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These are unfiltered reports; sightings of rare and scarce birds are subject to ratification by the appropriate rarities committee.

 

APRIL 2019

Monday 15th to Sunday 21st

 

 

AVOCET

Two were present on Northwick Warth Flash before departing north-east on the 18th. (Paul Bowerman)

 

Paul Bowerman

 

CETTI'S WARBLER

One heard at Severn Beach on the 15th - 17th. (Paul Bowerman, Rob Emery, Adam Cross) One at Oldbury Power Station on the 19th. (Andy Middleton)

 

GRASSHOPPER WARBLER

One heard near the Second Sentry Box, Northwick Warth with a second from the Severn View Services area on the 17th. (Matt Hobbs) One at the north end of Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on the 18th. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

Greenland Wheatear

One, putatively this form, on Chipping Sodbury Common on the 19th. (Mark Coller)

 

Mark Coller

There is some overlap in the identification criteria of Northern and Greenland Wheatear, though later birds in the UK (from mid-April through May) have a much higher proportion of the latter.

Characteristics associated with Greenland Wheatear in the main are larger size, longer legs, longer primary projection, broader black tail band and rufous underparts.

 

OSPREY

One, possibly this species, seen distantly at Bradley Stoke on the 18th. (Adam Rawson)

 

PIED FLYCATCHER

One, possibly this species, seen briefly in Kingsgate Park, Yate on the 18th. (Mark Coller)

 

RED KITE

One over Kingsgate Park, Yate on the 18th. (Mark Coller