Thursday, 2 September 2021

02-09-21 Thursday - Ruffs and LRPs on the move

 Another grey, windy, overcast day, more like November than September, but brightening later.  18°C. 

Ruffs, Little Ringed Plovers, Little Stints, Curlew Sandpipers, Greenshank
Black Tern
Glossy Ibis
Osprey, Red Kites
Redstarts, Whinchats

Green Sandpiper at Chew (George Stacey)

Sparrowhawk with prey - probably a juv. Blackbird

A bush full of Goldfinches at CSC (Keith Williams)

Oldbury Power Station:
1 eclipse m. Gadwall, 5 Teal, 1 1st-w m. Redstart.

02-09-21 Goldcrest Almondsbury (VĂ©ra Carpenter)
(garden) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest. 1 Nuthatch.

Pilning Wetlands:
200 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff - juv, 2 Little Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Hobby after the local House Martin

Severn Beach:
100 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, Turnstone, 150 Dunlin, 2 juv. Curlew Sandpiper, 1 juv. Sanderling, 25 Turnstone. 


Brimsham Park Lake:

1 Grey Heron, 2 Jay, 5 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff.

Riverside shopping centre:

1 Little Egret flying over


Kingsgate Park:

2 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 92 Mallard, pr Little Grebe with 1 juv., 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff.

Redstart at CSC (Keith Williams)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 10 Swallow (by the road). 12 Chiffchaff, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear, 5 Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch (heard), c.20 Goldfinch.


a migrant Whitethroat in a garden

Weston STW:
Glossy Ibis

House Martins at Newton St Loe (Jonathan Margetts)


Hensley Road:  
2 Blackcap on feeders, first since April.

Newton St Loe:
pr Mute Swan with 6 cygnets, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Swallow, 100+ House Martin gathering on lines, Marsh Tit calling, Chiffchaff singing, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch. 1 Treecreeper, 20 Goldfinch.

2+ Red Kite over a field being cut.

Black-tailed Godwits at Herriots Bridge (George Stacey)

Chew Valley Lake
Black Tern (from Moreton hide)

Hollow Brook:
Little Ringed Plover1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher.

juv. Little Ringed Plover at Chew (George Stacey)

1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret.

Greenshank at Stratford, Chew (Rob Hargreaves)

1 Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper. 2 Greenshank, 1 Osprey, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, 

Herriott's inc Pool:
5 Wigeon, 4 Pintail, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff , 1 Snipe. 9 Green Sandpiper, a 4th (different) Marsh Harrier (tatty with missing secondries and tail feathers).

Reports:  Vera Carpenter, Mark Coller, Adrian Dumont, Rob Hargreaves, David Hughes, Jonathan Margetts, Matt Rogers, Marcus Smith, George Stacey, Martin Wightman, Jason Williams, Keith Williams, blagdonlakebirdsopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG