Sunday, 5 July 2020

05-07-20 Sunday

Temp 14 to 18°C. Plenty of sunshine, plenty of cloud. Wind gusting to 40mph late in the day

Kittiwake, Storm Petrel, Fulmar, Balearic Shearwater, Gannet
Common Tern
Water Rail, Black-tailed Godwit, Yellow-legged Gull, Red Kite

5-7-20 Common Sandpiper, Herons Green (Ian Stapp)

Hotwells, Leigh Woods (village) and Ashton Court:
Swift, Feral Pigeon, Woodpigeon, BH Gull, Herring Gull, LBB Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Swallow, House Martin, Chiffchaff, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Goldfinch


Pilning Wetlands:
1 Avocet, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 1 Common Tern, 1 Little Egret

Severn Beach:
Kittiwake, 1 Fulmar, 40 Manx Shearwater, 0 Balearic Shearwater


Battery Point, Portishead:
Manx Shearwater + headless Harbour Porpoise

Portishead, living room:
Manx Shearwater

Tickenham, Moor Lane:
1 Buzzard, 7 Swallow, c.30 House Martin

5-7-20 Manx Shearwater, Ladye Bay (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon, Ladye Bay:

247 Manx Shearwater, 1 Fulmar

Clevedon Harbour & sea wall south, & River Yeo: 
2 ad + 4 juv Canada Goose, 1 Shelduck, 1 Mallard + 11 tiny ducklings, 1 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret

Sand Point:
Kittiwake, 2 Fulmar, 152 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Gannet

5-7-20 Swift, Herons Green (Mike Trew)


Too windy here


Chew Valley Lake

Herons Green:
134 Canada Goose, 20+ Swift, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Sedge Warbler still singing, 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting

5-7-20 Black-tailed Godwit, Herriott's (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's Bridge:
74 Canada Goose, 1 Shelduck, 22 Teal, 60+ Swift, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Water Rail (calling channel), 1 Little Grebe (pool), 200+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (later 4 more, then 2 more making 7, then 2 left leaving 5), 4 Green Sandpiper, 7 GBB Gull

5-7-20 Yellow-Legged Gull, Herriott's (Ian Stapp)
1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 juv BH Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Red. Kite, 2 Kingfisher, 10 Jackdaw, 200+ H & Sand Martins (75% H 25% Sand), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Reed Bunting 

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: Adam Cross, Jane Cumming, William Earp, Paul Gregory, David Howes, Matt Plenty, Lois Pryce, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Mike Trew, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG