Bird Finds in Avon and Somerset and beyond.

Below are my most memorable bird finds throughout the years:

Red-rumped Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow West Huntspill 30th April 2004

Sabine's Gull (Photo Copyright J.P.Martin from Twitter) Sand Bay 12th September 2017
Greenish Warbler Singing male at Sand Point 2nd June 2014
Long-tailed Skua adult flew north past Anchor Head 11th June 2014
Richard's Pipit Sand Point flying SW out to sea off the point 12th November 2013
Yellow-browed Warbler Berrow LNR 19th to 21st October 2013
Yellow-browed Warbler Brean Down 27th September 2013
Velvet Scoter Sand Point - Drake flew down river on 1st December 2012
Hawfinch Middle Hope flew east 5th November 2012
Great Northern Diver Brean Down flew south past the fort 4th November 2012
Lapland Bunting Brean Down flew west towards the fort 7th October 2012
Hoopoe Bushacre Business Park briefly in flight 9th May 2011
Kentish Plover male Sand Bay 2nd May 2011
Snow Bunting Brean Down fort 26th February 2011
Lapland Bunting Weston STW 23rd December 2010
Waxwings December 2010: Fallowfield, Savernake Rd, The Scaurs, Oldmixon Crescent
Whooper Swan Parrett Estuary roosting on low tide sand bar 20th October 2010
Twite Brean Down 2 flying NW and then back SE 16th October 2010
Lapland Bunting Brean Down flying north 12th October 2010
Lapland Bunting Brean Down flying east 11th October 2010
Honey Buzzard Weston STW flew south at 11am on 22nd August 2010
Common Crane Juvenile on the River Axe bank 22nd December 2009
Blue-winged Teal female type on UV pools 28th September 2009
Corncrake Brean Down Flushed by my dog at Fiddler's Point 14th Septmeber 2009
Grey Phalarope
Weston Sewage Works. Storm driven bird on 4th September 2009
Adult female American Wigeon Weston Sewage Works 5th June 2009 (photo of wing)
Whooper Swan Weston STW 3 adults 19th March 2009
Ferruginous Duck Weston STW 15th - 24th October 2008
Yellow-browed Warbler Sand Point in car park 11th October (joint find with P.Gregory)
Little Bunting Brean Down flew north with Linnets towards Wales 2nd October 2008
Barred Warbler Brean Down 16th September 2008
Aquatic Warbler In juncus on the bank of the River Axe at Weston STW 6th September 2008
Red-necked Phalarope Weston STW 23rd- 25th August 2008
Savi's Warbler Brean Down 8th April 2008
Temminck's Stint
Newport Wetlands NR, Gwent 7th May 2008
Cattle Egret Brean Down in fields by car park and then flew south 27th April 2008
Richard's Pipit Middle Hope flew west then SSE 22nd October 2007
Twite Uphill One flew south on 14th October 2007
White-rumped Sandpiper River Axe 20th October 2006
Wryneck Middle Hope briefly with meadow pipits 9th October 2006
Lesser Yellowlegs River Axe 7th-11th October 2006
Common Rosefinch Sand Point 9th June 2006
Chough Sand Point 19th - 20th April 2006
White Stork nr Wick, Somerset 25th-28th March 2006
Great Grey Shrike Wall Common, Somerset flying west 5th November 2005
Yellow-browed Warbler Middle Hope 6th - 8th October 2005
White-winged Black Tern Weston STW 7th - 12th September 2005
Serin Middle Hope at the MOD base then flew towards Priory 30th May 2005
Woodlark Sand Point flying over east 1st May 2005
Richard's Pipit Middle Hope with Meadow Pipits 7th-8th October 2005
Hawfinch Middle Hope 2 east 18th October 2005
Yellow-browed Warbler Middle Hope 7th-8th October 2005
Richard's Pipit Sand Bay Marsh 10th December 2005
Richard's Pipit River Axe by Brean Cross Sluice 3rd October 2004
Wryneck Brean Down in walled garden 25th August 2004
Red-rumped Swallow West Huntspill 30th April - 1st May 2004
Great-white Egret east along Huntspill river 26th May 2003
Hoopoe Brean Down (seen later flying past Weston STW) 30th May 2003
Woodlark Brean Down heading east 13th November 2002
Twite Brean One over the down and one at the entrance to Brean beach 29th-30th October 2002
Rose-coloured Starling Brean Down 3 adults 2nd June 2002
Greenish Warbler Brean Down male in song early and late morning 2nd June 2002
Richard's Pipit Brean Down around trig point then flew east 5th November 2001
Sardinian Warbler Brean Down 14th - 21st October 2001
Pallas's Warbler Brean Down 13th November 2000
American Golden Plover Parrett Estuary November year unsure c.1999
Wryneck Brean Down at fort 25th-26th September 1999
White-winged Black Tern Parrett Estuary 19th September into November 1999
Red Kite Brean Down flew out to sea. later seen at lavernock 29th August 1999
Little Auk - on tideline Steart Point 19th November 1990
Wryneck Sand Point flushed by style 4th September 1983
Tawny Pipit Brean Down on slope with meadow pipts east side of trig point 7th April 1983
Serin Worlebury Hill with finches on edge of golf course August 1978