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SNOW BUNTING - Plectrophenax nivalis

 

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2018:

One, probably this species, both seen and heard at Severn Beach on January 3rd before flying south-west; The predated remains of a 1st winter female were found on Northwick Warth on January 5th. An adult winter male was found at Burger Bar Bay, Severn Beach on December 8th before relocating to the shingle beach.

 

2017:

Two were flushed from the gravel on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station at 08:00 on November 5th before flying south.

 

2016:

One was noted in flight north-east over the coastal footpath south of Severn Beach early morning on October 10th.

 

2014:

One was seen on the sea wall at Oldbury Power Station at 11:00 on October 17th before departing south.

 

2013:

One, a probable 1st winter male, late afternoon on the sea wall 100 metres south of Severn Beach on March 9th - 12th; Two in flight north east over Aust Warth on October 11th.

 

2012:

On February 5th one heard calling over New Passage and seen over the shingle bank before heading north-east early morning; In November, two showed well on the edge of the salt marsh south of Severn Beach on the 8th with five present on the 9th, 11th, 13th and 14th, six on the 10th and four on the 12th.

 

2011:

One showing very well on the sea wall at New Passage in the evening on October 20th and 22nd; One flew over Aust Warth mid morning on December 10th.

 

2009:

One heard over Cake Pill, Aust Warth in the morning on December 2nd.

 

2007:

One in flight and calling over Northwick Warth on October 4th; One at 14:30 on December 20th on the sea wall near Riverside Park, Severn Beach subsequently on the beach.

 

2005:

A single bird at New Passage on October 18th; One in flight at Severn Beach on December 17th.

 

2003:

A female on November 22nd - 23rd feeding on the beach at New Passage.

 

2002:

One sometime in December at Oldbury Power Station.

 

2000:

One on October 19th at New Passage.

 

1999:

Three on November 27th - 28th at Severn Beach.

 

1997:

A male on December 6th - 12th at New Passage.

 

1996:

On March 3rd one at New Passage; Two at Oldbury Power Station on October 13th; On October 17th one at New Passage; On December 22nd one at New Passage.

 

1994:

One on January 1st at Aust ST Works.

 

1993:

On February 20th one at New Passage with the same or another on March 13th; On October 23rd one at New Passage; Of the two present on November 20th at Severn Beach one still on November 21st.

 

1991:

One sometime in November on Northwick Warth on three different occasions.

 

1990:

Two on December 2nd at Oldbury Power Station.

 

1989:

On February 9th one on Northwick Warth; Nine on November 19th at Severn Beach; One on December 16th - 17th at Severn Beach.

 

1988:

On October 6th - 12th a male at New Passage; One on November 16th on Northwick Warth.

 

1987:

Two on Northwick Warth on February 1st; One, a female, on December 13th at Severn Beach.

 

1985:

A female on January 12th - 18th at Severn Beach; A male on January 13th at Severn Beach; A female on February 16th at Northwick Warth (corpse); Five on November 2nd at Severn Beach; One on November 16th at Severn Beach.

 

1984:

On January 20th one at New Passage; One on February 21st at Oldbury Power Station; Eight at Severn Beach on November 25th with one or two at Aust until the end of the year.

 

1983:

Single birds on Severnside on November 2nd, 5th and 6th.

 

1982:

Single birds from Severn Beach on March 24th and from New Passage and Filton in either October or November; Two at New Passage in late October.

 

1981:

Several individuals from Severnside from September 28th until December 17th.

 

1980:

One or two on Severnside from November 9th onwards.

 

1978:

A female at Severn Beach on February 26th.

 

1976:

Up to three birds from Filton until February 25th and again from October 24th onwards.

 

1958:

Five on January 2nd at Severn Beach.

 

1948:

On January 2nd one was seen between Aust and Littleton-upon-Severn. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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