Friday, 4 August 2017

4th August '17 Friday - Shag

Generally much calmer than yesterday, so less of everything and largely overcast in Bristol

Shag + Garganey, Quail, an inland Turnstone

They won't be around for too much longer ... Swift (Bob Brewer)


Finzels Reach:
All 4 Peregrines present
Arnos Vale Cemetery
2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 8 Long-tailed Tit (chased by one of the sprawks), 2 Blackbird


Severn Beach:
No Storm Petrels this morning but a patch 'year tick': a Shag dropped in at 05.50 for 10 minutes before flying off south
New Passage:
Evening High Tide - Canada Geese - a 'significant' flock , 2-5 Shelduck, c150 Dunlin, 50 Turnstone, Ringed Plover , c50 Redshank, Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Oystercatcher, plus 3 Common Sandpiper  in Chestle Pill.
1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1Buzzard, 1 Hobby (caught a small bird)

Pilning Wetland:
Lapwing, Snipe, 1 Swift, 90+ House Martin,17 Swallow and good numbers of Sand Martin, Goldfinch, c 40 Linnet

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Kestrel, Skylark, 6 Redstart, Long Tailed Tit, Goldfinch
Kestrel on Chipping Sodbury Common (Vera Carpenter)

Warmley Forest Park:
1 Little Grebe, 5 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Tawny Owl, 8 Magpie, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Blue  Tit, 7 Great Tit, 12 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap,  25 Starling, 4 Robin, 6 Dunnock, 10 Bullfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch
Little Grebe (Chris Perry)

800+ mixed Gulls over Mangotsfield landfield site.


Hobby eating prey on the wing over a garden at West Wick (Simon Williams) 

Sand Point:
9 Oystercatcher, 5 Whimbrel, 3 GBB Gull, 3 Northern Wheatear



Northern Wheatear at Marshfield (Pete Coslett)

Rushmead Lane: 4 Raven, Skylark, 'a few' Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting.
Quail calling on Northfield Lane; 2 Northern Wheatear on Orchid Lane.


Chew Valley Lake:

A baby Alligator photographed by a startled  Engineer at CVL (Bristol Water)

58 Canada Goose,2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Turnstone, 2 G BB Gull, 3 Goldfinch
28 Canada Goose, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail
Canada Goose ('a huge gaggle'),1 Scaup (f), 1Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper,  4 GBB Gull,4 Stock Dove, Swift, 2 Jay,1 Raven, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit
Heron's Green:
182 Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, I Little Grebe,  1 Yellow-legged Gull (2nd year),20+ Swift, 40+ Swallow,   40+ Martin, 5 House Sparrow

Herriott's End:
1 Shelduck + well-grown juvenile, Garganey still,1 Buzzard,  the leucistic Coot (lake), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 G BB Gull, 20+ Swift, 40 + Sand Martin, 20+ House Martin,30+ Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

Canada Geese at Moreton (Bob Brewer)

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Bob Brewer, Bristol Water, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Vera Carpenter, Theresa Chard,  Pete Coslett, Rob Emery, Adrian Hockey, Chris Perry, David Poulton, Ian Stapp, Jason Williams,  blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds