Wednesday, 1 April 2020

01-04-20 Wednesday - Crossbill

Cloudy with sunny intervals

Whooper Swan
Red Kite
Crossbill
Little Ringed Plover

BRISTOL

Bishopston- garden:
2 Raven

Blaise Estate:
1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 8 Magpie, 1 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (singing), 1 Nuthatch, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail - Lots of singing Robin, Wren, Blackbird, Tits

Coombe Dingle:
Red Kite - almost over the house!

01-04-2020 Jay Downend (Barry Dursley)
Downend - garden:
1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (m), 8 Jay - in a neighbours garden

01-04-2020 Peregrine Clifton Downs (Keith Williams)
Downs and Clifton:
1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Peregrine, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch,

High Kingsdown - garden:
4 Jay, 1 Blackcap (f) - male went last week

Redland Hill:
1 Grey Heron - chased by gulls.

St Andrews Park:
1 Green Woodpecker - heard at 08:30

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Snipe, 1 Peregrine, 2 Reed Bunting (f&m)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

01-04-2020 Snipe NP (Lisa Presland)
New Passage/Northwick:
8 Canada Goose, 60 Shelduck, 12 Gadwall, 16 Wigeon, c.50 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 8 Moorhen, 10 Coot, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing (calling, fighting & displaying in the air), 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, c.200 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Turnstone, 6 Snipe, c.70 Redshank, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (m) - singing, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Pied Wagtail, 3 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting.


01-04-2020 Water Rail NP (Lisa Presland)
Easter Compton - from Henbury:
1 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 12 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 4 sites with Greenfinch singing

NORTH SOMERSET

Abbots Leigh:
1 Kestrel- hover hunting over the garden, 2 Pied Wagtail.

01-04-2020 Pied Wagtail Dowlais  (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon- Yeo and garden vismig:
1 Grey Heron - dive-bombed by gulls, 4 Pied Wagtail - presumed migrants, 2 Meadow Pipit,

01-04-20 Great Spotted Woodpecker Backwell (Robin Lambert)
Backwell - garden:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (f&m) - to the feeders 4x a day.

Banwell - riverside:
3 or 4 Buzzard, 1 Cetti's Warbler - singing, a first, Chiffchaff, 2 Pied Wagtail (pr),

01-04-20 Whooper Swan Kenn Moor (Mark Savage)
Kenn - Moor:
2 Canada Geese, 17 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 4 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Chaffinch and 1 Reed Bunting

Worle - 2 gardens:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Carrion Crow, 4 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Robin - pairing up, 4 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch
01-04-2020 Wheatear Uphill (Penny Wills)
Uphill - LNR:
1 Wheatear

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath - Weston Wood:
1 Crossbill (m) - quickly away.

Bath, Twerton:
2 Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted and 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Coal, 9 Blue and 21 Great Tit, 3 L-t Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 15 Wren, 5 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Song Thrush, 20 Robin, 2 Greenfinch

RESERVOIRS

All closed

Special Notice from the BTO

As many of us are in self-isolation etc. during these unprecedented times why not join the BTO Garden BirdWatch community for free and tell us which species visit your garden each week. Your sightings will help us to understand how and why populations of garden birds and other wildlife are changing, and how we can all help them. Head to www.bto.org/gbw to sign up today.
Reports: Derek Angell, Anne Bowler, David Campbell, Barry Dursley, Alastair Fraser, Adrian Hockey, Robin Lambert, Jon Mortin, Mike Moxon, Jean Oliver, Mike Owen, Lisa Presland, Lois Pryce, Howard Taffs, Dean Reeves, Mark Savage, Larry Sweetland, Keith Williams, Penny Wills, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

31-03-20 Tuesday - Red Kite

Sunny but a bit of a chilly wind, glorious evening

Red Kite
Bar-headed Goose
Golden Plover
Dipper


31-03-2020 Kestrel Warmley Forrest Park (Chris Perry)
BRISTOL

Blaise Estate:
31-03-2020 Treecreeper Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
2 Treecreeper - nest material gathering

31-03-2020 Blue Tit St Andrews (John Rossetti)
St Andrews - garden:
Blue Tit - using the bijou swift box

Cranbrook Road:
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Raven

Stockwood - garden: 30-03-2020
1 Herring Gull - over, several Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, several Magpie and Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit - checking out nest box, 2 Great Tit, 1 Blackcap (f), 1 Wren, several Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, several flocks of Goldfinch - max 6

St Georges - garden & Dundridge Lane:
1 Red Kite, 2 Greenfinch again today

Troopers Hill:
quiet - but several Chiffchaff

Redland - garden:
1 Blackcap (m)

Stoke Bishop:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal, Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tit, 4 Blackcap (2 each f&m) all enjoying the fat.

Canford Cemetery:
1 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 28 Woodpigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 10 Magpie,4 Carrion Crow, 3 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest - singing a very squeaky song, 9 Blackbird,  11 Robin, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch

Sea Mills - R Avon:
2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull

Portway:
lots of Chiffchaff and Blackcap - all singing

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

31-03-2020 Chiffchaff NP (Rod Holbrook)
New Passage/Northwick:
1 Chiffchaff

31-03-2020 Black-tailed Godwit NP (Lisa Presland)
Pilning Wetlands:
258 Black-tailed Godwit

Severn Beach:
1 Jay - heard

Yate - gardens and Kingsgate Park - though the railings as the park is closed:
2 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 2 Mistle Thrush 1 Linnet

Yate - gardens and Coopers Lake:
9 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker - drumming, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (f)

Bradley Stoke, Three Brooks NR:
2-3 Teal (f&m), 1 Collared Dove, 3 Jay, 3 Bullfinch (f&2m), 2 Greenfinch.

NORTH SOMERSET

Ashton Court:
1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker - yaffling somewhere, 2 Raven, Chiffchaff - everywhere, 2+ Nuthatch, quite a few Blackbird and Robin about too.

Ham Green - inc Heronry and Lake:
6 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, Grey Heron - at least 6 occupied nests, 1 Coot, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch

Tyntesfield:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper,

Nailsea East End - Nowhere Wood:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker - drumming, 1 Nuthatch - calling and found mudding up a last years GS Woodpecker hole, Chiffchaff - singing.

Gordano - valley:
2 Canada Goose - very noisy, 1 Bar-headed Goose - very smart plumage, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 2 Lapwing, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff - singing, 1 Blackcap (m) - singing

31-03-2020 Shelduck Dowlais (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon - Dowlais:
No sign of any vismig. 2 Shelduck, Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 16 Oystercatcher, 6 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 4 Curlew, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 17 Meadow Pipit, 8 Linnet,  Goldfinch

Weston-Super-Mare:
2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stock Dove - over high up, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 1 Wheatear

31-03-2020 Goldfinch Worle (Dean Reeves)
Worle -garden:
2 Goldfinch

Banwell:
3 Buzzard, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, lots of Jackdaw and Rook, 4 Chiffchaff - singing, 1 Blackcap - singing,  1 Mistle Thrush - singing, 10 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch (pr), 5 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch,

BELOW M4 & BANES

Kingswood - garden:
2 Raven - over

Hanham - garden:
1 Cormorant - over, unusual, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine (f&m) - over

31-03-2020 Yellowhammer Wickwar (Alan Piper)
Wickwar:
Yellowhammer - heard over the last 4 days - finally !

Warmley Forest Park / Overscourt Woods:
2 Buzzard, 2 Stock Dove, 15 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 25+ Jackdaw, 7 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 11 Blue Tit, 20 Great Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tit (5pr), 23 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 14 Blackbird,  20+ Robin, 12 House Sparrow, 15 Dunnock, 6 Greenfinch,  30+ Goldfinch

Willsbridge:
1 Treecreeper, 1 Dipper - of note

31-03-2020 Great Spotted Woodpecker Twerton (Robert Hargreaves)
Twerton:
5 Stock Dove, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Magpie, 2 Coal Tit , 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Nuthatch

31-03-2020 Raven Stanton Drew (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Stanton Drew:
5 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff - singing, 2 Grey Wagtail - setting up home, Goldfinch


31-03-2020 Fieldfare & Redwing - are these the last ?? Compton Dando (Ian Stapp)
Compton Dando - walkabout:
2 Mallard - river, 12+ Pheasant, 1 Grey Heron - river, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 20+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Great Black- backed Gull, 7 Stock Dove, 50+ Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker - one calling a lot, 1 Kestrel, 250+ mixed Crows Jackdaw & Rooks (rookery with 6 nests Jackdaw collecting nesting material in the village), 2 Raven 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 7 Chiffchaff, lots of song, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 8 Wren, 30+ Starling, 11 Blackbird - one with a lot of white breast feathers, 100+ Fieldfare with 40+ Redwing - sat in a tree lots of calling, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Wheatear - with sheep, 40+ House Sparrows - most in the village, 2 Grey Wagtail 4 Pied Wagtail, 20+ Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 6 Yellowhammer - very showy, singing a lot, 2 Reed Bunting

RESERVOIRS

All closed

Reports: Roger Bingham, Paul Bowerman, Dru Brooke-Taylor, John Budd, Raoul Chandrasakera, Allan Chard, Mark Coller, Steve Curtis, Annie Davis, Paul Francis, Lee Gardiner, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, Martyn Hayes, Rod Holbrook, Angus Krouwel, Rob Laughton, Darren Pearce, Chris Perry, Alan Piper, Lisa Presland, Robert Proctor, Dean Reeves, Harvey Rose, John Rossetti, Carol Rushton, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Mike Thomas, John Thorogood, Martin Wightman, Roger White, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Monday, 30 March 2020

30-03-20 Monday - a new Whooper Swan

Mainly overcast with a chilly NE wind, but dry and pleasant.

Whooper Swan
Red Kite
Golden Plovers
Siskins

BRISTOL

Avon Gorge:
4 Peregrine (3 adults and a juvenile), 1 imm Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 6+ Stock Dove.

Redland (2 gardens):
2 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 2 Herring Gulls, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 11+ House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Goldfinch.

30-03-2020 Collared Dove Bishopston (Nick Hawkridge)
Bishopston (2 gardens):
1 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 5 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, 1 Blackcap (f), 7 House Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch.

St George:
2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Greenfinch
30-03-2020 Long-tailed Tit - Greenfinch St George (Lee Gardiner)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Yate Common:
1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (one drumming male), 2 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch.

Yate -garden:
1 Tawney Owl - calling 21:30 to 22:00, 2 Blackcap (f)

NORTH SOMERSET


Nuthatch at nest site (Robin Lambert) 

Abbots Leigh - garden

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Wren, Robin, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch

Clevedon (garden):
Sparrowhawk, Peregrine.

Kenn Moor:
(by cycle)  1 Whooper Swan (with a group of Mute Swan), 1 Peregrine, 2 Skylark, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff.

Congresbury (ST4463):
Red Kite (over house).

Barn Owl at Bleadon Levels (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon Levels:
Barn Owl, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker.

House Sparrows in a Bath garden (Rob Hargreaves)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
Lower Weston garden: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (daily around 6-7am), 2 Great Tit (collecting garden moss), 10 Siskin (descended on us briefly and produced a very noisy chorus for about five minutes before departing rapidly elsewhere).

Twerton: 
1 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 16 Magpie, 4 Coal Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 14 House Sparrow, 10 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch.

Paulton:
1 Buzzard, 22 Golden Plover, 40 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 100 corvids (Carrion Crow & Jackdaw), 7 Blackbird, 1 Yellowhammer.

Long-tailed Tit in a Bath garden (Rob Hargreaves)

RESERVOIRS
No access, and no reports.

And finally, I can't resist this dancing, Collared Dove! (Martin Tayler)

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Anne Bowler, Paul Dunham, Lee Gardiner, John Griffiths, Patrick Hancock, Rob Hargreaves, Bill Hewitt, Robin Lambert, Jean Oliver, Trevor Riddle, Tony Scott, Rod Stephens, Howard Taffs, Martin Wightman.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

29-03-20 Sunday - Osprey

Sunshine with chill breeze to greet the start of British Summer Time during the Lockdown.
Bristol Temperatures 3 - 9 °C

Osprey
Little Ringed Plover
Fieldfare, Redwing

29-03- 20 Cormorant, Eastville Park (Pete Harrison)
BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Mallard, Woodpigeon, Moorhen, Coot, Herring Gull, LBB Gull, Cormorant, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Robin, Blackbird

Stoke Park:
1 Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit

Clifton Downs:
4 Peregrine Falcons in the air at once. 2 Chiffchaff

Bishopston:
Garden - 1 m  Blackcap,  female Robin on nest, male quietly calling her out to feed

St George:
Garden feeders - 2 Greenfinch

Filton Golf Club:
1 GSWoodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch. (No Chiffchaffs today)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

29-03-20 Black-tailed Godwit, New Passage (Lisegirl)
New Passage:
1 Water Rail, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Ringed Plover

NORTH SOMERSET

29-03-2020 Jay Pill (Paul Milsom)
Pill - inc garden:
1 Osprey over at 9.40am, 1 Jay


29-03-20 Cormorant, Portishead Marina (John Clark)
Portishead:
Marina (viewable from flat) - 2 Cormorant

Worle:
Garden - male Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Long-Tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit,  Robin,  4 Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch

Yatton:
Field adjacent to garden - 20 Fieldfare, 10 Pied Wagtail, 75 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Siston Common:
1 Kestrel, 1 Pied Wagtail,

Oldland Common - garden:
Collared Dove, Jackdaw, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 17 Starling, Robin, 12 House Sparrow, Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch.

Wick - garden:
Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Goldfinch

Bath:
Twerton - 2 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 4 Nuthatch

29-03-20 nice shot of Blue Tit in spring, Bath (NSL Birding)
Cameley:
'At the end of Feb I was amazed to watch a pair of Blackbirds nest building in my garden in that bad weather. Sure enough, they started feeding recently and I ringed the brood of three nestlings on Weds (25th). I can see the nest site from my study window and have been very unscientific in chasing away potential predators (Carrion Crow, Magpie). The male has developed unusual tactics in trying not to give away the nest location. Instead of making the normal series of approach flights before entering the cover he would hop along the lawn, pretending to feed, then would scuttle in under the bush and out of sight. This morning I was woken up at 06:45 (BST) by the parents' alarm calls and rushed out in my dressing gown to chase away a domestic cat. I must be getting soft. Keeping fingers crossed that they’ll fledge ok next week. Is that the earliest report for breeding songbirds in the Avon area?'


RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam End:
1 Oystercatcher
29-03-20 Greenfinch, Worle(Dean Reeves)
Reports:  John Clark, Ken Carruthers, Richard Croucher, Paul Francis, Rob Hargreaves, Pete Harrison, Nigel Jones,  Lisegirl, Lucy Masters, Bob Medland, Paul Milo, Lois Pryce,  Dean Reeves, Trevor Riddle, Larry Sweetland, Keith Williams

Saturday, 28 March 2020

28-03-20 Saturday - Garden Warbler

For your amusement the order of species is in the new IOC 10.1 order now used by Birdtrack

Temp 3 to 10°C. Started windy with a few clouds. Very windy midday as it clouded over, quieter now

Red Kite
Garden Warbler
Fieldfare, Redwing

28-3-20 Kestrel, Stoke Park (Patrick Richards)
BRISTOL

Durdham Down:
1 Nuthatch

Eastville Park:
Canada Geese, Mute Swans, Mallard, Woodpigeon, Moorhen, Coot, 1 Kingfisher, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blackbird, 3 Redwing

St Andrews:
Red Kite - over at 06:30


28-3-20 Male Sparrowhawk,  Redland (Peter Walton)
Redland gardens:
1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 m Blackcap

28-3-20 Dunnock, St George Riviera (Lee Gardiner)
St George Riviera:
1 Blackcap (m) - briefly, 1 Dunnock

28-3-20 Moorhen, Duchess Lake (Patrick Richards)
Stoke Park and Duchess Lake:
4 Canada Goose, 25 Mallard 12m 4f 9J, 12 Feral Pigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collard Dove, 1 Water Rail (heard), 5 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Great Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 8 Magpie, 14 Jackdaw, 27 Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap 2m, 1f, 5 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 6 Blackbird 5m, 1f, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Robin, 6 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 11 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting 2m.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Little Stoke garden:
1 Mallard, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch

Yate - garden:
Garden Warbler singing at 07:15, This record beats the earliest ever in Avon by one day, a record which has stood for 30 years

NORTH SOMERSET

Pill:
Skylark,

Kenn garden pond:
A pair of Grey Wagtail early am. Sadly driven off by Pied Wagtail!

28-3-20 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Worle (Dean Reeves - boc)
Worle garden:
5 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff

BELOW M4 & BANES

Kingswood - garden:
4 Canada Goose - best count ever over the garden

Bath, Upper Weston, 15:20:
Red Kite


28-3-20 Buzzard, Twerton (Rob Hargreaves)
Bath, Twerton:
1 Canada Goose over, 4 Stock Dove, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Jay, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 5 Nuthatch, 2 m/f Bullfinch - underlined new on patch for lockdown

28-3-20 Long-tailed Tit has joined my ‘attacking reflection’ list
Trying out all the windows around our cottage (Bob Medland)
Cameley:
Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest collecting lichen for nest material, 25 Fieldfare

Wick:
Out on the common
Mallard,  Little Grebe, Moorhen, Pied Wagtail,

Newton-St-Loe - garden:
Goldfinch on the feeders:

Wellow:
3 Red Kite, 1 Garden Warbler came out after 20 mins singing - defo not a Blackcap

RESERVOIRS

All Closed

Chew Valley Ringing Station reported BH Gulls seen at CVL this winter came from Finland, Lithuania and Hertfordshire; all were ringed as nestlings

OUT of AVON
237 Sanderling and a Knot on Burnham-on-Sea beach

Lockdown Updates
Link for Bird order as used by Birdtrack based on IOC 10.1

Quiz - Name the 12 birds in this chart

Reports: Derek Angell, Dave Child, John Croxton, Alan Daniels, Lee Gardiner, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Harrison, Martyn Hayes, Nigel Jones, Caroline Maudsley, Bob Medland, Paul Milsom, Adam Rawson, Larry Sweetland, Dean Reeves, Patrick Richards, Tony Scott, Andy Slade, Lauren&Wayne Tucker, Peter Walton, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds , TBOSG

Friday, 27 March 2020

27-03-20 Friday - White-tailed Eagle

Temp 2 to 14°C, with a stronger breeze than the last few days.

Osprey
Red Kite
White-tailed Eagle 
Little Ringed Plover 
Marsh Tit 
Wheatear 
Siskin

BRISTOL


27-03-20 Marsh Tit, Clifton (David Esam)

Eastville Park:

Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), Blackcap

Clifton:
1 Marsh Tit

Redland (BS6):
1 Osprey

Montpelier:
Dunnock, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Goldfinch

Bishopston:
1 Sparrowhawk (St Andrew's)

Greenbank Cemetery:
Green Woodpecker, Jay, Coal Tit, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Wren, Blackbird, Greenfinch, Goldfinch

Kingsweston Down:
2 Siskin

St George's Riviera:
4 Canada Goose

Badock's Wood:
3 Herring Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 24 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 60 Carrion Crow, 8 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Wren, 1 Treecreeper, 11 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 14 Robin, 2 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

27-03-2020 Little Ringed Plover NP-NW-PWL (Lisa Presland)
New Passage:
1 Mute Swan, 20 Shelduck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 6 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 76 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 3 Reed Bunting.

Filton:
1 Canada Goose, 1 Green Woodpecker, 20 Rook, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
Red Kite, 3 Raven

Clevedon, Dowlais:
Little Egret, 18 Oystercatcher, 5 Lapwing, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 11 Linnet, Greenfinch

Pill:
1 juv White-tailed Eagle (also seen over Shirehampton, per Birdguides), 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Yellowhammer,

Weston-super-Mare:
Peregrine chasing Feral Pigeons

Worle:
2 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Greenfinch

Backwell:
1 Yellowhammer

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Little Egret, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine

Oldland Common to Willsbridge Mill and return:
Mallard, 1 Jay, 50 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet, 4 Goldfinch,

Hanham, Cock Road Ridge:
Buzzard, 3 Jay, 6 Magpie, 5 Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackbird, 6 Robin, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch

Keynsham:
7 Rook, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 17 Goldfinch, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Robin, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Wren, 2 Magpie, 9 Woodpigeon

27-03-20 Nuthatch, Twerton (Robert Hargreaves)
Bath, Twerton:
5 Stock Dove, 4 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted and 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 3 Magpie, 3 Coal 24 Blue 12 Great and 3 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 m Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, 7 m Blackbird, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch

Compton Dando:
2 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Buzzard, 21 BH & LBB Gull, 200 Woodpigeon, 6 Collared Dove, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 250 Carrion Crow, 50 Jackdaw, 5 Magpie, 2 Jay, 4 Rook, 2 Raven, 4 Robins, 6 Wren, 9 + Long-tailed Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 100 Starling, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Wheatear, 30+ House Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 3 Skylark, 20 Chaffinch, 30 Goldfinch, 12 Linnet, 6 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting

Paulton:
1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard (displaying), 2 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Starling, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch

Reports: Phil Baber, John Barnett, Bill Blake, Des Bowring, Allan Chard, Peter Coslett, Fin Cullen, Stephen Curtis, Michael Davis, David Esam, Paul Francis, Lee Gardiner, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Pete Harrison, Graham Horrocks, Nigel Jones, Simon Lamont, Tim McGrath, Paul Milsom, Nailsea Nature, Lisa Presland, Lois Pryce, Aravind Ramesh, Dean Reeves, Carol Rushton, Ian Stapp, Jason Williams.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

26-03-20 Thursday - Osprey

Temp 1 to 17°C. Deep frost overnight but brilliant sunny day again, windy in afternoon

Whooper Swan
Osprey
Red Kite
Sand Martin
Willow Warbler
Redwing
White Wagtail

26-3-20 Goldcrest, St George (Lee Gardiner)
BRISTOL

Bishopston garden:
1 Buzzard over

Blaise Woods:
1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming), 1 Raven, 2 Blackcap (singing), 1 Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail

Coombe Dingle garden:
1 Blackcap (f), 2 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 6 Goldfinch

St George - Crews Hole:
Sand Martin over high


26-3-20 Red Kite, Kingsweston Down (I Like Birds)
Kingsweston Down, 15:15:
Red Kite

Redland garden:
1 Grey Heron (flying twds SW), 2 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 5 Feral Pigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit,  2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit

St George Riviera:
1 Goldcrest

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

26-3-20 Little Ringed Plover, New Passage (Lisegirl)
New Passage:
Shelduck, Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipits

Yate - garden:
1 Tawney Owl - calling this evening, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Blackcap (f).

NORTH SOMERSET

7 Buzzard circling over M5 between junction 21 and 17

Clevedon inland, 13:15:
Red Kite
26-3-20 Gadwall, Dowlais (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon Dowlais:
2 Gadwall, 5 Lapwing, Redshank, 3 Skylark

Worlebury vismig:
1 Pied Wagtail, 7 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Linnet

Worle:
3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, Shire Valley:
Red Kite, 1 White Wagtail

Hanham:
Grey Herons at the Heronry on river Avon, 2 Buzzard, 1 Redwing in Hencliff Woods

Willsbridge:
Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Treecreeper nest building, Grey Wagtail

Chew Magna garden:
2 Buzzard, 1 singing Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch calling

Compton Martin garden:
3 Greylag Geese, 1 Willow Warbler

Bath Lansdown, 11:20:
Red Kite

Bath, Walcott St:
1 Osprey through

Bath, Twerton:
5 Buzzard, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted & 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap singing, 5 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch

Newton St Loe:
2 Canada Geese, 1 Whooper Swan, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Moorhen, 4 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted & 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Chaffinch, 1 m Bullfinch

RESERVOIRS

All Closed

Blagdon Lake fisheries staff reported Osprey briefly

Out of Avon
Crossbill at Stockhill on work drive past

26-3-20 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Robert Proctor)
One of three gallivanting about today
Reports: Phil Baber, Phil Barlow, John Barnett, Nancy Barrett, John Budd, Paul Chapman, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Helen Daniels, Andy Davis, Lee Gardiner, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Rob Laughton, Glen Maddison, Darren Pearce, Robert Proctor, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Howard Taffs, Bri Thompson, Martin Wightman, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds , TBOSG

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

25-03-20 Wednesday - Whitethroat

Temp 2 to 18°C. Wall to wall sun.

Whitethroat
Brambling
Red Kite, Merlin
Fieldfare
Willow Warbler
Sand Martin

BRISTOL

Redland - garden:
2 Herring Gulls(tucked up together on nearby roof), 2 Woodpigeon, 5 Feral Pigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Long Tailed Tit, 3 Blackbird - extra (m) seen off, 1 Robin - lots of singing, 11+ House Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch

Bishopston - gardens:
1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Raven - over, 2 Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldfinch - and the evening view of the ISS going over.

25-03-2020 Blackcap Fishponds (Allan Chard)
Fishponds - garden:
2 Blackcap

Eastville - roof top lookout:
3 Stock Dove up on Purdown about 1.5km distant, Meadow Pipit - over
and in another garden a Bat flying about at 14:30 - Pipistrelle sp ?

Stockwood Open Space:
1 Moorhen, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker - drumming, many common Tits,  4 Greenfinch, numerous Goldfinch

Stockwood - garden:
1 Rook - over
25-03-2020 Jay St George (Lee Gardiner)
St George - garden and R Avon.
2 Canada Goose, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest,

25-03-2020 Goldcrest St George (Lee Gardiner)

SOUTH GLOS

Aust - cycle ride:
Heard 60 (sixty) Chiffchaff. Also 2 Whitethroat (previous earliest was 2/4/2012), 1 Blackcap, 2 Greenfinch, 2 GS & 1 Green Woodpecker.
1 Swallow & 1 Wheatear at Berkeley

25-03-2020 Robin Severn Beach (Rod Holbrook)
Severn Beach & in the garden:
Greylag Goose, Tufted Duck, Blue Tit, Robin, Greenfinch, Goldfinch


25-03-2020 Wren Wickwar (Alan Piper)
Wickwar:
1 Wren

Thornbury:
2 Kingfisher - playing chase along the brook, Long-tailed Tit - nest completed.

25-03-2020 Red Kite Yate (Mark Coller)
Yate - Common and gardens:
1 Red Kite, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (f) - for the 4th day

Bradley Stoke - Three Brooks LNR:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Greenfinch - in song, on this lovely evening.

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead - garden:
Woodpigeon, Magpie, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, House Sparrow, Chaffinch

25-03-2020 Little Egret Cl-Y (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon-Yeo:
1 Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler, 7 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 1 Pochard (m)  - unusual here, 1 Little Egret, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine, stooping on a Buzzard on a kill, 6 Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail

Clevedon - town and gardens:
2 Greylag Goose - over, 2 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk - display flight, 2 Peregrine (f&m), 1 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff,  2 Greenfinch

25-03-2020 Marsh Tit Cadbury Hill (Mark Savage)
Yatton - Cadbury Hill/Stowey Road:
1 Grey Heron over, 2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker - drumming, 1 Green Woodpecker - calling and finally seen, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush

Worle - garden:
2 Peregrine - going over, Rook - in a rookery, Raven - having a go at the Rook, 3 Robin

Banwell:
2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker - calling, 1 Peregrine, 1 Jay, several Chiffchaff, 1 Mistle Thrush - singing, many Robin and Dunnock in song

Weston-super-Mare - garden:
MerlinSand Martin, Linnet

BELOW M4 & BANES

Warmley Park - along Siston Brook:
Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, Blue Tit,  Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Blackbird, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Greenfinch, Goldfinch

Hanham - garden:
2 Raven
25-3-20 Woodpigeon, Keynsham Garden (Ian Stapp)
Keynsham garden:
8 Canada Goose (5.00 am flying to CVL calling), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 6 BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 12 L BB Gull, 6 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 5 Magpie, 30+ Jackdaw, 50+ Rook (Rookery not far away), 2 Raven, 2 Blue, 4 Great Tit, 4 LTT, 2 Chiffchaff (calling), 2 Wren, 30+ Starling, 12 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 13 Goldfinch

Oldland Common - garden:
2 Buzzard - displaying above, Coal Tit, Blue Tit - in and out the bird box, Great Tit, 1 Blackcap (m),

Twerton - garden:
1 Buzzard, 1 Great and 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 10 Wren, 4 Nuthatch, 1 Song Thrush
Bath - St John's:
2 Peregrine - vid link to brood change over 

25-03-2020 Vista over Bath (Glen Maddison)
Lansdown to Bath via Primrose Hill:
Stock Dove, Kestrel, Raven, Bullfinch, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest, 12 Greenfinch, and strangest was single late Fieldfare near Pipley Wood

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake - view from the garden:
Canada Goose, Mute Swan, 1 Red Kite, 1 Brambling - in the garden

Chew Valley Lake
No reports

Reports: Adrian Adams, Phil Barlow, Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, John Budd, BUUP, Paul Chapman, Allan Chard, Mark Coller, Anne Crowe, Paul Francis, Lee Gardiner, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, Rod Holbrook, Helen Horrocks, Rob Laughton, Glen Maddison, Tim McGrath, Nige Milbourne, Mike Moxon, James Payne, Darren Pearce, Alan Piper, Justin Quinnell, Dean Reeves, Mike Saffery, Mark Savage, Matt Scott, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Bri Thompson, John Thorogood, Martin Wightman, Keith Williams, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG