Tuesday, 7 July 2020

07-07-20 Tuesday - Red Kite

Cloudy with sunny intervals - max 19°C

Red Kite
Yellowhammer
Hobby
Marsh Tit

07-07-20 Yellowhammer Little Sodbury (Keith Willimas)

BRISTOL

Bishoston:
2 Jay - in the garden this afternoon, poking about under the guttering.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

07-07-20 Swift Yate (Chris Teague)
Yate - garden:
8 Swift, 3 Swallow - over, Starling -juv, House Sparrow in the bird bath

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Linnet  - Meadow Brown and 2 Marbled
White butterflies

07-07-20 Green Woodpecker Little Sodbury (Keith Willimas)
Little Sodbury:
10 Swift, 5 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Skylark, family of Long-tailed Tit,  
Swallow and House Martin, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 8 Yellowhammer

Ingleston Common:
1 Raven, 2+1+1  ie in three different areas, 1 Treecreeper.

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead - Battery Point:
3 Common Sandpiper - headed off south.

Clevedon:
2 Peregrine

Dundry:
2 Hobby - flying over

Nailsea - garden:
A dozen House Sparrow - communal bathing

Brockley Wood:
2 Spotted Flycatcher - on territory, seeing off a Grey Squirrel, 1 Siskin - singing/calling

Sand Bay - inc salt marsh:
45 Curlew, 200+ Black H Gull, 3 Little Egret, 52 Swallow  - through, 6 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff,  3 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 150 Starling, 4 Meadow Pipit, 11 Linnets,  2 Reed Bunting, 

07-07-20 Greenfinch Worle (Dean Reeves)
Worle - garden:
Greenfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

07-07-20 Red Kite Marshfield (Nick Hawkridge)
Marshfield - Ringswell Common:
6 Swift, 4 Stock Dove, 26 Woodpigeon, 5 Collared Dove, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Kite - over the church, drifting west at 12:45, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker - yaffling, 3+ Kestrel, 3 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 22 Carrion Crow, 2 Great Tit, 9 House Martin, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Wren, 93 Starling, 7 Blackbird, 14 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 4 Grey Wagtail - family on the stw, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Linnet, 16 Goldfinch

Newton-St-Loe:
2 Mute Swan, c40 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck (f), Swift, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, 2 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Skylark, 1 Sand Martin, Swallow, c25 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (m/f), Whitethroat, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Robin, House Sparrow, Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch, Goldfinch, c4 Yellowhammer.

Carrs Woodland to River Avon:
25 Swift, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 13 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer (m)
07-07-20 Little Owl Compton Dando (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Compton Dando:
2 Little Owl - inc juv

07-07-20 Blackcap Chew Stoke (Lucy Masters)

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks - well, close by actually:
5 Grey Heron - in 2 juv, 1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard - inc juv calling, Green Woodpecker, Treecreeper

Chew Valley Lake
Pheasant, Canada Goose, Mute Swan + cygnets, 4 Shelduck - inc 2 duckling, 2 Shoveler, Gadwall, Mallard, 5 Teal, Tufted Duck, Swift, Woodpigeon. Collared Dove, Moorhen, lots of Coot - inc this year's juv, Little Grebe - nesting @ Heron’s Green pool, Great Crested Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, Blue Tit - inc recently fledged juv,Great Tit - inc recently fledged juv, 1 Swallow, lots of House Martin, Cetti's Warbler - even saw one, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, 2+ Sedge Warbler - nesting at Heron’s Green Pool, lots of Reed Warbler, Wren, Blackbird, 2+ Robin - inc recently fledged juv, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting

07-07-20 Redshank CVL Dam (Ian Stapp)
Dam End:
107 Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose 1 Goldeneye (f) - sat in the Dam wall, has been sat there for about 3 weeks,  1 Redshank, 3 Juv Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail

07-07-20 Song Thrush CVL (Geroge Stacey)
Hollowbrook:
1 Song Thrush

07-07-20 Common Sandpiper  CVL (Geroge Stacey)
Heron's Green:
97 Canada Goose, 10 Swift, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 11 Sand Martin, 20+ House Martin, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Ringing Station:
Some old Reed Warbler turned up again this morning: the oldest was ringed as an adult male in June 2015; another was ringed as a juv in August 2015 (subsequently sexed as a male in June '17 & June '19).

07-07-20 Oystercatcher CVL Herriott's Pool (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's - inc Pool:
76 Canada Goose, 1 Shelduck, 12 Teal, 20+ Swift, 50+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Juv Black-headed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 7 Jackdaw, 2 Raven,  60+ House & Sand Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 House Sparrow, 4 Pied Wag (wall)

Reports: Dru Brooke-Taylor, Raoul Chandrasakera, Tony Cook, William Earp, Dom Godfrey, Robert Hargreaves, Annie & Nick Hawkridge, David Howes, Lucy Masters, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Ann Rossiter, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Chris Teague, Keith Williams, 

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Monday, 6 July 2020

06-07-20 Monday - Common Tern in Bristol Docks

Fresh cold breeze to start today; sunshine increased later as did temperatures (max 19.5°C in Bristol)

Greenshank, (possible) Spotted Redshank
Common Tern, (presumed) Storm Petrel 
Great White Egret 
Red Kite

BRISTOL
                                  


06-07-20 Peregrine and Feral Pigeon, Avon Gorge (Henry Kirkwood)
06-07-20 Peregrine and Feral Pigeon over the Avon Gorge (Henry Kirkwood)
A remarkable sequence of images. The Pigeon got away.
                   [Note the pigeon's feather floating above the two birds in the last photo]

                                    
Floating Harbour:
1 Common Tern fishing in front of SS Great Britain at 17.15. Still present up to 21.15
One seen by the same observer in the same place from May 10th - 13th, 2013

06-07-20 Common Tern, Bristol Docks (William Earp)

Brentry:
Fishpool Hill - 1 Buzzard mobbed by Peregrine pair

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Totals inc WeBS count - 54 Canada Goose, 60 Mallard, 2 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 11 Common Sandpiper, 7 Redshank , 166 BH Gull (only 1 juv), Red Kite, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 1Peregrine,  4 Mistle Thrush (including 3 juvs)


06-07-20 Lapwing chicks, Pilning Wetlands (Rob Emery)
Pilning Wetlands:
5 Avocet,, 1 Ringed Plover, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 17 Dunlin,1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret,

Severn Beach:
8 Shelduck, 1 Curlew, 1 Dunlin, BH Gull, 12 House Martin, flock 30 Starling, 4 juv Pied Wagtail 

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
2 Raven

Clevedon:
Sea-watch - 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 4 LBB Gull, very distant Petrel sp (presumably Storm)  at 6:35am 

Clevedon-Yeo:
Totals inc WeBS count - 8 Canada Goose, 26 Mute Swan, 90 Shelduck plus 32 well-grown young plus newish brood of 8, so this year I have seen 55 chicks, 60 Mallard plus young brood of 9, Wood Pigeon, 1+Coot, 8 Oystercatcher , 1 Lapwing, 3 Whimbrel, 95 Curlew, 1 f  Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 105 Redshank, 1 poss Spotted Redshank [heard once only], 1 Greenshank , 200+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 4 LBB Gull, 1 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard , 2 Swallow

Blind Yeo,:
Kenn Road bridge- 8 Canada Goose (not usually on the river), 1 Mute Swan, Mallard with 8 ducklings, 4 Moorhen


05-07-20 Great White Egret, Backwell Lake (Bethany Edwards)

Backwell Lake:
Great White Egret  (yesterday)

Felton Common:
1 Buzzard, 6 Skylark, 1 Whitethroat, 2 juv Stonechat.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Uphill:
Totals inc WeBS count - 18 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 21 Swift, 8 Oystercatcher, 26 Curlew, 300 BH Gull, 5 Little Egret, scattered flock of 285 corvids, 1 Raven, 1 singing Chiffchaff,  1 Bullfinch - and a Hare on the Somerset side

Paulton:
1 Red Kite at 19:15 

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
Totals include WeBS count - 225 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 65 Mute Swan, 3 Gadwall, 170 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 200 Tufted Duck, 28 Moorhen, 1132 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 47 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 28 BH Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 23 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Hobby, 4 Song Thrush


Chew Valley Lake

Dam End:                                                                                             

06-07-20 Lesser Black-backed Gull, main Picnic Area, CVL (Dave Hughes)
[Ring reads 'A + Z']
Hollowbrook:
3 male Reed Bunting +1 juvenile.

06-07-20 Reed Bunting, CVL (George Stacey)

06-07-20 Redshank, Heron's Green, CVL (Rob Hargreaves)

Heron's Green:
12 Canada Goose, 10+ Swift, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Redshank,1 GBB Gull, 1 Sand Martin, 6 House Martin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting


06-07-20 Great Crested Grebe pair plus chick, Stratford, CVL (George Stacey)
Stratford:
1 pr Great Crested Grebe with their offspring, 4 Reed Warbler

Herriott's - inc Pool:
109 Canada Goose,1 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 19 Teal, 20+ Swift, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 GBB Gull, 3 juvenile BH Gull, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron,  4 Jackdaw,  50+ House/Sand Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 House Sparrow, 4 Pied Wagtail

06-07-20 Black-tailed Godwit, Herriotts Pool, CVL (Ian Stapp)

Reports: Jane Cumming,  Mark Dadds, Andy Davis, William Earp, Bethany Edwards, Rob Emery, Margaret Gorely, Patrick Hancock, Rob Hargreaves,  David Hughes, Henry Kirkwood, Andy Middleton, Lois Pryce, Harvey Rose George Stacey, , Ian Stapp, Paul Williams,  blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirding


Sunday, 5 July 2020

05-07-20 Sunday

Temp 14 to 18°C. Plenty of sunshine, plenty of cloud. Wind gusting to 40mph late in the day

Kittiwake, Storm Petrel, Fulmar, Balearic Shearwater, Gannet
Common Tern
Water Rail, Black-tailed Godwit, Yellow-legged Gull, Red Kite


5-7-20 Common Sandpiper, Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL


Hotwells, Leigh Woods (village) and Ashton Court:
Swift, Feral Pigeon, Woodpigeon, BH Gull, Herring Gull, LBB Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Swallow, House Martin, Chiffchaff, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Pilning Wetlands:
1 Avocet, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 1 Common Tern, 1 Little Egret

Severn Beach:
Kittiwake, 1 Fulmar, 40 Manx Shearwater, 0 Balearic Shearwater

NORTH SOMERSET

Battery Point, Portishead:
Manx Shearwater + headless Harbour Porpoise

Portishead, living room:
Manx Shearwater

Tickenham, Moor Lane:
1 Buzzard, 7 Swallow, c.30 House Martin

5-7-20 Manx Shearwater, Ladye Bay (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon, Ladye Bay:

247 Manx Shearwater, 1 Fulmar

Clevedon Harbour & sea wall south, & River Yeo: 
2 ad + 4 juv Canada Goose, 1 Shelduck, 1 Mallard + 11 tiny ducklings, 1 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret

Sand Point:
Kittiwake, 2 Fulmar, 152 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Gannet

5-7-20 Swift, Herons Green (Mike Trew)


BELOW M4 & BANES

Too windy here



RESERVOIRS



Chew Valley Lake

Herons Green:
134 Canada Goose, 20+ Swift, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Sedge Warbler still singing, 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting

5-7-20 Black-tailed Godwit, Herriott's (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's Bridge:
74 Canada Goose, 1 Shelduck, 22 Teal, 60+ Swift, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Water Rail (calling channel), 1 Little Grebe (pool), 200+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (later 4 more, then 2 more making 7, then 2 left leaving 5), 4 Green Sandpiper, 7 GBB Gull

5-7-20 Yellow-Legged Gull, Herriott's (Ian Stapp)
1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 juv BH Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Red. Kite, 2 Kingfisher, 10 Jackdaw, 200+ H & Sand Martins (75% H 25% Sand), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Reed Bunting 

Obituary
Paul Chadwick died on June 18th.  He was a keen birder all his life, widely travelled to birding hotspots around the world but also a keen ringer with a special interest in Willow Warblers.  His first published record was in 1949 - four Hawfinch nests found in Leigh Woods (!), he became an editor of the BNS Birds of the Bristol District in 1952 (with H H Davis), and was the Bird Recorder for Avon between 1973 and 1986.  He was active all his life, his last record, of Swifts breeding in Henleaze, was received just two months ago

Reports: Adam Cross, Jane Cumming, William Earp, Paul Gregory, David Howes, Matt Plenty, Lois Pryce, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Mike Trew, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 4 July 2020

04-07-20 Saturday - Storm Petrel

Temp 16 to 18°C. Rain on and off most of the day, wind light, hardly any sun

Storm Petrel, Manx Shearwater
Black-tailed Godwit


BRISTOL

No reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Pilning:
1 Avocet, 2 Lapwing chicks, a flock of Dunlin and Redshank

Mayshill:
A group of approx 40 Swift, 20 Swallow and 20 House Martin low over wheat; 10 more Swallow feeding in a tight huddle in the corner of wheat crop under the shelter of woodland and hedgerow; 80 House Sparrow in two close groups, 40 in a hedgerow, 20+20 in farmyard; 30+ Goldfinch on thistle

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, Ladye Bay:
1 Shelduck, 3 LBB Gull, 1 Storm Petrel, 33 Manx Shearwater, 1 Kestrel

Worlebury Hill Road:
2 ad + 2 juv Green Woodpecker

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

4-7-20 Reed Warbler, Herriott's (Peter Coslett)
RESERVOIRS


Chew Valley Lake

Herriott's:
5 Black-tailed Godwit

Obituary
Paul Chadwick died on June 18th.  He was a keen birder all his life, widely travelled to birding hotspots around the world but also a keen ringer with a special interest in Willow Warblers.  His first published record was in 1949 - four Hawfinch nests found in Leigh Woods (!), he became an editor of the BNS Birds of the Bristol District in 1952 (with H H Davis), and was the Bird Recorder for Avon between 1973 and 1986.  He was active all his life, his last record, of Swifts breeding in Henleaze, was received just two months ago

Reports: Peter Coslett, Mike Jackson, Michael Moxon, George Rabin, Harvey Rose, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, CVRS, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 3 July 2020

03-07-20 Friday - Manx Shearwater

Cooler and overcast, at 13 to 18°C

Bar-tailed Godwit 
Green Sandpiper
Manx Shearwater

03-07-2020 Buzzard, Chew Stoke (Lucy Masters)

BRISTOL

St George Park:
2 Little Grebe

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper

Pilning Wetlands:
2 Mute Swan + 1 Cygnet, 1 Teal, 1 ad Little Grebe + 1 juv, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Dunlin, 12 Redshank

Severn Beach:
300+ Manx Shearwater

Stoke Gifford:
A successful year for Starlings with at least 26 around the garden, 1 Greenfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
80 Manx Shearwater west from 10:10-10:30, with 6 heading east closer in (seen from the observer's living room...!)

BELOW M4 & BANES

03-07-2020 Buzzard, Newton St Loe (NSL Birding)
Marshfield:
2 Pheasant, 1 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, flock c.40 Jackdaw, 3 Raven, 1 Skylark, c.40 House Martin, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 6 Goldcrest (family), 1 Nuthatch, 4 Song Thrush, 4 adult & 2 juv Grey Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch

Newton St Loe:
1 f Tufted Duck, 7 Swift, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Yellowhammer, honorary bird: Lunar Hornet Moth

03-07-2020 Tufted Duck & Mallards, Newton St Loe (NSL Birding)
03-07-2020 Lunar Hornet Moth, Newton St Loe (NSL Birding)

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam End:
158 Canada Goose, 50+ Swift, 1 Redshank, 30+ Sand Martin, 30+ House Martin, 2 Pied Wagtail

03-07-2020 Dunlin, Heron's Green (CVL) (Ian Stapp)

Heron's Green:

1 Dunlin, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, 11 boats (start of boat fishing today)

Herriott's - inc Pool:
34 Canada Goose, 16 Teal, 20+ Swift, 1 Collared Dove, 86 Great Crested Grebe (in one flock on the lake), 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Hobby, 4 Jackdaw, 20 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 50+ House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Pied Wagtail

03-07-2020 Black-tailed Godwit, Herriott's Pool (CVL) (Ian Stapp)

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Rob Emery, Rich Garner, Lucy Masters, Lois Pryce, Ian Stapp, Nigel Strickland, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Thursday, 2 July 2020

02-07-20 Thursday

Cloudy with showers, some heavy, plus a little sunshine. Bristol max 18.5 °C

Yellow-legged Gull
Little Owl
Corn Bunting

02-07-20 Great Crested Grebe plus chick, Stratford Hide (Lucy Masters)


02-07-20 Swift, Heron's Green, CVL (Mike Trew)

BRISTOL

No reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Nibley:
75 Swift  - feeding low over the growing wheat

Pilning Wetlands:
First proper signs of return wader passage: 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Redshank, 5 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper


02-07-20 juvenile Robin, Chipping Sodbury garden (Pete Bryant)


NORTH SOMERSET


01-07-20 Little Owl, Nailsea (Gwen Thomas)
Nailsea:
1 Little Owl (yesterday evening)

Bleadon/Lympsham:
1 Great White Egret - although this was reported as in Somerset, it must have been on our side of the border today - at some time!

BELOW M4 & BANES

02-07-20 Yellowhammer, Marshfield (Pete Coslett)

Marshfield:
Down Road - 2 Red-leggged.Partridge, 22 Swift, Buzzard,Kestrel, 2 Raven, 12+ Skylark, 20 Swallow,  Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 9 House.Sparrow, Linnet, 20 Corn Bunting (lots of juveniles), Yellowhammer still feeding young


Bath:
02-07-20 juvenile Peregrine, St John's Church, Bath (BUPP)
The male juvenile appeared to make it a personal aim to remove the cam tape from
the camera body. He progressively tugged at a loose end, but couldn't finish the job. 
Pulteney Weir:
Mute Swan - feeding on the weed rich ledges of the cascade 

Willsbridge:
Jay - inc lots of juv, Blackcap, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, 

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam End:
c 100 Swift, 1 Dunlin ( summer plumage), c 50 Sand Martin

02-07-20 Kingfisher head-on, Stratford Hide, CVL (Lucy Masters)
Stratford:
1 Great Crested Grebe + juvenile, 1 Kingfisher


02-07-20 House Martin and Sand Martin, Heron's Green, CVL (Mike Trew)

02-07-20 Mute Swan family, Heron's Green, CVL (Mike Trew)

Heron's Green:
Large numbers of  Swift, House Martin, Sand Martin but only 2 Swallow


02-07-20 Black-tailed Godwit, Herriotts Pool, CVL (George Stacey)
Herriott's - inc Pool:
66 Canada Goose (Lake) 54 (Pool) , 16 Teal, 6 Swift, 223 Great Crested Grebe (in one flock on the lake), 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 14 G BB Gull (pool & lake), 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper,7 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard,  Hobby,  3 Collared Dove, 3 Kingfisher
7 Jackdaw, 40+ House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 9 Swallow,2 Cetti's  Warbler,1 Reed Warbler,    1 Song Thrush , 4 Pied Wagtail

02-07-20 Black-headed Gull (juv), Herriotts Pool, CVL (Ian Stapp)

Reports: Pete Bryant, Pete Coslett, Andy Davis, Paul Gregory, Simon Isgar, Mike Jackson, Lucy Masters, Lisa Presland, Sue and John Prince, Aravind Ramesh, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Gwen Thomas, Mike Trew, BUPP

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

01-07-20 Wednesday - Yellow-legged Gull

Rain on and off, windy - blustery,  but not cold   18°C max

Yellow-legged Gull,
Hobby
Great White Egret
Spotted.Flycatcher


01-07-20 Yellow-legged Gull CVL (Ian Stapp)

BRISTOL

Canford Cemetery
3 Swift, 7 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Jay, 11 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackbird, 5 Robin, 1 Goldfinch

01-07-20 Dipper Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
Dipper - juv

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Patchway:
4 Kestrel - inc 2 juv

01-07-20 Mixed Tit flock Yate (Chris Teague)
Yate - garden:
Mixed flock of Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Long-tailed Tit in the garden today.

NORTH SOMERSET


01-07-20 Great White Egret Bleadon - R Axe (Bill Hewitt)
Bleadon Village and R Axe:
1 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk - in the garden, 4 Sedge Warbler, and many Reed Warbler still singing
01-07-20 Sparrowhawk Bleadon (Bill Hewitt)

BELOW M4 & BANES

01-07-20 Spotted Flycatcher Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield:
Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, Buzzard, Hobby hunting over the 2nd pool landed briefly in the dead trees, 4 Raven, 5 House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff - 2 ad, 2 juv, 4 Blackcap, 4 Spotted.Flycatcher - inc 2 juv, 2 Grey Wagtail
Bird song is getting less.

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake - Dam:
12 Mute Swan, 29 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Swift, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Moorhen, c40 Coot, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 9 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven - over, c 20 Swallow, c40 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff - singing, 2 Reed Warbler Singing, 2 Blackcap, 1 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 15+ House Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch.

01-07-20 Long-tailed Tits CVL (Dave Hughes)
Chew Valley Lake

01-07-20 Common Sandpiper CVL (Dave Hughes)
Heron's Green:
1 Common Sandpiper

01-07-20 Chiffchaff CVL (Dave Hughes)
Stratford:
Lots of Long-tailed Tit and Chiffchaff activity - end of the lane

01-07-20 Green Sandpiper CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's - inc Pool:
116 Canada Goose, 12 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 12+ Swift, 1 Collared Dove, 219 Great Crested Grebe - in one flock on the lake, 4 Green Sandpiper,  9 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 3 Kingfisher 12+ Jackdaw, 80+ Sand and House Martin - 50/50 mix, 6 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Song Thrush - singing at the back of the pool, 6+ Pied Wagtail
and an Otter  was seen swimming across the main lake.

Reports: Allan Chard, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Robert Hargreaves, Annie & Nick Hawkridge, Bill Hewett, Dave Hughes, Mike Jackson, Rich Mielcarek, Robert Proctor, Ian Stapp, Chris Teague, 

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