Wednesday, 6 July 2022

06-07-22 Wednesday - returning Dunlin

Sunny day, light westerly, max temp 23°C 

Garganey
Quail
Dunlin
Mediterranean Gull
Great White Egret
Marsh Tit
Spotted Flycatcher
Yellow Wagtail

BRISTOL

Hotwells:
1 Collared Dove, 6 LBB Gull, 1 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow (juv), 1 Blue Tit (with LTT party)
4 House Martin, 7 Long-tailed Tit (inc juvs), 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird (m), 3 Goldfinch

Eastville Park:
6 Black-headed Gulls on the lake

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

06-07-22 Dunlin, Shepperdine (Peter Hazelwood)
Shepperdine:
1 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin (early returner), 2 Redshank

Lower Woods:
3 Marsh Tit, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher 

Yate Rocks:
1 Peregrine

Coalpit Heath:
20+ Swift

Bristol & Bath Science Park, Lyde Green:
25 House Martin

NORTH SOMERSET

No reports

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
Shirehill Lane:
1 Quail
Tormarton Road:
3+ Yellow Wagtail (inc 1 juv)
Down Road:
1 Yellow Wagtail

Chelwood (field close to roundabout):
6 Red Kite & lots of big gulls (circling over field where grass being cut)

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

06-07-22 Goldeneye with duckling, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:
130+ Canada Goose, 40 Mute Swan, 1 adult Gadwall +3 duckling,  1 adult f Goldeneye + 1 duckling,  2+ Swift, 2 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 1 BH Gull (juv), 1 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Buzzard, 6+ House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail,  2 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
3 GBB Gull, 1 Little Egret 4 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2+ Reed Warbler 

06-07-22 Garganey & Green Sandpipers, Blacktailed Godwit & BH Gull, Herriotts (Ian Stapp) 
Herriott's inc Pool:
2 Shelduck, 1 Garganey, 5 Shoveler, 20+ Gadwall (pool) 13 Teal, 6+ Swift, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 BH Gull (all juv), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Swallow, 12+ House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting 

Reports: John Barnett, Tim Ford, Peter Hazelwood, Matt Hull, Mike Jackson, John Lewis, Linda Moysey, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland,

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

05-07-22 Tuesday - Avocet

 Fine early on, turning cloudy with a moderate breeze. Temp range 11°C to 19°C 

Mediterranean Gull
Hobby
Whimbrel
Garganey
Avocet

BRISTOL

05-07-22 Little Egret, Eastville Park
(Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:

1 Little Egret

Brentry (Fishpool Hill):
1 Red Kite (over hayfield cutting)

Stockwood Open Space:
3 Buzzard, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Greenfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Thornbury:
2 Red Kites (soaring)

Lower Woods (BOC Walk):
1 Pheasant, 3 Swift, 3 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Red Kite, 6 Buzzard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 4 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 12 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 7 Wren, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 15 Starling, 2 Song Thrush, Blackbird, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Robin, 1 Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch
(In addition, 1 Kestrel seen near the entrance to the car park, after the walk.)

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon (Poets Walk):
5 Peregrine

Clevedon - Yeo (Wains Hill Sluice Marsh):
5 Shelduck (almost full grown ducklings), 1 Whimbrel

05-07-22 House Martin, Felton Common
(David Hughes)

05-07-22 Linnet, Felton Common
(David Hughes)
Felton Common:

1 Hobby (drifted SW), 40 House Martin, 12 Linnet

Nailsea (Netherton Wood Lane):
1 Little Owl

BELOW M4 & BANES

05-07-22 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Keynsham
(Andrew Harrison)
Keynsham, Memorial Park:

1 Mallard, 11 Woodpigeon, 1 Moorhen, 16+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Great Tit, 4+ Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 6 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 3 House Sparrow

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
05-07-22 Mediterranean Gull, Herons Green
(Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:

130+ Canada Goose, 44 Mute Swan, 1 Goldeneye (+ duckling), 6+ Swift, 2 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-headed Gull (juv), 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 12+ House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler

Stratford:
1 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet, 1 Dunlin, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 4 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier, 5 Red Kite - ad & imm, 4 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 21 Sand Martin

Herriott's inc Pool:
2 Shelduck, 1 Garganey, 7 Shoveler, 20+ Gadwall, 11 Teal, 40+ Swift, 8+ Moorhen, 14 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Black-headed Gull(juv), 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult - flew from pool to lake), 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 9 Jackdaw, 6+ Swallow, 12+ House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting


Reports: Paul Chapman, Allan Chard, Mark Dadds, Alan Daniels, Andy Davis, Paul Francis, Andrew Harrison, David Hughes, MJ, Dendy Platt, Ian Stapp

Monday, 4 July 2022

04-07-22 Monday - two male Ruff, Little Grebe

Temp 12 to 20°C. Some nice Sunshine, lots of clouds with a light breeze.

Garganey
Little Grebe
Ruff, Greenshank
Grasshopper Warbler


BRISTOL

Ashton Gate:
1 f Sparrowhawk with prey over Duckmoor road heading for Ashton Court

4-7-22 Red Kite, Fishpool Hill (Mark Dadds)
Brentry, Fishpool Hill:
1 Red Kite over hay cutting

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Shepperdine:
Greenshank

Leyhill:
1 Red Kite

Littleton-on-Severn village:
3 Buzzard, 2 Hobby

4-7-22 Ruff, Pilning Wetland (Paul Bowerman)
Pilning Wetland:
Ruff

A46, Hawkesbury Upton turn off:
1 Red Kite

NORTH SOMERSET 

Yatton, Wemberham:

1 Lapwing, 1 juv? Grasshopper Warbler seen

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham:
1 f Tawny Owl at 03:00

Newton St Loe:
Little Grebe on nest, first known record

RESERVOIRS

4-7-22 Goldeneye, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
1 ad f Goldeneye and 1 duckling

Dam:
40+ Swift, 3 Little Egret, 4 Swallow, 50+ Martins, 6 Pied Wagtail

Woodford:
6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 GBB Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush

Bernard King, Bittern Trail:
1 Redshank

Herons Green:
140+ Canada Geese, 30 Mute Swan, 1 ad + 3 chick Gadwall, 50 Swift, 2 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 2 GBB Gull,  1 Great White Egret, 1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 7 Swallow, 50+ Martins, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
4 G-BB Gull, 1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 12+ Long-tailed Tit with Blue Tit & 3 Chiffchaff, 2+ Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 10+ Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting  (Lots Swift & Martins over the lake at times, coming and going)

4-7-22 Ruff, Green Sandpiper & Green Plover, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:
2 Shelduck, 2 eclipse Garganey, 7 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 9+ Teal, 50+ Swift, 1 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 juv BH Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite, 1 Kingfisher, 50+ Martins, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting

4-7-22 Garganey and Gadwall Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Out of Avon

1 Serin in Burnham-on-sea
4-7-22 M 31 Andromeda (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Chris Craig,  Mark Dadds, Chris Hall, Peter Hazelwood, John Lewis, Michael Moxon, Trevor Riddle, Paul Sawyer, Tony Scott, Andy Slade, Ian Stapp, blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Sunday, 3 July 2022

03-07-22 Sunday - Ruff

3-7-22 Chiffchaff, Stoke Park (Patrick Richards)
Temp 13 to 20°C. Grey day with midday rains but glorious sunny evening,  as I write temperature is still rising

Garganey
Ruff
Marsh Tit
Yellow Wagtail

BRISTOL

Duchess Pond and Stoke Park:
7 Canada Goose (5 Juv), 49 Mallard, 7 Swift, 39 Feral Pigeon, 5 Stock Dove, 7 Woodpigeon, 14 Moorhen (7 Juv), 12 Coot (7 Juv), 4 Herring Gull, 10 LBB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 32 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 18 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch, 14 Goldfinch

Snuff Mills:
1 Dipper,  1 Grey Wagtail

Whitchurch, Asda and Allotments:
1 juv Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard carrying prey, 1 juv Peregrine (1 male on 2nd)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

3-7-22 Marsh Tit, Lower Woods (Paul Sadley)
Lower Woods:
Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Nuthatch

Yate Rocks garden:
1 juv Green Woodpecker

Ridge Woods and Barnhill Quarry:
4 Stock Dove, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch

Westerleigh:
1 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine

NORTH SOMERSET 

Portbury Wharf:
 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper

Tickenham, Moorend Spout:
50 Swift, 1 Buzzard, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 12 Swallow

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, Down Road:
Yellow Wagtail

Willsbridge and Siston Brook to Avon:
1 Buzzard with rabbit, 3 Kingfisher, 7 Swallow

Bath, Roundhill:
1 Swift, 1 Buzzard

Paulton:
2 Mute Swan, 11 (inc 3 juv) Mallard, 2 Swift, 20 Woodpigeon, 10 (inc 7 juv) Moorhen, 10 (inc 7 juv) Coot, 1 BH Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 24 LBB Gull, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 24 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
3 ad f Goldeneye, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 2cyr Marsh Harrier, 1 Red Kite, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 1 ad m Peregrine, 2 Sand Martin 

Herons Green:
60 Mute Swan, 35 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, pair Great Crested Grebe, 12 BH Gull,  1 juv Herring Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Great Tit, several Sedge Warbler, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail

Herriotts:
1 in eclipse male Garganey, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper

Litton Reservoir, Lower Lake:
1 Nuthatch, pair Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Grey Wagtail inc 2 young

Out of Avon
1 Roseate Tern at Noah's Lake, Shapwick

3-7-22 Nuthatch, Stoke Park (Patrick Richards)

Reports: Alan Daniells, Andy Davis, Andy Gibb, Anthony Goodwin, Chris Hall, Patrick Hancock, MJ, Nigel Kempson, Jonathan Margetts, Timothy Marks, Andrew Middleton, Linda Moysey, Lois Pryce, Patrick Richards, Paul Sadley, Larry Sweetland, blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 2 July 2022

02-07-22 Saturday - Spoonbill

Temp 12 to 18°C. Fair amount of rain today, hardly any sunshine. Wind SW, 6mm rain

Garganey
Green Sandpiper
Mediterranean Gull
Spoonbill

2-7-22 Spoonbill, Pilning Wetland (Paul Bowerman)
BRISTOL


No reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Severn Beach - Western Distribution Park;
2 Red Kite, juv Reed Warbler, 

Pilning Wetland:
3 Dunlin, 57 Redshank, 1 2nd sum Mediterranean Gull, 1 ad Spoonbill

Yate Rocks garden:
family of Bullfinch m, f and 2 juv

NORTH SOMERSET
2-7-22 Yellowhammer, Felton Common  (David Hughes)
Felton Common:
1 m Stonechat, 2 Yellowhammer
2-7-22 Starling, Nailsea (Rob Hawkridge)
Nailsea:

c 50 Starling

BELOW M4 & BANES
2-7-22 Starling, Keynsham (Ian Stapp)
Keynsham Manor Road:
50+ Starling with lots of chicks

Charlcombe/Beckford's Tower, 1800 to 1915:
3 Skylark, 18 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, c75 Starling flock, 3 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Yellowhammer

Bath City Farm:
c.100 Jackdaw, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap

Paulton:
2 Swift, 20 Woodpigeon, 6 Skylark, 2 House Martin, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Yellowhammer

Clandown Bottom:
70 Rook, 8 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Dunnock, 3 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Moreton Gate:
1 Red Kite

Herriotts:
Garganey, 1 Green Sandpiper

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Patrick Hancock, Rob Hargreaves, Rob Hawkridge, David Hughes, Andrew Mears, Linda Moysey, Vic Savery, Ian Stapp, blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 1 July 2022

01-07-22 Friday - Green Sandpiper at Eastfield Park.

Cloudy with light winds from SW and a max temp of  19°C 

Green Sandpiper
Spoonbill
Greenshank

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
2 feisty juv Robin - arguing over the food tray, House Sparrow - 2 families I think with all 12 feeder ports occupied at one time.

Eastville Park:
1 Green Sandpiper - early morning

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
01-07-22 Spoonbill Pilning Wetlands (Paul Bowerman)
Pilning Wetlands:
1 Shoveler, 70+ Mallard, 3 Teal, Tufted Duck, 10 Swift, 22 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 31 Redshank, 200 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail

Chipping Sodbury - Ridge Wood:
Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, Magpie, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, Wren, 1 Song Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo:
1 Common Sandpiper - few up past Strode Rd bridge
01-07-22 Collared Dove WSM (Dean Reeves)
Weston-Super-Mare - garden:

9 Collared Dove - family party

BELOW M4 & BANES

Newton St Loe - R Avon:
2 Stock Dove, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 BH Gull, 2 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 4 Skylark, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 ad + 2 juv Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS
01-07-22 Goldeneye CVL (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake

1 Goldeneye with growing duckling

Woodford:
2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, present Reed Warbler

Villice:
31 Canada Goose, 6 Mute Swan, 36 Mallard, 14 Tufted  Duck, 4 Swift, 20 Coot, 2 Little Grebe +a chick, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 4 House Martin, 
01-07-22 Kingfisher CVL (Geoff Daniels)
Stratford:

1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Reed Warbler

Heron's Green:
2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret

01-07-22 Reed Warbler, CVL (Andy Harrison)
Bittern Trail:

1 Reed Warbler
01-07-22 Greenshank CVL (George Stacey)
Herriott's inc Pool:

4 Gadwall with 2 ducklings, 7 Teal, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Alan Daniells, Geoff Daniels, Robert Hargreaves, Andy Harrison, Nick Hawkridge, Dean Reeves, Carol Rushton, George Stacey, Larry Sweetland,  blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Thursday, 30 June 2022

30-06-22 Thursday - returning Redstart

Bright start, showers later. Max temp of  17°C. Easterly turning westerly breeze.

Mediterranean Gull 
Great White Egret
Marsh Tit
Redstart

30-06-22 Great White Egret, Herriots CVL (Andrew Harrison)
BRISTOL

30-06-22 Dipper juv, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
1 juv Dipper - first juv of the year here

Feeder Canal / River Avon:
1 Mallard, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 23 Herring Gull, 31 LBB Gull (2 young by feeder canal), 1 Cormorant, 7 Magpie, 10 Carrion Crow, 3 Raven (1ad + 2juv), 1 Blue Tit, 1 Reed Warbler, 9 Sand Martin (still feeding young by Feeder Canal), 1 Long-tailed Tit (juv), 1 Blackcap, 4 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 1 Robin (juv), 4 Dunnock, 1 House Sparrow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied/White Wagtail, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch

Victoria Park
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (juv), 1 singing Blackcap

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Northwick Warth:
40 Shelduck of which 21 ducklings, 20 Oystercatcher, 15 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull (first summer), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret,  

Pilning Wetland:
2 Shelduck, 3 Teal, 30 Swift, 21 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 32 Redshank, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 120 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Mediterranean Gull (both 2nd calendar year), 1 Grey Wagtail 

Severn Beach:
1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk unsuccessfully chasing a Great Spotted Woodpecker

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Marsh Tit, 1 Redstart (first returner)

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
62 Canada Goose, 24 Shelduck, 1 Moorhen, 5 Oystercatcher, 12 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (sum plum), 1 Common Sandpiper, 111 Black-headed Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 7 Reed Warbler - inc 4 juv, 3 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 6 Pied Wagtail, 8 Linnet, 4 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

River Avon at Newton St Loe boundary:
2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 2 Skylark, 4 Chiffchaff, family 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 singing Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

30-06-22 Goldeneye with duckling, CVL (Andrew Harrison)
Chew Valley Lake
1 Goldeneye (+1 duckling)

Dam:
12+ Swift, 2 Little Egret, 12+ Martins, 4 Swallow, Garden Warblers (lots of activity: feeding young & carrying nest material), 6 Pied Wagtail

30-06-22 Reed Warbler & Blackcap, Bittern Trail CVL (George Stacey)
Bittern Trail:
2 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap

Woodford:
4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush

30-06-22 Gadwall family & Little Grebes, Herons Green CVL (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:
130+ Canada Goose, 22 Mute Swan, 1 Gadwall (+3 ducklings), 1 Goldeneye (+1 duckling), 2 Moorhen (having a thing with weed), 4 Little Grebe (2 grabbing weed, piling it up and getting very vocal), 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Red Kite, 7 Buzzard, 12+ House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 10 House Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting       
 
Moreton:
20+ Wood Pigeon, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Little Egret, 5 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Hobby, 2 Raven, 16+ Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 2+ Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 2 Dunnock,  6 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting

Stratford:
1 Common Tern, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Hobby (2nd calendar year), 2 Sand Martin   
 
 30-06-22 Great Black-backed & Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Herriotts CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:
2 Shelduck, 5 Shoveler, 10+ Gadwall, 6 Teal, 40+ Tufted Duck, 8 Swift, 2 Moorhen, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker (calling),
7 Jackdaw, 6+ H Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, several juv Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Reports: Allan Chard, Derek Clarke, Mark Coller, Andy Davis, Rob Hargreaves, Andrew Harrison, Nick Hawkridge, John Lewis, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Rod Taylor, 
blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG, Hamish Smith Photography / Hawk & Owl Trust

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

29-06-22 Wednesday - Red Kites

 Overcast and cooler with rain showers and a few brighter spells.  Max temp of  18°C with a moderate SW wind.

Goldeneye
Red Kites

Chiffchaff (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL
no reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
no reports

NORTH SOMERSET

Nailsea Moor:
2 Mute Swan, 1 Mallard, 10+ Swift, Stock Dove, Woodpigeons, Carrion Crow family, Skylark, Swallows, House Martins, LT Tits, 2 Chiffchaff, singing Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Linnets, Goldfinches, Reed Bunting.

Worle:
A Greenfinch family in a garden.

Sparrowhawk (Ian Stapp)
BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
3 juv. Peregrine showing well on St Johns.

Great Black-backed Gull fishing at Chew (Ian Stapp)
RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
30+ Swift, 5 Little Egret, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Pied Wagtail.

Woodford:
100+ Swift, 8 GC Grebe, 2 GBB Gull, 2 GW Egret, 2 Raven, martins over the lake, 1 Chiffchaff.

Heron's Green:
130+ Canada Goose, 26 Mute Swan,1 Gadwall with 3 ducklings, 1 Goldeneye with one duckling, 20+ Swift, 1 Stock Dove, 4 Little Grebe, 2 GBB Gull (fishing), 2 GW Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 10+ mixed  Blue & Great Tit, 12+ House Martin, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting,

Moreton:
2 GBB Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard +3 juv., 2 Raven, 12+ LT Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2+ Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting.

Butterflies:  Ringlet, Marbled White, 6 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Skipper, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 2 Red Admiral.

Stratford:
3 GW Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Red Kite, 1 Kingfisher, 1 m. Kestrel, 2 Peregrine (ad and 2cyr), 5 Sand Martin.

Herriott's inc Pool:
2 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 20+ Gadwall, 4 Teal,  60+ Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 50+ Swift (over lake), 2 Moorhen, 3 GBB Gull, 2 GW Egret (pool), 2 Grey Heron, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Jackdaw, 20+ House Martin (over pool), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting.
    
Reports: Jane Cumming, "MJ", Dean Reeves, Ian Stapp.

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

28-06-22 Tuesday - Honey-buzzard

Temp 13°C to 19°C. Cloudy with a fresh breeze.

Honey-buzzard
Ruff

BRISTOL

St George:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1st in 7 yrs

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
9 Moorhen, 5 Little Grebe, 9 Curlew, 1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 20 Pied Wagtail, 15 Linnet
28-06-22 Greenfinch, Yate (Alan Daniels)
Yate:

5 Greenfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Compton Martin:
1 Red Kite

BELOW M4 & BANES

No Reports

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
12 Tufted Duck, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret

Chew Valley Lake

Heron's Green:
2 Greylag Goose, 1 Goldeneye (+ duckling), 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Great White Egret, 10 Sand Martin

Stratford:
4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Sandwich Tern, 3 Great White Egret, 10 Little Egret, 1 Honey-buzzard (going south @ 08.15), 2 Kingfisher, 1 Hobby, 5 Sand Martin

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Ruff (male in breeding plumage), 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret

between Herriott's and Suttton Wick:
2 Spotted Flycatcher (feeding recently fledged young)

Reports: Chris Craig, Mark Dadds, Alan Daniels, Andy Davis, Lee Gardiner, Andrew Middleton, MJ

Monday, 27 June 2022

27-06-22 Monday

 Light rain changing to sunny intervals. Max temp of  19°C with a W breeze.

Common Sandpiper
Black-tailed Godwit

BRISTOL

Filton Park - garden:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackbird, 6 House Sparrow
27-06-22 Long-tailed Tit Stoke Park (Patrick Richards)
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:

2 Canada Goose  +5 goslings, 28 Mallard, 1 Swift, 49 Feral Pigeon, 4 Stock Dove, 10 Woodpigeon, 3 Moorhen +6 juv, 6 Coot +8 juv, 11 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit +8 juv), 2 Great Tit, 2 House Martin, 4 Long-tailed Tit + as massive 42 juv (in flock of juv tit), 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Wren, 12 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin - juv, 10 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch, 26 Goldfinch.
27-06-22 Sand Martin Bristol (Gil Sapsed & Lee Gardiner)
St Phillip's Marsh
5 Sand Martin + fledged juv

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Pilning Wetlands:
1 Shelduck, 1 Shoveler (m), 8 Teal, 40 Swift - feeding, 1 Oystercatcher, 14 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit - sum plum, 1 Green Sandpiper, 30 Redshank, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret

Falfield  - St George's Church
8 plus House Martin nest under the steeple  
27-06-22 Red Kite Wickwar (Paul Sadley)
Wickwar - West End:
1 Red Kite

Yate - garden:
1 Peregrine - calling

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
2 Raven - over the quarry.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield - Rushmead Farm:
2 Swift, Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 4 Rook, Carrion Crow, 15 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Blackcap, 1 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, c130 Starling, 1 Blackbird, House Sparrow, 3 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 6 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch, 13 Corn Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer

Keynsham - Charlton Rd:
2 Red Kite

Chew Magna:
2 Raven have fledged 2 juv from a nest in the village

RESERVOIRS
27-06-22 Goldeneye Duckling CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake

1 Goldeneye + 1 duckling 

Dam:
22 Canada Goose, 80 mix of Sand and House Martin and Swallow, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Pied Wagtail
27-06-22 Reed Bunting CVL (George Stacey)
Bittern Trail:

1 Cetti's Warbler, several Chiffchaff - juv, 2 Blackcap (f&m) + juv, some Long-tailed Tit - juv, 2 Reed Bunting

Woodford:
200+ Swift & Martins  all over lake, 8 G-C Grebe, 2 G BB Gull, 2 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff 
27-06-22 Greylag Goose CVL (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:

130+ Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 38 Mute Swan, 1 Gadwall + 3 ducklings, lots of Swift, 4 L Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 G-BB Gull, 4 Magpie, 60 House Martin, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 4 H Sparrow, 9 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting 

Blue Bowl:
House Martin - nesting under the eaves.

Herriott's inc Pool:
4 Shelduck, 9 Shoveler, 100+ Gadwall, 19 Teal, Wigeon, 5 Tufted Duck, 100+ Swift, 2 Moorhen, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 3 G-W Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 G BB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Jackdaw, 40+ House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting 

Reports: Liza Barker, Jane Cumming, Alan Daniells, Heather England, Lee Gardiner, Rupert Higgins, Patrick Richards, Paul Sadley, Gill Sapsed, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, , blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Sunday, 26 June 2022

26-06-22 Sunday - Little Owl

Sunshine with some cloud and the odd shower. Max temp of 20°C with a moderate S breeze.

Little Owl
Hobby

BRISTOL

Barton Hill:
1 Peregrine (m) over Days Rd.

Redland:
 - Redland Hill Roundabout - 4 House Martin
 - garden - 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Jay 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 8+ House Sparrow


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
26-06-22 Med Gull - Pilning Wetlands (Paul Bowerman)
Pilning Wetlands:
3 Med Gull - 2 ad & a 1st sum, 

Wickwar - Lower Woods:
Marsh Tit - family
26-06-22 Goldfinch Yate (Chris Teague)
Yate:
 - garden 1: - Goldfinch - family visit
 - garden 2: - 20 startling - mostly juv

Old Sodbury:
1 Red Kite - over

NORTH SOMERSET

Bristol Airport:
1 Red Kite - over

BELOW M4 & BANES
26-06-22 Kestrel Webbs Heath (Jenny Daniels)
Warmly - Webbs Heath
Kestrel family

Hanham Hills:
1 GS Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel (f), 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch (f), 15 Greenfinch - at least

Marshfield:
2 Buzzard, 3 Green Woodpecker, 5+ Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Lesser Whitethroat
26-06-22 Little Owl Saltford (Robert Hargreaves)
Saltford/Swinford - circuit:

Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Moorhen, 1 Black-head Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 8 LBB Gull, 2 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 1 Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 20 Swallow, 16 House Martin, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 13 Wren, 3 Song Thrush, 17 Blackbird, 6 Robin, House Sparrow, Dunnock, 9 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch

Compton Dando/Woollard/Lords Wood - circuit:
3 Mallard, 1 Pheasant, 4 Swift, 23 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Moorhen, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, 1 Skylark, 7 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 9 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrest, 10 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Starling, 16 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Robin, House Sparrow, Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet, 13 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

No reports

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, Alan Daniells, Jenny Daniels, Robert Hargreaves, Adrian Hockey, Sue & Nigel Kempson, John Klosinski, Rob Laughton, Paul Sawyer, Chris Teague,  Gordon Youdale