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

 

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MAY 2018

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

 

 

Monday 7th to Sunday 13th May

 

CETTI'S WARBLER

One heard near Grebe Pond, Pilning Wetland on the 11th. (John Martin)

 

GRASSHOPPER WARBLER

One heard from Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station on the 8th. (David Poulton)

 

HOBBY

One, the first of the year, flew north over Severn Beach mid-afternoon on the 9th. (Aravind Ramesh)

 

OSPREY

One flew low over the A4174 Link Road at Filton Roundabout early evening on the 9th. (Matt Hobbs)

 

RED KITE

One drifted north over Coalpit Heath late afternoon on the 9th. (David Hanks) One over Tytherington late afternoon on the 10th. (Paul Golledge) One over the M5 at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol at 10:30 on the 11th (Gordon Youdale) with a further two over Dean Road, Yate before departing east/ south-east. (Barry (Ginger Birder))

 

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER

This year's first birds were noted on the 8th and 9th at New Passage (2) and Chipping Sodbury Common. (Lisa Presland, Mark Coller)

 

WOOD SANDPIPER

An adult present on Pilning Wetland on the 6th - 8th. (Brian Lancastle, et.al)

 

© Brian Lancastle

 

 A Green-veined White, the first of the year, was present on Chipping Sodbury Common on the 9th. (Mark Coller)

 

© Mark Coller

 

 

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