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

Reports in RED are my own sightings (number) = total species seen this year so far

TOTAL SO FAR THIS YEAR (218)

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

May

31st

Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Red Kite and 5 Buzzards at Sculthorpe (218)

30th

Greenish Warbler, 2 spotted Flycatchers at Blakeney point

29th

Marsh Warbler, Savi’s warbler, Grasshopper warbler, Cuckoo, Marsh harrier at Lakenheath

6 Swallowtail Butterflies at Strumpshaw Fen

28th

Quail calling from Down Road Marshfield (210)

24th

4 Nightjar, 2 Woodcock, 4 Tree Pipits at Crabtree Hill Forest of Dean (209)

Spoonbill at Pilning Wetlands

22nd

2 Avocet at Pilning Wetlands

21st

Little Bittern, 6 Great White Egrets, 5 Bittern, 4 Cattle Egrets, 6+ Little Egrets, 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Hobby and 2 Garganey at Ham Wall (208)

5 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Pied Flycatchers and a Firecrest at Nags Head

Avocet at Chew Valley Lake

18th

Black Kite over Westonbirt

17th

Red Kite over Chipping Sodbury

15th

Osprey at Wotton Bassett

14th

Spoonbill at Pilning Wetlands

Quail at Blakehill

13th

Osprey, Red Kite and cuckoo at Kinghton

10th

Hobby, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Whitethroat, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Sand Martin, 5 Swallows, 2 House Martins, lots of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps on Chipping Sodbury Common.

2 Garganey and 2 2 wood Sandpipers on pit 74 of the Cotswold water Park

8th

Black Winged Stilt and wood sandpiper at Pilning Wetlands

7th

Black Winged Stilt, Green Shank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 3 Little Ringed Plover, and a Little Egret at Pilning Wetlands (201)

2 Temminck’s Stints, Garganey, Avocets, Bar Tailed Godwits, 1 Little Ringed Plover at Goldcliff Polls

2 Bearded Tits and a Cuckoo at Newport Wetlands  

6th

Bonaparte’s Gull at Portbury Warf

5th

2 Wood Sandpiper, Avocet, 50+ Bar Tailed Godwits, Arctic Skua, Wood Warbler and Short Eared Owl at Severn Beach area

4th

Great White Egret at Blagdon Lake

3rd

Montague’s Harrier, Stone Curlew, Whinchat, Hobby, 3 Red Kite and 2 Garden Warblers on Salisbury Plain (195)

2nd

Marsh Harrier, Green Shank and Hobby on Langford Lakes

1st

Nightingale, Hobby, Garden Warbler, Sedge warbler, Reed Warbler, Cettis warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Sandpipers, 20+ common Terns all on the Cotswold water Park (193)

Swallowtail, Strumpshaw
Swallowtail, Strumpshaw

Marsh Warbler, Lakenheath
Marsh Warbler, Lakenheath

Bittern, Ham Wall
Bittern, Ham Wall

Great White Egret, Ham Wall
Great White Egret, Ham Wall