Tuesday, 18 July 2017

18th July '17 Tuesday - LRP

Hotter today with a fresh breeze to keep things cool.  (Late post)

Little Ringed Plovers - coast and reservoirs.
Sighting of a Quail.

Buzzard - flight shot from NSL-Birding
Blaise Woods:
I juv Buzzard on slopes of Castle Hill. 1 Marsh Tit by Hazel Brook.

Eastville Park:


Oldbury Power Station:
3 Little Egret,  10 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, lots of juv. Whitethroat.

New Passage/Pilning Wetlands:
(Yesterday, 17th)  22 Canada Goose, 1 Wigeon , 6 Tufted Duck ducklings, 2 Little Egret, 30 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover (ad. & juv.), 35 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Severn Beach:
(Yesterday, 17th)  7 Canada Goose, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper.
(This evening, 18th)   29 Canada Goose, 26 Lapwing,  31 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit,  9 Curlew, 67 Redshank.

Chipping Sodbury Common:
3 Whinchat.

12 Swift.

Bradley Stoke/Little Stoke:
15 Swift in two groups.

Frampton Cotterell:
90 Jackdaw.

Frampton End / Mayshill:
Little Owl calling at 23:25


(BOC walk, Walton Common): 1 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 3-4 Black-headed Gull, 20+ Herring Gull, 7+ LBB Gull, 3 Swift up the Channel, Swallow families, juv. Coal Tit, 2 Jay.


Bath (Odd Down):
Red Kite.

Newton St Loe:
1 f. Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30+ House Martin, 15 Swallow, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer.

Burnett (south of Keynsham):
An actual sighting of a Quail, flying across the road.  (Nick Page)


Blagdon Lake:
(Yesterday, 17th)  2 Little Egret, 2 juv Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper (dam).

Nice flight shot of Redshanks at Chew (Bob Brewer)

The 4 Redshanks on Chew dam (George Stacey)
The Redshanks at Chew - popular with the photographers!  (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:

2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Redshank (on the wall), 9 Goldfinch.

4 G BB Gull, 12 Swallow.

Heron's Green:
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (2nd summer), 4 House Sparrow.

2 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Jay.

Herriotts End:
1 Little Egret, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Green Sandpiper.

One of yesterday's Marsh Harriers at Chew (David Hughes)
Reports: Adrian Adams, Peter Coslett, Sean Davies, William Earp, Patrick Hancock, Mike Jackson, Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp,  blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds