the birds of south gloucestershire


S. Glos Birds - Recent reports of rare, scarce and unusual birds


 

Collared Pratincole | Gary Thoburn


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RARITY STATUS

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

 


 

 

JULY 2020

 

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ARCTIC SKUA

Two from Severn Beach in the evening on the 5th. (Cliff Smith, Adam Cross )

 

AVOCET

Five adults and three juveniles on Pilning WR from the 1st. ( Severnside Birds)

 

COMMON CROSSBILL

One south over Yate on the 3rd. (Mark Coller) One was reported from New Passage on the 5th. (Severnside Birds)

 

LITTLE EGRET

A dozen were counted on Pilning WR on the 1st. (Matt Plenty)

 

MANX SHEARWATER

Over 300 were counted from Severn Beach over high tide on the 3rdt. (Paul Bowerman)

 

MEDITERRANEAN GULL

One reported from Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR in the evening on the 1st (Niall Machin), an adult on the 7th and a 2nd summer on the 8th and 12th.

 

RED KITE (4)

6th

7th

10th

12th

One drifted south-west from Lagoon III at OPS.

One over Marshfield village.

One over Northwick Warth.

One over Coalpit Heath.

 

STORM PETREL

Two from Severn Beach in the evening on the 5th. (Cliff Smith, Phil Owen, Adam Cross)

 

Storm Petrel | TBOSG

 

VELVET SCOTER

A female type seen in difficult viewing conditions from Severn Beach at 19:00 on the 5th was putatively this species . (Cliff Smith, Phil Owen, Adam Cross) This is  potentially the first record of this species in S. Glos since 1996, some 24 years.

 

WOOD SANDPIPER

An adult on Pilning WR on the 8th - 9th. (Richard Parry).