Wednesday, 25 May 2022

25-05-22 Wednesday - Marsh Harrier

 Wet morning, afternoon dry but overcast. Breezy southwestly. Temp a cool 11 to 16°C.

Great White Egret
Marsh Harrier
Hobby 

25-05-22 Marsh Harrier, from Stratford CVL (Ian Stapp) 
BRISTOL

No reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

No reports

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon-Yeo , Dowlais:
1 Shelduck, 1 Mallard, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 200-300 Starling (in flock with about 1/4 juveniles)

Nailsea garden:
1 Kestrel (juv m), 4 Magpie (juvs)

BELOW M4 & BANES

25-05-22 Robin & Chiffchaff, Keynsham (Andrew Harrison)
Keynsham, Manor Road Community Woodlands:
11 Woodpigeon, 5 Magpie, 11+ Rook, 2 Carrion Crow, 4 Great Tit, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Wren, 10 Blackbird, 4 Robin

Bath, Twerton:
6 Swift, 5 Collared Dove, 1 Red Kite, 17 Magpie, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush, 15 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch
3 broods Canada Goose (1+3+3 juvs.), 1 BH Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler
RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
Canada Goose (3 broods: 1+3+3 juvs.), 1 BH Gull, 10 Hobby, 1 Cetti's Warbler

Chew Valley Lake

"At least 500 Swifts observed over the lake"

Heron's Green:
12 Canada Goose (2 broods of Goslings 4 & 5), 50+ Swift, 2 Little Grebe, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Buzzard, 20+ House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Pied Wagtail
       
25-05-22 Oystercatcher & Great Spotted Woodpecker family, CVL (Ian Stapp) 
Moreton:
100+ Canada Goose, 100 Swift (over lake), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (+ nestlings), 100+ Martins most House some Sand & Swallows, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackbird, 2 Reed Bunting

Stratford:
100+ Swift (over the lake), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron 2 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (over lake), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 100+ House Martin plus some Sand & Swallows, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting

Herriott's inc Pool:
2 Canada Goose (+ 5 goslings), Mute Swan (with 4 cygnets), 9 Shelduck, 20+ Gadwall, 100+ Swift, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 7 Jackdaw, 100+ Martins, 6+ Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail

Reports: Andy Davis, Rob Hargreaves, Andrew Harrison, Mike Moxon, Ann Rossiter, Ian Stapp

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

24-05-22 Tuesday - Grey Partridge

 Sunny intervals with a moderate breeze. Temp 9°C to 15°C

Grey Partridge
Quail
Spotted Flycatcher
Garden Warbler

BRISTOL
24-05-22 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (feeding young)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
24-05-22 Red Kite, OPS (Peter Hazelwood)

24-05-22 Dunlin, OPS (Heather England)
Oldbury Power Station:

2 Oystercatcher, 13 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 4 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite

New Passage/Northwick:
70 Shelduck (plus 9 chicks), 20 Oystercatcher

Avon Sewage Works (and environs):
4 Mallard, 11 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Moorhen (with 5 chicks), 51 Herring Gull, 17 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Magpie, 10 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wren, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch

Chipping Sodbury (Ridge Woods/Barnhill Quarry BOC Walk):
2 Swift, Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, Herring Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Peregrine, 1 Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 3 Song Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Lower Failand/Tanhill Woods:
Pheasant, Swift, 1 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 1 Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 1 Skylark, Swallow, House Martin, Chiffchaff, 2+ Blackcap, Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Yellowhammer
24-05-22 Redshank, Dowlais (Paul Chapman)

Clevedon - Yeo (Dowlais):

3 Redshank (including chicks)

BELOW M4 & BANES

24-05-22 Grey Partridge/Spotted Flycatcher, Marshfield (Martyn Hayes)
Marshfield:

2 Grey Partridge (Down Road), Quail (West Littleton Road), 1 Hobby, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Shire Valley)

Willsbridge:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit, 4 Blackcap
24-05-22 Chiffchaff, Keynsham (Andrew Harrison)
Keynsham (Manor Road Community Woodlands):
4 Woodpigeon, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 12+ Rook, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Wren, 8 Blackbird, 5 Robin, 8+ House Sparrow 

Newton St Loe:
2 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Mallard, 2 Swift, 2 Stock Dove,   Woodpigeon, 1 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Swallow, House Martin, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, Robin, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
24-05-22 Long-tailed Tits, Grebe Trail
(George Stacey)
Grebe Trail:

6 Long-tailed Tit (juvs)

Woodford:
1 Bullfinch (male)

Heron's Green:
34 Canada Goose (2 broods of Goslings 4 & 5), 20+ Swift, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret,  1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 12+ Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Pied Wagtail
24-05-22 Long-tail Tit, Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:

100 Swift (over lake), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 12+ Long-tailed Tit (mixed adults with young), 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackbird, 2 Reed Bunting
24-05-22 Ringed Plover/Oystercatcher, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Stratford:

100+ Swift, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Hobby, 12+ Swallow & Martins, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting
24-05-22 Black-tailed Godwit, Herriott's (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:

2 Canada Goose (+5 Goslings), 1 Mute Swan with Cygnets, 1 Egyptian Goose, 5 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 20+ Gadwall, 50+ Swift, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Jackdaw, 6+ Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail

Reports: Dru Brooke-Taylor, Allan Chard, Paul Chapman, Derek Clarke, Mark Coller, Anthony Cook, Alan Daniels, Andy Davis, Heather England, Alastair Fraser, Martyn Hayes, Peter Hazelwood, George Stacey, Ian Stapp

Monday, 23 May 2022

23-05-22 Monday - Quail

Overcast and little sun now and then. Light wind from the West. Temp 11 to 16°C

Quail
Cuckoo
Garganey
Hobby
Whinchat

BRISTOL
23-05-22 GS Woodpecker Redland Park (Mike Owen)
Redland Park:
Great Spotted Woodpecker - family

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
22-05-22 Cuckoo OPS (Peter Hazelwood)
Oldbury Power Station:

1 Cuckoo - calling lag 3

Pilning Wetlands:
1 Garganey

Chipping Sodbury Common:
4 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat

NORTH SOMERSET

Redhill - A38:
1 Hobby

Yatton - Strawberry Line:
1 Kestrel, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 14 Reed Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 20 Wren, 3 Song Thrush and 11 Greenfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield - West Littleton Lane:
1 Quail - calling
23-05-22 Great Tit Keynsham (Andrew Harrison)
Keynsham, Manor Road Community Woodlands:
6 Woodpigeon, 3 Magpie, 6+ Rook, 4 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Wren, 5 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 7+ House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch

Stockwood Vale:
Skylark, Pied Wagtail, 

RESERVOIRS
23-05-22 Ringed Plover CVL (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake
1 Marsh Harrier

Dam:
36 Canada Goose + 3 gosling, 30+ Swift, 3 Little Egret, 50+ Swallow & House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Pied Wagtail

Woodford:
20 Swift, 5 G BB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 G-W Egret, 3 L Egret - relocated from the dam, 1 Buzzard, 100+ Swallow & Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting

Heron's Green:
1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Buzzard, 2 Little Grebe,1 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Pied Wagtail, 12+ Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting
23-05-22 Great Spotted Woodpecker CVL (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:

2 GC Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 1 G-W Egret, 1 Tawny Owl - calling in woods, back of the hide, 2 G-S Woodpecker - feeding chicks, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 9 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

Stratford:
1 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Chiffchaff, 
23-05-22 Shelduck + duckling, Egyptian Goose CV (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:

1 Mute Swan with cygnets - pool, 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck - plus 5 duckling, 20+ Gadwall, 12+ Swift, 15 Black-tailed Godwit - pool, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 

Reports: Mark Coller, Chis Craig, Andy Davis, Andrew Harrison, Peter Hazelwood, Mike Owen, Trevor Riddle, Carol Rushton, George Stacey, Ian Stapp

Sunday, 22 May 2022

22-05-22 Sunday

 Sunny intervals with a gentle breeze. Temperature 12°C to 19°C

Garganey
Spotted Flycatcher

BRISTOL

Redland Hill (roundabout):
6 House Martin

Withywood (garden):
4 Swift, 2 Raven, 8 Swallow

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
22-05-22 Garganey PWL (VĂ©ra Carpenter)
Pilning Wetlands:
16 Canada Geese, 100+ Shelduck, 1 Garganey, 12 Gadwall, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Goldfinch

Severn Beach:
1 Eider (Female)

NORTH SOMERSET
22-05-22 Red Kite, Portishead (Jason Williams)

Portishead:

1 Red Kite, 6 Buzzard, 60-70 Raven

Bouton Combe:
2 Spotted Flycatcher

Clevedon - Yeo (Dowlais Farm area):
1 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing (inc 5 young), 2 Redshank, 1 Wheatear (possibly Greenland form)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield (Shire Valley):
2 Willow Warbler, 6 Spotted Flycatcher

Oldland Common:
6 Swift

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
7 Hobby - feeding over the centre of the lake, 1 Cetti's Warbler - singing

Chew Valley Lake

Stratford:
3 Oystercatchers, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Hobby

Reports: Rich Andrews, John Barnett, Vera Carpenter, Neil Delaney, Paul Francis, Gareth Jones, Mike Meechem, Harvey Rose,  Chris Vines, Jason Williams,

Saturday, 21 May 2022

21-05-22 Saturday - Garganey

 Sun after a short period of overcast. Light wind made it chilly out of the sun. Top temp 19°C

Eider
Garganey
Sanderling

BRISTOL
21-05-22 GSW & Nuthatch Redland (Mike Owen)
Redland: 
- Garden - 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Blackbird, 8 House Sparrow
- Redland Hill Roundabout - 6+ House Martin
- Redland Green - family parties of Great Spotted Woodpecker & Nuthatch, nest holes in same side of the tree trunk and only 1 mtr apart.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Greylag Goose - over to NE early, 2 Peregrine - on the towers

New Passage/Northwick:
8 Canada Goose, 110 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret

Pilning Wetlands:
6 Canada Goose, 8 Shelduck, 1 Garganey (m), 25 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 20 Swift, 8 Lapwing plus two 1/2 grown chicks, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail

21-05-22 Sanderling SB (Paul Bowerman)
Severn Beach:
2 Eider (f&m), 25 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 14 Dunlin
21-05-22 Canada Goose Wickwar (Paul Sadley)
Wickwar - West End:
2 broods of Canada Goose

NORTH SOMERSET

No reports

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Woodford:
2 Swift, 7 G BB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 5 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush,
2 Reed Bunting

Heron's Green:
2 Little Grebe,1 Buzzard, 3 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting
21-05-22 GSW CVL (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:

1 Oystercatcher, 2 G-C Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 12+ large Gull & 2 Red Kite - grass cutting field opposite gate, 2 G-S Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Jackdaw, 3 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler,  2 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Chaffinch 2 Reed Bunting

Herriott's inc Pool:
9 Shelduck, 20+ Gadwall, 6 Great-crested Grebe, 2 G-BB Gull, 4 Jackdaw,  6+ Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4+ Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting      

Reports: Nancy Barrett, Paul Bowerman, Craig Lewis, Kerry Lloyd, Mike Owen, Paul Sadley, Ian Stapp

Friday, 20 May 2022

20-05-22 Friday - Bittern

Temp 12 to 18°C. Felt cold and windy but a little sun and some showers

Eider
Common Tern
Bittern
Golden Oriole

20-5-22 Eider, Severn Beach (Matt Hall)
BRISTOL


NW Bristol, private location:
Golden Oriole heard

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 probable Great White Egret flying high to NE, distantly and inland

Huntingford Mill to Damery:
Gadwall with 8 chicks, Swifts, 3 Grey Heron 3 Buzzard, Swallows, House Martins

20-5-22 Eider, Severn Beach (Paul Bowerman)
Severn Beach:
Eider

NORTH SOMERSET

20-5-22 Linnet, Portbury Wharf (David Gale)
Portbury Wharf:

Linnets

BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath, Victoria Park:
f Rosy-billed Pochard back

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Stratford:
400 Swift, 1 Common Tern

20-5-22 Reed Warbler, Herriott's (Andrew Harrison)
Herriotts:
2 Oystercatcher, 1 Bittern, 1 f Marsh Harrier, 1 Red Kite, 2 Hobby

Reports: Derek Angell, Paul Bowerman, Chris Craig, David Gale, Matt Hall, Andrew Harrison, Brian Lancastle, David Paulton, blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Thursday, 19 May 2022

19-05-22 Thursday - Eider Duck

Sunny intervals and a gentle breeze. Temp 10 - 19°C

Eider Duck
Crane
Hobby

19-05-22 Eider Duck, Severn Beach (Paul Bowerman)
BRISTOL

Stoke Bishop garden:
1 Tawny Owl (sitting in oak tree), Nuthatch (nesting in bird box), Blackbirds (going ballistic)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Cuckoo calling (Lagoon 3)

Severn Beach:
2 Eider Duck (m & f)

Wickwar, West End garden:
1 Buzzard (pale form)

NORTH SOMERSET

19-05-22 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Moreton, CVL  (Ian Stapp)
Nailsea Moor:
12 Canada Geese, 10 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 3 Pheasant, 2 Crane (flyover heading north), 1 Herring Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard,  8 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 9 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Skylark, 3 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 7 Wren, c100 Starling, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird,  3 Robin, 11 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

No Reports

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
4 Buzzard, 2 Hobby

Chew Valley Lake 

Grebe Trail:
1 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting
19-05-22 Chiffchaff, Grebe Trail, CVL (George Stacey)
Woodford:
5 Swift, 5 GBB Gull, 2 Buzzard, 20 Swallow & House Martin, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff,  2 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting

Heron's Green:
7 Canada Geese (inc.5 goslings), 2 Little Grebe (pool),  1 Dunlin, 1 Buzzard, 3 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting
19-05-22 Reed Warbler, Stratford, CVL (George Stacey)
Moreton:
16 Canada Geese, 1 Coot nest, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (feeding chicks unusually together at times), 2 Jay, 5 Magpie, 14 Jackdaw, 3 Raven (2 ad &1 chick), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 4 Wren, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 7 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting
19-05-22 Dunlin, Heron's Green, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Stratford:
8 Reed Warbler

Herriott's inc Pool:
8 Canada Goose(inc. 6 Goslings), 7 Shelduck, 42 Gadwall,  4+ Teal, 3 Pochard, 4 Swift, 5 Coot Nest, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 3 Hobby,  1 Jay,  7 Jackdaw, 6+ Swallow,  2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff,  4+ Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting 

Reports: Pete Allen, Paul Bowerman, Andy Davis, Jean Oliver, Paul Sadley, Tony Scott, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Roger White

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

18-05-22 Wednesday - Garden Warbler

Sunny intervals with a light breeze. Temp 11°C - 19°C


Garden Warbler
Siskin

BRISTOL

Redland:
4 House Martins (back nesting)

18-05-22 Peregrine, Avon Gorge (Tony Scott)

Avon Gorge:

1 Peregrine (4 young in nest)

Bishop Road to Horfield Common:
6 Swift, 7 Feral Pigeon, 9 Woodpigeon, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 4 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 3 Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Blackcap (seen and heard), 1 Garden Warbler (seen and heard - a patch tick!) 2 Wren, 3 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 5 Robin, 20 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch

Whitchurch:
1 Little Owl

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Pheasant (calling in Lagoon 3), 4 Shelduck, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 12 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 10 Song Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit (carrying insect food on jetty)

18-05-22 Song Thrush, Almondsbury
(Vera Carpenter)

Almondsbury (garden):

1 Song Thrush

Western Distribution Park BBS (adj M49):
4 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

NORTH SOMERSET


18-05-22 Siskin, Portishead
(David Howes)

Portishead (near Battery Point):

1 Siskin (caught and ringed)

BELOW M4 & BANES

Mangotsfield:
20 Swift, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven,  Starling (1 juv.)

RESERVOIRS

18-05-22 Oystercatcher, Barrow Tanks(Bri Thompson)

Barrow Tanks:

1 Oystercatcher (No.2 tank)

Chew Valley Lake
 

18-05-22 Whitethroat, CVL (George Stacey)

Grebe Trail:

1 Whitethroat

Reports: Rich Andrews, Nancy Barrett, John Budd, David Campbell, Vera Carpenter, ~Nick, Lois Pryce, Tony Scott, George Stacey, Bri Thompson

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

17-05-22 Tuesday - Glossy Ibis

Sunny / light cloud, with rain later in the day. South-easterly breeze. Temp 12-22°C,

Glossy Ibis
Marsh Tit
Firecrest
Tree Pipit

BRISTOL

17-05-22 Whitethroat & Greenfinch, Stoke Park (Patrick Hardyman Richards)
Stoke Park / Duchess Pond:
1 Canada Goose, 1 Mute Swan, 17 Mallard, 11 Swift, 45 Feral Pigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 22 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove,11 Moorhen, 23 Coot, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 14 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 29 Carrion Crow, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 5 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 9 Wren, 40 Starling, 14 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 12 Robin, 15 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 5 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

Blaise Estate
Numerous Swifts, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, 4 Kingfisher (R.Trym, Coombe Dingle), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Raven, Bullfinch pair 

Kings Weston Down
3 Firecrest

Filton garden:
5 Swift

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station / Yacht Club:
Canada Goose (new brood of 5 goslings), 1 Whimbrel, 2 Stonechat (+ 3 juv), 2 Wheatear

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 

NORTH SOMERSET

Blind Yeo:
1 Cetti's Warbler singing

Dowlais Scrape:
Oystercatcher, Lapwing (+ 5 chicks), Dunlin, Redshank, Skylark 

River Yeo:
65 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 2 Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, Linnets

Woodspring Bay: R Yeo to St Thomas’s Head:
1 Canada Goose, 35 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 24 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Glossy Ibis, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 6 Coot, 2 Oystercatcher, 17 Whimbrel, 4 Herring Gull, 3 LBB Gull

Uphill:
71 Shelduck, 19 Mallard, 6 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 17 Oystercatcher, 8 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin, 3 BH Gull, 31 Herring Gull, 20 LBB Gull, 1 Buzzard

Burrington Ham:
5 Pheasant, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Buzzard, 1 Jay, Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Great Tit, 1 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 11 Whitethroat, 6 Goldcrest, 13 Wren, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 19 Blackbird, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 15 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Tree Pipit, 9 Chaffinch

Bristol Airport:
1 Hobby

BELOW M4 & BANES

Shire Valley, Marshfield:
Grey Heron, 5 Buzzard, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, Willow Warbler,  Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Mistle Thrush, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 

RESERVOIRS

17-05-22 Dunlin, Barrow Tank no3 (Bri Thompson)
Barrow Tanks (no 3):
1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
Canada Goose (+5 goslings), 1 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron. 1 Green Woodpecker (calling), 5+ Swallows, 2 House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Pied Wagtail

Woodford:
2 GBB Gull, 2 Raven, 12+ Swallow & Martins, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting  
 

17-05-22 Sedge warbler, Herons Green CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
2 Canada Goose (+ 5 goslings), 2 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Buzzard, 6 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
16 Canada Goose, 1 Coot nest, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (calling), 1 Jay, 3 Raven (2 adult, 1 chick), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap,    2 Garden Warbler, 3 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 4+ Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting

17-05-22 Greylag & Egyptian Goose, Herriotts CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts:
2 Canada Goose (+ 6 Goslings), 4 Greylag Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 6 Shelduck, 20+ Gadwall, 6+ Teal,  5 Coot nest, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4+ Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

17-05-22 Whitethroat & Chiffchaff, East Shore CVL (George Stacey)
East Shore:
Chiffchaff, Whitethroat

Reports: Liza Barker, Mark Coller, Pete Coslett, Jane Cumming, Alan Daniells, Patrick Hardyman Richards, Adrian Hockey, Giles Morris, Matthew Rogers, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Bri Thompson, 

Monday, 16 May 2022

16-05-22 Monday - Bar-tailed Godwit

Temp 14 to 20°C. Variable day, some sunshine but a lot of cloud. Light winds

Greylag Goose
Cuckoo
Bar-tailed Godwit, Sanderling
Gannet
Tree Pipit
Goshawk

BRISTOL

Filton garden:
Swifts back since Thursday, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blue tit, 2 m/f Blackcap

Whitchurch:
1 Goshawk

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station, WeBS:
9 Canada Geese, 35 Shelduck +19 ducklings, 26 Mallard + 13 ducklings, 2 Little Grebe + 2 grebelings, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Peregrine, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 9 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat, Stonechat,  + 1 Painted Lady

16-5-22 Tree Pipit, Aust STW (Matt Hall)
Aust:
1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit

16-5-22 Turnstone with Dunlin, New Passage (Paul Bowerman)
New Passage:
1 Turnstone, a few Dunlin

Littleton WeBS:
1 imm Mute Swan, 7 Mallard, 3 Oystercatcher, 11 Ringed Plover, 7 Curlew, 8 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone, 14 Dunlin, 2 Wheatear

Yate garden:
First 2 Swift over

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, Channel View:
Greylag Goose, 9 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail
16-05-22 Avocet CL-Y (Paul Chapman)
Clevedon, Dowlais:
2 Avocet, Lapwing - plus 3 chicks, 2 Dunlin, Redshank - displaying, Skylark - singing, 4 Wheatear

Kenn Moor Drove:
10 Canada Geese, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat

Backwell Lake:
19 Canada Geese with gosling broods 4 and 8, 13 Mute Swans with 3 and 9 cygnets (1 nest still siting), 1 Muscovy Duck, 1 f Gadwall, 6 Feral Pigeon, 3 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Grey Heron

Sand Bay/Point and Middle Hope:
1 Swift, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Whimbrel, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Sanderling, 15 Dunlin, 60 Gannet, 2 Tawny Owl, 7 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 19 Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit

BELOW M4 & BANES

Paulton:
2 Herring Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 5 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 1 Starling, 10 Blackbird, 3 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Yellowhammer

Clandown Bottom (east of Paulton):
2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Picnic 2:
lots of Warblers
16-5-22 Reed Bunting, CVL (George Stacey)
East Shore:
2 Reed Bunting

Reports: Liza Barker, Paul Bowerman, Paul Chapman, Alan Daniels, Richard Giles, Paul Gregory, Mathew Hall, Patrick Hancock, Matt Hull, Tim Marks, Andy Middleton, Matt Plenty, David Poulton, George Stacey, Howard Taffs,  blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

A late event notice - - - 
Just getting in touch to let you know about our free online event this Weds 18th May 7pm:
'Celebrating the Woodland Dawn Chorus' with Steve Oakes from South Wilts RSPB.
Apologies for the short notice. Full details of the event and how to register your free place can be found here: https://www.avonneedstrees.org.uk/events/ Please scroll down our events page to the online events.
I hope this is of interest to you and would be very grateful if you could circulate this.
Many thanks
Susan Barker. Project Coordinator for Avon Needs Trees

Sunday, 15 May 2022

15-05-22 Sunday - Hobby

 Rain then sun then rain again, light easterly wind. Temp 13 - 21°C

Hobby
Yellowhammer

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
2 Great Tit, 6 Starling - juv, balancing ineptly on the feeders, 2 Robin, 4 House Sparrow

Eastville 
- Park: - 1 Tufted Duck (m)
- garden: 5 Swift, 1 Sand Martin

Hotwell & Cumberland Basin:
2 Mallard, 1 Woodpigeon, 3 Swift - screaming, 20 Herring Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk (f), 6 Jackdaw, 2  Blue Tit, 26 House Martin, 1 Blackcap - singing, 1 Wren, 4 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Goldfinch

Sea Mills - WeBS count:
8 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, plus - -  8 House Martin, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch

Stapleton - Begbrook:
1 Red Kite - harassed by corvid

Stoke Park, Duchess Pond:
c10 Swift, 1 Hobby, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting (f&m)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Treecreeper

Severn Beach:
Vismig (3.25hrs) - 19 Swift, 3 Grey Plover, 25 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone, 2 Ruff, 2 Sanderling - sum plum, 200+ Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 'Commic' Tern, 38 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 5 Wheatear - grounded, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit

Wickwar - West End:
1 Cuckoo - calling

Hawksbury Upton:
1 Yellowhammer - singing after the rain

Bradley Stoke:
1 Hobby - powering over northward

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
3 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret - over, 1 Little Egret, plus an OTTER

Sheepway Lane
3 Red Kite - south south east
15-05-22 Spotted Flycatcher Wain's Hill (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon - Wain's Hill:

3 Spotted Flycatcher, 
15-05-22 Lesser Whitethroat SP (Matt Hull)
Sand Point - Middle Hope:
14 Swift, 1 Red Kite, 2 Jay, 36 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, c.15 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Redstart, 1 Whinchat (f), 6 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, 17 Linnet, 40 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Chew Magna - garden:
4 Swift - screaming, 1 Red Kite - 2nd yr, 6 House Martin

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Herron's Green:
1 Hobby, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 

Stratford:
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Red Kite - over Burledge, 3 Hobby, 

Herriott's inc pool:
1 Water Rail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Red Kite, 

Reports: Derek Angell, Paul Chapman, Andy Davis, Barry Dursley, Ollie Fournier, Paul Golledge, Annie & Nick Hawkridge, Matt Hull, Craig Lewis, John Lewis, Mike Prior, Aravind Ramesh, Matt Rogers, Paul Sadley, Tony Scott, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs

PLEASE NOTE:
Sunday 22 May - BOC is running a coach trip to Dorset to walk 5 - 6 miles along the coast from Worth Matravers to Durlston Country Park, Swanage. Delights include wonderful views, orchids and downland flora, a breeding auk colony, and bushy valleys full of winding paths. We hope to see Yellowhammer, Dartford Warbler, Peregrine and possible migrants. Leaving the Water Tower on the Downs at 08:00 hrs. The return journey will leave Durlston at 17:00 hrs. Cost £18. Contact judycopeland19@gmail.com to book.