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Scandinavian Rock Pipit - Anthus petrosus littoralis

 

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2017:

Three or four present on the saltmarsh at Severn Beach on March 4th.

2016:

One was seen and photographed in fields between Lagoon III at OPS and Thornbury Sailing Club in the morning on March 22nd.

 

2015:

A summer plumaged individual was present on Northwick Warth around the 1st sentry box from March 6th - 8th.

 

2013:

A 'Norwegian' colour ringed individual was seen at Severn Beach on October 19th - 20th. Details: Ring Number: Stavanger 8E28***. Yellow colour ring *** (Left tarsus: metal. Right tarsus: yellow colour ring engraved with three black letters ***). Ringing date: Probably August-September 2013. Ringing place: Makkevika (62.30N-06.02E) Giske, Møre & Romsdal, Norway. Remarks: Ringed at the ringing station Giske OS. Caught in walk-in-trap.

 

2011:

One was seen at Oldbury-on-Severn Yacht Club at  on October 26th.

 

2010:

One was present on the Salt Marsh at Severn Beach on March 7th.

 

2009:

At least one was present on the Salt Marsh at Severn Beach on March 18th.

 

2008:

One probably this form was seen at Aust Warth on December 30th.

 

2006:

One was reported from Severn Beach on March 3rd when a spring tide pushed pipits out of the salt marsh.

 

2005:

On March 5th a presumed winter adult was on the Spartina at Severn Beach approximately one kilometre south of the village and remained in the area until March 10th.

 

2004:

On February 17th one probably this species was reported between Littleton and Oldbury.

 

1982:

An individual reported from Oldbury-on-Severn on October 6th showed characteristics of the race 'littoralis'.

 

1870:

Two birds were reported in early March at New Passage, both were ‘obtained’. This is the first documented reference to this form in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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