Friday, 28 April 2017

28th April '17 Friday - Raptors

Updated edition

Cold start but warmed up for a pleasant day.

Marsh Harrier, Short-eared Owl and a pair of Kestrel at Aust


Eastville Park:
1 fretting Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail
28/4/17 Still bad news at Eastville Park for this Grey Heron (Martin Tayler)
Working hard to remove netting but no success yet
St. George:
Grey Wagtail on River Avon

28/4/17 Grey Wagtail on River Avon at St George (Lee Gardiner)


Aust Warth:
1 Marsh Harrier, Short-eared Owl, 2 Kestrel, 1Reed Bunting

28/4/17 Pair of Kestrel at Aust (Martin Tayler)

28/4/17 Short-eared Owl at Aust this morning
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Linnet, 1 Reed Warbler
28/4/17 Linnet at New Passage (Lisa Presland)
28/4/17 Reed Warbler at New Passage sluice gate (Lisa Presland)
Pilning wetland:
4 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, Mallards and Coots with healthy size broods

28/4/17 2 Little Egret and 2 Lapwing at Pilning Wetland (Martin Tayler)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
Kestrel, Whinchat, Reed Bunting, Lesser Whitethroat. Swallows.
3 Lesser Whitehroat, 2 Linnet.

(26th April) Mandarin Duck

26/4/17 Mandarin Duck on the River Avon (Steven Selwood)


Portbury Wharf:
1 Whinchat, 10+ House Martins & lots of common warblers at PortburyWharf this am. 1 Reed Warbler.
28/4/17 Reed Warbler at Portbury Wharf (Steve Poulsom)

Battery Point:
1 Grasshopper Warbler.

Walton Bay:
6 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 4 Whimbrel (perched on the rocks), 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Herring Gull, with some passerines including Blackcap and Chiffchaff. Pair of Wheatear, Collared Dove.
28/4/17 Wheatear at Clevedon (Steve Poulsom)


Pied Wagtail at Spring Farm Marshfield also another 5 Northern Wheatear, 3 on Rushmead Lane and 2 near Castle Farm.
28/4/17 Pied Wagtail at Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
Waitrose car park 9.15
1 Garden Warbler singing

BUPP today: First feed by the falcon of all three chicks hatched to date.
KP followed the falcon back after AA's food pass

28/4/17 BUPP today: Third chick at Bath in the process of coming out of its egg earlier today.


Chew Valley Lake:

8 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 4 Shelduck, 1 Cettis, 1 Reed Warbler

Bittern Trail:
Many small birds singing such as Reed Warblers, Reed Bunting, Whitethroat. The Nuthatches are busy at their nest also it seems that the Reed Buntings are feeding young. I hope this is a female Reed Bunting?(George Stacey)
28/4/17 Female Reed Bunting at Chew? (George Stacey)
1 Black Tern (sat on the same buoy as yesterday), 2 Ravens (from Denny)

Heron's Green:
2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat (all pond side reeds), 4 House Sparrows, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven

2 Raven, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 G S Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch,  2 Cetti's, 1 Whinchat (reeds cattle trough field), 1 Marsh Harrier (1.45 along Moreton bank towards Stratford Yellow head bird)
Not as many Martins & Swallows today 40+ 40+ Swifts (over the lake on & off), , 3 Buzzard (hills around lake), 3 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Garden Warbler (singing lane)

28/4/17 Whinchat at Chew (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts End:
A male cuckoo.
6 Barnacle Goose, 4 Greylag Goose, 10 Shelduck, 7 Gadwall, 2 G BB Gull,  2 Cetti's, 
2 Reed Bunting, 4 Reed Warbler, 6 House Martin, 20+ Starling, 1 Grey Wagtail, 
5 Common Sandpiper (wall & spillway pond)

2 Bar-headed Goose

A television company is after some info:
"We are just on the lookout for a sign that says ‘Do not feed the ducks’ at a park or place somewhere in the central Bristol area, and I wondered if you might be able to point me in the right direction?
We are doing an item about not feeding ducks bread (as has been in the news a lot recently) and just need a few shots to illustrate this point."

Can anyone help please?

Reports: Peter Coslett, Mark Dadds, Paul Francis, Lee Gardiner, Wilfred King,  Steve Poulsom,
David Poulton, Lisa Presland, Stephen Selwood, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler,
Nigel Tucker, Dan White.
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