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All reports/ sightings of rare and scarce birds are subject to ratification by the appropriate rarities committee.
At least nine mixed morphs' were counted on a sea watch from Severn Beach on the 3rd with three there on the 4th.
Arctic Skua | Matt Hall
Two were present in the New Passage/ Pilning WR area on the 7th with six in the same area on the 8th, four on the 9th, five on the 11th four on the 14th. (Severnside Birds)
Avocet | Paul Bowerman
One was seen in flight north-east past New Passage early on the 1st. (Dan Webb) It represents the first May record of this species for S. Glos!
Two spring birds, the first of the year, were present in the New Passage/ Pilning WR area on the 10th. (Ed Drewitt)
One was seen in flight north-east past Severn Beach on the 14th. (Matt Hobbs)
An unconfirmed report of one near The Anchor at Oldbury Pill at 07:45 on the 5th. (Heather England and son)
One was seen on a sea watch from Severn Beach on the 3rd; One was noted on the estuary at Oldbury Power Station on the 4th.
Several of the form 'arctica' on the foreshore at Severn Beach and Northwick Warth on the 8th - 9th. (Matt Hobbs, Ollie Fournier) A record equalling earliest date for this form in S. Glos! Two were noticed at Pillhead Gout, Oldbury Power Station on the morning of the 11th. (Pete Hazelwood) A first record for the OPS patch! At least one on the foreshore from New Passage on the 14th. (Nigel Warren)
Greenland Dunlin | Matt Hobbs
At least two were present on Northwick Warth on the 14th. (Nigel Warren)
Birds of this form were tracked and known to have travelled across the recording area recently.
Icelandic Whimbrel tracking | Eco Flyway
One was seen on a sea watch from Severn Beach on the 3rd.
One, the first of the year, was seen on a sea watch from Severn Beach on the 3rd.
One, a second calendar year, was seen on a sea watch from Severn Beach on the 3rd.
One, the first of the year, was seen briefly early morning on Yate Common on 'the road to nowhere' 100 metres from the main wood on the 9th. (Mark Coller)
One north over Littleton on the 2nd; One at Tytherington on the 6th; One over Ashwicke on the 9th; One over Severn Beach on the 14th and 15th; One over Doynton on the 16th.
Red Kite | Thomas Weston
The female was present on Chipping Sodbury Common throughout the day on the 1st. (Mark Coller)
Ring Ouzel | Mark Coller
One, the first of the year, was noted at Severn Beach on the 2nd. (Paul Bowerman)
The first of this years arrivals returned to the Shire Valley, Marshfield on the 3rd. (John Barnett)
A spring adult was found on the 'Wader Pools' on Pilning WR, Northwick Warth in the evening on the 10th. (Matt Hall)
Wood Sandpiper | Matt Hall
Two on the 9th; A male was found in the small wood in the west corner of Lagoon III, at Oldbury Power Station and another was located in a small wood at the north end of Yate Common, Yate. (Matt Plenty, Mark Coller)
Male Wood Warbler | TBOSG