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2019 SIGHTINGS
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Despite the onset of winter and the decrease in hours of daylight, October is a month with the highest number of recorded species, with a grand total of 211. Rarities have included records of Black-necked Grebe (1996,2015), Red-footed Falcon (2014), Long-billed Dowitcher (1977), Lesser Yellowlegs (1984), White-rumped Sandpiper (1985), Red-necked Phalarope (2001), American Golden Plover (2013), Black Guillemot (1998), Bearded Tits (2012), Yellow-browed Warbler (2001, 2016) and Red-throated Pipit (2015). Other national and local rarities recorded include Glossy Ibis (2009), Ring-billed Gull, Spoonbills,Great White Egrets (2016), Cranes (2016), Whooper Swans, Mandarin (2017), Roseate Tern, Hooded Crow, Dartford Warbler, Montagu’s Harrier (1991), Hen Harrier, Ring Ouzel, Shorelark, Woodlark, Mealy Redpoll, Common Rosefinch (2017), Firecrest, Hawfinch and Common Crossbill.

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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 = 172 Species

My Patchwork Challenge Severnside/Severn Beach year total = 164 Species/220 points

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APRIL
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MAY
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JUNE
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JULY


18th October
A breezy day with some heavy rain showers. A Great White Egret, a Jack Snipe and a female Merlin were seen at Aust Warth this afternoon.

17th October
A calm and sunny morning visit to Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland produced a Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, a Knot, 70 Redshank, 300+ Dunlin, 40+ Lapwing, 5 Snipe, a Little Egret, 2+ Water Rails, 77 Canada Geese, 11 Mute Swans, 54 Shelduck, 40+ Shoveler, 20 Gadwall and a singing Cetti’s Warbler. Another 2 Little Egrets, 40 Dunlin, a Ringed Plover and a flyover flock of 200+ Jackdaws (heading South) were seen at Severn Beach. A Little Egret, 4 Stonechats and a Kestrel were reported at Aust Warth.

16th October
A morning visit to Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland produced single Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit and Knot, 140 Oystercatchers,, 110 Curlew, 45 Lapwing, 80 Redshank, just one Dunlin, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Water Rails, 60 Canada Geese, 42 Shelduck, a female Merlin, 2 singing Cetti’s Warblers, a Coal Tit and the first Brambling of the year. Another 21 Shelduck were seen at Severn Beach.

15th October
At least 16 Shelduck were seen at Severn Beach. A Peregrine and a Kestrel were seen on Aust Warth late afternoon.

14th October
A Red Kite flew South over and New Passage late morning. Other sightings from here and Northwick Warth included a Greenshank, 16 Knot, 55 Black-tailed Godwits, 130 Redshank, 120 Dunlin, 60+ Turnstones, 35+ Lapwing, 2 Snipe, a Little Egret, 2 Water Rails, 400+ Teal, 120+ Wigeon, 35+ Shoveler, 25+ Gadwall and a Pintail.

13th October
Combined reports from Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland included 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 150+ Knot, 80+ Oystercatchers, 150+ Curlew, 4 Snipe, 40+ Lapwing, 2 Little Egrets, 60 Canada Geese, 9 Mute Swans, 15+ Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Pintail, 50 Shelduck, a Kingfisher and a Wheatear.

12th October
A damp and grey day. Reports from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area included a Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 40+ Knot, 36 Snipe, 20+ Lapwing, 100+ Curlew, 150 Redshank, a Little Egret, 3 Grey Herons, 3 Water Rails, 30 Canada Geese, 9 Mute Swans, 30+ Gadwall, 5 Tufted Ducks, single singing Cetti’s Warbler, Stonechat, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel. At least 14 Shelduck were seen from Severn Beach.

11th October
Still very wet and breezy. The only reports were from New Passage and involved 204 Knot, 170 Black-tailed Godwits, 60 Redshank, 55 Oystercatchers and a Little Egret.

10th October
A wet and windy day. Just 6 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 6 Curlew and a Great Black-backed Gull were reported from Severn Beach.

9th October
A less windy day with heavy rain showers and sunshine. A breezy visit to New Passage/Northwick Warth produced 17 Black-tailed Godwits, 36 Knot, 19 Lapwing, a Little Egret, 2 Water Rails, 530 Teal, 80 Wigeon, a Pintail, 30+ Gadwall and 3 Redpolls. An afternoon high tide visit to Severn Beach produced 60 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 9 Wigeon, a Rock Pipit and a Wheatear.

8th October
A wet and windy day. A late afternoon high tide visit to Severn Beach produced a Leach’s Petrel, 3 Brent Geese, 5 Wigeon, 90 Turnstones, 6+ Rock Pipits and a Wheatear. Reports from Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland included 12 Knot, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 86 Redshank, 37 Curlew, 6 Lapwing, 2 Little Egrets and a flock of 120 Linnets. Click on the Petrel image below for a short Youtube video.

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                                                                                         Leach’s Petrel, Severn Beach 8.10.19

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                                                                                          Brent Geese, Severn Beach 8.10.19

7th October
Two Avocets, a Greenshank, 115 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Knot, 10 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 25 Lapwing, 40+ Redshank, a Little Egret, 2 Grey Herons, 2 Water Rails, 60 Canada Geese, 500 Teal, 150 Wigeon, 36 Shoveler, 30+ Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Pintail and 24+ Shelduck were seen in the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area.

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                                                                                              Avocets, New Passage 7.10.19

6th October
Combined reports from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area included 40 Canada Geese, 20 Shelduck, 120 Teal, 80 Wigeon, 2 Tufted Duck 19 Gadwall, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Water Rails, a Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 15+ Snipe, 90 Redshank, 30 Lapwing, a Grey Wagtail and a singing Cetti’s Warbler. Another 10 Little Egrets, 9 Shelduck and 5 Ringed Plover were seen at Severn Beach.

5th October
A Greenshank, at least 90 Black-tailed Godwits, 20 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 50 Knot, a Little Egret, 2 Water Rails, 3 Common Gulls, several fly over Siskins and Redpolls, a Grey Wagtail, a Wheatear and a singing Cetti’s Warbler were reported from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area.

4th October
Combined reports from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area included a Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, at least one Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper, 4 Grey Plover, 600 Dunlin, 30 Knot, 25 Black-tailed Godwits, 15 Ringed Plover, 2 Greylag Geese, single Peregrine, White Wagtail and Cetti’s Warbler. A Wheatear was seen at Severn Beach.

3rd October
A morning visit to the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area produced single juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, Greenshank, Grey Plover and Common Sandpiper, 650+ Dunlin, 60 Knot, 120 Redshank, 20+ Lapwing, a Little Egret, 2 Water Rails, a Sparrowhawk and a singing Cetti’s Warbler. At least 60 Black-tailed Godwits were seen off Aust Warth.

2nd October
Combined reports from the Northwick Warth/Pilning Wetland area included a Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, single Greenshank, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Golden Plover and Grey Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 105 Knot, 25 Lapwing, 30 Ringed Plover, 150 Dunlin, 65 Redshank, 65 Curlew, a Little Egret, 78 Canada Geese, 10 Mute Swans, 27 Shelduck, 38 Gadwall, 6 Wheatears, 2 Stonechats, a Whinchat and a White Wagtail. A Merlin, 5 Little Egrets, single Snipe and Wheatear were seen at Severn Beach.

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                                                                                             Little Stint, Pilning Wetland 1.10.19

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                                                                                              Common Tern, New Passage 1.10.19

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                                                                                       Great Crested Grebe, New Passage 1.10.19

1st October
An excellent start to the month with a dry morning and a high spring tide. A juvenile Little Stint, 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, single Avocet, Ruff, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Grey Plover and Greenshank, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 24 Lapwing, 400+ Knot, 600 Dunlin, 140 Oystercatchers, 230+ Redshank, 110 Curlew, 30 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egrets, the first Great Crested Grebe of the year, a Common Tern, 38 Shelduck, 50+ House Martins, 2 Sand Martins, 10 Swallows, 2 singing Cetti’s Warblers, 4 Wheatears, single Whinchat, Stonechat, Raven and Peregrine.

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AUGUST
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SEPTEMBER