Thursday, 5 April 2018

05-04-18 Thursday - Red Kite

A lovely. sunny day though still with a cold wind.  Clouding over later.

Scaup, Red Kite, Willow Warblers, Reed Warbler, Barn Owl
Skylark along the Dowlais shore, Clevedon (Ian Loats)

Coombe Dingle:
2 Blackcap, 2+ Bullfinch still in their overwintering quarters.

Sparrowhawk collecting nest material (Rich Scantlebury)
Eastville Park:
2 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, pr Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush,
Goldcrest, lots of Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler.

Buzzard, St Anne's Wood (Gill Sapsed)
St Anne's Wood:
Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron flyovers, 2 Jay, Chiffchaff singing.

Stockwood Open Spaces:
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, m. Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Bullfinch.  (Butterflies: Brimstone, Peacock, Small White).


Oldbury Power Station:
9 Canada Goose, 18 Shelduck, 13 Teal, 5 Wigeon, 12 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 24 Curlew, Stock Dove singing, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 9+ Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit
(and butterflies: singles of Small Tortoiseshell and Comma).

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Wheatear.

Barn Owl 5th April 2018 PW (Jason Williams)
Portbury Wharf:
2 Wigeon, c 25 Tufted Duck, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Cetti's Warbler, m. Blackcap, 8 to 10 Chiffchaff.

Blind Yeo: 
Little Egret, Oystercatchers, Meadow Pipits,  Long-tailed Tits, Greenfinch, Linnets.

Dowlais farm:
Lapwings, Redshank, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits.

Backwell Lake:
26 Mute Swan, 8 Canada Goose, 6 Mallard, 2 Shoveler.

Backwell Hill:  1 Buzzard, 2 Raven.

Kenn Moor (Old Pumping Station):  15 Mute Swan, 1 Little Egret.

Reed Buntings in a Yatton garden ('Higgy')
Yatton: (garden)
1 Blackcap, 6 Reed Bunting.

1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 4 Skylark, 2 Fieldfare, 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 11 Goldfinch.

Long-tailed Tit - a bird's eye view? (Ian Loats)


2 Grey Wagtail, 2 singing Chiffchaffs.

Lansdown Racecourse: 188 Golden Plover (some in summer plumage).

Prior Park:  Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper.

Barn Owl (early morning).


Little Grebe at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
1 feral Barnacle Goose, 8 Shelduck, 4 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 6 Pintail, 24 Shoveler, 5 Scaup, 24+ Goldeneye, 1 Goosander (pond at Herriotts), 1 Little Grebe, 9 Little Egret, 6 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Kite, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 GBB Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Cetti's Warbler, pr Long-tailed Tit nest-building, 1 Reed Bunting.

2 Willow Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff processed today and a Reed Warbler, heard behind the Heligoland trap.

Great Crested Grebe with lunch ('Higgy')
Reports: Derek Angell, Simon Carder, Teresa Chard, Alastair Fraser, 'Higgy', Ian Loats, Glen Maddison, Nick Page, Matt Plenty, Gareth Roberts, Gill Sapsed, Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Jason Williams. blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG