Wednesday, 20 March 2019

20-03-19 Wednesday - both Scaup types

Dull but much warmer

Wheatear, Ring-necked Parakeet
Red Kite
Lesser Scaup, Scaup, 
Marsh Harrier, Black-necked Grebe
Little Gull
Long-tailed Duck

BRISTOL

Lockleaze:
1 Red Kite - 11:10 heading north

20-03-2019 Goldcrest Eastville Park Allan Chard & Wayne Tucker

Eastville Park:
1 Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest - singing,

Clifton - Gorge:
1 Nuthatch, 1 Song Thrush,

20-03-2019 Chiffchaff Stoke Park (Pat Richards)

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
4 Canada Goose, 12m 2f Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 6 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 Herring Gull, 17 Woodpigeon, 1 Collard Dove, 2 Great Spotted Wood Pecker, 10 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 5 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 11 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 4m 3f Blackbird, 3 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 1m 3f Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 9 Goldfinch, 3m Reed Bunting.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
20-03-2019 Ring-necked Parakeet NP-NW Lisa Presland

New Passage/Northwick:
6 Chiffchaff - singing, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Wheatear,

20-03-2019 Wheatear Severn Beach Wayne Tucker

Severn Beach:

1 Wheatear, 10 Meadow Pipit

Yate - Kingsgate Park:
2 Red Kite, 11 Buzzard - Circling.

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury - Sheepway Lane, Winter Bird Survey:
2 Mallard, 2 Pheasant, 1 Cormorant, 3 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 7 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 59 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 24 Magpie, 34 Jackdaw, 3 Rook, 11 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 5 Wren, 1 Starling
18 Blackbird, 9 Robin, 3 House Sparrow, 6 Dunnock, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch.

Portbury Wharf:
1 Little Gull, loads of large gull, 2 Peregrine,

Bristol Airport:
50 Golden Plover

BELOW M4 & BANES

Oldland Common:
2 Raven  - calling

Willsbridge:
1 Chiffchaff - singing,

Bath:

Audley Park:
1 Blackcap (m), 6 Siskin

Haycombe:
1 Buzzard

Bathampton Meadows:
 5 Teal, 23 Snipe, during @AWT workday.

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
Long-tailed Duck


20-03-2019 Teal Blagdon George Stacey

Blagdon Lake:
2 Teal (f&m), 2 Scaup, 1 Lesser Scaup, 5 Snipe,

Bishop Sutton:
4 Collared Dove, 15+ House Sparrows,

Chew Valley Lake
42+ Canada Goose, 38+ Mute Swan, 40+ Goldeneye, 3 Little Grebe, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, lots of Lesser Black-backed Gull, & Herring Gull, 1 Raven, 15+ Jackdaw, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff - singing, 6+ Pied Wagtail, 20+ Chaffinch, 8 Robin, 3 Reed Bunting

 20-03-19 Common Sand CVL Dam Ian Stapp

Main Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper,

Heron's Green:
12+ House Sparrows,

Moreton:
1 Marsh Harrier, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Dunnock, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Goldfinch,

Stratford:
1 Black-necked Grebe

Herriott's and Pool:
5 Shelduck, 6 Pintail, 26 Shoveler, 7 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail,

20-03-19 Great-white Egret Herriots -  having a bit of a fly around Ian Stapp

OUT OF AREA

Somerset Levels - Noahs.
1 Garganey, 1 Glossy Ibis

Reports: Allan Chard, Mark Coller, Jane Cumming, Paul Francis, John Griffiths, Chris Hall, Adrian Hockey, Michael Hutchinson, Andy Middleton, Nige Milbourne, Lisa Presland, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, Bri Thompson, Wayne Tucker, 

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

19-03-19 Tuesday - Wheatear - and a fall of Chiffchaff - SPRING!

Dull start then sun nearly all day - and little wind !

Wheatear
Goosander
Marsh Harrier
Little Ringed Plover, Knot
Little Gull
Merlin
Sand Martin


19-03-2019 Wheatear Cl-Y - Dowlais (Howard Taffs)
BRISTOL

Clifton - garden:
1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (f)

Brandon Hill:
2 Jay, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blackcap - 1 singing, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Redwing.

Blaise - Stratford Mill:
2 Grey Wagtail

Southmead:
35 Starling
19-03-2019 Kingfisher Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
2 Kingfisher  - playing chase - up and down the river.

Stockwood Open Spaces:
5 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 1 Green Woodpecker, various Tits,  2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Yellowhammer (pr) - in the hedge by the yacht club

19-03-2019 Little Ringed Plover Pilning Wetlands (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage/Northwick:
1 Little Egret, 1 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 10 Dunlin,  90+ Redshank,  1 Merlin, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Greenfinch

19-03-2019 Little Ringed Plover and Merlin (Aravin Ramesh)
Northwick Warth:
19-03-2019 Pied Wagtail Pilning Wetlands (Martin Tayler)
Winterbourne:
1 Grey Heron, 4 Stock Dove, 40+ Woodpigeon, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 singing Skylark, 1 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Song Thrush, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 67 Linnet & 1 Roe Deer.

Yate:
1 Chiffchaff in the garden.

NORTH SOMERSET

Dundry:
3 Chiffchaff, in the garden.

Portbury Wharf:
1 Little Gull still present, 4 Chiffchaff  and 1 Blackcap all singing,

Clevedon-Yeo, Dowlais:
It's spring the Wheatear (3) are back.

19-03-2019 Goosander Kingston Seymour (Howard Taffs)

Kingston Seymour, Bullocks Farm Ponds:
2 Goosander (f&m) - possibly a 1st for here.

Burrington Ham - BOC Tuesday walk:
6 Pheasant, 6 Buzzard, 67 Woodpigeon - 60 flock flying east, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 7 Carrion Crow, 5 Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 9 Great Tit, 2 Skylark, 4 Long­-tailed Tit, 11 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 13 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 8 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch

Sand Point/Bay:
1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff - singing, 50 Meadow Pipit - over.

BELOW M4 & BANES

19-03-2019 Dipper Willsbridge Mill (Donna Harvey)

Bath:

Prior Park:
1 Chiffchaff - 1st singing this yr

How Hill:
4 Jay

St John's Church:
2 Peregrine - still on 4 eggs.

Cameley:
6 Chiffchaff - all singing

Bishop Sutton:
4 Collared Dove, 20+ Jackdaw, 20+ House Sparrow.

RESERVOIRS

19-03-19 Great White Egret Herriott's Pool (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
44+ Canada Goose, 46+ Mute Swan, 20+ Goldeneye, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 1 White Coot, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Blackbird. 20+ Chaffinch, 3  Reed Bunting

Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper

19-03-2019 Nuthatch CVL (George Stacey)
Bittern Trail:
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, lots of Blue and Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Bullfinch (m)

Heron's Green and Pool:
2 Little Grebe,  4 Sand Martin

Moreton:
1 Stock Dove,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 12+ Long-tailed Tit,  1 Goldcrest, 4 Wren,  1 Song Thrush,  2 Dunnock, 3 Robin,  2 Bullfinch,  5 Goldfinch

Stratford:
1 Black-necked Grebe

Herriott's and Pool:
5 Shelduck, 9 Pintail, 46 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 1 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret - a flighty one, 1 Marsh Harrier (from), 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 10+ Starling, 3+ Pied Wagtail.

19-03-19 Great Spotted Wood Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Allan Chard, David Esam, Paul Francis, Robert Hargreaves, Adrian Hockey, Mike Jackson, Glen Maddison, John Martin, Bob Medland, Jon Mortin, Dave Nevitt, Aravind Ramesh,  Dean Reeves, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Martin Tayler, Chris Teague, 
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Monday, 18 March 2019

18-03-19 Monday - Lots of Fieldfares

Temp 6 to 9 ℃. Sunshine first thing, then light rain showers, with that damp cold feel to everything.

Scaup, Lesser Scaup
Black-necked Grebe
Great White Egret
Little Ringed Plover
Red Kite
Siberian Chiffchaff

18-3-19 Scaup, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Bishop Rd to Horfield Common:
1 Grey Heron, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 23 Woodpigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 5 Jay, 14 Magpie, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Wren, 10 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 4 Fieldfare, 5 Robin, 36 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch

18-3-19 Siberian Chiffchaff, Stoke Park (Martin Tayler)
Stoke Park:
4 Buzzard, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff

Stockwood Open Space:1 f Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, various Blue, Great, Long-tailed Tits, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Thornbury:
Red Kite

NewPassage/Northwick Warth:
15 Shoveler, 85 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Turnstone, 10 Dunlin, 92 Redshank, 2 Common Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker,  4 Chiffchaff, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing

Almondsbury to Awkley:
10 Mallard, 1 Pheasant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven (pair on pylon), 1 Skylark, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

18-03-2019 Barn Owl PW (BriThompson)

Portbury Wharf:
2 m/f Wigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 50+ LBB Gull, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff

Clevedon-Yeo:
33 Teal, 2 Lapwing, 17 Curlew, 85 Redshank, 1 imm Peregrine,

Kingston Seymour:
1 Buzzard, 6 Lapwing, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Tawny Owl (heard), 1 Graet Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Fieldfare

Sand Point:
3 Chiffchaff

BELOW M4 & BANES

River Avon, Conham Park to Riverside Cottages, Hanham Mills:
2 Canada Goose, 16 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Peregrine on a pylon, 1 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff,  1 Nuthatch, 2 Tree-creeper

18-3-19 Goldfinch in Bath (NSL Birding)
with 2 Coal Tit and a Blackcap 
Bishop Sutton:
4 Collared Dove, 12 Jackdaw,  15 House Sparrow

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Gurney:
1 m Long-tailed Duck

Blagdon Lake:
1 m Lesser Scaup, 1 Common Sandpipier

18-3-19 Goldeneye at CVL (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake
38 Canada Goose, 40 Mute Swan, 9 Shelduck, 22 Shoveler (Herriott's pool), 10 Pintail, 1 Scaup (F Moreton), 20 Goldeneye, 4 Little Grebe

18-3-19 Great Crested Grebe, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
12 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe (Stratford), 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret (Herriott's pool), 2 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 5 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper (Dam), 9 GBB Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay (Moreton), 8 Jackdaw, 20+ Rooks (West Harptree), 4 Raven, 20+ Sand Martin, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Goldcrest,  30+ Starling, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 20+ Chaffinch, 3 Bullfinch,  12 Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting

18-3-19 Bullfinch, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Out Of Avon
Male Wheater at Ubley Warren, Mendips
Red Kite at Burrington, Mendips



SpeciesEarliestLatestAverage2017 or 19 in red
Sand Martin23/02/0821/03/0608-Mar24-Feb
Wheatear28/02/9825/03/0610-Mar28-Feb
Swallow06/02/1928/03/9819-Mar06-Feb
White Wagtail01/03/0709/04/9723-Mar17-Mar
House Martin04/03/9707/04/0724-Mar13-Mar
Willow Warbler13/03/1101/04/0724-Mar27-Mar
Ring Ouzel09/02/0828/04/9927-Mar10-Apr
Little Ringed Plover12/03/1530/04/9428-Mar17-Mar
Tree Pipit16/03/9227/04/9103-Apr04-Apr
Garganey13/03/9305/05/0004-Apr08-Apr
Redstart17/03/1121/04/9004-Apr30-Mar
Yellow Wagtail21/03/9220/04/9007-Apr02-Apr
Osprey20/03/1419/05/9409-Apr27-Mar
Sedge Warbler30/03/0718/04/9809-Apr08-Apr
Whimbrel29/03/0218/04/9810-Apr07-Apr
Common Tern30/03/0621/04/9810-Apr30-Mar
Reed Warbler01/04/1528/04/9111-Apr01-Apr
Whitethroat02/04/1224/04/9012-Apr04-Apr
Cuckoo06/04/0520/04/9712-Apr10-Apr
Grasshopper Warbler28/03/9724/04/9613-Apr06-Apr
Pied Flycatcher30/03/0219/05/0712-Apr18-Apr
Sandwich Tern18/02/1229/05/9513-Apr18-Mar
Arctic Tern29/03/1526/04/9515-Apr22-Apr
Garden Warbler29/03/9028/04/9116-Apr15-Apr
Swift08/04/0127/04/9017-Apr16-Apr
Hobby30/03/9028/04/9117-Apr17-Apr
Lesser Whitethroat10/04/1027/04/9118-Apr09-Apr
Whinchat14/04/0928/04/9020-Apr18-Apr
Wood Warbler08/04/9802/05/0821-Apr21-Apr
Nightingale08/04/0207/05/0822-Apr01-May
Black Tern14/04/1314/05/0924-Apr26-Apr
Little Tern16/04/1530/05/1727-Apr30-May
Spotted Flycatcher21/04/0317/05/0901-May06-May
Turtle Dove05/04/7011-May
Quail08/05/9629/06/9101-Jun27-May

Reports: John Budd, BUPP, Phyl Dykes, Paul Francis, Adrian Hockey, Rod Holbrook, Hayden James, John Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Giles Morris, NSL-Birding, Lois Pryce, Aravind Ramesh, Trevor Riddle, Tony Scott, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Martin Tayler, Brian Thompson, Wayne Tucker