The Birds Of South Gloucestershire

 

 

WATER PIPIT - Anthus spinoletta - c.120

 


 

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John Martin

 

 

 

2020  1

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 Location

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 Total Bird Days

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2019

LATEST: One in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on April 10th. EARLIEST: One near Lagoon I, Oldbury Power Station on October 7th. HIGHEST COUNT: .

 

 Location

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 Oldbury Power Station

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3

 Severn Beach

 

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 NP/ NW/ Pilning WR

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 Total Bird Days

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2018

Fifty-seven bird days were logged this year from four sites. New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland Reserve (47), Oldbury Power Station (5), Severn Beach/ Chittening Warth (4) and Aust Warth (1).The best month was April (17). LATEST: One present on in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland Reserve 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 Reserve area on several dates in March and April.

 

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.

 

1st  

1960

On April 1st a single bird in summer plumage at New Passage.

 

 

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