Thursday, 29 October 2020

29-10-20 Thursday - Lesser Yellowlegs

Yet another windy, wet and dismal day, but still mild.  Apparently a bit drier at Chew which produced most of today's sightings.

Note: Moreton hide at Chew has been roped off for repairs.  Please do not attempt to access it until the work is complete.

Lesser Scaup
Lesser Yellowlegs
Yellow-legged Gulls
Cattle Egrets
Bearded Tits
Wheatear, White Wagtail


Goosander numbers are growing at Chew (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL
no reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Pillhead Gout:
c.55 Lapwing, 4 Grey Plover, c.150 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot, c.200 Dunlin, 3 Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaff (2 singing)

NORTH SOMERSET
no reports

A late, damp Wheatear on the wall at Chew (Ian Stapp)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
A few Pheasants, but no partridges.

Bath:
Pennyquick:
2 Red-legged Partridge.

Newton St Loe:
38 species including Green Woodpecker and 20+ Greenfinch.

Marksbury:
c.30 Starling.

Cattle Egret numbers are also growing around Chew (Simon Isgar)

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
3 Goldeneye, possible juv. Great Northern Diver, 20 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret, 3 Stonechat.

Chew Valley Lake
3 Shelduck, 1 f Scaup, 1 m Lesser Scaup, 11 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander, 7 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Tawny Owl calling at 14.30, 1 Green Woodpecker, Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Stonechat.

Heron's Green:
10 f. Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 3 G BB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Raven, 1 Wheatear (on the wall - brightened up a wet day), 2 Stonechat (m. and f.), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Pied Wagtail, 6 Chaffinch.

Snipe at Stratford (Simon Isgar)
Stratford:
18 Cattle Egret (bottom of Stratford Lane near Blue Bowl with a load of gulls), 4 Bearded Tit (in front of hide)

Moreton:
20+ Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 4 Raven, 4 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat (m. and f.) & the following, all in a big flock in field behind the hide: 60+ Meadow Pipit, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 12+ Chaffinch, 25+ Linnet 

Yellow-legged Gull at Herriott's Bridge (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's Bridge:
1 f. Scaup, 15 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 1 Water Rail, 9 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 13 Grey Heron, 15 flyover Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 G BB Gull , 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's (calling), 2 Grey Wagtail.

Rob says there is a Snipe in this photo but mostly what he saw was rain (Rob Hargreaves)

Reports:  Andy Davis, Rob Hargreaves, Simon Isgar, Ian Stapp, Gary Thoburn, nslbirdingopsbirding.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

28-10-20 Wednesday - Bearded Tit

Clear but with some heavy rain showers and a blustery wind - Bristol max 8°C

Little Stint
Lesser Scaup
Bearded Tit, White Wagtail
Marsh Harrier
Mandarin
Yellow-legged GullCattle Egret
Tawny Owl

BRISTOL

28-10-20 Sparrowhawk Brentry (Mark Dadds)
Brentry:
1 Sparrowhawk - eyeing up the pigeon larder from next doors roof.

Eastville Park:
12 Mute Swan, 25 Mallard, 30 Woodpigeon - green keeping the playing fields, 5 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 30 Black-h Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-b Gull, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Tawny Owl - in the box, 1 Jay, c20 Magpie - blooming everywhere, 30 Long-t Tit

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

28-10-20 Waders NP-NW (Rosemary Setter)
Northwick Warth/ New Passage:
Black-t Godwit, Knot

Yate - work:
1 Blackcap

NORTH SOMERSET

Tyntesfield:
1 Pheasant, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Robin, 3 Pied Wagtail

Sand Point/Bay - vismig:
500 Chaffinch, 2 Siskin, 5 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
60 Golden Plover, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 8 Skylark, 2000 Starling -1600 in a murmuration, 18 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 9 Stonechat,

Marksbury:
150 Starling - on the wires

Paulton:
2 Mute Swan, 42 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 80 Black-h Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Treecreeper, 2 Redwing, 80 Linnet, 35 Goldfinch
STW:
1 Grey Wagtail, 14 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit

RESERVOIRS

28-10-2020 Waders CVL (George Stacey)

Chew Valley Lake


Dam:
1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Pied Wagtail - dam wall

Hollowbrook:
1 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-t Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 3 Little Stint

Woodford:
3 Great Black-b Gull, 2 Raven, 2 Song Thrush

28-10-20 Shoveler CVL (George Stacey)
Villice:

1 Green Sandpiper, Great White Egret. 

28-10-20 Black-headed Gull CVL H Green (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:

3 Goosander, 4 Little Grebe - pool, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Black-h Gull - inc one with yellow ring T9TU with the word stornit, 4 Great Black-b Gull. 2 Yellow-l Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat (f&m), 4 Pied Wagtail.

28-10-20 Med Gull CVL Moreton (Ian Stapp) 
Moreton:
20+ Goldeneye, 1 Lesser Scaup - most of the time asleep & a long way out, 2 Scaup, 5+ Stock Dove, 1 Water Rail - calling, 1 Mediterranean Gull - very white looking ad, 1 Yellow-l Gull, 21 Cattle Egret - field just past Blue Bowl, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler - calling, 20+ Long-t Tit 20+ Pied Wagtail 1 White Wagtail, 20+ Meadow Pipit - field back of the hide, 12 Chaffinch, 15+ Siskin

Herriott's inc Pool:
2 Mandarin (m) - pool, 33 Pintail - pool, 8 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 1 Water Rail, 5 Great Black-b Gull, 13 Grey Heron, 9 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 8 Jackdaw, 4 Bearded Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler - calling, plus 3 Siskin and a Swallow going over

OUT OF AREA

Walk Hazel Manor and Ubley Drove:
Woodpigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Jay, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Chaffinch

28-10-20 Treecreeper Stockhill (TtB)
Stockhill:
1 Treecreeper

Reports: Derek Angell, TtBears, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Mark Dadds, Barry Dursley, Paul Gregory, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Jean Oliver, Rich Scantlebury, Rosemary Setter, George Stacey, Ian Stapp

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

27-10-20 Tuesday - Avocet

Rain with occasional sunny spells - Bristol max temp 8°C

Avocet
Scaup
Little Owl
Little Stint, Lesser Yellowlegs
Yellow-legged Gull
Cattle Egret
Goldeneye

27-10-20 Avocet Cl-Y (Paul Williams)

BRISTOL


27-10-20 Dipper EP (Rich Scantlebury)
Eastville Park -WeBS:

12 Mute Swan, 40 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 30c Black-h Gull, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron; Others -  1 Tawny Owl - in the island box, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, 4 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 2 Dipper, 4 Grey Wagtail, 15 Goldfinch - flock

Horfield Common:
3 Raven

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond - WeBS:
7 Mallard - in 2 ducklings, 7 Moorhen; Others - 4 Magpie, 30 Jackdaw, 2 Meadow Pipit

27-10-20 Peregrine WoT  (William Earp)
Westbury-on-Trym:
1 Peregrine - the crop may contain a goodly portion of Woodpigeon!

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
10 Grey Plover (Shepperdine) Tit flock with 1 Treecreeper

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
11 Pintail, 1 Avocet, 15 Grey Plover,  3 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 12 Dunlin, 2 Stonechat

Backwell Lake:
12 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret - in to roost between 16:30 and 17:01

Sand Point/Bay -combined report:
4 Egyptian Goose, 500+ Shelduck, 6 Mallard, 60 Woodpigeon, 2+ Stock Dove, 1 Curlew, 1 Bar-t Godwit, c600 Gulls - mainly Black-headed, 2 Great Black-b Gull, 5 Magpie, c30 Jackdaw, c10 Rook, c50 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 4 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 12 Long-t Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 6 Wren, c 50 Starling, 6 Blackbird, 2 Redwing, 6 Robin, 4 Stonechat, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Saltford:
1 Canada Goose, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Owl calling at dusk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c.30 Magpie. 1 Chiffchaff, 14 Redwing, 39 Pied Wagtail, 10 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch

Paulton:
1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 100 Skylark, 1 Fieldfare, 3 Chaffinch, 42 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
1 Scaup (f),  4 Goldeneye (f), 2 Stock Dove, 7 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Raven - very noisy

27-10-20 Little Stint CVL (George Stacey)
Hollowbrook:

1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Little Stint

27-10-20 GWE and Grey Heron CVL (Dave Hughes)
Villice:

4 Gadwall, plenty of Shoveler, Wigeon, & Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Lapwing, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs,  24 Cattle Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret,

Heron's Green:
1 Yellow-l Gull - ad

27-10-20 Snipe CVL (Karen Ash)
Stratford:

4 Little Stint - flying, 11 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Meadow Pipit, 

Reports: Karen Ash, John Budd, William Earp, Alastair Fraser, Paul Gregory, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Dave Hughes, Dean Reeves, Rich Scantlebury, George Stacey, Mike Thomas, Keith Vinicombe, Paul Williams

Monday, 26 October 2020

26-10-20 Monday - Lesser Scaup

 A fine sunny morning after overnight rain, showers in the afternoon.  Breezy.

Lesser Scaup
Spotted Redshank
Lesser Yellowlegs
Yellow-legged Gull
Cattle Egrets
Merlin


Dunlin and Ringed Plover at Chew (George Stacey)

BRISTOL

An odd season to find young ducklings - Stoke Park (Rob Hargreaves)

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
12 Mallard inc 2 ducklings, 1 Moorhen, 1 Green Woodpecker, 11 Magpie, 8 Starling, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting.

Downend:
3 Raven.

Henbury:
Another murder observed - this Sparrowhawk took a Woodpigeon.

Kestrel at Latteridge (Christopher Teague)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station (Shepperdine):
28 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 1 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 15 Wigeon, c.50 Lapwing, 2 Grey Plover, 300 Dunlin, 9 Curlew, 30 Redshank, 17 Common Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Redwing.
1 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 GS Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat, 2 Rock Pipit.
200 Curlew, 180 Starling in a field.

Latteridge:
Buzzard, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, Robin.

Chiffchaff at Chew (George Stacey)

NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell Lake:
4 Cormorants but NO egrets in the roost tree - does anyone know where else they roost?

Sand Point/Bay:
4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Raven, 4 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
2 Buzzard, 11 Skylark, 3000-4000 Starling, 8+ Stonechat, 6 Corn Bunting.

Pensford:
4 Mallard, 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail.        

Green Sandpipers at CVL (George Stacey)

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Hollow Brook:
1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Great White Egret with Cormorants.

Villice:
5 Lapwing, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs6 Grey Heron, 5 GW Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Chiffchaff on the Parkland.

Heron's Green:
4 f. Goosander, 6+ Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 G BB Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 6 GW Egret, 4 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat ( m. and f.), 4 Pied Wagtail.

Meadow Pipit Moreton (Ian Stapp)

Moreton:
1 Greater Scaup, 1 Lesser Scaup, 20 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk (chasing Meadow Pipit), Tawny Owl called. 1 Jay, 3 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler calling, 3 Stonechat (1 m., 2 f.), 20+ Meadow Pipit.  

Field by the road between Moreton and Stratford:
12 Cattle Egret.

Stratford:
2 Black-tailed Godwit, Lesser Yellowlegs before it moved to Villice, 1 Spotted Redshank, Tawny Owl called.

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Shelduck, 32 Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, 1 Water Rail, 2 Lapwing, 3 G BB Gull, 9 Grey Heron, 9 GW Egret, 5 Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, 8 Jackdaw, 3 Bearded Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler calling, 1 Grey Wagtail.

OUT OF AREA

Crabtree Hill
1 Great Grey Shrike

Reports:  Jon Angell, Karen Ash, John Barnett, Jane Cumming, Stephen Curtis, Andy Davis, Barry Dursley, Rob Hargreaves, Andy Middleton, Matt Plenty, Dean Reeves, Ann Rossiter, Ian Stapp, 

Sunday, 25 October 2020

25-10-20 Sunday - Bearded Tit

Temp 9 to 14°C. Nice dry bright autumn day, a tiny drop of rain

Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup
Little Stint, Lesser Yellowlegs
Merlin
Bearded Tit
Water Pipit
Brambling, Crossbill

25-10-20 Bearded Tit, Herriotts Bridge (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL


Clifton garden:
Coal, Marsh, Blue, Great & Long-tailed Tit

Castle Green / Finzels Reach: 
1 Moorhen, 16 Black-h Gull, 4 Lesser Black-b Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Peregrine (m), 5 Magpie, 2 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail

Eastville Park:
12 Mute Sean, 20 Mallard, 7 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 30 Black-h Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-b Gull, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 10 Goldfinch.

Hotwells to Ashton Court:
11 Mallard, 8 Feral Pigeon, 50+ Woodpigeon, 93 BH Gull, 26+ Herring Gull, 1+ LBB Gull, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 8 Magpie, 90+ Jackdaw, 20 Rook, 7+ Carrion Crow, 3 Raven, 1 Blue tit, Long-tailed Tit heard, 4+ Blackbird, 20 Redwing, 3+ Robin (a lot more heard), 1 Pied Wagtail, c.20 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

25-10-20 Stonechat, Oldbury (Heather England)
Oldbury, nr Yacht Club:
60 Lapwing, 12 Redshank, 1 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat, Meadow Pipits, huge numbers Goldfinch

New Passage, Pilning Wetland:
240 Wigeon, 350 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 m Merlin, 3 Redwing

25-10-20 Black-tailed Godwit, Severn Beach (Pete Buniss)
Severn Beach:
50 Canda Geese, 50 Shelduck, 50 Wigeon, 30 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret, 30 Starling, 50 House Sparrow, 3 Pied Wagtail, 4 Goldfinch

Lyde Green:
Starling murmuration

Westerleigh:
65 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 12 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

25-10-20 Fieldfare, Gordano Valley (Lyndon Roberts)
Gordano Valley:
1 Fieldfare ringed

Clevedon - Wains Hill vismig:
4 Meadow Pipit, 107 Chaffinch

Clevedon - Kingston Pill:
200 Shelduck, 30 Wigeon, 20 Mallard, 4 Teal, 25 Curlew, 4 Turnstone, 70 Dunlin, 200 Redshank, 1 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 6 Rock Pipit, 6 Linnet

25-10-20 Nuthatch, Rolstone (John Croxton)
Rolstone garden, nr Hewish:
Nuthatch

Sand Point:
4 Egyptian Geese, vismig:- 2 Chiffchaff, a few Redwing, 300 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 4 Siskin

BELOW M4 & BANES

25-10-20. Starling Down Road (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield, Down Road mostly:
2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 13 Skylark, 500 Starling, 200 Fieldfare, 1 m Stonechat, Pied Wagtail, 30 Linnet, 19 Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer

25-10-20 Golden Plover, Cold Ashton (Peter Coslett)
Cold Ashton:
210 Golden Plover

Pensford:
12 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Dipper, 20+ House Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail

South Stoke, Tucking Mill:
only Pheasant, Buzzard, Corvids, Wren, Robin

RESERVOIRS

25-10-20 Lesser Yellowlegs, Stratford (Brian Thompson)
Chew Valley Lake
5 Goosander, c30 Goldeneye, 6 cattle Egret, 20 + Great White Egret

Dam:
1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Pied Wagtail

Woodford:
2 GBB Gull, 2 Raven, 2 Song Thrush

Herons Green:
4 Little Grebe, 1 Common & 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 GBB Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 7 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 12+ Meadow Pipit

Moreton:
Greater Scaup, 1 Lesser Scaup, 9+ Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 12 Stock Dove, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Crossbill (1m), Siskin calling

25-10 Dunlin & 2 Little Stint. Stratford (Rob Hargreaves)
Stratford:
1 f Greater Scaup, 20 6m Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 1 Water Rail, 5 Lapwing, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 4 Little Stint, 3 Snipe, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Bearded Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Redwing, 1 Water Pipit, 8 Goldfinch, 4 Siskin, 1 Reed Bunting

25-10-20 Bearded Tit, Stratford (Simon Isgar)
Herriotts:
32 Shoveler, 24 Gadwall, 28 Pintail, 42 Teal, 5 2m Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, 2 Water Rail, 5 Lapwing, 5 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 11 Grey Heron, 9 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 m/f Marsh Harrier, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, 7 Bearded Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Reed Bunting

Reports: Jon Angell, Peter Bryant, Peter Buniss, Simon Carder, Peter Coslett, John Croxton, Ian Dickie, Heather England, David Esam, Paul Gregory, Rob Hargreaves, Simon Isgar, Glen Maddison, Paul Marshall, Darren Pearce, Dean Reeves, Lyndon Roberts, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague,  blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 24 October 2020

24-10-20 Saturday - Lesser Yellowlegs

Mild with a fresh westerly wind ushering in lots of rain, especially in the afternoon when some of it was torrential.  Unsurprisingly, very few people went birding today.

Cattle Egrets
Lesser Yellowlegs, Little Stints, Spotted Redshank
Water Pipit, White Wagtail

Even this photo is cheating - it was taken yesterday at Pilning Wetlands (Lisa Presland)

BRISTOL

Coombe Dingle:
m. Sparrowhawk took a Goldfinch.

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Chiffchaff.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Pilning Wetlands:
Very quiet - one Swallow.

Winterbourne - Whiteshill Common
35 Black-h Gull, 11 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-b Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Mistle Thrush, 

Little Stoke - garden:
flock of Redwing

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead boating lake:
35 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 60+ Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck (1 m.), 2 Moorhen.

Weston-super-Mare:
27 Dunlin - on the seafront at high tide

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield
13 Stock Dove, 1 Black-h |Gull, 22 Common Gull, 200 mixed corvid, Skylark, 600 Starling, 200 Fieldfare, 60 Linnet, Corn Bunting, 

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
4 Great White Egret, 100's Wigeon and Teal, 5 Pintail, 1 Common Sandpiper, juv. Marsh Harrier.

Chew Valley Lake
1 Scaup, 11 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander, 2 Cattle Egret. 10 Great White Egret, 

24-10-20 Little Stint and Dunlin (arctica) CVL (Bri Thompson)
Stratford Hide:

(08:30 - 15:20 hrs)
1 Water Rail, 2 Dunlin, 4 Little Stint, 6 Snipe, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 f. Stonechat, 1 White Wagtail,  6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit.

Reports:  Pete Coslett, Adam Cross, Jane Cumming, Andy Davis, Barry Dursley, Alastair Fraser, David Hughes, Rob Purveur, Adam Rawson, Dean Reeves, Larry Sweetland, Bri Thompson,  blagdonlakebirds,opsbirding,

Friday, 23 October 2020

23-10-20 Friday - Marsh Tit

Mild, bright morning and afternoon with some light rain about midday

Scaup, Lesser Scaup
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Redshank
Cattle Egret
Marsh Tit
Bearded Tit
Firecrest
Brambling
Siskin
 
BRISTOL

Hotwells:
1 GBB Gull, 1 Peregrine

Bishopston:
1 Sparrowhawk

Horfield Common:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Brambling (flying south low)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
2 Water Rail, 63 Lapwing, 250 Black-tailed Godwit, 32 Dunlin, 1 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Raven, 12 Skylark, 1 Cetti's, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat, 38 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit

Pilning Wetlands:
1 Firecrest

23-10-20 Two rarities for Pilning. Cattle Egret and Firecrest (Aravind Ramesh)

Yate:
Kingsgate Park: 6 Gadwall, 1 Swallow, 5 Skylark, Redwing (several), 11 Siskin

NORTH SOMERSET

Lower Failand:
2 Mallard, flock c.50 Woodpigeon, 3 Buzzard, 2 GS Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 3 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 5 Skylark, 10 LT Tit, 1 Nuthatch, c.25 Blackbird, 8 Meadow Pipit, c.30 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, c.50 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
Wellsway:
1 Kestrel

Marksbury:
150 Starling

Paulton:
2 Mute Swan, 26 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 100 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 64 Skylark, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 8 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail, 17 Pied Wagtail, 24 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chaffinch, 80 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
Plenty of  Pintail, 2 Great White Egret, 60+ Lapwing, Common Sandpiper.

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
1 Egyptian Goose, 2 G BB Gull, 6 Pied Wagtail (Dam wall) 

Woodford:
2 G BB Gull, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch 

Villice:
170 Shoveler, 25 Wigeon, 60 Teal, 1 Goosander, 1 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Grey Heron, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 2 Stonechat

Heron's Green:
1 Goosander, 7 L Grebe (4 pool), 28 Lapwing (fly over), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 G BB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 7 GW Egret, 5 L Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 Cetti's, 2 Stonechat (M & F pool), 4 Pied Wag 

Moreton:

23-10-20 Scaup (f) and Lesser Scaup (m) (Ian Stapp)
2 Scaup (f + juv), 1 Lesser Scaup (m), 10 Goldeneye, 12 Goosander, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 4 GW Egret, 1 Tawny Owl (calling by cottage), 2 Jay, 14 Magpie (feeding on a deer carcass), 2 Raven, 20+ LTT, 3 Robin, 30 Meadow Pipit, 40 Linnet


Stratford:

23-10-20 Sparrowhawk (George Bridges)
1 Water Rail, 4 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 4 Little Stint, 1 Snipe, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs (still about), 1 Green Sandpiper, 22 Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Coal Tit, 8 House Martin, Bearded Tits, 1 possible Firecrest (heard only), 30 Goldfinch

23-10-20 Cormorant feeding frenzy (Raoul Chandrasakera)

23-10-20 Spotted Redshank (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Herriott's inc Pool:
43 Shoveler, 34 Pintail, 1 Water Rail, 3 L Grebe, 3 Lapwing, 5 G BB Gull, 7 Grey Heron, 7 GW Egret, 4 L Egret, 1 Kingfisher (channel), 7 Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's, 50 Starling

Out of area
183 Cattle Egret North Chine Drove, Mudgley (plus a few more in adjoining areas)

Reports:  Tony Bridges, Dru Brooke-Taylor, John Budd, Raoul Chandrasakera,  Mark Coller, Stephen Curtis, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Mike Meechem, Lois Price, Aravind Ramesh, Carol Rushton, Ian Stapp, Jeremy Towler

Thursday, 22 October 2020

22-10-20 Thursday - Bearded Tit

Temp 10 to 14°C. Mild and dull, dry, not as windy, even some sunshine in the afternoon

Egyptian Goose
Little Stint, Lesser Yellowlegs
Merlin
Bearded Tit
White Wagtail

22-10-20 Lesser Yellowlegs, CVL (Graham Wagner)
BRISTOL
22-10-20 Green Woodpecker, Coombe Dingle (Di Bunniss)

Coombe Dingle and Henleaze gardens:
1 Green Woodpecker

Hotwells to Ashton Court:
11 Mallard, 8 Feral Pigeon, 50+ Woodpigeon, 93 BH Gull, 26+ Herring Gull, 1+ LBB Gull, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 8 Magpie, 90+ Jackdaw, 20 Rook, 7+ Carrion Crow, 3 Raven, 1 Blue tit, Long-tailed Tit heard, 4+ Blackbird, 20 Redwing, 3+ Robin (a lot more heard), 1 Pied Wagtail, c.20 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin
 
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
 
22-10-20 Kestrel, NP (Lisegirl)
New Passage/Pilning Wetlands:
1 Kestrel

Frome near Yate:
2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Grey Wagtail

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
7 Curlew, 25 Dunlin, 1 Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipit, 8 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting

Clevedon-Yeo:
75 Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 90 Mallard, 1 f Pintail, 70 Teal, 3 Coot, 16 Oystercatcher, 120 Lapwing, 0 Grey Plover, 160 Curlew, 4 Turnstone, 100+ Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 460 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 200 BH Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 2 Stonechat, 8 Rock Pipit

Sand Point/Middle Hope:
Egyptian Geese, 23 Swallow, 3 House Martin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, Shire Valley:
1 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (Rushmead Lane and Tormarton Rd), 4 Raven, 30 Fieldfare

Newton St Loe:
19 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 120 BH Gull, 30 Common Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 4 Jay, 2 Raven, 6 Skylark, 3 Coal Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 45 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch, 12 Linnet, 16 Goldfinch

Bishop Sutton:
3 Collared Dove, 14 Jackdaw

RESERVOIRS

22-10-20 Green Sandpiper, CVL (Graham Wagner)
Chew Valley Lake
1 Lapwing, c.20 Great White Egret, 30 Little Egret, 1 juv Marsh Harrier, 4 Skylark

22-10-20 Ringed Plover, Hollowbrook (George Stacey)
Hollowbrook:
1 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit

22-10-20 Cormorant, CVL (George Stacey)
Woodford:
2 GBB Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Blackbird, 4 Redwing, 2 Robin

Herons Green:
5 Little Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Grey Heron, 14 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 4 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 4 Pied Wagtail, 5 Siskin

22-10-20 Cattle Egret, Stratford Lane in with the Cows (Ian Stapp)
Stratford:
1 Water Rail, 2 Little Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 juv Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Cattle Egret in Stratford Lane, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 4 Coal Tit, 7 Bearded Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 25 House Sparrow (Blue Bowl), 1 White Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting

22-10-20 Coal Tit & Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stratford (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:
28 Shoveler, 34 Pintail, 3 (1f) Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Stint, 5 GBB Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Jackdaw, Bearded Tit heard, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Siskin

Reports: Dru Brooke-Taylor, Di Bunniss, Jane Cumming, Geoff Daniels, Andy Davis, Barry Dursley, Paul Gregory, Jeff Hosier, Lisegirl, Harvey Rose, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Keith Vinicombe, Graham Wagner, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG