JUNE 2024


Rarities noted historically on less than twenty occasions this month!


Alpine Swift, Black-headed Bunting, Black-winged Stilt, Common Rosefinch, Corncrake, European Bee-eater, European Nightjar, Franklin's Gull, Golden Oriole, Kumlien's Gull, Marsh Warbler, Montagu's Harrier, Nordic Jackdaw, Pallas's Sandgrouse, Red-backed Shrike, Rose-coloured Starling, White-spotted Bluethroat.




Rare, scarce and unusual 'birding events' this month! Follow the links for details!


Saturday 1st

RED KITE: (3) At least two over Jarrett's, North Common and a single from Severn Beach | The antipodean exotica were once again noted in the Northwick Warth area. (Nigel Jones, Rosemary Setter, Severnside Birds)


Black Swan | Rosemary Setter


Sunday 2nd

RED KITE: (9) Up to eight were counted in the Wickwar area plus a single over Chipping Sodbury Common. (Alan Daniells, Bill Heslegrave, Mark Coller)


Monday 3rd

No reports!


Tuesday 4th

A MEDITERRANEAN GULL was noted at Severn Beach. (Severnside Birds)


Wednesday 5th

A MARSH HARRIER was watched at Aust Wetlands, Aust | A probable CATTLE EGRET was watched in flight over private garden on Shackleton Avenue, Yate this morning. (Mark Coller, Severnside Birds)


Thursday 6th

RED KITE: (1) One at Wickwar (Paul Sadley)


Friday 7th

Three COMMON CRANE (Ri) were watched circling over Oldbury Village this morning before heading south-west towards Aust. This occurrence represents the first ever June record of this species for S. Gloucestershire! | RED KITE: (5) One from Hall End and four around Jarrett's, North Common this evening. (Andrew Middleton, Paul Sadley, Nigel Jones)


Saturday 8th

A COMMON CRANE (Ri) was seen in flight at 07:00 heading north-east inland of Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station. (OPS Birding)


Sunday 9th

RED KITE: (8) Four near Cann Break, Oldland Common, two from Chipping Sodbury Common and singles from Wickwar and Mangotsfield. (Nigel Jones, Anthony Goodwin, Mark Coller, Paul Sadley, Nick Tippett)


Monday 10th

RED KITE: (3) Two reported from Chipping Sodbury and one noted over Longwell Green. (Donna Harvey, Avon Birds)


Tuesday 11th

RED KITE: (2) At least two, possibly up to five, north-east of Kingswood mid-morning.


Wednesday 12th

Three BARNACLE GEESE (f) were watched heading north-east over Pilning Wetlands at around 08:00 | The 7th and first ever June record of TEMMINCK'S STINT was found on the Wader Pool, Pilning Wetlands this morning. It departed high to the south-east around 10:15 and was lost to view. Also present in the Pilning Wetlands/ Northwick Warth area this morning was; GREAT WHITE EGRET and at least two RED KITE (2). Two WHITE STORK (Ri) were reported high to the east over Northwick Warth early afternoon. (Andy Stockhausen, Paul Bowerman, Nigel Warren, Brian Lancastle)


Temminck's Stint | Paul Bowerman