May 2016

Places to visit

The Cotswold Water Park is well worth a visit with so many pits to look at there is always something to find, there should be Little Ringed Plover, Hobby, cuckoo, waders, terns and many warbler species

Severn Beach area can be very good for waders, the best area is between the 2 motorway bridges at Northwick Warth / New Passage area looking upriver from the last house and at the excellent new Pilning wetlands, Severn Beach sea wall can be worth a look an hour either side of the high tide if we get prolonged south west winds for terns and if you are lucky Skuas

Salisbury Plain can worth a look if passing through, if you are lucky you could find Montague’s Harrier, Stone Curlew, Hobby, Whinchat, Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, Turtle Dove and Quail 

Recent Bird records (South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the old county of Avon)

Reports in RED are my own sightings (number) = total species I have seen this year so far.

TOTAL SO FAR (248)

Recent Bird records (South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the old county of Avon)

31st

2 Quail at Marshfield

2 Avocet at Northwick Warth

30th

Savi’s warbler at Newport Wetlands (248)

 

Red Footed Falcon still around pit 72 of the Cotswold Water Park

29th

Quail at Marshfield (247)

26th

Red Footed Falcon still around pit 72/59/68a of the Cotswold Water Park

Garganey at Chew Valley Lake

Golden Oriole and Merlin at Northwick Warth area

25th

Great Spotted Cuckoo at Portland Bill (246)

23rd

3 Quail on Haxton Down

22nd

Red Footed Falcon, 3 Hobby and many different warblers on the Cotswold water Park (245)

21st

Red Footed Falcon around pit 68 of the Cotswold water Park

15TH – 18TH I was in Scotland

Highlights were, 2 Golden Eagles, 3 Osprey, 2 Dotterel, 4 Ptarmigan, many Red Grouse, Black Grouse, Scottish Crossbill, Crested Tit, Black Guillemot and 100s of Eider Ducks (243)

 16th

Garganey and Curlew Sandpiper at Northwick Warth / Severn Beach

14th

Curlew Sandpiper at Northwick Warth

 13th

Turtle Dove still at Northwick Warth / New Passage area

12th

Little Tern, 7 Black Tern, Arctic Tern and a Little Gull on pit 74 of the Cotswold Water Park

 11th

2 Caspian Terns at Portbury Warth (228)

Caspian Stonechat at Titchfield Haven Hampshire plus many Little and Common Terns (227)

9 Black Terns on pit 74 of the Cotswold water Park

Turtle Dove at Northwick Warth

10th

Whiskered Tern at Oldbury Power Station

Temminck’s Stint at Northwick Warth

100+ Arctic Terns off of Severn Beach

2 Black Terns and a Little Gull on pit 74 of the Cotswold water Park

9th

Hoopoe in my home town of Chippenham

8th

Western Bonelli’s Warbler at Gibraltar Point Lincolnshire (226)

3 Wood Sandpipers at Frampton Pools Lincolnshire

Black Winged Stilt, Curlew Sandpiper, Avocet and marsh Harrier at Cley Norfolk

Turtle Dove at Choseley Norfolk

Temminck’s Stint at Northwick Warth

17 Black terns on pit 74, 3 Garganey on pit 305 of the Cotswold Water Park

3 Short Eared Owls at Severn Beach

6th

Osprey and 3 Red Kite at Chew Valley Lake

5th

2 Black Tern on pit 57 of the Cotswold water Park (220)

3 Montague’s Harrier, Marsh harrier, 2 stone Curlew and a wheatear on Salisbury Plain (219)

Short Eared Owl still on Chipping Sodbury Common

4th

17 Whimbrel, Wood Sandpiper, Bar Tailed Godwit and 3 Green Shank on pit 74 Cotswold water Park

3rd

Grasshopper Warbler, Whinchat, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpipers, Black Tailed Godwit and a Pintail at Northwick Warth

2nd

Wood Sandpiper and 2 Garganey on pit 74 Pied Flycatcher pit 68C Cotswold Water park

 1st

3 Whimbrel, 20 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover on Severn Beach (217)

5 Little ringed plover, garden warbler, reed warbler Northwick Warth

Great Spotted Cuckoo, Portland

Great Spotted Cuckoo, Portland

Caspian Tern, Portbury

Caspian Tern, Portbury

Caspian Stonechat, Titchfield Haven

Caspian Stonechat, Titchfield Haven

Red Footed Falcon, Cotswold Water Park

Red Footed Falcon, Cotswold Water Park