BARNACLE GOOSE

Branta leucopsis - c.300

 

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2020

APRIL: Two were noted in flight upriver past Oldbury Power Station on the 14th. MAY: At least three adults on Pilning Wetland Reserve, Northwick Warth on the 24th.

 

2019

JANUARY: Six were watched in flight from Littleton Warth over estuary and downriver over the Severn bridges towards Gwent around 14:30 on the 28th. JUNE: Eighteen were noted in flight high north-west over Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland Reserve on the 2nd.

 

2018

MAY: One was reported from Pilning Wetland on the 5th. NOVEMBER: One was seen from New Passage on the 15th.

 

2017

OCTOBER: Two were seen from Northwick Warth on the 12th; One in flight past Oldbury Power Station on the 22nd.

 

2016

APRIL: Thirteen arrived at Northwick Warth in the morning on the 16th but did not linger; Two were present in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area between 07:10 and 07:30 on the 23rd. SEPTEMBER: A flock of nine were seen briefly on Northwick Warth in the morning on the 30th before departing up river.

 

2015

Four were present on Littleton Warth and Oldbury Power Station from August 26th - 28th.

 

2014

A winter adult was mixing with Shelduck in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area on February 21st, 24th - 28th and at Severn Beach on the 23rd. It was still on Northwick Warth on March 1st, moved to Aust Warth on the 2nd and back to the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area from the 4th - 8th; Five were seen in flight east-north-east over Gaunt's Earthcott in the evening on May 2nd.

 

2011

A winter adult was mixing with Shelduck on Northwick Warth from March 5th - April 4th.

 

2010

A party of twenty-five flew up river past Severn Beach at 13:30 on January 25th and were subsequently seen grazing on Northwick Warth. All 25 were still present on January 26th but were noted flying past Oldbury Power Station on the 27th; Two were seen in flight heading north-east past Northwick Warth in the morning on April 12th; Thirty-five were reported at Oldbury Power Station on March 6th; Fifty-six were reported on May 29th at Oldbury Power Station; Eighty were seen in flight upriver past Oldbury Power Station on December 7th.

 

2009

One was noted with c.70 Canada Geese between Keynsham and Swineford opposite Avon Valley CP on October 3rd; One was present at Heneage Court Pools near Falfield on August 16th.

 

2006

One was reported from the Severn Beach area on June 8th - 9th.

 

2002

One was seen on April 1st at Tortworth Court Lake; One was seen on April 14th at Northwick Warth; Two were found on May 10th at Orchard Pools near Severn Beach.

 

1999

Thirteen were present sometime in April at Oldbury Power Station; On October 19th one was identified in flight heading south past New Passage. 1996 Seven seen on February 24th at Aust/ Northwick Warth were still present on February 25th.

 

1995

One was seen on April 2nd - 3rd at Oldbury Power Station.

 

1993

One was found on May 6th on Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station.

 

1990

One seen in December 1989 at Severn Beach was present until February 25th; One seen on the February 10th at Severn Beach was still present on February 11th.

 

1989

One was seen on December 19th at Severn Beach. It was present into 1990 throughout January until February 25th.

 

1973

One was seen on February 18th at Severn Beach.