the birds of south gloucestershire


S. Glos Birds - Recent Reports


 

 

Storm Petrel | Dan White


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MARCH 2020

 

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AVOCET

Pilning Wetland Reserve; Five, the first of the year, on the 19th, four on the 20th, ten on the 21st , eleven on the 22nd seven on the 23rd, fifteen on the 25th. (Et.al)

 

Avocet | Paul Bowerman

 

BAR-TAILED GODWIT

One, the first of the year, from Pilning Wetland Reserve/ Northwick Warth on the 11th. (Paul Bowerman)

 

BLACK REDSTART

OPS: Two ♀/ 1st winter types on the 1st; a ♀/ 1st winter type on the 3rd and 6th. (Pete Hazelwood, Craig Lewis) One still present on the 16th (Lois Pryce)

 

Black Redstart | Craig Lewis

 

COMMON CRANE

One noted in flight heading north over Severn View Services, Aust at 15:00 on the 22nd. (Andy & Lesley Griffiths) Two high south over Northwick Warth and Severn Beach at 17:00 on the 23rd before heading east. (Paul Bowerman)

 

COMMON WHITETHROAT

Two, the first of the year and earliest ever reported from S. Gloucestershire were noted on Redhill Lane between the Old Severn Bridge junction and Aust Road junction and on Hill Lane/ The Naite between Oldbury-on-Severn and Hill . (Keith Williams) The previous earliest date was March 30th 2017 on Northwick Warth.

 

DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

Two, the first of the year, were noted at Aust on the 12th. (Paul Bowerman)

 

GOOSANDER

A female was noted on the R. Avon around 1 km east of the Lock Keeper at Keynsham on the 29th. (Chris Mott)

 

GOSHAWK

One, probably this species at Shepperdine on the 11th. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

HARRIER SPP.

One was seen quartering a hedgerow alongside the M5 between Falfield and Almondsbury on the 21st. (Adam Rawson)

 

JACK SNIPE

One displaced by high tides at Aust on the 11th. (Matt Hobbs)

 

LITTLE GULL

A winter adult, the first of the year, upriver past Oldbury Power Station on the 26th. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

LITTLE RINGED PLOVER

Three, the first of the year, were seen on the first sentry box pool, Pilning Wetland Reserve on the 14th. (Paul Bowerman)

 

Little Ringed Plover | Paul Bowerman

 

MEDITERRANEAN GULL

A winter adult down river from Oldbury Power Station on the 6th. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

NORTHERN WHEATEAR

A spring male, the first of the year, from Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland Reserve on the 5th (Paul Bowerman)

 

Northern Wheatear | Paul Bowerman

 

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  Two west over Kingswood, Bristol at 13:10.

  Two over Rushmead Farm, Marshfield.

  One over Northwick Warth.

  One low over Abbywood, Filton.

  Four from the Marshfield patch.

  One from Marshfield and one over Kingsgate Park, Yate at 13:55.

  One low across the estuary from Aust Warth.

  Three from the patch at Marshfield, one west over Chipping Sodbury at 13:00 and another over Little Badminton at 15:00.

  One Down Road, Marshfield, one Ashwicke and at least five probably six up-river past Severn Beach.

  One over Rushmead Farm, Marshfield and one over Chipping Sodbury.

  One over Ebbdown Farm, Marshfield.

  One over Yate and one over Castle Farm, Marshfield.

  One over Rushmead Lane, Marshfield.

  One over Old Sodbury.

 

Red Kite | TBOSG

 

RING-NECKED PARAKEET

One, the first of the year, was reported from Three Brooks LNR, Bradley Stoke on the 25th.

 

SAND MARTIN

Around twenty-five, the first of the year, were reported from Pilning Wetlands Reserve on the 18th. (Richard Parry)

 

Scandinavian Rock Pipit

One, possibly this form, around Shaft Rocks, Severn Beach on the 12th (Vic Savery); One, the first for three years, was displaced by the rising tide at New Pill, Chittening Warth on the 13th (Rob Emery); A summer plumaged individual was noted by the cooling water outflow at Oldbury Power station on the 21st. (Dan Watson)

 

Scandinavian Rock Pipit - Anthus petrosus littoralis | Rob Emery

 

SHORT-EARED OWL

One from Aust Warth on the 2nd, 7th, 8th, 11th - 15th (Et.al); One near Thornbury Sailing Club on the 6th. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

News from the patch at Marshfield of up to three in an area with no public access on at least the 17th - 25th. They have possibly wintered in the area which is best viewed looking south from Shirehill Lane. Do not enter the fields - there are no public rights of way! (TBOSG)

 

Short-eared Owl | Aravind Ramesh

 

SPOONBILL

One at Pilning Wetland Reserve briefly at 12:25 on the 20th before heading towards the estuary where it was last seen circling over the Prince Of Wales Bridge. (Rob Emery)

 

SWALLOW

One, the first of the year, over Lagoon I at Oldbury Power Station at 15:45 on the 20th. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

WATER PIPIT

One noted feeding on high tide strand line near the second sentry box on Northwick Warth on the 14th (Matt Hobbs) still present on the 19th. (Severnside Birds)

 

WHITE WAGTAIL One, the first of the year, from Down Road, Marshfield on the 26th. (John Barnett)
WILLOW WARBLER One, the first of the year, from Kingsgate Park, Yate on the 27th. (Mark Coller)