Saturday, 23 May 2020

23-05-20 Saturday - Sea birds

Temp 11 to 16°C. Cloudy start but warmed up with sunny intervals and some rain, 40 mph winds

Collared Pratincole
Kittiwake, Mediterranean Gull
Arctic SkuaGuillemotStorm Petrel, Fulmar, Manx ShearwaterGannet

23-5-20 Arctic Skua, Severn Beach (Mark Coller)

23-5-20 Kingfisher, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Lake and Stoke Park:
1 Kingfisher

After an absence of many years a mini invasion of adult Starlings and their young, 30 - 50 birds


23-5-20 Arctic Skua, Severn Beach (Matt Hobbs)
6 Tufted Duck, 12 Lapwing, 20 Oystercatcher, 20 Ringed Plover,

23-5-20 Sanderling and Dunlin, Severn Beach (Matt Hobbs)
40 Sanderling, 30 Dunlin

23-5-20 Collared Partincole, Pilning (Old Caley)
Collared Pratincole, 4 Kittiwake, 4 BH Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Common Gull

23-5-20 Arctic Skua, Severn Beach (Jonathan Bull)
3 Arctic Skua, 2 Auk sp, Guillemot, 3 Storm Petrel

23-5-20 Fulmar, Severn Beach (Darren Pearce)
12 Fulmar, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Gannet, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 House Martin, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting


Clevedon to WSM M5- cental reservation:
3 Kestrel - not common now in this habitat!

Clevedon, Ladye Bay:
3 Shelduck, 5 KittiwakeGuillemot1 Storm PetrelFulmar, 50 Manx ShearwaterGannet

Sand Point:
6 Shelduck, 7 Swift, 1 Cuckoo, 8 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Skua5 Guillemot, 1 Storm Petrel7 Fulmar, 71 Manx Shearwater, Gannet, 4 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 5+ Whitethroat, 3 Stonechat, 2 Chaffinch, 6 Greenfinch

1 Stock Dove (22nd), 1 Collared Dove, 3 Swift, 1 Kestrel

Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head & Weston Bay:
Arctic Skua


23-5-20 Peregrines, St John's Ch (BUPP)
Bath - St John's 
6 Peregrine - 4 juv, growing up fast

23 -5-20 Great Spotted Woodpecker & Starling, Chew Stoke (Lucy Masters)

23 -5-20 Pied Wagtail, Herons Green (Lucy Masters)
Chew Valley Lake
Picnic areas opened today, hides should open 29th but only 20 minutes and two people at a time

Lockdown Updates

Further unusual British Bird Names by Dru Brooke-Taylor - please send in yours

Home Patch 12 Clifton - Richard Bland

Reports: Jonathan Bull, Old Caley, VĂ©ra Carpenter, Allan Chard, Mark Coller, Stephen Curtis, Heather England, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, Matt Hobbs, Adrian Hockey, Henry Kirkwood, Lucy Masters, Austin Morley, Mike Moxon, Dave Nevitt, James Payne, Darren Pearce, Lois Pryce, Phil Quinn, George Rabin, Adam Rawson, Dean Reeves, Carol Rushton, Tim Salkeld, Tony Scott, Cliff Smith, Jeremy Squire, Howard Taffs, Paul Williams, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG