Tuesday, 5 October 2021

05-010-21 Tuesday - Bearded Tit

Bright, blustery day after heavy overnight rain. Bristol max: 15°C

Golden Plover, Little Stint
Yellow-legged Gull
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret 
Marsh Harrier
Sand Martin
Bearded Tit
Yellow Wagtail

BRISTOL

05-10-21 male + female Stonechat, Duchess Pond, Stoke Park (Martin Tayler)

Duchess Pond, Stoke Park:
6 Swallow, 2 Stonechat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Gadwall, 5 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 2 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff,  1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Wheatear, 3 Pied Wagtail, 40+ Meadow Pipit + 4  fresh Red Admiral 

Oldbury village-  1 Red Admiral, 1Speckled Wood, 3 Common Darter

Northwick Warth:
High tide roost - 45 Canada Goose, 97 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, 183 Oystercatcher, 146 Curlew, 15 Redshank, 42 Black-headed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Wheatear

New Pill - 8 Shelduck, 3 Mallard, 5 Curlew, 56 Black-headed Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher

Severn Beach:
Ringed Plover, Turnstone, Dunlin, 1 Little Stint (in front of concrete sea wall)

Yate:
Brimsham Park Lake - 12 Mallard, 1 redhead Goosander (until 0930 at least), 6 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 1  Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, 2  Goldcrest
 
NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
Redcliffe Bay - one Curlew, roost of 55 Herring Gulls, Raven doing some closed-wing tumbles until it got mobbed by 14 Carrion Crows

BELOW M4 & BANES

05-10-21 Great Spotted Woodpecker, East Harptree (Gill Hardman)
East Harptree:
BOC walk - 1 Pheasant, 10 Feral Pigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 6 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 3 Magpie, 14 Jackdaw, 7 Carrion Crow, 5 Coal Tit, 7 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 5 Skylark, 6 Swallow, minimum 29 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Blackbird, 10 Robin, 11 House Sparrow, 3 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 43 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
5 Pintail, 55 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Gull, 3 Great White Egret, 1 f Marsh Harrier, 4+ Sand Martin, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 50 + Meadow Pipit

05-10-21 Little Grebe, Villice, CVL (Rob Hargreaves)
Chew Valley Lake
2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Shelduck, 2 Jay, few Sand Martin, 100s House Martin

Villice:
6 Pochard, 18 Little Grebe, 2 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 40 House Martin

Heron's Green:
1 Common Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull

Stratford:
1 Water Rail, 2 Golden Plover (mid afternoon, departed to NW), 1 f - type Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine ( also seen Herriott's) , 1 Hobby ( possibly same as 1 of the birds from Herriott's below), 2 Bearded Tit, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail

Herriott's inc Pool:
3 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank (also from Stratford), 4 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper,  1 Marsh Harrier (presumed same as above), l3 Cattle Egret, 5 Great White Egret, 2 Hobby, 1 Grey Wagtail

Reports: Derek Clarke, Anthony Cook, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Andy Davis, Rob Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Simon Isgar, Lois Pryce, Phil Quinn, Martin Tayler, Martin Wightman, blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding