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2018:

FEBRUARY: Two in fields opposite The Lake, Oldbury Power Station on the 1st. MARCH: An adult on Coopers Lake , Yate on the 18th. JUNE; A 2nd summer (3rd calendar year) was seen from the sea wall at Severn Beach mid-morning on the 14th; AUGUST: An adult, probably this species, around the Jetty at Oldbury Power Station on the 18th; A 1st winter was noted on Northwick Warth on the 25th. SEPTEMBER: An adult was reported from Oldbury Power Station on the 15th.

 

2017:

JUNE: A 2nd calendar year was noted off Littleton Warth on the 10th and off Severn Beach on the 12th. AUGUST: An adult was present at Oldbury Power Station on the 12th; A 1st winter was seen briefly on Northwick Warth on the 28th. SEPTEMBER: One probably this species at Oldbury Power Station on the 17th.

 

2016:

FEBRUARY: A winter adult was present in flooded fields along the R. Avon footpath at Holm Mead a kilometre east of The Lock Keeper at Keynsham on the 9th. MARCH: An adult, probably this species, was seen on the 31st around the Tidal Reservoir at Oldbury Power Station. APRIL: An adult, probably this species, was once again present on the shore at Oldbury Power Station in the afternoon on the 3rd; A juvenile was reported upriver past Oldbury Power Station on the 16th. MAY: Three birds on the 13th - An adult flew north past Severn Beach late morning and two adults were logged on the shore at Oldbury Power Station in the evening. JULY: An adult was seen on the shore at Oldbury Power Station on the 16th before heading inland. AUGUST: An adult was noted on the Tidal Reservoir, Oldbury Power Station over high tide on the 1st; A juvenile was present briefly on Pilning Wetland early morning on the 14th; An adult was noted roosting with other large gulls in a bare field from Down Road, Marshfield on the morning of the 23rd. SEPTEMBER: One was seen in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetlands area on the 12th.

 

2015:

APRIL: A near adult was seen on the estuary at Oldbury Power Station on the 13th; A presumed adult was present on the shore by the tidal reservoir at Oldbury Power Station the evening on the 27th. MAY: A third calendar year bird was present on the shore and Tidal Reservoir at Oldbury Power Station throughout the month and was last seen on the 25th. JUNE: A moulting individual was seen on the shore at Oldbury Power Station on the 6th, 11th - 12th and 18th. AUGUST: One, a 3rd/ 4th calendar year bird, was present in ploughed fields opposite Tormarton Road cemetery, Marshfield in the afternoon on the 20th; A juvenile was present in the New Passage area on the 26th. NOVEMBER: A juvenile/ 1st winter was seen from Severn Beach on the 18th. DECEMBER: A 3rd winter bird was seen from Severn Beach heading across the estuary late morning on the 2nd; Two adults were watched on the grass verge near the ASDA roundabout on Marsham Way, Longwell Green at 15:30 on the 11th.

 

2014:

A juvenile on Pilning Wetland on July 28th; A 1st winter along the front of Northwick Warth on September 4th.

 

2013:

A 1st winter at New Passage on February 9th; An adult up river off Oldbury Power Station on February 23rd; A juvenile at New Passage on July 30th; Three from Oldbury Power Station on September 4th; A 1st winter on Northwick Warth on September 21st - 2nd; A 1st winter in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on October 5th; A 1st winter in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on November 9th & 19th; One on Northwick Warth on December 21st.

 

2012:

A 1st winter at New Passage on January 15th and presumably the  same on February 13th; A 3rd year on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on June 6th; A 3rd summer on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on June 30th; A juvenile/ 1st winter on Northwick Warth around 08:40 on August 5th; A 3rd year at Oldbury Power Station on September 29th - 30th.

 

2011:

On February 12th a winter adult at Thornbury Yacht Club, Oldbury; A 3rd summer on shingle off Severn Beach on May 8th; A 2nd summer on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on June 11th; One at Shortwood Landfill on August 1st; An adult on Littleton Warth on August 13th; An adult heading west at Aust Cliffs on September 17th; A 1st winter at New Passage on October 10th.

 

2010:

A 3rd summer in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on April 24th; A juvenile at New Passage on July 8th. At Shortwood Landfill in November a 1st winter on the 30th, in December an adult on the 8th with two adults on the 21st - 22nd. (Peter Rock)

 

2009:

An adult at Severn Beach on March 2nd; A 2nd summer at Oldbury Power Station on July 12th; An adult on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on July 18th; A juvenile at Oldbury Power Station on July 20th; An adult at Oldbury Power Station on Lagoon III on July 22nd & 23rd; An adult at New Passage on July 24th;  A juvenile/ 1st winter at New Passage on August 23rd.

 

2008:

An adult at Severn Beach on May 8th; A 3rd year/ moulting adult on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on July 17th, again on July 19th; A juvenile at Oldbury Power Station on July 30th; An adult at New Passage on November 9th; An adult at New Pill, Severn Beach on December 8th; An adult at New Passage on December 11th - 12th. At Shortwood Landfill birds noted in January were individuals on the 5th, 8th, 16th, 23rd, 28th and 30th, two were present on the 17th, in February two on the 2nd & 11th, singles on the 18th, 21st & 28th, in March one on the 19th, in April one on the 17th, in August one on the 30th, in October two on the 14th and in November one on the 5th. (Peter Rock)

 

2007:

Two, a 1st winter and an adult at Severn Beach on August 18th with the 1st winter from August 18th - 20th; At Shortwood Landfill birds in November with two on the 16th,one on the 20th. December birds on the 4th - 5th, 7th and 11th. (Peter Rock)

 

2006:

A 3rd summer at Severn Beach on August 5th; A juvenile from Oldbury Power Station on August 10th; A juvenile at Severn Beach on August 26th.

 

2005:

A 1st winter at New Passage on January 20th; An adult at Severn Beach on January 25th, 29th and 31st; In February an adult at Severn Beach on the 9th, two on the 11th; In March an adult at Severn Beach on the 9th, 13th, 24th and 31st; On July 4th an adult at New Passage; An adult at Oldbury Power Station on August 21st; A 1st winter at New Passage on September 9th.

 

2004:

An adult at New Passage on January 4th and 7th; An adult in fields north of Northwick Refuse Site on January 15th; One down river at Oldbury Power Station on January 24th; A 3rd year on the Shingle Island off Severn Beach on February 15th and at Northwick Warth on February 25th; A 3rd summer  on the Shingle Island off Severn Beach on August 3rd and 6th; A juvenile at New Passage on September 18th; An adult at New Passage on October 13th; An adult at Severn Beach on December 8th and 14th.

 

2003:

Two at Oldbury Power Station in July; An adult at New Passage on July 31st; An adult at New Passage on September 30th; An adult at New Passage on November 13th; An adult at Severn Beach on November 25th; An adult on December 19th at Severn Beach.

 

2002:

Reports for this year come from Oldbury Power Station and Severnside: OPS: One in January, February, June, August, September and November, two in October, three in July. SEVERNSIDE: An adult on Northwick Warth on January 4th; An adult from November 16th - 30th at New Passage/ Severn Beach; An adult on December 6th and 8th at Northwick Warth.

 

2001:

Reports for this year come from Oldbury Power Station and New Passage: OPS: One in January, four in July and August, two in November and December. SEVERNSIDE: At New Passage, six in January, two in July, eight in August, six in September, one in November and three in December.

 

2000:

Reports for this year come from Oldbury Power Station and Severnside: OPS: A 2nd summer on May 3rd; Adults on nine dates between July 28th and September 10th with three on July 31st; Singles on October 8th and 18th, November 17th and December 1st and 27th. SEVERNSIDE: At New Passage a juvenile/ 1st winter on August 18th  an adult on August 19th.

 

1999:

Reports for this year come from Oldbury Power Station and Severnside: OPS: Two in May, one in August, three in September, two in October, five in November and four in December. SEVERNSIDE: Presumably Severn Beach/ New Passage/ Aust: AUGUST: Adults on the 1st, 5th and 29th.

 

1998:

All reports for this year come from Oldbury Power Station: One in May, two in July, one in August.

 

1997:

At Oldbury Power Station two in January, three in July, two in August and singles in October and November; An adult at Littleton Warth on January 16th; On Severnside, presumably Severn Beach/ New Passage/ Aust, adults on January 12th and April 24th.

 

1996:

Reports for this year come from Oldbury Power Station and Severnside: OPS: JUNE: Adults were present on the 9th and 30th. JULY: Two adults on the 17th and one on the 31st. AUGUST: Adults on the 13th, 15th and 26th, two adults on the 18th, 28th and 31st and three on the 11th. SEPTEMBER: One on the 17th. DECEMBER: One on the 1st. SEVERNSIDE: Presumably Severn Beach/ New Passage/ Aust: JULY: An adults on the 15th. AUGUST: An adult on the 3rd. SEPTEMBER: An adult on the 26th. DECEMBER: An adult on the  1st.

 

1995:

All reports for this year come from Oldbury Power Station with one exception: JUNE: Two 2nd summers on the 23rd. JULY: A 2nd summer on the 12th, 14th and 25th, a 3rd summer on the 9th, 12th and 25th, two adults on the 9th and individuals on the 12th, 25th, 26th and 29th. AUGUST: Adults on the 3rd, 5th, 13th and 25th. SEPTEMBER:  An adult at Littleton-upon-Severn on the 3rd. NOVEMBER: A 3rd winter on the 2nd, adults on the 11th, 19th and 25th. DECEMBER: One on the 25th.

 

1994:

All reports for this year come from Oldbury Power Station with one exception: JULY: A 2nd summer on the 16th, one on the 20th, 24th and 25th. AUGUST: An adult on the 19th with two adults on the 20th. SEPTEMBER: A 3rd winter on the 4th, a 2nd winter on the 25th. NOVEMBER:  An adult from New Passage on on the 27th. DECEMBER: An adult on the 12th.

 

1993:

All reports for this year come from Oldbury Power Station: Present between August 16th - 31st with eight on August 16th (five adults, two 2nd year and one 3rd year); Singles on September 16th and 28th; Two on October 3rd an adult and 2nd year.

 

1992:

All reports for this year come from Oldbury Power Station: An adult on August 10th; Two adults on September 10th.

 

1991:

All reports for this year come from Oldbury Power Station: Two on March 6th; Three, a 2nd summer and two 3rd winter on August 8th; An adult on October 9th.

 

1990:

A 2nd summer at Oldbury Power Station on August 5th.

 

1989:

An adult was reported from New Passage sometime in November. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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