The Birds Of

  South Gloucestershire













Thursday November 1st

From Northfield Lane; 26 Lapwing, 15 Pied Wagtail, 30 Stock Dove and c.80 Linnet with c.350 Common Gull around Rushmead Farm. South of the village around Ringswell Dew Pond, c.400 Starling a few Stock Dove and c.80 Linnet. (John Barnett) Also reported, 45 Red-legged Partridge, 70 Pheasant, Sparrowhawk, four Common Buzzard, two Kestrel, Raven, five Skylark, four Goldcrest, six Fieldfare, Song Thrush and ten Chaffinch.


Monday November 5th

This afternoon in the Ringswell area; At least 50 Redwing, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Kestrel, c.200 Common Gull, a couple of Herring Gull and Sparrowhawk. (John Barnett)


Saturday November 10th

Ten Red-legged Partridge in the Shire Valley area. Also from around the patch, 70 Common Gull, Kestrel, six Skylark, eight Redwing, two Common Stonechat, six Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch, 20 Linnet, 50 Goldfinch, 20 Corn Bunting and 20 Yellowhammer. (Robert Hargreaves)


Thursday November 15th

A pair of Common Stonechat on Northfield Lane this morning also 60 Corn Bunting, 40 Yellowhammer, 30 Skylark, 40 Meadow Pipit, six Pied Wagtail, 70 Common Gull. three Common Buzzard and two Raven. (Pete Coslett)


Sunday November 18th

A pair of Stonechat near Pennsylvania, A distant Red Kite from Rushmead Lane being mobbed by corvids before drifting north-east. Large flock of corvids at leas ten Fieldfare and c.200 Common Gull from Down Road. (Pete Coslett)




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