Thursday, 12 July 2018

12-07-18 Thursday - Ruff - moult continues

Early rain just added to the humidity later - Sunny

Peregrine flight displays 
Greenshank
Ruff
Mediterranean Gull


Blackbird juv - 12th July 2018 Langford (David Goodliffe)
BRISTOL

Durdham Down - Peregrine Watch:
2 Mallard, lots of Woodpigeon, 23 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Swift, 3 Peregrine, 4 Magpie, 12 Jackdaw, 1 Song Thrush, 1 tatty Robin, 4 Goldfinch. - 4 precarious photographers.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
WeBS count : 
27  Canada Goose, 36 Shelduck, 81 Mallard, 36 Tufted Duck inc 5 families, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 445 Black-headed Gull - inc 12 juv, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Stonechat.

New Passage/Northwick/Pilning wetland:
3 Mute Swan, 27 (22 ducklings) Shelduck, 25 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Moorhen, 12 Coot, 20 Oystercatcher, c.50 Lapwing, 9 Curlew, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 28 Dunlin, 70 Redshank, c.300 BH Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kestrel, 20 Sand Martin, c.150 Swallow incl. gapey young being fed on posts, 1 Reed Warbler, 10 Pied Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Greenfinch, flock c.40 Linnet, 25 Goldfinch.

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
30 Shelduck +25 ducklings - the rest on their moulting holidays in Bridgwater Bay, 1 Gadwall and 8 ducklings, 60 + Mallard, 4 + Tufted Duck, 6 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Coot with 4 young, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 or 3 Whimbrel, 145 Curlew, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 180 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 120 Redshank, 450 Black-headed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern ad patrolling and calling inshore, 1 Peregrine juv, 3 singing Skylark, 12 Swallows, 4 singing Reed Warblers, and 60+ Linnet.

Sand Point/Bay:
1 Wigeon sp  (Eurasian/American), 3 Oystercatcher, 10 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 800 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull (sum plum).

Widcombe:
Buzzard 12th July 2018 Widcombe (Bob Brewer)
Langford:
Family party of Blackbird stripping the cherries.

BELOW M4 & BANES
Little Owl 12th July 2018 Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield:
1 Little Owl

Newton St Loe:
5 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellowhammer.

Bath:
Stock Dove, 1 ad 1 juv Jay, 8 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap.

Pensford - Lord Wood:
Spotted Flycatcher 12th July 2018 Lords Wood Pensford (Les Mears)
Hanham, Bird Obs:
27 Swift and a Raven

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Gurney:
1 Oystercatcher, 2 (juv) Little Ringed Plover, 6 Common Sandpiper

Chew Valley Lake
Yellow-legged Gulls 12th July 2018 CVL (Ian Stapp)
Around the patch:
190 + Canada Goose, 80 + Mute Swans, 1 Black Swan, 5 + 4 juv Shelduck, 16 Shoveler, 44 Gadwall, 27 Teal  78 +2 juv  Great-crested Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 5 Buzzard, 21 Juv Black-headed Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull (3 Juv 1 colour Ringed)  2 Yellow-legged Gull 3 Stock Dove, 13 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Jay, 11 Jackdaw, 4 Sand Martin,  4 Swallows, 20 + House Martin, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 27 Pied Wagtail, 5 Chaffinch 1 Bullfinch 4 Reed Bunting.

Dam:
1 Yellow-legged Gull - juv

Reed Warbler 12th July 2018 CVL (George Stacey)
Bittern Trail or Hollowbrook:
Lots of Reed Warbler and Bunting about at this side of the lake.

Heron's Green:
11 Lapwing, 1 Common Sand, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail

Herriott's Bridge:
3 Little Egret, 12 Lapwing, 3 Ruff still, 7 Green Sandpiper, 1st Greenshank, 1 4th yr Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher.

Herriott's Pool:
3 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 9 Green Sandpiper.

Ruff 12th July 2018 Herriotts Pool (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Paul Bowyer, Bob Brewer, Andy Davis, Sean Davies, David Goodliffe, Robert Hargreaves, Rob Laughton, Les Mears, Andy Middleton, Lois Pryce, Harvey Rose, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Bristol-Wildlife BUPP, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG