Thursday, 20 July 2017

20th July '17 Thursday

Cloudy with sunny spells. Fairly warm but a bit of a breeze.

Temminck's Stint


Stockwood Open Space:
1 Greenfinch, 6 Blackbird, 5 Bullfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Blackcap, 10 Long-tailed Tit

Coombe Dingle:
1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch (+ 3 juv), 2 Robin, 2 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Dunnock (with horrible lesion on its cheek) plus this:

Elephant Hawk Moth (William Earp)


New Passage/Northwick Warth:
Cattle Egret (heading towards Severn Beach)

Pilning wetland:
Temminck's Stint (Butt Pool this am and again pm), 4 Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Whimbrel, 5 Teal, 15 Sand Martin, 38 Dunlin, 51 Redshank

Chipping Sodbury Common:
4 Whinchat, 5 Redstart, 8 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard Linnets and Goldfinches


Stock Dove (in garden)

9 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 3 Teal, 50+ Mallard, 14 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard
1 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Whimbrel, c70 Curlew, 100 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper, 140 Redshank, 140 Black-headed Gull, 2 Kingfisher 2 (Well up Yeo)
2 Raven, 70 Linnet  (several flocks along coast)

Bristol Airport:
3 Peregrine (Over the runway)


Compton Dando:
3 Little Owl (2 young 1 adult), 30+ Swallows (feeding over field), 5 House Martin (nests Compton Village), 5 Yellow Hammer, 3 Linnet, 1 Raven, 25 Jackdaws, 30+ House Sparrows, 2 Mistle Thrush 1 Kingfisher, 2 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron. 5 Swift

Little Owl chicks (Ian Stapp)
2 Dipper (adult), 30+ Jackdaw, 3 Grey Wagtail, 7 Swift

Dipper at Pensford (Ian Stapp)


Chew Valley Lake:

1 Green Sandpiper

Heron's Green:
1 Yellow-legged Gull, 45 Great-crested Grebe, 106 Canada Goose, 1 Little Grebe, 7 House Sparrows

Here's a smart juvenile Yellow-legged Gull taken at Chew today (Heron's Green Bay).
It's weird the way that these juveniles always to gravitate to Heron's Green. (Keith Vinicombe)
2 Raven, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Jay
1 Buzzard, 150 Wood Pigeon (field way in feeding), Reed Warblers (plenty), 1 Marsh Harrier (juv)

Reed Warblers (Bob Brewer)
50 Sand Martin

1 Garganey, 8 Shoveller,51 Teal, 1 Shelduck (juv), 2 Egyptian Geese, Red Crested Pochard, 
22 Little Grebes, 4 Little Egrets, 1 juv Marsh Harrier, just 2 Lapwings, 2 ad Common Sandpipers,
2 ad Green Sandpipers, 1 ad Common Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls (3 juvs plus the second-summer), 120 Sand Martins, 30+ House Martins, 30+ Swallows, 1 Cetti's Warbler

Fox at Moreton (Bob Brewer)

Pete Dommett
Waxwing photos wanted

I'm writing a piece for BBC Wildlife magazine about waxwings in urban settings. I need a good photo of a waxwing/s showing that they're in an urban setting e.g. With a Tesco sign in the background, or people loading shopping into the car or a shop front or similar. I know most photographers will be looking not to have these things in the background, but does anyone have a suitable picture?

The pic would appear in the mag and there would be a payment (about £60 or so). Please email me at this address.

Reports: Teresa Chard, Peter Coslet, Rupert Higgins, John Martin, Ian Stapp, Bob Brewer, Andy Davis, Harvey Rose, Alastair Fraser, Adrian Hockey, Mark Coller, Jeff Hazell, Trevor Ford, Keith Vinicombe,  blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds