BIRDING

 

 

SOUTH

 

 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

Larus michahellis

 


 

Yellow-legged Gull | Matt Hobbs

 

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2024 (7)

A 1st winter present on Pilning WR, New Passage in the morning on January 15th; An adult present briefly on Coopers/ Stanshaw's Lake, Yate on January 19th - 20th; A 1st winter was seen from Severn Beach on January 21st; An adult was seen from Severn Beach over high tide on February 5th; Two - an adult over Aust Cliffs, Aust and a 1st winter on Pilning WR, New Passage on February 26th; A 3rd year/ adult upriver along the near bank at Oldbury Power Station on May 2nd.

 

2023

An adult upriver past Severn Beach on March 10th; A 2nd calendar year bird on the estuary at Oldbury Power Station on April 30th; A 2nd calendar year from Severn Beach on May 4th; A 1st winter north-east past New Passage on August 4th; A 1st winter from Severn Beach on August 24th; A 2nd winter on the Severn Beach shore on September 3rd; A 1st winter was reported from the New Passage area on December 22nd.

 

2022

A 4th calendar year past Severn View Services, Aust on March 25th; One north-east past Severn Beach on April 28th - 29th; A probable 3rd calendar on the shore at Oldbury Power Station on May 18th; A 4th calendar year at Severn Beach on August 14th; A juvenile at New Passage on August 16th; Two, a 1st and 4th calendar year, from Severn Beach on October 5th; One from Severn Beach on November 6th; A 3rd calendar year on Coopers/ Stanshaws Lake at Yate on December 15th.

 

2021

An adult on West Littleton Down, West Littleton on February 19th; Two adults from Severn Beach on March 11th and April 21st - 22nd; An adult at Shepperdine on July 22nd; An adult at Shepperdine on August 26th; One 'probable adult' on the estuary from Oldbury Power Station on September 20th.

 

2020

JULY: An adult and a juvenile on Pilning WR, New Passage on the 30th. AUGUST: A juvenile from New Passage on the 3rd; An adult north-east over Severn Beach on the 10th; A juvenile at Oldbury Power Station on the 14th. NOVEMBER: A winter adult around the Dam at West Littleton on the 7th. DECEMBER: A 1st winter from Northwick Warth on the 20th.

 

2019

MARCH: A winter adult by the Rhine at Oldbury Power Station on the 10th. AUGUST: A worn summer adult on Pilning WR, New Passage on the 19th.

 

2018

FEBRUARY: Two opposite The Lake, Oldbury Power Station on the 1st. MARCH: An adult on Coopers/ Stanshaw's Lake, Yate on the 18th. JUNE; A 3rd calendar year at Severn Beach on the 14th; AUGUST: An adult around the Jetty, Oldbury Power Station on the 18th; A 1st winter on Northwick Warth on the 25th. SEPTEMBER: An adult from Oldbury Power Station on the 15th.

 

2017

APRIL: An adult at Oldbury Power Station on the 3rd. JUNE: A 2nd calendar year off Littleton Warth on the 10th and off Severn Beach on the 12th. AUGUST: An adult at Oldbury Power Station on the 12th; A 1st winter on Northwick Warth on the 28th. SEPTEMBER: One probably this species at Oldbury Power Station on the 17th.

 

2016

FEBRUARY: A winter adult in flooded fields along the R. Avon at Holm Mead a kilometre east of The Lock Keeper, Keynsham on the 9th. MARCH: An adult on the 31st around the Tidal Reservoir at Oldbury Power Station. APRIL: An adult on the shore at Oldbury Power Station on the 3rd; A juvenile upriver past Oldbury Power Station on the 16th. MAY: Three on the 13th - An adult north past Severn Beach and two adults on the shore at Oldbury Power Station. JULY: An adult on the shore at Oldbury Power Station on the 16th. AUGUST: An adult on the Tidal Reservoir, Oldbury Power Station on the 1st; A juvenile on Pilning WR, New Passage on the 14th; An adult from Down Road, Marshfield on the 23rd. SEPTEMBER: One in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area on the 12th.

 

2015

OLDBURY POWER STATION: APRIL: A near adult on the estuary on the 13th; A presumed adult on the shore by the tidal reservoir on the 27th. MAY: A 3rd calendar year on the shore and Tidal Reservoir throughout the month and was last seen on the 25th. JUNE: A moulting individual on the shore on the 6th, 11th - 12th and 18th. OTHERS: AUGUST: A 3rd/ 4th calendar year in ploughed fields opposite Tormarton Road cemetery, Marshfield on the 20th; A juvenile in the New Passage area on the 26th. NOVEMBER: A juvenile/ 1st winter from Severn Beach on the 18th. DECEMBER: A 3rd winter from Severn Beach on the 2nd; Two adults on the grass verge near the ASDA roundabout, Marsham Way, Longwell Green on the 11th.

 

2014

A juvenile on Pilning WR, New Passage on July 28th; A 1st winter on Northwick Warth on September 4th.

 

2013

A 1st winter at New Passage on February 9th; An adult up river off Oldbury Power Station on February 23rd; A juvenile at New Passage on July 30th; Three from Oldbury Power Station on September 4th; A 1st winter on Northwick Warth on September 21st - 22nd; A 1st winter in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on October 5th; A 1st winter in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on November 9th and 19th; One on Northwick Warth on December 21st.

 

2012

A 1st winter at New Passage on January 15th; A 1st winter at New Passage on February 13th; A 3rd calendar year on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on June 6th; A 3rd summer on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on June 30th; A juvenile/ 1st winter on Northwick Warth on August 5th; A 3rd year at Oldbury Power Station on September 29th - 30th.

 

2011

A winter adult at Thornbury Sailing Club, Oldbury-on-Severn on February 12th; A 3rd summer on shingle off Severn Beach on May 8th; A 2nd summer on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on June 11th; One at Shortwood Landfill on August 1st; An adult on Littleton Warth on August 13th; An adult from Aust Cliffs on September 17th; A 1st winter at New Passage on October 10th.

 

2010

A 3rd summer in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on April 24th; A juvenile at New Passage on July 8th. SHORTWOOD LANDFILL: A 1st winter on November 30th, an adult on December 8th with two adults on the 21st - 22nd.

 

2009

An adult at Severn Beach on March 2nd; A 2nd summer at Oldbury Power Station on July 12th; An adult on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on July 18th; A juvenile at Oldbury Power Station on July 20th; An adult at Oldbury Power Station on Lagoon III on July 22nd and 23rd; An adult at New Passage on July 24th; A juvenile/ 1st winter at New Passage on August 23rd.

 

2008

An adult at Severn Beach on May 8th; A 3rd year/ moulting adult on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on July 17th and 19th; A juvenile at Oldbury Power Station on July 30th; An adult at New Passage on November 9th; An adult at New Pill, Severn Beach on December 8th; An adult at New Passage on December 11th - 12th. SHORTWOOD LANDFILL: JANUARY: Singles on the 5th, 8th, 16th, 23rd, 28th and 30th, two on the 17th. FEBRUARY: Two on the 2nd and 11th, singles on the 18th, 21st & 28th. MARCH: One on the 19th. APRIL: One on the 17th. AUGUST: One on the 30th. OCTOBER: Two on the 14th. NOVEMBER: One on the 5th.

 

2007

A 1st winter and adult at Severn Beach on August 18th with the 1st winter from August 18th - 20th; SHORTWOOD LANDFILL: NOVEMBER: Two on the 16th, one on the 20th. DECEMBER: Singles on the 4th - 5th, 7th and 11th.

 

2006

A 3rd summer at Severn Beach on August 5th; A juvenile from Oldbury Power Station on August 10th; A juvenile at Severn Beach on August 26th.

 

2005

A 1st winter at New Passage on January 20th; An adult at Severn Beach on January 25th, 29th and 31st; An adult at Severn Beach on February 9th; Two at Severn Beach on February 11th; An adult at Severn Beach on March 9th, 13th, 24th and 31st; An adult at New Passage on July 4th; An adult at Oldbury Power Station on August 21st; A 1st winter at New Passage on September 9th.

 

2004

An adult at New Passage on January 4th and 7th; An adult at Northwick Refuse Site on January 15th; One at Oldbury Power Station on January 24th; A 3rd year on the Shingle Island off Severn Beach on February 15th; A 3rd year at Northwick Warth on February 25th; A 3rd summer on the Shingle Island off Severn Beach on August 3rd and 6th; A juvenile at New Passage on September 18th; An adult at New Passage on October 13th; An adult at Severn Beach on December 8th and 14th.

 

2003

Two at Oldbury Power Station in July; An adult at New Passage on July 31st; An adult at New Passage on September 30th; An adult at New Passage on November 13th; An adult at Severn Beach on November 25th; An adult at Severn Beach on December 19th.

 

2002

OLDBURY POWER STATION: One in January, February, June, August, September and November, two in October, three in July.  An adult on Northwick Warth on January 4th; An adult at New Passage/ Severn Beach from November 16th - 30th; An adult on Northwick Warth on December 6th and 8th.

 

2001

OLDBURY POWER STATION: One in January, four in July and August and two in November and December. NEW PASSAGE: Six in January, two in July, eight in August, six in September, one in November and three in December.

 

2000

OLDBURY POWER STATION: A 2nd summer on May 3rd; Adults on nine dates between July 28th and September 10th with three on July 31st; Singles on October 8th and 18th, November 17th and December 1st and 27th. NEW PASSAGE: A juvenile/ 1st winter on August 18th and an adult on August 19th.

 

1999

OLDBURY POWER STATION: Two in May, one in August, three in September, two in October, five in November and four in December. SEVERNSIDE: Adults on August 1st, 5th and 29th.

 

1998

OLDBURY POWER STATION: One in May and August, two in July.

 

1997

OLDBURY POWER STATION: Two in January, three in July, two in August and singles in October and November. An adult at Littleton Warth on January 16th. SEVERNSIDE: Adults on January 12th and April 24th.

 

1996

OLDBURY POWER STATION: JUNE: Adults on the 9th and 30th. JULY: Two adults on the 17th, one on the 31st. AUGUST: Adults on the 13th, 15th and 26th, two adults on the 18th, 28th and 31st and three on the 11th. SEPTEMBER: One on the 17th. DECEMBER: One on the 1st. SEVERNSIDE: An adult on July 15th, August 3rd, September 26th and December 1st.

 

1995

SEPTEMBER: An adult at Littleton-upon-Severn on the 3rd. OLDBURY POWER STATION: JUNE: Two 2nd summers on the 23rd. JULY: A 2nd summer on the 12th, 14th and 25th, a 3rd summer on the 9th, 12th and 25th, two adults on the 9th and individuals on the 12th, 25th, 26th and 29th. AUGUST: Adults on the 3rd, 5th, 13th and 25th. NOVEMBER: A 3rd winter on the 2nd, adults on the 11th, 19th and 25th. DECEMBER: One on the 25th.

 

1994

NOVEMBER: An adult from New Passage on the 27th. OLDBURY POWER STATION: JULY: A 2nd summer on the 16th, one on the 20th, 24th and 25th. AUGUST: An adult on the 19th with two adults on the 20th. SEPTEMBER: A 3rd winter on the 4th, a 2nd winter on the 25th. DECEMBER: An adult on the 12th.

 

1993

OLDBURY POWER STATION: Present between August 16th - 31st with eight on August 16th (five adults, two 2nd year, 3rd year); Singles on September 16th and 28th; An adult and 2nd year on October 3rd.

 

1992

OLDBURY POWER STATION: An adult on August 10th; Two adults on September 10th.

 

1991

OLDBURY POWER STATION: Two on March 6th; A 2nd summer and two 3rd winter on August 8th; An adult on October 9th.

 

1990

A 2nd summer at Oldbury Power Station on August 5th.

 

1989

An adult  from New Passage sometime in November.

 


 

 

 

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