Friday, 31 August 2018

Returning Ducks

Blackcap - Orcombe Point
Not so much happening on Orcombe today but I managed to record 45+ Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4+ Meadow Pipit, 2+ Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 6+ Tree Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 6+ phyllosc sp (probably all Chiffies), 1 Starling, 3 Blackcap, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Swift and small numbers of Swallow and House Martin.
It was good to see some Wigeon back today with 6 off Mudbank and 4, later on, at Bowling Green. Also off Mudbank - 135+ Mallard and 14 Teal.
I spent some time at Bowling Green over the high tide, having dropped Maisie off to work, and was chuffed to see 3 Avocet, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 2 returning Pintail, 1+ Tufted Duck 2+ Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, the highly suspect Snow Goose and decent numbers of Redshank amongst a few other bits and pieces.
Really nice to meet Richard Price and Isaac Firth, and it's always good to see Chris Lee who does a great job volunteering for the RSPB.

It's getting a little late for Swift but it's not 'Pallid late' yet!

The two Kestrels on Orcombe Point at the moment are incredibly approachable. It's an absolute pleasure to get such good views of this declining species.

Horse Chestnut - the best of a tiny selection of moths attracted to the Bristol Schools lights.

Wonderful to watch my first returning autumn Wigeon off Mudbank. There were 2 Pintail on Bowling Green and 14 Teal off Mudbank too.

Three adult males and 2 females or juveniles.

Avocet - Bowling Green

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