Thursday, 2 February 2023

02-02-23 Thursday

Cloudy, drizzly, gusty WSWerly. Temp 8° to 10° C.

Ring-necked Duck
Scaup
Smew
Siskin

BRISTOL

02-02-23 Blackcap, Westbury Park (Mike Owen)
Westbury Park garden:
1 Blackcap (f)

02-02-23 Blackcap, Fishponds (Allan Chard)
Fishponds garden:
1 Blackcap (m)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Egptian Goose

Pilning Wetland:
4 Canada Goose, 18 Greylag Goose, 7 Shelduck, 240 Wigeon, 68 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 100 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck. 380 Lapwing, 70 Curlew, 350 Black-tailed Godwit, 250 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 50 Redshank, 4 Grey Heron

New Passage:
 96 Canada Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose, 4 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 80 Wigeon, 120 Oystercatcher, 35 Curlew, 350 Dunlin,  a few Turnstone and Redshank 

Severn Beach:
14 Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 14 Greenfinch

02-02-23 Dipper, Little Avon (Heather England)
Little Avon:
1 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail

Frampton Cottrell:
   Tubbs Bottom:     c300 Stock Dove
   Black Rocks:    5 Siskin

Wickwar garden:
1 Sparrowhawk (m)

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
Herring Gulls pairing up at 3 traditional sites

Cadbury Hill, Yatton:
1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch and 10 Siskin

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Ring-necked Duck, 3 Goosander (1m), 52 Lapwing, 3 Great White Egret, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat

Chew Valley Lake
c500 Lapwing swirling flock over the lake 

Heron's Green:
6 Stock Dove, 1 Smew (redhead), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 120 Redwing

Stratford:
2 Scaup (f), Marsh Harrier (m)

Reported by: Allan Chard, John Clark, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Heather England, David Hanks, Pete Hazelwood, Mike Owen, Trevor Riddle, Paul Sadley,  Nigel Sluman, Jon Thobroe

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

01-02-23 Wednesday - Crossbill

 Temp 10° to 7° C - Sunny to start but cloudy later, felt cold in the moderate, gusty westerly wind.

Crossbill
Bewick’s Swan
Ring-necked Duck

BRISTOL

01-02-23 Sparrowhawk Filton (Liza White)
Filton Park - garden:
1 Sparrowhawk

Redland Green:
2 Woodpigeon, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Redwing, 1 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock. 1 Greenfinch - song flight
01-02-23 Great Spotted Woodpecker Stoke Park (Patrick Richards)
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:

1 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard, 19 Feral Pigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 6 Woodpigeon, 1 Water Rail -heard, 10 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 10 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 19 Magpie, 9 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Coal Tit, 15 Blue Tit, 11 Great Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 45+ Starling, 4 Blackbird, 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush - full song, 4 Robin, 33 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 5 Meadow Pipit,1 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch (f/m), 45 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Pilning Wetlands & New Passage
78 Canada Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, 25 Greylag Geese, 1 Bewick’s Swan - 1st wint, 19 Shelduck, 36 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 190 Wigeon, 140 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 70 Oystercatchers 550 Lapwings, 60 Curlew, 330 Black-tailed Godwits, 90 Turnstones, 730 Dunlin, 90 Redshank
01-02-23 Black-headed Gull Yate (Mark Coller)
Yate:
- Kingsgate Park: - Black-headed Gull - inc one ringed from Norway
- garden: - 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Redwing
01-02-23 Yellowhammer CSC (Mark Coller)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Red Kite - distant, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Peregrine, 3 Raven, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting

NORTH SOMERSET
01-02-23 Sparrowhawk Clevedon (Kevin Duell)
Gordano Valley, Walton Common:
1 Nuthatch, some Bullfinch, 1 Crossbill - over 

Clevedon - Blind Yeo and Wain's Hill
2 Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven

BELOW M4 & BANES
01-02-23 Blackcap Warmly (Peter Coslett)
Warmly:
 - Forest Park: - 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet
 - garden: - Blackcap

Oldland Common - garden:
2 Raven

Newton-St-Loe:
2 Mute Swan, 30 Mallard, 14 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck (f), 3 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 6 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 5 BH Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, Magpie, Jackdaw, 150+ Rook, Carrion Crow, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, LT Tit, Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, Blackbird, 5 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, Robin, Goldfinch

Bath:
As of today, Bath Peregrines nest box camera is streaming live for the 2023 season

Stanton Wick:
2 Buzzard

Burnett:
1 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Ring-necked Duck, 2 Goosander, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 3 Siskin

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
50+ Canada Goose, 6 Goldeneye, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 G-S Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail

Heron's Green:
2 Goldeneye, 4+ Wigeon, 8 Lapwing - over, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 1 G-W Egret & 1 Little Egret both in pool, 1 Cetti's Warbler - calling, 2 Pied Wagtail, 39 Chaffinch
01-02-23 mixed ducks CVL (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:

150+ Canada Goose, 2 Gadwall, 5 Wigeon, 80+ Teal, 30+ Pochard, 4 Goldeneye, 38 Lapwing - over, 1 Grey Heron, 1 G-W Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (f)  1 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl - calling, 2 G-S Woodpecker, 2 Jay 3 Magpie, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler - calling, 7 L-t Tit, 40+ Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Stonechat (f&m), 9 Meadow Pipit, 12+ Chaffinch

Herriott's inc Pool:
11 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 1 Water Rail - calling, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull - 1st wint  & 1 adult, part sum plum, 1 Grey Heron, 1 G-W Egret, 6 Jackdaw,  2 Cetti's Warbler - calling, 1 Chiffchaff - calling, 2 Pied Wagtail,

Reported by:  BUPP, Paul Chapman, Mark Coller, Tony Cook, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Alan Daniells, Kevin Duell, Paul Francis, Nick Hudson, John Lewis, Patrick Richards, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Liza White
blagdonlakebirds, CVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

31-01-23 Tuesday

 Temp 10° to 4° C - Sunny intervals with a moderate westerly breeze

Hume's Warbler
Long-tail Duck
Black Redstart

BRISTOL

Portway (suspension bridge):
1 Peregrine

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
30 Wigeon, 35 Teal, 6 Grey Plover, 8 Curlew, 850 Dunlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 51 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel

Aust Warth:
6 Shelduck, c50 Wigeon, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Woodpecker, c40 Redwing

Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetlands:
27 Canada Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose, 24 Shelduck, 43 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 20 Wigeon, 46 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 11 Oystercatcher, 400 Lapwing, 41 Curlew, 300 Black-tailed Godwit, 70 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 52 Redshank, 150 Black-headed Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker

Severn Beach:
11 Ringed Plover, c45 Turnstone, 1 Black Redstart

Holes Mouth:
16 Shelduck, 8 Gadwall, 13 Wigeon, 12 Mallard, 46 Teal, 11 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 45 Black-headed Gull

Frampton Cotterell:
c40 Fieldfare, 2 Yellowhammer

Coalpit Heath:
1 Blackbird (in full song @ 7.05am)

Wickwar:
1 Little Owl (calling 1900hrs)

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon/Strode Bridge:
5 Goosander (2m+3f), 2 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit (Gordano Valley), 1 Bullfinch

Yelowhammer (male-left, female-right), Watercress Farm
(Stephanie Chadwick)

Kestrel/Stock Dove, Watercress Farm (Stephanie Chadwick)

Flax Bourton (Watercress Farm - BOC Walk):
2 Mallard, c100 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel (1 male, 1 female), Magpie, Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 20 Skylark, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, c50 Starling, 1 Song Thrush, 20 Redwing, Blackbird, c50 Fieldfare, Robin, 4 Stonechat, 2 Dunnock, c1000 Chaffinch, 12 Linnet, 33 Goldfinch, 6 Siskin, 8 Yellowhammer

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
6 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Kestrel, 52 Fieldfare, 20 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer

Bridgeyate:
1 Red Kite

Bitton:
1 Red Kite

Compton Dando STW:
1 Stock Dove, 6 Woodpigeon, 2 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow, 3 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Hume's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 5 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied/White Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
1 Pochard, 43 Tufted Duck, 1 Long-tail Duck (Tank 2), 5 Stock Dove

Chew Valley Lake


Great White Egret, CVL (Peter Coslett)

Common Sandpiper, CVL (Peter Coslett)

Heron's Green:

2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult, moulting to Summer plumage)


Reported by:  Stephanie Chadwick, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Steve Curtiss, Alan Daniels, Robert Hargreaves, Mike Jackson,  Craig Lewis, John Lewis, Andrew Middleton, Lois Pryce, Phil Quinn, Carol Rushton, Paul Sadeley
blagdonlakebirds, CVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Monday, 30 January 2023

30-01-23 Monday - Dartford Warbler

 Temp 9° to 5° C - Sunny intervals, light West North West wind

Black Redstart 
Water Pipit
Smew
Golden Plover
Dartford Warbler
Siberian Chiffchaff
30-01-23 Black Redstart SB (Brian Lancastle)
BRISTOL


Bishopston - garden:
1 Jay, 3 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Blackcap (f), 1 Robin, 9 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock - chasing  - and 3 blooming Grey Squirrel 

Filton Abbey Wood - MOD:
6 Mallard, 2 Woodpigeon, 10 Feral Pigeon, 4 Moorhen, 1 Greg Heron, 3 Black Headed Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk.1 Kestrel, 6 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 8 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 6 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Blackbird, 1 Robin

Northern Slopes LNR and Malago Greenway:
2 Mallard, 9 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Moorhen, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Little Egret - Windmill Hill stretch, flew up and rested in a tree, 2 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit - singing, 8 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 11 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 27 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch (f), 1 Goldfinch

Redland Park:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (f), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Redwing, 

Sea Mills:
Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1Water Rail, 1 Jack Snipe

Troopers Hill
1 Dartford Warbler

Victoria Park:
5 Woodpigeon, 18 Black-headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull - offering food, part of courtship display, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Magpie, 5 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven - display flight, 7 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 7 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch  - lots of singing

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Redstart (f)

30-01-23 Bewick's Swan PIL (Paul Bowerman)
Pilning Wetlands:
1 Bewick's Swan - 1st wint, many Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, & Dunlin

Severn Beach:
1 Black Redstart, 2 Water Pipit

Yate Rocks:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (m), 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat (f/m), 2 Greenfinch (m/f), c100 Linnet, 5 Yellowhammer (2f/3m)
30-01-23 Redwing Frampton End (David Hanks)
Frampton Cotterell;
 - Tubbs Bottom: - a few Chaffinch, 100's of Linnet
 - Frampton End: - Redwing, 3 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch  

ChippingSodbury - Ridge Wood:
Woodpigeon, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (f&m) both seen drumming, Magpie, Jackdaw, c30 Rook, 1 Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, Starling, 1 Song Thrush, Redwing, Blackbird, Robin

NORTH SOMERSET

NO REPORTS

BELOW M4 & BANES
30-01-23 Common Gull MF (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield:
c550 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 310 Common Gull, few Herring Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 71 Fieldfare

Warmley Forest Park - fields:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (m) - hunting, 20+ Magpie

Wick:
1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff - singing, 1 Nuthatch - calling

Hanham - Chequers:
1 Little Egret
30-01-23  Stonechat Keynsham (Paul Thompkins)
Keynsham:
 - Somerdale Hams: - 6 Magpie, many Blue and Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock 1 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit
 - STW: - 120+ Lapwing - flyover
 - Lock: - 2 Kingfisher

Lansdown - Further Slate field & Racecourse:
250+ Golden Plover, 2 Red Kite over

Newton St Loe:
181 Lapwing
30-01-23 Yellowhammer Hunstrete (Ian Stapp)
Hunstrete:

100+ Woodpigeon, 2 Raven, 20+ Redwing, 12+ Meadow Pipit, 50+ Chaffinch, 9 Yellowhammer

Burnett:
1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard

Stanton Wick:
2 Buzzard, 150+ Rook

Marksbury Plain:
100+ Lapwing

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Ring-necked Duck, 50 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Greenfinch

Chew Valley Lake
100 Lapwing - over

Dam:
30+ Canada Goose, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 1 G-S Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 

Woodford:
4 Goldeneye, 1 Buzzard, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 3 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush

Heron's Green:
4+ Wigeon, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Smew - redhead, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 
1 Cetti's Warbler - calling, 2 Pied Wagtail
30-01-23 Buzzard CVL (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:

100+ Canada Goose, 2 Wigeon, 80+ Teal, 8 Goldeneye, 295 Lapwing - fly over, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret,1 Marsh Harrier (f), 2 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl - calling, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 3 Magpie, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler - calling, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 100+ Sarling, 4 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Stonechat (f&m), 12+ Chaffinch

Herriott's inc Pool:
7 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 1 Water Rail - calling, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Jackdaw, 3 Cetti's Warbler  and 1 Chiffchaff - calling, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail

Reported by:  John Barnett, Paul Bowerman, Peter Coslett, Alan Daniells, Andy Davis, Andy Gibbs, David Hanks, Annie & Nick Hawkridge, Martyn Hayes, Nick Hudson, Nigel Jones, Rob Laughton, John Lewis, Lucy Masters, Linda Moysey, Brian Mulgrew, Michael Owen, Mike Prior, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Paul Tompkins
blagdonlakebirds, CVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Sunday, 29 January 2023

29-01-23 Sunday - Short-eared Owl

 Temp max 9° to 6° C  Rain and drizzle with an odd bit of sun light West South West wind

Short-eared Owl
Bearded Tit
Smew
Long-tailed Duck
Bewick's Swan
Hume's Warbler
Purple Sandpiper
Ring-necked Duck
29-01-23 Short-eared Owl Aust Warth (Matty England)
BRISTOL


Cumberland Basin:
1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard - mobbed by Carrion Crow, 60 Jackdaw 

Stockwood - garden:
1 Blackcap (m) - on the feeders, not a frequent visitor

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
29-01-23 Yellowhammer OPS (Heather England)
Oldbury Power Station:
Curlew, Stonechat, 5 Yellowhammer

Aust Warth:
1 Short-eared Owl

New Passage/Northwick:
2 Bewick's Swan - ad & 1st wint
29-01-23 LTT & Blackcap Wickwar (Paul Sadley)
Wickwar - garden:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 50 Starling, 2 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch

Yate Rocks:
2 Yellowhammer (m)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 15+ Redwing

NORTH SOMERSET
Portbury Wharf - Salt Marsh:
7 Wigeon, 6 Avocet, c30 Redshank, 1 Rock Pipit
29-01-23 Purple Sandpiper Battery Point (Jason Williams)
Portishead:
 - Battery Point: - 4 Purple Sandpiper
 - Black Rock: - c45 Raven
 - Lake Grounds: - 7 Tufted Duck
 - Marina & Foreshore: - 10 Wigeon, 2 Raven

Gordano - Weston Moor:
25 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 80 Lapwing, 20 Common Gull, 5 Buzzard, 5 Raven, 6 Mistle Thrush, Redwing, 30 Meadow Pipit, 

Clevedon:
Starling - small murmuration

BELOW M4 & BANES

Hanham Hills:
1 Little Egret - over, I Kestrel (m), 3 Song Thrush, numerous Redwing, 2 Bullfinch (f&m), 

Wick area:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel

Newton St Loe - Globe:
2 Red Kite - circling the A4
29-01-2023 Hume's Warbler Compton Dando STW (Neil Hilton)
Compton Dando:
1 Hume's Warbler

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
1 Long-tailed Duck

Blagdon Lake:
1 Ring-necked Duck

Chew Valley Lake
3 Scaup

Heron's Green:
1 Smew - redhead
29-01-23 Sparrowhawk CVL (Dave Hughes)
Stratford:

2 Scaup, 4 Goldeneye (f), 1 Sparrowhawk (m), 2+ Bearded Tit

Reported by: Rich Andrews, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Paul Chapman, Ian Dickie, Heather England, David Helliar, Neil Hilton, Dave Hughes, Nigel Jones, Andy Mears, Robbie Morse, Linda Moysey, Carol Rushton, Paul Sadley, Paul Sawyer, Bri Thompson, Jean Tye, Jazon Williams, Paul Williams
blagdonlakebirds, CVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Saturday, 28 January 2023

28-01-23 Saturday - Water Rail

Temp 3 to 6°C. Rain, fog

Bewick's Swan
Ring-necked Duck, Long-tailed Duck
Mediterranean Gull
Spoonbill
Cetti's Warbler, Hume's Warbler
Siskin


BRISTOL

Redland garden:
3 Jay, pair Blackcap

Stoke Park:
3 Water Rail

UWE, East entrance:
Water Rail

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

28-1-23 Curlew, OPS (Heather England)
Oldbury Power Station:
1 juv Bewick's Swan, , 150 Lapwing, 13 Curlew, 60 Turnstone, 250 Dunlin, 1 Peregrine, 2 Grey Wagtail

Wickwar garden:
1 Little Owl calling, pair Blackcap

Aust Warth:
Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine. 10 Skylark, 12 Redwing, 3 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Bullfinch

Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland:
34 Barnacle Goose, 6 Bewick's Swan

NORTH SOMERSET

28-1-23 Common Sandpiper and Little Egret, Blind Yeo (Howard Taffs)

Clevedon, Blind Yeo:
2 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret

Weston-super-Mare, West Wick:
Cetti's Warbler

Axe Estuary:
1st winter Spoonbill (Somerset side)

BELOW M4 & BANES

28-1-23 Marshfield Walk

Marshfield, Northfield Lane, BOC Walk:
3 Mallard, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, c250 Lapwing, 1 BH Gull, 50 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 6 Skylark, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 48 Starling,126 Fieldfare, 3 Stonechat, House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 10 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch, c30 Corn Bunting, 6 Yellowhammer

Warmley, Echo Pond:
20+ Siskin

Compton Dando STW:
Hume's Warbler

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
2 Mute Swan, 1 Long-tailed Duck, Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher

Blagdon Lake:
Ring-necked Duck

Chew Valley Lake
2 fem Scaup - Nunnery, 1 m Goosander - Walley bank, 1 Common Sandpiper - Herons Green, 1st winter Mediterranean Gull - Herriotts

CVRS:
1 Red Kite, 1 Tawny Owl roosting

Reports: Rich Andrews, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Chris Craig, Alan Daniells, Oscar Dewhurst, Rob Emery, Heather England, Paul Francis, Rob Hargreaves, Robert Kelsh, Nick, Phil Quinn, Aravind Ramesh, Sadley, Tony Scott, Larry Sweetland, Jack Wylson, blagdonlakebirds, eBirdopsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG 

Friday, 27 January 2023

27-01-23 Friday - Hume's Warbler

 Temp max +8° to 2C  Misty at first, with afternoon sun, but wind from the North East - so getting colder

Hume's Warbler
Ring-necked Duck
Bewick's Swan, Barnacle Goose
Woodcock 
Jack Snipe

BRISTOL

Blaise Estate:
5 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, Magpie, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 15 Goldfinch
27-01-23 Red-legged Partridge Montpelier (Pete Harrison)
Montpelier:
1 Red-legged Partridge - still surviving, 1 Grey Wagtail
27-01-23 Carrion Crow Stoke Park (Patrick Richards)
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:

2 Mute Swan, 8 Mallard,120+Feral Pigeon, 14 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Water Rail, 14 Moorhen, 8 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 17 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 11 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 6 Carron Crow, 14 Blue Tit ' 5 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 25 Starling, 1 Song Thrush - full song, 4 Blackbird, 5 Robin, 25 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 3 Chaffinch (f), 2 Bullfinch, (f/m)1 Greenfinch, - wheezing, first for the year

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Pintail, many Curlew, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat - pr, Chaffinch, 1 Redpoll - over

Aust Cliff:
2 Raven, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap

New Passage/Northwick:
35 Barnacle Goose, 25 Greylag Goose, 19 Shelduck, 180 Wigeon, 20 Teal, 70 Oystercatcher, 120 Curlew, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 125 Turnstone, 5000 Dunlin, 25 Redshank, 

Pilning Wetlands:
1 Barnacle Goose, 3 Bewick's Swan, 23 Shelduck, 45 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 55 Wigeon, 150 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, 15 Coot, 2 Little Grebe,  70 Oystercatcher, 165 Lapwing, 4 Curlew, 550 Black-tailed Godwit, 125 Turnstone, 120 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 28 Redshank, 1 Peregrine
27-01-23 Black Redstart SB (Chris James)
Severn Beach:
1 Canada Goose, 12 Shelduck, 30 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 22 Ringed Plover, 110 Turnstone, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Stonechat

Wickwar:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker - drumming, 1 Green Woodpecker - yaffling

Yate garden (1) - RSPB BGBW:
3 Woodpigeon, 5 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (m), 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Blackcap (f/m), 2 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 1 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch (f), 1 Greenfinch (f)
27-01-23 Redwing Yate (Chris Teague)
Yate garden (2):
1 Redwing

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Red-legged Partridge, 22 lapwing, Woodcock, 2 Jack Snipe, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, Great Spotted and Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 20+ Linnet 

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
1 Black Redstart
27-01-23 Purple Sandpiper Battery Point (Terry Winter)
Battery Point:
3 Purple Sandpiper

Gordano - Valley:
30 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot - - - plus a very vocal Harris's Hawk with falconer and dog!

Anchor Head:
3 Goosander (2m) - north past the head.

Yatton - Wemberham Lane:
20 Mute Swan, 1 Peregrine

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Jack Snipe, 1 Snipe

Oldland Common - North Common:
1 Red Kite

Keynsham - STW:
8 Lapwing - flooded fields

Newton-St-Loe 'The Globe Inn':
80 Lapwing, 2 Red Kite - all circling over the pub

Compton Dando - STW
1 Hume's Warbler

Paulton:
1 Snipe, 25 Fieldfare, 6 Meadow Pipit

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Ring-necked Duck, 150 Lapwing - flying about, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull - with Common Gull, 4 Great White Egret, 1 Stonechat

Chew Valley Lake
27-01-23 Common Sandpiper  CVL (Andrew Harrison)
Heron's Green:

1 Common Sandpiper, numerous Pied Wagtail & Chaffinch

Reported by:  Derek Angell, John Barnett, Di Bunniss, Mark Coller, Alan Daniells, Heather England, David Gibbs, Patrick Hancock,  Andrew Harrison, Pete Harrison, Ian Hayes, Chris James, Nigel Jones, Andrew Jordan, Rob Laughton, Nige Milbourne, Robert Morse, Mike Moxon, Patrick Richards, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Paul Sadley, Terry Winter
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Thursday, 26 January 2023

26-01-23 Thursday - Spoonbill

Light cloud &little sun. Variable wind starting westerly turning north-easterly. Temp 2 to 8°C.

Bewick's Swan
Ring-necked Duck
Mediterranean Gull
Spoonbill
Hume's Warbler
Marsh Tit
Brambling

26-01-23 Spoonbill, Clevedon Yeo (Mark Savage)
BRISTOL

Longwell Green garden:
Starlings, 20 Redwing, 3 Blackbird, 12 Chaffinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Mute Swan, 1 Bewick's Swan (flew off south), 15 Yellowhammer

26-01-23 Turnstone and Ringed Plover, New Passage (Lisa Presland)
New Passage:
34 Barnacle Goose, 25 Greylag Goose, 50 Canada Goose, 14 Shelduck, 150 Wigeon, 20 Teal, 90 Oystercatcher, 35 Ringed Plover, 150 Curlew, 150 Black-tailed Godwit, 2000 Dunlin, 50 Turnstone, 80 Redshank, 1 Peregrine 

26-01-23 Bewick's Swan, Pilning Wetland (Tony Scott)
Pilning Wetlands:
34 Barnacle Goose, 25 Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Bewick's Swan (juv - same bird as at OPS?), 15 Shelduck, 70+ Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 120 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 300+ Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st winter), 2 Grey Heron  

Ridge Woods:
1 Jay, c30 Redwing

Yate garden:
8 Redwing

26-01-23 Goosander, Kingsgate Park (Mark Coller)
Kingsgate Park
5 Canada Goose, 5 Goosander (1m+1f in park & 2m+1f over)

Ingst: 
2 Mallard, 35 Lapwing, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 44 Rook, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 42 Starling, 1 Song Thrush, 60 Redwing, 24 Fieldfare, 1 Meadow Pipit,1 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 20 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
     Battery Point - 5 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit 1 Rock Pipit  
     Port Marine estate -  1 Sparrowhawk, Redwings, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Linnet

26-01-23 Grey Plover, Turnstone and Dunlin, Clevedon Yeo  (Mark Savage)
Clevedon - Yeo / Dowlais:
170 Canada Goose (all at Dowlais), 80+ Shelduck, 180 Wigeon, 30 Mallard, 6 Pintail, 70 Teal, 80 Lapwing, 35 Grey Plover, 60 Curlew, 4 Turnstone, 650 Dunlin (500 appeared at the Kenn at HT), 170 Redshank, (all at Kenn), 25 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Spoonbill (juv, at mouth of the Yeo), 2 Little Egret, 2 Peregrine (behind Dowlais scrape), c5 Skylark

Clevedon, Strode Rode Bridge over Blind Yeo:
1 Common Sandpiper

Ashton Court:
Woodpigeon ++, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 1 Jay, 5 Magpie, Jackdaw +, 7+ Carrion Crow, Raven eard, 3+ Coal Tit, 1+ Marsh Tit, 5+ Blue Tit, 3+ Great Tit, 4+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 3+ Nuthatch, 3 Blackbird, 4+ Robin, 1 Dunnock, c25 Chaffinch with 1+ Brambling

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
50 Lapwing

Warmley Forest Park / Webbs Heath:
1 Green Woodpecker, 20+ Fieldfare, 2 Bullfinch

River Boyd, Golden Valley, Wick:
1 Dipper

Wick:
1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard

26-01-23 Treecreeper & Buzzard, Keynsham Lock (Paul Tompkins)
Keynsham Lock:
1 Buzzard, 1 Jay, several Magpie, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Goldcrest, 3+ Wren, 1 Treecreeper, 30+ Redwing, Blackbird, Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail

26-01-23 Hume's Warbler, Comton Dando (David Hughes)
Compton Dando:
1 Hume's Warbler still showing well, + 2 Chiffchaff, several Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail

Stanton Wick:
1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard

Marksbury to Burnett road:
30+ Lapwing, 2 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (all flying)

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Ring-necked Duck (m), 12 Goosander (inc 6m), 8 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 34 Cormorant, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Stonechat

Chew Valley Lake

26-01-23 Mute Swan, on frozen Herons Green pond CVL (Pete Bunniss)
Heron's Green:
1  Mute Swan, 8 Pochard, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Buzzard, 9 Magpie, 1 Cetti's Warbler (calling), 2 Stonechat (pool), 5 House Sparrow, 3 Pied Wagtail

Moreton:
200+ Canada Goose (field back hide), 2 Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (f), 2 Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl (both calling by hide), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 30+ Crow, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 4 Wren, 50+ Starling, 3 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 Stonechat (m & f), 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting (m & f)

Stratford:
1 Water Rail, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Redwing

26-01-23 Marsh Harrier, Herriotts Bridge CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:
20 Shelduck (pool), 50+ Teal, 1 Water Rail (calling from reeds), 10 Lapwing (over), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (f), 1 Kingfisher, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's Warbler (calling), 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 3 Pied Wagtail

Reported by: Phil Barlow, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Paul Bowernman, Pete Bunniss, Raoul Chandrasakera, Mark Coller, Stephen Curtis, Alan Daniels, Andy Gibb, Rupert Higgins, David Hughes, Nigel Jones, Andrew Jordan, Nigel Kempson, Paul Kimbrey, Roy Kinchin, Brian Mulgrew, Lisa Presland, Lois Pryce, Dean Reeves, Harvey Rose, Carol Rushton, Mark Savage, Tony Scott, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Paul Tomkins, Gordon Youdale:

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

25-01-23 Wednesday - Woodcock

Temp max +8° to 2C  Mist, fog and murk with a light wind from the West.

Woodcock
Purple Sandpiper
Hume's Warbler
Bewick's Swan
Ring-necked Duck
Long-tailed Duck

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
3 Woodpigeon, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackcap (m), 5 Blackbird, 20 Redwing, 1 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch (f), 10 Goldfinch

Floating Harbour:
3 Wigeon - rare here but clear enough in the early morning murk - the whistle is distinctive

Mina Rd, Park:
1 Little Egret - 2nd day, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, several Wagtail, 
25-01-23 Blackcap Redland (Tony Scott)
Redland - garden:

2 Blackcap (f/m) - feeding on crab apple

Sims Hill:
1 Woodcock
25-01-23 Teal Stoke Park (Patrick Richards)
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:

2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 1 Teal (m), 150 Feral Pigeon, 2 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 6 Collared Dove, 2 Water Rail, 20 Moorhen, 9 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 24 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 7 Magpie, 23 Jackdaw, 8 Carrion Crow, 11 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 39 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 17 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Chaffinch, (2f/2m), 2 Bullfinch, (1f/1m), 8 Goldfinch 

UWE - east entrance:
2 Siskin

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
133 Canada Goose, Ross's/Snow Goose, 1 Bewick's Swan- juv, 294 Teal, 256 Wigeon, 84 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 6 Snipe, 55 Turnstone, 58 Lapwing, 85 Curlew, 70 Dunlin, 8 Fieldfare, 4 Stonechat

Shepperdine:
34 Barnacle Goose - flying up and down the estuary in the fog    

New Passage/Northwick Warth
55 Canada Goose, 7 Barnacle Goose, 5 Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 17 Shelduck, 240 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 80+ Oystercatcher, 90 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 150 Curlew, 500 Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Turnstone, 8000+ Dunlin, 100 Redshank, 1 Peregrine 

Pilning Wetlands:
20 Teal, 30 Lapwing, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe 

Severn Beach:
25 Greylag Goose, 75 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 1 Grey Plover, 20 Curlew, 30 Turnstone

Severnside Knowhow depot:
1 Green Woodpecker - in the short grass

Yate - Coopers Lake:
8 Goosander (3f/5m)

NORTH SOMERSET
25-01-23 Purple Sandpiper Battery Point (Roy Kinchin)
Portishead - Battery Point:
5 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Rock Pipit

Banwell:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (m),1 Marsh Tit, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blackcap (f/m), 1 Nuthatch, 5 Blackbird (2f/3m), 6 Robin and 10 other species.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge - Mill:
2 Dipper, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Redwing
25-01-23 Goldcrest & Hume's Warbler Compton Dando STW (Chris Teague)
Compton Dando - STW:
1 Red Kite, 1 Hume's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Robin, Dunnock, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
1 Long-tailed Duck

Blagdon Lake:
1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Stonechat
 
Reported by: Dru Brooke-Taylor, Caroline Gill, David Howes, Roy Kinchin, Mike Meechem, Andy Middleton, Brian Mulgrew, Geoff Pring, Dean Reeves, Patrick Richards, Sue Sayer, Tony Scott, Larry Sweetland, Chris Teague, John Thorogood, Gordon Youdale
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