Monday, 27 September 2021

27-09-21 Monday - Cattle Egret

Nice warm sun after the rain, up to 18 °C, sadly it didn't last

Yellow Wagtail
Little Stint
Red Kite
Hobby
Grey Plover
Bar-tailed Godwit
Cattle Egret

27-09-21 Greenshank, CVL  (Robert Hargreaves)
BRISTOL
27-09-21 Kingfisher EP (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park - River Frome:

1 Kingfisher

Eastville:
1 Peregrine - over

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Mute Swan, 4 Ringed Plover, Curlew - inc head start 21 & 23, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit - inc. 2 juv, 3 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear
27-09-21 Sparrowhawk Pilning Wetlands (Lisa Presland)
Pilning Wetlands:
37 Canada Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 18 Gadwall, 30 Wigeon, 45 Mallard, 54 Teal, 3 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 30+ Oystercatcher, 47 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 10+ Curlew, 183 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Knot, 5 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 106 Redshank, 96 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 400+ Linnet - in flight as several smaller flocks but mostly foraged together on the saltmarsh as one large flock

New Pill:
10+ Curlew, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Little Egret

Severn Beach:
12+ Turnstone, 60+ Ringed Plover, 1 Little Stint, 600+ Dunlin
27-09-21 Green Woodpecker Almondsbury (Vĕra Carpenter)
Almondsbury - garden:
1 Green Woodpecker

NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell Lake:
2 Canada Goose, 16 Mute Swan - including 4 cygnets (orphaned brood), usual Mallard but no other duck species, 1 Water Rail - heard, 6 Moorhen, 30 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Wren

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge:
4 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 

Compton Dando - Tucking Mill:
1 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Lots of Shoveler, Wigeon and Pintail, 1 Hobby - juv, out over the main lake
27-09-21 Snipe CVL (George Stacey)
Hollowbrook:

1 Snipe

Heron's Green:
Shoveler, Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 7 Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egret

27-09-21 Grey Plover CVL (Robert Hargreaves)
Stratford:

17 Little Grebe, 2 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 1 Marsh Harrier - juv, 1 Hobby, 4 Swallow or House Martin - very high

Herriott's inc Pool:
29 Black-tailed Godwit, 33 Snipe, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Great White Egret

OUT OF AREA:
27-09-21 Pectoral Sandpiper Chedder Res (George Stacey)
Cheddar Res:
1 Pectoral Sandpiper

Reports:  Vĕra Carpenter, Alan Chard, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Barry Dursley, Olli Fournier, Paul Francis, Matt Hall, Robert Hargreaves, Rob Martin, Chris Mott, Lisa Presland, Phil Quinn, George Stacey, 

Sunday, 26 September 2021

26-09-21 Sunday - Little Stint

Lovely autumn day 20 °C - only now has it started clouding over.

Little Stint
Cattle Egret
Garganey, Hobby
Red Kite
Water Rail
Ruff

26-09-21 Cattle Egret CVL (Gill Sapsed)
BRISTOL


Bishopston garden:
2 Herring Gull, 3 Jay, 4 Magpie, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Grey Wagtail - stopped on the roof, heading for the brook

26-09-21 Dipper EP (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:

1 Dipper

Fishponds garden:
2 Jay

Montpellier garden:
1 Sparrowhawk

Stoke Park - inc Duchess Pond:
1 Whitethroat, 2 Meadow Pipit

St Werburgh's:
1 Kingfisher

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
65 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Raven, 1 Stonechat, 30+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch
26-09-21 Little Stint SB (Rosemary Setter)
Severn Beach:

a few Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, Dunlin, 1 Little Stint - juv, 1 Cormorant - down river, 1 Peregrine - put everything up.

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury - Drove Rhine:
1 Cattle Egret - over, heading east
26-09-21 Ringed Plover Cl-Y (Jason Williams)
Clevedon - Yeo:

4 Mute Swan, 60 Shelduck, 30 Wigeon, 40 Teal, 12 Oystercatcher, 25 Lapwing, 22 Ringed Plover, 85 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Dunlin, Snipe, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham:
Memorial Park - 80 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail
Dapps Hill Mill - 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail
Chewton Place - 1 Buzzard, 10 Magpie
Chewton Place to Compton Dando - 60 Woodpigeon, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay

Compton Dando:
19 Mallard

Priston:
1 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
3 Egyptian Goose - dam end, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 2 Herring Gull - with colour rings, 18 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (f) - flushing everything, 1 Hobby

26-09-21 Kingfisher CVL (Lee Gardiner)
Chew Valley Lake
1 Kingfisher (f)

Hollowbrook:
1 Water Rail, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 2 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 

Herriott's inc Pool:
3 Egyptian Goose, 1 Garganey, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 27 Snipe, 9 Green Sandpiper, 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Hobby

Reports: Rich Andrews, Ken Carruthers, Allan Chard, Alan Daniells, Barry Dursley, Lee Gardiner, Richard Giles, Patrick Hancock, Pete Harrison, Annie & Nick Hawkridge, Simon Isgar, Fiona Neate, Matt Rogers, Gill Sapsed, Rosemary Setter, Larry Sweetland, Jason Williams

Saturday, 25 September 2021

25-09-21 Saturday - Arctic Skua

Temp 16 to 21°C. Mostly a grey day with a spattering of rain late in the day

Common Scoter
Arctic Skua
Cattle Egret
Whitethroat
Whinchat


25-9-21 Turnstone, OPS (Pete Coslett)
BRISTOL

Stoke Park:
Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat 

St George - garden:
6 Greenfinch 

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Shepperdine:
Arctic Skua downriver

25-9-21 Ringed Plover, OPS (Barry Dursley)
Oldbury Power Station:

2 Wigeon, 30 Mallard, 8 Ringed Plover, 48 Turnstone, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Heron Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, Skylarks, 2 Stonechat, 5 Wheatear, Meadow Pipits

25-9-21 Stonechat, OPS (Heather England)
Littleton Warth:
Common Scoter

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead, Weston Big Wood:
15 Raven

25-9-21 Dunlin, Channel View (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon-Yeo:
Dunlins, 1 Little Stint?, 16 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 10 Meadow Pipit

Sand Point and Middle Hope:
1 Snipe over, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 10 Skylark, 20 Swallow, 12 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest,  2 Whinchat, 3 Grey Wagtail,  4 Pied Wagtail, 120 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chaffinch, 4 Reed Bunting

Bleadon Level Saltmarsh and River Axe:
120+ Teal, 74 Lapwing, 46 Snipe, 50+ Redshank, 50 BH Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 300+ black corvids (50:50 Rooks and Jackdaws in flight), 6 Skylark, 140+ Starling, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Meadow Pipit, 40+ Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting

Sandford Quarry:
1 Cormorant over

BELOW M4 & BANES

25-9-21 Wheatear, Drifton Hill (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield, Drifton Hill: 
2 Kestrel, 1 Wheatear, 40 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit 

Oldland Common:
2 Raven

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

25-9-21 Cattle Egret, Herons Green (Lee Gardiner)
Herons Green:

Cattle Egret

Reports: Peter Coslett, Barry Dursley, Heather England, Tim Ford, Lee Gardiner, Peter Hazelwood, Matt Hull, Mike Jackson, Mike Moxon, Phil Quinn, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Jason Williams, blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 24 September 2021

24-09-21 Friday

Another sunny September day. Bristol temperatures 15 - 21°C

Common Scoter, Goosander 
Bar- tailed Godwit
Cattle Egret

24-09-21 Cattle Egrets, Heron's Green,  CVL (George Stacey

BRISTOL

No reports yet

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Shepperdine: 
2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit,  4 Common Sandpiper, 8 Swallow, 2 Stonechat, 4+ Wheatear

Oldbury Power Station:
22 Teal, 8 Wigeon,  1 Common Scoter (for ninth day still, towards Littleton, between orange buoy and shore), 1 Little Grebe,  9 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover ( heard), 1 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Turnstone, 28 Redshank, 5 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher (Oldbury Pill), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 100 Starling, 4 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 50 Meadow Pipit, 70 Goldfinch 

NORTH SOMERSET

Kenn:
Duck Lane garden pond - I Grey Wagtail (first for some months)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
2 Wheatear

Chew Magna:
Fields around + nearby small reservoir - 3 Little Grebe, 25 Herring Gull, 35 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Skylark, 3 Mistle Thrush, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Species noted on a visit to 3 sites (HG, Stratford and Herriotts) - Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Shoveler ( many, most still in eclipse), Gadwall (many), Mallard, Pintail, Teal (large numbers, especially at Stratford), 8 Pochard, Tufted Duck (large flock off Stratford), Woodpigeon, Moorhen, Coot , Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Lapwing, Snipe, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grey Heron, Great White Egret, 1 f-type Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow,4 Raven, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird,  Pied Wagtail

24-09-21 Snipe, Hollowbrook,  CVL (George Stacey)
Denny Island:
2 female-type Goosander 

Hollowbrook:
2 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 4 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank 

24-09-21 Gadwall, Villice Bay, CVL (George Stacey)
Heron's Green:
3 Snipe, 1 Redshank,1 Greenshank, 10 Cattle Egret 

Stratford:
1 Dunlin ( heard)

Herriott's inc Pool:
8 Black-tailed Godwit, 27 Snipe, 1 Marsh Harrier,1 Peregrine

Reports: Dru Brooke-Taylor, Adam Cross, Andy Davis, Patrick Hancock, Peter Hazelwood, Andy Middleton, George Stacey, opsbirding

Thursday, 23 September 2021

23-09-21 Thursday - Common Scoter still

Breezy but some sun, and 21°C.

Common Scoter 
Bar-tailed Godwit
Cattle Egret
23-9-21 Great Crested Grebe, Stoke Park (Patrick Hardyman Richards)
BRISTOL

Stoke Park:
20 Mallard, 35 Feral Pigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 17 Woodpigeon, 16 Moorhen, 8 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 1 juv Great Crested Grebe (2nd site record), 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 19 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 30 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 20+ Starling, 2 Robin, 1 Stonechat, 12+ House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Linnet, 5 Goldfinch
23-9-21 Stonechat, Stoke Park (Patrick Hardyman Richards)
Coombe Dingle (River Trym):
2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail

Blaise:
1 Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail (Hazel Brook)

Shirehampton (Lamplighters Marsh):
2 Buzzard

Sea Mills:
15 Mallard, 30 Redshank, 1 Grey Wagtail

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
8 Canada Goose, 4 Wigeon, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Golden Plover, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 28 Redshank, 2 Little Egret, 18 Swallow, 2+ House Martin, 2 Stonechat, 5+ Wheatear

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo:
2 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 80 Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 3 Pintail, 40 Teal, 130 Mallard, 4+ Coot, 24 Oystercatcher, 24 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 80 Curlew, 7 Turnstone, 3+ Knot, 1 Ruff (with Redshank at Kenn), 1 Sanderling, 420 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 270 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 350 BH Gull, 10+ Herring Gull, 1 Cormorant, 7 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier

Worlebury:
12 Swallow heading south

Long Ashton:
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 8 Magpie, 150 Corvid flock (Carrion Crow, Jackdaw & Rook), 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports yet.

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
23-9-21 Great White Egret, Villice (CVL) (Allan Chard)
Hollowbrook:
2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 5 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper

Heron's Green:
1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Cattle Egret (field behind pool), 1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret

Herriott's inc Pool:
Many Shoveler, 4 Pintail, several Black-tailed Godwit,  Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Raven - over
23-9-21 Shoveler, Herriott's (CVL) (George Stacey)
Reports: Di Bunniss, Allan Chard, Rob Emery, Alastair Fraser, Peter Hazelwood, Mike Moxon, Jean Oliver, George Rabin, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Harvey Rose, George Stacey, Larry Sweetland, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

22-09-21 Wednesday - Eider

 Zephyr day ! Sunny and light Westerlies. 14 to 20°C

Eider
Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Spotted Redshank
Black Tern
Cattle Egret
Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, Hobby
Ring-necked Parakeet
Whinchat, Tree Pipit

22-09-21 Little Stint, Channel View ( Mark Savage )
BRISTOL


Redland- garden:
1 Magpie, 1 Raven, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Robin, 5 House Sparrow

22-09-21 Chiffchaff Stoke Park (Martin Tayler)
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
1 Chiffchaff

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

22-09-21 Little Stint Severn Beach (Paul Bowerman)
Severn Beach:
1 Little Stint

22-09-21 Wheatear CSC (Peter Coslett)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Snipe, 4 Green Woodpecker, 20 Swallow and House Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
1 Eider- juvenile (on saltmarsh by boating lake )

Clevedon - M5:
1 Red Kite

Clevedon - Yeo:
200 Shelduck, 120 Wigeon, 340 Mallard, 14 Pintail, 185 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 14 Coot, 9 Little Grebe, 24 Oystercatcher, 35 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover,  75 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 180 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 200 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 33 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 275 Redshank, 650 Black-headed Gull, 2 great Black-backed Gull, 100 Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 18 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier-male ( Blake's Pool), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven,  14 Skylark,  Swallow, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 23 Chiffchaff,  1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 8 Wheatear, 9 Pied Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 100 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 35 Linnet, 40 Goldfinch 

Bristol Airport:
4 Lapwing  - over 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield- Rushmead Lane:
5 Buzzard, 1 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 15 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 6 Wheater, 2 Pied Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 8 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer

Oldland:
1 Ring-necked Parakeet- over Siston Brook

RESERVOIRS
22-09-21 Cattle Egret, CVL ( David Hughes ) 
Chew Valley Lake
2 Black Tern
22-09-21 Ruff, Hollowbrook ( George Stacey )
Hollowbrook:
2 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank

Villice:
30 Canada Goose, 5 Wigeon, 85 Teal, 9 Little Grebe, 7 Cattle Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier- female, 1 Hobby
22-09-21 Cattle Egret, Herons Green ( George Stacey ) 
Heron's Green:
6 Greenshank, 3 Spotted Redshank, 2 Redshank,  8 Cattle Egret

22-09-21 Greenshank, Stratford ( Jessica Killey ) 
Stratford:
1 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby 

22-09-21 Kingfisher CVL (Lee Gardiner)
Herriott's inc Pool:

1 Lapwing,  4 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Snipe, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, Peter Coslett, Chris Craig, Lee Gardiner, Rob Hargreaves,  Rupert Higgins, Adrian Hockey,  David Hughes, Simon Isgar, Steven Jones,  Susan Kempson,  Jessica Killey, Rob Laughton, Mark Savage, Trevor Riddle, Steve Sanins, George Stacey, Martin Tayler

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

21-09-2021 Tuesday - Spoonbills

Temp. 21°C and another fine day in Bristol.

Spoonbill
Marsh Harrier
Common Scoter

21-09-21 Spoonbills, CVL (Rob Hargreaves)
BRISTOL

21-09-21 Kingfisher, Duchess Pond (Martin Tayler)

21-09-21 Shelduck, Duchess Pond (Martin Tayler)

21-09-21 Chiffchaff, Duchess Pond (Martin Tayler)
Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:

1 Shelduck, 3 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chaffinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury (Pillhead Gout):
Common Scoter And Golden Plover (Video Pete Hazelwood)

Severnside (Holes Mouth):
61 Oystercatcher, 52 Redshank, 110 Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull

Severnside (New Pill):
13 Shelduck, 5 Wigeon, 8 Mallard, 1 Teal, 146 Curlew, 32 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff

Hanham (Kingsfield Lane):
1 Wheatear
21-09-21 Spotted flycatcher, Pilning (Matt Hall)
Pilning Wetlands/ Northwick:
18 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 18 Gadwall, 9 Wigeon, 36 Mallard, 21 Teal, 50 Oystercatcher, 45 Lapwing, 160 Curlew, 230 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Redshank, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Wheatear, 7 Meadow Pipit, 220 Linnet

Yate (Brimsham Park Lake):
25 Mallard, 1 Teal, 6 Moorhen, 2 Jay, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap

Yate (Kingsgate Park):
9 Mute Swan, 6 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 82 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 12 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

NORTH SOMERSET

Tickenham (BOC Walk):
1 Stock Dove, 18 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 7 Herring Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel, 6 Jay, 3 Magpie, 13 Jackdaw, 13 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 4 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Wren, 8 Starling, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackbird, 15 Robin, 1 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 35 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 10 Linnet, 22 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
3 Wheatear (Rushmead Lane)
2 Spotted Flycatcher (Shire Valley)

Longwell Green:
1 Raven

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Marsh Harrier (Adult fem), 46 Black-tailed Godwit
(@1856hrs CVL Spoonbills reported "Flown West Through Blagdon, @19.30 South over Berrow)

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
1 Kingfisher

Hollowbrook:
10 Ringed Plover

Heron's Green:
1 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 3 Cattle Egret

21-09-21 Spoonbills, CVL (Lucy Masters)

21-09-21 Wigeon (eclipse male), CVL (George Stacey)
Stratford:

20 Wigeon, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Spoonbills

Herriott's inc Pool:
20 Snipe, 1 Common Gull

Reports:  John Barnett, Chris Craig, Alan Daniells, Andy Davies, Matt Hall, Rob Hargreaves, Pete Hazelwood, Andy Mears, Simon Mackie, Lucy Masters, Nigel Milbourne, Phil Quinn, Tony Scott, George Stacey, Larry Sweetland, Martin Tayler, Mark Wightman

Monday, 20 September 2021

20-09-21 Monday - Wryneck

Another nice day - though I started with a coat on first thing - top Bristol temp 22°C

Wryneck
Wood Sandpiper, White Wagtail
Common Scoter, Whinchat

The season of MIGRARION - this clip is of Yellow Wagtail heading into Spain from the UK 

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
2 Jay - what a row!

Henleaze:
1 Coal Tit - singing his heart out

Sea Mills - R Avon:
2 Lapwing, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Great Black-backed Gull

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
2 Swallow, 1 Stonechat, 4 Meadow Pipit

Troopers Hill:
1 Wryneck - confirmed by 2nd sighting, but not re-found by the posse, 1 Raven - over

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Mute Swan, 5 Wigeon, 16 Teal, 1 Common Scoter, 4 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe -juv, 8 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper, 14 Redshank, c70 Black-headed Gull, 4 Grey Heron,  3 Little Egret, 1 Swallow - over, 10 Long-t Tit - flock, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 5 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail - over
20-09-21 Rock Pipit NP (Rosemary Setter)
New Passage/Northwick:

2 Rock Pipit

Yate:
Kingsgate Park - 9 Mute Swan, 6 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 100+ Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 15 Long-t Tit, 8+ Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail
Brimsham Park Lake:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Wigeon, 22 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 2 Jay, 2 Chiffchaff, 

Chipping Sodbury - Park's Farm:
1 Little Egret

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo:
245 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 85 Wigeon, 370 Mallard, 5+ Pintail, 100 Teal, 6 Coot, 7 Little Grebe, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 2 Grey Plover, 30 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 145 Curlew, 5 Turnstone, 10 Knot, 250 Dunlin, 8 Common Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 150 Redshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper - Yeo, 1 Greenshank, 650 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 8 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 9 Skylark, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 22 Chiffchaff, 8 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 45 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting.
20-09-21 Wheatear Yatton (Mark Savage)
Yatton - Wemberham area:
1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper,1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 12 Swallow, 1 Skylark, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Compton Dando - Lords Wood / Marksbury Vale:
23 Mallard, 3 Pheasant, 1 Stock Dove, 28 Woodpigeon, 5 Collared Dove, 2 Moorhen, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite - inc 1 with yellow wing tags, possibly regular - seen for 2yrs, 9 Buzzard, 7 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 8 Jay, 5 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 13 Carrion Crow, 4 Raven, 9 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 24 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 1 Skylark, 9 Swallow, 3 House Martin - still feeding juv, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 13 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 7 Wren, 4 Nuthatch, 16 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Mistle Thrush, 32 Robin, 13 House Sparrow, 3 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 28 Goldfinch

Compton Martin - Compton Wood:
2 Moorhen - pond, 1 Buzzard - mobbed by Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff - singing, 1 Nuthatch

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
Lapwing, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 3 Cattle Egret, 8 Great White Egret, 11 Little Egret, 2 Wheatear, 

Chew Valley Lake
15 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (f), 1 Peregrine,

20-09-21 Greenshank CVL (George Stacey)
Heron's Green:
1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 4 Greenshank

Stratford:
1 Greenshank

Herriott's inc Pool:
80 Shoveler, 14+ Wigeon, 25 Pintail - over, 1 Water Rail - squealing, 1 Lapwing, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Snipe, 2 Redshank - juv, 4 Greenshank - juv, 1 Kingfisher, 2+ Cetti's Warbler

Reports:  Paul Chapman, Mark Coller, Alan Daniells, Andy Davis, Michael Davis, William Earp, Duncan Evered, Paul Gregory, Paul Hackett, Pete Hazelwood, Sue & Nigel Kempson, Andy Middleton, Lois Pryce, Trevor Riddle, Steve Sanins, Mark Savage, Tony Scott, Rosemary Setter, George Stacey, Larry Sweetland, Martin Wightman, Keith Vinicombe

Sunday, 19 September 2021

19-09-21 Sunday - Sandwich Tern

Sunny morning, then rained as predicted around 1.30pm;  cloudy in p.m. Bristol max 19 °C

Common Scoter, Garganey
Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint
Sandwich Tern
Cattle Egret 
Spotted Flycatcher
Whinchat
Quail

BRISTOL

No reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Yacht club - 3 Wigeon, 4 Little Egret, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 3 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 30 Goldfinch
Pillhead Gout - 1 m Common Scoter (late pm), 1 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Lapwing, 6 Curlew, 22 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Redshank, 75 Black-headed Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Raven, 3 Wheatear

New Passage:
244 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Knot,1 Peregrine 
19-09-21 Spotted Flycatcher, Pilning Wetlands (Aravind Ramesh)
Pilning Wetlands:
3 Canada Goose, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 18 Moorhen, 14 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, c.40 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, c.50 Redshank, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 7 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, flock 25 Linnet, flock c.70 Goldfinch

Severn Beach:
high tide roost - 61 Ringed Plover, 300+ Dunlin, 7 Knot plus elsewhere 8 House Martin, c.80 Starling, 2 Wheatear

Chipping Sodbury Ridge Woods:
14 Woodpigeon, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 10 Rook, 7 Great Tit, 4 Swallow, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Blackbird, 20 Robin

Yate:
Garden - 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Robin, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch

Iron Acton:
Garden Centre - 1 Buzzard, 1 Hobby

Swineford / North Stoke / Pipley Wood / Upton Cheyney circuit:
9 Pheasant, 24 Woodpigeon, 4 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Jay, 11 Magpie, 12 Jackdaw, 14 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 14 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 15 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Blackbird, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 14 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Nailsea - Youngwood Lane:
8 Swallow, 1 Mistle Thrush

Backwell Lake:
17 Mute Swan - inc 4 cygnets, 3 Shoveler, 36 Mallard, 6 Moorhen - inc 3 juv, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven

Clevedon - Yeo:
Combined reports - 3 Egyptian Goose, 10 Mute Swan, 80 Shelduck, 80 Teal, 130 Mallard, 3 Wigeon,  4 Coot, 56 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover,  c 40 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 125 Curlew, 280 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint (with  small group of Dunlin), 8 Knot, 1 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 175 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 350 Black-headed Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 3 GBB Gull (adult and 2 juvs), 10 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, m + f Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 4 Skylark, 8 Swallow, 3 Wheatear, 20 Linnet

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield: - Rushmead Fm:
2 Quail - flushed up

Paulton:
2 Buzzard, 160 Swallow (pulses of 15 to 50 birds going south over the ridge in about an hour's worth of viewing), 20 Meadow Pipit

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Hollowbrook:
9 Ringed Plover
19-09-21 Sandwich Terns, Heron's Green Bay (Lee Gardiner)
Heron's Green:
5 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank,  5 Greenshank, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Cattle Egret, 15 Great White Egret
19-09-21 Cattle Egrets, Heron's Green Bay (Lee Gardiner)
Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Garganey, 9 Lapwing, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 20 Snipe, 14 Green Sandpiper, 13 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher

Reports: John Barnett, Peter Bryant,  Paul Chapman, Chris Craig, Alan Daniells, Richard Giles, Lee Gardiner, Patrick Hancock, Pete Hazelwood, Stefan Hill, Simon Isgar, Sue Kempson, Paul Marshall, Andy Middleton, Fiona Neate,  Lois Pryce,  Aravind Ramesh, Harvey Rose
 

Saturday, 18 September 2021

18-09-21 Saturday - Wryneck

 Clear sunny periods but the clouds were very dark - no rain yet  - 20°C

Wryneck, Garganey
Whinchat
Curlew Sandpiper

BRISTOL

Ashton Marsh and Colliters Brook:
8 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 
1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Magpie, 27 Jackdaw, 4 Rook, 15 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (f or juv), 2 Wren, 10 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 9 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch
18-09-21 Dipper EP (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park - R Frome:

1 Dipper

Hotwells - garden:
1 Goldcrest - "1st, I think, in the 35 yrs I've been here"

Purdown - vismig: SE
1 Swallow, 22 Meadow Pipit

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
18-09-21 Whinchat OPS (Heather England)
Oldbury Yacht Club to OPS:

1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 100+ Starling, 2 Whinchat, 17 Wheatear, 4 Reed Bunting, 

Pilning Wetlands:
4 Shoveler, 4 Wigeon, 35 Lapwing, 250+ Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Snipe, 70+ Redshank, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Wheatear

Severn Beach;
50+ Ringed Plover, 95 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit,  10 Knot, 1 Curlew Sandpiper - juv, 350+ Dunlin, 14~ Little Egret

NORTH SOMERSET

Flax Bourton:
6 Canada Goose - over, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker - after the Kestrel, 1 Raven

Clevedon - Yeo:
7 Wigeon, 12 Pintail, 8 Teal, 20 Oystercatcher, 15 Ringed Plover, 40 Curlew, 8 Knot, 100 Dunlin, 60 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Wheatear

Woodspring Bay/R Banwell:
34 Shelduck, 17 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 12 Pintail, 30+ Ringed Plover, 70+ Curlew, 15 Knot, 200+ Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 23 Pied Wagtail

Sand Point/Bay:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 11 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 17 Skylark, 14 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 4 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 100 Meadow Pipit, 8 Chaffinch, 16 Linnet, 1 Siskin, 4 Reed Bunting

Cleeve, Goblin Combe:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven

Yatton - Wemberham Lane:
1 Peregrine - pylon, 2 Raven, 50 Swallow - mostly passage birds, 1 Chiffchaff - singing, 60 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
c.200 mixed Gulls – mostly Herring, a few LBB & BH, and over half juveniles, 1 Sparrowhawk,  3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, c.120 Rook, 2 Raven, 4 House Martin, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 9 Pied Wagtail, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Chaffinch, 30+ Linnet, 4 Corn Bunting

Longwell Green to Bitton to Oldland:

8 Mute Swan, 5 Mallard, 20 Feral Pigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 28 Woodpigeon, 3 Moorhen, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 10 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8 Jay, 18 Magpie, 44 Jackdaw, 25 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 16 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 44 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 19 Long-tailed Tit, 13 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 17 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Blackbird, 1 Mistle Thrush, 45 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 32 Goldfinch


RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
18-09-21 Hobby CVL (Dave Hughes)
Villice:
1 Greenshank, 2 Hobby - good views

Nunnery - permit holders only:
1 Wryneck

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Garganey

Reports: Rich Andrews, Paul Bowerman, Dru Brook-Taylor, Paul Chapman, Allan Chard, Chris Craig, Heather England, Richard Giles, Dave Hughes, Matt Hull, Sue Kempson, John Lewis, Fiona Neate, Chris Perry, Lois Pryce, Andy Mears, Phil Quinn,  Aravind Ramesh, Trevor Riddle, Larry Sweetland