The Birds Of South Gloucestershire

 

 

BITTERN - Botarus stellaris - c.7

 


 

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Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

2019

One was seen on a hedge near the orchards in Almondsbury around 11:45 on November 10th at ST: 594 845 then in flight north-west where it was lost to view.

 

2017

One was seen briefly on January 21st around 08:45 at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach. It was seen to fly west along the pool but could not be relocated.

2011

One was found at Orchard Pools near Severn Beach in the morning on January 23rd where it was present until January 25th; One was seen again at Orchard Pools near Severn Beach on February 10th and 12th; There was also an unconfirmed report of one in flight out of the reed bed at Old Passage on April 6th.

 

1997

On January 12th a presumed winter adult was flushed several times from Lagoon II at Oldbury Power Station.

1931

Sometime in December near Hallen a presumed winter adult was ‘obtained’.

 

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1891

Sometime in January at or near Hambrook a presumed winter adult was ‘obtained’.

 

 

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