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© Brian Lancastle

 

 

 

2018:

APRIL: One was seen on Pilning Wetland on the 27th. MAY: One present on Pilning Wetland in the evening on the 6th - 8th. JULY: An adult on Pilning Wetland on the 15th - 18th;

 

2017:

MAY: Two spring adults were seen on Pilning Wetland on the 5th with one still present on the 6th & 7th.

 

2016:

MAY: A spring adult dropped on to Signals Pool, Pilning Wetland briefly late morning on the 28th before departing high east. SEPTEMBER: A juvenile/ 1st winter was present on Pilning Wetland on the 5th; Two juvenile/ 1st winter birds were seen on Pilning Wetland on the 14th - 17th with one still present on the 18th - 22nd.

 

2015:

APRIL: A spring adult was seen on the scrape of Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station in the evening on the 23rd. AUGUST: Three juvenile/ 1st winters were seen on Pilning Wetland, Northwick Warth on the 16th and 23rd increasing to four from 17th - 22nd with two from the 24th - 27th and one on the 28th. SEPTEMBER: One was seen and heard in flight low over head from Shepperdine over Oldbury Power Station and to the south-west on the 4th; A juvenile/ 1st winter was seen on Pilning Wetland late afternoon on the 1st Sentry Box Pool on the 5th - 16th.

 

2014:

JULY: Two were present on Pilning Wetland, New Passage from the 24th - 27th with three there from the 28th until at least August 4th. AUGUST: Two birds were seen on the 5th - 7th; A juvenile/ 1st winter was seen in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth flashes area on the 28th - 30th; An adult was seen on Pilning Wetland/ Northwick Warth briefly before departing south-west with Common Redshank on the 31st. SEPTEMBER: A juvenile/ 1st winter was seen on the Pilning Wetland from the 1st - 8th.

 

2013:

One was seen in flight over Aust Warth at 10:30 on August 9th.

 

2010:

A juvenile was present on Northwick Warth at New Passage on August 26th - 27th.

 

2009:

MAY: A spring adult was seen at Severn Beach on the 13th with Dunlin and was last seen heading north towards the Second Severn Crossing where it was lost to view. JULY: Two were seen on Northwick Warth before flying south over New Passage on the 26th. AUGUST: A juvenile was noted on Lagoon I at Oldbury Power Station from mid morning on the 18th - 23rd; One was seen flying south at New Passage at 11:30 on the 20th.

 

1997:

On August 31st one was found at Northwick Warth, it was present for five days and was last noted on September 4th.

 

1996:

One was noted at Oldbury Power Station on May 5th.

 

1993:

One was noted on May 23rd at Northwick Warth; One was seen on August 28th at Northwick Warth; One was found on September 6th at Oldbury Power Station.

 

1985:

On August 18th an individual was watched at Aust Warth.

 

1984:

One was found on September 12th at Northwick Warth and was still present the following day September 13th.

 

1983:

One was seen on August 7th at Oldbury Power Station.

 

1979:

Two were seen together at Northwick Warth on August 25th.

 

1971:

One was reported from Severn Beach on July 31st.

 

1967:

On August 22nd one was noted at New Passage.

 

1943:

One was clearly identified near St. Catherine, at the southern end of The Cotswolds, on August 13th. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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