Sunday 30 June 2024

30-06-24 Sunday - Greenshank

Temp 13°C to 20°C - Early rain and then overcast the rest of the day. A light north wind kept it feeling cool.

Greenshank
Spotted Flycatcher
Cuckoo
Redstart
Osprey

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
1 Red Kite - chased by noisy Carrion Crow

Sims' Hill
1 Lesser Whitethroat

Stoke Park - garden:
2 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 2 GS Woodpecker - inc juv, 2 RN Parakeet, Jay, Jackdaw, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Dunnock

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
9 Common Sandpiper - flew in, Common Gull, GBB Gull, Reed Warbler, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Reed Bunting

Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetlands:
15 Swift, Little Grebe, 16 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover - inc juv, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 80 BH Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sand Martin

Wickwar:
Swift, 1 Peregrine, Rook, Swallow, House Martin

Yate - Goose Green Way:
1 Red Kite

30-06-24 Green Woodpecker NSL (NSL Birding)
Yate Common:
Woodpigeon, Herring Gull, LBB Gull, Sparrowhawk, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, 1 Little Egret, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Wren, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, House Sparrow, Greenfinch, Linnet, Goldfinch

Kingsgate Park:
2 Mute Swan, Mallard, Moorhen, Coot, Kingfisher, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest

Chipping Sodbury - Barnhill Quarry:
1 Little Grebe, Buzzard, Kestrel, Grey Wagtail

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Cuckoo, 6 Stock Dove, 4 Buzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, Skylark, 20 Swallow,  Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 5 Redstart (2f 3m), Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting

NORTH SOMERSET

Pill:
Lots of Large Gulls, & 1 Red Kite - following the plough

Portishead - Lake Grounds BBS:
121 Canada Goose, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe - flying upriver, 24 BH Gull - sum plum, 50 Carrion Crow, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 13 Blackbird, 1 Pied Wagtail

BELOW M4 & BANES

Lyde Green - Science Park:
Moorhen, Grey Heron, 6 House Martin, Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler (m) display, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Wren, Starling, House Sparrows, Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting

Warmley, North Common - Jarretts:
10+ Red Kite
30-06-24 Spotted Flycatcher NSL (NSL Birding)
Newton St Loe:
2 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 6 Raven, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher

Bath Spa  - Campus:
2 Mistle Thrush

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Herons Green:
4 Gadwall - large duckling, 3 Pochard, 80 Swift

Moreton:
1 Osprey

Ringing Station:
2 Lesser Whitethroat - 1st to be ringed this year

Herriotts inc. Pool:
11 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, 35 BH Gull - incl 3 juv, 5 GBB Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 30 House Martin, 1 Reed Bunting

Reported by: Paul Bowerman, Karle Burford, Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Barry Dursley, Tim Ford, Anthony Goodwin, Pete Hazelwood, Nigel Jones, Rachel Khan, NSL Birding, Nick Page, Alan Piper, Steve Richardson, Matt Rogers, Larry Sweetland, Bri Thompson,  Martin Wightman

Saturday 29 June 2024

29-06-24 Saturday - First signs of autumn... ?

Temp 11°C to 22°C - Sunny spells all day but with some patchy cloud. A force 1 NW wind.

As many will know, the autumn migration season kicks off in late June/early July. Today, we received the first reports of returning Redstarts at CSC and Black-necked Grebe at CVL. Hopefully the start of many good birds to come in the next few months!

Tomorrow is 'The South Gloucestershire Big Bash'. Seeing as it is the quiet time of year, the South Glos Birds Team thought it would be a good idea to find out how many species of birds, butterflies, dragon and damselflies can be recorded in the South Gloucestershire area in one day! No need to travel long distances, where you are is just fine. The team will keep a running total from 00:01 to 23:59 tomorrow.

Black-necked Grebe
Mediterranean Gull
Cuckoo
Nuthatch at Oldbury Power Station
Redstart

BRISTOL

Bishopston:
10 Swift
29-06-24 Green Woodpecker & Jay, Coombe Dingle (Diana Bunniss)
Coombe Dingle - garden:
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 (m/f) Coot w/ multiple young, 2 Nuthatch - first multiple count at this site

Pilning Wetlands:
1 Shelduck, 1 Teal, 3 Swift, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 sum plum Mediterranean Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Skylark, 6 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Linnet, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting
29-06-24 Lesser Whitethroat, Chipping Sodbury Common (Christopher Teague)
Chipping Sodbury Common:
3 Swift, 1 Cuckoo, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Jay, 2 Raven, 15+ Swallow, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat & Whitethroat (all with young), 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 (1m/2f) Redstart, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting 

Coalpit Heath:
19 Swift

29-06-24 Rock Pipit, Knightstone Island (W-s-M) (Adrian Dutt)
NORTH SOMERSET

Weston-Super-Mare - Knightstone Island:
1 Rock Pipit

North Worle (W-s-M):
4 Swift

BELOW M4 & BANES

Shire Valley:
2 Spotted Flycatcher (east of bridge)

Willsbridge:
4 Red Kite

Saltford:
8 House Martin - presumably nesting birds

Lord's Wood, Pensford:
1 Hobby - over, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Coal Tit, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Goldfinch
Singing birds: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Herriotts inc. Pool:
1 (sum plum) Black-necked Grebe, 11 Lapwing, 4 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpiper, 5 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 2cyr Marsh Harrier, 3 Red Kite, 2 Hobby

Reported by: John Barnett, Diana Bunniss, ~Chris, Mark Coller, Chris Craig, Adrian Dutt, Tim Ford, Peter Hazelwood, Matt Hull, Mike Jackson, MJ, Andrew Middleton, Nick Page, Mike Prior, Joe Sargent, Christopher Teague.

Friday 28 June 2024

28-06-24 Friday - Garganey

Temp 13°C to 19°C - Cloudy from 10am until 3pm and the rest was sunshine. The fresh west wind gusted to 26mph

Garganey
Spotted Flycatcher
Barn Owl
Cattle Egret
Common Scoter
Yellow Wagtail
Osprey

BRISTOL

Ashton Court:
A healthy number of Swallow

Durdham Down - Water Tower:
1 Peregrine, 4 House Martin

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Yate - garden:
20 Starling - mostly juv, 3 Goldfinch - juv

Chipping Sodbury - Ridge Wood:
2 Peregrine

Coalpit Heath:
1 Stock Dove, 1 Little Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer.

NORTH SOMERSET
27-06-24 Spotted Flycatcher Failand (Fermandez Francis)
Failand - Ashton Hill Plantation:
1 Spotted Flycatcher

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

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Yellow Wagtail

Burnett:
1 Red Kite, 20 covid and gulls

Hunstrete: 
1 Osprey - from the car

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
2 Black Swan

Woodford:
300+ Swift, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 G-BB Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 2 G-S Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff 2 Blackcap, 3 Song Thrush
28-06-24 Canada Goose CVL (George Stacey)
Herons Green:

200+ Canada Goose - inc white headed, 100+ Swift, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 G-BB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw,  12+ Swallow. 5+ House Martin. 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Pied Wagtail

Stratford:
1 Egyptian Goose, 3 Common Scoter (m), 300+ Swift, 2 Water Rail - calling, 6 Great Crested Grebe - inc pr nesting again - one egg, 4 G-BB Gull, 3 Cattle Egret, 5 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Red Kite, 1 Kingfisher (m), 2 Hobby, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting

Blue Bowl:
House Martin - doing ok

Ringing Station:
2 Red Kite - over
28-06-24 Black-tailed Godwit CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts inc. Pool:
1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck + 4 duckling, 1 Garganey (m),  2 Shoveler, 44+ Teal, 198 Tufted Duck, 200+ Swift,  3 Little Grebe, 9+ Great Crested Grebe, 11 Lapwing, 6 Black tailed Godwit - only one landed, 5 Green Sandpiper, 7 G-BB Gull - one ringed bird, possible D:11), 4 Grey Heron, 9 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, 5 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel (m), 2 Hobby, 5 Swallows, 12+ House Martin, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Song Thrush - singing, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Reed Bunting,  

Reported by: John Barnett, Chris Craig, Alan Daniells, Fermandez Francis, Mike Jackson, MJ, Lee Patch, Nigel Povey, Joe Sargent, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Wayne Tucker, 

Thursday 27 June 2024

27-06-24 Thursday - Manx Shearwater

Temp 15°C to 19°C - Cloud cover but with some nice breaks. The strong west wind, gusting to 33mph kept it feeling cool.

Kittiwake
Fulmar
Manx Shearwater

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
2 Swift

Temple Back:
1 Peregrine

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
2 Oystercatcher plus 3 juv, 43 Curlew, 1 GBB Gull, 2 Little Egret, 4 Kestrel plus 3 juv, 2 Swallow, 1 Cettie's Warbler plus one juv, 7 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting

Severn Beach:
1 Kittiwake, 1 Fulmar, 12 Manx Shearwater

Westerleigh - Church:
1 Peregrine - east face of the tower

Yate:
1 Red Kite - north

NORTH SOMERSET

Backwell Hill:
1 Red Kite    

Clevedon - garden:
2 Woodpigeon, 3 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 1 Robin

Sand Point/Middle Hope:
6 Manx Shearwater

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield - Rushmead Lane:
1 Curlew

Wick - Tog Hill:
1 Red Kite
27-06-24 Treecreeper Keynsham (Paul Tompkins)
Keynsham, Lock and Weir:
1 Grey Heron, 3 Blackcap - singing, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Wren, Robin, 

Radstock, Writhlington, School:
8/10 House Martin - visiting nests

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks:
9 Mute Swan, 6 Grey Heron, 4 Great White Egret,  26 Little Egret, Sand Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail

Chew Valley Lake
27-06-24 Kingfisher CVL (Chris Teague)
Stratford:
Swift, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kingfisher

Herriotts inc. Pool:
1 Black Swan, lots of Swift - on high, 14 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker

Reported by: John Barnett, Mark Coller, Pete Coslett, Kasia Everett, Andy Gibb, Nick & Robert Hawkridge, Matt Hull, Nigel Jones, Nick Page, Nigel Povey, Cliff Smith, Andy Stockhausen, Chris Teague, Paul Tompkins

Wednesday 26 June 2024

26-06-24 Wednesday - Yelllow Wagtail, BN Grebe, Avocet

Temp 17°C to 29°C - Feeling hot, hot, hot. Light winds from the NE to start, which moved round to the SW and became slightly stronger as the day went on. Things on the move. A distinct lack of numbers of butterflies reported at some Avon sites.

Yellow Wagtails
Marsh Tit
Spotted Flycatcher
Siskin
Bittern
Common & Sandwich Tern
Osprey
26-06-24 Marsh Harrier, CVL (Tony Bridges)
BRISTOL

No reports.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Siskin

Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetlands:
3 Teal, 20 Lapwing, 9 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 12 Redshank, 1 Yellow Wagtail

Lower Woods:
Buzzard, Jay, 4+ Marsh Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Bullfinch

Tormarton:
1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail

NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead:
13+ Swift (thought to include some young birds), 1 Hobby

Clevedon:
Garden: 6 Wood Pigeon, 3 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 1 Robin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Chew Magna:
2 Swift screaming over garden, 1 Red Kite

Chelwood:
1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard
26-06-24 Dipper, MSN (Wayne&Lauren Tucker)
Midsomer Norton:
1 juv Dipper

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

26-06-24 Redshank & BT Godwit, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Dam:
1 Black Swan, 3 GBB Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail

Woodford:
4 GBB Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Kingfisher
26-06-24 Cattle Egret, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
2 Little Grebe, 1 Avocet (flew from Nunnery, then seen flying high towards the Dam), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Cattle Egret
26-06-24 Avocet, CVL (Tony Bridges)
Moreton:
family of 4 Raven
26-06-24 Ringed Osprey, CVL (Bri Thompson)
Stratford:
1 ringed Osprey, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby
26-06-24 Common Tern, CVL (Dave Hughes)
Herriotts inc. Pool:
4 Shelduck + 4 young, 2 Shoveler, 34+ Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 10 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 4 GBB Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 1 Bittern,  4 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher
26-06-24 Sandwich Tern, CVL (Bri Thompson)
Reported by:  John Barnett, Tony Bridges, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Mark Coller, Andy Davis, Andy Gibb, Nick H, Peter Hazelwood, Dave Hughes, MJ, Nigel Povey,  Ian Stapp, Andy Stockhausen, Bri Thompson, Wayne & Lauren Tucker, 

Tuesday 25 June 2024

25-06-24 Tuesday - Wheatear, BN Grebe

 Temp 15°C to 24°C - a fine, sunny day with light winds from the west.

Osprey
Black-necked Grebe
Wheatear

BRISTOL

Clifton Down:
1 Collared Dove, 1 Peregrine (watch point), 5+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Dunnock, 1 Greenfinch (all birds singing)

Sea Mills:
4+ House Martin (as 2 active nests)

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE


Mediterranean Gull, Pilning Wetlands (Andy Stockhausen)

Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetlands:

1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great White Egret

Severn Beach:
1 Wheatear

Winterbourne/Frampton Cotterell:
1 Green Sandpiper (River Frome)

NORTH SOMERSET

Long Ashton:
40+
Swift, c10 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff (hunting damselflies), + Goldfinch (family)

Nailsea:
1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard

Clevedon (garden):
2 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Robin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Abbeywood:
20+6 Swift, 2 Chiffchaff, + Goldcrest, + Goldfinch

Willsbridge:
Dipper, young Willow Warbler, Nuthatch

Warmley:
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Raven

Burnett:
1 Red Kite  2 Buzzard

Saltford (BOC Walk):
1 Mute Swan, 1 Mallard, 4 Feral Pigeon,  2 Stock Dove, 25 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 7 Swift, 1 Moorhen, 1 Herring Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Magpie, 40 Jackdaw, 63 Carrion Crow, 2 Reed Warbler, 13 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 8 Wren, 1 Starling, 2 Song Thrush, 9 Blackbird, 4 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch,7 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch

Peregrine, Bath (Peter Coslett)

Wellow:
1 Red-legged Partridge calling, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Corn Bunting

Bath:
+ Peregrine (family "showing well")

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Bittern Trail:
Osprey (2nd picnic site "early morning")

Nunnery:
1 Black-necked Grebe (summer plumage)

Herons Green:
200+ Canada Goose (+5 gosling), 2 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Osprey (N. shore, "early on")2 Buzzard, 2 Magpie, 12+ Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 4 Pied/White Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting
25-06-24 Common Tern, CVL (Dave Hughes)
Stratford:
1 Common Tern, 2 Red Kite, 8+ Buzzard (on field being mown)

Oystercatcher, Lapwing & Green Sandpiper, Herriotts (Ian Stapp)

Herriotts inc. Pool:
1 Black Swan, 4 Shelduck (+4 duckling), 2 Shoveler, 38 Teal, 6+ Swift, 3 Little Grebe, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 14 Black-headed Gull (includes 3 juv), 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Osprey, 1 Red Kite, 4+ Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Hobby, 4 Jackdaw, 13 House Martin, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Pied/White Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Reported by: Phil Barlow, Paul Bowerman, Merv Carlyon, Peter Coslett, Trevor Ford, Paul Francis, Alistair Fraser, Nick H, Nick Page, Robert Hargreaves, Dave Hughes, MJ, Lucy Masters, Mike Moxon, Nick Page, Lee Patch, Nigel Povey, Mike Prior, Joe Sargent, Ian Stapp, Andy Stockhausen, Bri Thompson, Karen Wilkinson

Monday 24 June 2024

24-06-24 Monday

Temp 16°C to 23°C - Sun early, but cloud creeping over, however no let up in the heat with UV in the red zone. Light wind swinging from S to W,  finally settling in SW.

Bittern
Osprey
Barn Owl

BRISTOL

Clifton - Worrall Rd
8 Swift

Cotham:
25+ Swift 

Easton:
lots of Swift, 2 Buzzard - circling on high, 

Filton - Sainsbury's
5 Raven - early

Filton Park:
10 Feral Pigeon, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Collar Dove, 2 GS Woodpecker - 1m, 1 juvenile, 3 Jay, 3 Magpie, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Tit, 16 Starling inc 13 juvenile, 2 Robin inc a juv, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch (m), 3 Goldfinch

Longwell Green:
1 Red Kite - over, 

Shirehampton:
15 Swift - swirling and calling at sunset

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
24-06-24 Bullfinch OPS (Mike Prior)
Oldbury Power Station:
1 Cuckoo - calling, Oystercatcher, 1 Great White - over, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Skylark, Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Blackcap, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch - 2 families, 8 Linnet, 

Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetlands:
Shelduck + 8 duckling, 2 Teal, 1 Swift, 2 Oystercatcher, 20 Lapsing, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 40 Curlew, 13 Green Sandpiper, 13 Redshank, 46 Black-headed Gull, 1 juv Great Black-backed Gull,  2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret - over to SE, 3 Little Egret, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark - singing, 4 Sand Martin, 12 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap

Wickwar:
1 Red Kite

Yate Common:
5 Blackcap - singing, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Nuthatch

R Frome - Frampton C - Winterbourne
1 Green Sandpiper

NORTH SOMERSET

Nailsea - garden:
2 Blackbird inc juv, 12 to 15 Long-tailed Tit 

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
2 Grey Partridge

Chelwood:
2 Red Kite 2 Buzzard

Hallatrow:
4 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard - both intermittently foraging over freshly cut silage.

RESERVOIRS
24-06-24 Osprey CVL (Bri Thompson)
Chew Valley Lake


2 Osprey

Herons Green:
200+ Canada Geese + 5 gosling, 6+ Swift, 2 Little Grebe (Pool), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Lapwing, 3 G-BB Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Barn Owl - hunting 9pm, 1 Kestrel, 2 Magpie, 3 House Martin,1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Pied Wagtail, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Reed Bunting,

Moreton:
6 Canada Goose, 1 Great White Egret, 5+ House Martin,  2 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Blackcap
24-06-24 Bittern CVL (Bri Thompson)
Stratford:

1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Bittern - flypass (f), booming (m),  4 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 2 Osprey (f&m), 13 Red Kite - one group over grass cutting field next to car park, 2 Buzzard,  2 Kingfisher (m), 1 Kestrel (m), 5 Hobby, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat (m)
24-06-24 Oystercatcher CVL (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts inc. Pool:
1 Black Swan, 1 Egyptian Goose, 4 Shelduck - down to 4 duckling, 2 Shoveler, 42 Teal, 6+ Swift, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Black-headed Gull - inc juv,  9 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Osprey (f&m), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, 6 Red Kite, 8 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel (m), 2 Hobby, 6 Jackdaw, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting


Reported by: John Barnett, Graham Blacker, Merv Carlyon, Andy Davis, Barry Dursley, Dave Hanks, Donna Harvey, Pete Hazelwood, MJ, Andy Leggatt, Howard Oakden, Tom O'Shea, Mike Prior, A Pym, James Richard, Katie Robson, Ann Rossiter, Paul Sadley, Joe Sargent, Ian Stapp, Andy Stockhausen, Bri Thompson, Liza White 

Sunday 23 June 2024

23-06-24 Sunday

Temp 15°C to 22°C - Cloudy and warm, with a light wind from the W/SW.

Osprey
Black Redstart
Bittern
Common Sandpipers

BRISTOL

Stoke Park inc Duchess Pond:
2 Tufted Duck, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Reed Bunting

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:
8 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 7 Redshank, 35 BH Gull, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail

Nibley:
4 Stock Dove, 5 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Whitethroat

Fillton:
Garden: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon:
Garden: 1 Wood Pigeon, 6 Magpie, 1 Blackbird

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
BOC walk, late Saturday evening: probable Quail, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Swift, Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Kite, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Little Owl, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, 8 Skylark, 11 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 15 Starling, 8 Blackbird, House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 14 Linnet, 5 Goldfinch, 14 Corn Bunting, 4 Yellowhammer

Keynsham:
1 Black Redstart

Newton St Loe:
5 Mute Swan inc 3 Cygnets, 3 juvenile Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 10 Skylark, 16 Barn Swallow, 11 House Martin,  8 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake
1 Barn Owl

Herons Green:
1 Cattle Egret, 2Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret,  3 Marsh Harrier, 5+ Red Kite, 3 Hobby
23-06-24 Osprey, CVL (Dave Hughes)
Moreton:
1 Marsh Harrier

Stratford:
1 Egyptian Goose, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Osprey, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Hobby, 1 Peregrine

Herriotts inc. Pool:
5 Canada Goose gosling, 37 Teal, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Bittern, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher

Reported by: Alan Daniels, Barry Dursley, Rob Hargreaves, David Hughes, MJ, Lucy Masters, Mike Moxon, Nigel Povey, Joe Sargent, Andy Stockhausen, Larry Sweetland, Wayne Tucker, Chris Vines, Lisa White, 

Saturday 22 June 2024

22-06-24 Saturday

Temp 14°C to 20°C - More sunny long periods with a light westerly wind gusting to 19mph - but the rain overnight was appreciated.

Osprey

BRISTOL

Bishopston - garden:
2 Blackbird - singing regularly during the day, 6 House Sparrow - latest batch to appear at the feeders

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
22-06-24 Oystercatcher OPS (Lisa Presland)
Oldbury Power Station:
2 Oystercatcher plus 2 juv, 27 Black-headed Gull - in one juv, 2 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel, Peregrine, 1 Nuthatch, Dunnock - freed from wire

NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:
5 Teal, 1 Swift, 18 Lapwing, 7 Little Ringed Plover, 13 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 44 Black-hd Gul - inc one juv, 6 Sand Martin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail

Severn Beach:
2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover

NORTH SOMERSET

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

BELOW M4 & BANES
22-06-24 Little Owl Marshfield (Alan Daniells)
Marshfield:
Little Owl

Hanham:
19+ Swifts - normally seven

Oldland Common:
1 Red Kite

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Herons Green:
Osprey and Hobby hunting 
22-06-24 Osprey CVL (Bri Thompson)
Stratford:

1 Bittern - flew towards Moreton, 1 Osprey - in her tree, 1 Hobby

Herriotts inc. Pool:
1 Green Sandpiper

Reported by: Paul Bowerman, Alan Daniells, Dave Hughes, Rob Laughton, Nigel Povey, Lisa Presland, Andy Stockhausen, Rod Taylor, Bri Thompson

Friday 21 June 2024

21-06-24 Friday - Bittern

Temp 14°C to 21°C - Mostly sunny but patches of cloud drawn over by the mainly light westerly wind (but gusts to 19mph)

Bittern
Cuckoo
Mediterranean Gull
Osprey

BRISTOL

Stoke Park inc Duchess Pond:
3 Ring-necked Parakeet

Whitchurch:
6 Red Kite - following the hay cutting

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Cuckoo, 1 Lapwing, 4 Whimbrel
21-06-24 Swift Wickwar (Paul Sadley)
Wickwar:

1 Swift

Yate - Common:
3 Swift, 1 Peregrine, Skylark, 1 Willow Warbler

Frampton Cotterell - Cog Mill:
1 Great White Egret

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon - Highdale:
1 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Robin

BELOW M4 & BANES

Warmley - garden:
1 Raven - over

Mangotsfield:
15+ Swift, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, Coal Tit, House Sparrow & Dunnock - all fledglings

Burnett - Stantonbury Hill
1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard
21-06-24 Redshank CVL (Ian Stapp)
RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Dam:
100+ Canada Goose, 1 Goldeneye, 3 Pied Wagtail

Woodford / Path to Dam:
1 Great White Egret, 2 G-S Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Song Thrush, 7 Blackbird

Herons Green:
70+ Canada Geese + 5 gosling, Mallard + 4 duckling, Gadwall + 2 duckling, 20+ Swift, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 4 G-BB Gull - eating a big fish on the wall, 1 Mediterranean Gull - juv, 3 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Hobby, 2 Magpie, 10+ Swallows - dip drinking 11 House Martins. 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler,1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 House Sparrow (wall), 2 Reed Bunting
21-06-24 Osprey CVL (Rick Ayrton)
Stratford:

2 Mediterranean Gull - sum plum, 4 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Osprey, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby - one 1st sum

Herriotts inc. Pool:
1 Egyptian Goose, 4 Shelduck + 5 ducklings, 6 Shoveler, 22+ Teal, 1 Goldeneye (f), 10+ Swift, 14 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank - ad, 21 Black-headed Gull - inc a juv, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Bittern, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Osprey (f) - returns,  1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Hobby, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail

Reported by: Rick Ayrton, Phil Barlow, Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Anthony Goodwin, MJ, Andy Middleton, Nigel Povey, Nick Tippett, Ian Stapp, Bri Thompson,  Gordon Yewdale

Thursday 20 June 2024

20-06-24 Thursday

Temp 10°C to 22°C - Sunny day. Light wind predominantly from northeast.

Cuckoo still calling
Red Kite & Buzzard in numbers over grass-cutting
Ring-necked Parakeet
Marsh Tit
Corn Bunting

BRISTOL

Bishopston:
4 Swift 
20-06-24 Kingfisher, Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
Eastville Park:
1 Kingfisher

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

20-06-24 Lapwing, OPS (Pete Hazelwood)
Oldbury Power Station:
1 Cuckoo (still calling), 27 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Common Tern, 3 Oystercatcher chicks still ok, 4 Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Stonechat

20-06-24 Juvenile Chiffchaff (Paul Sadley)
Wickwar:
Juvenile Coal Tit & Chiffchaff

Harescombe, Yate:
1 Red Kite

Coalpit Heath:
2 Stock Dove, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, c10 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Yellowhammer

UWE Campus, Frenchay
1 Red Kite, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet 

NORTH SOMERSET

Brockley Coombe:
2 Marsh Tit 

Tall Pines golf club, Backwell
2 Red Kite

Bristol airport:
1 Hobby

BELOW M4 & BANES

Mangotsfield:
6 Swift 

Staple Hill:
1 Raven

Marshfield:
4 LBB Gull, 10 Jackdaw, 120 Rook, 20+ Skylark, 3 Swallow, 2 Whitethroat, 30 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 20+ House Sparrow, 3 Pied/White Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 6 Linnet, 3+ Goldfinch, 13 Corn Bunting, 8 Yellowhammer

Chew Magna:
1 Red Kite

Chelwood roundabout:
2 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Woodford + path to Dam:
30+ Swift, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 GBB Gull, 3 Raven, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Song Thrush

20-06-24 Grey Wagtail, Dam CVL (George Stacey)
Dam:
200+ Canada Goose, 1 Goldeneye (f), 1 Redshank, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

20-06-24 Gadwall with ducklings, Herons Green CVL (Nick Page)
Herons Green:
100+ Canada Geese + 5 gosling, Gadwall + 7 duckling, Mallard + 4 duckling, 1 Pochard, 12+ Swift, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, 2 Magpie, 5 Swallow, 11 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 House Sparrow, 3 Reed Bunting

Moreton:
6 GBB Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (calling) 1 Hobby, 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Reed Bunting

Stratford:
1 Black Swan, 12+ Swift, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 GBB Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Red Kite, 6 Buzzard, 4 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3+ Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting

20-06-24 Redshank, Herriotts pool (Ian Stapp)
Herriotts inc. Pool:
4 Shelduck + 5 ducklings, 4 Shoveler, 24 Teal, 40+ Swift, 3 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 8 BH Gull, 9 GBB Gull, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 7 Red Kite & 13 Buzzard (circling over grass cutting), 2 Kingfisher, 2 Hobby,  7 Jackdaw, 3 Reed Warbler, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting, 

Reported by: Phil Barlow, Paul Bowdler, Allan Chard, Andy Davis, Ryan Frost, Pete Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, Mike Jackson, Sue Kempson, Jean Oliver, Nick Page, Paul Sadley, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Chris Teague, Bri Thompson, Nick Tippett

Wednesday 19 June 2024

19-06-24 Wednesday

Temp 12°C to 22°C - Dull to start but then sunny and warm, with a moderate wind from the NE.

Dunlin
Lapwing
Cuckoo
Marsh Tit
19-06-24 Goldeneye, CVL (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

New Cut:
Oystercatcher- 1 chick left now

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
4 Dunlin

NorthwickWarth/Pilning Wetlands:
2 Teal, 3 Swift, 1 Avocet, 6 Curlew, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 17 Lapwing, 8 Redshank, 11 BH Gull, 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sand Martin

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon:
Garden: 2 Woodpigeon, 6 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin

Sand Point:
1 Cuckoo

Backwell Lake:
1 Tufted Duck, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch
19-04-24 Spotted Fly, Goblin Coombe (Roger Staples)
Goblin Combe:
4 Marsh Tit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher

BELOW M4 & BANES

No reports.

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake

Woodford/Dam:
200+ Canada Goose, 2 Black Swan, 1 Goldeneye, 80+ Swift,  1 Red Kite, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (2 young), 3 Raven, 4 Coal Tit (2 young), 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting

Herons Green:
1 Gadwall + 2 duckling, 2 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 4 GBB Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting
19-06-24 Gadwall, CVL (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
5 GBB Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Hobby, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven

Stratford:
2 GBB Gull, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 5 Red Kite, 8 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, recently fledged Cetti's Warblers

Herriotts inc. Pool:
4 Shelduck + 5 shelducklings, 11+ Teal, 3 Lapwing, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Jay

Reported by: Rod, Dru Brooke-Taylor, Andy Davis, Peter Hazelwood, Brian Lancastle, John Lewis, David Mitchell, Nigel Povey, Roger Staples, Ian Stapp, Andy Stockhausen, blagdonlakebirds, CVRSopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG