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GOLDEN ORIOLE - Oriolus oriolus

 

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2016:

A male was present and heard calling for at least five minutes in the tall hedge at the south-east corner of Pilning Wetland at ST: 552 864 between 08:35 - 08:40 on May 26th.

 

2007:

On April 26th an adult male was heard calling from allotments and nearby gardens at Bellevue Road in Kingswood. It was heard calling ten or twelve times at around 16:30 before heading off to the east.

 

1993:

On June 25th one was identified near Pucklechurch, it was still present the following day and was last noted in early July.

 

1991:

On June 2nd a single bird was heard briefly at New Passage.

 

1979:

A female was found dead at Tockington on May 31st

 

1954:

Two first summer males visited Littleton-upon-Severn brickworks in the second week of June and remained in the area for at least three weeks being seen or heard, usually in Withey trees, by various observers. Brief views obtained and the characteristic 'weela-weeo' call was heard, probably from both birds on June 26th while on 27th they were seen extremely well in adjoining hedgerow trees. Conclusive evidence was gained on June 29th that both were, in fact, giving the whistling call. The birds were first noticed by brickwork's employees on June 11th and last seen on July 2nd. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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