Saturday, 16 May 2020

16-05-20 Saturday - Garganey

Temperature up to 16°C - slightly cooler than yesterday but still nice in the sun.

Grey Partridge 
Cuckoo, Red Kite, Hobby 
Grasshopper Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Corn Bunting 


Downend (garden):
2 Swift, several House Sparrow (not a common bird here)

Dudham Down:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrine, 2 Blackcap

16-05-2020 GS Woodpecker, Lawrence Weston (Vera Carpenter)
Lawrence Weston NR:
1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker at nest, several Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 3 Goldfinch

16-05-2020 Kingfisher Snuff Mills (Rupert Gale)
Snuff Mills - R Frome:
1 Kingfisher,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (seen feeding babies at nest hole), 1 female Blackcap, 2 Dipper - pr, 2 Grey Wagtail - pr
Stapleton (garden):
1 Jay

St. Andrew's:
2 Swift, 1 Sparrowhawk, 20+ House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch


16-05-2020 juv Goldfinch, Yate (Alan Daniells)

New Passage:
Several Sedge Warbler

20 Swift, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Red Kite, 1 Grasshopper Warbler

Wick (Weir):
Mallard, Kingfisher, Swallow, House Martin, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail


Lapwing chick

Yatton (Strawberry Line):
1 Cuckoo (heard & seen) and the usual warblers

16-05-2020 Cetti's Warbler, Yatton (Mark Savage)

Loxton Hill:
2 Grey Partridge


16-05-2020 Blue Tit nest, Paulton (Patrick Hancock)
Marshfield BBS:
2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Mallard, 53 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 28 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, 23 Linnet, 26 Corn Bunting, 6 Yellowhammer

16-05-2020 Corn Bunting, Marshfield (Robert Hargreaves)

Compton Dando:
2 Spotted Flycatcher

Compton Wood:
2 Tawny Owlets (fledged)


16-05-2020 Reed Warbler, CVL (Ian Stapp)

Chew Valley Lake is still CLOSED until further notice

Chew Valley Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 9 Shelduck, 2 m Garganey, 12+ Swift, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 GBB Gull (ringed: yellow; D:EH), 5 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Hobby, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6+ Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting

16-05-2020 Swift, CVL (Mike Trew)

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