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BLACK REDSTART - Pheonicurus ochruros

 

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2018:

LATEST: A 1st winter male seen on the seawall near The Jetty, Oldbury Power Station on March 19th. EARLIEST: A winter male at Oldbury Power Station on November 7th. HIGHEST COUNT: .

 

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 Total Bird Days

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2017:

Seventeen bird days were logged this year from three sites: Oldbury Power Station (14), Severn Beach (2) and New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area (1). Best month was November (5). LATEST: A female on April 6th at Oldbury Power Station. EARLIEST: A 1st winter/ female was seen around the Jetty at Oldbury Power Station on November 26th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two adult winter males on the seawall at Oldbury Power Station on January 25th.

 

2016:

Thirty-five bird days were recorded this year from just two sites: Oldbury Power Station (34) and Pilning Wetland (1) Best months were November and December with twelve a piece. EARLIEST: A female/ 1st winter was found around 13:15 on October 25th frequenting the area around the Wardens building and fences on Pilning Wetland. LATEST: One at Oldbury Power Station on March 13th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two were present at Oldbury Power Station on February 9th, November 20th - 21st and 30th, December 7th and 17th.

 

2015:

Twenty-three bird days were logged this year with the most (19) seen at Oldbury Power Station. EARLIEST: A female/ 1st winter was seen by the wardens building on Pilning Wetland around 09:30 on October 31st. LATEST: A female/ 1st winter was seen on Littleton Warth on March 20th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two at Oldbury Power Station in both November and December.

 

2014:

EARLIEST: A female/ 1st winter was present in the gardens at Park View, Kingswood, Bristol on November 2nd. LATEST: One was seen on rooftops at Riverside Park, Severn Beach ate afternoon on February 6th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two female/ 1st winter birds were present at Oldbury Power Station on November 29th.

 

2013:

EARLIEST: One was seen just south-west of The Jetty at Oldbury Power Station on October 15th. LATEST: One was seen on Littleton Warth near Littleton STW on April 11th.

 

2012:

EARLIEST: A female/ 1st winter was present at Cribbs Causeway near Tile Flair on July 27th. LATEST: A female was seen around Grebe Pond, Pilning Wetland on May 4th.

 

2011:

EARLIEST: One was seen at New Passage on November 7th. LATEST: A female/ 1st winter was noted at Severn Beach on February 7th.

 

2010:

EARLIEST: A female/ immature was noted on the sea wall at New Passage on November 19th. LATEST: A 1st summer male was present at Oldbury Power Station on May 2nd.

 

2009:

EARLIEST: One was seen in a garden at Alveston on October 20th. LATEST: A female/ 1st winter was noted at Aust Warth at 14:00 on March 4th.

 

2008:

APRIL: A female/ 1st winter was noted around the water works at Oldbury Power Station on the 11th; A male was present on farm buildings at Sands Farm, Dyrham on the 12th; A male was seen by the water works at Oldbury Power Station on the 17th. JUNE: A summer male was heard singing from Culverslade Chicken Farm buildings in the evening at around 20:30 from the Tormarton Road, Marshfield on the 1st. NOVEMBER: An immature male was seen at Oldbury Power Station Water Works late afternoon on the 16th and was still present on the 21st - 22nd; A female was seen on the foreshore at Oldbury Power Station on the 29th. DECEMBER: One was seen on the jetty at Oldbury Power Station on the 9th.

 

2007:

OCTOBER: A female/ 1st winter was seen around the Water Works and Jetty at Oldbury Power Station at around 11:00 on the 23rd. NOVEMBER: A male was seen at Severn View Services on the 'Moto' building around 15:30 on the 12th.On November 12th.

 

2006:

JULY: A female/ 1st winter was seen at Oldbury Power Station on the 17th and 20th. DECEMBER: A male was seen at Oldbury Power Station on the 10th.

 

2004:

A 1st winter male was reported at Severn Beach throughout January and February with the same or another present at Severn Beach in March which was heard until April 4th.

 

2003:

MARCH: A female/ 1st winter was noted at Severn Beach on the 25th. NOVEMBER: A 1st winter male was seen at Aust on the 6th; A 1st winter male and a female were present at New Passage on the 16th and 20th; A female/ 1st winter was seen at Severn Beach on the 23rd, 26th and 27th. DECEMBER: A female/ 1st winter was seen at New Passage from the 11th - 30th; A female/immature was seen at Severn Beach from the 4th - 31st.

 

2002:

JANUARY: A female/ 1st winter  was seen at Little Stoke on January 2nd. OCTOBER: An immature male was seen at New Passage from the 19th - 22nd; A female/ 1st winter was seen at New Passage on 21st - 22nd. NOVEMBER: A female/ 1st winter was seen at Severn Beach on the 4th. DECEMBER: A female/ 1st winter was seen at the ICI Chemical Works on Severnside on the 3rd.

 

2001:

JANUARY: A male and female were seen regularly throughout the month at Oldbury Power Station with a second female was present on the 2nd; A 1st winter male and a female were present at Severn Beach throughout January. FEBRUARY: A 1st winter male was present at Severn Beach throughout the month. MARCH: A male was heard in song at Severn Beach on the 1st - 2nd, 14th and 26th; A female was at Severn Beach from the 26th - 28th. APRIL: Two females were seen at Severn Beach on the 3rd.

 

2000:

FEBRUARY: A female was seen at New Passage on the 26th. NOVEMBER: A male was seen at Severn Beach on the 30th. DECEMBER: A male was seen at Severn Beach on the 1st; Two females were seen at Oldbury Power Station on the 14th with one present until the 29th.

 

1999:

A 1st summer male was heard in song at Oldbury Power Station on May 7th.

 

1998:

NOVEMBER: Single birds were reported from Aust, Tytherington and Abbywood, Filton. DECEMBER: One was reported from Severn Beach on the 6th - 7th.

 

1997:

JANUARY: A male was seen at Oldbury Power Station on the 1st. FEBRUARY: A male was present at Severn Beach throughout January and February. OCTOBER: Two were noted at New Passage on the 25th. NOVEMBER: A male was reported near Oldbury on the 30th.

 

1996:

JANUARY: One was reported throughout the month at Oldbury Power Station. FEBRUARY: One was reported throughout the month at Oldbury Power Station. MARCH: One was seen at Aust and Littleton Warth on the 24th. APRIL: One was seen at Marshfield on the 5th. NOVEMBER: A female was noted at Latteridge on the 8th. DECEMBER: One was reported from Frenchay on the 27th.

 

1995:

One was reported from Hallen throughout January; One was seen at Oldbury Power Station on November 14th.

 

1994:

A female seen carrying food was reported from Oldbury Power Station on May 22nd but was not seen subsequently; One was seen at New Passage on November 6th; One was noted at Oldbury Power Station on December 16th.

 

1993:

One or two were noted at Littleton and Aust sometime in March; Two were seen at New Passage on October 19th; One was seen in a garden at Bradley Stoke on October 30th; One was reported from Alveston from December 11th - 25th; One was present at Filton on December 16th.

 

1992:

One was reported from Aust on November 18th; Individuals were also noted at Oldbury Power Station, Littleton and Hallen but no dates are available.

 

1991:

A female was seen at Severn Beach on December 13th and 15th.

 

1990:

One was seen at Dyrham Park on October 18th.

 

1989:

A male was seen at Hallen from January 18th to February 3rd and was joined by a female on January 23rd; A female was at New Passage on November 18th.

 

1988:

A female was seen at Severn Beach on October 22nd - 23rd; A female was seen at New Passage on November 5th - 6th; A female was seen at Winterbourne Down on December 14th.

 

1984:

One was noted at Frenchay sometime up to either April 10th or from October 26th onwards.

 

1983:

One or two noted up to April 2nd and from October 25th at Oldbury Power Station and Hallen.

 

1982:

One or two were seen on Severnside from October 31st to December 31st.

 

1980:

One was seen at Northwick Warth sometime up to February 24th and from October 13th.

 

1979:

One was seen at Northwick Warth sometime between January 3rd and March 31st.

 

1978:

One reported from Severnside sometime between January 2nd and February 18th and again from October 23rd to December 15th.

 

1977:

One was seen at Severn Beach from December 5th - 26th.

 

1975:

Reported from Hallen sometime between January and August 12th and from October 21st to December 9th.

 

1974:

Reported from New Passage, Severn Beach, Hallen and Filton from March 8th to April 17th and again from August 8th through December.

 

1972:

One was seen at Almondsbury on March 18th.

 

1966:

One was noted at New Passage on April 29th.

 

1962:

A female/ immature was seen on the bypass between Filton and Patchway on January 10th.

 

1958:

A male was seen at Severn Beach on May 4th.

 

1952:

An adult male was noted at Aust Cliffs on February 2nd.

 

1948:

An adult male reported from Warmley on March 14th.

 

1941:

A female/ immature was seen in the pleasure grounds at Severn Beach on November 9th.

 

1938:

One was seen at Sea Wall Farm, Severn Beach on December 9th.

 

1937:

One observed at close quarters along the Severn Beach railway embankment on March 28th was undoubtedly this species. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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