Thursday, 22 April 2021

22-04-21 Thursday - Swift

 Blooming cold start 1°C at dawn but soon warmed up to 15°C

Swift
Cuckoo, Pied Flycatcher
Greenshank
Ring-necked Parakeet

BRISTOL

Purdown:
1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear (f)

22-04-21 Whitethroat Stoke Park (Allan Chard)
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:

1 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Mallard + ducklings, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting (m)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Whimbrel - foreshore, 1 Tawny Owl - called twice and 2 Jay gave it a hard time, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Reed Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 9 Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit - flew from pond onto Lagoon 2 and perched in a couple of trees

Aust Services:
1 Garden Warbler

22-04-21 Sedge Warbler NP (Lisa Presland)
New Passage/Northwick:

2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 

Pilning Wetlands:
2 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat.

Severn Beach:
270 Bar-tailed Godwit

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Canada Geese, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 4 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 7 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit, 7 Linnet

Bridge Yate:
1 Swallow - over

Old Sodbury:
2 Buzzard, 30+ Rook - feeding together, 9 Skylark, 5 Chaffinch, 3 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer

Tormarton:
2 Red-legged Partridge - flushed, 1 Stock Dove - calling, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 1 Raven,  12 Skylark, 2 Swallow - around the barns,  1 Pied Wagtail, 7 Chaffinch, 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, 

Little Stoke:
lots of Starling - cutting about like Swallow.

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
Mallard and 13 duckling, 1 Green Sandpiper

Clevedon - Yeo, inc Strode Rd:
2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 17 Whimbrel, 7 Curlew, 73 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 1 Snipe - on the flash, 2 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler1 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Pied Flycatcher (f), 2 Redstart (f), 1 Whinchat (m), 5 Wheatear, 1 Redpoll

22-04-21 Whearear Backwell (Chris James)
Backwell:

1 Wheatear

St Thomas's Head/Middle Hope:
1 Cuckoo, 2+ Whimbrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet,  2 Skylark, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Whitethroat - 1 in full song, 1 Pied Flycatcher (f), 4 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Tree Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit - subsong, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 30+ Linnet, 20+ Goldfinch, 4 Siskin

Sand Point/Bay:
1 Whimbrel, 1 Sand Martin, 7 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat, 1 Pied Flycatcher (m), 1 Stonechat, 2 Chaffinch, 10 Linnet

Weston-Super-Mare:
1 Swift

Bleadon Levels:
Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat,  Common Whitethroat, with the last far outnumbering all the others!

BELOW M4 & BANES

Wellow:
1 Red Kite 

22-04-21 Dipper Pensford (Ian Stapp)
Pensford:
6 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Great Tit  - carrying food, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin  - carrying food, 2 Wren  - carrying food, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper,  4 Chaffinch,  

Marksbury:
1 Red Kite

Corston:
1 Red Kite

Paulton:
1 Red Kite -  floating by, 1 Little Owl, 3 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
 
22-04-21 Common Sandpiper CVL (Ian Stapp)
Dam:

5 Common Sandpiper - wall, 60+ mixed Martins & Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler - calling, 2 Pied Wagtail

Picnic Site 2:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Reed Warbler, 

Heron's Green:
4 Little Grebe, 3 Common Sand - wall, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (f - Moreton bird), 
10+ Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
1 Greenshank - flying around cow field calling, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel (f), 2 Jay, 4 Magpie, 2 Raven, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 12+ Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Egyptian Goose, 9 Shelduck, 32+ Shoveler, 20+ Gadwall, 20+ Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper - wall pool, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker - calling back pool, 6 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Song Thrush - singing, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Reports: Phil Barlow, Paul Bowerman, Paul Chapman, Allan Chard, Dave Child, Mark Coller, Stephen Curtis, Andy Davis, Ollie Fournier, Paul Gregory,  Patrick Hancock Simon Harris, Nick Hawkridge, Dave Horlick, Matt Hull, Chris James, Andy Middleton, Darren Pearce, Lisa Presland, Phil Quinn, Adam Rawson, Dean Reeves, Carol Rushton, Vic Savery, Rich Scantlebury, Rosemary Setter, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Serina Sweeting, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague, John Thorogood, Paul Williams

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

21-04-21 Wednesday

A very pleasant day top temp of 15°C, but felt hotter out of the breeze.

Hen Harrier
Cuckoo
Lesser Whitethroat
Cattle Egret

BRISTOL

Barton Hill:
1 Peregrine - circling over the DAF ctr

21-04-21 Punk Jay Coombe Dingle (Pete Bunnis)
Coombe Dingle - garden:
2 Jay

Eastville Park:
1 Sand Martin

Redland - Garden:
2 Raven - going over again 16:50 this time.

Stoke Park inc Duchess Pond:
1 Swallow, 8 Whitethroat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Pheasant, 14 Shelduck, 2 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Stonechat, 4 Meadow Pipit - flock, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting.

OPS - vismig, nearly 2hrs:
9 Sand Martin, 14 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 30 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Redpoll , 1 Siskin, 15+ Linnet

Littleton Warth area:
2 Cuckoo (f&m), Snipe, 1 Merlin - chasing Goldfinch, 15 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow, 10 House Martin,  1 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 24 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Redpoll, good number of Goldfinch

21-04-21 Whinchat NP-NW (Matt Hobbs)
New Passage/Northwick - vismig higlights:

12 Gadwall, Little Ringed Plover, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, Redpoll, 

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Cuckoo, 8 Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit - over, heading into the wind, 

Nibley:
1 Chiffchaff

NORTH SOMERSET

21-04-21 Redpoll Clevedon (Jason Williams)
Clevedon - 2 gardens:
1 Coal Tit, 2 Redpoll

Clevedon - Wains Hill:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 5 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Pied Flycatcher (f), 1 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit

Clevedon - Dowlais:
1 Cuckoo, 2 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap,  6 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 5 Linnet

21-04-21 Marsh Harrier - AVON (Chris James)
Nailsea Moor:

5 Stock Dove, 2 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hen Harrier - seen at 11.05 South of North Drove & again at 11.55 North of South Drove, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 8 Skylark - 4 in air together, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, pr Stonechat, 6 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 10 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting, plus Roe Deer (f)

Congresbury Moor:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler.

Yatton - Congresbury - Strawberry Line:
1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting.

21-04-21 Whimbrel SP (Rob Martin)
Sand Point/Bay/Middle Hope:

1 Stock Dove, 7 Whimbrel, 24 Sand Martin, 71 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Redstart, 1 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 28 Tree Pipit, 4 Greenfinch - east, 10 Redpoll, 20 Siskin, 3 Linnet, 35 Goldfinch - steady flow east
Sea Watch - 2 Gannet, 28 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail

Weston-Super-Mare:
Garden -1 Red Kite
Disused Airfield - 2 House Martin, 4 Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 
STW - 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Fieldfare, 1 Redstart, 6 Wheatear, 

Uphill Marina to Cross Sluice:
2 Canada Geese, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Raven, 3 Skylark, 5 Swallow, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Common Whitethroat (included 2 males chasing a female), 4 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler and 3 Reed Bunting.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
50 Fieldfare

Siston:
2 Swallow, 3 Wheatear

21-04-21 Nutchatch Compton Dando (Ian Stapp)
Compton Dando - around the lanes, inc Park Copse:

12+ Mallard - inc 2 duckling, 20+ Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker - yaffling, 1 Kestrel, 4 Magpie, 20+ Jackdaw, 6 Carrion Crow, 5 Rook, 4 Raven, 3 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 4 Swallows - village, 6 Skylark, 12+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap - singing, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Wren, 4 Nuthatch, 12+ Starling, 4 Blackbird, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush - singing, 3 Robin,  40+ House Sparrow - around the village, 5 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail,  4 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 30+ Linnet, 20+ Goldfinch, 20+ Yellowhammer and an all white Pheasant

21-04-21 Yellowhammer Compton Dando (Ian Stapp)
RESERVOIRS


Barrow Tanks:
1 Garganey (m) - now on his 8th day.    

Moreton:
14 Cattle Egret

Reports:  John Barnett, Bill Blake, Pete Bunniss, Paul Chapman, Mark Coller, Stephen Curtis, Sean Davies, Barry Dursley, Heather England, Paul Gregory, Kenny Hills, Matt Hobbs, Matt Hull, Simon Isgar, Chris James, Nigel Kempson, Craig Lewis, Rob Martin, Richard Moore, Mark Parsons, Mark Ponsford, Lois Pryce, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Steve Sanins, Tony Scott, Rosemary Setter, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague, Bri Thompson, Thomas Weston, Jason Williams, 

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

20-04-21 Tuesday - Short-eared Owl

A lovely sunny day quickly warming up after a cool start.  Dry with a light easterly wind and very hazy.  Temp. 15°C

Hen Harrier, Red Kite
Cattle Egret
Short-eared Owl
Wood Warbler
Grasshopper Warblers
Whinchat

Whimbrel flock at Clevedon-Yeo (Howard Taffs)
BRISTOL

Abbots Leigh:
1 Wheatear, 1 Marsh Tit

Wood Warbler in S.Glos.
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Cetti's Warbler, 11 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler, 8 Whitethroat.

At a private site in S.Glos:
1 singing Wood Warbler


NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
Reed Warbler

Gordano:
Red Kite

Belmont/Long Ashton:
Moorhen with 3 half-grown young, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1-2 Swallow, pr. Raven, 2 LT Tit, singing Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps, 1 singing Garden Warbler, Robin with juv., 1 m. Siskin.

Clevedon, Wains Hill:
6 House Martin, reeling Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Crossbill (over).

Whinchat at Clevedon-Yeo (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon - Yeo:
2 Oystercatcher, 60+ Whimbrel, 33 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 1 Red Kite, 3 Swallow, 8 Sand Martin, Reed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail.

Nailsea Moor:
4 Canada Goose, 23 Mute Swan, 1 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 6 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 3 Skylark, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 2 pairs Stonechat, 5 Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting (and a Roe Deer).

Sand Point/Middle Hope:
11 Whimbrel, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Skylark, 5 Sand Martin, 16 Swallow (east), 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 11 Whitethroat, 1 m. Stonechat (four more at St Thomas's Head), 1 Redstart, 10 Wheatear, 4 Tree Pipit, 4 Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, 12 Linnet, 4 Redpoll, 2 Siskin.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Pensford:
8 Mallard, 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail.

Reed Warbler singing at Chew (Ian Stapp)
RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
2 Canada Geese, pr. Gadwall, 5 Teal, 1 m. Garganey, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, c.130 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 singing Whitethroat.

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
15 Common Sandpiper

Heron's Green:
4 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper, 16 Cattle Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 singing Mistle Thrush, 4 Reed Bunting.

Moreton:
2 Grey Heron, 1 Stock Dove, 1 GS Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 LT Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting.

Herriott's Bridge:
9 Shelduck, pr. Garganey, 28 Shoveler, 17 Gadwall, 1 Mallard (with 7 ducklings), 1 m. Pintail, 20+ Teal, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Common Sandpiper, 4 GBB Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 4+ Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting.
The unmistakable bill of a Raven at Chew (Ian Stapp)

Reports:   John Croxton, Jane Cumming, Stephen Curtis, Mark Dadds, Alastair Fraser, Timothy Marks, Paul Marshall, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Trevor Riddle, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Keith Vinicombe, Thomas Weston, opsbirding

Monday, 19 April 2021

19-04-21 Monday - Lesser Whitethroat

Temp 3 to 18°C. Just like yesterday, even warmer, though still cold first thing

Hen Harrier
Cuckoo
Greenshank
Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat
Pied Flycatcher

19-4-21 Black-tailed Godwit, CVL (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL


Hengrove:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine - both engaged in soaring at separate times during the early evening

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
18 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 58 Common Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit

Ingst:
3 Shelduck, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Linnet

Aust Wharf:
36 Shelduck, 8 Teal, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 2 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit

New Passage:
2 Gadwall, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler

Winterbourne, Monk's Pool:
3 Mallard, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 singing Skylark, 1 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Song Thrush

Webbs Heath:
2 Whitethroat

NORTH SOMERSET

Ashton Court:
4 Skylark, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 f Redstart, 2 Wheatear

Clevedon, Wain's Hill-Yeo
1 Egyptian Goose, 165 Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 7 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Cuckoo, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 8 Cormorant, 8 Coot, 8 Oystercatcher, 4 Avocet, 8 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover, 51 Whimbrel, 60 Curlew, 50 Bar-tailed Godwit (Yeo), 4 Turnstone, 35 Dunlin, 34 Redshank, 25 BH Gull, 460 Herring Gull, 52 LBB Gull, 15 Skylark, 5 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 9 Willow Warbler, 24 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 14 Blackcap, 7 Whitethroat, 100 Starling, 3 Song Thrush, 5 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 120 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit (Wain’s Hill), 20 Linnet, 2 Siskin

Backwell Lake:
Path improvement work finished - good disabled access now

19-4-21 Hen Harrier and Crow, Nailsea Moor (Mark Savage)
Nailsea Moor:
Hen Harrier, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Wheatear, 3 Reed Bunting

Kenn Moor:
1 Red Kite 15:30 going North

Middle Yeo to Tickenham:
6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 5 Raven, 10 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Linnet

Sand Point & Middle Hope:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 18 Willow Warbler, 19 Chiffchaff, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 19 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 1 f Pied Flycatcher, 7 Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 7 Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 35 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 5 Redpoll, 5 Siskin

Weston Airfield:
5 Skylark, 2+ singing (Chiffchaff, Cetti's, Sedge and Reed Warbler, Blackcap, and Whitethroat), 2 Stonechat, 2m + 1f Wheatear, 1 m Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Chelwood:
1 Red Kite

Compton Dando:
1 Little Owl, 2 Raven, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Yellowhammer

Bath, Prior Park:
1 Sedge Warbler

Cameley:
adult Ravens started moult (innermost primaries) with young still in the nest, also displaying and rolling, 1 Willow Warbler, pr Greenfinch arrived

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
1 Garganey
19-4-21 Common Sandpiper, CVL (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake

2 Whimbrel, 9 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 2 Red Kite, 1 Whitethroat, 1 White Wagtail

19-4-21 Gadwall, CVL (George Stacey)
Herriotts:

10 Shelduck, 2 Garganey, 38 Shoveler, 8 Mallard ducklings, 1 m Pintail, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 GBB Gull, 1 Osprey (Stratford Bay to Moreton), 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Reports: Richard Belson, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Stephen Curtis, Mark Dadds, Sean Davies, Andy Davis, Paul Gregory, Matt Hall, Peter Hazelwood, David Hughes, Matt Hull, Mike Jackson, Lisegirl, Glen Maddison, Tim Marks, Andy Middleton, Mike Moxon, Lois Pryce, Trevor Riddle, Carol Rushton, Steve Sanins, Mark Savage, Tony Scott, Rosemary Setter, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Sunday, 18 April 2021

18-04-21 Sunday - Fulmar

Temp 3 to 16°C. Just like yesterday, but slightly warmer

Fulmar
Hen Harrier
Cuckoo
Grasshopper Warbler
Lesser Redpoll
Whinchat

18-4-21 Cattle Egret, Moreton, CVL (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL


Blaise:
1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, I Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 9 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 5 Wren, 7 Nuthatch, 9 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Robin

Downs:
2 Wheatear

St Andrews:
1 Red Kite 18:00

St George, Troopers Hill:
Pair Sparrowhawk

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Littleton:
2 Snipe, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 4 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 1 Lesser Redpoll

18-4-21 Whinchat Itchington (Heather England)
Itchington/Tytherington:
Whinchat

New Passage:
Grasshopper Warbler

Chittening Pools:
1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Siskin

Coalpit Heath:
Lesser Redpoll

Yate:
1 f Sparrowhawk
18-4-21 Buzzard, Codrington (Chris Teague)
NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
4 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Oystercatcher, 7 Curlew, 2 Common  Sandpiper, 6 Swallow, 5 Cetti's, 5 Willow, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Linnet

Pill:
1 Red Kite

Clevedon:
2 Red Kite

Clevedon-Yeo
1 Egyptian Goose, 40 Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 12 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Avocet, 6 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 24 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 39 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 11 BH Gull, 3 Little Egret, 1 Raven, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 0 Wheatear

Wraxall, Watercress Farm, Nats field trip:
2 Mallard, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Magpie, 2 Raven, 5 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 4 Skylark, 1 LT Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 12 Wren, 5 Blackbird, 14 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 1 Bullfinch, 20 Linnet, 8 Goldfinch, 10 Yellowhammer. 1 Brown Hare

Nailsea Moor:
28 Mute Swan, 3 Mallard, 1 Hen Harrier, 2 Raven, 1 Jay, 1 Swallow, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 9 flock of Wheatear, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Redpoll, 5 Siskin

Nailsea, North Drove:
4 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Skylark - singing, way up, 7 Wheatear, 8 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting

Nailsea, Nowhere Wood:
1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 1 Blackcap

Tickenham:
2 Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch 1 Treecreeper

Sand Point:
1 Whimbrel, 1 Fulmar, 3 Swallow, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Stonechat, 3 Siskin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bathampton Mill:
8 Sand Martin, 1 Whitethroat (Batheaston)

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
1 Garganey, 1 Long-tailed Duck

18-4-21 Gadwall, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake


Herons Green:
4 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff,  3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting

18-4-21 Cattle Egret, Moreton (Bri Thompson)
Moreton:
1 Egyptian Goose, 16 Cattle Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Nuthatch

18-4-21 Garganey & Black-tailed Godwit, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:

11 Shelduck, 2 Garganey, 1 m Pintail, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Osprey, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Reports: Diana Bunniss, Karle Burford, Chris Craig, Sean Davies, Heather England, Trevor Ford, Thomas Garden Birder, Paul Gregory, Annie & Nick Hawkridge, Julian Head, Dave Horlick, David Hughes, Mike Jackson, Simon Lamont, Paul Milo, Michael Moxon, Nailsea Nature, David Newman, Rowan Parker, Sue & John Prince, Mathew Rogers, Harvey Rose, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague, Mike Thomas, Bri Thompson, Jason Williams, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 17 April 2021

17-04-21 Saturday - Ruddy Shelduck

Temp 7 to 16°C. Frosty start, cold wind, then sunny, and Sunny, warmest day of the year. 

Ruddy Shelduck
Avocet
White Stork
Hen Harrier
Grasshopper Warbler


17-4-21 Avocet, The Dam (Raoul Chandrasakera)
BRISTOL


Accolade Wines Lake:
1 Mute Swan, 1 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Reed Warbler

Hoar Gout:
2 Coot, 2 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler

Purdown Gun Battery:
1 Whitethroat, 1 m Redstart, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Linnet

Sea Mills:
1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 1 Buzzard

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

17-4-21 White Stork, Aust (Paul Bowerman)
White Stork GB1B:
Oldbury Power Station, Littleton Warth, and then Aust at 10:00

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Little Ringed Plover
17-4-21 Mallard, Severnside (Rob Emery)
New Passage/Severnside:

2 Gadwall
 
Filton Park garden:
2 Collared Dove, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Starling, 12 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch (f&m) , 5 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

17-4-21 Ruddy Shelduck, Portbury Wharf (Chris Stone)
Portbury Wharf:
Ruddy Shelduck 1st since 2005

Clevedon-Wain's Hill:
1 f Sparrowhawk, 4 Willow Warbler  1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap

Clevedon, Blind Yeo:
12 Teal, 4 Whimbrel (but no Curlews), 2 Snipe on Dowlais pool, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, singing Chiffchaffs, 2 Grey Wagtail

Ken Moor:
Hen Harrier

BBS Nailsea/Backwell:
1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Yellowhammer

17-4-21 Wheatear, Sand Point (Dean Reeves)
Sand Point:

3 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 8 Swallow, Warblers (10 Willow, 14 Chiffchaff, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Whitethroat), 3 Redstart, 4 Stonechat, 8 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 14 Linnet, 4 Siskin

Puxton Moor:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 3 Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 6 Wheatear, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Linnet, 3 Goldfinch, 6 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Chew Magna:
1 Red Kite, 11 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 Siskin

Newton St Loe:
1 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
1 Garganey, 1 Long-tailed Duck

Chew Valley Lake:

Dam:
Avocet
17-4-21 Sedge Warbler singing, Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:

4 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 3 Sand Martin, Warblers (1 Willow, 3 Chiffchaff,  1 Reed, 3 Sedge, 2 Whitethroat), 2 Reed Bunting

17-4-21 Egyptian Goose ,Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:

1 Egyptian Goose, 12 Shelduck, 40 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 6 Sand Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler

Reports: Drew Archer, Liza & Andy Barker,  Raoul Chandrasakera, Stephen Curtis, Sean Davies, Andy Davis, Rob Emery, Paul Gregory, Martin Hayes, Peter Hazelwood, Karen Jayne, Nailsea Nature, Dean Reeves, Gareth Roberts, Tony Scott, Rosemary Setter, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Larry Sweetland, Thomas @garden birder1, blagdonlakebirds, CVRSnslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 16 April 2021

16-04-21 Friday - Hen Harrier

 Dry but still cool with ENE breeze with early sunshine and light cloud later.  Temp 4 to 11°C.

Garganey
Long-tailed Duck
Red Breasted Merganser
Cuckoo
Little Ringed Plover
Bar-tailed Godwit
Whimbrel
Cattle Egret
Hen Harrier
Little Owl
Garden Warbler
Redstart
Tree Pipit
Yellow and White Wagtail
Redpoll and Siskin
Crossbill

16-04-21 Long-tailed Duck, Barrow Tanks ( Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL


16-04-21 Starling, Purdown ( Serena Sweeting)
Purdown:
1 Starling

Redland garden:
1 Woodpigeon, 10 Herring Gull, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 12 Dunnock

Stoke Park:
1 Whitethroat, 1 Redstart-m

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
11 Bar-Tailed Godwit, 12 Curlew, 1 Arctic/Pomarine Skua, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 44 Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Redpoll

Shortwood Golf Course:
1 Redstart

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead- Boating Lake:
10 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 11 Mute Swan, 65 Mallard, 23 Tufted Duck, 2 Moorhen, 23 Herring  Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull

Clevedon - Yeo:
14 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 185 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 8 Wigeon, 55 Teal, 2 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Red Breasted Merganser (Yeo), 6 Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 11 Cormorant, 1 Marsh Harrier,  1 Buzzard, 3 Coot, 7 Oystercatcher, 4 Avocet, 6 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover, 6 Whimbrel, 125 Curlew, 3 Common Snipe, 65 Redshank, 10 Skylark, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 20 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler (Blake’s Pools), 9 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 White Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit, 15 Greenfinch, 10 Linnet, 1 Crossbill (Yeo).

Nailsea Moor:
1 Hen Harrier- female/immature, 1 Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 5 Wheatear

Sand Point/Bay:
1 Cuckoo, 10 Whimbrel, 13 Curlew, 1 Buzzard, 3 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff,  11 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Redstart-f, 3 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, 5 Linnet,1 Redpoll, 3 Siskin 

Weston-super-Mare-old airfield:
4 Reed Warbler 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit

Keynsham-Brassmill Lane:
1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler- all in good song

Compton Dando:
1 Little Owl

Pensford Bridge:
4 Mallard-f, 11 Jackdaw, 2 Dipper, 2 Wren, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

16-04-21 Garganey, Barrow Tanks (Bri Thompson)
Barrow Tanks:
1 Garganey-m, 1 Long-Tailed Duck-m, Sand Martin

Chew Valley Lake
 
Dam:
30 mix  of Swallow, House and Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap

16-04-21 Reed Warbler, CVL ( George Stacey)
Picnic Site No.2:
1 Reed Warbler

Bittern Trail:
4 Blackcap

16-04-21 camouflaged  Sedge Warbler, CVL( G. Stacey)
Heron's Green:
4 Little Grebe, 13 Cattle Egret, 1 Little  Egret, 1Grey Heron,
1 Kestrel-f, 2 Raven,1 Mistle Thrush (singing) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler 1 Reed Warbler,        1 Whitethroat, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Reed Bunting

16-04-21 Cattle Egret, CVL ( Ian Stapp)
Moreton:

2 Stock Dove, 20 Woodpigeon,  2 Grey Heron, 1 Cattle Egret - separate to the 13, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  2 Jay, 4 Raven, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler 

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Egyptian Goose, 12 Shelduck, 4 Garganey-3m,1f, 40 Shoveler  18 Gadwall, 20 Teal, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper,3 Cormorant,1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine - (m) imm, 1 Green Woodpecker, 100 Sand Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler,1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff , 1 Song Thrush     

Reports: John Barnett, Nancy Barrett, Ben Crabb, Andy Davis, Paul Gregory, Rob Hargreaves, Nick Hudson, Peter Hazelwood, Matt Hull, Dean Reeves, Steve Sanins, Marcus Smith, George Stacey,  Ian Stapp, Serena Sweeting, Larry Sweetland, Bri Thompson

Thursday, 15 April 2021

15-04-21 Thursday - Knot, Spotted Redshank, Hobby, Garden Warbler, Whinchat

Temp 2 to 13°C. Sunny start again, with a cool East wind, cloudy early afternoon, then a little sun.

Garganey, Long-tailed Duck
Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot, Spotted Redshank
Cattle Egret
Osprey
Hobby
Ring Ouzel
Grasshopper and Garden Warbler
Redstart
Whinchat
Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit
Redpoll

15-4-21 Spotted Redshank, Dam (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
2 Siskin (f&m) 

Duchess Park:
2 Little Grebe, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap

Shirehampton Park to Sea Mills station:
2 Shelduck, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Redshank, 2 Reed Bunting (pr)

St Andrew's:
1 Red Kite

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Pilning Wetland, Northwick Warth:
2 Little Ringed Plover, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 m Redstart, 1 m Yellow Wagtail

15-4-21 Redstart, CSC (Mark Coller)
Chipping Sodbury Common:

Redstart

Filton Park garden:
2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Starling, 12 House Sparrow, 3 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Ashton School Rookery:
3 Mallard, 29 Feral Pigeon, 1 Yaffle, 2 Magpie, 38 Jackdaw, 45 Rook and 22 occupied nests, 5 Carrion Crow, 1 Redcap, house Sparrow and Greenfinch heard

15-4-21 Linnet, Dowlais (Nigel Kendall)
Clevedon, Dowlais to Yeo:

5 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 6 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Redshank, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 2 Skylark, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch

Kenn Moor:
3 m Wheatear

Sand Point and Middle Hope:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swallow, 18 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Ring Ouzel, 4 Redstart, 3 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail,  4 Tree Pipit, 5 Redpoll, 11 Siskin 

Uphill Marina to Bleadon STW:
2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, displaying Skylarks, 5 Swallow, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 m Whinchat, displaying Meadow Pipits

BELOW M4 & BANES

Pensford Bridge:
 6 Mallard, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Buzzard, 2 Dipper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 8 Goldfinch

Woolard Bridge:
1 Kingfisher, 20 Swallow, 12 House Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail

Compton Dando:
3 Buzzard, 2 Little Owl, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 4 Skylark, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Green finch, 20+ Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer

Charlcombe BBS:
1 Stock Dove, 3 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 7 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 22 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, 13 Wheatear, 3 Pied Wagtail, 8 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 15 Yellowhammer

Newton St Loe:
2 Mute Swan, 20 Mallard, 2 m/f Tufted Duck, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Grey Heron (1 nest)

RESERVOIRS

15-4-21 Long-tailed Duck, Barrow Gurney (Mike Trew)
Barrow Tanks:
Garganey, 1 Long-tailed Duck

Blagdon Lake:
Hides closed till May 17th

Chew Valley Lake:
Hides closed till May 17th

15-4-21 Spotted Redshank, Dam (Mike Trew)
Dam:
2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 40 hirundines, 1 Cetti's Warbler,  2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 White Wagtail

Woodford:
2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Chaffinch
15-4-21 Garganey, Nunnery (George Stacey)
Nunnery:
1 m Garganey

Herons Green Farm, above:
17 Cattle Egret
15-4-21 Reed Bunting, Herons Green (George Stacey)
Herons Green:
4 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Reed Bunting

15-4-21 Cattle Egret, Moreton (Simon Isgar)
Moreton:
3 Stock Dove, 2 Grey Heron, 18 Cattle Egret, 1 Osprey, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff,  4 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler 2 Nuthatch

Stratford:
Hide closed till May 17th!

Herriotts:
1 Egyptian Goose, 12 Shelduck, 2 m/f Garganey, 22 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, 20 Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Osprey, 3 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Sedge and Reed Warbler calling, 1 Song Thrush

Reports: Liza & Andy Barker, Bill Blake, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Mark Coller, Anthony Cook, Chris Craig, John Croxton, Sean Davies, Alastair Fraser, Paul Gregory, Geoff Hardman, Robert Hargreaves, Matt Hull, Simon Isgar, Nigel Kendall, Brian Lancastle, Lisegirl, John Rosetti, Carol Rushton, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Dave Stoddard, Howard Taffs, Martin Tayler, Mike Trew, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

14-04-21 Wednesday - Cuckoo

Bright and sunny early, clouding over by noon.  Cool, dry.  Temp 13°C.  Light northerly wind perhaps causing the amazing dearth of hirundines after all the recent passage.

Garganey, Scaup, Osprey, Cattle Egret
Long-tailed Duck
Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwits, Merlin
Little Gull

Cuckoo
Penduline Tit
Garden Warbler
Grasshopper Warblers

A smart White Wagtail at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Ashton Court:
3 Skylark, 2 Raven, Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch.

Eastville (vismig):
1 Swallow, 12 Chaffinch, 6 Linnet.

Greenbank Cemetery:
3 Swallow.

Perrett's Park, Knowle:
6 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 H Gull, 2 LBB Gull, party of 6 Magpie, 2 C.Crow probably at nest, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Wren, 5 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 11 House Sparrow, 3 Goldfinch.

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
3 Sand Martin, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler. 

Sparrowhawk on a kill in a Redland garden (Tony Scott)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
Little Ringed Plover, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Wheatear

Pilning Wetland:
7 Canada Goose, 64 Shelduck, 19 Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 m. Kestrel, 1 f. Sparrowhawk, 4 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 49 Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, 4 Lapwing, 1 Turnstone, 41 Redshank, 59 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Snipe, 2 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 2 singing Skylark, 1 Sedge Warbler (singing in hedgerow), 2 m. Wheatear, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting.

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Kestrel, Skylarks, 3 Wheatear, Redstart, Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (and 3 Hare).


NORTH SOMERSET

Leigh Woods garden:
Marsh Tit, pr. Siskin

Portishead:
first Orange Tip butterfly of the year in my garden

Clevedon - Yeo:
6 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 60+ Shelduck, (no Wigeon) 12 Teal, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, Lapwing, 3 Whimbrel, 45 Curlew, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Turnstone, (no Dunlin) 2 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin (prob. imm. male). 4 Skylark, 16 Sand Martin, 18 Swallow, 4 Cetti's Warbler. 8 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 12 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 50 Meadow PIpit, 12 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (and a Hare).

Nailsea Moor:
1 Lapwing, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Redstart, 14 Wheatear, pr. Stonechat
Nearby: 1 Whitethroat.

Sand Point/Bay:
6 Whimbrel, 15 Willow Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Brambling, 1 Redpoll, 1 Siskin.

Wick St Lawrence:
Swallows, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps.

Hutton Hill (W-s-M):
2-3 Redstart

Locking disused airfield:
Penduline Tit

Burrington Ham:
pr. Marsh Tit, 1 Redstart.


BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
5 Buzzard, Jay, 2 Raven, 5+ Skylark, Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Yellow Wagtail (still on Down Road), a few White Wagtail, 12 Pied Wagtail, 4 Corn Bunting, 6 Yellowhammer,
(Brimstone and Orange Tip butterflies).

Willsbridge Mill:
5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, 

Keynsham:
1 Cuckoo (calling and showing), 2 singing Skylark, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap.

Pensford:
6 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 7 Jackdaw, 2 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail. 

Nuthatch at Blagdon (George Stacey)
RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
Garganey (nr. 3), Long-tailed Duck (nr. 1), 2 White Wagtail (nr. 3).

Blagdon Lake:
Osprey (probably the Chew bird which is thought to be visiting both reservoirs), 1 Green Woodpecker, lots of Chiffchaff and Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch.

Blackcap (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake
1 Curlew, 1 ad. Little Gull, 5 Red Kite.

Dam:
(no Egyptian Goose - see Herriotts)

Sutton Wick:
lots of Blackcap

Heron's Green:
4 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 f. Kestrel, 2 Raven, 5 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler (singing at the back of the pool), 2 singing Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 White Wagtail.

Moreton:
2 Stock Dove, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 4 LT Tit, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Reed Bunting.

Stratford:
4 f. Scaup, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Osprey

Herriott's Bridge:
1 Egyptian Goose, 13 Shelduck, 1 pr Garganey, 29 Shoveler, 20+ Gadwall, 20 Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Osprey, 4 Buzzard, 1 calling Green Woodpecker, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (singing, early), 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting.


Reports:  
Judy Copeland, Pete Coslett, Ben Crabb, Jane Cumming, Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton, Mark Dadds, Sean Davies, Heather England, Paul Francis, David Gibbs, Paul Gregory, Matt Hull, MJ, Brian Lancastle, John Lewis, 'Nailsea Nature', Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Sova, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Christopher Teague.