SHORT-EARED OWL

Asio flammeus

Gary Thoburn

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2021 (-) c.175

LATEST: . EARLIEST: One at Cake Pill, Aust on October 17th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four on Aust/ Northwick Warth on October 29th - 30th.

 

Location

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Total

Aust

4

 

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            11    

16

Northwick/ Pilning

 

 

 

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5

Oldbury PS

1

 

 

                 

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Total Bird Days

5

 

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          16    

22

 

2020

Twenty-nine bird days this year from six sites. Aust Warth (11), Oldbury Power Station/ Oldbury on Severn (5), Severn Beach, Frampton Cotterell (1) and Marshfield (8). The best month was March (16). LATEST: One at Oldbury Power Station on April 19th. EARLIEST: One from Hoovers Lane, Frampton Cotterell on October 1st. HIGHEST COUNT: Up to three on Rushmead Farm, Marshfield on March 17th.

 

2019
A hundred and forty-nine  (149) bird days this year from six sites; Aust Warth (116), Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR, New Passage area (17), Oldbury Power Station (11), Severn Beach and Marshfield (2) and Wick (1). The best months were January (66) and February (63). LATEST: One from Severn Beach on May 8th. EARLIEST: One along Northwick Warth on October 23rd. HIGHEST COUNT: Six from the Severnside shore between Northwick/ Aust Warth on January 4th.
 

2018
A hundred and eighty-one (181) bird days this year from four sites; Aust/ New Passage/ Northwick/ Sever Beach (165) Oldbury Power Station/ Shepperdine (12), Marshfield (3) and Inglestone Common (1). The best months were March (60) and January (54). LATEST: One on Northwick Warth on May 31st. EARLIEST: One from Aust Warth on October 27th. HIGHEST COUNT: Seven from Aust Warth on March 4th.
 

2017
Eighty-two bird days this year from four sites; Aust Warth (69), Severnside and Oldbury Power Station (6) and Marshfield (1). The best month was April (26). LATEST: One on Northwick Warth on May 9th. EARLIEST: One from the A46 near Marshfield on October 28th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four from Aust Warth on March 15th - 22nd and April 1st - 2nd.
 

2016
Seventy bird days this year from seven sites; Oldbury Power Station (33), Aust Warth (21), Severn Beach (9), Chipping Sodbury (6) and singles from Cromhall/ Wickwar, Iron Acton and Filton Airfield. The best month was April (29). LATEST: One from Aust Warth on June 5th. EARLIEST: One at Aust Warth on August 28th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three south of Severn Beach on April 19th and hree over the Lagoons, Oldbury Power Station on April 27th - 29th.
 

2015
Forty-six bird days this year from six sites; Aust Warth (32), Severn Beach (6), OPS (5) and singles from Pilning WR, New Passage, Yate and Kingswood. The best months were November and December (10). EARLIEST: One from Aust Warth on September 22nd. LATEST: One on Aust Warth on April 20th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two at Aust in January and November.
 

2014
Forty-one bird days this year from five sites; Aust Warth (30), Severn Beach (4), Northwick Warth (3) with OPS and Marshfield (2). The best month was February (14). EARLIEST: One past Oldbury Power Station on October 16th. LATEST: One at Oldbury Power Station on March 13th. HIGHEST COUNT: Five from Aust Warth on February 1st.
 

2013
One hundred and three (103) bird days this year from three locations; Aust Warth (90), Northwick Warth (7) and Marshfield (6). The best month was April (24). EARLIEST: One on Aust Warth on October 23rd. LATEST: One on Aust Warth on May 20th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three at Aust Warth on January 24th, February 15th, March 23rd, April 30th.
 

2012
Three hundred and fifty-four (354) bird days were logged this year from six sites; Aust Warth (213), Marshfield (120), Severn Beach (8), OPS (7), Northwick Warth (5) and Littleton Warth (1). The best month was March (95). EARLIEST: One over Aust Warth on September 16th. LATEST: One south of Severn Beach on June 19th. HIGHEST COUNT: Up to fifteen in the Marshfield area on January 28th.
 

2011
One hundred and thirty-eight (138) bird days this year from four locations; Aust Warth (97), Marshfield (33), OPS (6) and Severn Beach (2). The best month was November (58). EARLIEST: One at Aust Warth on August 3rd. LATEST: One at Severn Beach on May1st. HIGHEST COUNT: At least seven from Shirehill Lane, Marshfield on November 27th.
 

2010
Fifty-one bird days this year from three locations; Aust Warth (43), Northwick Warth (7) and Severn Beach (1). The best month was December (20). EARLIEST: One on Northwick Warth/ New Passage on October 7th. LATEST: One on Aust Warth on March 5th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four on Aust Warth on December 26th.
 

2009
Eighty-two bird days this year from five sites; Aust Warth (71), Northwick Warth (5), OPS (3), Severn Beach (2) and Marshfield (1). The best month was April (27). EARLIEST: One on Northwick Warth on September 16th. LATEST: One on Northwick Warth on April 25th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three in February and April from Aust Warth.
 

2008
Two hundred and fifteen (215) bird days this year from five sites; Aust Warth (199), OPS (9), Severn Beach (4), Marshfield (2) and Northwick Warth (1). The best month was December (76). EARLIEST: One from Down Track, Marshfield on September 28th. LATEST: One at Aust Warth on June 14th. HIGHEST COUNT: At least five at Aust Warth on December 7th.
 

2007
One hundred and twenty-seven (127) bird days this year from five sites; Aust Warth (120), Northwick Warth (3), Marshfield (2) and one each from Severn Beach and OPS. The best month was December (65). EARLIEST: One on Northwick Warth on September 13th. LATEST: One from Aust Warth on February 17th. HIGHEST COUNT: Five from Aust Warth on December 9th.
 

2006
Forty-three bird days this year from four sites; Aust Warth (37), Severn Beach (4) and one each from Northwick Warth and Yate Common. The best month was October (12). EARLIEST: One early October from Aust Warth. LATEST: One at Aust Warth on May 9th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two in November and December at Aust Warth.
 

2005
Fourteen bird days this year from five locations; Aust Warth (9), Marshfield (2) with singles from Northwick Warth, Severn Beach and OPS. The best months were November and December (4) EARLIEST: One from Northwick Warth on 30th. LATEST: One at Oldbury Power Station on March 3rd. HIGHEST COUNT: Two in January, November and December at Marshfield and Aust Warth.
 

2004
Nine bird days this year from four sites: Aust Warth (5), Northwick Warth (2) with single sightings from Severn Beach and Leap Valley, Downend. The best month was October (4). EARLIEST: One over Leap Valley, Downend on October 10th. LATEST: One at Aust Warth on January 25th.
 

2003
Eighteen bird days this year from four sites; Aust Warth (14), Severn Beach (2) with singles from Northwick Warth and OPS. The best month was May (14). EARLIEST: One at Severn Beach on October 16th. LATEST: Three at Aust Warth on May 17th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three at Aust Warth on May 17th.
 

2002 (2) c.70
At least two in the Orchard Pools area, Severn Beach between February 15th and 24th.
 

2001 (c.8)
Up to six in the Severn Beach area between January 1st and May 5th; Up to two at Severn Beach from October 20th to December 28th.
 

2000 (4)
One at Oldbury Power Station sometime in May; One on Northwick Warth on October 1st and 3rd; One at Oldbury Power Station sometime in November; One at Severn Beach on December 27th.
 

1999 (4)
One from Oldbury Power Station between February and May 5th with two on April 28th; One at Severn Beach on October 6th; One at Severn Beach on November 21st.
 

1998 (7)
Seven on Lagoon I, Oldbury Power Station sometime in November.
 

1997 (1)
One at at Oldbury Power Station on February 2nd and March 8th - 9th.
 

1996 (2)
One from Northwick Warth on April 22nd; One at Oldbury Power Station on May 5th.
 

1995 (2)
One from New Passage on March 9th; One at Oldbury Power Station on March 19th.
 

1994 (1)
On from Northwick Warth on February 26th.
 

1992 (2)
One at Oldbury Power Station on January 11th; One from New Passage on October 17th.
 

1990 (3)
One at Oldbury Power Station on March 12th; One from New Passage on April 12th; One at New Passage on October 27th.
 

1989 (c.10)
Up to five at Oldbury Power Station until February 25th; Up to three at Hanham Abbots from January until April 20th; One alongside ASDA superstore, Longwell Green (no date).
 

1988 (c.6)
Up to five at Oldbury Power Station from November 13th to the year end; One at Hanham Abbots on December 26th.
 

1986 (1)
One at Oldbury Power Station on February 24th.
 

1985 (1)
One from Oldbury Power Station in January and February.
 

1984 (c.2)
One or two were from Aust southwards from January to May 8th and from October 5th to the year end.
 

1982 (1)
One at Shepperdine on October 9th.
 

1979 (c.3)
Singles on the coast between Aust and Avonmouth from January to late Spring and from October to December.
 

1977 (3)
Singles on the coast between Aust and Avonmouth in February, June and October.
 

1976 (2)
One in the Aust area on October 17th; One in the Aust area on November 20th.
 

1975 (2)
One in the Aust area in February; One in the Aust area in October.
 

1974 (1)
One at Aust on May 3rd.
 

1973 (2)
One in the Severn Beach area on May 11th; One in the Severn Beach area on November 3rd.
 

1968 (1)
One on Stoke Moor on November 20th.
 

1942 (1) 0
One on the salt marsh below Severn Beach on October 6th.