Friday, 6 July 2018

06-07-18 Friday - Ruff in moult

Still very warm, though relieved by a bit of a warm breeze

Scaup (5th), Common Scoter
Great White Egret
Ruff (moulting males)
Mediterranean Gull
Arctic Tern

06-07-18 Great White Egret, Stratford Island, CVL (George Stacey)


Durdham Downs, Peregrine Watch Point:
Skylark singing overhead (Observer's  comment:  'Never heard one there before')

Pomfrett Gardens, early morning - 4 Swift, 2 Coal Tit

6 Swift - late evening 21:25


Oldbury Power Station:
8 Common Scoter (6m, 1f/juv, 1m-eclipse?) drifting up middle of river on tide, 11.15am

Littleton Brick Pits
5 Mallard, Great Crested Grebe (rare here), Buzzard,  2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Moorhen, Swift, 2nd CY male Kestrel ringed,  20+ Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 2+ Blackcap,3 Reed Bunting

New Passage/Northwick:
1 leucistic Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1Mediterranean Gull (presumed same bird as at Severn Beach below), 1 Arctic Tern (briefly)

06-07-18 Mediterranean Gull, Severn Beach (Paul Bowerman)

Severn Beach:
1 Mediterranean Gull ( 2 reported yesterday)


1 Hobby over the Strawberry Line.  Also Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting


No reports


Chew Valley Lake
Teal – 100
Lots Canada Goose, 78 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan,  2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Shelduck (+ 4 ducklings) , 100 Teal, 50 + Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 50+ Great Crested Grebe (1 G-C Grebe +3 Chicks Moreton),  5 Buzzard, 5 Black-tailed Godwit (flying around the lake),5 G BB Gull, 4 Common Tern, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher,1 Great Spotted  Woodpecker,  20+ Swallow/House Martin, lots Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Reed Bunting

Heron's Green:
I Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper

06-07-18 Great C rested Grebe + 3 Chicks Moreton, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Butterflies - at least 6 male + female  Silver-washed Fritillary seen mating

05-07-18  fem Scaup, Stratford island, CVL (Ian Stapp)Odd colour on face patch may be a bit of staining from the muddy water
1 female Scaup 05-07-18.

Herriott's Pool:
1 Great White Egret (presumed same bird as in photo at top of blog), 1 Little Egret, 9 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff 3 ad males, moulting out (same birds that were around a few days back – two ‘black type’ one ‘brown type’), 2 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe

Reports: Rich Andrews,  Paul Bowerman, Des Bowring, Teresa Chard, Adam Cross, Neil Delaney, Peter Hazelwood, Brian Lancastle,  Ian Stapp, Thomas@gardenbirder1