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

 

MAY 2019

Monday 6th to Sunday 12th

 

 

CETTI'S WARBLER

One reported from Severn Beach on the 6th, 8th - 10th with three noted on the 7th. (Severnside Birds)

 

Greenland Dunlin

At least three were noted in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetlands Reserve area on the 8th (Brian Lancastle) with at least one still present on the 1st Sentry Box Pool, Pilning Wetlands Reserve on the 9th. (TBOSG, Nigel Warren)

 

Greenland Dunlin | © Brian Lancastle

The race ‘arctica’ is slightly smaller than the other races, has a shorter bill and appears generally greyer and less rufous/ chestnut on head, mantle, scapulars and coverts.

 The belly patch is smaller, usually less solid and the breast streaking is markedly finer in comparison.

 

MARSH HARRIER

A male was reported from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area on the 12th. (Severnside Birds)

 

OSPREY

One noted heading south over Yate at 11:40 on the 11th. (David Teague)

 

RED KITE

One high over Downend drifting towards Bristol on the 7th (Steve Howe), one over Westerleigh on the 12th. (Chris Teague)

 

WOOD WARBLER

One both seen heard for ten minutes in tree-tops at the start of track to the shore by the entrance at Oldbury Power Station on the 7th. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

 

MAY 2019

Monday 13th to Sunday 19th

 

 

CETTI'S WARBLER

One noted at Oldbury Power Station on the 14th (Avon Birds)

 

Greenland Dunlin

One noted on the 1st Sentry Box Pool, Pilning Wetlands Reserve on the 18th (Matt Hobbs)

 

MANDARIN

One was reported from Tortworth Court Lake on the 19th. (Avon Birds)

 

RED KITE

One from Down Road, Marshfield on the 12th (Pete Coslett), one from Doynton on the 13th (Avon Birds), one from Northwick Warth and one over Cock Road Ridge, Warmley on the 16th (Brian Lancastle, Pete Coslett), one over Alveston and one over the M4 at Bradley Stoke on the 17th (Avon Birds, Helen Strong), one around Hawkesbury Upton on the 19th. (Avon Birds)

 

TEMMINCK'S STINT

An adult was found at 07:15 on the 1st Sentry Box Pool, Pilning Wetland Reserve on the 18th. (Ian Dickie)

 

 This is just the fifth record of this species for S. Glos since the first in 1984.

© Brian Thompson