Friday, 2 October 2020

02-10-20 Friday - Lesser Yellowlegs

Stormy, wet and windy - a horrible day! Bristol temperatures did not rise above 12°C . 

Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper
Yellow-legged Gull
Sand Martin

02-10- 20, Sparrowhawk, Yatton (Higgy)


No reports


No reports


Winthill garden - 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (2 male, 2 female); 2 Nuthatch; 1 Chiffchaff; 1 Wren


No reports


Barrow Gurney Tanks:
12 Wigeon, 4 Pintail - only 1  previously

Blagdon Lake:
1 Pintail, 1 Garganey, many Teal, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat

Chew Valley Lake
Lake -wide count: 48 Great White Egret (47 in Heron's Green), 15 Little Egret, 200 House Martin, 25 Swallow, at least 2 Sand Martin

1 Mute Swan -  pale green ring with black XY9 fitted to the right leg.

Heron's Green:
47  Great White Egret,1 ad Yellow-legged Gull

01-10-20  Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Redshank and Greenshank, Stratford Bay, CVL (Rich Andrews)
[ A special  trio, rarely available to photograph together]

Reported from Stratford Bay early on, though not subsequently - 1 pair Pintail,  3 Grey Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, Dunlin, 5 Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff

Seen at 4.15pm - 1 Grey Plover,  2 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 20+ Dunlin, 2 Greenshank

Observer from this morning has tweeted: 'Just in case mine was the last sighting of the Lesser Yellowlegs at Chew this morning, details were:
It showed from 8:15 until around 9am in front of Stratford hide. It then flew up over the hide heading west. I checked Blagdon on the way home just in case but no joy.'

Herriott's inc Pool:
Cattle Egret (flew east early on), 1 Kingfisher

Chew Valley Ringing Station:
A while ago a freshly dead Buzzard was found at CVL. The carcass was sent to the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme for a post mortem. Results show the 2 year old female was in a starved condition / some haemorrhage to shoulder - possible small collision

Please can you help with these records?

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 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    1  03/08/2020     Chipping Sodbury Common
Hoopoe              1  07/08/2020      Nailsea 

Reports:  Rich Andrews, Andy Davis, Sean Davies, William Earp, Higgy, Rob Laughton, John Thorogood, Paul Williams, blagdonlakebirdsCVRS