Monday, 25 June 2018

25-06-18 Monday - Curlew Sandpiper


Red Kite
Curlew Sandpiper 

25-06-18 Nice portrait of a Reed Warbler, Stratford, CVL (George Stacey)


BOC Peregrine Watch:
The Bristol Ornithological Club held the first of two Peregrine Watches at the Downs Watchpoint over the weekend. Two juveniles (a male and a female) fledged a few days earlier and were on view throughout both days. They spent most of the time in one of two trees across the Gorge. One was seen being fed on a Yew on two occasions. On Sunday morning they were calling loudly from a ledge near the Watch having flown across.
It was pleasing to be able to show them to so many interested members of the public. The adults were also seen regularly.

The second Watch Weekend will be held on the 14th and 15th July, 9am-5pm, when the youngsters should be trying out their new flying and hunting techniques

Swift update: 

Redland -  at last, a decent group - 20 this evening.
Totterdown -  10 +
Withywood - 6, the most the observer has seen together in a while.


1 Little Owl on telegraph pole in Siston Lane this evening,near turning for Webbs Heath road

Severn Beach:
1 Red Kite drifted over slowly North-East mid morning. 1 Hobby chasing local House Martins along the shore this evening.
Evening tide produced - 5 Ringed Plover, 45 Curlew, 1 Curlew Sandpiper (a moulting ad), 17 Dunlin, 7 Black-headed Gull

25-06-18 distant Curlew Sandpiper, Chittening Warth (Brian Lancastle)
Chittening Warth:
1 moulting adult Curlew Sandpiper with 12 Dunlin at New Pill

New Passage / Northwick Warth:
Shelduck - present plus broods of 17,8,3, 3 Curlew, 5 Dunlin, 50 Black-headed Gull.


Jackdaw 23th June 2018 Pill (Paul Milsom)
Pill Allotments:
Jackdaw from Saturday - note the long upper mandible.


Evening chorus - made up of  Blackcap, Blackbird, Songthrush and Robin.


25-06-18 Mallard duckling, Stratford, CVL (George Stacey)

Chew Valley Lake
200+ Canada Goose, 79 Mute Swan, 6 Shelduck + 4 ducklings, 33 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 2 Little Egret,      5 Buzzard,1 Redshank,3 Lapwing, 8 GBB Gull,1 Common Gull, 7 Stock Dove,7 Swift, 2 G S Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Jay,10+ Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 7 Wren,15+ Long-tailed Tit, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, lots Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap,1 Garden Warbler, 20+ Swallow,  2+ House Martin, 3 Sand Martin ( H Green), 2 Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrush, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch, 14+ Chaffinch, 7 Reed Bunting
25-06-18 Wren Moreton, CVL (Ian Stapp)

2 Reed Warblers and 1 Cettis Warbler. 'Too hot to go elsewhere.'

Herriott's Bridge:
26-06-18 Lapwing, Herriotts Pool, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Out of area:
Golden Oriole at Speech House, Forest of Dean (per Birdguides)

Terry Bond:
Funeral fixed for Monday 2nd July at West Wiltshire Crematorium, Devizes Road, Semington, Trowbridge, BA14 6HL. Arrive from 11.15 with service at 11.30. Afterwards at Chippenham Golf Club, Malmesbury Road, Chippenham, SN15 5LT, from 13.00 to 16.30. Family flowers only. Donations to be split equally between Cat Protection Wootton Bassett Branch along with Oak & Furrows Wildlife Rescue. Cheques will be passsed to the charity specified on the cheque and can be sent to the funeral directors FW Jones, 30 Market Place, Chippenham SN15 3HP, quoting Terry's name.

Reports:Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Peter Coslett,  Neil Delaney, Lee Gardiner, Brian Lancastle, Paul Milsom, Glen Maddison, Gareth Roberts, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Birdguides, severnsidebirds