GOSHAWK

Accipiter gentilis

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2021 (-) c.60

FEBRUARY: A juvenile, probably male, was both seen and photographed over Lower Woods LNR, Wickwar on the 17th with the same or another reported from the same area on the 24th. MARCH: One, possibly this species, distantly from Chipping Sodbury Common over Lower Woods on the 25th; One, probably this species, flying along the rhine between The Lake and the road at Oldbury Power Station on the 26th. OCTOBER: One, probably this species, flew across Lagoon I, Oldbury Power Station on the 25th. NOVEMBER: One calling from Cloud Wood, Marshfield on the 9th. DECEMBER: One reported from Lower Woods, Wickwar during the week 20th - 26th.

 

2020 (c.5)

One at Shepperdine on March 11th; One in the Ashwicke area at Marshfield on March 22nd; One heard from Gunnings Wood, Marshfield on April 7th; One over Beek's Lane, Marshfield on April 11th; One over Marshfield Village on April 23rd; One from Cherry Wood, Marshfield on June 28th; One in the Tortworth area on several dates in August; One from the Horton area on September 5th.

 

2019 (5)

One north over Tortworth on January 30th; One distantly from Chipping Sodbury Common on February 3rd; A juvenile along main rhine at Oldbury Power Station on April 6th; A juvenile in the Shire Valley, Marshfield on July 30th; One over Aztec West, Almondsbury on October 12th

 

2018 (c.5)

A male reported near Newhouse Farm on the Tormarton Road, Marshfield on February 17th; One over Latteridge on April 12th; One over Down Road, Marshfield on April 18th; A male near The Orchard, Oldbury Power Station on April 21st; A female over Pilning WR, New Passage on April 21st; A report of one near Hallen on December 19th.

 

2017 (3)

A male in the Cloud Wood area at Marshfield February 8th; An immature over Freezing Hill Lane near Tracy Cottage Farm on March 28th; One was reported from Lower Woods, Wickwar on July 8th.

 

2016 (2)

One over Lower Woods, Wickwar on April 8th; One was reported from Aztec West on July 19th.

 

2015 (3)

One in the Rushmead Lane area, Marshfield on March 17th; One a kilometre upriver and inland of Shepperdine on March 25th; One reported over Rushmead Lane, Marshfield on June 8th.

 

2014 (c.5)

Two reported over Lower Woods, Inglestone Common on April 3rd; One east over Kingsgate Park, Yate on April 21st; One reported over Northwick Warth on August 31st; A probable female east of Rushmead Lane south of Shirehill Lane, Marshfield on September 9th; One in the Hinton Hill area east of Hinton Village on September 9th.

 

2013 (c.5)

One at Lower Woods, Inglestone Common on January 24th; One over Chipping Sodbury Quarry on April 2nd; One in the Shire Valley, Marshfield on April 7th; A female over the Shire Valley, Marshfield June 5th; An immature male on Chipping Sodbury Common on August 21st; One over Lagoon I, Oldbury Power Station on September 5th; An immature in the Shepperdine on September 15th.

 

2012 (3)

A presumed male and female were seen south over Old Sodbury on April 13th; One over Savage's Wood, Bradley Stoke on November 3rd.

 

2011 (2)

A female  in flight over Gunning's Wood, Shire Valley, Marshfield on January 8th, 30th and March 6th; A female was seen flying west at Aust Warth on September 14th.

 

2010 (c.3)

A male and female returned to the Ashwicke Grange area south of Marshfield in the first week of March; A male and female over Yate and Westerleigh Common on April 13th; A report of one across the estuary towards Aust Warth on October 18th.

 

2009 (c.5)

One in Cloud Wood, Doncombe Valley south of Marshfield on January 21st; A pair with three young in the Ashwicke Grange area south of Marshfield from February until late July; A male at Shirehill, Marshfield on April 18th; A male near Motcombe Farm in St. Catherine's Valley on May 28th May. NB: Successful breeding was recorded again this year in the Ashwicke Grange area south of Marshfield with a pair successfully rearing three young.

 

2008 (c.5)

A probable male over Davis's Farm Machinery Yard and  Marshfield School, Marshfield on February 9th; A pair with two young in the Ashwicke Grange area south of Marshfield from February until late July; A male near Motcombe Farm, St. Catherine's valley, Marshfield on December 7th. NB: The first occurrence of successful breeding was confirmed in the Ashwicke Grange area south of Marshfield this year when a pair reared two young.

 

2007 (1)

One over Rocks East Woodland south-east of Marshfield on December 30th.

 

2005 (1)

One over Rushmead Lane, Marshfield on January 21st and over Northfield Lane on the 23rd.

 

2004 (1)

A female circling Oldbury Power Station on February 28th.

 

1999 (1)

One flew across the estuary at Oldbury Power Station on March 26th.

 

1998 (1)

A juvenile male at Severn Beach on August 15th.

 

1997 (1)

A male at Severn Beach on July 6th.

 

1989 (1) 0

A female was identified near Thornbury on June 25th.