Friday, 30 September 2016

Sightings Friday 30-9-16

1st Merlin of autumn (one less Dunlin) and 1 Guillemot at New Passage
248 Cormorant all fishing in a tight bunch and the old faithful female Scaup at Chew


30-9-16 Guillemot(Brian Lancaster)
Floating on the Severn at New Passage
BRISTOL
Eastville Park:
1 Grey Heron (roosting in tree), 2 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff (on  lake island)
Finzels Reach:
2 Peregrine all present and correct


30-9-16 Robin (Martin Tayler)
Robins singing all through Snuff Mills - they are back!
Snuff Mills:
1 Kingfisher, 1 Treecreeper, 6 Robin, 2 Grey Wagtail
Stockwood Open Spaces:
1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet

30-9-16 Barnacle Goose (John Martin)
Wary bunch at New Passage
New Passage/Northwick:
9 Barnacle Goose, 9 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Merlin, 1 Golden Plover, 93 Grey Plover,
9 Lapwing, 110 Knot, 5+ Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 1400+ Dunlin, 165 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Guillemot, 1 Wheatear, lots Meadow Pipit

Severn Beach:
1 juv Redstart, 1 juv Whinchat, 1 male Stonechat, 2 Wheatear

Portbury Wharf:
1 Chiffchaff (in song near railway bridge at 7am)

30-9-16 Ruff (Alex Carlisle) and 30-9-16 Ruff (John Martin)
The showy birds at Northwick Warth just in case you are missing them
Banwell, Winthill:
4 Buzzard, 2 Raven, flock of Long-tailed Tit, some Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff

Newton St Loe:
7 Teal, 3 diving Mallards, 2 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest,
1 House Martin, 5 Song Thrush (behaving like Redwing in the tree tops), 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail

Barrow Tank 3:
3 Common Sandpiper, pair Stonechat

Blagdon:
3 Great White Egret. 10 Little Egret, 10 Ringed Plover, 15 Lapwing, 2 Little Stint, 3 Dunlin

30-09-16 Little Egret (Ian Stapp)
Shaking it up at Moreton
Chew Valley Lake:
The Dam:
2 Egyptian Goose, 3 GBB Gull, 248 Cormorant (all fishing in a tight bunch)
Woodford:
2 Little Egret, 1 Swallow (not looking very well), 10 Pied Wagtail
Heron's Green:
10 Little Grebe (lake in the end of the bay), 1 Buzzard, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Swallow, 3 House Sparrow, 6 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit
Moreton:
1 Little Egret, 5 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 11 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 2 House Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff,
1 Brimstone Butterfly (flew past Moreton hide)
Stratford:
The 1 female Scaup, 1 Little Egret, (NB. Spotted Crake was reported late last night), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 2 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff
Herriott's End:
2 Pintail, 8 Little Grebe, 6 GBB Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler

30-9-16 Redshank (Alex Carlisle)
The freedom of flying waders
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Alex Carlisle, Teresa Chard, Lee Gardiner, Mike Gillett, Robert Hargreaves, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, John Thorogood, Jason Williams, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding,, severnsidebirds,

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Sightings 29/9/16

Wet to start then sunny later - always blustery.

Starting on the rarities:
Durleigh, Reservoir:
1 juv Pectoral Sandpiper still.

Steart Marshes WWT:
1 Grey Phalarope
29/09/2016 Grey Phalarope (Roger Musgrove)

and now the rest!

Bristol area.
Bristol, Eastville, Park:
8 Mallard,1 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Treecreeper
Bristol, Easton, Greenbank:
3 Jay, 6 Swallow.
Bristol, Stoke Park, inc Duchess Pond:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Swallow.


29/09/2016 Curlew with Redshank (Martin Tayler)
New Passage/Northwick:
Lots of Wigeon, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Curlew, lots of  Oystercatcher, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, and Turnstone, and 1 Knot

Sea Mills: (a full and comprehensive tally)
20 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 10 Redshank, 100 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull,
1 Herring Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 6 Raven,
2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit,  8 House Martin, and 2 Robin.

29/9/16 Great Crested Grebe (Mrs Trellis)
Getting a bit bolshie at Planet Chew
Portishead:
2 House Martin

Marshfield:
Cemetery:
1 1st wint Common Gull, 20c Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 50c Herring Gull.
Shire Valley:
2 Grey Heron, Buzzard, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel, Jay, 5 Raven, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, and Pied Wagtail.

Sand Point:
2 Swallow, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear

Uphill:
2 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 20+ Goldfinch


29/9/16 Peregrine (Paul Cousins)
Crows mobbing Peregrines and bullying a Kestrel at Uphill
Newton St Loe:
1 Wigeon (still, now top lake), 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 3 Skylark, 100 Goldfinch (flock at least)

Stanton Drew:
Red Kite(crossed over road mobbed by 3 Crows a driving tick)

Blagdon Lake:
11 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 14 Ringed Plover,
29 Lapwing, 3 juv Dunlin,  and 1 juv Little Stint, 1 Common Tern

29/9/16 Swallow (George Stacey)
Exhausted at Woodford Lodge
Chew Valley Lake:
East Shore:
3 Egyptian Goose, 9 Pintail, 1 hybrid Aythya (TuftyxPoch), 1 Little Egret, 1 juv Knot,
1 juv Common Tern, 15 GBB Gull, and 1 Sand Martin
Villice: 
15 Wigeon, 36 Gadwall, 15 Shoveler, 450 Tufties 1 Great White Egret, 28 Great Crested Grebe,
18 Little Grebe, 9 Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher
Moreton:
1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 4 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Goldcrest, 12 Swallow, and 2 Chiffchaff.
Stratford:
Spotted Crake seen again in the reeds in front of the hide.
1 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Tern, 10 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, and 2 Chiffchaff

29/09/2016 Juv Common Tern (Ian Stapp)

Herriotts End:
4 Pintail, 1 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Cetti’s Warbler

29/9/16 Black-tailed Godwit (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage sky obliterated this morning
Reports: Paul Bowerman. Paul Cousins, Mike Davis, Alistair Fraser, Adrian Hockey, Nigel Milbourne, Roger Musgrove, Rich Scantlebury, George Stacey,  Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, Mrs Trellis, Wayne Tucker, Keith Vinicombe blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Sightings 28-9-16


A promising start to the day which then disappointed and turned murky but mild


Great White Egret still at Blagdon Lake

23-9-16 One of the Great White Egret at Blagdon last week and still there today (Martin Tayler)

Bristol, North Street Ashton:
1 Raven heading north @ 10.10, 2 Raven heading east @ 11.40

Bristol, Sea Mills:
Hobby

28-9-16 Hobby at Sea Mills (Brian Thompson)

Bristol, Filton Golf Course:
Buzzard, (Hoopoe on the Club crest Martin Tayler)

Oldbury Coast:
am: 1 Little Egret & Stonechat (lagoon 2)
pm: 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 100 BH Gull, 3 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 25 Pied Wagtail



28-9-16 Stonechat on the 2nd lagoon at Oldbury (Mrs Trellis)

Oldbury-on-Severn:
2 House Martin still attending a nest near Community shop

Littleton Warth:
am: Meadow Pipit passage, 70 grounded birds + 40 through,
70 Wigeon, 1 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 29 Grey Plover, 30 Dunlin, 11 Curlew, 4 Redshank,
200 BH Gull, 2 Swallow, 6 Wheatear.

28-9-2016 Wheatear at Littleton Warth this afternoon (Mrs Trellis)

New Passage/Northwick:72 Grey Plover and c800 Dunlin

Chipping Sodbury Common:
Wigeon, 2 Common Snipe, Swallow, 10 Long Tailed Tit

Weston-Super-Mare Sewage Works:
3 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen on pool: Chiffchaff and Cetti’s Warbler singing. Along path to Brean Sluice a Sparrowhawk tried his luck with Pipits and Finches. Strong flock of Goldfinches in the weedy fields. Below the sluice on the mud 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew with several Redshank.


Barrow Tanks:
1 Tufted Duck, 20 Cormorant, 1 Heron, 17 Great Crested Grebe

Blagdon Lake:
Great White Egret, 13 Little Egret, 15 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 13 Ringed Plover,
20 Lapwing, 2 Little Stint, 4 Dunlin

Chew Valley Lake:
Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Pintail, Shoveler, Pochard, Great Crested Grebe
Heron’s Green:
2 Buzzard, 3 Little Grebe (on Pond), 17 Little Grebe (on lake), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat
Stratford:
2 Snipe, 1 Cetti’s Warbler
Herriott’s End:
2 Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail


Reports: Brian Lancastle, David Poulton, Robert Hargreaves, Nigel Milbourne, Brian Thompson, John Thorogood, Martin Tayler, Mrs. Trellis, Robert Webber, blagdonlakebirds

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sightings 27-9-16

Golden Plover at New Passage
Whinchat at Chipping Sodbury Common
Pintail, 1 Great White Egret, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Whinchat, 1 Water Rail at Chew Valley

27-9-16 Sparrowhawk (Bob Medland)
Attacking pigeon at Cameley
Shepperdine and OPS:
3 Grey Plover, 3 Cetti's Warbler singing this morning (2 on Lagoon 3 and 1 on Lagoon 2)

New Passage/Northwick:
1 Peregrine, 1 Golden Plover, 3 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 125 Knot, 280 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Lisa Presland Wagtail
Northwick Warth: rather tame juv Ruff

27-9-16 Ruff (Brian Lancaster)
Close at Northwick Wharf
Frampton Cotterell:
3 Buzzard, 2 Jay, 1 Raven, 2 Green and 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Swallow, 4 Long-tailed Tit,
5 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 39 Goldfinch

Chipping Sodbury Common:
7 Snipe, 5 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat

Marshfield:
1 Hobby over Down Road

Cameley:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap

27-09-16 Cetti's Warbler (Ian Stapp)
The invisibles making a show at Stratford Hide
Blagdon Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 392 Wigeon, 336 Gadwall, 1129 Teal, 30 Pintail, 581 Shoveler, 41 Tufted Duck, 26 Common Pochard, 2 Great White Egret, 12 Little Egret, 162 Moorhen, 2 Peregrine Falcon,
1 juv Hobby, 14 Ringed Plover, 26 Lapwing, 1 juv Little Stint, 4 Dunlin
Full WeBS thru Here following Daily News

Chew Valley Lake:
2 Egyptian Geese, 8 Pintail, 2 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat
Heron's Green:
4 Wigeon, 3 Little Grebe (pond), 22 Little Grebe (right end of the bay lake side), 1 Buzzard (the white one), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 13 House Martin, 6 House Sparrow
Moreton:
1 Tawny Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti's Warbler

27-09-16 Water Rail (Ian Stapp)
Looking for the Crake at Stratford Hide
Stratford:
1 Great-white Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 4 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Herriotts End:
2 Kingfisher, 20 + House Martin, 7 Swallow


27-9-16 Sparrowhawk (Bob Medland)
Remains of pigeon at Cameley
Reports: BOC Walk,  Roy Curber, Terry Doman,Nick Hawkridge, Peter Hazelwood, Brian Lancastle, Bob Medland, Nigel Milbourne, Vic Polley, Lise Presland, Ian Stapp, Keith Vinicombe
blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG 

Monday, 26 September 2016

Sightings 26-9-16

Some proper autumn birds!
1st Jack Snipe & Stonechat of the season at New Passage
1st Spotted Crake of the season at Chew Valley Lake
1st Wigeon at Newton St Loe (on bottom lake) since 13/01/14

26-9-16 Spotted Crake (Andy Davis)
Found by Derek Angell at the Stratford Hide Chew
Bristol
Bishopston Garden 
2 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail over at midday, 14 Goldfinch hit the feeders at 3pm stayed as long as it took a cat to get interested and 3 Robins in battle song mode

New Passage/Northwick:
430 Wigeon, 36 Shoveler, 60 Ringed Plover, 21 Grey Plover, 9 Lapwing, 50 Knot, 4 Little Stint

26-9-16 Little Stint (Paul Bowerman)
2 Curlew Sandpiper, 500+ Dunlin, 1 Ruff,

26-9-16 Ruff (Paul Bowerman)
Tame bird on Northwick Warth
1st Jack Snipe, 10 Snipe, 300 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 80 Redshank, 3 Wheatear & 1st Stonechat 


26-9-16 Black-tailed Godwit (Martin Tayler)
Some of  300 at New Passage
Newton St Loe:
1 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 50+ House Martin, 2 Nuthatch

26-9-16 Wigeon (Wayne Tucker)
bottom lake Newton Park
Blagdon Lake:
32 Pintail, 2 Great White Egret, 12 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 juve Hobby, 14 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 24 Lapwing, 1 juv Little Stint, 4 Dunlin, 1 Yellow-legged Gull,  1 Wheatear

Chew Valley Lake:
Large numbers of Pochard
50-100 Hirundine, mostly House Martin, some Swallow, with a few Sand Martin
Herons Green:
2 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper
Moreton:
1 Kingfisher
Stratford:
1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 1 Spotted Crake, 6 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Herriotts End:
18 Shoveler

25-9-26 Spotted Crake (Gary Thorburn) Slimbridge
Just in case you wanted another look at one
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Nick Hawkridge, Robert Hargreaves, Nigel Milbourne, Martin Tayler, Wayne Tucker
blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, severnsidebirds

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sightings 25-9-16

Sanderling at Shepperdine
Avocet, and Ruff at New Passage
Whinchat at Aust Wharf
Great White Egret and Grey Plover at Blagdon

25-9-16 Ruff (Matt Scott)
Showy fellow near 2nd sentry box on Northwick Wharf

BRISTOL
St George: Coal Tits still on feeders
Stockwood Open Spaces:
Green & Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 3 Bullfinch

Shepperdine:
4 Sanderling, 1 Grey Plover

Oldbury Power Station:
7 Shelduck, 27 Mallard, 2 Peregrine, 1 Oystercatcher, 20 Ringed Plover, 5 Lapwing, 65 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Curlew,  35 Turnstone, 25 BH Gull, 4 Chiffchaff, 20 Pied Wagtail,
35 Goldfinch
25-9-16 Curlew Sandpiper (Vic Savery)
Severn Beach
Severn Beach:
2 Curlew Sandpiper

Littleton Ringing:
180 birds from 15th to 23rd Sept, 141 new, 39 retraps.
Kingfisher 1, 0: Goldcrest 2, 0: Blue Tit 9, 11: Great Tit 6, 8: Long-tailed Tit 0, 3:
Cetti's Warbler 0, 2: Chiffchaff 55, 1: Blackcap 19, 0: Reed Warbler 2, 0: Wren 2, 1: Robin 0, 4: Dunnock 3, 0: Chaffinch 3, 0: Greenfinch 1, 0: Goldfinch 38, 9:


25-9-16 Whinchat (Mrs Trellis)
Posing at Aust Wharf
Aust Wharf:
1 Swallow, 1 Whinchat 

New Passage/Northwick:
4 Grey Plover, 3 Little Stint, lots of Knot & Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Wheatear, .
Northwick Warth: 1 Avocet with the 4 Grey Plover, 1 Ruff

25-9-16 Wigeon (Jason Williams)
Out Boating
Portishead:
Battery Point: 1 Wheatear, 4 Rock Pipit, c.30 Linnet
Boating lake: 1 Greylag Goose, 3 Wigeon, c.120 Mallard

Clevedon-Yeo: (24-09-2016)

4 Canada Goose, 220 Shelduck (good show for time of year), 5 Wigeon, 60 Teal, 60 Mallard,
9 Little Egret, 20 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 90 Curlew, 8 Turnstone,
20 Dunlin (poor showing), 1 Greenshank (heard only), 110 Redshank, 1 Cetti’s Warbler,
3 Wheatear, 10 Meadow Pipit.

Weston-Super-Mare:
Harbour: 4 Grey Plover, 6 Swallow to East

25-9-16 Red Legged Partridge (Robert Hargreaves)
Skulking with 7 Wheatear and 100 Linnet
Marshfield:
Rushmead Lane: 7 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 9 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 7 Wheatear, 100 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer, 8 Corn Bunting
Shire Valley Farm: 100+ Pheasant (75 in one group), 2 Collared Dove, 16 Swallow

Warmley Forest Park:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Tawny Owl, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff

Wick Golden Valley:
2 Jay, 2 Nuthatch, 8 Long-tailed Tit

Bath:
8 House Martin still flying around nests opposite Lidl's

Marksbury:
100+ Starling

Barrow Gurney Tanks:
A few Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper

25-09-16 Grey Plover (Ian Stapp)
Getting grief from a Lapwing at Blagdon  
Blagdon Lake:
Top end only: Lots of Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Shoveler
2 Great White Egret, 9 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Grey Plover, 28 Lapwing
Also 1 Hobby, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, More ringed Gulls, 2 Siskin

Chew Valley Ringing:
2 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, and 2 Reed Bunting ringed today

Chew Valley Lake:
Woodford:
1 Swallow
Herriotts End:
Great White Egret,

23-9-16 Bearded Tit (George Stacey)
Showing well at Radipole
Reports: Paul Bowdler, Peter Coslett, Paul Francis, lee Gardiner, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Paul House, Richard Keel, John Martin, Andrew Middleton, Nigel Milbourne, Chris Perry, Robert Purveur, Vic Savery, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Jason Williams,  Harvey Rose,
blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Sightings 24-9-16

Birds of the day
Great White EgretGolden Plover, Grey Plover,  Little Stint,   Bar-tailed GodwitCorn Bunting


24-9-16 Grey Plover (John Martin)
Littleton Warth
BRISTOL
Hanham Woods: 
"nice lunch but no birds about" - seems the story of the day, so a photo fest

24-9-16 Wheatear (Rod Holbrook)
Severn Beach
Shepperdine:
Bar-tailed Godwit

Littleton Warth WeBS:
8 Shelduck, 59 Wigeon, 46 Teal, 11 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 32+ Grey Plover, 65 Dunlin,
Bar-tailed Godwit, 65 Dunlin, 1 Sand Martin, 6 Wheatear

23-9-16 Grey Plover (David Hughes)
At New Passage yesterday
New Passage/Northwick:
7 Shelduck, 350 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 9 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 13 Ringed Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 8 Lapwing, 100+ Knot, 3 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper,
600 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Snipe,
70 Redshank, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Wheatear

Yatton - Wemberham Lane:
1 Cormorant, 2 Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet

24-9-16 Kingfisher (Shane Pannell)
Molly at Gordano Valley
Weston-Super-Mare - Worlebury gardens:
1 Jay, 4 House Martin, 4 Starling, 6 Blackbird, 21 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch

24-9-16 Golden plover (Peter Coslett)
Downs Road, Marshfield
Marshfield:
Down Road: 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Golden Plover, 10 Barn Swallow
Rushmead Lane: 2 Common Buzzard,  5 Stock Dove, 7 Wheatear, a few Corn Bunting
Shire Valley: 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 10 Raven

24-9-16 Wheatear  (Peter Coslett)
Rushmead Lane
Blagdon Lake:
1 Greylag Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 335 Wigeon, 30 Pintail, 4 Great White Egret, 14 Little Egret,
1 Water Rail, 14 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 28 Lapwing, 1 juv Little Stint, 2 Dunlin

Chew Valley Ringing:
Chiffchaff: 12 ringed plus a recapture ringed here in June 2015 as a juv
Reed Warbler: 2 recorded today. To date, the last hatched here was recaptured on 04 Sept
This Evening: 1 Teal and 1 Mallard ringed

Chew Valley Lake:
Nothing to report
24-9-16 Spotted Crake (Lee Gardiner)
This bird has kept too many birders out of Avon
Reports: John Barnett, Teresa Chard, Peter Coslett, Peter Hazelwood, John Martin, Nigel Milbourne, George Rabin, Trevor Riddle
blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBSOG

Friday, 23 September 2016

Sightings 23-9-16

70 Grey Plover at Oldbury Power Station and singles at New Passage and Blagdon!
90+ Turnstone on the estuary at New Passage
Great White Egret at Blagdon and Chew Valley Lake
Wheatear at Oldbury, New Passage, and Marshfield

23-10-16 Turnstone (Dave Hughes)
New Passage
BRISTOL
Kestrels at Cribbs Causeway and UWE
Marksbury Road Park:
Tawny Owl been calling all week

Oldbury Power Station:
70-75 Grey Plover (best since 75 in 1993), 2 Knot, 5 Wheatear

23-10-16 Wheatear (Dave Hughes)
New Passage
Littleton Warth:
28 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 25 Dunlin, 6 Curlew, 15 Redshank,
1 Raven, 23 Swallow, 200 Starling, 6 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 30+ Meadow Pipit

23-9-16 Turnstone (Lisa Presland)
Shoreline - New Passage
New Passage/Northwick:
22-5-16: 1 Avocet, colour ringed as chick on German coast in 2013, was only the 2nd report

Pilning wetland and shoreline:
2 Ringed Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 4 Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, 180+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 90+ Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Wheatear

23-9-16 Wheatear (Vic Savery)
At the Burger Bar Bay, Severn Beach
Marshfield:
Rushmead Lane: 6 Wheatear only

Keynsham High Street:
1 Red and Yellow Barbet (an escape)

Stockhill Woods, Priddy Pools: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 3 Raven, 10+ Goldcrest,
4 Marsh Tit, pair Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Meadow Pipit, 20+ Goldfinch

23-09-16 Grey Plover (Ian Stapp)
Big eyed bird causing confusion at Blagdon
Blagdon Lake:
Lots of Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Pintail, and Shoveler.
14 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 15+ Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine (consuming kill),
3 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover (19th site record), 18 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 GBB Gull (Green L42(12)),
1 Herring Gull (Blue G:P(04)), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay

23-09-16 Great-White Egret (Ian Stapp)
In Herriott's Pool
Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Egret, 1 Common Gull
Woodford:
1 Buzzard, 1 Jay
Villice:
2 Little Egret, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 7 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper
Heron's Green:
6 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 12 House Sparrow
Herriotts End:
4 Pintail, 1 Great-white Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Yellow-legged Gull,
1 Kingfisher

23-10-16 Great Crested Grebe (Rojo)
Autumn in Villice Bay
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Teresa Chard, Peter Coslett, Andy Davis,  Rob Emery, Paul Francis, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, David Hughes, Lisegirl, Samantha Rogers, Vic Savery,  Ian Stapp, Hilary Strongman,  Mrs Trellis
blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds