Thursday, 4 June 2020

04-06-20 Thursday - Spotted Flycatcher

Overcast most of the time with a cold wind in places.  Bristol max 16 °C

Bar-tailed Godwit 
Red Kite
Cuckoo 
Marsh Tit
Spotted Flycatcher
Redstart

04-06-20 Reed Warbler, Stratford, CVL (Lucy Masters)
BRISTOL

Blaise Estate:
4+ Treecreeper (family party) near lower pond

Sea Mills:
1 Shelduck, 31 Mallard (+ 5 very small ducklings), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Magpie, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Wren, 6 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 12 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Mute Swan, 3 broods of Moorhen (5, 3+ and 1+), 1 Cuckoo, c120 Rook (inc. many noisy juvs. with black bills),  c70 Carrion Crow,  juv. Lesser Whitethroat

Littleton Brick Pits:
1 adult with 3+ fledgling Cetti's Warbler

New Passage/Northwick:
many Canada Goose, 12 Mute Swan, Shelduck,5 Swift, Oystercatcher, 1 Green Woodpecker, I Kestrel, many House Martin, 1 Pied Wagtail 

Marsh Tit, Lower Woods, Wickwar (Keith Williams)
[Can you spot a second bird, just visible?]
Lower Woods, Wickwar:
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker,3 groups Marsh Tit, 8 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap inc youngsters, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

Hanham:
Bickley Woods - 2 Redstart

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon:
Garden - 1 Red Kite

Clevedon-Yeo:
33 Mute Swan , 50+ Shelduck +  28 young, 30+ Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Coot, 12 Oystercatcher, 0 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 32 Curlew  (failed breeders returning?), 5 Bar-tailed Godwit (good number but all in non-breeding plumage), 1 Turnstone, 9 Dunlin, Redshank, 1GBB Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 8 LBB Gull, 12 Swallow, 4 Reed Warbler  + 1 Brown Hare

Tickenham:
Cadbury Camp - 1 Buzzard, 1 GS Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 1 juv Song Thrush

Yatton:
Between Yatton and M5 - Mute Swan (1 pair with 5 v. young cygnets), 5 Mallard families, 20 Swift, 6 Moorhen (incl. 1 juv), 4 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, c.70 Rook, many Blue Tit family groups, 4 Skylark, c.40 Swallow, c.30 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Pied Wagtail (incl. 3 juv), 7 Greenfinch, 6 Reed Bunting.

Worle:
Garden - 1 Peregrine over

04-06-20 Sedge Warbler, Uphill - Bleadon Levels (Karen Ash)
Uphill/ Bleadon Levels:
Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
Shire Valley - 3 Mallard, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Buzzard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker,6 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff,, 3 Blackcap, 5 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Song.Thrush,5 Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Grey Wagtail,.2 Pied Wagtail, Goldfinch, Chaffinch

Newton St Loe:
3 Spotted Flycatcher

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Notice from Bristol Water
We are now issuing day and season permits. Application is by email only. Woodford Lodge remains closed. Permits are only available by email to woodford.lodge@bristolwater.co.uk . We will require you to provide proof of membership to an ornithological group such as the RSPB or similar. Please attach a picture or scan of your membership and provide a contact number so that we can call you back and issue a permit.

Stratford:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 LTT (juv), 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting

04-06-20 Redshank (left), Shelduck and Little Egret,  Herriott's Pool, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's - inc Pool:
56 Canada Goose 9 Shelduck 10 Shoveler, 50+ Swift 32 Great Crested  Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Redshank, 4 Grey Heron 2 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Jackdaw, 1 Jay, 120+ House Martin + Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 6+ Reed Warbler, 3 Pied Wagtail,1 Reed Bunting

Out of Avon (just)
Drifton Hill (Wilts) 2 Quail heard.

Reports: Karen Ash, Peter Coslett, Stephen Curtis, Mark Dadds,Paul Francis,  Brian Lancastle, Lisegirl, Lucy Masters, Jean Oliver, Lois Pryce,  Dean Reeves, Harvey Rose, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp, Keith Williams, Bristol Water, opsbirding

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

03-06-20 Wednesday -Spotted Flycatcher

Lots of cloud and a cool breeze today, very little rain so far
Spotted Flycatcher
Dunlin
Kingfisher

BRISTOL

03-06-20 Peregrine Avon Gorge (Tony Scott)
Avon Gorge:
3 Peregrine - inc one chick

Redland - Hill and garden:
1 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 5 Feral Pigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Great Tit, 3 occupied House Martin nests - on the hill, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin -juv, 1 Goldfinch


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

03-06-20 Woodland scene Lower Woods Wickwar (Mike Jackson)
Wickwar - Lower Woods:
Fascinating to watch Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap, Treecreeper, Spotted Flycatcher, Robin, and Chaffinch all fly-catching Mayfly-types as they rose from the river in the rain,

NORTH SOMERSET

Banwell:
3 Swift - screaming about the house, previous nest site, and joined occasionally by 6 more

BELOW M4 & BANES

02-06-20 Reed Bunting Lyde Green Lake (Barry Dursley)
Lyde Green Lake 02-06 :
15 Swift, some House Martin - skimming the water and feeding over the lake. Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting

Willsbridge Mill:
1 Kingfisher - flew upstream

03-06-20 Collared Dove & Woodpigeon Keynsham TV aerial (Ian Stapp)
Keynsham:
Nice size comparison

Cameley:
2 Great White Egret - flying up the valley

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
100 Swift, 1 Collared Dove, 130 House Martin

03-06-20 Dunlin CVL Heron's Green (Dave Hughes)
Dam End:
22 Canada Goose, 36 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Pied Wagtail - dam wall, 1 Reed Bunting

Nunnery:
3 Chiffchaff, 6+ Reed Warbler, 4 Blackbird

03-06-20 Dunlin CVL H Green wall (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:
34 Canada Goose, 1 Dunlin - on the wall first thing not there later, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 12+ Swallow, 12+ House Martin, 5 Pied Wagtail - wall,  4 Sedge Warbler - still lots of singing, 2 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
12 Canada Goose - fly over, 2 Shelduck - in field, 2 Grey Heron - in dead tree with 4 Cormorant, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Wren, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Robin, 3 Reed Bunting

 03-06-20 Sedge Warbler CVL H Green pool (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's - inc Pool:
56 Canada Goose, 8  5m Shoveler, 10 Shelduck,  115 Gadwall, 100+ Swift, 30+ Great Crested Grebe - plus 2 with 4 chicks & 2 with 2 chicks, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 150+ Swallow & House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5+ Reed Warbler, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Barry Dursley, Paul Francis, Mike Jackson, Paul Marshall, Bob Medland, Mike Moxon,Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Keith Vinicombe, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Out of area
Slimbridge opening 10th June to a limited daily number of visitors. See their web site for details

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

02-06-20 Tuesday - Honey Buzzard

The same old weather HOT.

Red Kite
Honey Buzzard
Cuckoo
Hobby

02-06-20 Smiley face Sky writing - Bishopston (Steve Thoughton)

BRISTOL

01-06-20 Peregrine Finzels Reach (Rich Scantleury)
City Cente Finzels Reach:
30 Herring Gull, 4 Peregrine -nc 2 chicks, 2 Grey Wagtail

Clifton - Hensman’s Hill:
29 Swift - screaming away

02-06-20 Honey Buzzard King's Weston Down (Phil Baber)
King's Weston Down:
1 Honey Buzzard"Best of poor shots crops adjusted. Tail length= to wing width & evident "neck". Hands very translucent white (V.Obvious) = ad. male.Mid-range plumage tone for HB. Black carpals & rear wing border. Tail not seen spread."

Stockwood Open Spave:
Great Spotted Woodpecker - family fledged successfully

Stoke Bishop:
first juvenile Dunnock in our garden in four years

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

02-06-20 Magpie Yate (Chris Teague)
Yate:
On of 3 Magpie - juv, in the garden today

Alveston:
6 Swift - screaming over the house

NORTH SOMERSET

Abbots Leigh - Lower Failand, including part of Tanpit Wood:
Pheasant, Swift, Woodpigeon, Herring Gull, 6+ Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Swallow, House Martin, Chiffchaff - everywhere, Blackcap, Starling, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch

Cleavedon - Yeo Est
100+ Shelduck plus ducklings, 12, 4 & 10+ - kept diving, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Wick Quarry:
1 Red Kite, 5 Buzzard

Kingswood:
1 Red Kite - drifting towards Warmley

Oldland Common:
12 Swift - screaming briefly overhead

Saltford - Weir:
1 Grey Wagtail

02-06-20 Peregrine Bath St John's (BUPP)
Bath - St John's Church:
6 Peregrine - 4 juv fledged today, 40 o 43 days old. All safe and well.

Bishop Sutton:
2 Collared Dove,

RESERVOIR

Blagdon Lake (1st June):
1 Cuckoo (m) calling, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great White Egret, 5 Hobby, 1 Lesser Whitethroat,

Chew Valley Lake

Woodford:
5+ Great Crested Grebe - off the lodge,

02-06-20 Reed Warbler CVL Nunnery (Ian Stapp)
Nunnery:
 2 Little Grebe, 1 Red Kite - over parkland, mobbed by 2 gulls, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 9 Blue Tit - family party feeding, 3 Chiffchaff, 24 Reed Warbler - all in the first small pond calling, 4 Blackbird & on the lane to the hide 2 Song Thrush and 2 Bullfinch

 02-05-20 Little Grebe CVL H Green Pool (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:
74 Canada Goose,  5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 2 Jay, 4 Sedge Warbler, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
6 Pheasant, 2 Great Spotted Wood -  chicks calling, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Mistle Thrush,

02-06-20 Oystercatcher CVL Herriotts pool (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's - inc Pool:
39 Canada Goose, 10 Shelduck, 30+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher - had a bit of a fly around, lots of calling then come back to the pool, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard,
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 30+ Swallow, 40+ House Martin, 8+ Reed Warbler, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Reports: Phil Baber, Robert Bright, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Sova Buchan, BUPP, Rich Ford, Tim Ford, Paul Francis, Mike Moxon, Lois Pryce, Phil Quinn, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, TBOSG, Chris Teague, Stephen Troughton

 blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Monday, 1 June 2020

01-06-20 Monday - Osprey

Fine, hot and sunny again for the first day of meteorological summer.  If it doesn't rain soon there'll be a hosepipe ban!

Osprey
(late news) Little Bittern

Sedge Warbler at Herons Green, Chew (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Dundry:
1 Little Owl.

Eastville Park:

Brood of Coots at Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Hambrook:
2 Mallard, 5 Swift, 6 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Magpie, 50 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 2 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 6 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 4 Goldfinch.

St George's:
Crews Hole:  7 Swift in a screaming party.

Warmley:
1 Red Kite at 14:45 hrs.

Mute Swan brood at Pilning Wetlands (Tony Scott)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
44 Shelduck on the tideline at low tide this a.m.

Pilning Wetlands:
pr. Mute Swan with a brood of four goslings on the wetland.

Winterbourne:
1 Swift, 7 Woodpigeon, 1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Magpie, 14 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 7 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 4 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat, 7 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Robin, 11 House Sparrow, 3 Dunnock, 1 Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Corn Bunting,


NORTH SOMERSET

Yatton, Strawberry Line:
Local BBS survey (highlights):  4 Cetti’s Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 21 Wren.

Kenn Moor:
calling Cuckoo.

Banwell:
3 ad, 1 juv. Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bullfinches.


BELOW M4 & BANES
no reports


RESERVOIRS

Now open for season ticket holders (no day permits yet)  with restrictions on use of hides.

Reed Warbler, Stratford (Lucy Masters)
Blagdon Lake:
Late news from last Wednesday: a Little Bittern circled over the lake at 10 p.m., then left.

Shoveler at Herons Green, Chew (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 f. Goldeneye, 1 m. Cuckoo, 4 Swift, 1 Little Egret, 1 Osprey going E at 10:45 hrs, 4 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 2 Hobby.

Herons Green:
1 Shoveler, 6 Little Grebe, 2 G BB Gull, 3 Buzzard, 5+ Sedge Warbler, 12+ Swallow, 20+ House Martin, 2 Reed Bunting.

Picnic sites:
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler.

Stratford:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, nesting Reed Warblers (please be careful not to disturb), 1 Reed Bunting.

Herriott's Pool:
9 Greylag Goose, 10 Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Teal, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 GBB Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull (1st sum, 2nd sum, ad – hawking insects early morning off Herriott’s lakeside), 4 Buzzard, 2 Jay, 7 Jackdaw, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 8+ Reed Warbler.

Swallow after a wash at Herons Green, Chew (Ian Stapp)
Reports:  John Croxton, Oliver Fournier, Julian Head, Nick Hudson, Lucy Masters, Trevor Riddle, Tony Scott, Don Smith, Ian Stapp, John Thorogood, blagdonlakebirds

Sunday, 31 May 2020

31-05-20 Sunday - Red Kites galore


Temp 13 to 26°C. Very hot still!

Greenshank
Red Kite
Ring-necked Parakeet

31-05-2020 Great Tit, Chew Valley Lake (Raoul Chandrasakera)

BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
1 f + 1 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker

Redland:
1 Red Kite

Sea Mills Station:
1 Shelduck, 6 Mallard (+ juvs), 2 Jay, 20+ House Martin, 3 Whitethroat (m singing), 15+ House Sparrow

Brislington:
7 Swift

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Itchington:
2 Red Kite, 16 Buzzard

New Passage:
14 Mute Swan, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Red Kite 

Pilning:
24 Canada Goose, 30+ Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck, 10 Swift, 10 Woodpigeon, 2 Coot, 1 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Blue Tit, 7 House Martin, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Starling, 2 Blackbird

Chipping Sodbury Common (Kingrove Park):
6 Swift, 1 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Wren

Thornbury:
1 Red Kite

Frampton Cotterell:
25 Swift, 1 hunting Peregrine

Bradley Stoke (Three Brooks NR):
15 Mallard, 10 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Moorhen, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 6 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 4 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit , 4 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 6 Wren, 5 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Robin, 4 House Sparrow, 3 Dunnock, 3 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

Latteridge:
1 Red Kite

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead (BBS Data):
8 Shelduck, 1 Stock Dove, 12 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 21 Herring Gull, 3 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 5 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 7 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Swallow, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 5 Wren, 14 Blackbird, 7 Robin, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Greenfinch, 14 Goldfinch

Clevedon:
1 Swift, 1 Buzzard

Backwell Lake:
2 Canada Goose + 7 goslings, 14 Mute Swan + 10 cygnets (across 2 broods), 15 Mallard, 3 Swift, 2 Coot, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 House Martin

Banwell:
1 Red Kite, 1 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker

31-05-2020 Great Spotted Woodpecker juv, Banwell (John Thorogood)


BELOW M4 & BANES


31-05-2020 Red Kite, Keynsham (Ian Stapp)

Keynsham:
5 LBB Gull, 1 Red Kite, 20 Jackdaw, 4 Rook, 3 Blackbird

Newton St Loe:
3 Stock Dove, 1 Swift, 2 Buzzard, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 2 Raven, 5 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 18 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Spotted Flycatcher + 2 juv, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch

31-05-2020 Spotted Flycatcher, Newton St Loe (NSL-Birding)

Paulton:
Blue Tits leave the nestbox!

31-05-2020 Blue Tits have fledged, Paulton (Patrick Hancock)


Hunstrete (BBS Data):
6 Collared Dove, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Tawny Owl + juv calling, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Skylark, 7 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Song Thrush, 6 Chaffinch

Cameley - garden ringing session:
Surprised to catch a Blackbird that I’d ringed in August 2014 and not seen since. For the last few weeks I’ve been hearing one singing with a short passage of Partridge song in the middle of its repertoire. Mr Blackbird certainly didn’t learn that hereabouts so he must be a migrant, possibly from the eastern side of the country: maybe the bird that I caught today.
Also first juv Goldfinch of the year.

RESERVOIRS

31-05-2020 Sedge Warbler, Chew Valley Lake (David Hughes)

Chew Valley Lake:
2 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank (Herriott's Pool), 5 Red Kite, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler (Villice and Moreton Lane), Black-lined Skimmer Dragonfly

31-05-2020 Black-tailed Skimmer (f), CVL (Raoul Chandrasakera)

Reports: Peter Bryant, Raoul Chandrasakera, Allan Chard, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Heather England, Richard Ford, Paul Francis, Alastair Fraser, Richard Giles, Alan Goldsmith, Patrick Hancock, David Hanks Nick Hawkridge, David Hughes, Hayden James, Tim McGrath, Bob Medland, Michael Moxon, Fiona Neate, Aravind Ramesh, Matt Scott, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, John Thorogood blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 30 May 2020

30-05-20 Saturday

Another hot day. Bristol maximum temperature up to 27 °C

Garganey
Red Kite
Cuckoo

30-05-20 House Martin collecting mud, Portishead (David Gale)
BRISTOL

Blaise Estate:
1 Swift, 1 Grey Wagtail

Henbury:
Garden - 2 Raven,1 Blackcap,  2 Bullfinch , 1 Blackcap

Coombe Dingle
4 Swift

Fishponds:
10 Swift

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE



Friday, 29 May 2020

29-05-20 Friday - Cuckoo

Temp 12 to 26°C. Very hot again

Red Kite
Spotted Flycatcher
Cuckoo

29-5-20 Sedge Warbler, Herons Green (Raoul Chandrasakera)
BRISTOL

Avonmouth - Kings Weston Lane:
2 Mute Swans with six cygnets (new nesting location), 1 Mallard with six ducklings,  1 Coot with 4 young,  1 Grey Heron

Clifton:
9 Swift this evening - up from 2 then 6 on Tue

29-05-20 Peregrine Finzels Reach (Rich Scantlebury)
Finzels Reach:
4 Peregrine inc 2 chicks

Hotwells to Long Ashton via Ashton Court and Long Ashton Golf Course:
Woodpigeon, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Green Woodpecker, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Great Tit, Swallow, Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, Wren, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Goldfinch

Stockwood Open Space:
Great Spotted Woodpecker - family about to fledge, 2 Bullfinch, 7 Greenfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

29-05-20 Shelduck OPS (Pete Hazelwood)
Oldbury Power Station:
10 Shelduck ducklings on the Tidal Res, pair of Little Grebe, 1 Cuckoo  - calling over Lagoons 2 & 3, to the dismay of the local Reed Warbler and the first noisy Linnet family

Frampton Cotterell:
1 possibly 2 Red Kite

Winterbourne -Moorend:
Stock Dove, Buzzard, 1 Jay, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest

NORTH SOMERSET

Nailsea - Old Church:
2 Swift swooped over.

Wraxall - Belmont Estate farm:
Red Kite, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Skylark, 6 Swallow, family of Long-tailed Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Yellowhammer

Worle:
1 Peregrine

Uphill to Lympsham: Today's cycle ride was actually a loop, but that was most interesting bit. 2 Swift, 1 Cuckoo to south of STW, Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, Reed & Sedge Warbler with Chiffchaff  singing, Whitethroat were very much in evidence, Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting (m) 

Congresbury to Puxton:
1 Cuckoo, 1 Cormorant, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 43 Reed Warbler,  2 Stonechat + 2 juv, 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Hanham:
1 Jay - 1st for ages

Lansdown & Hanging Hill:
1 Red Kite, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

Compton Martin:
2 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
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Blue Bowl:
1 Red Kite

29-5-20 Swallow, Heron Green (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Herriott's:
8 Red Kite, 2 Hobby

Reports: Katherine Boon, Dru Brooke-Tayler, Raoul Chandrasakera, Jane Cumming, Barry Dursley, Paul Francis, Alastair Fraser, Richard Giles, Nick Hudson, Robin Martin, Michael Moxon, Phill Quinn, Dean Reeves, Adèle Remazeilles, Gil Roberts, Ann Rossiter, Michael Salter, Paul Sawyer, Rich Scantlebury, Matt Scott, Paul Williams, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Thursday, 28 May 2020

28-05-20 Thursday - fledgelings

Temp 14 to 25°C. Hot again with that cooling breeze still today, too nice for birding

28-5-20 Reed Warbler, Herriott's (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Little Stoke, 10:30:
1 Red Kite

Patchway:
4 screaming Swifts

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
6 Canada Goose, 4 Shelduck, pair Mallard + 11 young, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Moorhen + 6 young, 1 Buzzard, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 12 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 LT Tit, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting (incl. 1 juv.), Small Heath, Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Browns, Holly Blue

NORTH SOMERSET

Nailsea - garden:
1 Buzzard - as usual, 1 Peregrine - circling on high, 2 Coal Tit - a pair, into the hedge with food,
2+ House Martin, 10+ Starling - ad and juv, scouring the garden, 1 Goldfinch - evening serenade

Twixt Clevedon and Portishead:
Several Shelduck, a few Mallard, several Swift - interested in (Cl) beach side houses, two Oystercatcher, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, several House Martin, few Rock Pipit - not as exciting when there's no wind!

28-5-20 Whitethroat, Clevedon (David Gale)
Clevedon Sea Wall:
Whitethroat and Linnet

28-5-20 Moorhen, Kenn Moor (Higgy)
Kenn Moor:
2 Moorhen families with 2 juveniles each, 5 Buzzard, 1 f Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler in full voice, 2 Goldcrest, 5 m Reed Bunting
28-5-20 Reed Bunting, Kenn Moor (Higgy)

Sand Point:
4 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

28-5-20 Pied Wagtail, Cleeve (Higgy)
Cleeve:
6 family Long-tailed Tit, 1 Pied Wagtail collecting food, 6 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

28-5-20 Corn Bunting, West Littleton (Chris Perry)
Marshfield, West Littleton:
1 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 10+ Skylark, 7 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 7 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer

Chew Stoke:
8 Buzzard

Chew Magna:
1 Tawny Owl successfully bred, 1 juv Grey Wagtail on Winford Brook

Compton Dando:
1 Little Owl
28-5-20 Blue Tit box, Paulton (Patrick Hancock)
Paulton:
Blue Tit - 6 eggs, 5 hatched, 3 ready to fledge

RESERVOIRS

28-5-20 Little Egret, Herriott's Pool (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
Closed areas open tomorrow if you have a permit. If not you will have to wait a week for Bristol Water to see how the system works before you can buy a permit. 20 minutes only in a hide if someone else wants to come in

28-5-20 Oystercatcher, Herriott's Pool (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's:
37 Canada Goose, 9 Shelduck, 2 Swift and 3 Collared Dove (Bishop Sutton Village), 47+ Great Crested Grebe, 2 with one chick, 2 with 4 chicks, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 BH Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 4 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 26+ Swallow, 20+ H Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 12+ Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting

Reports: Andy Davis, Greg Dawe, David Gale, Dom Godfrey, Paul Gregory, Patrick Hancock, Mike Moxon, Chris Perry, Sue & John Prince, Lois Pryce, Ann Rossiter, Ian Stapp, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

27-05-20 Wednesday - Avocet

Hot with a cooling breeze

Avocet
Red Kite - multiple sightings
Bar-tailed Godwit 
Spotted Flycatcher 


27-05-20 Canada Goose - Sunrise at CVL, Heron's Green  (Lucy Masters)

BRISTOL

27-05-20 Wren Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
1 Wren, 1 Treecreeper - still there but not photographed today
07-05-20 Treecreeper EP (Rich Scantlebury)

M32:
2 Peregrine 

Lawrence Weston Moor:
1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Magpie, 2 Swallow, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 8 Reed Warbler, 5 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Robin, 5 House Sparrow

21-05-2020 Peregrine Chick Finzels Reach (Ed Drewitt)
Finzels Reach:
2 Peregrine and 2 chicks - pic taken under schedule 1 licence. Chicks hatched from 16th, with one egg un-hatched. They have been eating Swift and Starling, evidenced by the feathers left behind


Redland - garden:
2 Swift, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Collard Doves, 5 Feral Pigeon, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 8+ House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock

St George - The Farm allotments:
1 Red Kite - over high up - bird with p1 & or p2 missing

27-05-20 Jackdaw - partial leucistic Hengrove (Rob Daw)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Old Sodbury:
1 Red Kite 

Frampton Cotterell:
1 Red Kite - west at 09:25 and another north east at 13:30, after having a bust up with a Buzzard.

Coalpit Heath:
1 Red Kite - east at 10:30

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, garden:
7 Bar-tailed Godwit - nocmig recording from last night

Yatton - Kenn Moor Rd:
1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard

Sand Point/Bay:
1 Curlew - bay, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher - still,

Weston-Super-Mare - St Georges garden:
Swift - plenty, 1 Red Kite - circling but drifting north, 1 Peregrine - failed to catch one of a flock of Feral Pigeon, Martin and Swallow on the wing. Pleasant way to spend lockdown.

Banwell:
7 Swift - 3 screamers low over the houses

BELOW M4 & BANES

Oldland Common - garden:
1 Tawny Owl - over first thing today (1am!)

Marksbury:
4 Lapwing

27-05-20 Siskin Bath (Brian Martin)
Bath- Bloomfield:
2 Siskin - on the feeders

Bath - St John's church:
6 Peregrine - the juv really are looking grown up now, 33 to 36 days old.

26-05-20 Red Kite Stanton Drew (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Stanton Drew:
1 Red Kite (26th)

Bishop Sutton:
4 Swift, 3 Collard Dove, 1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard - both in silage field


RESERVOIRS

CLOSED

Blagdon:
5 Red Kite - on silage fields above the lake.

Chew Valley Lake:


27-05-20 Reed Bunting CVL (George Stacey)
Hollow Brook:
1 Cetti's Warbler - heard, 1 Chiffchaff, many Reed Warbler & Blackcap singing, 2 Song Thrush - juv, 2 Reed Bunting (f&m),

Herons's Green:
Mallard with 8 Ducklings, 6 Swift,  2 Little Grebe, 6 Black-headed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull - a fish to fight over, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Buzzard, 12+ Swallow & House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 + Sedge Warbler, 3 Pied Wagtail

27-05-20 Avocet with Oystercatcher CVL (Ian Stapp)

Herriott's - inc Pool:
10 Shelduck, 1 Water Rail - lake side, 40+ Great Crested Grebe, 3 Avocet - lots of walking up & down in the shallows, 1 Oystercatcher, 9 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 20+ Swallow, 20+ House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 12+ Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting

Reports:Nancy Barrett, John Buglass, BUPP, Raoul Chandrasakera, Allan Chard, Chris Craig, Sean Davies, Rob Daw, Ed Drewitt, Paul Francis, Dom Godfrey, Paul Gregory, David Hanks, Pete Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Brian Martin, Lucy Masters, Mike Moxom, Jean Oliver, Geoff Pudney, Mike Saffery, Rich Scantlebury, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Nigel Tucker, Paul Williams

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