T h e B i r d s O f S o u t h G l o u c e s t e r s h i r e
BLACK-WINGED STILT - Himantopus himantopus
A spring female was found on
Pilning Wetland, Northwick Warth on May 7th where it
lingered throughout the day. It remained faithful to the
lagoons until at least the 9th.
One was seen on May 17th at Oldbury Power
Station in flight and heading down channel.
One was ‘obtained’ sometime around this
time near Thornbury, no date, age or sex was
This is the first documented
reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.
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