Monday, 8 March 2021

08-03-21 Monday

 Another day of spring sunshine, with Bristol temperatures up to 11 °C

Mediterranean Gull
Cattle Egret
Red Kite
Firecrest
Black Redstart 
Siskin
08-03-21 Grey Wagtail, Eastville Park (Steve Richardson)

08-03-21 Oystercatcher, Dowlais, Clevedon (Nigel Kendall)

08-03-21 Peregrine, Avon Gorge (Keith Williams)

BRISTOL

Ashton Gate:
Greville Smyth Park - 6  Woodpigeon, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 5 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 
2 Treecreeper, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 6 European Goldfinch

Clifton Down:
Zoo Bank - 3 Firecrest still present in Holm Oaks
Also 2 Peregrine Falcon (Avon Gorge), 1 Nuthatch (Clay Pit Road), 2 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing 

Cumberland Basin/New Cut:
6 Mallard, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 17 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch

Brandon Hill:
2 Blackcap (one male, one female)

Blaise Estate:
1 Kingfisher (The Dingle), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Coal Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 9 Great Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Wren, 6 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 7 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 5 Robin

Coombe Dingle:

08-03-21 'Short-tailed Tit'*, Coombe Dingle (William Earp)

[*species named by Owen, aged 6. This individual has been a regular visitor to our feeders during the past week. It has lost both tail feathers but appears to be functioning normally otherwise. It can balance and fly; it associates with other LTTs. Dates all wrong for a moult, so perhaps the victim of an attack by a predator e.g. Sparrowhawk or cat? Have never seen this before - has anyone else?]

08-03-21 Carrion Crow with deformed beak, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
12 Canada Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 10+ Mallard, 1 Domestic Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 10+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10+ Feral Pigeon, 14 Woodpigeon, 1 Peregrine, 9 Magpie, 4 Carrion Crow, 9 Great Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 4 Nuthatch, 6 Blackbird, 6 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
3 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing, 1 m Stonechat, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Chaffinch, 20 Goldfinch, 10 Greenfinch 

Updates on ringed birds: 

1. Long-tailed Tit

08-03-21 Long-tailed Tit ringing recovery (Michael Davis)

I tend to think of Long-tailed Tits as being generally sedentary birds. So it was nice to catch one at my ringing site in east Bristol that was originally ringed over 30km away in Wiltshire. Not a bad journey for a feathery ping-pong ball on a stick -Michael Davis

2. Black-headed Gull

10-02-21 Norwegian- ringed Black-headed Gull, Sea Mills (William Earp)
The bird above is a female, ringed on 14-04-2016 in Oslo. It was reported in April 2018, and in April and May 2020, still  in the Oslo area. 
On 10 February 2021 it was on the muddy bank of the River Trym as it joins the Avon at Sea Mills. This was during a cold spell - subsequent searches have failed to relocate it. 
With thanks to Peter Rock for putting us in touch with the CR-ringed Gull scheme in Norway

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Greylag Goose, 189 Wigeon, 65 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Plover, 69 Curlew, 29 Dunlin, 36 Redshank, 12 Common Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Green Woodpecker, 2 Peregrine, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 180 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 1 prob 1st w male Black Redstart, 1 Stonechat 

08-03-21 Teal, Three Brooks NR (Mike Prior)

Bradley Stoke and Three Brooks NR:
12 Teal, 2 Moorhen, Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Song Thrush, 
Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch

Holbrook Common, nr Wick:
Holbrook Common ST693734
2 Stock Dove, 4 Common Gull, 3 Buzzard, singing Skylark, LTT nest-building

NORTH SOMERSET

08-03-21 Siskin on the sunflower hearts, Portishead (Jane Cumming) 1
Portishead:
Redcliffe Bay - pr. Siskin (sunflower hearts), 1 pr Greenfinch (mixed seeds)

Gordano Valley:
15 Pheasant, 8 Canada Geese, 7 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 7 Lapwings displaying and trying to fight off a number of Crows, 3 Buzzards, Kestrel, various crows including a Raven calling, 1 Chiffchaff, 20+ Starling

08-03-21 Mediterranean Gull,  Clevedon Seafront (Mark Savage)
Clevedon:
Seafront by Marine Lake -  1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Rock Pipit


07-03-21 Snipe, Dowlais (Nigel Kendall)
Clevedon -Yeo:
Dowlais - 23 Shelduck, 35 Wigeon, 9 Oystercatcher, 70+ Dunlin, 6 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Rock Pipit

Kenn:
08-03-21 Black Redstart, Duck Lane garden, Kenn (John Croxton)
Weston Airport:
No sign of Penduline Tit or Bearded Tit today

08-03-21 6 Goosander, Grey Heron, Mallard, Congresbury Yeo (Mark Savage)

Congresbury Yeo:
6 Goosander (1m 5f), Grey Heron, 1 Mallard

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham:
Memorial Park - 1 Sparrowhawk

Bath, Lansdown:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 m Kestrel, 6 Rook, 3 Skylark, 24 Starling, 80 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail, 80 Chaffinch, 36 goldfinch, 6 Yellowhammer

Bath:
St John's Church - Status report: Nine visits by the pair to the box thus far today between 05:30 and 13:00; five by falcon.

Writhlington:
1 Red Kite

Compton Martin:
4 Cattle Egret, 1 Buzzard

RESERVOIRS

Still locked down

07-03-21 Goosander, Blind Yeo, Clevedon (Nigel Kendall)

Reports: Di Bunniss,  Ben Crabb, John Croxton,  Jane Cumming, Michael Davis, William Earp, Alastair Fraser, Paul Gregory, Rob Hargreaves, Nick Hudson, Matt Hull, Nigel Kendall, John Lewis, Andy Middleton, Jean Oliver, Nick Page, Mike Prior, Steve Richardson, Mark Savage, Larry Sweetland, Keith Williams, BUPP

Sunday, 7 March 2021

07-03-21 Sunday - Glossy Ibis, Penduline Tit

Bright spring sunshine after a frosty start. Plenty of blossom. Bristol temperatures  1 - 7 °C

Mandarin Duck
Glossy Ibis 
Jack Snipe
Red Kite
Barn Owl, Little Owl
Bearded Tit, Penduline Tit
Wheatear, Black Redstart 
Siskin

07-03-21 Cormorant, Avon Trail (Gill Sapsed)
[ Looks really exotic in breeding plumage]
BRISTOL

Narroways and Boiling Wells:
4 Feral Pigeon, 4 Woodpigeon, 1 Herring Gull, 1 BHGull,  3 Sparrowhawk,  1 GSWoodpecker, 8 Carrion Crow, 4 Raven, 1 Magpie, 3 LTTit 1 Blue Tit,  6 Great Tit , 1 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird,  6 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 2 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch

Redland Green:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Redwing

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

07-03-21 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)
Almondsbury:
Garden - 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1f Blackcap

Tortworth:
1 pr Little Owl

Lower Woods, Wickwar:
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Wren, Nuthatch, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Redwing, Song Thrush, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting



07-03-21 Grey Wagtail, Chipping Sodbury, (Christopher Teague)

Hanham:
Avon Trail - 3+ Cormorant (3) + 1 first year bird. Heronry becoming occupied, approximately 10 individuals. 

Warmley:
Stream opposite Grange School - 1 Chiffchaff

Filton:
Garden - 3 Feral Pigeon, 2 Woodpigeon,2 Collared Dove, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Magpie, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 5 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Dundry:
Elwell Farm - 1m Wheatear

Portbury Wharf:
1 Pheasant, 1 pr Stock dove, 1 Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, 1 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Magpie,  1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Robin  4 Dunnock

Portishead:
4 Canada Goose, 6 Shelduck, 1 pr  Wigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 9 Woodpigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 1   Redshank, 12 Black-headed Gull, 11 Herring Gull,2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Magpie, 5 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 6 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 16 Linnet, 7 Goldfinch

Clapton-in-Gordano:
 7 (5 m, 2f) Mandarin Duck on lake east of Naish House

07-03-21 Barn Owl, Gordano Valley (Jason Williams)
Gordano Valley:
1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Buzzard,1 Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel, 8 Raven

Clevedon -Yeo:
Dowlais - 40 Shelduck,  1 m Teal, 40 Wigeon, 12 Shoveler, 1 m Goosander, 1 Glossy Ibis reported,10 Oystercatcher, 20+ Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 6 Redshank, pair Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 1 m Peregrine, Skylark,  Stonechat, Grey Wagtail 

Backwell Common:
6 Magpie.

Backwell Lake: (viewing restricted*) 
7 Canada Geese, 35 Mute Swan, 3 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret
*Part of footpath on one side of lake out of bounds due to access improvement work.

Nailsea:
Nailsea School – 2 Raven

Kenn:
Garden - Black Redstart still present

07-03-21 Bearded Tit, Weston Airfield (Paul Gregory)
Weston Airfield:
3 pr Shoveler, 2 Coot, 1  Jack Snipe3 Penduline Tit still present, 6 Bearded Tit

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
Beeks Lane - 3 Buzzard, 1 Skylark, 3 Fieldfare
 
Bath:
Oldfield Park - 1 Red Kite (possibly same bird as yesterday?)
Twerton - 6 Siskin on garden feeders

Newton St Loe:
2 Barn Owl, 1 juvenile Peregrine 

Hallatrow:
Tennis Court Farm - 1 Common Sandpiper

Chew Stoke:
07-03-21 Blackcap, Chew Stoke (Lucy Masters)

RESERVOIRS

Still locked down

07-03-21 Nuthatch, Chew Stoke (Lucy Masters)

Reports: Liza Barker, Phil Barlow, Geoff Blowfield,  Peter Bryant, Karle Burford, Vera Carpenter, Paul Brian Chapman, Tony Cook, John Croxton,  Sean Davies, Richard Giles and Fiona Neate,  Paul Gregory, Nigel Kendall, Andy Leggatt, John Lewis,  Lucy Masters,  Dave Nicholson, Mike Owen, Jan Pridie, Lois Pryce, Adam Rawson, Gill Sapsed, Jason Williams, BirdGuides, NSLBirding

Saturday, 6 March 2021

06-03-21 Saturday - Penduline Tit

 Temp 3 to 6°C. A fair amount of sun but very chilly in the morning wind

Green Sandpiper
Red Kite
Barn Owl
Penduline Tit
Black Redstart
Siskin


6-3-21 Penduline Tit, Weston Airfield (Paul Gregory)
BRISTOL


Avon Gorge:
1 Peregrine

Bedminster. Hebron Street churchyard:
1 m Blackcap - sang briefly

Eastville Park and Snuff Mills:
2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dipper, Grey Wagtail

New Cut by Bonded Warehouses:
2 Redshank, 65 BH Gull, 1 Raven, 2 Pied Wagtail- courtship

Stoke Park & Duchess Park:
3 Mute Swan, 10+ Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 9 BH Gull, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel,  10+ Magpie, 10+ Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Robin, 4 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

6-3-21 Linnet and Chiffchaff, Frampton Cotterell to Iron Acton (Mike Prior)
Frampton Cotterell to Iron Acton:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Skylark, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 100+ Chaffinch, 200+ Linnet, 20+ Yellowhammer

6-3-21 Blackcap, Downend (Barry Dursley)
Downend:
1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 7 Siskin

Chipping Sodbury, St John's Way, River Frome:
1 Grey Wagtail

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Pheasant, 5 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 2 Skylark singing, 1 Wren, 10 Starling, 4 Redwing, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

6-3-21 Song Thrush, Nuthatch, Ashton Court (Sue Howard)
Ashton Court:
4 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard), 2 Jay, 15 Rook - 6 to 8 nests, 3 Coal Tit singing, Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 40 Starling, 2 Redwing - sub song, 4+ Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 10+ House Sparrow

Portbury Wharf:
Curlew, Goldfinch, pair of Reed Bunting

Gordano Valley:
1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel, 8 Raven

Tickenham:
Cadbury Camp: 3 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 1 Magpie, 1 Raven, 3 Wren
Church & Moor: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Mallard,1 Lapwing,  1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 25 Rook, 1 Greenfinch

Wraxall:
2 Mallard, 5 Collared Dove, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Magpie, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 6 Redwing, 7 Pied Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch
 
6-3-21 Blackcap, Dowlais (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon-Yeo:

14 Goosander, 4 Lapwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap

Kenn, Duck Lane:
1 Black Redstart

Weston Airfield:
Penduline Tit (MC)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Warmley:
2 Buzzard

Saltford and Bath, Twerton and Oldfield:
Red Kite (4 reports), 1 Buzzard, 2 m/f Blackcap

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:

Herons Green Bay:

Green Sandpiper

Reports: John Allen, Jonathan Angell, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Karle Burford, Ron Clevely, Tony Cook, Peter Coslett, Martyn Cox, John Croxton, Alan Daniells, Barry Dursley, Richard Giles and Fiona Neate, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, Sue Howard, Dick James, John Lewis, Jean Melksham, Dave Nicholson, Peter O'Byrne, Mike Prior, Steve Richardson, Howard Taffs, Chris Vines, Jason Williams, Les Williams, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 5 March 2021

05-03-21 Friday - Merlin

 

5-3-21 Peregrine, Clifton Downs ( Paul  Dunham)

Dry with light cloud and cool ENE breeze.  4 to 7°C in Bristol.


Snipe
Merlin
Black Redstart
White Wagtail
Crossbill
Siskin


BRISTOL

Ashton:
2 Chiffchaff

Ashton Marsh and Colliters Brook:
27 species- Highlights : 4 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 8 Rook,  1 Chiffchaff, 8 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush,3 Meadow Pipit

Ashton Court:
21 species- Highlights: 1 Buzzard, 62 Jackdaw, 21 Rook, 1 Raven, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Redwing

Clifton Down and Gorge:
Peregrine (pair mating)1 m. 5 Redwing, 1 Greenfinch

Greville Smyth Park:
1 Goldcrest
5-3-21 Cormorant, Duchess Pond ( Steve Richardson)
Stoke Park-Duchess Pond:
5 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 18 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 9 Black-headed Gull, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Great Tit, 3 Robin

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

05-03-21 Dunlin, New Passage ( Vera Carpenter)
New Passage to Severn Beach :
14 Shelduck, 12 Shoveler, 100+ Wigeon, 6 Teal, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Curlew, 200+ Turnstone, 50 Dunlin, 8 Redshank

5-3-21 Goosander, Kingsgate Park (Mark Coller)
Yate, Kingsgate Park:
Goosander

Filton-garden:
2 Feral Pigeon 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (m&f), 5 Magpie, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackcap(m), 3 Starling, 2 Blackbird (m), 2 Robin, 10 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch(m), 2 Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch 

NORTH SOMERSET

Dundry:

6 Woodpigeon, 2 Buzzard, 6 Magpie, 40 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 5 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 7 Redwing, 3 Robin, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch

Portishead boating lake:
23 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 5 Mute Swan, 105 Mallard, 18 Tufted Duck, 3 Moorhen, 47 BH Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull.

5-3-21 Little Egret, Dowlais (Paul Chapman)
Clevedon-Yeo:
2 Mute Swan, 270 Shelduck, 12 Shoveler, 210 Wigeon, 35 Mallard, 120 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 15 Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, 11 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 8 Coot, 11 Oystercatcher, 60 Lapwing, 210 Curlew, 30 Turnstone, 300 Dunlin, 1 Common Snipe, 240 Redshank, 1 Merlin (Yeo), 1 Peregrine, 8 Raven, 4 Skylark, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff (includes 7 at Blake’s Pools), 500 Starling, 2 Stonechat, 1 White Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 5 Bullfinch, 10 Linnet, 1 Bunting Reed 

Kenn- Duck Lane:
Black Redstart

Uphill:
5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit - scandanavian 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Overscourt Woods:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 16 Starling, 3 Crossbill, 12 Siskin

Chew Magna:
1 Chiffchaff, 100 Starling, 5 Fieldfare 

RESERVOIRS

No reports

Reports: Liza and Andy Barker, Vera Carpenter, Paul Chapman, Mark Coller, John Croxton, Jane Cumming, Andy Davis, Paul Dunham, John Lewis, Mike Moxon, Jean Oliver, Phil Quinn, Steve Richardson, Steven Sanins, Tony Scott, Martin Smith, Howard Taffs, Robert Webber, Keith Williams, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Thursday, 4 March 2021

04-03-21 Thursday - Sand Martins

 Chilly, grey, dull and rather foggy.  No rain though.  Temp c. 8°C.

Goosanders
Jack Snipe
Black-tailed Godwit
Mediterranean Gull
Sand Martin
Chiffchaffs
Black Redstart
Redpoll

Who are you looking at?  Skylark (Ian Loats)
BRISTOL

Arnos Vale:
14 Woodpigeon, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit. 3 Goldcrest, 5 Wren, 8 Starling, 4 Redwing, 6 Blackbird, 8 Robin, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 14 Goldfinch.

Colliters Brook, Ashton:
2 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 1 m. Peregrine, 7 Skylark, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 13 Redwing, 2 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch (and 2 Roe Deer).

Cribbs Causeway & Bradley Stoke:
Sand Martin (earliest recorded date for S.Glos)

R.Trym :
(yesterday, 3rd 
from Coombe Dingle to Sea Mills)  1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Wren, pr. Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail.

Westbury-on-Trym:
2 Jay, 1 Wren, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch.

Coombe Dingle:
1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail.

New Cut & Cumberland Basin:
8 Mallard, 3 Feral Pigeon, 6 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 5 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 9 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 3 Blackbird. 2 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Goldfinch.

 Grey Heron at Duchess Pond (Patrick Hardyman Richards)

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:

8 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 21 Mallard, 10 Woodpigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 8 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Black-headed Gull, 3 H. Gull, 2 LBB Gull. 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 15 Magpie, 12 Jackdaw, 5 Carrion Crow, 10+ Blue Tit, 10+ Great Tit, 2 Wren, 21 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 26+ Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Robin, 25+ House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting.

Grey Heron (Steve Richardson)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Sand Martin

Yate to Chipping Sodbury:
1 Greylag Goose, 1 Gadwall, 5 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Redpoll, 4 Siskin.

Henfield:
2 Greenfinch, 1 Bullfinch (m)

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon sea front:
4 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 19 Turnstone.

Clevedon -Yeo:
20 Canada Goose, 1 Mute Swan, 160+ Shelduck (80 at Dowlais, 80 up R.Yeo), 13 Shoveler (at Dowlais), 220 Wigeon, 80 Teal, 10 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 12 Goosander (4m 8f on Blind Yeo), 2 Moorhen, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 90 Curlew, 1 Jack Snipe (Duck Is.), 16 Turnstone, 220 Dunlin (R.Kenn), 230 Redshank, 140 Black-headed Gull, 40+ Herring Gull, 20 LBB Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 2 Raven, 1 Sand Martin, c.10 Meadow Pipit.

Kenn:
Black Redstart

Sand Point/Bay:
1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull.

Worle:
pr. Peregrine, Ravens.

Pair of Siskins in an NSL garden (NSL-Birding)
Below M4 - BANES

Bath:
2 Moorhens and a Water Rail under the bird feeder - see the video on Twitter (side bar on the right).

Newton St Loe:
2 Mute Swan (nest-building), 11 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 11 Grey Heron (3 nesting), 5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipit, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 50 Chaffinch, 3 Siskin.

Paulton:
3 Stock Dove, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 6 Skylark, 70 Starling, 20 Fieldfare, 17 Redwing, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Yellowhammer.

Green Sandpiper at Herriotts (Nigel Kendall)

RESERVOIRS

Chew - Herriott's Bridge:
12 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail, 30+ Coot, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Great White Egret, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 10+ Common Gull, 20+ Herring Gull, 2 Cormorant, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Cetti's Warbler.


Reports: Diana Bunniss, Mark Coller, John Croxton, Rob Emery, Erik Evans, David Gibbs,, Patrick Hancock, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Rupert Higgins, Nigel Kendall, Iris Langson, John & Bryony Lewis, Ian Loats, Glen Maddison, Sue & John Prince, Dean Reeves, Steve Richardson, Gareth Ronson, Harvey Rose, nslbirding, opsbirding

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

03-03-21 Wednesday

Very sad to report that Robin Prytherch, the founder member of BOC and a legend in the bird world, died today.

Wet at times but the wind wasn't so chilling - 10°C. The sun even poked its head out for a bit.

Spotted Redshank
Black Redstart
Red Kite
Firecrest
Little Ringed Plover, Merlin

BRISTOL 

Bedminster - Greville Smyth Park:
3 Woodpigeon, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven - in pine tree being harried by 3 Crows - eventually flew off over Bond C, 2 Blue Tit, 9 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch

Bishopston - garden:
1 Coal Tit, Blue and Great Tit, 1 Blackcap (m) - singing early morning, then just ate, 1 Wren - singing, 1 Dunnock

03-03-21 Peregrine Avon Gorge (Gary Thoburn)
The Downs:
Zoo Bank - Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Firecrest, Goldcrest
Avon Gorge - 2 Peregrine (f&m)
Clifton Down - Blackbird, 6+ Redwing, Song Thrush, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch

High Kingsdown:
1 Jay - unusual as there are not peanuts on offer, 1 Chiffchaff - 1st of the spring, 1 Blackcap (f)

Sneyd Park:
2 Blackbird - 40m apart, singing their heads off, lovely. (18:20 and nearly dark)

Stockwood - garden:
2 Blue Tit - nest box occupied 

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
5 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron - fly over, 5 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 9 Black-headed Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, Greenfinch - heard, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
Canada Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Turnstone, Redshank, etc in the high tide, Green Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Stonechat, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Goldfinch

03-03-21 Little Ringed Plover Pilning Wetlands
(Paul Bowerman)
Pilning Wetlands:
4 Little Ringed Plover (3f&m), Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, 1 Merlin (m), 5 Chiffchaff
vismig - Woodpigeon, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit - all on migration

03-03-21 Blackcap Yate (Chris Teague)
Yate:
Kingsgate Park - Mute Swan, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Buzzard, Kestrel, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackcap - singing, Redwing, Song Thrush, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Goldfinch
Garden - 1 Blackcap (m) - singing away.

03-03-21 Mistle Thrush Amondsbury (Vĕra Carpenter)
Almondsbury - garden:
2 Mistle Thrush

Easter Compton - area:
1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 3 GS Woodpecker, 8 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 250+ Jackdaw, 16 Rook, 2 Skylark, 500+ Starling, 8 Fieldfare, 400+ Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 12 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

03-03-21 Grey Wagtail - in a hurry Cl-Y (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon - Yeo:

2 Egyptian Goose -Yeo, 50 Canada Goose, 230 Shelduck, 18 Shoveler, 400 Wigeon, 35 Mallard, 4 Pintail - Yeo, 140 Teal, 15 Tufted Duck, 6 Goosander, 10 Coot, 6 Little Grebe, 14 Oystercatcher, 25 Lapwing - some display, 18 Golden Plover - fields at Channel View, 8 Ringed Plover, 225 Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Turnstone, 500 Dunlin, 3 Common Snipe, 300 Redshank - some display, 2 Spotted Redshank, 4 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Raven, 8 Skylark, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 10 Redwing, 1 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 11 Pied Wagtail, 80 Meadow Pipit, 4 Bullfinch, 5 Greenfinch.

Kenn - Duck Lane, garden:
1 Black Redstart

Sand Point/Bay:
Car park - 1 Firecrest, 1 Bullfinch
Vimig - 12 Golden Plover, 1 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Rock Pipit, 145 Meadow Pipit, a few Chaffinch, 3 Siskin, 5 Reed Bunting
Woodspring Bay - 3 Teal

Banwell - Winthill, garden:
1 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (f&m), 2 Nuthatch, 1 Starling - detached from a mini-murmuration (c200) that was performing over the adjacent field, 1 Fieldfare & 2 Redwing - had been performing with the SG, 20 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin (m), 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
Walcot Gate, garden - 1 Water Rail, Blackbird, Chaffinch
Priory Hotel Weston - 4 Herring Gull harassing 1 Red Kite

Chew Magna:
3 Little Egret, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Meadow Pipit - first here since early December 20

RESERVOIRS

Herriott's Bridge:
1 Great White, 5 Little Egret
 
Reports: Derek Angell, Paul Bowerman, Peter Bryant, Vĕra Carpenter, Chris Craig, John Croxton, Andy Davis, Alastair Fraser, Nick Hawkridge, Matt Hull, John Lewis, Glen Maddison, Hugh Maynard, Lisa Presland, Dean Reeves, Steve Richardson, Steve Sanins, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague, Gary Thoburn, Bri Thompson, John Thorogood, Keith Williams

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

02-03-21 Tuesday - Waxwing

 Temp 6°C but it felt much colder. Dull all day.

Black Redstart
Brent Goose
Slavonian Grebe, Mediterranean Gull
Cattle Egret
Waxwing
Barn Owl

02-03-21 Goosander Yate (Mark Coller)

BRISTOL


Bishopston - garden:
1 Coal Tit - saw off the BC, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 2 Blackcap (f&m), 2 Blackbird (f&m), Robin, 

Brislington - Callington Rd:
1 Waxwing

Eastville Park:
1 Grey Wagtail

Greville Smyth Park:
2 Stock Dove, 2 Woodpigeon, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow, 3 Robin - singing, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Common Chaffinch - singing, 9 Goldfinch - singing

02-03-21 Blackcap Henleaze (Gareth Ronson)
Henleaze - garden:
1 Blackcap (m) - picking up spillage

Mina Rd Park:
1 Grey Wagtail

Stapelton Church:
1 Peregrine

Stockwood Open Spaces:
6 Mallard, Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 7 Greenfinch,

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Goldfinch

02-03-21 Goldcrest St Anne's (Gill Sapsed)
St Anne's:
1 Goldcrest

St Warburg's, Narroways, Millennium Green NR
8 Woodpigeon, 1 Black-headed Gull -over, 8 Herring Gull - over, 1 Sparrowhawk - over the allotments, 
10 Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit - singing, 6 Great Tit - singing, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage:
25 Goldfinch

Severn Beach:
2 Stonechat

Yate - Kingsgate Park:
Goosander

02-03-21 Great Spotted Woodpecker Almondsbury
(Véra Carpenter)
Almondsbury - garden:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Blackcap (f) 

Filton Park:
2 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (f&m), 1 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Starling, 3 Blackbird (f&2m), 1 Robin, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch (f), 7 Goldfinch
  
NORTH SOMERSET

Lower Failand:
Herring Gull, 1 Buzzard, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, several Blue Tit - heard only, Skylark, Wren, Nuthatch, Blackbird, c10 Fieldfare, c15 Redwing, Robin, Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, Greenfinch, Goldfinch

Portbury Wharf:
1 Barn Owl - mobbed by 4 Magpie

Tyntesfield:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker - drumming, 1 Jay, 3 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Robin.

02-03-21 Curlew Cl-Y (Nigel Kendall)
Clevedon - Dowlais:

13 Brent Goose - over to the south, 13 Shelduck, 15 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 8 Oystercatcher, 23 Lapwing, 6 Curlew, 1 Chiffchaff - singing, 1 Blackcap - singing, 1 Wren

Kenn - garden:
1 Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail

Sand Point/Bay:
vis mig Golden Plover and Grey Wagtail.
Chiffchaff - in car park. 
8 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 20 Dunlin, Mediterranean Gull - 2nd wint -  in the bay. Flipping cold!

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath - Bloomfield, garden:
1 Blackcap (f), 4 Dunnock - playing chase, 1 Goldfinch

02-03-2021 Cattle Egret Stanton Drew (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Stanton Drew:
5 Cattle Egret, 9 Little Egret

Hallatrow - Cam Brook
1 Dipper

Paulton:
5 Stock Dove, 1 Buzzard, 16 Carrion Crow, 4 Skylark, 6 Starling, 3 Fieldfare, 27 Redwing, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch, 5 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

02-03-21 Med Gull CVL (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Heron's Green:

2 Mediterranean Gull -  inc 1st wint

Stratford:
2 Slavonian Grebe
    
Reports: Liza Barker, Dru Brooke Taylor, Véra Carpenter, Ken Carruthers, Raoul Chandrasakera, Mark Coller, John Croxton, Andy Davis Paul Francis, Sarah Fyson, Paul Gregory, Patrick Hancock, Pete Harrison, Nick Hawkridge, Nigel Kendall, Andy Leggatt, John Lewis, Brian Martin, Dave Nicholson, Jean Oliver, Lisa Presland, Gareth Ronson, Gill Sapsed, Howard Taffs, 

Monday, 1 March 2021

01-03-21 Monday - Snow Bunting

Overcast early on, clearing later. Neither as cold nor as warm as in recent days. Bristol temperatures rose to 10 °C

Grey Partridge 
Slavonian  Grebe 
Jack Snipe
Marsh Harrier, Red Kite
Barn Owl
Siskin, Snow Bunting

01-03-21 Mute Swan, Herriott's Bridge, CVL (Lucy Masters)


Closure of coast path affecting New Passage and Pilning Wetlands - see below

BRISTOL


Blaise Estate:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 4 Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 7 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 5 Blackbird, 6 Robin

Redland:
Garden - 4 Feral Pigeon, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 7+ House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail

Eastville:
rooftop - 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 3 Raven, 1 f Blackcap 

Eastville Park:
20 Canada Goose, 1 m Bullfinch 

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond: 
5 Canada Goose, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 m Reed Bunting 

St Andrew's Park:
5 Redwing, 25 Goldfinch

St Werburgh's Road:
1 Grey Wagtail

Boiling Wells Lane:
1 Goldcrest

01-03-21 Grey Wagtail, Westbury Wildlife Park (Gareth Ronson)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Greylag Goose, 19 shelduck, 111 Wigeon, 14 Teal, 2 Water Rail, 239 Curlew, 1 Grey Plover, 47 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 58 Redshank, 2 Little Grebe, 1 m Marsh Harrier heading NE ( same as at Littleton below?), 2 Buzzard, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 100 Starling, 55 Redwing 

01-03-21 male Marsh Harrier, Littleton ( Matt Plenty)
Littleton Warth:
1 m Marsh Harrier heading NE (same as at OPS above?)

01-03-21 Photos you don't want to see: New Passage - Pilning Wetlands (Paul Bowerman)

New Passage, Northwick Warth, Pilning Wetlands:
Footpath to access Pilning Wetlands from New Passage has been closed as part of a long-term project to raise the height of the sea wall in various places between Aust and Avonmouth. 
Closure could last for several months.

Frampton Cotterell:
2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Starling, 3 Song Thrush, 9 Redwing, 90 Linnet

Yate:
Ridge Woods - 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker ( at least 2 of them heard drumming), 13 Magpie in one tree, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper 

Patchway:
Red Kite

Frenchay:
Cricket Club - gathering of 32 Pied Wagtail 

Downend:
Garden-  3 Buzzard over, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit ( after absence of several weeks), 1 m Blackcap, 1m 3f Siskin 

NORTH SOMERSET

01-03-21 Sparrowhawk making a mess on the lawn, Portishead
 (Jane Cumming- taken  through her window)

Portishead:
Parish Wharf N.R. - 1 pr Little Grebe, 1 Barn Owl ( early morning)


01-03-21 Goosander, Clevedon-Yeo (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon-Yeo:
10 Goosander, 26 Turnstone (Blackstone rocks), 1 Chiffchaff 

Sand Point/Bay:
3 Jack Snipe, 1 Snow Bunting heading north, high and calling, at 7:15a.m.

Loxton:
4 Grey Partridge1 Stock Dove, 1 Buzzard

Uphill and Bleadon Levels:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, Kingfishers, Stonechats plus 1 Hare

BELOW M4 & BANES

Clutton:
1 Barn Owl (hunting south side of A37 between 17.00 and 17.45)

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Heron's Green:
2 Slavonian  Grebe, 1 Red Kite

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Di Bunniss, Ken Carruthers, Alan Daniells, Sean Davies, Barry Dursley, Ollie Fournier,  Paul Gregory, Mike Jackson, Andy Leggatt, Lucy Masters, Andy Middleton, Michael Moxon, Dave Nicholson, Jean Oliver,  Matt Plenty, Gareth Ronson, Rosemary Setter, Larry Sweetland,  Howard Taffs, Wayne and Lauren Tucker, Penny Wills