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.
A light morph was seen from Severn Beach early morning on the 2nd. (Severnside Birds)
Three were present on Pilning WR, Northwick Warth in the morning on the 17th and 18th (Paul Bowerman) with one present again on the 21st. (Aravind Ramesh)
Avocet | Paul Bowerman
OLDBURY POWER STATION: A winter male was noted late afternoon on the 8th, with three, a male and two female/ 1st winters on the 9th - 10th, 16th and 19th, a winter male and one female/ 1st winter on the 11th, a female/ 1st winter on the 12th and 20th, two female/ 1st winter on the 18th.
Black Redstart | Pete Hazelwood and Pete Coslett
One was reported from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on the 1st. It represents the first ever record of this species for S. Glos in November!
One was seen from the cycle path from Ableton Lane, Severn Beach in the morning on the 12th. (Rich Miles) One was reported as 'still present' near the 'flash' on Northwick Warth on the 22nd. (via ABNG)
One was seen in flight heading south-west, down river, from Severn Beach at 07:45 on the 2nd. (Paul Bowerman)
One was seen from Severn Beach early morning on the 2nd. (Paul Bowerman)
One was seen in flight to the north-east from New Passage (Aravind Ramesh) and two were noted in flight north-east past Severn Bridge Viewpoint, Aust on the 7th. (Matt Hobbs, Dan Webb)
Great White Egret | Matt Hobbs
Four were noted in flight north-east past Severn Bridge Viewpoint, Aust on the 7th. (Matt Hobbs, Dan Webb) One in flight east near Kingsgate Park, Yate on the 10th. (Mark Coller)
Hawfinch | Matt Hobbs
One was seen in flight to the north-east past Severn Bridge Viewpoint, Aust on the 7th. (Matt Hobbs, Dan Webb)
Jack Snipe | Matt Hobbs
Around 120 were watched from Severn Beach early morning on the 2nd. (Aravind Ramesh)
A 1st winter was seen at close range in flight upriver past Oldbury Power Station at 07:35 on the 2nd. (Pete Hazelwood)
A late bird was present on the shore adjacent to Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station on the 3rd. (Pete Hazelwood)
Northern Wheatear | Tbosg
One noted over Rushmead Lane on the 6th. (Pete Coslett)
NEW PASSAGE/ SEVERN BEACH: A winter female was present on the seawall from the 7th - 9th and 15th where it was joined briefly by a second individual around mid-day on the 8th. Then two birds present at the same site from the 10th - 14th. (Rosemary Setter, Neil Smart, et.al)
Snow Bunting | Rosemary Setter
A late bird was seen over West Littleton on the 22nd. (John Barnett) The latest date for this species in S. Glos is December 17th 2013 from Aust Warth.
A winter adult was seen around West Littleton Dam on the 7th. (John Barnett)
NOVEMBER VIS (V)/ NOC (N) MIG:
Severn Bridge Viewpoint, Aust: (V) Chaffinch 1891, Great White Egret 2, Brambling 28, Starling 2972, Hawfinch 4, Fieldfare 598, Redwing 743, Greenfinch 40, Jack Snipe 1, Goldfinch 259, Woodpigeon 474. (Matt Hobbs, Dan Webb)