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GLOUCESTERSHIRE

HAWFINCH

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

 


 

Hawfinch | Gary Thoburn

 

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RECORDS

 

2024

At least three from Lower Woods, Wickwar on February 11th with four noted there on the 16th; One was seen in flight to the north-west over Severn View Services, Aust at c.07:45 on March 4th.

 

2023

A flock of twenty (20) was counted on the edge of Cloud Wood opposite Doncombe Scrubs, Marshfield on January 14th; One was seen in flight north-east over Severn Beach on April 15th; On was seen in flight to the north-east over Severn Beach at 06:25 on May 28th; One was seen in flight north-east over Pilning WR, New Passage on September 2nd; One to the north-east over Severn View Services, Aust around 07:55 on November 16th.

 

2022

SEVERN VIEW SERVICES, AUST: OCTOBER: One north-east on the 18th; Five north-east on the 19th; One north-east on the 20th; Two north-east on the 27th; Six on the 29th (three south-east at 08:35 and three north-east at 09:00); Three south-west on the 30th. NOVEMBER: Three noted over on the 1st and 12th with one over on the 13th. DECEMBER: One north-east at 09:50 on the 3rd. OTHERS: NOVEMBER: Four at Oldbury Power Station on the 10th (one low to the south-west at Thornbury Sailing Club at 08:25 and three low west over Lagoon II at 09:45); One over Kingsgate Park, Yate on the 11th and 14th; One calling and in flight around the entrance to Oldbury Power Station car park on the 19th.

 

2021

One noted from Lower Woods, Wickwar on January 17th; Two over Severn View Services, Aust on November 3rd with three over on the 4th; One east-north-east over Oldbury Power Station on November 6th; One on Chipping Sodbury Common on November 7th.

 

2020

A male at Lady's Wood, Wickwar on April 8th; One in Kingswood, Bristol on October 11th; One north-east over Severn Bridge Viewpoint, Aust on October 14th; Four north-east past Severn Bridge Viewpoint, Aust on November 7th; One east over Kingsgate Park, Yate on November 10th.

 

2019

One east over Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on October 29th.

 

2018

220 bird days were logged this year from six sites; Oldland Common (171), Marshfield (40), Severn Beach (6) with single sightings from Aust, Oldbury Power Station and Siston Common. The best months were January (112), February (90) and March (17). Up to eight at St Anne's Church, Oldland Common between January 1st - 31st; One, possibly two, at Cloud Wood, Marshfield on January 7th, 10th and 22nd; One over Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on January 11th; One in the Withymead area, Marshfield from January 18th - 31st; One reported from Siston Common on January 20th. Up to seven at St Anne's Church, Oldland Common between February 1st - 27th; One in the Withymead area, Marshfield from the 1st - 19th; Six reported from Salthouse Farm Park, Severn Beach on the 26th. Two in the Withymead area, Marshfield between March 3rd and 25th; Up to three in the St. Anne's Church/ Willsbridge area between March 4th and 11th; One over Aust Cliffs and Aust Warth on March 10th. One in the St. Anne's Church/ Willsbridge area on April 8th; Two reported from Thornbury in early April.

 

2017

At least one over Northwick Warth on October 15th; One over Aust Cliffs on the October 18th; Three over Oldbury Power Station on October 24th; Two at the south end of Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on October 26th; One from Kingsgate Park, Yate on October 30th. Two over Cribbs Causeway on November 2nd; At least four at Lower Woods, Wickwar on November 5th; One at Oldbury Power Station on November 5th; A juvenile/ female at the south-west end of Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on November 16th - 17th; Two at the Horton end of Chipping Sodbury Common on November 19th; Two around Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on November 28th; One, probably this species, in Tortworth Court Hotel grounds on November 30th. One at the south-west end of Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on December 5th - 7th and 9th; Two from Cloud Wood, Marshfield on December 12th and 15th; Up to five from St. Anne's Church, Oldland Common between December 13th - 31st; One at Hanham Court, Hanham on December 16th and 28th.

 

2015

Three around Orchard Pools, Severn Beach on November 4th; An unconfirmed report of two over Pilning WR, New Passage on November 9th; One, probably this species, south-west of Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on November 12th.

 

2014

One over Quarry Road, Chipping Sodbury on November 17th.

 

2013

One at Monks Pools, Winterbourne on January 1st; One at Pixtons Green south of Marshfield on January 13th; A female at Kingsgate Park, Yate from February 24th - 27th. One at Kingsgate Park, Yate on March 17th; One at Oldbury Power Station on July 31st; One at Oldbury Power Station on December 1st.

 

2012

At least one past New Passage and Aust Cliffs on October 25th; One north-east past Oldbury Power Station on October 26th; One north-east past Oldbury Power Station on October 27th; Two near Lyegrove Farm, between Old Sodbury and Badminton on November 18th.

 

2011

One at Kingsgate Park, Yate on March 20th; One high north-east at Oldbury Power Station on November 11th; One, probably this species between Latteridge and Earthcott Green on December 18th.

 

2010

One in flight north-east past New Passage on October 11th and 12th; One flying high north-east at Oldbury Power Station on November 11th.

 

2009

One near Hawkesbury Upton on west side of the Cotswold Way on January 7th; One in the Doncombe Valley, Marshfield on January 15th an 18th; Five at Bodkin Hazel Wood, Petty France on January 25th; A male Around Manorbrook School Field and Streamside Walk, Thornbury on February 17th and 19th; At least nine at St. Anne's Churchyard, Longwell Green between January 28th and April 1st; At least four in Kingsgate Park, Yate between February 12th and March 16th.

 

2008

Two, a male and female at Ringswell Common, Marshfield on November 26th; One at Thornbury in the Streamside Walk/ Hyde Avenue area on November 30th; A male on Ringswell Common, Marshfield from December 1st - 4th; One near Motcombe Farm and two in the Doncombe Valley, Marshfield from December 8th - 10th; One in Kingsgate Park, Yate in trees behind the lake on December 11th - 13th.

 

2007

One was noted at Hawkesbury Upton on January 9th.

 

2006

Up to five from Brimsham Park, Yate from January 31st until at least March 11th; An adult male (possibly two) at Willsbridge Mill on at least March 26th; One south from Aust Cliffs on October 29th.

 

2005

Two in a garden at North Common, Warmley on November 12th; One was seen at Brimsham Park, Yate on December 18th and  20th.

 

1997

Two at Oldbury Power Station on November 1st.

 

1991

Two flying north-east past New Passage on June 1st.

 

1979

Up to four birds from Inglestone Common sometime between January 6th and July 28th.

 

1978

Reports of up to eight birds on Inglestone Common from January 1st until April 24th and again from July 6th onwards.

 

1975

Reference is made to one or more birds seen at Hallen sometime this year.

 

1972

Reports of up to six birds from Inglestone Common sometime this year.

 

1957

One in flight at Frenchay on April 6th.

 

1954

Two presumed winter adults at Tortworth on November 28th.

 

1952

A presumed adult noted at Dodington Park on June 1st.

 

1950

A presumed adult was noted at Old Sodbury on March 18th.

 

1941

One was reported in the grounds at Tortworth Court on May 18th.

 

1874

Bristol Naturalists Society New Series Volume 1: 1874 -75 - 76: Listed as abundant and remaining until late spring. Breeding in the Almondsbury area where nests and eggs were collected.

 


 

 

 

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