On the 19th July:
A visit to Steart where the best were 19 Yellow Wagtails, c60 Black-tailed Godwits, a Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank and a Grey Partridge.
On a sound recording trip to the Picos de Europa Mountains in Northwest Spain.
A trip to Shapwick where there were lots of warblers including several Cetti's, a Kingfisher and 2 Hobbies. At the nearby Westhay Reserve again lots of warblers, a Barn Owl and a pair of Redstarts.
At New Passage today there was an adult Mediterranean Gull, still with a full black hood, and 2 Common Sandpipers.
A visit to Snuff Mills in Bristol with Dan Freeman, seeing a Kingfisher, a Grey Heron and a family group of 2 adults and 2 juvenile Grey Wagtails.
Grey Heron, juvenile Grey Wagtail and being fed by adult.
On the drive from Yate to Stone there was a Stonechat on wires at Cromhall, which seemed an odd place for one. Then at Stone met a few other birders who were looking for the starling and learned of a roof-top which the bird had been seen several times. After a wait of just over an hour the adult Rose-coloured Starling appeared, dipping to the other side of the roof a lot, it did show several times perched on the roof-ridge.