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Saturday December 16th

BLACK REDSTART: A 1st-winter again around the Jetty on Lagoon II at first light. (Pete Hazelwood) EGYPTIAN GOOSE: The peripatetic adult noted with Canada Geese on Northwick Warth. HAWFINCH: Four present at St Anne’s Church, Oldland early afternoon. (Gary Hughes)

 

 

 

Friday December 15th

BLACK REDSTART: A 1st-winter again around the Jetty on Lagoon II at dusk. (Pete Hazelwood) HAWFINCH: At least two still present at St Anne’s Church, Oldland. Showing but elusive in the Yew Tree at the back of the church. (Rob Laughton) Also one reported from Cloud Wood, Marshfield. WATER PIPIT: Two present on Northwick Warth today. (Paul Bowerman)

 

© Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

Thursday December 14th

HAWFINCH: Three still present around the churchyard at St Anne’s Church, Oldland between 14:00 and 15:00 at least. (Philip Appleton)

 

 

 

Wednesday December 13th

HAWFINCH: Three were present and flying around the churchyard at St Anne’s Church, Oldland at 14:40. (Rob Laughton)

 

 

 

Tuesday December 12th

HAWFINCH: Two were located at the east end of Cloud Wood, Marshfield around 10:30 this morning. (John Barnett)

 

© TBOSG

 

 

 

Monday December 11th

JACK SNIPE: Three from Aust Warth late afternoon. SHORT-EARED OWL: Two showing on Aust Warth late afternoon. (Paul Bowerman)

 

 

 

Saturday December 9th

BLACK REDSTART: A 1st winter/ female on the 'Waterworks' fence line at Oldbury Power Station this afternoon. HAWFINCH: A 'fly-over' at Oldbury Power Station this afternoon headed towards the south-west corner of Lagoon III. JACK SNIPE: One from Oldbury Power Station today. (Andy Middleton) SHORT-EARED OWL: One on show again at Aust from 16:25. (Steve Hale) WATER PIPIT: Two were seen on Littleton Warth this morning. (John Martin) WHOOPER SWAN: Three, the first of the year, were seen floating upriver from Shepperdine around 09:00 this morning before departing north-east. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

© John Martin

© Pete Hazelwood, Paul Taylor

 

 

 

Friday December 8th

RING-NECKED PARAKEET: Three over at Kingswood, Bristol at 15:20 before heading south towards Cock Road Ridge. (TBOSG)  It represents the latest date for this species in S. Glos. The previous latest date was November 24th 2010 at Thornbury. SHORT-EARED OWL: One showing at Aust at 16:35. (Steve Hale)

 

 

 

Thursday December 7th

HAWFINCH: One again on the estuary side of Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station before flying towards the orchard. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

 

 

Wednesday December 6th

HAWFINCH: One reported from Oldbury Power Station around 11:30.

 

 

 

Tuesday December 5th

HAWFINCH: One, once again in treetops at the south-west end of Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station. (Pete Hazelwood) MEDITERRANEAN GULL: A winter adult was present on Pilning Wetland, Northwick Warth this morning. (Paul Bowerman)

 

© Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

Monday December 4th

SHORT-EARED OWL: One was on show at Aust at dusk. (Adam Rawson) WATER PIPIT: At least two birds still present in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area today. (Paul Bowerman)

 

 

 

Sunday December 3rd

SHORT-EARED OWL: One at Aust from 16:30 until dusk. WATER PIPIT: Two birds reported from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area this morning. (John Martin)

 

 

 

Saturday December 2nd

MANDARIN: A single male on Heneage Court Pools, Falfield today. (Darren Pearce)

 

 

 

Friday December 1st

JACK SNIPE: Two reported from Oldbury Power Station this morning. (Andy Middleton) RING-NECKED PARAKEET: Three taking advantage of feeders in a private garden on Station Road, Kingswood today. (Linda Bellerby) It represents the first December record.

 

 

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