ON THIS DAY

The first documented reference to rare and scarce birds month by month.

 

JANUARY     Species 15 - Forms 3

1st

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER: 2002 at New Passage | Siberian Chiffchaff: 2005 at Emerson's Green

2nd

SNOW BUNTING: 1948 at Aust | AMERICAN WIGEON: 2017 from Littleton Warth

3rd

COMMON CRANE: 2000 at Severn Beach

4th

GREEN-WINGED TEAL: 2001 at Oldbury Power Station

5th

FIRECREST: 1980 at Hanham

6th

RED-THROATED DIVER: 1960 from Shepperdine | TWITE: 1978 on Severnside | RUDDY DUCK: 1979 from Aust Warth

10th

GREAT BUSTARD: 2008 at Willsbridge

15th

Continental Cormorant: 2001 at Oldbury Power Station

25th

Nordic Jackdaw: 2008 at Marshfield

31st

SHORELARK: 1960 at Severn Beach

Also

BITTERN: 1891 - Hambrook | GOOSANDER: 1891 - Bitton | GREAT GREY SHRIKE: 1891 - Dyrham | PURPLE SANDPIPER: 1892 - New Passage

 

 

FEBRUARY     Species 10 - Forms 1

1st

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE: 1940 from Severn Beach | LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER: 1942 at Little Stoke

3rd

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL: 2014 at Marshfield

10th

COMMON REDPOLL: 2004 at Thornbury

12th

SMEW: 1855 at Dyrham | Pale-bellied Brent Goose: 1995 on Northwick Warth | EGYPTIAN GOOSE: 2002 at Oldbury Power Station

23rd

ICELAND GULL: 1940 at Stoke Gifford | WAXWING: 1947 at Filton

28th

RING-BILLED GULL: 1987 at New Passage

Also

BARNACLE GOOSE: 1973 - Severn Beach

 

 

MARCH     Species 8 - Forms 2

1st

TAIGA BEAN GOOSE: 1998 at Oldbury Power Station

3rd

RED KITE: 1957 at Tockington

5th

VELVET SCOTER: 1892 from New Passage

8th

BEWICK'S SWAN: 1970 at Severn Beach

11th

PENDULINE TIT: 2015 at Dyrham

18th

MEDITERRANEAN GULL: 1979 at Stoke Gifford

25th

IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF: 2017 at Kingsgate Park, Yate

28th

BLACK REDSTART: 1937 at Severn Beach

Also

Scandinavian Rock Pipit: 1870 - New Passage | Greenland Wheatear: 1959 - Severn Beach

 

 

APRIL     Species 18 - Forms 3

1st

WATER PIPIT: 1960 at New Passage

2nd

RING-NECKED DUCK: 1988 from New Passage

4th

RED-CRESTED POCHARD: 1971 from Littleton Warth

5th

BEARDED TIT: 1981 at Littleton

6th

SERIN: 2017 at New Passage

11th

ALPINE SWIFT: 1993 Aust Warth

12th

PALLID HARRIER: 2016 at Marshfield

13th

GARGANEY: 1982 from Severn Beach | LITTLE BUNTING: 2021 at Oldbury Power Station

15th