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The very first documented reference to rare and scarce birds seen month by month in S. Gloucestershire.

 

JANUARY (16)

1st:

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER in 2002 at New Passage and Siberian Chiffchaff  in 2005 at Emerson's Green.

2nd:

SNOW BUNTING in 1948 at Aust and AMERICAN WIGEON in 2017 from Littleton Warth.

3rd:

COMMON CRANE in 2000 at Severn Beach.

5th:

FIRECREST in 1980 at Hanham.

6th:

RED-THROATED DIVER in 1960 from Shepperdine, TWITE in 1978 on Severnside and RUDDY DUCK in 1979 from Aust Warth.

15th:

Continental Cormorant in 2001 at Oldbury Power Station.

25th:

Nordic Jackdaw in 2008 at Marshfield.

31st :

SHORELARK in 1960 at Severn Beach.

Also in January:

BITTERN in 1891 at Hambrook, GOOSANDER in 1891 at Bitton, GREAT GREY SHRIKE  in 1891 at Dyrham and PURPLE SANDPIPER in 1892 at New Passage.

FEBRUARY (11)

1st:

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE in 1940 from Severn Beach and LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER in 1942 at Little Stoke.

3rd:

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL in 2014 at Marshfield.

10th:

COMMON REDPOLL in 2004 at Thornbury.

12th:

SMEW in 1855 at Dyrham, Pale-bellied Brent Goose in 1995 on Northwick Warth and EGYPTIAN GOOSE in 2002 at Oldbury Power Station.

23rd:

ICELAND GULL in 1940 at Stoke Gifford and WAXWING in 1947 at Filton.

28th:

RING-BILLED GULL in 1987 at New Passage.

Also in February:

BARNACLE GOOSE in 1973 from Severn Beach.

MARCH (10)

1st:

TAIGA BEAN GOOSE in 1998 at Oldbury Power Station.

3rd:

RED KITE in 1957 at Tockington.

5th:

VELVET SCOTER in 1892 from New Passage.

8th:

BEWICK'S SWAN in 1970 at Severn Beach.

11th:

PENDULINE TIT in 2015 at Dyrham.

18th:

MEDITERRANEAN GULL in 1979 at Stoke Gifford.

25th:

IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF in 2017  at Kingsgate Park, Yate.

28th:

BLACK REDSTART in 1937 at Severn Beach.

Also in March:

Scandinavian Rock Pipit in 1870 at New Passage and Greenland Wheatear in 1959 at Severn Beach.

APRIL (18)

1st:

WATER PIPIT in 1960 at New Passage.

2nd:

RING-NECKED DUCK in 1988 from New Passage.

4th:

RED-CRESTED POCHARD in 1971 from Littleton Warth.

5th:

BEARDED TIT in 1981 at Littleton.

6th:

SERIN in 2017  at New Passage.

11th:

ALPINE SWIFT in 1993 Aust Warth.

12th:

PALLID HARRIER in 2016 at Marshfield.

13th:

GARGANEY in 1982 from Severn Beach.

18th:

RUDDY SHELDUCK in 1942 from Aust Warth, SPOONBILL in 1998 at Severn Beach and Continental Coal Tit in 2013 at Bitton.

22nd:

RED-THROATED PIPIT in 2012 on Northwick Warth.

23rd:

Blue-headed Wagtail in 1954 at Severn Beach.

24th:

CATTLE EGRET in 1993 at Littleton and CETTI’S WARBLER in 1994 at Littleton Warth.

25th:

SCAUP in 1938 from Severn Beach.

27th:

SLAVONIAN GREBE in 1989 from New Passage.

29th:

TEMMINCK’S STINT in 1984 at Oldbury Power Station.

MAY (23)

1st:

MARSH HARRIER in 1983 at Oldbury Power Station, ROSEATE TERN in 1990 from New Passage and LAUGHING GULL in 2012 from Severn Beach.

2nd:

WESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER in 2004 at Severn Beach.

3rd:

WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN in 1990 from Aust.

4th:

KENTISH PLOVER in 1947 at Severn Beach.

6th:

BLACK-THROATED DIVER in 1991 from New Passage.

7th:

WOOD WARBLER in 1944 at Petty France.

9th:

LITTLE TERN in 1945 from Severn Beach.

10th:

WHISKERED TERN in 2016 from Oldbury Power Station.

13th:

EUROPEAN BEE-EATER in 2007 at Severn Beach.

14th:

RED-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT in 1998 at Marshfield.

15th:

ICTERINE WARBLER in 1992 at Brentry.

19th:

FRANKLIN’S GULL in 1984 from Severn Beach.

20th:

Greenland Dunlin in 2008 at Severn Beach.

21st:

NIGHTJAR in 1944 at Filton.

23rd:

WHITE STORK in 1971 at Hallen.

24th:

LITTLE EGRET in 1993 on Northwick Warth.

25th:

MONTAGU’S HARRIER in 1958 at Marshfield.

26th:

BLACK KITE in 2009 at Marshfield.

Also in May:

PIED FLYCATCHER in 1905 at Shepperdine, Northern Willow Warbler in 1913 at Cowhill and GRASSHOPPER WARBLER in 1935 at Almondsbury.

JUNE (9)

1st:

ARCTIC SKUA in 1941 from Littleton Warth.

3rd:

PALLAS’S SANDGROUSE in 1888 at Hambrook.

5th:

GOSHAWK in 1989 at Thornbury.

7th:

BLACK-HEADED BUNTING in 2009 at Yate.

14th:

QUAIL in 1942 at Patchway.

19th:

White-spotted Bluethroat in 2010 at Staple Hill.

30th

Kumlien’s Gull in 1996 at Oldbury Power Station.

Also in June:

MARSH WARBLER in 1909 at Patchway and GOLDEN ORIOLE in 1954 at Littleton Brick Pits.

JULY (3)

13th:

Icelandic Golden Plover in 2014 on Northwick Warth.

23rd:

WOODCHAT SHRIKE in 1989 at Marshfield.

27th:

STONE CURLEW in 1999 at New Passage.

AUGUST (5)

12th:

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER in 1990 at Oldbury Power Station.

13th:

WOOD SANDPIPER in 1943 at Marshfield.

14th:

AQUATIC WARBLER in 1976 at Littleton Brick Pits.

20th:

BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER in 1983 at Oldbury Power Station.

Also in August:

SHAG in 1951 at Cromhall.

SEPTEMBER (17)

7th:

SOOTY SHEARWATER in 1974 from Aust.

9th:

WOODLARK in 1941 at Severn Beach and Scandinavian Chiffchaff in 1995 at Severn Beach.

12th:

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER in 1985 at Severn Beach and BALEARIC SHEARWATER in 1988 from New Passage.

13th:

SABINE’S GULL in 1980 from New Passage.

14th:

DOTTEREL in 1974 at Severn Beach.

16th:

RED-FOOTED FALCON in 1974 at Shepperdine and RED-RUMPED SWALLOW in 1977 at New Passage.

17th:

PECTORAL SANDPIPER in 1989 at Oldbury Power Station.

20th:

TEREK SANDPIPER in 1986 at Severn Beach.

22nd:

COMMON ROSEFINCH in 2001 at Downend.

24th:

WILLOW TIT in 1940 at Stoke Gifford.

26th:

Grey-headed Wagtail in 2009 on Northwick Warth.

28th:

RING-NECKED PARAKEET in 1996 at Brentry.

30th:

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER in 1989 at New Passage.

Also in September:

SPOTTED CRAKE in 1891 at Stoke Gifford.

OCTOBER (19)

4th:

LONG-TAILED SKUA in 1981 from New Passage.

5th:

DARTFORD WARBLER in 2005 on Northwick Warth.

6th:

SHORT-EARED OWL in 1942 at Severn Beach.

7th:

LEACH'S PETREL in 1938 from Aust.

8th:

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE in 2001 from Severn Beach.

12th:

YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in 2001 at Old Passage.

14th:

GLOSSY IBIS in 2009 at Severn Beach.

16th:

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER in 1977 at Aust.

17th:

Greenland White-fronted Goose in 2010 from Littleton Warth.

21st:

STORM PETREL in 1824 at Alveston and GREY PHALAROPE in 1949 at Stoke Gifford.

24th:

BLACK-NECKED GREBE in 1996 from New Passage.

25th:

PIED WHEATEAR in 2011 Oldbury-on-Severn.

27th:

BLACK GUILLEMOT in 1999 from Severn Beach.

29th:

WHOOPER SWAN in 1983 at Oldbury Power Station.

30th:

CORNCRAKE in 1938 at Patchway.

31st:

LONG-TAILED DUCK in 1976 from New Passage.

Also in October:

LITTLE AUK in 1841 on Severnside and PUFFIN in 1935 at Filton.

NOVEMBER (14)

2nd:

HEN HARRIER in 1980 on Northwick Warth.

16th:

MANDARIN in 1986 at Tortworth and CASPIAN GULL in 2002 at Harnhill.

17th:

SPOTTED REDSHANK in 1954 at Shepperdine.

18th:

RED-BREASTED GOOSE in 1909 at Oldbury-on-Severn and Continental Greylag Goose in 2011 at Warmley.

19th:

NIGHT HERON in 1971 on Severnside.

25th:

BLACK-BELLIED STORM PETREL in 2009 from Severn Beach.

26th:

CORY’S SHEARWATER in 2000 from Severn Beach.

27th:

RICHARDS PIPIT in 1993 at Aust and PACIFIC DIVER in 2009 from Severn Beach.

30th:

GREAT WHITE EGRET in 2012 near Almondsbury.

Also in November:

POMARINE SKUA in 1879  from New Passage and YELLOW-LEGGED GULL in 1989 from New Passage.

DECEMBER (10)

3rd:

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER in 1982 from Severn Beach.

8th:

ROSE-COLOURED STARLING in 2000 at Hanham.

11th:

DESERT WHEATEAR in 2013 at Severn Beach.

14th:

GREAT NORTHERN DIVER in 1983 from Aust.

16th:

EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL in 1993 at Aust.

18th:

LAPLAND BUNTING in 1981 at Severn Beach.

Also in December:

WHITE-TAILED EAGLE in 1871 at Dodington, AVOCET in 1900 at Thornbury, JACK SNIPE in 1935 at Stoke Gifford and  WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE in 1938 at Severn Beach.

 

 

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