the birds of south gloucestershire


S. Glos Birds - Recent Reports


 

Collared Pratincole | Gary Thoburn


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

 


 

 

MAY 2020

 

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ARCTIC SKUA

Three, two dark and one pale morph from Severn Beach on the 22nd. (Paul Bowerman, Lee Evans) Up to four from Severn Beach on the 23rd. (Ed Betteridge, et.al) One from Severn Beach on the 24th. (Severnside Birds)

 

Dark morph Arctic Skua | Matt Hobbs

 

BARNACLE GOOSE

Three adults on Pilning WR on the 24th. (Chris Snook)

 

BLACK REDSTART

A female at New Passage on the 7th. (Rob Emery)

 

CETTI'S WARBLER

Two noted at Lyde Green Lake on the 2nd. (Barry Dursley) Two from Severn Beach on the 4th and 9th. (Paul Bowerman) Eight (presumably calling males) were reported from Western Distribution, Severn Beach on the 18th. (Avon Birds) It represents the highest single count for S. Glos surpassing the five heard/ seen on November 8th 2019 at Oldbury Power Station. Two from OPS on the 21st.

 

COLLARED PRATINCOLE

A summer adult on Pining WR, Northwick Warth on May 21st - 25th. (Aravind Ramesh) A S. Glos first record!

 

Collared Pratincole | Aravind Ramesh

 

GRASSHOPPER WARBLER

One reported from the Rockhampton area on the 16th. (Avon Birds)

 

GANNET

The first of the year noted from Severn Beach on the 23rd.

 

GUILLEMOT

The first of the year noted from Severn Beach on the 23rd.

 

HOBBY

A small movement of birds across the recording area on the 4th involved at least seven individuals. (TBOSG, Mark Coller, Paul Bowdler)

 

Hobby | Mark Coller

 

LITTLE STINT

The first of the year was noted on Pilning WR on the 11th. (Richard Cox)

 

MARSH HARRIER

A female at Severn Beach on the 4th. (Paul Bowerman) A female-type at OPS on the 11th and 13th (Barry Dursley)

 

MEDITERRANEAN GULL

A 1st summer from Severn Beach on the 22nd. (Paul Bowerman) One from Severn Beach on the 23rd. (Ed Betteridge)

 

NIGHTINGALE

Unconfirmed reports of two heard in song south of Severn Beach on the 8th. (Paul Bowerman)

 

POMARINE SKUA

At least two from Severn Beach on the 22nd. (Paul Bowerman)

 

RAZORBILL

The first of the year from Severn Beach on the 23rd.

 

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One over Hanham, one over Wapley Bushes LNR/ Yate.

Three from Chipping Sodbury, five or six over Yate, two or three at Frampton Cotterell, one over Wick.

One over Warmley and one over Chipping Sodbury Common.

Three in the Shire Valley, Marshfield, one over Yate.

One over Dean Road, Yate, one in the Shire Valley, Marshfield.

One or two over Kingsgate Park/ Yate.

One over Alveston, one over Down Road, Marshfield.

One over Stoke Gifford/ Bradley Stoke, one over Leyhill, one over Hanham.

One near Ingst, one Chipping Sodbury Common/ Yate, one over Yate, one over West Littleton.

One near Horton, one near Shepperdine, one near Thornbury.

One over Iron Acton, one over Mangotsfield.

One over Yate.

One from the Rockhampton area.

One over Wickwar.

One over Yate.

One over Alveston, one over Littleton-upon-Severn, three around cut fields in the Wick area.

One over Codrington, one near Upton Cheyney.

One over Coalpit Heath, one over Pilning Wetland.

One over Coalpit Heath, four just west of Marshfield, one over New Passage, one at Oldbury Power Station.

One over Wick, one over Frampton Cotterell, one over Coalpit Heath, one over Yate.

 

Red Kite | Mark Coller

 

RING-NECKED PARAKEET

One from Three Brooks LNR on the 13th. (Avon Birds)

 

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER

The first of this year's crop was noted at Castle Farm, Marshfield on the 8th. (John Barnett)

 

SPOONBILL

One on Pilning WR, Northwick Warth on the 25th. (Rod Holbrook)

 

Spoonbill | Rod Holbrook

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER

The first of this year's crop was noted at Castle Farm, Marshfield on the 8th. (John Barnett)

 

STORM PETREL

One or two from Severn Beach before by mid-day with up to three there in the evening on the 23rd. (Ed Betteridge, Cliff Smith) Two from Severn Beach on the 24th. (Ian Wells)

 

Storm Petrel | Aravind Ramesh

 

WOOD SANDPIPER

A surprise patch first at Marshfield on the 11th. (John Barnett) One on Pilning WR on the 14th. (Ian Dickie)