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JULY 2024

 

This months highlights 'at a glance'!

Common Scoter, Goshawk, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Mediterranean Gull, Red Kite, Ring-necked Parakeet, Short-eared Owl, Yellow-legged Gull.

 

Monday 1st

RED KITE: (2) Singles at the Westerleigh end of Nibley Lane and Oldland Common | An adult and a 2nd summer MEDITERRANEAN GULL were spotted on Pilning Wetlands. (Barry Dursley, Severnside Birds)

 

Tuesday 2nd

A GREAT WHITE EGRET was seen in flight at Oldbury Power Station and may have dropped on to The Lake | RED KITE: (1) One to the north-east at Oldbury Power Station | The presumed escaped 'Falconers Cross' (Lanner/ Saker/ Peregrine - first seen on June 7th) was once again present in the Pilning Wetlands/ New Passage area today. (Pete Hazelwood, Severnside Birds)

 

Great White Egret | Pete Hazelwood

 

Wednesday 3rd

On Severnside two COMMON SCOTER ( a male and female) were seen from Severn Beach this evening and a Black Swan was noted on Pilning Wetlands earlier in the day. (Severnside Birds)

 

Female Common Scoter | Paul Bowerman

 

Thursday 4th

An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL was present on Pilning Wetlands. (Severnside Birds)

 

Sunday 7th

RED KITE: (1) One over Kidney Hill, Westerleigh. (Pete Coslett)

 

Monday 8th

A 2nd summer MEDITERRANEAN GULL spent most of the day in the Pilning Wetlands/ New Passage area | RED KITE: (3) Two over the Shire Valley (west), Marshfield and one over Longwell Green Leisure Centre. (Andy Stockhausen, Brian Lancastle, Chris Mott, Avon Birds)

 

Mediterranean Gull | Andy Stockhausen

 

Tuesday 9th

Two GREAT WHITE EGRET present on Pilning Wetlands this morning | A juvenile YELLOW-LEGGED GULL was found in fields just north of Aust STW this afternoon | RED KITE: (2) Two reported from Oldland Common. (Andy Stockhausen, Severnside Birds, Avon Birds)

 

Great White Egret |  Andy Stockhausen

Wednesday 10th

One GREAT WHITE EGRET was lingering on Pilning Wetlands today. (Andy Stockhausen, Severnside Birds)

 

Friday 12th

Two adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL were on show in the New Passage area today. (Andy Stockhausen, Severnside Birds)

 

Mediterranean Gull | Paul Bowerman

 

Saturday 13th

RED KITE: (1) One over Harescombe, Yate | An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL was seen in the New Passage area. (Chris Teague, Severnside Birds)

 

Sunday 14th

RED KITE: (1) One from Lower Woods, Wickwar | An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL was seen again in the New Passage area. (Mark Coller, Severnside Birds)

 

Monday 15th

A rather unseasonal (and to our knowledge the first July record) SHORT-EARED OWL was found on Northwick Warth this morning | A GREAT WHITE EGRET was seen in flight over Severn View Services, Aust this morning | Two 2nd calendar MEDITERRANEAN GULL were found roosting at New Passage this afternoon. (Andy Stockhausen, Paul Bowerman)

 

Short-eared Owl | Andy Stockhausen

 

Tuesday 16th

A juvenile GREAT WHITE EGRET was discovered above the sluice in the Oldbury Pill area early this morning | Three MEDITERRANEAN GULL (a juvenile and two 2nd summer) were on show in the Pilning Wetlands/ New Passage area today. (Pete Hazelwood, Dave Poulton, Severnside Birds)

 

Mediterranean Gull | Paul Bowerman

 

Thursday 18th

A juvenile GREAT WHITE EGRET was once again seen in the Oldbury Pill area. A male ringed (red ring AFC) at the nest on Shapwick Heath, Somerset on April 16th 2024 | An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL was both seen and photographed over Sims Hill, Stoke Park this afternoon feeding on flying ants and a 2nd summer continued at New Passage. (Pete Hazelwood, Bob Medland, Rick Seery, Severnside Birds)

 

Great White Egret (AFC) | Pete Hazelwood, Bob Medland

 

Friday 19th

A GOSHAWK was noted in the north-east of the recording area this morning. (Mark Coller)

 

Saturday 20th

A 2nd summer MEDITERRANEAN GULL lingering in the New Passage area. (Severnside Birds)

 

Sunday 21st

RED KITE: (2) Two were watched over Wapley Bushes, Yate this afternoon | Two RING-NECKED PARAKEET still vandalising a private garden at Stoke Park | A record count of thirty-one (31) LITTLE EGRET was logged on Pilning Wetlands today. The previous highest count was twenty-eight (28) on March 11th 2019 at Thornbury. (Chris Teague, Steve Richardson, Ian Dickie)

 


 

 

 

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