SEVERNSIDE BIRDS


























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A relatively quiet year with just 177 species being recorded and one new addition to the list in the form of two Citrine Wagtails. Despite sightings of less than annual birds, a few species were in very low numbers. Scarce or rare sightings involved at least 15 Great White Egrets, single Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill and Cattle Egret, 5 wintering White-fronted Geese, 18 Barnacle Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Goldeneye and several Garganey. Seabirds included Pomaraine Skuas, Great Skuas, 5 species of Tern, Storm Petrels and Leach’s Petrels. At least 3 Ospreys, 9 Marsh Harriers and 11 Red Kites were reported and  waders included Severnside’s 4th Temminck’s Stint, Little Stints, single Grey Phalarope, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and several Spotted Redshanks. A singing Nightingale summered and other notable passerines included Ring Ouzel, Black Redstart, Blue-headed Wagtail, Channel Wagtail, Treecreepers,Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Snow Bunting and Lapland Bunting. Disappointments included no Purple Sandpiper, Bewick’s Swan, Eider, Shag, Divers, Little Owl or Firecrest.



Click on the Calendar pictures below for detailed daily sightings and pictures for each month....

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2019 SIGHTINGS
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