Moderate winds from the east all week with mostly clear skies. Fairly mild with colder tmperatures towards the end of the week.
A total of seven Teal were seen on Pondsbury on the 3rd. A
few waders were recorded with a single Golden Plover on the 28th and five on
the 1st. Single Woodcock were recorded on the 28th, 30th and 4th. Three were
recorded on the 1st including two well hidden in Smelly Gully. Attempts were
made at ringing Snipe in the fields overnight. Although up to a few were seen,
the full moon restricted our efforts. Two Snipe were successfully ringed whilst
mist netting on the evening of the 4th.
|Golden Plover, South West Field © Stuart Cossey
|Well camouflaged Woodcock, Smelly Gully © Jamie Dunning
|Ringing Snipe © Jamie Dunning
A feeding flock of at least 50 Gannets was seen off the East
Side on the 30th. Three Cormorant flew south past Millcombe on the 29th and a
Little Egret was seen flying out of the Landing Bay on the 2nd.
Sparrowhawk, Merlin, Kestrel and Peregrine were common
sights all week. The Jackdaw was still around the Village. A high count of 26
Carrion Crows was recorded on the 28th. Up to five Skylark were still being
seen in the fields north of the Village.
|Sparrowhawk, Ackland's Moor © Stuart Cossey
|Siberian Chiffchaff, Village © Jamie Dunning
Contributors: Stuart Cossey, Jamie Dunning, Trevor Dobie, Max Khoo