Wednesday, 16 May 2018

16-05-18 Wednesday - some evidence of breeding success


Cooler, duller, and windier today but dry at least, still fine for birding

Garganey
Red Kite
Avocet
Little Ringed Plover
Yellow Wagtail

16-05-18 Peregrine family life, Bath (BUPP)


BRISTOL

Longwell Green:
2 Raven over B and Q

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Shepperdine:
Shelduck brood of 8 ducklings  

Littleton Warth:
Brick Pits - Water Rail (successful breeding: adult with pullus)


16-05-18 Avocet, Pilning Wetland (John Martin)
New Passage/Northwick:
35 Oystercatcher, 3 Avocet, 20 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin

Yate:
Riverside Shopping Centre - 1 Red Kite

Latteridge: 
1 Lesser Whitethroat 

Westerleigh
Buzzard, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Bullfinch, Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
2 Dabchick (+ brood ), 2 pr Oystercatcher (taking up territory on islands), 2 Lapwing  (displaying - defending territory - only just appeared - failed breeders?), Black- tailed Godwit (escaped from the talons of Peregrine over the weekend and still surviving), Redshanks on territory, c 14/16 LBB Gull nests, c 25 House Martin, Skylark, 7 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 7 Whitethroat, 20 Reed Warbler (mostly singing males), 2 Sedge Warbler, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting

Clevedon-Yeo:
Dowlais - 2 m Garganey, 18 Lapwing (at least 4 chicks), Redshank (with 2 chicks), Whitethroat,  5 Yellow Wagtail

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
(10th May)1 Grey Wagtail on roof of Edgar Modern Gallery, Bartlett Street
16-05-18 Grey Wagtail, Pensford (Ian Stapp)
Pensford:
River Chew- 2 Mallard (with 6 ducklings), 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Swift, 11 Jackdaw, Wren (feeding young),
2 Dipper (feeding young), 2 Pied Wagtail (feeding young), 2 Grey Wagtail (feeding young)

Chew Valley Lake
11 Shelduck, 14 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 1 Pochard,1 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Herriotts Pond), 4 G BB Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 400+ Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Hobby, 4 Jay, 1 Raven, 200+ Swallow/ House Martin with some Sand Martin,  2 Blackcap 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff , 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 'lots' Reed Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Goldfinch, 4 Reed Bunting


16-05-18 Reed Bunting, Dam, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Peter Coslett, John Croxton, Mark Dadds, Peter Hazelwood, Alex Keane, John Martin, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague, Martin Wightman, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG