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Tuesday October 10th

GOOSANDER: A 'redhead' was seen in flight upriver past Oldbury Power Station at 10:30. GREY PHALAROPE: A 1st winter briefly in flight on Northwick Warth at 13:30 then onto the estuary. SPOTTED REDSHANK: One juvenile/ 1st winter still present on Pilning Wetland.

 

 

 

Monday October 9th

GREY PHALAROPE: A 1st winter was seen again this evening in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area. SPOTTED REDSHANK: One juvenile/ 1st winter still present on Pilning Wetland.

 

© Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

Sunday October 8th

CANADA GOOSE: A total of 373 were logged at Oldbury Power Station today making it the highest count ever recorded in S. Glos! The previous highest count was 311 on October 10th 2015 also at Oldbury Power Station. GREY PHALAROPE: A 1st winter was seen along the Severnside coast between Severn Beach and New Passage where it was apparently seen on October 7th. It settled briefly in Chestle Pill at New Passage before magically disappearing! SPOTTED REDSHANK: One juvenile/ 1st winter still present on Pilning Wetland.

 

Twenty-two Red Admirals from Thornbury Golf Course and a Small Copper near the Sluice at Chestle Pill, Northwick Warth.

 

© Paul Bowerman, Ken Carruthers

 

 

 

Saturday October 7th

SPOTTED REDSHANK: One juvenile/ 1st winter lingering on Pilning Wetland. TURTLE DOVE: Still present today from the Severn Way c.200 metres south of the Second Sentry Box on Northwick Warth. It represents the latest date for this species in S. Glos. The previous latest date was October 2nd 1983 at Chipping Sodbury.

 

© Ben Ofield

 

 

 

Friday October 6th

SPOTTED REDSHANK: One juvenile/ 1st winter still present on Pilning Wetland today. TURTLE DOVE: Still present from the Severn Way c.200 metres south of the Second Sentry Box on Northwick Warth.

 

Watch a short video of the Turtle Dove here © TBOSG

 

 

 

Thursday October 5th

SPOTTED REDSHANK: Both juvenile/ 1st winters still present on Pilning Wetland today. TURTLE DOVE: Still present today appearing more active: from the Severn Way c.200 metres south of the Second Sentry Box on mud pans on Northwick Warth.

 

A Brimstone on the wing in the Shire Valley, Marshfield this afternoon.

 

© TBOSG

 

 

 

Wednesday October 4th

RED KITE: One over Kingsgate Park, Yate this morning. SPOTTED REDSHANK: Two juvenile/ 1st winters present on Pilning Wetland today. TURTLE DOVE: Still present and performing admirably from the Severn Way c.200 metres south of the Second Sentry Box on mud pans on Northwick Warth.

 

 

 

Tuesday October 3rd

SPOTTED REDSHANK: A juvenile/ 1st winter still present on Pilning Wetland. TURTLE DOVE: The very confiding 1st winter individual was once again on show from the Severn Way c.200 metres south of the Second Sentry Box on mud pans on Northwick Warth.

 

© TBOSG

 

 

 

Monday October 2nd

RED KITE: One reported from the Horton area. SPOTTED REDSHANK: Juvenile/ 1st winter birds reported from Pilning Wetland and Oldbury Pill, Oldbury-on-Severn.

 

© Pete Hazelwood

 

 

 

Sunday October 1st

SPOTTED REDSHANK: A juvenile/ 1st winter was still present on Pilning Wetland today. TURTLE DOVE: A very approachable 1st winter (the first of the year) was found on Northwick Warth near the Second Sentry Box this morning. (Matt Hobbs)

 

© Brian Lancastle

Turtle Dove video © Paul Bowerman

 

 

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