Saturday, 28 March 2015

Sightings 28/3/15

Frenchay (Bristol):
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, Snuff Mills end.

Shirehampton (Bristol):
Horseshoe Bend: 2 Shelduck, 1 Jay.

Marshfield:
Northfield Lane: 200 Golden Plover.

Chipping Sodbury:
Bowling Hill/Quarry Rd: 2 Dipper.

Oldbury Power Station:
12 Tufted Duck (lake), 1 Kingfisher, 25 Meadow Pipit to south-west.

New Passage-Northwick:
1 RB Goose still, 5 Gadwall, 110 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 48 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Turnstone, 4 Chiffchaff.

Severn Beach:
80+ Kittiwake (armchair count).

Abbots Leigh:
Pool: 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Leigh Woods:
2 Buzzard, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Mistle Thrush.

Bath:
Audley Park: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 4 Siskin.

Blagdon Lake:
13 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose (Top End, fields), 8 Shoveler, 1 Goldeneye (sat on the bank, north shore), 1 Common Sandpiper, 40+ BH Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail.
28/3/15 Common Sandpiper (Mrs Trellis)
on the dam spillway
Planet Chew:
11 Barnacle Goose (Woodford), 1 Egyptian Goose still, 16 Shelduck, 1 Pintail, 1 Scaup (Moreton), 1 Long-tailed Duck (Nunnery), 2 Goosander, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Little Egret, 50+ Sand Martin, 15+ Swallow, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff (BK hide), 20 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap.

Reports: Jon Angell, Pete Coslett, John Griffiths, Roger Hawley, Wilf King, Craig Lewis, John Martin, Chris Stone, Mrs Trellis, Dan White, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Sightings 27/3/15

(26/3/15) Penduline Tit (David Hughes)
Darts Farm, Devon
Despite the birds being very co-operative, confiding and approachable, Dave could only manage this rather poor effort. We've only posted it to encourage and inspire him for the future...


Marshfield:
1 flyover Red Kite 12.45pm to south-west.
Other stuff, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Treecreeper, 3 Grey Wagtail of note.

New Passage-Northwick:
1 flyover Crane this morning (Rich Miles), it landed in the Pilning wetland area but could not be relocated here or in the surrounding fields to check for rings.
Other stuff, 8 Canada Goose, 2 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear.
27/3/15 Red-breasted Goose (Mrs Trellis)
present since 13 March
Severn Beach:
Orchard Pools: 1 Stock Dove, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff.
Tesco Pool: 2 Tufted Duck.

Chittening Warth:
Stup Pill: 11 Shelduck, 3 Gadwall, 23 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 20 Oystercatcher, 1 Cetti's Warbler.

Portbury Dock:
5 Oystercatcher, 13 Ringed Plover, 13 Dunlin, 1 Water Pipit, 20 Pied Wagtail.

Portbury Wharf:
Pools: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 6 Shelduck, 38 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, 5 Teal (some displaying), 9 Shoveler, 22 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Cetti's Warbler.

Nailsea:
St Austell Close: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Blackcap, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting. A bit of activity in Tim's garden after a winter of almost no interest at all.
Tim did send a pic of the Reed Bunting but it was too good to be published.

Clevedon coast:
Yeo end: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Wheatear of note.

Worle:
Lower Kewstoke Rd: 2 Blackcap.

East Harptree:
EH Wood: 1 Brambling, 1 Siskin with Goldfinch near the car-park this afternoon. Brambling has been quite scarce in Avon this winter.

Sand Pt:
1 Buzzard, 3 Sand Martin, 8 Chiffchaff, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Bullfinch.

Sand Bay:
1 Kestrel.

Barrow Tanks:
40 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Planet Chew:
2 Greylag Goose, 1 Todd's type Canada Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Great Northern Diver (way out again), 19 Shelduck, 1 Scaup, 64+ Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 5 GBB Gull, 1 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting.
27/3/15 Scaup (Ian Stapp)
the long-stayer, off Moreton again

Reports: Raoul Chandrasakera, Rob Emery, David Hughes, Tim Jeal, John Martin, Rich Miles, Dean Reeves, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Howard Taffs, Mrs Trellis, severnsidebirds, TBOSG.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Sightings 26/3/15

(25/3/15) Peregrine at the Avon Gorge (Gary Thoburn)
not bad for an invalid.....
Kingston Seymour STW 25/3/15:
1 flyover Red Kite 11.25am to north.

Chipping Sodbury:
Common: 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven of note this evening.

New Passage-Northwick:
12 Canada Goose, the Red-breasted Goose, 100 Shelduck, 55 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 50 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck again, 1 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 130 Turnstone, 1 Wheatear.

Severn Beach:
1 Peregrine, 120 Turnstone (cf. New Passage).

Clevedon coast:
Wain's Hill-Yeo Est: 6 Canada Goose, 1 Brent Goose (new), 145 Shelduck, 40 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 8 Oystercatcher, 10 Lapwing, 9 Snipe, 75 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 200 Redshank, 10 Turnstone, 2 BH Gull, 2 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff.
26/3/15 Brent Goose (Luke Lincoln)
Dowlais
Rickford:
1 Yellowhammer.

Bath:
Oldfield Place: 2 female Blackcap.

Blagdon Lake:
9 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose (Top End), 6 Gadwall, 180 Tufted Duck, 5 Grey Heron, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 11 BH Gull, 25 Rook nests currently, 2 Grey Wagtail (Spillway).

Reports: Anthony Cook, Melvin Hedges, Luke Lincoln, Harvey Rose, Mrs Trellis, Dan White, severnsidebirds.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Sightings 25/3/15

25/3/15 Penduline Tit (Allan Chard)
one of the Darts Farm birds today
Saker Falcon: believed from west Wales area recently. Bird has jesses, bell and a tracking aerial apparently.
If you have any details, please contact us, the owners are getting frantic. Thanks.

Try this 'where you would be happiest to live' test. We did...and we got the Moreton Hide at Planet Chew!....http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3g487h. Feel free to e-mail us where you ended up....


A dearth of spring migrants today.

Bristol Docks:
No sign of the drake Eider early this morning despite several observers out looking for it.
Thanks everyone.

Yate:
Kingsgate Park: 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff,, 1 Blackcap, 5 Redwing.

Tockington:
Moor Lane: 1 Green Sandpiper still, 1 Kingfisher, by the stone bridge.

Shepperdine:
1 Goshawk.

Oldbury Power Station:
A thermals day, 3 Sparrowhawk, 18 Buzzard, 5 Kestrel, 3 Raven.

New Passage-Northwick:
13 Canada Goose, 1 Red-breasted Goose, 103 Shelduck, 30 Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, 60 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine, 60 Oystercatcher, 80 Redshank, 120 Turnstone, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 flyover Siskin.

Severn Beach:
Shore: 17 Shelduck, 1 female Eider down on the ebb tide, 1 Little Egret, 45 Kittiwake.
Orchard Pools: 1 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Chiffchaff.

Portbury Wharf:
Pools: 40+ Wigeon, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Cetti's Warbler best early this morning.
25/3/15 Wigeon (Mrs Trellis)
Wigeon has taken readily to the freshwater pools since their creation in 2005. Best count this winter is 300 birds in December 2014.

Portishead:
Boating Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Tufted Duck.
Marina: 8 Mute Swan, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff.
25/3/15 Rock Pipit (John Rickard)
by the marina lifeboat station
Bath:
The first Peregrine egg laid this morning. http://fb.me/3ZobWz8tA.

Planet Chew:
The Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver still with us but way out on the lake.
Other stuff, 5 Greylag Goose, 1 Todd's type Canada Goose (Herriott's), 4 Barnacle Goose, 115 Cormorant, 1  Pintail, 2 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 GBB Gull, 1 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Meadow Pipit.
25/3/15 Cormorant (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, Lois Pryce, John Rickard, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Sightings 24/3/15

Spring BioBlitz: at Shapwick Heath Reserve Sat 28 March 10am-3pm.
Organised by Natural England & The Hawk & Owl Trust. SpringWatch producer Stephen Moss will be present for the day.

10am: examining the aquatic invertebrate traps (set overnight).
11am: Stephen Moss guided bird walk.
12pm: examining the malaise insect traps (set overnight).
1pm: Pond-dipping for small children and big children!

More details, contact: simon.clarke@naturalengland.rk.uk or simon.beard@hawkandowl.org.

(23/3/15) the Slavonian Grebe at Ched Res (Alex Carlisle)

24/3/15 Peregrine (Allan Chard)
showing very well at the Avon Gorge watchpoint today
A lot of Chiffchaff into Portland today.....

Bristol Docks:
A drake Eider reported in the docks this evening, Watershed area. It was with a small group of Mallard.
We've spoken with the observer and the verbal description sounds fine. Hopefully, it'll hang around overnight and someone can get a photo tomorrow to settle The Tribe.

Eider is pretty scarce in Avon anywhere and anytime so to get one in the docks is rudely outrageous!
By coincidence, a female Eider was reported in Bridgwater Bay this morning.

Tockington:
Moor Lane: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher.

Aust Warth:
1 Merlin.

New Passage-Northwick:
8 Canada Goose, 1 Red-breasted Goose, 90 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 65 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 85 Redshank, 3 Chiffchaff.

Kenn Moor:
56 Mute Swan, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 6 Meadow Pipit.

Yatton:
Stowey Rd: 4 Reed Bunting.

Sand Pt:
4 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 7 Redwing, 31 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, 1 Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch.

Sand Bay:
3 Oystercatcher, 51 Dunlin, 76 Curlew, 2 Redshank.

Bath:
Landsdown: 202 Golden Plover, 1 Swallow, racecourse.
Hanging Hill: 10 Snipe.

Blagdon Lake:
1 Greylag Goose, 24 Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Coal Tit, 15+ Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 singing Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail.

Planet Chew:
The Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver still present today, distant and as far out as they could be without being closer to the other shore.
Other stuff, 5 Greylag Goose, 34 Canada Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose, 16 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 1 Scaup, 1 Goosander, 1 Buzzard, 1 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 5 GBB Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff.
24/3/15 Dunlin (Raoul Chanderasakera)
Herriott's this afternoon
Reports: Derek Angell, Alex Carlisle, Raoul Chanderasakera, Allan Chard, Michael Davis, Higgy, Adrian Hockey, Dean Reeves, Matt Scott, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, severnsidebirds.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Sightings 23/3/15

(22/3/15) Brown Hare (Higgy)
Clevedon coast
The capacity and propensity of some of our contributors to misidentify or wrongly caption their pics never ceases to amaze us. This photo was originally sent in as a Corgi!
Mind you, even we had to rush to our fieldguide...


Eastville Park (Bristol):
1 Peregrine, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chaffinch.

New Passage-Northwick:
9 Canada Goose, the Red-breasted Goose, 105 Shelduck, 48 Wigeon, 120 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 3 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, 78 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 122 Redshank, 70 Turnstone, 1 Water Pipit.

Severn Beach:
Orchard Pools: 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker.

Chittening Warth:
Stup Pill: 6 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Reed Bunting.

Abbots Leigh:
Pool: 1 Tawny Owl calling, evening.

Portbury Wharf:
Pools: 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 70 Wigeon, 21 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 15 Shoveler, 13 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 3 Oystercatcher.
Estuary side: 4 Canada Goose, 9 Shelduck, 50 Teal, 4 Mallard, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 6 Curlew, 20 Redshank.

Portishead:
Boating Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 8 Canada Goose, 6 Tufted Duck.
Marina: 23 Mute Swan, by Morrison's.

Clevedon coast:
Channel View-Yeo Est end: 60 Shelduck, 90 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 30 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Lapwing, 10 Dunlin, 16 Snipe, 70 Curlew, 60 Redshank, 5 Turnstone, 2 Skylark, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting.

Sand Pt:
42 Curlew, 3 Skylark, 18 Fieldfare, 2 Pied Wagtail, 33 Meadow Pipit.

Newton St Loe:
13 Teal, 1 nesting Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Tawny Owl, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Grey Wagtail of particular note.

Bath:
Pulteney Weir to Widcombe lock: 2 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 3 Grey Wagtail, 5 Goldfinch.
Widcombe to Prior Park: 5 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 10 Goldcrest, 8 Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 8 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch.

Barrow Tanks:
58 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Common Sandpiper.

Planet Chew:
10 Greylag Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose, 18 Shelduck, 5 Pintail, 3 Goosander, 1 Scaup (Moreton), 1 Long-tailed Duck (Moreton, distant), 66 Goldeneye, 1 Great Northern Diver (Woodford, evening), 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew (Herriott's), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 14 GBB Gull (1 possibly nesting at Herriott's), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 32 Sand Martin (Woodford, evening), 5 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff.
23/3/15 Greylag Goose & Shelduck at Herriott's (Ian Stapp)
Brean Down (Somerset):
8 Stonechat of note.

Wantage (Berks) 22/3/15:
M4/M25: 9 Red Kite. Noted by a Bristol City fan on his way to Wembley. The phrase 'c'mon the Reds' springs to mind....

Reports: Rob Beale, John Clark, Laurie Garner, Jon Margetts, Steven Pick, Dean Reeves, John Rickard, Trevor Riddle, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Larry Sweetland, Mrs Trellis, Lauren & Wayne Tucker, severnsidebirds.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sightings 22/3/15


22/3/15 Oystercatcher (Higgy)
another monster tide at the estuary this morning producing lots of birds
 Snuff Mills (Bristol):
1 Kingfisher, 2 Dipper.
22/3/15 Kingfisher (Alistair Gratton)
St George (Bristol):
Nevalan Drive: 1 Tawny Owl out and about 7.15pm this evening.

Whiteladies Rd (Bristol):
4 overhead Buzzard, 2.40pm.

Clifton (Bristol):
Percival Rd: 1 Blackcap, the overwintering bird.

Avonmouth:
Hallen Marsh: 1 Barn Owl.

Marshfield:
Down Track: 2 Wheatear.

Wick:
Golden Valley: 2 Canada Goose, 6 Wigeon (unusual here), 4 Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk in display, 3 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 12 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 40 Starling, 1 Dipper, 4 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail.
22/3/15 Grey Wagtail (Chris Perry)
Yate:
1 flyover Red Kite 11.17am to south-west.
Kingsgate Park: 1 Little Grebe.

Tockington:
Moor Lane: 1 Green Sandpiper still.

Aust Warth:
30 Shelduck, 40 Wigeon, 20 Teal, 2 Snipe.

New Passage-Northwick:
14 Canada Goose, 1 Red-breasted Goose still, 70 Shelduck, 90 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 60 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe (floated downriver), 2 Water Rail, 38 flyover Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 68 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 100 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 flyover Redpoll.

Severn Beach:
Orchard Pools: 1 Barn Owl, late evening, 1 Cetti's Warbler.

Abbots Leigh:
Pool: 2 Marsh Tit.

Portbury Dock:
180 Wigeon, 2 Kestrel, 14 Dunlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Wheatear, 8 Rock Pipit, 20 Linnet.

Portbury Wharf:
3 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Snipe, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting.

Snipe: a much darker bird seen at the main pool (D'Arcy hide), almost blackish in appearance at distance. presumably a melanistic morph. Worth looking out for if you are visiting.

Kingston Seymour:
Middle Lane: 9 Mute Swan, 11 Little Egret, in adjoining fields this morning.

Clevedon coast:
Wain's Hill: 15 Goldfinch, 15 Linnet, 100 Meadow Pipit, all to NE early this morning.
Seawall to Yeo Est: 6 Canada Goose, 60 Shelduck, 90 Wigeon, 40 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 39 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Plover, 12 Lapwing, 20 Dunlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 13 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 90 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 280 Redshank, 18 Turnstone, 20 BH Gull, 2 Short-eared Owl, 4 Raven, 6 Skylark, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 75 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Rock Pipit, 50 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch.
22/3/15 Short-eared Owl (Higgy)
Yeo Est end this morning
Weston STW-Uphill:
1 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine (chasing waders), 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bullfinch.

Willsbridge:
1 very pale Buzzard.

Keynsham:
Fry's: 2 Peregrine.

Backwell Lake:
2 Little Egret, 2 Jay of note.

Blagdon Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose (Home Bay), 3 Grey Heron, 100+ Common Gull (Home Bay Pt).

Planet Chew:
The long-staying Great Northern Diver, Scaup and Long-tailed Duck present off Stratford today, plus a Black-necked Grebe (the Blagdon bird?), sometimes close in.
Other stuff, 2 Pintail, 1 Green Sandpiper.


22/3/15 Scaup & Long-tailed Duck (Mrs Trellis)
the long-staying birds off Stratford this afternoon
Reports: Mark Coller, David Esam, Alistair Gratton, Chris Hall, Julian Head, Higgy, Adrian Hockey, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Paul Milsom, Darren Pearce, Chris Perry, Dean Reeves, Matt Rogers, Marcus Rhodes, Steve Sanins, Gill Sapsed, Matt Scott, Chris Stone, Mrs Trellis, Rich Winn, severnsidebirds.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Sightings 21/3/15

Former Avon birder Kev Bainbridge was carrying out a bird survey in the Bay of Biscay 11-17 March, his totals tabulated below. The time is a little bit early for seabirds, a month later will probably see much larger numbers passing through on their way north.


Species
11/03
12/03
13/03
15/03
16/03
17/03
Total
Gannet
108
129
30
5
349
35
656
Fulmar
10
9


8
1
28
Great Skua
1
34
5
4
17

61
Woodcock
1





1
Lesser Black-backed Gull
7
15
4
3
254
165
448
Starling
5




12
17
Kittiwake
174
5

2
30
17
228
Great Black-backed Gull
55
20


67
16
158
Auk sp.
37
7


30
2
76
Black-headed Gull
1





1
Red-throated Diver
2





2
Dunlin
2





2
Stock Dove
1
1




2
Gull sp.
393

4



397
Guillemot
10
7


29

46
Meadow Pipit
5



1

6
Herring Gull
114



10
11
135
Mediterranean Gull
4




1
5
Shag
1





1
Robin
1





1
Goldcrest

1




1
Redstart

1




1
Pied Wagtail

1



1
2
Arctic Skua

1




1
Little Gull

1




1
Golden Plover



1


1
Mallard



2


2
Cormorant




3
1
4
Duck sp.





5
5
Chaffinch





2
2
Common Gull





10
10
Grey Heron





2
2
Grand Total
932
232
43
17
798
281
2303


Avonmouth (Bristol):
Docks: 2 Gadwall, 35 Teal, 9 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 105 Redshank, 2 Wheatear.
21/3/15 Ringed Plover (Mrs Trellis)
a ringed bird from previous years, it probably hatched here;

a few birds are back at traditional nesting sites

21/3/15 Wheatear (Mrs Trellis)
Tortworth:
3 Canada Goose, 22 Fieldfare.

Chipping Sodbury:
Common: 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting.
Quarry Rd: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dipper, 3 Grey Wagtail.

Oldbury Power Station:
2 flyover Greylag Goose.

Aust Warth:
 70 Shelduck, 110 Wigeon, 40 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 2 Water Rail, 10 Dunlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Snipe, 30 Redshank, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing.

New Passage-Northwick:
8 Canada Goose, 70 Shelduck, 40 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 40 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, 1 Peregrine 1 Lapwing, 13 Snipe (Grebe pond), 68 Black-tailed Godwit, 110 Redshank, 80 Turnstone, 1 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear.

Severn Beach:
Shore: 1 Wheatear.
Orchard Pools: 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff.
21/3/15 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Tony Scott)
Chittening Warth:
13 Gadwall, 1 Buzzard, 1 Short-eared Owl (flew towards Seabank fields), 1 Wheatear, 1 Water Pipit (New Pill, afternoon), 4 Bullfinch.

Portbury Dock:
36 Curlew, 4 Wheatear.

Portbury Wharf:
1 Short-eared Owl, seawall this morning, no doubt flushed by the big tide. It flew low over the ringing site, narrowly missing the nets.

Portishead:
Springfield Rd: 1 Blackcap.

Clevedon:
21/3/15 Sparrowhawk (Rich Thomas)
Shelley Avenue
Keynsham:
Fry's: 2 Peregrine.

Newton St Loe:
2 Mute Swan, 5 Teal, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 6 Chaffinch of note.

Planet Chew:
BK Hide: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff mid-day.
Heron's Green: the Long-tailed Duck.
Wodford: the Great Northern Diver.

Other stuff, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Sand Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 1 flyover Siskin.

Ched Res:
21/3/15 Slavonian Grebe (Brian Thompson)
the bird turned up yesterday
Dunsford NR (Devon):
3 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (!), 2 Dipper, 6 Grey Wagtail.
21/3/15 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dean Reeves)
Dean had a good day out
Reports: Kev Bainbridge, John Griffiths, Chris Hall, Paul House, Brian Lancastle, Jonathan Margetts, Tom Weston-Mcclung, Darren Pearce, Dean Reeves, Tony Scott, Chris Stone, Rich Thomas, Lauren Tucker, severnsidebirds.