area 2021 Sightings

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June is usually one of the quietest months on Severnside with a total of only 159 species seen. It is the month to do those jobs at home unless any strong West or South West winds occur. This weather can produce a good selection of seabirds including Manx Shearwater, Gannet, Fulmar and Storm Petrel. June has had some rarities including Great White Egret (2015, 2020), Spoonbill (2017), Rose-coloured Starling (2012), Woodlark (2018), Red Kite (2006, 2010, 2013), Franklin’s Gull (1988) and Alpine Swift (1999).

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Combined Total so far this year = 160 Species

My Patchwork Challenge Severnside/Severn Beach year total = 141 Species/175 points
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20th June
A thorough search of Pilning Wetland and New Passage produced 2 Redshank, 2 Lapwing, a drake Wigeon, 10 Tufted Duck, 30+ Gadwall, 55 Shelduck, 95 Mallard and 3 Ravens.

19th June
The only reports were from Severn Beach involving a Hobby heading North over what was the Orchard Pools and a Little Egret over my garden.

18th June
A brief visit to Pilning Wetland produced 8 Lapwing including fully grown chicks and 30+ Black-headed Gulls.

17th June
At least 14 Lapwing, 25 Black-headed Gulls and 30+ Gadwall were seen on Pilning Wetland.

16th June
Another warm and sunny day. Sightings from Pilning Wetland/New Passage included single Redshank and Ringed Plover, 8+ Lapwing, 20+ Oystercatchers, single Little Egret and Grey Heron, 35 Shelduck with 10 ducklings, 30+ Gadwall and 40+ Black-headed Gulls including a juvenile.

15th June
A brief visit to Pilning Wetland produced 8 Black-tailed Godwits, 15 Lapwing, a Redshank, 32 Gadwall, 15 Black-headed Gulls, and a Hobby hunting over the reed bed. At least 30 adult Shelduck plus a brood of 10 ducklings and a Grey Heron were seen from New Passage.

                                                                                   Black-tailed Godwits, Pilning Wetland 15.6.21

14th June
It remained warm and sunny with reports from Pilning Wetland including 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 9 Lapwing (with 3 well grown chicks), a Redshank, 29 Gadwall, 17 Tufted Duck, a drake Teal, 4 Little Grebes, 9 adult Coot with 6 chicks, a Grey Heron and 15 Black-headed Gulls.

13th June
Another warm (26°C) day with no reports received.

12th June
A warm day with no reports received.

11th June
.Six Turnstones were seen at New Passage.

                                                                               Turnstones, New Passage 11.6.21 © Rosemary Setter

10th June
No reports were received today.

9th June
Reports from Pilning Wetland/New Passage 2 Lapwing and 20 Gadwall, 45 Shelduck including the first duckling of the year, 20 Oystercatchers and a Black-headed Gull.

8th June
A Curlew and at least 60 Shelduck were seen from New Passage.

7th June
A brief visit to Pilning Wetland produced 8 adult Lapwing, 20 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, Swifts and a Bee Orchid. Sightings from New Passage included 4 Black-headed Gulls and 45+ Shelduck.

6th June
No reports were received today.

5th June
The usual Lapwings were reported today on Pilning Wetland.

4th June
No reports were received today.

3rd June
Combined reports from Pilning Wetland/Northwick Warth included 10 Lapwing (broods of 3 & 2), 3 Little Egrets, 46 Canada Geese, 70 Shelduck, 18 Gadwall 14 Tufted Duck, 30 Mallard and 2 Little Grebes.

2nd June
A morning visit to Pilning Wetland produced an influx of 8 adult Lapwing, 2 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Grey Herons (one juvenile), Skylark and Meadow Pipits feeding young. At least 90 Shelduck were roosting on Northwick Warth.

1st June
A warm and sunny start to the month. The usual 3 adult Lapwing (with 2 well grown chicks), 25+ Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck and 90 Shelduck were seen in the New Passage/Pilning Wetland area. A Little Egret was seen from Severn Beach.
Click on the Calendar picture for detailed daily sightings and pictures for previous months....