TBOSG  T h e  B i r d s  O f  S o u t h  G l o u c e s t e r s h i r e

 

 

 

WATER PIPIT - Anthus spinoletta

 

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

•

•

•

•

•

 

 

 

 

•

•

•

 

 

© John Martin

 

 

 

2018:

LATEST: One present on in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area on April 19th. EARLIEST: Two were seen in the Severn Beach area on October 20th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area on several dates in March and April.

 

 Location

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Totals

 NW/ NP/ Pilning Wetland

5

3

11

16

 

 

 

 

 

1

5

 

41

 Severn Beach/ Chittening Warth

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

3

 Aust Warth

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 Oldbury Power Station

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

5

 Total Bird Days

7

4

12

17

 

 

 

 

 

4

6

 

50

 

 

2017:

Forty-two bird days were logged this year at three sites: New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland (38), Littleton Warth (3) and Oldbury Power Station (1). The best month was December (8). LATEST: A summer adult was seen briefly at Oldbury Power Station on May 27th. EARLIEST: One was noted on Northwick Warth on October 20th. HIGHEST COUNT: At least five, possibly eight, were noted on Northwick Warth on April 1st.

 

2016:

A hundred and forty-six (146) bird days were recorded this year from three sites; Northwick Warth/ New Passage/ Pilning Wetland (139), Littleton Warth (4) and Oldbury Power Station (3). The most productive months were January (44), February (29), March (38) and November (25). LATEST: One lingered in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area until April 12th. EARLIEST: One, probably this species, was noted on Northwick Warth on November 2nd. HIGHEST COUNT: At least five were seen on Northwick Warth around the second sentry box on January 9th, February 9th - 10th and March 22nd.

 

2015:

Eighty-two bird days were logged this year from three locations; Northwick Warth/ New Passage/ Pilning Wetland (79), Oldbury Power Station (2) and Aust Warth (1). The most productive months were November (31) and December (27). LATEST: One was seen in summer dress in the Cake Pill area on Aust Warth on April 5th. EARLIEST: One was seen on Northwick Warth at 15:45 on October 17th. HIGHEST COUNT: Five were logged in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area on November 7th and 18th with five in the same area on Dec ember 27th.

 

2014:

Sixteen bird days were recorded this year from four sites; Northwick Warth/ New Passage/ Pilning Wetland (13), with single sightings from Littleton Warth, Aust Warth and Oldbury Power Station. LATEST: One was seen on Pilning Wetland on February 7th. EARLIEST: One was noted on Littleton Warth on October 18th.

 

2013:

Thirteen bird days were counted this year from four sites; Oldbury Power Station (6) three each from Northwick Warth/ New Passage/ Pilning Wetland and Severn Beach with one from Littleton Warth. LATEST: One was seen at New Passage on March 18th. EARLIEST: Two were flushed from the salt marsh at Oldbury Power Station on October 4th. HIGHEST COUNT: Two were flushed from the salt marsh at Oldbury Power Station on October 4th.

 

2012:

Fifty-five bird days were recorded this year from three sites; Northwick Warth/ New Passage/ Pilning Wetland (52), Severn Beach (2) and Oldbury Power Station (1). The best months were February and March with twenty-one each. LATEST: Two were reported at Oldbury Power Station on March 28th. EARLIEST: One was seen on the salt marsh south of Severn Beach on November 8th. HIGHEST COUNT: Six were noted in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on March 18th.

 

2011:

Thirty bird days were recorded this year from four locations; Oldbury Power Station (15), Severn Beach (8), Littleton Warth (4) and Northwick Warth/ New Passage/ Pilning Wetland (3). The most productive month was January (20). LATEST: One was seen on Littleton Warth on March 2nd. EARLIEST: One was seen at Littleton-upon-Severn October 1st. HIGHEST COUNT: Three north of Oldbury Power Station up-river of the Windbound on the edge of the salt marsh on January 17th.

 

2010:

JANUARY: One was present on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on the 30th. FEBRUARY: One on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on the 6th with two present on the 20th. MARCH: One near Littleton-upon-Severn on Whale Warth on the 6th; One still present in the Severn Beach salt marsh area on the 7th and 25th. OCTOBER: One was reported at Severn Beach on October 30th. DECEMBER: One was seen at Oldbury Power Station on the 7th.

 

2009:

JANUARY: Two on the salt marsh below Severn Beach on the 1st with one on the 10th and 31st. FEBRUARY: Two on the salt marsh below Severn Beach on the 1st. MARCH: One was noted on Severn Beach shore on the 3rd, 14th, 18th and 20th. APRIL: One once again on the shore at Severn Beach on the 9th.

 

2008:

JANUARY: One was seen on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on the 2nd. FEBRUARY: One was noted on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on the 11th, 19th, 23rd, 27th and 29th. MARCH: One still present on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on the 1st; One was seen at New Passage on the 10th - 11th; Two were reported at Severn Beach on the 15th. NOVEMBER: One was seen on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on the 1st - 3rd; One at New Passage on the 12th. DECEMBER: One once again on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on the 5th, 7th, 14th and 27th; One was seen on Northwick Warth on the 18th.

 

2007:

JANUARY: One was reported at Severn Beach on the 25th. MARCH: One noted at Severn Beach on the 21st. OCTOBER: One was seen at New Passage on the 20th. NOVEMBER: One was seen at Severn Beach on the 4th, 10th and 18th with two on the salt marsh there on the 24th and one on the 25th. DECEMBER: One was present at Severn Beach on the salt marsh on the 14th.

 

2006:

SEVERN BEACH: Single birds were seen on January 2nd, March 3rd and November 4th.

 

2005:

SEVERN BEACH: Single birds were noted on January 22nd - 25th and February 5th. At least three were present on the salt marsh there on March 5th with at least one remaining until the 16th.

 

2004:

JANUARY: One was present on the salt marsh at Severn Beach from the 18th - 29th. FEBRUARY: Single birds were note on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on the 20th and 22nd; One was seen at at the outflow channel from Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station also on the 22nd. MARCH: One was noted at Severn Beach on the 21st. APRIL: One was reported at Severn Beach on the 10th - 11th. NOVEMBER: One was seen on the salt marsh at Severn Beach on the 13th.

 

2003:

JANUARY: One was present at Severn Beach from the 14th - 19th and one was reported from The Pill at New Passage on the 21st - 22nd. FEBRUARY: One was seen at Severn Beach on the 23rd. MARCH: One was present at New Passage from the 2nd - 23rd with a summer plumaged individual there also on the 23rd.

 

2002:

A single bird at Oldbury Power Station on March 3rd.

 

2000:

One at Severn Beach on April 8th - 10th.

 

1996:

One on May 12th at Oldbury Power Station.

 

1995:

One on April 5th at Oldbury Power Station.

 

1993:

An individual at Severn Beach on February 12th.

 

1989:

One at Aust on December 19th - 20th.

 

1986:

One or two in the second winter period from Aust Warth.

 

1976:

Three from Aust on March 3rd.

 

1960:

On April 1st a single bird in summer plumage at New Passage. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

©TBOSG November 2005 - All rights reserved