Thursday 23 May 2024

23-05-24 Thursday

Cooler day: Temp 12°C to 14°C. Cloudy with gentle westerly breeze.

800+ Swift at CVL
Hobby
Firecrest
Corn Bunting

23-05-24 Corn Bunting, nr Bath (Merv Carlyon)
BRISTOL

23-05-24 Wren, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
Wren

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

OPS:
1 Gadwall (at yacht club), new brood of 2 Little Grebe

NORTH SOMERSET

23-05-24 Red Kite, Gordano valley (Howard Taffs)
Gordano valley:
1 Red Kite

BELOW M4 & BANES

Lords Wood, Pensford
2 Swift over, 1 Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chaffinch, Goldfinch

Chew Magna:
1 Red Kite

Keynsham, Broadmead:
70 House Martin

Keynsham Boatyard:
4 Swift, 1 Red Kite, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Swallow, 4 House Martin

SE of Bath:
2 Corn Bunting

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
800+ Swift

Herons Green Pool:
1 Barn Owl

Stratford:
Great Crested Grebes nest-building, 1 Hobby, 1 Swallow, c100 House Martin

Herriotts inc. Pool:
2 ad Shelduck + 9 ducklings, 34 Gadwall, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Hobby, 150 House Martin

Reported by: Merv Carlyon, Allan Chard, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Nigel Kempson, Andy Middleton, Nick Page, Nigel Sluman, Howard Taffs 

Wednesday 22 May 2024

22-05-24 Wednesday

Temp 13°C to 16°C - Cloudy with rain, some heavy. A moderate SSW/W wind with gusts to 22mph. Blog will be updated later with all the rare birds that are wating to be found, or maybe even just some common ones.

Snipe
Firecrest
Sanderling

BRISTOL

Brentry:
1 Green Woodpecker

Easton - All Hallows Rd:
1 Sparrowhawk - 1st for a while

Leigh Woods:
2 Firecrest

Sea Mills:
8 Swift, 2 Red Kite, 3 House Martin

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:
16 Avocet, 6 Lapwing, 10 Ringed Plover, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 2 Sand Martin

New Passage:
21 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel

Yate:
1 Red Kite
22-05-24 Red Kite, Frampton Cotterell (Peter Hazelwood)
Frampton Cotterell:
1 Red Kite

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon:
Garden: 1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Robin

Sandford Hill:
1 Red Kite

BELOW M4 & BANES

Kingswood:
1 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Stratford:
2 Egyptian Goose, 27 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 3 Great White Egret, 3 Red Kite, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher

Reported by: Jullian Bailey-Gard, Di Bunniss, Mark Coller, Peter Coslett,  Peter Hazelwood, MJ, Mike Moxon, Howard Oakden, Tom O'Shea, Nigel Povey, Andy Stockhausen

Tuesday 21 May 2024

21-05-24 Tuesday

 Temp 12°C to 18°C - A fine, sunny morning gave way to light showers, light winds from the North.

White Stork
Garden Warbler
Osprey

BRISTOL

Clifton Downs:
3+ Swift, 4 or 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, 1 Greenfinch

Eastville Park:
1 Red Kite

Whitchurch:
1 Red Kite

Hallen:
1 Great White Egret

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Coot (rare on estuary), 2 Avocet
Kestrel, Northwick Warth (Rosemary Setter)
NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:

7 Swift, 19 Avocet, 8 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 6 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite, 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (with prey), 2 Raven, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat

Coalpit Heath:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 16 Jackdaw, 2 Great Tit fledglings, 4 Skylark, 4 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 17 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Yellowhammer

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
1 Red Kite

Clevedon (garden):
2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 5 Robin

Churchill:
1 White Stork (heading NE), 3 Red Kite

BELOW M4 & BANES
Starlings - on fat feeder, Filton (Liza White)
Filton (garden):
3 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blue Tit, 17 Starling (4 adults, 13 juv), 3 Greenfinch (2m+1f), 2 Goldfinch

Leap Valley (BOC Walk):
5 Mallard, Feral Pigeon, 2 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 5 Collared Dove, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 4 Swallow, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 13 Chiffchaff, 13 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Goldcrest, 14 Wren, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Starling, 4 Song Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, House Sparrow, 5 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch
Peregrine, Bath (Hawk and Owl Trust)
Bath:

1 Peregrine (+4 Chicks)

Keynsham (Broadmead Lane):
37 Mallard (+5 broods = 38 ducklings), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Pied/White Wagtail (form Alba)

Burnett:
1 Red Kite

Chelwood:
1 Red Kite

Burrington Ham:
1 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff,  2 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler (singing and showing well), 4 Whitethroat, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Stonechat, 1 Greenfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
1 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler
Garden Warbler, Wally Bank Path (Ian Stapp)
Walley Bank Path:

2 Raven, 2 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Song Thrush

Villice:
15 Swift (over the road towards HG)

Herons Green:
2 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 9+ Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting

Stratford:
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Swift, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Grey Heron,  2 Great White Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Osprey, 1 Marsh Harrier (2cy), 4 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Hobby, 6+ Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4+ Reed Warbler

Herriotts inc. Pool:
2 Shelduck (+6/7 Ducklings), 3 Shoveler, 37 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 1 Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Pied/White Wagtail, 5+ Reed Bunting

Reported by: Peter Allen, Chris Craig, Jane Cummings, Alan Daniells, Andy Davis, Ollie Fournier, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Matt Hull, Mike Jackson, Nick Page, Nigel Povey, Joe Sargent, Rosemary Setter, Ian Stapp, Andrew Stockhausen, Bri Thompson, Liza White

Monday 20 May 2024

20-05-24 Monday - Osprey

Temp 11°C to 22°C - Sunny with light North Easterly wind to cool it a tad.

Osprey

BRISTOL

Clifton:
9 Starling - all juv
20-05-24 Kingfisher EP (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Kingfisher

Horfield:
5 or 6 Swift - nest prospecting

Stoke Park - Sims' Hill:
1 Red Kite - low over

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Red Kite
20-05-24 Mute Swan  Pilning Wetlands (Rosemary Setter)
NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:

2 Mute Swan + 5 cygnets, 19 Avocet, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite

Severn Beach:
Swallow - a modest passage early

Wickwar:
1 Red Kite

Hawkesbury Upton:
20 Swift, 1 Red Kite, 2 Raven, 3 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer

Coalpit Heath:
1 Hobby

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - garden:
2 Woodpigeon, 4 Magpie, 1 Robin

Backwell Hill:
2 Treecreeper - juv
20-05-24 Dipper Midsomer Norton (Merv Carlyon)
BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Cuckoo - called twice

Willsbridge:
1 Dipper - flying upstream

Lyde Green Lake:
4 Swift, Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting

Mangotsfield:
1 Red Kite - over east

Bath - St John's Church:
2 Peregrine + 4 juv - growing well and have their blue rings in place
20-05-24 Red Kike Lansdown (Rob Boyd)
Lansdown:
5 Red Kite

Midsomer Norton:
1 Dipper - newly fledged

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Bittern Trail:
2 Reed Warbler

Stratford:
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Osprey, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Red Kite, 1 Tawney Owl, 5 Hobby
20-05-24 Reed Warbler CVL (George Stacey)
Herriotts inc. Pool:
37 Gadwall, 1 Osprey, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Reed Warbler

Reported by: Paul Barlow, John Barnett, Rob Boyd, BUPP, Merv Carlyon, Allan Chard, Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Paul Francis, David Hanks, MJ, Robin Lambert, Chris Mott, Dave Poulton, Nigel Povey, Paul Sadley, Joe Sargent, Rosemary Setter, Andy Stockhausen, Larry Sweetland, Nick Tippett

Sunday 19 May 2024

19-05-24 Sunday

Temp 12°C to 24°C - A very nice day, though perhaps everyone doing the Bristol Half marathon would not agree, at least they had a moderate NNE round to E breeze to give the illusion it was a bit cooler. Gusts up to 20mph and barely a cloud in the sky. Blog will be updated later if more records come in.

Osprey
Spotted Flycatcher

BRISTOL

Eastville Park/Snuff Mills:
6 Mallard, 8 Wood Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 6 Herring Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 7 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 14 Carrion Crow, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap 2, 10 Wren, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Song Thrush, 6 Blackbird, 5 Robin, 3 Dipper (1M, 1F and a juvenile), 2 Grey Wagtail 
19-05-24 Swan family, St Annes (Gill)
St Annes:
2 Mute Swan plus 7 cygnet

Stockwood Open Space:
Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat

Stoke Park inc Duchess Pond:
1f Yellow Wagtail

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:
2 Great White Egret

Severn Beach:
1 Painted Lady

Wickwar:
2 Swift, 1 Red Kite

Yate/Yate Rocks:
19-05-24 Red Kite, Wickwar (Paul Sadley)
3 Swift, 1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 6 House Martin

NORTH SOMERSET
19-05-24 Barn Owl, PW (Jason Williams)
Portbury Wharf:
4 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Barn Owl, 6+ Cetti's Wartbler, pr Stonechat with 2 young

Weston Big Wood:
1 Red Kite, 5 Buzzard, 40+ Raven

Clevedon:
Garden: 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Robin
Garden: 1 Hobby

Kingston Seymour:
1 Red Kite
19-05-24 Yellowhammer, Wraxall (E Wilkinson)
Wraxall:
1 Little Owl, Whitethroat, Yellowhammer

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield/Tormarton:
1 Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Painted Lady

Dyrham Park:
1 Spotted Flycatcher

Cadbury Heath
8 House Martin

Keynsham, Broadmead:
30 Mallard including at least 4 broods, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 BH Gull, 3 Heron enjoying the radpidly drying pool, 1 White Wagtail

Saltford:
1 Red Kite, 2 Raven, 1 Lesser Whitethroat

Bathampton:
1 Cetti's Warbler

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Moreton:
2 Egyptian Goose

Stratford:
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Osprey, 5 Red Kite, 1Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher

Reported by: Gary, Gill, John Barnett, Chris Craig, Peter Coslett, Alan Daniells, Paul Francis, Chris Holloway, MJ, Nigel Kempson,  Linda Moysey, Nick Page, Nigel Povey, Carol Rushton, Paul Sadley, Andy Stockhausen, Larry Sweetland, Howard Taffs, Chris Vines, Karen Wilkinson, Jason Williams,  blagdonlakebirds, CVRSopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Saturday 18 May 2024

18-05-24 Saturday

Temp 12°C to 22°C - Warm with some cloud and random showers. Light to moderate wind from the NE/NNE. Blog will be updated later if anymore reports come in

Cuckoo
Sandwich Tern
Greenshank, Snipe
Sanderling
Pintail
Osprey
White Wagtail

BRISTOL

Chittening:
1 Sandwich Tern
18-05-24 LBB Gull Westbury Park (Mike Owen)
Redland - Garden:
2 Collared Dove, 1 LBB Gull

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Littleton-upon-Severn:
1 Cuckoo

NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:
8 Avocet, 9 Lapwing, 8 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 3 Snipe, 1 Yellow Wagtail

Severn Beach:
2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Sanderling, 15 Dunlin, 1 Hobby

Wickwar:
1 Coal Tit

Rockhampton:
1 Cuckoo

Yate Rocks:
1 Greenfinch - on the feeder

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Garden:
2 Wood Pigeon, 5 Magpie, 1 Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Robin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham- Broadmead:
2 Heron, 1White Wagtail

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Herriotts inc. Pool:
3 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 11 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Osprey, 4 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher

Reported by: Matt Coward, Rob Hargreaves, Linda Moysey, Mike Owen, Nigel Povey. Tom O'Shea,  Paul Sadley, Matt Scott, Tony Scott, Andy Stockhausen,

Friday 17 May 2024

17-05-24 Friday - Spotted Flycatcher

Temp 14°C to 21°C - Early sun giving way to mostly patchy cloud. The East wind moving round South - but very light.

Spotted Flycatcher
Osprey

BRISTOL

Eastville Park:
1 Kingfisher - seen twice, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail
17-05-24 GSW Redland (Mike Owen)
Redland Green Park:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker - feeding noisy juv, 1 Green Woodpecker - calling, 2 Nuthatch - feeding juv, 

Westbury Park:
Collared Dove - unusual in the garden

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Mute Swan - lake nesting, 46 Shelduck, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Little Grebe - inc 2 juv, 2 Oystercatcher - still sitting, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat
17-05-24 Spoonbill Pilning Wetlands (Paul Bowerman)
NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:

Lapwing - inc chicks, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 1 Spoonbill, 

Severn Beach:
1 Grey Heron, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
4 Swift, 1 Oystercatcher - nesting, 2 Redshank, 

Gordano Valley - Cadbury Camp:
2 Hobby - making lots of noise

Clevedon - Highdale:
5 Woodpigeon, 1 Herring Gull, 5 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 5 Robin

Tickenham & Moor End Spout Nature Reserve:
2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler,  8 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher - oaks
17-05-24 Nuthatch Backwell (Robin Lambert)
Backwell Hill:
2 Nuthatch - nesting

BELOW M4 & BANES

Emersons Green:
10 House Martin

Wick - Highfield area:
1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Yellowhammer

Siston Hill:    
1 Green Woodpecker

Willsbridge:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker - on the feeders all day

Stanton Drew:
2 Red Kite - on road kill

Keynsham:
 - Broadmead:
30+ Mallard plus 3 broods, 2 Grey Heron
 - Queens Rd:
20 House Martin - back in the nesting area

Burnett:
2 Stock Dove, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel

Chelwood:
3 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard

RESERVOIRS
17-05-24 Osprey CVL (Bri Thompson)
Chew Valley Lake


Dam:
2 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 2 Pied Wagtail

Villice:
1 Osprey - over the car

Blue Bowl:
5+ House Martin - nesting

Herons Green:
2 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 6 GC Grebe, 2 GBB Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Swallow - pool dipping, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting
17-05-24 Raven - juv CVL (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:

4 Canada Goose + 7&4 gosling, 1 Shelduck, 8 GC Grebe, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 6 Raven - 4 chicks, 1 Cettie's Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit + 6 chicks, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Reed Bunting   

Stratford:
6 GC Grebe, 1 Osprey (f) - left of the hide, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier - 2nd yr, 5 Red Kite, 7 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 5 Hobby, 2 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3+ Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting
17-05-24 Reed Warbler CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts inc. Pool:
1 Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 4 GC Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 5+ Reed Warbler - nest material carry, 

Reported by: Phil Barlow, Paul Bowerman, Peter Bryant, Stephan Curtis, Andy Davis, Anthony Goodwin, Chris Hall, Pete Harrison, Mike Jackson, MJ, Nigel Jones, Robin Lambert, Andy Middleton, Nick Page, Jan Pridie, Ian Stapp, Bri Thompson, Karen Wilkinson, 

Thursday 16 May 2024

16-05-24 Thursday - Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill

Temp 11°C to 20°C - Generally cloudy, odd bits of sun and rain East Wind Force 1

Cuckoo
Greenshank
Glossy Ibis
Spoonbill

16-5-24 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redland Green Park (Mike Owen)
BRISTOL

Redland Green Park:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay

16-5-24 Whitethroat, Troopers Hill NR (Wildwood Nature)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
16-5-24 Cuckoo, OPS (Barry Dursley)


Oldbury Power Station:
2 m Cuckoo

Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland:
Glossy Ibis at 6.52 (first May record in SG)

Severn Beach:
Greenshank, 1 Sandwich Tern

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
4 Shelduck, 8 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Marsh Harrier, 8 Reed Warbler, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting

Backwell Lake, a BTO "Birds in Green spaces” report:
25 Mute Swan inc.7 cygnet, 28 Canada Goose inc 18 gosling, 10 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 8 Feral Pigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Jay, 1 Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Wren, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Blackbird, 7 Robin, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch

Clevedon, Highdale Rd:
2 Pigeon, 3 Magpie, 5 Robin

Uphill to Weston STW:
2 Shelduck, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Skylark, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Cettis Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 2f 1m Blackcap, 7 Whitethroat, 1 Song Thrush, 10+Greenfinch

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham:
2 Swift, 6 House Martin

Saltford:
2 Swift, 1 Red Kite

Bath, Windsor Bridge:
Spoonbill

Swifts in Bath area:
6 at Prior Park, 3 at Walcot, 2 at Bear Flat, Monkton Combe, and South Stoke.

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Stratford:
1 Little Egret, 1 Osprey, 2 2nd cl Marsh Harrier, 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven

Herriott's:
1m Shoveler, 24 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 6 Pochard, 1 Great White Egret, 8 Hobby

Reports: Richard Belson, Tony Bridges, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Barry Dursley, Lee Gardner, Andy Gibb, Simon Harris, Peter Hazelwood, Robert Kelsh, Glen Maddison, Ross Nairn, Mike Owen, Nick Page, James Robinson, Andy Stockhausen, Chrsi Vines, blagdonlakebirds, eBird, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Wednesday 15 May 2024

15-05-24 Wednesday

Temp 12°C to 21°C - Sunny with some cloud, dry. A moderate wind from the S/E with gusts up to 20 mph.

Sanderling
Cuckoo
Is it June already?

BRISTOL

Chittening:
21 Oystercatcher, 5 Sanderling

Dame Emily Park:
30 Feral Pigeon, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 4 Starling, 1 Goldfinch
15-05-24 Kingfisher, Bristol (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Kingfisher
15-05-24 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Redland (Mike Owen)
Redland:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Sea Mills:
Reed Warbler, Whitethroat

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
4 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 18 Shelduck, 10 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Pheasant, 1 Wood Pigeon nesting, 3 Moorhen with 3 sets of young, 2 Little Grebe with 2 young, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 7 Long-tailed Tit (family group?), 11 Chiffchaff, 8 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting
Village: 1 Kestrel, 6 House Martin

New Passage/Pilning Wetlands:
15 Avocet, 5 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 2 Wheatear

Severn Beach:
17 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin, 5 BH Gull, 3 Little Egret

Rockhampton:
3 Cuckoo

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Dowlais:
1m Shoveler, 4 Grey Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin
Garden: 2 Wood Pigeon, 4 Magpie, 2 Robin

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports.

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
2 Canada Goose with 2 Gosling, 2 Pied Wagtail

Herons Green:
2 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
1 GBB Gull, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Hobby, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting
15-04-24 Swift, CVL (Bri Thompson)
Stratford:
2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Collared Dove, Swift, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 5 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard,  3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 5 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Reed Warbler
15-05-24, Jackdaw, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts inc. Pool:
2 Shelduck, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Hobby, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Chiffchaff

Reported by: George Ashwell,  Paul Chapman, Allan Chard, MJ, John Lewis, Mike Owen, Nigel Povey, Lois Pryce,  Matt Scott, Ian Stapp, Andy Stockhausen. Bri Thompson, blagdonlakebirds, CVRSopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG

Tuesday 14 May 2024

14-05-24 Tuesday - Eider

Temp 13°C to 18°C - Early sun giving way to patchy cloud with heavier rain at times, The light  ESE wind gusting to 19 mph.

Eider

BRISTOL

Clifton - Pembrook Rd
1 Grey Heron
14-05-24 GSW Redland (Mike Owen)
Redland Park:
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 

Stoke Park inc Duchess Pond:
1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler

Whitchurch - Windways Estate:
5+ Swift 

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
14-05-24 Eider OPS (Matt Plenty)
Oldbury Power Station:
2 Mute Swan -juv, 1 Eider (m), 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Red Kite, early morning warbler count - - 20 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 24 Reed Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Whitethroat

Aust Cliff:
1 Great White Egret, 1 Peregrine

NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:
2 Mute Swan, 6 Swift, 6 Avocet, 

New Passage:
1 Greylag Goose, 13 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 20 Shelduck, 2 Tufted Duck, 9 Avocet, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Lapwing, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat

Severn Beach:
18 Shelduck, 1 Gadwall, 2 Stock Dove, 22 Oystercatcher, 3 Whimbrel, 2 GBB Gull, 3 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Greenfinch - singing

NORTH SOMERSET
Portishead:
2 Red Kite - a bit of footage

Clevedon - Highdale:
2 Woodpigeon, 4 Magpie, 2 Robin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
2 Grey Partridge

Chew Magna:
3 Swift - screaming over the garden, 1 Green Woodpecker - yaffling
14-05-24 Dipper Midsomer Norton (Merv Carylon)
Midsomer Norton:
1 Dipper + family!

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Woodford:
1 Cattle Egret - flew east across the lake

Herons Green:
30 Swift, 2 Gadwall, 1 Hobby
14-05-24 Hobby CVL(Tony Bridges)
Stratford:

1 Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier - 2nd yr (f), 3 Red Kite, 5 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher

Herriotts inc. Pool:
3 Shoveler, 25 Gadwall, 1 BH Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Hobby, 20 Swallow, 30 House Martin

Reported by: Tony Bridge, Merv Carlyon, Andy Davis, Martyn Hayes, MJ, Ryan Mead, Mike Owen, Nick Page, Matt Plenty, Nigel Povey, Denise Rudeforth, Andy Stockhausen, Larry Sweetland, Keith Williams

Monday 13 May 2024

13-05-24 Monday - Sandwich Tern

Temp 13°C to 17°C - Cloudy with rain in the afternoon. The SSE wind gusting to 30mph.

Sandwich Tern
Firecrest
13-05-24 Red Kite CVL ( Merv Carlyon)
BRISTOL


Ashton Marsh - Colliters Brook:
3 Mallard, 10 Herring Gull, 5 LBB Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 8 Magpie, 18 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 1 Skylark, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Song Thrush, 6 Blackbird, 3 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch

Bedminster Down:
1 Stock Dove, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 8 Herring Gull, 6 LBB Gull, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 7 Magpie, 3 Skylark, 7 Chiffchaff, 6 LT Tit, 2 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 7 Song Thrush, 8 Blackbird, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch

Eastville Park:
1 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Swift, 2 Red Kite, 1 Peregrine, 10 House Martin

Frenchay:
1 Kestrel, 1 Rook - east, 14 House Martin - back in the colony

Kingsdown - St Michael's Hosp:
1 Red Kite

Redland:

Shirehampton:
1 Lesser Whitethroat - singing

Stockwood - garden:
1 Swift

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Canada Goose + 6 gosling, 2 Oystercatcher - nesting, 3 Sandwich Tern - down river

Yate Common:
1 Red Kite

Bradley Stoke:
1 Firecrest
 
NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
2 Marsh Harrier

Clevedon - garden:
1 Magpie, 1 Robin

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Herons Green:
1 Red Kite 

Stratford:
2 Great White Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Marsh Harrier, 4 Red Kite, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Hobby
13-05-24 Red Kite CVL ( Lee Patch)
Herriotts inc. Pool:
2 Great White Egret, 1 Red Kite, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Hobby

Reported by: Merv Carlyon, Tom Carter, Robert Hargreaves, MJ, Gareth Jones, John Lewis, Blake Norton, Lee Patch, Nigel Povey, Mike Prior, Larry Sweetland, Bri Thompson, Gordon Youdale

Sunday 12 May 2024

12-05-24 Sunday

 Temp 11°C to 23°C - A fine morning, cloud increasing on a gentle breeze from the Southwest later.

Garganey
Osprey
Garden Warbler
Cuckoo
Red-throated Diver
Greenshank
Garganey

BRISTOL

Horfield - Bishop Road
1 Little Egret - over heading North West
Pink-footed Goose, Eastville Park (David Allward)
Eastville Park:
24 Canada goose (inc 8 young), 1 Pink footed goose (fully winged, unringed, BUT very tame), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Blackcap

Eastville:
1 Marsh Harrier (female, over, flew towards Fishponds), 

Arnos Vale Cemetry:
3 Swift, 2 Blackcap

Patchway:
2 Red Kite (flying NE)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station (WeBS):
5 Canada Goose (+ 9 Gosling), 27 Shelduck, 45 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Cuckoo, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Whimbrel, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk

NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:
1 Greenshank, + Coal Tit, + Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, + Siskin

New Passage:
1 Yellow Wagtail (flew towards Pilning wetland)

Severn Beach:
2 Red-throated Diver (heading NE)
Red Kite, Wickwar, (Paul Sadley)

Swallow, Wickwar (Paul Sadley)

Wickwar:

6 Red Kite (on silage cutting), 1 Buzzard, 3+ Swallow, 1 Robin

Yate:
Kingsgate Park: 1 Little Grebe, 2 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler (new in), 5 Blackcap

Yate Common: 3 Mallard, 1 Osprey (flying west, mobbed by gulls), 1 Sparrowhawk (fem), Red Kite, + Chiffchaff, + Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat

Wapley Bushes (AWT Wildflower Planting morning):
1 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Goldcrest, Wren, House Sparrow, 2 Bullfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Portbury Wharf:
2 Marsh Harrier

Congresbury:
5+ Sedge Warbler

Yatton:
1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 1 Skylark, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 5 Reed Warbler

Clevedon (garden):
5 Magpie, 2 Robin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Frenchay:
1 Red Kite

Willsbridge:
2 Swift, Blue Tit - with 9 chicks in garden nest box

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Herriotts inc. Pool:
1 Garganey (male)

Reported by: David Allward, Paul Bowdler, John Budd, Chris, Mark Coller, Alan Daniells, Julian Eastoe, Matthew Hall, Rupert Higgins, Andrew Middleton, Michael Moxon, Nigel Povey, Trevor Riddle, Matthew Rogers, Larry Sweetland, Gordon Youdale

Saturday 11 May 2024

11-05-24 Saturday - Spotted Flycatcher/Tern Day

Temp 14°C to 25°C - Very warm again with hazy sunshine. A force 1 ENE wind.

Spectacular overnight show from the aurora borealis. Should be another good showing tonight from late evening onwards but a good telephone or long-distance camera is definitely recommended!

Sandwich Tern, Little Tern
Gannet
Short-eared Owl
Spotted Flycatcher : Good number recorded on passage today
Whinchat
11-05-24 juvenile Stonechat, Stoke Park (Steve Richardson)
BRISTOL

The Downs:
5 Swift, 1 Swallow

Stoke Park inc Duchess Pond:
3 Swift, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Buzzard, 1 Swallow, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 juv Stonechat, 2 (m/f) Bullfinch 

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
11-05-24 Short-eared Owl, Oldbury Power Station (Peter Hazelwood)
Oldbury Power Station:
1 Avocet, 1 Grey Plover, 19 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Tern - upriver, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 families of Long-tailed Tit

New Passage:
2 Spotted Flycatcher - The Glen

Severn Beach:
2 possible Brent Goose, 2 Sandwich Tern - upriver, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat

Wickwar:
2 Red Kite, 3 Greenfinch
11-05-24 Greenfinch, Wickwar (Paul Sadley)
Yate - garden:
2 Swift

Two Mile Hill:
3 Red Kite - over at 19:30

Oldland Common:
3 Swift - back on territory

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
Blackrock Quarry:
40+ Raven
Ecology Park:
4 juv Stonechat
11-05-24 Red Kite, Gordano (Jason Williams)
Gordano:
1 Red Kite - first record here of one grounded

Clevdedon - Highdale Road:
1 Woodpigeon, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Robin

Watercress Farm:
1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer

Sand Point/Middle Hope:
Vismig:
2 Greylag Goose, 17 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 70 Bar-tailed Godwit - north, 25 Herring Gull, 103 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Gannet, 1 Sand Martin, 18 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 17 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Tree Pipit, 20 Linnet, 22 Goldfinch, 6 Siskin
Present:
3 Whimbrel, 2 Willow Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 24 Whitethroat, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Stonechat, 9 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting

Sand Bay:
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Cuckoo - calling

BELOW M4 & BANES

Keynsham - Broadmead:
1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Grey Heron, 1 White Wagtail

Keynsham - Charlton Fields:
2 Yellowhammer

Hallatrow:
5 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
1 Lapwing - south, 1 Osprey, 4 Red Kite, 2 Hobby

Heron's Green:
1 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe
11-05-24 Reed Warbler, Moreton-CVL (Karen Wilkinson)
Moreton:
63 Canada Goose, 10 Stock Dove, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Hobby, 1 Raven, 2+ Reed Warbler, 2 Goldcrest

Herriott's Pool:
33 Mute Swan, 1 Shoveler, 11 Gadwall, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-headed Gull

Out of area - Lavernock (Glamorgan):
26 Black Tern upriver at 08:30 this morning

Reported by: Derek John Angell, Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowdler, Alan Daniells, Tim Ford, Andy Gibb, Paul Gregory, Peter Hazelwood, Julian Head, Matt Hull, Andy Leggatt, Brian Mulgrew, Nigel Povey, Aravind Ramesh, Steve Richardson, Paul Sadley, Joe Sargent, Graham Smith, Larry Sweetland, Karen Wilkinson, Jason Williams.