Very quiet for news today - has everyone gone to look at the Spottie?
Red Kite, Hobby
Little Ringed Plover
|We should start with the Spotted Sandpiper at Portbury Wharf,|
still there this morning (Karle Burford)
Swift - a close encounter
2 Swift over the garden
Stockwood Open Space:
Tawny Owl calling, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, and 1 Green Woodpecker yaffling.
Yate - Kingsgate Park:
2 Greylag Goose, 2 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 1 singing Whitethroat, 1 Siskin
Littleton Brick Pits:
1 m. Cuckoo.
2 Swift (screaming over the garden - love that sound)
1 Peregrine - at rooftop height - prey looked like a juv Starling.
|Grey Plover in summer plumage at Severn Beach (Aravind Ramesh)|
1 f. Teal, 1 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe (on the river), 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2+ BH Gull, a few Swifts and hirundines, 1 Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, more Reed Warbler.
|Whitethroat posing for a photo (IanStapp)|
Spotted Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Little Owl down Wharf Lane (thanks to Paul Chapman for letting us know what ELSE was there!).
1 Sparrowhawk (hunting) 2 Buzzard (displaying)
Nailsea - Nowhere Wood:
5 Raven - inc 3 newly fledged young
BELOW M4 & BANES
1 Red Kite over Northend.
3 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Raven.
2 Peregrine and 3 young doing ok on St John's
|Dipper at Pensford (Ian Stapp)|
2 Swift, c. 10 House Martin, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Dipper, 5 House Sparrow 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail (nesting in ivy in wall),
|Gadwall and godwits at Chew (Ian Stapp)|
1 Buzzard, 5 Swift.
Chew Valley Lake
9 Shelduck, 8 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 3 Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 G BB Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 50+ Swift, 30+ Swallow, 6+ Sand Martin, 20+ House Martin, 1 Raven, 2 Jay, 1 Coal Tit, 2 LT Tit, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Garden Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, lots of Reed Warbler, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting.
3 Garden Warbler - 2 new and a retrap from 2017,