Saturday, 21 October 2017

21st October '17 Saturday - Great Skua

Temp max 14˚C, Wind SW 33 mph. gust to S 55 mph. Bit of a blow today, some good bright sunny spells and some lovely rainbows

Long-tailed Duck
Great Northern Diver, Leach's Petrel, Great Skua, Common Tern, Guillemot
Great White Egret
Hen Harrier
Bar-tailed Godwit
Swallow
Redwing
Brambling
21-10-17 Great Skua at  Severn Beach (Paul Bowerman)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
Great Skua at 15.50
21-10-17 Great Northern Diver phonescoped at Severn Beach (Aravind Ramesh)
Severn Beach:
1 Great Northern Diver, 1 poss Grey Phalarope, 1 Leach's Petrel 12.55-13.05 and 13.55, 6 Great Skua 1 at 12.30, 5 at 13.15, 4 between 14.40 and 16.00, 1 Common Tern, 1 Guillemot, 1 Rock Pipit

21-10-17 Great Skua at  Severn Beach (Rob Clipson)
NORTH SOMERSET

Portishead, Redcliff Bay:
2 m/f wintering Blackcap but the m chased the f off and spent the rest of the day on the fat-ball feeder

Anchor Head:
Great Skua between 12.00 and 13.00

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 ring-tailed Hen Harrier, reported again from unknown source

Rushmead Lane area-Northfield Lane:
20 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Kestrel, 3 Stock Dove, 50 Woodpigeon, 20 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 100 Starling, 5 Redwing, 1 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 80 Goldfinch, 150 Linnet, 10 Yellowhammer

Down Road:
250 Woodpigeon, 100 Common Gull, 16 Pied Wagtail.

RESERVOIRS


21-10-17 Meadow Pipit at Chew Valley Lake (Bob Brewer)
Chew Valley Lake:
14 Little Egret, 24 Great White Egret, 8 Common Gull

Dam:
2 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper

Woodford:
1 j Long-tailed Duck, 2 Little Egret,  3 GBB Gull

21-10-17 Ruff in Herons Green Bay (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
80+ Wigeon, 8 Little Egret, 24 Great White Egret, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 8 Ruff,  2 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Gull, 4 GBB Gull

21-10-17 Common Gull (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
126 Canada Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Common Gull, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Green woodpecker, 4 Jay, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Meadow Pipit, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

Herriotts:
38 Canada Goose, 4 Pintail, 2 Little Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Gull, 5 GBB Gull, 2 Meadow Pipit
21-10-17 Rainbow from Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Reports: Rich Andrews, Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowyer, Bob Brewer, Rob Clipson, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, Peter Dolton, Robert Hargreaves, Peter Hazelwood, Graham Lawlor, Aravind Ramesh, Vic Savery, Tony Scott, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, blagdonlakebirds, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds,

Friday, 20 October 2017

20th October '17 Friday - Hen Harrier

Temp max 13˚C, Wind W 25 mph. veering to S 12mph. Cold in the wind, but bright Sunshine mostly

Scaup
Great White Egret
Hen Harrier
Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Little Stint, Bar-tailed Godwit
Mediterranean Gull, Black Tern
Fieldfare, Redwing
Water Pipit

20-10-17 Gulls at Chew Valley Lake (Bob Brewer)
BRISTOL

Stoke Lodge BS9 1BN, 4pm:
7 Redwing flying from fruiting apple tree to yew tree

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
Water Pipit

Severn Beach:
22 Gadwall, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher

NORTH SOMERSET

Tintsfield NT:
2 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Raven, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit
20-10-17 Kingfisher at Uphill (Bill Hewitt)
Uphill:
10 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 15 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Long-tailed Tit

Bleadon:
50+ Mute Swan, 100+ Canada Goose, 1 Green Woodpecker

BELOW M4 & BANES

Marshfield:
1 Ring-tailed Hen Harrier, flew from the direction of Down Thorns Farm being mobbed by 2 Carrion Crow past me and north east towards West Kington, Wilts. Seen by a local Farmer as well who said he saw it have a go at Red-legged Partridge

20-10-17 Stonechat at Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
Rushmead Lane area-Northfield Lane:
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 34 Golden Plover, 200 Wood Pigeon, 3 Raven, 20 Sky Lark, 1 Chiffchaff, 300 Starling, 6 Stonechat, 5 Pied Wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipit, 200 Linnet, a few Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting 

Down Road:
3 Grey Heron, 28 Lapwing, 32 Common Gull, 16 Pied Wagtail.

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake:
17 Pintail, 1 f Peregrine, 44 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 1 Snipe

20-10-17 Common Sandpiper at CVL (George Stacey)
Chew Valley Lake:
2 m/f Scaup, 2 f Goldeneye, 1 f Goosander, 14 Little Egret, 20 Great White Egret, 2 j Peregrine, 30 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 6 Dunlin, 3 Little Stint, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Ruff, 1 Redshank, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Black Tern, 20 Swallow, 10 Skylark, 4 Water Pipit, 1 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing

20-10-17 Chaffinch by the Dam (Ian Stapp)
Dam:
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Raven, 15 Chaffinch

20-10-17 Pintail at Bittern Trail (George Stacey)
Bittern Trail:
10 Pintail, 100+ Pochard, 1 Raven, Buzzard, Goldcrest, 2 Blue tits, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper

Woodford:
5 GBB Gull, 4 Meadow Pipit

Villice:
2 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper

Herons Green:
75+ Wigeon, 8 Little Egret, 18 Great White Egret, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Dunlin, 8 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper

20-10-17 Barnacle and Canada Geese, with neck band JX, at Moreton (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
74 Canada Goose (inc JX), 3 Barnacle Goose, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 1 Common Gull, 4 GBB Gull, 4 Jay, 2 Bearded Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler,  1 Treecreeper, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Water Pipit
20-10-17 Pintail at Herriotts (Bob Brewer)
Herriotts:
4 Pintail, 2 Little Egret,  2 Great White Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler

Out of UK
Westhay:
Bearded Tit showing on walkway

Reports: Rich Andrews, Bob Brewer,  Peter Coslett, Andy Davis, Robert Hargreaves, Bill Hewitt, Matt Hobbs, Lois Pryce, George Stacey, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, blagdonlakebirds, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds,

Thursday, 19 October 2017

19th October '17 Thursday - Little Gull

Temp max 15˚C, Wind SE 12 mph. Very WET today

Scaup
Little Gull
Black Tern
Ring-necked Parakeet

15-10-17 Bird seen on beach at Uphill (Clive Williams)
Is a young Gannet. Thanks to all who indentified
BRISTOL

Badock's Wood:
11 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Bullfinch

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Aust, end of main road, BS35 4AX:
Ring-necked Parakeet

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon Beach:
6 Turnstone
BELOW M4 & BANES

Bath, Twerton, St Michael's Church:
1 Tawny Owl calling

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
1 f Scaup (Moreton), 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 ad Little Gull, 8 Black Tern (Moreton)

Reports: Adrian Adams, Rich Andrews, Terri Borash, Andy Davis, Jason Hanney, Robert Hargreaves, Matt Hobbs, John Martin, Tanya Sheasby, Clive Williams, blagdonlakebirds, nsl-birding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds,

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

18th October '17 Wednesday - Merlin

Temp max 13˚C, Wind E 12 mph. Very DULL today and that light drizzle that goes straight through waterproof coats and hats, cold enough for gloves

Garganey
Merlin
Bar-tailed Godwit
Bearded Tits
Redwing
Brambling, RedpollHawfinch

18-10-17 Fish for the fittest, Moreton, CVL (Ian Stapp)
BRISTOL

Henleaze:
A Green Woodpecker - clearing the lawn of ants.

Stockwood Open Space:
16 BH Gull, 18 Woodpigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8 Blackbird, pair Stonechat, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch
18-10-17 Dipper in Eastville Park (Allan Chard)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Shepperdine:
1 f/juv Merlin on fence, 20 Siskin over

Aust, vis. mig, 7.30 to 9.45:
15 Collared Dove, 217 Starling, 18 Redwing, 227 Meadow Pipit, 379 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Greenfinch, 147 Goldfinch, 102 Siskin, 23 Linnet, 4 Redpoll, 1 Hawfinch, 1 Reed Bunting
Present: 1 Jay, 6 Chiffchaff, 20 Goldcrest, 5 Redwing, 15 Song Thrush, 1 Wheatear, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet

18-10-17 Pheasant at New Passage (John Martin)
Local novelty
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Pheasant, 1 Water Rail, 19 Dunlin,  2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Curlew,  1 Common Sandpiper, 155 Redshank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear

NORTH SOMERSET

18-10-17 Sparrowhawk at Milton, W-s-M (Paul Bowyer)
Weston-Super-Mare, Milton:
1 Sparrowhawk

BELOW M4 & BANES
18-10-17 Mistle Thrush at NSL (NSL Birding)
October is the month for Mistle Thrushes
Newton St Loe:
1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Jay, 10 Skylark, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 8 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat, 20 Meadow Pipit

RESERVOIRS

Blagdon Lake, 17th:
1 Common Sandpiper

18-10-17 Egrets & Duck at Herons Green  (Ian Stapp)
Chew Valley Lake:
1 fem Goldeneye, 20 Little Egret, 16 Great White Egret, 5 Lapwing, 3 Snipe

Woodford:
5 GBB Gull, 2 Raven, 10 Pied Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit

Villice:
Great White Egret, 7 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 5 Redwing, 50 Pied Wagtail

Herons Green:
80 Wigeon, 1 Garganey, 17 Little Egret, 8 Great White Egret, 10 Little Grebe, 6 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 12 Meadow Pipit

Moreton:
2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 4 GBB Gull, 2 Jay, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Meadow Pipit

Herriotts:
4 Pintail, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 2 GBB Gull,  1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, Bearded Tits

This section of the A368 is closed
Reports: Rich Andrews, Paul Bowyer, Allan Chard, Teresa Chard, Peter Hazelwood, Matt Hobbs, Pam Marsden, John Martin, Nigel Milbourne, Tony Scott, Nigel Sluman, Ian Stapp,  Tanya Sheasby, Anita Teague blagdonlakebirds, nsl-birding, opsbirdingsevernsidebirds

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

17th Oct '17 Tuesday - Leach's Petrels

Overcast and cooler.  Not much wind.

Leach's Petrels at Severn Beach.
Very late Whimbrel at Shepperdine.
Shag, Garganey, Scaup, Ruff, Bearded Tit at Chew (and 3 Otters).
Garden record of a Rose-coloured Starling. 
Migrating Crossbills.

Another Great White Egret portrait - they're still at Chew (Mrs Trellis)
BRISTOL
juv. Rose-coloured Starling reported in a Bristol garden


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Oldbury Power Station:
1 Whimbrel (Shepperdine), 6 Stonechat.

Severn Beach:
2 Leach's Petrel.


NORTH SOMERSET:

Tickenham:
Barn Owl flushed from south of the church.

Wains Hill, Clevedon: (migration watch 0700-0900)
Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 25 Meadow Pipit, 520 Chaffinch, 6 Bullfinch, 8 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Crossbill.

Dowlais Lane, Clevedon: (evening high tide)
314 Shelduck, 17 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 12 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing, 20+ Dunlin, 11 Curlew (in cattle field), 130+ Redshank, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 15 Linnet.

Bleadon Levels, and Uphill:
70+ Mute Swan, 100+ Canada Goose, c. 300 Shelduck, 100 Mallard, singles of Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, and 2 Stonechat
Great White Egret 17th Oct 2017 River Axe (nr caravan park) William Hewitt


BELOW M4 & BANES

Great Spotted Woodpecker (nslbirding)
Newton St Loe:
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 12 Goldfinch.


RESERVOIRS:

Blagdon Lake:
1 Common Sandpiper (at the dam).

Common Gull and Black-headed Gull at Chew (Mrs Trellis)
Chew Valley Lake:
422 Cormorant, 22 Great White Egret (17 in Herons Green), 18 Little Egret, 6 Lapwing, 1 Wheatear.    Noticeable passage of  Chaffinch, Starling, 65 Skylark, Meadow Pipit and a few Linnet most going S or SW.

Dam:
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Bittern Trail:
6 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe.

Woodford:
4 G BB Gull, 2 Swallow, 6 Meadow Pipit.

Meadow Pipit at Woodford - and 40 at Stratford today (Ian Stapp)
Villice:
1 imm. Shag.

Heron's Green:
7 Little Grebe, 86 Wigeon, 1 Garganey, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 G BB Gull, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 2 Raven, 7 House Sparrow.

2 female Scaup at Moreton today (Ian Stapp)
Moreton:
72 Canada Goose, 2 ad f. Scaup, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Jay, 2 Raven, 4 Goldfinch.

Stratford:
1 juv. Little Stint, 40 Meadow Pipit.

Herriott's Bridge:
7 Pintail, 1 Ruff, 2 Snipe, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 G BB Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler,
11-12 Bearded Tit (lake side reedbed west of channel).


Reports: Derek Angell, Andrew Archer, Terri Borash, Chris Craig, Jane Cumming, William Hewitt, Brian Lancastle, Steve Sanins, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Thomas Winstone, blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds

Monday, 16 October 2017

16 Oct '17

Cloudy, dark and a bit windy in the morning. Strange, sepia light with the sun occasionally appearing as a pink eyeball in the sky. Brightened later in the day to a pleasant, if breezy, day.

Sun over Langford (David Goodliffe)

Pomarine Skua, Leach's Petrel


BRISTOL

Finzel's Reach:
3 Peregrine (a juvenile come back?)


SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Severn Beach:
Pomarine Skua, Leach's Petrel (early evening)


NORTH SOMERSET:

Langford:
Red-legged Partridge

Red-legged Partridge (David Goodliffe)
Walking down the road

BELOW M4 & BANES


No reports

 
RESERVOIRS:

Chew Valley Lake:
Dam:
1 Common Sandpiper, 2 L Egret

Woodford:
1 Mistle Thrush (orchard), 2 G-W Egret 

Common Gull at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)

Herons Green:
14 G-W Egret, 8 L Egret, 2 Common Gull, 9 L Grebe, 3 G BB Gull, 12+ Meadow Pipit
117 Wigeon, 1 Marsh Harrier (came up from reeds back of the pond at 1.35pm went off SW)
Marsh Harrier at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)

Moreton:
20+ Goldfinch, 5 Meadow Pipit, 5 Redwing, 2 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk

Herriotts:
1 G-W Egret, 18 Pintail (pond), 2 G BB Gull
Wigeon at Herons Green (Ian Stapp)

Migration Watch at Battery Point, Portishead, 15 October 2017.
Very quiet. Fresh SSW and overcast most of morning, Sunny after about 1000 hrs. Tide low. Movement mostly between 0800 and 1000.

Chaffinch 12 E (first thing), 96 SW.
Goldfinch 25+ about, no obvious movement.
finch sp. 21 SSW.
Pied Wagtail 10 (poss. in from N) incl. 6 together on grass at point.

Also noted in bushes - 1 Goldcrest and 1 Reed Bunting - poss. resting migrants.

Also local birds noted (Blue, Coal and Great Tits, House Sparrows, Wood Pigeon, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Magpie, C Crow, Cormorant, Curlew, Redshank, G B-b Gull, Herring Gull, Black-h Gull.)


Out of area:
Blackdown, Mendip:
55 Dunlin, 1 Snipe feeding (this morning). Often see snipe but never seen dunlin before.
Dead Tawny Owl on roadside near Holiday Inn, A38 Cowslip Green (Pete Brain)


Reports: David Goodliffe, Ian Stapp, Robin Prytherch, Jason Williams, Dan@twit1144,  blagdonlakebirds,  CVRSnslbirding,  opsbirding,  severnsidebirds

Sunday, 15 October 2017

15th Oct '17 Sunday - Migration Watch

Temp max 18˚C, Wind SSW 14 mph. Cloudy and low, turning sunny after lunch

Great White Egret
Spotted Redshank
Nightjar
Bearded Tit
Water Pipit
Brambling, Crossbill, Lesser Redpoll
Hawfinch
Lapland Bunting
Migration Watch, times between 7.00 and 11.00
BirdAustNP/NWPortisheadWains HillSand Point
Canada Goose49 N



Hobby


1
Golden Plover41 flock


Woodpigeon
15
49
Great Spot Woodpecker


42
Skylark
47

17
Swallow



4
House Martin


1
Starling181140
67730
Song Thrush


3
Redwing1240
2
Pied Wagtail4912101921
Meadow Pipit6950
3437
Water Pipit1


Chaffinch40928012 E, 96 SW9361560
Brambling2

1
Greenfinch530
2741
Goldfinch721025166
Siskin316
29
Linnet52



Redpoll23
111
Crossbill


1
Bullfinch


49
Hawfinch1??

2
Reed Bunting3
112
Lapland Bunting


1

BRISTOL

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Aust:
1 Little Egret, 1 m Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff

15-10-17 Great Spotted Woodpecker at NP (Rod Holbrook)
New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, 32 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank, 85 Redshank, 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Stonechat

Road to Hallen from Severn Beach, 18.33:
1 m Nightjar caught in headlights

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, Wain's Hill:
2 Peregrine, 3 Raven

Sand Bay today:
5 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 2 Coal Tit

Sand Bay, yesterday: 
1 Peregrine, 1 Skylark, 666 Starling, 7 alba Wagtail, 792 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling, 2 Greenfinch, 17 Goldfinch, 15 Siskin, 46 Linnet, 1 Crossbill, 5 Bullfinch, 21 Reed Bunting, 1 Lapland Bunting

Weston-Super-Mare, St Geprges:
1 Great White Egret flying South

Worlebury Hill Road/Worlebury Golf Course:
2 Sparrowhawk (1m and 1f), 2 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3 Feral Pigeon, 1 Woodpigeon, 4 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 9 Magpie, 1 Great tit, 3 Blue tit,  1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 8 Starling, 1 Blackbird,1 Robin, 4 Chaffinch, 26 Goldfinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll

Worlebury Gardens:
1 Jay

Wemberham, Yatton Lane:
1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 4 Raven and 40 Linnet.

BELOW M4 & BANES
15-10-17 Grey Heron in Shire Valley (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield, Shire Valley:
6 Grey Heron,1 Sparrowhawk,7 Buzzard,2 Kestrel, usual Corvids, 20 Raven, Skylark, 4 Stonechat, 40 Linnet, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting

Cold Ashton Roundabout:
40 Golden Plover over
15-10-17 House Sparrow at NSL (NSL Birding)
Newton St Loe:
7 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Skylark, 5 Mistle Thrush - 20 Red Admiral

Paulton:
2 Buzzard, 1 Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch, 22 Linnet, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch

RESERVOIRS

Chew Valley Lake:
1 j fem Garganey, 1 imm Shag, 25 Little Egret, 18 Great White Egret, 3 Water Rail, 2 Kestrel, 1 j Peregrine, 19 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 Fieldfare,  1 Wheatear

15-10-17 Great White Egret in Herons Bay (Ian Stapp)
Herons Green:
87 Wigeon, 22 Little Egret, 13 Great White Egret, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Gull, 3 Magpie, 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Meadow Pipit

Moreton:
1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 4 GBB Gull, 8 Magpie, 1 Raven, 1 Coal Tit, 15+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 4 Bullfinch (by Cottage)

Herriotts:
11 Pintail, 3 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 3 GBB Gull, 4 Magpie, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Bearded Tit

3 Otter in Stratford Bay

Out of Avon:
15-10-17 Rock Thrush at Pwll Du, Gwent (Brian Thompson)
If this doesn't tempt you to go and see it nothing will
Natural England SW are pleased to announce the new Noah's and Seventy Acres Hides at ShapwickHeathNNR and  AvalonMarshes are now officially open

15-10-17 Marsh Harrier from the Noah's Hide (Bob Brewer)

This section of the A368 is closed for 3 weeks from tomorrow
Reports: Phil Baber, Paul Chapman, Chris Craig, Bob Fleetwood, Paul Gregory, Patrick Hancock, Robert Hargreaves, Hattie, Nick Hawkridge, Rod Holbrook, Simon Isgar, Brian Lancastle, Lisegirl, John Martin, Dave Nevitt, James Payne, Lois Pryce, George Rabin, Trevor Riddle, Lyndon Roberts, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs, Jason Williams,  blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirds

Saturday, 14 October 2017

14th October '17 Saturday - Rosefinch

Temp max 16˚C, Wind S 8 mph. Cloudy, humid.

Egret and Heron (Gill Sapsed)

Garganey

Shag
Bar-tailed Godwit
Ring-necked Parakeet
Common Rosefinch

BRISTOL

Fishponds and Downend:
2 Ring-necked Parakeet
14-10-17 Otter at Eastville Park Allan Chard)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

New Passage/Northwick Warth:
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Plover, 13 Knot, 1 Ruff, 5 Snipe, 320 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Common Rosefinch
14-10-17 Mistle Thrush at New Passage (Lisegirl)

Warmley Forest Park:
Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 40+ Woodpigeon, 2 Little Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Starling, 5 Chaffinch, 6 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch

NORTH SOMERSET

Clevedon, Wain's Hill:
At last some finch movement. Only 130 Chaffinches, 1 Redpoll and 4 Bullfinch but it's a start

Banwell Hill: 
Wonderful display of 5 Common Buzzards and 2 Ravens calling and spiralling downwards together

BELOW M4 & BANES
14-10-17 Stonechat at Marshfield (Peter Coslett)
Marshfield:
3 Kestrel, 100 mixed corvids, 15 Skylark, 100 Starling, 2 Stonechat, 3 Pied Wagtail, 150 Linnet, 30 Yellowhammer, 20 Corn Bunting

Cold Ashton Roundabout:
140 Common Gull

Saltford, p.m.:
2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 2 Pheasant, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Magpie, 2 Jay, 1 Raven, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chaffinch, 50 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer

Bath:
St John's Church: 1 Peregrine
Widcombe: 1 Kingfisher

RESERVOIRS

Barrow Tanks, WeBS:
4 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose , 30 Canada Goose, 64Teal, 3 Wigeon, 70 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 74 Tufted Duck, 101 Coot, 52 Cormorant, 4 Heron, 6 Little Egret, 26 Little Grebe, 19 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear

Litton Reservoir:
2 Tufted Duck, 16 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Jay, 3 Grey Wagtail

14-10-17 Mute Swan at CVL (Bob Brewer)
Encouraging image for other Swans
Chew Valley Lake:
22 Little Egret, 18 Great White Egret
14-10-17 Tufted Duck at Villice (Bob Brewer)
Other Birds:
1 Garganey, 1 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 1 juv f Peregrine, 2 Ruff, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Skylark, 1 Wheatear

14-10-17 Chiffchaff (CVRS)
CVRS:
9 new Chiffchaff ringed

14-10-17 Rock Thrush (Brian Lancastle)
Out of Avon:
The Rock Thrush in Gwent is still very popular

Natural England SW are pleased to announce the new Noah's and Seventy Acres Hides at ShapwickHeathNNR and  AvalonMarshes are now officially open

This section of the A368 will be closed from16th October for 3 weeks
Reports: Anne Crowe, Sean Davies, Ginger Birder, Robert Hargreaves, Lisegirl, John Martin, Rich Scantlebury, Ian Stapp, Howard Taffs,  John Thorogood, Mrs Trellis, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nsl-birdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirds