Saturday, 4 April 2020

04-04-20 Saturday - Osprey, Whimbrel & Willow Warbler

The order of species is the new IOC 10.1 order now used by Birdtrack

Temp 5 to 16°C. Nice in the sun, but some cloud cover as well.

Willow Warbler
Red Kite 
Ring Ouzel 

04-04-20 Starling, Keynsham (Simon Isgar)


Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
Willow Warbler

Woodpigeon, 1 Peregrine, Magpie, Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 5 Roe Deer

1 Grey Wagtail

1 Buzzard, 1 Raven (both mobbed by Jackdaw)


New Passage:
Willow Warbler

Severn Beach:
2 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap

2 Green Woodpecker, Rooks in rookery, 2 Jay, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, many Robin, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, many Goldfinch

2 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Osprey, 1 Red Kite, 1 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 8+ Blackcap

04-04-20 Osprey, Yate (Mark Coller)
Three Brooks NR (Bradley Stoke):
Blue Tit, Great Tit, 30+ Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, many Goldfinch, (5 Brimstone, 1 Comma, 1 Orange-Tip and 4 Peacock butterfly also seen)

04-04-20 Comma, Three Brooks NR (Craig Lewis)

Coalpit Heath:

1 Red Kite


04-04-20 Chiffchaff, Uphill (Karen Ash)

3 GBB Gull, 14 LBB Gull, 1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Siskin, 20+ Goldfinch

Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Kite (12:40, heading East), Peregrine

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, Starling (on territory), 1 Chiffchaff, nesting Robins

Kestrel, Chiffchaff, 1 Ring Ouzel, Reed Bunting

Banwell, Winthill:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, Jackdaw, Rook (nest-building), Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, Blackbird, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, Wren, Robin, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Goldfinch

2 Short-eared Owl (03.04.20)


Whimbrel, 40 Linnet, 40 Yellowhammer

1 Red Kite

Barnacle Geese over

Bath, Lower Weston:
1 Buzzard, 4+ Siskin

Bath, Oldfield Park (Garden):
5 Buzzard, distinctively-coloured Blackbird

Warmley, Cock Road Ridge:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, Jay, 6+ Magpie, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 10+ Robin, Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch

Chew Magna:
6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (singing), 15 Linnet

Keynsham (Garden):
2 Raven, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 12+ Goldfinch

04-04-20 Chiffchaff, Keynsham (Ian Stapp)


All Closed

Protection of rare breeding birds, Schedule 1, is now in force
List here and in side bar

Lockdown Updates

Home Patch 1 - a rerun of a series posted on Bird News as very apt for the present

Cryptic Puzzle 1 with answers

Sent in today - lots of Thale Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) growing in Montpelier; this was the first plant to have its genome sequenced and is an ideal model species due to its short genome of 135 mega base pairs (for context, the human genome has c. 6469.66 mega base pairs).

Reports: Karen Ash, John Barnett, Roger Bingham, Des Bowring, Mark Coller, Anthony Cook, Peter Coslett, Adam Cross, Stephen Curtis, Andy Davis, Neil Delaney, Paul Gregory, John Griffiths, David Hanks, Adrian Hockey, Simon Isgar, Craig Lewis, NailseaNature, Lisa Presland, Lois Pryce, Aravind Ramesh, Dean Reeves, Carol Rushton, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Bri Thompson, John Thorogood, Wayne Tucker, Chris Vines, Penny Wills blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds , TBOSG