Saturday, 16 October 2021

16-10-21 Saturday - Firecrest

Overcast and not as warm as it has been @ 16°C - See special notice at the foot of the page

Firecrest
Glossy Ibis
Cattle Egret
Yellow-legged Gull
Bearded Tit
Red Kite

16-10-21 Buzzard Stanton Drew (Raoul Chandrasakera)
BRISTOL


Ashton - Greville Smyth Park:
1 Raven

Bishopston - garden:
2 Jay

Blaise Castle Estate:
2 Jay, 2 Magpie, 3 Crow, 3 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 2 Nuthatch

16-10-21 Dipper EP (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:

1 Dipper

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

16-10-21 Cattle Egret OPS (Heather England)
Oldbury Power Station:

2 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 4 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Stonechat, 4 Siskin - over headed east,                                                                                                                    
Aust Cliff - vismig:
33 Skylark, 445 Starling, 203 Redwing, 20 Song Thrush, 145 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 4 Bullfinch, 4 Redpoll, 78 Siskin

Aust Wharf:
1 Curlew, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Sparrowhawk mobbed by 1 Kestrel, 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting
16-10-21 Waders New Passage (Lisa Presland)
New Passage/Northwick:

Wigeon, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Turnstone, Knot, Dunlin, Redshank, Grey Heron, Little Egret.

Frampton Cotterell:
3 Ring-necked Parakeets

NORTH SOMERSET

Sand Point/Bay:
1 Snipe - over, 1 Marsh Harrier, c30 Skylark, 2 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest,  150 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush, 120 Chaffinch, 7 Brambling, 1 Redpoll, 27+ Siskin,  2/3 Yellowhammer, 15+ Reed Bunting

Kewstoke:
1 Firecrest, 30 Siskin - over, 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Peregrine, 13 Redwing - over
16-10-21 Buzzard Willsbridge (Chris Hall)
Willsbridge:
1 Buzzard

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks - extract:
5 Mute Swan,1 Shoveler, 9 Pochard, 148 Tufted Duck, 41 Little Grebe, 19 Great Crested Grebe, 24 Stock Dove - migration flock, 122 Coot, 12 Common Gull, 46 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 14 Starling, 1 Mistle Thrush, 7 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 13 Meadow Pipit, 105 Goldfinch

16-10-2021 Glossy Ibis CVL (Lee Gardiner)
Chew Valley Lake

Villace:
1 Great White Egret

Heron's Green:
4/5 Little Grebe, 15 Lapwing, 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Great Black Backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 33 Cattle Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 

Stratford:
1 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 6 Bearded Tit, 1 Nuthatch

Herriott's inc Pool:
4 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Glossy Ibis, 38 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler

Reports: Jonathan Angell, Peter Bryant, Di Bunniss, Raoul Chandrasakera, Allan Chard, Jane Cumming, Barry Dursley, Chris Hall, Heather England, Lee Gardiner, Annie & Nick Hawkridge, Matt Hull, Simon Isgar, John Lewis, Lisa Presland, Lois Pryce, Wayne Tucker, Dan Webb, 

Special notice


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If you would like a copy they are available from Harvey Rose; Arncliffe, Coast Road, Walton Bay, Clevedon, BS21 7FW
Send a cheques for £12 (£10 for the Report and £2 for postage) to the above address and made payable to AOG.

Friday, 15 October 2021

15-10-21 Friday- Grasshopper Warbler

 A bit cooler. Temp 13 to 14°C. Cloudy but mostly dry with a light NE to E.

Little Stint
Yellow-legged Gull
Glossy Ibis
Bearded Tit
Grasshopper Warbler
Brambling
Siskin 
15-10-21 Kingfishers, CVL Dam ( R. Chandrasakera) 
BRISTOL


Eastville Park:
1 Carrion Crow- with deformed beak

St Georges:
8 Greenfinch on the feeder

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station: :
4 Cattle Egret, 1 Brambling, 1 Siskin
15-01-21 Grasshopper Warbler, Littleton Warth (Paul House)  
Littleton Warth:
1 Grasshopper Warbler-  juvenile- trapped- latest ever Avon record

Severn Beach:
1 Wheatear 

NORTH SOMERSET

No reports

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Stock Dove, 200 Woodpigeon, 10 Collared Dove, 3 Common Gull, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 20 Skylark, 150 Starling, 3 Redwing, 4 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 80 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch, 8 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer

Marksbury:
200 Starling

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
 
Dam:
2 Kingfisher - duelling at dawn 
15-10-21 Snipe, Hollowbrook ( George Stacey )
Hollowbrook:
11 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper
15-10-21 Glossy Ibis, Villice Bay ( Geoff Daniels)
Villice Bay:
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier- drowned and flew into reeds with a Coot
15-10-21 Little Stint, Heron's Green ( Ian Stapp) 
Herons Green:

2 Little Grebe (pool), 2 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Little Stint, 4 Green Sandpiper ,2 Yellow-legged Gull - 4cy,1cy  2 Great Black -Backed Gull, 30 Cattle Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail
15-10-21 Bearded Tit, Stratford (Dave Hughes)
Stratford:

1
Snipe, 1 Glossy Ibis- 2 flypasts, 29 Cattle Egret - flypast, 1 Marsh Harrier-m, 1 Peregrine - adult, 8 Bearded Tits 
15-10-21 Cattle Egret, Herriot's (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:

3 Shelduck, 80 Shoveler, 66 Pintail, 100 Teal, 50 Pochard,1 Goldeneye (lake), 1 Water Rail ,
4 Little Grebe, 5 Lapwing, 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Snipe, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Common Gull, 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Cattle Egret, 4 Grey Heron 3 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier- f ,juv, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 4 Jay, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail
 
Reports: Raoul Chandrasakera , Geoff Daniels,  Andy Davis, Lee Gardiner, Rob Hargreaves, Paul House, Dave Hughes, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Les Williams, ,blagdonlakebirdsnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG


Thursday, 14 October 2021

14-10-21 Thursday - Glossy Ibis

Overcast with sunny spells but also a lot of dark cloud.  Moderate to fresh westerly wind.  Temp 17°C

Bar-tailed Godwit
Little Stint
Glossy Ibis, Cattle Egrets
Bearded Tits
Bramblings, Siskins
Lapwing annoying a Peregrine - or vice versa (Raoul Chandrasakera)
BRISTOL

Eastville:
(vismig) 204 Redwing, 4 alba wagtail, 3 Chaffinch.

Northville Road, BS7:
Sparrowhawk

Stoke Park - inc Duchess Pond:
1 Teal, 11 recently hatched Mallard ducklings

Warmley:
Skylarks migrating over

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
127 Redwing (over this morning, inc. two flocks of 50)

Aust Warth:
(vismig)  5 Jay, 488 Starling (heading NE), 3345 Redwing (N/NE), 3 Rock Pipit (NE), 86 Chaffinch (SW/W), 1 Brambling, 1 Yellowhammer.

New Passage/Northwick:
6 Grey Plover, 64 Knot, 800 Dunlin, 742 Black-tailed Godwit (a record sized flock spread out along the shore, possibly more than 1% of the UK winter population).

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - R.Kenn, Dowlais:
133 Shelduck, 1 Mallard, 8 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 25 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 200 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 55 BH Gull, 1 Little Egret, 3 Skylark, 13 Linnet. 

Sand Point/Bay:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 35+ Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 700 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 16 Song Thrush, 4 Grey Wagtail, 15 Pied Wagtail, 100 Meadow Pipit, 750 Starling (mostly 1 flock), 200 Chaffinch, 5 Brambling, 50 Linnet, 30 Goldfinch, 14 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting.

BELOW M4 & BANES
no reports
female Bearded Tit in flight at Stratford (Raoul Chandrasakera)
RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
3 Egyptian Goose, 44 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper. 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Great White Egret, 8 Little Egret.  Noticeable build up of Black-headed Gull numbers with a few Common Gulls.
Little Stint and Ringed Plover at Herons Green, Chew (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
Report of 29 Cattle Egret early in the morning.  Smaller counts listed under the sites below.

Heron's Green:
1 Water Rail, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Stint, 1 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail.
Water Rail at Herriotts channel, Chew (Christopher Teague)
Stratford:
12 Cattle Egret (fly-by), 2 Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Bearded Tit.
Glossy Ibis at Herriotts Pool (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:
2 Shelduck, 80+ Shoveler, 50+ Pintail, 100+ Teal, 2 Goldeneye (lake), 3 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 8 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 24+ Common Gull, 4 GBB Gull, 
Glossy Ibis, 2 Cattle Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 30+ Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail.
A female Pintail at Chew (Christopher Teague)
Reports:  Paul Bowerman, Raoul Chandrasakera, Derek Clarke, Jane Cumming, Andy Davis, Nick Hudson, Matt Hull, Lois Pryce, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, blagdonlakebirdsopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

13-10-21 Wednesday - Redwing galore

 Temp 10 to 17°C. Light cloud then increasingly sunny. Light westerly breeze.

Common Scoter
Jack Snipe
Cattle Egret
Bearded Tit
Crossbill
Siskin

13-10-21 Black-tailed Godwit, Herriotts CVL (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Bedminster Down:
2 Stock Dove, 7 Woodpigeon, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk (m mobbed by small birds), 1 Buzzard,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker (f), 2 Jay, 6 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 14 Rook, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 7 Skylark, 4 Wren, 1 Song Thrush, 50 Redwing (48 over heading SW, +2 feeding on Hawthorn,  +several other parties heard moving over), 3 Blackbird, 12 Robin, 1 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail/White Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch

Blaise:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Jay, 3 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 7 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiff chaff, 5 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird, 6 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail

Stoke Park:
1 Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe, 1 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 10 Meadow Pipit, 10 Chaffinch
 
Eastville:
2399 Redwing, northish over Eastville corner of BS5 (3 observers trying not to duplicate). Patch record.

13-10-21 Dipper, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
1 Dipper


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
3 Cattle Egret (2ad, 1juv), 3 Little Egret

Littleton: 
43 Redwing (ringed)

Pilning Wetland:
100s of Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin & Redshank, 
A few Lapwing, Knot & Snipe, 
1 Sparrowhawk (f)


NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead boating lake:
31 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 65+ Mallard, 8 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant (no Tufted Ducks back yet).

Sand Point:
400 Redwing, 2 Swallow, 200 Chaffinch, 20 Siskin

Worlebury/Worle:
29 Jay (Flock of 23 + ones and twos, heading east), 50+ Redwing, 5 (migrant) Blackbird, 2 Meadow Pipit

Rickford - garden:
1 Kingfisher - alighted on the washing line

BELOW M4 & BANES

No records received

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
6 Great White Egret around the lake

13-10-21 Ringed Plover & Cattle Egret, Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
1 Water Rail, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Cattle Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Great White Egret, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail

Moreton:
1 Crossbill

13-10-21 Common Scoter, Stratford (Simon Isgar)
Stratford:
Common Scoter (1m 2f), 4 Bearded Tit (2m)


13-10-21 Snipe, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:
2 Shelduck, 60+ Shoveler, 50+ Pintail, 80+ Teal, 1 Water Rail, 5 Little Grebe, 13 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 38+ Common Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Jay, 7 Jackdaw, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Cetti's Warbler

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Di Bunnis, Allan Chard, Jane Cumming, Andy Davis, Michael Davis, Ollie Fournier, Paul Gregory, Paul House, Matt Hull, Simon Isgar, John Lewis, Phil Quinn, Julie Smallbone, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, 

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

12-10-21 Tuesday - Little Owl

Sunny start to the day with light cloud developing and a gentle breeze, top temperature 16 C

Grey Plover
Knot
Little Stint
Glossy Ibis
Cattle Egret
Little Owl
Mistle Thrush
Goldcrest
12-10-21 Glossy Ibis, Herriots Channel, CVL (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

St Andrews:
2 Ring-necked Parakeet

Hotwells:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Carrion Crow

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
190 Canada Geese, 2 Gadwall, 2 Jay, 15 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 3 Stonechat, 7 Wheatear, 12 Goldfinch

New Passage:
6 Grey Plover, c400 Black-tailed Godwit (2 large flocks on salt-marshes and wetland), Dunlin (low hundreds), c150 Redshank, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 3 Rook, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch    

Northwick Wharf shore: 
2  Shelduck, 50 + Wigeon, 10+ Teal, 60+ Oystercatcher, 9 Grey Plover, 27 Curlew, 300+ Dunlin, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 30 + Linnet

Pilning Wetland
112 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, 16 Mallard, 68 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 7 Moorhen, 12 Coot, 51 Lapwing, 450+ Black-tailed Godwit, 32 Knot, 250+ Dunlin, 80+ Redshank, 1 Grey Heron

Holes Mouth: 
21 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 7 Mallard, 78 Teal, 70+ Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew,  30+ Dunlin, 264 Redshank, 29 BH Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 1 Cormorant, 2000+ Starling, 1 Cetti's Warbler (m),17 Linnet

New Pill: 
12 Shelduck, 20+ Wigeon, 10+ Teal, 40+ Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, 200+ BH Gull, 9 Herring Gull,  5 Little Egret, 1 Stonechat (f)

Severn Beach:
16 Ringed Plover, 110 Turnstone, 5 Dunlin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Wheatear,  1 Grey Wagtail

Emersons Green Science Park
1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 11 House Sparrow, 4 Meadow Pipit (fly over) 18 Goldfinch

Frampton Cotterell - Mill Lane/Black Rocks/Cog Mill:
1 Little Egret, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellowhammer
12-10-21 Mistle Thrush, Saltford (Mike Landen)
NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell:
1 Peregrine, 1 Raven 

Backwell Lake:
2 Shoveler (m/f), 2 Cormorant, 2 Kingfisher

Uphill WeBS count:
530 Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 6 Mallard, 29 Teal, 72 Oystercatcher, c30 Lapwings, 1 Ringed Plover (beach), 4 Curlew, 6 Dunlin, c175 Redshank,  750 BH Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Peregrine, 160 Starling, 30 Linnet

BELOW M4 & BANES
12-10-21 Little Owl, Saltford (Gill Hardman)
Saltford BOC walk:
7 Mallard, 5 Mallard cross breeds, 4 Teal, 8 Moorhen, 2 Pheasant, 3 BH Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull,1 Cormorant, 4 Buzzard, 2 Little Owl, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 9 Jay, 3 Skylark, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 10 Wren, 10 Starling, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackbird, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 25 Meadow Pipit, 30 Goldfinch

Marksbury:
250 Starling

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Heron's Green:
1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Stint, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Cattle Egret (fly over), 1 Great White Egret
12-10-21 Glossy Ibis,  Herriots, CVL (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Water Rail (calling), 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 27 Common Gull, 1 Glossy Ibis, 25 Cattle Egret, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Kingfisher

Reports: Dru Brooke-Taylor, Di Bunniss, Karle Burford, Raoul Chandrasakera, Derek Clarke, Jane Cumming, Alan Daniells Tim Ford, David Hanks, Geoff Hardman, Gill Hardman, Rob Hargreaves, Rupert Higgins, Simon Isgar, Robin Lambert, Mike Landen, Andrew Mears, Phil Quinn, Rosemary Setter, Ian Stapp, Gwen Thomas, Paul Tompkins 

Monday, 11 October 2021

11-10-21 Monday - Bearded Tit

Fine but a bit on the cool side 15°C

Cattle Egret
Little Stint
Bearded Tit
Grey Plover
Redwing
 
11-10-21 Bearded Tit (CVRS)
BRISTOL


Avonmouth - Recycling Ctr:
2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 3 Black-headed Gull, 630 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3  Buzzard, 6 Jackdaw, 5 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 7 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail.

Avonmouth - Holes Mouth:
5 Wigeon, 6 Mallard, 9 Teal, 75 Oystercatcher, 46 Redshank, 208 Black-headed Gull

Eastville Park:
85 Black-headed Gull, 10 Cormorant

Hotwells:
1 Peregrine - flew over

Stoke Park - inc Duchess Pond:
2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 4 Stonechat, 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Huntingford Mill:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail

Oldbury Power Station - inc WeBS count:
102 Canada Goose, 1 Gadwall, 20 Wigeon, 60 Mallard, 7 Teal, 38 Lapwing, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 80 Turnstone, 39 Dunlin, 7 Cattle Egret - record count, 7 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 Stonechat

New Passage to Severn Beach:
Wigeon, Grey Heron, Wheater

Pilning Wetlands:
116 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 20 Shelduck, 9 Shoveler, 23 Gadwall, 150+ Wigeon, 66 Mallard, 100+ Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 19 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 100+ Oystercatcher, 58 Lapwing, 6 Grey Plover, 203 Curlew, 600 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Turnstone, 130+ Knot, 700 Dunlin, 117 Snipe, 350+ Redshank, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 13 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk (f&m), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 400+ Starling, 100+ Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting, 

NORTH SOMERSET
11-10-21 Water Rail Cl-Y  Mark Savage
Clevedon - Yeo:
247 Shelduck, 40 Wigeon, 145 Mallard, 50 Teal, 2 Water Rail - including one on salt marsh immediately next to the sea wall - never recorded one there before, 8 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 15 Oystercatcher, 50 Lapwing, 20 Ringed Plover, 210 Curlew, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, - Yeo, 250 Dunlin - inc1 with apparently injured leg, 3 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 190 Redshank, 375 Black-headed Gull, 85 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 9 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret,.2 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 170 Jackdaw - SW in 2 flocks, 325 Carrion Crow, 6 Raven, 62 Skylark - some migrants, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, 525 Starling, 10 Fieldfare, 125 Redwing (Wain’s Hill), 8 Stonechat, 8 Wheatear, 21 Pied Wagtail, 175 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 125 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch 35 Linnet, 175 Goldfinch, 14 Siskin (Wain’s Hill), 8 Reed Bunting

Nailsea:
179 Jackdaw - over to south west this am, local movement or migration?

Kenn Moor:
2 Tawny Owl - calling at 6:40 am, heard while still comfortably under the duvet.

Weston-Super-Mare - Junc 21:
1 Barn Owl - dead, looks like a RTA

BELOW M4 & BANES

Compton Dando - Elm Farm:
Stock Dove, 40+ Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 10+ Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, 2 Coal Tit, 24 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, Skylark, 7 Long-tails Tit, 1 Chiffchaff,  Wren, 12 Starling, Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 6+ Mistle Thrush, 20 Robin, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer,

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake - WeBS:
92 Canada Geese, 60 Mute Swan, 3 Egyptian Geese, 307 Shoveler, 203 Gadwall, 137 Wigeon, 384 Mallard, 4 Pintail, 1058 Teal, 11 Pochard, 359 Tufted Duck, 108 Moorhen, 1436 Coot, 31 Little Grebe, 31 Great Crested Grebe, 62 Lapwing, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 38 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 5 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 White Wagtail

Chew Valley Lake

CV Ringing Station:
4 Bearded Tit (2f&2m) processed today. - - - 
Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, Kent and Suffolk are the counties from which we have records of Bearded Tit either moving to or from CVL
11-10-21 Little Stint CVL (Lucy Masters)
Heron's Green:

3 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Stint - juv, 2 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 11 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 

Herriott's inc Pool:
10 Common Gull, 

Reports:  Richard Belson, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Chris Craig, John Croxton, Andy Davis, Robert Hargreaves, John Lewis, Lucy Masters, Andy Middleton, Vic Polley, Phil Quinn, Trevor Riddle, Steve Sanins, Mark Savage, Rosemary Setter, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, 

Sunday, 10 October 2021

10-10-21 Sunday - migrating Firecrest, Siskins and Redpolls

 Another warm and sunny day, feels more like May than October.  Dry, light wind, at least 18°C.

Mandarins
Bar-tailed Godwits, Little Stint
Mediterranean Gull
Great White Egrets, Cattle Egrets
Red Kite
Sand Martin, Swallows
Firecrest
Redwings
Siskins, Redpolls
Bramblings
Cattle Egret at Oldbury (Craig Lewis)
BRISTOL

Bishopston garden:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay

Bedminster:
5 Raven.

Coombe Dingle - garden:
4 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blackcap (m&f - first since last winter), 6 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 3 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch.

Eastville Park:
Dipper

Sea Mills (WeBS count):
48 Mallard, 5 Lapwing, 7 Common Sandpiper, c.100 Redshank, 74 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron.

Stockwood - a garden:
Skylark.

Canada Goose flock at Oldbury (Craig Lewis)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
100+ Canada Goose, 14 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 4 Cattle Egret.

Littleton Warth (WeBS count):
3 Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret.

Pilning Wetlands:
Little Stint

Inglestone Common & Lance Coppice:

1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Marsh Tit, 8 Skylark, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Treecreeper, 37 Starling, 4 Song Thrush, 9 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush.


NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
1 ad. winter Mediterranean Gull flushed by a Sparrowhawk, 3 Swallow, 3 Stonechat.

Clevedon - Yeo (WeBS count):
c.80 Canada Goose (at Dowlais), 6 Mute Swan, 80 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 40+ Wigeon, 60 Teal, 120 
Mallard, 6 Coot, 27 Oystercatcher, 16 Lapwing, 9 Ringed Plover, 170 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 160 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 170 Redshank, 300 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 140 Jackdaw (mostly moving SW in groups up to 40 - local movement or migration?), 1 Sand Martin10+ Robin, 15+ Stonechat ("definite influx"), Wheatear, 150+ Meadow Pipit, few Linnet, 90 Goldfinch (all feeding on Teasel at Blake's Pool).

Yatton:
pr. Stonechat ("local pair back")

Sand Point/Bay:
15 Oystercatcher, 70+ Curlew, 20+ Redshank, 
9 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Jay, 20+ Skylark (heading south), singing Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 2 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 200 Chaffinch (moving over), 2 Brambling (over and calling), 2 Bullfinch, 16 Linnet, 3 Redpoll, 30 Siskin.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
Red Kite, 6 Buzzard, 2 Raven over Oldfield Park around noon. 

Sparrowhawk at Chew (Mike Prior)
RESERVOIRS

Peregrine at Chew (Mike Prior)
Barrow Tanks (WeBS count):
170 Canada Goose, 5 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 19 Teal, 26 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 13 Pochard, 135 Tufted Duck (record count for October)3 m. Mandarin78 Coot, 42 Little Grebe, 33 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 90 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret.

Chew Valley Lake:
Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, 
Stonechat.


OUT OF AREA


Steart Marshes (BOC trip):
250+ Lapwing, 120 Golden Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 14 Ringed Plover, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 1 Ruff, 150+ Dunlin, 3 Little Stint, few Redshank, 7 Spoonbill, 20+ Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, 15 Redwing, Stonechat, Wheatear.

Reports:  Allan Chard, Anthony Cook, Sean Davies, Alastair Fraser, Paul Gregory, Mike Jackson, Craig Lewis, John Lewis, Matt Plenty, Mike Prior, Phil Quinn, Dean Reeves, Trevor Riddle, Matthew Rogers, Harvey Rose, Tony Scott, Bri Thompson,

Saturday, 9 October 2021

09-10-21 Saturday - Yellow-browed Warbler

Nice day 18° top temp

Yellow-browed Warbler
Redwing
Cattle Egret
Whinchat
Red Kite
Bearded Tit
Merlin, Golden Plover
Redpoll
Ring-necked Parakeet 
Spotted Flycatcher

BRISTOL

Avonmouth - inc STW:
7 Shelduck, 1 Gadwall, 15 Mallard, 10 Teal, 8 Collared Dove, 3 Oystercatcher, 53 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 145 Turnstone, 3 Dunlin, 66 Redshank, 236 Black-headed Gull, 69 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Meadow Pipit, 

Redland - garden:
1 Sparrowhawk - mobbed by 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Jay - over 

09-10-21 Kingfisher Snuff Mills (Allan Chard)
Snuff Mills:
1 Kingfisher

St George - garden:
Bullfinch

Stockwood Open Spaces:
11 Woodpigeon, 9 Black-headed Gull - catching insects, 2 Herring Gull - 1st wint, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk (f), 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 6 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Skylark - over, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Wren, 20 Starling - gorging on blackberries, 7 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
09-10-21 Cattle Egret OPS (Heather England)
Oldbury Power Station:

1 Pheasant, 12 Canada Geese, 12 Wigeon, 15 Mallard, 3 Teal, 1 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Lapwing, 35 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 5 Redshank, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 6 Skylark, 5 Robin, 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 4 Pied Wagtail, 100 Meadow Pipit, 50 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting  
VISMIG : 08:30
4 Raven, 10 Skylark, 3 House Martin, 25 Redwing, 7 Mistle Thrush, 100+ Meadow Pipit, 100+ Linnet, 1 Redpoll, 1 Siskin, 

New Passage/Northwick:
7 Pintail - on the river, Skylark, Stonechat, Siskin - over.
09-10-21 Merlin NP-NW (Paul Bowerman)
Pilning Wetlands:
1 Golden Plover, 1 Merlin

Itchington:
30 - 40 Pied Wagtail, 15+ Meadow Pipit, 
09-10-21 Yellowhammer Wickwar (Paul Sadley)
Wickwar - West End:
Meadow Pipit, 8 Yellowhammer

NORTH SOMERSET

Nailsea - garden:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Portbury Wharf:
13 Canada Goose, 56 Shelduck, 108 Wigeon, 87 Mallard, 76 Teal, 8 Lapwing, 125 Curlew, 20 Dunlin, 8 Snipe, 212 Redshank, 554 Black-headed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 Skylark, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 17 Redwing - over, 1 Stonechat (f),  10+ Meadow Pipit, 30+ Linnet, 

Clevedon - Yeo:
15 Canada Goose, 8 Shelduck, 3 Mallard, Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, Moorhen, 7 Oystercatcher, 20 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 60 Dunlin, 80 Redshank, Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 18 Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 6+ Blue Tit, 6+ Great Tit, 3 Skylark, Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 12 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 6 Robin, 10 Dunnock, House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 16 Greenfinch – flock, 20 Goldfinch – 2 flocks,

Sand Point/Bay:
26 Oystercatcher, c.15 Curlew, 1 Snipe, c.75 Redshank, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher - R Banwell, 20 Jay, 12+ Magpie, 2 Coal Tit - vismig, 1 migrant Blue Tit on rocks at end of point, 35+ Skylark, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat - possible, 3 Blackcap, 8 Goldcrest, c.280 Starling, 1 Redwing - Manor Farm, Kewstoke, 7 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 8 migrant House Sparrow, 10 Pied Wagtail, c.75 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, c.145 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling (heard), 25 Greenfinch, c.55 Linnet, 100 Goldfinch, 27 Siskin, 9 Reed Bunting.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Hanham - vismig:
Skylark, 5 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail - unusual, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch

Warmley Forrest Park:
2 Redwing

Winford:
1 Ring-necked Parakeet - fly over calling loudly (when don't they???)

Paulton:
1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS
09-10-21 Siskin CVL (CVRS)
Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
3 Egyptian Goose

Heron's Green:
45 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cattle Egret
09-10-2021 Bearded Tit CVL (Wayne Tucker)
Stratford:

2 Bearded Tit

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Shelduck, 8 Wigeon, 17 Pintail, 1 m Goldeneye, 30 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Gull, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Red Kite

OUT OF AREA

Steart Marshes:
7 Spoonbill

Reports: Phil Barlow, Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Peter Bryant, Pete Burston, Allan Chard, CVRS, Heather England, Lee Gardiner, Richard Giles, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Pete Hazelwood, Matt Hull, Simon Isgar, Rob Laughton, John Lewis, Fiona Neate, Phil Quinn, Mel Parker, Melanie Patch, Ann Rossiter, Paul Sadley, Wayne Tucker, 

Friday, 8 October 2021

08-10-21 Friday - Cattle Egrets

Mild continental airstream. Dull and grey, mostly calm and cloudy. Temp.14 to 19°C. 

Ruff
Yellow-legged Gull
Cattle Egret
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Bearded Tit
Whinchat
08-10-21 Magpie, Burnett (Ian Stapp) 
BRISTOL


Coombe Dingle:
1 Tawny Owl-calling at 2am
08-10-21 Dipper, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
1 Dipper

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
109 Canada Goose, 40 Wigeon, 4 Cattle Egret - 3 adult,1 juvenile, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Rock Pipit 

Filton-garden:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Grey Heron, some Skylark, 4 Chiffchaff, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Whinchat, 10 Meadow Pipit, 20 Linnet, 

NORTH SOMERSET

Worle:
1 Chiffchaff, 20 House Sparrow

Bleadon Level - from Brean Sluice:
1 Marsh Harrier

BELOW M4 & BANES
08-10-21 Goldfinch, Burnett (Ian Stapp)
Burnett- Elm Farm:
Pheasants, 5 Stock Dove, 30+ Woodpigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 4 Magpie -picking insects off cows, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Jay, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue and Great Tit, Skylark,  2 Swallow,  Long Tailed Tit, Chiffchaff,  Wren, Blackbird, 25 Robin, Dunnock, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Linnet, 160 Goldfinch.

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Gurney:
147 Canada Goose, 7 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 20 Mallard, 9 Common Pochard, 200 Tufted Duck, 7 Little Grebe, 33 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Stock Dove - on stubble field. Migrants? 30  Woodpigeon, 1  Moorhen, 79 Coot, 2 Common Sandpiper, 27 Black-headed Gull, 19 Herring Gull, 16 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull - 2 ad,1 first-w, 90  Cormorant, 9 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 6 Magpie, 80 Jackdaw, 26 Rook, 18 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 27 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 6  Robin, 1 Wheatear -- F/1st-w, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail

Chew Valley Lake
 
Picnic Site 1:
3 Egyptian Goose - inc1 juv

East Shore/ Main Reed Bed:
1 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier- juvenile
08-10-21 Cattle Egret, Villice (Tony Bridges)
Villice:
3 Cattle Egret

Herons Green:
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 

Stratford:
15 Lapwing,  1 Ruff-juv, 6 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull- adult, 6 Cattle Egret, 4 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier,-juv, 1 Hobby -2cy, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Bearded Tit- 3 male 

CVRS:
1 Bearded Tit -male ringed

Herriotts:
1 Ruff, 4 Great White Egret, 6 Bearded Tit

Reports: Derek Angell, Liza Barker, Tony Bridges, Di Bunniss,  Allan Chard, Andy Davis, Lee Gardiner, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Mike Jackson, MJ, John Lewis, Dean Reeves,  Ian Stapp