Rare, scarce and unusual bird sightings this month.
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All reports/ sightings of rare and scarce birds are subject to ratification by the appropriate rarities committee.
Two were seen on Pilning WR/ Northwick Warth on the 9th. (Severnside Birds)
One was heard around Tubbs Bottom, Nibley near an overgrown wet meadow on the 7th. A new site for this species in S. Glos! (Barry Dursley)
At least three, the first of the year, were noted on Severnside on the 9th. (Severnside Birds)
The first of the year was logged from Ableton Lane. Severn Beach on the 2nd. (Rich Miles)
A male, the first of the year, was present on Pilning WR, Northwick Warth on the 3rd. (Paul Bowerman)
Garganey | Paul Bowerman
Vis Mig at Redwick (Severn Beach) 1217 counted the 4th highest UK spring count! (Matt Hobbs)
One, the first of the year, was heard 'reeling' near the allotments on 40 Acres, Stoke Gifford early morning on the 9th. (Craig Lewis)
Two, the first of the year, were seen in flight north-east up river past Severn View Services, Aust at 08:20 on the 1st (Ben Ofield); One was seen in flight over Frampton Cotterell/ Iron Acton on the 5th. (Andy George)
The first birds of the year were reported from Severn Beach and Oldbury Power Station on the 1st.
One was seen circling high over the towers at Oldbury Power Station at mid-day on the 3rd before heading east. (OPS Birding)
An extremely good count of this species (c.2,300) were logged during a Vis Mig watch at Severn Beach on the 1st. (Matt Hobbs)
A near summer adult at Oldbury Sailing Club, Oldbury-on-Severn on the 7th. (OPS Birding)
One, the first of the year, was seen briefly over Pilning WR, Northwick Warth on the 3rd before departing north; One was reported in flight to the north and inland of Pilning WR in the morning on the 7th.
A male was seen briefly at 10:10 from the Frome Valley Walkway between Frampton Cotterell and Yate at ST: 670 833 on the 1st. (Peter Bryant) It represents the earliest date for this species in S. Glos. The previous earliest date was April 6th 2020 at New Passage. Still present from the 2nd it remained in the Hoover's Lane area until at least the 8th. It relocated 1km east briefly on the 7th and was seen in trees on the corner of Nibley Lane/ Wotton Road, Iron Acton before returning to the Hoover's Lane area. A second male was found in '40 Acres', Stoke Gifford at ST: 618 800 around 09:50 on the 4th and remained in the general area until at least the 8th. (Robin Jones)
Pied Flycatcher | Mark Coller
Single birds over Tytherington/ Itchington, Mangotsfield, Thornbury and Severn Beach on the 2nd; Frampton Cotterell and Mangotsfield on the 4th; Winterbourne/ Frampton Cotterell on the 6th; Littleton on the 7th; One over Yate Rocks, Yate on the 9th.
One, the first of the year, was reported from Pilning WR, Northwick Warth on the 3rd. It represents the earliest date for this species in S. Glos. The previous earliest date was April 4th 2018 at Oldbury Power Station.
Two, the first of the year, were noted in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on the 5th. (Paul Bowerman)
Two, the first birds of the year, were reported from Severn Beach on the 1st. (Matt Hobbs) It represents the earliest date for this species in S. Glos. The previous earliest date was April 2nd 2017 on Pilning WR, Northwick Warth.