Wildlife sightings in the Montpelier, St Andrews, St Werburghs and St Pauls areas of Bristol, UK
Sunday, 2 September 2012
St Andrews Park Treecreeper treat!
I had a quick look around St Andrews Park on the way to the shops this afternoon and was amazed to find a Treecreeper near the park-keeper's compound. This is a rare bird in urban Bristol and I can only assume it was a migrant. Amazing. Nearby was a Chiffchaff which called and showed briefly, and a hirundine (either Swallow or House Martin) passed overhead. A juvenile Blackbird, still being fed by its parent, was another surprise. Great Tit, Robin and Dunnock completed an impressive avian cast. Invertebrates included a Drone FlyEristalis pertinax, a Green Shieldbug and a Garden Spider.
Montpelier Station the only notable sightings were of 3 Large White butterflies, a Honey Bee and a White-tailed Bumble Bee.