Sunday, 4 June 2017

4th June '17 Sunday - Hobby

Not very nice, until about 15:30, then splendid.



1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1st for 18 months) and then a Jay on the peanut feeders.

Leigh Woods:
Tawny Owl calling by Paradise Bottom.


Oldbury Power Station:
Late report (3rd). A Cuckoo and a Peregrine pair.

New Passage/Northwick Warth/Pilning wetland:
2 Little Egret, 22 Oystercatcher, 5 Lapwing chicks, 2 nearly full grown, 5 juv Raven, and 2 Mistle Thrush.

Chipping Sodbury Common:

1 Barn Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker and a Kestrel - on an early morning excursion.


 A Hobby over the allotments heading this pm - heading South West.
04/06/2017 Hobby (with navel escort) Pill allotments (Paul Milsom)

Adult male Peregrine on pylons closest to Wemberham Lane.

A pair of Siskin on the feeders today.
04/06/2017 Siskin Langford (Dave Goodliffe)

Below M4 & BANES

Somewhere along the River Chew:

04/06/2017 Dipper River Chew (Lee Gardiner)

Chew Valley Lake:

2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull.
04/06/2017 Yellow-legged Gull 2nd Sum (Lee Gardiner)

Great Black-backed Gull - carrying off the local Coot offspring.
Swift sreaming up and down the lake.
Swallows on the wing in the rain.
04/06/2017 Swallow CVL (Brian Thompson)

Reed Warbler singing at Herriotts End.
Hobby pair on the wing over the lake and possibly one other.

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Somerset Levels:
Red-Footed Falcon reported again today at Ham Wall.
Cotswold Water Park Pit 85a:
Little Bittern again today, elusive early on but showed for 15 mins after a shower.
Hoopoe on Cranham Common (Glos)

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Dave Poulton, John Martin, Paul Milsom, David Goodliffe, Lee Gardiner, Trevor Riddle. Brian Thompson, Mrs Trellis.  blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds,  TBOSG