Sunday 4 February 2024

04-02-24 Sunday - Black-necked Grebe

Temp 11°C to 12°C - overcast all day, some fog, with a strong W/WSW wind with gusts up to 40mph.

Ring-necked Duck
Purple Sandpiper
Black-necked Grebe
Yellow-legged Gull
Ring-necked Parakeet
Corn Bunting


Sims Hill:
22 Redwing

Stoke Park inc Duchess Pond:
1 f Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 5 Meadow Pipit
Garden: 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 f Blackcap

UWE Stoke Lane entrance:
1 Water Rail

Filton Park:
4 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (m), 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird (m), 2 Robin, 4 House Sparrow


Tortworth Lake:
2 Greylag Geese, 7 Gadwall, 43 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Song Thrush

Lincombe Barn:
1 Firecrest

Coalpit Heath:
17 Little Egret

04-02-24 BN & Little Grebe, Portbury (Terry Winter)
Portbury Wharf:
1 Black-necked Grebe
04-02-24 Purple Sandpiper, Portishead (Chris Macey)
9 Purple Sandpiper

Clevedon - garden:
2 Magpie, 1 Robin

Congresbury & Kenn:
4 Goosander, 2 Red Kite, 500 Starling, 750 Redwing


1 Grey Heron, 12 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, 12 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Stonechat, 6 Corn Bunting

2 Herring Gull, 10 Blue Tit, 15 Great Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail

2 Little Egret


Blagdon Lake:
1 Ring-necked Duck, 4+ Great White Egret

Chew Valley Lake

1 Scaup (first winter m), 50 Redwing, 200 Fieldfare
04-02-24 Cormorant, CVL (Raoul Chandrasakera)
4 Goosander (1m 3f), c80 Lapwing, Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven

Herriotts inc. Pool:
3 Pintail (2m 1f), 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher

Out of area:
Frampton: Little Gull still
Greylake: Baikal Teal and Green-winged Teal still

Reported by: Raoul Chandrasakera, Chris Craig, Julie Evans, Chris Holloway, Richard Giles, Mike Jackson, Karen Jayne, Rob Laughton, Chris Macey, Fiona Neate, Nick Page, Nigel Povey, Stephen Richardson, Steve Sanins, Larry Sweetland, Tom Weston, Terry Winter, Ben Watt, Liza White
blagdonlakebirds, CVRSopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

The Recorder’s Committee is making good progress reviewing 2023 records of locally rare species but there are still a few where we have no supporting notes and/or photographs. If you saw any of the reports listed below please submit full information to as soon as possible.