WATER PIPIT

Anthus spinoletta

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2021 (-) c.85

Two, a winter and a partial summer, on Northwick Warth on March 30th; One noted on Pilning WR, New Passage on November 13th and 18th.

 

2020
Seven bird days were recorded this year all on the Severnside patch. LATEST: One noted feeding on the high tide strand line near the second sentry box on Northwick Warth on March 14th. EARLIEST: One from the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area on October 3rd. HIGHEST COUNT: Two on Pilning WR on December 24th.

 

2019
Twenty-three bird days (involving around five individuals) were logged this year from three sites. New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland Reserve (19), Oldbury Power Station (3) and Severn Beach (1). The best months were January (9) and March (6). LATEST: One in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on April 10th. EARLIEST: One near Lagoon I, Oldbury Power Station on October 7th. HIGHEST COUNT: One on all dates.
 

2018
Fifty-seven bird days were logged this year from four sites. New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland Reserve (47), Oldbury Power Station (5), Severn Beach/ Chittening Warth (4) and Aust Warth (1). The best month was April (17). LATEST: One present on in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland Reserve area on April 19th. EARLIEST: Two were seen in the Severn Beach area on October 20th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland Reserve area on several dates in March and April.
 

2017
Forty-two bird days were logged this year at three sites: New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland (38), Littleton Warth (3) and Oldbury Power Station (1). The best month was December (8). LATEST: A summer adult was seen briefly at Oldbury Power Station on May 27th. EARLIEST: One was noted on Northwick Warth on October 20th. HIGHEST COUNT: At least five, possibly eight, were noted on Northwick Warth on April 1st.
 

2016
A hundred and forty-six (146) bird days were recorded this year from three sites; Northwick Warth/ New Passage/ Pilning Wetland (139), Littleton Warth (4) and Oldbury Power Station (3). The most productive months were January (44), February (29), March (38) and November (25). LATEST: One lingered in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area until April 12th. EARLIEST: One, probably this species, was noted on Northwick Warth on November 2nd. HIGHEST COUNT: At least five were seen on Northwick Warth around the second sentry box on January 9th, February 9th - 10th and March 22nd.
 

2015
Eighty-two bird days were logged this year from three locations; Northwick Warth/ New Passage/ Pilning Wetland (79), Oldbury Power Station (2) and Aust Warth (1). The most productive months were November (31) and December (27). LATEST: One was seen in summer dress in the Cake Pill area on Aust Warth on April 5th. EARLIEST: One was seen on Northwick Warth at 15:45 on October 17th. HIGHEST COUNT: Five were logged in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area on November 7th and 18th with five in the same area on Dec ember 27th.
 

2014
Sixteen bird days were recorded this year from four sites; Northwick Warth/ New Passage/ Pilning Wetland (13), with single sightings from Littleton Warth, Aust Warth and Oldbury Power Station. LATEST: One was seen on Pilning Wetland on February 7th. EARLIEST: One was noted on Littleton Warth on October 18th.
 

2013
Thirteen bird days were counted this year from four sites; Oldbury Power Station (6) three each from Northwick Warth/ New Passage/ Pilning Wetland and Severn Beach with one from Littleton Warth. LATEST: One was seen at New Passage on March 18th. EARLIEST: Two were flushed from the salt marsh at Oldbury Power Station on October 4th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two were flushed from the salt marsh at Oldbury Power Station on October 4th.
 

2012
Fifty-five bird days were recorded this year from three sites; Northwick Warth/ New Passage/ Pilning Wetland (52), Severn Beach (2) and Oldbury Power Station (1). The best months were February and March with twenty-one each. LATEST: Two were reported at Oldbury Power Station on March 28th. EARLIEST: One was seen on the salt marsh south of Severn Beach on November 8th. HIGHEST COUNT: Six were noted in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on March 18th.
 

2011
Thirty bird days were recorded this year from four locations; Oldbury Power Station (15), Severn Beach (8), Littleton Warth (4) and Northwick Warth/ New Passage/ Pilning Wetland (3). The most productive month was January (20). LATEST: One was seen on Littleton Warth on March 2nd. EARLIEST: One was seen at Littleton-upon-Severn October 1st. HIGHEST COUNT: Three north of Oldbury Power Station up-river of the Windbound on the edge of the salt marsh on January 17th.
 

2010 (6)

One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on January 30th; One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on February 6th with two present on February 20th; One on Whale Warth, Littleton-upon-Severn on March 6th; One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on March 7th - 25th; One at Severn Beach on October 30th; One at Oldbury Power Station on December 7th.
 

2009 (4)

Two on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on January 1st, one from January 10th - 31st; Two on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on February 1st; One on Severn Beach shore on March 3rd - 20th; One on the shore at Severn Beach on April 9th.
 

2008 (6)

One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on January 2nd; One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on February 11th - 29th; One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on March 1st; One at New Passage on March 10th - 11th; Two at Severn Beach on March 15th; One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on November 1st - 3rd; One at New Passage on November 12th; One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on the December 5th - 27th; One on Northwick Warth on December 18th.
 

2007 (6)

One at Severn Beach on January 25th; One at Severn Beach on March 21st; One at New Passage on October 20th; One at Severn Beach on November 4th - 18th, two on the salt marsh on November 24th - 25th; One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on December 14th.
 

2006 (3)
Singles on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on January 2nd, March 3rd and November 4th.
 

2005 (3)
Singles noted at Severn Beach on January 22nd - 25th and February 5th; Three on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on March 5th with one until March 16th.
 

2004 (6)
One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach from January 18th - 29th; Singles on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on February 20th - 22nd; One from Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station also on February 22nd; One at Severn Beach on March 21st; One at Severn Beach on March 0th - 11th; One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on November 13th.
 

2003 (5)
One at Severn Beach from January 14th - 19th; One from The Pill, New Passage on January 21st - 22nd; One was seen at Severn Beach on February 23rd; One at New Passage from March 2nd - 23rd, plus another summer plumage individual on March 23rd.
 

2002 (1)
A single bird at Oldbury Power Station on March 3rd.
 

2000 (1)
One at Severn Beach on April 8th - 10th.
 

1996 (1)
One at Oldbury Power Station on May 12th.

 

1995 (1)

One at Oldbury Power Station on April 5th.
 

1993 (1)
An individual at Severn Beach on February 12th.

 

1989 (1)

One at Aust on December 19th - 20th.
 

1986 (2)
One or two in the second winter period from Aust Warth.
 

1976 (3)
Three from Aust on March 3rd.
 

1960 (1) 0
A single bird in summer plumage at New Passage on April 1st.