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All reports/ sightings of rare and scarce birds are subject to ratification by the appropriate rarities committee.
One was heard 'reeling' from middle of the reedbed at the south end of Lagoon II at Oldbury Power Station on the 4th. (OPS Birding)
A pair were seen briefly in the Parks Farm area between Tormarton and Iron Acton on the 1st. (William Earp)
A partial breeding plumaged male was noted on Tortworth Court Lake on the 6th. (Pete Hazelwood)
One was audible from Down Road, Marshfield early afternoon on the 3rd (Nigel Sluman); One was heard at 07:00 audible from Down Road, Marshfield on the 6th. (Karle Burford)
An adult female that stayed for just one day was found on Chipping Sodbury Common mid-morning on the 6th. (Mark Coller)
Red-backed Shrike | Mark Coller
One over the R. Avon at Hanham and one over Wild Spaces, Easter Compton on the 2nd; One over Bridgeyate/ Siston on the 3rd; Three were noted at Oldbury Power Station on the 4th; One over Chipping Sodbury Common and one over Oldbury Power Station on the 6th; One following a tractor at the top of Tog Hill and one over Hanham on the 9th; One drifting slowly west over Charfield at 15:45 on the 10th; One over Oldbury Pill in the morning and one (possibly the same) over the Water Works early afternoon on the 11th.
An adult was found mid-morning along the bridleway towards the shore from the entrance of Oldbury Power Station on the 4th. (Andy Middleton)
Rose-coloured Starling | Mark Coller