Friday, 22 May 2020

22-05-20 Friday - Collared Pratincole

Cooler today, with temperatures around 18°C 

Collared Pratincole
Common Scoter
Stone Curlew (Nocmig)
Kittiwake, Mediterranean Gull, Arctic Skua, Pomarine Skua
Fulmar, Gannet, Manx Shearwater
Red Kite


22-05-2020 Long-tailed Tit, Stoke Park (Patrick Richards)

Eastville Park:
1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker - with food

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
7 Canada Goose, 20 Mallard, 6 Swift, 5 Woodpigeon, 3 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 6 Herring Gull, 5 LBB Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Green Woodpecker, 11 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 11 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 9 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 5 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 25+ Starling, 3 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 50+ House Sparrow, 3 Dunnock, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

22-05-2020 Cormorant, Duchess Pond (Patrick Richards)

22-05-2020 Odd (Domestic?) Duck, Duchess Pond (Andy Scrase)

Snuff Mills:
1 Dipper

Spike Island & Floating Harbour:
3 Swift, House Martins back


22-05-2020 juv Woodpigeon with adult, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Hobby, 2 Sand Martin, 7 Swallow

Pilning Wetlands:
4+ Canada Goose gosling, 5 Mallard duckling, Swift, 2 Oystercatcher, a few Lapwing, Ringed Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 1 Collared Pratincole still. Very windy conditions & the bird was mostly hunkered down. Some Sand Martin, Swallow, & House Martin

Severn Beach:
1 Common Scoter, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st summer), "Commic" Tern, 2 Pomarine Skua (pale morph this morning; one with spooned tail this evening), 1 Arctic Skua (pale), c.160 Manx Shearwater

Almondsbury (garden):
2 Woodpigeon (1 juv), 3 Great Tit (1 juv), 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Robin (1 juv), 1 f Bullfinch, 4 Goldfinch (2 juv). Lots of nesting activity from Woodpigeons, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robins and Golfinches.

22-05-2020 Goldfinches & Bullfinches, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)


1 Water Rail, 1 apparent Stone Curlew (both Nocmig!)

Sand Point/Bay:
5 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Skua (dark), 1 Fulmar, 2 Manx Shearwater, 21 Gannet

1 Stock Dove - first time recorded here

2 Robin (recently fledged & squabbling, with one bearing its chest despite not having any orange coloration), 1 Greenfinch

3 Swift


1 Red Kite circling near A39 (0845)

Ringing (21.05): 5 year-old Coal Tit, 6 year-old Great Tit, 2 juv Chaffinch
1 Hobby, 1 Great Tit (rescued from a cobweb in the hen house!)

Wick Weir:
2 Kingfisher, Dipper (fledged), 1 Grey Wagtail


Reservoirs are still CLOSED 

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