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These are unfiltered reports, all sightings of rare and scarce birds are subject to ratification by the appropriate rarities committee.

 

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Friday November 17th

HAWFINCH: One seen in flight over The Lake at Oldbury Power Station. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

 

 

Thursday November 16th

HAWFINCH: A juvenile/ female was seen in trees at at the south-west end of Lagoon III, at Oldbury Power Station. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

© Pete Hazelwood

© Dan White

This very dapper male Wood Duck - Aix sponsa was seen on Bitterwell Lake, Henfield on the 15th. Well worth the entrance fee.

 

 

 

Wednesday November 15th

RING-NECKED PARAKEET: Two birds were reported from the junction of Owls Head Road and Cock Road, Kingswood today. This sighting represents the highest count of this species for S. Glos!

 

 

 

Monday November 13th

WATER PIPIT: One seen in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area. (Paul Bowerman)

 

 

 

Sunday November 12th

SHORT-EARED OWL: One seen on Aust Warth in the Cake Pill area at dusk.

 

 

 

Friday November 10th

EGYPTIAN GOOSE: The wandering adult returned to Aztec West Ponds, Park Avenue area at Almondsbury today. (Duncan McLaughlin) SHORT-EARED OWL: One seen on Aust Warth this evening. (Sid Simmons)

 

 

 

Thursday November 9th

MARSH HARRIER: A female/ immature was seen around Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station this morning. (Pete Hazelwood) SHORT-EARED OWL: One reported from Aust Warth.

 

 

 

Tuesday November 7th

With the influx of 'continental' and 'Icelandic' migrants at this time of year its worth looking out for Icelandic Merlin and Redwing plus 'continental' Blackbird and Song Thrush.

 

Blackbird showing characteristic of the 'continental' form. © TBOSG

 

 

 

Monday November 6th

WREN: Twenty-one (21) were displaced by the high tide at Oldbury Power Station this morning. (Pete Hazelwood) The highest single count (that we're aware of) for S. Glos!

 

© TBOSG

 

 

 

Sunday November 5th

HAWFINCH: At least four birds were seen at Lower Woods, Inglestone Common around 12:30. (Ben Ofield) One was seen briefly in trees by the entrance of Oldbury Power Station early afternoon. (Pete Hazelwood) SHORT-EARED OWL: One was seen on a fence at Shepperdine. (Pete Hazelwood) SNOW BUNTING: Two, the first of the year, were flushed from the gravel on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station at 08:00 then flew south. (Via Birdwatching at OPS) SPOTTED REDSHANK: A juvenile/ 1st winter still present on Pilning Wetland. WATER PIPIT: One on Pilning Wetland this morning. (Paul Bowerman)

 

A Clouded Yellow was seen at Oldbury Power Station this morning. (Morris Benson) It represents the latest date for this species in S. Glos!

 

© Ben Ofield

 

 

 

Saturday November 4th

SPOTTED REDSHANK: A juvenile/ 1st winter still present on Pilning Wetland. WATER PIPIT: One on Northwick Warth this morning. (Tony Scott)

 

© Paul Bowerman, Tony Scott

 

 

 

Friday November 3rd

AVOCET: Seven birds were seen in flight down river off Shepperdine/ Olbury Power Station this morning. (Andy Middleton) FIRECREST: One was seen in a hedgerow at Willsbridge around 10:00 from the foot path at ST: 662 703. (Nigel Kempson) SHORT-EARED OWL: One was seen at Shepperdine around ST: 613 962 at 15:20. (Paddy Doyle)

 

A Clouded Yellow was seen at Oldbury Power Station this morning. (Andy Middleton)

 

© Paddy Doyle

 

 

 

Thursday November 2nd

HAWFINCH: Two were seen in flight over Cribbs Causeway at 07:00. (Ben Ofield) MEDITERRANEAN GULL: One was seen in fields with around 250 Common and Black-headed Gull on the west side of Down Road, Marshfield this morning. (John Barnett) SPOTTED REDSHANK: A juvenile/ 1st winter still present on Pilning Wetland.

 

 

 

Wednesday November 1st

AVOCET: One from Pillhead Gout, Cowhill this afternoon. (Via OPS Birding) MERLIN: Three logged on Northwick Warth this morning could well be the highest ever S. Glos count? (Paul Bowerman, Tony Scott) These birds were almost certainly of 'Icelandic' origins. SHORT-EARED OWL: One was seen at Aust Warth at 09:55 with the same or another disturbed by dog walkers at dusk. (Tony Scott, Vic Savery) SPOTTED REDSHANK: A juvenile/ 1st winter still present on Pilning Wetland.

 

© Paul Bowerman

 

 

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