Thursday, 17 August 2017

17th August '17 Thursday - Great White Egrets

Bright with sun, lots of cloud and a fresh breeze.

Chew had all the goodies today - Garganey, Great White Egrets, Marsh Harrier, Yellow-legged Gull

BRISTOL

Dipper on the River Frome (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
Kingfisher, Dipper, Grey Wagtail.

Stapleton:
ad. Peregrine.

Glad of the feeders even in August - Nuthatch in Vera Carpenter's garden

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Ringed Plovers, adult and juv, at New Passage ('Lisegirl')
Turnstone losing its summer finery at New Passage ('Lisegirl')
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
76 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 40 + Turnstone.

A variety of Yellow Wagtail plumages are on view at Pilning Wetland (John Martin)
Pilning wetland:
2 Little Egret, 28 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 115 Black-tailed Godwit, 70 Redshank, 4 Swift, mixed hirundines – mostly Sand Martin, 15+ Yellow Wagtail.

Lower Woods:
9-10 Spotted Flycatcher in two families.

Lovely portrait of a Mandarin in Yate (Mark Coller)
Yate:
Mandarin Duck, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher in Kingsgate Park.


NORTH SOMERSET:

Weston-super-Mare:
f. Peregrine heading out to Flat Holm.  3+ Swift.


BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
3 Red-legged Partridge (Down Road).

Willsbridge:
1 Dipper, 8 LT Tit, 3+ Treecreeper.

Bath:
At the American Museum yesterday, a random eagle with a white tail in the top of a tall pine.  Has anyone lost one, or has anyone else seen it?

Newton St Loe:
1 Little Egret, 30 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 4+ Goldcrest, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 50 House Sparrow, 2 Bullfinch.

Carlingcott:
200 Swallow - gathering on the wires now.


RESERVOIRS:

Common Sandpiper on the Dam at Chew (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:

Dam:
4 Common Sandpiper.

Bittern Trail:
2 Ringed Plover.

Woodford:
5 G BB Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 20+ hirundine.

Heron's Green:
15 Little Grebe, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 G BB Gull.

Moreton:
2 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Goldcrest, 12+ LTTit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Jay, 1 Raven.

Two of the Great White Egrets on Herriotts Pool today (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's End:
1 Garganey, 4 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 9 Green Sandpiper, 10+ Swift, 1 Kingfisher,  40+ hirundine.

Black-tailed Godwit at Chew (Bob Brewer)
Dancing Great White Egret at Chew (Bob Brewer)

Reports: Vera Carpenter, Teresa Chard, Mark Coller, David Gibbs, Martin Hunt, 'Lisegirl', John Martin, David Poulton, Rob Purveur, Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Roger White,  blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

16th August '17

Sun, cloud and a bit of wind.

Unexpected Nightjar at Hunstrete


BRISTOL

Stockwood Open Space:
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Bullfinch, 4 Whitethroat, 6 Goldfinch
2 Buzzard, 3 House Martin, 30+ gull (unspecified)

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Common sandpiper

Fishponds:
2 Swift


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
5 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Garganay, 109 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Kestrel, 6 Swift

Pilning wetland:
Sparrowhawk (juv)

Young Sparrowhawk at Pilning wetland (Bob Pepper)
Yate:
Kingsgate Park: Mandarin Duck (f)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5+ Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Swift


NORTH SOMERSET:

Kenn:
Grey Wagtail (juv, garden pond)

Weston-super-Mare:
Peregrine (flyover)


BELOW M4 & BANES

Hunstrete:
Reliable report of a Nightjar on Monday evening 14th watched by 4 people.

 
RESERVOIRS:

Barrow:
9 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hobby, Greylag Goose, Little Egret

Chew Valley Lake:

Woodford:
4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Little Egret, 50 +  Martins (over the water), 2 Great Back-backed Gull

Villice:
7 Common Sands, 5 Lapwing, two Buzzards and more

Common Sandpiper and Lapwing (Bob Brewer)

Buzzard and Canada Geese (some of the Bob's others) Bob Brewer)

Heron's Green:
1 Yellow-legged Gull, only 2 Canada Goose (all at Blagdon I expect), 1 Little Egret, 14 Swallows (over pond), 16 Little Grebe

Moreton:
8 Great Black-backed Gull (on lake), 4 Little Grebe (in front hide), 2 Little Egret (hide)

Stratford:
1 Green Shank, 1 Little Ringed Plover


Greenshank (George Stacey)
Herriott's End:
4 Great-white Egret (pool), 5 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper (wall)
1 Kingfisher, 2 Oystercatcher (pool), 2 Black-backed Gull (pool),   200+ Martins most Sand some House & 2/3 Swallows with them over Stratford bay and some Sand 20+ over pool.

Late look round - Pool - 2 Great-white Egret, 7 Green Sandpiper and on the lake side a juv Little Ringed Plover.

Oystercatchers (Ian Stapp)
"Well, I'm not talking to you either!"
Hollow  Brook: 
4  Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper



Reports: Darren Pearce, Lisa Presland, Teresa Chard, Rob Purveur, Peter Coslett, Gary Hughes, John Martin, John Croxton, Bob Brewer, Ian Stapp, Bob Pepper, Larry Sweetland, George Stacey, Andy Mears  blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

15th August '17 Tuesday - Cuckoo, Med Gull

Fine, sunny, hot out of the wind.

A late Cuckoo, juv. Mediterranean Gull.
Still 4 Great White Egrets and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls at Chew.


Sparrowhawk over Nailsea (Richard Bedwell)
BRISTOL
no reports


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Shepperdine:
2 Little Egret, c.30 Ringed Plover, 3 ad. Sanderling, 50+ Dunlin, 1 Snipe.

Almondsbury:
Song Thrush - back in the garden again.

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hobby, c.25 Lapwing, 150 Dunlin, Knot, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 70 Redshank. Snipe, 20 Turnstone, 1 (juv-1w) Mediterranean Gull1 Cuckoo, 3 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 40 Sand Martin, 2 Meadow Pipit, 60 Pied Wagtail,  11 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Wheatear,  Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 20 Goldfinch, 40 Linnet.

Green Sandpiper at Pilning Wetland (John Martin)
Pilning wetland:
1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 14 Gadwall, 2 juv. Garganey, 63 Black-tailed Godwit (27 juv), 4 Green Sandpiper.

Hawkesbury, Broad Hill:
1 Redstart.

Warmley:
4 Swift.


NORTH SOMERSET:

Pill:
(BOC walk) 20 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 1-2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Redshank, 2-4 Common Sandpiper, 70+ BH Gull, 10+ Swallow, 6 House Martin, Chiffchaffs, Goldcrests, and the Robins are singing again after the summer lull.

Buzzard mobbed by Swallow over Nailsea (Richard Bedwell)



Portishead:
Still 5 Swift over the High Street.



Nailsea:
Sparrowhawk, Buzzards (with attendant Swallows), Hobby.



Sand Point:
1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail.





BELOW M4 & BANES

Little Owl at Marshfield (Pete Coslett)
Marshfield:
1 Little Owl.

RESERVOIRS:

Blagdon Lake:
3 Little Egret, 1 adult Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper.

Hobby at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)

Common Sandpiper at Chew (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake:
4 Great White Egret (one Denny Island, two along Moreton/Stratford shore, one Herriott's Pool), 7-9 Little Egret.

Bittern Trail (Hollow Brook):2 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker

Woodford:
1 Common Sandpiper, 3 G BB Gull, 2 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 30+ hirundines, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Mistle Thrush.

Sparrowhawk at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:
16 Little Grebe, 50+ Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Hobby, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Barn Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 20+ Swallow, 12+ martins sp., 1 Reed Bunting.

Moreton:
100+ Cormorant (fishing flock), 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 G BB Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 6+ LTTit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Reed Bunting.

Villice Bay:
4 Common Sandpiper.

Herriott's End:
1 Shelduck, 5 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 G BB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler.

Reports: Richard Bedwell, Vera Carpenter, Peter Coslett, Andy Davis, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, John Martin, David Newton, Vic Polley, Ian Stapp, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds

Monday, 14 August 2017

14th August '17 Monday - Osprey

Light rain here and there, a little sun, a mild day

Great White Egret, OspreyRuffBar-tailed GodwitShort-eared Owl, Whinchat, Wheatear, Redstart, Yellow Wagtail
14-8-17 Grey Heron at Backwell Lake (Richard Bedwell)
BRISTOL

Zilch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

14-8-17 Yellow Wagtail at New Passage (Lisegirl)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
150-200 Canada Goose, 14 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 20 Lapwing, 70 Ringed Plover, 61 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Turnstone, 300+ Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 90 Redshank, 4 Snipe, 2 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 12+ Swallow, 1 Reed Warbler, 50+ Starling, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Goldfinch, 3 Yellow Wagtail.


14-8-17 Redstart at Chipping Sodbury (Mark Coller)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 8 Redstart, 3 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead, Kilkenny Place:
1 Coal Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldfinch

Clevedon, Wains Hill to Yeo, High tide 10.30-13.45:
60 Shelduck, 3 Teal, 1 + 7 juv Tufted Duck, 18 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrel (2 juv), 31 Oystercatcher, 225 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 200 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 225 Curlew, 6 Common Sandpiper, 145 Redshank, 5 Turnstone, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Raven, 80 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 225 Goldfinch, 65 Linnet
14-8-17 Kingfisher at Backwell Lake (Richard Bedwell)
Backwell Lake:
2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher

Sand Point Middle Hope and Woodspring Bay, 13th WeBS:
12 Mute Swan, 51 Canada Geese, 6 Shelduck, 5 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Oystercatcher, 8 Whimbrel, 112 Curlew, 10 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 240 BH Gull, 23 LBB Gull, 36 Herring Gull, many Swallows, 5 Wheatear, 20 Linnet

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bullfinch in Bath (NSL-Birding)
RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake, WeBS:
451 Canada Geese, 3 Teal, 488 Tufted Duck, 8 Little Egret, 1204 Coot, 2 Curlew, 6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Swift, Sand Martins, 50 House Martin, 1 Siskin

14-8-17 Water Rail in Villice Bay (Bob Brewer)
Chew Valley Lake:
a juv Sparrowhawk, 1 Oystercatcher (at Bernard King), 2 Greenshank (1 at Hollow-brook), 20 Swift

Villice:
1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 14 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 14-8-1741 Moorhen, 4 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 8 Common Sandpiper, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler

Heron's Green:
2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Yellow-legged Gull

Moreton:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine over lake centre, 4 Little Egret

14-8-17 Common Sandpiper, from Villice Bay(Bob Brewer)
Herriott's End:
1 Osprey (Richard Mielcarek, Andy Davis) flew to South West, 2 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 ad intermedius LBB Gull,  1 Grey Wagtail


Reports: Richard Bedwell, Bob Brewer, Vera Carpenter, Mark Coller, Peter Coslett, Roy Curber, Andy Davis, Phil Delve, Terry Doman, Robert Hargreaves, Lisegirl, Richard Mielcarek, Nigel Milbourne, Giles Morris, Dee Pope, Steve Sanins, Ian Stapp, Keith Vinicombe, Warwick Wright,  blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Sunday, 13 August 2017

13th August '17 Sunday - Cuckoo

Sunny morning, still pretty good for the rest of day

Common ScoterHobbyCurlew SandpiperCuckooWhinchatWheatearRedstart, Yellow Wagtail


13-8-17 Peregrine in Bristol (Rich Scantlebury)
BRISTOL

Finzels Reach:
2 + 1 juv Peregrine, 1 Raven
Fishponds:
1 Swift, 1 Swallow
Stockwood Open Space:
1 Grey Heron over 9.45

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Warmley Forest Park:
3 Moorhen, 1 Little Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Magpie, 2 Jay, 9 Jackdaw, 20 mixed flock Tits inc Long-tailed, 30 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 34 Starling, 6 Blackbird, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Chaffinch, 7 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch, 16 Bullfinch

13-8-17 Common Scoter at Berkeley (Paul Taylor)
Berkeley Shore:
1 Common Scoter, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 juv Yellowhammer

13-8-17 Sand Martin fest at New Passage (John Martin)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
11 Gadwall, Pochard, 1 Hobby, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Kingfisher, 110 Sand Martin, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 m Redstart, 1 Yellow Wagtail


13-8-17 Redstart at Chipping Sodbury (Paul Woolaams)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
3 Chiffchaff, a few Whitethroat, 4 Redstart, 6 Whinchat, 30 Goldfinch



NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
2 Mute Swan, 18 Shelduck, 60 Mallard, 1 + 7 juv Tufted Duck, 13 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, 24 Oystercatcher, 45 Ringed Plover, 160 Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 2 Knot, 120 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 120 Redshank, 250 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 3 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, 75 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 2 Wheatear

Ashton Hill Plantation:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Goldcrest and young
Congressbury:
2 Mallard, 2 Kingfisher
Yatton Wemberham Lane:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen + young, 1 Kingfisher, Swallows
Weston, Worle, Moor Lane:
2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 40 Swift, 80 Hirundine

Uphill, WeBS:
1 Mute Swan, 33 Shelduck, 22 Mallard, 5 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 130 Oystercatcher, 13 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew,  2 Common Sandpiper, 42 Redshank, 145 BH Gull, 40 LBB Gull, 1 Herring Gull, Swallows, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
Widcombe:
5 Little Egret heading South at 17.00

The Oval, off Englishcombe Lane:
Swift records - 7th 20, 8th 25, 9th 12, 10th 10, 11th 1, 12th 1

13-8-17 Little Egret back at Newton St Loe
Newton St Loe:
1 Little Egret, 7 Buzzard, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 30 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Greenfinch
13-8-17 Grey Wagtail at Lords Wood (Chris Perry)
Lords Wood:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Jay, lots Goldcrest, 10 Coal Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Bullfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
3 Great White Egret, 7 Little Egret, no Swift reported

Woodford:
3 Little Egret, 7 GBB Gull, 2 Song Thrush


13-8-17 Great White Egret at Herons Green (IanStapp)
Heron's Green:
Garganey, 1 f Scaup, 1 Great White Egret (flew to Blagdon),  12 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 24 Sand & House Martin

Moreton:
2 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard

Stratford:
Great White Egret
13-8-17 Black-tailed Godwit at Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's End:
1 Shelduck, 1 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 4 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler

13-8-17 Spotted Flycatcher at New Passage (Brian Lancastle)
CELIA HOLMES
Celia's funeral will be held next Monday 14th at South Bristol Crematorium, Bedminster Down at 3 p.m.  The family would prefer it to be a quiet occasion and no gathering is planned afterwards.  No flowers, please, but turn up if you'd like to.

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Teresa Chard, Peter Coslett, Jane Cumming, Richard Giles, Adrian Hockey, John Martin, Fiona Neate, Chris Perry, Harvey Rose, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Paul Taylor, Jeremy Towler, Wayne Tucker, Paul Woolams, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, plus see yesterday for reporters from yesterday

Saturday, 12 August 2017

12th August '17 - The Inglorious Twelfth

Turned out a pleasant but windy day

Garganey, Great White Egret, Yellow-legged Gull, Wheatear, Redstart

BRISTOL

Ashton, Duckmoor Road, @18.30:
8 Raven to South West
Henleaze end of Lake Road:
1 Swift
Stockwood Open Space:
2 Jay, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, WeBS:
2 Mute Swan, 100 Mallard exactly, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 6 Ringed Plover, 24 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 23 Redshank, 30 Turnstone, 3 Green Woodpecker

12-8-17 Common Sandpiper at Littleton (John Martin)
Littleton WeBS:
136 Canada Geese, 52 Mallard, 6 Oystercatcher, 5 Curlew, 3 Common Sandpiper

Aust Warth:
1 Shelduck + 6 small young, c. 50 Oystercatcher (plus more down the bay), 7 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 1 Kestrel, c. 40 Swallow, c. 30 House Martin, 2 Whitethroat, c. 40 Starling, 1 Wheatear, 7 Linnet

12-8-17 Sparrowhawk at New Passage (Rod Holbrook)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 juv Garganey, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Green Sandpiper

A432 twixt Mayshill and Nibley:
1 Kingfisher

Yate, Wapley Bushes LNR:
1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 45 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

12-8-17 Peregrine in Weston Quarry (Bill Hewitt)
Doing weapon maintenance
Bleadon:
2 Green Woodpecker

BELOW M4 & BANES

12-8-17 Northern Wheatear on Orchid Lane (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield:
Orchid Lane:
1 Raven, 2 Wheatear

Keynsham:
40+ Swift


Bath:
Above Prior Park:
1st Redstart of the Autumn here

The Oval, off Englishcombe Lane:
Swift records - 7th 20,
                         8th 25,
                         9th 12,
                        10th 10,
                        11th 1
and today one

Pensford:
20 Jackdaw, 5 Swift, 1 Grey Wagtail

12-8-17 Dipper at Compton Dando (Ian Stapp)
Compton Dando:
1 Raven, 100 House Martin, 1 Dipper, 20 House Sparrow

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Grey Wagtail

Woodford:
30 Cormorant, 1 Peregrine, 3 Little Egret, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Wheatear

12-8-17 Great White Egret at Villice (Bob Brewer)
Having trouble with a Grey Heron
Villice Bay:
1 Buzzard, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Common Sandpiper

Heron's Green:
80+ Mute Swan, only 4 Canada Geese, 8 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Little Grebe, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 20+ Swift, 60+ Sand & House Martin, 4 House Sparrow, 80+ Goldfinch

Moreton:
1 Common Scoter, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 GBB Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting

Stratford:
Great White Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Wooodpecker

Chew Valley Ringing Station:
1 Sparrowhawk + Ringing today: Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler
12-8-17 Common Sandpiper at Herriott's (Bob Brewer)
Herriott's End:
Garganey, 15+ Shoveler, 2 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 200+ Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 3 Lapwing, 5 Dunlin (1 juv), 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper (1 group), 2 juv Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 40+ Swift, odd Swallow, 100's Sand and a few House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail

BH Gull 2KTS (Ian Stapp)
Ringed in Essex
Seen at 3 locations in Avon
over last 3 years
Map showing Ringing Location and local sightings (NTGG)
















Reminder: Noah’s Hide on Shapwick Heath NNR is to be re-built,. The footpath to Noah’s Hide and the Noah’s Hide area itself will be closed for this work to be undertaken from Monday 14th August until approximately the end of September

BOC Walk at CVL today. Thanks to Chew Valley Ringing Station

Reports: Rich Andrews, Paul Bowerman, Bob Brewer, Teresa Chard, Nigel Coldicott, Anthony Cook, Peter Coslett, Jane Cumming, John Griffiths, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Bill Hewitt, Mike Jackson, Glen Maddison, John Martin, Andy Middleton, Chris Perry, Lois Pryce, 
Ian Stapp, Bob Webber, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, NTGGopsbirdingsevernsidebirds

Friday, 11 August 2017

11th August '17 Friday - Cranes

Stayed dry (despite forecast) for most of the day, but very grey.

Lots of Common Sandpiper and Swifts at Chew
Flyover Cranes at Chew
Great White Egrets at Chew


11-8-17 Common Sandpiper at Chew (Ian Stapp)


BRISTOL

Brentry:

11-8-17 Whitethroat trapped/ringed in garden Fishpool Hill, Brentry (Mark Dadds)


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE


New Passage/Northwick Warth:
2 juv Garganey, 1 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hobby, 9 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit,
1 Redstart, 4 Swift plus usual wader flocks. 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Greenshank, juv Knot,
31 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Swift,

Severn Beach:
1 Wheatear on the shore.

1 Sparrowhawk (garden)

11-8-17 Sparrowhawk in garden at Severn Beach (Rod Holbrook)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Little Egret, 1 Little Owl, 1 Cormorant, 9 Redstart, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Whitethroat

Frampton Cotterell:
105 Canada Goose feeding on barley stubble. 24 House Martin

Winterbourne:
26 House Martin over the Tythe Barn at Winterbourne

Warmley Forest:
2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard (1 adult, 2 juveniles), 1 Tawny Owl, 12 Swallow,1 Swift, 15 House Martin, 
2 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 12 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Jay, 6 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 
8 Goldfinch, 4 Moorhen.


NORTH SOMERSET:

Sand Point:
2 Oystercatcher on Middle Hope.

11-8-17 One of two Oystercatcher at Middle Hope (Simon Williams)
Weston-Super-Mare STW:
1 Greenshank

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge:
Willsbridge Mill: 2 Nuthatch, 10+ Great Tit, 15 Blue Tit, 18 Long-tailed Tit (estimate), 
3 Collard Dove, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Blackbird, 1 Dipper

Lord's Wood:
1 Nuthatch


RESERVOIRS:

Chew Valley Lake:

Dam:
1 Little Egret, 3 Egyptian Goose, 30+ Swift, 50+ Sand Martin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Pied Wagtail.

East Shore below 2nd Picnic Site:
1 Garganey

Woodford:
1 Common Scoter (way out on the lake), 7 Little Egret (scoped around the lake), 2 Great-white Egret (one Stratford, other Villice Bay), 1 Barnacle Goose, 4 G BB Gull

Villice:
10 Common Sandpiper

Heron's Green:
16 Little Grebe (in the toe of the bay), 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Common Sandpiper

11-8-17 House Martin at Heron's Green (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 250+ Great Crested Grebe, 50+ Sand Martin, 20+ Swallow,  30+ Swift

Herriott's End:
3 Crane (fly over going SW), 50+ Sand Martin,  70+ Swift, 1 Common Scoter, 4 Dunlin (3 Adult 1 Juv), 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Garganey, 1 Shelduck, 2 Little  Egret, 1 Great White Egret

11-8-17 Digiscope of Cranes flying over Chew today (Robert Hargreaves)


11-8-17 Black-tailed Godwit at Herriott's Pool (Martin Tayler)
Egrets:
3 Great White Egret, 8+ Little Egret around today

Swifts:
70+ still over the lake today

Out of area:

Lots of local birders have been visiting WWT Slimbridge for sightings of Wood Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper at WWT Slimbridge (Pete Blanchard)


11-8-17 Cranes flying over RSPB Ham Wall (George Stacey)
Seen 15 mins after CVL Cranes coming from Mendips

Reports: Derek John Angell, Pete Blanchard, Paul Bowerman Teresa Chard, Mark Coller, Mark Dadds, Sean Davies, Andy Davis, Robert Hargreaves, Heather Hockey, Mike Jackson, John Martin, Chris Perry, Vic Savery, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, Simon Willliams

blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds