TBOSG

  The Birds Of

  South Gloucestershire

 

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

 

 

 MOST RECENT ADDITION (S)

 

 

 

Ashy-headed Wagtail

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

 

 

 SPECIES/ FORMS

OCCURRENCE/ FINDER (S)

 

 

 2000 - 2017

 

 

 

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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