Wednesday, 19 July 2017

19th July '17 Wednesday - Temminck's

Heavy rain overnight - overcast and muggy today

Temminck's Stint,  Mediterranean Gull on Severnside
Garganey at Chew Valley Lake
Redstart and Whinchat at Chipping Sodbury Common 

30+ Swift in single party

Sparrowhawk causing havoc over Pill allotments (Paul Milo)

Snuff Mills:
Family of Grey Wagtail-  2adults + 2juveniles

Grey Wagtail feeding juvenile at Snuff Mills (Nigel Tucker)
Eastville Park:
Juvenile Kingfisher (Allan Chard)
1 adult, 1 juvenile Kingfisher


New Passage:

1st year Mediterranean Gull 
Pilning Wetland:
Temminck's Stint at Pilning Wetland (John Martin)
Adult Temminck's Stint (found by County Recorder John Martin, subsequently reported by several observers) on Butts Pool - forced down by the thunderstorm maybe. Only third record for this site.
Also 2 Little Egret, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 25 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail.
Aust Warth:
Shelduck brood (12), 4 Redshank, 8 Swift,3 Sand Martin , 62 Starling, 30 Meadow Pipit

Littleton Warth: 
Juvenile Wheatear - Littleton Warth (Steve Hale)
Shelduck brood (13), 170 Black -headed  Gull, 8 Swallow, 1 juvenile Wheatear (first of the autumn here), 40 Linnet.

Kingsgate Park: 2 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Nuthatch (first for the patch this year)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
4 Whitethroat,  2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whinchat, 5 Redstart

Juvenile Nuthatches on feeders (first confirmed breeding in Dundry)
1Little Egret + 3 Peregrine at Poet's Walk

2 Peregrines interacting over Poets' Walk, Clevedon (Chris James)

Another, closer shot of a Peregrine - Poets' Walk, Clevedon (Chris James)


Bishop Sutton:
Buzzard at Bishop Sutton (Bob Brewer)


Berrow Tanks
1 Common Tern, I juvenile Wheatear before rain stopped play on the WeBS count.

Chew Valley Lake:

46 Canada Goose, 4 Goldfinch  (car park)
4 Greater Black-backed Gull, 20+ Swallow
Heron's Green:
78 Canada Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Little Egret
1 Kestrel, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern (on buoys or flying up and down the lake),1 Tawny Owl (calling in wood by hide),1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 1 Jay, 1 Cetti's Warbler.
Green Sandpiper at Moreton (Ian Stapp)

Herriotts End:
1 Little Egret,1 Garganey, 2 Common Tern, 12+ Swift, 1 Kingfisher , 30+ Sand Martin, 50+ House Martin, 20+ Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler.
Garganey at Herriott's Pool (Ian Stapp)

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Bob Brewer, Mark Coller, Michael Davies, Sean Davies, Steve Hale, Chris James, John Martin, Dave Nevitt, Paul Milo, Ian Stapp, Nigel Tucker, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds