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RED-THROATED PIPIT - Anthus cervinus

 

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© Mark Coller

 

 

 

2015:

An adult was heard calling several times and seen briefly on Pilning Wetland mid-morning on October 3rd before being 'pinned down' in the north-west corner of the reserve. It was still present on the 4th and remained until at least early evening in the north-west corner of the reserve.

 

2014:

One was both seen and heard at 09:51 in flight over the observers garden at Thornbury on March 29th.

 

2012:

On April 22nd, early morning, a brightly coloured pipit was seen on Northwick Warth by visiting birders. It was lost to view temporarily before being relocated around 09:00 on Northwick Warth opposite Pilning Wetlands Reserve wardens buildings and identified as summer plumaged adult. It was fortuitously photographed by two separate observers before it took flight and headed north up river along the Warth where it appeared to drop back on to the salt marsh near the 'flash' at around 09:30. Sadly despite extensive coverage it was not relocated by dusk. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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