Thursday, 2 December 2021

02-12-21 - Jack Snipe

Bright sunshine, chilly. Bristol max 6°C

Bewick’s Swan, Long-tailed Duck, Goosander
Jack Snipe
Cattle Egret, Bittern
Marsh Harrier
Barn Owl, Little Owl
Bearded Tit
Firecrest
Black Redstart
  
02-12-21 Jack Snipe, Stratford, CVL (Keith Williams)
BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
1 m Goosander

Stoke Park - inc Duchess Pond:
Pale Plantation - 1 Firecrest, seemingly foraging in tandem with a Goldcrest

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE


02-12-21 1 juv m Sparrowhawk, OPS (Peter Hazelwood)

Oldbury Power Station:
c1000 Dunlin, 100 Lapwing, 1 Peregrine ( chasing a Lapwing), I Sparrowhawk,  c 1000 Starling, 1 Mistle Thrush,1 fem- type Black Redstart

Pilning Wetland:
several hundred Lapwing, 500+ Black-tailed Godwit,  a few Knot, Dunlin, Curlew 

02-12-21 Mistle Thrush + Mistletoe, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)

Almondsbury:
Garden - 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest

Coalpit Heath:
9 Canada Goose, 15 Moorhen,  1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard,  1 Little Owl, 23 Redwing,  2 Mistle Thrush,  2 Stonechat,  5 Pied Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 Bullfinch, 20 Linnet 

Patchway:
Charlton Hayes (old Filton airfield) - 2 Stonechat 

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon Pier:
1 f Black Redstart still

Clevedon - Yeo:
Blind Yeo - 6 Goosander (2 drakes)4 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 1 m  Peregrine, 3 Raven, pair Stonechat

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
4 Pheasant, c.200 BH Gull, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 18 Rook, flock c.30 Skylark with 8 Meadow Pipits, 10 LT Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, c.50 Fieldfare, c.120 Redwing, 9 Chaffinch, 3 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer

Cameley:
Over the garden, late afternoon  - 1f Peregrine being chased by a territorial  Raven

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

02-12-21 Barn Owl, Heron's Green Bay, CVL (Lucy Gaze)

Dam:
1 Long-tailed Duck still

02-12-21 Long-tailed Duck, Dam, CVL (John Osborne)
Woodford:
Goosander

Villice:
5 Bewick’s Swan (4 adults,one juvenile), 2 Mute Swan,4 Wigeon, good numbers of Teal and, Tufted Duck, several Shoveller and Gadwall, Coots, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk

Heron's Green:
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Barn Owl

Field between Heron’s Green Pool and Breech Hill - 13 Cattle Egret

02-12-21 Marsh Harrier (fem left, male right), Stratford, CVL (Keith Williams)

Stratford: 
1 pr  Goldeneye, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier (1m 1f), 1 Bearded Tit (flypast), Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting

02-12-21 Bittern, Herriott's Pool, CVL (John Osborne)
Herriott's inc Pool:
Pintail, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, I Bittern 2 Cattle Egret (at 3pm),1 Peregrine, Bearded Tit (at least 2 birds heard in main reeds from Herriott’s Bridge)

Reports:  Paul Bowerman, Rob Bright, Vera Carpenter, Paul Chapman, Andy Davis,  Lucy Gaze, Simon Isgar, Michael Hutchinson, Mike Jackson, Bob Medland, John Osborne, Lois Pryce, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Gary Thoburn, Keith Williams, opsbirding

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

01-12-21 Wednesday

Temp 10 to 8°C. Only a little Sunshine, more showers as the day went on, still windy

Bewick's Swan
Long-tailed Duck, Goosander
Bar-tailed Godwit, Purple Sandpiper
Skylark
Firecrest

Black Redstart 

1-12-21 Purple Sandpiper, Portishead (Raoul Chandrasakera)
BRISTOL

Blaise, on souther slopes:
Firecrest

1-12-21 Mallard, Duchess Pond (Patrick Richards)
Stoke Park & Duchess Pond:

35 Mallard (inc 10 ducklings), 29 Feral Pigeon, 15 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Water Rail, 11 Moorhen, 8 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 3 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 16 Magpie, 25 Jackdaw, 14 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 2 Treecreeper, 9 Starling, 5 Blackbird, (4m, 1f), 35+ Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Robin, 42 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 30+ Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit

1-12-21 Black-tailed Godwit, Pilning Wetland (Tony Scott)
Pilning Wetland:

100's Canada Geese, a few Shelduck, Shoveler, Mallard, lots Wigeon, Teal, 100+ Lapwing, 100's Black-tailed Godwit

Easter Compton:
5 Herring Gull, 1 Feral Pigeon, 26 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 12 Magpie, 27 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 9 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 11 Starling, 9 Blackbird, 2 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 2 Robin, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch

Yate garden:
4 red-listed Greenfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

1-12-21 Purple Sandpipers, Portishead (Pete Bunniss)
Portishead, Battery Point:
2 Tufted Duck (Boating Lake), 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Rock Pipit

Tyntesfield:
1 singing Mistle Thrush

Clevedon Pier:
Black Redstart

Clevedon - Blind Yeo:
43 Canada Geese, 2m Goosander, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Otter

Kingston Seymour, Ham Lane:
Cattle Egret

Sand Point:

c.20 Dunlin downriver, flock 250+ Skylark, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush, 50 Redwing, 12 Fieldfare

BELOW M4 & BANES

1-12-21 Dipper, Avon (Allan Chard)
Bitton, R Boyd from main road bridge:
1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail

Bath, Walcott St:
1 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest

Bath, Bloomfield:
1 Sparrowhawk past the house

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
Long-tailed Duck

1-12-21 Bewick's Swan, CVL (David Hughes)
Villice Bay:
5 4ad/1j Bewick's Swan, 2 Great White Egret

Nunnery Point:
1 m Goosander

Herons Green:
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret

Moreton:
1 Chiffchaff

Herriotts:
67 Lapwing, 25 Black-tailed Godwit

Reports: Di Bunniss, Pete Bunniss, Paul Chapman, Tony Cook, Stephen Curtis, Alan Daniells, William Earp, Dave Hughes, Matt Hull, Simon Isgar, Frankie Peter Hazelwood, Macrow, Glen Maddison, Brian Martin, Chris Mott, Jean Oliver, Patrick Richards, Carol Rushton, Tony Scott, Roger Staples, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG 

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

30-11-21 Tuesday - Firecrest

Thick cloud with a moderate breeze, some drizzle later in the day. Temperature  8 -11°C

Barnacle Geese
Goosander
Purple Sandpiper
Firecrest
Rock Pipit
Brambling
30-11-21 Barnacle Geese, Severnside (Matt Hall)
BRISTOL

Stoke Park - inc Duchess Pond:
19 Mallard, 47 Feral Pigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 14 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 10 Moorhen, 9 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 4 BH Gull, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 9 Magpie, 26 Jackdaw, 7 Carrion Crow, 9 Blue Tit, 2 Wren, 3 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 10 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Greenfinch, 21 Goldfinch.

30-11-21 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wickwar (Paul Sadley)
Coombe Dingle:
1 Firecrest (just up river from Coombe Dingle car park in a small Yew near a stand of Red Dogwood)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Brambling

Severnside:
2 Barnacle Geese (same ones as Northwick Warth?), Greylag Geese, 70 Oystercatcher, 168 Turnstone, 600+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher 
- New Pill / The Pipes: 4 Wigeon, 67 Oystercatcher, 29 Curlew, 10 Turnstone, 43 Dunlin, 41 Redshank, 12 BH Gull, 1 Grey Heron
- Holes Mouth: 2 Shelduck, 7 Teal, 40+ Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 250+ Dunlin, 40+ Redshank
- Northwick Warth: 400+ Canada Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, 28 Greylag Geese, 400+ Wigeon, 8 Mallard, 80+ Oystercatcher, 30+ Curlew, 50+ Dunlin, 20+ Redshank
30-11-21 Starling, Carrs Woodland, Bath (Rob Hargreaves)
Wickwar - West End
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (m), 1 Goldfinch

Tormarton - Parks Farm:
BH Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Mistle Thrush, 35 Redwing, 41 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing, 1(m)Stonechat (unusual here)

NORTH SOMERSET

30-11-21 Purple Sandpiper, Battery Point, Portishead ( Jason Williams)
Portishead - Battery Point:
5 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Rock Pipit
30-11-21 Rock Pipit, Portishead (Rob Martin)
Clevedon - Yeo:
9 Goosander (Blind Yeo), 1 Grey Heron

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath - Carrs Woodland:
22 Feral Pigeon, 17 Woodpigeon, 3 BH Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 15 Magpie, 23 Jackdaw, 13 Carrion Crow, 2 Coal Tit, 14 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 12 Wren, 21 Starling, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Redwing, 9 Blackbird, 15 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 8 Goldfinch

Cameley:
6 Redwing, 10 Blackbird, 8 Fieldfare

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Moreton:
50 Canada Geese (fields near Moreton),4 Goldeneye, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit
30-11-21 Goosander, Blind Yeo (Howard Taffs)
Stratford:
6 Goldeneye (3m/3f), 100 +Coot, 30 BH Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk (over fields between Stratford and Herriott's), 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Stratford feeders), 9 Rook
1 Goldcrest, 2 Nutchatch (feeders)

Herriott's inc Pool:
4 Shelduck, 7 Mallard (including one white freak duck), 20 Teal , 250+ Tufted Duck, 20+ Coot, 16+ Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Cattle Egret (roost), 1 Great White Egret (roost), 2 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 House Sparrow
 
Reports: Andy Davis, William Earp, Matt Hall, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Rob Hargreaves, Rob Martin, Bob Medland, Phil Quinn, Matthew Rogers, Paul Sadley, Howard Taffs, Jason Williams
blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Monday, 29 November 2021

29-11-21 Monday - Purple Sandpiper

 3°C Light cloud with a gentle breeze

Purple Sandpiper
Spoonbill
Iceland Gull (?)
Great Northern Diver (?)
29-11-21 Purple Sandpiper, Portishead (Vic Savery)
BRISTOL


Eastville Park:
1 Common Gull (adult), 1 Kingfisher

Stoke Park - inc Duchess Pond:
2 Little Grebe, 1Firecrest (Pale Plantation), c20 Redwing

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

29-11-21 Probable Great Northern Diver, OPS
(ex video by Pete H)

29-11-21 Probable Great Northern Diver, OPS (ex video by Pete H)

Oldbury Power Station:

1 Great Northern Diver (Probable)

The above photos are stills extracted by Aravind Ramesh from the video in the link below.
Probable GND Video, OPS (Pete Hazelwood)
29-11-21 Spoonbill, Pilning Wetlands (Paul Bowerman)
Pilning Wetlands:
1 Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher

NORTH SOMERSET

29-11-21 Possible Iceland Gull, Portishead (Vic Savery)

29-11-21 Purple Sandpiper, Portishead (Vic Savery)

Portishead:

2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Iceland Gull (possible), 1 Rock Pipit

Portishead (garden):
8 Chaffinch

Sand Point/Middle Hope:
310 Woodpigeon, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Dunlin, 5 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 25 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 22 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 170 Chaffinch, 5 Brambling, 2 Bullfinch, 120 Linnet, 1 Siskin, 1 Yellowhammer

Kenn:
1 Black Redstart

Worle:
1 Firecrest
29-11-21 Goosander Cl-Y (Pete Skett)
Clevedon - Strode Rd to Sluice:
4 Goosander (f)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge Mill NR:
1 Kingfisher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 22 Redwing, 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail

Bitton (Meadow Wood):
1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff (Form Collybita),  2 Blackbird, 18 Redwing

Bitton (yew tree on main road):
5 Long-tailed Tit, 30 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush

Bitton (Golden Valley):
16 Fieldfare

Warmley Forest Park:
1 Teal (drake)

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail

Woodford:
1 Shelduck, 10 Pochard, 12 Goldeneye, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Raven, 8 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush
29-11-21 Comparison Mute and Bewick's Swans,
Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:

3 Bewick's Swan, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail

Moreton:
3 Bewick's Swan (Flyover to HG), 1 Long-tailed Duck (same bird as dam), 12 Goldeneye, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Robin, 2 Stonechat (m+f), 2 Dunnock, 2 Reed Bunting
29-11-21 Black-tailed Godwit, Herriot's (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:

3 Bewick's Swan (same birds as HG), 6 Shelduck, 18 Shoveler, 22 Pintail, 200 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Cattle Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier (m+f), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail

Reports:  Paul Bowerman, Allan Chard, John Croxton, Paul Francis, Colin & Bette Hawkins, Pete Hazelwood, Matt Hull, Sue Kempson, Chris Mott, Aravind Ramesh, Vic Savery, Jenny & Pete Skett, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland,

Sunday, 28 November 2021

28-11-21 Sunday- Bewick's Swan

Bright but frosty with overnight ice on ponds and puddles. Bristol temperatures 1-6°C

Bewick's Swan
Green-winged Teal, Long-tailed Duck 
Cattle Egret
Red Kite
Firecrest
Black Redstart 
 
28-11-21 Bewick's Swans, Moreton Hide, CVL (Dave Hughes)
  
BRISTOL

28-11-21 Location of Coombe Farm, Blaise Estate, Bristol (Ian Dickie)
Blaise Estate:
2+ Firecrest on south side of Blaise Estate. 1 on road to Combe Farm in holly by repaired river bank, 0830. Then 2 along path by stone wall at west end of Combe Farm, 0930

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE


28-11-21 Redwing, OPS (Heather England)

Oldbury Power Station:
14 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 3 Oystercatcher, 18 Curlew, 9 Redshank, 2 Kestrel, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Stonechat, 5 Bullfinch 

Yate:
Brimsham Park Lake - 5 x Goosander (not landing), 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Raven, 4  Fieldfare.

Kingsgate Park - 11 Canada Goose, 8 Mute Swan (2 ad, 6 cygnets), 1 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Dabchick, 2 Common Gull, 1 Buzzard

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo:
Dowlais  - Redwing plus 2 Hares and 2 Roe Deer

Nailsea Moor:
14 Reed Bunting together in one bush

28-11-21 Black Redstart, Kenn (John Croxton)
Kenn:
Duck Lane garden - 1 m Black Redstart ( 3rd day) 
Kenn Pier - 3 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 2 Little Egret

Kingston Seymour:
Junction of Ham + Broadstone Lanes - 2 Cattle Egret, 4 Raven, winter thrushes. 
Blind Yeo -  3 Goosander (two males), 1 Common Sandpiper 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge:
Willsbridge Mill - 1 Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Blackbird, 6 Redwing, 3 Robin, 3 Dipper, 2 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch

28-11-21 Woodpigeon and Blackbird, Newton St Loe (NSL Birding)

Newton St Loe:
46 species in total, including - 3 Teal, 3 Stock Dove,1 Little Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 35+ Blackbird, 3 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail, 30 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Yellowhammer

28-11-21 dredging in progress at Newton Park Lake (NSL Birding)
[Lake is currently shut, but they look to be taking out around 3 metres
of silt, which should improve the number of species]
RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

28-11-21 Green-winged Teal and Long-tailed Duck, CVL (John Osbiorne)
Dam:
1 m Long-tailed Duck still, 1 Common Sandpiper

Villice:
1 Water Rail, 1Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk

Moreton:
5 Bewick's Swan* (4 ad, 1 juv), 1Water Rail,1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

28-11-21 Bewick's Swan, Stratford, CVL (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Stratford:
2 Bewick's Swan*2 Snipe, 1 Peregrine

Heron's Green:
2 Bewick's Swan*

* Same birds involved?

Herriott's Pool:
1 Green-winged Teal still, 18 Black-tailed Godwit

28-11-21 Grey Heron, Stratford, CVL (Raoul Chandrasakera)
[Can anyone suggest what is attached to it? The photographer wonders
 if it is a stick or piece of wire. Thankfully, the bird seems healthy enough]

Reports: Raoul Chandrasakera, Paul Chapman, Ben Crabb, John Croxton, Ian Dickie, Heather England, Dave Hughes, Nigel Kempson, John Osborne,  Howard Taffs, Martin Wightman, nslbirding,

Saturday, 27 November 2021

27-11-21 Saturday - Long-tailed Duck

Howling north wind made it feel at best 1°C. even when it cleared up later

Long-tailed Duck
Bewick's Swan
Cattle Egret
Scaup
Black Redstart 

BRISTOL

27-11-21 Dipper EP (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:

1 Dipper

Hotwells - Cumberland Basin:
5 Mallard, 9 Woodpigeon, 3 Black-headed Gull, 25+ Herring Gull, 3 Cormorant, 3 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Wren - singing, 1 Robin

Stoke Park - inc Duchess Pond:
41 Stock Dove - flock, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Bullfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
1 Kestrel - over the garden

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo:
some Shelduck, 22 Wigeon, 1 Goosander
27-11-21 Mute Swan Nailsea Moor (Abi Deas)
Nailsea Moor:
4 Mute Swan, and lots of small birds

Kenn - garden:
1 Black Redstart (m) - day 2

27-11-21 Great Spotted Woodpecker Banwell (John Thorogood)
Banwell:

2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 10 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports today

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
37 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egret

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 5 Goldeneye

27-11-21 Dunlin CVL (Lee Gardiner)
Picnic Site One:
1 Dunlin 

Woodford:
9 Goldeneye
27-11-21 Dunlin CVL (Simon Isgar)
Villice:

2 Bewick's Swan, 1 Dunlin,

Nunnery:
4 Scaup - probably (2 ad f, 2 juv f), 30+ Black-tailed Godwit - fly past

Heron's Green:
6 Goldeneye

27-11-21 Marsh Harrier CVL (Lee Gardiner)
Moreton:

1 Marsh Harrier (f)

Stratford:
3 Water Rail, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 

Herriott's inc Pool:
26 Pintail, 38 Black-tailed Godwit

Reports: Rich Andrews, J&J Boyd, Dru Brook-Taylor, Allan Chard, John Croxton, Lee Gardiner, Simon Isgar, Lisa Presland, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, John Thorogood, Reuben Veal, 

Friday, 26 November 2021

26-11-21 Friday

Squally: sunshine with rainbows, heavy showers and a cold wind. Temperature 7- 9°C

Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Woodcock
Yellow-legged Gull
Cattle Egret
Marsh Harrier
Black Redstart
   
26-11-21 Egyptian Goose, Dam CVL (Ian Stapp)


26-11-21 Snipe, Stratford Hide, CVL (Dave Hughes)

BRISTOL

No reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Frampton Cotterell:
Mayshill,  late afternoon/dusk -  1 Buzzard, 2 Woodcock, 20+ Magpie, 100 Carrion Crow/Rook mixed flock + 3 Roe Deer

NORTH SOMERSET


26-11-21 Jackdaw, Herriotts Bridge CVL (Ian Stapp)

Kenn:
Duck Lane - 1 m Black Redstart in garden

BELOW M4 & BANES

Cameley:
An interesting week for Redwings just gone:
Hundreds around (and dozens ringed) until yesterday when numbers plummeted, barely any today.
The flocks brought in a few Song & Mistle Thrushes with them.
A couple of Redwings were very dark, possible of the Icelandic race T. i. coburni but difficult to be certain.

One immature had three remarkable sets of
23-11-21 Redwing showing fault bars,
 Cameley (Bob Medland
)
fault-bars indicating mixed food availability 
when it was a nestling earlier this year. 
[See attached photo.]
If seen from behind in the field 
it might have had the observer guessing.

Two Blackcaps each on the 17th.

Two Greenfinches on the 18th.

Jays are more obvious than usual, probably as they are having to forage about in the open for other food due to this non-acorn autumn following the mast year in 2020.


Chew Magna:
c30 Greenfinch (pre-roost gathering) 

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
1 Egyptian Goose, 30+ Goldeneye, 1 m Long-tailed Duck, 2 GBB Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail

Woodford:
24 Pochard, 30+ Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 1 Yellow-legged Gull2 GBB Gull, 1 Great White Egret,  2 Song Thrush, 20+ Redwing, 3 Fieldfare

26-11-21 Redwing, Parklands CVL (George Stacey)
Nunnery:
6 Redwing (Parklands)

Heron's Green:
12 Wigeon,  4 Little Grebe, 2 G-BB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret,1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail

26-11-21 Green Sandpiper, Moreton CVL (George Stacey)
Moreton:
2 juv Scaup, 6 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper,1 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Chiffchaff,  c30 Redwing

Stratford:
4 Snipe

Herriott's inc Pool:
6 Shelduck, 28+ Pintail, 12 Shoveler, 300+ Teal (no sign of Green-winged Teal today), 1 Water Rail, 6 Lapwing, 4 GBB Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 17 Cattle Egret, 1 m Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine,  2 Jay, 9 Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

26-11-21 Gadwell and Pintail, Herriotts Pool, CVL (Ian Stapp)

Reports:  Chris Craig, John Croxton, Andy Davis, Dave Hughes,  Mike Jackson, Bob Medland, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, BirdGuides