Friday 30 November 2018

30-11-18 Friday - Arctic Skua

Temp 8 to 11℃. Bright, not as windy today, but still a lot of rain about, 2.5mm.

Bewick's Swans
Scaup, Lesser Scaup
Black-necked Grebe
Common Crane
Grey Plover, Woodcock, Jack Snipe, Purple Sandpiper, Little Stint
Kittiwake, Mediterranean Gull
Arctic Skua
Black Redstart
Water Pipit

30-11-18 Black-necked Grebes, Moreton, CVL (Ian Stapp)

There have been few reports of Blackcap this autumn compared with last year. Please keep them coming

BRISTOL

30-11-18 Black-headed Gull, Duchess Lake (Patrick Richards)
Concorde Way to Duchess Lake:
1 Buzzard, 9 Moorhen, 1 Black-headed Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 4m 2 f Blackbird, 38 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing,2 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1m Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch

30-11-18 Kingfisher at Eastville park (Martin Tayler)
Eastville Park:
3 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

30-11-18 Grey Plover at OPS (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Oldbury Power Station:
1 f Shoveler, 28 Wigeon, 26 Lapwing, 6 Grey Plover, 4 Curlew, 55 Turnstone, 76 Dunlin, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 f Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat

Aust:
2 Lapwing, 1 Short-eared Owl briefly, 1 Green Woodpecker, 30 Fieldfare (sheep fields), 1 Reed Bunting

30-11-18 Turnstone at Shaft beach (Tony Scott)
Severn Beach, Shaft outlet: 
2 Oystercatcher, 8 Ringed Plover, 120+ Turnstone, 20 Dunlin

NORTH SOMERSET

30-11-18 Purple Sandpipers on Battery Point (Chris Robinson)
Portishead:
6 Cormorant (Marina), 2 Purple Sandpiper (Battery Point)

Backwell Lake roost:
16 Little Egret (numbers building)

Anchor Head (W-s-M:
Kittiwake, 250 Dunlin all down river

Bleadon Levels, towards Uphill;
Short-eared Owl on the hunt

Sandford Wood:
1 Woodcock

BELOW M4 & BANES

30-11-18 Fieldfare on Claverton Down (Rob Hargreaves)
Bath, Claverton Down West edge:
2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 6 Magpie, 1 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch

Bath, Monkton Combe, Brassknocker Hill:
1 Marsh Tit

RESERVOIRS

30-11-18 Bewick's Swan behind Denny (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake, Stratford:
160 Canada Goose, (Woodford), 11 2 juv Bewick's Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck, 8 Pintail (Herriott's), 4 ad f Scaup, 1 m Lesser Scaup, 13+ Goldeneye, 11 2m Goosander, 5 Little Grebe (Herons Green), 3 Black-necked Grebe

30-11-18 Cattle Egret, Stratford Lane, CVL (Ian Stapp)
11 Cattle Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 7 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 2 Common Crane, 500 Lapwing (H), 19 Black-tailed Godwit (HG), 7 Curlew, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Snipe, 5 Dunlin, 1 j Little Stint (H), 1 Common and 2 Green Sandpiper

30-11-18 Lapwing at CVL (Bob Brewer)
1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 m Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 4 Jay, 1 Raven, 20+ tits (mixed most L TT), 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap (M), 3 Goldcrest, 250+ Starling, 17+ Fieldfare, 30+ Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat (M & HG), 30+ House Sparrow (HG & Bishop Sutton), 1 Grey Wagtail (HG), 9 Meadow Pipit, 4 Water Pipit, 6 Bullfinch (W), 25+ Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting (H)

30-11-18 Common Gull, Chew (Robin Martin)
Out of UK
Bob Brewer in Nepal

Reports: Paul Bowyer, Bob Brewer, Raoul Chandrasakera, John Clark, Tony Cook, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Patrick Hancock, Rob Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Bill Hewitt, Robin Martin, Andrew Middleton, Patrick Richards, Chris Robinson, Tony Scott, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, Michael Thomas, Kurt Vickery, Dan White, Jason Williams

Thursday 29 November 2018

29-11-18 Thursday - Great Skua

Mild, strong winds and torrential rain up to mid-morning. Sunny early afternoon, sufficient to tempt me out in time for the next set of showers

Great Skua, Little Stint, Lesser Scaup, Purple Sandpiper, Red-throated Diver, Red-breasted Merganser

29-11-18 Common Sandpiper (George Stacey)
BRISTOL

Finzells Reach:
1 Peregrine

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Great Skua - attacking juv Herring Gull; regurgitation achieved, Shepperdine

Severn Beach:
3 Red-breasted Merganser (also seen at Oldbury Power Station), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 30+ Kittiwake (in the wind heading NE)

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
6 Cormorant (marina), 2 Purple Sandpiper (Battery Point)

Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head:
2650 Dunlin - vismig, steady stream 08:30 to 10:00, and 2 Kittiwake

Sand Point/Bay:
Red-throated Diver (over the end of the point heading up river)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Newton St Loe:
20 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Jay, 3 Raven, 1 Fieldfare, 100+ Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch, 20+ Goldfinch, 1 Yellowhammer,

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Goosander (f), but only 15 Lapwing - all at CVL!

Chew Valley Lake
154 Canada Goose (off Woodford), 2 Egyptian Goose, 11 Bewick's Swans (7 flew off South / still family party of 4 at Moreton)

29-11-18 Bewick's Swan at Chew (Ian Stapp)

2 Shelduck, 9 Pintail (Herriott's pond), 3 Red-crested Pochard (2F 1M), 4 Scaup, 1 Lesser Scaup (way out on the lake, quite dark looking, probably still in eclipse), 6 Goosander (2M-4F), 15+ Goldeneye

29-11-18 Goldeneye (George Stacey)

4 Cattle Egret (Lane to Stratford), 5 Grey Heron, 7 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard,  2 Water Rail (Moreton & Herriotts), 600 Lapwing, 8 Black-tailed Godwit (5 HG Stratford), 1 Snipe (HG), 5 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kittiwake (adult over lake), 5 Great Black-backed Gull

29-11-18 Black-tailed Godwit at Heron's Green (Ian Stapp)
2 Stock Dove, 40+ Woodpigeon (Shoot at Moreton), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 5 Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 2 Cetti's, 40+ Starling (Woodford), 3+ Fieldfare (Woodford), 20+ Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat (Moreton & HG), 1 Grey Wagtail (HG), 16 Meadow Pipit (Moreton), 3 Water Pipit, 2 Bullfinch (Woodford), 30+ Goldfinch (Woodford), 3 Reed Bunting (Herriotts)

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowyer, Raoul Chandrasakera, John Clark, Andy Davis, Jeff Hazel, Pete Hazelwood, John Martin, Christopher Robinson, George Stacey, Ian Stapp,     blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Wednesday 28 November 2018

28-11-18 Wednesday - Kittiwake

Temp 8 to 14℃. Mainly drizzly, 2.5 mm of rain, very drab day. "Too wet to go out!"

Bewick's Swans
Red-crested Pochard, Scaup, Common Scoter
Black-necked Grebe
Grey Plover, Jack Snipe, Little Stint
Kittiwake
Water Pipit

28-11-18 Sparrowhawk in Kingsgate Park, Yate (Mark Coller)
BRISTOL

Duchess Lake:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 1 BH Gull, 4 Woodpigeon, 1 Jay, 9 Magpie, 19 Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 14 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 8 Starling, 5m 3f Blackbird, 1 Continental Blackbird, 1 Robin, 3 Meadow Pipit, 20 Goldfinch

Finzel's Reach, 15.00:
2 Peregrine

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Grey Plover, 1 ad Kittiwake, 1 probable Water Pipit on the seawall by the waterworks

Severn Beach: 
1 f Common Scoter, 2 ad Kittiwake

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo;
8 Mute Swan, 60 Shelduck, 150 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 6 2m Goosanders (Blind Yeo at 16.00), 15 Oystercatcher, 150 Lapwing, 21 Grey Plover, 100+ Curlew, 16 Turnstone, 600 Dunlin, 200+ Redshank, 75 Fieldfare

BELOW M4 & BANES

Saltford, Avon before Jolly Sailor:
2 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 300 BH Gull, 8 Common Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 2 Magpie, 50 Corvids

28-11-18 Great Spotted Woodpecker in Bath (NSL-birding)
Bath, garden:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Collared Dove, 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 5 Chaffinch, 10+ Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
Flock Canada Geese, 1 Egyptian Goose, flock Teal off Lodge, 1♀Goosander, 1♂Sparrowhawk, 500 Lapwings, 1 Common Sandpiper

Chew Valley Lake, Stratford:
11 2juv Bewick's Swan (S fly to Denny), 4 (2 pair) Red-crested Pochard (S to Mid Lake), 4 ad f  Scaup, 5 Goldeneye, 11 4m Goosander, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 1 Jack Snipe, 8 Snipe, 4 Dunlin, 1 j Little Stint, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Fieldfare, 31 Redwing, 4 Water Pipit

Out of UK
Bob Brewer in Nepal

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, Jane Cumming, Rob Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Patrick Richards, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Wayne Tucker

Tuesday 27 November 2018

27-11-18 Tuesday - Merlin

Temp 1 to 10℃. Started raining around nine and steadily got worse. Wet, wet, wet! Nearly 10mm of rain

Bewick's Swans
Red-crested Pochard
Jack Snipe, Little Stint
Merlin


26-11-18 Black-tailed Godwit, Stratford (Rob Hargreaves)
Dull and grey and now raining
BRISTOL

Downend:
1 Sparrow (f) in pursuit of 2 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, several Blackbird and 3 Redwing  - a nice garden selection.

Great Spotted Woodpecker Downend 27-11-2018 (Barry Dursley)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Little Egret, 6 Oystercatcher, 310 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 700 Dunlin, 2 Snipe

Aust Warth: 
6 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 1 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
25 Canada Geese, 35 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 50 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 12 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 1 Stonechat

Clevedon, Wain's Hill and the Pill;
2 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 2 m Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 12 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 6 Turnstone, 47 Redshank, 90 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Collared Dove, 1 f Merlin, 1 Jay, 7 Magpie, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 30 Fieldfare, 4 Robin, 25+ House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Greenfinch.

Kenn Moor (Yacwag Reserve)
;

1 Jack Snipe, 1 Kestrel
26-11-18 Sparrowhawk, Yatton (Higgy)
Yatton, Stowey Rd;
1 Grey Heron (20th), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, Greenfinches and Goldfinches

20-11-18 Grey Heron, Yatton (Higgy)
Worle:
2 Coal Tit - peanut feeder, 3 Blackcap - on apples, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, lots of Goldfinch - another nice garden selection.

BELOW M4 & BANES

26-11-18 Barn Owl at Marshfield (Dan White)
Marshfield, 26th:
11 Golden Plover, 50 Common Gull, 1 Barn Owl, 300 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing, 9 Corn Bunting, 25 Yellowhammer

Bath - Walcot:
1 Marsh Tit, 1 Bullfinch - highlights of a nice garden selection

RESERVOIRS
26-11-18 Water Rail in heavy rain at Stratford (Brian Thompson)
Chew Valley Lake:
2 Bewick's Swan (Denny), 2 Shelduck, 13 Pintail, 1 Red-crested Pochard (Mid Lake), 5 Goldeneye, 4 2m 2f Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 52 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit
26-11-18 Jack Snipe, Stratford (Rob Hargreaves)
1 Jack Snipe (Stratford), 4 Dunlin, 1 j Little Stint (Herriotts End), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting

Out of UK
Bob Brewer in Nepal

Reports: Barry Dursley, Rob Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Peter Hazelwood, Higgy, Glen Maddison, Lois Pryce, Dean Reeves, Trevor Riddle, Chris Stone, Martin Tayler, Brian Thompson, Dan White, Paul Williams

Monday 26 November 2018

26-11-18 Monday - Lesser Scaup

Temp 4 to 8℃. Bright and cold today, flat calm water little wind

26-11-18 Bewick's Swans at Denny (George Stacey)
Bewick's Swans
Red-crested Pochard, Lesser Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe 
Cattle Egret 
Curlew, Little Stint
Mediterranean Gull
Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl
Ring-necked Parakeet
Black Redstart
Short-eared Owl
26-11-18 Tawny Owl at Eastville (Martin Tayler)


BRISTOL

Bishopston, Egerton Road:
Ring-necked Parakeet



Eastville Park:
2 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Wren, 1 Grey Wagtail




SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 m Black Redstart

Aust:
1 Short-eared Owl

NORTH SOMERSET

26-11-18 Bullfinch at Langford (David Goodliffe)
Langford garden;
2 Coal Tit, 3 Blue & 3 Great Tit, 11 Starling, 1 m Blackbird, 2 m 5 f House Sparrow, 1 m Bullfinch, 15 Goldfinch

Axe, west of Loxton
;

1 Great White Egret, small groups of Redwings on Bleadon Levels

BELOW M4 & BANES

Stockwood Open Space:
15 Chaffinch

Marshfield:
11 Golden Plover, 50 Common Gull, 1 Barn Owl, 300+ Fieldfare, 50 Redwing, 200 mixed corvids, 9 Corn Bunting, 25 Yellowhammer

26-11-18 Wigeon at CVL (Bob Brewer)
RESERVOIRS

BlagdonLake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 3 (2 m 1f) Goosander, 1 flyover Curlew, 1 1st winter Mediterranean Gull

26-11-18 Bewick's Swan at CVL (Bob Brewer)
Chew Valley Lake:
124 Canada Geese, 11 (2j) Bewick's Swan (Denny), 2 Shelduck, 43 Pintail, 4 (2+2) Red-crested Pochard (Moreton), 1 m Lesser Scaup (Wick Green Point)

26-11-18 Long-tailed Duck off Sailing Club (Ian Stapp)
Long-tailed Duck, 15 Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, 3 Black-necked Grebe (WGP), 5 Cattle Egret (HG), Grey Heron, 7 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 60+ Lapwing, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe (Herons Green), 1 j Little Stint (Herriotts),

26-11-18 Common Sandpiper, Dam (Ian Stapp)
1 Common & 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Short-eared Owl (back Stratford), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 3 Raven, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Fieldfare (W), 20 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush (W), 2 Stonechat, 10 House Sparrow, 1 Grey & 3 Pied Wagtail (HG), 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Linnet, 30 Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting

26-11-18 Bullfinch at Woodford (George Stacey)
Reports: Bob Brewer, Barry Dursley, Paul Francis, David Goodliffe, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Glen Maddison, John Martin, George Stacey, Adam Rawson, Ian Stapp, Martin Tayler, Keith Vinicombe, Dan White, Paul Williams

Sunday 25 November 2018

25-11-18 Sunday - Eider

Temp 4 to 9℃. DULL, Dull, dull

Long-tailed Duck
Eider
Black-necked Grebe
Jack Snipe
Black Redstart
Short-eared Owl

25-11-18 Long-tailed Duck by the Dam (Robin Martin)
BRISTOL

Easter Compton:
12 Lapwing, flock c.45 Jackdaw, flock c.50 Rook, flock 11 Long-tailed Tit, flock 15 Fieldfare, c.120 Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch

Withywood:
6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Short-eared Owl, 500 Dunlin, 1 m Black Redstart, 5 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail

25-11-18 Dunlin at New Passage (John Martin)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
15 Shoveler, 14 Gadwall, 500 Wigeon, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 195 Lapwing, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, decent Dunlin flock, 1 Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff, 30 Redwing

NORTH SOMERSET

Ham Green:
Nuthatch - back in the garden after 2 months absence

Clevedon Pier
;

Black Redstart

Clevedon-Yeo
;

92 Canada Goose, 9 Mute Swan , 50 Shelduck, 200 Wigeon, 140 Mallard, 2 Teal, 1 m Eider (in eclipse), 2 Little Egret, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 42 Oystercatcher, 240 Lapwing, 21 Grey Plover, 150 Curlew, 10 Turnstone, 1400 Dunlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Snipe, 290 Redshank, 300 BH Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 2 Raven, 25 Skylark, 25 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 4 Rock Pipit, 20 Linnet

Tickenham Moor
;

 2 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 50 Starling, 500+ Fieldfare, 500+ Redwing, 1 f Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge:
1 Jay - keeping everything else off the feeders.

Freshford:
1 Peregrine, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Marsh Tit, 75+ Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush

RESERVOIRS


25-11-18 Long-tailed Duck by the Dam (Mike Trew)
Chew Valley Lake:
2 Shelduck, lots Wigeon, Pintail and Teal with a few Pochard (Herriotts), 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 60+ Lapwing, 7 Black-tailed Godwit (Herons Green), 1 Green Sandpiper (Herriotts), 2 Grey Wagtail

25-11-18 Great White Egret, Chew (Robin Martin)
Out of Avon:
Goshawk at Avoncliff
18 Crossbill at Stockhill
2nd Western Palearctic record of Siberian Wagtail at Sandham, Gotland, Sweden

25-11-18 Siberian Wagtail, Sandham, Gotland (Tarsiger)
Reports: Des Bowring, Raoul Chandrasakera, Neil Delaney, Chris Hall, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Ken Hills, Henry Kirkwood, Glen Maddison, John Martin, Andy Middleton, Robin Martin, Paul Milsom, James Payne, Matt Plenty, Lois Pryce, Harvey Rose, Tarsinger, Brian Thompson, Mike Trew, CVRS


2018 records
Now the 2017 Avon Bird Report has been published we have started preparatory work for the 2018 report, checking the records submitted during the first nine months of this year.
All the following records lack supporting notes so if you saw any of the birds in question please let us have your notes please, to avonbirdrecorder@gmail.com.
It helps us immensely if people submit supporting notes at the time of the sighting.

Species
Date
Site
Cattle Egret
2
03/09/2018
Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y)
Common Redpoll
1
15/04/2018
New Passage / Northwick Warth
Common Redpoll
3
21/04/2018
New Passage / Northwick Warth
Glaucous Gull
1
1w
03/01/2018
Severn Beach
Goshawk
1
17/02/2018
Marshfield, Tormarton Rd, Newhouse Farm
Goshawk
1
21/04/2018
New Passage / Northwick Warth
Great Grey Shrike
1
25/09/2018
Almondsbury (M4/M5 interchange)
Great Skua
1
juv
23/09/2018
Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Stratford
Hen Harrier
1
13/04/2018
Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Moreton
Hen Harrier
1
12/04/2018
Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Honey-buzzard
1
17/05/2018
Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Stratford
Iceland Gull
07/04/2018
Sand Point
Leach's Petrel
1
03/01/2018
Severn Beach
Leach's Petrel
1
19/09/2018
Severn Beach
Leach's Petrel
1
21/09/2018
Clevedon, Ladye Bay
Nightingale
1
19/04/2018
Wick
Nightjar
1
22/05/2018
Oldbury Power Station (OPS)
Ortolan Bunting
1
13/09/2018
New Passage / Northwick Warth
Ortolan Bunting
1
15/09/2018
New Passage / Northwick Warth, PWL
Purple Heron
1
juv
24/07/2018
Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Main Reedbed
Purple Heron
1
juv
13/09/2018
Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Stratford
Spoonbill
1
13/05/2018
Oldbury Power Station (OPS)
Turtle Dove
2
27/04/2018
Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Herriott's
White Stork
1
01/07/2018
Bristol, Lawrence Weston Moor

Saturday 24 November 2018

24-11-2018 Saturday - Bewick's Swans

Misty, moisty, murky day, cold and drizzly - horrible!  Temp 8℃.  Not many birders out, and who can blame them?

Bewick's Swans, Long-tailed Duck, Yellow-legged Gulls, Water Pipits at Chew
Short-eared Owl, Merlin

Femail Pintail at Herriotts pool, Chew (Bob Brewer)

BRISTOL

Stockwood Open Spaces:
100 Fieldfare heading over houses towards Stockwood Open Space.

St George:

Greenfinch St George 24-11-2018 (Lee Gardiner)


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Little Grebe (Oldbury Pill), 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 juv/fem Merlin attacking the Dunlin flock, 2 Chiffchaff.

Thornbury:
1 Little Egret, 1 Carrion Crow with white wings.

NORTH SOMERSET

Brent Goose (db) 24-11-2018 Clevedon (PB Chapman)
Clevedon - Hand Stadium area:
4 Brent Goose - ad + 3 1st yrs (db)

BELOW M4 & BANES


Moorhen Bath 24-11-2018 (Glen Maddison)
Bath - Walcot :
Front Room Birding - 1 Moorhen + Goldfinch - under and on the feeders'

Bath Spa University (entrance):
4 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing, 3 Goldfinch.


Another shot of that femail Pintail at Herriotts pool, Chew (Bob Brewer)
RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
Bewick's Swan (from Picnic One),  2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Shelduck, 30 Pintail, 1 Long-tailed Duck (Dam), 30 Goldeneye, 3 1m Goosander (Stratford), 6 Grey Heron, 5 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 66 Lapwing, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Denny and Herriotts), 2 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Goldcrest (Woodford), 3 Meadow Pipit (S), 2 Water Pipit (S), 2 Bullfinch (W).


Dear friends in Bristol, Bath and the Chew Valley, please come to our talks by Mike Dilger, from BBC's The One Show, The Trials and Tribulations of a Wildlife Presenter and Mya-Rose Craig AKA Birdgirl's, Born to Bird, on Friday 30th Nov 2018 at Chew Valley School. Both talks will be hilarious and suitable for those 8 years and over. Mike will also be speaking at 6.30 pm for anyone interested in getting into TV, especially those in school or university, followed by the main event starting at 7 pm. There will be cheese ploughman's and bar and all proceeds will to to Black2Nature, Mya-Rose's charity which takes minority ethnic teenagers out to the countryside on nature camps. Tickets are £12 or £7 for those 18 or under, available from Eventbrite https://bit.ly/2PHdxiG

Reports: Paul Brian Chapman, Lee Gardiner, Robert Hargreaves, Glen Maddison, John Martin, Matt Scott,  Brian Thompson, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG