Saturday, 7 April 2018

07-04-18 Saturday - Flycatchers

Temp 9 to 14℃. Rainy start, hardly any sun, becoming windy later

Peak passage week

Little Ringed Plover
Little Gull
Iceland Gull
Arctic Skua
Grasshopper Warbler
Spotted and Pied Flycatcher
Yellow Wagtail
Tree Pipit

7-4-18 Pied Flycatcher, Wains Hill (Howard Taffs)

Wildplace Project by Cribbs Causeway - new site:
1 Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff singing, Nuthatch, Song Thrush, Greenfinch singing

Swallows at Aust, Portishead, Clevedon, Sand Point, WSM Old Town Quarry, Frome Valley and some I've missed

7-4-18 m Blackcap still around (Brian Martin)
Sand Martin, Swallow, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, 1 f  Brambling


Oldbury Power Station:
19 BH Gull, 3 Sand Martin, 18 Swallow, Meadow Pipits, 1 Tree Pipit, Finches

Aust Cliff:
4 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, 30 Linnet, then rain

7-4-18 Short-eared Owl & Kestrel at Aust (Ian Loats)
Aust to New Passage:
1 f Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 1 Red Kite, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin, 160 Redshank, 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, lots of hirundines, a few House Martin, 2 Wheatear, a few Meadow Pipit

Severn Beach:
1 Arctic Skua, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Siskins

Undisclosed Place, January to start April:
Up to 48 Hawfinch


1 m Redstart

Clevedon, Wain's Hill:
1 Osprey, 4 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Reed Bunting

4 Little Egret, 1 Golden Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 130 Redshank, 1 Iceland Gull, 40 Sand Martin, 45 Swallow, 3 House Martin, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Rock Pipit

Backwell Lake:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 f Bullfinch

Sand Point & Middle Hope:
2 Canada Geese, 1 Peregrine, 3 Raven, 16 Sand Martin, 200 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 40+ Chiffchaff, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 30+ Blackcap, 1 Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, a few Meadow Pipit, 4 Tree Pipit, 3 Redpoll, 12 Siskin

Bramblings, Claverham (David Playle)
27 Brambling



Blagdon Lake:
1 Osprey 0915-1115

Chew Valley Lake:
1 Oystercatcher, 1 f Little Ringed Plover at Dam, 6 Little Gull

Out of Avon
Cattle Egret at Saul
Ring Ouzel at Cleeve Hill
Nightingale at Frampton

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Tim Clarke, Jane Cumming, Steve Curtis, Andy Davis, Lee Gardiner, David Gibbs, Nick Goatman, Alan Goldsmith, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Peter Hazelwood, Matt Hobbs, Adrian Hockey, David Howes, Gary Hughes, Mike Jackson, Robin Lambert, Brian Lancastle, Lisegirl, Ian Loats, Brian Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Dave Nevitt, James Payne, Roberta, Carole Rushton, Rich Scantlebury, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, Talking to Bears, TBOSG