HONEY BUZZARD

Pernis apivorus - 9

 

Paul Bowerman

 

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2019

One was reported in flight high to the south over Oldbury Power Station on August 25th.

 

2011

An adult was seen as it drifted over Northwick Warth near the target mound at 11:10 on May 7th. It then gained height and glided north.

 

2008

One was reported over the M32 north-east of Bristol in the Frenchay area on September 24th.

 

2007

One was reported on May 24th at 15:20 flying low in a northerly direction near the Severn View Motorway Services and then out across the Severn Estuary towards the Forest-of-Dean; One was reported flying east over Aust Village on August 11th.

 

1996

On September 2nd at Severn Beach a single bird was noted in flight heading east-north-east.

 

1991

On May 26th a passage migrant was identified in flight west across the Severn Estuary from New Passage.

 

1897

Two were 'obtained' near Tortworth sometime around this date. The were kept for some time in Gloucester Museum but were eventually destroyed. (cf. Mellersh - Birds of Gloucestershire 1902 p.15)