Tuesday, 17 April 2018

17-04-18 Tuesday - Arctic and Sandwich Terns

Another grey and blustery day with a strong south wind not quite bringing rain.

Cranes - but can you count them??
Red Kite
Arctic Tern, Sandwich Terns
Pied Flycatcher


Stockwood Open Spaces:
2 pr Buzzard, 6 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 1st Willow Warbler of the year.

Fishpool Hill, Brentry:
m. Redstart in garden.


Oldbury Power Station:
1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 37 Stock Dove, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 4 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 21 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler.


Weston Moor:
Red Kite (12:15), m. Wheatear, Swallows.

Clevedon-Yeo (Dowlais pools):
pr. Garganey, 1 Dunlin.

Woodspring Bay (Yeo to Banwell WeBS count):
(yesterday, Monday 16th)
7 Canada Goose, 8 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 26 Oystercatcher, 6 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 56 Redshank, 1 Curlew (and more visible N of the Yeo), 8 Whimbrel, 50 LBB Gull, 17 H Gull, 8 Wheatear, no visible hirundine passage.

Nowhere Wood:
Male Pied Flycatcher.

Kings Wood and Wavering Down (BOC walk):
Buzzard, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 2 Tree Pipits (one lucky wanderer), Wren, Robin, 7 Blackcap, 7+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler singing, 2+ Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, Raven, Jackdaws.  A nice surprise were 3 flyover Cranes but they were too high for the observers to determine whether or not they were wearing the WWT colours.


(Shire Valley - yesterday, Monday 16th)
3 Mallard, Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 5+ Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch.

1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Coal Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Goldfinch.

Tucking Mill Reservoir:
1 Willow Warbler, 1 Marsh Tit.


Barrow Tanks:
1 ad. m. Long-tailed Duck (tank no 1, coming into summer plumage), 3 Common Sandpiper, c. 70
hirundines in mixed flock.

Blagdon Lake:
5 Common Sandpiper, 2+ Willow Warbler.

Chew Valley Lake
1 Arctic Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern.

Reports: Derek Angell, Teresa Chard, Mark Dadds, Paul Francis, Simon Harris, Andy Middleton, Giles Morris, Lyndon Roberts, Chris Stone, Howard Taffs, Tim Warren, BOC, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG