TBOSG

  The Birds Of

  South Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

 

                  

 

 

A weekly round-up of rare, scarce and unusual birds from S. Gloucestershire

 

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JULY

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

 

 

Monday 9th to Sunday 15th July

 

LITTLE EGRET

At least nine were logged in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area on the 9th with twelve at Severn Beach on the 14th. (Paul Bowerman)

 

MEDITERRANEAN GULL

An adult was reported from New Passage on the 12th. (Robert Hargreaves) An adult was seen on Northwick Warth and two juveniles were noted at Severn Beach on the 14th. (Paul Bowerman) An adult and a 2nd calendar year in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on the 15th. (John Martin)

 

Paul Bowerman

 

RED KITE

One reported over Oldland Common sometime last week! One over the Shire Valley, Marshfield on the 10th. (Pete Coslett) One north-east over Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station late morning on the 11th. (Pete Hazelwood) Two in the Shire Valley, Marshfield on the 14th. (Pete Coslett) One over Chipping Sodbury Common on the 15th. (Brian Thompson) Three in the Shire Valley, Marshfield on the 15th. (John Barnett)

 

Pete Coslett

 

WOOD SANDPIPER

One was flushed from Pilning Wetland by engineering activities and flew off calling towards New Passage early morning on the 15th. (John Martin)

 

 

 

The S. Glos Rare & Scarce Birds Diary

 

 

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