Tuesday, 12 June 2018

12-06-18 Tuesday - Hobby

Lovely sunny morning and evening, more overcast around midday.  Warm out of the cool wind.

Hobby, Red Kite, inland Redshank

Not sure who is trying to catch who here!
A colour-ringed LBB Gull at Chew (Ian Stapp)


Jackdaw newly fledged.

St George:
Whitethroat 12th June 2018 Aust Crews Hole (Lee Gardiner)


Oldbury Power Station:
Cuckoo, possibly a juv, over Lagoon 2.  2 juv. Whitethroat on Lagoon 3.  (Brown Hare in a farm field behind the yacht club - unusual here.)

Aust, M48:
Red Kite flying east over M48 at 3:30 p.m.

In the garden today - 1 Magpie, 2 Blackbird - still gathering food, 2 fledged Dunnock.


no reports


Compton Dando:
Pied Wagtail juv, 12th June 2018 Woolard (Suk Trippier)
Highlights of BOC walk.
1 agitated Grey Heron, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 9 Swallow,
28 House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush,
1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, family of Pied Wagtail, 2 (f &m) Bullfinch - singing and calling, Greenfinch.

Egyptian Goose at Barrow (Chris Stone)

Barrow Tanks:
Egyptian Goose.

Chew Valley Lake
2 Little Egret, 22 Pochard, 5 Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 7 G BB Gull, 200+ Swift, 40+ Swallow, 100+ House Martin, 3 Jay, 2 Raven, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Cetti's Warbler, lots Reed Warbler, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Goldfinch, 12 + Chaffinch, 8 Reed Bunting.

Garden Warbler at Chew dam (George Stacey)
1 Garden Warbler.

Heron's Green:
122 Canada Goose, 1 Redshank (presumably the Herriotts bird).

GS Woodpecker, a red-crowned juvenile (Ian Stapp)
24 Great Crested Grebe. 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker with 3 chicks

Herriott's Bridge:
24 Canada Goose, 7 Shelduck (only 6 ducklings now), 16 Teal, 57 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 1 Redshank.

Herriott's Pool:
Great Black-backed Gull - D:DY was ringed on Denny Island, 18th June 2017

Reports: Lee Gardiner, Rod Holbrook, Lois Pryce, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Suk Trippier,  blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG