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CIRL BUNTING - Emberiza cirlus

 

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1975:

Four were reported near Severn Beach on September 14th.

 

1972:

One or two were reported from Hawkesbury Common sometime between March 25th and June 25th.

 

1969:

A single bird was located at Aust Warth on March 12th, no age or sex was given.

 

1949:

One was found on November 19th near Frenchay.

 

1947:

On July 22nd a male was in the Rectory Garden at Dyrham.

 

1944:

A male was located on December 19th at Hallen.

 

1943:

On February 25th a male and female were at Severn Beach.

 

1941:

Five were found at Severn Beach on December 7th with a further two at the same spot on December 25th.

 

1940:

On December 22nd at Severn Beach a male and female were among Spartina on the shoreline with three juvenile/ 1st winters and presumed to be a family party.

 

1939:

A female was noted on March 27th at Little Stoke.

 

1938:

On April 2nd two, a male and female were observed near Filton Aerodrome.

 

1935:

Both pairs, and single birds were reported between 1935 and 1937 from Patchway, Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford and Almondsbury.

 

1934:

A female was reported from Frampton Cotterell sometime in July.

 

1845:

Noted as a resident at Alveston between 1845 and 1851 with breeding proven in 1851. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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