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DOTTEREL - Charadrius morinellus

 

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2016:

One, probably this species, was seen in flight at Shepperdine over high tide on September 10th. An unidentified medium-sized wader with golden-brown back and upper wings (no wing-bars), lighter brown upper tail and whitish underwing, very briefly touched down at Shepperdine before flying off high along shore upriver (no calls). Probable Dotterel as it also had very pointed wing-tips.

 

2014:

One was amazingly heard calling as it flew over the observers home at Pilning at 09:45 on September 14th. One was both seen and heard at 08:15 at Oldbury Power Station before flying west towards Chepstow on September 25th.

 

2011:

A trip of eleven birds were reported in flight north east over New Passage in the morning on May 2nd.

 

1995:

On May 16th three were noted 'near' Marshfield. Not specific location age or sex were given.

 

1992:

Twelve were seen on May 8th west of Tormarton viewed looking east from a lay-by on the A46 just before the M4, J18 heading towards Old Sodbury. The count increased to fourteen on May 9th with just two remaining until May 11th.

 

1982:

On May 11th a female was trapped and ringed at Pucklechurch.

 

1974:

One in winter plumage was reported from Severn Beach on September 14th and was present until September 17th. It was apparently approachable to within a metre allowing a detailed description to be made. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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