S. GLOS BIRDS RECENT REPORTS

Rare, scarce and unusual bird sightings this month.


MARCH 2021

 

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All reports/ sightings of rare and scarce birds are subject to ratification by the appropriate rarities committee.


BLACK REDSTART

OLDBURY POWER STATION: A female continued around The Jetty on the 2nd with the same or another around the Waterworks on the 3rd. (OPS Birding)

 

GOOSANDER

KINGSGATE PARK, YATE: Two, a female and immature male on the 2nd. STANSHAWS LAKE, YATE: Five, a male, an immature male and three females present on the 3rd. YATE: Five were seen in flight over the town heading towards Stanshaws Lake on the 4th. (Mark Coller)

 

Goosander | Mark Coller

 

MARSH HARRIER

A spring male was seen in flight north-east at Littleton on Severn and subsequently past Oldbury Sailing Club around 09:40 on the 1st. (Matt Plenty, Andy Middleton)

 

Marsh Harrier | Matt Plenty

 

RED KITE

One over the Shire Valley, Marshfield on the 2nd. (Nigel Kempson)

 

SAND MARTIN

Several were seen on the 4th at Cribbs Causeway, Bradley Stoke and Oldbury Power Station. (Rob Emery, Ben Ofield, Rupert Higgins, Pete Hazelwood) This occurrence represents the earliest ever date for this species in S. Glos! The previous earliest date was March 7th 2014 from Severn Beach.