Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Sightings 23/4/14

23.4.14 Grey Wagtail (Allan Chard)
river Frome at Fishponds today
Leigh Woods (Bristol):
1 Cuckoo, early.

Chipping Sodbury:
Common: 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 female Redstart.

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Whinchat, lagoon 1.

New Passage-Northwick:
1 Greylag Goose, 1 drake Garganey (new in), 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Sand Martin, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whinchat, 1 female Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 15 Yellow Wagtail (inc a Blue-headed type), 2 White Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit.

23.4.14 drake Garganey (Mrs Trellis)
on the Pilning wetland this morning, near the warden's look-out

23.4.14 Yellow Wagtail (Mrs Trellis)
around the 1st sentry box this morning
Portbury Wharf NR:
Pools: 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Portishead:
Battery Pt: 5 Purple Sandpiper still.

Gordano Valley:
Clapton Court Farm: 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail.

Congresbury:
Golf Club: 1 Cuckoo again.
Strawberry Line: 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler.

Blagdon Lake:
2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Black-headed Gull, 2 Swift, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler.

Planet Chew:
1 female Scaup (Stratford), 5 Common Sandpiper, a 1st year Yellow-legged Gull (Herriott's), 2 Swift, c.1,000 Sand Martin.

Reports: Allan Chard, Rob Emery, Melvin Hedges, Matt Hobbs, Gareth Jones, Craig Lewis, Claire Oliver, Trevor Riddle, Tony Scott, Mrs Trellis, Keith Vinicombe, BL birds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sightings 22/4/14

21.4.14 Cirl Bunting, Labrador Bay in Devon (Vic Savery)
a species which is all but lost to Avon now, last recorded here 1991
22.4.14 Kestrel (Steve Judd)
Avon Gorge this evening

Murky weather and a bit of rain today which worked magic and brought in 2 Black Tern to Planet Chew and a few grounded migrants elsewhere.

Avonmouth (Bristol):
Docks: 43 Shelduck, 4 Gadwall, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine (pair), 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 8 Wheatear.

Chipping Sodbury:
Common: 1 Snipe, 2 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, 5 Wheatear, afternoon.

Emerson's Green:
Science Park: 1 Common Sandpiper still, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting.

Aust Warth:
Cake Pill: 3 Wheatear.

New Passage-Northwick:
6 Canada Goose, 2 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Whimbrel, 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 5 White Wagtail, evening fall.

Severn Beach:
13 Oystercatcher, 11 Whimbrel, 19 Kittiwake, 3 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Wheatear, seawall down to the pipes.
22.4.14 Whitethroat (Mrs Trellis)

22.4.14 Wheatear (Mrs Trellis)
on the seawall
Pill:
M5 cycle track: 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat.

Portbury Dock:
2 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 40 Dunlin, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Curlew, 4 Common Sandpiper, 9 Wheatear.
22.4.14 Oystercatcher (Mrs Trellis)

22.4.14 Fox (Mrs Trellis)
this one has an injured right fore-paw
Portbury Wharf NR:
30 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, 40 House Martin, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler of note.

Portishead:
Battery Pt: 6 Purple Sandpiper, seen by Jet of The Gladiators.

Gordano Valley:
Clapton Court Farm: 1 flyover Red Kite, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 male Redstart, 2 Wheatear.

Congresbury:
Golf Club: 1 Cuckoo this morning.

south Clevedon coast:
Wain's Hill-Yeo Est: 19 Mute Swan, 2 drake Pintail (Dowlais), 7 Little Egret, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 11 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 38 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 12 Redshank, 6 LBB Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 15 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Middle Hope:
1 Cuckoo, early morning.

Newton St Loe:
4 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Yellowhammer. Not often we get Yellowhammer reports away from Marshfield HQ.

Blagdon Lake:
2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Common Sandpiper.

Planet Chew:
2 Black Tern today, out on the lake but first seen off Moreton, birds probably brought down by the murky weather. (If it's gloom they want, they should have flown on to Portbury).
2 Barnacle Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + 4 young (Woodford), 12 Shelduck, 1 female Scaup, 2 Buzzard, 2 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 12 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cuckoo, 4 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Raven, 75 Sand Martin, 50 House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Lesser Redpoll.

More Reed Warblers around the lake today.

Reports: Paul Bowyer, Melvin Hedges, Dave Horlick, Rob Laughton, John Martin, David Poulton, Lois Pryce, John Rickard, Trevor Riddle, Lyndon Roberts, Harvey Rose, Vic Savery, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Keith Vinicombe, Mrs Trellis, BL birds, severnsidebirds.

Sightings 21/4/14

A very birdy day with lots of migrants pouring through.

Marshfield:
West Littleton: 2 Peregrine, 1 male Redstart, 6 Wheatear, 40 Yellowhammer, 5 Corn Bunting.
Shire Valley: 6 Buzzard.

Chipping Sodbury:
Common: 11 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, 10 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail plus plenty of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap.
21.4.14 Lesser Whitethroat (Chris Teague)

21.4.14 Whinchat (Chris Teague)
Yate:
Kingsgate Park: 1 flyover Goshawk (4.30pm), 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat.

Emerson's Green:
1 Common Sandpiper still, science park.

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Wood Warbler today, path to the coast. Our first of the season.
Other stuff, 2 Grey Plover, 13 Dunlin, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 6 BH Gull up, 1 Tawny Owl + 2 owlets, 1 Yellow Wagtail.

Aust Warth:
1 Whinchat.

New Passage-Northwick:
6 Canada Goose, 3 Brent Goose, 15 Shelduck, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Lapwing, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel, 10 BH Gull, 45 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Yellow Wagtail, 5 White Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit, 89 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, 6 Redpoll.
21.4.14 Brent Goose (Brian Lancastle)
Severn Beach:
Shore side: 26 Shelduck, 5 Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 25 Oystercatcher, 1 grey Plover, 8 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 3 Turnstone, 2 dp Arctic Skua up, 9 BH Gull, 18 Commic Tern upriver, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Wheatear, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail.
Tesco pool area: the Nightingale still in song near the DHL/KnowHow depot last night.
21.4.14 Yellow Wagtail (John Martin)
Chittening Warth:
2 Little Grebe, 2 Cettis Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Wheatear plus some Otter tracks in the mud at the sluice gate.
21.4.14 Wheatear (Mrs Trellis)
Portbury Wharf NR:
Ringing Station: very busy session, 61 birds processed, 52 new and 9 re-traps. highlights were 20 Blackcap, 5 Garden Warbler, 3 Redstart and a returning Lesser Whitethroat born here last year.
21.4.14 Lesser Whitethroat (Paul House)
a returning bird, a ringer's dream...

21.4.14 Redstart (Paul House)
Portishead:
Battery Pt: 5 Purple Sandpiper.

Gordano Valley:
Weston Moor: 1 Redstart, path by the church.
Clapton Court Farm: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail.

south clevedon coast:
Dowlais: 1 Pintail, 1 Ruff, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat plus other common warblers.
Yeo Est end: 1 female Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat.

Sand Pt:
Mostly morning sightings: 3 Common Scoter (sea), 1 Diver sp (up 5pm), 22 Oystercatcher, 4 Skua sp (up 4.30pm), 2 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 11 Sand Martin, 247 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 20 Chiffchaff, 30 Willow Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat, 7 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Redstart, 7 Wheatear, 13 Yellow Wagtail, 3 alba Wagtail, 7 Meadow Pipit, 14 Tree Pipit, 1 flyover Brambling (late date for Avon), 2 Siskin, 1 Redpoll.

Weston STW:
21.4.14 Glossy Ibis (Gill Sapsed)
it's the bird on the left we think...

21.4.14 Whinchat (Gill Sapsed)
Newton St Loe:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Owl, 5 Chiffchaff best.

Blagdon Lake:
WeBS: 21 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Goose, 6 Pochard, 159 Tufted Duck, 2 Long-tailed Duck still, 2 Little Grebe, 19 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 16 Moorhen, 131 Coot, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 LBB Gull, 7 GBB Gull, 3 Buzzard.

Chew Valley Lake:
1 Mute Swan (orange ring/black letters K4A), 4 Barnacle Goose, 14 Shelduck, 1 female Scaup, 1 Buzzard, 1 flyover Osprey (morning), 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper (HG), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Raven, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Pied Flycatcher (Moreton), 2 Pied Wagtail.

Reports: Paul Bowyer, Mark Coller, Phil Crouter, Melvin Hedges, Adrian Hockey, Paul House, David Hughes, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Darren Pearce, Dean Reeves, John Rickard, Darren Robson, Gill Sapsed, Ian Stapp, Chris Teague, Mrs Trellis, Lauren Tucker, BL birds, severnsidebirds, TBOSG.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Sightings 20/4/14

Our first Swift reports today.

Arnos Vale (Bristol):
1 Garden Warbler.

Chipping Sodbury:
Common: 1 Grey Heron, 6 Swallow, 1 male Wheatear of note.

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Whimbrel, 20 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler.

Bradley Stoke:
Woodlands GC: 1 Common Sandpiper, 18th green.

New Passage-Northwick:
5 Canada Goose, 50+ Shelduck, 3 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank.

Severn Beach:
1 Grey Plover, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit through, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 16 Arctic Tern, 2 White Wagtail.

Portbury Wharf NR:
3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail.
20.4.14 Yellow Wagtail (Mrs Trellis)
really close up views, only 1 field away
Portishead:
Battery Pt: 5 Purple Sandpiper.
Boating Lake: 20 Tufted Duck.
20.4.14 Purple Sandpiper (Jason Williams)
Walton Common:
30+ House Martin, birds sheltering on lee side of down, out of the wind.

south Clevedon coast:
Dowlais: 1 Ruff, 7pm.

Blagdon Lake:
2 early Swift, our first of the season.

Planet Chew:
4 early Swift here today.
Other stuff, 2 female Scaup, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, c.500 Sand Martin, 30 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Reed Warbler.

Reports: Lee Gardiner, John Martin, David Poulton, Paul Rich, Matt Scott, Chris Stone, Howard Taffs, Andrew Waygood, Jason Williams, BL birds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Sightings 19/4/14

Kia the Harris Hawk: Lost near the A403 Severn Beach-Hallen road 17/4/14.
Wearing jesses and a bell. She is very proficient at catching rabbits so may remain in the area. Owners would dearly love to have her back and are offering a generous reward for her return or information leading to her return.

If you can help, please contact us and we will put you in touch with the owners. Thanks.
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Smithy the Woodcock: Ringed at Walton Moor in the Gordano Valley in March, now in western Russia, 3,000km. Details, Here.

19.4.14 Ringed Plover (Mrs Trellis)
2 birds sitting at this site in Avon today, more expected
19.4.14 Dipper (Paul Gregory)
in Bristol today

Sea Mills (Bristol):
WeBS: 8 Mallard, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 17 Redshank, 10 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull.

Avonmouth (Bristol):
Vosa Pool: 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Cetti's Warbler.

Aust Cliff:
4 flyover Greylag Goose, 1 Willow Warbler.

Aust Warth:
5 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whinchat.

New Passage-Northwick:
4 flyover Greylag Goose, 1 drake Wigeon, 2 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 10 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 8 Sand Martin, 30 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail.
19.4.14 Wheatear (John Martin)
Severn Beach:
Tesco Pool environs: 1 Nightingale in full song, by the DHL/KnowHow warehouse, early hours of this morning. Our first of the season.
Beach side 1 drake Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Dunlin, 32 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Raven, 2 Lesser Whitethroat.
19.4.14 Bar-tailed Godwit (Paul Bowerman)
our first real wader passage of the spring
Abbots Leigh:
Pool & environs: usual suspects loitering, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 flyover Raven, 1 Nuthatch.

Portishead:
19.4.14 Purple Sandpiper (Ian Wilson)
Battery Pt
Portbury Wharf NR:
Pools/scrub: 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Redstart.
Ringing Station: cold weather and little movement. Highlights were a Redstart and a Tree Pipit.
19.4.14 Tree Pipit (Paul House)
we can send you the biometrics in case you are wondering...
Yatton:
1 flyover Red Kite, afternoon.

Sand Pt:
2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 1 male Ring Ouzel, 4 Tree Pipit.

Weston STW:
The Glossy Ibis still, plus a Spotted Redshank on the river Axe.
19.4.14 Glossy Ibis (Karle Burford)
present for over a week now
Blagdon Lake:
2 Long-tailed Duck (Wood Bay).

Planet Chew:
19.4.14 Common Sandpiper (Mrs Trellis)
2 at Heron's Green pool mid-day
Reports: Karle Burford, Paul Gregory, Paul House, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Dean Reeves, Trevor Riddle, Karin Rhodes, Vic Savery, Tony Scott, Roger & Jean Staples, Chris Stone, Mrs Trellis, Ian Wilson, BL birds, severnsidebirds.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Sightings 18/4/14

Kia the Harris Hawk: Lost near the A403 Severn Beach-Hallen road 17/4/14.
Wearing jesses and a bell. She is very proficient at catching rabbits so may remain in the area. Owners would dearly love to have her back and are offering a generous reward for her return or information leading to her return.

If you can help, please contact us and we will put you in touch with the owners. Thanks.
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Hirundine numbers on the increase today.

Hotwells (Bristol):
18.4.14 Goldfinch nesting (Margaret Gorely, aged 14+)
outside her window, what a bummer...
Kingswood (Bristol):
18.4.14 Sparrowhawk (Matyn Hayes)
Bellvue Rd, whilst mowing the lawn
Wick:
18.4.14 Grey Wagtail (Pete Blanchard)
Oldbury Power Station:
17 Sand Martin, 3 Lesser Whitethroat best.

Littleton Warth:
WeBS: 10 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 10 Common Gull, 28 Sand Martin through, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear.

New Passage-Northwick:
5 Greylag Goose, 8 Canada Goose, 34 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 19 Redshank, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit.
18.4.14 Meadow Pipit (Vic Savery)
Severn Beach:
36 Shelduck, 5 Gadwall, 15 Dunlin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Siskin, 2 Redpoll.

Chittening Warth:
1 Buzzard, 5 House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit.

Portbury Dock:
4 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 12 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Wheatear.

Pill:
river Avon scrub: 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Ringed Plover (pool by M5 bridge), 2 Raven, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting.

Portbury Wharf NR:
WeBS: 10 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 11 Canada Goose, 14 Shelduck, 8 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 31 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe, 9 Moorhen, 16 Coot, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 LBB Gull, 26 Herring Gull, 2 GBB Gull.
Ringing Station: 59 birds processed, 40 new and 19 re-traps. Best of the bunch was 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff and 17 Blackcap.
No sign of yesterday's LRP's on the pools today.
18.4.14 Little Grebe (Mrs Trellis)
a good showing here this spring, max.17 recently, not bad for a tiny water
Gordano Valley:
Clapton Court Farm: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 female Redstart, 3 Wheatear.
Walton Common: 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 8 Blackcap best.

Clevedon coast:
1 flyover Marsh Harrier to north.

Sand Pt/Middle Hope:
3 Kestrel, 12 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover, 6 Whimbrel, 15 Curlew, 5 Sand Martin, 40+ Swallow through, 5 House Martin, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 male Ring Ouzel, 1 male Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 7 Tree Pipit, 5 Redpoll.

Uphill/Weston STW:
The Glossy Ibis still.
Other stuff, 1 Peregrine, c.50 Sand Martin, 2 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler.

Blagdon Lake:

18.4.14 Long-tailed Duck (Melvin Hedges)
the long-staying birds here + some occasional away days to Planet Chew
Planet Chew:
4 Barnacle Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + 4 goslings (Woodford), 16 Shelduck, 1 female Scaup, 4 Buzzard, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 sick Common Gull (dam again), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush.
More Swallows today, c.250 high over the Dam/Denny areas.
18.4.14 Little Ringed Plover (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green
Corsham (Wilts):
18.4.14 Redpoll (Don Smith)
out of area but too good not to post, in the garden
Reports: Pete Blanchard, Margaret Gorely, Paul Gregory, Roger Hawley, Martyn Hayes, Melvin Hedges, Adrian Hockey, John Martin, Dean Reeves, Vic Savery, Tony Scott, Don Smith, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Howard Taffs, Mrs Trellis, severnsidebirds.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Sightings 17/4/14

Garden Warbler and Pied Flycatcher new in today.

Chipping Sodbury:
Common: 1 flyover Red Kite this morning.

Emerson's Green:
Science Park: 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting, early.

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Garden Warbler, 1 male Pied Flycatcher.
Other stuff, 2 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 14 Redshank, 7 GBB Gull, 5 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Redpoll.

Aust Warth:
17.4.14 Skylark (Mrs Trellis)
c.10 birds singing this morning
New Passage-Northwick:
Shore & wetland: 8 Canada Goose, 2 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 4 Little Egret, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Ringed Plover (one with a metal ring), 2 Lapwing, 13 Dunlin, 65 Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch.

Pill:
river Avon scrub M5: 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redstart.

Portbury Wharf NR:
2 Little Ringed Plover at the main pool, new in this evening. More peculiar noises....
Other stuff, 4 Canada Goose, 26 Tufted Duck, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat.

Yatton:
Strawberry Line: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler.

south Clevedon coast:
Dowlais: 1 Pintail, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear.

Sand Pt/Middle Hope:
4 Oystercatcher, 10 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 80+ Swallow, 3 House Martin, 8 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Linnet, 2 Greenfinch.

Weston STW:
The Glossy Ibis still in residence.

Dundry:
10 Wheatear (same place as yesterday), 1 White Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit.

Barrow Tanks:
7 Kestrel, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 House Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat.

Blagdon Lake:
2 Long-tailed Duck.

Planet Chew:
3 Barnacle Goose, 8 Shelduck, 1 female Scaup (Stratford), 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull (sick bird, dam), 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1st yr, 2nd yr on Herriott's Pool), 2 Common Tern, 7 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 White Wagtail.
17.4.14 the long-staying female Scaup (Keith Vinicombe)
off Stratford today

17.4.14 Marsh Harrier (Keith Vinicombe)
East Shore
Reports: Terry Bond, Paul Bowyer, Sean Davies, Gary Hughes, Andy Middleton, Dave Nevitt, Darren Pearce, John Rickard, Trevor Riddle, Vic Savery, Matt Scott, Graham Sims, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Mrs Trellis, Wayne Tucker, Keith Vinicombe, Martin Wightman, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Sightings 16/4/14

Katie in Dorset
16.4.14 Little Owl, Portland (Katie Horrocks, aged 14)
probably the most photographed Little Owl in the UK

16.4.14 Corn Bunting, Maiden Castle (Katie Horrocks, aged 14)
makes you sick doesn't it....?
Chipping Sodbury:
Common: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear.

Westerleigh Common:
1 Little Egret, 7pm.

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Arctic Tern (evening, 1st of the season), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler.

Aust Warth:
Cake Pill: 1 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear.
16.4.14 Whinchat (Vic Savery)
caught in the evening light, our first of the season
New Passage-Northwick:
2 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 4 BH Gull, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Pied Wagtail.

Severn Beach:
Shaft Beach area: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (4th patch record).
Orchard Pools: 1 Redstart.

Pill:
M5 cycle track: 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff,  2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting.

Portishead:
Phoenix Way: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, near the marina.

Portbury Dock:
4 Redstart, 7 Wheatear, birds showing well morning/evening.
16.4.14 Redstart (Mrs Trellis)

16.4.14 Wheatear (Mrs Trellis)
Portbury Wharf:
1 Grasshopper Warbler this evening, ditch near the houses.

Sand Pt/Middle Hope:
1 Gannet, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 10 Whimbrel, 10 Swallow, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, at least 3/4 Ring Ouzel, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Redstart, 20+ Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 11 Tree Pipit, 8 Redpoll.

Weston STW:
The Glossy Ibis still present.
Other sightings in a rubbish morning here, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (in summer dress), 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Otter.
16.4.14 Glossy Ibis

16.4.14 Spotted Redshank

16.4.14 Otter (all Mark Coller)
Dundry:
16 Wheatear, ploughed field by the double roundabout on the Planet Chew road.

Barrow Tanks:
2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Wheatear.

Blagdon Lake:
4 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Planet Chew:
The Iceland Gull seen again today, flying with LBB Gulls.
2 Barnacle Goose, 6 adult Egyptian Goose + 4 goslings (HG, a Planet Chew record?)), 16 Shelduck, 2 Long-tailed Duck (HG, the Blagdon birds), 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Ringed Plover (HG & dam), 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Raven.

Reports: Paul Bowyer, Mark Coller, Sean Davies, Phil Down, Katie Horrocks, Roger Joliffe, Dave Nevitt, Vic Polley, Dean Reeves, Vic Savery, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Gordon Youdale, BL birds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds.