Recent Bird records (South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the old county of Avon)

3rd January

Great White Egret still at Chew Valley Lake

2nd January

2 Tree Sparrows again at Shepperdine

Hen Harrier at Haxton Down

Black Redstart in Trowbridge

1st January

I was in Yorkshire watching a Little Bustard with around 400+ other bird watchers

Green Winged Teal again at New Passage

Great White Egret and Great Northern Diver both still at Chew Valley Lake

5 Smew at the Cotswold Water Park on pit 28

31st

Water Pipit at New Passage

30th

5 Bewick’s Swan at Severn Beach

29th

3 short Eared Owls at Aust / Northwick area

28th

2 Bewick’s Swans north past Aust

27th

1 Jack Snipe at Severn Beach

26th

2 Tree Sparrow still at Shepperdine

9 Jack Snipe at Aust

4 Smew at the Cotswold Water Park on pit 29

24th

Rose Coloured Starling again in Bishopston Bristol

4 Jack Snipe at Swindon

6 Short Eared Owls at Blakehill

22nd

2 Tree Sparrows at Shepperdine

Great White Egret, Bittern and Great Northern Diver still at Chew Valley Lake