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GLOUCESTERSHIRE

MEDITERRANEAN GULL

Larus melanocephalus

 


 

Mediterranean Gull | South Glos Birds

 

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RECORDS

 

2024

EARLIEST: An adult from Severn Beach on January 31st. LATEST: . HIGHEST COUNT: Four, a 1st summer, two 2nd summer and an adult from Severn Beach on April 7th.

 

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2023

Fifty-one bird days. Recorded in all months except December and the best month was July (17). EARLIEST: A 1st winter from Severn Beach on January 14th. LATEST: A 1st winter from Severn Beach on November 19th. HIGHEST COUNT: Five, two adults and three 1st summers from Severn Beach on April 11th.

 

2022

Sixty-two bird days. The best months July (12). August (11) and October (12). EARLIEST: A winter adult on the Tidal Reservoir, Oldbury Power Station on January 14th. LATEST: A 2nd winter from Severn Beach on October 14th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three, two adults and a 1st summer on Pilning WR, New Passage on June 26th.

 

2021

Thirty-eight bird days from five sites. Oldbury Power Station (13), Pilning WR, New Passage and Severn Beach (8/8/8) and Littleton Warth (1). EARLIEST: A winter adult at Severn Beach on January 22nd. LATEST: An adult on Pilning WR, New Passage on October 24th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two from Severn Beach in May, Pilning WR in July and Thornbury Sailing Club in August.

 

2020

Thirty-five bird days from four sites. New Passage/ Pilning WR (16), Oldbury Power Station/ Littleton Warth (12), Severn Beach (6) and Bradley Stoke (1). The best months July (7) and August (11). EARLIEST: A winter adult at Oldbury Power Station on January 22nd. LATEST: A winter adult from Northwick Warth on December 21st. HIGHEST COUNT: Three at Pillhead Gout, Oldbury-on-Severn on August 23rd.

 

2019

Thirty-two bird days 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 WR on January 18th. LATEST: An adult at New Passage on September 29th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three, an adult, 1st summer and 2nd summer on June 30th in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area.

 

2018

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

 

2017

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

 

2016

Thirty-four bird days from five sites; Severnside (23), Oldbury Power Station (6), Marshfield (3), Littleton Warth and Codrington (1). The best months July (10) and August (9). EARLIEST: A winter adult 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, on Pilning WR on June 13th.

 

2015

Seventy-two bird days from three sites. Severnside (65), Oldbury Power Station (6) and Filton (1). Missing in February and October the best months July (24) and August (22). EARLIEST: An adult in fields near Thornbury Sailing Club, Oldbury-on-Severn on January 22nd. LATEST: A winter adult on Pilning WR on December 30th. HIGHEST COUNT: Eight adults (possibly ten) in flight down river past New Passage in the evening on June 23rd.

 

2014

Twenty-six bird days from three sites. Severnside (21), Marshfield (4) and Oldbury Power Station (1). Missing in March and April the best month was August (6). EARLIEST: One on Pilning WR on January 12th. LATEST: An adult from Severn Beach on December 18th.

 

2013

Fifty-two bird days from five sites, Severnside (33), Oldbury Power Station (16) and one Littleton Warth, Yate and Marshfield. Best months were July (17) and August (6). Missing in October and November. EARLIEST: An adult in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area and a 1st winter off Severn Beach on January 1st. LATEST: An adult in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area on December 22nd.

 

2012

One hundred and thirteen (113) bird days from three sites. Severnside (63), Oldbury Power Station (48) and Marshfield (2). Missing in November the best months June (21), July (33) and August (29).  EARLIEST: An adult in fields on the north side of Rushmead Lane, Marshfield on January 25th. LATEST: An adult 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

Ninety-two bird days from five sites. Severnside (68), Oldbury Power Station (23) with singles at Littleton Warth, Bradley Stoke and Cribbs Causeway. Missing in January and May. Best months July (32) and August (33). EARLIEST: A winter adult at Oldbury near Thornbury Sailing Club on February 9th. LATEST: An adult at New Passage on December 28th. HIGHEST COUNT: Five, two adults and three 1st summers on Northwick Warth on April 24th.

 

2010

Fifty bird days from four sites. Severnside (22), Littleton Warth (2), Oldbury Power Station (8) and Shortwood Landfill (1). Missing in February, March, April and May. The best months July (22) and August (17). EARLIEST: An adult at Oldbury Power Station in fields south-west of Lagoon III on January 24th. LATEST: An adult at Shortwood Landfill on December 17th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three/ four adults at New Passage on July 18th.

 

2009

Seventy-five bird days from four sites. Severnside (57), Littleton Warth (2), Oldbury Power Station (15) and Marshfield (1). Missing in April and May. Best months July (31) and August (18). EARLIEST: An adult from New Passage on January 1st. LATEST: An adult 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

Sixty-two bird days from four sites. Severnside (47), Oldbury Power Station (12), Swineford (1) and Marshfield (2).Missing in February and June. Best months July (21), August (13) and September (10). EARLIEST: A near summer adult in flooded fields near Western Approaches, Severn Beach on January 8th. LATEST: An adult at New Passage on December 2nd.

 

2007

Forty-nine bird days from two sites. Severnside (44) and Oldbury Power Station (5). Missing in June the best month August (14). EARLIEST: An adult at New Passage on January 1st. LATEST: An adult at New Passage on December 26th.

 

2006

Seventy-two bird days from four sites, Severnside (62), Littleton Warth (1), Oldbury Power Station (8) and Frampton Cotterell (1). Missing in April, May and June the best months July (22) and August (19). EARLIEST: An adult at Severn Beach on January 5th. LATEST: A 1st winter at New Passage on December 4th.

 

2005

Forty-seven bird days from three sites. Severnside (44), Littleton Warth (1) and Oldbury Power Station (2). Missing in April and June the best month was August.

 

2004

Seventy-eight bird days from four sites, Severnside (67), Oldbury Power Station (9), Littleton Warth and Olveston (1). Missing in May and June the best month July (30).

 

2003

Sixty-seven bird days from three sites. Severnside (65), Oldbury Power Station and Elberton (1). Missing in April the best month August (16).

 

2002

Twenty-seven bird days from five sites. Severnside (19), Littleton Warth (1), Oldbury Power Station (1), Filton (1) and Elberton (5). All months except March.

 

2001

Seven bird days from two sites. Oldbury Power Station (6) and Severnside (1). Present only in February, June, July and August. The best month August.

 

2000

Twenty-nine bird days from three sites. Severnside (17), Oldbury Power Station (10) and Littleton Warth (2). Numbers peaking in July and August.

 

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 and 28th. DECEMBER: An adult on Severnside on the 3rd, 12th, 19th and 27th; An adult and a 2nd winter on Severnside on the 28th.

 

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; An adult and 2nd winter on 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 two 1st winter on the 31st. SEPTEMBER: A 1st winter on Severnside 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 and a juvenile 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.

 


 

 

 

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