MEDITERRANEAN GULL

Larus melanocephalus

 

 

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2020 (c.10)

EARLIEST: A winter adult at Oldbury Power Station on January 22nd. LATEST: . HIGHEST COUNT: .

 

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  OP Station

1

 

1

                 

2

  Severn Beach

 

 

   

2

2

           

4

  NP/ NW/ Pilning WR

 

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1

   

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7

         

11

  Bradley Stoke

 

1

                   

1

  Total Bird Days

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18

 

2019

Thirty-two bird days were logged this year from four sites. New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR (22), Severn Beach (5), Oldbury Power Station (4) and Kingsgate Park, Yate (1). EARLIEST: A winter adult on Pilning Wetland Reserve on January 18th. LATEST: An adult at New Passage on September 29th. HIGHEST COUNT: At least three on June 30th involving an adult, 1st summer and 2nd summer in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland Reserve area.

 

2018

Forty-seven bird days were logged this year from six sites; Severnside (36), Oldbury Power Station (6), Pilning Village, Aust Cliffs, Yate and Marshfield (1). EARLIEST: A winter adult from New Passage on January 1st. LATEST: A 1st winter in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland Reserve area on December 30th. HIGHEST COUNT: An adult and two juvenile/ immature birds in the New Passage/ Pilning Wetland area on July 8th. The best month was July with twenty-three days (23).

 

2017

Forty-one bird days were logged this year from four sites; Severnside (33), Oldbury Power Station (5), Littleton Warth (2) and Marshfield (1). The best month was July (18). EARLIEST: A winter adult from New Passage on January 15th. LATEST: An adult on Pilning Wetland on December 5th. HIGHEST COUNT: At least five in the Severn Beach/ New Passage area on July 7th.

 

2016

Just thirty-four bird days recorded this year from five sites; Severnside (23), Oldbury Power Station (6), Marshfield (3) plus Littleton Warth and Codrington (1). The best months were July (10) and August (9). EARLIEST: A winter adult was seen in fields at Marshfield Farm, Pennsylvania on January 15th. LATEST: A 1st winter from Down Road, Marshfield on December 17th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three, two 1st summer and a 2nd summer, were present on Pilning Wetland briefly on June 13th.

 

2015

Seventy-two bird days this year. Missing in February and October numbers once again spiked in July (24) and August (22). Of the three site to report birds Severnside took the lions share with 65 followed by Oldbury Power Station (6) and Filton (1). EARLIEST: An adult was seen in fields near Thornbury Yacht Club, Oldbury on January 22nd. LATEST: A winter adult was present on Pilning Wetland on December 30th. HIGHEST COUNT: A remarkable flock of eight adults (possibly ten) were seen in flight down river past New Passage in the evening on June 23rd.

 

2014

Just twenty-six bird days were noted this year! Missing in March and April numbers were well down on recent years peaking at just six in August. Sites recording sightings were, Severnside (21), Marshfield (4) and Oldbury Power Station (1). EARLIEST: One was present on Pilning Wetland on January 12th. LATEST: An adult was reported from Severn Beach on December 18th.

 

2013

Fifty-two bird days in 2013 from five sites, Severnside (33), Oldbury Power Station (16) and one a piece from Littleton Warth, Yate and Marshfield. Best months were July (17) and August (6) but nothing was seen in both October and November. EARLIEST: An adult was present in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area and a 1st winter was seen off Severn Beach on January 1st. LATEST: An adult was noted in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area on December 22nd.

 

2012

One hundred and thirteen (113) bird days were recorded this year - the best ever year to date! With the exception of November birds were logged in all months with June (21), July (33) and August (29) leading the way. Three site involved were Severnside 63), Oldbury Power Station (48) and Marshfield (2). EARLIEST: An adult was seen in fields on the north side of Rushmead Lane, Marshfield on January 25th. LATEST: An adult was present in the New Passage/ Severn Beach area on December 30th. HIGHEST COUNT: Six, four adults, a juvenile and a 2nd summer on Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station on July 5th.

 

2011

A whopping ninety-two bird days were noted from all months except January and May. Best months as ever were July (32) and August (33). Best of the five sites was Severnside (68) followed by Oldbury Power Station (23) and single birds noted at Littleton Warth, Bradley Stoke and Cribbs Causeway. EARLIEST: A winter adult was noted at Oldbury near Thornbury Yacht Club on February 9th. LATEST: An adult was present at New Passage on December 28th. HIGHEST COUNT: Five, two adults and three 1st summers were counted on Northwick Warth on April 24th.

 

2010

A 'round' fifty bird days in 2010 and perhaps the lower number is reflected in the fact that no birds were recorded in February, March, April and May? Numbers peaked in July (22) and August (17) from four sites, Severnside (22), Littleton Warth (2), Oldbury Power Station (8) and Shortwood Landfill (1). EARLIEST: An adult was seen at Oldbury Power Station in fields south-west of Lagoon III on January 24th. LATEST: An adult was logged at Shortwood Landfill on December 17th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three possibly four adults in a gull roost at New Passage on July 18th.

 

2009

At least seventy-five bird days were counted this year in all months except April and May. Best months were July (31) and August (18). The four sites recording birds were Severnside (57), Littleton Warth (2), Oldbury Power Station (15) and Marshfield (1). EARLIEST: An adult was seen from New Passage on January 1st. LATEST: An adult was present at Oldbury Power Station on Lagoon III on December 6th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four, two adults, a juvenile and 2nd summer at New Passage on July 20th.

 

2008

A very decent sixty-two bird days were accumulated over the year with July (21), August (13) and September (10) the best months. No reports from February and June. Four sites involved Severnside (47), Oldbury Power Station (12), Swineford (1) and Marshfield (2). EARLIEST: A near summer adult was noted in flooded fields near Western Approaches, Severn Beach on January 8th. LATEST: An adult was watched at New Passage on December 2nd.

 

2007

Forty-nine bird days were logged this year from all months except June with August once again claiming the lion's share (14). Just two sites were involved, Severnside (44) and Oldbury Power Station (5). EARLIEST: An adult was present at New Passage on January 1st. LATEST: An adult was seen at New Passage on December 26th.

 

2006

Seventy-two bird days were recorded this year from four sites, Severnside (62), Littleton Warth (1), Oldbury Power Station (8) and Frampton Cotterell (1). Numbers were highest in July (22) and August (19). No birds were logged in April , May or June. EARLIEST: An adult was reported at Severn Beach on January 5th. LATEST: A 1st winter was seen at New Passage on December 4th.

 

2005

Forty-seven bird days across all months except April and June this year with numbers highest in August. Just three site involved, Severnside (44), Littleton Warth (1) and Oldbury Power Station (2).

 

2004

Seventy-eight bird days were recorded this year from four sites, Severnside (67), Littleton Warth (1), Oldbury Power Station (9) and Olveston (1). There were no reports in May and June but sightings peaked in July (30).

 

2003

A very respectable sixty-seven bird days this year from just three sites, Severnside (65), Oldbury Power Station (1) and Elberton (1). The only blank month was April with numbers once again spiking in August (16).

 

2002

Twenty-seven bird days were logged this year from five sites, Severnside (19), Littleton Warth (1), Oldbury Power Station (1), Filton (1) and Elberton (5). Birds were noted in all months except March.

 

2001

Just seven bird days this year from two sites, Severnside (1), Oldbury Power Station (6). August was the best month; sightings were restricted to February, June, July and August.

 

2000

There were twenty-nine bird days this year from three sites, Severnside (17), Littleton Warth (2) and Oldbury Power Station (10) with numbers peaking in July and August. No birds were logged in February or December.

 

1999

JANUARY: An adult on Severnside on the 31st. JULY: A 1st summer on Severnside on the 4th. AUGUST: An adult n Severnside on the 10th; An adult at Oldbury Power Station on the 11th & 28th. DECEMBER: An adult on Severnside on the 3rd, 12th, 19th &27th; On the 28th an adult and a 2nd winter on Severnside.

 

1998

JANUARY: A 2nd winter on Severnside on the 1st; An adult on Severnside on the 11th. FEBRUARY: An adult on Severnside on the 8th. MARCH: A 2nd summer Severnside on the 30th. SEPTEMBER: A 1st winter at Oldbury Power Station on the 20th. OCTOBER: A 2nd winter on Severnside on the 25th; Two, an adult and a 2nd winter Severnside on the 28th. DECEMBER: An adult on Severnside on the 20th.

 

1997

FEBRUARY: An adult on Severnside on the 18th and 26th. MAY: An adult on Severnside on the 4th. JUNE: A 2nd summer on Severnside on the 7th. JULY: An adult at Oldbury Power Station on the 11th and 19th. AUGUST: An adult on Severnside on the 30th and 1st winter birds on the 31st. SEPTEMBER: On Severnside 1st winter birds on the 3rd, 21st and 25th.

 

1996

FEBRUARY: An adult at New Passage on the 26th. MARCH: An adult at Oldbury Power Station on the 19th; An adult at New Passage on the 30th. JULY: An adult at Oldbury Power Station on the 17th; A juvenile at Oldbury Power Station on the 19th. AUGUST: An adult at Oldbury Power Station on the 11th. SEPTEMBER: An adult at New Passage from the 15th - 17th. DECEMBER: An adult at Oldbury Power Station on the 15th and 17th.

 

1995

An adult at Oldbury Power Station on July 13th.

 

1994

One at Oldbury Power Station on July 20th; A 1st winter at Thornbury on August 22nd.

 

1993

A Juvenile/ 1st winter at Oldbury Power Station on August 16th.

 

1992

One at Oldbury Power Station on September 10th; One at Cold Ashton on September 17th.

 

1991

One off Severn Beach on August 22nd.

 

1990

One at New Passage on April 15th; An adult at Oldbury Power Station on August 22nd.

 

1987

Two adults near Marshfield on July 27th.

 

1986

One off Severn Beach on December 27th.

 

1984

One at Freezing Hill near Doynton on December 4th.

 

1983

A 2nd year bird at New Passage on December 27th.

 

1981

One flight over the M4/ M5 interchange at Almondsbury on February 21st.

 

1979

An adult was seen in a flooded field at Stoke Gifford on March 18th.