TBOSG

  The Birds Of

  South Gloucestershire

 

The first documented reference to rare and scarce species and forms seen in S. Gloucestershire in chronological order

 

 

 MOST RECENT ADDITION

 

 

 

ORTOLAN BUNTING

One on Northwick Warth on September 13th 2018 - P Bowerman The 300th species to be recorded in S. Gloucestershire!

 

 

 SPECIES/ FORMS

OCCURRENCE/ FINDER (S)

 

 

 2000 - 2018

 

 

 

Ashy-headed Wagtail

A male on Northwick Warth on April 15th 2018 - M Coller

SERIN

A spring male briefly at New Passage on April 6th 2017 - P Bowerman

IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF

A spring male in Kingsgate Park, Yate on March 25th - 26th 2017 - M Coller

AMERICAN WIGEON

A 1st winter drake on Littleton Warth on January 2nd 2017 - B Ofield

WHISKERED TERN

An adult along the shore and Tidal Reservoir, Oldbury Power Station on May 10th 2016 - P Hazelwood

PALLID HARRIER

A second calendar year bird in the Shire Valley, Marshfield around mid-day on April 12th 2016 - M Hayes

PENDULINE TIT

An adult in trees in the car park of Dyrham Park, Dyrham on March 11th 2015 - M Sheldon

Icelandic Golden Plover

One in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area from July 13th - 22nd 2014 - Unknown

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL

A 1st winter male in the Shire Valley, Marshfield on February 3rd 2014 - J Barnett

DESERT WHEATEAR

A 1st winter male at Severn Beach on December 11th 2013 - P Bowerman

Continental Coal Tit

One in the Hanging Hill/ Beach Wood area, Bitton on April 18th 2013 - B Edge

GREAT WHITE EGRET

An adult over the M5 just south of J15 in the Almondsbury/ Patchway area on the 30th November 2012 - C Heyworth

LAUGHING GULL

An adult from 'The Pipes' south of Severn Beach on May 1st 2012 - P Bowerman, B Lancastle

RED-THROATED PIPIT

A summer adult in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area on April 22nd 2012 - J Martin, B Lancastle

Continental Greylag Goose

Six flew north-east along the A4174 Ring Road between Warmley and Shortwood on November 18th 2011 - R Laughton

PIED WHEATEAR

A 1st winter female at Oldbury-on-Severn Sailing Club, Oldbury-on-Severn on October 25th 2011 - D Spittle

Greenland White-fronted Goose

Two in flight south-west past Littleton-upon-Severn on October 17th 2010 - M Plenty

White-spotted Bluethroat

An adult male singing in the garden of Britannia Court, Staple Hill, Bristol on June 19th 2010 - J Farley

PACIFIC DIVER

A winter adult off Severn Beach in 'Burger Bar Bay' on the 27th November 2009 - M Hayes

GLOSSY IBIS

A juvenile/ 1st winter in flight over Severn Beach, Northwick Warth and Aust Warth on October 14th 2009 - P Buckle, P Baber

Grey-headed Wagtail

An adult female amongst cattle on Northwick Warth on September 26th 2009 - J Martin, B Lancastle

BLACK-HEADED BUNTING

A summer male around a bird table at Shackleton Avenue, Yate on June 7th 2009 - M Coller

BLACK KITE

An adult drifting out of St. Catherine's Valley, Marshfield on the 26th May 2009 - J Mackenzie-Grieve

Greenland Dunlin

One at Severn Beach on May 16th 2008 - J Martin

Nordic Jackdaw

One showing characteristics of this form in horse paddocks along George Lane, Marshfield on January 25th 2008 - R Laughton

BEE-EATER

A presumed adult in flight at Severn Beach on May 13th 2007 - P Bowerman

DARTFORD WARBLER

A male and female/ 1st winter male on Northwick Warth on October 5th 2005 - M Woodman-Smith

Siberian Chiffchaff

An over wintering bird at Emerson's Green on January 1st 2005 - A Jordan

SUBALPINE WARBLER

A female one kilometre south of Severn Beach on May 2nd 2004 - J Martin

COMMON REDPOLL

One on Thornbury Golf Course on February 10th 2004 - M Plenty

CASPIAN GULL

An adult at Harnhill Landfill near Elberton on November 16th 2002 - J Martin, R Reader

EGYPTIAN GOOSE

A presumed winter adult at Oldbury Power Station on February 12th 2002 - A Middleton

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

One in flight south over New Passage around 08:00 on January 1st 2002 - B Lancastle, P Bowerman

YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

a juvenile/ 1st winter at Old Passage on October 12th 2001 - R Reader

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE

A juvenile/ 1st winter in flight off Severn Beach on October 8th 2001 - P Bowerman

COMMON ROSEFINCH

A juvenile/ 1st winter at Leap Valley Downend on September 22nd 2001 - A Jordan

Continental Cormorant

One at Oldbury Power Station on January 15th 2001 - Unknown

GREEN-WINGED TEAL

A winter male at Oldbury Power Station on January 4th 2001 - M Warren

ROSE-COLOURED STARLING

A winter male on Launceston Avenue, Hanham on December 8th 2000 - R Laughton

CORY'S SHEARWATER

One in flight off Severn Beach on November 26th 2000 - P Bowerman, B Lancastle, R Reader

CRANE

Two in flight over Severn Beach on January 3rd 2000 - B Lancastle

 

 

 1980 - 1999

 

 

 

STONE CURLEW

An individual in flight heading north-east with Lapwing at New Passage on July 27th 1999 - P Bowerman

BLACK GUILLEMOT

An adult drifting up river off Severn Beach on October 27th 1998 - B Lancastle

BLUETHROAT

An adult male at the bottom of a thicket on Rushmead Lane, Marshfield on May 14th 1998 - P Chadwick

SPOONBILL

Two 1st summer roosting south of Severn Beach on April 18th 1998 - R Mielcarek

TAIGA BEAN GOOSE

One on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on March 1st 1998 - D Payne, L Payne

BLACK-NECKED GREBE

One drifting up the R. Severn off New Passage on October 24th 1996 - P Bowerman, R Reader

RING-NECKED PARAKEET

A female at Fishpool Hill, Brentry on September 28th 1996 - M Dadds

Kumlien's Gull

A 1st winter/ 2nd summer at Oldbury Power Station on June 30th 1996 - J Martin, D Payne, K Vinicombe

Scandinavian Chiffchaff

One at Severn Beach on September 9th 1995 - Unknown

Pale-bellied Brent Goose

A winter adult on Northwick Warth on February 12th 1995 - R Andrews

CETTI'S WARBLER

A presumed male calling at Littleton Brick Pits on April 24th 1994 - A Musgrove

EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL

A winter adult at Aust STW, Aust on December 16th 1993 - P Bowerman

RICHARD'S PIPIT

A winter adult at Aust Warth On November 27th 1993 - B Lancastle

ALPINE SWIFT

One over Aust Cliffs, Aust on August 11th 1993 - S Hale

LITTLE EGRET

One on Northwick Warth on May 24th 1993 - P Bowerman

CATTLE EGRET

A summer adult near Littleton-upon-Severn on April 24th 1993 - M Lawlor, A Musgrove, T Williamson

ICTERINE WARBLER

A summer male in full song in a private garden on Fishpool Hill, Brentry on May 15th 1992 - M Dadds

BLACK-THROATED DIVER

Two adults in breeding plumage from New Passage on May 6th 1991 - B Lancastle

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER

An adult on the silt Lagoon, Oldbury Power Station on August 12th 1990 - K Vinicombe

WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN

An adult in flight heading up-river from Aust Warth on May 3rd 1990 - P Chadwick

ROSEATE TERN

A summer adult off New Passage on May 1st 1990 - P Bowerman

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

An adult from New Passage sometime in November 1989 - Unknown

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

One at New Passage on September 30th 1989 - P Bowerman

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

A juvenile/ 1st winter at Oldbury Power Station on September 17th 1989 - K Vinicombe

SLAVONIAN GREBE

A winter adult on the R. Severn from New Passage on April 27th 1989 - P Bowerman, S Hale

WOODCHAT SHRIKE

An adult female in fields north of Rushmead Lane, Marshfield on July 23rd 1989 - M Hayes, M. Morse

GOSHAWK

A female in flight heading west to south-east near Thornbury on June 25th 1989 - D Payne, L Payne

BALEARIC SHEARWATER

One on the R. Severn off New Passage around 09:00 on September 24th 1988 - A Merritt

RING-NECKED DUCK

Two adult males on the R. Severn from New Passage on April 2nd 1988 - S Hale, B Lancastle

RING-BILLED GULL

A 1st winter/ 1st summer at New Passage on February 28th 1987 - B Lancastle

MANDARIN

Four on Tortworth Lake, Tortworth on November 16th 1986 - Unknown

TEREK SANDPIPER

An adult at Severn Beach on September 20th 1986 - B Lancastle, N Lacy

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

A juvenile/ 1st winter at Severn Beach on September 12th 1985 - P Bowerman, B Lancastle, P Chadwick

FRANKLIN'S GULL

A 2nd summer/ adult at Severn Beach on May 19th 1984 - P Bowerman, B Lancastle

TEMMINCK'S STINT

A summer adult at Oldbury Power Station on April 29th 1984 - L Tucker, K Vinicombe

GREAT NORTHERN DIVER

One on the R. Severn from Aust Warth on December 14th 1983 - Unknown

WHOOPER SWAN

One on the 'silt lagoon' at Oldbury Power Station on October 29th 1983 - T Evans

BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER

An adult in worn summer plumage at Oldbury Power Station on August 20th 1983 - K Vinicombe

MARSH HARRIER

A female in flight heading north over Oldbury Power Station on May 1st 1983 - Unknown

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER

Two in flight heading up river off Severn Beach on December 3rd 1982 - Unknown

GARGANEY

A pair in flight up river off Severn Beach on April 13th 1982 - Unknown

LAPLAND BUNTING

A 1st winter from Severn Beach on December 18th 1981 - G Youdale

LONG-TAILED SKUA

A juvenile from New Passage on October 4th 1981 - P Marsh, A Foord

BEARDED TIT

One trapped, ringed and released at Littleton Brick Pits on April 5th 1981 - J Humphris, J Ryman

HEN HARRIER

A female/immature over Northwick Warth on November 2nd 1980 - B Lancastle

SABINE'S GULL

A juvenile flying south from New Passage on September 13th 1980 - B Lancastle, N Lacy, R Thomas

FIRECREST

One from Hanham Hills, Hanham sometime between January 5th and April 7th 1980 - N Warren

 

 

 1960 - 1979

 

 

 

MEDITERRANEAN GULL

An adult in a flooded field at Stoke Gifford on March 18th 1979 - P Chadwick

RUDDY DUCK

Two from Aust Warth on January 6th 1979 - Unknown

TWITE

C.40 somewhere on Severnside between January 6th and March 27th 1978 - Unknown

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER

An individual at Aust Warth on October 16th 1977 - P Chadwick, B Lancastle, N Lacy

RED-RUMPED SWALLOW

One near Severn Beach (possibly New Passage) on September 16th 1977 - P Evans, G Youdale

LONG-TAILED DUCK

One, probably an immature male, off New Passage on October 31st 1976 - N Lacy

AQUATIC WARBLER

An adult trapped, ringed and released at Littleton-upon-Severn on August 14th 1976 - P Rossiter

RED-FOOTED FALCON

An adult male near Severn House Farm south-west of Berkeley flew across the S. Glos boundary on September 16th 1974 - Swaine

DOTTEREL

An individual in winter plumage from Severn Beach on September 14th 1974 - R Thomas

SOOTY SHEARWATER

One off Aust during a storm and was watched for around three hours on September 7th 1974 - R Thomas

BARNACLE GOOSE

One at Severn Beach on February 18th 1973 - D Mardle, G Wall

NIGHT HERON

An immature at the ICI Chemical Works, Severnside on November 19th 1971 - L Alder, P Garvey

WHITE STORK

A presumed adult from the Hallen/ Compton Greenfield area on May 23rd 1971 - Unknown

RED-CRESTED POCHARD

A female from Littleton Brick Pits on April 4th 1971 - J Vernon

BEWICK'S SWAN

One from Severn Beach on March 8th 1970 - Unknown

TURTLE DOVE

Breeding season records in the Marshfield area during spring and summer 1962 - Unknown

NIGHTINGALE

Noted only as a summer visitor with no reference to numbers or location in 1962 - HH Davis

WATER PIPIT

A single bird in summer plumage at New Passage on April 1st 1960 - WA Holmes

SHORE LARK

A male at Severn Beach on January 31st 1960 - HH Davis

RED-THROATED DIVER

One on the Severn Estuary near Shepperdine on January 6th 1960 - H Boyd

 

 

 Pre 1960

 

 

 

Greenland Wheatear

Noted in the Severn Beach area in March 1959 - Unknown

LITTLE BITTERN

A juvenile/ immature bird on the R Avon, Keynsham on September 28th 1958 - AT Coote, B Coote, AM Lane

MONTAGU'S HARRIER

A ‘ring-tailed’ mobbed by corvids near Marshfield on May 25th 1958 - B King

RED KITE

One in flight heading south-west near Tockington on March 3rd 1957 - A Billett

SPOTTED REDSHANK

Two in flight and on the mud on the R. Severn at Shepperdine on November 17th 1954 - G Moule

GOLDEN ORIOLE

Two 1st summer males visited Littleton-upon-Severn brickworks in June 1954 - Unknown

Blue-headed Wagtail

Four on the foreshore at Severn Beach on April 23rd 1954 - WA Holmes

SHAG

An immature picked up near Cromhall and taken into care sometime in August 1951 - Unknown

GREY PHALAROPE

One, possibly two were identified on flooded pastures at Stoke Gifford on October 21st 1949 - J Walker

SNOW BUNTING

One between Aust and Littleton-upon-Severn On January 2nd 1948 - Unknown

KENTISH PLOVER

A male at Severn Beach on May 4th 1947 - Unknown

WAXWING

One at Filton on February 23rd 1947 - CE Taylor

LITTLE TERN

Two on the shingle at Severn Beach on May 9th 1945 - HH Davis

WOOD WARBLER

Two males in full song in a copse at Petty France near Badminton on the 7th May 1944 - Unknown

NIGHTJAR

An individual on the outskirts of High Wood, Filton on May 21st 1944 - Unknown

WOOD SANDPIPER

One near St. Catherine, Marshfield on August 13th 1943 - HH Davis

SHORT-EARED OWL

One from the salt marsh below Severn Beach on October 6th 1942 - Unknown

QUAIL

Two heard in fields between Patchway Common and Savage's Wood on June 14th 1942 - Unknown

RUDDY SHELDUCK

One from Aust Warth and Aust Ferry Pier on April 18th 1942 - Unknown

LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER

A single bird at Little Stoke on February 1st 1942 - Unknown

WOODLARK

Six at Sea Wall Farm, Severn Beach on September 9th 1941 - Unknown

ARCTIC SKUA

One in flight at Littleton-upon-Severn on June 1st 1941 - Unknown

WILLOW TIT

A presumed adult along a water course at Stoke Gifford on September 24th 1940 - Unknown

ICELAND GULL

An immature at Stoke Gifford on February 23rd 1940 - Unknown

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE

At least six at Severn Beach on February 1st 1940 - Unknown

WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

C.50 on the Severn Bank, Severn Beach on December 24th 1938 - Unknown

CORNCRAKE

One on Patchway Common on October 30th 1938 - Unknown

LEACH'S PETREL

One off Aust Warth Pier, Aust on October 7th 1938 - Unknown

SCAUP

One from Severn Beach on April 25th 1938 - Unknown

BLACK REDSTART

One along the Severn Beach railway embankment on March 28th 1937 - Unknown

JACK SNIPE

One 'obtained' at Stoke Gifford in December 1935 - Unknown

PUFFIN

One at Filton Airfield on top of the Aerospace building sometime in October 1935 - Unknown

GRASSHOPPER WARBLER

A pair nesting at Over near Almondsbury sometime in May 1935 - Unknown

HOODED CROW

One near Stoke Gifford sometime around 1920 - Unknown

Northern Willow Warbler

A presumed adult 'obtained' at Cowhill near Thornbury sometime in May 1913 - Unknown

KING EIDER

One ‘obtained’ at Court Rocks, Shepperdine in November 1912 - (L Purcell)

RED-BREASTED GOOSE

An adult ‘obtained’ at Oldbury-on-Severn on November 18th 1909 - Unknown

MARSH WARBLER

Two at Patchway sometime in June 1909 - Unknown

PIED FLYCATCHER

A clutch with four eggs at Shepperdine in May 1905 - Unknown

 

 

 Pre 1900

 

 

 

RING OUZEL

A pair nesting at Almondsbury in the spring of 1899 - Unknown

LONG-EARED OWL

Two at Frampton Cotterell sometime in 1897 - Unknown

VELVET SCOTER

An adult male 'obtained' off New Passage on March 5th 1892 - Unknown

PURPLE SANDPIPER

Several birds at New Passage in January 1892 - Unknown

SPOTTED CRAKE

One 'obtained' at Stoke Bridge in Stoke Gifford sometime in September 1891 - Unknown

BITTERN

A presumed winter adult 'obtained' at or near Hambrook sometime in January 1891 - Unknown

GOOSANDER

One ‘obtained’ at Bitton sometime in January 1891 - Unknown

GREAT GREY SHRIKE

One at Dyrham Park sometime in January 1891 - Unknown

PALLAS'S SANDGROUSE

Eight possibly as many as ten at Hambrook on June 3rd 1888 - Unknown

RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE

Documented at Frenchay in 1888 - Unknown

POMARINE SKUA

One 'obtained' at New Passage sometime in November 1879 - Unknown

HONEY BUZZARD

Two 'obtained' near Tortworth sometime around 1879 - Unknown

HOOPOE

One near Charfield sometime around 1878 - Unknown

RED-BACKED SHRIKE

Documented as frequent in the Hallen area in 1874 - Unknown

HAWFINCH

Documented as breeding in the Almondsbury 1874 - Unknown

WHITE-TAILED EAGLE

An immature male ‘obtained’ at Dodington Park sometime in December 1871 - Rickards

Scandinavian Rock Pipit

Two birds ‘obtained’ at New Passage in March 1870 - Unknown

SMEW

A male ‘obtained' at Dyrham Park on February 12th 1855 - Unknown

BLACK-WINGED STILT

One ‘obtained’ near Thornbury sometime around 1848 - Unknown

CIRL BUNTING

Documented as resident at Alveston between 1845 and 1851 with breeding proven in 1851 - Unknown

GLAUCOUS GULL

A winter adult 'obtained' on the Severn Estuary over the first or the second winter period in 1840 - Unknown

CROSSBILL

Documented in the Alveston area sometime around 1829 - Unknown

WRYNECK

Annual in the Alveston area prior to 1829 - Unknown

STORM PETREL

One near Alveston following the violent gale of All Hallows Eve on October 31st 1824 - Unknown

 

 

 

S. Glos First Documented Reference

 

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