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)


No reports


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)


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

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!


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

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

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 

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


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)
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