HIGHLIGHTS: A White-tailed Eagle at Blagdon (28th) was the first local record since 1927. A Pallas’s Warbler at Saltford (23rd) was the second county record.
PORTISHEAD & CLEVEDON AREA: There was a Guillemot (2nd), Ring Ouzel (11th), two Bewick’s Swans (19th), two Spoonbills (19th), a Bearded Tit (19th) and a Jack Snipe (20th).
SEVERNSIDE: The most intriguing record was a swift species (25th). There were two Cranes (7th), a Great White Egret (8th), two Avocets, two Yellow-browed Warblers (7th-9th), with another (21st-22nd), a Firecrest (8th), Snow Bunting (10th), Black Redstart (25th) and Ring-necked Parakeet (29th).
THE RESERVOIRS: A late Common Tern was at Barrow Gurney (7th-10th). Up to 24 Great White Egrets moved between Blagdon and Chew. Blagdon held two Spoonbills (2nd), a Spotted Redshank (4th), Pectoral Sandpiper (6th-16th), eight Scaup (from 19th), a Red-crested Pochard (27th) with two (from 29th) and four Bewick’s Swans (from 27th). Chew held a Ring-necked Duck (from 15th), Ferruginous Duck (17th-18th), Mandarin (20th), three Black-necked Grebes (from 12th), a Spotted Crake (from 9th) and four Jack Snipe. A Yellow-browed Warbler was trapped (8th and 16th), with it, or another (13th). A Siberian Chiffchaff was trapped (29th). Bearded Tits were present (from 3rd).
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AREA: There were Yellow-browed Warblers (9th, 10th and 28th-30th), two Ring Ouzels (11th), a Firecrest (18th), Black Redstart (25th) and Great Grey Shrike (25th).
OTHER SITES: Hoopoes were at Tortworth (10th) and Churchill (28th). A Golden Oriole was at Durdham Down (15th). A Ring Ouzel was in Yate (9th). Three White-fronted Geese were at Littleton (23rd) and three unidentified terns flew past Thornbury Yacht Club (24th). Red Kites were at Bradley Stoke (5th), Nibley (6th), Badminton (11th) and Bath (23rd). Richard Mielcarek