A cooler, wet, blustery morning as the remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo swept up the estuary. Drier but no warmer later. Temp around 16°C.
Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull
St George's - Garden:
1 Sparrowhawk (m), Long-tailed Tit, 1 Bullfinch (m)
Oldbury Power Station:
2 juv. Common Tern (downriver at High Tide - latest OPS record).
14 Grey Plover at Pillhead Gout, c.20 Swallow, c.20 House Martin, 1 Wheatear.
2 Greylag Goose, 1 branta/anser hybrid (probably Canada Goose x Greylag Goose), 1 (1W) Peregrine taking a Dunlin, 4 Grey Plover, 15 Ringed Plover, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Knot, 600 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler (heard).
3 Meadow Pipit at Battery Point this morning.
1 Grey Wagtail feeding around garden pond.
1 (1W) Mediterranean Gull flying up river, 1 Firecrest (very vocal) in trees at back of the NT car park. Also c. 10 Chiffchaff, c.10 Goldcrest.
BELOW M4 & BANES
8 House Martin over the recreation field in Weston.
Chew Valley Lake
9 Great White Egret, 2 Cattle Egret, 1 juv. Marsh Harrier, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 400 House Martin, 50 Swallow.
30 Shoveler, 2 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper.
Herriott's - inc Pool:
5 Common Gull.
Reports: John Croxton, Andy Davis, Lee Gardiner, Peter Hollingworth, David Howes, Brian Lancastle, Jon Mortin, Mike Salter, Sean Whyte, opsbirding.