Saturday, 3 October 2020

03-10-20 Saturday

 Rain all day - dark and miserable too.

Grey Plover, Turnstone ( at CVL), Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret
Marsh Harrier 

Drizzle and Second Severn Crossing (Adam Cross)
[An image which sums up today]

Coombe Dingle:
Garden - 1m Blackcap - first of the winter?

03-10-20 Wheatear St George Bristol (Carley Betts)
St George:
1 Wheatear - nice urban setting, knocked down by the rain I expect.


Oldbury Power Station:
4 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 3 juv. Wheatear together on jetty 

03-10-20 moulting Black-tailed Godwit, Pilning Wetland (Aravind Ramesh)

Pilning Wetlands:
2 Pintail, 1 Water Rail, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruff,  6+ Snipe, 1 Whinchat

Severn Beach:
3 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 4 Wheatear


Portbury Pill:
1 Canada Goose, 14 Shelduck, Woodpigeon, 19 Curlew, 48 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Carrion Crow, 63 Starling, 1 Wheatear, 1 Dunnock, 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit, 12 Linnet

03-10--20 juvenile male Sparrowhawk, Nailsea garden (Roger Staples)
Sand Point/Bay:
8 Curlew, 3 Swallow 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest with Long-T Tit flock & probable Firecrest with them near the car park, 2 Stonechat,  17 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit


No reports


Chew Valley Lake

4 Snipe. Still good numbers of House.Martin and Swallow

03-10-20 Cattle Egret, CVL (Pete Coslett)

Heron's Green:
4 Cattle Egret between Villice and Heron's Green

Garganey, 1 Lapwing, 3 Grey Plover, 5/6 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 4 Ruff, 5 Curlew Sandpiper, 55 Dunlin, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 f Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 3 Rock Pipit 

Herriott's inc Pool:
13 Little Egret, 6 Great White Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher 

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, Carley Betts, Pete Coslett, Chris Craig, Adam Cross, Nick Hawkridge, Nick Hudson, Alastair Fraser, Aravind Ramesh, Dean Reeves and Karen Ash, Gary Thoburn, opsbirding,