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The S. Glos year list currently stands at: 120 Recent additions - Hen Harrier, Kittiwake, Bar-tailed Godwit

 

The S. Glos Butterfly year list is already on: 3 Recent additions - Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell

 

 

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FEBRUARY 2017

25th

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present at Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey)

HEN HARRIER: A male flew along the shore and upriver beyond Shepperdine at 07:50. (Pete Hazelwood)

JACK SNIPE: Two were noted on Aust Warth. (Brian Lancastle)

RED KITE: One was seen at Littleton Brick Pits, Littleton Warth today. Probably the first site record. (Paul House)

SHORT-EARED OWL: One was seen in flight to the south-west over Northwick Warth. (Brian Lancastle)

WAXWING: All fifteen once again present at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke. (Adam Rawson)

 

 © Adam Rawson

24th

BLACK REDSTART: An adult winter male was seen on the roof of the towers at Oldbury Power Station today. (Pete Hazelwood) CATTLE EGRET: Two still present at Toghill Farm, Wick. (TBOSG) HEN HARRIER: A fine male, the first of the year, was seen at Shepperdine around 16:30. (Peter Kirmond) JACK SNIPE: Two were reported from Shepperdine. (Birdwatching @OPS) RED KITE: One was seen at Downthorns Farm/ Down Road this afternoon. (TBOSG) WAXWING: At least thirteen still present at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke. (Adam Rawson)

 

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23rd

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present at Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) WAXWING: Fifteen lingering at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke. (Adam Rawson, Greg Dawes)

 

22nd

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) MEDITERRANEAN GULL: A 2nd winter was noted roosting on Pilning Wetland. (Paul Bowerman) WAXWING: Fifteen still present at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke. (Greg Dawes)

 

 © Paul Bowerman

 

21st

CATTLE EGRET: Two birds still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick today. (Jess Forey) WAXWING: Fifteen lingering at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke again today. (Adam Rawson)

 

20th

CATTLE EGRET: The two (still present) in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick have been in residence for over two months now!. (Jess Forey) WAXWING: All fifteen at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke again today. (Adam Rawson)

 

19th

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) WAXWING: All fifteen were seen at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke again today. (Adam Rawson, Vic Savery)

 

18th

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) WAXWING: Fifteen were seen at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke early a.m. and late p.m. and presumably the same flock (also 15) was noted at Bakers Ground,  Stoke Gifford at lunchtime?

 

MAGPIE: 60+ were counted at Warmley Forest Park, Warmley on the 13th February - a new S. Glos highest count. (Alex Francis) The previous highest count was 56 at OPS on August 2nd 2007.

 

BUTTERFLIES: A Red Admiral was on the wing at Golden Valley, Wick.

 

17th

BLACK REDSTART: An adult male at Oldbury Power Station still on top of the towers on the south-west side. (Pete Hazelwood) CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (TBOSG) RED KITE: Two at Marshfield today, one south over Tormarton Road followed by a second over the Shire Valley. (John Barnett) WAXWING: All fifteen birds still present again today at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke. (Brian Thompson)

 

BUTTERFLIES: Two sightings of Small Tortoiseshell today, one in Yate and one in the Shire Valley, Marshfield. (Gordon Youdale, TBOSG)

 

 © Brian Thompson

 

16th

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) RED KITE: One was reported over Yate Common, Yate. WAXWING: Fifteen again today at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke. (Brian Thompson)

 

 © TBOSG

 

15th

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) WAXWING: Three were seen late morning at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke, (RBA) and a 'flock' were reported near the play area on Baker's Ground, Stoke Gifford.

 

14th

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. WAXWING: Fifteen today at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke.

 

13th

BLACK REDSTART: A winter male was showing well near the Waterworks at Oldbury Power Station this morning. (Matt Plenty) CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) RED KITE: One seen in flight north over Oldbury Power Station at 10:40. (Matt Plenty) WAXWING: Fifteen were seen on and off during the day at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke. (Adam Rawson)

 

BUTTERFLIES: The first Red Admiral of the year was on the wing at Longwell Green today. (Bill Mackie)

 

 © Adam Rawson

 

12th

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) JACK SNIPE: One counted on WeBS at Oldbury Power Station today. (Andy Middleton)

 

11th

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) JACK SNIPE: Three noted on Littleton Warth WeBS. (John Martin)

 

10th

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) JACK SNIPE: Three were noted from Aust Warth today. (Severnside Birds) KNOT: Counted from a photograph taken on the 5th - 1,120 were reckoned from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area. A record count for S. Glos! (John Martin) WAXWING: Twelve present at Tesco Extra, Bradley Stoke today.

 

9th

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) MEDITERRANEAN GULL: A winter adult was noted in the roost on the Tidal Reservoir, Oldbury Power Station this evening. (Birdwatching OPS) WAXWING: Thirteen still present at Tesco, Bradley Stoke today. (Adam Rawson)

 

8th

BLACK REDSTART: One was reported from Pilning Wetland late afternoon. (Severnside Birds) CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) GOSHAWK: One was seen in the Cloud Wood area at Marshfield today. (John Barnett) WAXWING: Eleven still present at Tesco, Bradley Stoke today.

 

7th

BLACK REDSTART: An adult male still present at Oldbury Power Station on top of the towers at the south end. (Pete Hazelwood) CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) WAXWING: Thirteen still present at Tesco, Bradley Stoke today.

 

BUTTERFLIES: A fresh Peacock was noted on the wing at Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station today. (Andy Middleton)

 

6th

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick throughout the day. (Jess Forey) RED KITE: One was seen in flight north-west over the Cross Hands Hotel, Old Sodbury around mid-day. (Nick Hawkridge) WAXWING: Fourteen birds were present today in the car park at Tesco, Bradley Stoke, on and off. (Vic Savery)

 

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5th

CATTLE EGRET: The two resident birds in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) MANDARIN: At least ten, the first of the year, were seen on Tortworth Court Lake this morning. (Darren Pearce) WAXWING: Fifteen birds were logged today in the car park at Tesco, Bradley Stoke, (Matt Scott)

 

 © Gary Thoburn

 

4th

CATTLE EGRET: Two birds still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) KNOT: C.520 were logged in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area today - a record count! (Brian Lancastle) The previous highest count was c.500 from Severn Beach in September 1960. LITTLE GULL: An adult, the first of the year, was showing itself around Thornbury Sailing Club, Oldbury-on-Severn this morning. (Pete Hazelwood) WATER PIPIT: One was seen on Northwick Warth around the 2nd sentry box this morning. (John Martin) WAXWING: A bakers dozen still present in the car park at Tesco, Bradley Stoke, (Katie Horrocks) and six briefly in trees along Signal Road, Mangotsfield around 16:00. (Nick Tippett)

 

 © Katie Horrocks

 

3rd

CATTLE EGRET: Two birds still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (TBOSG) WATER PIPIT: One was heard in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area this morning. (John Martin) WAXWING: Thirteen birds were still frequenting The Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke today. (Adam Rawson)

 

 © Adam Rawson

 

2nd

BRAMBLING: Five, the first of the year, were reported on the west side of Marle Hills - south of Latteridge - in a hedgerow along the footpath around ST: 655 837. (Lois Pryce) CATTLE EGRET: Two birds still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) SHORT-EARED OWL: One was seen this morning on the saltmarsh at Thornbury Sailing Club and subsequently went to roost nearby. (Pete Hazelwood) WATER PIPIT: One was seen in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area. (Severnside Birds) WAXWING: All thirteen individuals were seen at The Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke today. (Adam Rawson)

 

© NSL-Birding

 

1st

CATTLE EGRET: Two still present in fields west of Toghill Farm, Wick. (Jess Forey) WAXWING: Thirteen were seen on and off today at The Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke. (Rod Holbrook)

 

© Chris Kidd

 

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