Saturday, 8 September 2018

08-09-17 Saturday - Cattle Egret

Temp 13 to 19℃. Early rain, grey day with a little sun in the middle

Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Cattle Egret
Common Tern
Spotted Redshank

8-9-18 Peregrine at Finzel's Reach (Dan White)

Bristol garden:
1 Chiffchaff singing

College Green:
1 Raven on the roof of city hall and a Sparrowhawk over while hundreds of us were doing a 'die-in' at the Rise for Climate demo

sub-singing Willow Warbler in the back garden first thing.

Finzel's Reach:
1 Cormorant, 2 Peregrine sat on the rain downpipes early pm

Riverside Park, city end of the M32:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail


1 f Sparrowhawk caught a Starling in our garden, which is sad


Wain's Hill, Clevedon:
100+ House Martins along with a few Sand Martins, Swallows and Mipits moving South before the rain

Kingston Seymour:
1 Hobby

70 Shelduck, 6 Teal, 26 Mallard, 6 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 70 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 31 Curlew, 143 Redshank, 1,330 BH Gulls, 9 LBB Gull, 52 Herring Gull,  2 GBB Gull


3 Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven

8-9-18 Chiffchaff and Linnets at Saltford (Rob Hargreaves)
Note yellow under warbler's tail feathers
1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 60 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 200 Jackdaw, 4 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 30 Starling, 50 Linnet, 40 Goldfinch

Just ringed the 100th Blackcap in my garden this last four weeks, virtually all juvs. Chiffs were pipped to the post with 97. Willow Warbler a poor third with 25. Heart-stopping moment yesterday when a Hobby shot over the garden, only just above my top net, dammit!!


Chew Valley Lake:
3 Egyptian Geese, 1 Black-necked Grebe (Stratford), 1 Cattle Egret (Herriotts),  3 Great White Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank (Herriotts), 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Hobby

Bristol Nats (BNS) walk at Chew this morning:
Nunnery: 2 Common TernHobby
Herons Green: Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper,  Wigeon, Black-necked Grebe, Marsh Harrier,Hobby, Cetti's Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker
Herriots: 2 Great White Egret, 2 Snipe, Hobby, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit.

Quiet morning produced 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 9 Reed Warbler, 8 Blackcap

Out of Avon:
Cattle Egret at Tadham Moor

Reports: Allan Chard, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Michael Davis, Alastair Fraser, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hudson, Robert Kelsh, Andy Mears, Bob Medland, Giles Morris, Robin Morrison, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague, Dan White, CVRS