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The following are unfiltered reports of rare, scarce and unusual bird news from S. Gloucestershire.

All sightings of rare and scarce birds are subject to ratification by the appropriate rarities committee.

 

 

Saturday June 24th

QUAIL: At least three, possibly five, males calling from fields in the Down Road area at Marshfield today. (Dominic Singleton) RED KITE: One reported from the 'Severn Bridge' area today.

 

Friday June 23rd

COMMON SCOTER: A female was present this evening viewed from Severn Beach. (Vic Savery) STORM PETREL: An adult was showing well from Severn Beach this evening. (Paul Bowerman, et.al).

 

© Paul Bowerman, Vic Savery

 

Thursday June 22nd

MEDITERRANEAN GULL: Two from Severn Beach this evening, an adult and a 1st summer. (Paul Bowerman) RED KITE: One reported again from the Falfield area.

 

Wednesday June 21st

RED KITE: Up to five individuals today with at least three, possibly four, over The Gables Hotel at Falfield plus another over Tormarton late morning. (Adam Rawson, Mark Coller)

 

© Adam Rawson

 

Saturday June 17th

QUAIL: Again at least one male calling in the Down Road/ Down Track area at Marshfield this evening. (Nigel Warren, TBOSG) RED KITE: One in flight low north across the estuary from Lagoon I at 12.20. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

Friday June 16th

QUAIL: At least one male calling in the Down Road/ Down Track area at Marshfield this morning. (Nigel Sluman)

 

Wednesday June 14th

QUAIL: Two males calling in the Down Road/ Down Track area at Marshfield this evening. (Nigel Warren, TBOSG) RED KITE: At least three birds today, two together over Old Sodbury at 08:50 before drifting towards Chipping Sodbury where one was subsequently seen and one over a private garden at Charfield at 11:20. (David Teague, Dick Reader)

 

Monday June 12th

COMMON SCOTER: A drake, the first of the year, was seen from Severn Beach early this morning. (John Martin, Paul Bowerman) QUAIL: At least one male still present in the Down Road/ Down Track area today. (RBA) YELLOW-LEGGED GULL: A 1st summer was noted off Severn Beach this morning. (TBOSG)

 

Sunday June 11th

ARCTIC SKUA: Two dark morph individuals were seen from Severn Beach this evening. (Paul Bowerman) GRASSHOPPER WARBLER: One still present 200 metres upstream from the Chequers PH at Hanham today. QUAIL: Two males were heard from Down Road Track, Marshfield with remarkably one seen briefly in flight! (Lee Gardiner) RED KITE: One over Westerleigh Village church at 12:20 before drifting towards Yate Common. (Pete Coslett)

 

© Lee Gardiner

 

Saturday June 10th

GRASSHOPPER WARBLER: One was showing well near a wooden pallet in a field 200 metres upstream from the Chequers PH at Hanham around 10:30. (Nigel Kempson) QUAIL: A male still singing from Down Road/ Track area at Marshfield. (Pete Coslett) YELLOW-LEGGED GULL: A 2nd calendar year bird, the first of the year, was seen from Littleton Warth this morning. (John Martin)

 

© John Martin

 

Friday June 9th

ARCTIC SKUA: Two (one light, one dark morph) from Severn Beach this morning. MANX SHEARWATER: c.120, the first of the year, from Severn Beach this morning. (Paul Bowerman) QUAIL: A male still singing from Down Road/ Track area at Marshfield this evening. (Darren Pearce) RED KITE: One reported from Chipping Sodbury Common today.

 

© Paul Bowerman

 

Wednesday June 7th

HARRIER SPP: An unconfirmed report of a 'ringtail' harrier south of the railway track in the Pilning area late morning. (RBA/ Twitter) QUAIL: One calling in the Down Road/ Track area at Marshfield. (Nigel Sluman, Mark Coller)

 

Tuesday June 6th

QUAIL: One calling in the Down Road/ Track area at Marshfield. (TBOSG) STORM PETREL: One, the first of the year, was seen from Severn Beach this afternoon. (Dan White)

 

© Dan White

 

Monday June 5th

QUAIL: One calling in the Down Road/ Track area at Marshfield. (TBOSG)

 

Sunday June 4th

QUAIL: One calling in the Down Road/ Track area at Marshfield. (TBOSG)

 

Saturday June 3rd

QUAIL: One calling in the Down Road/ Track area at Marshfield. (TBOSG) SPOONBILL: One, possibly a 'new' individual, from Pilning Wetland before departing south at 11:15. (Brian Lancastle)

 

Friday June 2nd

QUAIL: Two singing today, one near the windsock on Garston Farm Airstrip this morning and one in the Down Road/ Track area at Marshfield this evening. (John Barnet, TBOSG) RED KITE: One for the second time this week along Mapleridge Lane near Horton. (Dan White)

 

© Dan White

 

Thursday June 1st

QUAIL: A singing male was heard at 20:15 and 21:05 in the Down Road/ Track area at Marshfield. (Wilf King) RED KITE: One was seen in flight over Chipping Sodbury Common at 13:30. (Darren Pearce)

 

 

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