Thursday, 18 August 2022

18-08-22 Thursday - inland Turnstone

Overcast but bright and warm with a moderate NE breeze.  Dry until late afternoon when light drizzle set in.  Max temp 22°C.

Ruff, Turnstone, Wood Sandpipers
Mediterranean Gulls
Yellow-legged Gulls

Snipe, Greenshank, Green and Wood Sandpipers at Herriotts Bridge (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Stockwood Open Space:
6 Swallow, 12 House Martin (and 2 Southern Hawkers).
 

adult Med Gull at New Passage (Paul Bowerman)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
A juv. Sparrowhawk chased a Green Woodpecker, which had to take avoiding action to escape.
A Spotted Flycatcher briefly in poplars, SW corner Lagoon 3. 

New Passage/Northwick:
2 ad. Mediterranean Gull (and a Grey Seal loafing around offshore)

Frampton Cotterell:
30+ Greenfinch at Hilly Fields.

Goldfinches at Portbury Wharf (Di Bunniss)
NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
15  Canada Geese, 8 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Common Sandpiper,  Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  5 Magpie, 30 Starling, 6 Carrion Crow, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Great Tit,  5 House Martin, 7 Chiffchaff, c.50 Goldfinch in flocks. 

Portishead:
mixed flock in the garden included the first Coal Tit for months - autumn flocks building, perhaps.

BELOW M4 & BANES

Wick:
40 Swallow one taken by a probable Hobby.

Dundry Hill:
Red Kite flew over.

One Green and two Wood Sandpipers at Herriotts Bridge (Ian Stapp)
RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
5 Egyptian Goose

Heron's Green:
4 Little Grebe, 4 GBB Gull (2 ad., 2 juv.), 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret,
2 Buzzard, 1 Hobby (over Moreton), 30+ Swallow and House Martin, with some Sand Martin, 28+ Pied Wagtail.

Stratford:
1 f. Ruff1 Turnstone.

Herriott's inc Pool:
34 Canada Goose, 3 Water Rail, 18 Lapwing, 38+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff1 Dunlin, 33 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 16 Green Sandpiper, 3 Wood Sandpiper (at least two were juvs,), 3 Greenshank, 5 GBB Gull (one with ring D:EH), Yellow-legged Gull10 Great White Egret, 10 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kingfisher, 6 Jackdaw, 30+ hirundines over lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler (calling), 5 Reed Warbler, 4 Grey Wagtail, 30+ Pied Wagtail.

Ringed GBB Gull at Herriotts Pool (Ian Stapp)

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Di Bunniss, Paul Francis, Ian Stapp, Keith Vinicombe, Avon Bird News Group, South Glos, Birds, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

17-08-22 Wednesday - Whimbrel

Overcast, some light drizzle. Cooler with max temp 20°C . Light breeze from the north / northeast.

Whimbrel, Ruff
Wood Sandpiper 
Yellow-legged Gull
Marsh Harrier
Yellow Wagtail

17-08-22 Wood Sandpiper, Herriotts CVL (Ian Stapp)

BRISTOL

17-08-22 Dipper, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
1 Dipper

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

17-08-22 Sanderling with Ringed Plovers, OPS (Heather England)
Oldbury Power Station:
27 Mallard, 19 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Whitethroat
+ at yacht club:
700 BH Gull, 1 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail

27-08-22 Hobby - 2 juv on nest + female asleep nearby (Tony Scott)
Littleton:
3 Hobby (1f, 2juv)

Pilning Wetlands:
20 Canada Goose, 9 Gadwall, 100 Mallard, 14 Teal, 35 Lapwing, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 200 Redshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel and 1 Cetti’s Warbler

NORTH SOMERSET

Abbots Leigh:
1 Buzzard, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 15 Swallow flock, 6 Long-tailed Tit in large mixed tit flock, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail

BELOW M4 & BANES

Englishcombe Lane, Bath:
2 Swift

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Hollowbrook:
1 Greenshank

Heron's Green:
4 Little Grebe, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 7 Little Egret, 30+ House Martins Swallows and some Sand Martins, 20+ Pied Wagtail

Stratford:
24 Canada Goose, 3 Whimbrel, 49+ Black-tailed Godwit, 5 GBB Gull, 3 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 9 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 20+ Swallows & Martins, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 20+ Pied Wagtail
 
17-08-22 GBB Gull, YL Gull, BH Gull, LBB Gull, Herriotts CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:
46 Canada Goose, 1 Water Rail, 18 Lapwing, Small Flock of Ringed Plover & Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 22 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 3 Wood Sandpiper, 5 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (ad), 6 Grey Heron, 10 Great White Egret, 11 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier ("same as Stratford"), 2 Kingfisher, 6 Jackdaw, 40+ Swallows & Martins, 15 Sand Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Warbler, 30+ Pied Wagtail 

Sutton Wick:
1 Hobby  

Reports: Pete Allen, Allan Chard, Bryan Cook, Andy Davis, Heather England, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Bri Thompson, 



Tuesday, 16 August 2022

16-08-22 Tuesday

 Light rain showers and light winds, then thundery showers later. Temp 15°C to 25°C. 


Cuckoo
Redstart
Whinchat
Yellow Wagtail
Wood Sandpiper


BRISTOL

No Reports


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

16-08-22 Yellow Wagtail, OPS (Peter Hazelwood)

Oldbury Power Station:

1 Kingfisher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail

Severn Beach:
1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (juv)

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Cuckoo, 3 Sand Martin, 30+ Swallow, 9 House Martin, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 8+ Whitethroat, 4 Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 16 Yellow Wagtail


NORTH SOMERSET



16-08-22 Herring Gull (atypical), Clevedon (David Gibbs)

Clevedon:

1 Herring Gull (atypical)


16-08-22 Kestrel mobs Peregrine, Sand Point (Caleb Stradling)

Sand Point/Bay:

2 Feral Pigeon, 2 Woodpigeon, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, ~500  Black-headed Gull, ~50 Herring Gull, 11 Little Egret, 3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 6 Magpie, 14 Carrion Crow, 1 Wren, 2 Wheatear, 6 Rock Pipit (inc 2 juv), 5 Linnet (plus another flock of c40 mixed Linnet and Goldfinch)

Folly Farm (BOC Walk):
1 Pheasant, Feral Pigeon, Woodpigeon, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Hobby, Magpie, Jackdaw, 30 Rook, Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, Blackbird, Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 4 Bullfinch, 38 Goldfinch

Stanton Drew:
1 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
6 Egyptian Geese

Bernard King Hide:
29 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank
(also 1st brood of Tufted Duck for some years)


16-08-22 Black-tailed Godwit, Stratford (Ian Stapp)

Stratford:

2 Garganey, 2 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 2 Water Rail, 19 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel (heard), 53 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-headed Gull (yellow ring, Black "2KTS"), 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Grey Heron, 7 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk (juv), 1 Marsh Harrier (fem), 30+ Swallow & Martins, Pied Wagtail (lots on mud)

16-08-22 Greenshank, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)

16-0822 Wood Sandpiper, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)

Herriott's inc Pool:

44 Canada Goose, 1 Water Rail, 18 Lapwing, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 26 Snipe, 4 Common Sandpiper, 22 Green Sandpiper, 3 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Grey Heron, 8 Great White Egret, 7 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (same bird as Stratford), 2+ Kingfisher, 5 Jackdaw, 40+ Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 40+ Pied Wagtail


Reports: Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Alan Daniels, Andy Davis, David Gibbs, Peter Hazelwood, Rupert Higgins, Dave Hughes, Aravind Ramesh, Carol Rushton, Ian Stapp, Caleb Stradling, Bri Thompson

Monday, 15 August 2022

15-08-22 Monday - Cuckoo

 Over cast to lunch time with some steady drizzle, Fine afternoon with the sun breaking through. Max temp 25°C . Very light breeze from the West

Wood Sandpiper
Hobby
Cuckoo
15-08-22 Black-tailed Godwit CVL (Paul Chapman)
BRISTOL

Sea Mills - WeBS
25 Mallard, 9 Common Sandpiper, 9 Redshank, 71 Black-headed Gull

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
15-08-22 W. & YW OPS (Heater England)
Oldbury Power Station:

7 Lapwing, 80+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, dozens of  Swallow and House Martin, 2 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 

New Passage:
38 Canada Goose, 85 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover, 13 Ringed Plover, 230 Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Turnstone, 50 Dunlin, 50 Redshank, 600 BH Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Coal Tit, 300 Starling, 2 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail

15-08-22 Wood Sandpiper PIL (Paul Bowerman)
Pilning Wetlands:
28 Canada Goose,3 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck,  3 Gadwall, 25+ Teal, 43 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 27 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 230 Redshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 200 BH Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 

Severn Beach:
3 Grey Heron, 10 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1+ Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 150 Goldfinch - flock, 

Wickwar - West End:
1 Hobby

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Garden Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Redstart, 10+ Yellow Wagtail, 

Winterbourne:
1 Buzzard, 1 Little Owl - calling, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear

Lyde Green - inc pond:
4 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 3 House Martin

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Yeo:
6 Oystercatcher, flock of Ringed Plover & Dunlin, some Curlew & Redshank, 8 Turnstone, 1 Little Egret, 
15-08-22 Sparrowhawk Kenn (John Croxton)
Kenn - garden:

1 Sparrowhawk

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake - WeBS:
246 Canada Geese, 43 Mute Swan, 3 Egyptian Geese, 2 Garganey, 45 Shoveler, 173 Gadwall, 424 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 1 hybrid Wigeon, 75 Teal, 21 Pochard, 370 Tufted Duck, 1 Cuckoo, 92 Moorhen, 1185 Coot, 22 Little Grebe, 111 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 12 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron, 10 Great White Egret, 7 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel

Chew Valley Lake

15-08-22 Egyptian Goose CVL (Mike Moxon)
Main Dam:
5 Egyptian Goose - inc 2 ad

Hollowbrook:
26 Black-tailed Godwit - evening, 3 Wood Sandpiper

Villice:
9 Common Sandpiper

Heron's Green:
20+ Canada Geese, 9 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 20+ Swallow and House Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 40+ Pied Wagtail

Moreton:
flock of Ring Plover

Stratford:
3 Pochard, 38 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Ringed Plover, 16 Turnstone - site record count, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Grey Heron, 6 Great White Egret, 10 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier - looking a bit worn!! 2 Raven, 60 mix of Sand Martin, Swallow and House Martin
15-08-22 Little-ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriott's inc Pool:

32 Canada Goose, 1 Water Rail, 18 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover - juv, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 26 Green Sandpiper, 3 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Grey Heron, 16 Great White Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Hobby, 50+ Jackdaw, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 40 mix of Sand Martin, Swallow and House Martin, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Grey Wagtail, 30+ Pied Wagtail, 

Reports: Jonathan Angell, Paul Bowerman, Paul Chapman, Mark Coller, John Croxton, Andy Davis, Heather England, Tim Ford, Andy Gibb, Robert Hargreaves, Martyn Hayes, Mike Jackson, Mike Moxon, Paul Sadley, Tony Scott,  

Sunday, 14 August 2022

14-08-22 Sunday - Wood Sandpiper

Temp 18 to 35°C. Hotter than yesterday, a welcome cooling breeze. Calm before the storm?

Garganey
Avocet, Grey Plover, Wood Sandpiper
Common Gull
Osprey
Little Owl
Whinchat
Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit


14-8-22 Snipe, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL


Avonmouth:
13 Cormorant, 19 Shelduck, 40 Mallard, 53 Oystercatcher, 56 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 106 Turnstone, 7 Dunlin, 5 Redshank, 557 BH Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), 4 GBB Gull, 63 Herring gull, 25 LBB Gull

Hanham:
3 Swift
14-8-22 Whitethroat, High Kingsdown (Keith Williams)
High Kingsdown garden:
1 Whitethroat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

14-8-22 Turnstone, Ringed Plover & Dunlin, Oldbury PS (Mark Savage)
Oldbury Power Station, BOC Walk and WeBS:
1 Canada Goose, 11 ad + 7 duckling  Shelduck, 1 Gadwall, 126 Mallard, 1 Stock Dove, 9 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher
14-8-22 Ringed Plover, Oldbury PS (Mark Savage)
20 Ringed Plover, 8 Curlew, 40+ Turnstone, 8 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 650 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 1 Jay, 3 Skylark, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 10 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Wren, 16 Starling, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Wheatear, 1 Pied/White Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, 4 Bullfinch, c30 Goldfinch

Aust:
1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit

New Passage:
Grey Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Turnstone, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Wheatear, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Tree Pipit

Severn Beach:
1 1 Yellow-legged Gull

Yate, this evening:
1 Swift, 5 House Maartin

Chipping Sodbury Common:
2 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 3 Redstart, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 100+ Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf, Chapel Pill:
22 Canada Geese, 19 Mallard, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet, 57 Curlew, 172 Redshank, 1260 Black-headed gull, 21 Herring Gull, 44 LBB Gull, 2 Little Egret

Portishead Marina:
2 Turnstone

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield, Shire Valley:
1 Red Kite, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 15 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 3 Nuthatch, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Redstart, 20 Linnet, 15 Goldfinch

Marshfield:
1 Hobby

Siston Hill:
1 m Tawny Owl, 1 Little Owl

Willsbridge Mill this evening:
Kingfisher

Wick, Riding Barn Hill:
2 Buzzard, 1 Little Owl

Stanton Wick:
2 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks, WeBS:
16 Mute Swan, 68 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 397 Tufted Duck, 2 Moorhen, 249 Coot, 26 Little Grebe, 54 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Common Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 17 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron. 2 Little Egret

Blagdon Lake:
2m +1 f/juv Garganey (Rugmoor Bay)

14-8-22 Water Rail Herriotts Bridge (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake


Hollowbrook:
25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank

Herons Green:
20+ Canada Geese, 7 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Snipe, 4 inc 2 juv  GBB Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 10+ hirundine,  4 Grey Wagtail, 40 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Sutton Wick:
1 Redshank, 1 Yellow-legged Gull

Stratford Bay:
a few hirundines, 1 Grey Wagtail

14-8-22 Wood Sandpiper, Herriotts (Tim Jukes)
Herriotts:
22 Canada Geese, 1 Garganey, 1 Water Rail, 16 Lapwing, 2 juv Little Ringed Plover, 25 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 21 Green Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Great White Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Osprey, 1 Marsh Harrier (orange wing tag), 2 Kingfisher, 20 hirundine, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 4 Grey Wagtail, 25+ Pied Wagtail

Reports: John Barnett, Peter Bryant, Mark Coller, Alan Daniells, Sean Davies, Oscar Dewhurst, Paul Francis, Anthony Goodwin, Peter Hazelwood, Dave Horlick, David Hughes, Nigel Jones, Tim Jukes, Andy Mears, Andy Middleton, Phil Quinn, Mark Savage, Paul Sawyer, Ian Stapp, Keith Williams, Jack Wylson, blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 13 August 2022

13-08-22 Saturday - Pied Flycatcher

Temp 19 to 34°C. Temperature's dropping, one degree lower than yesterday! Hot into muggy hot.

Wood Sandpiper
(Black) Tern
Osprey, Hobby
Pied Flycatcher
Dipper
Tree Pipit

BRISTOL

13-8-22 Blue Tit, Coombe Dingle (Diana Bunniss)
Coombe Dingle:
9 Blue Tit in the bird bath at one point

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

13-8-22 Ringed Plover, OPS (Heather England)
Oldbury Power Station:

10 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 juv Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap

West End, Wickwar:
Hobby

Aust Services:
1 Coal Tit (scarce here), 2 juv Willow Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 f/juv Pied Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit

Yate Garden:
4 House Martin, 6 Greenfinch

Chipping Sodbury, Ridge Woods:
1 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, Magpie, 30 Jackdaw, 3 Coal Tit, 7 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, House Martin, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 25 Starling, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

No reports
 
BELOW M4 & BANES

13-8-22 Pied Flycatcher, Marshfield (Les Williams)
Marshfield, Shire Valley:
2 Red Kite, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, m and f Blackcap, 10 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 f/juv Pied Flycatcher, 2 Redstart,  Nuthatch, 1 juv Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch

Lyde Green Lake:
record 5 Grey Heron and 5 Little Egret

Longwell Green bird bath:
1 Willow Warbler

Bath, Englishcombe Lane:
3 Swift at 19.15

Bath Mill and Carrs Woodland:
1 Stock Dove, 1 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 1 Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper (scarce here), 8 Dunnock, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Goldfinch

RESERVOIRS

13-8-22 Osprey, CVL (Tony Bridges)
Chew Valley Lake

Nunnery Point:
10 Ringed Plover

13-8-22 Fox etc, CVL (Richard Clease)
Stratford:

10 (Black) Tern, 1 Osprey, 2 m/f Sparrowhawk, 1 f Marsh Harrier

13-8-22 Sparrowhawk, CVL (Tony Bridges)
Herriotts:
18 Lapwing, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 11 Snipe, 19 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper

Reports: Rich Andrews, Tony Bridges, Diana Bunniss, Richard Clease, Bryan Cook, Chris Craig, Alan Daniels, Heather England, Rob Hargreaves, Simon Isgar, Nigel Kempson, Glen Maddison, Aravind Ramesh, Paul Sadley, Paul Sawyer, Helen Strong, Les Williams,  blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Friday, 12 August 2022

12-08-22 Friday - Little Tern

 Sunny and v v hot, giving a max temp of 34°C . Very Light breeze from the East

Little Tern
Bar-tailed Godwit
Spoonbill
Osprey

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
2 Jay - shouting at each other

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

12-08-22 Spotted Flycatcher OPS (Pete Hazelwood)

Oldbury Power Station:

1 Gadwall, 1 Whimbrel, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 

Pilning Wetlands:
40 Canada Goose, 3 Gadwall, 40 Mallard, 10 Teal, 2 Swift, 26 Lapwing, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 142 Redshank, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail

Severn Beach:
10 Shelduck, 9 Ringed Plover, 6 Curlew, 12 Dunlin, 1 Redstart - railway scrubland    

Wickwar - West End:
3 Buzzard - juv, 1 Little Owl, 2 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf - Salt Marsh roost at HT:
66 Curlew, 1 Redshank, many Black-headed Gull

12-08-22 Lesser Whitethroat Yatton (Mark Savage)
Yatton - Strawberry Line:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat and 4 Greenfinch.

BELOW M4 & BANES
12-08-22 Little Owl (NSL (Wayne Tucker)
Newton St Loe:

1 Tufted Duck, 4 Stock Dove, 7 Little Grebe - inc juv, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Little Owl, 1 Kestrel, 40 Swallow, 30 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch

Freshford:
3 Mute Swan, 10 Mallard, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 7 Chiffchaff, 8 L-t Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch 1 Treecreeper, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch

Hunstrete - Lords Wood:
2 Spotted Flycatcher

RESERVOIRS
12-08-2022 Spoonbill CVL (Richard Clease)
Chew Valley Lake


Dam:
3 Egyptian Goose

Heron's Green:
30+ Canada Goose, 12 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe,  1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 3 Grey Wagtail, 40+ Pied Wagtail
12-08-2022 Spoonbill CVL (Ian Stapp)
Stratford:

1 Sparrowhawk, and views of the Osprey and Spoonbill under the main reed bed.

Herriott's inc Pool:
28 Canada Goose, 2 Water Rail, 12 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover - juv, 16+ Snipe, 19 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Tern, 1 Spoonbill, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Osprey, 2 Marsh Harrier,  2 Kingfisher, 45+ Jackdaw, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler - inc juv, 2 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 

Reports: Richard Clease, Andy Davis. Robert Hargreaves, Nick Hawkridge, Pete Hazelwood, Rupert Higgins, David Hughes, Simon Isgar, Sue & Nigel Kempson, Paul Sadley, Mark Savage, Ian Stapp, Bri Thompson,  , blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Thursday, 11 August 2022

11-08-22 Thursday - Osprey

Sunny & hot again. Max temp 33°C. North-easterly / easterly breeze.

Mandarin Duck 
Osprey

11-08-22 Osprey, Chew Valley Lake (Simon Isgar)

BRISTOL:

Dingle to Sea Mills:
(many) Mallard, 15 Redshank, Black-headed Gulls, Herring Gulls, 4 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 20 House Martin (very high, with possible Swift among them), 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 3 Robin

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

11-08-22 Dunlin + Ringed Plovers, OPS (Heather England)


11-08-22 Sparrowhawk, OPS (Heather England)
Oldbury Power Station:
16 Ringed Plover, 32+ Turnstone, 5 Dunlin, 2 Sparrowhawk (1 ad, 1 juv), 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Stonechat (1 ad, 2  juv), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit

Chipping Sodbury Common:
3 Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail

Kingsgate Park:
Gadwall, Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Willow Warbler, 8+ Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap

NORTH SOMERSET

No reports

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Red Kite

Bath - Englishcombe Lane:
1 Swift

Newton St Loe:
Mandarin Duck, 4 ad +5 juv Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

11-08-22 Osprey, CVL (Tony Bridges)
Moreton / Stratford:
1 Osprey

Reports: Tony Bridges, Bi Bunniss, Mark Coller, Bryan Cook, Peter Coslett, Heather England, Rob Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Rupert Higgins, Simon Isgar, , 

 

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

10-08-22 Wednesday - Quail

Sunny and v hot, giving a max temp of 31°C . Light breeze from the North East

Quail

10-08-22 Curlew Portishead (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL


Redland:
23 Raven - mixed party, over at 09:15

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Yate - Dean Rd:
1 Little Egret

Coalpit Heath - inc Ram Hill:
2 Swift, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Owl, 1 Hobby, 2 Swallow - active nest site, 3 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler singing - after a fashion, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Nuthatch

Emerson's Green:
2 Grey Haron, 6 Little Egret, 2 House Martin - over, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap

Hawkesbury - Broad Hill
Quail - heard

NORTH SOMERSET

10-08-22 Oystercatcher Portishead (Ian Stapp)
Portishead - Lake and Battery Point:

20 Canada Goose, 30+ Mallard,  4 Oystercatcher 3 Curlew 40+ B-H Gull, 1 G-BB Gull8 Herring Gull 6 L-BB Gull, 5 Magpie, 12+ Carrion Crow, 20+ Swallow, 2 H Martin, 6+ L TT, 4 Linnet 10+ House Sparrow, 5 Chaffinch 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Hunstrete - Lords Wood
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Swallow, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chaffinch

Chew Magna:
1 Red Kite

West Harptree:
1 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Main Dam:
3 Egyptian Goose - inc 1 juv

Heron's Green:
30+ Canada Goose, 7 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, inc juv, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, 30+ Pied Wagtail, 

10-08-22 Common Gull CVL (Mike Moxon)
Herriott's inc Pool:

18 Canada Goose, 8 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 12 Snipe, 11 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull - juv, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker - over, 1 Hobby, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Cettie's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 15 Pied Wagtail, 

Reports: Andy Davis, Tim Ford, Robert Hargreaves, Mike Jackson, Mike Moxon, Vic Polley, Ian Stapp, Bri Thompson, Peter Walton, , blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Tuesday 09-08-22 - Osprey

 Sunny and hot with a gentle breeze, temperature 14°C to 28°C.

Osprey
Common Tern
Whinchat

BRISTOL

No Reports

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

09-08-22 Wheatear (rh bird is recently fledged), OPS 
(Heather England)

09-08-22 Redshank, OPS (Heather England)

Oldbury Power Station:

1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Kestrel, 1 Skylark, Swallow, House Martin, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear, Linnet, Goldfinch

Bradley Stoke (West Country Water Park):
C.120 mixed Herring and LBB Gulls with juveniles on and around the lake (amongst the swimmers and paddleboarders). Flyover of c.250 Canada Goose – attempting to land on the lake, putting up all the gulls, then moving off again...

Little Stoke:
1 Sparrowhawk (flyover)

Kingswood:
1 Little Egret (High flyover East)

New Passage/Northwick:
87 Ringed Plover, 44 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 150+ Dunlin

Pilning Wetlands:
11 Teal, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

Chipping Sodbury Common:
Swift, Sand Martin, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Redstart

NORTH SOMERSET

09-08-22 Osprey Kenn Moor (Rosie Treble)
Kenn Moor:

1 Osprey, 3 Kingfisher, 

Sand Point/Bay:
Kestrel, 2 Peregrine (juvs),   Lesser Whitethroat,   Whitethroat, 2 Whinchat

BELOW M4 & BANES

Willsbridge Mill:
6 Jay, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Nuthatch

Goblin Coombe (BOC Walk):
3 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Coal Tit, 5 Marsh Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 7 Wren, 8 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, Blackbird, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Robin, House Sparrow, 3 Bullfinch

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake (Dam):
3 Egyptian Goose, 6 Mallard, 50 Tufted Duck, 1 Moorhen, 35 Coot, 55 Great Crested Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blackcap, 1 Wren, 1 Treecreeper

Chew Valley Lake

Heron's Green:
20+ Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Gadwall, Mallard, c400 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 12 Redshank (an unusual high count for CVL), Black-headed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Common Tern, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Osprey, 10+ Swallow & Martins, 2 Grey Wagtail, Carrion Crow, House Sparrow, 50+ Pied Wagtail



09-08-22 Common Tern, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)

09-08-22 Reed Warbler, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)

Herriott's inc Pool:

50+ Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Teal, 1 Water Rail, c250 Coot, 10 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 18 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 11 Green Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Common Tern, 4 Grey Heron, 6 Great White Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Osprey, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Jackdaw, 20+ Swallow & Martins, 2 Reed Warbler (feeding 3 young), 4 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Pied Wagtail


Reports: Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, Alan Daniells, Adrian Dutt, Heather England, Paul Francis, Simon Isgar, Lois Pryce, Ian Stapp, Christopher Teague, Brian Thompson, Rosie Trebble