Tuesday, 3 August 2021

02-08-21 Tuesday - Cuckoo

There was a bit of fog first thing, but soon warmed up to be quite hot - out of the breeze.

Hobby
Wood Sandpiper
Whinchat
Cuckoo

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
1 Raven - over fairly high, calling

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury-on-Severn:
1 Hobby
03-08-21 Whinchat NP-NW-PWL (Aravind Ramesh)
Pilning Wetlands:
25 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin - inc juv, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Whinchat - juv, 4+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Blue-headed Wagtail - new one
03-08-21 Green Woodpecker Almondsbury (Véra Carpenter)
Almondsbury - garden:

1 Green Woodpecker

Little Stoke - garden:
at least 6 Swift

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo:
Swift - a few, 1 Knot - sum plum, 6 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier - juv,  Swallow and House Martin - a few, c50 Linnet, c50 Goldfinch

Weston-Super-Mare - airfield:
1 Marsh Harrier (f)

Winscombe - church:
1 Swift, 1 Jay

Winscombe - Kings Wood - BOC walk:
2 Stock Dove, 8 Woodpigeon, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Magpie, 9 Jackdaw, 6 Carrion Crow, 3 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 7 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 
4 Goldcrest, 7 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 7 Blackbird, 7 Robin, 4 Stonechat, 1 Dunnock, 7 probably Meadow but possibly Tree Pipit - not good enough views to decide, 1 Linnet
03-08-21 Feral Pigeon Langford (David Goodliffe)
Langford - garden:

1 Feral Pigeon, 5 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Blackbird (f&m), 1 Robin, 9 House Sparrow (f&m), 3 Dunnock, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES
03-08-21 Wheatear MF (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield:

1 Cuckoo (f), 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 250+ mixed Corvid, 1 Raven, Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat - juv, 5 Pied Wagtail, Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
120+ Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Great Black-b Gull, 4 Pied Wagtail

Nunnery:
2 Jay, 2 Raven, 4 Reed Warbler
03-08-21 Dunlin CVL (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:

26 Canada Goose, 2 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe - one the new nest, 1 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 6+ House Martin, 5 Pied Wagtail

Herriott's inc Pool:
16 Canada Goose, 76 Mute Swan, 12 Shoveler, 60+ Gadwall, 8 Teal, lots of Tufted Duck 5 Goldeneye - ducklings flying about, 6 Moorhen, 350+ Coot, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Great Black-b Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull,  3 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (f), 3 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Swallow, 6+ House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail

Reports: John Barnett, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Chris Bungay, Clive Burton, Véra Carpenter, Peter Coslett, Alan Daniells, Heather England, David Goodliffe, Nick Hawkridge, Aravind Ramesh, Adam Rawson, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs

Monday, 2 August 2021

02-07-21 Monday

 Mild, dry with infrequent sunny intervals 

Marsh Harrier
Yellow Wagtail
Marsh Harrier Herriotts Bridge (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Stoke Bishop:
150+ Swift (feeding on ants)

Almondsbury:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 1 Nuthatch

Wren (Vera Carpenter)
Cumberland Basin/New Cut:
5 Mallard, 4 Common Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Common Moorhen, 1 Black-headed Gull, 16 Herring Gull, 56 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Cormorant, 2 Common Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Common Raven, 6 Sand Martin, 1 Wren, 40 Common Starling, 1 Blackbird, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch,  3 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Coalpit Heath - Henfield:
2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 3 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Green Woodpecker,  2 Raven,  1 Nuthatch, 5 Bullfinch,  2 Yellowhammer

New Passage/Northwick:
c 300 Canada Geese, 10+ Oystercatcher, 30+ Curlew, 30+ Turnstone, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Swallow

Chipping Sodbury Ridge Woods:
17 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Magpie, 2 Rook, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 11 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 15 Starling, 14 Blackbird, 7 Robin, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Bullfinch

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Kestrel, 4 Redstart, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat

NORTH SOMERSET

Pill:
1 Kingfisher

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
Quail, 1 Yellow Wagtail (juv)

Newton St Loe:
8 Mute Swan, 22 Mallard, 2 Stock Dove, 14 Woodpigeon, 8 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Magpie, 85 Jackdaw, 78 Rook, 23 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 House Martin, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Blackbird, 5 Robin, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
2 Egyptian Goose, 124 Canada Goose,  1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail

02-08-21 Little Egret CVL (George Stacey)
Hollowbrook:

1 Common Sandpiper, A one-legged Black Headed Gull, 1 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret

Heron's Green:
78 Canada Goose, 24 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Buzzard, 2 Pied Wagtail, 12+ House Sparrow, 5 Chaffinch
Common Sandpipers, Herons Green wall 
Stratford:
6 House Martins

Herriott's inc Pool:
23 Canada Goose, 66 Mute Swan, 4 Shoveler, 50+ Gadwall, 8 Teal, 200+ Tufted Duck, 5 Goldeneye, 300~ Coot, 2 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Great Black-backed Gull (one with Yellow ring D:BK), 1 Yellow Legged Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail

Black-tailed Godwit Herriotts pool (Ian Stapp)

Goldeneye Duckling Herriotts pool (Ian Stapp)
Reports: John Barnett, Vera Carpenter, Mark Coller, Alan Daniells, Patrick Haigh, Rob Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Mike Jackson, John Lewis, Vic Polley, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Sunday, 1 August 2021

01-08-21 Sunday - Sparrowhawk

Temp 14 to 21°C. Fair amount of rain in the morning but a pleasant sunny evening

1-8-21 juv Sparrowhawk, Claverham (Ian Loats)

BRISTOL

Coombe Dingle garden:
1 Buzzard, 3 Jackdaw, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 2 Crow, 20 mixed flock of juvenile Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 1 ad + 2 juv Blackbird, 1 ad + 2 juv Robin, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 4 Goldfinch

Sea Mills:
4 Redshank

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Coalpit Heath:
27 Swift

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
Juveniles in the garden - Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Robin, 3 Blackbird.  Most didn't breed here so this is post-breeding dispersal.

Claverham:
4 Swift, 3 juv Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 juv Kestrel, 12 Swallow, 7 House Martin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Warmley, Lees lane garden:
1 f Sparrowhawk and prey

Oldland Common garden:
28 Swift

Keynsham, Clacks Stables:
1 Peregrine with prey

RESERVOIRS

No reports

Reports: Diana Bunniss, Jane Cumming, Paul Francis, Chris Hall, Ian Loats, Steven Summers, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 31 July 2021

31-07-21 Saturday - Redstart

Temp 15 to 20°C. Mild day, nothing notable about the weather

Quail
Garganey
Wood Sandpiper
Hobby
Redstart

BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
1 juv Dipper

Redland:
6 Herring Gull, 2 Magpie, 4 House Martin, 10+ House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock

Snuff Mills & Oldbury Court Estate:
3 Woodpigeon, 2 Jay, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 1 Dipper
4 Robin, 6 Grey Wagtail (2 families), 2 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Hobby, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

Littleton-on-Severn:
Hobby, Chiffchaff calling, Blackcap singing

31-7-21 Wood Sandpiper by a Starling, Pilning Wetland (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage:

1 Tufted Duck, 4 Avocet, 20 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, Starling

North Yate:
4 Raven

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, Swallows, 1 m Redstart, Meadow Pipits,  Linnets, Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
40 Canada Geese, 23 Mute Swan, 10+ Shelduck broods of 10 and 12, 100+ Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck 1 juv, 12 Oystercatcher, 2 sumplum Turnstone, 15 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 170 Redshank, 550 BH Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 25 LBB Gull, 8 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 0 Swallow!

Kenn Pier:
2 Kingfisher

Nailsea Moor:
1 Great White Egret

Worlebury:
1 Green Woodpecker

Banwell:
1 Stock Dove, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male, female and 3 juveniles), 1 Nuthatch, 8 Chaffinch,  male and female Bullfinch, 7 Greenfinch
 
BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield - BOC walk:
1 Stock Dove, 60 Herring Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl (heard), 2 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 50 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 4 Skylark, 1 Wren, 32 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 4 Linnet, 12 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer. - - -  Wildlife - 3 Brown Hare, 3 Roe Deer, 1 Fox    

Marshfield, Castle Lane off Rushmead Lane:
1 Kestrel, group of 18 Mistle Thrush

Marshfield, Down Road:
Quail calling

Oldland garden:
17 Swift

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Woodford Lodge:
Hobby

Herons Green:
51 Canada Goose, 3 Dabchick (on the pool), 1 GBB Gull, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, Sand Martin, House Martins

Stratford:
Garganey

Herriotts Bridge:
lots Canada Goose, 50 Mute Swan, 2 Teal, 7 Goldeneye, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper (two either side), 5 GBB Gull, loads of LBB and BH Gulls,  Cormorants, 4 Grey Heron, 6 Great White Egret,  lots of Swallows and House Martin

Reports: Rich Andrews, Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Peter Bryant, Allan Chard, Ben Crabb, Jane Cumming, Alan Daniells, Paul Francis, Lee Gardiner, Rob Hargreaves, Sue & Nigel Kempson, Iris Langson, John Lewis, George Rabin, Harvey Rose, Paul Sadley, John Thorogood

Friday, 30 July 2021

30-07-21 Friday - Great spotted Woodpecker

Storm Evert. Wet and breezy with everyone staying home. All in all, a bit of a damp squib.


BRISTOL

Coombe Dingle:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

No Reports

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
Chiffchaff - most unusual in this garden, so probably on the move

BELOW M4 & BANES

No Reports

RESERVOIRS

No Reports


Reports:  Jane Cumming, Alastair Fraser blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Thursday, 29 July 2021

29-07-21 Thursday - Sandwich Tern

 The calm before the storm?  Becoming more overcast with a fresh westerly wind but no rain.  Cooler - 21°C.  A very quiet day bird-wise, it seems no-one is bothering with mid-summer birding!

Goldeneye brood
Sandwich Tern
Great White Egrets
Wood Sandpiper
Mediterranean Gull
Hobby
Garganey
Redstart
Wheatear

Lapwings at Chew (George Stacey)
BRISTOL

Stockwood Openspace:
3 Bullfinch (f&2m)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Wickwar - Lower Woods:
2 Marsh Tit, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Bullfinch - family party

Frampton Cotterell:
1 Buzzard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 probable Peregrine flyover, 12 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch.

Chipping Sodbury Common:
14 Canada Goose, 1 Raven, 1 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Redstart (2f  & m), 

Pilning Wetlands:
4 Avocet, 3 Little Ringed Plover -juv, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper
1 Blue-headed Wagtail - last seen 24th

NORTH SOMERSET

Worle:
1 Peregrine - over my mum's garden

A Chiffchaff at Chew (George Stacey)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Wheatear

Hunstrete - Lords Wood:
3 Sparrowhawk - juv 

Great White Egret (George Stacey)
RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:

1 Mediterranean Gull, Sandwich Tern  reported at 6:05 pm, 


Hollowbrook:
1 Great White Egret

Heron's Green:
3 Common Sandpiper

Stratford:
2 Greylag Goose, 3 Lapwing, 1 Mediterranean Gull - nr full sum plum, 1 Hobby - lane, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Bullfinch (f) - on the feeders

Herriott's inc Pool:
2 Greylag Goose, 1 Garganey, 7 juv. Goldeneye, 1 Swift, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull,  f. Marsh Harrier, 4 Great White Egret, 50 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler

Reports:  Mark Coller, Stephen Curtis, Andy Davis, Paul Francis, Matt Hull, Mike Jackson, Dean Reeves, Carol Rushton, George Stacey

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

28-07-21 Wednesday- Marsh Harrier

 A wet and showery morning discouraged birding and but sunny periods later. Moderate to fresh WSW.  14 to 19°C in Bristol

Goldeneye
Avocet
Little Ringed Plover
Wood Sandpiper
Marsh Harrier
28-07-21 7 Goldeneye, Herriots Pool (  George Stacey )
BRISTOL

Avon Gorge:
1 Peregrine over the Portway
28-07-21 female Peregrine, Bond C ( Ian Loats)
New Cut-Bond C:
2 Peregrine - female feeding + juvenile overhead, 1 Kestrel -juvenile chasing Gulls

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

28-07-21 Black-tailed Godwit, PW ( Paul Bowerman )

28-07-21 Wood Sandpiper, PW  ( Paul Bowerman )

Pilning Wetland:
4 Avocet, 3 Little Ringed Plover- juveniles, 5+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2-3 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper

Severn Beach:
1 Sparrowhawk west over the M49 
28-07-21 Nuthatch, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter )

28-07-21 Jay, Almondsbury ( Vera Carpenter)
Almondsbury- garden:
1 Jay, 1 Nuthatch 

NORTH SOMERSET

No reports

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
28-07-21 Great White Egret ,CVL ( George Stacey )

28-07-21 Great Black-backed Gull + ?, CVL (George Stacey ) 

Hollowbrook:

3 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, possible 4Cy Yellow -legged Gull ? 

Heron's Green:
2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier- juvenile

Stratford:
100 Sand Martin
28-07-21 Goldeneye, Herriots Pool ( Ian Stapp )
Herriott's inc Pool:
13 Canada Goose, 12 Mute Swan + 1 Cygnet, 50+ Gadwall, 7+ Teal, 7 Goldeneye -6 juveniles- possibly from two  broods?, 5 Moorhen, 100 Coot, 3 Lapwing, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper,  6 Green  Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 13 Great Black-backed Gull,  4 Grey Heron, 5 Great White Egret -one ring AAF, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 200+ Swallows & Martins- House mostly, some Sand Martin

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Vera Carpenter, Andy Davis, John Lewis, Ian Loats, George Stacey, Ian Stapp

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

27-07-21 Tuesday - Cattle Egret

A few shower with mostly hot bits in between Bristol max 24 °C

Hobby
Redstart
Garganey, Med Gull, 
Ruff, Cattle Egret
Knot

BRISTOL

Horfield - County Ground:
1 Raven - calling for Glos in the match below the lights

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

27-07-21 Curlew (23) OPS (Matt Plenty)
Oldbury Power Station:

Curlew - inc 'head start' 23 

Pilning Wetlands:
168 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 1 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 22 Stock Dove, 12 Oystercatcher, 3 Avocet, 32 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot - sum plum, 38 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 16 Redshank, 1 Raven, 5 Yellow Wagtail

Severn Beach
1 Whimbrel - fly over

Chipping Sodbury Common:
3 Redstart - (2m) + juv

NORTH SOMERSET

Tyntesfield:
1 Swift, 7 Woodpigeon, 1 Buzzard, 3 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Blue Tit, 14 House Martin, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, 1 Greenfinch

27-07-21 Stonechat Felton Common (Paul Tompkins)
Felton Common - BOC walk - highlights:

2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Hobby - flyover, 2 Raven, 6 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Stonechat, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, plenty of Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge Mill:
1 Kingfisher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper, 

RESERVOIRS

27-07-21 Ruff CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
305 Tufted Duck, 1 Stock Dove - calling, 80 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper - ad &2nd yr, 2 Common Gull, 1 Cattle Egret, 5 Great White Egret, 9 Little Egret, 

Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 2 Great Black-b Gull, 20+ House Martin

Heron's Green:
202 Canada Goose, Mute Swan + 5 cygnets, 2 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe - 2 rebuilding nest, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Great Black-b Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 12 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, 

Moreton:
4 Great Black-b Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 12 Long-t Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 7+ Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting
27-07-21 Black-tailed Godwit CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:

26 Canada Goose, 22 Mute Swan, 1 Garganey, 50+ Gadwall, 7 Teal, 4 Goldeneye - juv, 3 Moorhen, 100 Coot, 3 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff (m), 2 Dunlin, 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull - 2nd yr, 7 Great Black-b Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull - pos intermedius race, 1 Cattle Egret - dark billed juv, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, a few Swallow & House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler,  3 Reed Warbler, 

OUT OF AREA
It's been a record year for Somerset's Great White Egrets. An impressive 43 chicks have fledged from 37 nests - great work RSPB Ham Wall team. This month, one of the birds has been spotted as far away as Whitby and another at RSPB Conwy

Reports: Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Alan Daniells, Andy Davis, Paul Francis, Nick Hawkridge, Jeff Hosier, John Lewis, Melanie Patch, Matt Plenty, Paul Tompkins, Keith Vinicombe, severnsidebirds,

Monday, 26 July 2021

26-07-21 Monday - Ruff

Largely sunny without the heat of last week.  Bristol max 26°C

Garganey
Avocet, Wood Sandpiper, Ruff
Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull 
Little Owl
Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit

26-07-21 Yellow-legged Gull, Heron's Green Bay, CVL (Ian Stapp)

BRISTOL

Ashton Gate:
Riverside Garden Centre - 1 m Kestrel

Stoke Park:
17 Stock Dove

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
3 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv. Dunlin, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Siskin 

Littleton-on-Severn :
4 Buzzard,1 Little Owl, 1 Hobby, 2 Raven

26-07-21 Green Sandpiper (left) and Wood Sandpiper, Pilning Wetland (Paul Bowerman)

Pilning Wetlands:
3 Avocet (1 ad + 2 juveniles), c 20 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper

26-07-21 juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)
Yate:
Ridge Woods - 17 Woodpigeon, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 Coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Wren, 6 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Bullfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
Boating Pool park and sea-shore - 2 Feral Pigeon, 6 Wood Pigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 27 Herring Gull, 107 BH Gull, 24 L BB Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 5 Carrion Crow,12+ Jackdaw, 2 Magpie,  2 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 28 House Sparrow, 2 Rock Pipit, 7 Linnet, 9 Goldfinch 

Woodspring Priory:
Collum Lane area - 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 10 Swallow, Sand Martin, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 15 Reed Warbler, 8 Greenfinch 

Sand Point and Middle Hope:
1 Swift, c50 Woodpigeon, 55 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, Blackcap, 4 Yellow Wagtail,  Grey Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail, 26 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 1Reed Bunting

Uphill:
WeBS count - 7 Shelduck, 29 Mallard, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 3 Common Sandpiper, 15 Redshank, 570 Black-headed Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 100 Herring Gull, 4 LBB Gull,  1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
4 Mute Swan, 1 Gadwall, 48 Mallard, 230 Tufted Duck, 7 Woodpigeon, 2 Moorhen, 54 Coot, 13 Little Grebe, 18 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 11 Black-headed Gull, 600 Herring Gull (with LBBG on T3. About 60% juveniles), 130 LBB Gull (80% juveniles), 2 GBB Gull (one took a dying Trout from T2 which was then appropriated by a Raven), 21 Cormorant,5 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret,3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Magpie, 22 Jackdaw, 4 Rook, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven (feeding on trout by the side of T2), 1 Coal Tit, 14 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Grey Wagtail (post breeding gatherings. 6 on T1, 6 on T2/T3 causeway) 21 Pied Wagtail (post breeding gathering on T2/T3 causeway), 1 Linnet

Blagdon Lake:
Inc WeBS count - 176 Canada Geese, 60 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 18 Gadwall, 269 Mallard, 3 Teal, 4 Pochard, 466 Tufted Duck, 57 Moorhen, 880 Coot, 21 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 79 BH Gull, 1 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Grey Wagtail

Chew Valley Lake
Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, Swallows and House Martin, 3 Reed Bunting

26-07-21 juvenile GBB Gull +  ring Z43, Dam, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Dam:
24 Canada Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 GBB Gull juv with ring white on green (Z43), 1 Common Gull, 5 Little Egret, 5 Pied Wagtail

26-07-21 Little Egrets, Hollowbrook, CVL (George Stacey)

Heron's Green:
112 Canada Goose, 4 Mute Swan + two broods of 5 cygnets,  2 juv Goldeneye  later all 5 back in Herriotts Pool), 4 Little Grebe,  2 Moorhen, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 Pied Wagtail 

26-07-21 juvenile Goldeneye, Heron's Green Bay, CVL (Ian Stapp)

Stratford:
The 6th cygnet which appeared to have been separated from its five siblings and parents, seemed to have been reunited (despite a bit of pecking from one of the other juveniles).

26-07-21 all 6 cygnets reunited, Stratford, CVL (Lucy Masters)
  
Herriott's inc Pool:
26 Canada Goose, 27 Mute Swan,+ 1 cygnet, 1 Garganey, 5 juv Goldeneye (ducklings can all fly now), 2 Little Grebe, 4 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 m Ruff  9 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common
Sandpiper, 1 imm Mediterranean Gull,  6 G-BB Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Great White Egret

26-7-21 Mediterranean Gull, Herons Green (Phil Delve)


26-07-21 Linnets, Priddy Pool (George Stacey)

Reports: Roger Acreman, Paul Bowerman, Vera Carpenter, Peter Coslett, Jane Cumming, Alan Daniells, Andy Davis, Phil Delve, Rob Hargreaves, Matt Hull, John Lewis, Bryony Lewis and  Peter O'Byrne, Lucy Masters, Tony Scott, George Stacey, Roger Staples, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, opsbirding

Sunday, 25 July 2021

25-07-21 Sunday - Knot

Not cold but wet early, brighter later.

Wood Sandpiper, Knot
Arctic Tern
Cattle Egret
Quail

25-07-21 Green Sand & Black-tailed Godwit, Herriotts pool (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Sea Mills:
(Webs) 20 Mallard, 1 Moorhen (in harbour), 4 Common Sandpiper, 75 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Grey Heron

New Cut & Cumberland Basin:
3 Mute Swan, 10 Swift, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Black-headed Gull, 8 Herring Gull (4 juv), 24 LBB Gull (16 juv), 4 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 House Martin, 1 Wren, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 5 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Littleton Brick Pits:
Wood Sandpiper calling, 2 Raven, 1 singing Willow Warbler

Pilning Wetlands:
4 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper

Chipping Sodbury - Golf course:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine - juv, flying towards the common

Yate - Cineworld:
1 Little Egret - flew up from the R Frome

Henfield - Westerleigh, cross roads
15 Stock Dove, 8 Mistle Thrush - on recently cut fields

NORTH SOMERSET

25-07-21 Knot, Dowlais (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon - Yeo:
Webs Count: 28 Canada Goose, 14 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 110 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 10 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Whimbrel, 130 Curlew,  7 Knot, 240 Dunlin (all ad. Schnizii), 3 Common Sandpiper, 210 Redshank, 250 BH Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 15 LBB Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 9 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Linnet, 80 Goldfinch

Kenn:
25 Mistle Thrush (flock)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
7 Quail calling, 2 Swift, Stock Dove, 3 Buzzard, 200+ Corvid - flock, 4 Sky Lark, 4 Whitethroat, a few House Sparrow - 1 with food, 12 Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
4 Mute Swan, 76 Mallard, 314 Tufted Duck, 21 Little Grebe, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 28 Cormorant, 99 Coot, 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern - juv

Blagdon Lake:
1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (f)

Chew Valley Lake

Heron's Green:
64 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan (+ 5 cygnets), 3 Grey Heron, 6 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret (far side lake in front reeds at Denny), 4 Little Grebe (pool all the nests failed sadly), 2 Moorhen, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Buzzard, 40+ Corvid, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 10+ Swallows & House Martin

Moreton:
2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret (fly past hide 6 still far side lake), 5 GBB Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker (cottage garden), 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

25-07-21 Lapwing, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:
72 Canada Goose, 110 Mute Swan + 1 Cygnet, 35+ Gadwall, 11+ Teal, 5 Goldeneye ducklings doing flight practise now, 4 Moorhen, 300 Coot, 60+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Lapwing, 6 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 GBB Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+ Swallow, 20+ House Martin, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Reports: Mark Coller, Peter Coslett, Sean Davies, Michael Davis, Mike Jackson, John Lewis, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Howards Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 24 July 2021

24-07-21 Saturday - Wood Sandpiper

Temp 15-20°C. Thunder Storms early, then dry. 

Whimbrel
Wood Sandpiper
Mediterranean Gull
Blue-headed Wagtail

BRISTOL
24-7-21 Sparrowhawk Horfield (Sue Howard)
Horfield:
1 Sparrowhawk

Redland Hill Roundabout:
8 House Martin

Stockwood Open Space:
22 Swift - screaming over 'The Coots'

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Whimbrel, 600 BH Gull, 2 ad. Common Tern

Littleton on Severn:
Curlew - back on wintering grounds

24-7-21 Blue-headed Wagtail, Pilning Wetland (Aravind Ramesh)
Pilning Wetlands:
4 Avocet, 1 ad Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 m. Blue-headed Wagtail, 4 Yellow Wagtail

NORTH SOMERSET

South Stoke:
1 Red Kite - circling

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
1 2nd cal. year Mediterranean Gull

Heron's Green:
1 ad. Yellow-legged Gull

Stratford:
1 Black Tern - chased off by B-h Gull (7pm)

24-7-21 Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, Herriots (Bri Thompson)
Herriott's inc Pool:

2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Juv. Goldeneye, 5 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 2 Common Tern, 1 Great White Egret

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Martyn Cox, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Paul Francis, Simon Harris, Peter Hazelwood, Sue Howard, Matt Plenty, Aravind Ramesh, Bri Thompson, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 23 July 2021

23-07-21 Friday - Wood Sandpiper

Slightly cooler today (28°C the peak), with a breeze.

Garganey
Wood Sandpiper
Yellow-legged Gull
Yellow Wagtail

23-07-21 Wood Sandpiper, Pilning (Paul Bowerman)

BRISTOL

Stockwood Openspace:
1 Sparrowhawk (f), 2 Bullfinch (m), 2 Reed Bunting - pr

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

23-07-21 Wood Sandpiper, Pilning (Paul Bowerman)
Pilning Wetlands:
Snipe, 1 Wood Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail

NORTH SOMERSET

22-07-21 Wheatear, Kenn Moor (Ian Loats)
Kenn (22.07.21):
2 Buzzard, 3 Skylark, 1 Wheatear

Banwell (garden):
1 ad m & 3 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 1 f Blackbird feeding a juvenile

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports yet.

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
1 Egyptian Goose, 5 Teal, 2 Garganey, 70 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Lapwing islandica, summer plumaged Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Green Sandpiper, ad summer plumaged Redshank, third-year Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret. Also Great White Egrets on Denny Island - number goes up as the water level goes down).

Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper

23-07-21 Common Sandpiper, Dam (CVL) (George Stacey)

Heron's Green:

148 Canada Goose, Mute Swan & 5 Cygnets, 2 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (comes for bread from the ice cream man), 3 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 30+ Corvids (Jackdaws & Carrion Crows), 10+ Swallow & House Martin (drinking from pool), 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 6 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

23-07-21 Yellow-legged Gull, Heron's Green (CVL) (Ian Stapp)

Moreton:

5 Stock Dove, 5 GBB Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Magpie (including 2 juvs), 2 Raven, 20+ Blue, Great & Long-tailed Tit flock, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Treecreeper, 12+ Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Roesel's Bush Cricket

Herriott's inc Pool:
61 Canada Goose, 130 Mute Swan (1 Cygnet on pool), 50+ Gadwall (plus more on lake), 7+ Teal, 4 Goldeneye (5 later), 3 Moorhen, 200+ Coot (pool and lake), 3 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 12 Green Sandpiper (14 this evening), 10 GBB Gull (one of four on the lake was eating a big Pike), 4 Grey Heron, 5 Great White Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, small numbers of Swallow & House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

23-07-21 Black-tailed Godwit, Herriott's Pool (CVL) (Ian Stapp)

OUT OF AVON:
3 juv Linnet at Priddy Pool area

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Chris Craig, Paul Francis, Robert Hargreaves, Ian Loats, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, John Thorogood, Keith Vinicombe, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG