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)

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


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, 


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


No reports


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

30-09-20 Egrets, Herons Green (Gwen Thomas)
So many this could be taken by a mobile phone

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)


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 so we can get more details.

Wood Warbler



Chipping Sodbury Common




Barrow Gurney Res





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