On the 16th August:

1980

A day at Chew Valley Lake seeing 11 Common and 7 Green Sandpipers, a Wood Sandpiper, 45 Ringed Plovers, 6 Dunlin, 7 Ruff, 2 Redshank, a Greenshank, a Spotted Redshank, 3 Turnstone, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Kingfishers and a  Ring-necked Duck.

1981

A day trip on the Pembroke Dock to Rosslaire Ferry, on the outward journey we saw 200+ Manx Shearwaters, 10+ Fulmars, 25+ Gannets, 100+ Common Terns, 2 Roseate Terns, 80+ Kittiwakes, 10+ Shags, Guillemots and Razorbills.

On the return journey there were 6 Common Dolphins - a new mammal for us, 2000+ Manx Shearwaters, 30,000+ Gannets seen on and around Grassholm, 30+ Fulmars, Kittiwakes, 150 comic terns and 3 Great Skuas.

Manx Shearwaters.

2000

In Portishead I watched a juvenile Hobby chasing House Sparrows, then it landed briefly in the pear tree before flying off. Then I went to Chew Valley Lake where the Slavonian Grebe remained and there was a Black-necked Grebe, both still showing some summer plumage. Also, there was a Common and 2 Green Sandpipers, a Turnstone, 3 Little Egrets and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls.

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