Tuesday, 25 September 2018

25-09-18 Tuesday - Jack Snipe, Gannet

Temp 4 to 18℃. Beautiful day today, dry Sunny and warmish

Gannet
Golden Plover
Jack Snipe
Grey Phalarope
Black Tern
Merlin
Great Grey Shrike
Wheatear
Yellow Wagtail


25-9-18 Merlin at New Passage (Roger Staples)
BRISTOL

Aztec West:
1 Great Grey Shrike (RBA report)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
142 Canada Goose, 2 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Ringed Plover, 66 Curlew, 45 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 1 ad Grey Phalarope (Oldbury Pill), 44 Redshank, 5 Swallow, 35 House Martin, 2 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Dog shit bags

25-9-18 Merlin in flight, New Passage (Paul Bowerman).jpg
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 52 Peregrine

Chittening Wharf:
Yellow Wagtail

NORTH SOMERSET

Easton-in-Gordano, BOC Walk:
1 Pheasant, 1 Cormorant, 4 Buzzard, 1 BH Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Green Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 1 Raven, 3 Coal Tit, 1 Skylark, 20+ Swallow and 10+ House Martin - all heading south, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 21 Robin - singing everywhere, 15 House Sparrow, 5 Chaffinch, 6 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch, 33 species

Clevedon-Yeo:
42 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 90 Mallard, 13 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 50 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 140 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 knot, 130 Dunlin, 1 Jack Snipe (Blackstone), 2 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 250 Redshank, 350 BH Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 15 Skylark, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Wheatear, 15 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 80 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath, Lansdown Racecourse late pm:
1 2nd cal.yr Gannet flying S.W. at 1743hrs, 12 Golden Plover, 4 Wheatears, 330ish Meadow Pipits

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
40 Canada Goose, 1 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 30 Teal, 31 Little Grebe, 15 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 159 Cormorant, 1 Black Tern, 1 Kestrel, 1 Wheatear, 8 Grey Wagtail, 24 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit

Blagdon Lake, 24th:
10 Great White Egrets, 3 Little Egrets, 51 Lapwings, 30 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruff, 3 Greenshanks, 1 Spotted Redshank

25-9-18 Marsh Harrier, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Reservoir:
1 Shelduck, lots Shoveler, 15 Gadwall, 28 Wigeon, 5 Pintail, lots Pochard, 7 Little Grebe, 37 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 7 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 14 Lapwing, 0 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Snipe, 1 Common and 2 Green Sandpiper,  1 Greenshank, 7 GBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Hobby, 4 Jay, 5 Raven, 50 Swallow, 30 mixed Martins, 30 Tits, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Goldfinch

25-9-18 Long-tailed Tit Woodford (Ian Stapp)
Out of Avon:
2 Grey Phalarope, Little Gull and Black Tern still on Cheddar Reservoir


BTO Owl Project

Tawny Owl Point Survey: We're now halfway through the survey period and I'd like to give a quick update on the Tawny Owl Point Survey at this stage. We have 68 tetrads allocated with 33 observers. Many thanks to all of you who have volunteered. We still have 4 'Priority' tetrads outstanding around W-s-M /Worle area , these are ST36H,ST36T, ST36M,ST36W. All look accessible by road so if anyone could help out in those areas that would be a great help

Tawny Owl Calling Survey: I'm also delighted to announce that registration for the second of our owl surveys, the Tawny Owl Calling Survey is now open! This simple 20 minute, one evening a week survey runs from the 30th of September 2018 to the 30th March 2019. It is very flexible and can be done by absolutely everyone from pretty much anywhere you chose with the more weeks completed the better. It is specifically designed to be carried out from gardens and other self- selected locations with no standard time/day required from week to week so check out the survey web pages to find out more and sign up, https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/project-owl/tawny-owl-point-survey
As with the Point Survey, zero records are just as important as recording owls, so even if you don't expect them where you are please do consider taking part. If you have any enquires about this survey please direct them to my colleagues in the BTO Garden Birdwatch team (gbw@bto.org).
Gordon Youdale [Regional Rep. for BTO Avon.]

Reports: Derek Angell, Paul Bowerman, Anne Crowe, Rob Hargreaves, Martin Hayes, Craig Ingham, Rob Laughton, Paul Marshall, John Martin, Andy Middleton, Nigel Milbourne, Lois Pryce, Harvey Rose, Roger Staples, Ian Stapp, Paul Taylor, TBOSG

Monday, 24 September 2018

24-09-18 Monday - Little Stint, Merlin

Temp 5 to 16℃. Bright, dry, warm in the Sun, cool out of the Sun, blue skies

Goldeneye
Grey Phalarope
Little Stint, Spotted Redshank
Common Tern
Great Skua
Merlin
Whinchat
Siskin
24-9-18 Common Sandpiper at the Dam (George Stacey)
BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
Pair of Tawney Owls in one of the boxes, 1 flypast Kingfisher, 1 Dipper

Emerson's Green Science Park:
1 Little Grebe (first I’ve ever seen here in 14 years), 1 Jay, 1 mixed flock of Tits

Finzels Reach:
2 Peregrine

Temple Meads area, Valentine Bridge to Meads Reach:
2 Kingfishers chasing around

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Stonechat

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Barnacle Goose cross, c.130 Canada Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 6 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, c.40 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, c.20 Coot, c.30 Oystercatcher, 18 Lapwing, 35 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 150 Black-tailed Godwit, 70 Dunlin, 1 juv Little Stint, 3 Grey Phalarope, 25 Redshank, 1 Merlin, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 4 Pied Wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipit,  50 Linnet.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Hanham Bird Observatory:
1st Siskin of the autumn

Warmley Forest Park:
1 Kingfisher

Siston Common:
1 Buzzard

Marshfield:
Linnet (flock 50 plus), 1 Yellowhammer

Shire Hill:
1 Kestrel

Newton St Loe:
8 Mute Swan, 14 Mallard, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Pied Wagtail

RESERVOIRS

24-9-18 Great White Egret at Villice (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Reservoir:
1 Shelduck, lots Shoveler, 15 Gadwall, 20 Pintail, lots Pochard, 1 f Goldeneye, 7 Little Grebe, 20 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 10 Great White Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite, 1 Sparrowhawk,

24-9-18 Buzzard, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
4 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 13 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Snipe, 2 Common and 2 Green Sandpiper,  1 Spotted Redshank (Villice), 2 Greenshank, 6 GBB Gull, 1 Common and 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 50 Swallows and Martins, 4 Cetti's and 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail

CVRS:
6 Chiffchaff, 5 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 21 Blackcap

23-9-18 Grey Phalarope by Katie Horrocks
Out of Avon:
2 Grey Phalarope, Little Gull and Black Tern on Cheddar Reservoir


BTO Owl Project

Tawny Owl Point Survey: We're now halfway through the survey period and I'd like to give a quick update on the Tawny Owl Point Survey at this stage. We have 68 tetrads allocated with 33 observers. Many thanks to all of you who have volunteered. We still have 4 'Priority' tetrads outstanding around W-s-M /Worle area , these are ST36H,ST36T, ST36M,ST36W. All look accessible by road so if anyone could help out in those areas that would be a great help

Tawny Owl Calling Survey: I'm also delighted to announce that registration for the second of our owl surveys, the Tawny Owl Calling Survey is now open! This simple 20 minute, one evening a week survey runs from the 30th of September 2018 to the 30th March 2019. It is very flexible and can be done by absolutely everyone from pretty much anywhere you chose with the more weeks completed the better. It is specifically designed to be carried out from gardens and other self- selected locations with no standard time/day required from week to week so check out the survey web pages to find out more and sign up, https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/project-owl/tawny-owl-point-survey
As with the Point Survey, zero records are just as important as recording owls, so even if you don't expect them where you are please do consider taking part. If you have any enquires about this survey please direct them to my colleagues in the BTO Garden Birdwatch team (gbw@bto.org).
Gordon Youdale [Regional Rep. for BTO Avon.]

Reports: Laura Beardshall, Paul Bowerman, Allen Chard, Adam Cross, Anne Crowe, Sean Davies, Tim Ford, Rob Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Nick Hudson, Brian Lancastle, Rob Laughton, Paul Marshall, John Martin, Andy Mears, Nigel Milbourne, Dave Nevitt, Lois Pryce, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp, George Stacey, Dan White, Jason Williams, CVRS, NSL-Birding, TBOSG

Sunday, 23 September 2018

23-09-18 Sunday - Hen Harrier, Bonxie

Much quieter today, though still some prolonged heavy showers

Great White Egret, Cattle Egret
Hen Harrier 
Spotted Redshank, Grey Phalarope
Yellow-legged Gull
Black Tern
Great Skua (inland, at CVL)
Whinchat


23-09-18 House Sparrow, Severn Beach (Rod Holbrook)
[Nice study of a species often taken for granted]
BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat,

City Centre:
Unwelcome news re Bristol Peregrines: a dead bird tangled in netting over vents/air con units  on the rooftop of The Brewhouse office building, as seen from a meeting in One Castlepark yesterday.
Are all the Bristol Peregrines accounted for at the moment?

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE


23-09-18 Wheatear, OPS (Matt Plenty)
Oldbury Power Station:
Whinchat, 4 Wheatear on jetty. A 3rd Whinchat on Lagoon 3.

Cromhall:
1 white/ leucistic(?) Common Buzzard (last seen  there a few months ago)

Pilning Wetland:
1 hybrid Goose (Barnacle x Whitefront), still 3 Grey Phalarope, (adult & 2 juvs)  early in the day but only 1 visible late on,  1 Common Sandpiper, 37 Dunlin, 16 Ringed Plover, 120 Knot, Swallows and House Martins moving through to NE, 1  Wheatear

23-09-18 Stonechat, Chipping Sodbury Common (Barry Dursley)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  3 Raven,   5 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat (2m,2f)  

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
1 f Hen Harrier 

Clevedon-Yeo:
Channel View Bay - 1 Sanderling, 20 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover

Bristol International Airport:
10 Raven heading west

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
3 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Black Tern,  4 Wheatear on Tank No 2

Blagdon Lake:
7 Great White Egret, 1 Black Tern

Chew Valley Lake

Villice:
1 Spotted Redshank, 2  Green  Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, ad Arctic Tern (on the lake)

Stratford:
9 Great White Egret, 8 Little Egret, 27 Cattle Egret (roosted on nunnery at about 19.00),  1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Great Skua, 1 Barn Owl, 1 f Kestrel, 2 Hobby.

Common Gulls were very evident coming into the roost, so plenty of those around now

1 f Mallard with new brood of ducklings (only 3 though, but very small, so recently hatched)

23-09-18 juv Hobby, Herriott's Bridge, CVL (Tim Marks) 
Herriott's Bridge:
17 Cattle Egret, 10 Great White Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 juv Hobby, 2 Kingfisher (no sign of Phalarope)

21 Cattle Egret in field along from Herriott's Bridge towards Bishop Sutton.
  
Out of Avon;
Cheddar Reservoir - 2 Grey Phalarope, juv Little Gull  Arctic Tern, Black Tern all still present
Parrett Estuary - 1 Grey Phalarope still
Slimbridge - family party of Spoonbill

BTO Owl Project
Tawny Owl Point Survey: We're now halfway through the survey period and I'd like to give a quick update on the Tawny Owl Point Survey at this stage. We have 68 tetrads allocated with 33 observers. Many thanks to all of you who have volunteered. We still have 4 'Priority' tetrads outstanding around W-s-M /Worle area , these are ST36H,ST36T, ST36M,ST36W. All look accessible by road so if anyone could help out in those areas that would be a great help
Tawny Owl Calling Survey: I'm also delighted to announce that registration for the second of our owl surveys, the Tawny Owl Calling Survey is now open! This simple 20 minute, one evening a week survey runs from the 30th of September 2018 to the 30th March 2019. It is very flexible and can be done by absolutely everyone from pretty much anywhere you chose with the more weeks completed the better. It is specifically designed to be carried out from gardens and other self- selected locations with no standard time/day required from week to week so check out the survey web pages to find out more and sign up, https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/project-owl/tawny-owl-point-survey
As with the Point Survey, zero records are just as important as recording owls, so even if you don't expect them where you are please do consider taking part. If you have any enquires about this survey please direct them to my colleagues in the BTO Garden Birdwatch team (gbw@bto.org).
Gordon Youdale [Regional Rep. for BTO Avon.]

Reports: Sean Davies, Barry Dursley, Peter Hazelwood, Rod Holbrook, Simon Isgar, Brian Lancastle, Lisegirl, Adrian Hockey, John Martin, Andy Mears, Matt Plenty, Jenny Toller, Larry Sweetland. Howard Taffs, Gordon Youdale, Birdguides, NSL-Birding

Saturday, 22 September 2018

22-09-18 Saturday - Six Grey Phalarope

Temp 11 to 12℃. Miserable today, very wet, very dull, cool, but not very windy.

22-9-18 Grey Phalarope, Herriott's Pool (Ian Stapp)
Goldeneye
Cattle Egret
Manx & Balearic Shearwater
Grey Phalarope
Spotted Redshank
Mediterranean Gull
Sandwich, Common, Arctic & Black Tern
Yellow Wagtail


BRISTOL

Park St, Wills Building:
Manx Shearwater found dead below building, eaten by a Peregrine

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

22-9-18 Two Grey Phalaropes at NP/NW, (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
3 (2 1stW + ad) Grey Phalarope, 1 j Common Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit

22-9-18 Grey Phalarope flying at NP/NW, (John Martin)
Dyer’s Common, Avonmouth: 
4 Moorhen in rhine; c.90 Starling on pylon lines

SOMERSET

Portishead:

2-3 Sandwich Tern

Portbury Wharf:
2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap

Sand Point:
1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sandwich Tern

Anchor Head:
5 Manx and 1 Balearic Shearwater

BELOW M4 & BANES

Newton St Loe:
8 Mute Swan, 34 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Jay, 15 Barn Swallow, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail

Marksbury:
200 Starling

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks, 21st:
3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black Tern

Blagdon Lake:
1000's Teal, plenty of Wigeon, 9 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 40 Lapwing, 5 Ringed Plover, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 1 Grey Phalarope (Rainbow Point), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 1 Arctic and 1 Black Tern, 1 Peregrine, 3 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 50+ Pied Wagtail


22-9-18 Grey Phalarope, Herriott's Pool, (Duncan McLaughlin)
Chew Valley Reservoir:
2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Shelduck, lots Shoveler, 15 Gadwall, 3 Pintail, lots Pochard, 1 f Goldeneye, 14 Little Grebe, 30 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Cattle Egret (Dam & Herriott's), 5 Grey Heron, 7 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 white Coot, 14 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 7 Dunlin, 2 Grey Phalarope (Dam & Herriott's), 5 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper,  1 j Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 GBB Gull, 25 Common Tern, 2 Black Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay

22-9-18 Sand Martins, Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
50 Sand Martin, 70 Swallow, 300 House Martin, 2 Cetti's and 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting

Out of Avon:
Leach's Petrel, Grey Phalarope, Sabine & Little Gull, Black Tern and Pomarine Skua on Cheddar Reservoir
Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint at Steart

21-9-18 Leach's Petrel from Stratford yesterday (Brian Thompson)
Reports: Rich Andrews, Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowyer, Paul Chapman, Anne Crowe, Sean Davies, Duncan McLaughlin, William Earp, Lee Gardiner, Paul Gregory, Rob Hargreaves, David Horlick, Mark Hynam, Robert Kelsh, , Brian Lancastle, Rob Laughton, Paul Marshall, John Martin, Andy Mears, Richard Mielcarek, Nigel Milbourne, Dave Nevitt, James Packer, Adam Rawson, Dean Reeves, Andy Slade, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Gary Thorburn, Khem Tonsakulrungruang, Lauren Tucker, NSL Birding

Friday, 21 September 2018

21-09-18 Friday - Leach’s Petrel

Weather : Windy but warm between the frequent showers.

Leach’s Petrel
Balearic Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Golden Plover.
Shag
Cattle Egret, Black Tern, Grey Phalarope, 
Pectoral Sandpiper
Bar-tailed Godwit
Curlew Sandpiper
Sanderling
Wheatear & Kestrel 21st Sept 2018 NP (Brian Thompson)
A bit of early morning sun bathing
BRISTOL

Lawrence Weston Moor:
1 Hobby - heading south.

Sea Mills:
2 Redshank,  150+  Feral Pigeon sheltering on lee side of railway bridge,  6 House Martin.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Curlew Sandpiper (j) at Shepperdine, 6 Sanderling - at high tide, 1 Arctic Tern (a) downriver.
Grey Phalarope 21st Sept 2018 NP Pilning Wetlands (Aravind Ramesh)
and a little closer (Ian Loats)
Northwick Warth / Pilning wetland:
2 Grey Phalarope (a+j), 220 Black-tailed Godwit, 120+ Knot, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Wheatear,

Severn Beach:
1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope (j), 1 Arctic Tern

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
1 Shag off the seafront

Clevedon-Yeo - Ladye Bay:
Leach’s Petrel - slowly going out

Backwell Hill:
3 Treecreeper, 1 seen 2 heard.

Anchor Head:
Short Sea Watch - evening
1 Leach's Petrel, 5 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Tern (imm),

Sand Point/Bay:
Sea Watch 07:20 to 10:05
7 Shelduck (down), 2 Manx Shearwater, (1 up 1 down), 1 Balearic Shearwater (down at 8:34am), 2 Golden Plover (down), 1 Curlew (up), 8 Dunlin (down), 4 Arctic Tern west towards Flat Holm, 1 alba wagtail, & 6 Meadow Pipit in/off the sea from Wales,

Bleadon - Cross Sluice
1 Greenshank, 3 Arctic Tern.

Axe Estuary:
1 Bar-tailed Godwit

BELOW M4 & BANES
Wheatear 21st Sept 2018 Marshfield (Robert Hargreaves)
Marshfield:
1 Buzzard, 24 Stock Dove, 1 Kestrel, 12 Swallow, 8 House Martin (Plough Farm), 1 Wheatear (Rushmead Lane), 14 Linnet.

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
Pectoral Sandpiper

Wigeon - colouring up nicely - 21st Sept 2018 CVL Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
54 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck, 10 Gadwall, 16 Wigeon, 7 Pintail,  lots of Pochard,  13 Little Grebe, 43 Great Crested Grebe, 29 Cattle Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 5 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 15 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 5 Green Sand, 1 Common Sand, 1 Common Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Black Tern, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Hobby, 1 Peregrine (f juv), 2 Jay, 5 Jackdaw, 200+ House Martin,  30+ Swallow, a small number of Sand Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Treecreeper, 20+ Starling, 4 House Sparrows, 2 Grey Wagtail,
5 Pied Wagtail, 12+ Goldfinch.

Dam:
Grey Phalarope 21st Sept 2018 CVL Dam (TalkingtoBears)
1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Common Sandpiper.
Treecreeper 21st Sept 2018 CVL Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Stratford:
1 Goldeneye (f), 1 Great White Egret, 1 Leach’s Petrel 




Herriott's Pool:
6 Great White Egret, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 1 Grey Phalarope (ad) (different bird), 3 Commnon and 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 2 Black Tern, 1 Hobby.















Reports: Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowyer, Karle Burford, Chris Craig, David Gibbs, Robert Hargreaves, Simon Harris, Robin Lambert, Brian Lancastle, Ian Loats, Paul Marshall, Lois Pryce, TtB, Aravind Ramesh, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Brian Thompson,  Keith Vinicombe,  BUPP, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Thursday, 20 September 2018

20-09-18 Thursday - Pectoral Sandpiper

Temp 13 to 19℃. Wet and dull today, also mild and windy

Cattle Egret
Grey Phalarope
Pectoral Sandpiper
Spotted Redshank
Black Tern
Lesser Whitethroat
Whinchat


29-9-18 Black Tern, Herriott's Pool (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

River Avon:
1 Kingfisher

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

20-9-18 Wheatear at OPS (Peter Hazelwood)
Oldbury Power Station:
50 Swallow circling low in complete silence, 150 House Martin, 1+ Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat with Blackcaps, 1 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear

20-9-18 Grey Phalarope, Pilning Wetland (Aravind Ramesh)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
Grey Phalarope

SOMERSET

Nowt reported apart from a bee


BELOW M4 & BANES

20-9-18 Linnets at Newton St Loe (NSL-Birding)
Newton St Loe:
5 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 4 Jay, 5 Barn swallow, 70 House Martin over village, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Linnet

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
9 Great White Egret, 6 Ringed Plover, 100 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Knot, 4 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank

20-9-18 most of the 28 Cattle Egret and some Littles off Stratford (Rob Hargreaves)
Chew Valley Reservoir:
1 Shelduck, 30 Shoveler, 15 Pintail, 100 Pochard, 14 Little Grebe, 34 Great Crested Grebe, 28 Cattle Egret, 7 Great White Egret, 7 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 2 white Coot, 14 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper,  1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 6 GBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted and 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Hobby, 4 Jay, 12 Sand Martin, 40 Swallow, 300 House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit

20-9-18 Black Tern, GWE, Snipe, Green Sand, Lapwing and
Spotted Redshank on Herriott's Pool (Ian Stapp)
Out of Avon:
Grey Phalaropes at Frampton Pools, Sharpness (also Black Redstart) and Huntspill

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Chris Craig, Sean Davies, Lee Gardiner, Rob Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Simon Isgar, Paul Marshall, John Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Aravind Ramesh, Adam Rawson, Ian Stapp, Chris Trott, Jason Williams, NSL Birding

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

19-09-18 Wednesday - Leach's Petrel

 V. windy with showers as Storm Ali passed across Northern Ireland and Scotland

Leach's Storm Petrel
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret
Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Pectoral Sandpiper
Black Tern
Whinchat


19-09-18 Ruff, Blagdon (George Stacey)

BRISTOL

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
Whinchat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Severn Beach:
1 Leach's Storm Petrel, 2 Black Tern

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
Marina - 3 Cormorant

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marksbury:
150+ Starling

Chelwood:
2 Jay

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
Bells Bush, -  1 Pectoral Sandpiper (K E Vinicombe). Reported later from Top End Hide.
Also 4 Ruff

19-09-18 Black Tern, Herriotts Pool, CVL
(photos by Ian Stapp ( left) George Stacey (right)
Chew Valley Lake

1 Shelduck, 80+ Pochard, 12 Pintail (Herriotts), 34 Shoveler (Herriotts), 14 Little Grebe,      43 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 14 Cattle Egret (Herriotts early on -  only one later on), 7 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 3 Water Rail (Herriotts/Moreton/ Stratford),
1 Spotted Redshank (Herriotts), 2 Greenshank (Herriotts, later Stratford and Moreton), 8 Snipe, 6 Green Sandpiper  (Herriotts & Moreton),  2 Common Sandpiper, 7 GBB Gull, 2 Black Tern (Juv Herriotts Pool and Stratford bay),3 Stock Dove,1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  5 Hobby (Moreton, Stratford and Herriotts), 17 Jackdaw, 3 Jay, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 5 LTT it, 24+ Swallow/H Martin, 10+ Sand Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Stonechat, (Moreton lane), 7 House Sparrow,  7 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail

19-09-18 Two more images of a Black Tern at Herriotts, CVL
 Photos by Raoul Chandrasakera (left) and Bri Thompson (right) 
Spot the difference!



Out of Avon:
Black Tern at Cheddar Reservoir
Grey Phalaropes at Huntspill (still) and Burnham-on-sea
19-09-18 yet another cracking Grey Phalarope image: Huntspill (Andy Slade)
Reports: Paul Bowerman, John Clark, Chris Craig, Andy Slade, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Keith Vinicombe, 

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

18-09-18 Tuesday - Cattle Egret

Windy - but not hard enough to drive anything up the Severn Estuary - - sadly

Goldeneye
Cattle Egret
Marsh Harrier
Spotted Redshank
Mediterranean Gull
Sandwich, Common & Black Tern
Hobby
Sand Martin
Bearded Tit


18-9-18 Cattle Egrets at Stratford, CVL (George Stacey)
Twenty-seven today
BRISTOL

City Docks:
Not a Coot this time but a Moorhen; but they do breed here.

Sparrowhawk 18th Sept 2018 Henleaze (Geoff Daniels)
Henleaze:
Sparrowhawk - keeping the Feral Pigeon population down.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
A juv. Peregrine chasing Turnstones around, before an adult male Peregrine came and gave it a seeing-to !

New Passage/Northwick:
7 Shelduck. 30 Wigeon, Pintail, 11 Ringed Plover, 360 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Turnstone, 54 Knot, 21 Dunlin, 1 Hobby, 1 juv Peregrine, 1 Bearded Tit - visiting birder reports - flew across the Grebe Pond (NW), 1 Wheatear

NORTH SOMERSET

Tickenham:
BOC walk; 1 Mute Swan, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant (1 juv – v. pale beneath), 2 Buzzard (1 v. pale), 1 Herring Gull, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 4 Coal Tit, c.10 Sand Martin, c.30 Swallow, c.40 House Martin, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail.

Anchor Head:
Swallows and Martins on the move - but nothing else!

BELOW M4 & BANES

nil

RESERVOIRS


18-9-18 Shoveler and Pintail at Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
54 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck, 20+ Pintail, 20+ Shoveler, lots of Pochard (Stratford), 1 f Goldeneye, 17 Little Grebe (HG), 44 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Grey Heron

18-9-18 Some of the 27 Cattle Egrets today nr Blue Bowl (George Stacey)
27 Cattle Egret (S), 4 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 j Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail (Moreton & Herriotts), 1 Ringed Plover, 9 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 GBB Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, 2 Black Tern, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Hobby, 12 Jackdaw, 3 Sand Martin, 25+ Swallow/ House Martin, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail

OUT OF AVON
Black Tern 18th Sept 2018 Cheddar Res (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Grey Phalarope 18th Sept 2018  West Huntspill  (Andy Slade)
Spoonbill & Sabine's Gull also present
Reports:Rich Andrews, Paul Bowyer,  Raoul Chandrasakera, Geoff Daniels, Ptere Hazelwood, Nick Hudson, John Martin, Andy Mears, Lois Pryce, Aravind Ramesh, Matt Scott, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, BUPP, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG