Wednesday, 30 September 2020

30-09-20 Wednesday - Yellow-browed Warbler

Temp 11 to 15°C. Raining on and off all day - blooming miserable tbh

Yellow-browed Warbler
Cattle Egret
Yellow-legged Gull
Grey Plover, Ruff
Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank

30-09-20 Sparrowhawk, Stratford (Raoul Chandrasakera)
BRISTOL

Blaise Estate:
1 Little Egret - fishing the lower pond, 1 Marsh Tit

30-09-20 Squirrel in squirrel proof bird feeder (Nancy Barrett)

Redland garden:

2 Wood Pigeon, 4 Feral Pigeon, 1 Magpie, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Blackbird(m), 8+ House Sparrow

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

30-09-20 Water Rail OPS (Pete Hazelwood)
Oldbury Power Station:

Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Water Rail - lake, 15+ House Martin

30-09-2020 Yellow-browed Warbler Kingswood (Martyn Hayes)
Kingswood - garden:
Coal, Blue and Great Tit, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, Wren, c15 Blackbird - continental?, Robin, 

NORTH SOMERSET

30-09-20 male Kingfisher, Backwell Lake (Gwen Thomas)

Backwell Lake:
4m + 3 f Gadwall, loads BH Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 m Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Pintail,  4 Black-t Godwit, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Stonechat (m)

Chew Valley Lake
2 Cattle Egret, 54 Great White Egret, 25 Little Egret - site counts

Heron's Green:
4 Egyptian Goose, 1 Yellow-legged Gull - ad, [early evening 4 Egyptian Goose, 12 Grey Heron, 36 Great White Egret, 22 Little Egret]

30-9-20 Grey Plover, Stratford (Raoul Chandrasakera)

Stratford:

Grey Plover, 7 Ringed Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 30 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 21 Great White Egret, 15 Swallow

Herriott's inc Pool:
4 Ruff, 3 or 5 Curlew Sandpiper - in flight, 32 Dunlin

Please can you help with these records?

Now that the Avon Bird report has been published, we are starting preparatory work on the 2020 work. All the following records were broadcast on Birdguides but we have no idea who the observer(s) were – if you know anything about any of these sightings please get in touch with either the blog team or direct to the AOG at avonbirds@hotmail.co.uk so we can get more details.

Wood Warbler

1

03/08/2020

Chipping Sodbury Common

Scaup

Present

24/08/2020

Barrow Gurney Res

Hoopoe

1

07/08/2020

Nailsea


Reports: Nancy Barrett,  Raoul Chandrasakera, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, William Earp, Martyn Hayes, Pete Hazelwood, Nigel Sluman, Gwen Thomas, Gary Thorburn, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

29-09-20 Tuesday - Firecrest

Nice sunny day, clouded over late on.

Firecrest
Little Owl
Cattle Egret
Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff,
Garganey
Pintail
Brambling
Marsh Tit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Ruff
Marsh Harrier
Yellow-legged Gull
Water Rail
Grasshopper Warbler

29-09-20 Grey Heron CVL (George Stacey)
BRISTOL

Boiling Wells:
1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail

Clifton - Percival Rd garden:
1 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit

Eastville Park:
12 Mute Swan,3 Coot (1 liberated from the reed cages and promptly attacked by 2 others), 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron.

Redland Garden:
2 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie,1 Jay, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Robin, 4 House Sparrow

Stoke Park, Purdown:
1 Kestrel (f), 12 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Wren, 9 Robin, 20 House Sparrow, 21 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

29-09-20 Kingfisher OPS (Pete Hazelwood)
Oldbury Power Station:

c70 Turnstone - on the green buoy, 1 Kingfisher - flying around along the shore between Water Works outlet and jetty, very unusual along the shore. Vismig: 3 Skylark, 1 Swallow, Brambling - possible, heard call once,  3 Redpoll (one of which landed on Lagoon 3), 3 Siskin

Littleton Warth:
Pintail, 17 Grey Plover,  3 Bar-t Godwit, 34 Curlew, 250 Dunlin, 45 Redshank

New Passage/Northwick:
Stacks of wader inc  - - 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 

29-09-20 Ruff NP-NW-PWL (Paul Bowerman)
Pilning Wetlands:
5 Ruff 

Latteridge:
1 Mistle Thrush - calling

NORTH SOMERSET

29-09-20 Grasshopper Warbler GV (Shane Pannell)
Gordano Valley:
1 Grasshopper Warbler - ringed

Wains Hill - vismig
Peregrine - juv, chasing the corvids, 2 Chiffchaff, - in the bushes - over 9 alba Wagtails, 19 Chaffinch, 1 Redpoll, 5 Linnet, 12 Goldfinch

29-09-20 Firecrest SP (Paul Gregory)
Sand Point/Bay:

Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, .3 Firecrest, 50 Meadow Pipit, 30 Chaffinch, Redpoll, Siskin,, 

Worle - garden:
31 Goldfinch - on feeders and ground, 

BELOW M4 & BANES

29-09-20 Dunnock MF (Pete Coslett)
Marshfield:

2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Swallow, 18 Sky Lark, Chiffchaff, 5 Dunnock, 5 Stonechat, 5 Pied Wagtail, 22 Meadow Pipit, 90 Linnet, 12 Yellowhammer - first Clouded Yellow of the year.

Pensford:
12 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 30 Jackdaw, 1 Dipper, 2 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail

29-09-20 Little Owl Compton Dando (Ian Stapp)
Compton Dando:
1 Little Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 20+ Jackdaw, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Yellowhammer 

Marksbury - traffic lights:
1 Kestrel, 40+ Jackdaw, 200+ Starling, 

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Garganey, 2 Pintail, 4 Black-t Godwit, 1 Greenshank, ringed Herring Gull - White BA & Yellow AP - plus others not made out,  1 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret

29-09-20 Egrets CVL (Dru Brooke-Taylor)

Chew Valley Lake

Egrets - 57+ Great White Egret, 23 Little Egret - around the lake today
Waders - Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 5 Black-t Godwit, 7 Green Sandpiper, 21 Snipe, 37 Dunlin, 3 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover. 
Others - Marsh Harrier, Kingfisher

List from a walk around the Lake:
4-6 Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Pintail - all still in eclipse, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Woodpigeon, Moorhen. Coot, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, a few Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, 1-2 Curlew Sandpiper - Stratford, Dunlin, Snipe, c5 Green Sandpiper - Herriott’s Pool, 1 Wood Sandpiper - Herriott’s Pool, 1 Greenshank - Herriott's, Black-headed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, 5 Cattle Egret, Grey Heron, a lot of Great White Egret, Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier - Stratford, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Raven, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 4 + Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest - Moreton, Wren, Starling, Robin, House Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Goldfinch

Parkland:
6 Cattle Egret

29-09-20 Cattle Egret CVL (George Stacey)
Villice:

8 Snipe, 8 Cattle Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 6 Great White Egret, 

Heron's Green:
2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-l Gull, 8 Cattle Egret, - flew towards Parkland, 6 Grey Heron, 30 Great White Egret, 9 Little Egret, 

29-09-20 Snipe CVL Herriotts Bridge (Ian Stapp)

Herriott's inc Pool:

1 Shelduck, 2 Water Rail, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Lapwing, 3 Black-t Godwit, 4 Ruff, 24 Dunlin,  3 Curlew Sandpiper, 26 Snipe, 1 Wood Sandpiper,  9 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 6 Great Black-b Gull, 8 Cattle Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 25+ Great White Egret, 14 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 3 Cetti's Warbler. 12+ Long-t Tit, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, 

OUT OF AREA

Hurlstone Point:
1 Black-browned Albatross just flown east passed at 8:30 veering across towards the Welsh coast.

Steart - Stockland Marsh:
1 Glossy Ibis

Please can you help with these records?

Now that the Avon Bird report has been published, we are starting preparatory work on the 2020 work. All the following records were broadcast on Birdguides but we have no idea who the observer(s) were – if you know anything about any of these sightings please get in touch with either the blog team, or direct to the AOG at avonbirds@hotmail.co.uk so we can get more details.

Wood Warbler

1

03/08/2020

Chipping Sodbury Common

Scaup

Present

24/08/2020

Barrow Gurney Res

Hoopoe

1

07/08/2020

Nailsea


Reports: Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Dru Brooke Taylor, Chris Craig, Ken Carruthers, Pete Coslett, David Esam,  Brian Gibbs, Paul Gregory, Nick Hawkridge, Shane Pannell, Matt Plenty, Dean Reeves, Lyndon Roberts, Rich Scantlebury, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Nigel Stickland, Howard Taffs, Chris, Teague

Monday, 28 September 2020

28-09-20 Monday - first Redwing and Fieldfare

Relatively chilly first thing (down to 4°C). Not windy, not cold, just dull. 

Avocet, Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper
Yellow-legged Gull
Great White Egret, Cattle Egret 
Marsh Harrier, Red Kite
Barn Owl
Fieldfare, Redwing

28-09-20 Grey Wagtail CVL Herriott's (George Stacey)
BRISTOL


Bishopston:
Garden - 1 Robin, 2 Goldfinch, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Starling, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Wood Pigeon 

Westbury-on-Trym:
Garden -1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,1 Chiffchaff 

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station + Shepperdine:
12 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 4 Avocet (Pillhead Gout), 5 Lapwing, 7 Ringed Plover,18 Grey Plover, 4 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Black tailed Godwit, 20 Turnstone, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, c 300 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 4 Swallow,  6 Fieldfare  - flew over high heading SW Earliest ever for OPS, beating 9th Oct 2018 + 2004 - 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat 

Yate - garden:
4 Woodpigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker - over, 1 Raven - over, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Robin, 4 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon:
Nocmig recording - Canada Goose, probable Water Rail, Barn Owl (twice), 3 Redwing, Meadow Pipit

Clevedon-Yeo:
Dowlais Farm - 200 Shelduck, a few Mallard, 4 Oystercatcher, 57 Curlew, 150 Redshank, 3 Skylark, 6 Chiffchaff, Long-Tailed Tit flock with Chiffchaff,  1 Wheatear, 9 Meadow Pipit,  80+ Linnet

Also 1 probable Lanner Falcon [+ falconer]

             
BELOW M4 & BANES


28-09-20 Kingfisher, CVL (Lucy Masters)

Pensford:
1 Dipper 2 Grey Wagtail

Marksbury:
Traffic lights - 250+ Starling on the wires

Bishop Sutton:
4 Collared Dove, 12+ Jackdaw, 30+ House Sparrow

Clutton:
Red Hill - 1 Red Kite, with an accompanying squadron of Jackdaws, west of the A37 at 10.30am


RESERVOIRS

28-09-20 Peregrine, Moreton, CVL (Lucy Masters)
      
Chew Valley Lake

At least 42 Great White Egret, most from Woodford at 10.30 looking around the lake, majority in front of the main reeds

Also 20 Little Egret, 20 House Martin to SW, 2 Meadow Pipit


28-09-20 Cattle Egret, Parkland, CVL (NSL-birding)

Heron's Green:
1 Green Sand 8 L Grebe (4 pool) 2 GBB Gull 1Yellow-legged Gull,  9 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 2 Cattle Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail

Moreton:
I Peregrine,1 juv Stonechat
                 
Stratford:
3 Lapwing, 26+ Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 9+ Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper,  1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Great White Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted  Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 30+ Swallow/ House Martin, 20+ LTT + Blue and Great Tit

Chew Valley Ringing Station:
A male Blackcap ringed here in Sept 2018 turned up for the first time, and a Reed Warbler was ringed.

28-09-20 Spotted Redshank + Black-tailed Godwit, Herriotts Pool, CVL (Ian Stapp)

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Shelduck, 11 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail (channel), 3 Lapwing, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Snipe (pool) 2 Snipe (channel) 7 Green Sandpiper, (pool) 6 G BB Gull7 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier,  8 Jackdaw, 2 Kingfisher,  3 Cetti's  Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail   
   
28-09-20 Snipe, Herriotts channel, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Out of Avon
Cheddar Reservoir - Red-crested Pochard, Red-necked Grebe and Shag still in place


Now that the Avon Bird Report 2019 has been published, we are starting preparatory work on the 2020 issue. The following records were posted on Birdguides but we have no idea who the observer(s) were – if you know anything about any of these sightings please get in touch with either the blog team, or direct to the AOG at avonbirds@hotmail.co.uk so we can get more details.

Wood Warbler    1                03/08/2020     Chipping Sodbury Common

Scaup                  Present     24/08/2020      Barrow Gurney Res 

Hoopoe               1               07/08/2020      Nailsea 

Reports: John Croxton, Alan Daniells, Andy Davis, Nick Hudson, Lucy Masters, Andy Middleton, Jean Oliver, Robert Proctor, Dean Reeves, Harvey Rose, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Geoff Suter, Paul WilliamsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirding,

Sunday, 27 September 2020

27-09-20 Sunday - Brambling

Much as last couple of days - sunny with a slight chill in the air, though less wind. Bristol max 17 °C

Garganey
Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper
Great White Egret, Cattle Egret
Marsh Harrier
Firecrest 
Whinchat
Brambling, Crossbill, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin
       
27-09-20 Goldfinch, New Passage- Pilning Wetlands (Robert Proctor)

BRISTOL

No reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
7 Canada Goose, 1 Gadwall, 12 Wigeon, 6 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Curlew, 17 Dunlin, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 LTTit, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 1 Bullfinch, 6 Linnet.

Southern Hawkers, Ruddy Darters, 1 Common Darter + 1 Small Copper

New Passage/Pilning Wetlands:
2 Shoveler, 3 Pintail, a few Gadwall, 40 - 50 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 3  Little Grebe, Lapwing, 2 Grey Plover,  Curlew, Black-Tailed Godwit, 7+ Ruff, 8+ Knot, 6 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron , 1 Little Egret, 1  Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3  Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff , 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, a few Meadow Pipit, lots of  Linnet and Goldfinch 

27-09-20 Sparrowhawk, Warmley (Chris Perry)

Doynton:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 30+ Swallow (17 Juv on telephone wire with the rest flying low over local fields), 1 Bullfinch m

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
Wains Hill-  3 Peregrine, 5 Swallow, 4 alba wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Greenfinch, 19 Linnet 

Sand Point/Bay:
30 Swallow, 2 Firecrest, small Chaffinch movement, Brambling, Lesser RedpollSiskin

Weston-Super-Mare:
Old Town Quarry - 7 Crossbill

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
Buzzard,4 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 8 Skylark,,00+ House.Martin,50+ Swallow,3 Chiffchaff, 6 Stonechat,10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellowhammer ,80 Linnet 

Bath:
Prior Park - 1 Kingfisher, a few Siskin over

RESERVOIRS

27-09-20 Great White Egret, CVL (Jason Williams)
[More than 50 of these birds counted today]
        
Chew Valley Lake
Around lake: 55 Great White Egret at CVL - a new record?
Also Garganey,  1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit,5 Ruff, 28 Dunlin,  8 Snipe, 26 Little Egret, 10 Cattle EgretMarsh Harrier,  1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail 
 
Villice:
Parkland - 2 Cattle Egret

27-09-20 some of the Great White Egrets at Herons Green (Martin Tayler)

Heron's Green:
11 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret

Stratford:
12 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, Peregrine 
Stratford Lane - 2 Cattle Egret

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, 1 Cattle Egret, Little Egret


Now that the Avon Bird Report 2019 has been published, we are starting preparatory work on the 2020issue. The following records were posted on Birdguides but we have no idea who the observer(s) were – if you know anything about any of these sightings please get in touch with either the blog team, or direct to the AOG at avonbirds@hotmail.co.uk so we can get more details.

Wood Warbler    1                03/08/2020     Chipping Sodbury Common

Scaup                  Present     24/08/2020      Barrow Gurney Res 

Hoopoe               1               07/08/2020      Nailsea 

Reports: Rich Andrews, Karle Burford, Ken Carruthers, Pete Coslett, Chris Craig, David Gibbs, Paul Gregory, Rupert Higgins, Glen Maddison, Chris Perry,  Robert Proctor, Lois Pryce, Aravind Ramesh, Howard Taffs, Martin Tayler, Jason Williams

Saturday, 26 September 2020

26-09-20 Saturday - Firecrest

Cold in the wind, with temperatures reaching 15°C in Bristol. 

Ruff, Grey Plover, Curlew Sandpiper 
Common Gull
Firecrest 
Lesser Whitethroat
Siskin, Redpoll

BRISTOL

26-09-20 Kestrel, Stoke Park Estate (Martin Tayler)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
3 Grey Plover, 6 Skylark, 5 Siskin

Aust Warth:
17 Shelduck, 15 Teal, 1 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 2 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet

New Passage/Northwick:
Curlew Sandpiper.
1 Green Woodpecker (at The Glen)

26-09-20 Green Woodpecker, The Glen (Rosemary Setter)

Coalpit Heath:
1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 10 Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Stonechat, 18 House Sparrow, 30 Linnet, 4 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting. Field stubble attracting ground feeders. 

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
1 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck, 30 Teal, 5 Collared Dove, 1 Redshank, 45 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 19 Magpie, 4 Swallow, 35 Starling

Portbury Village:
1 Buzzard

Portishead (Ecology Park Ponds):
2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 2 Feral Pigeons, 1 Moorhen with two youngsters, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat (m), 1 Dunnock

Portishead (Old Black Rock Quarry):
7 Buzzard, 5 Raven

Wain's Hill:
1 Goldcrest (call suggests it wasn't a Firecrest)

Kingston Seymour and Yeo Estuary:
200+ Shelduck, Mallard, Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, Curlew, 2 Knot, 10 Dunlin, a few Grey Plover, c.500 BH Gull, Herring Gull, Cormorant, 4+ Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, Magpie, Carrion Crow, 1 Great Tit, 1 Swallow,  40+ Starling, 1 Blackbird, a few Wheatear, House Sparrow, Goldfinch

Kingston Seymour/Clevedon Seawall:
400 Shelduck, 4 Wigeon, 2 Teal, Stock Dove, 20 Oystercatcher, 20 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 80 Dunlin, 60 Redshank, 2 Little Egret, Buzzard, 5 Wheatear

Sand Point/Bay:
15 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 2 Redpoll

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Little Egret (Shire Bridge)

26-09-20 Little Egret, Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
Marksbury:
100+ Starling on the wires

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
89 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper (Dam), 1 Greenshank, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret

Chew Valley Lake

26-09-20 Kingfisher, Herriott's (CVL) (Ian Stapp)

Dam:

1 Egyptian Goose

Heron's Green:
11 Little Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Grey Heron, 12 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 12+ House Sparrow, 4 Pied Wagtail

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Shelduck, 40+ Wigeon, 60+ Pintail, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Lapwing, 4 Black tailed Godwit, 6 Ruff, 25 Dunlin (lake), 25 Snipe (9 on pool; 16 seen at Stratford from Herriott's), 8 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank (lake), 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Gull, 6 GBB Gull, 7 Grey Heron, 28 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail

CVRS:
3 Reed Warbler ringed

26-09-20 Common Gull, Herriott's (CVL) (Ian Stapp)

OUT OF AVON:
Cheddar Reservoir:
1 juv Black Tern

Westhay Moor:
Spotted Crake from Island Hide.
 
Now that the Avon Bird report has been published, we are starting preparatory work on the 2020 work. All the following records were broadcast on Birdguides but we have no idea who the observer(s) were – if you know anything about any of these sightings please get in touch with either the blog team, or direct to the AOG at avonbirds@hotmail.co.uk so we can get more details.

Wood Warbler    1                03/08/2020     Chipping Sodbury Common

Scaup                  Present     24/08/2020      Barrow Gurney Res 

Hoopoe               1               07/08/2020      Nailsea 

Reports: Dru Brooke-Taylor, Paul Chapman, Peter Coslett, Richard Giles, Paul Gregory, Mike Jackson, NailseaNature, Fiona Neate, Lois Pryce, Dean Reeves, Rosemary Setter, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Martin Tayler, Jason Williams, Penny Wills, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 25 September 2020

25-09-20 Friday - Firecrest

 Fine and sunny, but windy and a lot colder.

Wood Sandpiper
Little Stint
Garganey
Pectoral Sandpiper
Bar-tailed Godwit
Spotted Redshank
Yellow-legged Gull
Cattle Egret
Firecrest
Quail

Black-tailed Godwits on Herriotts Pool (Ian Stapp)

BRISTOL

Redland - garden:
4 Woodpigeon - juv, 2 Magpie, 2 Blue Tit

Redland Hill Roundabout:
1 House Martin still around the nest site

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
(High tide at Shepperdine) 
f./juv. Pintail, 20 Ringed Plover7 Curlew, 55 Turnstone, c.325 Dunlin, 4 Raven. 15+ House Martin, 5+ Swallow.

Shepperdine:
4 Ringed Plover, 6 Curlew, 43+ Turnstone, 170 Dunlin

Littleton Warth:
169 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 7 Oystercatcher, 6 Grey Plover, 29 Dunlin, 11 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, c.300 House Martin heading south, c.100 Swallow heading south, 9 Wheatear.

Northwich Warth:
100+ Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 100 Teal, 6 Lapwing, 4  Ringed Plover, 20 Turnstone, 7 Ruff, 6 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 House Martin, c. 250 Linnet

25-09-20 Sparrowhawk NP-NW-PWL (Glen Maddison)
Pilning Wetlands:
Pectoral Sandpiper,  20 Knot, 6 Ruff, 6 Curlew Sandpiper, 200 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Sparrowhawk - 'eye stripe bird' (easy to mistake for a Goshawk), 1 Peregrine - hunting and thus flushing everything - repeatedly, 1 Cetti's Warbler.

Coalpit Heath:
Canada Goose (noisy group heard but not seen), 3 Stock Dove, 2 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 36 House Martin (group flying West), 7 Robin, 1 m. Stonechat, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellowhammer.

Frenchay Moor:
m. Firecrest (in a flock with 3 Goldcrest on Frenchay Moor, riverside path by the Cleeve Road bridge).

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead - Battery Point:
1 Wheatear - heading north, 4 Rock Pipit,     

Clevedon - Wain's Hill:
1 Herring Gull, 1 Peregrine. 1 hr vismig - - 1 Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 

Clevedon-Yeo:
"lots of" Shelduck, 6 Oystercatcher, 10 Curlew, 3 Swallow (heading south), Meadow Pipit, 7 Linnet.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Quail flushed on Rushmead Farm, 4 Whinchat - Northfield Lane, 10 Stonechat - Down Raod



Marksbury:
150+ Starling (by traffic lights)

Dunlin at Stratford (Ian Stapp)

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
4 Garganey, 3 Curlew Sandpiper.


                                                Sparrowhawk at Stratford (Simon Isgar)

Chew Valley Lake
14 Lapwing, 4 Black-t Godwit - inc 2 juv, 5 Ruff - juv, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 2 Greenshank -juv,  6 Cattle Egret, 51 Great White Egret, 21 Little Egret,  around the lake, 1 Raven, 1 Sand Martin, c.30 House Martins, c.5 Chiffchaff and a flock of 10 Meadow Pipit

Dam:
1 Egyptian Goose, 6 Pied Wagtail, 200+ hirundine (most House Martin, some Swallow).

Woodford:
7 Great Black-b Gull, 15+ Long-t Tit, 2 Bullfinch.

Little Denny:
2 Little Stint - juv, flew to Stratford later

Spring Bay:
1 Wood Sandpiper - juv

Heron's Green:
1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Great Black-b Gull, 1 Yellow-l Gull1 Cattle Egret (in field with cattle), 5 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 4 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler.     

Stratford:
1 Garganey (m), 17 Wigeon, 42 Pintail, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruff, 15+ Dunlin, 14+ Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank2 Greenshank, 1 Marsh Harrier, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 4 Blue Tit, 200+ hirundine including 2 Sand Martin, 20+ Ling-t Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper.

                                Dancing Great White Egrets at Chew ('talkingtobears')

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Shelduck, 65+ Wigeon, 70+ Pintail, 1 Water Rail, 18 Little Grebe, 2 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Great Black-b Gull, 5 Grey Heron, 41 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 30+ Long -t Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail.       

Reports: Karen Ash, John Barnett, Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, VĂ©ra Carpenter, Andy Davis, Oliver Fournier, David Howes, Mike Jackson, Glen Maddison, Denis Parkes, Matt Plenty, Vic Polley, Dean Reeves, Ian Stapp, TtB, Howard Taffs, Keith Vinicombe

Thursday, 24 September 2020

24-09-20 - Thursday - Wood Sandpiper

24-9-20 Dipper, Pensford (Ian Loats)


Temp 9 to 15°C. Bright to start but windy and cold,  clouded over, some showers, more sun


Grey Plover, Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper
Yellow-legged Gull
Cattle Egret
Whinchat


BRISTOL

24-9-20 Jay, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville:
1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay

New Cut to Cumberland Basin at Hotwells:
Whinchat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Shepperdine:
1 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 2 Teal, 2 Lapwing, 26 Turnstone, 5 Grey Heron, 14 Swallow, 1 Wheatear

24-9-20 LittleStint, NP (Brian Lancastle)
Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetlands:
1 Garganey, 2+ Pintail, 16 Oystercatcher, 3 Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 14 Knot, 450 Dunlin, plus  2 Ruff, 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 colour-ringed Pectoral Sandpiper, (23rd 1 Whimbrel, 205 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Knot), 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin

24-9-20 Nuthatch, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)
Almondsbury RS:
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Goldfinch (3 adult, 1 juvenile)

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon Golf Course:
2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard (over Weston-in-Gordano), 2 Magpie, lots of Swallows & House Martins

Clevedon-Yeo, Blackstone:
100 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 20 Oystercatcher, 5 Grey Plover, 20 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Skylark, 4 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit

24-9-20 Grey Wagtail, Yatton (Trevor Riddle)
Yatton garden:
1 Grey Wagtail

Backwell Lake:
4 Gadwal (2pairs), 1 Little Egret

Sand Point:
A few Swallow, 1 Wheatear, a few Meadow Pipit

BELOW M4 & BANES

24-9-20 Dipper, Pensford  (Ian Stapp)
Pensford:
6 Mallard Duck, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail

Marksbury:
300 Starling

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
Total 43 Great White Egret

Herons Green:
1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Little Grebe, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Cattle Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 36 Great White Egret, 7 Little Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail

24-9-20 Ruff and Dunlin, Stratford (Ian Stapp)
Stratford:
6 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruff, 27 Dunlin, 12 Snipe, 9 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 1 juv Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 2 Raven, 200 Swallows and House Martins, 4 Blue Tit, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Shelduck, 58 Wigeon, 56 Pintail, 16 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 2 Lapwing, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Snipe, 6 Green Sandpiper, 6 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Cattle Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 7 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 1 juv Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Jackdaw. 3 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail

Reports: Dru Brooke-Taylor, Vera Carpenter, Paul Chapman, Allan Chard, John Clark, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Heather England, Paul Gregory, Simon Isgar, Brian Lancastle, Lisegirl, Ian Loats, Andy Middleton, Matt Plenty, Trevor Riddle, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp, Michael Thomas, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

23-09-20 Wednesday - Osprey

Dull first thing and rain by 9 am. Got up to 14°C

Osprey 
Cattle Egret
Little Stint
Spotted RedshankC
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Pectoral Sandpiper
Yellow-legged Gull
Bar-tailed Godwit
Whinchat

BRISTOL

23-09-20 Stonechat Stoke Park (Martin Tayler)
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:

1 Green Woodpecker, 2 or 3 Stonechat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury on Severn to Littleton Warth - a gentle amble:
50 Wigeon - grazing, Mallard, Teal, 3 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove,
Moorhen, Ringed Plover, Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 1 Snipe,
Redshank, Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull,
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Kestrel, Magpie,
Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Swallow, House Martin - still in Oldbury,
Long-tailed Tit, Robin, 4 Wheatear, House Sparrow, Meadow Pipit, Linnet,
Goldfinch

Aust Warth:
1 Buzzard, 2 Raven

New Passage/Northwick:
Ringed Plover, Turnstone, Knot, 

23-09-20 Ruff NP-NW-PLW (Lisa Presland)
Pilning Wetlands:
1 Greylag Goose, 8 Pintail, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 5 Ruff, 2 Little Stint, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 20+ mixed Swallow/House Martin, 1 Stonechat

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 15 Meadow Pipit

NORTH SOMERSET


23-09-20 Little Egret Cl-Y (Paul Chapman)
Clevedon-Yeo:

50 Shelduck, 20 Oystercatcher, 20 Ringed Plover, 20 Curlew, 80 Dunlin, 3 Little Egret, Skylark. Cetti's Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 20 Linnet, 10 Meadow Pipit  

23-09-20 Sparrowhawk Kenn (John Croxton)
Kenn:
1 Sparrowhawk - 3rd visit today!

23-09-20 Robin Worle (Dean Reeves)
Worle - garden:

8 Blue Tit, Robin - returns for the winter, 5 Dunnock feeding together - a record

BELOW M4 & BANES

Oldland Common:
140+ Woodpigeon & 57 Collared Dove - single flock feeding on stubble, 1 Raven - calling, mixed Tit flock with 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (m). 3 Yellowhammer

23-09-2020 Cetti's Warbler Cameley (Bob Medland)
Cameley:
Last catch of the day, before the rain - 1 Cetti's Warbler (juv m)
Jackdaw have recommenced their daily migration down/up the valley at dawn and dusk – presumably to/from the roost on Denny Island (CVL). 
Blackbird – male, first one seen in the valley for several weeks
Greenfinch have disappeared but wandering flocks of 20+ Goldfinch are still around

RESERVOIRS

23-09-20 Buzzard CVL (Simon Isgar)
 
Chew Valley Lake
Marsh Harrier and Hobby - showing well around the lake

East Shore:
1 Osprey

Woodford - on Little Denny:
12 Canada Goose, 16 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 2 Little Stint, 5 Great Black-b Gull, 483 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron

23-09-20 Cattle Egret CVL H Green (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:

6 Little Grebe - pool, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Great Black-b Gull, 1 Yellow-l Gull,  20 Cattle Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 40 Great White Egret, 7 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail

Stratford:
2 Black-t Godwit, 6 Ruff, 19 Dunlin, 2 Little Stint, 22 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Buzzard

23-09-20 Black-tailed Godwit CVL Herriott's pool  (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:

1 Shelduck, 8 Wigeon, 34 Pintail, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Water Rail, 4 Little Grebe, 200+ Great Crested Grebe - out on lake, 4 Lapwing, 4 Black-t Godwit, 3 Ruff, 12 Snipe, 6 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 6 Great Black-b Gull, 8 Grey Heron, 8 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 20+ Long-t Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail 

OUT OF AREA

Westhay Moor:
1 Spotted Crake

West Chippenham:
1 Pallid Harrier

Reports:  Derek Angell, Paul Bowerman, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Peter Bryant, Paul Chapman, John Croxton, Geoff Daniels, Simon Isgar, Frankie Macrow, Bob Medland, James Parker, Lisa Presland, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Tim Salkeld, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Martin Tayler