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

 

 

DECEMBER 2018

 

Monday 10th to Sunday 16th December 2018

 

GOLDEN PLOVER

C.600 reported between Acton Turville and Tormarton on the 10th. (Avon Birds)

 

Nordic Jackdaw

One showing characteristics of the form Corvus monedula monedula was found in fields from Little Green Lane, Severn Beach on the 13th. (John Martin)

 

John Martin

 

SHORT-EARED OWL

One seen quartering the saltmarsh near Thornbury Yacht Club south of Oldbury Power Station from 11:15 to 11:30 on the 10th. Also late news of two birds in the same area late November. (Andy Middleton, Pete Hazelwood) On the 11th; One once again hunting the saltmarsh/ fields from Lagoon III to Thornbury Yacht Club in the morning (Pete Hazelwood) and one reported at dusk from Aust Warth. (Philip Saunders) One reported mid-afternoon in fields from Central Avenue, Western Distribution Park, Severn Beach on the 12th.

 

TWITE

One, putatively this species, heard several times in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland Reserve area on the 10th.(Paul Bowerman)

 

WATER PIPIT

One in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland Reserve area on the 10th.(Paul Bowerman)