Friday, 17 August 2018

17-08-18 FRIDAY - - Little Gull

Nice day today, dry, a little breezy, with Sunshine.

Little Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, Scaup, Swift, Great White Egret, Common Tern, Marsh Harrier.

Little Gull  17th Aug 2018 Moreton (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Brandon Hill:
1 Pied Flycather - first here since the 90s.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Littleton Brick Pits:
1 Yellow Wagtail and a flyover Tree Pipit.

New Passage:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Turnstone, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit.

House Martin 17th Aug 2018 Northwich Warth (Allan Chard)
Northwick Warth:
5 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine (j-no rings) c30 House Martin, 4 Pied Wagtail, c125 Goldfinch,

Pilning Wetland:
97 Canada Goose, Mallard, Teal, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe (very nice to see and hear), 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, Moorhen, Coot, 2 Lapwing (more hidden I expect) - no other waders, despite the high tide. c30 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull - flew to treatment works.

Severn Beach:
1 Dead Cow.

NORTH SOMERSET

Spotted Flycatcher 17th Aug 2018 Backwell (Chris James)
Backwell:
1 Spotted Flycatcher.

One from yesterday: cheeky baha.
Ring-necked Parakeet 16th Aug 2018 Backwell (Carrie Riches)
Bristol International Airport:
1 Peregrine and 3 Ravens - heading south west.

BELOW M4 & BANES
no reports

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Garganey - Top End (and the patch birder is away !!).
Great White Egret, 10 Little Egret, 9 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover (j) still, 86 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Kestrel and 2 Hobby.

Marsh Harrier 17th Aug 2018 Morton (Bob Brewer)
Chew Valley Lake:
166 Canada Goose, 92 Mute Swans, 3 Egyptian Goose, 1 Shelduck, 2 Scaup (f), 12 Little Grebe, 9 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier, (j), 5 Buzzard, 20 Lapwing, 11 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 13 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 7 Jackdaw, 4 Ravens, 200+ mix of Swallows & House Martins, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting.

Woodford:
172 Great Crested Grebe - fishing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Swift, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail,
- - News from 16th - 1 Turnstone - on the launching jetty.

Main Dam:
2 Common Sandpiper, 

Villice:
2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (j)
Bar-tailed & Black-tailed Godwit 17th Aug 2018 Herriotts Pool (Ian Stapp)

Heron's Green:
Tufted Duck + 4 ducklings, 2 Little Grebe + 3 chicks, 1 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 House Sparrow.

Moreton:
1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Gull, 4 Common Tern, 4 Hobby - inc juv calling, 20+ mixed tits, 5 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap,

Herriott's Bridge - Pool:
3 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, lots of Lapwing, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed-Plover, 2 Dunlin, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher,

News from the CVRS - 1 Black-headed Gull - a Norwegian colour ringed bird J55C back for its 3rd successive summer.

Chew Stoke:
40+ Starling.


Reports: Bob Brewer, Allan Chard, Mark Dadds, Lee Gardiner, John Harris, Nick Hawkridge, David Hughes, Chris James, John Martin, Rich Mielcarek, Adam Rawson, Carrie Riches, Ian Stapp, BUPP, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Thursday, 16 August 2018

16-08-18 Thursday - Scaup

Wet and windy start clearing to a fine if blustery day.  Temperature down to about 20℃.

Scaup, Great White Egrets, Marsh Harrier, Yellow-legged Gulls



Hobby over Moreton, Chew (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Bishopston: (15th)
House Martin - noticed entering nests on a Berkeley Road house - thought site had been abandoned a few yrs ago.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Wheatear (j) 16th Aug 2018 Northwick Warth (Brian Lancastle)
New Passage / Northwich Warth:
Canada Goose, 21 Teal, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk (f), 1 Little Ringed Plover (j), c120 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 80 Redshank, and Meadow Pipit (would-be food item for SH)

pm visit - 5 Whimbrel, c25 Curlew, c175 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, c170 Redshank, 20 Stock Dove, 9 Swift, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat (j), 1 Wheatear (j)
Black-tailed Godwit -flight 16th Aug 2018 NP-NW (Dan White)

NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell:
1 Ring-necked Parakeet - first for the garden

Bristol Airport:
Hobby.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Warmley Forest Park:
2 Moorhen, 10 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove,  3 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 9 Great Tit, 6 Swallow, 2 Blackbird, 5 Robin,  4 Dunnock, 7 Bullfinch, 8 Greenfinch, 20+ Goldfinch.

Hunstrete:
5 Buzzard and many large gulls following a plough.

Marshfield:
3 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Bullfinch

Family of Little Grebes on Herons Green pond (Ian Stapp)
RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:

(Water level estimated at about 60% and dropping)

1 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 juv. Little Ringed Plover,  86 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Swift, 1 ad. Hobby.


Chew Valley Lake

(The mud at Herriotts Pond is covered with water after the recent rain, so fewer waders there)

160+ Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 54 Mute Swan, 2 f. Scaup, 1 Shelduck,  155 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier,  9 GBB Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 16 Jackdaw, 4 Raven, 2 Jay. lots LTT & Blue & Great Tit, 150+ hirundines, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 10+ Reed Warbler, 25+ House Sparrow, 14 Pied Wagtail, 5 Goldfinch, 20+ Chaffinch,

Heron's Green:
14 Little Grebe inc. pair with 3 chicks, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 40+ Starling. 3 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting.
Greenshank 16th Aug 2018 CVL Moreton (Jessica Killey).
Moreton:
17 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Hobby (inc. a juv. calling for food), 4 Goldcrest. - warning of a hornets nest close by the hide

Herriott's Bridge:
3 Great White Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 2 Reed Bunting.


Reports: Adrian Hockey, Brian Lancastle, Jessica Killey, Jean Oliver, Chris Perry, Lisa Presland, Aravind Ramesh, Adam Rawson, Carrie Riches,  Ian Stapp, Dan White, BUPP, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

15-08-18 Wednesday - Little Gull

Temp 17 to 22℃. Dull, mild, with some light showers today

Garganey
Great White Egret
Marsh Harrier
Golden Plover
Little Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Hobby
Redstart
Wheatear

BRISTOL
No reports.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

15-8-18 Little Owl, Marshfield (Bri Thompson)
15-8-18 Hobby, Marshfield (Bri Thompson)

Pilning Wetland:


15-8-18 Black-tailed Godwit, Pilning (Paul Bowerman)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
Buzzard, Whimbrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Redstart, Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit.

Marshfield:
2 Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby, many Swallow.

15-8-18 Juvenile Swallow, Marshfield (Allan Chard)
15-8-18 Buzzard, Marshfield (Allan Chard)
NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo:
14 (+42 juv) Shelduck, 40 Teal, 2 Garganey, 4 Cormorant, 23 Little Egret, 58 Oystercatcher, 150 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 375 Dunlin, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 200 Curlew, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 225 Redshank, 2 Turnstone, 1 Little Gull (River Yeo), 200 Swallow, 75 House Martin, 1 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 7 Wheatear, 10 Meadow Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 40 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch.

Sand Bay/Point:
4 Mute Swan and a Curlew down channel with several small parties of immature Herring and LBB Gull, 4 Whimbrel, small numbers of waders in bay, 2 Chiffchaff.

Portishead Recycling Centre:
1 Peregrine.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Harptree Coombe:
Possible male Long-eared Owl heard last few nights.

RESERVOIRS

15-8-18 Great White Egret, Herriott's pond (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake, mostly Herriotts:
170 Canada Geese, 56 Mute Swan, 1 Egyptian Goose, 9 Little Grebe, 90 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier (E Shore), 4 Buzzard, 24 Lapwing, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 11 GBB Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 5 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Hobby, 2 Jay, 3 Raven (M), 150 Hirundines, 3 Chiffchaff, 8 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 14 Pied Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting.

15-8-18 Yellow-legged Gull, Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowyer, Mark Coller, Jane Cumming, Brian Lancastle, Lisa Presland, Nick Roberts, Steve Sanins, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

14-08-18 - Little Ringed Plover

Warm (highs of 21 degrees Celsius) but occasional rain.

Mandarin 
Great White Egret 
Marsh Harrier 
Golden Plover 
Little Ringed Plover 
Swift  
Yellow-legged Gull
Sand Martin
Yellow Wagtail
White Wagtail

BRISTOL

Coombe Dingle:
1 Coal Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Robin, 1 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch. 

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Northwick Warth:
Juv Peregrine, White Wagtail (first of the year).

Pilning wetland:
210 Black-tailed Godwit.

14-8-18 Black-tailed Godwit, Pilning (Paul Bowerman)
One of two colour-ringed individuals present. 
Chipping Sodbury Common:
Raven, Skylark, 4 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Redstart, Linnet, Reed Bunting.

Milbury Heath:
2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, Green Woodpecker.

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo
15 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 20 Shelduck, 75 Mallard, 4 Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 32 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover,  16 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 135 Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Turnstone, 140 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 140 Redshank, 2 Greenshank,  500+ BH Gull, 4 GBB Gull, 5 Sand Martin, 40 Swallow, 2 Reed Warbler, 10+ Linnet. 

Sand Point/Bay:
4 Little Egret, 25 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 160 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, few calling Chiffchaff at Point. 

Uphill/STW:
1 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Swift, 80 Swallow, a few Sand Martin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marksbury:
100 Starling.

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake (inc. WeBS count):
43 Canada Geese, 86 Mute Swans, 32 Shovelers, 1 Mandarin Duck, 234 Gadwall, 602 Mallards, 133 Teals, 26 Pochards, 491 Tufted Ducks, 37 Little Grebes, 56 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Grey Herons, 2 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egrets, 19 Cormorants, 2 Buzzards, 142 Moorhens, 1289 Coots, 48 Lapwings, 10 Ringed Plovers, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 87 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Ruff, 6 Dunlins, 2 Snipe, 5 Green Sandpipers, 4 Redshanks, 2 Greenshanks, 200 BH Gulls, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 7 GBB Gulls, 39 Herring Gulls, 65 LBB Gulls, 1 Hobby, 12+ Swallows, 50+ House Martins, 2 Chiffchaffs, 6 Linnets.

14-8-18 Black-tailed Godwit, Blagdon Lake (Ian Stapp)

14-8-18 Chiffchaff, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:

170+ Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 1 Shelduck, 15 Little Grebe, 180+ Great Crested Grebe, 14 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 4 Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 20 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 20+ Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Hobby, 2 Jay, 9 Jackdaw, 3 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, lots Long-tailed, Blue & Great Tit, 50+ Swallow & House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting.

Chew Valley Ringing Station: (11/08/2018)
2 Cetti's Warbler, 30 Sedge Warbler, 65 Reed Warbler.

14-8-18 Marsh Harrier, Moreton (Bob Brewer)

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowyer, Bob Brewer, CVRS, Alastair Fraser, Adrian Hockey, John Martin, Rich Mielcarek, Adam Rawson, Harvey Rose, Ian Stapp, Dan White, Blagdonlakebirds.

Monday, 13 August 2018

13-8-18 Monday

Dry, cloudy with sunny spells

Redstart
Sanderling
Golden Plover
Whimbrel, Swift
Garganey, Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier
Spotted Flycatcher

BRISTOL

Fishponds:
Family of Long-tailed Tit

Stockwood:
Peregrine pair stormed the garden - missed the Starling

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Thornbury - Milbury Heath:
Sparrowhawk and Buzzard in the trees.

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 53 Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, a probable Tree Pipit, and 150+ Goldfinch - Lagoon 3.

Northwick Warth:
Evening Visit - c80 Lapwing, c25 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, c155 Curlew, c115 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff (j), c85 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Swift

Severn Beach:
1 Sanderling, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 40+ Dunlin, 1 Curlew (flyover), Black-tailed Godwits, Redshanks

12-8-18 Juv Med Gull yesterday (John Rosetti)

Hawkesbury - Broad Hill:
1 Redstart

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
1 Shelduck + 10 juvs ( 1 juv was well separated and dived Grebe style as we approached - it rejoined it’s siblings 100 m away) , 2 Heron, 8 Lt Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover (sp) , 150 Ringed Plover, 170 Curlew,10 Turnstone, 400 Dunlin, 1 ( !) Redshank, 1 Kestrel, 6 Skylark, 6 Wheatear,
5 Rock Pipit, 20 Linnet

Sand Point/Bay:
8 L Egret, 40+ Curlew, 3 Whimbrel (Bay)
Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, Stonechat family (Point)

Uphill:
WeBs: 6 Canada Goose, 7 Shelduck, 38 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron,
99 Oystercatcher, 22 Curlew, 1 Ruff, 65 Dunlin, 485 Redshank, 805 Black-headed Gull
14 LBB Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Swift heading north.


BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1st Quail heard this year - Shirehill Lane, south side - an unconfirmed report from Mid July!! (sorry)

1  Little Owl (juv), 1 Buzzard, 6 Pheasant, 5 LBB Gull, 3 Swift, 10 Sky Lark, 3 Yellow Wagtail,
2 Pied Wagtail, 30 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 1 Common Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear
plus a few Linnet, Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, Jackdaw and Carrion Crow

13-8-18 Yellow Wagtail (Peter Coslett)
Newton St Loe:
Garden watch: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Coal Tit, 10+ Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch,
1 House Sparrow, 10+ Blue Tit, 5+ Great Tit, 6 LT Tit, 5 LBB Gull

WeBs Count: 8 Mute Swan (5 juv), 41 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 5 Grey Heron, 2 BH Gull

Patch walk: 1 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Mistle Thrush, 8 Swallow, 15+ House Martin
1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher

Folly Farm:
Stowey : 4 Buzzard , 2 Raven, 1 Green Woodpecker., 40 Linnet

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
combined report.
1 Mandarin Duck, 2 Garganey, 1 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 52 Lapwing, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 105 +Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruff, 5 Snipe, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 (or 2) Greenshank, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Barn Owl (asleep), 1 Hobby, 1 Sedge Warbler.

 13-8-18 Ringed Plover and Greenshank (George Stacey)

Chew Valley Lake
Ian Stapp report:
1 Shelduck (1 Garganey East shore reported R Higgins) ,15 Little Grebe, 47 G-C Grebe (lake)
3 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Dunlin
9 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpiper, 19 Lapwing (all Herriotts pond))
4 Common Sandpiper, 1 L-R Plover (Dam)
1 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper (H Green Wall))
12+ G-BB Gull, 6 Y-L Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 G-S Woodpecker,
1 Green Woodpecker (Woodford calling)
2 Hobby, 7 Jackdaw, 12+ Crow, 2 Raven, 2 Jay,20+ Blue & L TT with 2 Chiffchaff ,3 Wren
3 Goldcrest, 7 Swallow, 10+ H Martin,
2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti's, 5 Reed Warbler, 2 Treecreeper (1 calling), 60+ Starlings (West Harptree)
9 House Sparrow (H Green)
11 Pied Wagtail (Dam/ H G walls)
2 Goldfinch (Woodford)
15+ Chaffinch, 1 Reed Bunting (Moreton)

13-8-18 Common Sandpiper at the Dam (Ian Stapp)

Villice:

2 Hobby, 4 Black-tailed Godwit

8-8-18 Hobby and Blackwits (Bob Brewer)
Noted during WeBS count
2 Marsh Harrier (j), 4 Hobby


Reports: Pete Brain, Bob Brewer, Alan Chard, Peter Coslett, Jane Cumming, Rupert Higgins, Adrian Hockey, Mark Hynam, Brian Lancastle, Rob Laughton, Adam Rawson, Trevor Riddle, John Rosetti, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Bri Thompson,Vic Polley,  nslbirdingopsbirding

Sunday, 12 August 2018

12-08-18 Sunday - Hen Harrier

Mostly horrible - drizzle or real rain - with a clear spell in the afternoon.  Light wind, muggy.

Great White Egrets
Hen Harrier
Whimbrels, Greenshanks
Yellow-legged Gulls, Common Terns

Hobby over Moreton at Chew (Bob Brewer)
BRISTOL
no reports.

I can never resist including a photo of a Little Owl.
This juvenile photographed at Marshfield today ('Dan')

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

juvenile Ruff at Pilning Wetlands (John Martin)

soggy Dunlin at New Passage (Brian Thompson)



New Passage/Northwick:
2 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 29 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, juv Ruff, 60 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, Swift, Kingfisher, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail.

Sanderling at New Passage (Brian Thompson)




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



NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
Shoveler (with brood of 5), 30 Gadwall, Whimbrel, White Wagtail, 4 Chiffchaff.


Portishead boating lake:
1 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose ("George" - feral), pr Mute Swan (+ 4 well-grown cygnets), 148 Mallard (+ 4 v. small juvs.), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, pr Moorhen (+ 1 juv.), 80 BH Gull, 36 H Gull (mostly juvs), 1 ad. LBB Gull, 2 ad. GBB Gull, Woodpigeons, House Martins, Pied Wagtails.

Pair of Siskins in a Langford garden today
Langford:
pr. Siskin in a garden.


BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
ringtail Hen Harrier in the Down Road area this afternoon.


Paulton:
Quiet - 1 Buzzard, 50 Woodpigeon, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 50 Carrion Crow, 2 Yellowhammer.


RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
WeBS count: 33 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 59 Mallard, 5 Pochard, 381 Tufted Duck (record WeBS count), 5 Little Grebe, 14 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 30 Cormorant, 183 Coot, 1 Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper.


Blagdon Lake:
3 Water Rail, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 64 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern.


Chew Valley Lake
3 Egyptian Goose, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier (ad. fem. and 2 juvs.), 1 ad. Hobby, 22 Lapwing, 8 Whimbrel, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 5 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, big influx of juv. Herring Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 juv. Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher, Swifts and Sand Martins.


Reports: Rich Andrews, Mark Coller, Pete Coslett, Sean Davies, Patrick Hancock, John Martin, Andy Mears, Brian Thompson, BUPP, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Saturday, 11 August 2018

11-08-18 Saturday - Little Stint

Temp 9 to 18℃. Bright start today, but became very cool midday.  Rain in evening.

Great White Egret
Marsh Harrier
Curlew, Little Stint, Greenshank
Yellow-legged Gull
Swift, Hobby
Wheatear


11-8-18 Black-tailed Godwit, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Redland:
6 House Martin.

Stockwood Open Spaces:
Sparrowhawk with 2 juveniles, 6 Swallow, Reed Bunting.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, WeBS:
86 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 13 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 24 Turnstone, 23 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Redshank, 230 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear.

Littleton, WeBS:
121 Canada Geese, 31 Mallard, 3 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Redshank, 230 BH Gull, 3 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Wheatear.

New Passage/Northwich Warth, 10th
8 Teal, 12 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, Lapwing - inc leucistic individual, 130c Black-tailed Godwit, some Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Ruff (j), 20 Dunlin,  5 Common Sandpiper, 130 Redshank, 2 Swift, 3 Raven, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, and a Garden Warbler.

Yate, Kingsgate Park:
1 Kingfisher, 7 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap.

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
1 Canada Goose, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck, 135 Mallard, 12  Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 26 Oystercatcher, 80 Ringed Plover, 174 Curlew, 5 Turnstone, 180 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 195 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 375 BH Gull, 3 Raven, 20 Swallow.

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports. 

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
20 Canada Goose, 3 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 25 Coot, 12 Swift, 30 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail.
11-8-18 Great White Egret, CVL (Bob Brewer)
11-8-18 Marsh Harrier, CVL (David Hughes)
Chew Valley Lake, mostly Herriotts:
1 Mallard + 7 day old ducklings, 23 Little Grebe (HG), 3 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier (Moreton),  22 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover (Herons Green), 1 Curlew, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 4 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Gull, 11 GBB Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Stock Dove, 30 Swift, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Great Spotted and 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 2 Sand Martin, 100 Swallow and martins, 20 LT Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Reed Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 30 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting.

11-8-18 Yellow-legged Gull at CVL (Bob Brewer)

11-8-18 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Out of Avon - click one of the links Steart Marshes 9th August by Bob Brewer

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Bob Brewer, Mark Coller, Paul Francis, Robert Hargreaves, David Hughes, John Martin, Andy Middleton, George Rabin, Harvey Rose, Ian Stapp

Friday, 10 August 2018

10-08-18 Friday - lots of Rain

Temp 13 to 20℃. More rain, 9 mm so far, followed by some good sunny periods

Great White Egret
Marsh Harrier
Sanderling
Yellow-legged Gull
Hobby
Yellow Wagtail
Swift


10-8-18 Ringed Plover at Herons Green (Raoul Chandrasekera)
BRISTOL

St George:
1 Kingfisher on the Avon.
Kingfisher 10th Aug 2018 St George - R Avon (Lee Gardiner)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Severn Beach:
Sanderling and mixed flock of  90 Ringed Plover with 140 Dunlin.

New Passage/Northwich Warth
8 Teal, 12 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, Lapwing - inc leucistic individual, 130c Black-tailed Godwit, some Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Ruff (j), 20 Dunlin,  5 Common Sandpiper, 130 Redshank, 2 Swift, 3 Raven, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, and a Garden Warbler.

Black-tailed Godwit flock 10th Aug 2018 NP-NW (John Martin)
John invited perkin to do a recount.
NORTH SOMERSET
no reports

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath, Twerton:
6 Long-tailed Tit after a long absence.

RESERVOIRS
10-8-18 Marsh Harrier at Stratford (Raoul Chandrasekera)
Blagdon Lake:
1 Mandarin Duck (m), 1 Little Ringed Plover (j), 5 Ringed Plover, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 

Chew Valley Lake, mostly Herriotts:
1 juv Marsh Harrier, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 20 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover (Herons Green), 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Dunlin (10 at HG), 13 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 7 (3 juv 4ad) Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Hobby, 12 Sand Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail


10-8-18 Dunlin at Herons Green (Raoul Chandrasekera)
Out of Avon - click one of the linksSteart Marshes 9th August by Bob Brewer

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Raoul Chandrasakera, Anne Crowe, Lee Gardiner, John Martin, 
blagdonlakebirds severnsidebirds