S. GLOS BIRDS RECENT REPORTS

Rare, scarce and unusual bird sightings this month.


AUGUST 2020

 

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All reports/ sightings of rare and scarce birds are subject to ratification by the appropriate rarities committee.


MANDARIN

An eclipse male was noted from Tortworth Court Lake on the 2nd. (Thomas Weston)

 

Mandarin | Charlotte Foote

 

MARSH HARRIER

A juvenile was reported in flight to the east over Pilning Wetland Reserve, Northwick Warth in the afternoon on the 1st.

 

Sparrow (Hybrid?)

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

 

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER

Ten on July 26th in the Shire Valley at Marshfield had increased to around a dozen on the 2nd. (John Barnett)