Friday, 14 August 2020

14-08-20 Friday - Golden Plover

Temp 18 to 20°C. Muggy, rain in the morning, cool but not windy

Swift
Golden Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Wood Sandpiper 
Yellow-legged Gull
Common & Arctic Tern
Hobby
Lesser Whitethroat
Spotted Flycatcher

14-8-20 Wood Sandpiper, CVL (George Stacey)
BRISTOL

No Reports


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

14-8-20 Golden Plover, OPS (Peter Hazelwood)
Oldbury Power Station:
3 Greylag Geese, 1 Golden Plover (earliest ever back at OPS), 39 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Dunlin, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

14-8-20 Bar-headed Goose, New Passage (Lisegirl)
New Passage & Pilning Wetlands:
1 Bar-headed Goose,8 Shelduck, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Turnstone, 5 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 103 Redshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Hobby, Swallow family, 60 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat

NORTH SOMERSET

14-8-20 Green Sandpiper, Portbury Wharf (Chris Clarke)
Portbury Wharf:
1 Green Sandpiper

BELOW M4 & BANES

Box:
2 Dipper

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
2 Egyptian Goose, Shovelers, 5 Lapwings, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 ad Common Terns, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret

Chew Valley Lake 
300 Canada Geese, 60 Teal, 20 Shoveler, 7 Swift, 2 Water Rail, 250 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Snipe, 18 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 2 juv Sparrowhawk

14-8-20 Lapwing, CVL (George Stacey)
Villice:
3 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Great White Egret

14-8-20 Yellow-legged Gull, CVL (Ben Sykes)
Herons Green:
2 Common Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 1 3rd yr Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Great White Egret, House Martin

14-8-20 Dunlin & Blackwits, CVL (Mike Trew)
Stratford:
1 Redshank

Herriott's Bridge:
7 Shoveler, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 juv Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail

14-8-20 Wood Sandpiper, CVL (Mike Trew)
Reports: Chris Clarke, Chris Craig, Rob Emery, Robert Hargreaves, Simon Isgar, Lisegirl, George Stacey, Ben Sykes, Brian Thompson, Mike Trew, Terry Wells, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Thursday, 13 August 2020

13-08-20 Thursday - Grasshopper Warbler

Overcast and murky, very muggy after overnight storms.

Wood Sandpipers
Yellow-legged Gull
Grasshopper Warbler
Yellow Wagtails
Marsh Harrier
Ruff
Redstart

Waders at Chew (Raoul Chandrasakera)
                                                 
BRISTOL

Henbury:
1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch.

R.Frome:
Dipper

Sea Mills:
6 Common Sandpiper.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Bagstone (Wotton-under-Edge):
Barn Owl, 4:20 a.m.

New Passage/Northwick:
31 Teal, 3 Yellow Wagtail.

Pilning Wetlands:
13 Shoveler, 1 ad. and 3 juv. Little Ringed Plover, 43 Black-tailed Godwit (including the one with black neck collar), 1 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 juv. Wood Sandpiper.

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Redstart - only thing of note today.

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
55 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Stock Dove (displaying), 4 Chiffchaff.

Clevedon:
Grasshopper Warbler heard (from home) five times between 2 a.m. and 2:40 a.m.

Clevedon-Yeo:
30 Ringed Plover, 20 Dunlin, 34 Curlew, 2 Wheatear (Channel View).

Worle:
Peregrine.

13-08-20 Kestrel Bleadon Levels (Bill Hewittt)
 Bleadon Levels/Axe Estuary:
2 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, plenty of Redshank, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 8 Linnet, 

BELOW M4 & BANES
no news

Sedge Warbler playing hide-and-seek at Stratford (Lucy Masters)

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
19 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, Dunlin.

Canada Geese menacing the fisherman at Chew (George Stacey)
Dam:
Flock of Canada Goose "attacking fishermen", 4 Common Sandpiper.

Greenshank at Stratford (Lucy Masters)
Heron's Green:
 juv. Yellow-legged Gull.

13-08-20 Marsh Harrier CVL (Paul Dunham)
 Morton:
1 Greenshank, 2 Marsh Harrier, several Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 

Stratford:
Several Black-tailed Godwit, some Ruff, 1 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sedge Warbler.

Black-tailed Godwits at Herriotts Bridge (George Stacey)
Herriott's inc Pool:
8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 juv. Wood Sandpiper.


Reports:   Paul Bowerman, Raoul Chandrasakera, Allan Chard, Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton, Andy Davis, Paul Dunham, Heather England, Bill Hewitt, Lucy Masters, Andy Middleton, Matt Plenty, Vic Polley, Dean Reeves, George Stacey, Chris Stone, Howard Taffs.

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

12-08-20 Wednesday - Goosander

Hot and humid, and forecast to be another hot sticky night.

Kingfisher
Marsh Harrier
Wood Sandpiper
Yellow-legged Gull
Goosander
Red Kite
Common Tern
Whinchat
Wheatear
Hobby
Little Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail

BRISTOL
 
12-08-20 Cormorant EP (Rich Scantlebury)
Eastville Park:
9 Canada Goose, 12 Mute Swan - inc 6 cygnet, c26 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 15 Black-headed Gull - ad, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull - ad & 4 juv + 2nd yr, 1 Cormorant, 2+ Sparrowhawk - juv, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 40 Starling, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch - inc juv

Purdown:
1 Spotted Flycatcher

12-08-20 Hobby Stoke Park (Ricky Seery)
 Stoke Park:
1 Hobby

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Common Tern, 22 Cormorant - flock flew upriver, fished in Tidal Res. for 5 minutes before continuing upriver. vids flying and fishing. 4 more on navigation lights making 26  - largest count in last 15 years 

12-08-20 Kestrel NP (Chris Clarke)
 New Passage/Northwick/Pilning Wetlands:
Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Shelduck, hardly any Gadwall, Mallard, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Moorhen, Coot, Little Grebe, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, 43 Black-tailed Godwit, not many Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper,  Redshank, quite a lot Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 imm, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret. 1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel - together, 2 Magpie, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, 30 Swallow, 45 House Martin, 1 Whitethroat, Wren, 200+ Starling, 1+ Whinchat, 7 Wheatear, House Sparrow, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting

12-08-20 Whinchat CSC (Keith Williams)
 Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Whinchat, 1 Bullfinch, 20 Linnet

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
5 Swift - most went last week

Worle - garden:
Peregrine - very vocal this morning

BELOW M4 & BANES

no records - and who could blame them!

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
Goosander

Chew Valley Lake
1 Red Kite  - over the lake early, flew towards Burledge, 1 Peregrine

Dam:
60+ Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Pied Wagtail

12-08-20 Yellow-legged Gull CVL H Green, panting in the HEAT  (Ian Stapp)
 Heron's Green:
5 Little Grebe - pool, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull - 3 ad + 3rd sum, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret,  6+ Swallow, 20+ House Martin, 3 Pied Wagtail

Moreton:
100+ Great Crested Grebe, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 300+ Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Rook and Gull - behind the plough still, 2 Coal Tit,  12+ Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff

12-08-20 Reed Warbler CVL (Dave Hughes)
 Stratford:
40+ Woodpigeon, 6 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, Reed Warbler - juv

12-08-20 Wood Sandpiper CVL Herriott's pool  (Ian Stapp)
 Herriott's inc Pool:
30 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 12 Shoveler, 1 Goosander (f) early, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Green Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper - lake side earlier, 1 Wood Sandpiper - pool side, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Grey Heron, 11 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Jackdaw 20+ Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3+ Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail - lake side, 1 Reed Bunting

Reports:  Rich Andrews, Chris Clarke, Sean Davies, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Dave Hughes, Simon Isgar, Dave Newton, Lisa Presland, Aravind Ramesh, Dean Reeves,  Rich Scantlebury, Ricky Seery, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Keith Williams

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

11-08-20 Tuesday - Wood Sandpiper

Scorchio 

Kingfisher
Dipper
Whinchat
Wood Sandpiper    
Marsh Harrier
Yellow Wagtail
Wheatear
Yellow-legged Gull
Common Tern
Tree Pipit, Siskin
Red Kite

BRISTOL

11-08-20 Dipper Eastville Park (Rich Scantlebury)
Eastville Park:
4 Canada Goose, 12 Mute Swan - inc 6 cygnet, c40 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 4 Black-headed Gull - ad, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull - ad & juv, 2 Grey Heron - 2cy, 2+ Sparrowhawk - juv, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch

11-08-20 Chiffchaff Duchess Pond (Rich Scantlebury)
 Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
6 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cormorant, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Chiffchaff, 1+ Blackcap, 1 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 1+ Greenfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
4 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail

Pilning Wetlands:
1 Wood Sandpiper

11-08-20 Sparrowhawk Yate (Chris Teague)
Yate - garden:
1 Sparrowhawk - juv

11-08-20 Whinchat CSC (Lisa Presland)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
Great Spotted  Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Redstart, Whinchat, Bullfinch,

Coal Pit Heath - patch:
2 Buzzard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Swallow, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Willow Warbler -1 in song, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, 15 Starling, 1 Reed Bunting - infrequent here.

NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell Lake:
1 Great Crested Grebe - unusual for these to stay 

Lanford - Havyatt Green:
Marsh Harrier

Clevedon - 2 gardens:
1 Red Kite - a garden tick and a first for weeks. Sightings at 14:50 and 14:58

Sand Point/Middle Hope:
1 Swift, 2 Curlew, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 5 Swallow, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 15 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Tree Pipit, 13 Linnet, 32 Goldfinch, 8 Siskin, 1 Reed Bunting

Weston-Super-Mare - Kewstoke:
2 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bishop Sutton:
4 Collared Dove, 

West Harptree:
8 Swallow - on the wires

RESERVOIRS

11-08-20 Great White Egret & all from Herriott's (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
 
Dam:
1 Egyptian Goose,1 Common Tern, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Pied Wagtail

Heron's Green:
4 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 12+ Swallow and House Martin, 4 Pied Wagtail

Moreton:
4 Swift, 100+ Great Crested Grebe, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 300 to 400 Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Rook and Gull - behind the plough, 2 Coal Tit, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 10+ Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 12+ Goldfinch

11-08-20 Snipe, Green Sandpiper & Black-tailed Godwit Herriott's (Ian Stapp)
 
Herriott's inc Pool:
18 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 12 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Grey Heron, 14 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 7 Jackdaw, 20 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3+ Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Geoff Dring, Adrian Hockey,  Matt Hull, Mike Jackson, Lisa Presland, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague, Gwen Thomas

Monday, 10 August 2020

10-08-20 Monday - Bar-tailed Godwit

Temp 18 to 25°C. Overcast with a warm breeze

Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, Snipe
Mediterranean & Yellow-legged Gull
Common Tern
Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear

10-8-20 Grey Heron, Chew Valley Lake (George Stacey)
BRISTOL

Clifton 9th:

2 Swift

Henleaze Lake:
1 Peregine over

10-08-20 Swift St Andrews (John Rosssetti)
 St Andrews:
Amazing swifts almost gone already. But seemed like good year over Bristol from my panoramic St Andrews viewpoint West over Clifton (most swifts), Redland and Bishopston. Over 100 through July max count 135. Long wait for their return. ⁦

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Littleton Warth:

Buzzard and juv. Sparrowhawk calling from copse close to the village. No sign of any Hobbies

New Passage & Pilning Wetlands:
4 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck (f) with 4 small ducklings, 2 Little Ringed Plover - inc 1 well grown juv, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, a few Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, good numbers of Sand Martin and Swallow, 300 Starling, 5 Yellow Wagtail - more at roost.     

10-8-20 Redstart, CSC (Mark Coller)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Kestrel, 2 Wren, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Redstart, 6 Whinchat, 1 juv Stonechat, 12 Goldfinch

10-8-20 Whinchat, CSC (Vera Carpenter)
NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Wayne's View to Yeo Estuary:
40 Canada Goose, 65 Shelduck (plus 2 broods of 9), 5 Little Grebe, 6 Coot, 21 Oystercatcher, 85 Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 250 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 65 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 90 Redshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults, Yeo Estuary), 4 Cormorant, 11 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 50 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 60  Linnet, 25 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
2 Wheatear - on top of the barn

Chew Magna:
1 Peregrine mid-afternoon

Paulton:
2 Mute Swan, 20 Mallard, 9 Moorhen (3 chicks, 2 juvs), 2 Little Grebe (juvs), 12 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 17 Rook, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 10 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 House Sparrow, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 7 Goldfinch
SWT: 10 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
2 Egyptian Goose - part of the family, 2 Garganey, Gadwall - numbers increasing, Tufted Duck - on the increase too, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 2 White Wagtail

10-8-20 Common Sandpiper, Chew Valley Lake (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake 
1 Shelduck, 17 Shoveler, 31 Little Grebe, 265 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Lapwing, 6 Black-tailed Godwit - inc a juv, 2 Snipe, 9 Green Sandpiper, 19 Great Black-backed Gull - inc D:AX, 1 Yellow-legged Gull,  Lesser Black-backed Gull - yellow G+H, 105 Cormorant, 8 Great White Egret, 9 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk - juv, 3 Marsh Harrier - juv stooging around together, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven

Dam:
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 2 GBB Gull, 4 Pied Wagtail

10-08-2020 Yellow-legged Gull CVL (Dave Hughes)
 Morton:
1 Yellow-legged Gull

Villice:
2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Deer

10-8-20 juvenile Buzzard, Chew Valley Lake (Ian Stapp)
Nunnery:
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail

Herons Green:
6 Little Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 4 Pied Wagtail

10-8-20 Snipe, Chew Valley Lake (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's Bridge:
8 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 11 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 5 GBB Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Jackdaw, 20 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting

10-8-20 Black-tailed Godwit, Chew Valley Lake (George Stacey)
Note:
Pair of Sunglasses found at Moreton - contact us or David Hughes

10-8-20 Deer, Chew Valley Lake (George Stacey)
Reports: Phil Baber, Peter Bunniss, Vera Carpenter, Mark Coller, Andy Davis, Patrick Hancock, Dave Hughes, Gill Roberts, John Rossetti, Tim Salkeld, Steve Sanins, Tony Scott, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Sunday, 9 August 2020

09-08-20 Sunday - Black Tern, Little Gull

Temp 17 to 26°C. Grey start to the day but remained fairly still and ended with clear blue skies

Turnstone, Snipe
Little Gull
Common and Black Tern
Hobby
Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear
Garganey, White Wagtail

BRISTOL

Redland garden:
6 Feral Pigeon, 1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Magpie, 2 BlueTits, 2 Great Tits, 1 Blackbird, 17 House Sparrows(seed feeding, water bathing, dust bathing), 4 Goldfinch(incl. 2 Juveniles)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

9-8-20 Whinchat, CSC (Chris Teague)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Redstart, 3 Whinchat, 6 Linnet

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
3 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 13 Dunlin, 130 BH Gull

Clevedon-Channel View to Blakes:
60 Shelduck, 3 Oystercatcher inc 1 juv, 8 Ringed Plover, 65 Curlew, 25 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone,15 Little Egret, 3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge Mill:
2 Sparrowhawk - juv, flying and calling

Marshfield - Rushmead Lane:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, Skylarks, 6 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 6 Pied Wagtail, Linnets, Corn Buntings, Yellowhammers

Pensford - walking west:
Mallard, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Moorhen 4 inc 2 minute chicks, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Magpie, Jackdaw,
Blue Tit, Chiffchaff, Blackbird, Dipper, Chaffinch

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
2 Egyptian Goose - part of the family, 2 Garganey, Gadwall - numbers increasing, Tufted Duck - on the increase too, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 2 White Wagtail

Chew Valley Lake 
1 juv Little Gull, 13 Common Tern, 4 Black Tern, usual Egrets, 1 Hobby

9-8-20 Yellow-legged Gull, Herons Green (Cliff Smith)
Herons Green:
Yellow-legged Gull

CVRS:
Only a trickle of Reed & Sedge Warblers. Of the 4 recaptured Reeds, 2 were ringed as this years juvs. T'other 2 were adults, 1 ringed as a juv in July 2017 and not seen since (& fattening up for migration), 1 as a juv in July 2019

Herriott's Bridge:
7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 11 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Dru Brook-Tayler, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Paul Francis, Robert Hargreaves, Simon Isgar, Paul Marshall, Cliff Smith, Ian Stapp, Jason Williams, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 8 August 2020

08-08-20 Saturday - Garganey

Hot, with temperatures reaching 31°C in Bristol. 

Bar-headed Goose, Garganey 
Whimbrel, Greenshank
Common Tern
Marsh Harrier
Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Whinchat
Tree Pipit, Crossbill 
08-08-20 Whinchat, Chipping Sodbury Common (Mark Coller)

BRISTOL
08-08-20 Dipper, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Pilning Wetlands/New Passage:
100+ Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 3 Shoveler, 4 Teal, Tufted Duck brood, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 7 Little Ringed Plover, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin, 108 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Swallow, 1 Goldfinch

08-08-20 Bar-headed Goose, New Passage/Pilning (Alan Gilbert)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Redstart, 3 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Crossbill

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, Channel View Seawall:
5 Ringed Plover, 2 Wheatear
08-08-20 Ringed Plover, Channel View seawall (Howard Taffs)
Worlebury:
2 Buzzard

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports. 

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
Egyptian Goose family, 1 juv Garganey, 7 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret 

Chew Valley Lake:
1 calling Whimbrel, 5 Great White Egret

Herriott's inc Pool:
16 Canada Goose, 4 Shelduck, 2 Swift,  5 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 11 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Jackdaw, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 4 GBB Gull, 1 Common Tern, 2 Common Gull, 40+ juv Swallow, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting
08-08-20 Common Tern, Herriott's (CVL) (Ian Stapp)

Reports: Allan Chard, Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Alan Gilbert, George Rabin, Aravind Ramesh, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 7 August 2020

07-08-20 Friday - Common Tern

Increasingly hot (Bristol temperature peaked at 27°C) but intermittent cloud cover and some small showers prevented the heat wave conditions experienced elsewhere in the country today


Wood Sandpiper
Mediterranean Gull
Common Tern
Great White Egret
Marsh Harrier 
Little Owl
Marsh Tit
         
07-08-20 nice study of a female Mallard, Herriotts Pool, CVL (George Stacey)


BRISTOL
   
Bishop Road to Horfield Common:
7 Swift, 14 Woodpigeon, 25 Herring Gull, 41 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Carrion Crow, 7 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Wren, 6 Starling, 3 Robin, 42 House Sparrow, 6 Goldfinch

Clifton:
Percival Road garden - 2 Marsh Tit on feeders

St Andrew's:
c 20 Swift overhead mid-afternoon

06-08-20 Sparrowhawk,Bishopston, Bristol  (John Rossetti)
Coombe Dingle:
Garden - 1 Willow Warbler (brief visitor early morning - presumed migrant)

Blaise Estate:
Castle Hill - 2 Raven

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 ad Mediterranean Gull

Redwick:
7 Buzzards kettling late morning

Little Stoke:
50+ Swifts over at 16.50

NORTH SOMERSET

No reports

BELOW M4 & BANES
   


07-08-20 Little Owl, Pensford (Paul Sawyer)

Pensford:
1 Little Owl

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
Top End - 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 9 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret

Chew Valley Lake
 
Heron's Green:
6 Little Grebe, 1 Great White Egret1 Little Egret , 2 Grey Heron 

   
07-08-20 Common Tern, Herriott's Pool (Ian Stapp)

Herriott's inc Pool:
16 Canada Goose, 4 Shelduck, 2 Collared Dove, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 GBB Gull,1 Common Tern (on mud pool for a short time),8 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, Kingfisher, 9 Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's Warbler,2+ Reed Warbler,1 Reed Bunting

Other dragonflies (all in the channel )
4 Small Red-eye Damselfly, 3 Common Blue Damselfly,2 Brown Hawker,1 Migrant Hawker,
1 Emperor Dragonfly

Out of Avon 
Corsham - adult Rose-Coloured Starling still present for third day

Reports: Adrian Adams, John Budd,,Ken Carruthers, William Earp, David Esam, Peter Hazelwood, Rod Holbrook, Nigel Milbourne, Paul Sawyer, Ian Stapp,