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TURTLE DOVE - Streptopelia turtur

 

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2017:

OCTOBER: A 1st winter was found on Northwick Warth 200 metres south of the Second Sentry Box on the 1st. Missing on the 2nd, it reappeared on the the 3rd and was still present on the 7th;

 

2016:

A spring adult was first seen drinking from a puddle on the Severn Way by the entrance gate to Northwick Warth at 15:15 on May 11th. It relocated to The Glen and was viewable from the roadway before moving to the garden of one of the beachfront properties adjacent. It was still present on May 12th - 13th in the New Passage area.

 

2013:

One was seen at near The Yacht Club, Oldbury-on-Severn around 11:00 on September 29th.

 

2012:

One was seen briefly at Severn Beach at around 09:30 on April 23rd; At Oldbury Power Station one was found at 17:10 along the sea wall then around Lagoon I on April 30th; One was seen in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on May 2nd; One was seen in flight to the south-west at New Passage on September 26th.

 

2011:

One was seen in bushes on the Severn Way south of Severn Beach at 06:15 on April 24th; An unconfirmed report of one at Severn Beach on May 6th.

 

2009:

One was seen at Marshfield on July 25th flying towards Harcombe Wood near Ebbdown Farm.

 

2008:

One was seen in flight south over Rushmead Lane near Marshfield at 14:54 on September 12th.

 

2007:

One was seen in flight at ST: 773 738 near Marshfield on the evening of June 2nd.

 

2006:

One was noted at Oldbury Power Station on April 22nd; One was present in a garden at Rangeworthy from May 22nd - 26th.

 

2003:

A juvenile was present at New Passage on September 3rd.

 

2001:

One was seen to come in off the sea and from the west at 06:40 at New Passage on May 13th; One was noted at Severn Beach on August 17th.

 

2000:

One was reported from New Passage on May 13th.

 

1999:

One was reported at Northwick Warth on May 29th.

 

1998:

One was present at Northwick Warth on April 27th; One was reported at New Passage on May 30th - 31st.

 

1997:

One was seen in flight to the north-east at Northwick Warth on May 17th; Two adults were heard calling near Westerleigh on June 28th.

 

1996:

One was seen at New Passage on June 2nd; One was reported from Downend on September 17th.

 

1995:

One was seen in the Marshfield area on May 7th; One was present at Severn Beach on July 1st.

 

1994:

One was reported from Inglestone Common, Wickwar on May 14th; One was noted at Frenchay on June 8th.

 

1993:

Three were noted at Oldbury Power Station on May 6th; One was present at Inglestone Common, Wickwar on May 23rd.

 

1992:

One was reported from Mangotsfield on July 4th.

 

1991:

One was noted at Tortworth on July 7th.

 

1990:

One was seen at Hambrook on May 3rd; One was present at Oldbury Power Station on May 24th; One was reported from Hinton on June 15th; One was seen in the Marshfield area on June 26th and again on July 8th where breeding was suspected.

 

1989:

One was seen at New Passage on April 22nd; One was present at Severn Beach on April 29th; One was noted at Tytherington on May 14th; Three were present at Severn Beach on May 21st; One was seen at Yate Rocks on May 24th; One was noted at Inglestone Common , Wickwar on May 27th with a further two on June 11th; One was reported from New Passage on June 13th.

 

1988:

Two were seen at Severn Beach on April 10th.

 

1987:

One was seen at Severn Beach on May 7th; One was present at Tormarton on July 1st.

 

1986:

One was present at Golden Valley LNR, Wick on August 19th.

 

1985:

Noted in several areas between May 10th and early August but no specific locations.

 

1984:

Noted from several areas between April 27th and September 29th but no specific locations.

 

1983:

Noted from several areas between May 9th and October 2nd with breeding probable at Chipping Sodbury Common where two adults and a juvenile were present on July 8th.

 

1982:

Noted from several areas between May 8th and September 16th but no specific locations.

 

1980:

Noted from several areas between April 23rd and August 23rd but no specific locations.

 

1979:

Noted from several areas between May 7th and September 18th but no specific locations.

 

1978:

Reported between April 29th and July 21st from Cromhall, Tytherington, Inglestone Common/ Wickwar, Alveston, Stoke Park and Oakford/ St. Catherine.

 

1977:

Noted from several areas between May 8th and September 24th but no specific locations.

 

1975:

Noted from several areas between April 28th and August 17th but no specific locations.

 

1974:

Reported between May 26th and August 11th from Tortworth, Inglestone Common near Wickwar, Oakford and Tormarton.

 

1973:

Up to two birds reported between April 24th and September 14th from Cromhall, Lower Woods near Wickwar, Thornbury, Severn Beach, Tormarton and Marshfield.

 

1967:

Single birds were noted at Tortworth Lake on April 30th; Inglestone Common on May 26th; Severn Beach on June 18th; New Passage on August 2nd.

 

1966:

Reported from Inglestone Common, Filton and New Passage.

 

1962

There are breeding season records from Marshfield but no reference to numbers or more specific locations. Though clearly an historic breeding species this is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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