Tuesday, 19 June 2018

19-6-18 Tuesday - Redstarts on Mendip

Overcast, muggy despite fresh wind with a touch of rain on it.

Redstart family

Interesting behaviour - Crows anting, apparently (Ian Stapp)

Coombe Dingle garden:
2 Bullfinch (1m, 1 juv. Looks like they bred nearby)
1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch.

A different shot of a common species No.1 (Bob Brewer)

Finzels Reach:
2 young fledged Peregrine.


Hawkesbury Upton:
1 Marsh Tit, 1 Corn Bunting, 6 Yellowhammer.

A different shot of a common species No.2 (Bob Brewer)


Kenn Moor, Yatton:
2 p.m. 30+ Swift feeding over the moor.


no reports.


Chew Valley Lake
144 Canada Goose, 84 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck + 4 ducklings, 11 Teal, 64 Gadwall, 9 Pochard, 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail (calling at Moreton hide), 7 GBB Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  2 Jay, 2 Raven, 20+ Carrion Crow. 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, lots Reed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 20+ hirundines, 12+ Chaffinch, 5 Reed Bunting.

Great Spotted Woodpecker at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
3 Whitethroat, 2 Linnet.

Reed Bunting at Hollow Brook (George Stacey)
Hollow Brook:
2 pairs of Reed Bunting.

Egyptian Goose at Chew (Dan Hill)

Out of area - just - BOC walk at Velvet Bottom:
3 Buzzard, 1 Swift, 5 Swallow, family of Redstart, singing Blackcap and Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Linnet.

Reports: Bob Brewer, Alastair Fraser, Peter Hazelwood, Richard Scantlebury, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG