Sunday, 9 December 2018

09-12-18 Sunday - Bittern

Temp 9 to 11℃. Been a lot drier, and as a Sunday, lots of people out

9-12-18 Goosander in Eastville Park (Lucipixlz)
Bewick's Swan
Black-necked Grebe
Bittern, Cattle Egret
Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, Purple Sandpiper
Great Skua
Merlin
Black Redstart
Redpoll

BRISTOL

Clifton, Percival Road, 11.30:
1 Marsh Tit
9-12-18 Goosander on Eastville Lake (Allan Chard)
Eastville and Duchess Park, WeBS:
1 Mute Swan, 46 (EP) + 5 (DP) Mallard, 3 (2f) Goosander, 5 Cormorant, 1  (DP) Grey Heron, 5 (EP) + 6 (DP) Moorhen. 163 BH Gull, 2 Herring & 1 LBB Gull, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 1 Nuthatch, 30 Starling, 1 Grey Wagtail

9-12-18 Goosander above on Eastville Lake (Martin Tayler)
Sea Mills, River Avon, WeBS:
33 Mallard, 1 Dunlin, 5 Common Snipe, 5 Common Sandpiper, 103 Redshank, 500 BH, 12 Herring and 4 LBB Gulls, 1 Grey Wagtail

Sea Mills, Hoar Gout:
1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Redpoll over to Northeast.

9-12-18 Redwing in Bristol (Paul Milo)
St Andrews Park:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Raven (Cromwell Rd)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

9-12-18 Merlin, Oldbury Power Station (Matt Plenty)
Oldbury Power Station:
300 Lapwing, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1000+ Dunlin, 1 f Merlin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Stonechat, 3 Yellowhammer, lots of Skylark and Reed Bunting in weedy fields

Severn Beach, Shaft Rocks:
2 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 85 Turnstone, 44 Dunlin (1 colour-ringed in summer 2010 Avonmouth)

NORTH SOMERSET

9-12-18 Purple Sandpiper, Battery Point (Jason Williams)
Portishead, Battery Point:
1 Greylag Goose, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Rock Pipit

9-12-18 Great White Egret on Blind Yeo (Paul Chapman)
Clevedon-Yeo:
72 Canada Goose, 15 Mute Swan, 180 Shelduck, 220 Wigeon, 20 Mallard, 45 Teal, 2 Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Bittern (Middle Lane), 1 Great White Egret (Blind Yeo), 19 Little Egret (nr Kingston Seymour), 1 Buzzard, 22 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover

9-12-18 Ringed Plover & Turnstone at Clevedon (Paul Cousins)
4 Ringed Plover, 160 Curlew, 31 Turnstone, 550 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 240 Redshank, 200 BH Gull, 2 white Rock Pigeon, 1 Kestrel, 1 f Merlin, 1 Raven, 20 Skylark

9-12-18 Black Redstart at Clevedon (Paul Cousins)
1 f Black Redstart (pier), 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit

Backwell Lake:
25+ Little Egrets counted into roost

Yatton, Wemberham Lane  - late afternoon:
1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Bullfinch

W-s-M, Anchor Head:
1 Great Skua up river at 08.50

W-s-M, Worle garden:
2 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 11 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch

Woodspring Bay from the Yeo to the Banwell, WeBS:
12 Mute Swan, 287 Shelduck, 32 Wigeon, 112 Mallard, 61 Teal, 80 Lapwing, 28 Curlew, 16 Snipe, 295 Redshank, 46 BH Gull, 13 Herring Gull

Uphill, WeBS:
86 Mute Swan, 440 Shelduck, 28 Wigeon, 128 Teal, 31 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 116 Oystercatcher, 150 Lapwing, 40 Curlew, 50 Dunlin, 48 Redshank, 400 BH, 1 Common, 2 LBB, 18 Herring & 2 GBB Gull, 2 Peregrine

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham to Compton Dando:
Keynsham Memorial Park 69 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 4 BH Gulls, 1 Grey Wagtail
Dapps Hill 1 Grey Heron
Chewton Place 5 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Fieldfare
Compton Dando 24 Mallard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 5 Long Tail Tits

Bath:
1 m Blackcap, lots of Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chaffinch

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Pintail, 400 Lapwings, 1 Common Sandpiper

9-12-18 Peregrine at CVL (Bob Brewer)
Chew Valley Lake:
10 Bewick's Swan, 3 Goosander, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 18 Cattle Egret (Stratford Lane), 1 Great White Egret

9-12-18 Green Sandpiper at CVL (Roger Staples)
1 Buzzard, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common (Dam) and 1 Green (Villice) Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine

9-12-18 White Rock Pigeon at Clevedon (Paul Cousins)
Reports: Bob Brewer, Karle Burford, Ken Carruthers, Allan Chard, Paul Cousins, Jane Cumming, David Esam, Lee Gardiner, Richard Giles & F Neate, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, Glen Maddison, Paul Milsom, Giles Morris, Matt Plenty, Dean Reeves, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Rich Scantlebury, Tony Scott, Roger Staples, Martin Tayler, Mike Thomas, Jason Williams

Saturday, 8 December 2018

08-12-18 Saturday - Snow Bunting

Gales and intermittent heavy showers for much of the day, a few brighter spells in the morning.  Colder too.

Great Northern Diver
Bewick's Swan, Long-tailed Duck
Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting at Severn Beach (Brian Thompson)

BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Cormorant, 8 Moorhen, c.130 BH Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 3 LB Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 5 GS woodpecker (3 were chasing each other), 3 Jay, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, flock of c.15 Redwing, 1 singing Song Thrush.

Stoke Bishop:
1 Blackcap (f) - far fewer seen this yr - up to now.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE


Littleton WeBS:
4 Shelduck, 150 Wigeon, 190 Teal, 195 Lapwing, 45 Curlew, 78 Snipe (a record count?), 3 Dunlin, 70 Redshank, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Rock Pipit

Northwick Warth:
1 dark-bellied Brent Goose

Snow Bunting at Severn Beach - Paul Bowerman
Severn Beach:
Snow Bunting on Severn Beach near slipway.


NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
(Marina) 5 Cormorant.
(Boating Lake) 5 Tufted Duck.
Female Blackcap in my Redcliff Bay garden.


Anchor Head:
Great Northern Diver down-river (the only sea bird off Anchor Head 10:00-11:00 this morning).

Female Blackcaps on a fat feeder (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon:
pr. Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 prs. Blackcap, 1 m. Blackbird with white markings.

Blackbird with white patches in a Bleadon garden (Bill Hewitt)

BELOW M4 & BANES
no reports.


RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
2 ad. Bewick's Swan (no. 2 tank), 1 ad. m. Long-tailed Duck (presumably last year's over-wintering bird returning - no. 1 tank), 1 Goldeneye, 3 Common Sandpiper.


Chew Valley Lake
It seems there was nobody at Chew today...  but if you know different, send us a report.

Out of Avon:
Little Auk at Burnham which flew up river. Into Avon?

Reports: Karle Burford, John Clark, Sean Davies, Paul Gregory, Bill Hewitt, Rob Laughton, Paul Marshall, John Martin, Dean Reeves, Richard Scantlebury, Andy Slade, Brian Thompson, Roger White. blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 7 December 2018

07-12-18 Friday - Red-crested Pochard

Temp 13 to 8℃. Wettest day so far this week, 12 mm fell, a short bright period midday

Cheddar Reservoir walk, Saturday 8th Dec, cancelled due to bad weather

7-12-18 Green Sandpiper, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Red-crested Pochard, Scaup, Lesser Scaup
Black-necked Grebe
Cattle Egret
Curlew
Yellow-legged Gull
Water Pipit

BRISTOL

,Sea Mills:
300 BH Gull
7-12-18 Kestrel by Duchess Lake (Martin Tayler)
Eastville and Duchess Park:
1 Mute Swan, 1 f Shoveler, 10 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 13 Moorhen. 90 BH Gull, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel (DP), 1 Jay, 4 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 3m Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Dipper, 1m 1f Stonechat, 4 House Sparrow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 5 Goldfinch

4-12-18 Kingfisher in Eastville (Paul Cousins)
re-shown as this Kingfisher was in threat pose, against the other male nearby
NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell Lake:
16 Mute Swan, 3 Gadwall, 47 Mallard, 19 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 174 BH Gull, 1 Water Rail

7-12-18 Fieldfare and Redwing on Kenn Moor (Ian Loats)
Kenn Moor:
30 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing

W-s-M, Worle garden:
1 Coal Tit, 6 Chaffinch, 1 m Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

7-12-18 Peregrines at St Johns, Bath (BUPP)
Bath, St John's Church:
Bonding continues at Bath Peregrines. Tiercel AA spent over ten minutes scraping and calling today, before being joined by the falcon for a quick 'chat' before making his rapid escape. He still appears to be both fascinated by, and terrified of her in equal parts

Newton Park:
a 2nd but unwelcome juvenile Swan on Top Lake, 30 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 3 Moorhen, 1 Raven, lots Coal, Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Fieldfare, 12 Redwing, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
78 Gadwall, 2♀ Goosanders, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 186 Lapwings

7-12-18 Black-necked Grebe, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
55 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 1 f Red-crested Pochard, 2 ad f Scaup (Moreton), 1 m Lesser Scaup, 8+ Goldeneye
7-12-18 Goosander at the Dam (Ian Stapp)
9 Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Black-necked Grebe

7-12-18 Cattle Egret with Cattle at CVL (George Stacey)
12 Cattle Egret (Stratford Lane), 7 Grey Heron, 8 Great White Egret, 12+ Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 1 White Coot (Moreton),  150 Lapwing (H), 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew

7-12-18 Snipe at CVL (George Stacey)
5 Snipe, 1 Common (Dam) and 2 Green Sandpiper (HG), 4 GBB Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull (Dam), 5 Stock Dove, 0 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 3 Jay, 1 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 240+ Starling, 10 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush (W&M), 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat (M), 10 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail (HG), 5 Pied Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Water Pipit (M), 3 Bullfinch (W), 4 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting (H)

7-12-18 White Coot. Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Richard Belsen, BUPP, Chris Craig, Anne Crowe, Robert Hargreaves, Ian Loats, Lois Pryce, Dean Reeves, Patrick Richards, Rich Scantlebury, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler

Thursday, 6 December 2018

06-12-18 Thursday - Bewick's Swans

A gloomy and thoroughly miserable winter's day, wet and windy, but still mild.


***********   NOTICE: BOC Cheddar Reservoir walk, Saturday 8th Dec, cancelled
                                         due to forecast of high winds and rain    **************

Bewick's Swans
Black-necked Grebes, Marsh Harrier
Great White Egrets, Cattle Egrets
Yellow-legged Gull, Water Pipit
Short-eared Owl

"I caught a fish that big!" - Cormorant at Chew (Ian Stapp)

BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
1 Mute Swan, Mallard, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen, c. 100 BH Gull, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, c.20 Goldfinch

Stonechat 06-12-2018 Stoke Park Lake Patrick Hardyman Richards
Stoke Park Woods Lake:
25m 10f Mallard, 1 Gray Heron, 5 Moorhen, 3 Feral Pigeons,6 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 9 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 5m 2f Blackbirds, 1 Robin, 1m 1f Stonechat, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1m 1f Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch.



SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Mute Swan + 3 cygnets, 1 Shelduck, c.90 Wigeon, 1 Grey Heron (Oldbury village), 5 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 3 Snipe, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven,  c.30 Skylark, 5 LT Tit, c.20 Fieldfare, c.40 Redwing, c.20 Meadow Pipit, 1 Bullfinch (heard), 1 Corn Bunting (uncommon away from Marshfield), 3 Yellowhammer, 12+ Reed Bunting.

(And yesterday, when the rain stopped:)  pr. Peregrine, 1 Short-eared Owl. 

Pillhead Gout at high tide:
c. 1,000 Dunlin, 300+ Lapwing, c.150 Curlew, 1 Grey Plover.

NORTH SOMERSET
no reports.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
(Yesterday:)
25 Golden Plover, 15+ Meadow Pipit, pr. Stonechat, c.50 Skylark, 100+ Chaffinch including some continental forms.  Decent numbers of Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting scattered around but Corn Buntings seem to be a bit down on previous winters so far.

Keynsham:
2 Collared Dove, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Starling, 3 Goldfinch.

Dipper at Newton Park - the evidence (nsl-birding)
Newton St Loe:
30 Teal, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 6 Jay, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 75+ Redwing, only 2 Fieldfare, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Dipper (good site record), 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Yellowhammer.


RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Great White Egret, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 ad. ♂ Pintail, 1 ♂ Pochard x Ferruginous aythya hybrid (Wood Bay), c.390 Lapwing.

Water Pipit at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake

Request for Help:  Looking for Snipe with leg rings. Please try and get the numbers? One seen from Stratford Hide. Send results to us for forwarding.

43 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 10+ Goldeneye, 10+ Great White Egret, 8 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 14 Cattle Egret (cow field near Blue Bowl), 2 Buzzard, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe (HG), 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 G BB Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 200+ Starling, 50+ Redwing, 30 + Fieldfare. 1 Grey Wagtail, 20 House Sparrow (Bishop Sutton Village).

Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 ad. Yellow-legged Gull.

Woodford:
2 Raven,  6 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch.

Scaup and Pochard at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
3 Scaup, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Water Pipit, 12+ Chaffinch.

Green Sandpiper in Villice Bay (Geoff Daniels)
Villice Bay:
10 Bewick's Swan (including 2 juveniles). 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper.

Stratford:
pr. Goosander.

Goosanders at Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's:
4 Goosander, 1 Water Rail, 150+ Lapwing, 14 Jackdaw, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Bunting.


Reports: John Barnett, Geoff Daniels, Dominic Godfrey, Patrick Hardyman Richards Lois Pryce, Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp,'TalkingtoBears',  blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

05-12-18 Wednesday - Very Rainy

Temp 6 to 13℃. Wet dull start, a dry interlude mid-morning, then more rain, 8 mm, 2 inches this week

Cheddar Reservoir walk, Saturday 8th Dec, cancelled due to high winds and rain

Bewick's Swan
Scaup
Black-necked Grebe
Cattle Egret
Water Pipit

5-12-18 Black-necked Grebe from Moreton (Ian Stapp)
NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead, Kilkenny Place:
1 Jay, 8 Goldfinch


Clevedon:
2 Blackcap

Backwell Lake p.m. 3rd:
7 Gadwall, 22 Little Egret to roost, 2 Grey Wagtail

Churchill garden:
2 regular Marsh Tits over past 10 days

BELOW M4 & BANES

5-12-18 Peregrine at St Johns, Bath (BUPP)
Tiercel AA back inspecting nest, clearing pigeon mess
Bath, Stanhope Place:
Blackcap singing in the garden

Bath, Twerton:
1 Jay, 4 Coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blackcap (1f), 2 Blackbird, 3 Robins having scrap

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
78 Gadwall, 2♀ Goosanders, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 186 Lapwings

5-12-18 G W E & Bewick's Swan, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
47 Canada Goose, 4 2 juv Bewick's Swan, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail (Herriott's), 4 ad f Scaup (Moreton), 10 Goldeneye

5-12-18 Goosander, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
4 Goosander, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 9 Cattle Egret (Stratford Lane), 6 Grey Heron, 5 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 150 Lapwing (H), 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common and 2 Green Sandpiper (HG), 4 GBB Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 200+ Starling, 20 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush (W), 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat (M), 3 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail (HG), 4 Pied Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit,

5-12-18 Water Pipit, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
2 Water Pipit (M), 4 Bullfinch (W), 2 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting (H)

5-12-18 Mandarin, Cheddar (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Out of Avon
1 juv Great Northern Diver at Cheddar with Mandarin, still

Reports: Phil Barlow, Dave Child, Chris Craig, Anne Crowe, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Nigel Milbourne, Dee Pope, Ian Stapp, Timothy Warren

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

04-12-18 Tuesday - Red-crested Pochard

Temp 3 to 7℃. Cold bright start today, came in dull later, then got duller, then rained

4-12-18 Water Rail, Moreton (Ian Stapp)


Bewick's Swan
Red-crested Pochard
Scaup, Lesser Scaup
Black-necked Grebe
Cattle Egret
Grey & Golden Plover, Little Stint
Yellow-legged Gull
Dipper
Black Redstart



BRISTOL

Clifton, Cathedral, 11.45:
2 Peregrine
4-12-18 Kingfisher in Eastville (Paul Cousins)
In threat posture whilst bobbing up and down
Eastville Park:
5 Grey Heron, 3 (2m 1f) Kingfisher, 1 Tawny Owl asleep in box, 1 Jay, 7 Long-tailed Tit

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
15 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 24 Moorhen, 5 Grey Plover, 19 Curlew, 53 Dunlin, 13 Blackbird, 7 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail

NORTH SOMERSET

4-12-18 Black Redstart in Clevedon (Paul Cousins)
Clevedon Pier and the Jetty, 15.15:
Black Redstart, 1 Rock Pipit

Bristol Airport:
60 Golden Plover
4-12-18 Wren at Backwell Lake (Robin Martin)
Backwell Lake a.m.:
1 Canada Goose, 14 Mute Swan, 6 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 40 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Jay, 2 Raven, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 2 Grey Wagtail

Backwell, Youngwood Lane:
1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8 Meadow Pipit

W-s-M, Plumley Park:
2 Chiffchaff

M5, Junction 21;
1 Peregrine

BELOW M4 & BANES

Newton Park, BOC Walk:
4 Mute Swan, 23 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen, 38 BH, 2 Herring and 1 LBB Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted and 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 26 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Dipper (first known on NSL Lakes), 35 House Sparrow, 10 Pied Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch

4-12-18 Goldeneye at the Dam, CVL (Ian Stapp)
RESERVOIRS

4-12-18 Bewick's Swans, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
88 Canada Goose, 4 2 juv Bewick's Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck, 5 Pintail (Herriott's), 1 Red-crested Pochard, 4 ad f Scaup (Moreton), 1 m Lesser Scaup (Stratford), 11 Goldeneye

4-12-18 Goosander at CVL (George Stacey)
12 2m Goosander, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 11 Cattle Egret (Stratford Lane), 6 Grey Heron

4-12-18 Great White Egret, CVL (Mike Trew & George Stacey)
Taking 
10 minutes to demolish a Perch 
8 Great White Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 250 Lapwing (H), 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Snipe, 3 Dunlin, 1 j Little Stint, 1 Common and 2 Green Sandpiper (HG),

4-12-18 Yellow-legged Gull, CVL (Mike Trew)
7 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 3 Raven, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, 200+ Starling, 30 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat (M), 12 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail (HG), 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit

4-12-18 Bullfinch, Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Note the feet on the Bullfinch
8 Bullfinch (W), 6 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

4-12-18 Great Northern Diver on Cheddar Res. (Brian Thompson)
Out of Avon
1 juv Great Northern Diver at Cheddar with Mandarin, still

Reports: Paul Cousins, Stephen Curtis, Chris Craig, Chris@avglochris, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Robin Martin, Andy Middleton, Carol Rushton, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson, Mike Trew