Wednesday, 25 April 2018

25-04-18 Wednesday - Bath Peregrines hatch

Brighter today, still windy with a shower or two on and off.

Little Ringed Plover
Arctic Skua
Grasshopper Warbler
White Wagtail

25 -4-18 St John's Church, Bath: in the morning sunshine over Bath it looks pretty much like three chicks hatched from BUPP eggs overnight. Recordings show a lot of activity on the part of the falcon, but she kept hatching under her wings (BUPP)

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Woodpigeon, 9 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 7 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 5m 1f Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat,1  Whitethroat, 2 Nuthatch, 4m 1f Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Robin


Oldbury Power Station:
2 Osprey  (tacking up far side of estuary to NE in afternoon- so possibly not strictly within Avon Birds area, but still...)

New Passage/Northwick:
I Whimbrel, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper,  2 Lesser BB Gulls, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Raven, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, 5 White Wagtail

Severn Beach:
1 Gannet, 2 Whimbrel,1 Sanderling, c 20 Kittiwake,very distant Terns,1 Arctic Skua,1 Grasshopper Warbler


Bristol Airport:
9 Whimbrel heading West early evening

Wain's Hill: 1 Cuckoo

Lesser BB Gull “M+P” (ringed in Bristol 2013) has returned to its outside table clearing job

Weston Airfield: 2 Little Egret, Grey Heron,2 Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, Peregrine, small groups of Swallow and  House Martin (heading North), Whitethroat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat,


25-4-18 Raven in Willsbridge garden (Chris@avglochris)
2 Raven feeding on scraps put out in garden (see remarkable photo above)

St Mark's Church: Peregrines hatched (see top of this blog)

25-4-18 Common Sandpiper and Swift at CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
1 Black Swan, 1 Barnacle Goose, 11 Shelduck, 6 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall,2 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 4 Buzzard,1 Sparrowhawk, 6+ Common Sandpiper, 5 G BB Gull, 50+ Swift,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 4 Jay,  30+ Swallow, 30+ House Martin, 20+ Sand Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail
25-4-18 A beautiful image of a Swallow in flight, Pensford (Raoul Chandrasakera)

Reports: Paul Bowerman,Raoul Chandrasakera, chris@avglochris, Pete Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey,Nicky Larry, Lisegirl, John Martin,Aravind Ramesh, Patrick Hardyman Richards, RobTheBirder,Vic Savery, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, BUPP, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG