Sightings – September 2004

Lydney New Grounds (27 September, contributed by Andy Jayne)

Late afternoon produced 1 Merlin (probably imm fem), 2 Golden Plover, 50 Skylark and 2 Raven.

GLS (19 September, contributed by Gordon Avery)

There were 2 Wheatears just by the tip offices, one of which was a classic ‘Greenland’ and a migrant Stonechat at the Rea end of the tip. There were in addition the usual 6+ Ravens and up to 6 Buzzards.

Saul Warth (14 September, contributed by Gordon Avery)

In the strong winds in the morning there were 6 Gannets including 3 adults and a immature together, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Little Egret, 2 juvenile Common Terns and 1 juvenile Arctic Tern. There were also at least 3 Wheatears along the foreshore and a Ruddy Shelduck with the Shelduck flock.

River Avon, Twyning – Tewkesbury (5 September, contributed by Robert Homan)

A Kingfisher flew up stream and 18 Yellow Wagtails were feeding in a sheep pasture opposite Tewkesbury Sailing Club early afternoon.

Tidenham Chase (4 September, news via Andy Jayne)

A Honey Buzzard, probably a juvenile, flew south towards Chepstow in the afternoon.

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