Wednesday, 12 May 2021

12-05-21 Wednesday - Hobby

Warm in the sun, but had to be out of the wind to appreciate it. Some parts had heavy showers - 15°C

Cuckoo
Spotted Flycatcher, Avocet
Hobby

12-05-21 L-t Tit - meet the family CVL (George Stacey)

BRISTOL


Snuff Mills:
1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
Whitethroat, Greenfinch,

12-05-21 Spotted Flycatcher NP-NW (Aravind Ramesh)
Pilning Wetlands:
55 Shelduck, 20 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 50+Swift, 5 Avocet, 40 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing - plus at least one chick, 15 Ringed Plover, 4 Whimbrel, 90 Dunlin, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher

12-05-21 Yate (Peter Bryant)
Yate - Kingsgate Park:

2 Mute Swan + cygnets, Mallard, Coot, Little Grebe

Filton:
3 Swift - back over Millennium Green

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
Whitethroat

Portbury and Sheepway Lane - BBS:
1 drake Gadwall, 1 Stock Dove, 10 WP, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 2 Cormorants flying over, 5 Swallow, 1 LT Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Common Whitethroat (some carrying nest material) and a Goldcrest.

Clevedon - Yeo:
100 Shelduck, 1 Shoveler, 40 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 20 Swift, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Coot, 12 Oystercatcher, 6 Lapwing, 24 Ringed Plover, 62 Whimbrel, 22 Curlew, 6 Sanderling, 300 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 1 Black Headed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 4 Raven, 14 Skylark, 25 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 14 Reed Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 16 Whitethroat, 125 Starling, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit

Backwell Lake:
1 Otter - swimming and diving, and ignoring all young birds such as goslings, baby moorhens etc

Tickenham Ridge - Cadbury Camp:
1 Cuckoo - singing

12-05-21 Sedge Warbler Strawberry Line Yatton (Mark Savage)
Yatton - Strawberry Line:

2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat and 3 Reed Bunting. (and in 2 hours the GW didn't show once!)

Congresbury:
5 Mallard, 7 Woodpigeon, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 6 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 15 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 5 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 9 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Starling, 7 Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush, 4 Robin, 7 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch.

Sand Point/Bay:
a few Whimbrel and Dunlin - in the bay, 1 Tree Pipit, 5 Siskin - on the point

BELOW M4 & BANES

Oldland Common:
6 Swift - soaring overhead, 6 Starling - inc 4 juv - feeding on the lawn

West Harptree:
5 Collared Dove, 8 Swallow

Bath, St John”s Church:
2 Canada Geese, 2 Peregrine, 1 Sand Martin

Bath, Windsor Bridge:
8 Swift, 2 Sand Martin, 8 House Martin (4 nests)

Paulton:
2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 13 Blackbird, 6 Song Thrush, 3 Chaffinch

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (f) - in flight, 11 Hobby - over the lake

Chew Valley Lake
 
12-05-21 Oystercatcher CVL (Raoul Chandrasakera)
Dam:

1 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 7+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackbird, 3 Pied Wagtail

12-05-21 Garden Warbler CVL (George Stacey)
Stanton Wick:
4 Garden Warbler, lots of 'invisible' Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrush

Woodford:
Some Swift, 1 G-S Woodpecker, 50+ Swallow & Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush 

Nunnery:
1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 2 G-S Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 

Heron's Green:
12+ Swift, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel (m), 20+ Swallow, 50+ Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 12 House Sparrow - wall, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting, 

Moreton:
40+ Woodpigeon, 2 Grey Heron, 1 G-S Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 3 Raven, Coal Tit - feeding chicks, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 L-t Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, lots Reed Warbler 2 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Wren, 2 Nuthatch

12-05-21 Cattle Egret CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:

19 Canada Goose, 38 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 20 + Gadwall,  2 Pochard (m), Swift, 12 Cattle Egret - pool, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 100+ Swallow & Martin, lots of Reed Warbler - singing, 2 Pied Wagtail

Reports:  Peter Bryant, Raoul Chandrasakera, Allan Chard, Jane Cumming, Geoff Daniels, Paul Francis, David Gale, Paul Gregory, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Nige Milbourne, Jean Oliver, Robin Lambert, Lisa Presland, Lois Pryce, Aravind Ramesh, Steve Sanins, Mark Savage, George Stacey, Ian Stapp

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

11-05-21 Tuesday - Spotted Flycatchers

Some sharp showers but warm in-between 15°C

Cattle Egret
Spotted Flycatcher
Redstart 
Hobby

BRISTOL

Ashton Marsh and Colliters Brook:
2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Rook, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Starling- carrying food, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting (m)
"my first Sedge Warbler inside the Bristol City boundary"

Bedminster Down:
2 Collared Dove, 4 Swift, 1 Rook - uncommon, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Song Thrush.

11-05-21 Sparrowhawk EP (Stephanie Chadwick)
Eastville Park / Stoke Park BOC Walk:

1 Canada Goose, 5 Swift, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Sparrowhawk - mating observed, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 3 Jay - together, 2 Swallow, 8 Long-tailed Tit - plus juv, 4 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 7 Greenfinch

11-05-21 Long-tailed Tit juv EP (Stephanie Chadwick)

Stoke Park - early
:
2 Spotted Flycatcher

Troopers Hill:
3 Swift - look like local birds

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

11-05-21 Whimbrel SB (Paul Dunham)
Severn Beach:

20 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, c50 Dunlin

NORTH SOMERSET

11-05-21 Rock Pipit Portishead (Chris Clarke)
Portishead - Battery Point area:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Rock Pipit

Clevedon, Sunnyside Rd
6 Swift 

Kingston Seymour - BBS highlights:
3 pr. Shelduck - all flyovers but likely to be breeding in the area, 2 Swift, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 flyover Whimbrel, 2 GS Woodpecker, 10 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Pied Wagtail

Clevedon - Yeo:
Lapwing with 3 juv, 8 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Redshank, Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, L Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Pied Wagtail.

Sand Bay:
2 Ringed Plover, 25 Whimbrel, 12 Sanderling, 60 Dunlin

Sand Point
Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Redpoll, 2 Siskin

Weston-Super-Mare - STW:
10+  Swift, Cetti's Warbler, a few Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, a few Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, lots of Whitethroat, 1 Redstart (f) appeared just a few feet away, Reed Bunting 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
4 Stock Dove, 3 Buzzard, 140 Rook, 57 Skylark, 5 Swallow, 4 Whitethroat, 6 Starling, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 24 Linnet, 10 Goldfinch, 18 Corn Bunting, 7 Yellowhammer,

Twerton - garden:
2 Swift - first this yr, 1 Goldfinch - singing

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
4 Hobby - feeding over the lake

Chew Valley Lake
 
11-05-21 Gull and the fish (George Stacey)
Dam:

2 G-BB Gull - eating the remains of a very big Pike on the wall, later 3 Carrion Crow joined the feast, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Pied Wagtail

Picnic Site 2:
Lots of Reed Warbler - very vocal, 1 Reed Bunting

Woodford:
8+ Swift, 2 Raven -fly over, 20+ Swallow & Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Song Thrush

Sutton Wick:
1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Long-tailed Tit - 4 juv, s, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Blackcap (f) seen and others calling, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, . 

11-05-21 House Sparrows CVL (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:

4 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Raven - fly over, 1 Kestrel (m), 12 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 6 House Sparrow - wall, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
2 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Coal Tit - feeding chicks, 2 Long-t Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler - calling,  2 Chiffchaff, lots Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap,1 Garden Warbler, 4 Wren, 

11-05-21 Cattle Egret CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:

12 Canada Goose, 38 Mute Swan, 9 Shelduck, 20 Gadwall, 2 Pochard (m), Swift, 12 Cattle Egret - pool island, 5 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 50+ Swallow & Martin, lots of Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail
 
Reports:  Stephanie Chadwick, Chris Clarke, Anne Crowe, John Croxton, Jane Cumming, Andy Davis, Paul Dunham, Paul Gregory, Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Julian Head, Adrian Hockey, John Lewis, Nige Milbourne, Dean Reeves, Rich Scantlebury, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, 

Monday, 10 May 2021

10-05-21 Monday - Wood Sandpiper

Temp 10 to 16°C.  Very windy, Sunshine and showers

Kittiwake, Pomarine & Arctic Skua
Cattle Egret
Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat 
Spotted Flycatcher
Curlew Sandpiper,  Wood Sandpiper

BRISTOL

10-5-21 Lesser Whitethroat, Stoke Park (Serena Sweeting)
Stoke Park:
2 Canada Geese, 1 Mute Swan, 15 Mallard, 1 Swift, 6 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, 3 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 5 Magpie, 21 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow, 7 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Swallow, 19 House Martin, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 13 Wren, 8 Blackbird, 14 Robin, 1 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 6 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, Pillhead Gout:
1 Cuckoo, 41 Ringed Plover, 36 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 84 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Wheatear

Pilning Wetlands
1 Wood Sandpiper

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
6 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Sanderling,  100 Dunlin

Severn Beach:
13 Whimbrel

Kingrove Common (just south of Chipping Sodbury ST 735 815): 
3 Pheasant, 5 Swallow, 8 Swift, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch


NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Dowlais:
Swift, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, Starlings inc 16 young

Anchor Head:
12 Kittiwake, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua

Sand Point and Bay, Middle Hope:
3 Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling, 500 Dunlin, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath, St John's Church:
Peregrine chicks at 5 to 8 days old, lovely

RESERVOIRS

10-5-21 Lesser Whitethroat, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake;

200 Swift, 1 Peregrine, 10 Sand Martin, 100 Swallow, 150 House Martin, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Wren, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Dunnock, Pied Wagtail, Reed Bunting

10-5-21 Garden Warbler, Dam (Ian Stapp)
Dam:
Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat

Woodford:
2 Raven, 1 Garden Warbler

10-5-21 Whitethroat, Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
4 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Raven, 3 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 

Moreton:
2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 7 Chaffinch

10-5-21 Cattle Egret, Herriotts Bridge (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:

16 Canada Geese, 42 Mute Swan, 9 Shelduck, 20 Gadwall, 4 m Pochard, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler

Reports: Andy Davis, Paul Gregory, Matt Hall, Robert Hargreaves, John Lewis, Andy Middleton, Dave Nevitt, Lois Pryce, Dean Reeves, Ian Stapp, Serena Sweeting, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Sunday, 9 May 2021

09-05-21 Sunday - Wood Warbler, Nightingale

Temp 12 to 18°C.  Rain in the morning and mostly grey but warm

Whimbrel
Hobby
Wood Warbler
Spotted Flycatcher, Nightingale,
Whinchat, Tree Pipit


9-5-21 Wood Warbler, Yate Common (Mark Coller)
BRISTOL


Eastville Park:
1 Falcon sp, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

Frenchay, by BP garage:
18 House Martin
9-5-21 Spotted Flycatcher, Stoke Park (Serena Sweeting)
Stoke Park and Purdown:
3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wood Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whin, 2 Wheatear

Redland:
1 Swift, 5 House Martin

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Itchington:
2 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear

9-5-21 Spotted Flycatcher, OPS (Matt Plenty)
Oldbury Power Station:
Hobby, 1 Wood Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

Severnside:
4 Avocet, 85 Ringed Plover, 35 Whimbrel, 180 Dunlin, 5 Willow Warblr, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 12 Wheatear
9-5-21 Wood Warbler, Yate Common (Chris Teague)
Yate Common:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Wood Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 8 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Nightingale

Chipping Sodbury Common:
Skylark, 5 Swallow, 15 House Martin, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Wren, Song Thrush, 1 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, Linnet, Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

NORTH SOMERSET

9-5-21 Greenshank, Portbury Wharf (Chris Clarke)
Portbury Wharf:
4 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Swift. Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 9 Whinchat

9-5-21 Wheatear, Battery Point (David Howes)
Portishead Seafront:
9 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Swallow, 1 Wood Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Wheatear, 1 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet, 7 Goldfinch

Dundry:
1 Reed Warbler, 3 WH, 11 Wheatear, 1 Yellowhammer

Clevedon-Yeo:
4 Canada Geese, 1 Swift, 8 Oystercatcher, 9 Ringed Plover, 52 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Turnstone, 105 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow, 1 Cetti\s Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear

Sand Point:
Hobby, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser  Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear, 4 Tree Pipit

Weston Airfield:
60 Swift, Sedge and Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Whitethroat, 2 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
4th Peregrine chick did not survive hatching

Combe Hay:
Hobby

RESERVOIRS

9-5-21 Reed Warbler, CVL (Pete Bunniss)
Chew Valley Lake

Swift, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting

9-5-21 Spotted Flycatcher, Yate Common (Chris Teague)
Reports: Nancy Barrett, Peter Bryant, Pete Bunniss, Allan Chard, Chris Clarke, Mark Coller, Martyn Cox, Sean Davies, Heather England, Oliver Fournier, Paul Gregory, Simon Harris, Martyn Hayes, Peter Hazelwood, Matt Hobbs, David Howes, John Lewis, Andy Middleton, Matt Plenty, Adam Rawson, Matthew Rogers, Harvey Rose, Serena Sweeting, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Chris Teague, Martin Wightman, Jason Williams, Gordon Youdale, blagdonlakebirds, BUPP, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 8 May 2021

08-05-21 Saturday -

 Wet, then just dank, wind was keen - 14°C

BRISTOL

08-05-21 Blackcap Bishopston (Alison Griffies)
Bishopston:
Blackcap - singing

Redland:
2 Swift - hurrra, but missed the new nest box, ahh 

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Bradley Stoke:
Cuckoo - calling early morning

NORTH SOMERSET

08-05-21 Whimbrel Cl-Y (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon - Yeo:

no Lapwing chicks on show today, 12 Whimbrel, 3 Whinchat, 

BELOW M4 & BANES

08-05-21 Little Egret MF (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield:

2 Little Egret

Willsbridge:
1 Common Sandpiper - flying down the river, 1 Lesser Whitethroat - singing

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
2 Hobby

Chew Valley Lake
 
Herriott's inc Pool:
c350 Swift, 1 Little Gull, 15 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, c500 Swallow

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Peter Coslett, Andy Davis, Alison Griffies, Robin Jones, Nigel Kempson, Howard Taffs

Friday, 7 May 2021

07-05-21 Friday - Lesser Whitethroats

Sunny periods and light to moderate westerly. Cold start, but gradually warming up : 6 to 15°C

Cattle Egret
Marsh Harrier
Red Kite
Hobby
Marsh Tit
Lesser Whitethroat
Wheatear
White Wagtail
Siskin

07-05-21 Lesser Whitethroat, CVL (Ian Stapp ) 
BRISTOL


Bishopston:
10 Swift -over cricket ground

Clifton:
8 Swift- Apsley Road

Fishponds:
20 Swift

Hengrove:
1 Peregrine- f

Kingsdown:
1 Peregrine

Stoke Park - inc Duchess Pond:
 1 Reed Warbler

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick:
45 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 24 Mallard, 4 Swift, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 19 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Starling- at nestbox, 1 White Wagtail - m

Severn Beach:
3 Shelduck, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Great Black-backed Gull- 3w, 1 Cormorant, 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat  

Cribbs Causeway:
1 Barn Owl- over M5 early hours 

Wickwar:
1 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Tit,  1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
1 Lesser Whitethroat

Wraxall:  
Watercress farm - monthly bird survey:
2 Canada Goose, 3 Mallard, 3 Stock Dove, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 7 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 2 Crow, 2 Raven, 3 Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 9 Skylark, 4 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 10 Whitethroat, 13 Wren, 10 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 11 Robin, 2 House Sparrow, 5 Dunnock, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Linnet, 5 Goldfinch, 13 Yellowhammer

Clevedon-Wains Hill:
12 Swift

Sand Point/Bay:
2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Lesser Whitethroat,  1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit

07-05-21 Siskin, Worle ( Dean Reeves)
Worle:
2 Siskin- m,f

Uphill/ Bleadon Level:
2 Cuckoo, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 3 Skylark, 33 Swallow,  7 House martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Sedge warbler, 5 Reed warbler, 4 Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting  

Congresbury Moor:
1 Marsh Harrier

Puxton Moor:
2 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 2 Skylark, 6 Reed Warbler,
7 Wheatear,  2 Reed Bunting.

Wick St Lawrence:
House Martin back at nest sites

BELOW M4 & BANES

Newton St Loe:
11 Swift

Hunstrete:
Common Wood BBS:
2 Stock Dove, 2 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 3 Song Thrush, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Yellowhammer

North Widcombe:

17 Cattle Egret- beside the road

Wellow:
1 Swift, 1 Red Kite -low over the church

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
 
07-05-21 Garden Warbler, CVL Dam( Ian Stapp )  

07-05-21 Jay, CVL Dam  (Ian Stapp)
Dam:

20 Swift, 1Common Sandpiper, 2Jay, 2 Long-tailed Tit,2 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Pied Wagtail

        07-05-21 Blackcap, Bittern Trail ( George Stacey)

07-05-21 Great Spotted Woodpecker, CVL ( George Stacey)
Bittern Trail:
1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap

Woodford:
30 Swift, 2 Raven, 4 Sand Martin, 30 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Song Thrush

07-05-21 Wheatear, CVL ( George Stacey)
Parkland:
1 Wheatear

Heron's Green:
1 Egyptian Goose- flyover, 1 Little grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 2 Raven,  5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler - singing in reeds pool, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 2 Coal Tit - feeding young, 2 Cetti's Warbler,  2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Wren, 3 Chaffinch

Herriott's inc Pool:
16 Canada Goose, 24 Mute Swan, 9 Shelduck,  1 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 2 Pochard-m, 1 Swift, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Red Kite, 8 Hobby, 1 Peregrine,  4 Jackdaw, 100 Swallows/ Martins, Reed warbler - many, 1 Garden warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat


Reports: Derek Angell, Bill Blake, Ken Carruthers, Dave Childs ,  Andy Davis, Alastair Fraser, Paul Gregory, Nick Hawkridge,  John Lewis, Timothy Marks, Mike Moxon, Dean Reeves, Gareth Roberts, Gill Roberts,  Steve Sanins, George Stacey,  Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Wayne Tucker, Keith Williams. 

Thursday, 6 May 2021

06-05-21 Thursday - Hobby

Starting overcast but bright with a light N wind, clearing to a fine afternoon with high cloud.  Dry.  Temp still low at 12°C

Red Kite
Hobby
Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher at Channel View, Clevedon (Mark Savage)
BRISTOL

Peregrines at Clifton Down (Keith Williams)
Ciifton Downs:
2 Peregrine.

Stoke Park - inc Duchess Pond:
1 Swift, 10 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Garden Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 10 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, pr. Reed Bunting

Greenbank Cemetery:
1 Willow Warbler

Filton Park:
1 Sparrowhawk - eating a juv starling.




SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Tytherington:
3 Swift - north, 1 Red Kite - following the silage cutter, 3pm


NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
35 species including fledgling Canada Goose, Mallard and Coot.  3 Shelduck, pr. Gadwall. 14 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, 20 Herring Gull (and 25 more on the shore), 110 LBB Gull (mostly adult pairs), 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, a few Swallow and House Martin, Cetti's Warbler, singing Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Song Thrush, Pied Wagtail.

Clevedon the Portishead:
4 Shelduck & 1 Whimbrel by the pier. Another 4 more Shelduck around Redcliff Bay,
10 Whimbrel spread along coast to N, 2 Turnstone, 1 Rock Pipit

Clevedon - Yeo:
(Two BBS surveys plus other random sightings)
30 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Swift, 5 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 20 Ringed Plover, 29 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 250 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 3 Great Black-b Gull, 1 Cormorant, 2 Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Skylark, 1 Sand Martin, 50 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Sedge Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 15 Linnet, 7 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting. and a Brown Hare

Linnet in Portishead (Diana Bunniss)
BELOW M4 & BANES

Stanton Wick:
(crop sowing) Woodpigeon, 100+ nixed H and LBB Gull, 300+ corvids, most Rooks, also Crow and Jackdaw.

Pensford:
7 Mallard, 2 Swallow, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail.

Lesser Whitethroat at the dam at Chew (Ian Stapp)
RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
2 Hobby (feeding over the lake) 

Dam:
2 Grey Heron, 50+ Swift, 100+ Swallow and martin, 2 LT Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush (and 2 Roe Deer).

Garden Warbler at the dam at Chew (Ian Stapp)
Wick Green Point:
2 Jay

Woodford:
1 GS Woodpecker, 30+ Swift, 2 Raven, 100+ hirundines, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Song Thrush.
 
Nunnery:
2 Grey Heron, 2 GS Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Reed Warbler.

Ringed Plover at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:
4 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, Red Kite (9:30 a.m. flyover), 2 Raven, 3 Chiffchaff, 4+ Sedge Warbler. 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Reed Bunting.

Sedge Warbler at Chew (George Stacey)
Moreton:
1 Grey Heron, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 LT Tit, 2 Coal Tit (feeding chicks), 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush (singing), 5 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting.

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Egyptian Goose (with 2 Shelduck), 16 Canada Goose, 28 Mute Swan, 6 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 1 Cuckoo - early blast of song, 1 Whimbrel - flying SW early morning, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 50+ hirundines, 2 Cetti's Warbler, lots Reed Warbler, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting.

Reports: Liza & Andy Barker, Jane Cumming, Stephen Curtis, Andy Davis, Dominic Godfrey, Patrick Hancock, Mike Moxon, Dean Reeves, Trevor Riddle, Carol Rushton, Mark Savage, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Keith Williams, opsbirding

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

05-05-21 Wednesday- Spotted Flycatcher

A topsy-turvy day - sunshine, quite heavy showers, swirling chilly gusts - a bit of everything. Maximum Bristol temperature 11°C

Cuckoo
Hobby
Spotted Flycatcher
Whinchat

05-05-21 One of each -  Woodford, CVL (Ian Stapp)

05-05-21 Whimbrel + Green-winged Orchids, Parkland, CVL (Dave Hughes)
BRISTOL

No reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Pheasant, 1 Red-legged Partridge, Mallard, 12 Shelduck, 1 Swift, 4 Ringed Plover, 14 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Dunlin, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Heron, 2 Buzzard, 5 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, Song Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting

Welcome news that at least one Little Grebe chick has hatched on the lake (last successfully bred at OPS in 1996)

Oldbury-upon-Severn:
Sluice - 2 Canada Geese (+ 3 goslings), Collared Dove, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 3 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Pied Wagtail, Greenfinch, 1 Linnet

05-05-21 Garden visitor -Grey Heron, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)
Almondsbury:
Garden - 1 Grey Heron, 1 Wren   

Chipping Sodbury Common:
4 Swallow, 3 Whinchat, 2 Linnet

Warmley:
Mistle Thrush (in song at dawn)

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo:
Dowlais - 10 Whimbrel

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath:
St John's Church - 3 Peregrine chicks now

Monkton Combe to Midford:
2 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, c6 Buzzard, 1 LBB Gull, Woodpigeon, 2 GS Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, c12 Swallow, c10 House Martin, LT Tit, c5 Chiffchaff, c12 Blackcap, Goldcrest, Wren, Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, Blackbird, Robin, 2 Dipper (1 juv), House Sparrow, Dunnock, Chaffinch.


05-05-21 Dipper, Pensford (Ian Stapp)
Pensford:
6+ Swift, 9 Mallard 1f & 8m, 1 Jackdaw, 12+ Swallow, 4 House Martin, 2 Dipper, 2 Wren,12+ House Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtail

Nempnett Thrubwell:
1 Willow Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
 
05-05-21 Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat, CVL (George Stacey)

Dam:
2 Grey Heron, 1 Dunlin, Swallow, Martins and Swift all over the lake, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Pied Wagtail

05-05-21 Dunlin, Dam, CVL (George Stacey)

Woodford:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush
1000+ hirundines - most Swallows + House + Sand Martins and 200+ Swifts over lake
500+ hirundines - most Swallows some House + S Martins on wire fence between lake and drive to lodge.

Nunnery:
2 Grey Heron, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Raven, 2 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Reed Warbler 
200+ Swallows & Martins sat in a tree on drive in

Parkland:
1 Whimbrel

05-05-21 Dunlin, Heron's Green, CVL (Ian Stapp)
[A different bird ]

Heron's Green:
2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 pr Kestrel,1 Chiffchaff,1 Reed Warbler, 4+ Sedge Warbler, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  2 Raven, 4 Magpie, 1 Hobby (chasing Swallows), 2 L TT,  2 Coal Tit (feeding chicks), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap,1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush (singing), 7 Chaffinch, 1 Reed Bunting

Herriott's inc Pool:
 1 Egyptian Goose, 12 Canada Goose, 30+ Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck,  2 Pochard,  2 Shoveler, 24 Gadwall, 1 Common Sandpiper (wall), 1 Little  Egret,  1 Grey Heron, 5 Jackdaw, 3 Hobby, 1 m Cuckoo, (100+ Swallows + Martins all over pool), 2 Cetti's Warbler, lots Reed Warbler, 1 Song Thrush (singing), 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting 

Reports: Peter Bryant, Vera Carpenter, Mark Coller, Tony Cook, Mark Dadds, Ken Hall, Pete Hazelwood, Nick Hudson, Dave Hughes, Mike Moxon, Dean Reeves, Ian Stapp, BUPP