Friday, 25 May 2018

25-05-18 Friday - Black Tern

Temp 14 to 14℃. Rain in the morning, but dull and grey afterwards

Osprey
Avocet
Grey Plover
Common and Black Tern
Cuckoo
Tree Pipit

BRISTOL

Stockwood Open Space:
1 m Pheasant, 8 Swift, 12 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

25-5-18 Avocet at New Passage (John Martin)
Severnside:
11 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 15 Shelduck, 1 Indian Runner Duck, 1 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 m Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Water Rail, 1 Moorhen, 2 Coot  + 2 juv, 12 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 3 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover, 200 small waders (mostly Ringed Plover and Dunlin), 3 Little Ringed Plover, 12 Sanderling, 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 4 BH Gull, 30 Swift, 62 Swallow, 61 House Martin, 1 Kestrel, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtial, 2 Tree Pipit

25-5-18 Indian Runner Duck at Severnside (Matt Ames)
Wickwar village:
Lots of Swallows and House Martins

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead, Battery Point:
9 (possibly 13) Canada Geese with 7 goslings, 1 feral Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 33 Mallard plus ducklings, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Red Kite at 15.15, 1 Moorhen (No gulls)

Clevedon, Dowlais:
1 Greenshank, 1 Cuckoo

Sand Point:
Red Kite at 12.30 going east

BELOW M4 & BANES


25-5-18 Peregrines at St Johns Bath (BUPP)After 30 days the tiercel is allowed to feed the eyasses
Bathampton:
9 Swift

RESERVOIRS


25-5-18 Osprey at Herriotts (Lee Gardiner) 
Chew Valley Lake:
1 Osprey (Herriotts),  1 Red Kite (Herons Green 11.00), 1 Common Tern, 1 Black Tern,  300 Swift

Out of Avon
Red-necked Phalarope and Gull-billed Tern at Slimbridge

Out of UK
Vera Carpenter in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana

Nightingales at Lodge Hill:
This site has the highest number of Nightingales, 85 out 5,500, anywhere in the UK. Medway council want to allocate this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for development. Please go to rspb.org.uk/savenightingales to urge Medway Council to protect this site

Reports: Matt Ames, Derek Angell, Teresa Chard, Jane Cumming, Steve Evans, Paul Francis, Lee Gardiner, David Howes, Pete Hawkins, Brian Lancastle, Paul Marshall, John Martin, Roberta, Vic Savery, Howard Taffs, Brian Thompson, Talkingtobears, Chris Vines, Dan White, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Thursday, 24 May 2018

24-05-18 Thursday - Blue-headed Wagtail

End of the warm spell: muggy and overcast with light rain intermittently. Late migrants in evidence on the coast and elsewhere.

Red Kite
Little Ringed Plover, Sanderling
Yellow-legged Gull
Black Tern
Cuckoo
Yellow Wagtail ( inc Blue-headed Wagtail), White Wagtail 
Tree Pipit

24-05-18, Blue-headed Wagtail or intergrade, Pilning Wetland (Paul Bowerman)

BRISTOL
24-05-18 Greenfinch, Henleaze (Geoff Daniels )
Henleaze:
1 pr Greenfinch

Totterdown:
Red Kite (4.00pm)

Windmill Hill:
1 Reed Warbler (singing in thick scrub at the bottom of Cotswold Road North)

Dundridge Park, Hanham:
1 Red Kite (mid-day)


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
22+ Stock Dove, Cuckoo, Tawny Owl, 50 Swift

New Passage/Northwick:
1 m Teal,1 Gadwall, Mallard brood, Coot brood, 2 Whimbrel, 4 BH Gull, 110+ Swift ( steady stream), 50+ House Martin, 1 Tree Pipit NE

Pilning Wetland:







24-05-18 flava Wagtail Pilning Wetland (all photos Paul Bowerman)

1 flava Wagtail which seems possibly to be an intergrade between Blue-headed and Grey-headed; looks similar to Blue-headed but has dark lores, some spotting on chest and quite dark ear coverts. Today's dull light unhelpful in judging these fine points.

Also present 9 Little Ringed Plover

24-05-18 Ringed Plover, Severn Beach (Ian Loats)
24-05-18 Grey Plover, Severn Beach (Ian Loats)
24-05-18 Sanderling, Severn Beach (Aravind Ramesh)
Severn Beach:
1 Grey Plover, 76 Ringed Plover, 4+ Sanderling, c 30 Dunlin, 2 Black Tern (heading upriver), Swallow (heading upriver), 1 Yellow Wagtail 

Wildplace Project:
1 Red Kite (4.00 pm), 1 Hobby pursuing Swallows


NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell Lake:
Breeding successes - 2 pr Canada Goose with goslings, 2 prs Mute Swan with 3 + 5 cygnets + four further birds on nests.


BELOW M4 & BANES

Newton St Loe:
25 Swift,only 10 Barn Swallow, 20 House Martin, 2 Blackcap, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Song Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher (first of year), 2 Greenfinch, 2 Yellowhammer 

23-05-18 Grass Snake, Newton St Loe (NSLBirding)

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Gurney tanks:
100+ Swift, 2 White Wagtail

Chew Valley Lake:
4 Shelduck, Mallard (+brood), 2 Great Crested Grebe, Coot (+ brood), 1 Red Kite,  3rd CY Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Tern,1 Black Tern, 20 Swift,  3 Hobby (2 ads, 1 2cyr-  adult pair hunted Swifts, catching one), 2 Sand Martin, 3 Pied Wagtail

24-05-18 Mallard brood and Coot chicks, CVL (TalkingtoBears)
Reports:Rich Andrews,Phil Baber, Paul Bowerman, Geoff Daniels, Peter Hazelwood,Aravind Ramesh, Ann Rossiter, Richard Scantlebury, Chris Stone,  TalkingtoBears, Rod Taylor,  blagdonlakebirdsCVRS,   nslbirdingopsbirding,   severnsidebirds,  TBOSG

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

23-05-18 Wednesday - Common Tern

Temp 11 to 23℃. Another hot day, despite a windy and cloudy, hazy morning

Red Kite
Grey Plover
Common Tern
22-5-18 Reed Warbler at Nunnery (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Filton Hill, 16.00:
Red Kite

Redland garden;
2 Swift, 8 Starling inc. 2 juv
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

22-5-18 Shelduck Family at New Passage (John Martin)
Severnside:
1 Shelduck brood, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 4 BH Gull, 17 Swift, 2 Raven

Latteridge, 12.00:
Red Kite, 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing

NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell Lake:
7 Canda Geese two broods, 18 Mute Swan 6 chicks, 1 Mallard 4 chicks, 3 Swift, 9 House Martin, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler and Blackcap singing

Nailsea - Backwell:
1 Red Kite sighted and grief at the loss of local Yellowhammer.

Uphill:
Little Egret, 2 Swift, 30 hirundines, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 5 Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat

BELOW M4 & BANES

22-5-18 Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer at Marshfield (Dan White)
Marshfield today:
3 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 14 Stock Dove, 1 Swift, 1 House Martin, 1 Whitethroat, 8 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet, 5 Goldfinch, 8 Corn Bunting, 11 Yellowhammer, 8 Hare

Willsbridge Mill:
1 Kingfisher, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap,

Bath, Newbridge:
4 Mallard (with 8 ducklings), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Red Kite present most of late afternoon, 5 LBB Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail

Saltford:
1 Red Kite

Chelwood Roundabout 19.00:
Red Kite

RESERVOIRS
22-5-18 Cetti's Warbler at Nunnery (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
4 Shoveler, 14 Gadwall, 1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Common Tern, 2 Stock Dove, 20 Swift, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 5 Raven, 6 Sand Martin, 30 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, lots Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Reed Bunting
22-5-18 Reed Bunting, Moreton (Ian Stapp
Out of Avon
Quail seen at Queens Sedgemoor

Out of UK
Vera Carpenter in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana

Nightingales at Lodge Hill:
This site has the highest number of Nightingales, 85 out 5,500, anywhere in the UK. Medway council want to allocate this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for development. Please go to rspb.org.uk/savenightingales to urge Medway Council to protect this site

Reports: Teresa Chard, Richard Giles, John Handsford, Robert Hargreaves, Adrian Hockey, John Martin, Alyce Merry, Fiona Neate, Vic Savery, Ian Stapp, Chris Teague, Michael Thomas, Brain Thompson, Chris Vines, Dan White, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

22-05-18 Tuesday - Cuckoo, Spot Fly

Blooming lovely.

Red Kite, Hobby
Swift
Spotted Flycatchers
Cuckoo 
Great Tit 22nd May 2018 CVL (Ian Stapp)

BRISTOL

City Centre:
Lots of Swift around at 08:30


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:

Shepperdine: High tide count
12 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 4 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin.

Thornbury:
1 Red Kite mid-day

Aust Warth:
26 Shelduck, 18 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 4 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit (some parachuting, and bringing food down into grass)
Severn Beach:
Ringed Plover 22nd May 2018 Severn Beach (Rod Holbrook)
1 Ringed Plover (probably more, but !)

Kingswood:
3 Swifts, 1 Lesser Whitethroat - singing

Warmley - Forest Park:
1 Jay, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat.


NORTH SOMERSET

Ham Green:
1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard.

Portishead - Sainsbury's:
1 Cettie's Warbler.

Clevedon-Yeo Wains Hill:
1 Cuckoo - calling

Clevedon-Yeo Dowlais:
1 (m) Garganey, 1 Gadwall, and 7 Lapwing chicks seen.


BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:

Shire Valley:
2 Spotted Flycatcher

Tolldown:
Raven 22nd May 2018 Marshfield Tolldown (Peter Coslett)
1 Buzzard, 2 Stock Dove, 7 Raven - 5 fledged juv + 2 adults, singing Skylark, 2 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, and singing Yellowhammer.

Bath:
Peregrine inc juv 22nd May 2018 Bath BUPP 1 weeks difference
The St John's Peregrine chicks are growing well - what a difference a week makes.

Farmborough (nr Bath):
1 Red Kite 

Pensford:
Dipper 22nd May 2018 Pensford (Ian Stapp)
2 Swift, 12 Jackdaw, 2 Dipper, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail,


RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
Red Kite 22nd May 2018 CVL (Ian Stapp)
1 Barnacle Goose, 13 Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 1 Red Kite (11.10am), 3 Buzzard, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 20+ Swift, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Hobby, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 6+ Sand Martin, 40+ Swallow, 30+ House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, lots of Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Whitethroat, 2 Mistle Thrush, 14 House Sparrows, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 10 Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting

Reports: John Barnett, BUPP, Karle Burford, Peter Coslett, Rod Holbrook, David Howes, Lois Pryce, Adam Rawson, Mark Savage, Nigel Sluman, Marcus Smith, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Monday, 21 May 2018

21-05-18 Monday - Nightingale

Temp 11 to 24℃. Hot again, a few drops of rain in afternoon, nice in the shade

21-5-18 Swift, Stoke Park (Martin Tayler)
Garganey
Red Kite
Little Ringed Plover 
Hobby
Spotted Flycatcher
Wheatear

BRISTOL

Bishopston:
1 Raven, 3 Swift

Cribbs Causeway, Catbrain Lane:
1 Stock Dove
21-5-18 Grey Heron, Stoke Park (Martin Tayler)
Stoke and Eastville Park:
3 Grey Heron, 6 Swift

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, a.m:
Red Kite, 6 Raven

Severnside:
2 Garganey (Butts Pool)

Frampton Cotterell, a.m:
1 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite

Yate, Kingsgate Park:
1 Nightingale singing

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Kestrel, 6 Skylarks, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1  Chiffchaff, 1 Greenfinch, pair Linnet, pair Reed Bunting

Thornbury- Tesco
1 Peregrine


NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
2 Sand Martin

Sand Point:
5 Buzzard, 1 Spotted Flycatcher


21-5-18 Wheater, Weston Moor (Melvin Hughes)
Weston Moor:
1 Wheatear

Yatton, Strawberry Lane:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 16 Reed Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake, WeBS:
40 Canada Geese, 35 Mute Swan, 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shoveler, 57 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 23 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 3 Moorhen, 111 Coot, 1 Lapwing, 3 BH Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Hobby, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail


21-5-18 Mistle Thrush, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
1 Greylag  Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 4 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 3 Buzzard, 1 Little Ringed Plover (Dam), 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 GBB Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Swift, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Hobby, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 4 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, lots Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 10 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

21-5-18 Reed Warbler, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Out of UK
Vera Carpenter in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana

Nightingales at Lodge Hill:
This site has the highest number of Nightingales, 85 out 5,500, anywhere in the UK. Medway council want to allocate this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for development. Please go to rspb.org.uk/savenightingales to urge Medway Council to protect this site

Reports: Rich Andrews, Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, Rob Emery, forthebirds, Robert Hargreaves, Phil Hemming, Melvin Hedges, Adrain Hockey, David Howes, Andrew Mears, Nigel Milbourne, Trevor Riddle, Matt Scott, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Sunday, 20 May 2018

20-05-18 Sunday - Sanderling

Temp 10 to 24℃. Amazing still and sunny day again, too hot for me at times

Red Kite
Avocet
Cuckoo
Sanderling


20-5-18 Whitethroat, Rankers Lane, Compton Dando (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Fishponds/Stapleton:
Red Kite

Redland Garden:
2 Swifts at last, over two weeks late

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE


20-5-18 Cuckoo, OPS (Lisegirl)
Oldbury Power Station, WeBS:
7 Canada Geese, 42 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 17 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Sanderling, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Cetti's Warbler

Severnside: (combined report)

New Passage
c.3 Mute Swan, c.70 Shelduck, 4 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, c. 16 Coot and many young, 3 Avocet, 1 Lapwing, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, c.35 mixed Swallow & House Martin, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Linnet.
1 Hairy dragonfly. 3 ‘blue’ damselfly, 1 Peacock butterfly.

Pilning:
1 Jay.

Severn Beach:
3 Swift.

Orchard Pools:
1 Heron, 1 Moorhen, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat (No Reed Warblers heard – there used to be so many here...).



NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo to Blake's Pools:
12 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Geese, 34 Mute Swan, 60 Shelduck, 1 m Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Coot, 6 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 0 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 10 LBB Gull, 40 Herring Gull, 2 Raven, 5 Swallow, 6 Reed Warbler, 3 m Whitethroat

Backwell Lake, 19th:
4 Canada Geese, 14 Mute Swan (1 brood of six cygnets), second nest still sitting, 12 Mallard (with 4 youngish ducklings), 1 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen


20-5-18 The Peregrine at Yatton (Trevor Riddle)
Yatton, Wemberham Lane:
1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine (also at W-s-M and Kewstoke), 1 Skylark, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Greenfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Dyrham Park to West Littleton Pond:
2 Canada Geese with 5 goslings, 1 Grey Heron, 12 White Stock Dove, 2 Swallow

20-5-18 Yellowhammer, Rankers Lane (Ian Stapp)
Compton Dando, Rankers Lane and Cockers Hill:
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 6 Stock Dove, 30 Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 4 Skylark, 20 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 20+ Whitethroat, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle
Thrush, 50+ House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Linnet, 10 Goldfinch, 6 Yellowhammer


RESERVOIRS
20-5-18 Avocet, Herriotts pool (Chris Craig)
Chew Valley Lake, Herriotts: (combined report)
2 Greylag  Goose, 1 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite 2 Avocet, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Tern, 1 Kestrel.

Out of UK
Vera Carpenter in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana

Nightingales at Lodge Hill:
This site has the highest number of Nightingales, 85 out 5,500, anywhere in the UK. Medway council want to allocate this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for development. Please go to rspb.org.uk/savenightingales to urge Medway Council to protect this site

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Allen Chard, Chris Craig, Richard Giles, Lisegirl, Glen Maddison, John Martin, Andy Middleton, Fiona Neate, Lois Pryce, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Ian Stapp, Judith Templeman, Jason Williams, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 19 May 2018

19-05-18 Saturday - Cuckoo, Spot Fly

A continuation of yesterday: sunny, dry, warm, with light wind.

Very few reports - has everyone's attention been absorbed by the two matches taking place today?

Cuckoo 
Spotted Flycatcher


19-05-18 Song Thrush, Newton St Loe (NSLBirding) 


BRISTOL

Avon Gorge: 
1 Peregrine showing well from Watch Point on Durdham Downs

Eastville Park:
1 Cuckoo (only the second at this site that observer can recall)

Glenfrome School, BS5:
1 Garden Warbler

Bishopston 
1 Swift (first of year here)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
1 Cuckoo 

Severn Beach:
(notables from BBS second visit) 3 Swift, Long-tailed Tit, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, Bullfinch

Orchard Pools:
Reed Warbler ('Plenty '), 1 Spotted Flycatcher
Also  'numerous' Four Spotted Chaser plus  a few similar size blue/green dragonflies (probably Hairy Dragonfly )

Willsbridge:
2 juv Tawny Owl
Tawny Owl - juv 19th May 2018 Willsbridge (Donna Harvey)

NORTH SOMERSET

Pill:
1 Sparrowhawk

Weston-super-Mare:
Birnbeck - 1 Little Egret

Brean Sluice
1 Black Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe close to the border on the Axe

BELOW M4 & BANES

Newton St Loe:
Early WeBS Count - 3 Mute Swan (1 adult on nest), 20 Mallard (including 9 Ducklings), 1 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 3 Grey Heron (1 Adult on nest)

Usual patch walk -  4 Buzzard, 17 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel,  2 Raven, 2 Jay, 5 Barn Swallow, 5 House Martin, 2 Long-Tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff , 2 Whitethroat, 1 Goldcrest,  1 Starling, 3 Song Thrush,3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch, 20 Goldfinch


RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
Barnacle Goose 19th May 2018 CVL (Lee Gardiner)
1 Barnacle Goose (as captured by Mr Gardiner's new camera - how many points do you think?)

Nightingales at Lodge Hill:
This site has the highest number of Nightingales, 85 out 5,500, anywhere in the UK. Medway council want to allocate this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for development. Please go to rspb.org.uk/savenightingales to urge Medway Council to protect this site

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Karle Burford, Allan Chard, Lee Gardiner, Donna Harvey, Nick Hawkridge,Adrian Hockey,Rod Holbrook, John Martin, Paul Milsom, Vic Savery,  Larry Sweetland,  blagdonlakebirdsCVRS,  nslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Friday, 18 May 2018

18-05-18 Friday - hybrid Gull

Lovely today: sunny, dry, warm, with light wind.

Honey Buzzard (17th)
Red Kite 
Little Ringed Plover
Spotted Flycatcher

18-05-18 Black-tailed Godwit Herriotts Pool, CVL (Ian Stapp)

BRISTOL

Bishopston:
Grey Wagtail pr - confirmed at usual nest site
Peregrine 18th May 2018 Avon Gorge (Brian Thompson)
Avon Gorge:
1 Peregrine.


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
18-05-18 Reed Warbler, Pilning Wetland (Aravind Ramesh)
1 Little Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Little Ringed Plover, a few hirundines passing over, vocal Reed Warblers

Avonmouth:
 (17th) St Andrew's Church - 1fem Common Redstart


NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
Hybrid (?) gull, Portbury Wharf (Chris Stone)
This gull has upper-part colour similar to Yellow-legged Gull, perhaps very slightly darker?, but has pink legs. I assume it is a hybrid HG x LBB. I have seen this bird, or another similar, a couple of times before here. Any ideas please? (Chris Stone)

1 Spotted Flycatcher
18-05-18 Spotted Flycatcher, Portbury Wharf (Chris Stone)
Hotwells to Pill:
Highlights - 2 Swifts in Hotwells. 1 Moorhen, Cumberland Basin.
1 Peregrine and 3 Ravens, 1 Sparrowhawk, over Leigh Woods, 1 Jay.
1 Shelduck, upstream from Sea Mills, 2 Buzzards, 2+ Greenfinch.
Ravens’ nest near Pill with noisy chicks, 4+ Swifts screaming at the Viaduct in Pill.

Pill:
2 Sparrowhawk - chasing Swift.


BELOW M4 & BANES
18-05-18 Yellowhammer, West Littleton Down (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield:
Red Kite over towards Marshfield, Buzzard, Peregrine,Hobby, 5 Raven, Skylark, lots of singing Whitethroat,Yellowhammer,Corn Bunting plus at least 4 Brown Hare.
18-05-18 Brown Hare, West Littleton Down (Peter Coslett)

RESERVOIRS
18-05-18 Common Tern from Moreton Hide, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
1 Black Swan, 1 Barnacle Goose,13 Shelduck, 18 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler,  1 Red Kite (11.15 going NW), 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard,1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper,3 GBB Gull,  5 Common Tern, 20+ Swift,1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 2 Jay, 30+ Swallow/ House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler,  1 Sedge Warbler, Lots of Reed Warbler,  3 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush,1 Grey Wagtail,  5 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

Also at Moreton: 1 Weasel, 2 Roe Deer (one Deer with 1 Faun, other with 2 Faun)

Stratford:
4 Red Kite, 1 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Terns sp, 1 (m) Kestrel, 3 Hobby,.
1 Honey Buzzard - watched thermalling upwards for 10 minutes from Stratford car park on 17th

Weasel, Moreton, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Out of Avon
Purple Heron at Shapwick Heath (seen from Noah's Hide)
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Peter Coslett, Nick Hawkridge, Katie Horrocks, Mike Jenkins, Paul Milsom, Aravind Ramesh, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Brian Thompson, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding,opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG