Sunday, 22 July 2018

22-07-18 Sunday - more Great White Egrets

A lot of high cloud with sunny spells and very hot despite the fresh wind.  Dry.

Great White Egrets
Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, Sanderling
Mediterranean Gulls, Yellow-legged Gulls
Purple Heron in Somerset


Peregrine juveniles - the Avon Gorge (David Hughes)
BRISTOL

Little Stoke:
14+ Swift - perhaps young now on the wing.

Withywood:
3 Swift

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
3 Little Egret, juv. Little Ringed Plover, 140 Redshank, 315 Dunlin, 1 adult Sanderling, 63 Black-tailed Godwit, 106 Lapwing, 2 Turnstone, 4 Common Sandpiper, juv Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit.

Yate:
juv. Mediterranean Gull with 20+ BH Gull.

Horton:
1 Little Owl - first here for some years

NORTH SOMERSET
no reports.

BELOW M4 & BANES



Keynsham to Compton Dando:

Memorial Park: 15 Mallard, 1 Moorhen.

Dapps Hill: 1 Kingfisher, 6 Mallard with 3 ducklings.

Chewton Place: 1 Raven, 1 young moorhen, 1 Bullfinch.

Compton Dando: 13 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker with 1 young, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 32 Swallow on power lines in the village,  2 Raven, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Linnet, 10 Yellowhammer (incl. 4 singing males and 2 juvs.).
Barn Owl brood of 3 ringed this morning (photos from Ian Stapp).

RESERVOIRS
One of three Great White Egrets back at Chew (Rob  Hargreaves)

Chew Valley Lake
New brood of 8 Tufted Duck, 3 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret (1 juv.), 1 juv. Little Ringed Plover, 19 Lapwing, 2 moulting adult Ruff, 2 adult Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper, 4 Mediterranean Gull (3 juv, 1 1st-summer), 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 m. Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Sand Martin.

Herriott's Bridge:
6 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 20 Teal, 4 Grey Heron, 20 Lapwing,  2 adult Black-tailed Godwit, 1 ad Common Gull

Out of Area:
adult Purple Heron at Noah's Lake, Ashcott, Somerset early this morning.

BTO - Project Owl

The BTO's Project Owl research starts this autumn.   We need your help to learn more about our nation’s fascinating but often mysterious owl species.

The Tawny Owl Point Survey

Running from mid-August to mid-October we'll be running a national structured survey on Tawny Owls. Following on from comparable national surveys carried in 1989 and 2005 we'll use this survey to examine long-term population and occupancy trends. Check out the Tawny Owl Point Survey information pages now at www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/project-owl and sign up

Tawny Owl Point Survey structure

This survey involves volunteers visiting random preselected tetrads (2x2km squares). In total there 225 tetrads in Avon available at the start of the survey, We want to survey as many of these as possible and depending on local interest expand this over the course of the survey. Check the tetrads available in your area and sign up to survey one.
The first survey period will run from August 15 until October 15 2018. During this time we'd ask you to make one to three (ideally at least two) short evening visits to your chosen tetrad within as short a period as possible. The whole process is planned to be repeated between mid-February and mid-March 2019, and (funding permitting) in autumn 2019/spring 2020.

Coming Soon

The Tawny Owl Calling Survey


Then starting at the end of September and running until the end of March we have the Tawny Owl Calling Survey. This is a weekly 20 minute survey that can be carried out from the comfort of your own home or pretty much anywhere else you can visit multiple times.
Reports: Adrian Adams, Pete Brain, Neil Delaney, Richard Giles, Robert Hargreaves, Bill Hewitt, Gary Hughes, Mike Jackson, John Martin, Fiona Neate, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, BUPP, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 21 July 2018

21-07-18 Saturday - Whimbrel

Temp 16 to 26℃. Cloudier than recent by still hot as very close, not much wind

Great White Egret
Whimbrel
Mediterranean and Yellow-legged Gull
Spotted Flycatcher

BRISTOL
21-7-18 Peregrine at Finzel's Reach (Dan White)
Finzel's reach:
Peregrine

Warmley Brook:
12 Swift screeching over tennis courts

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

21-7-18 Skylark coping with heat at Northwick Warth (Brian Lancastle)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
Whimbrel, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull

NORTH SOMERSET

19-7-18 Kingfisher fishing for a family again, Blackwell (Chris James)
Backwell:
Kingfisher channel that was cleared now has Kingfishers rearing second brood

Sand Point:
1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Meadow Pipit. 13 Swallow and 1 Yellow Wagtail North

Worle quarry:
2 Peregrines have fledged so 4 vocal birds to see and hear over garden

Lower Claverhan, Brockley Way:
Yellowhammer singing

BELOW M4 & BANES

21-7-18 Dipper at Willsbridge Mill (Brian Thompson)
Willsbridge Mill:
1 Dipper
19-7-18 Spotted Flycatcher from Newton St Loe (NSL Birding)
Newton St Loe:
3 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen with 3 chicks, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Great and 3 Green Woodpecker, 14 Long-tailed Tit in thistle patch with Chiffchaffs, Goldcrests and Tits, 4 Blackcap, 10 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 5 Spotted Flycatcher (3 juv), 2 Grey Wagtail

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake, 20th:
3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper

Chew Valley Lake:
Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 5 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 3cyr Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher,

Reports: Paul Bowyer, Robert Hargreaves, Julian Head, Chris James, Brian Lancastle, Nigel Milbourne, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Brian Thompson, Dan White, Paul Williams, CVRS

Friday, 20 July 2018

20-07-2018 Friday - Crossbill

Kestrel 20th July 2018 CVL  H Green (Ian Stapp)

Dry and Humid for most of the day with a bit of rain to finish.

Crossbill
Ruff

BRISTOL

Bishopston:
2 Swift

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Mid-day: 2 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant 11 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 10 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 200 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull.

New Passage/Northwick:
Wader Flock 20th July 2018 NP (Lisa Presland)
3 Little Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Woodpecker.

NORTH SOMERSET

Sand Point/Bay:
9 Swallow, 16 House Martin, and a Willow Warbler in the car park. (Northward bound, in the prevailing wind)

BELOW M4 & BANES
Kestrel 20th July 2018 NSL (Robert Hargreaves)
Newton St Loe:
2 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 100 Rook, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 20 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch

Priddy:
Crossbill 20th July 2018 Priddy (Bri Thompson)
1 Crossbill - although it was photographed in Somerset. It flew into N Somerset shortly after - a good tick.

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper

Litton Reservoir:
1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Wagtail.

Chew Valley Lake - combined report:

196 Canada Goose, 64 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 3 Egyptian Geese,  2 Little Grebe, 2 Great White Egret (usual ad and a juv, which flew off towards Blagdon), 4 Little Egret (1 juv), 4 Buzzard,  19 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 ad Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 5 Common Sand, 8 Green Sand, 2 Med Gull (juv), 1 Common Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (juv and 3rd cyr) 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 7 Sand Martin, 10+ Swallows, 9 House Martins, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting.

Great Spotted Woodpecker 20th July 2018 CVL  (Ian Stapp)
I think the x mayor George would have been proud of a pair of trousers like these!

Nunnery:
1 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank.

Heron's Green:
1 Yellow-legged Gull.

Herriott's Bridge:
1 Shelduck, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 15 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit,  2 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull

Reports: TalkingtoBears,Paul Bowyer, Karle Burford, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Andy Middleton, Lisa Presland, Ian Stapp, Bri Thompson, Dan White, BUPP, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Thursday, 19 July 2018

19-07-18 Thursday - Common Scoter

Cloudy start to the day today, then back to the same old same old.

Common Scoter
Great White Egret
Red Kite
Ruff
Mediterranean Gull
Yellow-legged Gull


BRISTOL

19-7-18 Peregrine, Bristol Downs (Allan Chard)
Juvenile
West Town Lane:
2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven

Feeder Canal:
Sand Martin (at least two pairs breeding)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
11 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shoveler, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen, 15 Coot, 5 Oystercatcher, 60 Lapwing, Whimbrel (to SW), 30 Curlew, 34 Black-tailed Godwit, 220 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 3 Common Sandpiper, 500 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 40 Swallow & House Martin, 18 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Warbler, 40 Starling, 9 Pied Wagtail, 40 Linnet, 30 Goldfinch,

Severn Beach:
9 Swift (screaming on High Street)

Winterbourne:
3 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Little Owl, Green Woodpecker, 10 Swift, 30 Swallow.

19-7-18 Buzzard, Winterbourne (Dan White)

NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell:
Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (now on second brood)

19-7-18 Sparrowhawk, Backwell (Chris James)
BELOW M4 & BANES

19-7-18 Yellowhammer, Marshfield (Peter Coslett)

Marshfield:
20+ Skylark, 30 Swallow, 40 House Martin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 35+ House Sparrow, 30 Corn Bunting (many juvs), 20 Yellowhammer, Little Owl. 

19-7-18 Little Owl, Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
Newton St Loe:
3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, Treecreeper. 

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Gurney (Tank 2):
2 Mute Swan, 26 Tufted Duck, 15 Pochard, 26 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 70 Coot, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 24 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 5 Linnet.

Chew Valley Lake:


19-7-18 Sedge Warbler, Herriott's (Mark Dadds)
Second brood
216 Canada Goose, 82 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck, 14 Teal, 1 Common Scoter (seen far out from Woodford), 3 Little Grebe, 65 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 9 Buzzard, 1 Red Kite (with Buzzards at Moreton, 24 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 9 Green Sandpiper,  9 GBB Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 30+ Woodpigeon,  3 Collared Dove, 2 Racing Pigeon (clearly lost and with racing rings), 4 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 18 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Robin (feeding 5 chicks), 30+ House Martin, 7 Sand Martin, 15+ Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Song Thrush, 5 Mistle Thrush, 9 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 7 Reed Bunting. 

19-7-18 Robin, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Dam:
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Black Swan, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull

Heron's Green:
1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull 

Herriott's:
6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Gull

19-7-18 Dunlin, Heron's Green (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Karle Burford, Allan Chard, Peter Coslett, Mark Dadds, Paul Francis, Nick Hawkridge, Chris James, Michael Johnson, John Martin, NSL Birding, Lois Price, Ian Stapp, Bri Thompson, Dan White. 

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

18-07-18 Wednesday - Wood Sandpiper

Duller today, stronger wind, but still warm and fine for birding

Great White Egret
Red Kite
Wood Sandpiper
Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull
Redstart
Yellow Wagtail


18-07-18 Wood Sandpiper, Pilning Wetland (Mark Coller)
Always a pleasure to see...

BRISTOL

Coombe Dingle:
14 Swift in screaming party over The Dingle - first of summer in this location

Brislington - Tesco:
2 Tawny Owl calling at 01:00

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station  - Shepperdine:
1 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank - which flew off SW.

18-07-18 Great White Egret ? Pilning, (Matt Ames)

Matt comments:
'I'm 99% certain it was, and it definitely didn't have Little Egret's 'marigolds' on its feet.
By the time I got the camera on it it was distant and hazy. Apologies for bad pics'
Pilning wetland:
76 Black-tailed Godwit, 241 Dunlin,1 Wood Sandpiper, 8 Common Sandpiper, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull ,1 Common Tern, 1 Yellow Wagtail

Thornbury:
1 Red Kite over Oakleaze Road

Chipping Sodbury Common:
15 Lapwing, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Redstart

Emerson's Green Science Park:
6 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 4 Bullfinch, 23 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Weston-super-Mare - Worle:

2 Adult and 2 Juvenile Peregrine over the garden

BELOW M4 & BANES


18-07-18 Buzzard/Carrrion Crow face-off, Newton Park (Robert Hargreaves)
Newton Park:
3 + 6 cygnet Mute Swan, 15 Mallard, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 3 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, families of 4+ of Coal, Blue and Great Tit, 6 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 (1f) Blackcap, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 12 singing Wren, 2 Song Thrush, party of 7 Mistle Thrush, 10 (half juv) Robin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Chaffinch, 1 juv Bullfinch, 12 Goldfinch
18-07-18 f Blackcap, Newton Park (Robert Hargreaves)Unusual to see one on the ground

RESERVOIRS


18-07-18 Common Gull, Herriotts Pool, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
3 Shelduck, 70+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 ad Great White Egret, 2 ad Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 19 Lapwing, 2 juv Redshank, (first juvenile waders of the ‘autumn’), 1 Ruff (moulting ad male), 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (inc the regulars - juv and 3rd cyr), 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 19 juv BH Gull, 9 GBB Gull,1 Common Tern, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker,  2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 ad m Kestrel, 16 Jackdaw, 15 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff,  still lots Reed Warbler,  2 Song Thrush, 4 Reed Bunting

Yellow-legged Gull + BH Gull, Heron's Green, CVL, (Ian Stapp)
Not going to end well...
Reports: Matt Ames, Mark Coller, William Earp, Tim Ford, Paul Francis, Robert Hargreaves, Pete Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Ian Stapp, Dan White.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

17-07-18 Tuesday - Manx Shearwaters

Mainly high cloud with sunny spells, and a fresh wind.  Still very dry, quite warm out of the wind.

Manx Shearwaters
Great White Egret
Ruffs, Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper
Yellow-legged Gull, Mediterranean Gull 

Wood Sandpiper at Pilning Wetlands (Paul Bowerman)
BRISTOL

Filton:
7 Canada Goose flying north low over ringroad A4174, west of MoD.

Stockwood Open Spaces: (combined report)
4 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, Blue and Great Tit, 2 Blackbird, 3 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, flock 20 Goldfinch.
4 Swift (West Town Lane).


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Shepperdine:
1 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper. 1 Mediterranean Gull with c.285 BH Gull.

Oldbury Pill:
adult and juv. Little Grebe which may have bred there.

Pilning wetland:
1 Wood Sandpiper (viewed from seawall by 1st sentry box), 1-2 Mediterranean Gull, c.600 BH Gull, Yellow Wagtail.

Little Sodbury (BOC walk):
1 Pheasant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 38 Woodpigeon, 1 Stock Dove calling, 2 Collared Dove, 7 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 3 Magpie, many Jackdaw (huge post-breeding flock), Rook (same flock), Carrion Crow, 4 Coal Tit, 10 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 2 Skylark, 60 Swallow (most skimming over fields at the back of Horton Court), 8 House Martin, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap singing, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Blackbird, 5 Robin, 17 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 19 Linnet (one flock of 10), 11 Goldfinch, 1 Yellowhammer.

Coalpit Heath:
5 Swift

NORTH SOMERSET

Dundry:
1st Siskin going over today

A juvenile Goldfinch got a bit lost (John Clark)
Portishead:
2 Peregrine over the health centre.  Possibly an adult with a juv. and maybe the two seen yesterday at Clevedon.  A juv Goldfinch on a 6th-floor balcony.

Clevedon:
(yesterday) 2 Peregrine on the radio masts off Strode Road.

Sand Point/Bay:
12 Manx Shearwater up-channel at 8:40am in a single strung-out flock.

Portbury Wharf:
Little Owl 17th July 2018 PW (Jason Williams)
Buzzard and Little Owl - seen on the evening stroll.

Worle:
3 Peregrine.


BELOW M4 & BANES
no reports.


RESERVOIRS

Nice to see a post-breeding Great White Egret back at Chew (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake

217 Canada Goose, 67 Mute Swan, the escaped Black Swan, 1 Egyptian Goose, 3 Shelduck (+ 4 well-grown ducklings), 3 Little Grebe, 98 Great Crested Grebe.

1 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret (1 juv.), 4 Buzzard.

7 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Ruff (moulting adults, including one white and one striking silvery/black), 21 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank.

26 juv. Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (one juv., 2 reported as 3rd calendar-year), 11 GBB Gull.

4 Collared Dove. 2 Stock Dove. 4 Swift (Bishop Sutton). 2 Kingfisher. 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 48 Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 2 LT Tit, 12+ Swallow, 7 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 17 Starling, 14 Mistle Thrush, (with 41 Jackdaws in hay field at the back of Herons Green Pond), 5 Song Thrush, 14 House Sparrow, 21 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch, 4 Reed Bunting.

One of the 3rd calendar-year Yellow-legged Gulls at Chew (Ian Stapp)

Note:  
The juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at the dam is a classic bird, seems very faithful to the location and offers stunning views coming to bread. It appears to be the only juvenile large gull at the lake at the moment.


Reports: Paul Bowyer, Terasa Chard, John Clark, Paul Francis, Nick Hawkridge, Pete Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Mike Jackson, Brian Lancastle, Daveid Nevitt, Lois Pryce, Ian Stapp, Gwen Thomas, Bri Thompson, Jason Williams, BUPP, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Monday, 16 July 2018

16-07-18 Monday - Mandarin Duck

Temp 18 to 26℃. Just a little cooler today, a nice breeze at the lake, some rain in the afternoon

Mandarin Duck
Great White Egret
Red Kite
Whimbrel, Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank
Mediterranean, Common and Yellow-legged Gull
Sandwich Tern
Hobby
Redstart

16-7-18 Dipper, ad and juv, Snuff Mills (Allan Chard)
BRISTOL


Snuff Mills:
1 + 1 juv Dipper

Whitchurch towards Hursley Hill, 11.30:
Red Kite

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

16-7-18 Wood Sandpiper, Pilning Wetland (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
30 Shelduck, 2 Red Kite, 16 Oystercatcher, 15 Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper (DR), 300 BH Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 dark mantle fuscus or intermedius LBB Gull, 60 flock of Linnet (100+ about)

16-7-18 Redstart on Sodbury Common (Karle Burford)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
Redstart

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo WeBS:
4 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan 30 Shelduck ~ mostly juvs, 60 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 12 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 6 +6 juv Coot, 6 Oystercatcher, 12 Lapwing, 2 Whimbrel, 85 Curlew, 45 Dunlin, 1 ad Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 3 Common Sandpiper, 125 Redshank, 600 BH Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 10 LBB Gull, 4 Raven, 15 Swallow ~ moving SW, 3 Reed Warbler 'singing', 20 Pied Wagtail, 30+ Linnet

Sand Point:
Whimbrel, 95 Curlew, 2 Mediterranean Gull still

Bleadon:
2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret (first for  awhile), 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marksbury:
100 Starling

RESERVOIRS

16-7-18 Mandarin, Blagdon Lake (Rob Hargreaves)
Blagdon Lake WeBS:
136 Canada Goose, 67 Mute Swan, 1 Mandarin Duck, 1 Gadwall, 367 Mallard, 13 Pochard, 264 Tufted Duck, 13 Little Grebe, 27 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 12 Cormorant, 4 Buzzard, 22 Moorhen, 825 Coot, 58 Lapwing, 2 m Ruff, 8 Common Sandpiper, 25 BH Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sedge Warbler, 11 flock Grey Wagtail

16-7-18 Red Kite, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
236 Canada Goose, 1 Black Swan, 56 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Shelduck + 4 Duckling, new Tufted Duck brood at HP, 4 Little Grebe, 160+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great White Egret, 7 (3juv) Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Kite, 5 Buzzard, 15 Lapwing, 3 m Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 27 juv BH Gull, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 ad Common Gull, 8 GBB Gull

16-7-18 Yellow-legged Gull, Herons Green (Brian Thompson)
4 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Raven, 12 Swallow, 14 House Martin, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, Reed Warblers, 1 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 16 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 24 Pied Wagtail, 6 Chaffinch, 5 Reed Bunting

16-7-18 Buzzard at Villice (Bob Brewer)


Out of Avon:
White Stork over Uley Bury and Uley Village, nr Dursley, about midday. Anybody have further info?

Reports: Chris Bolton, Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowyer, Bob Brewer, Karle Burford, Allan Chard, Robert Hargreaves, Bill Hewitt, Nigel Milbourne, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Harvey Rose, Ian Stapp, Geoffrey Suter, Brian Thompson