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GLOUCESTERSHIRE

MARSH HARRIER

Circus aeruginosus

 


 

Marsh Harrier | Paul Bowerman

 

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RECORDS

 

2024 c.15)

JANUARY: A 1st winter male was watched quartering Pilning WR, New Passage in the morning on the 7th; An immature female on Pilning WR, New Passage on the 15th; A 2nd-year male was hunting over Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station at dawn on the 16th; A male was noted on Pilning WR, New Passage on the 19th; A 2nd calendar year male was present on Aust Warth on the 31st. FEBRUARY: A female was watched over Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station in the afternoon on the 12th. MARCH: A female in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area on the 11th; A female was spotted over Western Distribution, Severn Beach on the 31st. APRIL: One noted north-east past Severn Beach in the morning on the 21st; A female was present in the Pilning WR/ Northwick Warth area on the 22nd and 25th; One was seen from Severn Beach in the morning on the 23rd and 26th. MAY: A female 'type' was seen over Pilning WR, New Passage on the 4th and Severn Beach on the 5th; A female was seen on Chipping Sodbury Common on the 9th before departing towards Yate; A female was watched over Pilning WR, New Passage on the 15th.

 

JUNE: One was watched at Aust Wetlands, Aust on the 5th.

 

2023

JANUARY (2): One in the Pilning WR/ Northwick Warth area then Aust Warth on the 17th; One from Pilning WR, New Passage with the same female up-river then across the estuary at Oldbury Power Station on the 23rd. FEBRUARY (1): A 2nd calendar male in the Pilning WR/ New Passage/ Northwick Warth area from the 6th - 12th and 14th. MARCH (2): An immature male at 08:00 around Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on the 11th; The immature male around Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station on the 28th. APRIL (7): One over Pilning WR, New Passage on the 1st; One in flight north-east over Severn Beach on the 3rd; One in flight down river past Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station on the 15th; A female type north-east at Severn Beach on the 19th; Two, a female type north-east past Severn Beach and a sub-adult male around Aust STW on the 20th; One over Pilning WR, New Passage on the 24th - 25th and 30th. MAY: (3): One at Severn Beach on the 2nd and 4th; A female over Pilning WR, New Passage on the 3rd and 20th with an immature male in the area on the 22nd. JULY (1): A patch 1st immature male south over Chipping Sodbury Common late morning on the 21st. AUGUST (1): One in flight over Badminton Deer Park at 18:50 towards Old Sodbury on the 6th; One in flight to the south-west past Severn Beach on the 24th. SEPTEMBER (3): One in the Pilning WR, New Passage on the 3rd, 6th, 13th and 20th. Two in the Pilning WR/ New Passage area on the 25th. OCTOBER (4): One to the south-west over Severn View Services, Aust mid-morning on the 12th; A female/ immature in the Pilning WR/ New Passage area on the 16th; One to the north-east over Severn View Services, Aust mid-morning the same or another over Pilning WR, New Passage on the 17th; A male from Severn Beach and to the north-east over Severn View Services, Aust around 10:00 on the 25th. NOVEMBER (2): An immature male in flight low down river at Oldbury Power Station around 09:15 on the 11th was subsequently over Aust Warth, Aust; The immature male from Aust Warth on the 14th; A male in the New Passage/ Pilning WR area on the 26th and 28th. DECEMBER (2): A male was seen again in the Pilning WR/ New Passage area on the 1st; One, a cream crowned individual, was seen in flight over the A403 towards Northwick Warth on the 17th.

 

2022

JANUARY (3): At least two female/ immature birds from the 1st - 31st, mainly on Pilning WR, New Passage, with individuals wandering from New Pill, south of Severn Beach to Aust Warth; A female in flight down river past Thornbury Sailing Club, Oldbury-on-Severn on the 21st. FEBRUARY (4): A female from Oldbury Power  Station on the 1st, 4th - 5th; Two in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area on the 5th and 26th; One in flight over Aust Wetlands, Aust on the 24th. MARCH (3): A female on Pilning WR, New Passage almost daily from the 1st - 30th with two cream crowned birds on the 31st; A female over Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on the 7th and 22nd. APRIL (7): A female on Pilning WR, New Passage on the 2nd - 3rd and 8th; A female type north-east past Severn Beach on the 4th; A female to fly north-east over the A403 Severn Road from the Northwick Warth area on the 11th; A female north-east over Aust Viewpoint, Severn View Services on the 16th; A female on Pilning WR, New Passage on the 25th; One in flight north-east past Severn Beach on the 28th; One south past Severn Beach on the 30th. MAY (3): A female on Pilning WR, New Passage on the 3rd and 9th; One from Pillhead Gout, Oldbury-on-Severn on the 14th; One over Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on the 19th. JULY (2): A female, at Pilning WR, New Passage on the 11th; One over the estuary and Lagoon I, Oldbury Power Station on the 27th. AUGUST (1): A female in flight up river past Oldbury Power Station on the 19th. NOVEMBER (2): A female type from Pilning WR heading south over Northwick Warth on the 4th; A female over Pilning WR, New Passage on the 26th. DECEMBER (9): A female over Pilning WR, New Passage on the 6th, 9th - 12th, 20th, 23rd and 26th; Two on the 8th - A female type flew south over Northwick Warth around 10:00 and an immature male flew south-west past Oldbury Power Station around 10:15; Two in the Pilning WR/ New Passage area on the 14th; An immature male over lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station late morning and another over Pilning WR, New Passage on the 16th; Two, an immature male and a female, around Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station on the 21st; A second 'different' immature male around the Oldbury Power Station environs on the 22nd - 23rd.

 

2021

A spring male in flight north-east at Littleton on Severn and subsequently past Oldbury Sailing Club around 09:40 on March 1st; One circling high over the towers at Oldbury Power Station at mid-day on April 3rd before heading east; A male over the reed bed on Pilning WR on April 15th - 16th; One in flight north-east past New Passage on April 21st; One from Pilning WR, New Passage on September 13th; A female type north-east over Aust View Point on October 14th; A male over Northwick Warth and Pilning WR, New Passage on October 22nd; A female type over Pilning WR, New Passage on October 24th; A female down river from New Passage on November 4th; A female in the New Passage/ Pilning WR area on November 9th - 10th, 23rd and 25th; One over Pilning WR, New Passage on December 4th with two juveniles there on December 5th; One on Pilning WR, New Passage on December 21st, 24th - 25th.

 

2020

A female  past Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on January 10th; An adult male past Thornbury Sailing Club towards Littleton on February 13th; A female quartered Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on April 23rd; A female over Severn Beach on May 4th; A female from Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on May 11th and 13th; A juvenile over Pilning WR, New Passage on August 1st; One from the New Passage/ Pilning WR area on August 12th; A juvenile over Pilning WR, New Passage on August 14th; A female on Northwick Warth on August  26th; One from the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area on September 2nd, 7th and 16th; One from the Marshfield area on December 12th.

 

2019

A female on Pilning WR, New Passage then towards Aust on March 28th; A female near the Grebe Pond, Pilning WR, New Passage on April 4th and 6th; An immature male around Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on April 8th; A female in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR, New Passage area on April 30th; A male in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR, New Passage area on May 12th; A juvenile from Littleton Brick Pits, Littleton-upon-Severn on August 24th and subsequently over New Passage and Northwick Warth; One from Chipping Sodbury Common on September 18th; One along the shoreline on Northwick Warth on September 19th; A juvenile/ female over Northwick Warth towards Aust on September 21st; One over Pilning WR, New Passage on December 5th; One from Chipping Sodbury Common on December 14th.

 

2018

A juvenile in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area on August 1st; An immature/ female over Old Passage and subsequently Pilning WR, New Passage on October 8th; A female/ immature over Northwick Warth on October 29th; A juvenile from Northwick Warth on November 6th.

 

2017

A juvenile/ immature over Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on January 1st; A female over Pilning WR, New Passage on January 20th; A female around Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on January 27th; One over the Willowbrook Centre, Bradley Stoke on February 1st; One past Aust Warth on March 10th; An immature/ female at Aust Warth on April 28th; An adult female over the Shire Valley, Marshfield on September 4th; A juvenile male from Lagoon I, Oldbury Power Station on September 9th; A juvenile over New Passage towards Severn Beach on September 27th; A female over Lagoon 11 and III, Oldbury Power Station on September 29th; A female/ immature around Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on November 9th.

 

2016

An immature over Pilning WR, New Passage on March 14th; A male over Pilning WR, New Passage on April 2nd; A juvenile/ female at New Passage on May 7th; An adult female in the Shirehill Lane/ Down Road area, Marshfield on June 8th; An adult female past Severn Beach on August 6th; One at the east end of the Shire Valley, Marshfield on August 12th; A female/ immature from New Passage on August 27th; A 1st calendar in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetlands area on September 12th; A female over Pilning WR, New Passage on October 14th; One from Pilning WR, New Passage on December 20th.

 

2015

A female/ immature over the A403 Severn Road, near Severnside Chemical Works, Severn Beach on April 18th; A juvenile over Rushmead Lane, Marshfield on August 11th; A juvenile/ female over Down Road, Marshfield on August 21st and 26th; A male over Butt Lane, Thornbury on September 2nd; A juvenile/ female around Orchid/ Rushmead Lane, Marshfield on September 3rd; A 2nd calendar male on Pilning WR, New Passage on September 18th; A juvenile over Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on December 12th.

 

2014

One around Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on April 15th; An immature/ female on Pilning WR, New Passage on April 29th; A female over the sheep fields at Aust on June 10th; A juvenile over Pilning WR, New Passage on August 2nd; A 2nd calendar male about a mile west of M4/ J18 Hinton/ Codrington on September 16th.

 

2013

An adult male on Pilning WR, New Passage on March 22nd; A female over Down Road, Downthorns Farm and Shirehill Lane, Marshfield on April 12th; A female past Littleton Warth on April 21st; A female past Severn Beach on May 8th; A female type over Pilning WR, New Passage on August 25th; A female over Rushmead Lane, Marshfield on August 30th.

 

2012

A juvenile/ female from Northwick Warth on August 9th; A female over Rushmead Lane and Farm on September 2nd; A juvenile south of Severn Beach over 'The Pipes' on October 4th.

 

2011

A female over Littleton-upon-Severn on January 30th.

 

2010

A 2nd summer male at Severn Beach on April 11th; One over the Prince of Wales Bridge, Severn Beach on April 16th; A juvenile/ female from Severn Beach on May 4th; A 2nd summer male over Oldbury Yacht Club/ Littleton-upon-Severn on August 15th; A female at Aust Warth on October 12th; An adult male near Shepperdine on December 1st.

 

2009

A female over Northwick Warth on April 13th; A female at Severn Beach on April 15th; One between New Passage and Severn Beach on November 20th.

 

2008

An immature male at Oldbury Power Station on April 5th; A female over Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on May 3rd; A male in the Shire Valley, Marshfield on September 15th; A probable male at Oldbury Power Station on December 6th.

 

2007

A female at New Passage and subsequently Aust Warth on April 14th.

 

2006

An adult female at Oldbury Power Station on April 22nd.

 

2003

A 2nd calendar female near Marshfield on May 31st; An adult female near Marshfield on August 19th.

 

2001

A female at Severn Beach on May 9th - 10th; A juvenile on Northwick Warth/ New Passage on August 29th.

 

1996

A 1st summer male on Filton Airfield on April 23rd.

 

1995

A female from Oldbury Power Station on April 23rd.

 

1994

A 1st summer female at New Passage on May 1st; An adult female on Northwick Warth on May 13th.

 

1990

A female at New Passage on April 21st; One near Marshfield was seen on May 7th.

 

1989

A female at New Passage on May 21st.

 

1983

A female at Oldbury Power Station on May 1st.

 


 

 

 

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