Tuesday, 4 July 2017

4th July '17 Tuesday - Goldeneye duckling

Occasional drizzle in the morning with warm sunshine in the afternoon

Yellow-legged Gull at Chew
Little Gull at Chew
Female Goldeneye with one small duckling on Herriott's Pool this evening: the fourth breeding record for the site and Avon

4-7-17 Yellow-legged Gull at Chew (Ian Stapp)
Just about to launch a vicious attack on bread!

2 Raven overhead & 6 Swift circling over

Leigh Woods: 
5+ Song Thrush, a Peregrine and a Whitethroat. (Giant Wood Wasp also seen)!
A Kestrel over the Suspension bridge.


Juvenile Goldcrest near the vicarage and 4 House Martin in the village, then 2 Long-tailed Tit, a Robin plus juvenile Robin and a Bullfinch in the woods alongside Hollow Road.

Emersons Green:
Ponds around Science Park:
5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 5 Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Blackcap,
1 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldfinch

Oldbury Power Station:
11 Reed Warbler, lots of juveniles on Lagoon 3,  brood of 10 Tufted Duck still with adult female, another small single juvenile with another adult female. 1 Curlew on estuary.

New Passage - Pilning Wetlands:
5 Mute Swan, 6 Shelduck, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 L Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 
1 Buzzard, 14 Coot, 6 Oystercatcher, c. 35 Lapwing, 1 Godwit, 1 Dunlin, c. 120 BH Gull, 
1 Peregrine, 2 Skylark, c. 20 Swallow, c. 40 House Martin, 5 LT Tit, 1 Reed Warbler, c. 50 Starling, 
3 Pied Wagtail, c. 15 Linnet.

Iron Acton:
White Hart at Iron Acton 20 House Martin and a dozen House Sparrow, plus a handful of Swifts


(Garden bird feeder) Long-tailed Tit, with ring, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Jay.

4-7-17 Long-tailed Tit on garden feeder in Portishead (David Gale) 
Weston Airfield:
7 Little Egret on Weston Airfield. Also 200+ Swifts over a field near Locking village.


20+ Corn Bunting, 20+ Skylark, a few Yellowhammer & Linnet, 5 Pied Wagtails, 1 Kestrel,
1 Buzzard.
Quail heard this morning from Rushmead Lane.

4-7-17 Linnett at Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
4-7-17 BUPP 2017 female (Bath Peregrines)

Blagdon Lake:
Little Egret and a Green Woodpecker on the dam

Chew Valley Lake:

4 Goldfinch, 4 G BB Gull (fish pen), 2 Buzzard, 2 Song Thrush

Heron's Green:
1 Whitethroat, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper (wall), 148 Canada Goose, 2 Swift,
4 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (after bread), 1 Black-headed Gull (juv this year's)
4-7-17 One of this year's BH Gull (Ian Stapp)
4 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap, 1 Cetti's, 86 Canada Goose (lake)

Herriotts End:
1 Little Egret (pond), just 1 Black-tailed Godwit , 1 Little Gull, 1 G BB Gull (with White leg Ring with Black P.44A), 1 Shelduck (Juv), 4 Stock Dove, 1 Cetti's, 4 Sand Martin, 12 + Swallow,
20 + House Martin, 3 Black-headed Gull (Juv this years), 44 Great-crested Grebe (Stratford Bay), Green Sandpiper
Female Goldeneye with a single small duckling on Herriott's Pool this evening.This is the fourth successful breeding for this species at Chew. (Andy Davis)

4-7-17 Just the one Black-tailed Godwit at Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Stantonbury Hill: (stopped at the traffic lights in very light rain)
2 Buzzard 50+ Swifts

Reports: Vera Carpenter, Peter Coslett, Andy Davis, Sean Davies, Tim Ford, David Gale, Adrian Hockey, Mike Jackson, Andy Middleton, Mike O'Connor, Lois Pryce, George Rabin, Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp,  blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds