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Inner Bristol Sandpipers

Common sandpipers on the Bedminster side of the New Cut this lunchtime were unexpected [...]

Nightjar, Burrington Ham

Just the one bird but my first for four years and species number 190 for Somerset [...]

Common Tern, Bristol

I had to double-take. Logic kept dictating that it had to be a black-headed gull. [...]

Water Pipit, Portishead

Two obvious wing bars were the first field mark to rouse suspicions [...]

An Urban Merlin (or Two)

I trust my snap identification, on the whole. So, merlin goes on the Bristol list. [...]

Choughs, RSPB South Stack

In north-west Wales on Anglesey, or technically Holy Island [...]

WWT Llanelli

Many redshanks also held a number of black-tailed godwits, several greenshanks and one spotted redshank [...]

Hen Harrier, Ystradfellte

The course of Avon Llia was pretty enough for a Forestry Commission plantation, thanks to the stream itself [...]

Grasshopper Warbler, Portbury Wharf

Today’s bird was more strident than I’d expected. A whopper of a grasshopper would be needed for that volume. [...]