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BLACK-WINGED STILT - Himantopus himantopus

 

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© Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

2017:

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.

1997:

One was seen on May 17th at Oldbury Power Station in flight and heading down channel.

 

c.1848:

One was ‘obtained’ sometime around this time near Thornbury, no date, age or sex was mentioned. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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