Saturday, 31 March 2018

31-03-18 - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Wet and cold but a bit better in the afternoon

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Scaup, Common Scoter, Little Gull, Red Kite
Barn Owl
Short-eared Owl, Merlin

Chiffchaff 3ist Mar 2018 Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
Fall of Chiffchaff - over 6 on the islands.

Stockwood Open Spaces:
2 Buzzard, 30 + Woodpigeon, 3 Jay, Blue and Great Tit pairing off, a calling Nutchatch, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Goldfinch.

Stoke Park - Hermitage and Barn woods:
6 Herring Gull, 14 Feral Pigeon, 16 Woodpigeon,3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Jay, 6 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 10 Carrion Crow, 1 Marsh Tit, 26 Blue Tit, 10 Great Tit, 3 Long Tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 4 Nuthatch,7 Blackbird (5m 2f) , 2 Song Thrush (m), 7 Robin, 3 Dunnock and 1 Chaffinch.


Avening Green area:
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Oldbury Power Station: (combined report)
8 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Plover, 10 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone and Dunlin at yacht club, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, I Peregrine, 1 Raven, 2 or 3 Chiffchaff singing half-heartedly and 1 Singing Blackcap by the station that brings the patch total to 100.

1 Ring-necked Parakeet - along Streamside walk again.

Aust Warth:
1 Merlin,1 Short-eared Owl

New Passage/Pilning wetland: (combined report)
15 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, c.40 Shelduck, 8 Shoveler (pairs doing circular dance in water), 4 Gadwall, 15 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 13 Coot, 5 Lapwing, 10 Redshank, 1 Kestrel (on ground eating prey), 1 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Pied Wagtail, 11 Meadow Pipit.

Northwick Warth:
1 Peregrine


Nuthatch 31st Mar 2018 Ham Green (Paul Milsom)
Ham Green:
Treecreeper and Nuthatch from the flat window.

Portbury Wharf:
Little Gull - (ad wint), different bird from yesterday - no darkening of the hood yet, on this one.

Yatton - Stowey Rd
Barn Owl - quartering the fields at tea time

Clevedon-Yeo / Dowlais:
5 Shoveler, 3 Wheatear (m)


Golden Plover 3ist Mar 2018 Marshfield. (Karle Burford)
4 Red-legged Partridge, 25 Stock Dove, 50 Golden Plover (sum plum), 3 Raven, 30 Fieldfare, 3 Corn Bunting, 10 Yellowhammer.

2 Buzzard - trying to catch thermals, 2 Coal Tit - investigating nest box, 2 Great Tit - fighting.


Blagdon Lake:
Egyptian Goose, Common Sandpiper

Chew Valley Lake
Hybrid Chileo Wigeon 3ist Mar 2018 CVL (Lee Gardiner)
Hybrid Chileo Wigeon

1 Red Kite

4 Scaup (3f+1m) 2 Common Scoter (f&m) 2 Little Gull (1st wint), 

Herriotts Bridge:
2 Swallow


Cheddar Res
Slavonian Grebe still - early part of transitioning into sum plum. 1 Kittiwake (ad), 

Reports: Allan Chard, Teresa Chard, Chris Craig, Sean Davies, Lee Gardiner, GingerBirder, Chris Hall, Andy Middleton, Paul Milsom, Mervyn Pearce, Matt Plenty, Mike Saffery, Chris Stone, Adam Rawson, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Howard Taffs, Gary Thoburn, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG