Tuesday, 17 October 2017

17th Oct '17 Tuesday - Leach's Petrels

Overcast and cooler.  Not much wind.

Leach's Petrels at Severn Beach.
Very late Whimbrel at Shepperdine.
Shag, Garganey, Scaup, Ruff, Bearded Tit at Chew (and 3 Otters).
Garden record of a Rose-coloured Starling. 
Migrating Crossbills.

Another Great White Egret portrait - they're still at Chew (Mrs Trellis)
juv. Rose-coloured Starling reported in a Bristol garden


Oldbury Power Station:
1 Whimbrel (Shepperdine), 6 Stonechat.

Severn Beach:
2 Leach's Petrel.


Barn Owl flushed from south of the church.

Wains Hill, Clevedon: (migration watch 0700-0900)
Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 25 Meadow Pipit, 520 Chaffinch, 6 Bullfinch, 8 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Crossbill.

Dowlais Lane, Clevedon: (evening high tide)
314 Shelduck, 17 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 12 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing, 20+ Dunlin, 11 Curlew (in cattle field), 130+ Redshank, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 15 Linnet.

Bleadon Levels, and Uphill:
70+ Mute Swan, 100+ Canada Goose, c. 300 Shelduck, 100 Mallard, singles of Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, and 2 Stonechat
Great White Egret 17th Oct 2017 River Axe (nr caravan park) William Hewitt


Great Spotted Woodpecker (nslbirding)
Newton St Loe:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 12 Goldfinch.


Blagdon Lake:
1 Common Sandpiper (at the dam).

Common Gull and Black-headed Gull at Chew (Mrs Trellis)
Chew Valley Lake:
422 Cormorant, 22 Great White Egret (17 in Herons Green), 18 Little Egret, 6 Lapwing, 1 Wheatear.    Noticeable passage of  Chaffinch, Starling, 65 Skylark, Meadow Pipit and a few Linnet most going S or SW.

2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Bittern Trail:
6 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe.

4 G BB Gull, 2 Swallow, 6 Meadow Pipit.

Meadow Pipit at Woodford - and 40 at Stratford today (Ian Stapp)
1 imm. Shag.

Heron's Green:
7 Little Grebe, 86 Wigeon, 1 Garganey, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 G BB Gull, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 2 Raven, 7 House Sparrow.

2 female Scaup at Moreton today (Ian Stapp)
72 Canada Goose, 2 ad f. Scaup, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Jay, 2 Raven, 4 Goldfinch.

1 juv. Little Stint, 40 Meadow Pipit.

Herriott's Bridge:
7 Pintail, 1 Ruff, 2 Snipe, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 G BB Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler,
11-12 Bearded Tit (lake side reedbed west of channel).

Reports: Derek Angell, Andrew Archer, Terri Borash, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, William Hewitt, Brian Lancastle, Steve Sanins, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Thomas Winstone, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds