SEVERNSIDE BIRDS























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September is one of the most exciting months to visit Severnside. The total of 189 species seen at least once in this month, is the third highest in the year. It is the time when most of the summer visitors will depart and a good selection of early winter visitors will arrive towards the end of the month. The weather can be very changeable, rain and gale force winds are likely, but calm warm days will also occur. Any West or South West gales will produce the usual seabirds but the more exotic have occurred; Sooty Shearwater (1974), Balearic Shearwater (1988), Long-tailed Skua, Sabine’s Gull. Other rarities that have appeared in September include; Red-crested Pochard (2 in 1996), White Storks (2010), Glossy Ibis (2010), Cattle Egret (2012), Honey Buzzard (1996), Dotterel (1974), Kentish Plover (2006), White-rumped Sandpiper (1985), Pectoral Sandpiper (1998, 2006 and 2008), Buff-breasted Sandpiper (1989, 2003), Terek Sandpiper (1986),Semipalmated Sandpiper (2009), Red-rumped Swallow (1977), Wryneck (2003, 2010) and Rose-coloured Starling (2004). Local rarities have included pale-bellied Brent Geese, Osprey, Spoonbill (2008, 2011), Nightjar (2006), Hawfinch (1998), Willow Tit (1992), Nightingale (1999) and Ring Ouzel.

September 2013




30th September
A cloudy day with a north east breeze. At least 2 Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Stint, 4 Ruff, 45 Black-tailed Godwits, 40 Knot, 75 Dunlin, a Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 6 Lapwing, 12 Oystercatchers, 56 Redshank, 3 Turnstones, a Garganey, 63 Canada Geese, 500+ Wigeon, 3 Pintail, 6 Shoveler and a Pochard were reported in the Northwick Warth area. Another 17 Teal, 13 Dunlin, 31 Redshank and at least 7 Chiffchaffs were seen in the Aust Warth area. A Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcaps and a Raven were reported to the south of Severn Beach.

29th September
A settled day with a north east breeze. Combined reports from New Passaage/Northwick Warth including the Pilning Wetland involved 8+ juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Stint, 4 Ruff, a Little Ringed Plover, a Jack Snipe, 13 Knot, 64 Black-tailed Godwits, 12 Ringed Plover, 5 Grey Plover, 11 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 20 Turnstones, 45 Redshank, 90 Dunlin, 49 Oystercatchers, a Little Egret, 3 Grey Herons, a juvenile Garganey, 76 Canada Geese, 10 Mute Swans, 400+ Wigeon, 100+ Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, single Shoveler and Pintail, 7 Little Grebes, 4 Ravens, 2 juvenile Whinchats, 3 Wheatears, a Kingfisher, single Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Hobby. Another 3 Wheatears were seen at Aust Warth.

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                                                                      Little Stint, Lapwing and Ruff, Pilning Wetlaand  29.9.13

28th September
A fantastic morning on Northwick Warth with the first Severnside record of Great White Egret flying low north east where additional sightings included a Lapland Bunting, the juvenile Garganey, at least 11 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Ruff, a Jack Snipe, 66 Black-tailed Godwits, 280 Dunlin, 9 Snipe, 22 Lapwing, a Golden Plover, 9 Knot, 87 Redshank, a Little Egret, 65 Canada Geese, 500+ Wigeon, 160 Teal, 19 Coot, 9 Moorhens, 10 Little Grebes, 4 Wheatears (3 at New Passage), a Raven and a Kingfisher. Three dark-bellied Brent Geese were seen at Severn Beach. Two Kingfishers, 2 Ravens and a Stonechat were reported at Chittening Warth. Click on the Lapland Bunting below for a short video of the bird on Youtube,
                                       
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                                                                                     Lapland Bunting, Northwick Warth 28.9.13

27th September
Combined reports from Northwick Warth involved a juvenile Garganey, 5 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck, 140 Teal, 320+ Wigeon, 63 Canada Geese, 10 Little Grebes, 17 Coot, a Little Egret, 2 Grey Herons, 9 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 16 Knot, 380 Dunlin, 13 Snipe, 67 Black-tailed Godwits, 26 Curlew, 62 Redshank, 67 Turnstones, 55 Oystercatchers, 4 Ringed Plover, 5 Wheatears, a Yellow Wagtail and 50 Meadow Pipits. Another 21 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin and a Wheatear were seen at Severn Beach.

26th September
A grey and wet day with a north east breeze. A juvenile Garganey was found on the Pilning Wetland (1st sentry box pool) and elsewhere on Northwick Warth sightings included at least 12 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Stint, 85 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 35 Curlew, 3 juvenile Grey Plover, a Ruff, 6 Knot, 45 Redshank, 24 Ringed Plover, 500 Dunlin, 11 Snipe, 10 Lapwing, 18 Oystercatchers, a Little Egret, 10 Little Grebes, 65 Canada Geese, 200 Wigeon, 150 Teal, 9 Yellow Wagtails and 7 Wheatears. Another 2 Little Egrets, 4 Grey Heron, 12 Shelduck, 23 Teal and a Wheatear were seen at Severn Beach. A female Merlin was reported at Aust Warth this morning. A Cetti’s Warbler was present near Stupp Pill at Chittening Warth this evening.

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                                                                                   Wheatear video still, Northwick Warth 26.9.13

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                                                                                juvenile Garganey, Pilning Wetlaand  26.9.13

25th September
A brief late afternoon visit to New Passage produced at least 6 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, 15+ Black-tailed Godwits, a Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover, 250 Dunlin, 50 Redshank, 120 Teal and 60 Wigeon.

24th September
Combined reports from the New Passage area included a juvenile Garganey (1st of the year), 7 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Stint, 24 Black-tailed Godwits, 300+ Dunlin, 8 Lapwing, 40 Oystercatchers, 67 Redshank, a Little Egret, a Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebes, 64 Canada Geese, 180 Teal, 80 Wigeon, a female Pintail and a Whinchat. A Wheatear was seen on the sea wall at Severn Beach and 3 Little Egrets were seen nearby at New Pill.

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                                                                        juvenile Garganey, New Passage 24.9.13 © John Martin

23rd September
A low tide evening visit to Northwick Warth produced at least 10 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Ruff, 9 Knot, 31 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 12 Ringed Plover, 250+ Dunlin, 60 Redshank, 7 Snipe, a Little Egret, 68 Canada Geese (including the small dark Todd’s like individual), 7 Little Grebes, 3 Wheatears, 3 Yellow Wagtails and a Whinchat.

22nd September
Most report were once again from the Northwick Warth area and involved at least 10 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, single Little Stint, Ruff and Grey Plover, 25 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 30 Turnstones, 12 Ringed Plover, 7 Lapwing, 12 Snipe, 12 Knot, 130 Dunlin, a Little Egret, 60 Canada Geese, 2 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebes, a flock of 13 Cormorants, a 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull, a Raven, 2 Wheatears, a Yellow Wagtail and a Kingfisher. A Whinchat was seen at Aust Warth.

21st September
Another good selection of birds at Northwick Warth (between Chestle Pill and Cake Pill) today with at least 4 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, a juvenile Little Stint, 3 Ruff, 14+ Knot, a Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 24 Black-tailed Godwits, 350+ Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 110 Curlew, 6 Lapwing, 130 Redshank, 110 Oystercatchers, 19 Snipe, 37 Turnstones, a Little Egret, a 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull, a 1st winter Arctic Tern, 50+ Canada Geese, 100+ Teal, 90+ Wigeon, 4 Shelduck, a Hobby, a female Merlin, 2 Kestrels, 2 Buzzards, 2 Wheatears, 2 Siskins and a Tree Pipit being seen. Another 22 Ringed Plover and 20 Dunlin were seen at Severn Beach.

20th September
Reports from Northwick Warth included a Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpipers, 17 Knot, 22 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 7 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 70 Oystercatchers, 65 Dunlin, 40+ Curlew, 2 Snipe, 82 Redshank, 20 Turnstones, a Common Sandpiper, 90 Canada Geese, 100+ Teal, 180 Wigeon, a female Pintail, 40+ Meadow Pipits, a Kingfisher, 2 Wheatears, 2 Yellow Wagtails, a Tree Pipit and 3 Siskins. Two Little Egrets were seen at Chittening Warth and a Common Sandpiper and another Little Egret were reported at Severn Beach.

19th September
The only report from New Passage was of 2 Curlew Sandpipers and a Kingfisher. The Nightjar taken into care 3 days ago was released back into the garden/orchard on Northwick Warth where it was found and proceeded to sleep in an apple tree.

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                                                                                 Nightjar video still, Northwick Warth 19.9.13

18th September
Once again the New Passage/Northwick Warth area produced the best birds including a juvenile Grey Phalarope, 3 Curlew Sandpipers, 12 Knot, 7 Grey Plover, a Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Common Sandpipers, a Snipe, 100 Dunlin, 60 Oystercatchers, 40 Redshank, 300 Curlew, 10 Turnstones, a Little Egret, 65 Canada Geese, mixed flock of 120 Wigeon/Teal, 6 Little Grebes, an adult Mediterranean Gull, 5 Yellow Wagtails, 17 Pied Wagtails, 2 White Wagtails, 200+ Meadow Pipits, 8 Sand Martins and 2+ Siskins. Another 28 Ringed Plover and 25 Dunlin were seen at Severn Beach, 4 Ravens and a Little Egret were reported at Chittening Warth and a Snipe and 2 Wheatears were seen at Aust Warth. Click on the Phalarope picture below for some distant record video.

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                                                                                Grey Phalarope, New Passage 18.9.13 © John Martin

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                                                                              Mediterranean Gull, New Passage 18.9.13 © Vic Savery

17th September
Combined reports from the Northwick Warth area involved 3 Curlew Sandpipers, 6 Knot, 8 Black-tailed Godwits, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Curlew, 300 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plovers, 20 Turnstones, 50 Oystercatchers, 28 Redshank, a Snipe, 4 Little Egrets, 57 Canada Geese, 23 Wigeon, a Hobby, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 3+ Siskins and an early Brambling. Another 70 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover and 3 Turnstones were seen at Severn Beach.

16th September
Another breezy day. The only day time reports received from Northwick Warth involved 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Knot, 5 Dunlin, a Ringed Plover, 35 Redshank, 60 Oystercatchers and 45 Canada Geese. A Curlew Sandpiper, a Ruff, 8 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 4 Turnstones, 40 Curlew and 35 Oystercatchers were seen at Severn Beach. This evening a Nightjar was found hopping around on the ground in a garden on Northwick Warth and taken into care.

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                                                                           Nightjar, Northwick Warth 16.9.13 © Jackie Latham

15th September
An increasingly wet and windy day. At least 65 Canada Geese, 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Stint, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Knot, 11 Ringed Plover, a Little Egret, a Common Sandpiper and a Wheatear were seen in the Northwick Warth area. At least 8 Manx Shearwaters, a Sandwich Tern, 10 Knot, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, 5 Turnstones and a Peregrine were seen at Severn Beach.

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                                                                                 Manx Shearwater, Severn Beach 15.9.13
                                 This exhausted bird was found clinging to the concrete sea defences and then taken into care

14th September
Combined reports from the Northwick Warth area included single Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover, 5 Knot, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 12 Ringed Plover, 40 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, a Little Egret, 5 Little Grebes, 17 Coot, 61 Canada Geese, 2 Ravens, 6 Sand Martins, 2 Wheatears, 9 Yellow Wagtails, a Whinchat, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 5 Siskins and a Kingfisher. Another 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 35 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstones and a Wheatear were seen at Severn Beach.

13th September
A wet day. Single Sandwich Tern, Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper, a mixed flock of 60 Dunlin/Ringed Plover, a Raven and a Wheatear were seen at Severn Beach. Reports from Northwick Warth included at least 60 Canada Geese, 62 Wigeon, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, a Knot, 19 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 7 Lapwing, 2 Little Egrets, 11 Yellow Wagtails, a Hobby and a Whinchat.

12th September
At least 31 Canada Goose, 20+ Wigeon, 55+ Teal, a Shoveler, a Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, a Peregrine, 18 Oystercatcher, 11 Ringed Plover, a Little Ringed Plover, 2 Knot, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 45+ Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Curlew, 92 Redshank, 20 Turnstone, 3 Stock Doves, 3 Sand Martin, 25+ Blackcap, a Garden Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, a male Redstart, a Whinchat, 100+ Meadow Pipit, a Tree Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtails and 3 White Wagtails were reported from the Northwick Warth area. Another 30 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, a Turnstone, 4 Lesser Whitethroats and a Wheatear were seen at Severn Beach.

11th September
A reasonable selection today. A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 80 Redshank, 38 Curlew, 20 Oystercatchers, 40 Turnstones, 25 Dunlin, a Little Egret, 30 Canada Geese, 30 Wigeon, a Sparrowhawk and 6 Yellow Wagtails were seen from New Passage and a short walk away a Little Ringed Plover, 13 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plovers, 7 Lapwing, 7 Little Grebes and another 2 Yellow Wagtails were reported on the Pilning Wetlands. Combined sightings from Severn Beach involved 2 Little Stints, a Curlew Sandpiper, 12 Ringed Plover, 71 Dunlin, 2 Turnstones and 2 Wheatears.

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                                                                           Little Stint, Severn Beach 11.9.13 © Mark Coller

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                                                                              Turnstone, Severn Beach 11.9.13 © Mark Coller

10th September
Combined morning and evening reports from the Northwick Warth area included single Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Knot and Green Sandpiper, 26 Redshank, 21 Oystercatchers, 20 Dunlin, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 40 Curlew, a Little Egret, 6 Little Grebes, 24 Canada Geese, 12 Wigeon, 80 Teal, 33 Mallard, 2 Wheatears, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 15 Pied Wagtails, 2 White Wagtails, a Whinchat and a Kingfisher. Another 32 Redshank, 5 Wigeon, 10 Teal and 48 Mallard were reported at Aust Warth.

9th September
Sightings from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area area involved 2 Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Stint, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover,150 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 26 Curlew, 32 Oystercatchers, 2 Turnstones, a Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 7 Little Grebes, 23 Canada Geese, 34 Wigeon, 45 Teal, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 21 Pied Wagtails and a Swift. Another Curlew Sandpiper was seen at Severn Beach.

8th September
Reports from Severn Beach included 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, a juvenile Little Stint, a Ruff, a Black-tailed Godwit, a mixed flock of 115 Dunlin and Ringed Plover, a Raven and a Wheatear. Combined reports from the Northwick Warth/New Passage/Pilning Wetland area included a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, a juvenile Little Stint, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, single Knot and Snipe, 4 Ringed Plover, 70 Dunlin, 7 Lapwing, 80 Curlew, 50+ Oystercatchers, 100 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpipers, a Little Egret, 9 Little Grebes, 24 Canada Geese, 43 Wigeon (still no further sign of the interesting bird first seen on the 1st), 80 Teal, 30+ Yellow Wagtails, 6 Wheatears and 3 Sand Martins. Click on the picture below for some Youtube video of the Severn Beach Curlew Sandpipers.

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                                                                         Curlew Sandpiper, New Passage 8.9.13 © Dan White

7th September
Another day of showers and sunshine. Combined sightings from the Northwick Warth area included a juvenile Little Stint, a Greenshank, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 15 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 60+ Dunlin, 20+ Turnstones, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, 20 Lapwing, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 20 Redshank, 52 Oystercatchers, 70+ Curlew, 5 Little Egrets, 4 Grey Herons, 12 Little Grebes (record site count), 19 Wigeon, 80 Teal, a female Shoveler, a drake Tufted Duck, a Whinchat, 3 Wheatears, 2 Tree Pipits, 10+ Yellow Wagtails, 40+ Meadow Pipits, 6 Sand Martins, 150 Starlings, single Peregrine and Sparrowhawk. Another juvenile Little Stint (at the Shaft rocks beach), 3 Sanderling, a mixed flock of 50 Dunlin/Ringed Plover, 20 Curlew, 2 Little Egrets, a Garden Warbler, 2 Wheatears and a Sparrowhawk were seen at Severn Beach. Another 30 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover and 4 Shelduck were reported at Aust Warth.

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                                                                                Sanderling, Severn Beach 7.9.13 © Ian White

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                                                                                Little Stint, Severn Beach 7.9.13 © Vic Savery

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                                                                               Ringed Plover, Severn Beach 7.9.13 © Ian White

6th September
A morning of rain showers followed once again by sunshine. Sightings from Severn Beach included a juvenile Litte Stint, 110 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Egrets, 3 Ravens and 2 Wheatears. A morning visit to the Pilning Wetland produced a juvenile female Ruff, 2 juvenile Little Stints, a Green Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, a Little Egret, 10 Little Grebes, a female Tufted Duck, a female Pintail, a female Shoveler, 24 Canada Geese, 3 Ravens, 10+ Wheatears, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 30+ Pied Wagtails and a female Redstart. Nearby 6 adult Sandwich Terns (late afternoon), a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 80 Redhank, a flighty mixed flock of 150 Dunlin/Ringed Plover, 23 Turnstones, a Common Sandpiper, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 80 Curlew, 46 Oystercatchers, 40 Wigeon, 70 Teal, an adult female Peregrine and a male Kestrel were seen from New Passage.

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                                                                                Sandwich Terns video still, New Passage 6.9.13

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                                                                                  Little Stint video still, Severn Beach 6.9.13

5th September
A misty start followed once again by warm and sunny weather. Combined morning and evening tides at Severn Beach produced 2 juvenile Little Stints, 160 Dunlin, 90 Ringed Plover, 6 Snipe, 2 Turnstones, 60 Curlew, 30 Oystercatchers, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Grey Herons and a Yellow Wagtail. Reports from the Pilning Wetland included juvenile Little Stint, a Little Ringed Plover, a Green Sandpiper, 11 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 5 Snipe, 7 Lapwing, 9 Little Grebes, 2 Gadwall, a Shoveler and 23 Canada Geese and on Northwick Warth there were 6 Black-tailed Godwits, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpipers, 20 Turnstones, 65 Redshank, a Little Egret, 120 Teal, 19 Wigeon, 70 Mallard, 20+ Yellow Wagtails, 40+ Pied Wagtails, a Tree Pipit and 3 Wheatears. Nearby 2 Garden Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Blackcaps and 2 Whitethroats were seen at New Passage. Click on the picture below for some video of the Little Stint on Youtube.

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                                                                                   Little Stint, Severn Beach 5.9.13

4th September
A repeat of the foggy weather. The juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 6 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Snipe, 72 Redshank, 20 Turnstones, 20 Curlew, a Little Egret, 24 Canada Geese, 9 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, a Pochard, 5 Little Grebes, single Raven, Redstart and Garden Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 12+ Yellow Wagtails, 50+ Pied Wagtails were seen in the New Passage/Northwick Warth area. A juvenile/1st winter Mediterranean Gull, 110 Dunlin, 100 Ringed Plover, 6 Little Egrets, single Tree Pipit and Yellow Wagtail were seen at Severn Beach.

3rd September
A foggy start followed by a warm sunny day. Combined reports from New Passage/Northwick Warth  included 3 Sandwich Terns (down river at 09.20), the juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, a Whimbrel, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Common Sandpipers, 70+ Redshank. 40 Oystercatchers, 30 Turnstones, 5 Dunlin, a Ringed Plover, a Snipe, 5 Lapwing, 2 Little Egrets, 7 Wigeon, 130 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, single Pintail, Shoveler, Pochard and Shelduck, 24 Canada Geese (including small dark individual), 7 Little Grebes, a Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtails and a Kingfisher. Another 7 Little Egrets, 4 Grey Herons, 140 Dunlin, 110 Ringed Plover and a Raven were seen at Severn Beach.

2nd September
A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, a Little Ringed Plover, 89 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, 6 Lapwing, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 40 Oystercatchers, 30 Turnstones, a Little Egret, 3 Common Gulls, 9 Little Grebes, 16 Canada Geese, 3 Tufted Duck, a Shoveler, 9 Wigeon, 83 Mallard, 70 Teal, 3 Ravens, 2 Wheatears, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Grey Wagtails, 20 Pied Wagtails, 2 Tree Pipits, a flock of at least 60 House Sparrows, a Kingfisher and a Common Seal were seen in the New Passage/Northwick Warth area. A mixed flock of 250 Dunlin/Ringed Plover, a Turnstone, a Redshank, a Raven and a Peregrine were seen at Severn Beach.

1st September

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                                                                               Curlew Sandpiper video still, New Passage 1.9.13

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                                                                              Wheatear, New Passage 1.9.13 © Vic Savery

Reports from the New Passage/Northwick Warth area included a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 70 Redshank, 40 Turnstones, 6 Lapwing, 20 Oystercatchers, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers, a Snipe, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Grey Herons, 16 Canada Geese (including small dark bird), 7 Little Grebes, 60 Teal, 15 Wigeon (including a possible American Wigeon), single Pintail, Tufted Duck and Pochard, a Peregrine, 8 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Tree Pipits, a Whinchat, 2 Wheatears, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, a Kingfisher and a Clouded Yellow. Another 4 Little Egrets, 80 Ringed Plover and 60 Dunlin were seen at the Severn Beach shore and another Little Egret and a Spotted Flycatcher were seen nearby at the Orchard Pools.


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