Friday, 18 May 2018

18-05-18 Friday - hybrid Gull

Lovely today: sunny, dry, warm, with light wind.

Honey Buzzard (17th)
Red Kite 
Little Ringed Plover
Spotted Flycatcher

18-05-18 Black-tailed Godwit Herriotts Pool, CVL (Ian Stapp)


Grey Wagtail pr - confirmed at usual nest site
Peregrine 18th May 2018 Avon Gorge (Brian Thompson)
Avon Gorge:
1 Peregrine.


New Passage/Northwick:
18-05-18 Reed Warbler, Pilning Wetland (Aravind Ramesh)
1 Little Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Little Ringed Plover, a few hirundines passing over, vocal Reed Warblers

 (17th) St Andrew's Church - 1fem Common Redstart


Portbury Wharf:
Hybrid (?) gull, Portbury Wharf (Chris Stone)
This gull has upper-part colour similar to Yellow-legged Gull, perhaps very slightly darker?, but has pink legs. I assume it is a hybrid HG x LBB. I have seen this bird, or another similar, a couple of times before here. Any ideas please? (Chris Stone)

1 Spotted Flycatcher
18-05-18 Spotted Flycatcher, Portbury Wharf (Chris Stone)
Hotwells to Pill:
Highlights - 2 Swifts in Hotwells. 1 Moorhen, Cumberland Basin.
1 Peregrine and 3 Ravens, 1 Sparrowhawk, over Leigh Woods, 1 Jay.
1 Shelduck, upstream from Sea Mills, 2 Buzzards, 2+ Greenfinch.
Ravens’ nest near Pill with noisy chicks, 4+ Swifts screaming at the Viaduct in Pill.

2 Sparrowhawk - chasing Swift.

18-05-18 Yellowhammer, West Littleton Down (Peter Coslett)
Red Kite over towards Marshfield, Buzzard, Peregrine,Hobby, 5 Raven, Skylark, lots of singing Whitethroat,Yellowhammer,Corn Bunting plus at least 4 Brown Hare.
18-05-18 Brown Hare, West Littleton Down (Peter Coslett)

18-05-18 Common Tern from Moreton Hide, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
1 Black Swan, 1 Barnacle Goose,13 Shelduck, 18 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler,  1 Red Kite (11.15 going NW), 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard,1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper,3 GBB Gull,  5 Common Tern, 20+ Swift,1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 2 Jay, 30+ Swallow/ House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler,  1 Sedge Warbler, Lots of Reed Warbler,  3 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush,1 Grey Wagtail,  5 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

Also at Moreton: 1 Weasel, 2 Roe Deer (one Deer with 1 Faun, other with 2 Faun)

4 Red Kite, 1 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Terns sp, 1 (m) Kestrel, 3 Hobby,.
1 Honey Buzzard - watched thermalling upwards for 10 minutes from Stratford car park on 17th

Weasel, Moreton, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Out of Avon
Purple Heron at Shapwick Heath (seen from Noah's Hide)
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Peter Coslett, Nick Hawkridge, Katie Horrocks, Mike Jenkins, Paul Milsom, Aravind Ramesh, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Brian Thompson, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding,opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG