Tuesday, 26 June 2018

26-6-18 Tuesday - Pied Crow

Temp 16 to 30℃. Sunshine all day, peak temperature rising 2 degrees every day since last Thursday

Red Kite
Black-tailed Godwit
Pied Crow

26-6-18 Black-tailed Godwit, Herriotts (Bob Brewer)

Arnos Vale Cemetery:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Robin, 1 Dunnock

1 Red Kite

Hanham, 20,00:
Unsteady Juvenile Peregrine on top of pylon. Looked to be ringed on left leg. Adult peregrine also on pylon, maybe a 3rd bird lying on the ledge. The oaks by the viewpoint are full of purple hairstreaks. Max was 8 in a single view, felt like 20 or 30 swirling around

14+ Swift - evening count.

2 Swifts daily and Raven most days

Victoria Park:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker


New Passage:
Late evening -  f Gadwall with 7 ducklings, 9 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 4 Sand Martin, 70 Swallow

Oveston High Street:
Low flying Switfs


Clevedon, nr boating lake:
1 Pied Crow (Rare Bird Alert), 3 Swift, 1 Yellowhammer

Mendip, East Blackdown, BBS ST5056:
1 Red Kite, 7 singing Skylarks, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 m Redstart with two recent fledglings


26-6-18 Swallows & House Martins. Burnett (Ian Stapp)
The Swallows and House Martins have quite a number of fledged young, they're feeding perched on the power wires, lots of coming and going and loads of chatter, beautiful to see them so close all sat on the wires in the food line

Bath, Twerton:
1 Sparrowhawk over midday, c.20 Swift circling over Twerton Church

26-6-18 Great Spotted Woodpeckert, Bishop Sutton (Bob Brewer)
20-6-18 Kestrel, Herons Green (Rob Hargreaves)
Chew Valley Lake:
225 Canada Goose on main lake pre round up - 138 new birds and 11retraps for CVRS this evening,
1 White Goose, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Black Swan, 5 (inc 3 ducklings) Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Teal, Pochard,  3 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite, 1 Oystercatcher (Dam early), 5 Lapwing, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, Swift, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, Swallow & House Martin, Chiffchaff, Cetti's, Reed & Garden Warbler, Blackcap
20-6-18 Garden Warbler, Herriotts (George Stacey)
Terry Bonds Funeral
       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, 13.00 to 16.30. A memorial book will be available for people to write comments if they should wish to do so.
       We are only having family flowers but Terry chose two local charities very close to us both for donations. These are Cat Protection Wootton Bassett Branch along with Oak & Furrows Wildlife Rescue. Cash donations will be split equally between the charities but any cheques will be given to the charity specified on the cheque and can be sent to the funeral directors quoting Terrys name. The funeral directors are FW Jones, 30 Market Place, Chippenham SN15 3HP.

Subalpine Warbler, Gibraltar (George Stacey)
Reports: Rich Andrews, Bob Brewer, Paul Chapman, Teresa Chard, Stephen Curtis, Robert Hargreaves, Nigel Kempson, John Martin, Giles Morris, Jean Oliver, Adam Rawson, Patrick Richards, Nigel Sluman, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Keith Vinicombe, CVRS