Saturday, 31 July 2021

31-07-21 Saturday - Redstart

Temp 15 to 20°C. Mild day, nothing notable about the weather

Quail
Garganey
Wood Sandpiper
Hobby
Redstart

BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
1 juv Dipper

Redland:
6 Herring Gull, 2 Magpie, 4 House Martin, 10+ House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock

Snuff Mills & Oldbury Court Estate:
3 Woodpigeon, 2 Jay, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 1 Dipper
4 Robin, 6 Grey Wagtail (2 families), 2 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Hobby, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

Littleton-on-Severn:
Hobby, Chiffchaff calling, Blackcap singing

31-7-21 Wood Sandpiper by a Starling, Pilning Wetland (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage:

1 Tufted Duck, 4 Avocet, 20 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, Starling

North Yate:
4 Raven

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, Swallows, 1 m Redstart, Meadow Pipits,  Linnets, Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo:
40 Canada Geese, 23 Mute Swan, 10+ Shelduck broods of 10 and 12, 100+ Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck 1 juv, 12 Oystercatcher, 2 sumplum Turnstone, 15 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 170 Redshank, 550 BH Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 25 LBB Gull, 8 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 0 Swallow!

Kenn Pier:
2 Kingfisher

Nailsea Moor:
1 Great White Egret

Worlebury:
1 Green Woodpecker

Banwell:
1 Stock Dove, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male, female and 3 juveniles), 1 Nuthatch, 8 Chaffinch,  male and female Bullfinch, 7 Greenfinch
 
BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield - BOC walk:
1 Stock Dove, 60 Herring Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl (heard), 2 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 50 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 4 Skylark, 1 Wren, 32 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 4 Linnet, 12 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer. - - -  Wildlife - 3 Brown Hare, 3 Roe Deer, 1 Fox    

Marshfield, Castle Lane off Rushmead Lane:
1 Kestrel, group of 18 Mistle Thrush

Marshfield, Down Road:
Quail calling

Oldland garden:
17 Swift

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Woodford Lodge:
Hobby

Herons Green:
51 Canada Goose, 3 Dabchick (on the pool), 1 GBB Gull, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, Sand Martin, House Martins

Stratford:
Garganey

Herriotts Bridge:
lots Canada Goose, 50 Mute Swan, 2 Teal, 7 Goldeneye, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper (two either side), 5 GBB Gull, loads of LBB and BH Gulls,  Cormorants, 4 Grey Heron, 6 Great White Egret,  lots of Swallows and House Martin

Reports: Rich Andrews, Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Peter Bryant, Allan Chard, Ben Crabb, Jane Cumming, Alan Daniells, Paul Francis, Lee Gardiner, Rob Hargreaves, Sue & Nigel Kempson, Iris Langson, John Lewis, George Rabin, Harvey Rose, Paul Sadley, John Thorogood

Friday, 30 July 2021

30-07-21 Friday - Great spotted Woodpecker

Storm Evert. Wet and breezy with everyone staying home. All in all, a bit of a damp squib.


BRISTOL

Coombe Dingle:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

No Reports

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
Chiffchaff - most unusual in this garden, so probably on the move

BELOW M4 & BANES

No Reports

RESERVOIRS

No Reports


Reports:  Jane Cumming, Alastair Fraser blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Thursday, 29 July 2021

29-07-21 Thursday - Sandwich Tern

 The calm before the storm?  Becoming more overcast with a fresh westerly wind but no rain.  Cooler - 21°C.  A very quiet day bird-wise, it seems no-one is bothering with mid-summer birding!

Goldeneye brood
Sandwich Tern
Great White Egrets
Wood Sandpiper
Mediterranean Gull
Hobby
Garganey
Redstart
Wheatear

Lapwings at Chew (George Stacey)
BRISTOL

Stockwood Openspace:
3 Bullfinch (f&2m)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Wickwar - Lower Woods:
2 Marsh Tit, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Bullfinch - family party

Frampton Cotterell:
1 Buzzard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 probable Peregrine flyover, 12 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch.

Chipping Sodbury Common:
14 Canada Goose, 1 Raven, 1 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Redstart (2f  & m), 

Pilning Wetlands:
4 Avocet, 3 Little Ringed Plover -juv, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper
1 Blue-headed Wagtail - last seen 24th

NORTH SOMERSET

Worle:
1 Peregrine - over my mum's garden

A Chiffchaff at Chew (George Stacey)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Wheatear

Hunstrete - Lords Wood:
3 Sparrowhawk - juv 

Great White Egret (George Stacey)
RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:

1 Mediterranean Gull, Sandwich Tern  reported at 6:05 pm, 


Hollowbrook:
1 Great White Egret

Heron's Green:
3 Common Sandpiper

Stratford:
2 Greylag Goose, 3 Lapwing, 1 Mediterranean Gull - nr full sum plum, 1 Hobby - lane, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Bullfinch (f) - on the feeders

Herriott's inc Pool:
2 Greylag Goose, 1 Garganey, 7 juv. Goldeneye, 1 Swift, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull,  f. Marsh Harrier, 4 Great White Egret, 50 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler

Reports:  Mark Coller, Stephen Curtis, Andy Davis, Paul Francis, Matt Hull, Mike Jackson, Dean Reeves, Carol Rushton, George Stacey

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

28-07-21 Wednesday- Marsh Harrier

 A wet and showery morning discouraged birding and but sunny periods later. Moderate to fresh WSW.  14 to 19°C in Bristol

Goldeneye
Avocet
Little Ringed Plover
Wood Sandpiper
Marsh Harrier
28-07-21 7 Goldeneye, Herriots Pool (  George Stacey )
BRISTOL

Avon Gorge:
1 Peregrine over the Portway
28-07-21 female Peregrine, Bond C ( Ian Loats)
New Cut-Bond C:
2 Peregrine - female feeding + juvenile overhead, 1 Kestrel -juvenile chasing Gulls

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

28-07-21 Black-tailed Godwit, PW ( Paul Bowerman )

28-07-21 Wood Sandpiper, PW  ( Paul Bowerman )

Pilning Wetland:
4 Avocet, 3 Little Ringed Plover- juveniles, 5+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2-3 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper

Severn Beach:
1 Sparrowhawk west over the M49 
28-07-21 Nuthatch, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter )

28-07-21 Jay, Almondsbury ( Vera Carpenter)
Almondsbury- garden:
1 Jay, 1 Nuthatch 

NORTH SOMERSET

No reports

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
28-07-21 Great White Egret ,CVL ( George Stacey )

28-07-21 Great Black-backed Gull + ?, CVL (George Stacey ) 

Hollowbrook:

3 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, possible 4Cy Yellow -legged Gull ? 

Heron's Green:
2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier- juvenile

Stratford:
100 Sand Martin
28-07-21 Goldeneye, Herriots Pool ( Ian Stapp )
Herriott's inc Pool:
13 Canada Goose, 12 Mute Swan + 1 Cygnet, 50+ Gadwall, 7+ Teal, 7 Goldeneye -6 juveniles- possibly from two  broods?, 5 Moorhen, 100 Coot, 3 Lapwing, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper,  6 Green  Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 13 Great Black-backed Gull,  4 Grey Heron, 5 Great White Egret -one ring AAF, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 200+ Swallows & Martins- House mostly, some Sand Martin

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Vera Carpenter, Andy Davis, John Lewis, Ian Loats, George Stacey, Ian Stapp

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

27-07-21 Tuesday - Cattle Egret

A few shower with mostly hot bits in between Bristol max 24 °C

Hobby
Redstart
Garganey, Med Gull, 
Ruff, Cattle Egret
Knot

BRISTOL

Horfield - County Ground:
1 Raven - calling for Glos in the match below the lights

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

27-07-21 Curlew (23) OPS (Matt Plenty)
Oldbury Power Station:

Curlew - inc 'head start' 23 

Pilning Wetlands:
168 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 1 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 22 Stock Dove, 12 Oystercatcher, 3 Avocet, 32 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot - sum plum, 38 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 16 Redshank, 1 Raven, 5 Yellow Wagtail

Severn Beach
1 Whimbrel - fly over

Chipping Sodbury Common:
3 Redstart - (2m) + juv

NORTH SOMERSET

Tyntesfield:
1 Swift, 7 Woodpigeon, 1 Buzzard, 3 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Blue Tit, 14 House Martin, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, 1 Greenfinch

27-07-21 Stonechat Felton Common (Paul Tompkins)
Felton Common - BOC walk - highlights:

2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Hobby - flyover, 2 Raven, 6 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Stonechat, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, plenty of Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge Mill:
1 Kingfisher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper, 

RESERVOIRS

27-07-21 Ruff CVL (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake
305 Tufted Duck, 1 Stock Dove - calling, 80 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper - ad &2nd yr, 2 Common Gull, 1 Cattle Egret, 5 Great White Egret, 9 Little Egret, 

Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 2 Great Black-b Gull, 20+ House Martin

Heron's Green:
202 Canada Goose, Mute Swan + 5 cygnets, 2 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe - 2 rebuilding nest, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Great Black-b Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 12 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, 

Moreton:
4 Great Black-b Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 12 Long-t Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 7+ Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting
27-07-21 Black-tailed Godwit CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:

26 Canada Goose, 22 Mute Swan, 1 Garganey, 50+ Gadwall, 7 Teal, 4 Goldeneye - juv, 3 Moorhen, 100 Coot, 3 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff (m), 2 Dunlin, 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull - 2nd yr, 7 Great Black-b Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull - pos intermedius race, 1 Cattle Egret - dark billed juv, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, a few Swallow & House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler,  3 Reed Warbler, 

OUT OF AREA
It's been a record year for Somerset's Great White Egrets. An impressive 43 chicks have fledged from 37 nests - great work RSPB Ham Wall team. This month, one of the birds has been spotted as far away as Whitby and another at RSPB Conwy

Reports: Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Alan Daniells, Andy Davis, Paul Francis, Nick Hawkridge, Jeff Hosier, John Lewis, Melanie Patch, Matt Plenty, Paul Tompkins, Keith Vinicombe, severnsidebirds,

Monday, 26 July 2021

26-07-21 Monday - Ruff

Largely sunny without the heat of last week.  Bristol max 26°C

Garganey
Avocet, Wood Sandpiper, Ruff
Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull 
Little Owl
Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit

26-07-21 Yellow-legged Gull, Heron's Green Bay, CVL (Ian Stapp)

BRISTOL

Ashton Gate:
Riverside Garden Centre - 1 m Kestrel

Stoke Park:
17 Stock Dove

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
3 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv. Dunlin, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Siskin 

Littleton-on-Severn :
4 Buzzard,1 Little Owl, 1 Hobby, 2 Raven

26-07-21 Green Sandpiper (left) and Wood Sandpiper, Pilning Wetland (Paul Bowerman)

Pilning Wetlands:
3 Avocet (1 ad + 2 juveniles), c 20 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper

26-07-21 juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker, Almondsbury (Vera Carpenter)
Yate:
Ridge Woods - 17 Woodpigeon, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 Coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Wren, 6 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Bullfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
Boating Pool park and sea-shore - 2 Feral Pigeon, 6 Wood Pigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 27 Herring Gull, 107 BH Gull, 24 L BB Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 5 Carrion Crow,12+ Jackdaw, 2 Magpie,  2 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 28 House Sparrow, 2 Rock Pipit, 7 Linnet, 9 Goldfinch 

Woodspring Priory:
Collum Lane area - 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 10 Swallow, Sand Martin, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 15 Reed Warbler, 8 Greenfinch 

Sand Point and Middle Hope:
1 Swift, c50 Woodpigeon, 55 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, Blackcap, 4 Yellow Wagtail,  Grey Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail, 26 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 1Reed Bunting

Uphill:
WeBS count - 7 Shelduck, 29 Mallard, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 3 Common Sandpiper, 15 Redshank, 570 Black-headed Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 100 Herring Gull, 4 LBB Gull,  1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
4 Mute Swan, 1 Gadwall, 48 Mallard, 230 Tufted Duck, 7 Woodpigeon, 2 Moorhen, 54 Coot, 13 Little Grebe, 18 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 11 Black-headed Gull, 600 Herring Gull (with LBBG on T3. About 60% juveniles), 130 LBB Gull (80% juveniles), 2 GBB Gull (one took a dying Trout from T2 which was then appropriated by a Raven), 21 Cormorant,5 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret,3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Magpie, 22 Jackdaw, 4 Rook, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven (feeding on trout by the side of T2), 1 Coal Tit, 14 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Grey Wagtail (post breeding gatherings. 6 on T1, 6 on T2/T3 causeway) 21 Pied Wagtail (post breeding gathering on T2/T3 causeway), 1 Linnet

Blagdon Lake:
Inc WeBS count - 176 Canada Geese, 60 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 18 Gadwall, 269 Mallard, 3 Teal, 4 Pochard, 466 Tufted Duck, 57 Moorhen, 880 Coot, 21 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 79 BH Gull, 1 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Grey Wagtail

Chew Valley Lake
Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, Swallows and House Martin, 3 Reed Bunting

26-07-21 juvenile GBB Gull +  ring Z43, Dam, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Dam:
24 Canada Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 GBB Gull juv with ring white on green (Z43), 1 Common Gull, 5 Little Egret, 5 Pied Wagtail

26-07-21 Little Egrets, Hollowbrook, CVL (George Stacey)

Heron's Green:
112 Canada Goose, 4 Mute Swan + two broods of 5 cygnets,  2 juv Goldeneye  later all 5 back in Herriotts Pool), 4 Little Grebe,  2 Moorhen, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 Pied Wagtail 

26-07-21 juvenile Goldeneye, Heron's Green Bay, CVL (Ian Stapp)

Stratford:
The 6th cygnet which appeared to have been separated from its five siblings and parents, seemed to have been reunited (despite a bit of pecking from one of the other juveniles).

26-07-21 all 6 cygnets reunited, Stratford, CVL (Lucy Masters)
  
Herriott's inc Pool:
26 Canada Goose, 27 Mute Swan,+ 1 cygnet, 1 Garganey, 5 juv Goldeneye (ducklings can all fly now), 2 Little Grebe, 4 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 m Ruff  9 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common
Sandpiper, 1 imm Mediterranean Gull,  6 G-BB Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Great White Egret

26-7-21 Mediterranean Gull, Herons Green (Phil Delve)


26-07-21 Linnets, Priddy Pool (George Stacey)

Reports: Roger Acreman, Paul Bowerman, Vera Carpenter, Peter Coslett, Jane Cumming, Alan Daniells, Andy Davis, Phil Delve, Rob Hargreaves, Matt Hull, John Lewis, Bryony Lewis and  Peter O'Byrne, Lucy Masters, Tony Scott, George Stacey, Roger Staples, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, opsbirding

Sunday, 25 July 2021

25-07-21 Sunday - Knot

Not cold but wet early, brighter later.

Wood Sandpiper, Knot
Arctic Tern
Cattle Egret
Quail

25-07-21 Green Sand & Black-tailed Godwit, Herriotts pool (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Sea Mills:
(Webs) 20 Mallard, 1 Moorhen (in harbour), 4 Common Sandpiper, 75 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Grey Heron

New Cut & Cumberland Basin:
3 Mute Swan, 10 Swift, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Black-headed Gull, 8 Herring Gull (4 juv), 24 LBB Gull (16 juv), 4 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 House Martin, 1 Wren, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 5 Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Littleton Brick Pits:
Wood Sandpiper calling, 2 Raven, 1 singing Willow Warbler

Pilning Wetlands:
4 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper

Chipping Sodbury - Golf course:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine - juv, flying towards the common

Yate - Cineworld:
1 Little Egret - flew up from the R Frome

Henfield - Westerleigh, cross roads
15 Stock Dove, 8 Mistle Thrush - on recently cut fields

NORTH SOMERSET

25-07-21 Knot, Dowlais (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon - Yeo:
Webs Count: 28 Canada Goose, 14 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 110 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 10 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Whimbrel, 130 Curlew,  7 Knot, 240 Dunlin (all ad. Schnizii), 3 Common Sandpiper, 210 Redshank, 250 BH Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 15 LBB Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 9 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Linnet, 80 Goldfinch

Kenn:
25 Mistle Thrush (flock)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
7 Quail calling, 2 Swift, Stock Dove, 3 Buzzard, 200+ Corvid - flock, 4 Sky Lark, 4 Whitethroat, a few House Sparrow - 1 with food, 12 Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
4 Mute Swan, 76 Mallard, 314 Tufted Duck, 21 Little Grebe, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 28 Cormorant, 99 Coot, 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern - juv

Blagdon Lake:
1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (f)

Chew Valley Lake

Heron's Green:
64 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan (+ 5 cygnets), 3 Grey Heron, 6 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret (far side lake in front reeds at Denny), 4 Little Grebe (pool all the nests failed sadly), 2 Moorhen, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Buzzard, 40+ Corvid, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 10+ Swallows & House Martin

Moreton:
2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret (fly past hide 6 still far side lake), 5 GBB Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker (cottage garden), 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

25-07-21 Lapwing, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:
72 Canada Goose, 110 Mute Swan + 1 Cygnet, 35+ Gadwall, 11+ Teal, 5 Goldeneye ducklings doing flight practise now, 4 Moorhen, 300 Coot, 60+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Lapwing, 6 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 GBB Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+ Swallow, 20+ House Martin, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Reports: Mark Coller, Peter Coslett, Sean Davies, Michael Davis, Mike Jackson, John Lewis, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Howards Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 24 July 2021

24-07-21 Saturday - Wood Sandpiper

Temp 15-20°C. Thunder Storms early, then dry. 

Whimbrel
Wood Sandpiper
Mediterranean Gull
Blue-headed Wagtail

BRISTOL
24-7-21 Sparrowhawk Horfield (Sue Howard)
Horfield:
1 Sparrowhawk

Redland Hill Roundabout:
8 House Martin

Stockwood Open Space:
22 Swift - screaming over 'The Coots'

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Whimbrel, 600 BH Gull, 2 ad. Common Tern

Littleton on Severn:
Curlew - back on wintering grounds

24-7-21 Blue-headed Wagtail, Pilning Wetland (Aravind Ramesh)
Pilning Wetlands:
4 Avocet, 1 ad Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 m. Blue-headed Wagtail, 4 Yellow Wagtail

NORTH SOMERSET

South Stoke:
1 Red Kite - circling

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
1 2nd cal. year Mediterranean Gull

Heron's Green:
1 ad. Yellow-legged Gull

Stratford:
1 Black Tern - chased off by B-h Gull (7pm)

24-7-21 Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, Herriots (Bri Thompson)
Herriott's inc Pool:

2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Juv. Goldeneye, 5 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 2 Common Tern, 1 Great White Egret

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Martyn Cox, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Paul Francis, Simon Harris, Peter Hazelwood, Sue Howard, Matt Plenty, Aravind Ramesh, Bri Thompson, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 23 July 2021

23-07-21 Friday - Wood Sandpiper

Slightly cooler today (28°C the peak), with a breeze.

Garganey
Wood Sandpiper
Yellow-legged Gull
Yellow Wagtail

23-07-21 Wood Sandpiper, Pilning (Paul Bowerman)

BRISTOL

Stockwood Openspace:
1 Sparrowhawk (f), 2 Bullfinch (m), 2 Reed Bunting - pr

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

23-07-21 Wood Sandpiper, Pilning (Paul Bowerman)
Pilning Wetlands:
Snipe, 1 Wood Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail

NORTH SOMERSET

22-07-21 Wheatear, Kenn Moor (Ian Loats)
Kenn (22.07.21):
2 Buzzard, 3 Skylark, 1 Wheatear

Banwell (garden):
1 ad m & 3 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 1 f Blackbird feeding a juvenile

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports yet.

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
1 Egyptian Goose, 5 Teal, 2 Garganey, 70 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Lapwing islandica, summer plumaged Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Green Sandpiper, ad summer plumaged Redshank, third-year Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret. Also Great White Egrets on Denny Island - number goes up as the water level goes down).

Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper

23-07-21 Common Sandpiper, Dam (CVL) (George Stacey)

Heron's Green:

148 Canada Goose, Mute Swan & 5 Cygnets, 2 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (comes for bread from the ice cream man), 3 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 30+ Corvids (Jackdaws & Carrion Crows), 10+ Swallow & House Martin (drinking from pool), 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 6 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

23-07-21 Yellow-legged Gull, Heron's Green (CVL) (Ian Stapp)

Moreton:

5 Stock Dove, 5 GBB Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Magpie (including 2 juvs), 2 Raven, 20+ Blue, Great & Long-tailed Tit flock, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Treecreeper, 12+ Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Roesel's Bush Cricket

Herriott's inc Pool:
61 Canada Goose, 130 Mute Swan (1 Cygnet on pool), 50+ Gadwall (plus more on lake), 7+ Teal, 4 Goldeneye (5 later), 3 Moorhen, 200+ Coot (pool and lake), 3 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 12 Green Sandpiper (14 this evening), 10 GBB Gull (one of four on the lake was eating a big Pike), 4 Grey Heron, 5 Great White Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, small numbers of Swallow & House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

23-07-21 Black-tailed Godwit, Herriott's Pool (CVL) (Ian Stapp)

OUT OF AVON:
3 juv Linnet at Priddy Pool area

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Chris Craig, Paul Francis, Robert Hargreaves, Ian Loats, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, John Thorogood, Keith Vinicombe, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Thursday, 22 July 2021

22-07-21 Thursday - Cattle Egret

 Hot &  29°C

Cattle Egret
Red Kite
Yellow-legged Gull
Hobby

22-07-21 Med Gull OPS (Peter Hazelwood)
BRISTOL


Coombe Dingle:
many 100's of Gulls - anting at 5pm

Redland Garden:
9 Swift, Herring Gull - sloped off to go anting, 2 Woodpigeon - often quarrelling, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blackbird, 15+ House Sparrow - mainly in the often refilled bird bath!

St Anne's Park:
many mixed gulls anting 

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

22-07-21 Yellow-legged Gull OPS (Peter Hazelwood)
Oldbury Power Station:

4 Lapwing, 15 Curlew, c10 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull - moult with 250 Black-headed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Lesser Whitethroat - juv, 1 Redstart - juv, 1 Wheatear -juv, 

New Passage/Northwick:
9 Shelduck + 7 juv, 3 Oystercatcher, 10 Turnstone, 3 Curlew, 20 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 80 Redshank and many Swift, Swallow and House Martin hoovering up flying ants

NORTH SOMERSET

Nailsea:
200 Jackdaw - over low towards a possible roost at Backwell Lake 8:40pm

Clevedon - Yeo:
14 Canada Goose, 15 Mute Swan, 15 Shelduck + broods of 9 and 11, 130 Mallard, 2 Coot, 12 Oystercatcher, 7 Lapwing, 135 Curlew, 110 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 130 Redshank, 450 Black-headed Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 12 Lesser Black-back Gull, 22 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Swallow

BELOW M4 & BANES

Doynton:
1 Red Kite - away low to the south

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Heron's Green:
132 Canada Goose, Mute Swan + 5 Cygnets, 2 Moorhen, 2 Lapwing, 4 Little Egret - 1 nest ok, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 6 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
2 Stock Dove, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Hobby, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 20+ mixed - 2 Cetti's Warbler, Long-tail, Blue and Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 12+ Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

22-07-2021 Cattle Egret CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:

89 Canada Goose, 120 Mute Swan + 1 Cygnet, 50 + Gadwall, 7+ Teal, 4 Goldeneye - juvs, 5 Moorhen, 100+ Coot, 2 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Cattle Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 9~ Great White Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Warbler

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Di Bunniss, Derek Clarke, Andy Davis, Trevor Ford, Geoff Harman, Lisa Presland, Harvey Rose, Gill Sapsed, Ian Stapp,  opsbirding

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

21-07-21 Wednesday

Even hotter: Bristol temperatures touched 32°C

Garganey 
Great White Egret
Cape Shelduck, Marsh Harrier

BRISTOL

21-07-21 Lesser Black-backed Gull
on regular perch outside Bake Away, Chandos Road, Redland (Nancy Barrett)
Bishopston:
Garden - 2 Raven - high transit west, 1 Blackcap, 2 House Sparrow - mega for here, 1 Dunnock, 6 Goldfinch

Redland:
Garden - 7 Herring Gull, 1 Wood Pigeon, 4 Feral Pigeon, 5 Swift, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 10+ House Sparrow, 3 Goldfinch

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Common Sandpiper, 4 House Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

21-07-21 A familiar view of New Passage showing how it looks during the current works by the EA (Rosemary Setter)

Lawrence Weston Common:
1 Swift, 12 Woodpigeon, 3 Moorhen, 2 Herring Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 6 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Swallow, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Blackbird, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Goldfinch

Thornbury:
High Street - screaming party of 26 Swift over

Oldland Common:
Garden - screaming party of 27 Swift over

NORTH SOMERSET

No reports

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Cape Shelduck (f) - not a hybrid as tweeted earlier. Teal, 7 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Red Kite - very ragged, East

Chew Valley Lake

Herriott's inc Pool:
2 Garganey, 4 immature Goldeneye, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret 

Reports:  Mel Anitta, Nancy Barrett,  Andy Davis, Paul Francis, Alastair Fraser, Nick Hawkridge, Nigel Milbourne, Andy Mears, Michael Moxon, Larry Sweetland

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

20-07-21 Tuesday - Whinchat

The heat continues: Bristol temperatures topped 30°C for the third day running

Red Kite
Barn Owl
Whinchat
Yellow Wagtail
Garganey

20-07-21 Whinchat, Strawberry Line, Yatton (Mark Savage)
BRISTOL

Brislington:

20-07-21 House Sparrow and Darter, Callington Road NR, Bristol (Chris James)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Turnstone (first returning birds), 1 ad Black-headed Gull with ring 'T33W' again*, 6 Mistle Thrush, 1 Yellow Wagtail 

* Ringed as an adult (2+ yrs) on 17/3/2012 at Kolobrzeg, Poland (near Polish/German border of Baltic Sea). 770 miles from OPS ! Ring read there in May of 2014, 2016 & 2017, & 13/3/2019. Then on 24/3/2021 it was near Amsterdam, and on 12/6/2021 it had moved 370 miles to Riether Werder, Germany (back on the Polish/German border of Baltic Sea, just 60 miles from place of ringing). So, it had flown 700 miles in 5 weeks to get to OPS, and is at least 11 years old 

NORTH SOMERSET


19-07-21 Linnet, Felton Common (Alb Gregory)


20-07-21 Barn Owl roosting in willow tree, Strawberry Line, Yatton ( Mark Savage)
Yatton:

Strawberry Line - Swift, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl roosting in a tree, 4 Swallow, 6 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat*, 20 House Sparrow, 12 Pied Wagtail feeding on insects in recently cut grass, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting

* The observer comments: Whinchat is an unusual bird here. I saw a male bird within 100 yards of this spot on 9th May

 

20-07-21  Ad + juv Grey Herons, Strawberry Line, Yatton (Mark Savage)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bitton:
Swineford - 1 Red Kite south at 14.19

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:

Heron's Green
2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat

Herriot's Bridge:
2 Garganey, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Green Sandpiper

Out of Avon:
BOC walk to Velvet Bottom, Mendips - 28 species, inc 1 Stock Dove,1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Treecreeper, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart

20-07-21 Buzzard, Mendips (Paul Tompkins)

Reports: Chris James, Alan Daniells, Alb Gregory, Rob Hargreaves, Andy Mears, Mark Savage, Paul Tompkins, opsbirding

Monday, 19 July 2021

19-07-21 Monday - Red Kite

 Hot & hot 31.7 °C

Redstart
Red Kite
Marsh Harrier
Ring-necked Parakeet

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
1 Sparrowhawk - early morning patrol 

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Barn Owl - over the Yacht club fields at 07:15, 6 Raven - over, inc family of 5

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Willow Warbler - singing, family of Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 2 Redstart

Coalpit Heath:
2 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet - noisy blighter

19-07-21 Green Woodpecker Bradly Stoke (Craig Lewis)
Bradley Stoke - garden:
12 Swift, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker - very noisy

NORTH SOMERSET

Kenn - Duck Lane:
1 Green Woodpecker - flypast, 6 Pied Wagtail - inc 4 juv being fed

Yatton - Sun 18th:
1 White Stork - 9:30 pm "disappearing north west going very straight"

19-07-21 Peregrine WSM (Dean Reeves)
Weston super Mare - view from the garden:
1 Peregrine - with an ex feral pigeon

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
2 Sand Martin, 4 Spotted Flycatcher

Bath - Englishcombe Lane:
22 Swift, 1 Red Kite - drifting over eastward

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake


19-07-21 Common Sandpiper CVL (George Stacey)
Dam:

2 Common Sandpiper

Hollowbrook:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker

19-07-21 Buzzard CVL (Ian Stapp)
Heron's Green:

144 Canada Goose, Mute Swan + 5 cygnets, 2 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe - 1 nest ok. 1 Great Black-b Gull, 2 Buzzard, 20+ Carrion Crow, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 12+ House Sparrow, 8 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
2 Great Black-b Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Long-t Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Reed Bunting

Stratford:
3 Great White Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler

Herriott's inc Pool:
18 Canada Goose, 86 Mute Swan  + 1 cygnet, 100+ Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 8+ Teal, 5 Goldeneye - large ducklings, 5 Moorhen, 140 Coot, 2 Lapwing, 1 Snipe - through early, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Gull, 4 Great Black-b Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 6 Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting

Reports: John Barnett, Mark Coller, Bryan Cook, Aga & Richard Croucher, John Croxton, Andy Davis, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Mike Jackson, Craig Lewis, Dean Reeves, Trevor Riddle, Ian Stapp