Clevedon & Portishead Birds
A website dedicated to birdwatching in Clevedon & Portishead, North Somerset concentrating on the area of coastline from the Congresbury Yeo through Clevedon and up to Portishead and other areas in between such as the Gordano Valley and Portbury Wharf. The site will be regularly updated with the latest birds sightings and other pieces of natural history information.
19th – And then their were 4 – Med Gulls at Portishead Boating Lake! At the Clevedon Yeo today there were 6 Little Egrets, a Peregrine, 6 Oystercatchers, 39 Lapwing, a Knot, 65 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 80 Curlew, 62 Redshank, 4+ Common Sandpiper and 2 Turnstones.
18th – A good variety at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve today with 40 Curlew, 37 Black-tailed Godwits, 8 Common Sandpipers, 55 Dunlin, 210 Redshank and a Great Crested Grebe.
17th – Two Med Gulls were seen displaying at Portishead lake grounds today. Thanks to Chris Gladman for the pictures.
16th – At the Clevedon Yeo today there were 8 Mute Swans, 24 Shelduck along with 26 young, 6 Little Egrets, 2 Peregrines, 8 Oystercatchers, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 38 Lapwing, 70 Dunlin, 95 Curlew, 3 Redshank, a Greenshank, 12 Common Sandpipers and a GBB Gull. So things are beginning to pick up again! Whilst in Clevedon a Sparrowhawk reduced the local Goldfinch population by 2! (thanks to Martin Parsons for the crackin’ pic).
15th – On another wet day the only report was of 2 Peregrines at Clevedon.
14th – Two Med Gulls reported from Portishead today.
12th – At Clevedon today there was a Greylag at Yeo Bank Farm, 15 Shelduck, 8 Little Egrets, 2 Peregrines, 13 Oystercatcher, a Little Ringed Plover, 34 Lapwing, 21 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, c50 Curlew, 14 Redshank, 11 Common Sandpiper and a juvenile Wheatear.
11th – There were 190 Redshank (significant increase last few days), 55 Curlew (ditto) and a Kingfisher at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve today.
8th – Fairly quiet at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve today with a Hobby, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Tufted Ducks and 3 Shelduck (one brood of 5) really of note in amongst the plenty of Hirundines and common Warblers.
6th – More seabirds today with 130+ Manx Shearwaters, 5 Storm Petrel and a Fulmar from Ladye Bay, Clevedon and 10+ Stormies, 12+ Manxies, a Gannet and a Fulmar from Battery Point, Portishead.
5th – A Storm Petrel was seen off Battery Point, Portishead today.
4th – Some productive seawatching today with a Storm Petrel, 53 Manx Shearwaters, 6 Fulmar, 3 Gannets and a Kittiwake from Ladye Bay, Clevedon. On the coast at Clevedon there were 6 Little Egrets, 24 Lapwings, a Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Redshank, a Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers and a 1st summer Kittiwake. 60+ Manx Shearwaters were seen from Portbury Wharf. 6 Manxies were also seen from Portishead with 2 showing characteristics of balearic race.
3rd – Some seawatching from Clevedon today produced 166 Manx Shearwaters and 2 Gannets but alas no Albatross! A Hobby was seen at Portbury Wharf at lunchtime.
2nd – New month, more rain! At Clevedon there were 20+ Shelduck 20 with broods of 14, 5, 3 and 2, 9 Oystercatchers, 14 Lapwing, a Dunlin, a Black Wit in breeding plumage, 90 Curlew, 36 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpipers and 40 Linnets. A Parakeet sp was seen at Clevedon that was probably a Ring-necked. Quite at Portbury Wharf and all I could manage before the rain drove me away was a Little Owl and a Green Woodpecker. Main news of the day however concerned the staggering news that a Yellow Nosed Albatross was found, taken in care and later released on Brean Down yesterday and no local birders were made aware!!!!! Keep an eye out over the next few days