Saturday, 4 July 2020

04-07-20 Saturday - Storm Petrel

Temp 16 to 18°C. Rain on and off most of the day, wind light, hardly any sun

Storm Petrel, Manx Shearwater
Black-tailed Godwit


No reports


1 Avocet, 2 Lapwing chicks, a flock of Dunlin and Redshank

A group of approx 40 Swift, 20 Swallow and 20 House Martin low over wheat; 10 more Swallow feeding in a tight huddle in the corner of wheat crop under the shelter of woodland and hedgerow; 80 House Sparrow in two close groups, 40 in a hedgerow, 20+20 in farmyard; 30+ Goldfinch on thistle


Clevedon, Ladye Bay:
1 Shelduck, 3 LBB Gull, 1 Storm Petrel, 33 Manx Shearwater, 1 Kestrel

Worlebury Hill Road:
2 ad + 2 juv Green Woodpecker


No reports

4-7-20 Reed Warbler, Herriott's (Peter Coslett)

Chew Valley Lake

5 Black-tailed Godwit

Paul Chadwick died on June 18th.  He was a keen birder all his life, widely travelled to birding hotspots around the world but also a keen ringer with a special interest in Willow Warblers.  His first published record was in 1949 - four Hawfinch nests found in Leigh Woods (!), he became an editor of the BNS Birds of the Bristol District in 1952 (with H H Davis), and was the Bird Recorder for Avon between 1973 and 1986.  He was active all his life, his last record, of Swifts breeding in Henleaze, was received just two months ago

Reports: Peter Coslett, Mike Jackson, Michael Moxon, George Rabin, Harvey Rose, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG