Sunday, 24 September 2017

24th September '17 Spoilt for Choise

Lovely day --- until the rain started
Yellow-browed Warbler
Richard's Pipit
Greenland Wheatear
Cattle Egret
Great White Egret
Osprey
Common Scoter
Red Kite
Marsh Harrier
Little Stint
Black Tern

BRISTOL

St Anne's - River Avon:
2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, numerous Jays over woods, 2 Raven,
2 Grey Wagtail.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
470 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 4j Curlew Sandpiper,
4j Little Stint, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Hobby, Swallows and House Martin drifting trough, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Blackcap,  1Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail.


Wheatear 24th Sept 2017 New Passage Lisa Presland
Siston Common, Webb's Heath:
2 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 40+ Woodpigeon, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 7 Jay, 9 Jackdaw, 2 Raven, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 100+ Swallow,
20 + Long-tailed Tit, 2 'chiffing' Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 30+ Starling, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Chaffinch, 3 Bullfinch, 12 Goldfinch.

Warmley Forest Park:
3 Swallow and many Long-tailed Tit.

NORTH SOMERSET:

Pill:
At least 40 Goldfinch
Goldfinch 24th Sept 2017 Pill Paul Milsom

Clevedon-Yeo:
6 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Goose, 100+ Shelduck, 35+ Wigeon, 60 Teal, 90 Mallard, 1 Cormorant,
9 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 35 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, Curlew,
17 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Turnstone, 30~ Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 260 Redshank,
1 Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Wheatear - 2 almost certain Greenland, 75~ Meadow Pipit.

Clevedon-Yeo -Channel View farm
Richard's Pipit

Turnstone 24th Sept 2017 Cl-Y Jason Williams
Sand Point:
1 Little Egret in the bay, 3 Raven, 10+ Goldcrest, 6 Swallow, 25 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap 3 Wheatear,
2 Redpoll.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
Red Kite, 7 Raven, 5 Swallows, 2 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear.
Red Kite 24th Sept 2017 Marshfield Peter Coslett

Newton St Loe:
1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher, 3 Jay.
Paulton:
Buzzard, Kestrel, 7 Skylark, 17 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Wheatear, 27 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, 9 Yellowhammer.

Chew Valley Lake:

Combine Summery:
23 Pintail, 1 fem or 1st wint Common Scoter, 19 Little Egret, 16 Great White Egret, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Lapwing, 44 Ringed Plover, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 4 Little Stint, Spotted Redshank, 3 Snipe, 4 Black Tern, 13 Common Tern, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 2 Hobby, Peregrine, 2 Redpoll.

Ringing Station
This weekend the most captured species was - the Chiffchaff.

Villice:
1 ad Cattle Egret, 12 Little Egret, 14 Great White Egret, juv Hobby.

East Shote:
Osprey spent most of the day on a stump projecting from the water.


Out of area
Chewton Mendip
Great Bustard 24th Sept 2017 Alex Carlisle

Reports:Rich Andrews, Peter Coslett, Anthony Goodwin, Patrick Hancock,  Dave Hughes, John Martin, Chris Perry, Matt Plenty, Lisa Presland, Harvey Rose, Gil Sapsed,  Tony Scott, Howard Taffs, Jason Williams. blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds

Saturday, 23 September 2017

23rd September '17 Saturday - Osprey

Pleasant - overcast early, then sunny and warm in the afternoon.

Cattle Egrets, Osprey, Bar-tailed Godwit, Yellow-legged Gull at Chew.
Spotted Redshanks and Curlew Sandpipers on Severnside.

Sparrowhawk at New Passage (John Martin)
BRISTOL
Stockwood Open Space:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 f. Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Raven, 6 Goldfinch.


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Black-tailed Godwit at Shepperdine.
Lagoon 2:   1 Kingfisher.
Yacht club:   60+ Swallow, 3 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear,.

juvenile Spotted Redshanks at Pilning Wetland (John Martin)

New Passage / Northwick Warth / Pilning Wetland :
Pintail, 470 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, Hobby, Stonechat.

young Kestrel at Severn Beach (Brian Lancastle)
Severn Beach:
Sparrowhawk hunting Turnstones.


NORTH SOMERSET:

Uphill:
1 Little Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat.

Bleadon:
3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel.


BELOW M4 & BANES
no reports


RESERVOIRS:

Cattle Egret, one of 2, possibly 3 at Chew today (David Hughes)
Chew Valley Lake:
Totals of at least 15 Great White Egrets and 19 Little Egrets at Chew today.  1 Osprey seen at Herriotts end and Herons Green.  150+ Cormorant.

Woodford:
2 Great White Egret, 7 G BB Gull, 30+ Swallow.

Villice:
5 Great White Egret, 11 Little Egret, 2 Cattle Egret (1 ad, 1 juv), 1 Hobby (probably one of the Herons Green birds), 5 Lapwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest.

Wigeon at Herons Green today (Ian Stapp) 
Heron's Green:
10 Little Grebe, 9 Great White Egret, 13 Little Egret, 5 Shelduck, 20+ Wigeon, 4 Buzzard (including the white one), 1 Kestrel (with vole lunch), 2 Hobby, 1 Water Rail, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 (3W) Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail, 100+ Swallow, 40+ House Martin, 1 Stonechat, 1 Raven, 7 House Sparrow.

Moreton:
6 G BB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (one singing). 4 Jay, 1 Raven. 

Stratford:
13 Pintail, 20 Black-tailed Godwit,  4 Ruff.

Herriott's Bridge:
2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 G BB Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail.

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Teresa Chard, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Paul Francis, William Hewitt, David Hughes, Robert Kelsh,  Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Ian Stapp, Gary Thoburn, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds

Friday, 22 September 2017

22nd September '17 Friday - Cattle Egret

Not a bad day again, clouded over midday a bit but stayed dry

Cattle EgretHobby
Yellow-legged Gull,
Bar-tailed GodwitCurlew Sandpiper
Ring-necked Parakeet
Osprey

22-9-17 Wheatear at New Passage (Vic Savery)
BRISTOL

Avonmouth: Henson Cement
1 Osprey (harassed by corvid - but when aren't they - heading towards Bristol) 2 Peregrine and a Raven.

Ashton Court, golf course:
1 Wheatear

22-9-17 Ring-necked Parakeet at Windmill Hill (Chris James)
Badock's Wood:
1 Grey Wagtail
22-9-17 Coot at Eastville (Rich Scantlebury)
Eastville park:
1 Coot (rare), 2 BH Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail

22-9-17 Peregrine at Stapleton Church (Rich Scantlebury)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Pill:
1 Little Egret, 1 Hobby, 27 Ringed Plover, 5 Lapwing, 27 Dunlin, 200 Curlew, 82 Redshank, 40 Turnstone, 400 Swallow, 2 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 150 Meadow Pipit


22-9-17 Godwits at New Passage (Adam Rawson)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 j Curlew Sandpiper, 27 Knot, Dunlin flock, 450 Black-tailed Godwit then zero, but 1 Peregrine, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, Wheatear

22-9-17 ringed Ringed Plover at Severn Beach (Vic Savery)
Severn Beach:
1 ringed Ringed Plover this morning. Left leg - ring colour = half red half white. Right leg - 2 rings green above silver

Chipping Sodbury Common:
8 Buzzard, 5 Raven, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat

22-9-17 Little Grebe at Kingsgate Park (Mark Coller)
Kingsgate Park:
4 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch

NORTH SOMERSET

Bristol Airport:
Meadow Pipits streaming over

Clevedon Yeo:
100 Shelduck, 60 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Ringed Plover, 150 Curlew, 10 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Turnstone, 3 Raven, 10 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 10 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit

Weston-Super-Mare, Quarry
12 Raven
BELOW M4 & BANES

Prior Park:
1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, Grey Wagtails

RESERVOIRS:

Blagdon Lake:
22-9-17 Cattle Egret at Chew (Ian Stapp)
Yes, two there
Chew Valley Lake:
Cattle Egret, 15 Great White Egret, 23 Little Egret, 14 Pintail, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper,

Woodford:
5 Little Egret, 3 Great White Egret, 10 GBB Gull, 7 Swallow, 20 + Martin

Villice:
1 Hobby
22-9-17 Three Egrets at Herons Green (George Stacey)
Herons Green:
2 Cattle Egret, 11 Great White Egret, 17 Little Egret, 11 Little Grebe, 6 + Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 50+ Martins (House with some Swallows), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellowhammer (Rare bird at Chew)


22-9-17 Hobby at Chew Valley Lake (David Hughes)
Moreton/Stratford:
1 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Chaffinch

22-9-17 Great White Egret (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts End:
2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Ruff, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit

Lakeside Optics are having a Swarovski Day tomorrow

22-9-17 Great Bustard at Chewton Mendip (David Hughes)
Out of Avon:
Chewton Plain:

Great Bustard today

Reports: Derek Angell, Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, David Gibbs, Adrian Hockey, David Hughes, David Lumkin, Chris James, Glen Maddison, John Martin, Jean Oliver, Justin Quennell, Adam Rawson, Trevor Riddle, Vic Savery, Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Steve Wood, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Thursday, 21 September 2017

21st September '17 Thursday - Curlew Sandpiper

Wet and horrible but a little sun in the evening

Garganey
Hobby
Mediterranean Gull
Grey Plover, Little StintBar-tailed GodwitCurlew SandpiperSpotted Redshank

21-9-17 Curlew Sand piper at New Passage (Paul Bowerman)
BRISTOL

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Shepperdine:
11 Wigeon, 1 j/f Garganey

Oldbury Pill:
1 j Spotted Redshank
21-9-17 Grey Wagtail at Pilning (Lisegirl)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 j Little Stint, 1 j Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Grey Wagtail

Chipping Sodbury Common:
No reports today from the common so Woodchat Shrike, may still be there

21-9-17 Coal Tit at Severn Beach (Rod Holbrook)
NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon Yeo:
14 Mute Swan, 140 Shelduck, 22 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 110 Mallard, 7 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 80 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, 150 Curlew, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 35 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 270 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 80 Jackdaw, 2 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Wheatear, 25 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit

BELOW M4 & BANES

RESERVOIRS:

Blagdon Lake:

Chew Valley Lake:
200 Swallow,
20-9-17 Hobby at Chew Valley Lake (NSL-Birding)
Villice:
200 Canada Geese, 5 Barnacle Geese, 1 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret

Stratford:
1 Grey Plover, 3 Little Stint, 3 Dunlin, 1 j Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 White Wagtail

Herriotts End:
1 Hobby

Lakeside Optics are having a Swarovski Day tomorrow

Out of Avon:
Chewton Plain:

No reports of Great Bustard today
Reports: Rich Andrews, Derek Angell, Paul Bowerman, Andy Davis, Peter Hazelwood, Rod Holbrook, Lisegirl, John Martin, Jonathan Mortin, Harvey Rose, Sean Whyte, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, opsbirdingsevernsidebirds

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

20th September '17 Wednesday - Merlin

Reasonably warm, sunny spells, cloud in afternoon, rain early evening.

Little Stint, Cattle Egret, Merlin


BRISTOL

Finzels Reach:
2 Peregrine

Stapleton:
2 Peregrine (Holy Trinity)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
Little Stint juv this morning
Juvenile Little Stint (Paul Bowerman)
Pilning wetland:
3 Ruff (2f, 1m)

Yate:
Merlin (m)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, (no sign of shrike today)

NORTH SOMERSET:

Battery Point:
Chiffchaff (juv in garden)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Lansdown:
2 flocks of 50 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS:

Chew Valley Lake:

Dam
3 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 2 G BB Gull, 6 Swallows,
2 Common Sandpiper (Wally bank), 170 Cormorant (fishing)

Little Grebe (Ian Stapp)
Woodford
3 G-W Egret (around lake), 5 Little Egret, 6 G BB Gull (Denny), 6 House Martins
10 Swallows

Heron's Green
10 G-W Egret, 11 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret (first in field with cows then on old road bridge in the bay), 14 Little Grebe, 2 Green Sandpiper (pond), 3 Swallows, 5 Lapwing 

Cattle Egret and friends (Ian Stapp)
Moreton
1 Little Grebe, 6 G BB Gull (lake), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Hobby, 3 Jay

Stratford
1 Gargany

Herriotts
15 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 3 G-W Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Hobby

Grey Herons 33 birds seen around the lake today
G-W Egret 13 today, 16 Little Egret, 19 Swallows, 6 House Martins

Other
Bustard still same place (Chewton Mendip) this morning (Ian Stapp)

Reports: Ian Stapp, Sean Whyte, Richard Scantlebury, Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, Jason Williams, Dave Howes, blagdonlakebirds CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

19th September '17 Tuesday - Cattle Egret

What a sunny and warm day

Cattle Egret
Little StintCurlew Sandpiper,
Woodchat ShrikeFirecrestSpotted Flycatcher
RedstartWhinchat, StonechatYellow Wagtail

19-9-17 Cattle Egret at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Clifton, Durdham Down:
Pair of Spotted Flycatcher, east of the path Worrall Rd to Ladies Mile

Stockwood Open Space:
2 Buzzard

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

19-9-17 Sparrowhawk at Aust (Vic Savery)
Aust:
1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler

19-9-17 Ruff at New Passage (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 j Little Stint, 1 j Curlew Sandpiper, 250 Dunlin, 6 Ruff,  1 Snipe, 180 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Greenshank, Redshank
19-9-17 Spotted Flycatcher at CSC (Alex Carlisle)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, flock Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Snipe, 1 juv Woodchat Shrike, 2 m/f Blackcap, Whitethroat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 f Redstart, 5 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, Meadow Pipits

19-9-17 Woodchat Shrike at CSC (Chris Teague)
NORTH SOMERSET

Easton-in-Gordano, BOC Walk:

1 Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 20 Robin, House Sparrows, Greenfinch, Linnets

Portishead:
6 Buzzard (2 pair + juvs)

Sand Point:
7 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 85 Curlew, Goldcrest, Tawny Owl heard, 1 Firecrest still, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail

Weston-Super-Mare:
Stream 600 Swallow and House Martin per hour heading SE again

Uphill:
1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine

BELOW M4 & BANES

19-9-17 Swallows at Newton St Loe (NSL Birding)
Newton St Loe:
1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff

Midford to Monkton Combe:
Buzzard 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Nuthatch 2, Bullfinch 4, Raven 2, Jay 2, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 2, Long-tailed Tit 4, Coal Tit 2. Amongst the really common stuff (e.g. about 150+ Pheasants which my spaniel chases!)

Paulton:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Hobby juv, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Jay, 10 Skylark, 5 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 50 Meadow Pipit, 5 Grey & 7 Pied Wagtails at SWT, 10 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS:

Blagdon Lake, 18th:
8 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 1 Great White Egret, 1 j Ringed Plover

Chew Valley Lake:
13 Great White Egret (most Herons Green), 13 Little Egret

19-9-17 Cattle Egret at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Dam:
3 Egyptian Geese, 20+ Swallow

Woodford:
6 GBB Gull, 100 Hirundine
19-9-17 Stonechat at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
1 Cattle Egret, 14 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 1 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Raven, 3 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting

Moreton-Stratford:
3 Ruff, 7 Black-tailed Godwit (both Stratford), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler

Herriotts End:
6 Buzzard, 3 Black-tailed Godwit

Out of Avon:
Chewton Plain:

1 f Great Bustard still (hard to see at times, dips in field to hide in, Very Dangerous road, lots of traffic close-by & fast). The Bustard has a large white plastic ring on the left leg. Released 2016

19-9-17 Kestrel at New Passage (Simon Williams)
19-9-17 Black-tailed Godwit at New Passage (Simon Williams)
Reports: Caroline Baker, Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowyer, Alex Carlisle, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Paul Francis, Simon Harris, Bill Hewitt, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Adrian Hockey, Rod Holbrook, David Poulton, Vic Savery, Rich Scantlebury, Patrick Smith, Ian Stapp, Chris Teague, Wayne Tucker, Simon Wlliams, blagdonlakebirdsCVRS, opsbirdingsevernsidebirds

Monday, 18 September 2017

18th Sept '17 Mon - Ring-necked Parakeet

Not bad weather today, bit dull bit cool but ok

Ring-necked Parakeet
Great White Egret
Little StintCurlew SandpiperBar-tailed Godwit
Barn Owl, Woodchat ShrikeMarsh Tit
Spotted FlycatcherWhinchatYellow Wagtail

18-9-17 Sparrowhawk in Stoke Gifford garden (Keith Fowler)
BRISTOL

Hereford Street Car Park, Bedminster:
Ring-necked Parakeet

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

18-9-17 Greenfinch in Severn Beach (Rod Holbrook)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
5 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 1 f Pintail, 3 Little Grebe, 1 j Little Stint, 1 j Curlew Sandpiper, a few Dunlin, 3 Ruff,  1 Snipe, 180 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, Redshank, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Whitethroat, 1 m Stonechat, 1 Yellow Wagtail

18-9-17 Woodchat Shrike at CSC (Craig Lewis)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Kestrel, 1 juv Woodchat Shrike, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Whinchat, 1 Stoat

Yate, Cherington:
2 Ring-necked Parakeets flew to Wapley

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead, Woodhill Bay:

1 Wheatear hassling Linnets
Weston-Super-Mare:
Stream 750 Swallow and House Martin per hour heading SE

BELOW M4 & BANES

Midford to Monkton Combe:
5 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 2 Raven, 3 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Spotted Flycatcher

RESERVOIRS:

Barrow Tanks, WeBS:
131 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 6 Teal, 47 Mallard, 55 Tufted Duck, 11 Cormorant, 4 Heron, 30 (WeBS record) Little Grebe, 30 Great Crested Grebe, 128 Coot, 8 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear

Blagdon Lake:
1 Black-necked Grebe, 3 j Ringed Plover

Chew Valley Lake:
13 Great White Egret,  13 Little Egret

18-9-17 Great White Egret at CVL (Craig Lewis)
Dam:
1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20+ Swallows, 20+ House Martins 

Woodford:
5 GBB Gull, 2 Raven

Herons Green:
11 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Green Sandpiper, 

Moreton-Stratford:
1 j Little Stint(Stratford), 3 GBB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 2 Raven, 4 Goldcrest, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 juv Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Treecreeper

Herriotts End:
1 Peregrine, 3 GBB Gull (Ring left leg P414?  White ring black lettering), 1 Kingfisher

18-9-17 Great Bustard at Chewton Mendip (Ian Stapp)
Out of Avon:
Chewton Plain:

1 f Great Bustard (hard to see at times, dips in the field to hide in, Very Dangerous road, lots of traffic close-by & fast). The Bustard has a ring on the left leg, a large white plastic ring. Released 2016

Reports: Rich Andrews, Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowyer, Andy Davis, Keith Fowler, Simon Harris, Phil Hemming, Rod Holbrook, David Howes, John Martin, Darren Pearce, Matt Scott, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp, Dan White, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Sunday, 17 September 2017

17th September '17 Sunday - Firecrest

Dull day, quite chilly at times

Sabine's Gull
Cattle Egret, Great White EgretMediterranean Gull
AvocetLittle StintCurlew Sandpiper
Woodchat Shrike, Firecrest, WhinchatYellow Wagtail

17-9-17 The Woodchat Shrike showing off (Les Williams)
BRISTOL

River Avon, nr Avonmouth:
1 juv Sabine's Gull

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Swallows to NE, 3 Whinchat,

Thornbury:
c.600 Hirundine, mostly Swallow,  over 10.00-11.00

Littleton Ringing Station:
Last 3 sessions, 203 birds -159 new, 54 re-traps, courtesy of Pete
Sparrowhawk 1,0, Stock Dove 1,0, Kingfisher 2,0, Jay 1,0, Goldcrest 7,0, Blue Tit 22,24, Great Tit 7,6, Lotti 0,1, Cetti's Warbler 0,1, Chiffchaff 59,1, Blackcap 19,0, Grasshopper Warbler 1,0, Sedge Warbler 1,0, Reed Warbler 1,0, Wren 2,4, Robin 2,3, Dunnock 0,2, Grey Wagtail 1,0, Chaffinch 6,0, Goldfinch 25,1, Linnet 1,0, 

Aust Warth:
1 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 7 Curlew, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 1 Kingfisher, mixed flock c. 30 Blue Tit & Long-tailed Tit, 100 Swallow, 40 House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 15 Linnet, 12 Goldfinch, Reed Bunting

17-9-17 Avocet at New Passage (Lisegirl)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
140+ Canada Geese, 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 3 Avocet, 8 Ringed Plover, 20 Lapwing, 12 Knot, 1 j Little Stint, 1 j Curlew Sandpiper, 130 Dunlin, 9 Ruff, 80 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Greenshank, 140 Redshank, Turnstones, 1 Kingfisher, 1 j Yellow Wagtail

17-9-17 Woodchat Shrike at home (Andrew Jordan)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 juv Woodchat Shrike, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Whinchat, 10 Yellow Wagtail

Nibley. 07.08:
1 Great White Egret going south to Coalpit Heath

NORTH SOMERSET
17-9-17 Starling at Portishead (Jason Williams)
Portbury Wharf:
15 Wigeon (1st double fig count of the autumn), 1 Little Owl, 1 Cetti's Warbler

17-9-17 Wheatear at  Portishead (Jason Williams0
Portishead lake:
Swallows going NE, Starlings, Wheatear, Rock Pipit

Walton Bay, 12.00-16.00:
1200 Swallows, 40 House Martin, all NE

Clevedon-Yeo:
2 Mute Swan, 60 Shelduck, 8 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 8 Oystercatcher, 8 Ringed Plover, 70 Curlew, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 140 Redshank, 400 BH Gull, 12 Herring Gull, flock 14 Magpie, 300 Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 6 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 3 Rock Pipit

Sand Point:
Firecrest in car park
17-9-17 2 Wheatear by River Axe (William Hewitt)
BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge:
Small groups Swallows in sky still, Mistle Thrushes stripping Rowens

Chewton Mendip:
Not Avon but, 1 Great Bustard just N of CM, view-able from Main Road

Paulton:
1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay, 2 Raven, 10 Skylark, 100 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 40 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet

RESERVOIRS:

Barrow Tanks, WeBS:
131 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 6 Teal, 47 Mallard, 55 Tufted Duck, 11 Cormorant, 4 Heron, 30 (WeBS record) Little Grebe, 30 Great Crested Grebe, 128 Coot, 8 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear
Blagdon Lake:
Black-necked Grebe, 3 j Ringed Plover

Cheddar Reservoir:
Not Avon but, a male Mandarin has found the female Mandarin

Chew Valley Lake:
10 Pintail, 1 Garganey?, 1 juv Cattle Egret (flew from HG to Denny), 7 Little Egret, 12 Great White Egret, 2 Kestrel, 1 j Hobby, 1 j Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 8 Lapwing, 7 Ruff, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 j 1st w Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Sand Martin, 2 Meadow Pipit

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