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BLACK KITE - Milvus migrans

 

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2010:

One was seen on the salt marsh at Severn Beach around 09:55 on March 18th. It was watched by two lucky observers and was seen to leave the salt marsh being mobbed by Corvids and Buzzard drifting east over Severn Beach station and Orchard Pools.

 

2009:

A presumed adult, thought to be this species, was watched on the 26th May drifting out of St. Catherine's Valley, Marshfield. The bird was first seen around 06:00 at a height of about 25 metres over the track between Halldoor Lane and Nailey Farm at approximately ST: 776 720 south and west of Marshfield. It was last seen leaving the valley heading in a generally north-north-westerly direction towards West Littleton. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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