Tuesday, 17 May 2022

17-05-22 Tuesday - Glossy Ibis

Sunny / light cloud, with rain later in the day. South-easterly breeze. Temp 12-22°C,

Glossy Ibis
Marsh Tit
Firecrest
Tree Pipit

BRISTOL

17-05-22 Whitethroat & Greenfinch, Stoke Park (Patrick Hardyman Richards)
Stoke Park / Duchess Pond:
1 Canada Goose, 1 Mute Swan, 17 Mallard, 11 Swift, 45 Feral Pigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 22 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove,11 Moorhen, 23 Coot, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 14 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 29 Carrion Crow, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 5 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 9 Wren, 40 Starling, 14 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 12 Robin, 15 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 5 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

Blaise Estate
Numerous Swifts, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, 4 Kingfisher (R.Trym, Coombe Dingle), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Raven, Bullfinch pair 

Kings Weston Down
3 Firecrest

Filton garden:
5 Swift

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station / Yacht Club:
Canada Goose (new brood of 5 goslings), 1 Whimbrel, 2 Stonechat (+ 3 juv), 2 Wheatear

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 

NORTH SOMERSET

Blind Yeo:
1 Cetti's Warbler singing

Dowlais Scrape:
Oystercatcher, Lapwing (+ 5 chicks), Dunlin, Redshank, Skylark 

River Yeo:
65 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 2 Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, Linnets

Woodspring Bay: R Yeo to St Thomas’s Head:
1 Canada Goose, 35 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 24 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Glossy Ibis, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 6 Coot, 2 Oystercatcher, 17 Whimbrel, 4 Herring Gull, 3 LBB Gull

Uphill:
71 Shelduck, 19 Mallard, 6 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 17 Oystercatcher, 8 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin, 3 BH Gull, 31 Herring Gull, 20 LBB Gull, 1 Buzzard

Burrington Ham:
5 Pheasant, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Buzzard, 1 Jay, Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Great Tit, 1 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 11 Whitethroat, 6 Goldcrest, 13 Wren, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 19 Blackbird, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 15 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Tree Pipit, 9 Chaffinch

Bristol Airport:
1 Hobby

BELOW M4 & BANES

Shire Valley, Marshfield:
Grey Heron, 5 Buzzard, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, Willow Warbler,  Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Mistle Thrush, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 

RESERVOIRS

17-05-22 Dunlin, Barrow Tank no3 (Bri Thompson)
Barrow Tanks (no 3):
1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
Canada Goose (+5 goslings), 1 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron. 1 Green Woodpecker (calling), 5+ Swallows, 2 House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Pied Wagtail

Woodford:
2 GBB Gull, 2 Raven, 12+ Swallow & Martins, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting  
 

17-05-22 Sedge warbler, Herons Green CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
2 Canada Goose (+ 5 goslings), 2 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Buzzard, 6 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
16 Canada Goose, 1 Coot nest, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (calling), 1 Jay, 3 Raven (2 adult, 1 chick), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap,    2 Garden Warbler, 3 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 4+ Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting

17-05-22 Greylag & Egyptian Goose, Herriotts CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:
2 Canada Goose (+ 6 Goslings), 4 Greylag Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 6 Shelduck, 20+ Gadwall, 6+ Teal,  5 Coot nest, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4+ Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

17-05-22 Whitethroat & Chiffchaff, East Shore CVL (George Stacey)
East Shore:
Chiffchaff, Whitethroat

Reports: Liza Barker, Mark Coller, Pete Coslett, Jane Cumming, Alan Daniells, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Adrian Hockey, Giles Morris, Matthew Rogers, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Bri Thompson, 

Monday, 16 May 2022

16-05-22 Monday - Bar-tailed Godwit

Temp 14 to 20°C. Variable day, some sunshine but a lot of cloud. Light winds

Greylag Goose
Cuckoo
Bar-tailed Godwit, Sanderling
Gannet
Tree Pipit
Goshawk

BRISTOL

Filton garden:
Swifts back since Thursday, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blue tit, 2 m/f Blackcap

Whitchurch:
1 Goshawk

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, WeBS:
9 Canada Geese, 35 Shelduck +19 ducklings, 26 Mallard + 13 ducklings, 2 Little Grebe + 2 grebelings, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Peregrine, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 9 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat, Stonechat,  + 1 Painted Lady

16-5-22 Tree Pipit, Aust STW (Matt Hall)
Aust:
1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit

16-5-22 Turnstone with Dunlin, New Passage (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage:
1 Turnstone, a few Dunlin

Littleton WeBS:
1 imm Mute Swan, 7 Mallard, 3 Oystercatcher, 11 Ringed Plover, 7 Curlew, 8 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone, 14 Dunlin, 2 Wheatear

Yate garden:
First 2 Swift over

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, Channel View:
Greylag Goose, 9 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail
16-05-22 Avocet CL-Y (Paul Chapman)
Clevedon, Dowlais:
2 Avocet, Lapwing - plus 3 chicks, 2 Dunlin, Redshank - displaying, Skylark - singing, 4 Wheatear

Kenn Moor Drove:
10 Canada Geese, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat

Backwell Lake:
19 Canada Geese with gosling broods 4 and 8, 13 Mute Swans with 3 and 9 cygnets (1 nest still siting), 1 Muscovy Duck, 1 f Gadwall, 6 Feral Pigeon, 3 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Grey Heron

Sand Bay/Point and Middle Hope:
1 Swift, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Whimbrel, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Sanderling, 15 Dunlin, 60 Gannet, 2 Tawny Owl, 7 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 19 Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit

BELOW M4 & BANES

Paulton:
2 Herring Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 5 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 1 Starling, 10 Blackbird, 3 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Yellowhammer

Clandown Bottom (east of Paulton):
2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Picnic 2:
lots of Warblers
16-5-22 Reed Bunting, CVL (George Stacey)
East Shore:
2 Reed Bunting

Reports: Liza Barker, Paul Bowerman, Paul Chapman, Alan Daniels, Richard Giles, Paul Gregory, Mathew Hall, Patrick Hancock, Matt Hull, Tim Marks, Andy Middleton, Matt Plenty, David Poulton, George Stacey, Howard Taffs,  blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

A late event notice - - - 
Just getting in touch to let you know about our free online event this Weds 18th May 7pm:
'Celebrating the Woodland Dawn Chorus' with Steve Oakes from South Wilts RSPB.
Apologies for the short notice. Full details of the event and how to register your free place can be found here: https://www.avonneedstrees.org.uk/events/ Please scroll down our events page to the online events.
I hope this is of interest to you and would be very grateful if you could circulate this.
Many thanks
Susan Barker. Project Coordinator for Avon Needs Trees

Sunday, 15 May 2022

15-05-22 Sunday - Hobby

 Rain then sun then rain again, light easterly wind. Temp 13 - 21°C

Hobby
Yellowhammer

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
2 Great Tit, 6 Starling - juv, balancing ineptly on the feeders, 2 Robin, 4 House Sparrow

Eastville 
- Park: - 1 Tufted Duck (m)
- garden: 5 Swift, 1 Sand Martin

Hotwell & Cumberland Basin:
2 Mallard, 1 Woodpigeon, 3 Swift - screaming, 20 Herring Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk (f), 6 Jackdaw, 2  Blue Tit, 26 House Martin, 1 Blackcap - singing, 1 Wren, 4 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Goldfinch

Sea Mills - WeBS count:
8 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, plus - -  8 House Martin, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch

Stapleton - Begbrook:
1 Red Kite - harassed by corvid

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
c10 Swift, 1 Hobby, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting (f&m)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Treecreeper

Severn Beach:
Vismig (3.25hrs) - 19 Swift, 3 Grey Plover, 25 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone, 2 Ruff, 2 Sanderling - sum plum, 200+ Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 'Commic' Tern, 38 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 5 Wheatear - grounded, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit

Wickwar - West End:
1 Cuckoo - calling

Hawksbury Upton:
1 Yellowhammer - singing after the rain

Bradley Stoke:
1 Hobby - powering over northward

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
3 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret - over, 1 Little Egret, plus an OTTER

Sheepway Lane
3 Red Kite - south south east
15-05-22 Spotted Flycatcher Wain's Hill (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon - Wain's Hill:

3 Spotted Flycatcher, 
15-05-22 Lesser Whitethroat SP (Matt Hull)
Sand Point - Middle Hope:
14 Swift, 1 Red Kite, 2 Jay, 36 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, c.15 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Redstart, 1 Whinchat (f), 6 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, 17 Linnet, 40 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Chew Magna - garden:
4 Swift - screaming, 1 Red Kite - 2nd yr, 6 House Martin

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Herron's Green:
1 Hobby, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 

Stratford:
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Red Kite - over Burledge, 3 Hobby, 

Herriott's inc pool:
1 Water Rail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Red Kite, 

Reports: Derek Angell, Paul Chapman, Andy Davis, Barry Dursley, Ollie Fournier, Paul Golledge, Annie & Nick Hawkridge, Matt Hull, Craig Lewis, John Lewis, Mike Prior, Aravind Ramesh, Matt Rogers, Paul Sadley, Tony Scott, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs

PLEASE NOTE:
Sunday 22 May - BOC is running a coach trip to Dorset to walk 5 - 6 miles along the coast from Worth Matravers to Durlston Country Park, Swanage. Delights include wonderful views, orchids and downland flora, a breeding auk colony, and bushy valleys full of winding paths. We hope to see Yellowhammer, Dartford Warbler, Peregrine and possible migrants. Leaving the Water Tower on the Downs at 08:00 hrs. The return journey will leave Durlston at 17:00 hrs. Cost £18. Contact judycopeland19@gmail.com to book.

Saturday, 14 May 2022

14-05-22 Saturday - Spotted Flycatcher

Mostly sunny, with a light westerly wind. Temp 11 - 19°C

Spotted Flycatcher
Cuckoo
Brent Goose
Firecrest
Hobby

BRISTOL

Ashton Court:
2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Common Swift - screaming, 25 Jackdaw, 3 Rook, 1 Coal Tit,
3 Chiffchaff - singing, 3 Blackcap - singing, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Treecreeper - food carry, 1 Mistle Thrush, 
1 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin - calling going over

Coombe Dingle:
7 Swift, 1 Treecreeper

Purdown - Gun battery area:
1 Spotted Flycatcher
14-05-22 House Martin Sea Mills (Di Bunniss)
Sea Mills:
10 Swift, 10 House Martin:

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Shelduck - inc 10 juv, 1 Cuckoo - calling, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Peregrine (f&m),  1 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, Whitethroat, 

Littleton Brick Pits - ringing arena:
1 Cuckoo - escaped un-ringed, 1 Peregrine - over

Pilning Wetlands:
7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher - behind the pools

Avening Green:
7 Buzzard - circling, were quite noisy !
14-05-22 Hobby Wickwar (Paul Sadley)©
Wickwar - West and Church End:

12 Swift, 1 Hobby, 1 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer

Falfield:
2 Red Kite, Buzzard - circling over the newly cut hay fields

Thornbury:
1 Swift - screaming, 1 Red Kite - over

Tyrtherington:
1 Red Kite - over sileage cutting



NORTH SOMERSET
14-05-22 Wheatear Cl-Y (Paul Chapmam)
Clevedon - Yeo:

1 Brent Goose, 8 Lapwing with 8 chicks, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Red Kite - over, 2 Wheatear, 

Burrington Combe - Mendip Lodge Wood:
1 Stock Dove, 1 Firecrest - alarm calling, 1 Spotted Flycatcher
14-05-22 Spotted Flycatcher Yatton (Mark Savage)
Yatton - Strawberry Line:
4 Swift, 1 Skylark, 9 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge to Hanham - circuit:
1 Mallard, 2 Swift, 2 Stock Dove, 54 Woodpigeon, 1 Moorhen, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 29 Magpie, 44 Jackdaw, 9 Rook, 12 Carrion Crow, 4 Coal Tit, 9 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 1 Skylark, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Warbler, 18 Chiffchaff, 21 Blackcap, 12 Whitethroat, 4 Goldcrest, 51 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 26 Starling, 26 Blackbird, 7 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 33 Robin, 1 Dipper, 10 House Sparrow, 9 Dunnock, 1 Bullfinch, 14 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
14-05-22 Ringed Plover & Dunlin CVL (Ian Stapp)
Dam:

1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Cetti's \Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Pied Wagtail

Woodford:
2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Song Thrush

Heron's Green inc Pool:
1 Mallard + 8 ducklings, 20+ Swift, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Coot +2 chicks, 2 Buzzard,  12 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting
14-05-22 Cuckoo CVL (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
2 Cuckoo - only one bird calling, between Moreton & Stratford, lots of chasing each other around, 1 Coot - nesting, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 3+ Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting 

Stratford:
2 Shelduck, 1 Oystercatcher - on the Island, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

Herriott's inc Pool:
6 Shelduck, 20+ Gadwall, 1 Pochard (m), 10+ Swift, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Jackdaw 4 Swallows, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, lots of Reed Warbler 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Reports: Dru Brooke-Taylor, Di Bunniss, Paul Chapman, Mark Dadds, Barry Dursley, Heather England, Alastair Fraser, Matt Hobbs, Matt Hull, Sue & Nigel Kempson, John Lewis, Fen Marshall, Stuart Matthews, Ben Ofield, Paul Sadley, Mark Savage, Matt Scott, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Chris Vines

Friday, 13 May 2022

13-05-22 Friday - Red Kite

Light cloud followed by sunshine . Fresh  westerlies. Temp 12 - 16°C

Red Kite
Hobby

13-05-22 Sparrowhawk, Redland ( Nancy Barrett) 
BRISTOL


Redland - garden:
1 Sparrowhawk - f

Severn Way and River Trym at Seamills:
4 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 54 Feral Pigeon, 4 Swift, 1 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 2 Magpie, 10 Jackdaw, 12 Carrion Crow, 6 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch

Stockwood Open Space:
2 Swift, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
20 Swift, 12 Swallow

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Mallard with 11 ducklings, 2 Little Grebe feeding 2 chicks, 10 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 3 Sanderling, 75 Dunlin, 1 Common Gull - 2cy

Frenchay - River Frome:
1 Little Egret

NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell Lake:
2 Canada Goose, 8 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 3Woodpigeon, 1 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow,1 Swallow, 4 House Martin,1 Cetti's Warbler,1 Blackcap,1 Wren, 8 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 2 Goldfinch

Bourton Combe:
5 Woodpigeon, 4 Herring Gull,1 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker - pair feeding young, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 4 Coal Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Blackcap, 8 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 15 Wren, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush, 23 Blackbird, 17 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch,
3 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

13-05-22 Wheatear, Drifton Hill ( Peter Coslett)
Marshfield- Drifton Hill:
1 Wheatear


RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
3 Canada Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 8 Mallard, 25 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 28 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Swift, 51 Coot, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 13 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 42 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest 

Chew Valley Lake
 
13-05-22 Chiffchaff, CVL ( George Stacey) 
Grebe and Bittern Trail:

200 Swift, 1 Kestrel, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 9 Garden Warbler, 1 Whitethroat

Heron's Green:
1 Common Sandpiper, 

Stratford:
1 Marsh Harrier - 2cy, 1 Red Kite - 2cy, 2 Hobby

Herriott's - inc pool
1 Common Sandpiper

Reports: Nancy Barrett,  Peter Coslett, Andy Davis, Heather England, Paul Francis, Alastair Fraser, John Lewis, Mike Moxon, George Stacey, Larry Sweetland,

PLEASE NOTE:
Sunday 22 May - BOC is running a coach trip to Dorset to walk 5 - 6 miles along the coast from Worth Matravers to Durlston Country Park, Swanage. Delights include wonderful views, orchids and downland flora, a breeding auk colony, and bushy valleys full of winding paths. We hope to see Yellowhammer, Dartford Warbler, Peregrine and possible migrants. Leaving the Water Tower on the Downs at 08:00 hrs. The return journey will leave Durlston at 17:00 hrs. Cost £18. Contact judycopeland19@gmail.com to book.

Thursday, 12 May 2022

12-05-22 Thursday- Spotted Flycatcher

 Sunny intervals and moderate to fresh  Westerlies. Temp 10-16°C

Swift
Guillemot 
Hobby 
Grasshopper Warbler
Spotted Flycatcher
Whinchat
Tree Pipit
Yellow Wagtail
Siskin

12-05 22 Common Sandpiper, CVL Dam ( George Stacey)

12-05-22 Cuckoo, Stratford CVL ( Tony Bridges)
BRISTOL


Stockwood Open Spaces:
1 Mistle Thrush, 8 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Whinchat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

12-05-22 Shelduck, Oldbury ( Peter Hazelwood) 
Oldbury Power Station -the Pill :

5 Shelduck+11 duckling, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Wheatear. 

Pilning Wetlands:
 1 Wigeon, 1Teal, 5 Swift, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 42 Dunlin, 1 Jay, 2 Yellow Wagtail  

12-05-22 Sparrowhawk, Yate Common ( Mark Coller)

Yate Common:
1 Sparrowhawk -m, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

NORTH SOMERSET

12-05-22 Starling, Clevedon ( David Gale)
Clevedon- Sea Wall:
1 Starling ( juvenile)

Sand Point/Middle Hope:
2 Whimbrel, 5 Sand Martin, 42 Swallow, 32 House Martin, 13 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 22 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear-f, 1 Tree Pipit, 20 Linnet, 20 Goldfinch, 3 Siskin

Anchor Head:
1 Guillemot

BELOW M4 & BANES

12-05-22 Wheatear, Drifton Hill ( Peter Coslett)
Marshfield- Drifton Hill:

2 Wheatear-m 

Bishop Sutton:
4 Collared Dove

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
 
Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper

Bittern Trail:
1 Chiffchaff, 7+ Blackcap, 7 Garden warbler

12-05-22 Sedge Warbler, Heron's Green CVL ( Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:

1 Mallard f + 7 ducklings, 1 Cuckoo, 10 Swift, 2 Little Grebe (pool), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great  Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 5 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting
   
12-05-22 Kingfisher, Stratford CVL (Tony Bridges)
Stratford-Hide:
1 Cuckoo, 1 Kingfisher

Stratford- CVL Ringing Station:
1 Cuckoo 
12-05-22 Jackdaw, Herriot's Bridge CVL (Ian Stapp) 

Herriott's inc Pool:

2 Canada Goose + 5 goslings, 6 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 2000+ Swift ( evening), 1 Cuckoo, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Gull, 4 Great  Black-backed Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Hobby (over lake), 5 Jackdaw,  2 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting
 
Reports: Tony Bridges, Chris Craig, Mark Coller, Peter Coslett, Ollie Fournier, Paul Francis,  David Gale, Peter Hazelwood, Matt Hull, Dave Nevitt, Nigel Sluman, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

PLEASE NOTE:
Sunday 22 May - BOC is running a coach trip to Dorset to walk 5 - 6 miles along the coast from Worth Matravers to Durlston Country Park, Swanage. Delights include wonderful views, orchids and downland flora, a breeding auk colony, and bushy valleys full of winding paths. We hope to see Yellowhammer, Dartford Warbler, Peregrine and possible migrants. Leaving the Water Tower on the Downs at 08:00 hrs. The return journey will leave Durlston at 17:00 hrs. Cost £18. Contact judycopeland19@gmail.com to book.

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

11-05-22 Wednesday - Arctic Skua

Temp 12 to 16°C. Rain 

Manx Shearwater
Arctic Skua
Osprey
Cuckoo

BRISTOL

No reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Shepperdine:
22 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 7 Sanderling, c70 Dunlin
11-05-22 Whinchat, Wickwar 
(Paul Sadley)
Wickwar (West End):
1 Whinchat

Cromhall:
1 Hobby

NORTH SOMERSET
 
Weston-s-Mare, Anchor Head:
31 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 30 Swift, 30 House Martin 

BELOW M4 & BANES
10-05-22 Dipper, Willsbridge (Donna Harvey)
Willsbridge:
2 juvenile Dipper

North Common:
1 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Moreton:
50 Swift, 1 Cuckoo - singing, 350 House  Martin

Stratford:
800+ Swift,, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Osprey, 1 Hobby, 300 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 150 House Martin

Reports: Derek Angell, Andy Davis, Geoff Hardman, Donna Harvey, Peter Hazelwood, Matt Hull, Mike Jackson, Dave Nevitt, Paul Sadley

PLEASE NOTE:
Sunday 22 May
BOC is running a coach trip to Dorset to walk 5 - 6 miles along the coast from Worth Matravers to Durlston Country Park, Swanage. Delights include wonderful views, orchids and downland flora, a breeding auk colony, and bushy valleys full of winding paths. We hope to see Yellowhammer, Dartford Warbler, Peregrine and possible migrants. Leaving the Water Tower on the Downs at 08:00 hrs. The return journey will leave Durlston at 17:00 hrs. Cost £18. Contact judycopeland19@gmail.com to book.

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

10-05-22 Tuesday - Arctic Skua

Sunny intervals and a fresh breeze, temp 11°C to 17°C


Arctic Skua
Kittiwake
Cuckoo

.
BRISTOL

Ashton Gate (Greville Smyth Park):
1 Buzzard (flyover)

Redland:
8 Swift

Sea Mills:
5 Swift


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Yate:
1 Lesser Whitethroat

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo:
Lapwing, Grey Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit

Sand Point/Middle Hope:
5 Swift, 6 Whimbrel, 6 Common Guillemot (distant, id based on "direct flight") , 9 Gannet, 28 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 13 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 18 Whitethroat, 10+ Linnet, 30 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin

Anchor Head:
105 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Skua, 47 Gannet

Worle:
16+ Swifts

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham, Memorial Park:



10-0522 Blackcap/Robin, Keynsham
(Andrew Harrison)

Keynsham, Manor Road Community Woodlands:
4 Woodpigeon, 3 Magpie, 22+ Rook, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 5 Robin,  3 Goldfinch

Chew Magna:
2 Swift, 1 Hobby

Warmley:
1 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
1 Canada Goose, 9 Little Egret

Chew Valley Lake
 
Stratford:
1 Cuckoo

Herriott's inc Pool:
200 Swift, 2 Hobby

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Chris Craig, Alan Daniels, Andy Davis, Mike Hargreaves, Andrew Harrison, Nick Hudson, Matt Hull, John Lewis, Dave Nevitt, Matthew Rogers,  ~Simon, Bri Thompson

PLEASE NOTE:
Sunday 22 May
BOC is running a coach trip to Dorset to walk 5 - 6 miles along the coast from Worth Matravers to Durlston Country Park, Swanage. Delights include wonderful views, orchids and downland flora, a breeding auk colony, and bushy valleys full of winding paths. We hope to see Yellowhammer, Dartford Warbler, Peregrine and possible migrants. Leaving the Water Tower on the Downs at 08:00 hrs. The return journey will leave Durlston at 17:00 hrs. Cost £18. Contact judycopeland19@gmail.com to book.

Monday, 9 May 2022

09-05-22 Monday - influx of Swifts

 Sunny intervals and a moderate breeze, temp 12°C to 19°C


Swifts


BRISTOL


New Cut & Cumberland Basin:
2 Canada Goose, 3 Mallard, 2 Swift, 7 Feral Pigeon, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Moorhen, 30 Herring Gull, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 8 House Martin, 1 Blackcap, 3 Wren, 2 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Robin, 18 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 4 Goldfinch

Emersons Green (Science Park):
3 Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE


09-05-22 Whitethroat & Lesser Whitethroat
(Frampton Cotterell Nature)

Frampton Cotterell:

Long-tail Tit (juv), Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat

NORTH SOMERSET

Lulsgate:
1 Red Kite, 6 Wheatear

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield (Drifton Hill):
1 Whinchat

09-05-22 Tawny Owlet, Willsbridge (~Chris)

Willsbridge:

2 Tawny Owl (1 newly fledged), 1 Dipper, 1 Bullfinch

Hanham:
1 Red Kite

09-05-22 Lesser Whitethroat, Keynsham
(Andrew Harrison)

Keynsham, Manor Road Community Woodlands:
8 Woodpigeon, 1 Buzzard, 2 Magpie, 17+ Rook, 1 Carrion Crow, 4 Great Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Wren, 9+ Starling, 6 Blackbird, 5 Robin

Bath:
12 Swift, 1 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
 
30 Swift (High over the lake as a single count)

Villice:
7 Garden Warbler

Nunnery:
1 Hobby

Heron's Green:
8 Mallard, 4 Swift, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 5 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting

09-05-22 Reed Warbler, Moreton (Ian Stapp)

Moreton:

4 Pheasant, 1 Cuckoo (calling 11.00am for 20mins), 2 Coot, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl (calling), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 3+ Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting


09-05-22 Black-tailed Godwits, Herriotts
(Ian Stapp)

Herriott's inc Pool:

22 Canada Goose (+ 5 gosling), 6 Shelduck, 20+ Gadwall, 20+ Swift, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Marsh Harrier (f), 2 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 5 Jackdaw, 4 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler,   Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Reports: ~Chris, Peter Coslett, Andy Davis, Tim Ford, Frampton Cotterell Nature, Paul Francis, Andrew Harrison, Adrian Hockey, John Lewis, Jonathan Margetts, Ian Stapp,


PLEASE NOTE:
Sunday 22 May
BOC is running a coach trip to Dorset to walk 5 - 6 miles along the coast from Worth Matravers to Durlston Country Park, Swanage. Delights include wonderful views, orchids and downland flora, a breeding auk colony, and bushy valleys full of winding paths. We hope to see Yellowhammer, Dartford Warbler, Peregrine and possible migrants. Leaving the Water Tower on the Downs at 08:00 hrs. The return journey will leave Durlston at 17:00 hrs. Cost £18. Contact judycopeland19@gmail.com to book.

Sunday, 8 May 2022

08-05-22 Sunday - Redwing

 Sunny intervals and a gentle breeze. Temp 7°C to 19°C


Redwing
Quail
Short-eared Owl
Wood Warbler
.

BRISTOL

Downend:
3 Swift

Mangotsfield:
Swift (s)

Stockwood Open Spaces:
Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury (Stoneyard Rhine):
4 Swallow, 5 Sedge Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear, 6 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting

Coalpit Heath:
6 Swift

Severn Beach (Vismig):
10 Swift, 5 Woodpigeon, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone, 1 Common Sandpiper, 16 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 156 Herring Gull, 6 Red Kite, 2 Jay, 4 Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit, 17 Linnet, 74 Goldfinch, 4 Siskin


08-05-22 Redwing, Yate (Alan Daniels)

Yate:

2 Red Kite, 1 Redwing (latest ever by 17 days per TBoSG)



08-05-22 Lesser Whitethroat, Wickwar
(Paul Sadley)

Wickwar:
2 Mandarin Duck, 1 Lesser Whitethroat

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead (Battery Point):
1 Swift, 1 Purple Sandpiper

Gordano:
1 Red Kite, 3 Hobby

Clevedon - Yeo:
2 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear

Sand Point/Bay:
2 Whimbrel, 4 Jay, 2 Sand Martin, 12 Swallow, 1 Wood Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 15 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 20 Whitethroat, 4 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, 14 Linnet, 17 Goldfinch, 5 Siskin

Kewstoke:
3 Willow Warbler

Uphill:
1 Short-eared Owl

BELOW M4 & BANES


08-05-22 Kingfisher/ Dipper (juv), Willsbridge
(Caleb Stradling)

Willsbridge:

1 Kingfisher, 2 Dipper (1 juv)

Keynsham, Memorial Park:


Keynsham, Manor Road Community Woodlands:
1 Lesser Whitethroat

Longwell Green:

2 Swift

08-05-22 Grey Wagtail, Compton Dando 
(Ian Stapp)

Compton Dando (River Chew to Park Copse):

7 Mallard, 3 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail

08-05-22 Whitethroat/Swallows, Compton Dando
(Ian Stapp)

Compton Dando (village and lanes):

5 Mallard, 1 Quail (calling), 20+ Pheasant, 4 Swift, 80 Woodpigeon, 13 Collared Dove, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 1 Little Owl, 2 Jay, 5 Magpie, 27 Jackdaw, 40+ Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 2 Great Tit, 20+ Swallow, 6 House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 9 Whitethroat, 6 Wren, 7 Starling, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 18 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 4 Greenfinch, 20+ Linnet, 8 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
 
08-05-22 Great Crested Grebe/Coot, Stratford
(Lucy Masters)

Stratford:

2 Coot (1 juv), 1 Great Crested Grebe

Reports: ~H, Mark Coller, Alan Daniels, Paul Francis, David Hanks, Andrew Harrison, Adrian Hockey, David Howes, Matt Hull, Mike Jackson, Susan Kempson, Lucy Masters, Paul Sadley, Matthew Scott, Ian Stapp, Caleb Stradling, Howard Taffs

PLEASE NOTE:
Sunday 22 May
BOC is running a coach trip to Dorset to walk 5 - 6 miles along the coast from Worth Matravers to Durlston Country Park, Swanage. Delights include wonderful views, orchids and downland flora, a breeding auk colony, and bushy valleys full of winding paths. We hope to see Yellowhammer, Dartford Warbler, Peregrine and possible migrants. Leaving the Water Tower on the Downs at 08:00 hrs. The return journey will leave Durlston at 17:00 hrs. Cost £18. Contact judycopeland19@gmail.com to book.