Sunday, 15 April 2018

15-04-18 - Ashy-headed Wagtail

Predominantly overcast with periodic showers grounding migrants

Red Kite
Golden Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Spotted Redshank
Ring-necked Parakeet
Common Cuckoo (14th)
Grasshopper Warbler
Ring Ouzel, Greenland Wheatear
Yellow Wagtail (inc 1 Ashy-headed Wagtail), White Wagtail
Tree Pipit, Water Pipit
Brambling, Redpoll, Siskin

15-4-18 Ashy-headed Wagtail, Northwick Warth (Paul Bowerman)

1 Redstart,1 Wheatear


Oldbury Power Station:
WeBS Count: 22 Shelduck ,3 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 1 Whimbrel, 107 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper,  19 Redshank
also 12 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, I Sedge warbler, 1 reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat,  4 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat,

Littleton Warth:
WeBS Count: 30 Shelduck, 17 Teal, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit,  16 Redshank
also 3 Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Goldfinch, Linnet

New Passage/Northwick:

15-4-18 Stone-curlew, Northwick Warth (Paul Bowerman)

15-4-18 Ashy-headed Wagtail, Northwick Warth (Brian Lancastle)

1 Stone-curlew (Matt Hobbs) - only 4th Severnside record,  2 Whimbrel, 1 Golden Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, Sedge Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear (evening), Yellow Wagtail inc 1 male Ashy-headed Wagtail (Brian Lancastle), 25 White Wagtail, Tree Pipit, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Redpoll 

NB Ashy-headed Wagtail (Motacilla flava cinereocapilla ) is the form of Yellow Wagtail breeding in Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. This appears to be the first record of this race in Avon.

15-4-18 Blue Tit, New Passage (Lisegirl)

Kingsgate Park: Ring-necked Parakeet, Hoopoe at 7am (Mark Coller), Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap

Chipping Sodbury: 
Red Kite at 07:20 a.m, drifting west

Chipping Sodbury Common:
3 Greylag Goose, 5 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear  (thought to be subspecies leucorhoa - 'Greenland Wheatear')


15-4-18 Lesser Redpoll, Portishead (John Rickard)

Garden in Springfield Road: 2 Redpoll  on Niger seed feeder, a garden tick

15-4-18 Long-tailed Tit, Clevedon (Jason Williams)

Dowlais: 3 Shoveler, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank (Dowlais), 1 Greenshank
Wains Hill:1 Common Redstart,  3 Redpoll,  3 Siskin

Kingston Seymour:
1 m Common Cuckoo (heard early a.m.on 14th)

Sand Point/Bay:
1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Whimbrel, 1 Peregrine, 7 Swallow, 5 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler,  1 m Ring Ouzel,  5 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Brambling, 5 Siskin, 3 Redpoll, 1 Yellowhammer 

Worlebury Hill Road & Golf Course: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Greenfinch

15-4-18 Stock Dove, Hewish (Terri Borash)

2 Stock Dove (in a garden)

1 m Common Cuckoo ( heard on 14th)


West Littleton Down: Lots of singing Sky Lark,Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer on West Littleton Down this morning
also 3 Brown Hare.

3 Red-legged Partridge, 25 Fieldfare (nr Plough Farm)

St Catherine's Valley:
BOC walk: 5 Canada Goose, 3 Mallard, Pheasant, 1 Cormorant, 10 Buzzard, 1 Curlew, 1 Golden Plover (flyover), Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel,1 Peregrine, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Raven, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 8 Skylark, 1 Swallow, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Wren,Nuthatch, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Dunnock, Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, Goldfinch, 12 Yellowhammer

Newton St Loe:
8 Teal, 4 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40+ Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 5 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff,  4 Nuthatch, 4 Grey Wagtail, 4 Linnet, 60+ Goldfinch, 5 Yellowhammer

Red Kite over, Swallow, 'plenty'of Chiffchaff including a pair nest building

1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 10 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Dipper


Chew Valley Lake

14 distant sterna Tern in evening - majority appeared to be Common with 2 Arctic.

Late update: 3 Common Tern, 14 Arctic distantly in middle of lake - 8 birds seen to arrive - evidently some coming and going

Ringing Station:
Birds with histories: A f Blackcap ringed here as a juv last summer turned up this morning. And from yesterday, a female Chaffinch ringed as a nestling in 2015 was recaptured - she was also aound as a breeder in 2016

Herriotts Bridge:
1 Egyptian Goose

14-4-18 Osprey Clevedon-Yeo (Paul Brian Chapman)

Reports: Rich Andrews, Nicholas Beamson, Terri Borash, Paul Bowerman, Karle Burford, Paul Brian Chapman, Mark Coller, Pete Coslett, Chris Craig, Paul Gregory, Patrick Hancock, Rob Hargreaves, Matt Hobbs, Adrian Hockey, Mike Jackson, Brian Lancastle, Glen Maddison, Paul Marshall, John Martin, Andy Middleton, Dave Nevitt,  Matt Plenty, George Rabin, John Rickard,  Howard Taffs, Jason Williams,  blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG