Wednesday, 18 October 2017

18th October '17 Wednesday - Merlin

Temp max 13˚C, Wind E 12 mph. Very DULL today and that light drizzle that goes straight through waterproof coats and hats, cold enough for gloves

Garganey
Merlin
Bar-tailed Godwit
Bearded Tits
Redwing
Brambling, RedpollHawfinch

18-10-17 Fish for the fittest, Moreton, CVL (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Henleaze:
A Green Woodpecker - clearing the lawn of ants.

Stockwood Open Space:
16 BH Gull, 18 Woodpigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8 Blackbird, pair Stonechat, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch
18-10-17 Dipper in Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Shepperdine:
1 f/juv Merlin on fence, 20 Siskin over

Aust, vis. mig, 7.30 to 9.45:
15 Collared Dove, 217 Starling, 18 Redwing, 227 Meadow Pipit, 379 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Greenfinch, 147 Goldfinch, 102 Siskin, 23 Linnet, 4 Redpoll, 1 Hawfinch, 1 Reed Bunting
Present: 1 Jay, 6 Chiffchaff, 20 Goldcrest, 5 Redwing, 15 Song Thrush, 1 Wheatear, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet

18-10-17 Pheasant at New Passage (John Martin)
Local novelty
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Pheasant, 1 Water Rail, 19 Dunlin,  2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Curlew,  1 Common Sandpiper, 155 Redshank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear

NORTH SOMERSET

18-10-17 Sparrowhawk at Milton, W-s-M (Paul Bowyer)
Weston-Super-Mare, Milton:
1 Sparrowhawk

BELOW M4 & BANES
18-10-17 Mistle Thrush at NSL (NSL Birding)
October is the month for Mistle Thrushes
Newton St Loe:
1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Jay, 10 Skylark, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 8 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat, 20 Meadow Pipit

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake, 17th:
1 Common Sandpiper

18-10-17 Egrets & Duck at Herons Green  (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
1 fem Goldeneye, 20 Little Egret, 16 Great White Egret, 5 Lapwing, 3 Snipe

Woodford:
5 GBB Gull, 2 Raven, 10 Pied Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit

Villice:
Great White Egret, 7 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 5 Redwing, 50 Pied Wagtail

Herons Green:
80 Wigeon, 1 Garganey, 17 Little Egret, 8 Great White Egret, 10 Little Grebe, 6 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 12 Meadow Pipit

Moreton:
2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 4 GBB Gull, 2 Jay, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Meadow Pipit

Herriotts:
4 Pintail, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 2 GBB Gull,  1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, Bearded Tits

This section of the A368 is closed
Reports: Rich Andrews, Paul Bowyer, Allan Chard, Teresa Chard, Peter Hazelwood, Matt Hobbs, Pam Marsden, John Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Tony Scott, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp,  Tanya, Anita Teague blagdonlakebirds, nsl-birding, opsbirdingsevernsidebirds

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

17th Oct '17 Tuesday - Leach's Petrels

Overcast and cooler.  Not much wind.

Leach's Petrels at Severn Beach.
Very late Whimbrel at Shepperdine.
Shag, Garganey, Scaup, Ruff, Bearded Tit at Chew (and 3 Otters).
Garden record of a Rose-coloured Starling. 
Migrating Crossbills.

Another Great White Egret portrait - they're still at Chew (Mrs Trellis)
BRISTOL
juv. Rose-coloured Starling reported in a Bristol garden


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Whimbrel (Shepperdine), 6 Stonechat.

Severn Beach:
2 Leach's Petrel.


NORTH SOMERSET:

Tickenham:
Barn Owl flushed from south of the church.

Wains Hill, Clevedon: (migration watch 0700-0900)
Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 25 Meadow Pipit, 520 Chaffinch, 6 Bullfinch, 8 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Crossbill.

Dowlais Lane, Clevedon: (evening high tide)
314 Shelduck, 17 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 12 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing, 20+ Dunlin, 11 Curlew (in cattle field), 130+ Redshank, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 15 Linnet.

Bleadon Levels, and Uphill:
70+ Mute Swan, 100+ Canada Goose, c. 300 Shelduck, 100 Mallard, singles of Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, and 2 Stonechat
Great White Egret 17th Oct 2017 River Axe (nr caravan park) William Hewitt


BELOW M4 & BANES

Great Spotted Woodpecker (nslbirding)
Newton St Loe:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 12 Goldfinch.


RESERVOIRS:

Blagdon Lake:
1 Common Sandpiper (at the dam).

Common Gull and Black-headed Gull at Chew (Mrs Trellis)
Chew Valley Lake:
422 Cormorant, 22 Great White Egret (17 in Herons Green), 18 Little Egret, 6 Lapwing, 1 Wheatear.    Noticeable passage of  Chaffinch, Starling, 65 Skylark, Meadow Pipit and a few Linnet most going S or SW.

Dam:
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Bittern Trail:
6 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe.

Woodford:
4 G BB Gull, 2 Swallow, 6 Meadow Pipit.

Meadow Pipit at Woodford - and 40 at Stratford today (Ian Stapp)
Villice:
1 imm. Shag.

Heron's Green:
7 Little Grebe, 86 Wigeon, 1 Garganey, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 G BB Gull, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 2 Raven, 7 House Sparrow.

2 female Scaup at Moreton today (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
72 Canada Goose, 2 ad f. Scaup, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Jay, 2 Raven, 4 Goldfinch.

Stratford:
1 juv. Little Stint, 40 Meadow Pipit.

Herriott's Bridge:
7 Pintail, 1 Ruff, 2 Snipe, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 G BB Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler,
11-12 Bearded Tit (lake side reedbed west of channel).


Reports: Derek Angell, Andrew Archer, Terri Borash, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, William Hewitt, Brian Lancastle, Steve Sanins, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Thomas Winstone, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds

Monday, 16 October 2017

16 Oct '17

Cloudy, dark and a bit windy in the morning. Strange, sepia light with the sun occasionally appearing as a pink eyeball in the sky. Brightened later in the day to a pleasant, if breezy, day.

Sun over Langford (David Goodliffe)

Pomarine Skua, Leach's Petrel


BRISTOL

Finzel's Reach:
3 Peregrine (a juvenile come back?)


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Severn Beach:
Pomarine Skua, Leach's Petrel (early evening)


NORTH SOMERSET:

Langford:
Red-legged Partridge

Red-legged Partridge (David Goodliffe)
Walking down the road

BELOW M4 & BANES


No reports

 
RESERVOIRS:

Chew Valley Lake:
 
Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper, 2 L Egret

Woodford:
1 Mistle Thrush (orchard), 2 G-W Egret 

Common Gull at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)

Herons Green:
14 G-W Egret, 8 L Egret, 2 Common Gull, 9 L Grebe, 3 G BB Gull, 12+ Meadow Pipit
117 Wigeon, 1 Marsh Harrier (came up from reeds back of the pond at 1.35pm went off SW)
Marsh Harrier at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)

Moreton:
20+ Goldfinch, 5 Meadow Pipit, 5 Redwing, 2 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk

Herriotts:
1 G-W Egret, 18 Pintail (pond), 2 G BB Gull
 
Wigeon at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
 

Migration Watch at Battery Point, Portishead, 15 October 2017.
Very quiet. Fresh SSW and overcast most of morning, Sunny after about 1000 hrs. Tide low. Movement mostly between 0800 and 1000.

Chaffinch 12 E (first thing), 96 SW.
Goldfinch 25+ about, no obvious movement.
finch sp. 21 SSW.
Pied Wagtail 10 (poss. in from N) incl. 6 together on grass at point.

Also noted in bushes - 1 Goldcrest and 1 Reed Bunting - poss. resting migrants.

Also local birds noted (Blue, Coal and Great Tits, House Sparrows, Wood Pigeon, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Magpie, C Crow, Cormorant, Curlew, Redshank, G B-b Gull, Herring Gull, Black-h Gull.)


Out of area:
Blackdown, Mendip:
55 Dunlin, 1 Snipe feeding (this morning). Often see snipe but never seen dunlin before.
Dead Tawny Owl on roadside near Holiday Inn, A38 Cowslip Green (Pete Brain)


Reports: David Goodliffe, Ian Stapp, Robin Prytherch, Jason Williams, Dan@twit1144,  blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds

Sunday, 15 October 2017

15th Oct '17 Sunday - Migration Watch

Temp max 18˚C, Wind SSW 14 mph. Cloudy and low, turning sunny after lunch

Great White Egret
Spotted Redshank
Nightjar
Bearded Tit
Water Pipit
Brambling, Crossbill, Lesser Redpoll
Hawfinch
Lapland Bunting
Migration Watch, times between 7.00 and 11.00
BirdAustNP/NWPortisheadWains HillSand Point
Canada Goose49 N



Hobby


1
Golden Plover41 flock


Woodpigeon
15
49
Great Spot Woodpecker


42
Skylark
47

17
Swallow



4
House Martin


1
Starling181140
67730
Song Thrush


3
Redwing1240
2
Pied Wagtail4912101921
Meadow Pipit6950
3437
Water Pipit1


Chaffinch409280129361560
Brambling2

1
Greenfinch530
2741
Goldfinch721025166
Siskin316
29
Linnet52



Redpoll23
111
Crossbill


1
Bullfinch


49
Hawfinch1??

2
Reed Bunting3
112
Lapland Bunting


1

BRISTOL

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Aust:
1 Little Egret, 1 m Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff

15-10-17 Great Spotted Woodpecker at NP (Rod Holbrook)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, 32 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank, 85 Redshank, 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Stonechat

Road to Hallen from Severn Beach, 18.33:
1 m Nightjar caught in headlights

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, Wain's Hill:
2 Peregrine, 3 Raven

Sand Bay today:
5 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 2 Coal Tit

Sand Bay, yesterday: 
1 Peregrine, 1 Skylark, 666 Starling, 7 alba Wagtail, 792 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling, 2 Greenfinch, 17 Goldfinch, 15 Siskin, 46 Linnet, 1 Crossbill, 5 Bullfinch, 21 Reed Bunting, 1 Lapland Bunting

Weston-Super-Mare, St Geprges:
1 Great White Egret flying South

Worlebury Hill Road/Worlebury Golf Course:
2 Sparrowhawk (1m and 1f), 2 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3 Feral Pigeon, 1 Woodpigeon, 4 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 9 Magpie, 1 Great tit, 3 Blue tit,  1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 8 Starling, 1 Blackbird,1 Robin, 4 Chaffinch, 26 Goldfinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll

Worlebury Gardens:
1 Jay

Wemberham, Yatton Lane:
1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 4 Raven and 40 Linnet.

BELOW M4 & BANES
15-10-17 Grey Heron in Shire Valley (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield, Shire Valley:
6 Grey Heron,1 Sparrowhawk,7 Buzzard,2 Kestrel, usual Corvids, 20 Raven, Skylark, 4 Stonechat, 40 Linnet, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting

Cold Ashton Roundabout:
40 Golden Plover over
15-10-17 House Sparrow at NSL (NSL Birding)
Newton St Loe:
7 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Skylark, 5 Mistle Thrush - 20 Red Admiral

Paulton:
2 Buzzard, 1 Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch, 22 Linnet, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
1 j fem Garganey, 1 imm Shag, 25 Little Egret, 18 Great White Egret, 3 Water Rail, 2 Kestrel, 1 j Peregrine, 19 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 Fieldfare,  1 Wheatear

15-10-17 Great White Egret in Herons Bay (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
87 Wigeon, 22 Little Egret, 13 Great White Egret, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Gull, 3 Magpie, 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Meadow Pipit

Moreton:
1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 4 GBB Gull, 8 Magpie, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 15+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 4 Bullfinch (by Cottage)

Herriotts:
11 Pintail, 3 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 3 GBB Gull, 4 Magpie, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Bearded Tit

3 Otter in Stratford Bay

Out of Avon:
15-10-17 Rock Thrush at Pwll Du, Gwent (Brian Thompson)
If this doesn't tempt you to go and see it nothing will
Natural England SW are pleased to announce the new Noah's and Seventy Acres Hides at ShapwickHeathNNR and  AvalonMarshes are now officially open

15-10-17 Marsh Harrier from the Noah's Hide (Bob Brewer)

This section of the A368 is closed for 3 weeks from tomorrow
Reports: Phil Baber, Paul Chapman, Chris Craig, Bob Fleetwood, Paul Gregory, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Hattie, Nick Hawkridge, Rod Holbrook, Simon Isgar, Brian Lancastle, Lisegirl, John Martin, Dave Nevitt, James Payne, Lois Pryce, George Rabin, Trevor Riddle, Lyndon Roberts, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Jason Williams,  blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirds

Saturday, 14 October 2017

14th October '17 Saturday - Rosefinch

Temp max 16˚C, Wind S 8 mph. Cloudy, humid.

Egret and Heron (Gill Sapsed)

Garganey

Shag
Bar-tailed Godwit
Ring-necked Parakeet
Common Rosefinch

BRISTOL

Fishponds and Downend:
2 Ring-necked Parakeet
14-10-17 Otter at Eastville Park Allan Chard)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Plover, 13 Knot, 1 Ruff, 5 Snipe, 320 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Common Rosefinch
14-10-17 Mistle Thrush at New Passage (Lisegirl)

Warmley Forest Park:
Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 40+ Woodpigeon, 2 Little Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Starling, 5 Chaffinch, 6 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, Wain's Hill:
At last some finch movement. Only 130 Chaffinches, 1 Redpoll and 4 Bullfinch but it's a start

Banwell Hill: 
Wonderful display of 5 Common Buzzards and 2 Ravens calling and spiralling downwards together

BELOW M4 & BANES
14-10-17 Stonechat at Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield:
3 Kestrel, 100 mixed corvids, 15 Skylark, 100 Starling, 2 Stonechat, 3 Pied Wagtail, 150 Linnet, 30 Yellowhammer, 20 Corn Bunting

Cold Ashton Roundabout:
140 Common Gull

Saltford, p.m.:
2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 2 Pheasant, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Magpie, 2 Jay, 1 Raven, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chaffinch, 50 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer

Bath:
St John's Church: 1 Peregrine
Widcombe: 1 Kingfisher

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks, WeBS:
4 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose , 30 Canada Goose, 64Teal, 3 Wigeon, 70 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 74 Tufted Duck, 101 Coot, 52 Cormorant, 4 Heron, 6 Little Egret, 26 Little Grebe, 19 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear

Litton Reservoir:
2 Tufted Duck, 16 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Jay, 3 Grey Wagtail

14-10-17 Mute Swan at CVL (Bob Brewer)
Encouraging image for other Swans
Chew Valley Lake:
22 Little Egret, 18 Great White Egret
14-10-17 Tufted Duck at Villice (Bob Brewer)
Other Birds:
1 Garganey, 1 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 1 juv f Peregrine, 2 Ruff, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Skylark, 1 Wheatear

14-10-17 Chiffchaff (CVRS)
CVRS:
9 new Chiffchaff ringed

14-10-17 Rock Thrush (Brian Lancastle)
Out of Avon:
The Rock Thrush in Gwent is still very popular

Natural England SW are pleased to announce the new Noah's and Seventy Acres Hides at ShapwickHeathNNR and  AvalonMarshes are now officially open

This section of the A368 will be closed from16th October for 3 weeks
Reports: Anne Crowe, Sean Davies, Ginger Birder, Robert Hargreaves, Lisegirl, John Martin, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs,  John Thorogood, Mrs Trellis, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirds

Friday, 13 October 2017

13th Oct '17 Friday - Bar-tailed Godwit

Temperature max 18˚C, Wind SW 16mph. Cloudy, sunny around midday, very dark in afternoon

Shag
Bar-tailed Godwit
Whinchat
13-10-17 Great White Egret (Gill Sapsed)
BRISTOL

Ashton, North Street:
50 Starling

Eastville:
1 Raven shouting

New Cut, Underfall Yard:
4 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher (12-10-17)

Patchway:
c. 100 Pied Wagtail flying to roost

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

12-10-17 Skylark at New Passage (Carl Bovis)
Longwell Green:
24 Canada Geese on annual flyover

NORTH SOMERSET

Weston Airfield:
40 Canada Geese, 14 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 2 Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
St John's Church: 1 Peregrine
Victoria Park: 2 Jay

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Pintail, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck. All in 100's bar Pintail, c.50

13-10-17  Egyptian Goose west side of Dam (Robert Hargreaves)
Dam:
2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper

13-10-17 Pintail behind Denny (George Stacey)
At least 20 here
Woodford:
1 Egyptian Geese, 150 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 2 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 GBB Gull, 1 Raven, 20 Meadow Pipit

13-10-17 Common Gull at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
148 Wigeon, 16 Cormorant, 7 Little Egret, 8 Great White Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 11 Little Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Gull, 1 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat

Moreton:
105 Canada Goose, 1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl (calling Cottage), 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 2 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing (Orchard), 20 Meadow Pipit 
             
13-10-17 Ruff from Stratford Hide (Robert Hargreaves)
Looked like duck sitting in the water at first
Stratford:
176 male Pochard, 2 Pheasant, 2 Little Egret, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff

Herriotts:
9 Pintail (pond), 2 Little Egret, 6 Great White Egret, 1 Water Rail, 5 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail
13-10-17 Rock Thrush in Gwent (John Martin)
Out of Avon:
The Rock Thrush in Gwent was very popular

This section of the A368 will be closed from16th October for 3 weeks
Out of UK
Bob Brewer in Uganda

Reports: Jim Callaway, Anne Crowe, Tim Ford, Lee Gardiner, Robert Hargreaves, Adrian Hockey, Adam Rawson, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Robert Webber, blagdonlakebirdsnsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Thursday, 12 October 2017

12th Oct '17 Thursday - Golden Plover

Bright and sunny with little wind, quite mild.

Golden Plover back at Bath racecourse
Jack Snipe south of Clevedon
Great White Egret, Shag, Yellow-legged Gull, "Moustached Reedling" and plenty of waders still at Chew

Black-tailed Godwits at Chew (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL
Windmill Hill City Farm:
Ring-necked Parakeet

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 m. Mandarin (on the lake), 2 Black-tailed Godwit.
Visible migration: flock of 27 Skylark south, 8 Siskin, 4 Redpoll.
4 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, c. 20 Redwing, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Coal Tit.

Shepperdine:
Wheatear, 10 Mistle Thrush.

Barnacle Geese of unknown origin at Northwick Warth (Brian Lancastle)

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
2 Barnacle Goose with Canada flock, 2 Peregrine, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 270 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Skylark, 3 Stonechat, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Siskin, 4 Redpoll.

Pilning wetland:
1 juv Little Stint.


NORTH SOMERSET:

Clevedon-Yeo:
280 Shelduck (all feeding on the tideline), 1 Greenshank with 200+ Redshanks, 1 Jack Snipe, 3 Snipe, 60+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Wheatear, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Raven, 80 Linnet.

Weston-super-Mare:
Anchor Head:
1 Wheatear.

Uphill:
9 Little Egret, 2 Ruff, 15+ Skylark, 12+ Goldcrest, 120 Goldfinch.


BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
c. 130 Golden Plover (next to racecourse entrance).
Peregrine (between Kelston Tump and North Stoke).

12-10-17 Moorhen at NSL (Robert Hargreaves)
Newton St Loe:
8 (5 cygnet) Mute Swan, 2 Teal, 28 Mallard, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 48 BH Gull, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Wren, 3 Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 20 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS:

Who wants to be a fish at Chew at the moment? (Alex Carlisle)
Chew Valley Lake:
21 Great White Egret, 15 Little Egret, 23+ Grey Heron around the lake.

Common Sandpiper (Ian Stapp)
Dam:
2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Common Sandpiper.

Denny Island:
4 Pintail, 9 Ruff.

Common Sandpiper (George Stacey)
Woodford & Villice:
1 Shag, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 G BB Gull (Denny), 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Raven.


Meadow Pipit at Chew (Sean Whyte)

Heron's Green:
11 Little Grebe, 76 Wigeon, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 G BB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (adult), 1 Jay, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat.

Moreton/ Stratford:
58 Canada Goose (one with neck ring JX black on orange), 2 Ruff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Redwing (flying south), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay, 1 Treecreeper

Herriott's Bridge:
12 Pintail, 3 Ruff, 2 Common Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 43 Redwing (going west), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 9 Siskin (going west) - and what on earth is a Moustached Reedling, Derek?  Does Bearded Tit have a new name?


Reports: Rich Andrews, Derek Angell, Anthony Cook, Anne Crowe, Robert Hargreaves, Adrian Hockey, David Hughes, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, Duncan McLaughlin, Harvey Rose, Tony Scott, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Keith Williams,  blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds