BIRDING

 

 

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE

WAXWING

Bombycilla garrulus

 


 

Waxwing | South Glos Birds

 

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RECORDS

 

2024

JANUARY: Fifteen, possibly this species, north-east over the A431 near Marsham Way, Longwell Green on the 1st; A flock of eight were located around the small pond adjacent to Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on the 6th; One was seen in flight to the north-east over Northwick Road at 10:45 on the 7th and subsequently heard over Littleton Brick Pits; Three were reported from the grounds of Tortworth Farm Shop, Tortworth on the 9th. FEBRUARY: A single bird was lingering around the junction of Abbots/ Court Farm and Ferry roads), Hanham throughout the day from the 28th until at least March 2nd. MARCH: A dozen were reported in a private garden near the cricket club, Hawkesbury Upton on the 25th.

 

2023

One on Wylington Road, Frampton Cotterell on November 2nd before heading south; Six were present in a private garden on London Road, Warmley on December 21st; Three were reported along Siston Brook, Warmley around 11:00 on December 23rd before flying off.

 

2017

C.620 bird days from nine sites. Bradley Stoke (588), Emerson's Green (12), Mangotsfield (6), Longwell Green (5), Thornbury (4) Little Stoke and Aust (2), Yate and Marshfield (1). The best months January (106), February (348) and March (167). EARLIEST: Six from The Worthys, Bradley Stoke on January 4th. LATEST: Twelve in the Pinker's Mead/ Julius Close area at Emerson's Green on March 11th. HIGHEST COUNT: Sixteen at Tesco, Bradley Stoke on February 27th - 28th.

 

2013

C.230 bird days from ten sites. Thornbury (73), Yate (53), Alveston (25), Bradley Stoke (20), Coalpit Heath and Winterbourne (14), Filton and Little Stoke (12), Pilning (5) and Hambrook (1). The best months January (155), February (29), March (25) and April (20). EARLIEST: Fourteen on Bradley Avenue, Winterbourne on January 7th. LATEST: Twenty at Wyevale Garden Centre, Thornbury on April 14th. HIGHEST COUNT: Twenty-five near The Ship Inn at Alveston on March 27th.

 

2012

C.245 bird days from eleven sites. Bradley Stoke (131), Stoke Gifford (30), Kingswood and Thornbury (20), Charfield (19), Yate (10), Latteridge (6), Little Stoke and Oldbury Power Station (2), Filton and Elberton (1). The best month was December (241). EARLIEST: One at Filton on the A4174 near Filton roundabout on November 23rd. LATEST: Twenty in the Co-op car park, Kingswood on December 14th. HIGHEST COUNT: At least 50 in the Tesco Express area, Bradley Stoke on December 10th.

 

2011

C.345 bird days from nine sites. Bradley Stoke (202), Warmley (42), Filton (29), Kingswood and Staple Hill (21), Siston (15), Little Stoke (10), Thornbury (4) and New Passage (1). The best months January (51), February (122) and March (172). EARLIEST: Four on Moreton Way, Thornbury on January 1st. LATEST: Ten on Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke on March 26th. HIGHEST COUNT: Twenty-nine on Kenmore Drive, Filton on February 24th.

 

2010

C.375 bird days from sixteen sites. Bradley Stoke (134), Yate (62), Warmley (47), Little Stoke (25), Downend (21), Thornbury (19), Patchway (16), Filton (8), Kingswood and Mangotsfield (7), Emerson's Green and Hanham (6), Chipping Sodbury (3), Oldbury Power Station and Severn Beach (1). The best months November (10) and December (364). EARLIEST: Two in the car park on Cecil Road, Kingswood on November 26th. LATEST: Six on Gipsy Patch Lane/ Orpheus Avenue, Patchway on December 29th. HIGHEST COUNT: Forty at the Community Centre, Bradley Stoke on December 28th.

 

2008

Two in gardens on St. Adlam's Drive, Pucklechurch on December 9th.

 

2005

C.2525 bird days from ten sites. Downend (756), Mangotsfield (559), Cadbury Heath (348), Longwell Green (323), Thornbury (232), Patchway (180), Warmley (97), Bromley Heath (22), Hanham (7) and Severn Beach (1). The best months January (693) and February (1771). EARLIEST: One at Severn Beach on November 20th. LATEST: Thirty at Lacock Drive, Longwell Green on April 14th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two hundred and fifty at Downend Cricket Club, Downend on February 11th.

 

2004

Thirty-six on Morton Way, Thornbury on December 30th - 31st.

 

1999

A 1st winter on Morton Way, Thornbury from February 7th - 9th.

 

1996

One in a garden in Coalpit Heath and one from Mangotsfield on February 17th.

 

1978

One from Filton on February 10th - 11th.

 

1971

One from Hallen on December 5th.

 

1966

One at Downend Wood on February 13th.

 

1958

One at Aust on January 14th.

 

1947

One at Filton on February 23rd.

 


 

 

 

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