Monday, 26 September 2016

Sightings 26-9-16

Some proper autumn birds!
1st Jack Snipe & Stonechat of the season at New Passage
1st Spotted Crake of the season at Chew Valley Lake
1st Wigeon at Newton St Loe (on bottom lake) since 13/01/14

26-9-16 Spotted Crake (Andy Davis)
Found by Derek Angell at the Stratford Hide Chew
Bristol
Bishopston Garden 
2 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail over at midday, 14 Goldfinch hit the feeders at 3pm stayed as long as it took a cat to get interested and 3 Robins in battle song mode

New Passage/Northwick:
430 Wigeon, 36 Shoveler, 60 Ringed Plover, 21 Grey Plover, 9 Lapwing, 50 Knot, 4 Little Stint

26-9-16 Little Stint (Paul Bowerman)
2 Curlew Sandpiper, 500+ Dunlin, 1 Ruff,

26-9-16 Ruff (Paul Bowerman)
Tame bird on Northwick Warth
1st Jack Snipe, 10 Snipe, 300 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 80 Redshank, 3 Wheatear & 1st Stonechat 


26-9-16 Black-tailed Godwit (Martin Tayler)
Some of  300 at New Passage
Newton St Loe:
1 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 50+ House Martin, 2 Nuthatch

26-9-16 Wigeon (Wayne Tucker)
bottom lake Newton Park
Blagdon Lake:
32 Pintail, 2 Great White Egret, 12 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 juve Hobby, 14 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 24 Lapwing, 1 juv Little Stint, 4 Dunlin, 1 Yellow-legged Gull,  1 Wheatear

Chew Valley Lake:
Large numbers of Pochard
50-100 Hirundine, mostly House Martin, some Swallow, with a few Sand Martin
Herons Green:
2 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper
Moreton:
1 Kingfisher
Stratford:
1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 1 Spotted Crake, 6 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Herriotts End:
18 Shoveler

25-9-26 Spotted Crake (Gary Thorburn) Slimbridge
Just in case you wanted another look at one
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Nick Hawkridge, Robert Hargreaves, Nigel Milbourne, Martin Tayler, Wayne Tucker
blagdonlakebirds, nslbirding, severnsidebirds

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sightings 25-9-16

Sanderling at Shepperdine
Avocet, and Ruff at New Passage
Whinchat at Aust Wharf
Great White Egret and Grey Plover at Blagdon

25-9-16 Ruff (Matt Scott)
Showy fellow near 2nd sentry box on Northwick Wharf

BRISTOL
St George: Coal Tits still on feeders
Stockwood Open Spaces:
Green & Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 3 Bullfinch

Shepperdine:
4 Sanderling, 1 Grey Plover

Oldbury Power Station:
7 Shelduck, 27 Mallard, 2 Peregrine, 1 Oystercatcher, 20 Ringed Plover, 5 Lapwing, 65 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Curlew,  35 Turnstone, 25 BH Gull, 4 Chiffchaff, 20 Pied Wagtail,
35 Goldfinch
25-9-16 Curlew Sandpiper (Vic Savery)
Severn Beach
Severn Beach:
2 Curlew Sandpiper

Littleton Ringing:
180 birds from 15th to 23rd Sept, 141 new, 39 retraps.
Kingfisher 1, 0: Goldcrest 2, 0: Blue Tit 9, 11: Great Tit 6, 8: Long-tailed Tit 0, 3:
Cetti's Warbler 0, 2: Chiffchaff 55, 1: Blackcap 19, 0: Reed Warbler 2, 0: Wren 2, 1: Robin 0, 4: Dunnock 3, 0: Chaffinch 3, 0: Greenfinch 1, 0: Goldfinch 38, 9:


25-9-16 Whinchat (Mrs Trellis)
Posing at Aust Wharf
Aust Wharf:
1 Swallow, 1 Whinchat 

New Passage/Northwick:
4 Grey Plover, 3 Little Stint, lots of Knot & Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Wheatear, .
Northwick Warth: 1 Avocet with the 4 Grey Plover, 1 Ruff

25-9-16 Wigeon (Jason Williams)
Out Boating
Portishead:
Battery Point: 1 Wheatear, 4 Rock Pipit, c.30 Linnet
Boating lake: 1 Greylag Goose, 3 Wigeon, c.120 Mallard

Clevedon-Yeo: (24-09-2016)

4 Canada Goose, 220 Shelduck (good show for time of year), 5 Wigeon, 60 Teal, 60 Mallard,
9 Little Egret, 20 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 90 Curlew, 8 Turnstone,
20 Dunlin (poor showing), 1 Greenshank (heard only), 110 Redshank, 1 Cetti’s Warbler,
3 Wheatear, 10 Meadow Pipit.

Weston-Super-Mare:
Harbour: 4 Grey Plover, 6 Swallow to East

25-9-16 Red Legged Partridge (Robert Hargreaves)
Skulking with 7 Wheatear and 100 Linnet
Marshfield:
Rushmead Lane: 7 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 9 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 7 Wheatear, 100 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer, 8 Corn Bunting
Shire Valley Farm: 100+ Pheasant (75 in one group), 2 Collared Dove, 16 Swallow

Warmley Forest Park:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Tawny Owl, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff

Wick Golden Valley:
2 Jay, 2 Nuthatch, 8 Long-tailed Tit

Bath:
8 House Martin still flying around nests opposite Lidl's

Marksbury:
100+ Starling

Barrow Gurney Tanks:
A few Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper

25-09-16 Grey Plover (Ian Stapp)
Getting grief from a Lapwing at Blagdon  
Blagdon Lake:
Top end only: Lots of Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Shoveler
2 Great White Egret, 9 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Grey Plover, 28 Lapwing
Also 1 Hobby, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, More ringed Gulls, 2 Siskin

Chew Valley Ringing:
2 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, and 2 Reed Bunting ringed today

Chew Valley Lake:
Woodford:
1 Swallow
Herriotts End:
Great White Egret,

23-9-16 Bearded Tit (George Stacey)
Showing well at Radipole
Reports: Paul Bowdler, Peter Coslett, Paul Francis, lee Gardiner, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Paul House, Richard Keel, John Martin, Andrew Middleton, Nigel Milbourne, Chris Perry, Robert Purveur, Vic Savery, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Jason Williams,  Harvey Rose,
blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Sightings 24-9-16

Birds of the day
Great White EgretGolden Plover, Grey Plover,  Little Stint,   Bar-tailed GodwitCorn Bunting


24-9-16 Grey Plover (John Martin)
Littleton Warth
BRISTOL
Hanham Woods: 
"nice lunch but no birds about" - seems the story of the day, so a photo fest

24-9-16 Wheatear (Rod Holbrook)
Severn Beach
Shepperdine:
Bar-tailed Godwit

Littleton Warth WeBS:
8 Shelduck, 59 Wigeon, 46 Teal, 11 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 32+ Grey Plover, 65 Dunlin,
Bar-tailed Godwit, 65 Dunlin, 1 Sand Martin, 6 Wheatear

23-9-16 Grey Plover (David Hughes)
At New Passage yesterday
New Passage/Northwick:
7 Shelduck, 350 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 9 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 13 Ringed Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 8 Lapwing, 100+ Knot, 3 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper,
600 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Snipe,
70 Redshank, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Wheatear

Yatton - Wemberham Lane:
1 Cormorant, 2 Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet

24-9-16 Kingfisher (Shane Pannell)
Molly at Gordano Valley
Weston-Super-Mare - Worlebury gardens:
1 Jay, 4 House Martin, 4 Starling, 6 Blackbird, 21 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch

24-9-16 Golden plover (Peter Coslett)
Downs Road, Marshfield
Marshfield:
Down Road: 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Golden Plover, 10 Barn Swallow
Rushmead Lane: 2 Common Buzzard,  5 Stock Dove, 7 Wheatear, a few Corn Bunting
Shire Valley: 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 10 Raven

24-9-16 Wheatear  (Peter Coslett)
Rushmead Lane
Blagdon Lake:
1 Greylag Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 335 Wigeon, 30 Pintail, 4 Great White Egret, 14 Little Egret,
1 Water Rail, 14 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 28 Lapwing, 1 juv Little Stint, 2 Dunlin

Chew Valley Ringing:
Chiffchaff: 12 ringed plus a recapture ringed here in June 2015 as a juv
Reed Warbler: 2 recorded today. To date, the last hatched here was recaptured on 04 Sept
This Evening: 1 Teal and 1 Mallard ringed

Chew Valley Lake:
Nothing to report
24-9-16 Spotted Crake (Lee Gardiner)
This bird has kept too many birders out of Avon
Reports: John Barnett, Teresa Chard, Peter Coslett, Peter Hazelwood, John Martin, Nigel Milbourne, George Rabin, Trevor Riddle
blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBSOG

Friday, 23 September 2016

Sightings 23-9-16

70 Grey Plover at Oldbury Power Station and singles at New Passage and Blagdon!
90+ Turnstone on the estuary at New Passage
Great White Egret at Blagdon and Chew Valley Lake
Wheatear at Oldbury, New Passage, and Marshfield

23-10-16 Turnstone (Dave Hughes)
New Passage
BRISTOL
Kestrels at Cribbs Causeway and UWE
Marksbury Road Park:
Tawny Owl been calling all week

Oldbury Power Station:
70-75 Grey Plover (best since 75 in 1993), 2 Knot, 5 Wheatear

23-10-16 Wheatear (Dave Hughes)
New Passage
Littleton Warth:
28 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 25 Dunlin, 6 Curlew, 15 Redshank,
1 Raven, 23 Swallow, 200 Starling, 6 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 30+ Meadow Pipit

23-9-16 Turnstone (Lisa Presland)
Shoreline - New Passage
New Passage/Northwick:
22-5-16: 1 Avocet, colour ringed as chick on German coast in 2013, was only the 2nd report

Pilning wetland and shoreline:
2 Ringed Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 4 Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, 180+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 90+ Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Wheatear

23-9-16 Wheatear (Vic Savery)
At the Burger Bar Bay, Severn Beach
Marshfield:
Rushmead Lane: 6 Wheatear only

Keynsham High Street:
1 Red and Yellow Barbet (an escape)

Stockhill Woods, Priddy Pools: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 3 Raven, 10+ Goldcrest,
4 Marsh Tit, pair Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Meadow Pipit, 20+ Goldfinch

23-09-16 Grey Plover (Ian Stapp)
Big eyed bird causing confusion at Blagdon
Blagdon Lake:
Lots of Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Pintail, and Shoveler.
14 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 15+ Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine (consuming kill),
3 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover (19th site record), 18 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 GBB Gull (Green L42(12)),
1 Herring Gull (Blue G:P(04)), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay

23-09-16 Great-White Egret (Ian Stapp)
In Herriott's Pool
Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Egret, 1 Common Gull
Woodford:
1 Buzzard, 1 Jay
Villice:
2 Little Egret, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 7 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper
Heron's Green:
6 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 12 House Sparrow
Herriotts End:
4 Pintail, 1 Great-white Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Yellow-legged Gull,
1 Kingfisher

23-10-16 Great Crested Grebe (Rojo)
Autumn in Villice Bay
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Teresa Chard, Peter Coslett, Andy Davis,  Rob Emery, Paul Francis, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, David Hughes, Lisegirl, Samantha Rogers, Vic Savery,  Ian Stapp, Hilary Strongman,  Mrs Trellis
blagdonlakebirds, opsbirding, severnsidebirds

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Sightings 22/9/2016

The autumn equinox - a bright and sunny day with a cool wind.

********** Spotted Crake at WWT Slimbridge **********


Grey Heron being unco-operative for blogger Robert Hargreaves
Bath
Newton Park at Newton St Loe:
2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 (pair) Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Grey Wagtail.

Chipping Sodbury Common:
1 Common Snipe, 9 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat.

Oldbury Power Station and Shepperdine:
2 Shelduck, 25+ Wigeon, 10 Teal, 60+ Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 7 Ringed Plover, 6 Grey Plover, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Dunlin, 9 Skylark over, 100+ Swallow, 50 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Wheatear, 6 Meadow Pipit, Willow Warbler (in sub-song), Whitethroat, 14 Linnet.

phyllosc from Lisegirl - what do we reckon, Willow?
New Passage/Pilning Wetlands:
Egyptian Goose, Pintail, juv Peregrine (Severn Beach), 3 juv Curlew Sandpiper, juv Wood Sandpiper,  60+ Grey Plover, 290 Black-tailed Godwit, 170 Knot, c1500 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Wheatear, Whitethroat.



Nice flight shot of Grey Plovers and Bar-tailed Godwits at NP (Alex Carlisle)
More of the New Passage wader fest from John Martin 
Portishead:
4 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail.

Kenn Moor:
2 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 juv Hobby, 1 Whinchat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet.

Blue Tit (Gill Sapsed) - not rare, just charming
Blagdon Lake:
28 Pintail, a lot of Wigeon, 3 Great White Egret, 12 Little Egret, juv Ruff, 2 Snipe, 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Peregrine.

Chew Valley Lake:
2 Great White Egret - 1 at Stratford at noon, 1 flying past Moreton at 12:45,  Also:
Dam:
2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Egret, 9 G BB Gull (eating a large fish on the dam wall), 25 hirundines,
Herons Green:
9 Little Grebe, 1 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat.
Moreton:
1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 40 Woodpigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler,   100+ Carrion Crow, 1 Reed Bunting.  Flock consisting of 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 20+ Long-tailed Tit and 1 Treecreeper.
Stratford:
4 Buzzard (over hills far side lake), 1 Sparrowhawk, 9 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 17+ Raven (all flying together), 2 Reed Bunting.  
Harriotts Bridge:
8 Pintail, 12 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler.

Wheatear (Alex Carlisle)
Reports: Alex Carlisle, Andy Davis, Robert Hargreaves, 'Lisegirl'. John Martin, Vic Polley, Lois Pryce, Trevor Riddle, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis. blagdonbirds, opsbirding.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Sightings 21/9/2016

Dry, mostly cloudy, mild day

Avocet at Portbury Wharf
Great White Egret at Blagdon Lake
1 Red Kite at Walton Down, Portishead
Water Rail, 2 adult Black-necked Grebe off the East Shore, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull at Chew Valley Lake

21-9-16 Avocet (Mrs Trellis)
Portbury Wharf
BRISTOL
Stockwood Open Spaces:
1 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Jay, 2 Goldfinch. Quiet today

Willsbridge Mill:
1 Grey Wagtail
21-9-16 Grey Wagtail (Brian Thompson)
Willsbridge Mill

Shepperdine shore:
1 Little Egret, 2 Curlew., 60 Turnstone

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Kingfisher, 500+ House Martin, 6 Wheatear

Aust (Cake Pill):
44 Wigeon, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank

New Passage/Northwick:
18 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Grey Plover, 165 Knot, 4 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 250 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff in the bushes.
Best sighting; a Water Vole in Chestle Pill
Severn Beach:
3 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew Sandpiper

21-9-16 Bar-tailed Godwit (Mrs Trellis)
Portbury Coast
Portbury Wharf:
Avocet (Chris Stone)

Portbury Coast:
71 Ringed Plover, 9 Avocet, 96 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Mrs Trellis), 62 Curlew, 125 Redshank, 3 Wheatear, 53 Linnet

Portishead:
Walton Down 13.45: Red Kite

Clevedon-Yeo:
120 Shelduck, 25 Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 70 Mallard, 10 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk,
1 Kestrel, 18 Oystercatcher, 3 Grey Plover, 12+ Ringed Plover, 60+ Curlew, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit,
2 Turnstone, 15+ Dunlin, 120 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 200 BH Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 9 Wheatear,
2 Rock Pipit, 60 Linnet

Bristol Airport:
More Swallows & House Martin streaming South, also a few Meadow Pipit

Sand Point:
Grey Plover, Lots Hirundines (inc 1 Sand Martin) + Meadow Pipits, 2 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting

Blagdon Lake:
Great White Egret, 1 juv Ruff


21-9-16 Buzzard (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley
Chew Valley Lake:
200 + Swallow & Martin


Early evening: 8 Pintail, 2 male Tufted x Pochard hybrids, 2 Goldeneye (female and a newly arrived ad male moulting out of eclipse), 2 adult Black-necked Grebe off the East Shore, 6 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Tern (appeared to be a second-winter - see photo below).(Keith Vinicombe)
21-9-16 Common Tern (Keith Vinicombe)
Chew Valley Lake this evening
Dam:
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 GBB Gull
Woodford:
2 Little Egret, 4 GBB Gull
Villice Bay:
2 Hobby, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper
Heron's Green:1 Little Egret, 18 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Cetti's Warbler, large flock of Goldfinch (around 200).
Moreton:
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 GBB Gull, 3 Jay, 1 Raven, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Stratford:
2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 5 Lapwing, 4 GBB Gull
Herriotts End:
3 GBB Gull, 1 Common Tern, 1 Cetti's Warbler

21-9-16 Common Sandpiper (David Hughes)
Chew Valley Lake
Reports: Paul Bowerman,, James Butcher,  Teresa Chard, David Gibbs, Peter Hazelwood, Adrian Hockey, David Hughes, John Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Harvey Rose, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Chris Stone, Brian Thompson, Mrs Trellis, Keith Vinicombe, Andrew Waygood, Jon Mortin.
 
blagdonlakebirdsnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirds

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Sightings 20/9/2016

Grey and murky in the morning, but at least no rain.

********** Pectoral Sandpiper at Meare Heath, Somerset **********


Jay at Ashton Court (Mrs Trellis)
Bristol.
Eastville Park:
1 Grey Heron, 8 BH Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Jay, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 ad and 1 juv Song Thrush.
Finzels Reach, central Bristol:
2 Peregrine on the drain pipes.
Ashton Court (Mansion House):
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay (acorn gathering), 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Nuthatch.

Bath.
Newton St Loe:
5 Buzzard, 3 Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 5 Mistle Thrush, 3 Yellowhammer.

Chipping Sodbury Common:
3 Snipe, Wheatear, 2 Redstart, 2 Stonechat.

Little Sodbury:
1 Buzzard, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Mistle Thrush.

Shepperdine:
Bar-tailed Godwit,

Oldbury Power Station:
5 Grey Heron, 16 Wigeon, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 55 Turnstone, c 350 House Martin, 1+ Sand Martin, 3 Wheatear.

Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetlands:
Buzzard, f. Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, m. Kestrel, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpiper and an impressive 1000 Dunlin, 7 Snipe, 8 Wheatear, many Meadow Pipit and Linnet.

Wheatear on the Portbury coast (Mrs Trellis)
Portbury coast:
1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron (with a fish), 8 Ringed Plover, 55 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Curlew, 5 Wheatear.

Turnstones at Portishead = another photo from the ubiquitous Mrs Trellis
Portishead:
75 Turnstone (Battery Point).
Not a bird but a great record - 2 Bottle-nosed Dolphin going down-channel (KV).

Chew Valley Lake:
Osprey seen from Herriotts Bridge and Stratford, sometimes fishing.
Herons Green:
2 Little Grebe, 2 GBB Gull, 100+ Swallow out over the lake.
Moreton:
Sparrowhawk, 5 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Tawny Owl (by the hide), Kingfisher, Kestrel, 150+ hirundines (mostly Swallow, on wires on way in to the cottage), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Jay.
Herriotts Bridge:
4 Little Grebe, 270+ Canada Goose, 1 G BB Gull, 50+ Swallow & House Martin, 4 Sand Martin.

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Andy Davis, Andy Middleton, David Poulton, Gill Sapsed, Vic Savery, Ian Stapp, John Thorogood, Mrs Trellis, Keith Vinicombe, Jason Williams, NSLBirding, opsbirding

Monday, 19 September 2016

Sightings 19/9/2016

Miserable wet day but the birders are still out there!  Late update.

Dipper singing in Eastville Park (Richard Scantlebury)
Bristol.
Eastville Park(WeBS):
67 Mallard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dipper singing, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch.
Stockwood Open Space:
30 House Martin hunting.  Unusual sight of Raven and Magpie having an aerial spat.

Yate Rocks:
Red Kite, Kestrel, Barn Owl, Jay.

New Passage / Northwick Warth:
9 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 5 Shelduck, 20 Gadwall, 130 Teal, 140 Wigeon, 15 Shoveler, 15 Pintail, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine, 120 Oystercatcher, 30 Ringed Plover, 6 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 16 Grey Plover, 140 Knot, 5 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 juv Little Stint, 450 Dunlin, 90 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 11 Snipe, Bar-tailed Godwit, 260 Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Redshank, 1 juv Wood Sandpiper, 70 Turnstone, Rock Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear.

Portbury Wharf (WeBS):
5 Mute Swan, 38 Wigeon, 26 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 44 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 9 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 29 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 2 Herring Gull.

Spoonbill, probably 2nd summer, at Blagdon Lake
(Ian Stapp)
Blagdon Lake:
50 Wigeon, 50 Gadwall, 30 Teal, 8 Pintail, 20 Shoveler, 11 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 10+ Grey Heron, 1 imm Spoonbill (Nigel Milbourne), 60 Little Grebe (counted earlier in week), 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 juv Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 6+ Snipe, 12 Sand Martin, 100+ Swallow, 10+ House Martin.

Chew Valley Lake:
6 Pintail, 2 juv Black-necked Grebe (East Shore), 7 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 2nd-yr Yellow-legged Gull, juv Black Tern, 1 Common Tern, 2 juv Hobby, 1 Kingfisher, 300 Swallow, 25 Sand Martin, 1 Nuthatch.

Reports: Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Paul Francis, Robert Hargreaves, Brian Lancastle, John Martin, David Poulton, Richard Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Keith Vinicombe, blagdonbirds, Severnsidebirds.