HIGHLIGHTS: Two Wrynecks were in a Yatton garden (3rd). A Sabine’s Gull flew past Severn Beach (8th). A Spotted Crake was at Chew (26th & 29th).
PORTISHEAD AND CLEVEDON: There was a Spoonbill (10th), nine Avocets (21st), a Little Stint (17th), Grey Plover (21st) and Pied Flycatcher (18th).
SEVERNSIDE: Waders included Spotted Redshanks on four dates, Curlew Sandpipers, a Wood Sandpiper (5th), with two (14th-22nd), Little Stints (from 6th), a Pectoral Sandpiper (11th-12th), 40 Golden Plovers (13th), a Whimbrel (19th), 60 Grey Plovers (22nd), an Avocet (25th), Ruff (from 25th) and a Jack Snipe (26th). There was a Black Tern (2nd-3rd & 12th), two Manx Shearwaters (4th), an Osprey (5th), Great White Egret (11th), Marsh Harrier (12th), the first Merlin (30th), a Guillemot (30th) and nine Barnacle Geese (30th).
THE RESERVOIRS: A Spoonbill at Blagdon was only the third site record. Also there were Black-necked Grebes (4th-10th), a Curlew Sandpiper (9th), four Sandwich Terns (11th), a Grey Plover (from 23rd) and Little Stint (from 26th). Four Great White Egrets (from 4th) commuted between Blagdon and Chew. Chew held Black-necked Grebes on five dates, a Common Scoter (2nd), 25 Knot (9th), two Sandwich Terns (12th), 31 Turnstones (12th), Black Terns (13th-19th), a Marsh Harrier (16th), Osprey (20th) and Scaup (30th).
WESTON-SUPER-MARE: There was a Hen Harrier (2nd), two Manx Shearwaters and a Storm Petrel (4th), 20 Yellow Wagtails (2nd) and a Curlew Sandpiper (10th).
OTHER SITES: Red Kites were at Yate (19th), Walton Down (21st) and Stanton Drew (29th). A Great White Egret was at Kenn Moor (11th). Richard Mielcarek