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SHORT-EARED OWL

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RECORDS

 

2024

LATEST: One from Shepperdine on May 11th. EARLIEST: . HIGHEST COUNT: Up to eight birds noted from several sites across the recording area from January 1st until at least April 1st. Information is withheld in an attempt to reduce unnecessary disturbance!

 

2023

At least fifty-two bird days were logged across the recording area this year. Information from a couple of sites has been withheld in an attempt to reduce unnecessary disturbance! LATEST: One on the salt marsh south of Severn Beach on May 7th. EARLIEST: One in flight south over the salt marsh at Severn Beach on September 10th. HIGHEST COUNT: At least six at two undisclosed sites in November and December.

 

2022

Eight bird days from four sites: Oldbury Power Station (2), Aust (3), Severn Beach (2) and New Passage/ Northwick Warth (1). LATEST: One in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on April 4th. EARLIEST: One around Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on October 28th. HIGHEST COUNT: One on all dates.

 

2021

Twenty-five bird days from three sites. Aust (16), Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR (8) and Oldbury Power Station (1). The best month October (16). LATEST: One from Aust Warth on March 13th. EARLIEST: One at Cake Pill, Aust Warth on October 17th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four on Aust/ Northwick Warth on October 29th - 30th.

 

2020

Twenty-nine bird days from six sites. Aust Warth (11), Oldbury Power Station/ Oldbury on Severn (5), Severn Beach, Frampton Cotterell (1) and Marshfield (8). The best month 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 bird days 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 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 bird days from four sites; Aust/ New Passage/ Northwick/ Sever Beach (165) Oldbury Power Station/ Shepperdine (12), Marshfield (3) and Inglestone Common (1). The best months 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 from four sites; Aust Warth (69), Severnside and Oldbury Power Station (6) and Marshfield (1). The best month 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 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 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 over the Lagoons, Oldbury Power Station on April 27th - 29th.

 

2015

Forty-six bird days from six sites; Aust Warth (32), Severn Beach (6), Oldbury Power Station (5) and singles from Pilning WR, New Passage, Yate and Kingswood. The best months 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 from five sites; Aust Warth (30), Severn Beach (4), Northwick Warth (3) with Oldbury Power Station and Marshfield (2). The best month 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 bird days from three locations; Aust Warth (90), Northwick Warth (7) and Marshfield (6). The best month April (24). EARLIEST: One on Aust Warth on October 23rd. LATEST: One on Aust Warth on May 20th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three at Aust Warth between January 24th and April 30th.

 

2012

Three hundred and fifty-four bird days from six sites; Aust Warth (213), Marshfield (120), Severn Beach (8), Oldbury Power Station (7), Northwick Warth (5) and Littleton Warth (1). The best month 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 bird days from four locations; Aust Warth (97), Marshfield (33), Oldbury Power Station (6) and Severn Beach (2). The best month 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 from three locations; Aust Warth (43), Northwick Warth (7) and Severn Beach (1). The best month 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 from five sites; Aust Warth (71), Northwick Warth (5), Oldbury Power Station (3), Severn Beach (2) and Marshfield (1). The best month 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 bird days from five sites; Aust Warth (199), Oldbury Power Station (9), Severn Beach (4), Marshfield (2) and Northwick Warth (1). The best month 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 bird days from five sites; Aust Warth (120), Northwick Warth (3), Marshfield (2) and one each from Severn Beach and Oldbury Power Station. The best month 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 from four sites; Aust Warth (37), Severn Beach (4) and one each from Northwick Warth and Yate Common. The best month 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 from five locations; Aust Warth (9), Marshfield (2) with singles from Northwick Warth, Severn Beach and Oldbury Power Station. The best months 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 from four sites: Aust Warth (5), Northwick Warth (2) with singles from Severn Beach and Leap Valley, Downend. The best month October (4). EARLIEST: One over Leap Valley, Downend on October 10th. LATEST: One at Aust Warth on January 25th.

 

2003

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

 

2002

At least two in the Orchard Pools area, Severn Beach between February 15th and 24th.

 

2001

Up to six at Severn Beach between January 1st and May 5th with at least two from October 20th to December 28th.

 

2000

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

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

Seven on Lagoon I, Oldbury Power Station sometime in November.

 

1997

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

 

1996

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

 

1995

One from New Passage on March 9th; One at Oldbury Power Station on March 19th.

 

1994

One from Northwick Warth on February 26th.

 

1992

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

 

1990

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

 

1989

Five at Oldbury Power Station until February 25th; Three at Hanham Abbots until April 20th; One near ASDA superstore, Longwell Green.

 

1988

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

 

1986

One at Oldbury Power Station on February 24th.

 

1985

One from Oldbury Power Station in January and February.

 

1984

One or two were from Aust southwards from January to May 8th and from October 5th to the year end.

 

1982

One at Shepperdine on October 9th.

 

1979

Singles on the coast between Aust and Avonmouth from January to late Spring and from October to December.

 

1977

Singles on the coast between Aust and Avonmouth in February, June and October.

 

1976

One on Aust Warth on October 17th and November 20th.

 

1975

One on Aust Warth in February and October.

 

1974

One at Aust on May 3rd.

 

1973

One at Severn Beach on May 11th and November 3rd.

 

1968

One on Stoke Moor on November 20th.

 

1942

One on the salt marsh below Severn Beach on October 6th.

 


 

 

 

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