Monday, 19 June 2017

19th June '17 Monday - Autumn migration

"Too hot today, 33C in the car in the shade so went home early"

First signs of autumn migration, waders and gulls


Bradley Stoke garden:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, Starlings

30 Swifts over West Town Lane tonight

19-6-17 Peregrines in Bristol (Simon Galloway)
The Downs:
6 Raven


2 ad Ringed Plover, 9 Knot, 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Aust Wharf:
1 Buzzard


19-6-17 juv Black-headed Gull at Portbury Wharf (Chris Stone)
early signs of autumn migration
Portbury Wharf:
47 Canada Geese, 2 pair Wigeon, 28 Mallard, 1 Lapwing, 11 Curlew, 12 Redshank,  BH Gull, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat


Marshfield, Shire Valley, Down Rd, Drifton Hill:
4 Heron, 1 Buzzard, Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Skylark, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Pied Wagtail, Linnet, Bullfinch, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting

20+ Jackdaw, 6 House Sparrow, 10 + Swift, 2 Swallows, 4 Grey Wagtail

Bishop Sutton village:
2 Collared Dove, 8 Swift

Chew Magna:
Red Kite Circling over the village for 10 mins at 08:30.

19-6-17 juv Goldcrest at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Pied Wagtail, 6 Goldfinch

1 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Swift, 20+ Swallows and Martins, 1 Mistle Thrush

Herons Green:
1 Buzzard, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 7 House Sparrow, 6 juv Pied Wagtail

19-6-17 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
198 Canada Geese, 44 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler

Chew Valley Ringing Station:
Latest recovery news: Chiffchaff ringed CVL, 29/9/15, recently controlled Calf of Man (May 2017),
Lesser Black-backed Gull colour ring sighting. dark blue ring with a white code F:254. Ringed Flat Holm, 04/07/15. Present at CVL 13/05/17

1 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 20 Swallows and Martins, 1 Cetti's Warbler

Peregrine Alert
This is a crucial time for our local Peregrines as the young take to the wing.  Sadly there are individuals who will attempt to interfere with these vulnerable birds and we ask for readers' help in reporting anything suspicious near known Peregrine nests.   Most city centre sites have passers-by for most of the day but early mornings are quieter so if you normally walk or could detour near these sites be alert to anyone acting suspiciously and any associated vehicles.  Do not confront them but contact the police with as much information as possible.  The following is a direct link to the Wildlife Crime Officers: 

Reports: CVRS, Paul Francis, Simon Galloway, Peter Hazelwood, Rod Holbrook, Mike Jackson, Andrew Sardeman, Vic Savery, Marcus Smith, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis