Monday, 28 May 2018

28-05-18 Monday - KENTISH PLOVER

Warm and dry while being still muggy and misty

Red Kite
Yellow-legged Gull 
Short-eared Owl
Yellow Wagtail
Corn Bunting

28-05-18 summer-plumaged Sanderling, Severn Beach (Rob Emery)

No reports


Aust Warth:
28-05-18 Avocet, New Passage-Northwick Warth (John Martin)
New Passage/Northwick:
Little Egret, Avocet (dropped in briefly 0735 and disappeared off towards Wales), 5 Ringed Plover, 5 BHGull, Sand Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail

Severn Beach:
Wader roost: 190 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 30 Sanderling, 80 Dunlin

Highlights of a mid-day 2.5 mile walk from Horton to Grickstone Farm (A46) - 2 Buzzard, 2 Herring Gull, 10 + Lesser Black Backed Gull, Stock Dove, Kestrel, 7 Skylark, Swallow, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 12 singing Corn Bunting plus 3 'partners', 6 Yellowhammer

28-05-18 Red-legged Partridge, Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
Shire valley- 1 Grey Heron,1 Buzzard,3 Great SpottedWoodpecker,,2 Raven, 12 House Martin, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 3 Nuthatch,Treecreeper, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail
Also 1 Yellow Wagtail at undisclosed site

28-05-18 Yellow Wagtail, Marshfield area (Peter Coslett)

28-05-18 Hare, Marshfield (Peter Coslett)

Red Kite circling over Badminton Road at 3pm

Portbury Wharf:

1 Short-eared Owl flying strongly north mid-morning

28-05-18 Kentish Plover, Channel View Bay, Kingston Seymour (Paul Chapman)
KENTISH PLOVER - one found on the falling tide (Paul Chapman) in Channel View Bay, Kingston Seymour first thing in the morning. Less than 20 records in the Avon area: last one 2011. ABR gives 2011 bird as fifteenth for Avon area; newly-published Rare Birds in Avon (April 2018) by Richard Mielcarek cites 18 previous records.
Still present in evening (19.20), viewed from gate at ST375676

Also c60 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, a few Dunlin

1 Red Kite Westleigh Road, 5.00pm


5/6 Swallows prospecting carport, intentionally constructed with exposed rafters


28-05-18 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Moreton, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
9 Shelduck,10 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 5 GBB Gull, 3rd summer Yellow-legged Gull (Herriotts Pool), 2 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 25+ Swallow/House Martin, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, lots Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Song Thrush,1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 7 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 9 Goldfinch, 6+ Reed Bunting (4 birds together all singing - unusual)

28-05-18 4 singing male Reed Bunting together, Moreton CVL (Ian Stapp)

28-05-18 Shelduck, Moreton CVL (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Paul Chapman, Chris@avglochris, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Rob Emery,for the birds@frthbrds, Gary Hudd, Mike Jackson, John Martin, Nick Rhodes, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Jason Williams, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG