm & sunny

Cormorant, Hobby, Barn Owl

Stockwood Open Space:
2 Buzzard, notable absence of Swift/Swallow etc, 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch


Oldbury Power Station:
2 Cuckoo around Lagoon 2 this evening

Iron Acton to Frampton Cotterell road:
1 Hobby

Chipping Sodbury:
14 Cormorants over house at 06.10


Strawberry Line, Congresbury to Sanford:
1 Buzzard, Swifts, Swallows, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Dunnock, 2 Blackbird, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, Goldfinches, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

1 Little Owl along Winthill, 2 pairs Bullfinch in garden


Colin and Chris from the Hawk and Owl trust ringing Barn Owls and Kestrels
Barn Owl boxes, 1 with 4 too young to ring and another with 3 large chicks

16-6-17 Barn Owls (Ian Stapp)
1 Kestrel box with 5 chicks

16-6-17 Kestrels (Ian Stapp)
1 ad Kestrel, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Swallows, House Martins, Chaffinch, Goldfinch

Bath, Prior Park:
A Hobby joining two Rooks in mobbing a Buzzard over the gardens!

Compton Dando:
Grey Heron, Stock Dove, Barn Owl, Raven, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Yellowhammer


Litton Reservoir:
18 Tufted Duck, 7 Little Grebe + 2 juvs, 1 Great Crested Grebe + 3 juvs, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch, 1 White Wagtail, 8 Grey Wagtail

Chew Valley Lake:

16-6-17 Reed Warbler and Dunnock on Bittern Trail (George Stacey)
Bittern Trail:
A few Cetti's Warblers, lots of Garden and Reed Warblers, 3 young Dunnocks

16-6-17 Reed Warbler at Moreton (Bob Brewer)
16-6-17 Unusual juv Eagle Gull? (Bob Brewer)

Reports: Bob Brewer, Teresa Chard, Nick Beamson, Peter Hazelwood, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis