Friday, 20 March 2020

20-03-20 Friday - Spoonbill

Sunshine for a change, although a brisk NE wind kept the temperature down.  Cloudier in the afternoon.

Willow Warbler
Little Ringed Plover
Jack Snipe
Sand Martins, Swallow

Cetti's Warbler at Chew (Raoul Chandrasakera)

Bristol Zoo:
Chiffchaff, 2 LT Tit

Oldland Common, garden:
2 Bullfinch, 15 Goldfinch.

Kingswood, Siston Brook:
2 Raven, Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail.

Redland garden:
2 Collared Dove, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 1 m. Blackcap deferring to 15+ House Sparrows on the feeders, 2 Goldfinch,

Stockwood Open Space:
Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Treecreeper.

Ashton Court golf course:
2 Jackdaw, 6 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 6 Skylark, 2 Goldfinch.

Wheatear at Oldbury Pill (Matt Plenty)

Oldbury Power Station:
Avocet at New Passage (Aravind Ramesh)
45 Wigeon, 3 Tufted, Duck, 2 Water Rail (calling on lagoon 2), 83 Curlew, large flocks of Woodpigeon (heading NE into the wind), Swallow, 42 Sand Martin (around the flooded field No, 1 lagoon - in three flocks of 15, 20 and 7), 10 Wheatear33 Chiffchaff, 1 m. Blackcap (singing along the Bridleway), 1 singing Corn Bunting.

New Passage/Northwick:
1 Spoonbill, (12:25, briefly), 4 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 1467 Woodpigeon and 1007 Meadow Pipit on passage, Kestrel, Peregrine, 20+ Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Stonechat, 1 Siskin, 17 Linnet.  (Yesterday: Water Pipit)

5 Gadwall (Kingsgate Park), 1 Red Kite, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap.


Casual window-watching, 8-9 a.m. : 500 Woodpigeons flying up the Severn into the NE wind.
Red Kite.

Kenn Moor:
Yacwag Reserve:  1 Jack Snipe, 19 Snipe.

Bristol Airport:
pr. Peregrine.

Lower Claverham:
8 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite flying East, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Goldfinch.


3 male Wheatear, Rushmead Road.

Peregrine laid her fourth egg.

Brambling in a Stanton Drew garden (Tim Kilbride)
Stanton Drew:
Brambling on a peanut-feeder - a nice 'garden tick'.

Wellow valley:
Red Kite (Shoscombe Vale, east of Radstock), 47+ Stock Dove.

Tucking Mill:
Marsh Tit, Treecreeper, Willow Warbler

Gadwall in Yate (Mark Coller)


Chew Valley Lake
Pairs of Great Crested Grebes in head-shaking display.

Reports: Phil Barlow, Nancy Barrett, Dave Child, Mark Coller, Adam Cross, Jane Cumming, Rob Emery, Paul Francis, Nick Hawkridge, Matt Hobbs, Adrian Hockey, Tim Kilbride, 'Lisegirl', Andy Middleton, Matt Plenty, Phil Quinn, Aravind Ramesh, Trevor Riddle, Adrian Sharp, Keith Williams, blagdonlakebirdsopsbirdingsevernsidebirds.