Friday, 20 July 2018

20-07-2018 - Friday

Kestrel 20th July 2018 CVL  H Green (Ian Stapp)

Dry and Humid for most of the day with a bit of rain to finish.

Crossbill
Ruff

BRISTOL

Bishopston:
2 Swift

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Mid-day: 2 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant 11 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 10 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 200 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull.

New Passage/Northwick:
Wader Flock 20th July 2018 NP (Lisa Presland)
3 Little Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Woodpecker.

NORTH SOMERSET

Sand Point/Bay:
9 Swallow, 16 House Martin, and a Willow Warbler in the car park. (Northward bound, in the prevailing wind)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Kestrel  20th July 2018 NSL (Robert Hargreaves)
Newton St Loe:
2 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 100 Rook, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 20 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch

Priddy:
Crossbill 20th July 2018 Priddy (Bri Thompson)
1 Crossbill - although it was photographed in Somerset. It flew into N Somerset shortly after - a good tick.

RESERVOIRS

Litton Reservoir:
1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Wagtail.

Chew Valley Lake - combined report:

196 Canada Goose, 64 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 3 Egyptian Geese,  2 Little Grebe, 2 Great White Egret (usual ad and a juv, which flew off towards Blagdon), 4 Little Egret (1 juv), 4 Buzzard,  19 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 ad Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 5 Common Sand, 8 Green Sand, 2 Med Gull (juv), 1 Common Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (juv and 3rd cyr) 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 7 Sand Martin, 10+ Swallows, 9 House Martins, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting.

Great Spotted Woodpecker 20th July 2018 CVL  (Ian Stapp)
I think the x mayor George would have been proud of a pair of trousers like these!

Nunnery:
1 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank.

Heron's Green:
1 Yellow-legged Gull.

Herriott's Bridge:
1 Shelduck, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 15 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit,  2 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull

Reports: TalkingtoBears,Paul Bowyer, Karle Burford, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Andy Middleton, Lisa Presland, Ian Stapp, Bri Thompson, Dan White, BUPP, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Thursday, 19 July 2018

19-07-18 Thursday - Common Scoter

Cloudy start to the day today, then back to the same old same old.

Common Scoter
Great White Egret
Red Kite
Ruff
Mediterranean Gull
Yellow-legged Gull


BRISTOL

19-7-18 Peregrine, Bristol Downs (Allan Chard)
Juvenile
West Town Lane:
2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven

Feeder Canal:
Sand Martin (at least two pairs breeding)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
11 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shoveler, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen, 15 Coot, 5 Oystercatcher, 60 Lapwing, Whimbrel (to SW), 30 Curlew, 34 Black-tailed Godwit, 220 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 3 Common Sandpiper, 500 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 40 Swallow & House Martin, 18 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Warbler, 40 Starling, 9 Pied Wagtail, 40 Linnet, 30 Goldfinch,

Severn Beach:
9 Swift (screaming on High Street)

Winterbourne:
3 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Little Owl, Green Woodpecker, 10 Swift, 30 Swallow.

19-7-18 Buzzard, Winterbourne (Dan White)

NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell:
Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (now on second brood)

19-7-18 Sparrowhawk, Backwell (Chris James)
BELOW M4 & BANES

19-7-18 Yellowhammer, Marshfield (Peter Coslett)

Marshfield:
20+ Skylark, 30 Swallow, 40 House Martin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 35+ House Sparrow, 30 Corn Bunting (many juvs), 20 Yellowhammer, Little Owl. 

19-7-18 Little Owl, Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
Newton St Loe:
3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, Treecreeper. 

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Gurney (Tank 2):
2 Mute Swan, 26 Tufted Duck, 15 Pochard, 26 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 70 Coot, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 24 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 5 Linnet.

Chew Valley Lake:


19-7-18 Sedge Warbler, Herriott's (Mark Dadds)
Second brood
216 Canada Goose, 82 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck, 14 Teal, 1 Common Scoter (seen far out from Woodford), 3 Little Grebe, 65 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 9 Buzzard, 1 Red Kite (with Buzzards at Moreton, 24 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 9 Green Sandpiper,  9 GBB Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 30+ Woodpigeon,  3 Collared Dove, 2 Racing Pigeon (clearly lost and with racing rings), 4 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 18 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Robin (feeding 5 chicks), 30+ House Martin, 7 Sand Martin, 15+ Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Song Thrush, 5 Mistle Thrush, 9 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 7 Reed Bunting. 

19-7-18 Robin, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Dam:
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Black Swan, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull

Heron's Green:
1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull 

Herriott's:
6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Gull

19-7-18 Dunlin, Heron's Green (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Karle Burford, Allan Chard, Peter Coslett, Mark Dadds, Paul Francis, Nick Hawkridge, Chris James, Michael Johnson, John Martin, NSL Birding, Lois Price, Ian Stapp, Bri Thompson, Dan White. 

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

18-07-18 Wednesday - Wood Sandpiper

Duller today, stronger wind, but still warm and fine for birding

Great White Egret
Red Kite
Wood Sandpiper
Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull
Redstart
Yellow Wagtail


18-07-18 Wood Sandpiper, Pilning Wetland (Mark Coller)
Always a pleasure to see...

BRISTOL

Coombe Dingle:
14 Swift in screaming party over The Dingle - first of summer in this location

Brislington - Tesco:
2 Tawny Owl calling at 01:00

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station  - Shepperdine:
1 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank - which flew off SW.

18-07-18 Great White Egret ? Pilning, (Matt Ames)

Matt comments:
'I'm 99% certain it was, and it definitely didn't have Little Egret's 'marigolds' on its feet.
By the time I got the camera on it it was distant and hazy. Apologies for bad pics'
Pilning wetland:
76 Black-tailed Godwit, 241 Dunlin,1 Wood Sandpiper, 8 Common Sandpiper, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull ,1 Common Tern, 1 Yellow Wagtail

Thornbury:
1 Red Kite over Oakleaze Road

Chipping Sodbury Common:
15 Lapwing, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Redstart

Emerson's Green Science Park:
6 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 4 Bullfinch, 23 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Weston-super-Mare - Worle:

2 Adult and 2 Juvenile Peregrine over the garden

BELOW M4 & BANES


18-07-18 Buzzard/Carrrion Crow face-off, Newton Park (Robert Hargreaves)
Newton Park:
3 + 6 cygnet Mute Swan, 15 Mallard, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 3 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, families of 4+ of Coal, Blue and Great Tit, 6 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 (1f) Blackcap, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 12 singing Wren, 2 Song Thrush, party of 7 Mistle Thrush, 10 (half juv) Robin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Chaffinch, 1 juv Bullfinch, 12 Goldfinch
18-07-18 f Blackcap, Newton Park (Robert Hargreaves)Unusual to see one on the ground

RESERVOIRS


18-07-18 Common Gull, Herriotts Pool, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
3 Shelduck, 70+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 ad Great White Egret, 2 ad Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 19 Lapwing, 2 juv Redshank, (first juvenile waders of the ‘autumn’), 1 Ruff (moulting ad male), 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (inc the regulars - juv and 3rd cyr), 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 19 juv BH Gull, 9 GBB Gull,1 Common Tern, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker,  2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 ad m Kestrel, 16 Jackdaw, 15 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff,  still lots Reed Warbler,  2 Song Thrush, 4 Reed Bunting

Yellow-legged Gull + BH Gull, Heron's Green, CVL, (Ian Stapp)
Not going to end well...
Reports: Matt Ames, Mark Coller, William Earp, Tim Ford, Paul Francis, Robert Hargreaves, Pete Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Ian Stapp, Dan White.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

17-07-18 Tuesday - Manx Shearwaters

Mainly high cloud with sunny spells, and a fresh wind.  Still very dry, quite warm out of the wind.

Manx Shearwaters
Great White Egret
Ruffs, Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper
Yellow-legged Gull, Mediterranean Gull 

Wood Sandpiper at Pilning Wetlands (Paul Bowerman)
BRISTOL

Filton:
7 Canada Goose flying north low over ringroad A4174, west of MoD.

Stockwood Open Spaces: (combined report)
4 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, Blue and Great Tit, 2 Blackbird, 3 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, flock 20 Goldfinch.
4 Swift (West Town Lane).


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Shepperdine:
1 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper. 1 Mediterranean Gull with c.285 BH Gull.

Oldbury Pill:
adult and juv. Little Grebe which may have bred there.

Pilning wetland:
1 Wood Sandpiper (viewed from seawall by 1st sentry box), 1-2 Mediterranean Gull, c.600 BH Gull, Yellow Wagtail.

Little Sodbury (BOC walk):
1 Pheasant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 38 Woodpigeon, 1 Stock Dove calling, 2 Collared Dove, 7 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 3 Magpie, many Jackdaw (huge post-breeding flock), Rook (same flock), Carrion Crow, 4 Coal Tit, 10 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 2 Skylark, 60 Swallow (most skimming over fields at the back of Horton Court), 8 House Martin, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap singing, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Blackbird, 5 Robin, 17 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 19 Linnet (one flock of 10), 11 Goldfinch, 1 Yellowhammer.

Coalpit Heath:
5 Swift

NORTH SOMERSET

Dundry:
1st Siskin going over today

A juvenile Goldfinch got a bit lost (John Clark)
Portishead:
2 Peregrine over the health centre.  Possibly an adult with a juv. and maybe the two seen yesterday at Clevedon.  A juv Goldfinch on a 6th-floor balcony.

Clevedon:
(yesterday) 2 Peregrine on the radio masts off Strode Road.

Sand Point/Bay:
12 Manx Shearwater up-channel at 8:40am in a single strung-out flock.

Portbury Wharf:
Little Owl 17th July 2018 PW (Jason Williams)
Buzzard and Little Owl - seen on the evening stroll.

Worle:
3 Peregrine.


BELOW M4 & BANES
no reports.


RESERVOIRS

Nice to see a post-breeding Great White Egret back at Chew (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake

217 Canada Goose, 67 Mute Swan, the escaped Black Swan, 1 Egyptian Goose, 3 Shelduck (+ 4 well-grown ducklings), 3 Little Grebe, 98 Great Crested Grebe.

1 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret (1 juv.), 4 Buzzard.

7 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Ruff (moulting adults, including one white and one striking silvery/black), 21 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank.

26 juv. Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (one juv., 2 reported as 3rd calendar-year), 11 GBB Gull.

4 Collared Dove. 2 Stock Dove. 4 Swift (Bishop Sutton). 2 Kingfisher. 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 48 Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 2 LT Tit, 12+ Swallow, 7 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 17 Starling, 14 Mistle Thrush, (with 41 Jackdaws in hay field at the back of Herons Green Pond), 5 Song Thrush, 14 House Sparrow, 21 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch, 4 Reed Bunting.

One of the 3rd calendar-year Yellow-legged Gulls at Chew (Ian Stapp)

Note:  
The juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at the dam is a classic bird, seems very faithful to the location and offers stunning views coming to bread. It appears to be the only juvenile large gull at the lake at the moment.


Reports: Paul Bowyer, Terasa Chard, John Clark, Paul Francis, Nick Hawkridge, Pete Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Mike Jackson, Brian Lancastle, Daveid Nevitt, Lois Pryce, Ian Stapp, Gwen Thomas, Bri Thompson, Jason Williams, BUPP, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Monday, 16 July 2018

16-07-18 Monday - Mandarin Duck

Temp 18 to 26℃. Just a little cooler today, a nice breeze at the lake, some rain in the afternoon

Mandarin Duck
Great White Egret
Red Kite
Whimbrel, Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank
Mediterranean, Common and Yellow-legged Gull
Sandwich Tern
Hobby
Redstart

16-7-18 Dipper, ad and juv, Snuff Mills (Allan Chard)
BRISTOL


Snuff Mills:
1 + 1 juv Dipper

Whitchurch towards Hursley Hill, 11.30:
Red Kite

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

16-7-18 Wood Sandpiper, Pilning Wetland (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
30 Shelduck, 2 Red Kite, 16 Oystercatcher, 15 Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper (DR), 300 BH Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 dark mantle fuscus or intermedius LBB Gull, 60 flock of Linnet (100+ about)

16-7-18 Redstart on Sodbury Common (Karle Burford)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
Redstart

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo WeBS:
4 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan 30 Shelduck ~ mostly juvs, 60 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 12 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 6 +6 juv Coot, 6 Oystercatcher, 12 Lapwing, 2 Whimbrel, 85 Curlew, 45 Dunlin, 1 ad Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 3 Common Sandpiper, 125 Redshank, 600 BH Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 10 LBB Gull, 4 Raven, 15 Swallow ~ moving SW, 3 Reed Warbler 'singing', 20 Pied Wagtail, 30+ Linnet

Sand Point:
Whimbrel, 95 Curlew, 2 Mediterranean Gull still

Bleadon:
2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret (first for  awhile), 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marksbury:
100 Starling

RESERVOIRS

16-7-18 Mandarin, Blagdon Lake (Rob Hargreaves)
Blagdon Lake WeBS:
136 Canada Goose, 67 Mute Swan, 1 Mandarin Duck, 1 Gadwall, 367 Mallard, 13 Pochard, 264 Tufted Duck, 13 Little Grebe, 27 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 12 Cormorant, 4 Buzzard, 22 Moorhen, 825 Coot, 58 Lapwing, 2 m Ruff, 8 Common Sandpiper, 25 BH Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sedge Warbler, 11 flock Grey Wagtail

16-7-18 Red Kite, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
236 Canada Goose, 1 Black Swan, 56 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Shelduck + 4 Duckling, new Tufted Duck brood at HP, 4 Little Grebe, 160+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great White Egret, 7 (3juv) Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Kite, 5 Buzzard, 15 Lapwing, 3 m Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 27 juv BH Gull, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 ad Common Gull, 8 GBB Gull

16-7-18 Yellow-legged Gull, Herons Green (Brian Thompson)
4 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Raven, 12 Swallow, 14 House Martin, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, Reed Warblers, 1 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 16 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 24 Pied Wagtail, 6 Chaffinch, 5 Reed Bunting

16-7-18 Buzzard at Villice (Bob Brewer)


Out of Avon:
White Stork over Uley Bury and Uley Village, nr Dursley, about midday. Anybody have further info?

Reports: Chris Bolton, Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowyer, Bob Brewer, Karle Burford, Allan Chard, Robert Hargreaves, Bill Hewitt, Nigel Milbourne, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Harvey Rose, Ian Stapp, Geoffrey Suter, Brian Thompson

Sunday, 15 July 2018

15-07-18 Sunday - Wood Sandpiper

Fine, clear, hot and sunny yet again, with a moderate westerly keeping the temperature bearable.  Very high tides (new moon).

Marsh Harrier
Wood Sandpiper
Mediterranean Gulls, Yellow-legged Gulls 

3rd calendar-year Yellow-legged Gull at Chew (David Hughes)

BRISTOL

Clifton:
Screaming party of 20-25 Swift over Victoria Square at 13:35.

Withywood:
6 Collared Dove, 8 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Dunnock, 2 high flying Raven.


Sparrowhawk chick in nest at Littleton (Mark Dadds)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
Wood Sandpiper flushed off at 8 a.m. but not seen since.  1 Ruff, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, c.125 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 45 Dunlin, 7 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adult and 2nd summer), 1 (2 CY) Common Gull, Yellow Wagtail.


Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Red Kite, 1 Whinchat.


NORTH SOMERSET

Leigh Woods - Nightingale Valley:
1 Tawny Owl owlet heard calling.

Portishead - Boating Lake:
36 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan with 4 cygnets, Two Mallard broods of 1 and 3 ducklings, 1 Pied Wagtail.

Clevedon-Yeo:
c. 100 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel.

Sand Point/Bay:
4 Oystercatcher, 111 Curlew in high tide roost, plus the first Redshank back, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adult summer and 1st-summer), BH Gull flocks.

Uphill:
WeBS count: 5 adult Shelduck (and 2 broods: 1 Shelduck with 3-4 half-grown juvs, and both parents with just 2 very small ducklings - did the gulls get the rest?), 18 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 20 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 62 Redshank, 823 BH Gull (including some juveniles), 1 H Gull, 12 LBB Gull, 17 Swift  (6 in a screaming party over beach road), 3+ Swallow, 8 Pied Wagtail (probably two families), Blackcap singing, Goldfinch singing.

Congresbury:
3 Buzzard, 5+ House Martin.


BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield (Shire Valley):
3 Red Kite, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Marsh Tit.

Keynsham:
5 Swift, 6 House Martin.


Common Sandpiper eating a froglet at Herons Green (Brian Thompson)

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Gurney Res's:
1 (rather tame) Greylag Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 213 Tufted Duck, 19 Common Sandpiper - 15 on Tank 2, 15 Sand Martin, 6 Grey Wagtail.

Chew Valley Lake
2 Little Egret, 13 Lapwing, 2 Ruff (moulting adult males), 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper,  2 Kingfisher, 1 adult male Kestrel, 1 adult Hobby, 1 juv. Peregrine (presumed female on size), 7 Sand Martin.

Dunlin at Herons Green (Brian Thompson)
Heron's Green:
2 Dunlin, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (3CY and 4CY).

Herriott's Bridge:
1 moulting ad, fem type Marsh Harrier. - late addition 9 Green Sandpiper, late on.


Reports: John Barnett, Paul Bowyer, Jane Cumming, Neil Delaney, Richard Giles, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Andy Mears, Fiona Neate, Sova, John Rossetti, Roger Staples, 'talkingtobears', Jason Williams,  and BUPP, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Saturday, 14 July 2018

14-07-18 Saturday - Great White Egret

Temp 15 to 26℃. Cloudy on and off but bright sunshine later. 

Scaup
Great White Egret
Mediterranean Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Red Kite
Tree Pipit

BRISTOL
14-7-18 Peregrine, Avon Gorge (Keith Williams)
Avon Gorge (Peregrine Watch): 
2 Adult Peregrine (plus singles of juveniles), 1 Bullfinch

14-7-18 Peregrine, Avon Gorge (Bob Brewer)

Withywood:
5 Swift, 1 Jay, a "troop" of Long-tailed Tits, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit.

Crew's Hole:
1 House Sparrow (female; first seen there in four years!)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Severn Beach: 
15 Oystercatcher, 22 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper. 

14-7-18 Common Sandpiper, Severn Beach (Ken Carruthers)
New Passage
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), c.500 BH Gull, 1 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, c.45 Dunlin, 3 Raven.

Aust/New Passage/Severn Beach:
1 Ruff, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Mediterranean Gull (inc. 2 juvs), 11 Little Egret(Highlights of WeBS count), 1 Sparrowhawk mobbing 1 Buzzard, 2 Curlew, 2 Kestrel, c.30 Linnet.

Littleton: 
5 Little Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (WeBS Count highlights)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Buzzard, 9 Swift, 4 Raven, 6 Swallow, family of Blue Tit, 10 Skylark, family of Long-tailed Tit, 5 Common Whitethroat, 1 Common Redstart (juv), 1 Whinchat, 1 Greenfinch, 10 Linnet, family of Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting.

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead Marina:
1 Cormorant
14-7-18 Tree Pipit, Sand Point (Paul Bowyer)
Sand Point and Bay:
78 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Tree Pipit

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield - Shire Valley: 
2 Red Kite

Twerton:
1 Tawny Owl (calling last night), 1 Greenfinch (wheezing)

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
238 Canada Goose (27 - Dam; 64 - Lake;  68 - Heron's Green; 79 - Herriotts), 3 Shelduck, 34 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Buzzard, 25 BH Gull (juv), 11 GBB Gull (5 juvs; on the lake, Dam, Heron's Green and Herriott's), 3 Collared Dove, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 5 Raven, 8 Jackdaw, 3 Jay, 15+ Swallow (wires villages), 3 Sand Martin, 30+ House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler (lots), 7 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 9 House Sparrow, 3 Dunnock, 25 Pied Wagtail (most Juv), 21 Chaffinch, 8 Reed Bunting.

Dam:
2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (juv)

14-7-18 Yellow-legged Gull (Juv), Dam (CVL) (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:
1 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull (juv), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (4th Summer), 2 Grey Wagtail

14-7-18 Mediterranean Gull (Juv), Heron's Green (CVL) (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
1 Scaup (female), 1 Great-crested Grebe (now with only one chick), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Treecreeper (calling)

Herriott's Bridge & Pond:
2 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 19 Lapwing, 1 Ruff (white one), 7 Green Sandpiper,  1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Sandwich Tern (then flew to lake)

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowyer, Bob Brewer, Karle Burford, Ken Carruthers, John Clark, Peter Coslett, Anne Crowe, Neil Delaney, Lee Gardiner, John Martin, Lois Pryce, Aravind Ramesh, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson, Keith Williams