Sunday, 1 October 2017

1st October '17 Sunday - Turtle Dove

Not a bad day considering the forecast. Quite warm and only a few misty showers. Windy

Cattle Egret, Great White Egret
Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Spotted Redshank
Turtle DoveSedge WarblerYellow Wagtail

1-10-17 Turtle Dove on Northwick Warth (Matt Hobbs)

Eastville Park:
2 Peregrine (Holy Trinity), 2 Kingfisher, 2 Otter


New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 2 Little Stint, 6 Curlew Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Turtle Dove (Matt Hobbs), 6 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear

1-10-17 Turtle Dove on Northwick Warth (John Martin)
Tortworth Lake and area:
44 Mallard, 26 Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 29 Coot, Kingfisher and Raven


Sand Point:
1 Firecrest, 1 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 30 Meadow Pipit in 30 minutes West


1-10-17 Great White Egret in Villice Bay (Bob Brewer)
Tops 20 for the first time this autumn
Chew Valley Lake:
1-10-17 Great White Egret at Herons Green (Keith Fowler)
28 Pintail, 2 Cattle Egret, 32 Little Egret, 20 Great White Egret, 8 Lapwing, 2 Ruff, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 ad Yellow Wagtail

1-10-17 Great White Egret (Wildwood Photography)
Egrets playing around
17 Great White Egret

1-10-17 Great White Egret in Villice Bay (Bob Brewer)
until everything got spooked by someone getting a tad too close
Out of Avon:
Chewton Plain:
Great Bustard still around with Stonechats, Wheatears and Yellowhammers

1-10-17 Great Bustard (Jason Williams)
BOC Walk Newport Wetlands and Goldcliffe:
1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 30 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 9 Little Stint, 3 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 12 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 52 species

1-10-17 Black-headed Gulls at Herons Green (Keith Fowler)
Reports: Rich Andrews, Paul Bowerman, Bob Brewer, Lee Gardiner, Rich Giles, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, Matt Hobbs, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Dave Nevitt, Richard Scantlebury, Matt Scott, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, opsbirding, severnsidebirds