Friday, 29 September 2017

29th September '17 Friday - Osprey

Wet to start with then sunny periods. Generally warm for the time of year.

Cattle Egret, Great White Egrets, Little Stint and Osprey at Chew
Spotted Redshank, Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper at Pilning Wetlands

19/9/17 One of the 18 Great White Egrets seen at Chew Valley Lake this morning (Nigel Tucker)

Fab blog post about the joys of reporting ringed birds, here's the same individual spotted every year since 2004 (BTO)

Sea Mills:
c. 40 Redshank, 1 Chiffchaff.
Eastville Park:

29/9/17 Kingfisher in Eastville Park (Allan Chard)


Oldbury Power Station:
Fem Marsh Harrier flew over lagoon 3 and on towards lagoon 2.
Beauty of a Golden Plover landed at Pillhead Gout for half hour feed-up, then headed inland.

New Passage/Northwick Warth:

17/9/17 Kingfisher in front of the sluice gates at New Passage (Alan Gilbert)

Pilning wetland:

2 Spotted Redshank, 5 Curlew Sandpipers and 4 Little Stint still on Pilning Wetland with the Blackwit flock (c450) on Butts Pool

29/9/17 Distant shot of 1 of 2 Spotted Redshank (Brian Lancastle)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
Kestrel, Grey Heron, 2 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, Little Owl.


10 juv Blackbirds - looked like continental birds, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 15 Chiffchaff,
40 Chaffinch, 4 Goldcrest and 6 stonechats together, most probably a family of locals rather than migrants.

Sand Point:

2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 1 Kestrel (juv)

29/9/17 Juvenile Kestrel at Bleadon (William Hewitt)


no reports


Chew Valley Lake:

1 L Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper (on Dam wall),  2 Egyptian Goose, 1 House Martin

1 Kingfisher, 7 L Egret (around lake edges), 4 G-W Egret (Stratford Bay), 13 G BB Gull (on lake & Denny)
29/9/17 Kingfisher hitching a ride (Ian Stapp)

Heron's Green:
100 Gadwall, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (feeding on bread today), 2 G BB Gull, 15 G-W Egret,
9 L Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Kestrel,1 Green Sandpiper, 24 L Grebe 1 Cetti's, 3 Snipe (dropped in to pond), 1 Stonechat, 2 Buzzard,1 Raven, 3 House Martin, 17 L Egret (field opposite gate to Moreton),
29/9/17 Great White Egrets (Bob Brewer)
29/9/17 Great White and Cattle Egret at Heron's Green this evening (Jon Mortin)

29/9/17 Yellow-legged Gull at Heron's Green (Ian Stapp)
"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" - perhaps Marie-Antoinette may have said this about gulls?

8 G BB Gull (lake), 1 Cetti's,  4 Jay, 1 Buzzard, 2 Swallows, 1 Osprey (12.45 East shore flying from B K hide to the back of Denny Island)

29/9/17 Possible sighting of Osprey at Chew (Bob Brewer)
Herriott's Bridge:
18 G-W Egret, 30+ L Egret, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 3 G BB Gull,
1 Cetti's, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (juv on the pond), 1 Osprey 12.45 East shore, 20+ G BB Gull

Additions -
32 Pintail, female Goldeneye (first report since 24th Aug) 2 Cattle Egret, 15 Ruff, 2 Little Stint (juv at Stratford), 3 juv Black Tern, double figure count of Common Gull, 1 Hobby, 3 Peregrine (family), and 2 Sand Martin.

Reports: Bob Brewer, Allan Chard, Janey Clarke, Chris Craig, David Gibbs, William Hewitt, Brian Lancastle, Jon Mortin, David Poulton, Lois Pryce, Ian Stapp, Nigel Tucker
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