Wednesday, 27 June 2018

27-06-18 Wednesday - Pied Crow

The heatwave continues- temperatures in high twenties in Bristol today. A breeze provided some relief.

Pied Crow (not Hooded Crow as reported yesterday)
Spotted Flycatcher
Red Kite

27-06-18 juvenile Peregrine, Avon Gorge (Rod Holbrook)

Avon Gorge:
2 ad + 1 Juv Peregrine

Raven - a garden flyover

18 Swift - stunning displays - 21:30 with the locals flying low up until past 22:00

Stockwood Open Space Reserve:
4 Bullfinch


Jay 27th June 2018 Winterbourne (Dan White)
Jay, Robin and Dunnock in the garden tonight


Portbury Dock:
Wildlife Corridors - Adult female Gadwall + 5 young [3-5 days], 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat

27-06-18 Pied Crow, Clevedon Triangle ( Geoff Dring )
Pied Crow is a sub-Saharan African species, though also kept in captivity. An individual has been seen in recent weeks in Yorkshire, then Norfolk (last reported from Cromer on June 23rd). Presumably the bird pictured is the one reported as a Hooded Crow yesterday.

27-06-18 juv Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Banwell (John Thorogood)
These pictures show the different amounts of red on the crowns of two juvenile birds visiting our garden in Winthill, Banwell. [Left hand photo shows male, with extensive red on crown; juvenile female in right hand photo also shows red crown though covering a smaller area; in addition, black line above eye much thicker than on male - Twelfth Man]. Today they appeared separately but both have been seen at the same time previously. We haven’t worked out the relationships between them and the three different adult birds (two males, one female) that appear regularly.


Farrington Gurney:
1 Red Kite

27-06-18 juvenile Peregrine, Bath (BUPP)
BUPP update: Bath Peregrines juvenile TB hasn't been seen on St John's Church for a few days. Both adults appear to be spending time away from the church; hopefully they are supporting TB on his adventure. Any reports of juvenile sightings around Bath greatly appreciated by BUPP.

27-6-18  Spotted Flycatcher, Newton St Loe (Robert Hargreaves)
Newton St Loe:
3 Mute Swan + 7 cygnets (1 dead), 30 Mallard, 8 Grey Heron (1 dead in lake - see photo below -  also 2 nests), 1 Buzzard, 1 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Kestrel, juvenile Blue and Great Tit  and Robin, singing Blackcap (4), Wren (8), Chaffinch (10), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch

27-6-18 Dead Heron & Swans, NSL (Robert Hargreaves)


Chew Valley Lake
200+ Canada Goose, 80+ Mute Swan, 6 Shelduck (+ the 4 ducklings still going strong), 6 Shoveler, 54 Gadwall, 16 Teal, 3 Pochard, 2 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 8 Swift (1 flew in under house roof tiles in Bishop Sutton), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker + 2 chicks (Moreton), 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 6 Rook, 12+ Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 20+ Swallow, 15+ House Martin, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff , 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, lots of Reed Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, 5 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Song Thrush (with 2 chicks), 22 House Sparrow (lots of young birds), 1 Grey Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail (most young birds), 10+ Chaffinch, 12+ Goldfinch, 7 Reed Bunting.
27-06-18 Common Sandpiper, Heron's  Green, CVL (Ian Stapp)

1 Curlew over, heading north.

26-06-18 annual  Canada Goose round-up CVL (CVRS)
The  Canada Goose round up at CVRS captured 138 new birds and 11 retraps

Reports: Geoff Dring, Paul Francis, Robert Hargreaves, Rod Holbrook, Mark Parsons, Bob Medland, Tony Scott,
Ian Stapp, John Thorogood, BUPP, CVRS,