Sunday, 3 May 2020

03-05-20 Sunday - Pied Flycatcher + nocturnal sound recording

Largely dry, overcast, not chilly: Bristol temperatures 10 - 13 °C

Egyptian Goose
Common Scoter (nocturnal sound recording)
Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat
Pied Flycatcher
Yellow Wagtail


Avon Gorge and Clifton Downs:
Oystercatcher over river, Buzzard, Peregrines (still incubating- change-over seen), Whitethroat 

St Phillips Marsh:
Feeder - 2 Sand Martin
Midland Road - 1 Greenfinch

Stockwood Open Spaces:
Green Woodpecker, 4 tit species, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Greenfinch,  Bullfinch

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
2 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat


Chipping Sodbury Common:
2nd: 1 Sedge Warbler, good numbers of both Common and Lesser Whitethroat, 1 House Martin

03-05-20 Song Thrush, Hortham (Vera Carpenter)
1 Buzzard, 1 Crow, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff seen, lots heard, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Goldfinch.

Bradley Stoke:
Three Brooks LNR - 12 Mallard,1 Cormorant, 1 Herring Gull, 6 Woodpigeon,1 Collared Dove, 5 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw,1 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 5 Long-Tailed Tit, 5 ChiffChaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 6 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch

03-05-20 Dipper and Grey Wagtail, Wick weir (Nigel Jones)
Weir -  Little Egret, Kingfisher, Dipper, Grey Wagtail

Oldland Common:
3 Swift


Walton Bay - 2 m Shelduck, 1 m Mallard ( both p 1 Swift (2nd), 2 Chiffchaff, 1f Pied Flycatcher

Kingston Seymour:
10 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 12 Swallow, 7 House Martin.
Singing Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat

Wick St. Lawrence:
1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck (on fields c.500m from estuary), 2 Sedge Warbler

Sand Point/Bay:
Whimbrel (very few), Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, Wheatear

Collum Lane-Woodspring Priory - Buzzard, 23 House Martin, 3 Swallow, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat

St Thomas Head/MOD - 10 Whimbrel, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 House Martin, 2 Wheatear 1 Yellow Wagtail

Nocturnal recordings - apparent Common Scoter, 1 Moorhen, 2 Tawny Owl

This is the nocturnal recording of the apparent Common Scoter; Velvet Scoter has been suggested 
by a birder who often records both Velvet and Common Scoters. Shelduck has also been suggested. 
Any thoughts would be very welcome so please email in if you have any ideas

Weston Airfield: 
Canada Goose pair with gosling, 4 Swift, 100+ House Martin, 4 Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, 2 flyover Yellow Wagtail


Lansdown below Beckfords -  Kestrel, Jay,  1 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat still, 2 m Bullfinch

Chew Magna:
2 Swift

6 Stock Dove, 4 Skylark, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat, 5 Dunnock, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 6 Yellowhammer



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