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These are unfiltered reports; sightings of rare and scarce birds are subject to ratification by the appropriate rarities committee.

 

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JANUARY

 

 

Monday 14th to Sunday 20th January 2019

 

BLACK REDSTART

One reported from Oldbury Power Station as still present on the 14th. (Birdguides) Adult winter male on the north-east side of the buildings in the morning on the 15th. A female/ 1st winter present on the south side of the main towers on the 17th. (Pete Hazelwood, Nigel Sluman)

 

CURLEW

Away from the coast, at least ninety (90), were counted in a field at Cowhill on the 17th. (Fen Marshall)

 

HAWFINCH

Brief views of one (possibly this species) in flight from The Lake to the south-west at Oldbury Power Station on the 15th. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

LITTLE EGRET

LATE NEWS: At least thirteen (13) reported in fields between Park Mill Farm and Thornbury Castle earlier this month. (via Pete Hazelwood)

 

SHORT-EARED OWL

At least three still present on Aust Warth on the 14th plus one at Oldbury Power Station. (Andy Middleton) Two at Aust Warth (Adam Rawson) and one hunting near Thornbury Sailing Club from 15:00 on the 16th. (Pete Hazelwood) Three still present in the Aust Warth area on the 17th.

 

Malcolm Black

 

WATER PIPIT

One flew from Pilning Wetland Reserve to alight on Northwick Warth on the morning of the 15th. (Paul Bowerman)

 

WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

Five, four adults and a juvenile, present still on Northwick Warth on the 14th - 17th. (Paul Bowerman)