BEWICK'S SWAN

Cygnus columbianus Bewickii

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2021 (-) c.650

There is a high probability that a single roosting swan spp on the sand bar mid-estuary from New Passage on January 15th was indeed this species; Two north-east over Aust Viewpoint, Severn View Services and eight (two family groups of five and three) floating down river distantly from Shepperdine on November 22nd.

 

2018 (6)

NOVEMBER: A party of six flew upriver from Pilning WR towards Aust early morning on the 18th.

 

2016 (10)

NOVEMBER: An adult was present at high tide at Thornbury Yacht Club, Oldbury on the 8th; Two were reported in flight upriver at Oldbury Power Station on the morning of the 13th; Two adults were seen briefly in flight over Cake Pill, Aust around 16:00 on the 25th before moving out across the estuary; Five, two adults and three juveniles, flew very low north past Littleton Warth calling at 09:30 on the 26th.

 

2014 (10)

Three at Pillhead Gout at 11:45 just south-west of Thornbury Yacht Club, Oldbury on December 2nd; Two were noted in flight upriver past Aust Warth in the afternoon on December 28th; Five, three adults and two immature birds were present at Severn Beach around 16:00 on December 30th.

 

2013 (c.25)

Seven paid a flying visit to Northwick Warth on October 20th before circling Pilning WR and heading south-east; Four were logged flying northeast over Oldbury Power Station on November 17th; Seven were seen on Northwick Warth on November 23rd six of which were seen at Oldbury Power Station briefly on November 24th.

 

2011 (c.30)

Two were seen in flight over Severn Beach and another twenty-six probably this species flew up river past Aust Warth on January 28th; Four adults were seen in flight north east over Northwick Warth on November 20th.

 

2010 (c.25)

At Oldbury Power Station three were seen in flight north west across the river in the evening on November 30th and six flew over the road at the entrance at 10:15, heading north east on December 18th. On Severnside - six flew north east over the sheep fields on Northwick Warth at 10:00 on December 18th, five were noted at Aust Warth on December 26th and two seen flying down river past Northwick Warth on December 31st; An immature was seen in flight north west over Leap Valley, Downend on December 18th.

 

2009 (c.25)

Severnside: Three were seen flying south over Severn Beach on November 14th and two noted flying north east over Aust Warth on December 18th; At least seventeen were counted in flight up river past Oldbury Power Station on December 24th.

 

2008 (c.10)

A family party of five, two adults & three juveniles, flew low overhead and upriver at Oldbury Power Station, calling at 14:50 on December 13th; Four dropped onto Northwick Warth briefly before being flushed and heading north on December 27th.

 

2007 (5)

Five were seen in flight south over Aust Village on January 4th.

 

2005 (2)

Two were reported at Oldbury Power Station on November 17th.

 

2004 (c.30)

Severnside: Ten, including seven adults were seen flying north east past Northwick Warth on January 4th; One was seen at Severn Beach on November 7th. Two on Northwick Warth on December 26th; Eight were noted at Leap Valley, Downend on January 3rd; At Thornbury birds were heard overhead at 21:15 on February 26th; At Oldbury Power Station - four circled around Lagoon It then flew low upriver on January 3rd, a juvenile was reported on February 16th.

 

2003 (4)

Four adults were reported on the estuary at Oldbury Power Station on December 5th.

 

2002 (c.10)

Four flew west over Northwick Warth on January 5th; Seven were counted over Oldbury Power Station on December 18th.

 

2001 (c.30)

Eight, including four juveniles were noted north east past Northwick Warth on December 15th, subsequently past Oldbury Power Station; Ten were logged from Northwick Warth on December 16th (subsequently seen at Oldbury Power Station) with a further eleven adults north past Northwick Warth on the 22nd.

 

2000 (c.15)

Severnside: Two were seen on Northwick Warth on January 23rd; Seven at New Passage on December 25th; Two south west over New Passage on December 31st; At Oldbury Power Station - one was noted on January 23rd; Two in flight north west on November 19th; Three were noted north east on December 27th; Two noted on December 31st.

 

1998 (2)

One was seen at Oldbury Power Station on January 9th with a further bird here on December 25th.

 

1997 (15)

Six were seen in flight north east past New Passage on January 1st; Nine were present at Oldbury Power Station on December 21st.

 

1996 (c.15)

Six were seen in flight north east past Littleton Warth on February 1st; One was heard overhead at Thornbury at 20:00 on March 28th; On Severnside seven were seen in flight south on December 15th; Two at Oldbury Power Station on the 22nd and 27th.

 

1994 (1)

One was seen at Oldbury Power Station on February 13th.

 

1993 (c.45)

Northwick Warth: Three present in 1992 remained, rising to ten on January 12th;  A flock of thirty-five were logged in flight heading north on March 8th.

 

1992 (4)

One flew north east past Oldbury Power Station on December 23rd; One seen on Northwick Warth sporting a neck collar was joined by two more from the 30th and remained into 1993. The neck collared bird was a female that had been ringed at Kotterweg, Zuid-Flevoland in the Netherlands on February 7th 1992.

 

1991 (3)

Three including a 1st winter flew south past Oldbury Power Station on November 23rd.

 

1990 (c.20)

Seven including five 1st winters' were seen on Northwick Warth on January 14th; At Oldbury Power Station fourteen including two 1st winters' flew up river on November 4th.

 

1989 (2)

One was seen at Hallen on January 1st; A juvenile was seen somewhere on Severnside on November 16th.

 

1988 (c.10)

Northwick Warth: Two were seen on October 30th; Five were reported on December 10th; Two were noted at Tortworth Court on December 11th.

 

1987 (4)

Four flew north-east past Severn Beach on December 7th.

 

1985 (c.30)

Northwick Warth: Eighteen over to the north-east on January 7th; Five on October 31st; Four in flight over Severn Beach on November 19th.

 

1984 (c.25)

Two were seen at Oldbury Power Station on February 5th; On Severnside - No specific location - five flew south on January 2nd, two on February 13th with a further six on the 29th. In December ten flew up river on the 27th with another two on the 28th.

 

1983 (c.50)

February: Fourteen were seen on the river at Oldbury on the 2nd; Two off Northwick Warth on 26th. November; Three were reported at Tortworth Court Lake sometime in the month; Four at Oldbury Power Station on the 4th; Sixteen on Severnside on the 11th. December; Two on Severnside from the 2nd - 4th, four on the 27th; Three in flight over Elberton on the 11th.

 

1982 (c.25)

Often seen on Northwick Warth between January 15th and March 14th where up to nineteen were noted; Three in flight south over Pilning on November 23rd.

 

1981 (c.30)

Northwick Warth: November; Eight were seen on the 8th. December; Five on the 13th; Fourteen on the 24th; Six on the 27th.

 

1980 (c.20)

Seven were seen in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on November 30th with twelve at the same site on December 29th.

 

1979 (c.20)

JANUARY: Two were present on Northwick Warth on the 1st; One at Severn Beach on the 6th. OCTOBER: Ten were seen in flight at New Passage on the 27th, with seven there on the 28th. Three were reported between November and December from Littleton Warth.

 

1977 (27)

Northwick Warth: Twenty-one were seen in flight down river on January 24th; Six up river on February 6th.

 

1976 (6)

Northwick Warth: Two were seen on October 30th, three on November 21st and one on December 22nd.

 

1975 (13)

Thirteen were counted on Northwick Warth on March 15th - 16th.

 

1974 (1)

One was seen at Oldbury-on-Severn on November 17th.

 

1973 (13)

Three were seen at Shepperdine on November 9th; Ten were noted between Severn Beach and Avonmouth on December 1st.

 

1972 (6)

Six were seen in flight up river at Aust on January 30th.

 

1971 (15)

Seven were noted at Severn Beach on March 7th; Eight were seen feeding in cereal fields at Aust on December 12th.

 

1970 (1) 0

One was reported from Severn Beach on March 8th.