Thursday, 18 July 2019

18-07-19 Thursday - Spotted Redshank

Temp 16 to 23 ℃. Good Sunny day today again, still hot but with a bit of a breeze.

Marsh Harrier
Avocet 
Whimbrel
Spotted Redshank
Yellow-legged Gull
Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail
Mediterranean Gull

BRISTOL

No reports.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

18-07-2019 Med Gull - juv NP-NW - Wetlands (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage/Northwick/Pilning Wetlands
23 Canada Goose, 1 juv Mute Swan, 18 Little Grebe - 6 ad + juv, 1 Little Egret, 5 Little Ringed Plover - inc 4 juv, 1 Whimbrel, 60 + Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 32 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 90+ Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull - juv, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler - singing.

Severn Beach
6 Little Egret

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
6 Canada Goose, 12 Mute Swan, 10 Shelduck +46 juvs, 60 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Coot, 14 Oystercatcher, 4 Avocet, 6 Whimbrel, 110 Curlew, 65 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 155 Redshank, 1 ad Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 429 BH Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 60 LBB Gull, 1 Raven, 10 Swallow, 2 Rock Pipit, 20 Linnet.

Backwell Lake & West Nailsea:
8 Canada Goose (inc. 6 mature gosling), 17 Mute Swan (inc. 4 cygnets), Mallard, 2 Little Egret, Buzzard, 3 Moorhen, 4 BH Gull, LBB Gull, 2 Little Owl, Green Woodpecker, Jay, 4 Swallow, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Song Thrush, 2 Chaffinch, Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch.

Worle:
3 Peregrine (including begging youngsters).

BELOW M4 & BANES

Newton-St-Loe:
6 Mute Swan, 15 Mallard, 1 Pheasant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 6 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 15 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 10 Blue Tit, 10 Great Tit, 25 Swallow, 15 House Martin,
2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 35 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 25 Goldfinch.
RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper.
18-07-19 Yellow-legged Gull, CVL Heron's Green (Ian Stapp)

Chew Valley Lake:
278 Canada Goose, 3 Greylag Goose (Stratford), 2 Shelduck (Herriott's pool), Tufted Duck (with ducklings Herriott's pool), 3 Little Grebe (2 HG pool 1 Stratford), 164 Great-crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret (Herriott's pool), 1 Sparrowhawk (Moreton), 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard, 2 Avocet (Herriott's pool, inc. 1 juv.), 4 Lapwing (3 Herriott's pool 1 Stratford), 8 Green Sandpiper (7 Herriott's pool 1 HG), 7 GBB Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull  (H Green & Herriott's pool), 1 Common Tern, 5 Collared Dove (Bishop Sutton), 100 Swift, 1 Kingfisher (Herriott's pool), 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker (Moreton), 1 Kestrel (Herriott's), 1 Hobby (H Green), 1 Peregrine (Stratford), 4 Jay, 300+ Sand Martin (Herriott's & HG), 30+ Swallow, 120+ House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff (Moreton to Stratford), 1 Song Thrush (Moreton), 7 House Sparrow (HG wall), 1 juv Yellow Wagtail (H Green), 35 Pied Wagtail (all HG wall), 30 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch (HG), 5 Reed Bunting.

18-07-19 Common Tern, CVL Herriott's Pool (Ian Stapp)
Out of Area:
Goldcliff Reserve:
1 Glossy Ibis.

Reports: Rich Andrews, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Rob Hargreaves, Robin Martin, Dean Reeves, Harvey Rose, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp blagdonlakebirds Severnsidebirds Newton-St-Loe Birding

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

17-07-19 Wednesday - Redstart

Nice to start - clouding over later.

Redstart
Avocet
Mediterranean Gull
Hobby
Marsh Tit
Little Ringed Plover 

BRISTOL

Montpelier - Station:
1 Coal Tit - not common here.

17-07-2019 Blackbird and Robin Juv (Pat Richards)
Stoke Park:
5 Canada Goose, 55 Mallard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 5 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 9 Woodpigeon,3 Swift, 2 Great Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 7 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap,1 Wren, 6 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Robin, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Filton Third Avenue:
c20 Swift - brief screaming party this morning

Northwick Warth - Pilning Wetlands:
3 Little Egret, 18 Lapwing, 5 Little Ringed Plover - inc 2 juv, 12 Curlew, 22 Dunlin, 1 Snipe 2 Green Sandpiper, 35 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Stock, 4 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 1 Yellow Wagtail.

Hawkesbury, Monument Farm:
1 f Redstart

Chipping Sodbury Common:
3 Redstart - this morning

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead - Merchant Sq:
3 Herring Gull chicks - fluttering a few feet in the air tonight, not controlled flight

17-07-2019 Avocet Cl-Yeo (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon-Yeo:
77 Shelduck - inc 36 juv, 5 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, 4 Coot, 21 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet - heading upriver, 1 Lapwing, 5 Whimbrel, 250 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Dunlin, 60 Redshank, 4 Kestrel - inc 2 juv, 7 Raven, 8 Skylark, 60 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 10 Greenfinch, 35 Goldfinch, 5 Reed Bunting (Blake’s Pools).

Backwell Lake:
8 Canada Goose including 6 gosling, 18 Mute Swan including 3+1 cygnets, 2 Gadwall, 85 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Moorhen, 6 Black-headed Gull, 2 Swift, 2 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bishop Sutton:
5 Collared Dove

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
2 Egyptian Goose, Tufted Duck - numbers building, 2 Lapwing, 6 Common Sandpiper - to roost, Black-headed Gull - good number of juv, Jackdaw and Rook - many hundreds going over to roost.

Chew Valley Lake:

17-07-2019 Common Tern CVL - Herriott's pool (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Shelduck, 1 Tufted Duck with 8 ducklings, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 2 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Great Black-backed Gull - lake & pool, 1 Yellow-legged Gull - ad, 1 Common Tern - ad, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel (m), 1 Hobby, 1 Jay, 6 Jackdaw,  30+Swallow, 60+ House  Martin, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Reed Bunting

17-07-2019 Yellow-legged Gull CVL - Herriott's pool (Ian Stapp)

Don't normally do publicity BUT this looks like fun - August, kids on hols - what's not to like!
BIRD SHOW -TOBACCO FACTORY

Reports: B Bear, John Clark,  Mark Coller, Robin Martin, Jean Oliver, Brian Piercey, Vic Polley, Lois Pryce, Pat Richards, Steve Sanins, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Keith Vinicombe
 blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG Wild Monty

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

16-07-19 Tuesday - Little Owl

Hot and Humid

Little Owl
Yellow-legged Gull
Red Kite


16-07-2019 Common Sandpiper CVL (Ian Stapp)

BRISTOL

Downs:
1 Peregrine, 2 Garden Warbler

City - Redcliff St:
5 Raven - in one group over the office this morning

Bishopston:
6 Swifts - screaming party this morning.

Eastville Park:
Italian Sparrow lookalike - still at Huyton Rd.

St George:
20 to 30 Swift - at 2 nesting sites.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

16-07-2019 Sand Martin New Passage (Lisa Presland)
New Passage:
4 Swift, 6 Sand Martin, dozens of Swallow - landing on their normal perch at this time of year - good intel Lisa.

Pilning Wetlands:
3+ Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin, 85+ Redshank, 2 Kestrel, 5 Raven, 

16-07-2019 Black-tailed Godwit Pilning Wetlands (Paul Bowerman)

Oldbury Power Station:
3 Dunlin, 9 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher - caught a fish from the Pill, 14 Skylark, 1 Wheatear - juv

16-07-2019 Thrush - juv Almondsbury (Vera  Carpenter)
Almondsbury- garden:
Bit of help please - what's this?

Warmley - garden:
1 Buzzard, 4 Swift - high overhead, 3-4 Goldcrest -juv fledged today.

16-07-2019 Goldcrest Warmley (Pete Coslett)

NORTH SOMERSET

Walton Common and Coast Path - Clevedon - BOC Tuesday Walk.
1 Pheasant, 2 Buzzard, 2 Black-headed Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 16 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 5 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 9 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 1 Nuthatch,
1 Treecreeper, 4 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 11 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Greenfinch, 14 Goldfinch

Nailsea:
3 Little Owl

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham:
5 Raven - 2 ad + 3 chicks - flying over.

16-07-2019 House Sparrow Twerton (Robert Hargreaves)
Bath - Twerton:
House Sparrow - not common in the blog masters garden!

Farrington Gurney:
1 Red Kite

Bishop Sutton:
5 Collared Dove

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Chew Valley Lake
169 Great-crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 10 Lapwing, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Reed Bunting,

Stratford:
10+ Reed Warbler - youngish looking birds

16-07-2019 Lapwing CVL (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:
2 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull - 3rd year, 1 Hobby, 40+ House Martin, 12+ Swallow, 9 House Sparrow - feeding chicks, 19 Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch,

Moreton:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 1 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush

16-07-2019 Yellow-legged Gull CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:
2 Shelduck, Tufted Duck - with 6 ducklings, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 4 Sand Martin

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Vera Carpenter, Judy Copeland, Pete Coslett, Anne Crowe, Stephen Curtis and Carol Rushton,  Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Pete Hazelwood, Mike Meechem, Lisa Presland,  Marcus Smith, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Gwen Thomas, Jason Williams
blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Monday, 15 July 2019

15-07-19 Monday - Whimbrel

More wall-to-wall sunshine with a pleasant cooling breeze.  Some cloud building up later.

Red Kite 
Little Ringed Plovers, Whimbrel
Whinchat

Is it autumn already?
This Whinchat at Portbury Wharf was probably heading south

(Dave Horlick)

BRISTOL


Dipper at Snuff Mills today (Allan Chard)
Fir Tree Lane and Troopers Hill, BS5:
20-25 Swift feeding high up - largest posse seen yet.


Longwell Green:
Red Kite low over, being mobbed by Crows & Magpies.


Redland (garden with feeders and birdbaths):
Huge flock of gulls presumably anting, 17:00-18:00 hrs.   2 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Swift, 1 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Great Tit, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch.


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE


Oldbury Power Station:
juv. Coal Tit on Lagoon 2.


New Passage/Northwick:
20 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan cygnets, 3+ Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 18 Lapwing, 5 Little Ringed Plover (3 juv), first returning Whimbrel, 4 Dunlin, 20 Curlew, 62 Redshank, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Raven, 1 hunting Hobby, 1 Kestrel, 1 Yellow Wagtail.


Severn Beach:
3 more Little Egret.


NORTH SOMERSET


M5 junction 19 Easton-in-Gordano
Flock of mixed large gulls presumably anting, 17:30

Gulls anting over Worlebury (George Rabin)
Worlebury, Weston-Super-Mare:
Remarkable numbers of gulls over the garden in Worlebury due to an ant emergence - c.500 BH Gull, Herring and LBB Gull.


Weston STW:
1 Peregrine, c.50 Sand Martin.


BELOW M4 & BANES

no reports.


Only its mother could love it!  A not very beautiful Coot chick with parent at Chew
(Bri Thompson)
RESERVOIRS


Blagdon Lake:
1 Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 1 Stonechat.


A Reed Warbler at Chew today (George Stacey)

Chew Valley Lake
20 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 350 Tufted Duck, 185 Great Crested Grebe (plus one chick), 9 Lapwing, 9 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hobby (Heron's Green), 1 Kingfisher.

15-07-2019 Young Thrush CVL (George Stacey)

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Julian Head, Adrian Hockey, Steve Mackie, Nige Milbourne, Aravind Ramesh, George Stacey, Bri Thompson, Keith Vinicombe,  blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Sunday, 14 July 2019

14-07-19 Sunday - Quail

Wall to wall sun. Nice breeze too.

Common Tern
Quail
Red Kite
Hobby
Little Ringed Plover
Marsh Harrier
Bearded Tit
Purple Heron

BRISTOL

14-07-2019 Peregrine juv Avon Gorge (Bri Thompson)
Durdam Downs - Watch Point:
4 Peregrine - inc 2 juv

Redland - Garden:
2 Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, 12 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker  - juv - peanut eater, 1 Jay, 1st Blue Tit for a while, Great Tit, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
3 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, 58 Curlew, 2 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 350 Black headed Gull, 1 Kestrel, 55 Swallow.

Pilning wetland:
15 Shelduck - juv in a creche, 1 Little Grebe, some Oystercatcher, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 30 + Redshank, 1 Kestrel, Swallow, House Martin, Linnet

14-07-2019 Blackcap New Passage (Lisa Presland)
New Passage:
Blackcap in the garden


NORTH SOMERSET

14-07-2019 Green Woodpecker Ham Green (Paul Milsom)
Ham Green:
4 Green Woodpecker - at least 2 juv

Portbury Wharf:
Oystercatcher, Mistle Thrush

Gordano Valley - inc Clapton:
1 Red Kite - circling at 15:50 - distinctive notch from missing feather on right wing, 1 Buzzard, 2 Coot - with at least one chick, 6 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Hobby - passerines keeping a low profile!

Clevedon-Yeo:
20 Mute Swan - at KP, 8 Shelduck - assume most have left to moult + 25 well grown chicks, 80 Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck - at KP, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 2 Coot, 16 Oystercatcher, 24 Lapwing - at TEP, 2 Whimbrel - at least, 35 Curlew, 15 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 130 Redshank - 85 at TEP, 240+ Black-headed Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 15 LBB Gull, 2 Swift, 1 Kestrel, 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit, 20 Linnet.

Backwell Lake:
1 Kingfisher, 80 Jackdaw, 1 Mistle Thrush - singing beautifully and clearly visible.

Weston-Super-Mare - Milton:
1 Red Kite - heading east 11:40

BELOW M4 & BANES

Oldland Common:
1 Red Kite - 15:00, 30+ Swift circling over the house.

Marshfield:
2 Quail - heard Northfield Lane during the afternoon, 20+ Corn Bunting - lots of Butterflies.

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (f), 3 Moorhen - inc 2 chicks, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern,

Chew Valley Lake
3 Redshank on the Dam, 7 Green Sandpiper at Herriott's

Ringing Station - CES session:
71 birds in total: 37 Reed Warbler topped the numbers, but 2 Lesser Whitethroat (juv) are always welcome.

OUT OF AREA

Shapwick Heath:
1 Purple Heron - good numbers of juv Bearded Tit too.

Reports: Jon Angell, Nancy Barrett, Richard Belson, Pete Coslett, Paul Francis, Mark Hynam, Paul Marshall, Andy Mears, Andy Middleton, Nige Milbourne, Paul Milsom,  Jon Mortin, Lisa Presland, George Rabin,  Harvey Rose, Stuart Rossiter, Gwen Thomas.
 blagdonlakebirdsCVRS,

Saturday, 13 July 2019

13-07-19 Saturday - Nightjar

Temp 15 to 23 ℃. Bit cooler and cloudier, fairly still but some decent sunshine at times

Nightjar
Great White Egret
Red Kite
Oystercatcher
Yellow-legged Gull
Grasshopper Warbler
Spotted Flycatcher


BRISTOL

13-7-19 Peregrine in Avon Gorge (Alan Daniells)
Avon Gorge:
Peregrines

Bishopston:
75 c Lesser Black-backed Gull - anting over the house, 1 Herring Gull with them, no small gulls with them.

Clifton Village:
Tawny Owl calling

13-07-2019 Grey Heron - juv Easville Park (Martin Tayler)
Eastville Park:
4 Grey Heron - juv

Redland Garden:
2 Herring Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Swift, 1 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 House Sparrow

13-7-19 Green Woodpecker in Canford Cemetery (Rod Holbrook)
Canford Cemetery:
1 juv Green Woodpecker

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine, Raven. Lots of Reed Warbler and Reed Bunting families on Lagoon 3

Orchard Pools:
2 Mallard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Moorhen, 1 j Raven (Wainright's Towers), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler

Little Stoke:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Dozen Swift - over the garden tea time.

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Warth:
8 Gadwall  - inc brood of 7, 8 Egret species - S/W (very high & distant), 1 Sparrowhawk, 34 Coot, 50 Redshank, 1 Peregrine,  6 Reed Warbler - inc brood of 4.

Weston Woods, BS 22:
1 Tawny Owl, 1 Nightjar heard overnight

Banwell, Winthill:
1 m Pheasant, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 m + j Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Dunnock, 8 House Sparrow, 9 Chaffinch, 3 2m + f Bullfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath, Lansdown, Further Slate Wood:
1 Red Kite 13.32, 1 Grasshopper Warbler still reeling, 2 Spotted Flycatcher families

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper

Chew Valley Lake:
1 Egyptian Geese (Dam), 1 Great White Egret, 3 Oystercatcher (Stratford), 1 Common Sandpiper, (HG), 4 Green Sandpiper (HP), 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull (Dam)

13-7-19 Reed Warbler at CVL (David Hughes)
Chew Valley Ringing Station:
42 broods of Reed Warbler ringed so far - more to come.

Reports: Alice Kirk, Derek Angell, Nancy Barrett, CVRS, Alan Daniels, Barry Dursley, Nick Hawkridge, Rod Holbrook, David Hughes, Lois Pryce, Adam Rawson, Chris Stone, Martin Tayler,  Brian Thompson, John Thorogood, Chris Vines, Robert Wellsted
blagdonlakebirds

Friday, 12 July 2019

12-07-19 Friday - Common Sandpiper

Temp 17 to 26 ℃. Hot with bright Sunshine, excellent weather

Great White Egret
Marsh Harrier, Hobby
Common Sandpiper
Yellow-legged Gull



12-7-19 Peregrine food passes in Avon Gorge (Henry Kirkwood)
BRISTOL

Avon Gorge and Holy Trinity church spire, Stapleton:
Peregrines

Narroways LNR (Ashley Down/St Werburgh):
1 Sparrowhawk

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Severnside, Western Approach, DHL:
3 Pied wagtails fledged to busy pair of parents

NORTH SOMERSET

Uphill:
1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 30 Swift, 50 Swallow and House Martin

BELOW M4 & BANES

12-7-19 Garden Birds, Weston, Bath (Sean Whyte)
Bath, River Avon:
2 of the Sand Martins seen two days were seen to fledge

Newton St Loe:  
2 Mute swan plus 4 cygnets, 9 Mallard, Grey Heron, Moorhen, 5 Coot, Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Swallow, House Martin, Nuthatch, Blackcap (M), plus 13 species of butterfly including Gatekeeper and Small Heath

RESERVOIRS

12-7-19 Egyptian Goose, Stratford (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
286 Canada Geese, 54 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese (Dam and Stratford), 2 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 170 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron,  1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 f Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard

12-7-19 Cormorant, Common Sandpiper etc, Stratford (Ian Stapp)
Common Sandpiper, 1 3rd-yr Yellow-legged Gull, 10 GBB Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Hobby, 4 Jay, 6 Swallow, 11 House Martin, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 12 House Sparrow (Blue Bowl), 22 +19 juv Pied Wagtail, 3 Chaffinch, 7 Reed Bunting

12-7-19 Little Grebe, Herons Green pool (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Anthony Cook, Anne Crowe, Pete Harrison, Adrian Hockey, Henry Kirkwood, Dean Reeves, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Keith Vinicombes, Sean Whyte

Thursday, 11 July 2019

11-07-19 Thursday - Whinchat

Temp 17 to 24 ℃. Cloudy muggy start today, a little Sunshine later, very warm

Great White Egret
Marsh Harrier, Red Kite
Sandpipers
Yellow-legged Gull
Whinchat


BRISTOL

11-7-19 Peregrines stick passing in Avon Gorge (Keith Williams)
Avon Gorge:
4 Peregrine, 2 ad 2 juv, all four sitting on Leigh Woods side for an hour. Then all but male adult took off, adult to go and hunt, youngsters to practice food passes. First with a twig and then with a pine cone

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Whinchat unusually early

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
35 Canada Goose, 25 Shelduck with 13 young, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 5 Moorhen, c.80 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Skylark, c.30 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush -bashing a snail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch.
Rangeworthy:
2 Red Kite

11-7-19 Redshank at New Passage (Patrick Richards)
New Passage:
1 Canada Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 7 Shelduck, 5 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Moorhen, 11 Coot, 4 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 26 Redshank, 200+ BH Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 8 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 5 Magpie, 12 Carrion Crow, 1 Swallow, 35+ House Martin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 55 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 7 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch 7 Linnet, 20 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell Lake:
1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker

BELOW M4 & BANES

Stockwood Open Space:
3 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Muntjac

RESERVOIRS

11-7-19 Great White Egret & Little Egret, Herriott's pool (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
3 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 1st Tufted Duck brood of the year (Herriott's Pool), 4 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron,  1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 f Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard, 6 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper (Dam & Herons Green), 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 9 GBB Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Jay, 10 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 12 House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 16 Pied Wagtail, 4 Goldfinch, 6 Reed Bunting

11-7-19 Common Sandpiper, Dam (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Andy Davis, Paul Francis, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Stephen Jones, Lois Pryce, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Gwen Thomas, Keith Williams

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

10-07-19 Wednesday - Little Ringed Plover

Hot - hot and more - - nice breeze though

Little Ringed Plover
Yellow-legged Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Red Kite
Grasshopper Warbler


10-07-2019 Little-ringed Plover - juv CVL (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Bishop Rd to Horfield Common:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Swift, 6 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 Wren, 8 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 32 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch

Avon Gorge & Downs – Sea Walls, Gully: 09-07-19
2 Grey Heron, 1 Raven, a party of 30 Swifts

10-07-2019 Peregrine -juv Finzels Reach (Ian Loats)
Finzels Reach:
Juv doing well.

Southmead:
55 Carrion Crow

M32:
Peregrine targeting Jackdaw tonight 21:00

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick / Pilning Wetlands
1 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan + 2 cygnets, c.30 Shelduck + a creche of 10 young & couple with 2 more young, 12 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 6 Moorhen, 7 Coot, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, (a possible Ruff with BH Gulls), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 30 Swallow, 10 House Martin 160 Black-headed Gull, 2 Reed Warbler, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet.

Cribbs Causeway:
1 Ring-necked Parakeet - being chased all over the place by Magpies

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead - Kilkenny Place
1 Coal tit, 4 Long-tailed tit

Worle:
2 Red Kite - over the garden

Sand Point:
4 Whimbrel - heading south


BELOW M4 & BANES

Lansdown
Grasshopper Warbler  - still giving it his best song.

10-07-2019 Sand Martin chicks, Bath (Robert Hargreaves)
Bath - Windsor Bridge:
2 Mute Swan, 1 Sparrowhawk, 50+ Herring Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Magpie, 3 Sand Martin + 4 chicks, 3 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 4 Goldfinch

Bath - Twerton: video link  - Tits

10-07-2019 juv tit fest Twerton (Maureen Parfitt)
Bishops Sutton:
4 Collared Dove

Chew Magna:
1 Red Kite - east of the village,

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
3 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank - ad,

Chew Valley Lake
2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Buzzard, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull - 3rd year & 2nd year, 4 Jay, 20+ Sand Martin - going south, 12 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 7 Reed Bunting.

Woodford:
126 Great-crested Grebe - all together

Heron's Green:
4 Little  Grebe - inc 2 chicks, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Sedge Warbler, 3 Goldfinch,

Moreton:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hobby, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler,

10-07-2019 Black-tailed Godwit CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:
2 Wigeon - m&f, 3 Shelduck, 8 Lapwing, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Redshank

Reports: Derek Angell, John Budd, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Dominic Godfrey, Robert Hargreaves, Ian Loats, Jon Mortin, Ben Ofield, Maureen Parfitt, Dee Pope, Lois Pryce, Dean Reeves, Ian Stapp, 
blagdonlakebirds

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

09-07-19 Tuesday - Great White Egret

Warm - hazy sunshine

Tawny Owl
Marsh Tit
Great White Egret
Hobby
Red Kite
Grasshopper Warbler
Stock Dove
Yellow-legged Gull

BRISTOL

Bishopston:
1 House Sparrow ventured into the garden - 1st for years.

09-07-2019 Yellow-legged Gull - or is it a Lesser Black-backed Gull? Temple Meads Station (Mark Savage)

Temple Meads Station:
1 Yellow-legged Gull - or is it Lesser Black-backed Gull? (ed note 10/07/2019 'Mr Gull' says LB)

09-07-2019 Peregrine Avon Gorge (Raoul Chandrasakera)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Yate - Kingsgate Park:
1 Red Kite  - circling

09-07-2019 Hobby Layhill (Adam Rawson)

Layhill:
1 Hobby - over, very high.

Northwick Warth / Pilning Wetlands:
1 Little Egret, 5 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin, 47 Redshank, 7 Raven, a Stonechat, 2 Yellow Wagtail.

09-07-2019 Common Scoter Severn Beach (Paul Bowerman)

Severn Beach:
Common Scoter (m), 4 Little Egret, 45+ Curlew.

NORTH SOMERSET

09-07-2019 Green Woodpecker - Mistle Thrush Ham Green (Paul Milsom)
Ham Green:
4 Green Woodpecker - inc juv, 1 Mistle Thrush.

Portbury Warth:
Gadwall - brood of 4, 12 Black-tailed Godwit - sum plum, 1 Mediterranean Gull - ad, 1 Yellow-legged Gull - ad.

Cleeve - Goblin Combe, BOC Tuesday Walk:
4 Buzzard, 1 Stock Dove, 9 Woodpigeon, 1 Tawny Owl, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 Coal Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 6 Swallow, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 6 Goldcrest, 8 Wren, 5 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 7 Robin, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Goldfinch.

Bleadon - STW:
3 Great White Egret - headed towards Berrow.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Lansdown:
1 Grasshopper Warbler - for the 4th day,  reeling from the scrub, 2 Bullfinch (f&m).

Compton Dando:
1 Red Kite, 4 Swallow, 2 Whitethroat, 10 Linnet incl.sev. juv, 4 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Common Sandpiper

09-07-2019 Reed Bunting CVL Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
1 Black Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon (m) 13 Teal, 4 Pochard, 125 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (f), 6 Buzzard, 8 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper - adult, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Hobby, 4 Jay, 50 Sand Martin - autumn migration is underway, 50+ House Martin, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Reed Bunting.

09-07-2019 Sedge Warbler CVL (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull - 3rd-year, 4 Sedge Warbler,

Moreton:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Goldfinch.

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Leucistic Herring Gull - DEAD by the side of the road, 1 Kingfisher,  1 Kestrel,

Reports: Nick Beamson, Paul Bowerman, Pete Brain, Raoul Chandrasakera, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Adrian Hockey, Paul Milsom, Adam Rawson, Peter Rock, Mark Savage, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Keith Vinicombe, Keith Williams
severnsidebirds blagdonlakebirds