Rare, scarce and unusual bird sightings this month.
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All reports/ sightings of rare and scarce birds are subject to ratification by the appropriate rarities committee.
An eclipse male was noted from Tortworth Court Lake on the 2nd. (Thomas Weston)
Mandarin | Charlotte Foote
A juvenile was reported in flight to the east over Pilning Wetland Reserve, Northwick Warth in the afternoon on the 1st.
A very interesting male (House) Sparrow found in a private garden at Yate on the 2nd was noted as showing a strong resemblance to that of Italian Sparrow! (Anita, Chris and David Teague) Present until at least the 5th.
Sparrow? (Hybrid) | Chris Teague
In contrast this pale individual was seen in Kingswood on the 6th | TBOSG
Ten on July 26th in the Shire Valley at Marshfield had increased to around a dozen on the 2nd. (John Barnett)