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2019 SIGHTINGS
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September is one of the most exciting months to visit Severnside. The total of 197 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. 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, 2016), Crane (2014), Honey Buzzard (1996), Dotterel (1974), Kentish Plover (2006), White-rumped Sandpiper (1985), Pectoral Sandpiper (1998, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2016), Buff-breasted Sandpiper (1989, 2003), Terek Sandpiper (1986), Semipalmated Sandpiper (2009), Red-rumped Swallow (1977), Wryneck (2003, 2010, 2015), Rose-coloured Starling (2004, 2018), Ortolan Bunting (2018) and Yellow-browed Warbler (2017). 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.

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JANUARY
Click on the calendar pictures for previous month’s reports.....
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FEBRUARY
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MARCH
Combined Total so far this year = 166 Species

My Patchwork Challenge Severnside/Severn Beach year total = 159 Species/208 points

See HERE for details  
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APRIL
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MAY
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JUNE
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JULY

17th September
A juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 80 Black-tailed Godwits, 230 Knot, 70 Dunlin, 210 Teal, 36 Wigeon, 7 Pintail, single Raven and Yellow Wagtail were seen on Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland. Two adult Peregrines, 8 Little Egrets, 116 Curlew, 25 Oystercatchers, 12 Blackcaps, single Lesser Whitethroat, Wheatear and Stonechat were reported from Severn Beach.

16th September
A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper (rear wader pool on wetland), 500 Knot, 65 Black-tailed Godwits, 170 Redshank, 120 Curlew, 135 Oystercatchers, 150 Dunlin, 45 Ringed Plover, 11 Lapwing, a Little Egret, 3 Grey Herons, 9 Pintail, 200+ Teal, 12 Wigeon, 18 Shelduck, 21 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 110+ Mallard, 60 Canada Geese, 9 Mute Swans, single Peregrine, Wheatear and Cetti’s Warbler (Grebe pond hedge) were seen on Northwick Warth/Pi;ning Wetland. Six Little Egrets and 7 Ringed Plover were seen from Severn Beach. Another Cetti’s Warbler was heard at the Sea Bank cycle track at Chittening Warth.

15th September
Combined reports from the New Passage/Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area included 450 Knot, 26 Black-tailed Godwits, 120 Redshank, 100 Dunlin, 40 Ringed Plover, 10 Lapwing, 2 Little Egrets, 12 Wigeon, 150 Teal, 7 Pintail, 18 Shelduck, a Tree Pipit and a Spotted Flycatcher. Another 7 Knot, 15 Turnstones, 30 Ringed Plover/Dunlin, 2 Wheatears, a Whinchat and a Cetti’s Warbler were present at Severn Beach. A Cetti’s Warbler was heard at Chittening Warth.

14th September
Sightings from the New Passage/Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland included 4 Avocets, 4 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, 200 Knot, 145 Redshank, 50 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 12 Lapwing, a Golden Plover, 105 Oystercatchers, 130 Curlew, a Little Egret, 20 Wigeon, 90+ Teal, 3 Pintail, a Wheatear and a Yellow Wagtail. Two Tree Pipits, 2 Whinchats and a Wheatear were seen at Severn Beach.

13th September
Single juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, juvenile Little Ringed Plover and Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Common Sandpipers, 85 Black-tailed Godwits, 105 Knot, 150 Redshank, 18 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 18 Wigeon, a Little Egret, 2 Grey Herons, 5 Ravens, 2 Grey Wagtails, single Peregrine, Kestrel, Kingfisher, Whinchat and Cetti’s Warbler (singing behind the Glen) were reported in the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area. Another Cetti’s Warbler was heard near Severn Beach railway platform.

12th September
A Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 85 Knot, 150 Redshank, 75 Oystercatchers and 20 Wigeon were seen from New Passage.

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                                                                                                 Knot, New Passage 12.9.19

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                                                                                    Bar-tailed Godwit, New Passage 12.9.19

11th September
Combined reports from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area included 100 Knot, 100 Black-tailed Godwits, 170 Dunlin, 80 Curlew, 150 Redshank, 20 Ringed Plover, 26 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, a Little Egret, 219 Canada Geese, a Greylag, 12 Wigeon, 10 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 2 Grey Wagtails and a Peregrine. Five Little Egrets, 60 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover and a Cetti’s Warbler were reported from Severn Beach.

10th September
The Great White Egret, 4 Little Egrets, 100 Knot, 200 Black-tailed Godwits, 150 Redshank, 40 Turnstones, 2 Common Sandpipers, 120 Teal, 6 Pintail, 19 Wigeon, 5 Shoveler, 22 Shelduck, 4 Wheatears and a Peregrine were seen in the Northwick Warth /Pilning Wetland area. Another 2 Little Egrets, 60 Curlew, 120 Dunlin/Ringed Plover and 5 Wheatears were reported from Severn Beach.

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                                                                                     Great White Egret, Pilning Wetland 10.9.19

9th September
A  wet day. An Avocet, 103 Knot, 183 Black-tailed Godwits, 11 Dunlin, 25 Ringed Plover, 100+ Redshank, single Common Sandpiper, Snipe and Little Egret, 110 Teal, 3 Pintail, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 8 Chiffchaffs, 2 Wheatears and 5 Yellow Wagtails were seen in the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area. A mixed flock of 70 Dunlin and 30 Ringed Plover were seen at Severn Beach shore and a Cetti’s Warbler was singing near the railway platform.

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                                                                                  Avocet, Pilning Wetland 9.9.19 © Aravind Ramesh

8th September
At least 200 Black-tailed Godwits, 52 Knot, 145 Redshank, 60 Turnstones, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Egrets and a Wheatear were seen at New Passage.

7th September
A settled day with just a 10 metre afternoon high tide. Two Curlew Sandpipers, 150+ Dunlin, 40 Ringed Plover, 60 Curlew, 3 Little Egrets, single Redstart and Wheatear were present at Severn Beach. The Great White Egret, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, 205 Black-tailed Godwits, 40 Knot, 2 Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, 30+ Teal, 2 Wigeon, 3 Pintail, 2 Yellow Wagtails, single Hobby, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Raven were reported from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area. A Whinchat and 2 Stonechats were seen at Aust Warth.

6th September
A breezy day with a West wind. A Manx Shearwater, 90 Turnstones, 100+ Dunlin, 40 Ringed Plover and 5 Little Egrets were seen from Severn Beach. Two juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 250 Black-tailed Godwits, 20 Knot, 181 Dunlin, 80 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers, 60 Redshank, 22 Shelduck, 9 Mute Swans (one cygnet), single Little Egret, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Kingfisher, Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail were reported from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area.

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                                                                         juvenile Little Ringed Plover, Pilning Wetland 6.9.19

5th September
Combined reports from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area included a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 140+ Black-tailed Godwits, 20 Knot, 65 Redshank, 80 Dunlin, 40 Ringed Plover, 20 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpipers, a Snipe, a Great White Egret, 2 Little Egrets, 250 Canada Geese, 2 Pintail, 3 Wheatears, 5 Yellow Wagtails, single Whinchat and Tree Pipit.

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                                                                                               Ruff, Northwick Warth  5.9.19

4th September
A breezy day. A morning visit to the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area produced 3 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, a Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, 150+ Black-tailed Godwits, 65 Redshank, 20 Lapwing, 20 Knot, 210 Dunlin, 76 Ringed Plover, a Great White Egret, 2 Little Egrets, 253 Canada Geese, 2 Greylags, 20+ Teal, 2 Shoveler and a hunting Peregrine. At least 130 Turnstones, 2 Ringed Plover, single Rock Pipit and Wheatear were seen on the Severn Beach shore and a Cetti’s Warbler was singing near the railway platform.

3rd September
The first Little Stint of the year, a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 15 Knot and 150+ Black-tailed Godwits were reported from New Passage/Pilning Wetland today. Meanwhile, I spent the morning in Cornwall watching a Brown Booby on the Lizard and a Buff-breasted Sandpiper on Davidstow airfield.

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                                                                Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Davidstow Airfield, Cormwall 3.9.19

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                                                                             Brown Booby, Kynance Cove, Cormwall 3.9.19

2nd September
Four Curlew Sandpipers (adult & 3 juveniles), 20 Knot, 225 Black-tailed Godwits, 100 Ringed Plover, 180 Dunlin, 22 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 70 Turnstones, single Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Peregrines and 4 Yellow Wagtails were seen in the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area. Another Common Sandpiper, 4 Little Egrets, a Redstart and Wheatear were seen at Severn Beach.

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                                                                              Dunlin and Curlew Sandpiper, Northwick Warth  2.9.19

1st September
A cooler but still sunny day. Reports from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area included 3 Curlew Sandpipers (adult & 2 juveniles), 2 Ruff, 150+ Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 130+ Dunlin, 40 Ringed Plover, 45 Turnstones, 3 Snipe, single Greenshank, Grey Plover, Whimbrel, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Great White Egret, 4 Wheatears and a Yellow Wagtail. Another 20 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstones and 2 Grey Wagtails were seen at Severn Beach and 5 Little Egrets were roosting on Chittening Warth on the 14 metre high tide.
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AUGUST