BIRDING

 

 

SOUTH

 

 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

LITTLE GULL

Hydrocoloeus minutus

 


 

Little Gull | Dan White

 

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RECORDS

 

Entries from 2000 with supplementary information below.

 

2024

EARLIEST: A 1st winter from Severn Beach on January 2nd. LATEST: . HIGHEST COUNT: .

 

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2023

Nearly 450 bird days were logged this year with the lion's share (426) coming in April. Birds were encountered in four other months January (4), May (1), October (9) and November (2). EARLIEST: A 1st winter from Severn Beach on January 8th. LATEST: A winter adult from Severn Beach early afternoon on November 19th. HIGHEST COUNT: C.220 upriver past Severn Beach on April 20th.

 

2022

A hundred and fifteen bird days this year. Two in March, 110 in April and three in November. EARLIEST: An adult in flight north-east from Severn Beach on March 30th. LATEST: Three from Severn Beach on November 25th. HIGHEST COUNT: Thirty-nine in flight north-east past Severn Beach on April 23rd.

 

2021

Nine from three months; March (3), May (1) and November (5). EARLIEST: Two adults from Severn Beach on March 11th. LATEST/ HIGHEST COUNT: Five from Severn Beach on November 12th.

 

2020

Five bird days from three months; March (1), April (3) and November (1) EARLIEST: A winter adult at Oldbury Power Station on March 26th. LATEST: A 1st winter at Oldbury Power Station on November 2nd. HIGHEST COUNT: Three at Oldbury Power Station on April 10th.

 

2019

Thirty-eight bird days all from April. EARLIEST: Thirty-three in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth on April 8th. HIGHEST COUNT: Thirty-three in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on April 8th.

 

2018

Seven bird days from three months; February (2), April (4) and November (1). EARLIEST: A 1st winter at Oldbury Power Station on February 14th. LATEST: A 1st winter at Severn Beach on November 29th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four at Severn Beach on April 10th.

 

2017

Three bird days from three months; February, May and October. EARLIEST: A winter adult at Oldbury Power Station on February 4th. LATEST: A 1st winter at Severn Beach on October 22nd.

 

2016

Fifteen bird days from five months; January (2), February (2), March (5), April (2) and May (4). EARLIEST: An adult on Pilning WR, New Passage on January 3rd. HIGHEST COUNT: Four north-east from New Passage on March 15th and four on Pilning WR on May 5th.

 

2015

Thirteen bird days from three months; March (2), April (8) and November (3). EARLIEST: Two, an adult and 1st winter from Severn Beach on March 29th. LATEST: Two, single 1st and 2nd winters, from Severn Beach on November 30th. HIGHEST COUNT: Eight from Severn Beach on April 22nd.

 

2014

Three bird days from two months; February (2) and April (1). EARLIEST: One from Severn Beach on February 9th.

 

2013

Seven bird days from three months; April (2), October (4) and November (1). EARLIEST: An adult at Shepperdine on April 6th. LATEST: A 1st winter from Severn Beach on November 27th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four adults from New Passage on October 3rd.

 

2012

Twenty-two bird days from four months; January (1), March (18), May (1) and July (2). EARLIEST: An adult from Severn Beach on January 3rd. LATEST: An adult and 1st summer from New Passage on July 15th. HIGHEST COUNT: A flock of seventeen (12 adults, 4 - 2nd summer and a 1st summer) from New Passage on March 25th.

 

2011

Eight bird days from four months; May (2), September (4), October (1) and December (1). EARLIEST: A 2nd summer from Severn Beach on May 1st. LATEST: A 1st winter from New Passage on December 17th.

 

2010

Three bird days from two months; September (1) and November (2). LATEST: An adult and 1st winter from Severn Beach on November 12th. HIGHEST COUNT: An adult and 1st winter from Severn Beach on November 12th.

 

2009

Six bird days from two months; April (4) and November (2). EARLIEST/ HIGHEST COUNT: Three from New Passage on April 13th. LATEST: A 1st winter from Severn Beach on November 23rd.

 

2008

Eight bird days from two months; April (3) and May (5). EARLIEST: An adult from New Passage on April 21st. HIGHEST COUNT: Three 1st summers from Severn Beach on May 8th.

 

2007

Seventeen bird days from five months; January (8), April (5), May (1), September (2) and December (1). EARLIEST: Three adults on Severnside on January 1st. LATEST: A 1st winter from Severn Beach on December 9th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four over Northwick Warth on April 14th.

 

2006

Ten bird days from four months; March (2), April (3), May (1) and December (4). EARLIEST/ HIGHEST COUNT: Two from Aust Warth on March 28th. LATEST: An adult at Oldbury Power Station on December 31st.

 

2005

Ten bird days from two months; April(9) and May (1). EARLIEST/ HIGHEST COUNT: Five adults from Severn Beach on April 19th.

 

2004

Twelve bird days from five months; January(1), March (2), April (4), September (3) and October (2). EARLIEST: A 1st winter from Severn Beach on January 16th. LATEST: An adult from Severn Beach on October 25th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two from Severn Beach on April 5th.

 

2003

Twenty-nine bird days from four months; February (1), April (26), October (1) and December (1). EARLIEST: A 1st winter on Orchard Pools, Severn Beach on February 3rd. LATEST: An adult from Severn Beach on December 13th. HIGHEST COUNT: Seven from Severn Beach on April 15th - 17th.

 

2002

Three bird days from three months; January (1), February (1) and October (1). EARLIEST: An adult from Severn Beach on January 28th. LATEST: One on Northwick Warth on October 22nd.

 

2001

Eight bird days from four months; January (2), April (2) and May (4). EARLIEST: Two from Severn Beach on January 2nd. HIGHEST COUNT: Three from Severn Beach on May 9th.

 

2000

Ten bird days from four months; February (2), May (4), October (1) and December (3). EARLIEST: A 2nd winter at Oldbury Power Station on February 17th. LATEST: A 1st winter on Severnside on December 27th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three 1st summer on Severnside on May 7th.

 

 

Supplementary Information: Thirty-seven 1st winters on Severnside between May 5th - 7th 1989. Sixty from New Passage on May 2nd 1984. The first documented reference: Eight at Severn Beach on May 5th 1974.

 


 

 

 

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