Wednesday, 16 October 2019

16-10-19 Wednesday - Arctic/Long-tailed Skua

The very nicest of autumn days

Arctic/Long-tailed Skua
Golden Plover
Yellow-browed Warbler
Ring-necked Parakeet
Cattle Egret 


16-10-2019 Arctic/Long-tailed Skua CL-Y - Dowlais (Howard Taffs)

BRISTOL

16-10-2019 Grey Heron Eastville Park (Martin Tayler)
Eastville Park:
1 Grey Heron

Stapleton:
1 Ring-necked Parakeet

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Redwing, 6 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear,

Easter Compton - Wild Place Project:
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 10 Great Tit, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 4  Robin, 1 Bullfinch,

NORTH SOMERSET

16-10-2019 Arctic/Long-tailed Skua in Flight CL-Y - Dowlais (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon-Yeo:
6 Grey Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit - one ringed with yellow + orange/red ring, but too far away to read, 8 Knot, Hundreds of Dunlin, 1 Arctic Skua - there is debate - could it be a Long-tailed? 2

Sand Point/Bay:
1 Golden Plover

Weston-Super-Mare - Tip 15th
1 Yellow-browed Warbler

Worle:
2 Goldcrest - trees at the bottom of the garden

BELOW M4 & BANES

Newton St Loe:
30 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard only, 1 each of Coot and Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 100+ Jackdaw, 20+ mixed Tit flock, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
Mute Swan

16-10-2019 Mute Swan CVL (Lucy Masters)

Villice - lane:
4 Cattle Egret 
16-10-2019 Cattle Egret CVL - Villice (NSLBirding)

Reports: Rich Andrews, Rosemary and Richard Brown, Anne Crowe, Alastair Fraser, Paul Gregory, Rob Laughton,  Lucy Masters, NSL Birding, Dean Reeves, Howard Taffs, Martin Tayler, Dan White, Paul Williams

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

15-10-19 Tuesday - Firecrest

Damp until 10, the mist cleared by 11:30, then sunny, but rain to finish

Firecrest
Cattle Egret
Marsh Harrier
Common Gull
Yellowhammer
Redwing
Stonechat
Wheatear
Corn Bunting

15-10-2019 Autumn Colours Blenheim Palace Grounds (Paul Brennan)

BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
3 Mute Swan, c31 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 3 Moorhen, c20 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Jay, 1 Nuthatch

Stockwood Open Spaces:
1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Bullfinch, also one sun!

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
10 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 1 Jay, 3 Stonechat


15-10-2019 Nuthatch Coombe Dingle (Pete Bunniss)
Coombe Dingle Garden:
1 Nuthatch - visiting again - made the total species for yesterday 18 (over 4 hrs)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Falfield:
2 Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Rook, 16 Swallow, 27 Long-tailed Tit, Wren, 2 Redwing, 6 Robin,  Raven, 5 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit.

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush in the bushes, 2 Stonechat (f&m), 1 Wheatear at the yacht club, 1 Redpoll 3 Siskin over.

Hawkesbury Upton - BOC walk:
Pheasant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 140 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull,  Woodpigeon, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 3 Jay, 16 Magpie - inc group of 12, 38 Jackdaw, 4 Rook, 32 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven,  Blue Tit,  Great Tit, 23 Skylark - going over all the walk, 6 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 43 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Robin, 2 Stonechat, 12 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Chaffinch, 12 Linnet, 16 Goldfinch, 10 Yellowhammer,

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
85 Canada Goose, 280 Shelduck, 75 Wigeon, 1 Pintail (Yeo), 28 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe - Blind Yeo, 10 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 8 Cormorant, 1 Marsh Harrier (f ) -Yeo, 4 Buzzard,
35 Oystercatcher, 8 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Plover, 330 Curlew, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Turnstone. 65 Knot, 350 Dunlin, 18 Common Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 215 Redshank,
1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 3 Jay, 3 Raven, 120 Skylark, 17 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest - Dowlais, 1250 Starling, 6 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 21 Pied Wagtail, 350 Meadow Pipit, 3 Bullfinch, 45 Linnet, 225 Goldfinch, 6 Reed Bunting.

BELOW M4 & BANES

15-10-2019 Corn Bunting Marshfield (Robert Hargreaves)
Marshfield:
8 Collared Dove, 250 Starling, 30 Corn Bunting with a few Yellowhammer and Linnet

Hanham:
Constant stream of Redwing flying over overnight.

Bath - Bitton Cycle Track:
Quite a few Skylarks flying over

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Heron's Green - inc Pool:
100+ Mute Swan, 5 Cattle Egret, 8 Great White Egret, 20 Little Egret. 1 Peregrine, 6 Swallow - south, 2 Stonechat (f&m)

OUT OF AREA 

15-10-2019 Yellow-browed Warbler Brean Down (Andy Slade)
Brean Down:
2 Yellow-browed Warbler

Reports: Paul Brennan, Pete Bunniss, Teresa Chard, Andy Davis, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Rob Laughton, Lucy Masters. Steve Sanins, Rich Scantlebury, Andy Slade, Dan White, 
opsbirding,

Monday, 14 October 2019

14-10-19 Monday - Golden Plover, WeBS

Temp 10 - 12.5°C. Wet again, rain heavy late lunch. Not much respite. Reservoirs very full

Scaup
Goldeneye
Golden Plover, Spotted Redshank
Mediterranean Gull
Firecrest
Wheatear
Redpoll

14-10-19 Kingfisher, Stratford (Lucy Masters)
BRISTOL

Bishop Rd to Horfield Common:
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 13 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 27 Magpie, 22 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 5 Blue Tit, 13 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 7 Robin, 5 House Sparrow, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Chaffinch, 43 Goldfinch

Bishopston:
60 Starling flock on rooftops, 14.15

Eastville Park:
11 Cormorant, 1 Skylark over to west

Sea Mills, WeBS:
28 Mallard, 1 Pheasant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard,  1 Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, 110 Redshank, 110 BH Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Rock Pipit

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, WeBS:
108 Canada Goose, 19 Shelduck, 28 Wigeon, 90 Mallard, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 9 Moorhen, 30 Lapwing, 23 Curlew, 55 Turnstone, 7 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 98 Redshank, 24 Skylark, 4 House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 32 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wheatear

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, Channel View:
Golden Plover, 30 Curlew, 15 Dunlin, 90 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank

Bristol Airport:
1 Golden Plover

Sand Point:
Scattering of Chiffchaff and Goldcrest

Weston-super-Mare garden:
1 f Blackcap, 1 Firecrest

Uphill, WeBS:
1 Mute Swan, 806 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 49 Mallard, 38 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 116 Oystercatcher, 22 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Knot, 2 Dunlin, 287 Redshank

BELOW M4 & BANES

Paulton STW:
9 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 40 Pied Wagtail

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake, WeBS:
43 Canada Geese, 24 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 63 Shoveler, 17 Gadwall, no Wigeon, 87 Mallard, pair Pintail, no Teal, 108 Pochard, 296 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 18 Little Grebe, 31 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 30 Cormorant, 1 ad ♀ Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 18 Moorhen, 817 Coot, 2 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40 BH Gull, 6 GBB Gull, 56 Herring Gull, 15 LBB Gull, 1 Swallow, 30 House Martin

14-10-19 Snipe, Stratford (Lucy Masters)
Chew Valley Lake:
1 Shelduck, 2 f Scaup (Moreton), 4 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier,  40 Lapwing, 5 Snipe (Stratford), 1 Kingfisher (S), 1 Peregrine, 1 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 150 House Martin (during the rain), 1 Redpoll

Out of Avon:
1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Brean Down

Reports: John Budd, Jane Cumming, Andy Davis, David Gibbs, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Simon Isgar, Glen Maddison, Lucy Masters, Mike Meechem, Andy Middleton, Tony Scott, Andy Slade, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, severnsidebirds

Sunday, 13 October 2019

13-10-19 Sunday - Mandarin Duck

Temp 11 - 14°C. Very wet morning, roads running, then bright and breezy later

Mandarin Duck
Cattle Egret
Snipe
Hobby
Ring-necked Parakeet
Wheatear
Redpoll


BRISTOL

13-10-19 Dipper, Eastville Park (Punk Wildlife)
Eastville Park:
3 Mute Swan, 46 Mallard, 1 Grey heron, 4 Cormorant, 3 Moorhen, c120 Black-headed Gull, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Jay, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail
1 Mediterranean Gull at Colston Fields yesterday

Redland Garden
2 (juv & ad) Wood Pigeon, several Feral Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Robin, 10+ House Sparrow

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Littleton Warth:
Curlew, Dunlin, Snipe, Redshank, 1 m Peregrine, a few Wheatear

New Passage/Pilning Wetlands:
c.50 Canada Goose, 8 Mute Swan, 6 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 7 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret. 1 Moorhen, 20 Coot, c.80 Oystercatcher, c.60 Lapwing, 150+ Curlew, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 150+ Knot, 4 Snipe, c.60 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, 3 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, c.30 Linnet, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

NORTH SOMERSET

13-10-19 Wheatear, Channel View (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon, Channel View:
1 m Mandarin, 3 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 60 Meadow Pipit, 1 m Redpoll

Bristol Airport:
3 Raven, 2 House Martin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Batheaston to Charmy Down:
1 Buzzard, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, 100 Linnet

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake. 12th:
1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Pintails, 140 Pochards, 2 Great White Egrets, 1 ad ♀ Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby

13-10-19 Snipe, Stratford (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
1 Shelduck, 10 Little Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 7 GBB Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 10 House Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail

Herons Green:
Wigeon, 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 9 Little Egret

Stratford:
6 Goldeneye. 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 10 Lapwing, 17 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 House/Sand Martin, 2 Swallow,  2 Cetti's Warbler

Herriott's:
17 Pintail, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Common Gull, 1 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler

13-10-19 Grey Phalarope, Cheddar Reservoir(Rob Hargreaves)
Out of Avon:
1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Black Tern, 20+ House Martin, 1 Wheatear at Cheddar Reservoir

Reports: Phil Baber, Nancy Barrett, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Simon Isgar, Glen Maddison, Lucy Masters, Lois Pryce, Punk Wildlife. Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stevenson, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, NSL-birding, severnsidebirds

Saturday, 12 October 2019

12-10-19 Saturday - Golden Plover - Goshawk

Temp 11 - 14°C. Wet morning becoming plain grey for rest of day

Bittern
Cattle Egret
Golden Plover, Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Jack Snipe
Redwing
Wheatear

Goshawk

BRISTOL

12-10-19 Cormorant, Eastville Park (Patrick Richards)
Eastville Park:
3 Mute Swan, 53 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 25 BH Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Jay, 3 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 11 Carrion Crow, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1 m Blackbird, 5 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail

Hanham Bird Obs, 11th:
Redwing South at 16.30

12-10-2019 Firecrest Chittening Warth (Adam Cross)

Chittening Warth, Severn Way Reeds - ringing arena:
1 Firecrest, Goldcrest

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, inc Pillhead Gout and Oldbury Pill:
44 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 7 Greylag Goose,  1 Golden Plover, 3 Grey Plover, 215 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher

12-10-19 Water Rail, New Passage (Lisegirl)
New Passage:
1 Water Rail

12-10-2019 Goshawk Aztec West (Steve Wood)
Aztec West:
1 Goshawk

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, flock of 9 Greenfinch, Linnet and Goldfinch

Clevedon, Wains Hill:
3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 20 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch

Clevedon-Yeo:
2 Canada Goose, 5 Mute Swan, 120 Shelduck, 40 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 60 Oystercatcher, 0 Lapwing, 4 Grey Plover, 7 Ringed Plover, 35 Curlew, 2 Turnstone, 4 Knot, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 180 Dunlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 3 Snipe, 260 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 150+ BH Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Skylark, 1 Wheatear, 35+ Linnet

Bristol Airport:
Golden Plover

Yatton, Wemberham Lane:
1 Kestrel, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Stonechat and 10 Meadow Pipit

BELOW M4 & BANES

12-10-19 Wheatear, Rushmead Lane (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield:
1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 6 Raven, Skylark, 200 Starling, Mistle Thrush, 3 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Greenfinch, 300 Linnet, 40 Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer

Paulton:
2 Grey Heron (flyover), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 45 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 4 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks, WeBS:
268 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Gadwall, 37 Mallard, 43 Teal, 29 Pochard, 72 Tufted Duck, 30 Little Grebe, 26 Great Crested Grebe, 308 Cormorant (record WeBS count), 1 Grey Heron, 115 Coot, 2 Snipe, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear

Chew Valley Lake:

Herons Green:
5 Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 14 Little Egret

Stratford:
Bittern
12-10-19 Grey Phalarope at Cheddar Reservoir (Adrian Hockey)
Out of Avon:
1 Grey Phalarope and 1 Black Tern at Cheddar Reservoir

Reports: Peter Coslett, Adam Cross, Sean Davies, Andy Davis, Patrick Hancock, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Simon Isgar, Hayden James, Rob Laughton, Lisegirl, Matt Plenty, Patrick Richards, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Howard Taffs, Steve Wood.
blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, NSL-birding, severnsidebirds

Friday, 11 October 2019

11-10-19 Friday - Black-necked Grebe

Rain and wind - - - repeat

Cattle Egret
Black-necked Grebe
Scaup
Marsh Harrier
Bittern


11-10-2019 Birds in the wind and rain CVL (Robert Hargreaves)
BRISTOL

St George - in the garden:
1 Coal Tit
11-10-2019 Coal Tit St George (Lee Gardiner)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
1 Little Egret, 55 Oystercatcher, 204 Knot, 60 Redshank, 40+ Linnet,

NORTH SOMERSET

11-10-2019 Robin Banwell (John Thorogood)
Banwell:
Not been out the house and the Robin wanted to know 'why'

BELOW M4 & BANES

11-10-2019 Collered Dove Bath (Wayne Tucker)
Bath:
1 Collared Dove, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake - 10th:
1 Pintail, 2 Great White Egret, 39 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 31 Pied Wagtail

11-10-2019 Black-necked Grebe CVL (Bri Thompson)
Chew Valley Lake
35 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 5~ Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 7 Lapwing,  12 Stock Dove, 8 Raven, 37 mixed tits - in 2 flocks,  1 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff,

Dam:
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Grey Wagtail,

Bernard King Hide:
5 Goldeneye,  4 Swallow, 2 House Martin,

Villice:
3 Cattle Egret 1 Stonechat,

Denny:
70c Cormorant - over,

Moreton:
2 Scaup (f)

Main Reedbed:
1 Marsh Harrier
11-10-2019 Kingfisher CVL Stratford (Lucy Masters)
Stratford:
50+ Teal, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Bittern, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 5 Moorhen, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler - calling.

Reports: Andy Davis, Rob Emery, Lee Gardiner, Robert Hargreaves, Rupert Higgins, Lucy Masters, NSL-BIRDING, Bri Thompson, John Thorogood, blagdonlakebirds

Thursday, 10 October 2019

10-10-19 Thursday - Cattle Egrets

Blustery with squally showers - just more of the same really.  Chilly in the strong wind.

Scaup
Great White Egrets, Cattle Egrets
Knots
Merlin


Common Sandpiper at Chew (George Stacey)
BRISTOL

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
16 Mallard,1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 3 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 22 Woodpigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 4 Magpie, 20 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 7 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Robin, pr. Stonechat, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 25 Goldfinch.

Kingfisher at Duchess Pond (Patrick Hardyman Richards)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
38 Canada Goose on the lake and another 300+ on the far side of the estuary. 
c.50 Knot (downriver). 20 Lapwing, 68 Redshank, 5 Stonechat.

Yacht club:  25 Skylark, 4 Yellowhammer.

Overhead: 19 Skylark (high, in groups up to 6), 1 Redpoll, 2 Redwing.

Severn Beach - Sea Watch:
2 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 6 Curlew, 1 Great Black-backed Gull,

Yate:
1 m. Sparrowhawk (in a garden).


NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
Shelducks, Oystercatchers, Curlews.
1 f./imm. Merlin heading SW low over the tide line at 09:45.
1 thrush sp. (probably Redwing) also SW.


Bristol Airport:
250+ Pied Wagtail leaving roost at 7.10 a.m.

Sparrowhawk, WsM ( Phil Arnold)
Weston-super-Mare:
Sparrowhawk.


Banwell:
Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Nuthatch (in the same tree, but not at the same time). 18 House Sparrow ("remarkable considering we spent very many years without any").


BELOW M4 & BANES

Newton St Loe:
7 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 1 Raven, 6 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 10 Linnet, 25+ Goldfinch.

Snipe at Stratford Bay (George Stacey)
RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Pintail, 2 Great White Egret, 39 Lapwing, 31 Pied Wagtail.


Chew Valley Lake
5 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 5 Swallow, 2 Skylark (flying west).

Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper.

Heron's Green - inc Pool:
3 Cattle Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Moreton:
2 f. Scaup.

Stratford:
3 Snipe (but no Jack Snipe).

Stonechat at Duchess Pond (Patrick Hardyman Richards)

Reports:  Alan Daniells, Andy Davis, Adrian Hockey, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Trevor Riddle, Nigel Sluman, George Stacey, John Thorogood, blagdonlakebirds,,  nslbirdingopsbirding,

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

09-10-19 Wednesday - Jack Snipe

Temp 10 - 15°C. Wet to start, dry in the middle and wet at the end

Jack Snipe
Marsh Harrier
Yellow Wagtail

BRISTOL

Avonmouth Docks - St Andrews Rd:
3 Yellow Wagtail - inc juv, flew inland after settling.

Montpelier Station:
1 Jay, party of Blue and Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff.

Redland Garden:
2 Collared Dove, Feral Pigeon, 1 Magpie, 1 Nuthatch, c10 House Sparrow.

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
4 Skylark, 5 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 3 Stonechat, 25 Meadow Pipit.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Brent Goose - dark-bellied, headed upriver

09-10-2019 Stonechat Tormarton (Pete Coslett)
Tormarton to Acton Turville:
1 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 4 Swallow, - south, 20 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit.

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead - marina:
6 Mute Swan - over, 1 Cormorant, 2 Pied Wagtail

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports


RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake, 8th:
3 Great White Egret, 45 Lapwing, 3 Snipe

09-10-2019 Pintail CVL (Lucy Masters)
Chew Valley Lake
Pintail

Stratford:
1 Bittern, Great White Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, 5 Water Rail, 2 Jack Snipe, 12 Snipe
09-10-2019 Jack Snipe CVL (Derek J Angell)
Reports: Derek Angell, Nancy Barrett, John Clark, Pete Coslett, Rich Giles, Pete Hazelwood, Larry Sweetland, Paul Williams, blagdonlakebirdsWild Monty