Two birds dropped onto Pilning
Wetland around 07:40 on the 23rd and stayed for just ten minutes;
One seen in poor conditions in flight over Lagoon III, OPS and past
Littleton-upon-Severn early morning on the 28th was subsequently noted in flight
north over Aust Warth. JULY: One seen on the 18th around 10:30, in
flight over Pilning Wetland, viewed from second sentry box before
heading high over Aust until it was lost from view. OCTOBER: One
flew over Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station at 09:45 heading east,
inland on the 19th; One was seen in flight up river from Littleton
around 09:30 landing near Oldbury Pill, Oldbury-on-Severn on the
reported low over St Mary's Church car park, Littleton-upon-Severn
at 16:30 on the 2nd; One was reported from the R. Frome behind
Centenary field, Frampton Cotterell on the 5th. APRIL: One was seen
in flight on the 11th just inland of Shepperdine/ Lagoon II at
Oldbury Power Station heading south-west at 07:30; One was seen in
flight heading south over Pilning Wetland, Northwick Warth at 12:50
on the 21st. SEPTEMBER: One was seen in flight heading south-west
over Nibley towards Coalpit Heath around 07:10 on the 17th.
One was seen flying south-west inland of Lagoon
II at Oldbury Power Station on the 16th. It was watched
departing south over the Cotswold Escarpment.
APRIL: One was
seen in flight north-east over the M5 just north of J17 heading
towards Patchway at 18:20 on the 21st. JULY: One very probably
this species was seen flying east along the valley to south of
Lagoon II at Oldbury Power Station at 07:00 on July 30th. AUGUST: One was
reported on the shore at Oldbury Power Station in the afternoon on
the 17th; One was reported in flight heading east
over Staple Hill, Bristol at 11:00 on the 22nd.
SEPTEMBER: One was seen in the mouth of Chestle Pill, New Passage
early morning on the 11th before moving out into the estuary.
OCTOBER: One paid a flying visit to Pilning Wetland and Northwick
Warth 'Flash' early morning on the 8th.
MAY: One was seen in flight over Ableton Land and Orchard Pools, Severn Beach
the 8th heading north-east. OCTOBER: Two individuals were seen briefly in the New
Passage/ Northwick Warth area around 13:30 on
One was seen to fly in off the estuary towards
Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station around 08:00
on the 27th. It proceeded to head downriver
and was lost to view over Littleton Warth.
DECEMBER: One was seen flying low south-east
and inland from Aust Warth on the morning of the 28th.
SEPTEMBER: One was seen in flight
between 13:00 - 13:15 on the 26th over
Yate heading south west where it was lost to
view towards Westerleigh; One, the first
Severnside record, was seen on the 28th at
09:55 over Pilning Wetland, Northwick Warth
then up river at 10:20.
NOVEMBER: A presumed adult was seen in
flight over the M5 one kilometre south of J15 in
the Almondsbury/ Patchway area on the 30th.
This is the first documented
reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.