LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER

Dryobates minor

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2021 (-) c.120

One was both seen and heard briefly in the Shire Valley, Marshfield on March 5th; One was heard in Latteridge near the Organic Blooms Buildings around 10:00 on November 15th.

 

2020
An unconfirmed report of one from The Hacket, Cleve Wood (ST: 65 89) near Thornbury on April 17th; A wholly unconfirmed report of one along Broadmead Brook in the Shire Valley on December 29th.

 

2019
JANUARY: One heard drumming several times in the Doncombe Valley at Ringswell south of Marshfield village on the 22nd. DECEMBER: An unconfirmed report of one with a tit flock on the south-west side of Lagoon II at Oldbury Power Station around the 9th.
 

2018
A male at close range near the Little River Avon in the Damery area on March 31st.
 

2017
A presumed male was heard calling at Lower Woods, Wickwar on May 8th.
 

2016
One putatively this species was heard drumming from Splatt's Abbey Wood, Filton at 08:00 on February 29th.
 

2014
One putatively this species was reported in flight over The Scop at Almondsbury on November 22nd.
 

2013
A male was seen on January 26th at Severn Beach.
 

2012
A male was heard both calling and drumming at Lower Woods, Inglestone Common on April 6th; One, possibly this species, was reported from Inglestone Common on April 17th; One was reported from Bickley Woods, Longwell Green on September 6th; One was seen at 12:30 in Little Green Lane at Severn Beach on December 5th; A male was seen briefly at 10:15 at New Passage on December 17th before flying inland.
 

2011
A male was heard drumming and calling at 07:00 at the east end of Gunning's Wood in the Shire Valley at Marshfield on April 9th and again on the 13th - 14th; A male was seen at 19:00 on July16th between Avening Green and Tortworth church; One was seen at Lower Woods on Inglestone Common on August 2nd.
 

2007
One was reported in the trees by The Scop at Almondsbury on April 8th at around 09:40.
 

2006
Reputedly seen in the Willsbridge Mill area on and off for the last twelve years with unconfirmed reports that all three woodpeckers have been seen regularly in a Longbeach Road garden simultaneously.
 

2005
One was heard calling at Golden Valley LNR, Wick on May 9th.
 

2003
A female was reported from Lower Woods near Inglestone Common on July 12th.
 

2002
One at Orchard Pools near Severn Beach on July 14th; A female in gardens beneath Aust Cliffs on October 16th; A female from Downend on December 25th.
 

2000
One at Inglestone Common on May 11th; One at Hollywood Tower near Easter Compton on July 5th; A male at New Passage on July 15th; One at Severn Beach on August 5th - 6th; One from Littley Woods near Hawkesbury Upton on November 21st.
 

1999
One was seen at Catgrove Wood near Hill on March 28th; One from Inglestone Common was seen and heard drumming on May 9th.
 

1998
One report of a single bird at Easter Compton on July 1st; A male was seen at Hanham Hills and watched for around fifteen minutes at around five metres on August 15th.
 

1997
Recorded from March through to December with reports from Inglestone Common and New Passage. One from Lower Woods, Wickwar around ST: 742 876 on May 27th.
 

1996
One was reported from Iron Acton on February 11th; One was noted at Oldbury Power Station on April 1st; A male was seen at Lower Woods Lodge on Inglestone Common on June 20th.
 

1995
A single bird was reported from Hill on May 21st; One at Iron Acton on August 6th.
 

1993
A single bird was reported from Tockington on December 24th.
 

1992
One was trapped, ringed and released sometime in August at Almondsbury; One was noted in a railway bank stand of Pines at Coalpit Heath around ST: 678 803 on October 18th; One was noted from a lightly wooded pasture in Coalpit Heath around ST: 687 804 on November 22nd.
 

1990
One was seen in flight heading east at New Passage sometime in April.
 

1989
Reported from Almondsbury; R. Frome at Frenchay, no dates available.
 

1988
A single bird was reported from Dodington Park sometime after August 20th.
 

1980
Reported from the S. Gloucestershire recording area in all months from several locations, between 1980 and 1985 but no dates or locations area available.
 

1979
Reported from Hawkesbury, Coalpit Heath and Winterbourne Down, no dates available.
 

1978
Birds reported from Cromhall and Marshfield, no dates available.
 

1977
Noted at Cromhall, Inglestone Common, Littleton-on-Severn, Pilning and Pucklechurch, no dates available.
 

1976
Breeding season reports from ten locations in the area but no details are available.
 

1975
Reported from fourteen different locations but no details are available.
 

1974
Birds were reported from Shepperdine, Wick, and Upton Cheney, no dates available.
 

1973
Breeding records from Cromhall and Winterbourne, no dates available.
 

1971
Reported from Frenchay Moor, no dates available.
 

1970
Reported from Tockington and Frampton Cotterell, no dates available.
 

1969
A long dead corpse was noted at Aust on August 8th; One at Cromhall on September 19th.
 

1968
Single birds were noted at: Wick on April 10th; Filton on August 12th; A pair raised young and were watched throughout the breeding season in late April to early May at Frenchay.
 

1967
Single sightings were reported at: Rudgeway on May 11th; Tockington on September 5th and 14th; Wick on December 26th.
 

1966
A single bird was reported from Downend Woods on January 3rd.
 

1965
Single birds were reported from Downend on April 20th, Wick on December 6th and Filton on December 14th.
 

1964
One was observed near Wick sometime in November.
 

1963
A single bird was watched at Lyde Green on December 15th.
 

1962
A single bird was noted at Moorend near Hambrook on April 18th ; One was at Filton Golf Course on July 16th.
 

1958
Single birds were noted at: Yate Rocks on April 13th; Thornbury on August 2nd; Little Stoke on August 6th.
 

1957
One was watched near Wick on December 7th.
 

1956
Single birds were seen at Bitton on March 5th and April 10th; Siston Court on September 16th.
 

1954
One was seen frequently drumming on metal top of electricity pole at Iron Acton in May.
 

1953
One was seen at Almondsbury on May 2nd; One at Tockington on November 22nd.
 

1952
One was noted at Hanham Woods on February 23rd; One at Dyrham on May 29th.
 

1950
Single birds at: Frenchay on April 17th. Occasionally seen or heard at Dyrham and Stoke Gifford.
 

1949
Heard or seen at: Mangotsfield on February 19th; Bitton on July 31st; Tortworth on October 8th; Frenchay on November 19th; Frequently at Dyrham and Stoke Gifford.
 

1946
Close views were obtained of a male near Frenchay on April 7th.
 

1945
Frequently met with near Stoke Gifford from March to late July.
 

1944
Drumming by both sexes was noted at Dyrham on March 20th and by a male on June 17th.
 

1943
A pair at Little Stoke on various dates between July and December.
 

1942
One was noted at Little Stoke on February 1st with the same or another in the same garden on various dates during November and December.