Saturday, 22 July 2017

22nd July '17 Saturday - Temminck's Stint

Lots of cloud with a cool wind and showers.

Celia Holmes
Your blogger and the committee were shocked and extremely sorry to hear today of the untimely death of long-time Club member Celia Holmes.  Jeff and Celia were on a butterfly trip in Bulgaria last week when the tour minibus skidded off the road and rolled down a slope.  Jeff survived with cuts and bruises but Celia's injuries were fatal.  An obituary will appear in the next issue of Club News; meanwhile we send our deepest sympathy to Jeff.

Temminck's Stint showing well today (Gary Thoburn)
Temminck's Stint relocated at New Passage
Little Ringed Plovers at 2 sites
Quail still singing at Marshfield

Temminck's Stint trying to blend in with the scenery
(Paul Bowerman)
No reports.


Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Redstart.

Warmley Forest Park:
1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher, 7 Swift, 4 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 2 Jay, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 15 Bullfinch, 9 Greenfinch.

Temminck's Stint at New Passage ('Lisegirl')
Temminck's Stint (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
Temminck's Stint in Chestle Pill creek at 15:30 associating with 2 Little Ringed Plovers.
2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Redshank, 48 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone.

Pilning wetland:
1 Egyptian Goose, 33 Canada Geese. 6 Shelduck, 1 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 45 Lapwing, 20 Curlew, 36 Oystercatcher, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Raven. Another 7 Black-tailed Godwits landed briefly on Pilning Wetland.


Clevedon-Yeo (Dowlais Lane only):
1 Little Egret, 37 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Redshank, 200+ BH Gull, 20+ Swallow, 6+ Linnets, 10+ Goldfinches.

Bristol Airport:
c. 50 Swift heading SE around noon.

Weston Airfield:
4 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Stock Dove, 30 Swift, 3 Sand Martin.


Yellowhammer at Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
Quail singing - one in fields by Down Road (seen as well) and one off  the Tormarton Road.
12 Common Swift and 10 Sand Martin moving south over Down Road, also 60+ Barn Swallow.

1 Buzzard, 100 Woodpigeon, 2 Raven, 4 Swift, 40 House Martin, 9 Swallow, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet, 6 Yellowhammer.


Barrow Tanks (WeBS count):
1 Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 80 Mallard, 310 Tufted Duck, 21 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 7 Little Grebe, 30 Great Crested Grebe, 216 Coot, 8 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, juv Yellow Wagtail.

Unusually pale Buzzard at Chew Valley (Bob Brewer)

Chew Valley Lake:

Heron's Green:
106 Canada Goose, 3 Little Grebe, 50+ Swift, 30+ Sand Martin.

Such a nice photo, I'm designating it an honorary bird! (Ian Stapp)
152 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier (10.45am and 11.10am), 2 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 G BB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 juv, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 10+ Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, LT Tit, 2 Treecreeper.

Garganey not in the easiest plumage to identify (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts End:
Garganey (pool), 1 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 G BB Gull, 1 juv. Yellow-legged Gull, 40+ Swift, 20+ House Martin, 50+ Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler.

Reed Warbler at Chew - Bob Brewer
Reports: Bob Brewer, Peter Coslett, Sean Davies, Patrick Hancock, Adrian Hockey, Chris Perry, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds