Friday, 12 June 2020

12-06-20 Friday - Caspian Tern

13 to 20°C with torrential rain later on. 

Caspian Tern 
Manx Shearwater
Red Kite 

12-06-2020 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chew Stoke (Lucy Masters)


Avon Gorge:
Young Peregrine growing up...

12-06-2020 Peregrine, Avon Gorge (Tony Scott)


Western Approach Business Park (BTO square data):
2 Pheasant plus 3 chicks, 4 Mallard, 3 Moorhen plus 1 chick, 2 Coot plus 3 chicks, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Skylark, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 6
Blackcap, 7 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Goldfinch

Mistle Thrushes able to feed on worms again after the rain

Three Brooks NR:
3 Swift, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff seen (lots heard), 3 Whitethroat, 6 Goldfinch

12-06-2020 Concealed Whitethroat, Three Brooks NR (Vera Carpenter)

Little Stoke (garden):
1 Red Kite (heading east at 12:10)

Itchington (garden):
Great Spotted Woodpecker adults bringing juveniles into the garden to feed

Hanham (garden):
1 Grey Heron


Portbury Wharf:
1 Red Kite (heading north at 1235), 2 Lesser Whitethroat

Nailsea (Nailsea Wall):
1 Red Kite mobbed by crows

Sand Point:
150 BH Gull, 20 Manx Shearwater

Woodspring Priory:
1 Kestrel, Stonechat

Abbots Leigh:
1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jackdaw, 2 House Martin, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, several Goldfinch


Chew Stoke:
1 Kingfisher, 1 ad & 1 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 juv Bullfinch

12-06-2020 Bullfinch juv, Chew Stoke (Lucy Masters)


Blagdon Lake:
1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Hobby, Hirundines and Swifts feeding over the water

Chew Valley Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Whimbrel, 1 ad Caspian Tern (headed up the middle of the lake northwards, going behind Denny. No further sign), 1 Common Tern, 1 Little Egret

Herriott's Pool:
A pair of Shelduck attacked an Egyptian Goose after it came too close to their five ducklings. The Egyptian Goose then killed the drake Shelduck by beating it with its wings and drowning it. 

12-06-2020 Shelduck & Egyptian Goose battle, Herriott's Pool (Mike Trew)

12-06-2020 The female Shelduck continued to protect her young 
after the Egyptian Goose killed the male (David Hughes)

Reports: Adrian Adams, Karen Ash, David Campbell, Vera Carpenter, Rob Emery, Heather England, Paul Gregory, David Hughes, Mike Jackson, Lucy Masters, Jean Oliver, Mark Parsons, Carol Rushton, Paul Sawyer, Tony Scott, Gwen Thomas, Mike Trew blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG