Thursday 29 February 2024

29-02-24 Siberian Chiffchaff & Waxwing

Temp 11°C to 7°C - Rain, clearing up later. A moderate wind from the W/WSW with gusts up to 25mph.

Mediterranean Gull
Merlin
Waxwing
Siberian Chiffchaff

Bristol

Arnos Vale Cemetery/Arnos Court Park:
7 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 40+ Redwing, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch
29-02-24 Green Woodpecker, Stoke Bishop (Roger White)
Stoke Bishop - garden:
1 Green Woodpecker

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Merlin, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 5 Stonechat

Aust Services:
1 Peregrine, 4 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff
29-02-24 Siberian Chiffchaff, Yate (Chris Teague)
Yate - garden:
1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap
29-02-24 Goosander, Yate (Mark Coller)
Yate - Kingsgate Park:
11 Tufted Duck, 7 Goosander, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Siskin

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Dowlais:
2 Mute Swan, c20 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 15 Wigeon, 12+ Teal, 18 Oystercatcher, 1+ Lapwing, 15 Curlew, 2 Redshank, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Raven, 2 Skylark, 1 Cetti's Warbler 

Clevedon - garden:
Blue Tits, pr Great Tit, pr Blackbird, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, Starlings, pr Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch

Phipps Bridge, Yatton:
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Buzzard, 8 Skylark ( most singing), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 200 Redwing, 800 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES
29-02-24 Waxwing, Hanham (Bri Thompson)
Hanham:
1 Waxwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 5 Redwing

Stantonbury Hill:
1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 4 Sparrowhawk

Keynsham, Broadmead:
70 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail

Charlton Fields Farm:
1 Reed Bunting, 3+ Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

29-02-24 Great White Egret, CVL (Lucy Masters)
Villice:
4 Great White Egret

Herriotts inc. Pool:
71 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult in full summer plumage), 4 Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier (2cy & 1st winter)

Reported by: Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Iris & Andy Langson, Rob Laughton, Lucy Masters, Blake Norton, Nick Page, Trevor Riddle, Harvey Rose, Andy Stockhausen, Chris Teague, Bri Thompson, Roger White, , blagdonlakebirds, CVRSopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Wednesday 28 February 2024

28-02-24 Wednesday - Waxwing

Temp 9°C to 11°C - Cloudy start but raining after lunch. Light wind, but gusty to 24mph mostly from SW.

Waxwing
Ring-necked Duck

Bristol

Eastville Park:
2 Siskin

Filton - UWE Stoke Lane:
8 Siskin
28-02-24 Dunnock Sea Mills (David Minshall)
Lamplighters Marsh Nature Reserve:
Dunnock, Goldfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Rockhampton:
1 Little Owl - early morning

NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:
48 Shelduck, 1 Water Rail, 2 Little Grebe, 91 Oystercatcher, 20 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, c200 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 55 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 67 Redshank, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Chiffchaff, c150 Redwing/Fieldfare - flock, 1 Siskin - over, 4 Reed Bunting

Severn Beach:
12 Shelduck, 40 Wigeon

Wickwar - garden:
2 Green Woodpecker - chasing

Wickwar - Lady's Wood:
Green Woodpecker, Raven, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, c30 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 6 House Sparrow, Greenfinch
28-02-24 Goosander Yate (Chris Teague)
Yate - Kingsgate Park:
2 Goosander (f) (m over)

Bradley Stoke, Three Brooks NR:
4 Mallard, 2 Teal, 1 Stock Dove, 9 Woodpigeon, 2 Moorhen, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 7 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 7 Wren, 1 Song Thrush, 9 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, Highdale Rd
3 Woodpigeon 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Hanham Court: 
4 Waxwing

Rodway Common:
1 Tawny Owl - calling

Compton Dando:
1 Buzzard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 6 Skylark, 2 Long-tailed Tit,
2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 7 Song Thrush, 180 Redwing, 75 Fieldfare, 50 Chaffinch, 5 Greenfinch,
75 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch, 6 Yellowhammer
28-02-24 Water Rail Keynsham (Andrew Harrison)
Keynsham, Memorial Park:
2 Woodpigeon, 1 Water Rail, 1 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 18 Jackdaw, 8+ Rook, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 3 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 5 Robin, 1 Dunnock

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
1 Ring-necked Duck

Chew Valley Lake

28-02-24 Firecrest CVL (Merv Carlyon)
Woodford:

Long-tailed Tit, 1 Firecrest 

Reported by: Paul Bowerman, Pete Brain, Merv Carlyon, Mark Coller, Anthony Goodwin, Andrew Harrison, Nige Milbourne, David Minshall, Linda Moysey, Jean Oliver, Nigel Povey, Paul Sadley, Matt Scott, Andy Stockhausen, Larry Sweetland, Chris Teague , blagdonlakebirds, CVRSopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Tuesday 27 February 2024

27-02-24 Tuesday - Brambling

Temp 1°C to 9°C - A frosty morning turned into a fairly pleasant day, but felt cold in the SW wind.

Robins building nests, numbers of stonechats increasing, and a report of a Swallow/Martin from Chew Valley Lake yesterday.

Mediterranean Gull
Water Pipit
Brambling

Bristol

Avonmouth Docks:
1 Water Pipit

Clifton Downs:
40+ Starling, 2 Bullfinch (m & f)

Redland:
5 Jay
27-02-24 Great Tit, Stoke Park (Patrick Richards)
Stoke Park inc Duchess Pond:
1 Mute Swan, 20 Mallard, 62 Feral Pigeon, 3 Stock Dove, 15 Woodpigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 14 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 24 Magpie, 11 Jackdaw, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 30 Starling, 10 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Robin, 2 Stonechat, 30 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 2 Bullfinch, 18 Greenfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
8 Stonechat, 1 Brambling

Aust Services:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 15 Redwing, c60 Fieldfare

NewPassage/Pilning Wetlands:
3 Little Grebe, 66 Oystercatcher, 17 Lapwing, 59 Curlew, c100 Turnstone, 1 Knot, c150 Dunlin, c80 Redshank, 5 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 50+ Redwing, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat
27-02-24 Little Egret, Pilning (Rosemary Setter)
Severn Beach:
1 Snipe, 1 GBB Gull, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 11 Stonechat

Yate:
1 Ring-necked Parakeet
Coopers Lake: pr Mandarin, 1 f Goosander
Kingsgate Park: 5 f Goosander, 17 Tufted Duck

Dodington Ash:
4 Red Kite

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Dowlais:
9 Goosander, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Red Kite, pr Raven

Kingston Seymour - WBS:
1 Shelduck, 3 Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk,
2 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 251 Redwing, 105 Fieldfare, 1 Stonechat, 17 Greenfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Hallatrow:
1 Red Kite
27-02-24 Dipper, Willsbridge (Donna Harvey)
Willsbridge:
1 Dipper- with ring

Keynsham, Somerdale:
100 BH Gull, 400 Common Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 40 LBB Gull, 60+ Pied Wagtail

Newton St Loe:
1 Mute Swan, 30 Mallard, 15 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Stock Dove, 7 Little Grebe, 5 Moorhen, 8 Coot, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 4 Song Thrush, 23 Redwing 1 Fieldfare, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin
27-02-24 Fieldfare, NSL (Wayne Tucker)
Stanton Prior:
5 Pied Wagtail, 30 Chaffinch, 12 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

27-02-24 Goosander, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Woodford:
4 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander (f), 2 Raven, 2 Jay, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (M), 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Song Thrush, 5 Chaffinch 

Herons Green:
2 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cetti's Warbler

Moreton:
9 Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail (calling), 2 GBB Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 30+ Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail

Herriotts inc. Pool:
7 Shelduck, 1 Water Rail (calling), 1ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler

Reported by: BS5 Wildlife, Mark Coller, Tony Cook, Chris Craig, Ed Drewitt, Donna Harvey, Andy Leggatt, Nick Page, Patrick Richards, Trevor Riddle, Joe Sargent, Ian Stapp, Andy Stockhausen, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Wayne Tucker, Gordon Youdale, blagdonlakebirds, CVRSopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Monday 26 February 2024

26-02-24 Monday - Hen Harrier

Temp 1°C to 9°C - A brisk north wind kept the clouds moving, giving quite a long spell of sun in the afternoon but still felt chilly.

Hen Harrier
Cattle Egret
Ring-necked Duck 
Dunlin

Bristol

Filton - Abbey Wood:
8 Canada Goose, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk - over, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Goldfinch, 20 Siskin - in the alders

Hallen Marsh - survey:
2 Shelduck, 16 Mallard, 5 Pheasant, 50 Stock Dove, 7 Woodpigeon, 12 Black-headed Gull, 114 Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 10 Magpie, Carrion Crow, 1 Great Tit, 1 Skylark, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 30 Starling, 4 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
4 Grey Plover, 1 Curlew, 19 Turnstone, 90 Dunlin, 33 Redshank, 250 Black-headed Gull, 55 Redwing, 1 Black Redstart, 6 Stonechat, 1 Bullfinch

Aust Cliff/Services:
1 Yellow-legged Gull - ad going over, 2 Peregrine

Pilning Wetlands:
1 Yellow-legged Gull - 1st wint

Yate - Kingsgate Park:
22 Tufted Duck, 7 Goosander (6f+m), 1 Little Grebe, 8 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blackcap, 20+ Siskin

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead - Valley Rd:
1 Red Kite

Clevedon:
2 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 2 Robin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hen Harrier - ring tailed, 4 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard

Downend - garden:
2 Blackcap (f+m), 2 Greenfinch (f+m), 2 Siskin (f)

Mangotsfield:
Raven - displaying

Willsbridge - valley:
1 Nuthatch, 2 Dipper

Oldland Common:
2 Red Kite - over

Chew Magna to Stanton Drew:
30+ Cattle Egret

Stanton Drew:
2 Red Kite
26-02-24 Dunlin Keynsham (Rob Laughton)
Keynsham, Somerdale:
1 Dunlin

Keynsham Memorial Park:
7 Mallard, 9 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 30+ Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 7 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 12 Robin, 2 House Sparrow

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
26-02-24 Common Sandpiper CVL (George Stacey)
Dam:

2 Goldeneye (f+m), 1 Goosander (f), 1 Common Sandpiper, 43+ Cattle Egret - over at dawn

Bittern Trail:
6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Redpoll, 

Moreton:
2 Scaup (f+m)

Stratford:
1 Ring-necked Duck (m)

Reported by: Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Barry Dursley, Paul Francis, Andrew Harrison, Nick Hawkridge, Martyn Hayes, Katie Horrocks, Rob Laughton, Andy Middleton, Nigel Povey, Mike Prior, George Stacey, Andy Stockhausen, Bri Thompson, Nick Tippet, Chris Vines, Jack Wylson,  

Sunday 25 February 2024

25-02-24 Sunday - Knot

Temp 2°C to 7°C - Cloudy in the am, before the rain set it again. Felt cold in the E/SE moderate breeze. Things are on the move, but if anyone has any good blueprints for an Ark, please send them in.

Purple Sandpiper
Knot
Black Redstart
Redpoll, Siskin

Bristol
25-02-24 Peregrine with breakfast, Bristol (Ian Loats)
Cumberland Basin:
1 Redshank, 40+ BH Gull, 5 LBB Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Peregrine with breakfast, 4 Wren, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch

Oldbury Court:
1 Skylark,  1 Redwing (in subsong)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Black Redstart (1m singing, 1f), 1 Redpoll

Aust Warth/Services:
9 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 21 Teal, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush, c25 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch

Bradley Stoke:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch, 25 Siskin

Chipping Sodbury Common:
15 Tufted Duck, 7f Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 singing Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10+ Siskin

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
2 Turnstone, 7 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Rock Pipit
25-02-24 Siskin, Kingston Seymour, (Jason Williams)
Kingston Seymour:
1 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, c75 Siskin

Clevedon - Dowlais:
26 Knot

Clevedon - garden:
1 Pigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Robin

Sand Point/Middle Hope:
Vis Mig: 8 Shelduck, 1 Stock Dove, 208 Woodpigeon, 7 Oystercatcher, 53 Curlew, 42 Dunlin, 46 BH Gull, 10 Common Gull, 48 Herring Gull, 59 LBB Gull, 2 Crow, 10 Starling, 3 Grey Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail, 25 Meadow Pipit, 8 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 19 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet, 3 Goldfinch, 8 Siskin, 4 Reed Bunting

Also: 55 Mute Swan, 1 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 800 Starling, 3 Song Thrush, 12 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare, 7 Stonechat, 5 Greenfinch, 7 Linnet, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Cleve Hill:
2 Siskin

Overscourt Woods:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 12 Redwing, 40+ Siskin

Lincombe Barn - Downend:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Tree Creeper, 1 Grey Wagtail, c20 Siskin

Chew Magna:
11 Little Egret, 1m Blackcap singing

Keynsham, Broadmead Lane:
1 Raven, Skylarks singing, 6+ Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 singing Greenfinch

Holm Mead, Bitton:
50+ Redwing, 100+ Fieldfare, 30+ Siskin

Charmy Down AWBS;
2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 9 Skylark, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 150 Starling, 4 Song Thrush, 20 Redwing, 60 Fieldfare, 2 Pied Wagtail, 7 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch

Newton St Loe:
2 Mute Swan, 1 Tufted duck, 10 Teal, 1 Stock dove, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Skylark, 5 Song Thrush, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail
25-02-24 Kingfisher, NSL (Wayne Tucker)
RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
Tank 1: 9 Shoveler, 14 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1m Goosander, 1 GBB Gull, 4 LBB Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail
Tank 3: 3 Tufted Duck, 84 Cormorant

Blagdon Lake:
2 Great White Egret, Cetti's Warbler

Chew Valley Lake

25-02-24 Goldeneye, CVL (Merv Carlyon)
Herons Green:
1 Goldeneye

Reported by: Phil, Robin, Merv Carlyon, Mark Coller, Andy Davis, Barry Dursley, Julie Evans, Matt Hall, Rob Hargreaves, Rob Laughton, Ian Loats, Paul Moon, Nick Page, Nigel Povey, Mike Prior, Matt Plenty, Andy Stockhausen, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Wayne Tucker, Jason Williams, blagdonlakebirds, CVRSopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG


Saturday 24 February 2024

24-02-24 Saturday - Goshawk

Temp 2°C to 9°C - Quite a chilly morning, with lots of cloud, before sun came out by mid-afternoon. Very light wind and no rain (for once!)

Black-necked Grebe
Green Sandpiper
Goshawk
Black Redstart

BRISTOL

Clifton Lido:
10 Feral Pigeon, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Grey Wagtail

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 (m/f) Black Redstart, 13 (7m/6f) Stonechat

Aust Cliff:
2 Little Egret, 1 f Goshawk (07:45AM), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting

New Passage/Pilning Wetlands:
26 Canada Goose, 54 Shelduck, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 38 Oystercatcher, c.80 Curlew, c.200 Dunlin, 49 Redshank, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Redwing, 6 Reed Bunting

Severn Beach:
29 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 11 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Stonechat
24-02-24 Little Owl, Wickwar (Paul Sadley)
Wickwar:
1 Barn Owl - calling (18:20)

Yate-Kingsgate Park:
18 Tufted Duck, 9 (2m/7f) Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 (m/f) Blackcap

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Red Kite, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 5 Skylark

Coalpit Heath:
1 Blackcap - singing

Mangotsfield Road:
1 Siskin - in full song

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
Black-necked Grebe
24-02-24 Stonechat, Clevedon-Dowlais (Howard Taffs)
Clevedon:
Dowlais:
2+ Lapwing, 2+ Stonechat
Highdale Road:
1 Magpie, 1 Robin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham - Broadmead:
45 Canada Goose, 6 Chaffinch, 6 Linnet

Keynsham - Avon Valley Country Park:
5 (3m/2f) Gadwall, 1 Little Owl - calling

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Herons Green:
3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin - over towards Blagdon, 2 Barn Owl, 4 (3m/1f) Stonechat

Moreton:
Green Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Raven

Stratford:
1 m Marsh Harrier

Chew Valley Ringing Station:
20 Snipe, 3 Greenfinch - 1 ringed, 1 Siskin

Herriott's incl Pool
1 f Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher
24-02-24 Little Gull, Cheddar Reservoir (Merv Carlyon)
Out of area:
13 Scaup, 1 Little Gull

Reported by: Paul Bowerman, Merv Carlyon, Mark Coller, Matt Coward, Chris Craig, Julian Eastoe, David Hanks, Peter Hazelwood, Rob Laughton, Paul Moon, Nick Page, Nigel Povey, Paul Sadley, Joe Sargent, Andy Stockhausen, Howard Taffs, Nick Tippett.

Friday 23 February 2024

23-02-24 Friday - Black-necked Grebe

Temp 3°C to 6°C - Chilly start, but sunny in the morning, with some heavy rain showers. The gusty WSW wind dying away to 19mph

Merlin
Black-necked Grebe
Cattle Egret
Short-eared Owl

Bristol

Southmead Swimming Lake - WeBS:
16 Mallard (1f), 4 Moorhen, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jackdaw, 9 Carrion Crow , 1 Raven, 2 Starling, 2 Grey Wagtail (f & m)

Stoke Park - Sims' Hill:
1 Barn Owl

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Tormarton - M4
1 Red Kite, 1 Peregrine

Aust Warth:
2 Curlew, 3 Short-eared Owl, 1 Kestrel, 2 Skylark

Frampton Cotterell - garden: 
1 Blackcap (f)

NORTH SOMERSET

Pill:
10+ Mallard, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 30 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Cormorant, 8 Jackdaw, 3 Carrion Crow

Portbury Wharf:
16 Canada Goose, 1 Mute Swan, 13 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 14 Wigeon, 15 Mallard, 8 Teal, 13 Tufted Duck, 10 Moorhen, 8 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher,
1 Curlew, 16 Herring Gull, 59 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Wren,2 Goldfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Merlin - Northfield Lane

Kingswood:
2 Raven - over

Chew Magna:
35 Little Egret - in flooded fields

Stanton Drew:
c50 Cattle Egret

Keynsham, Broadmead:
2 Grey Heron, Skylark, 20 Redwing, 60 Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, 50 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting

North of Hicks Gate Roundabout:
1 Red Kite

Saltford - The Shallows:
1 Little Owl 

Radstock, Writhlington school
1 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Moreton:
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Red Kite - over

Herriotts inc. Pool:
10 Snipe - brief appearance, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 

Reported by: John Barnett, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Judy Copeland, Andy Davis, Julian Eastoe, Paul Francis, Chris Gay, Richard Giles, Nick Hawkridge, Martyn Hayes, Pete Hazelwood, Dave Hughes, Nick Page, Mike Prior, Rick Seery, Larry Sweetland , blagdonlakebirds, CVRSopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Thursday 22 February 2024

22-02-24 Thursday

Temp 11°C to 5°C - Just for a change, rain, rain and more torrential rain. Cleared up in the late afternoon- blue sky and cold. Highly variable wind with gusts up to 29mph.

Jack Snipe

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22-02-24 Dunlin, CVL (Bri Thompson)
BRISTOL

High Kingsdown:
2 Blackcap (1m 1f)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

No reports yet.

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - garden:
1 Jay, 1 Magpie, 1 Robin

Clevedon - garden:
Greenfinch, Goldfinch joined by the 1st Siskin (f) - only waited 58 yrs

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham football lakes:
30 BH Gull, 100 Common Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 50 LBB Gull

Queen Charlton:
60 BH Gull, 150 Common Gull, Herring Gull, LBB Gull

Newton St Loe:
2 Mute Swan, 41 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 8 Little Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 8 Coot, possibly 2 nests with sitting Herons, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, singing Song Thrush


RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Herons Green:
1 Dunlin
22-02-24 Dunlin, CVL (Bri Thompson)
Herriott's:
28 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe

Reports: Chris Craig, Rob Hargreaves, Nick Page, Nigel Povey, Bri Thompson, Keith Williams, Paul Williams

Wednesday 21 February 2024

21-02-24 Wednesday - Siberian Lesser Whitethroat

Temp 8°C to 12°C - Raining mostly but dying away towards late afternoon. A strong and gusty West to WSW wind up to 35 mph

21-02-2024 Siberian Lesser Whitethroat Westbury Park (Jamie Dunning-Mike Owen)
Bristol

Breaking news - - 
The Lesser Whitethroat that has been haunting a private Westbury Park garden much of the winter, has had its DNA results back.
It's a Siberian Lesser Whitethroat  - a blythi
Many thanks to finder Mike Owen and the ringer Jamie Dunning who caught it and obtained the DNA sample

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Mute Swan, 4 Shelduck, 2+ Wigeon, 5 Mallard, 20+ Teal, 2 Moorhen, 7 Oystercatcher, 5 Curlew, 5 Common Gull, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 2+ Long-tailed Tit, 50+ Starling, 1 Song Thrush, 200+ Redwing, 100+ Fieldfare, 1 Stonechat

Yate - Kingsgate Park:
15 Tufted Duck, 7 Goosander (5f+2m), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12+ Goldfinch, 15+ Siskin

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, Highdale Rd - feeders:
1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Robin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Oldland Common:
1 Red Kite
21-02-24 Mallard Keynsham (Andrew Harrison)
Keynsham Memorial Park:
3 Mallard, 1 Feral Pigeon, 6 Woodpigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Magpie, 11 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackcap, 7 Wren, 1 Redwing, 4 Blackbird, 5 Robin, 1 Dunnock

Keynsham, Broadland Lane:
94 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Chiffchaff - singing, 2 Fieldfare, 10 Linnet

Bath - Bloomfield Green:
1 Red Kite

East Harptree - Garrow Bottom/Harptree Combe;
1 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Herons Green:
1 Barn Owl

Reported by: Mark Coller, Paul Davison, Jamie Dunning, Andrew Harrison, Pete Hazelwood, Craig Lewis, Jonathan Margetts, Mike Owen, Nick Page, Nigel Povey, Vince Simmons,  blagdonlakebirds, CVRSopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Tuesday 20 February 2024

20-02-24 Tuesday - Waxwing

Temp 9°C to 12°C - Sunny intervals with a moderate breeze from the Southwest bringing the threat of heavy rain late on (not arrived 2000hrs).

Waxwing
Ring-billed Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Jack Snipe
Water Pipit

Bristol

Clifton Down:
1 Collared Dove, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Blackcap, 1+ Goldcrest, 2 Redwing, 1 Chaffinch

Bedminster (Victoria Park):
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Aust Warth:
2 Jack Snipe, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting

NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:
4 Pintail, 1 Water Rail, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat

Severn Beach:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bullfinch

Yate:
Kingsgate Park: 9 Canada Goose, 11 Tufted Duck, 10 Goosander (3m+7f), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Blackcap (m)
Town Centre: 1 Sparrowhawk (over)

NORTH SOMERSET

Watercress Farm (BOC walk):
3 Mallard, + Pheasant, 2 Stock Dove, 9 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 6 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 6 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 10 Skylark, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 10 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 28 Starling, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 48 Redwing, 4 Blackbird, 25 Fieldfare, 8 Robin, 6 Stonechat, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet, 9 Goldfinch, 12 Siskin

Clevedon (garden):
1 Magpie, 1 Robin

Backwell Lake:
18 Canada Goose, 21 Mute Swan, 8 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Rock Dove, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Water Rail, 11 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 68 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,   Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Wren, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 8 Redwing, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 6 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 5 Siskin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Kingswood:
3 Waxwing

Willsbridge:
1 Tawny Owl (inspecting nest box)

Keynsham, Memorial Park:
3 Mallard, 5 Feral Pigeon, 6 Woodpigeon, 2 Moorhen, 3 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 10 Rook, 10 Rook, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 12 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 12 Robin, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch

Mediterranean Gull, Keynsham (Rob Laughton)

Keynsham (Rugby Club):
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult moulting to summer plumage)

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
1 Long-tailed Duck (Tank 3 - per RBA)

Chew Valley Lake


Red Kite/Goldcrest, Bittern Trail (M George)

Bittern Trail:

2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Red Kite, 3 Goldcrest, (Mixed flock of Winter Thrushes), 1 Grey Wagtail

Woodford:
1 Coal Tit (singing), 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest

Great Crested Grebe, Villice (Lucy Gaze)

Villice:

2 Great Crested Grebe (displaying)

Herons Green:
2 Scaup, 1 Ring-billed Gull (adult - per RBA and Bird Guides)

Black Swan, Moreton (Lucy Masters)

Scaup, Moreton (George Stacey)

Moreton:

2 Black Swan (later at Herons Green), 1 Scaup (f), 1 Goldeneye (f), 1 Great White Egret, 1 Buzzard, c40 Linnet

Stratford:
2 Marsh Harrier (both 2cy), 1 Red Kite

Reported by: ~Chris, Mark Coller, Ben Crabbe, Andy Davis, Tim Ford, Lucy Gaze, M George, Andrew Harrison, Nick Hawkridge,  Rob Laughton, John Lewis, Lucy Masters, Tom O, Nick Page, Joe Sargent, George Stacey, Andy Stockhausen

Monday 19 February 2024

19-02-24 Monday - Waxwing

Temp 8°C to 13°C - Sunny most of the time, but a gusty West wind knocked a couple of deg off the ambient.

Waxwing

Bristol

Bishopston - garden
1 Coal Tit & 1 Great Tit  - - blasting it out at first light
19-02-24 Goldcrest Snuff Mills (Allan Chard)
Snuff Mills:
1 Goldcrest

UWE - Stoke Lane:
c15 Siskin

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Aust Services:
3 Egyptian Goose - over south
19-02-24 Short-eared Owl Aust (Mike Prior)
Aust Warth:
3 Short-eared Owl

NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:
4 Pintail, 11 Knot

Wickwar:
1 Cormorant

Horton:
1 Little Owl

NORTH SOMERSET

Kenn - garden:
2 Chiffchaff - one singing

Yatton - Strawberry Line:
3 Buzzard, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 10 Greenfinch, 6 Siskin and 1 Reed Bunting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham, Broadmead Lane:
1 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 150+ Pied Wagtail - probably a lot more than that but flying everywhere, 1 Meadow Pipit, 10 Chaffinch, 20 Linnet, 1 singing Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch

Siston Brook - R Avon confluence:
12 Redwing
19-02-2024 Waxwing K&A towpath Bathampton (Andrew Harrison)
Bathampton - K&A toe-path and the Downs
5+ Common Gull, 3+ Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 3 Waxwing, 4+ Skylark, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Starling, 3+ Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2+ Redwing, 2 Stonechat (f&m), 2+ Dunnock, 5+ Meadow Pipit

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Woodford:
1 or 2 Firecrest
19-02-24 Scaup CVL (Bri Thompson)
Stratford:
2 Scaup (f&m), 1 Sparrowhawk

Reported by: Andrew Harrison, Nick Hawkridge, Linda Moysey, Mike Owen, Nick Page, Mike Prior, Trevor Riddle, Paul Sadley, Mark Savage, Andy Stockhausen, Larry Sweetland, Bri Thompson, Rob Treble

Sunday 18 February 2024

18-02-24 Sunday - Short-eared Owls

Temp 11°C to 13°C - cloudy, with some sun amd the odd shower. Moderate winds from the WSW.

Short-eared Owls
Ring-necked Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Mediterranean Gull


18-02-24 Sparrowhawk, Yate, (Mark Coller)

Bristol
18-02-24 Redshank, Cumberland Basin (Ian Loats)
Cumberland Basin:
1 Redshank, 40 Black Headed Gulls, 3 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard being mobbed by numerous Corvid, 3 LongTailed Tit, 1 Wren

Westbury:
1 Black Redstart (Birdguides) 

Stoke Park inc Duchess Pond:
2 Mute Swan, 20 Mallard, 45 Feral Pigeon, 11 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 8 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 29 Magpie, 49 Jackdaw, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 9 Blue Tit, 12 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Wren, 11 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Robin, 4 Stonechat, 11 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 8 Meadow Pipit, 10 Greenfinch, 9 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting
18-02-24 Stonechat, Stoke Park (Patrick Richards)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Aust Warth:
3 Short-eared Owl, many singing Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 1 singing Reed Bunting

NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:
1 singing Chiffchaff
18-02-24 Turnstone, New Passage (Lise)
New Passage:
80+ Turnstone, Dunlin, Redshank, Kestrel, pr Stonechat
18-02-24 Goosander with lunch, Yate (Mark Coller)
Yate - Kingsgate Park:
19 Tufted Duck, 9 Goosander (3m 6f), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, pr Kingfisher, 1 singing Blackcap, 18 Siskin
18-02-24 Med Gull, Yate (Mark Coller)
Yate Rocks gardem:
1 singing Blackcap, 3 Greenfinch

NORTH SOMERSET
18-02-24 Black-necked Grebe, PW (Jason Wiliams)
Portbury Wharf:
4 Gadwall, c25 Wigeon, 23 Tufted Duck, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 12 Lapwing, Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler

Portishead:
Purple Sandpiper, Rock Pipit

Weston Moor:
29 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, 11 Mallard, 3 Teal, 40 Common Gull

BELOW M4 & BANES

Siston Common:
1 Stock Dove, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch

Marshfield - Withymead:
1 singing Blackcap

Emerson's Green
2000 Starling

Newton St Loe:
10 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 7 Little Grebe, 30+ Black headed gull, 250+ Common gull, 30 Herring Gull, 50 LBB Gull,  4 Grey Heron, 2 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 14 Skylark, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Redwing, 5 Stonechat, 2 Greenfinch

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
Ring-necked Duck, 15 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail

Chew Valley Lake

Herons Green:
1 Barn Owl

Stratford:
1 m Scaup

Herriotts inc. Pool:
3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Snipe, 7+ Cormorant, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 2+ Cetti's Warbler, 8 Siskin

Reported by: Lise, Jon Angell, John Barnett, Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Tim Ford, Andrew Harrison, Karen Jayne, Ian Loats, Linda Moysey, Nick Page, Patrick Richards, Dean Reeves, Joe Sargent, Howard Taffs, Bri Thompson, Lauren Tucker, Wayne Tucker, Jason Williams, blagdonlakebirds, CVRSopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG