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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: 2002 at New Passage | Siberian Chiffchaff: 2005 at Emerson's Green

2nd

SNOW BUNTING: 1948 at Aust | AMERICAN WIGEON: 2017 from Littleton Warth

3rd

COMMON CRANE: 2000 at Severn Beach

5th

FIRECREST: 1980 at Hanham

6th

RED-THROATED DIVER: 1960 from Shepperdine | TWITE: 1978 on Severnside | RUDDY DUCK: 1979 from Aust Warth

15th

Continental Cormorant: 2001 at Oldbury Power Station

25th

Nordic Jackdaw: 2008 at Marshfield

31st

SHORELARK: 1960 at Severn Beach

Also in January

BITTERN: 1891 - Hambrook | GOOSANDER: 1891 - Bitton | GREAT GREY SHRIKE: 1891 - Dyrham | PURPLE SANDPIPER: 1892 - New Passage

FEBRUARY (11)

1st

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE: 1940 from Severn Beach | LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER: 1942 at Little Stoke

3rd

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL: 2014 at Marshfield

10th

COMMON REDPOLL: 2004 at Thornbury

12th

SMEW: 1855 at Dyrham | Pale-bellied Brent Goose: 1995 on Northwick Warth | EGYPTIAN GOOSE: 2002 at Oldbury Power Station

23rd

ICELAND GULL: 1940 at Stoke Gifford | WAXWING: 1947 at Filton

28th

RING-BILLED GULL: 1987 at New Passage

Also in February

BARNACLE GOOSE: 1973 - Severn Beach

MARCH (10)

1st

TAIGA BEAN GOOSE: 1998 at Oldbury Power Station

3rd

RED KITE: 1957 at Tockington

5th

VELVET SCOTER: 1892 from New Passage

8th

BEWICK'S SWAN: 1970 at Severn Beach

11th

PENDULINE TIT: 2015 at Dyrham

18th

MEDITERRANEAN GULL: 1979 at Stoke Gifford

25th

IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF: 2017 at Kingsgate Park, Yate

28th

BLACK REDSTART: 1937 at Severn Beach

Also in March

Scandinavian Rock Pipit: 1870 - New Passage | Greenland Wheatear: 1959 - Severn Beach

APRIL (19)

1st

WATER PIPIT: 1960 at New Passage

2nd

RING-NECKED DUCK: 1988 from New Passage

4th

RED-CRESTED POCHARD: 1971 from Littleton Warth

5th

BEARDED TIT: 1981 at Littleton

6th

SERIN: 2017  at New Passage

11th

ALPINE SWIFT: 1993 Aust Warth

12th

PALLID HARRIER: 2016 at Marshfield

13th

GARGANEY: 1982 from Severn Beach

15th

Ashy-headed Wagtail: Northwick Warth in 2018

18th

RUDDY SHELDUCK: 1942 from Aust Warth | SPOONBILL: 1998 at Severn Beach | Continental Coal Tit: 2013 at Bitton

22nd

RED-THROATED PIPIT: 2012 on Northwick Warth

23rd

Blue-headed Wagtail: 1954 at Severn Beach

24th

CATTLE EGRET: 1993 at Littleton | CETTI’S WARBLER: 1994 at Littleton Warth

25th

SCAUP: 1938 from Severn Beach

27th

SLAVONIAN GREBE: 1989 from New Passage

29th

TEMMINCK’S STINT: 1984 at Oldbury Power Station

MAY (23)

1st

MARSH HARRIER: 1983 at Oldbury Power Station | ROSEATE TERN: 1990 from New Passage | LAUGHING GULL: 2012 from Severn Beach

2nd

SUBALPINE WARBLER: 2004 at Severn Beach

3rd

WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN: 1990 from Aust

4th

KENTISH PLOVER: 1947 at Severn Beach

6th

BLACK-THROATED DIVER: 1991 from New Passage

7th

WOOD WARBLER: 1944 at Petty France

9th

LITTLE TERN: 1945 from Severn Beach

10th

WHISKERED TERN: 2016 from Oldbury Power Station

13th

EUROPEAN BEE-EATER: 2007 at Severn Beach

14th

RED-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT: 1998 at Marshfield

15th

ICTERINE WARBLER: 1992 at Brentry

19th

FRANKLIN’S GULL: 1984 from Severn Beach

20th

Greenland Dunlin: 2008 at Severn Beach

21st

NIGHTJAR: 1944 at Filton

23rd

WHITE STORK: 1971 at Hallen

24th

LITTLE EGRET: 1993 on Northwick Warth

25th

MONTAGU’S HARRIER: 1958 at Marshfield

26th

BLACK KITE: 2009 at Marshfield

Also in May

PIED FLYCATCHER: 1905 - Shepperdine | Northern Willow Warbler: 1913 - Cowhill | GRASSHOPPER WARBLER: 1935 - Almondsbury

JUNE (9)

1st

ARCTIC SKUA: 1941 from Littleton Warth

3rd

PALLAS’S SANDGROUSE: 1888 at Hambrook

5th

GOSHAWK: 1989 at Thornbury

7th

BLACK-HEADED BUNTING: 2009 at Yate

14th

QUAIL: 1942 at Patchway

19th

White-spotted Bluethroat: 2010 at Staple Hill

30th

Kumlien’s Gull: 1996 at Oldbury Power Station

Also in June

MARSH WARBLER: 1909 - Patchway | GOLDEN ORIOLE: 1954 - Littleton Brick Pits

JULY (3)

13th

Icelandic Golden Plover: 2014 on Northwick Warth

23rd

WOODCHAT SHRIKE: 1989 at Marshfield

27th

STONE CURLEW: 1999 at New Passage

AUGUST (5)

12th

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER: 1990 at Oldbury Power Station

13th

WOOD SANDPIPER: 1943 at Marshfield

14th

AQUATIC WARBLER: 1976 at Littleton Brick Pits

20th

BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER: 1983 at Oldbury Power Station

Also in August

SHAG: 1951 - Cromhall

SEPTEMBER (18)

7th

SOOTY SHEARWATER: 1974 from Aust

9th

WOODLARK: 1941 at Severn Beach | Scandinavian Chiffchaff: 1995 at Severn Beach

12th

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER: 1985 at Severn Beach | BALEARIC SHEARWATER: 1988 from New Passage

13th

SABINE’S GULL: 1980 from New Passage

14th

DOTTEREL: 1974 at Severn Beach

16th

RED-FOOTED FALCON: 1974 at Shepperdine | RED-RUMPED SWALLOW: 1977 at New Passage

17th

PECTORAL SANDPIPER: 1989 at Oldbury Power Station

20th

TEREK SANDPIPER: 1986 at Severn Beach

22nd

COMMON ROSEFINCH: 2001 at Downend

24th

WILLOW TIT: 1940 at Stoke Gifford

26th

Grey-headed Wagtail: 2009 on Northwick Warth

28th

LITTLE BITTERN: 1958 at Keynsham | RING-NECKED PARAKEET: 1996 at Brentry

30th

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER: 1989 at New Passage

Also in September

SPOTTED CRAKE: 1891 - Stoke Gifford

OCTOBER (19)

4th

LONG-TAILED SKUA: 1981 from New Passage

5th

DARTFORD WARBLER: 2005 on Northwick Warth

6th

SHORT-EARED OWL: 1942 at Severn Beach

7th

LEACH'S PETREL: 1938 from Aust

8th

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE: 2001 from Severn Beach

12th

YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER: 2001 at Old Passage

14th

GLOSSY IBIS: 2009 at Severn Beach

16th

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER: 1977 at Aust

17th

Greenland White-fronted Goose: 2010 from Littleton Warth

21st

STORM PETREL: 1824 at Alveston | GREY PHALAROPE: 1949 at Stoke Gifford

24th

BLACK-NECKED GREBE: 1996 from New Passage

25th

PIED WHEATEAR: 2011 Oldbury-on-Severn

27th

BLACK GUILLEMOT: 1999 from Severn Beach

29th

WHOOPER SWAN: 1983 at Oldbury Power Station

30th

CORNCRAKE: 1938 at Patchway

31st

LONG-TAILED DUCK: 1976 from New Passage

Also in October

LITTLE AUK: 1841 - Severnside | PUFFIN: 1935 - Filton

NOVEMBER (14)

2nd

HEN HARRIER: 1980 on Northwick Warth

16th

MANDARIN: 1986 at Tortworth | CASPIAN GULL: 2002 at Harnhill

17th

SPOTTED REDSHANK: 1954 at Shepperdine

18th

RED-BREASTED GOOSE: 1909 at Oldbury-on-Severn | Continental Greylag Goose: 2011 at Warmley

19th

NIGHT HERON: 1971 on Severnside

25th

BLACK/ WHITE-BELLIED STORM PETREL: 2009 from Severn Beach

26th

CORY’S SHEARWATER: 2000 from Severn Beach

27th

RICHARDS PIPIT: 1993 at Aust | PACIFIC DIVER: 2009 from Severn Beach

30th

GREAT WHITE EGRET: 2012 near Almondsbury

Also in November

POMARINE SKUA: 1879  - New Passage | KING EIDER: 1912 - Shepperdine  |  YELLOW-LEGGED GULL: 1989 - New Passage

DECEMBER (10)

3rd

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: 1982 from Severn Beach

8th

ROSE-COLOURED STARLING: 2000 at Hanham

11th

DESERT WHEATEAR: 2013 at Severn Beach

14th

GREAT NORTHERN DIVER: 1983 from Aust

16th

EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL: 1993 at Aust

18th

LAPLAND BUNTING: 1981 at Severn Beach

Also in December

WHITE-TAILED EAGLE: 1871 - Dodington | AVOCET: 1900 - Thornbury | JACK SNIPE: 1935 - Stoke Gifford | WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE: 1938 - Severn Beach

 

 

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