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HONEY BUZZARD - Pernis apivorus

 

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© Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

2011:

An adult was seen as it drifted over Northwick Warth near the target mound at 11:10 on May 7th. It then gained height and glided north.

 

2008:

One was reported over the M32 north-east of Bristol in the Frenchay area on September 24th.

 

2007:

One was reported on May 24th at 15:20 flying low in a northerly direction near the Severn View Motorway Services and then out across the Severn Estuary towards the Forest-of-Dean; One was reported flying east over Aust Village on August 11th.

 

1996:

On September 2nd at Severn Beach a single bird was noted in flight heading east-north-east.

 

1991:

On May 26th a passage migrant was identified in flight west across the Severn Estuary from New Passage.

 

1879:

Two were 'obtained' near Tortworth sometime around this date. The were kept for some time in Gloucester Museum but were eventually destroyed. (cf. Mellersh - Birds of Gloucestershire 1902 p.15). This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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