BIRDING

 

 

SOUTH

 

 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

JACK SNIPE

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RECORDS

 

2024

LATEST: One from Severn Beach on March 26th. EARLIEST: . HIGHEST COUNT: Six from Aust Warth on January 7th.

 

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Totals

Severn Beach

3

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Pilning WR/ N Passage

4

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Aust Warth

15

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

OPS & Shepperdine

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Chipping Sodbury Common

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Marshfield

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Bird Days

31

9

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

 

2023

Twenty-six bird days from four sites. Aust Warth (14), Chipping Sodbury Common (9), Oldbury Power Station (2) and Marshfield (1). Monthly counts were; January (8), February (1), March (5), October (2), November (4) and December (6). LATEST: One on Aust Warth on March 18th. EARLIEST: Two from Aust Warth on October 20th. HIGHEST COUNT: Six from Aust Warth in on December 29th.

 

2022

Forty-one bird days from nine locations. Severn View Services, Aust (2); Aust Warth (12), Pilning WR (4), Severn Beach (2), Chittening Warth (1), Oldbury Power Station (6), Chipping Sodbury Common (11), Frampton Cotterell (1) and Marshfield (2). Monthly counts were; January (12), February (6), March (3), September (1), October (4), November (10) and December (5). LATEST: Two  on Chipping Sodbury Common on March 4th. EARLIEST: One flushed from Pillhead Gout, Oldbury-on-Severn on September 26th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four on Aust Warth on January 26th.

 

2021

Around thirty bird days from seven sites; Aust Warth (5), Pilning WR (7), Marshfield (3), Chipping Sodbury Common (3), Inglestone Common (4), Oldbury Power Station (5) and Severn Beach (1). Monthly counts were; January (10), February (6), March (4), November (6) and December (2). LATEST: Two on Pilning WR on March 23rd. EARLIEST: One at Oldbury Power Station on November 16th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four from Pilning WR, New Passage on November 21st.

 

2020

Thirty-four bird days from six sites; Severn Beach, Pilning WR, Yate Common, The Shire Valley, Marshfield (1), Aust (19), Chipping Sodbury Common (11). Monthly counts were; January (10), February (8), March (1), September (2), October (1), November (3), December (9). LATEST: One displaced by high tides at Aust Warth on March 11th. EARLIEST: One on September 19th on Butts Pool, Pilning WR. HIGHEST COUNT: At least three from Aust Warth on January 1st and December 31st.

 

2019

Thirty-six bird days from six sites which involved c.25 individuals. Aust (10), Chipping Sodbury Common (8), Severn Beach (6), West Littleton and Marshfield (5) and Thornbury Sailing Club/ Oldbury Power Station (2). Best month was January (20). EARLIEST: One on Aust Warth on October 18th. LATEST: One from Aust Warth on April 20th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on January 23rd.

 

2018

Thirty-five bird days from seven sites; Aust Warth (22), Oldbury Power Station (4), Littleton Warth (3), Severn Beach and Northwick Warth (2), Chipping Sodbury and Yate Commons (1). Best month January with 23. EARLIEST: One on Grebe Pond, Pilning Wetland on October 7th. LATEST: One on Yate Common early afternoon on April 3rd. HIGHEST COUNT: A high count of nine on Aust Warth on January 13th.

 

2017

Sixty-four bird days from eight sites; Aust Warth (37 with 22 in January), Oldbury Power Station (10), New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR, Littleton Warth and Marshfield all had (4), Chittening Warth and Yate (2) and Hanham (1). The best month was January with 36. EARLIEST: One seen on Pilning Wetland on October 25th. LATEST: One was reported along the R. Avon, Hanham on June 24th. HIGHEST COUNT: Seven noted from Aust Warth on January 5th.

 

2016

A hundred and one bird days from seven sites; New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland (59), Aust Warth (18), Oldbury Power Station (10), Littleton Warth (6), Severn Beach (4), Yate (3) and Marshfield (1). Best months October (33) and November (31). EARLIEST: One on Pilning WR on September 26th. LATEST: One from Aust Warth on April 8th. HIGHEST COUNT: A eight from Butts Pool, Pilning WR on October 24th.

 

2015

Fifty-seven bird days with birds most often seen on Aust Warth. EARLIEST: Two on Pilning WR on October 3rd. LATEST: A fresh corpse on Pilning WR on May 25th. HIGHEST COUNT: Seven from Aust Warth on December 5th.

 

2014

Ninety-six bird days with January (21), October (25) and December (27) being the best months. EARLIEST: Two in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area on September 26th. LATEST: One at Severn Beach on pools near the railway line on March 16th. HIGHEST COUNT: Nine on Aust Warth on October 19th and December 26th.

 

2013

EARLIEST: One on Northwick Warth on September 28th. LATEST: Two from Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on March 30th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four from waste ground at Shire Way, Yate on January 1st and four from the salt marsh at Severn Beach on January 6th.

 

2012

EARLIEST: One on Littleton Warth on October 19th. LATEST: Three on Aust Warth on March 17th. HIGHEST COUNT: Twelve on Aust Warth on December 26th.

 

2011

EARLIEST: One on Northwick Warth late afternoon on September 26th. LATEST: One on Aust Warth on March 20th. HIGHEST COUNT: Four on Yate Common at lunchtime on February 22nd.

 

2010

EARLIEST: One in the Northwick Warth/ New Passage area on October 2nd. LATEST: One at Severn Beach on March 21st. HIGHEST COUNT: Three on Northwick Warth on November 28th.

 

2009

EARLIEST: Up to three on Northwick Warth on October 2nd. LATEST: Four at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach on March 13th. HIGHEST COUNT: Nine on Northwick Warth on February 27th.

 

2008

EARLIEST: One on Aust Warth in the evening on October 18th. LATEST: One on Northwick Warth on April 6th. HIGHEST COUNT: Seven on Northwick Warth at 09:30 on February 11th.

 

2007

EARLIEST: One on Northwick Warth on September 29th. LATEST: One on Northwick Warth on April 14th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three from Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on December 15th.

 

2006

EARLIEST: One at Severn Beach on October 21st. LATEST: One at Shepperdine on March 26th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two on Northwick Warth on February 11th and Aust Warth on March 3rd.

 

2005

EARLIEST: One at Severn Beach on August 26th. LATEST/ HIGHEST COUNT: Six at Oldbury Power Station on March 12th.

 

2004

EARLIEST: One at Severn Beach on November 3rd. LATEST: One at Northwick Warth on February 7th. HIGHEST COUNT: Unknown.

 

2003

EARLIEST: One at Grebe Pond, Northwick Warth on November 9th. LATEST: One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on February 28th. HIGHEST COUNT: Five at Grebe Pond, Northwick Warth on November 22nd.

 

2002

FEBRUARY: One at Severn Beach on the 17th. MARCH: Four at Oldbury Power Station on the 3rd; Singles at Grebe Pond, Northwick Warth on the 2nd, 3rd and 30th. OCTOBER: Two on Littleton Warth on the 19th. DECEMBER: Two on Littleton Warth on the 21st.

 

2001

OLDBURY POWER STATION: Two in January, seven in February, singles in November and December.

 

2000

OLDBURY POWER STATION: Eight in January and February, four in March and April, one in December.

 

1999

OLDBURY POWER STATION: One in January, six on February 18th, two in March, three in April, four in November and December.

 

1998

OLDBURY POWER STATION: Three on January 1st, two on January 17th, singles on February 14th and March 14th.

 

1997

OLDBURY POWER STATION: One on November 3rd and December 14th, three on December 6th.

 

1996

Singles on Littleton Warth on March 3rd and Coalpit Heath on December 6th.

 

1995

Singles on Littleton Warth on January 12th, at Coalpit Heath on January 15th and March 12th and on Northwick Warth on April 5th.

 

1994

Singles in the Oldbury Power Station/ Littleton area on February 21st, October 10th and November 1st.

 

1991

One from both Littleton and Olveston sometime in the first winter period. One from Littleton sometime in the second winter period.

 

1989

Singles on five dates from Northwick Warth up to March 27th; Singles on Northwick Warth on November 26th and Oldbury Power Station on December 10th.

 

1988

One at Oldbury Power Station on September 25th; One on Northwick Warth on October 29th and November 12th.

 

1987

One at Severn Beach sometime in the first winter period; One on Northwick Warth on November 13th.

 

1985

One or two from Aust in April, October and December.

 

1984

One at Hallen sometime in February.

 

1983

One from Monkswood Reservoir south of Cold Ashton sometime this year.

 

1980

One from Oldbury Power Station on December 13th; Birds seen occasionally on Northwick Warth from October 24th onwards.

 

1979

One on Littleton Warth on March 13th; Noted occasionally at Aust up to March 4th and from October 8th onwards.

 

1978

Up to three on Aust Warth until March 18th with several from October 22nd until the year end.

 

1977

Five on Aust Warth on January 1st with ten present on January 22nd plus birds noted there until March 6th; One or two at the same site from October 9th onwards.

 

1976

Up to eight on Aust Warth until March 13th with several from October 2nd until the year end.

 

1975

Up to twelve on Aust Warth until March 15th with up to six from October 25th.

 

1973

Individuals at Aust in February, March and December.

 

1972

Singles at Aust some time in January and December 24th.

 

1971

One from Yate Rocks on August 30th.

 

1943

Two on marshy ground adjoining Dyrham Wood on December 13th.

 

1941

One 'obtained' on marshy ground adjoining Dyrham Wood on December 23rd.

 

1940

One at Stoke Gifford on October 5th and November 11th.

 

1935

One 'obtained' at Stoke Gifford in December of this year.

 


 

 

 

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