SEVERNSIDE BIRDS























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September is one of the most exciting months to visit Severnside. The total of 191 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), Great White Egret (2013), 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, 2013), Hawfinch (1998), Willow Tit (1992), Nightingale (1999), Lapland Bunting and Ring Ouzel.



September 2014



30th September
A fine warm end to the month with much of the same at New Passage including the juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper, a Little Stint, at least 3 Curlew Sandpipers, 25 Knot, 150+ Black-tailed Godwits, 100+ Redshank, 440 Dunlin, 4 Little Egrets, 240 Wigeon, 120 Teal, single Kingfisher and  Rock Pipit.

29th September
The Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Little Stints, 3 Curlew Sandpipers, 46 Knot, 175 Black-tailed Godwits, 400 Dunlin, 70 Redshank, a Lapwing, 11 Snipe, 2 Little Egrets, 82 Canada Geese, a Greylag, 35 Shoveler,4 Wheatears and a Kingfisher were seen in the New Passage area today.

28th September
All reports came from New Passage/Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland today involving the juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Stint, 2 Golden Plover, 400+ Dunlin, 80 Ringed Plover, 192 Black-tailed Godwits, 18 Knot, 60 Curlew, 50 Turnstones, 80 Redshank, 50 Oystercatchers, 16 Snipe, 3 Little Egrets, 34 Shoveler, a Pintail, 220 Wigeon, 120 Teal, 110 Canada Geese, a Greylag, a Water Rail, single Merlin and Sparrowhawk, 2 Wheatears, a Kingfisher and a Whinchat.

27th September
Combined reports from Northwick Warth/New Passage/Pilning Wetland involved the juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Little Stints, 5 Curlew Sandpipers (including the colour flagged EEP again), 2 Sanderling, single Little Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Golden Plover and Jack Snipe, 12+ Snipe (one trapped and ringed), 15 Knot, 40 Black-tailed Godwits, 400 Dunlin, 100 Redshank, 50 Ringed Plover, 40 Turnstones, 3 Little Egrets, 20 Shoveler, a Pintail, a calling Water Rail, a Cetti’s Warbler (trapped and ringed in the Grebe pond reed bed), a Reed Warbler, 3 Stonechats (one male ringed), 2 Wheatears, an influx of Reed Buntings (14 trapped and ringed plus plenty of others seen), 3 Grey Wagtails, single Kingfisher, Whinchat and Yellow Wagtail. A Curlew Sandpiper was reported at Severn Beach. A Common Seal was seen again floating up river from New Passage.

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                                                                                     Pectoral Sandpiper, New Passage 27.9.14

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                                                                                          Snipe, Pilning Wetland 27.9.14

26th September
A good selection was seen from New Passage including a Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpipers (including the colour flagged bird EEP seen 10 days ago), 37 Knot, 35 Black-tailed Godwits, 450 Dunlin, 70 Ringed Plover, 75 Oystercatchers, 80 Turnstones, 90 Redshank, 50 Curlew, 3 Little Egrets, 120 Canada Geese, a Greylag, 18 Shoveler, 150 Wigeon and 100 Teal. Another Little Stint, a Little Ringed Plover and 2 Water Rails were reported on Pilning Wetland this morning and 2 Jack Snipe and 4 Snipe were present this evening.

25th September
The Pectoral Sandpiper was seen again at New Passage on the falling tide for just a few minutes before the whole wader flock was flushed. Other sightings from here included 5 Curlew Sandpipers (including another colour flagged bird), a Little Stint, 130 Redshank, 25 Turnstones, 400 Dunlin, 20+ Knot, 12 Ringed Plover, 110 Black-tailed Godwits and a Little Ringed Plover. Other reports from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area involved the same or other Little Stint and Little Ringed Plover on the wetland, a Ruff, a Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 25 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, the Greylag, Canada Geese, Wigeon and Teal flocks, 4 Little Egrets, 2 flyover Mistle Thrushes, 3 Jays, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 70 Meadow Pipits, a Stonechat and a Rock Pipit. A Little Stint, a mixed flock of 60 Dunlin/Ringed Plover, a Little Egret and a Wheatear were seen at Severn Beach. A Green Sandpiper was seen at Aust Warth.

24th September
Combined reports from New Passage/Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland involved the Pectoral Sandpiper, 4 Curlew Sandpipers, 3 Little Stints, 2 Ruff, 23 Knot, 350+ Dunlin, 110 Black-tailed Godwits, 90 Redshank, 4 Snipe, 50 Turnstones, 20 Ringed Plover, 45 Oystercatchers, 2 Golden Plover, a Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egrets, large numbers of Wigeon, Teal and Canada Geese, 11 Shelduck, 30 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Ravens, a Water Rail, 3 Wheatears, single Whinchat, Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail, Rock Pipit, Kingfisher and Peregrine. A Common Seal was seen again off New Passage.

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                                                                               Pectoral Sandpiper, New Passage 24.9.14

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                                                                               Little Ringed Plover, Pilning Wetland 24.9.14

23rd September
The juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper remained on the shore at New Passage and was also seen on the Pilning Wetland this evening. Other reports from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area involved 2 Little Stints (wetland), at least 3 Curlew Sandpipers, a Ruff, a late Little Ringed Plover, 22 Knot, 90 Redshank, 160+ Black-tailed Godwits, 180 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 2 Little Egrets, 160 Canada Geese, a Greylag, the usual large Wigeon and Teal flocks, 35 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 7 Shelduck, 14 Little Grebes, 3 Wheatears, 2 Whinchat, a Yellow Wagtail and 2 Ravens. Another Curlew Sandpiper, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 50 Turnstones, 3 Little Egrets and a mixed flock of 100 Dunlin/Ringed Plover were seen at Severn Beach.  

22nd September
Combined reports from New Passage/Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area included a Common Crane that flew in from the east at 10.45, did several flybys and then headed off south west towards Gwent. Yesterday’s juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper was relocated at New Passage at 4pm. Also present today were 3 Avocets (roosting on the flash), 180 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Little Stints (2 on flash, 3 on wetland), 7 Curlew Sandpipers, a Ruff, 11 Knot, 130 Redshank, 230 Dunlin, 6 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 40 Turnstones, 20 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egrets, 120 Canada Geese, a Greylag, 4 Shelduck, a Pintail, 340 Wigeon, 220 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 32 Shoveler, 14+ Little Grebes, 2 Ravens, a Peregrine, a Water Rail, 160+ Meadow Pipits, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 40+ Pied Wagtails, single Whinchat and Stonechat. Another 2 Curlew Sandpipers and a mixed flock of 140 Dunlin/Ringed Plover and 35 Turnstones were seen at Severn Beach. Another Snipe, 40 Meadow Pipits and a Kingfisher were reported at Aust Warth. Click on the Avocets, Crane or Pectoral Sandpiper pictures below for Youtube videos of each. I especially like the Crane video.

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                                                                                  Common Crane, New Passage 22.9.14

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                                                                                    Avocets, Northwick Warth flash 22.9.14

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                                                                         Pectoral Sandpiper, New Passage 22.9.14 © John Martin

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                                                                                    Pectoral Sandpiper, New Passage 22.9.14

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                                                                                Pectoral Sandpiper, New Passage 22.9.14

21st September
Plenty of birds again today including a juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper (only 6th Severnside record), 4 Little Stints, 7 Curlew Sandpipers and 3 Ruff, 70 Dunlin, 200+ Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Snipe, 2 Little Egrets, 120 Canada Geese, 3 Tufted Duck, 400 Wigeon, 250 Teal, 120 Canada Geese, 2 Ravens, 7 Wheatears, a Kingfisher and a Yellow Wagtail being seen in the Northwick Warth area. At least 250 Dunlin/Ringed Plover and a Yellow Wagtail were seen at Severn Beach. Two Whinchats, a Stonechat and another Kingfisher were seen at Aust Warth.

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                                                                                  Little Stints, Pilning Wetland 21.9.14

20th September
Many birds were seen today in the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland including 9 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, 5 juvenile Little Stints, 4 Ruff (3 juveniles, one adult male), 9 Knot, 5 Snipe, 54 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 224 Black-tailed Godwits, 30 Curlew, 90 Redshank, 100 Turnstones, single Common Sandpiper, Lapwing and Water Rail, 3 Little Egrets, 17 Little Grebes, 500+ Wigeon, 250 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 36 Shoveler, a Pintail, 2 Kingfishers, single Raven, Stonechat, Whinchat and Wheatear. Another 60 Ringed Plover, 100 Dunlin and 3 Turnstones were seen on the afternoon high tide at Severn Beach. Three Ravens and a Kingfisher were seen at Aust Warth.

19th September
Once again most activity was in the Northwick Warth area with 4 Little Stints, 4+ Curlew Sandpipers, 5 Knot, 200 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 120 Black-tailed Godwits, 20 Ringed Plover, 60 Redshank, 25 Turnstones, 2 Snipe, 2 Little Egrets, 150 Meadow Pipits and the usual Canada Geese, Wigeon and Teal flock. A mixed flock of 150 Dunlin/Ringed Plover was seen at Severn Beach.

18th September
Combined reports from the New Passage/Northwick Warth/Pilning wetland area involved 7 Little Stints, 5 Ruff, a Golden Plover, 15 Knot, 190 Black-tailed Godwits, single Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and Snipe, 15 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egrets, a Goosander, 240+ Wigeon, 250 Teal, 36 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Shelduck, a Pintail, 140 Canada Geese, a Greylag, 12 Little Grebes, a Common Gull, 2 Kestrels, 12 Stock Doves, 2 Wheatears and a Whinchat. Two juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Knot, 60 mixed Ringed Plover/Dunlin, 25 Turnstones, 5 Wigeon and a Wheatear were seen at Severn Beach.

17th September
A brief afternoon visit to the Pilning wetland produced 5 Snipe, single Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Little Egret and Sedge Warbler. The large mixed of Canada Geese, Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Mallard, Shelduck, Black-tailed Godwits, Redshank, Dunlin and Ringed Plover remained viewable from New Passage.

16th September
Reports from New Passage/Northwick Warth included 3 Little Stints, 7 Curlew Sandpipers, 6 Ruff, 172 Black-tailed Godwits, 80 Redshank, 25 Knot, 200+ Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 18 Little Grebes, 100+ Wigeon, 140 Teal, 8 Shoveler, 3 Little Egrets, 2 White Wagtails, 50+ Pied Wagtails, 3 Grey Wagtails, single Hobby, Kingfisher and Whinchat.

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                                                                                       Curlew Sandpipers, New Passage 16.9.14
 A colour ringed/flagged bird “EEP”. It was ringed 3.9.14 at Revtangen Ornithological Station, Klepp, south west Norway (a distance of 950 Km)

15th September
Three Little Stints, a Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, a Little Ringed Plover, 44 Ringed Plover, 200 Dunlin, 84 Black-tailed Godwits, 95 Redshank, 3 Little Egrets, 160+ Canada Geese, a Greylag, 160 Teal, 170 Wigeon, a Pintail, 15+ Little Grebes, a Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtails and 40+ Pied Wagtails were reported from the Northwick Warth/Pilning wetland area.

14th September
Once again the New Passage/Northwick Warth/Pilning wetland area was the centre of attention where an Arctic Skua, a Spotted Redshank, 3 Little Stints, 7 Curlew Sandpipers, 3 Ruff, 4 Golden Plover, 150 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Snipe, single Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper, 22 Knot, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 240 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover, 80 Turnstones, 40 Oystercatchers, 60 Redshank, 50 Curlew, 3 Little Egrets, 115 Canada Geese, 30 Wigeon, 200 Teal, 2 Ravens, 2 Hobby, a Red Kite, 3 Yellow Wagtails, a Wheatear and hundreds of Swallows, House Martins and a few Sand Martins were seen. A Crossbill was seen and heard heading north over Severn Beach.

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                                                                                       Little Stint, Northwick Warth 14.9.14

13th September
Combined reports from the Northwick Warth area involved 2 Little Stints, 7 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Ruff, a Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, a Sanderling, 120 Black-tailed Godwits, 25 Ringed Plover, 300+ Dunlin, 4 Little Egrets, 2 Pintail, 2 Hobby (adult & immature), 2 Peregrine, 5 Ravens, 10 Yellow Wagtails, many Swallows and House Martins heading north east, a few Sand Martins, single Kingfisher, Whinchat and Stonechat. At least 50 Redshank, another Kingfisher and 6 Shelduck were seen at Aust Warth. A Wheatear was reported at Severn Beach.

12th September
Sightings included a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Stints, 6 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Ringed Plover, a juvenile Sanderling, 4 Ruff, 4 Snipe, 150 Black-tailed Godwits, 20+ Knot, 50 Oystercatchers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5 Lapwing, 300+ Dunlin, 60 Ringed Plover, 100+ Redshank, 4 Little Egrets, a Greylag, 140 Canada Geese, 21 Shoveler, 4 Pintail, 70 Wigeon, 240 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Shelduck, a Hobby, 4 Yellow Wagtails, single Wheatear and Whinchat, 100’s of Swallows heading north east and 3 Sand Martins. Another 2 Little Egrets were seen from Severn Beach. Our first ever attempt at wader ringing on the Pilning Wetland tonight resulted in the processing of a juvenile Common Sandpiper, 23 Dunlin and 4 Redshank.

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                                                                       1st winter Mediterrnanean Gull, Pilning Wetland 12.9.14

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                                                                                          Ruff, Pilning Wetland 12.9.14
                                                           2 of 4 present on the 1st sentry box pool this afternoon

11th September
Much of the same today with 2 Little Stints, 4 Curlew Sandpipers, 4 Ruff, a Little Ringed Plover, 111 Black-tailed Godwits, 25 Knot, a Sanderling, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 320 Dunlin, 65 Ringed Plover, single Whimbrel and Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egrets, 180 Canada Geese, 4 Tufted Duck, 14 Little Grebes, 20 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Wheatears, a male Redstart, a Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Kestrels and a Hobby reported from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area.

10th September
Another fine settled day with an east breeze and a massive tide produced a good selection. The first Black Tern of the year was feeding early morning over the surface of the Grebe pond on Northwick Warth where other sightings included a juvenile Little Stint, at least 4 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, 4 Ruff, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 90 Black-tailed Godwits, a Little Ringed Plover, 58 Ringed Plover, 21 Knot, 355 Dunlin, 73 Curlew, a Whimbrel, 68 Oystercatchers, 110 Redshank, 10 Turnstones, 2 Common Sandpipers, a Snipe, 5 Little Egrets, 170 Canada Geese, a Greylag, 14 Shoveler, 30 Wigeon, 13 Little Grebes, 16 Yellow Wagtails, single Kingfisher, Wheatear, Sand Martin, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel.

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                                                                         Sparrowhawk, Northwick Warth 10.9.14 © Matt Scott

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                                                                                  Black Tern, Pilning Wetland 10.9.14
                                  silhouette as it was feeding over the surface of the Grebe pond at 07.20 this morning

9th September
Combined reports from the Pilning Wetland/Northwick Warth/New Passage area involved 2 juvenile Little stints, 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, 3 Ruff, a Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers, 155 Dunlin, 30 Knot, 90 Black-tailed Godwits, single Bar-tailed Godwit and Snipe, 10 Ringed Plover, 60 Oystercatchers, 90 Curlew, 90 Redshank, 3 Little Egrets, 215+ Canada Geese, a Greylag, at least 19 Little Grebes, 25 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 14+ Shoveler, 25 Wigeon, 2 Tufted Duck, single Hobby, Kingfisher, Whinchat, Wheatear, Tree Pipit and Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Grey Wagtails and 2 Sand Martins.

8th September
Another good variety and number of birds were reported from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area including 2 Avocets, 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, 3 Ruff, the juvenile Wood Sandpiper, 6 Knot, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 14 Ringed Plover, 85 Dunlin, 100 Black-tailed Godwits, 50 Curlew, 120 Redshank, 6 Turnstones, 20 Oystercatchers, 2 Common Sandpipers, single Bar-tailed Godwit and Snipe, 4 Little Egrets, 155 Canada Geese, a Greylag, 21 Shoveler, 200 Teal, 20 Wigeon, a Peregrine, a Raven, 2 Yellow Wagtails and a White Wagtail. Another mixed flock of 30 Dunlin/Ringed Plover and 5 Little Egrets were seen at Severn Beach and 2 Common Sandpipers were reported at Aust Warth.

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                                                                                          Ruff, Pilning Wetland 8.9.14

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                                                                                                Ruff, Pilning Wetland 8.9.14

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                                                                                              Ruff, Pilning Wetland 8.9.14

7th September
The warm weather and north east wind continued. A good selection was reported from Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland including the juvenile Wood Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 143 Black-tailed Godwits, a Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpipers, 180 Redshank, 8 Curlew, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Little Ringed Plover, 90 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 30 Knot, 20 Oystercatchers, 5 Snipe, 3 Little Egrets, 5 Grey Herons, 190+ Canada Geese, a Greylag, 4 Shelduck, 29 Wigeon, 200+ Teal, 16 Shoveler, 2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 5 Whinchats, 8 Wheatears, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 6+ Sedge Warblers, single Grey Wagtail, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Kingfisher. Another 6 Little Egrets, 7 Grey Herons, 70 Curlew and 20 Oystercatchers were seen at Severn Beach.

6th September
Reports from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area included a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, a juvenile Wood Sandpiper, 3 juvenile Ruff, 91 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 juvenile Little Ringed Plovers, 20 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Knot, 130 Redshank,  3 Snipe, 24 Turnstones, a Common Sandpiper, 4 Little Egrets, 3 Pintail, 12 Wigeon, 7 Shoveler, 4 Whinchats, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 50+ Pied Wagtails, 2 Wheatear, single Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler. A Common Seal was seen feeding on a Flounder off New Passage. Two Spotted Flycatchers, another 2 Whinchats, single Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler, 2 Stonechats and 2 Grey Wagtails were reported at Aust Warth. A Whimbrel, 20 Ringed Plover (including 2 colour ringed birds), 60 Dunlin (including an individual with a White ring and Black letters SRC on right leg) and 3 Wheatears were seen at Severn Beach late afternoon.

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                                                                         Spotted Flycatcher, Aust Warth 6.9.14 © Vic Savery

5th September
Much of the same at Northwick Warth today with the Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, single Little Ringed Plover, Whimbrel and Bar-tailed Godwit, 36 Black-tailed Godwits, 44 Redshank, 2 Turnstones, 3 Little Egrets, 195 Canada Geese, a Greylag, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Whinchats, 2 Wheatears and 3 Yellow Wagtails. Five Whinchats remained at Aust Warth.

4th September
A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was reported from Northwick Warth where other sightings involved single Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 22 Black-tailed Godwits, 17 Knot, 6 Snipe, 3 Little Egrets, c.200 Canada Geese, a Greylag, 255 Teal, 24 Wigeon, 4 Pintail, 3 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, a Hobby, 6+ Yellow Wagtails, 9 Grey Wagtails, 3 Wheatears, 4 Whinchat, 3 Tree Pipits and 3 Sand Martins. Another 5 Whinchats and 2 Wheatears were seen at Aust Warth and another Little Egret was on the shore at Severn Beach.

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                                                                    Whinchat, Pilning Wetland 4.9.14 © Martyn Hayes

3rd September
The juvenile Wood Sandpiper, a Ruff, 55+ Black-tailed Godwits, a Common Sandpiper, 40 Dunlin, 18 Ringed Plover, 4 Snipe, 3 Little Egrets, 200 Canada Geese, a Greylag, 180+ Teal, 43 Wigeon, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 14 Little Grebes, a Hobby, a Kingfisher, 3 Wheatears, 8 Yellow Wagtails, 100+ Meadow Pipits and 3 Whinchats were seen in the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area. A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 22 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, single Turnstone and Little Egret were seen on the falling tide at Severn Beach this afternoon. Another 5 Whinchats were seen at Aust Warth.

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                                                                      Greylag and Canada Geese, Northwick Warth 3.9.14

2nd September
Combined reports from the Northwick Warth/Pilning wetland area included the juvenile Wood Sandpiper, a Ruff, a Whimbrel, 59 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Knot, 4 Snipe, 6 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 50 Redshank, 3 Little Egrets, a record c.250 Canada Geese, a Greylag, 130+ Teal, 2 Pintail, 5 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 50+ Yellow Wagtails, 5 Wheatears, 2 Whinchat and a Kingfisher. Two Redstarts were seen in the Sheep field at Aust Warth.

1st September
A juvenile Wood Sandpiper was present all day on the Pilning Wetland. Other reports from here and the Northwick Warth area included 5 Grey Plover, 11 Knot, a Common Sandpiper, 59 Black-tailed Godwits, 35 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 36 Curlew, a Whimbrel, 16 Oystercatchers, 40+ Redshank, a Snipe, a Little Egret, 213 Canada Geese, a Greylag, 65 Teal, 10 Shelduck, 9 Tufted Duck, 10 Little Grebes, 18 Stock Doves, 8 Yellow Wagtails and a Whinchat. Another 2 Whinchat and 3 Wheatears were seen at Aust Warth.
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