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LAPLAND BUNTING - Calcarius lapponicus

 

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© Rob Laughton

 

 

 

2016:

One, very probably this species, was heard in flight over Northwick Warth in the morning on October 22nd.

 

2013:

One on Northwick Warth then in flight towards New Passage at 09:55 on September 28th. Later seen and heard several times on Pilning Wetland at 11:10; One was reported from Aust Cliffs on October 14th.

 

2010:

October 13th; One on the gravel track at Cake Pill, Aust Warth plus four at Oldbury Power Station, two on the salt marsh between the Power Station and Thornbury Yacht Club at ST: 601 933 and two fly-over's; On October 14th one over New Passage early morning; One possibly this species heard distantly at Oldbury Power Station on October 16th; One at Aust Warth at 07:50 on October 20th; One flying south-west over Northwick Warth towards New Passage at 12:30 on December 3rd.

 

2008:

A female around 10:00 on March 24th in ploughed fields at the junction of West Littleton Road and Northfield Lane, Marshfield (ST: 776 742) it was present for four days and was last seen on March 27th. This is the first inland record of this species for S. Gloucestershire.

 

2007:

A moulting adult male at Northwick Warth on the salt marsh in the evening on October 3rd.

 

2003:

On November 19th one firstly on Northwick Warth then at Aust Warth before flying off over Aust Cliff.

 

1996:

A 1st winter trapped, ringed and released on January 29th at Oldbury-on-Severn. It was re-trapped on February 2nd; One in flight on March 17th over Northwick Warth.

 

1989:

One on September 2nd at Aust Warth.

 

1988:

One on October 16th at Severn Beach.

 

1986:

A 1st winter female on February 9th at New Passage.

 

1984:

One on October 27th at Severn Beach.

1981:

A 1st winter bird was reported from Severn Beach on December 18th. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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