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2011:

One a presumed male was heard at 07:45 on Chipping Sodbury Common on July 31st.

 

1998:

On July 5th one was heard calling at Rushmead Lane near Marshfield for several minutes around ST: 782 752.

 

1989:

On June 21st one was heard calling at Rushmead Lane near Marshfield for several minutes around ST: 782 752.

 

1962:

On September 1st one was heard calling near Bitton.

 

1955:

On April 11th one was caught and later released at a Market Garden in Patchway.

 

1953:

On October 15th at Stoke Lodge in Patchway one was picked up dead, apparently a victim of overhead wires.

 

1952:

One was found on August 18th at Westerleigh, in a corn crop; On September 14th one was located at Yate, in a corn crop.

 

1951:

One was located in early September at Little Stoke, in a corn crop.

 

1950:

One was reported on August 16th at Little Stoke, in a corn crop; On August 31st a single bird was located at Dyrham.

 

1947:

Sometime in the autumn one was 'obtained' at Dyrham.

 

1946:

Sometime in June one was heard calling on several occasions at Rangeworthy.

 

1942:

One was located on August 29th at Stoke Gifford in a wheat field; On September 11th one was found at Dyrham Wood, in a barley crop.

 

1938:

On October 30th one was observed on Patchway Common, evidently a passage bird it was disturbed from a late grass crop. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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