Monday, 14 September 2020

14-09-20 Monday - Pectoral Sandpiper still there

A glorious fine and sunny day, very hot and dry by the afternoon : 27°C.

Pectoral Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpipers
Ruff, Spotted Redshank
Garganey, Cattle Egrets 
Tree Pipit

Greenshanks at Chew (Lucy Masters)

Redland Hill:
c. 30 House Martin

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
2 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 1 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 100+ House Sparrow, 8 Meadow Pipit (over south, including one very nearly caught by a Sparrowhawk), 1 Bullfinch, 50 Goldfinch, 1 flock Siskin over south (heard not seen), 2 Reed Bunting.

Curlew Sandpiper at Chew (Ian Stapp)


Avening Green:
1 Dipper - a little VIDEO

Oldbury Power Station:
Curlew Sandpiper at Shepperdine. 3 Knot, 1 juv. Great Crested Grebe.

New Passage/Northwick:
4 juv. Curlew Sandpiper.
1 Kestrel
Pilning Wetlands:
1 juv. Garganey, Pectoral Sandpiper (pager report at 17:30 on Butts Pool, by the building)

Kingfisher at Backwell Lake (Terri Borash)


Backwell Lake:

Sand Point/Bay:
30 Swallow and 50 House Martin moving south.
1 Tree Pipit, 50 Meadow Pipit, Siskin, 3 Grey Wagtail.
First small movement of Chaffinch.  A few Reed Buntings dropping out of the sky at dawn.

2 Siskin over.

Buzzard and Kestrel at Newton St Loe (NSL-Birding)
Weston Super Mare - Hutton - Cross Rhyne
1 Nightjar


Newton St Loe:
"Very quiet, just 28 species seen" including 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 20 Meadow Pipit.

Great White Egrets at Chew - common as muck at our reservoirs these days! (George Stacey)

Blagdon Lake:
Teal, 1 Garganey, 11 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Great White Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier. 

Dunlin and Ringed Plover at Hollow Brook (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake
1 Water Rail, 1 Yellow-l Gull, 10 Little Egret, Reed Bunting.

1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper.

12 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin.

Heron's Green:
10 Cattle Egret, 12 Great White Egret (9 a.m.).  The Cattle Egrets moved to Herriott's Pool later and included a black-billed juv., 5 Meadow Pipit.

Black-tailed Godwit and Spotted Redshank at Chew (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Shelduck, 22 Pintail, 1 Water Rail calling, 8 Little Grebe, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 juv. Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 juv. Spotted Redshank, 14 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 7 Great Black-b Gull, 35 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron, 13 Great White Egret (noon), 5 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Kite, 5 Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail.

Water Rail at Chew (Lucy Masters)

Reports:  Terri Borash, Andy Davis, Paul Dunham, Paul Gregory, Kenny Hills, Nick Hudson, Lucy Masters, Dean Reeves, Tony Scott, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, blagdonlakebirdsnslbirdingopsbirding.