Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Goslings, Ducklings + Hundarines!

Date spotted: 28th May - 2PM
Location: Chew Valley Lake - Herriotts + Heron's Green
Observation: Lots of young around today. Different families of Canada Goose. One family with one Gosling, one family with five gosling's. One family of four Coot chicks (quite old, maybe a few weeks). A family of mallards and 7 ducklings, one of these was a possible Domestic Duck duckling (bright yellow/orange) which looks like it has been adopted by the female mallard. 1000's of Hundarines? flying over the road around Chew so watch out!
Weather: Rain, Cloudy, Cold
Other Species: Herring Gull, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Greater Black-Backed Gull (on nest), Canada Goose, Gosling's, Mallard, Ducklings, Coot, Moorhen, Pochard, Mute Swan, Domestic Duck, Barn Swallow, Swift, Ringed Plover, House Martin, Jackdaw, Crow, Tufted Duck, House Sparrow, Pied Wagtail

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Pilning Wetlands - Severn Beach

Date spotted: 21st May  3PM Onwards
Location: Severn Beach - Pilning Wetlands 
Observation: Lots on starlings on on Beach Road, feeding on freshly cut grass. Mostly fledging/juvenile starlings with only around 7 or 8 adult starlings. Also alot of House Sparrows in bushes. No waders seen. Kingfisher seen along the just off the estuary flying back and forth. Pied Wagtail catching flies (amazing to watch him running back and forth catching them!) along path, lets you get within 4 foot of him!
Weather: Cloudy, Sunny, Warm
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Bullfinch, Crow, Jackdaw, Starling, Pied Wagtail, Kingfisher, House Sparrow, Barn Swallow, Mute Swan, Coot, Mallard, Wood Pigeon, Meadow Pipit, Canada Goose, Swift, House Martin


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Ringer Plover, Dunlin, Black-Tailed Godwit


Herriotts Pool:
1 Kestrel
4 Domestic Ducks
41 Mute Swans
86 Mallard
1 Great-Crested Grebe
1 Common Sandpiper
6 Common Pochard
2 Shelduck
5 Coot + (5 Ducklings)
3 Jackdaw
8 Canada Geese
1 Greater Black-Backed Gull
15+ Herring Gull
20+ Lesser Black-Backed Gull
60+ Hundarines (catching flies)

Heron's Green Bay:
29 Mallard
15 Coot
2 Mute Swan
4 Canada Geese
12 Lesser Black-Backed Gull
6 Herring Gull
21 Tufted Duck
1 Black-Tailed Godwit (5 feet on wall)
3 Ringer Plover (feeding on waters edge)
1 Dunlin (chasing Plover's and feeding on waters edge)
50+ Hundarines (Over Lake, catching flies)