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Sunday January 21st

BLACK REDSTART: An adult male on stony ground viewed from The Jetty area again. (Pete Hazelwood) HAWFINCH: One once again on feeders in a garden at Marshfield. (© Denise Whittle - photo) ICELAND GULL: An immature winter bird, possibly this species, seen distantly in poor conditions from Aust Warth this afternoon. (Gary Thoburn) SHORT-EARED OWL: Three noted from Aust Warth this afternoon. (Gary Thoburn)

 

 

 

 

Saturday January 20th

HAWFINCH: Six very mobile birds still present at St. Anne's Church, Oldland Common (© Lee Gardiner - photo) one reported from Siston Common (Birdguides/ RBA) and one once again in a garden at Marshfield. (Denise Whittle) JACK SNIPE: One noted from Oldbury Power Station this morning. (Andy Middleton)

 

 

 

 

Friday January 19th

HAWFINCH: One reported from St. Anne's Church, Oldland Common today. (Birdguides/ RBA) JACK SNIPE: One noted from Littleton Warth this morning. (John Martin) SHORT-EARED OWL: Two reported from Rushmead Lane, Marshfield around 10:15 (Paul Williams) and one seen from Aust Warth late afternoon. (© Adam Rawson - photo)

 

 

 

 

Thursday January 18th

HAWFINCH: One was reported from a garden at Marshfield this morning. (Birdguides/ RBA) SHORT-EARED OWL: One seen over Cake Pill from Aust Warth around 17:00. (Lynne Sinclair)

 

 

 

Wednesday January 17th

HAWFINCH: Just one fly-over seen at St. Anne's Church, Oldland Common today. (Paul Francis)

 

 

 

Tuesday January 16th

HAWFINCH: Two present at St. Anne's Church, Oldland Common this morning. (Wayne Tucker) WATER PIPIT: One reported from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area today. (Severnside Birds)

 

 

 

Monday January 15th

BLACK REDSTART: An adult male again this afternoon, on the stony ground inside the fence, seen from The Jetty at Oldbury Power Station. (OPS Birding). HAWFINCH: At least two present at St. Anne's Church, Oldland Common today. RING-NECKED PARAKEET: At least three noted in the Siston Brook/ St. Anne's Church area, Oldland Common throughout the day. (Brian Thompson, © Dan White - photo) SHORT-EARED OWL: One from Aust Warth this evening. (Nigel Sluman)

 

 

 

 

Sunday January 14th

AVOCET: Two birds feeding on the shore by Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station this afternoon. (OPS Birding) BLACK REDSTART: A 1st winter/ female was seen again on the seawall by The Jetty, Oldbury Power Station. (OPS Birding) HAWFINCH: Four birds present early afternoon at St. Anne's Church, Oldland. (Teresa Chard) JACK SNIPE: At least seven birds counted on Aust Warth today. (John Martin) RING-NECKED PARAKEET: Six birds reported from the Siston Brook/ St. Anne's Church area today. (Mike Gray) It represents the highest count of this species ever recorded in S. Glos! SHORT-EARED OWL: Up to three on show from Aust Warth this late afternoon. (John Martin)

 

 

 

Saturday January 13th

BLACK REDSTART: An adult winter male was again present on the stony area inside the fence viewed from the The Jetty. (Pete Hazelwood) HAWFINCH: Four birds present today at St. Anne's Church, Oldland. JACK SNIPE: A high count of nine noted on Aust Warth today. RED KITE: One noted over Golden Valley LNR, Wick. SHORT-EARED OWL: Just two reported from Aust Warth this late afternoon. WATER PIPIT: One bird reported from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area. (John Martin)

 

 

 

Friday January 12th

SHORT-EARED OWL: Four hunting over Aust Warth this afternoon.

 

 

 

Thursday January 11th

EGYPTIAN GOOSE: An adult at Shepperdine upriver from the point just south of The Windbound. (Pete Hazelwood) HAWFINCH: A peak of seven birds present today at St. Anne's Church, Oldland, (Chris Trott) and one flew over the reedbed at Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station alighting in trees briefly then flew north-east. (Pete Hazelwood)  At least two in trees along Siston Brook, Oldland Common this afternoon. (Jack Wilmott) SHORT-EARED OWL: Four, possibly five, hunting over Aust Warth from 16:00. (Paul Bowerman, © Dan White - photo)

 

 

 

 

Wednesday January 10th

HAWFINCH: At least one bird present today at St. Anne's Church, Oldland. (Nigel Warren) and at least one still at the east end of Cloud Wood, Marshfield at 10:10. (John Barnett) RING-NECKED PARAKEET: At least one in trees along Siston Brook, Oldland Common this afternoon. (© TBOSG - photo) SHORT-EARED OWL: One at Aust Warth this evening. (Adam Rawson)

The first butterfly of the year, a Red Admiral, at Bradley Stoke today. (Vic Savery) Its the earliest date for this species in S. Glos; the previous earliest date was February 13th 2017 at Longwell Green.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday January 9th

HAWFINCH: At least one bird present today at St. Anne's Church, Oldland. (Bristol Birding) RING-NECKED PARAKEET: At least four birds seen at feeders on Fairway Close and in flight over St. Anne's Church, Oldland. (Jack Wilmott) It represents the first January record and earliest date for this species (previous earliest date - February 19th 2011 at Frenchay)

 

 

 

Monday January 8th

BLACK REDSTART: A 1st winter/ female along the seawall between The Jetty and Lagoon II this morning. (Pete Hazelwood) HAWFINCH: At least three birds today at St. Anne's Church, Oldland. (Nigel Tucker, Allan Chard)

 

 

 

Sunday January 7th

HAWFINCH: Up to six birds were present today at St. Anne's Church, Oldland. (Kevin Balch)  One possibly two birds at the east end of Cloud Wood, Marshfield around 11:30 at ST: 800 732. (Charlie Fayers) RED KITE: One was seen flying east over the A420 between The Folly and Marshfield at 14:30. (Pete Coslett) WATER PIPIT: One noted at New Pill, Chittening Warth around 11:00. (Rob Emery) WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE: Two seen in flight north-east over Pilning Wetland early afternoon and subsequently upriver past Aust Warth at 15:20. (Paul Bowerman) WHOOPER SWAN: Two adults were found on Northwick Warth this morning spending most of their time on Pining Wetland. They were last seen in flight north-east past Aust Warth at 16:40. (Roger Staples)

 

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Saturday January 6th

GOOSANDER: A male on the R. Avon 200 metres downstream of Siston Brook at Willsbridge late morning. (Nigel Kempson) HAWFINCH: Six present today at St. Anne's Church, Oldland. (Lee Gardiner, © Sam Bilner - photo) SHORT-EARED OWL: One from Aust Warth at dusk. (John Martin, Julian Thomas)

 

 

 

 

Friday January 5th

HAWFINCH: At least one, possibly two,  at St. Anne's Church, Oldland this afternoon. (Donna Harvey, Paul Bowdler) JACK SNIPE: One displaced from the salt marsh south of Severn Beach. (Paul Bowerman) RED KITE: One seen over the ring road at the junction of the A4174/ A420 Kingswood late morning. (Dave Hanks) SNOW BUNTING: The predated remains of a 1st winter female were found on Northwick Warth. (Brian Lancastle)

 

 

 

Thursday January 4th

HAWFINCH: At least one at St. Anne's Church, Oldland today. (Alastair Fraser) JACK SNIPE: One reported from Aust Warth today. (Bristol Birding) MEDITERRANEAN GULL: An adult seen from Severn Beach this morning. (John Martin) SHORT-EARED OWL: One past the point at Shepperdine this morning. (Pete Hazelwood) Also one at Aust this morning. (Karle Burfoot) WATER PIPIT: One from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area this morning. (Aravind Ramesh)

 

 

 

Wednesday January 3rd

GLAUCOUS GULL: A 1st winter was seen well from Severn Beach at 08:00 this morning before departing down river. (Paul Bowerman) The first for six years! HAWFINCH: At least one bird present at St. Anne's Church, Oldland this morning and again this afternoon. (Wilf King, © Donna Harvey - photo) LEACH'S PETREL: A storm driven individual noted heading down river from Severn Beach this morning. (Paul Bowerman) MEDITERRANEAN GULL: An adult over the houses at Severn Beach this Morning. (John Martin, Brian Lancastle) SHORT-EARED OWL: One reported on Severnside this morning with two there around 16:00. (Wilf King, Bristol Birding) SNOW BUNTING: One, probably this species, both seen and heard in the Severn Beach area this morning (Brian Lancastle)

 

 

 

 

Tuesday January 2nd

BLACK REDSTART: A winter male around the Jetty fence at Oldbury Power Station this morning. (Pete Hazelwood) EGYPTIAN GOOSE: An adult was present in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area today. (Paul Bowerman) It represents the earliest date for this species in S. Glos. HAWFINCH: Six birds present still at St. Anne's Church, Oldland this morning. (Nigel Sluman) SHORT-EARED OWL: One reported on Severnside this morning. (RBA) WATER PIPIT: One from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area this morning. (RBA)

 

 

 

Monday January 1st

HAWFINCH: A high count of six birds present at St. Anne's Church, Oldland this morning. (© Lee Gardiner - photo) JACK SNIPE: Two birds on Severnside this morning. (Brian Lancastle) MEDITERRANEAN GULL: An adult was noted at the entrance to The Pill, New Passage this morning. (John Martin) SHORT-EARED OWL: Three birds seen on Severnside this morning. (Brian Lancastle)

 

 

 

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