The Birds Of South Gloucestershire

 

 

GRASSHOPPER WARBLER - Locustella naevia - UK

 


 

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Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

2020  4

EARLIEST: One noted from Lagoon II at Oldbury Power Station on April 6th. LATEST: . HIGHEST COUNT: Two heard at Severn Beach on April 19th.

 

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Totals

 OPS

     

1

               

1

 Rockhampton

     

 

1              

1

 Severn Beach

     

3

               

3

 Longwell Green

     

1

     

 

       

1

 Total Bird Days

     

5

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6

 

 

2019

Just six bird days were logged this year from five sites. New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR (2), Oldbury Power Station, Severn Beach, Severn View Services and Marshfield (1). EARLIEST: April 17th on Northwick Warth. LATEST: August 24t on Northwick Warth. HIGHEST COUNT: One all dates.

 

2018

Sixteen bird days were logged this year from six sites; Oldbury Power Station (9), Severn Beach (3) with single birds reported from New Passage. Littleton Brick Pits, Frome Valley Walkway and Three Brookes LNR. April (14), May (1) and August (1). EARLIEST: Three around Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on April 14th. LATEST: One on August 30th at Severn Beach. HIGHEST COUNT: Three around Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on April 14th.

 

2017

Sixteen bird days were logged this year from seven sites; Oldbury Power Station (5), Hanham (4), Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland and Littleton Brick Pits (2), Severn Beach, Tockington and Overscourt Woodland (1). EARLIEST: One both seen and heard on Northwick Warth on April 9th. LATEST: One trapped at Littleton Brick Pits on September 16th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two heard 'reeling' at Oldbury Power Station on April 22nd & 25th.

 

2016

Twenty-two bird days were logged this year from eight sites; Oldbury Power Station and Northwick Warth (7), Aust Services and Abbywood, Filton (2), Severn Beach. Littleton Warth, Chipping Sodbury Common and Lower Woods (1). EARLIEST: Two were seen/ heard in the Severn View Services area, Aust on April 11th. LATEST: One was flushed from the grassy bank near the sluice at The Pill, New Passage on August 31st. HIGHEST COUNT: Two were seen/ heard in the Severn View Services area on April 11th and two at Oldbury Power Station on April 15th.

 

2015

Just eight birds were reported this year. EARLIEST: One was heard 'reeling' from scrub near Severn Beach Railway Platform and one from brambles on the north-east side of Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on April 13th. LATEST: One was present in Elders near the ST Works at New Passage on August 8th.

 

2014

Nine individuals from two sites. EARLIEST: One was seen a kilometre south of Severn Beach on April 10th. LATEST: Two from Lagoon II, OPS by the main reedbed at 21:30 on July 21st. HIGHEST COUNT: Three from Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on April 18th.

2013

Thirty-one birds from six site. EARLIEST: A male 'reeling' early morning at New Passage on April 13th. LATEST: One on Chipping Sodbury Common at 15:30 on August 28th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three around Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on May 4th.

 

2012

Just eight birds across five sites. EARLIEST: One was early morning at New Passage on April 17th. LATEST: One perhaps two 'reeling' on Chipping Sodbury Common on August 12th. HIGHEST COUNT: One perhaps two 'reeling' on Chipping Sodbury Common on August 12th.

2011

A respectable forty birds this year from seven sites. EARLIEST: One was present on Lower Knole Farm, Almondsbury on April 9th. LATEST: One was seen at Aust Warth on  September 25th. HIGHEST COUNT: Three were logged at Lower Knole Farm, Almondsbury on April 12th.

 

2010

Thirty-six birds this year spread across twelve sites. EARLIEST: One was noted at Severn Beach on April 2nd. LATEST: One was seen at New Passage on August 30th. HIGHEST COUNT: Five at Lower Knole Farm, Almondsbury on April 24th.

 

2009

Seventeen individuals from seven sites. EARLIEST: One was found on Northwick Warth on April 13th. LATEST: One trapped, ringed and released on Northwick Warth on August 29th. HIGHEST COUNT: Six, including four juveniles,  were logged at Lower Knole Farm, Almondsbury on August 22nd.

 

2008

Fourteen birds from four sites. EARLIEST: One was heard on Northwick Warth on April 11th. LATEST: One was flushed from Northwick Warth on September 2nd.

 

2007

APRIL: One was heard 'reeling' from Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on the 15th; One was seen at Severn Beach on the 21st - 22nd. MAY: One was heard 'reeling' at Overscourt Wood, Siston from the 30th until at least June 3rd. AUGUST: One was seen around 09:30 on Northfield Lane, Marshfield with another noted at Severn Beach on the 27th. SEPTEMBER: One was seen around Grebe Pond, Pilning Wetland on September 15th.

 

2006

APRIL: A silent individual was both seen and photographed on Northwick Warth on the 17th. MAY: One was heard at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach on the 4th and one was heard at Naite Farm, Oldbury in late May and June. JULY: One somewhere on 'Severnside' between the 19th - 22nd. SEPTEMBER: One was noted at Severn Beach on the 5th.

 

2005

An exceptional spring passage with individuals reported from several different localities including Inglestone Common and Severn Beach.

2004

An exceptional spring passage with individuals reported from several different localities but no specific sites were mentioned.

2003

One at Aust between June 22nd - 24th; One from Oldbury Power Station on July 4th; One at Severn Beach on August 12th.

2002

A pair were present throughout the breeding season and breeding was confirmed at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach.

2000

One at Oldbury Power Station on April 22nd; One at Severn Beach on April 22nd; A singing male at Oldbury Power Station between May and June.

1999

One from Aust on April 25th; One in the Marshfield area on April 28th.

1998

One at Northwick Warth on April 18th; One sometime in April at New Passage.

1997

One at New Passage from April 24th - 27th.

1995

One at Northwick Warth on April 17th; One at Thornbury on May 2nd.

1994

One from Oldbury Power Station on June 15th and 27th, July 16th, 20th and 22nd and August 7th.

1993

One from the Marshfield area on May 2nd; One at West Littleton on May 7th; One from Elberton from June until at least July 11th.

1991

A nest site was found with young at Little Sodbury on July 10th and breeding was confirmed.

1990

One at Horton between April and July.

1988

One at Dyrham sometime in May; One at Shepperdine on July 17th.

1985

One between April 24th - 26th April at Dyrham.

1983

Singing males from Littleton Brick Pits and Aust between April 16th and June 28th.

1982

Singing males from Inglestone Common and Severnside between April 20th and July 19th.

1980

Singing males from Inglestone Common, Oldbury-on-Severn, Littleton Warth, Tockington, Hallen, Filton, Stoke Park and Pucklechurch.

1979

Up to forty-six singing males from Hawkesbury, Inglestone Common, Tytherington, Thornbury, Tockington, Aust, Severn Beach and Filton.

1978

Singing males from Tytherington, Alveston, Elberton and Filton between April 16th and July 14th.

1977

Singing males from Shepperdine, Inglestone Common, Tockington and Filton from April 25th to July 25th.

1976

Singing males from Littleton-upon-Severn and Doynton and breeding was proven at Filton between April 24th and July 24th.

1975

Singing males from Lower Morton, Aust, Hallen, Filton and Doynton between April 25th and August 7th.

1974

Singing males from Inglestone Common, Aust Warth and Severn Beach between May 3rd and August 24th

1972

Up to eleven from various locations but no specific dates or sites are mentioned

1971

Up to three singing males from Cromhall, Severn Beach and Beach.

1970

Singing males at Tortworth, Cromhall, New Passage and Filton.

1966

Eleven singing males at Oakford south of Marshfield on April 26th.

1965

Nine singing at Oakford south of Marshfield on May 17th.

1964

Up to four at Oakford, Marshfield from mid April; Eight on Inglestone Common on April 30th.

1961

One from Stoke Gifford on April 25th.

1960

One at Wick on April 26th; One 'reeling' at Hawkesbury Common on July 3rd.

1959

Reported from late April to the end of May from many widely scattered localities including Inglestone Common and Filton.

1957

Singing males in hedgerows between Hambrook and Harry Stoke on April 23rd; Noted and heard singing at Codrington on June 11th.

1954

Heard in breeding season at Inglestone Common, Wickwar, Mangotsfield and Wick.

1951

One at Severn Beach on May 14th.

1949

One from Hawkesbury Common on May 15th.

1947

One at Wallshut Wood, Filton on April 17th.

1946

One between Dyrham and Doynton on April 23rd.

1942

On May 1st one in a rough hedgerow adjoining the Court Farm Building Estate, Stoke Gifford. Present in the same spot on various dates until May 19th.

1941

One at Dyrham on April 22nd; One at Dyrham on May 4th.

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1935

A pair were found nesting at Over near Almondsbury sometime in May.

 

 

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