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Thursday August 17th

MANDARIN: The female was still present around the lake at Kingsgate Park, Yate this morning. (Mark Coller)

 

© Mark Coller

 

 

 

Wednesday August 16th

EGYPTIAN GOOSE: The adult once again present at Aztec West Business Park, Almondsbury today. (Rob Emery) GARGANEY: Two juvenile/ 1st winter birds still present on Pilning Wetland this morning. (John Martin) MANDARIN: A female was found on the lake at Kingsgate Park, Yate this morning. (Darren Pearce)

 

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Tuesday August 15th

GARGANEY: Two juvenile/ 1st winter birds were present but illusive on Pilning Wetland this evening. (John Martin) MEDITERRANEAN GULL: A juvenile/ 1st winter in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area. (Severnside Birds)

 

 

 

Saturday August 12th

GARGANEY: One of the two juvenile/ 1st winter birds was still present but illusive on Pilning Wetland today. (Severnside Birds) YELLOW-LEGGED GULL: An adult was noted at Oldbury Power Station. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

© Pete Hazelwood

 

 

 

Friday August 11th

GARGANEY: Two juvenile/ 1st winter birds (the first of the year) were spotted on Pilning Wetland. MEDITERRANEAN GULL: An adult was noted in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area. (Paul Bowerman)

 

© Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

Tuesday August 8th

QUAIL: At least one audible from Down Road, Marshfield this afternoon. (TBOSG)

 

 

 

Monday August 7th

MEDITERRANEAN GULL: An adult reported from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area today.

 

Another shot of the juvenile Continental Black-tailed Godwit - (Limosa) © Brian Lancastle

One of three subspecies found worldwide: Limosa. limosa limosa (Linnaeus, 1758) - Western Palearctic; winters to sub-Saharan Africa and India. (Very rare passage migrant)

L. l. islandica (Brehm, 1831) - Iceland, Faeroe and Shetland Islands; winters to south-west Europe. (Regular spring/ autumn passage)

L. l. melanuroides (Gould, 1846) - Eastern Palearctic; winters to south-east Asia, Philippines and Australia. (Extralimital)

 

 

 

Saturday August 5th

Continental Black-tailed Godwit: A juvenile was present on Pilning Wetland, Northwick Warth for most of the day. (John Martin) EGYPTIAN GOOSE: The presumed 'commuting' adult reappeared at Aztec West Business Park, Almondsbury today. (Rob Emery)

 

© John Martin

 

 

 

Friday August 4th

EGYPTIAN GOOSE: An adult still present in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area. (Severnside Birds) GOOSANDER: An immature bird was reported from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area this morning. (Pete and Marjo Lewis) It represents the earliest date for this species in S. Gloucestershire! The previous earliest date was 18th September 2014 at New Passage. MEDITERRANEAN GULL: A juvenile was seen in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area. (Severnside Birds) QUAIL: One was audible from Northfield Lane, Marshfield this morning. (Pete Coslett) SHAG: The first one of the year was bagged at Severn Beach early this morning before departing south. (Paul Bowerman)

Immature Shag from Severn Beach © Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

Thursday August 3rd

STORM PETREL: At least two, possibly three, were logged on this evenings high tide at Severn Beach. (Paul Bowerman)

 

© Brian Thompson

 

 

 

Tuesday August 1st

EGYPTIAN GOOSE: An adult present on the shore at New Passage this evening. (Rosemary Setter)  MEDITERRANEAN GULL: Two, a winter adult and juvenile were present in the New Passage area. (Severnside Birds) QUAIL: One heard at Marshfield around ST: 793 760 Shirehill Lane. (Pete Taylor)

 

 

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