Wednesday, 26 January 2022

26-01-22 Wednesday - Short-eared Owl

Temp 3 to 9°C. Cold, dull start Sunshine later in the morning, but the wind got up making it even colder

Scaup
Black-necked Grebe
Golden Plover, Purple Sandpiper, Jack Snipe
Short-eared Owl
Siberian Chiffchaff, Penduline Tit
Black Redstart


26-1-22 Nuthatch, Blaise Estate (Diane Bunniss)
BRISTOL

Blaise Estate:
1 Buzzard, 2 Jay, 3 Magpie, 2 Crow, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 8 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 4 Nuthatch, 7 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch ( m ), 3 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch

Fishponds Trading Estate:
2 Raven, 1 m Black Redstart still present

Stapleton:
18 Stock Dove, 36+ Redwing

Stoke Park:
2 Little Grebe, 9 Meadow Pipit

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Aust Wharf:
Jack Snipe, 1 f type Marsh Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Kestrel, 2 m/f Stonechat

Northwick Warth / Pilning Wetlands:
Golden Plover, 2 juv&f Marsh Harrier

New Pill / The Pipes:
Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit

Yate Rocks:
1 Goldcrest, 1 f Bullfinch, 3 Siskin

Yate, Dean Road Bridge Over river Frome:
1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 1 Goldcrest, 2 m/f Bullfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

26-1-22 Curlew, near Battery Point (Vera Carpenter)
Portishead:
Battery Point: 2 (poss 5) Purple Sandpiper
Battery to Marina: 6 Shelduck, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Buzzard, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Mipit
Woodland Road: Jay, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Song Thrush

Weston Airfield:
Penduline Tit

BELOW M4 & BANES

Chew Stoke STW:
Siberian Chiffchaff, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Grey Wagtail

Marksbury:
2 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 1000+ Crow Jackdaw Gulls & Pigeons on & over a farm tractor working land, 300+ Starling, 200+ mixed Finches + Linnet with 5+ Yellowhammer

Bath Lansdown:
10 Common Gull, c.50 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 4 Greenfinch

26-1-22 Jay, Bath (William Harrison)
Bath, Botanical Gardens:
2 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 10 Woodpigeon, 4 Jay, 2 Magpie, 40 + Fieldfare, 2 Blackbird

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake: 
1 drake Scaup, 1 Black-necked Grebe

26-1-22 Kingfisher, Herriotts Bridge (Ian Stapp)jpg
Chew Valley Lake

Herons Green:
9 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 10+ House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
1 Water Rail, 13 Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 1 m Marsh Harrier, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Mistle Thrush, 30+ Redwing and Fieldfare, 2 Reed Bunting

26-1-22.Egyptian Goose + Shelduck, Herriotts pool (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:
1 Egyptian Goose, 9 Shelduck, 9 Shoveler, 12 Pintail, 60+ Teal, 18+ Goldeneye, 3 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1m Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting

Out of Avon
Kentish Plover at Burnham-on-Sea
Ring Ouzel at Brean Down
50 Cranes in one field on the Somerset Levels

Reports: Diane Bunniss, Vera Carpenter, Allan Chard, Andy Davis, Barry Dursley, Rob Hargreaves, Andrew Harrison, Rupert Higgins, Matt Hull, Stephen Jones, Nigel Milbourne, Linda Moysey, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Larry Sweetland, blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

25-01-22 Tuesday - Merlin

 Temperature 2-3°C, thick cloud and light winds.

Merlin
Long-tailed Duck
Brambling
25-01-22 Merlin, Cl-Yeo (Howard Taffs)
BRISTOL


No Reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Holes Mouth Area:
1 Mute Swan, 8 Gadwall, 8 Wigeon, 17 Mallard, 28 Teal, 20 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 22 Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 19 Meadow Pipit

New Pill:
18 Shelduck, 17 Wigeon, 18 Mallard, 25 Teal, 50 Oystercatcher, 40 Curlew, 450 Dunlin, 1 Marsh Harrier (fem)

Chessel Pill / Northwick Warth / Pilning Wetlands:
1 Mute Swan, 16 Shelduck, 12 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 350 Wigeon, 60 Mallard, 90 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 16 Moorhen, 13 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 70 Oystercatcher, 350 Lapwing, 3 Golden Plover, 34 Curlew, 450 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Turnstone, 500 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 90 Redshank, 51 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 9 Pied Wagtail

Frampton End:
9 Brambling (Amongst a large mixed flock of Linnet + Chaffinch)

NORTH SOMERSET
25-01-22 Waders, Yeo (Paul Chapman)

25-01-22 Bullfinch, C-Yeo (Paul Chapman)
Clevedon - Yeo:

1 Brent Goose, 10 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 16 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 15 Lapwing, 9 Grey Plover, 50 Curlew, 17 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 1000 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 200 Redshank, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 2 Stonechat, 1 Bullfinch, 8 Greenfinch

Backwell Lake (Update on report 22-01-22 from T Michael):
06-09-2015 Black-headed Gull, Backwell (Thomas Michael)
"I was amazed to see the report (22/1/22) of a Black-headed Gull with yellow ring 2KRK. I first reported this bird at BLR on 6/9/2015 I found that that it had been ringed at the exotic(!) Pitsea landfill site near Basildon, Essex, on 21/3/15.

I subsequently reported it at the lake on 16/9/15; 23/9/15; 6/8/16; 12/8/16; 21/8/16; 19/9/16; 1/10/16; 3/10/16 and 28/12/16. So to have it visit 6 years+ later seems remarkable."

BELOW M4 & BANES
25-01-22 Wren, Keynesham (William Harrison)
Keynesham:

1 Wren, 1 Robin

Lansdown:
1 Merlin - chasing Skylark

Bridgeyate (BOC Walk):
6 Feral Pigeon, 3 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 19 Moorhen, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Jay, 19 Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 5 Coal Tit, 20 Blue Tit, 16 Great Tit, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 150 Starling, 10 Blackbird, 19 Robin, House Sparrow, 6 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 6 Bullfinch, 32 Goldfinch

Saltford:
360 Golden Plover (flyover)

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
5 Shoveler, 1 Long-tailed Duck (Tank No2), 1 Coot

Reports: Paul Chapman, Dave Child, Alan Daniells, William Harrison, Rupert Higgins, Thomas Michael, Phil Quinn, Trevor Riddle, Howard Taffs

Monday, 24 January 2022

24-01-22 Monday - Merlin

Temp 5 to 4°C. Calm but dull day

Scaup
Black-necked Grebe
Golden Plover, Purple Sandpiper
Merlin
Penduline Tit
Firecrest
Brambling
Brent Goose

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
1 Jay, 2 Jackdaw (uncommon), 3 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 f/m Blackcap - 1st this winter, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 2 Dunnock

Broomhill - Grow Wilder:
60+ Starling, 43 Redwing

Finzels Reach, 10.45:
1 Peregrine, 1 Jay, 5 Goldfinch

Redland - garden:
2 Woodpigeon, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker,  1 Jay, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2f + 1m Blackcap, 2 Blackbird, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch

Stoke Gifford, Patchway:
1 Lapwing on a roundabout again, 200+ Starling murmuration

Stoke Park:
1 Water Rail, 1 pr Stonechat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
24-1-22 Merlin, Littleton (Matt Plenty)
Littleton:
Merlin, 2 Chiffchaff at Aust SWT

Northwick Warth / Pilning Wetlands / Chessel Pill:
3 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 10 Shoveler, 40+ Wigeon, 60+ Mallard, 50+ Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 12 Moorhen, 9 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 50+ Oystercatcher, 400+ Lapwing (including one with completely pale beige and white plumage), 4 Golden Plover, 35 Curlew, 450+ Black-tailed Godwit, 80+ Turnstone, 2000+ Dunlin, 200+ Redshank, 30+ BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 17 Greenfinch

New Pill / The Pipes:
7 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 24 Wigeon, 7 Mallard, 44 Teal, 43 Curlew, 3 Turnstone, 100+ Dunlin, 26 BH Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull

Frampton Cotterell, Tubbs Bottom:
Masses of Chaffinch, 20 Brambling, 100's of Linnet

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead, Battery Point:
Purple Sandpiper, Rock Pipit
24-1-22 Firecrest, Portishead (Howard Taffs)
Portishead:
Firecrest

Clevedon - Yeo:
1 Brent Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 10 Shelduck, 40 Wigeon, Teal, 10 Coot, 600 Lapwing, 10 Grey Plover, 60 Curlew, 25 Turnstone, 1000 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 80 Redshank, 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk,
1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 1 Stonechat, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Greenfinch
24-1-22 Penduline Tit, Weston airfield (Mike Moxon)
Weston Airfield:

4 m Shoveler, 1 Water Rail seen, 2 f/m Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Penduline Tit, 30,000+ spectacular Starling murmuration for 50 minutes

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, Down Road:
Huge numbers of Finches (mostly Linnet recently), several Brambling

Willsbridge Mill:
2 Dipper

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 drake Scaup, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great White Egret, 20 Siskin

Chew Valley Lake

Herriotts:
30 Goldeneye, 2 Great White Egret, 1m Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine

Out Of Avon
Kentish Plover at Burnham-on-Sea
Ring Ouzel at Brean Down

Reports: Andy Davis, Geoff Dring, Heather England, Ollie Fournier, Paul Francis, Nick Hawkridge, David Howes, Rob Laughton, Ian Loats, Nigel Milbourne, Mike Moxon, Linda Moysey, Matt Plenty, Phil Quinn, Aravind Ramesh, Trevor Riddle, Steve Sanins, Tony Scott, Cliff Smith, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Sunday, 23 January 2022

23-01-22 Sunday - Siberian Chiffchaff

Cloudy and dank got up to 9°C - but didn't feel like it

Brent Goose, Avocet
Long-tailed Duck
Penduline Tit
Siberian Chiffchaff
Brambling
Barnacle Goose
Merlin
Woodcock

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Fishponds - garden:
1 Blackcap

Redland - garden
2 Blackcap (f&m)

Sea Mills - WeBS:
48 Mallard, 60 Lapwing, 18 Common Snipe - a record, 5 Common Sandpiper, 14 Dunlin, 103 Redshank, 123 Black Headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron,

Southmead Swimming Lake - WeBS:
12 Mallard, 7 Moorhen, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 1 Kingfisher

Stapleton - Sims' Hill/Grow Wilder
100+ Woodpigeon, 2 Woodcock, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Peregrine,12 Blackbird, 3 Fieldfare, c20 Redwing, 45 Pied Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch, c10 Goldfinch, 

Stoke Park - inc Duchess Pond:
11 Canada Goose, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet - Barn Wood

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
23-01-22 Great Spot' Almondsbury (Véra Carpenter)
Almondsbury - garden:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Mistle Thrush

Oldbury Power Station:
45 Canada Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose

Aust - STW:
12 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff

Severn Beach - Shaft Rocks:
3 Ringed Plover, 104 Turnstone, 800+ Dunlin, 

Yate - Coopers Lake:
5 Goosander (3f&2m)

Frampton Cotterell:
50+ Redwing, 7 Brambling, 50-100 Chaffinch, 250+ Linnet - very mobile and hard to count

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo, WeBS:
80+ Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 80+ Shelduck, 20 Shoveler, 120 Wigeon, 20 Mallard, 160 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 45 Lapwing, 75 Curlew, 4 Turnstone, 130 Dunlin, 6 Snipe, 375 Redshank, 80 Black-headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk (f), 1 Stonechat

Yeo Est - South, WeBS
1 Brent Goose, 3 Canada Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 114 Shelduck, 250 Wigeon, 36 Mallard, 105 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 6 Cormorant, 7 Coot, 1 Oystercatcher,
28 Avocet, 150 Lapwing, 94 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 200 Dunlin 200, 1 Snipe, 300 Redshank, 144 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 27 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull

Weston-Super-Mare - disused airfield:
3 Penduline Tit

BELOW M4 & BANES

Downend - garden:
3 Blackcap (m), Fieldfare, 1 Dunnock

Oldland - Siston Brook:
1 Kingfisher

Bath:
1 Blackcap - on crab apples

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
1 Long-tailed Duck, 28 Little Grebe - 9 on T1, 19 on T2

Blagdon Lake:
1 Scaup (m), 1 Black-necked Grebe, 23 Lapwing, 1 Great White Egret, Chiffchaff, 30 Siskin

Chew Valley Lake
3 Scaup (2m), 1 Goosander
23-01-22 Snipe CVL (Lee Gardiner)
Stratford:

10 Snipe, 1 Merlin (m)

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Kingfisher

Out of area
23-01-22 Ring Ouzel Brean Down (Merv Carlyon)
Brean Down:
1 Ring Ouzel

Reports: Pete Bryant, Merv Carlyon, Véra Carpenter, Allan Chard, Barry Dursley, Rob Emery, David Esam, Lee Gardiner, Donna Harvey,  Nick Hawkridge, Matt Hobbs, Michael Hutchinson, Brian Martin, Andy Mears, Nige Milbourne, Giles Morris, Jean Oliver, Harvey Rose, Gill Sapsed, Tony Scott, Cliff Smith, Larry Sweetland

Saturday, 22 January 2022

22-01-22 Saturday - Penduline Tit

 1-5°C, Windless and overcast at Marshfield.

Merlin
Penduline Tit

BRISTOL

Patchway:
1 Lapwing - been there a couple of days

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
22-01-22 Green Woodpecker, OPS (Véra Carpenter)
Oldbury Power Station:

1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Wren, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Bullfinch
22-01-22 Blackcap, Yate (Martin Wightman)
Yate (Brimsham Park):

1 Raven, 1 Blackcap, 12 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch, 9 Greenfinch

Tormarton - AWBS:
3 Collared Dove, 37 Common Gull, 3 Skylark, 1 Green Woodpecker, 41 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 11 Goldfinch, 8 Yellowhammer

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo:
1 Brent Goose (Dark Bellied), 130 Canada Goose, 22 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 185 Shelduck, 27 Shoveler, 270 Wigeon, 95 Mallard, 245 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosander, 18 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 23 Oystercatcher, 32 Avocet, 445 Lapwing, 20 Grey Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 180 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 34 Turnstone, 1100 Dunlin, 9 Snipe, 520 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 500 Black Headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 120 Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 2 Merlin (1 Female, Kenn & 1 Male, Yeo), 150 Carrion Crow, 10 Skylark, 60 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 (fem) Black Redstart, 6 Stonechat, 60 Meadow Pipit, 3 Bullfinch, 14 Reed Bunting

Backwell Lake:
1 Black-headed Gull (Yellow ring, Black text "2KRK")

Long Ashton (Gatcombe Mill):
2 Mallard, 17 Woodpigeon, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 4 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Blackbird, 20 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Robin, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Siskin

Kenn - Duck Lane garden:
1 Fieldfare - guarding the crab-apples 

Weston-super-Mare:
3 Penduline Tit, Starling roost tonight reported as over 30,000 birds.

BELOW M4 & BANES
22-01-22 Mixed Buntings, Marshfield(Rob Hargreaves)
Marshfield (Rushmead Lane BOC walk):

2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 1 Black-headed Gull, 40 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 3 Buzzard, Jackdaw, 10 Rook, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 18 Skylark, 1 Wren, 1 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 150 Fieldfare, 16 Redwing, 6 Stonechat, 2 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 150 Chaffinch, 12 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch, 50 Corn Bunting, 50 Yellowhammer

Marshfield (Down Road):
1 Merlin, 65 Fieldfare, 40 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 500 Linnet, 4 Corn Bunting, 6 Yellowhammer
22-01-22 Golden Plover, Lansdown (Rob Hargreaves)
Lansdown (Race Course):

500 Golden Plover
22-01-22 Kestrel, Burnett (Ian Stapp)

22-01-22 Meadow Pipit, Burnett (Ian Stapp)
Burnett (Elm Farm Monthly Survey):

2 Pheasant, 1 Stock Dove, 80 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 6 Magpie, 26 Jackdaw, 20 Carrion Crow, 21 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 110 Starling, 8 Blackbird, 200 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 13 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 50 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 120 Linnet, 27 Goldfinch, 9 Yellowhammer (+1 Brown Hare)

Willsbridge Mill and River Avon:
2 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Dipper

Oldland Common:
1 Red Kite

Bath:
1 Tawny Owl

Paulton:
120 Black-headed Gull, 55 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 25 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 19 Skylark, 150 Starling, 8 Blackbird, 10 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
22-01-22 Snipe, Stratford (Norma Rowe)

22-01-22 Bearded Tit, Stratford (Norma Rowe)
Stratford:

14 Goldeneye (5m) , 1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Bearded Tit, 1 Reed Bunting

Reports:  Dru Brooke-Taylor, Peter Bryant, Karle Burford, Véra Carpenter, Ben Crabb, John Croxton, Alan Daniels, Lee Gardener, Patrick Hancock, Rob Hargreaves, Rob Laughton, Brian Martin, Michael Moxon, Phil Quinn, Norma Rowe, Steve Sanins, Ian Stapp, Geoffrey Suter, Martin Wightman

Friday, 21 January 2022

21-01-22 Friday - Merlin

 Frosty start. Dry, with sunshine at first. Light WNW. Temperature: minus1 to 6°C in Bristol.

Long-tailed Duck
Purple Sandpiper
Jack Snipe
Little Stint
Great White Egret
Marsh Harrier
Merlin
Marsh Tit
Penduline Tit
Brambling
21-01-22 Merlin, Kingston Seymour ( Paul Chapman)
One of 3 seen in Avon today 
BRISTOL

Clifton-garden:
1 Jay, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Blackcap-m, 4 Long-tailed Tit

Snuff Mills:
1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail

Stapleton-Sims Hill:
70 Woodpigeon, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 55 Pied Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 10 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch 

21-01-22 Redwing, Sparke Evans Park ( Keith Williams)

Sparke Evans Park:
3 Cormorant, Redwings

21-01-22 Magpie, Arnos Vale ( Keith Williams)
Arnos Vale Cemetery:
1Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, Magpies

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin 

Aust Services/STW:
40 Wigeon, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail

Aust Warth:
20 Shelduck, 30 Lapwing, 10 Curlew, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Snipe, 8 Redshank, 2 Stonechat, 2 Rock Pipit

New Passage/Pilning Wetland:
20 Shelduck, 14 Shoveler, 200 Wigeon, 100 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 350+ Lapwing, 250 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Turnstone, 200 Dunlin, 1Knot, 16 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Raven, 1 Stonechat
 
21-01-22 Brambling, Frampton End ( FC Nature)
Frampton Cotterel:
2 Peregrine, 1 Brambling, 500 Linnet

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead- Battery Point:
1 Purple Sandpiper

Clevedon- Kenn Road Bridge:
13 Mallard, 7 Goosander-4m,3f, 8 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe

21-01-22 Goosander, Blind Yeo ( Howard Taffs)
Clevedon - Yeo 
Blind Yeo:
9 Goosander, 7 Little Grebe

21-02-22 Little Egret, Kingston Seymour ( Paul Chapman ) 
Kingtson Seymour :
2 Egyptian Goose, 6 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 10 Little Egret, 50 Lapwing, 60 Curlew, 100 Dunlin, 150 Redshank, 10 Snipe, Stock Dove, 2 Great Black-backed Gull,1 Merlin-f, 5 Stonechat, 10 Skylark 1 Blackcap.( total 67 species)

Weston-Super-Mare - Old Airport:
13 Mallard, 3 Water Rail, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin,                     3 Penduline Tit, 1 Skylark, 2 Cetti's Warbler,  5 Stonechat, 11 Linnet, 5 Reed Bunting

Weston STW:
35 Herring Gull

Uphill 
WeBs count - 56 Mute Swan, 80 Shelduck, 42 Wigeon, 16 Mallard, 167 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 37 Oystercatcher, 11 Lapwing, 45 Curlew, 600+ Dunlin, 275 Redshank, 55 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Buzzard
 
Axe Estuary:
1 Little Stint

BELOW M4 & BANES

21-02-22 Blackcap, Warmley ( Pete Coslett)

Warmley-garden:
1 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest

Bath- Bloomfield:
1 Blackcap-m

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
Long-tailed Duck -on tank 2

Chew Valley Lake

21-01-22 Goldeneye, CVL ( George Stacey)
Dam:
7 Goldeneye-2m,5f

21-01-22 Goosander, CVL ( George Stacey)
Hollowbrook:
2 Goosander-pair, 2 Bullfinch-pair

21-01-22 Snipe,CVL ( George Stacey)
Stratford:
10 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine

21-01-22 Kingfisher, Herriott's (Andrew Harrison )


Black -headed Gulls, Herriott's ( Andrew Harrison )

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Egyptian Goose,  ice-skating Black-headed Gulls , 3 Great White Egret, 1 Kingfisher

Out of Area:
Greylake- Baikal Teal
Steart island- Kentish Plover


Reports: Paul Chapman, Peter Coslett, Phil Crouter, Jane Cumming,  Andy Davis, David Esam, Ollie Fournier,  Andrew Harrison, Peter Hazelwood, Brian Hill, David Howes, John Lewis, Brian Martin, George Stacey, Howard Taffs, Keith Williams   blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG 

Thursday, 20 January 2022

20-01-22 Thursday - Woodcock

 After a frosty start it was a bright but chilly day with lots of sunshine and a moderate breeze.   Temperature 3-5°C

Barnacle Goose
Red-crested Pochard
Woodcock
Red Kite
Yellow-browed Warbler
Firecrest 
Black Redstart
Brambling
Purple Sandpiper

BRISTOL

Redland Garden:
2 Woodpigeon, 4 Feral Pigeon, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Blackcap (f), 2 Blackbird (m/f) 1 Robin, 8+ House Sparrows

St. Andrew's Park:
1 Redwing 

Clifton (bushes opposite Bristol Zoo):
2 Firecrest
20-1-22 Black Redstart, Clevedon Pier (Paul Chapman)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station (inc WeBS):
42 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 7 Shelduck, 197 Wigeon, 42 Mallard, 143 Teal,  1 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 766 Lapwing, 7 Golden Plover, 225 Curlew, 85 Turnstone, 109 Dunlin, 110 Snipe, 23 Redshank, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine,10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (m), 2 Black Redstart, 1 Mistle Thrush, 90 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Stonechat, 3 Bullfinch
20-1-22 Redwing, Bittern Trail, CVL (George Stacey)
Oldbury upon Severn: 
- Village: 1 Little Egret, 1 Blackcap
- Pillhead Gout: 1 Barnacle Goose,  1 Grey Plover

Frampton Cotterell, Frampton End: 
1 Kestrel, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Raven, 1 Brambling, c200 Linnet

Avening Green:
2 Brambling

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead, Battery Point:
1 Purple Sandpiper 
20-1-22 Goldeneye Dam, CVL (George Stacey)
Clevedon - Yeo:
- Channel View Bay: 1 Brent Goose (dark bellied), 13 Shoveler, 10 Avocet, 15 Grey Plover, 165 Curlew,  9 Knot, 50 Dunlin, 6 Snipe, 200 Redshank
- Clevedon Pier: 1 Black Redstart

Weston-Super-Mare, garden:
1 Yellow-browed Warbler 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Swineford-North Stoke-Lansdown-Upton Cheyney (circuit):
25 Feral Pigeon, 10 Woodpigeon, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Buzzard, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Magpie, 35 Jackdaw, 15 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 16 Blue Tit, 11 Great Tit, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Wren, 15 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 75 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 21 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 5 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch
20-1-22 Barnacle Goose, Pillhead Gout, Oldbury (Pete Hazelwood)
Lansdown:
1 Woodcock 

South Stoke:
1 Red Kite

Warmley:
1 Tawny Owl (Warmley Forest Park), 15 Long-tailed Tits (Summer House Way)

Oldland Common:
1 Red Kite
20-1-22 Snipe, Stratford, CVL (Lucy Gaze)
RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
1 Goldeneye, 1 Pied Wagtail

Bittern Trail:
1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Redwing

Stratford:
9 Snipe, 2 Bearded Tit (m/f)

Out of Avon:
Cheddar reservoir (Axbridge entrance)
1 Red-crested Pochard 

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Paul Chapman, David Hanks, Lucy Gaze, Geoff Hardman, Simon Harris, Pete Hazelwood, David Howes, Nick Hudson, Simon Isgar, Nigel Kempson, Fen Marshall, Andrew Middleton, Nigel Milbourne, Lois Pryce, Dean Reeves, Nigel Sluman, George Stacey, Howard Taffs

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

19-01-22 Wednesday - Black Redstart

Partly cloudy but changing to clear, early evening  Temperature 7 to 11 °C

Black Redstart
Black-necked Grebe
Jack Snipe

EXE ESTUARY (Coach Trip) Sunday 6 February 
Transport leaves the Clifton Downs Water Tower  at 08:00 and returns c18:00. Please join us if you can - cost £18 pp. Walk the canal and river from Exminster to Powerham & coach on to Dawlish Warren.
Drop us an email if you're interested.

BRISTOL

Avonmouth - St Andrews Rd:
1 Black Redstart  (f)

Bishop Rd to Horfield Common:
33 Feral Pigeon, 32 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 16 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 48 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 9 Robin, 16 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch

Fishponds Trading Estate - Foundry Lane:
1 Black Redstart (m) - 2nd day

Stapleton - M32 fringe:
Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10+ Blackbird, 6 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 38 Pied Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 26+ Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage & Pilning Wetlands:
250 Canada Goose, 30 Shelduck, 300+ Wigeon,  60 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 80 Oystercatcher, 150 Lapwing, 70 Curlew, 500+ Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Turnstone, 40 Knot, 1200 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 100 Redshank, 1 Peregrine, 2 Stonechat, 1 Rock Pipit

Almondsbury - Garden Ctr:
1 Tawny Owl - calling

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo:
32 Canada Goose, 1 Mute Swan, Shelduck, 17 Shoveler, 100+ Wigeon, Mallard, 120+ Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Moorhen, Coot, 42 Oystercatcher, 375 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover, 190 Curlew, 60 Dunlin, 95 Redshank, 100~ Black-headed Gull, 6 Little Egret

Kenn Pier:
2 Kingfisher - what potential has that sighting got?
19-01-22 Stonechat WsM (Paul Chapman)
Weston-Super-Mare - disused airfield:

90c Wigeon, 90c Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk (f), poss Merlin, 20,00 Starling, 2 Stonechat (f), 3 Reed Bunting

Uphill:
1 Pintail (m) - seen from Brean!!

BELOW M4 & BANES

19-01-22 Goldcrest Oldland (Donna Harvey)
Oldland - Siston Brook:
1 Goldcrest

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Buzzard & 2 Carrion Crow - eating a Pike on the dam wall

Chew Valley Lake
19-01-22 Goldeneye CVL (Mike Moxon)
Woodford:

6 Goldeneye (4f & 2m)

Heron's Green:
4 Goldeneye (f), 1 Great White Egret, 1 Barn Owl, 

Stratford:
1 Wigeon, 250 Teal, 3 Scaup (2m), 12 Goldeneye - displaying, 1 Water Rail, 1 Jack Snipe, 24 Snipe, 2 Great White Egret 

Herriott's inc Pool:
1 Marsh Harrier (m), 

OUT OF AREA

19-01-22 Baikal Teal Greylake (Mark Savage)
Greylake:
1 rather posh Teal

Reports: John Budd, Paul Chapman, Chris Craig, John Croxton, Andy Davis, Kate Downes, Ollie Fournier, David Gibb, Donna Harvey, Nige Milbourne, Mike Moxon, Harvey Rose, Mark Savage, Helen Strong, Larry Sweetland,    

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

18-01-22 Tuesday - Firecrest

Temp 0 to 7°C. Not so warm today as less sun, but still fairly light winds

Scaup
Mediterranean Gull
Penduline Tit, 
Bearded Tit
Yellow-browed Warbler
Firecrest
18-1-22 Peregrine, CVL (Martin Tayler) 
BRISTOL

18-1-22 crosbill Carrion Crow, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Sea Mills:
2 Shelduck, 3 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 ad w Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven - - 1 Little Egret on the R Trym (below Sea Mills Lane)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

18-1-22 Black-tailed Godwits, New Passage (Matt Plenty)
New Passage:
Lots of Black-tailed Godwit

18-1-22 Song Thrush, Latteridge (Chris Teague)
Latteridge:
1 Song Thrush (1st in years), 7-8 Redwing

Yate, Coopers/Stanshaws Lake:
4 (1m) Goosander

NORTH SOMERSET

Weston-in-Gordano, by Temp Traffic Lights:
6 Buzzard and 8 Raven displaying

Nailsea, Towerhouse Wood:
Firecrest

Weston-super-Mare:
Yellow-browed Warbler
18-1-22 Starling, Weston Airfield (Mike Moxon) 
Weston Airfield:
Wigeon, 50 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Penduline Tit, 1 Bearded Tit (heard), 1 Cetti's Warbler,  20,000+ Starling, 4 Stonechat, 1 Dunnock

Dolebury Warren:
1 Collared Dove, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 3 Raven, 5 Coal Tit, 7 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Wren, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, 2 Stonechat, 7 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 7 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 20 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Box, Bybrook:
2 Dipper 

RESERVOIRS
18-1-22 Goldeneye, Dam (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake
2 Wigeon, 350 Teal, 18 Pochard, 280 Tufted Duck, 35 Goldeneye (12m, 4 1st-w m, 19f)
18-1-22 Common Sandpiper, Dam (George Stacey)
Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper
18-1-22 Redwing, Bittern Trail (George Stacey)
Bittern Trail:
2 Chiffchaff, 30+ Redwing

Villice Bay:
3 Bullfinch

Nunnery:
2 f Scaup
18-1-22 Snipe, CVL (Martin Tayler) 
Stratford:
2 Pheasant, 1 Water Rail, 16 Common Snipe, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch

Out of Avon
Kentish Plover at Burnham-on-sea

Reports: Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Stephen Curtis, Alan Daniells, Karen Jayne, Rob Laughton, John Lewis, Glen Maddison, Mike Moxon, Matt Plenty, Dean Reeves, Mathew Rogers, Andy Slade, George Stacey, Roger Staples, Martin Tayler, Chris Teague, Mark Watson, blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG