TBOSG

  The Birds Of

  South Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2018

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

 

 

Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th November 2018

 

No Reports

 

 

 

 

Monday 5th to Sunday 11th November 2018

 

BLACK REDSTART

A very mobile adult winter male between the Jetty and Water Works at Oldbury Power Station on the 7th. (Pete Hazelwood) The first returning bird of the autumn. The mobile adult winter male again at Oldbury Power Station on the 10th though elusive among jetty buildings and main station area. (Matt Plenty) Also on roofs inland of the Water Works viewed from Lagoon II on the 11th. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

CETTI'S WARBLER

One reported from Aust Warth on the 11th. (Vic Savery)

 

GREAT WHITE EGRET

One, probably this species, was seen distantly in flight heading south-west over Pilning early morning on the 5th. (John Martin)

 

MARSH HARRIER

A juvenile was reported from Northwick Warth on the 6th. (via Avon Birds)

 

SHORT-EARED OWL

One from Aust Warth on the 10th. (Paul Bowerman) Three birds present on Northwick Warth on the morning of the 11th, (Brian Lancastle) with two of them showing at dusk from Aust Warth.

 

SWIFT SPP

One reported from Piling Wetland Reserve, Northwick Warth on the 11th. (Henry Kirkwood) Pallid Swift has never been recorded in S. Glos and the latest date for Common Swift is October 29th 2004 at Severn Beach.

 

WATER PIPIT

One from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on the 5th - 6th and 8th. (Severnside Birds, John Martin)

 

YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

One was reported in trees in a private garden on North Road, Thornbury on the 10th. (Karon Harcom - via Avon Birds)

 

 

 

Monday 12th to Sunday 18th November 2018

 

BARNACLE GOOSE

One pukka looking individual was seen from New Passage on the 15th. (Dick Reader) Hard to believe that this is the first record of this species for November!

 

BEWICK'S SWAN

A party of six flew upriver from Pilning Wetland Reserve towards Aust early morning on the 18th. (John Martin, Matt Hobbs)

 

© Matt Hobbs

 

BLACK REDSTART

An immature male was seen from the sea wall at New Passage early afternoon on the 15th. (Henry Kirkwood) Still present in the same area on the 16th. (Tony Scott) The adult winter male again very briefly at 15:50 on The Jetty at Oldbury Power Station on the 16th. (Pete Hazelwood) A juvenile/ female was seen on the roof of the building on Pilning Wetland Reserve early morning on the 18th. (John Martin)

 

© Adam Rawson

 

JACK SNIPE

One was noted from Littleton Warth on the 18th. (John Martin)

 

PIED WAGTAIL

C.200 going to roost at Oldbury Power Station on the 16th. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

RED KITE

One was seen distantly from Rushmead Lane, Marshfield on the 18th. (Pete Coslett) Another was reported around 14:00 from the Warmley area. (Avon Birds)

 

RICHARD'S PIPIT

One was both seen and heard calling in flight fairly low to the east over Pilning Wetland Reserve, Northwick Warth on the 14th. (Aravind Ramesh, Paul Bowerman) The first record for four years, the fourth in November and the second November 14th bird!

 

RUFF

A record count of 16 (sixteen) birds were photographed on Pilning Wetland Reserve on the 17th. (Tony Scott, Richard Cox)

 

© Tony Scott - Six of the record count of sixteen.

 

SHORT-EARED OWL

On the 12th; One at Aust around 16:20 hovering high in the wind at around 150 metres. (Adam Rawson, Greg Dawes) On the 13th; Two from Northwick Warth and one from Aust Warth and one between The Windbound, Shepperdine and Oldbury Power Station. (Pete Hazelwood) On the 14th: One again between The Windbound, Shepperdine and Oldbury Power Station (Pete Hazelwood), two from Aust Warth late on. (Brain Lancastle) On the 15th; Two at the north end of Northwick Warth around 15:00 (Paul Bowerman) and one from Inglestone Common around 16:30. On the 17th; Two from Aust Warth.

 

© Paul Milo

 

WATER PIPIT

One was seen on the 1st Sentry Box Pool Island on Pilning Wetland Reserve in the afternoon on the 18th. (Phil Baber)

 

WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

One was seen in flight upriver from Northwick Warth late afternoon on the 17th. (Brian Lancastle) Two “Grey Geese” (presumed White-fronted) flew east over Severn Beach at 15:00. (Paul Bowerman)

 

WOODLARK

Two were logged in flight north-east over Severn View Services, Aust around 07:45 on the 18th. (Matt Hobbs)

 

 

 

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