Monday, 29 June 2020

29-06-20 Monday - Storm Petrels

Overcast with showers and a blustery 40 mph south-westerly wind.  Mild.

Storm PetrelsFulmarManx Shearwaters, Arctic Skua
Mediterranean Gulls

Storm Petrel at Severn Beach (Jonathan Bull)

Avon Gorge:
Peregrine - food pass from female to juv,

1 Peregrine over garden, 8 juv. Starling.

Storm Petrel at Severn Beach (Alan Gilbert)


Oldbury Power Station:
juv. Stonechat at Shepperdine.

New Passage/Northwick:
Storm Petrel ("flew south...early afternoon").

Storm Petrel at Severn Beach (Jonathan Bull)
Severn Beach:
5+ Storm Petrel (12:20 onwards), 1 Arctic Skua (dark morph, 13:37), 1 (1S) Mediterranean Gull,  2 Kittiwake.

imm Med Gull at Severn Beach (Vic Savery)

Clevedon, Ladye Bay:
Storm Petrel, 1 Fulmar, c.650 Manx Shearwater (06:15 - 10:30), 1 skua sp, 1 auk sp.

1 Sparrowhawk ( nearly got juv. GS Woodpecker on feeder), 2 Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (m, f, juv), 1 m. Green Woodpecker, 8 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 4 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch, pr. Bullfinch.
(2 Fox – a vixen with one young - and 1 Bank Vole)

Whitethroat (NSL-Birding)

Newton St Loe:
(lake now open)
1 Tufted Duck, 7 Swift, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 9 Swallow, 50+ House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Song Thrush, 15 Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Yellowhammer.

A nice selection of Med Gull plumages at Herriotts Pool (Chris Craig)


Chew Valley Lake
120 Swift, 1 ad Lapwing, 16 ad. Black-tailed Godwit, juv. BH Gull (first juv at the lake this year was on 25th), 3 Little Egret. 1 m. Kingfisher, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 5+ Sand Martin. 

Dam End:
1 Common Sandpiper.

Reed Bunting at Chew (George Stacey)
m. Reed Bunting (no Reed Warblers)

Heron's Green:
1 Common Sandpiper.

Blackcap at Chew (Lucy Masters)
Grey Heron, Hobby, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Reed Warbler.

Herriott's - inc Pool:
4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Mediterranean Gull (1st S, 2nd S, adult Summer).

Swift at Herons Green (Bri Thompson)
Reports:  Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Brian Lancastle, Aravind Ramesh, Paul Sawyer, Cliff Smith, George Stacey, Howard Taffs, John Thorogood, Paul Williams, blagdonlakebirdsnslbirdingopsbirding.