Oldbury Power Station record number per species

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Below is a list of all the bird species ever recorded at OPS (a total of 226 species) and the highest numbers of each species that have been seen (since 1979).

The historic records (1979 – 2005) have been taken from ’The Journal of the Bristol Ornithological Club, Number 28, 2006; The Oldbury Power Station Silt Lagoons’ by AJ Middleton, DH Payne, JDR Vernon.

Species

Max. number ever recorded

Year (when max. last recorded)

Notes & (Max. no. since 2003, where historic records higher)

Great Northern Diver

1

2000

 

Little Grebe

9

1994

(5 in 2005)

Great Crested Grebe

3

2000

(2 in 2007)

Slavonian Grebe

1

1998

 

Black-necked Grebe

1

1999

 

Manx Shearwater

2

1997

(1 in 2017)

Storm Petrel

1

2016

prev. record 1990

Fulmar

1

2011

 

Gannet

4

2011

 

Shag

22

2016

(1 in 2011)

Cormorant

34

1990

(24 in 2010)

Crane

1

2008

7 from Great Crane Project in 2014

Bittern

1

1997

 

Little Egret

11

2016

 

Great White Egret

1

2017

 

Spoonbill

2

2009

 

Grey Heron

22

1990

(12 in 2012)

Mute Swan

15

1982

(9 in 2006)

Bewick’s Swan

17

2009

 

Whooper Swan

3

2017

4 'Winter Swan' in 2013, probables

Bean Goose

1

1998

 

White-fronted Goose

55

1981

(5 in 2006)

Greylag Goose

30

2014

 

Canada Goose

373

2017

 

Barnacle Goose

80

2010

Floated downriver in freezing-fog

Brent Goose

70

2009

 

Egyptian Goose

1

2006

 

Shelduck

218

1990

(116 in 2009)

Ruddy Shelduck

2

2010

 

Mandarin Duck

2

2017

 

Wigeon

2100

2010

Dec, when frozen inland

American Wigeon

1

2017

 

Teal

1000

1996

(558 in 2016)

Green-winged Teal

1

2010

 

Mallard

425

2000

(416 in 2006)

Gadwall

13

1983

(8 in 2012)

Pintail

18

2007

 

Garganey

2

2011

 

Shoveler

38

2008

 

Tufted Duck

28

2009

 

Ring-necked Duck

1

2000

 

Pochard

52

1999

(5 in 2014)

Red-crested Pochard

1

2013

 

Goldeneye

7

1983

(2 in 2006)

Eider

18

1993

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

2001

 

Common Scoter

4

2007

 

Red-breasted Merganser

3

2016

(2 in 2008)

Goosander

19

2010

 

Ruddy Duck

2

1991

 

Sparrowhawk

4

2006

 

Goshawk

1

2015

 

Hen Harrier

1

2017

 

Marsh Harrier

1

2017

 

Buzzard

18

2015

 

Red Kite

2

2015

 

Osprey

1

2017

 

Kestrel

7

2013

Merlin

2

2008

 

Hobby

2

2016

 

Peregrine

4

2015

 

Pheasant

13

2011

 

Red-legged Partridge

2

2006

(1 in 2015)

Grey Partridge

1

2004

 

Water Rail

7

2014

 

Moorhen

16

2008

 

Coot

16

2003

 

Avocet

8

2016

 

Great Bustard

1

2008

Wing-tagged, from Salisbury Plain intro. scheme

Oystercatcher

25

2009

 

Black-winged Stilt

1

1997

 

Little Ringed Plover

7

1983

(4 in 2012)

Ringed Plover

744

1990

(170 in 2009)

Kentish Plover

1

1993

 

Dotterel

1

2014

Golden Plover

122

2007

 

Grey Plover

100

2016

 

Lapwing

3000

1999

(2000 in 2006)

Ruff

11

1993

(8 in 2007)

Knot

80

1994

(76 in 2015)

Sanderling

25

2014

 

Semi-palmated Sandpiper

1

1990

 

Curlew Sandpiper

24

1991

(12 in 2010)

Pectoral Sandpiper

1

2005

 

Dunlin

4000

2015

 

Broad-billed Sandpiper

1

1983

 

Little Stint

22

1993

(3 in 2016)

Teminck's Stint

1

1984

 

Jack Snipe

8

2000

(6 in 2006)

Common Snipe

248

2016

 

Woodcock

3

2010

 

Black-tailed Godwit

139

2016

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

235

1984

(222 in 2007)

Whimbrel

99

1996

(85 in 2016)

Curlew

1800

1987

(1200 in 2007)

Stone Curlew

1

2013

 

Greenshank

13

1994

(12 in 2017)

Redshank

218

2016

 

Spotted Redshank

5

1995

(1 in 2017)

Common Sandpiper

13

2008

 

Green Sandpiper

4

2007

 

Wood Sandpiper

1

2015

 

Turnstone

147

1997

(135 in 2007)

Grey Phalarope

1

2015

 

Long-tailed Skua

1

2008

 

Arctic Skua

4

2011

 

Pomarine Skua

1

2013

 

Great Skua

4

2013

 

Mediterranean Gull

6

2012

 

Black-headed Gull

7000

1989

(6000 in 2008)

Little Gull

9

1979

(1 in 2017)

Sabine's Gull

1

1996

 

Ring-billed Gull

1

1994

 

Common Gull

2000

2006

 

Kittiwake

178

2014

 

Lesser Black-backed Gull

200

2012

 

Herring Gull

600

1990

(540 in 2009)

Yellow-legged Gull

8

1993

(2 in 2016)

Iceland Gull

2

2000

(1 in 2004)

Glaucous Gull

1

1984

 

Great Black-backed Gull

60

1995

(10 in 2014)

Sandwich Tern

6

2017

 

Common Tern

20

1993

(12 in 2013)

"Commic" Tern

139

1984

 

Arctic Tern

60

2011

 

Little Tern

2

2008

 

Black Tern

18

2016

 

Whiskered Tern

1

2016

Guillemot

1

2017

 

Little Auk

1

1984

Picked up on Tidal Res. wall. Stuffed in Bristol Museum.

Feral Pigeon

33

2007

 

Stock Dove

800

1996

(130 in 2015)

Woodpigeon

380

2011

 

Turtle Dove

3

1993

(1 in 2012)

Collared Dove

55

2015

 

Cuckoo

4

1989

(3 in 2015)

Hoopoe

1

2011

 

Ring-necked Parakeet

1

2010

 

Barn Owl

1

2014

 

Short-eared Owl

7

1998

(4 in 2016)

Long-eared Owl

7

1997

 

Tawny Owl

4

2015

 

Little Owl

3

2007

 

Swift

680

2012

 

Kingfisher

2

2012

 

Green Woodpecker

7

2016

 

Great Spotted Woodpecker

4

2015

 

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

1

1996

 

Skylark

116

2010

 

Shore Lark

2

2010

 

Sand Martin

150

2006

 

Swallow

1000

2017

 

House Martin

1060

1996

(1000 in 2008)

Richard's Pipit

1

2010

 

Meadow Pipit

3000

2014

 

Tree Pipit

12

2012

 

Rock Pipit

10

2014

 

Water Pipit

2

2012

 

Yellow Wagtail

81

2012

 

Grey Wagtail

4

2017

 

Pied Wagtail

5000

1981

(400 in 2007)

Waxwing

2

2012

 

Wren

21

2017

 

Dunnock

15

2009

 

Robin

30

2014

 

Nightingale

1

1991

 

Redstart

11

2013

 

Black Redstart

3

2001

(2 in 2016)

Whinchat

11

2004

 

Stonechat

10

2017

 

Wheatear

30

2011

 

Pied Wheatear

1

2011

 

Blackbird

200

2004

 

Ring Ouzel

2

2017

 

Fieldfare

2000

2013

 

Song Thrush

50

Unknown year 1979-2005

(30 in 2015)

Redwing

3000

2008

 

Mistle Thrush

13

2017

 

Grasshopper Warbler

3

2013

 

Cetti’s Warbler

4

2016

 

Sedge Warbler

13

2015

 

Reed Warbler

50+

Unknown year 1979-2005

(20 in 2006)

Lesser Whitethroat

10

2014

 

Whitethroat

50

2006

 

Garden Warbler

3

2009

 

Blackcap

30

2006

 

Wood Warbler

2

2017

 

Chiffchaff

75

2008

 

Willow Warbler

22

2000

(13 in 2008)

Yellow-browed Warbler

1

2016

 

Firecrest

2

2014

 

Goldcrest

22

2016

 

Spotted Flycatcher

2

2013

 

Pied Flycatcher

2

1994

(1 in 2015)

Long-tailed Tit

30

2006

 

Coal Tit

3

2017

 

Marsh Tit

1

2017

 

Blue Tit

18

2017

 

Great Tit

15

2009

 

Bearded Tit

1

2015

 

Treecreeper

2

2017

 

Nuthatch

1

2015

 

Jay

7

2014

 

Magpie

56

2007

 

Jackdaw

1500

2015

 

Rook

500

2006

 

Carrion Crow

200

2007

 

Raven

13

2005

(12 in 2014)

 

Starling

10,000

2014

 

House Sparrow

100

2014

 

Tree Sparrow

80

1982

(13 in 2004)

Chaffinch

1,325

2015

 

Brambling

80

1984

(20 in 2005)

Greenfinch

200

1995

(24 in 2007)

Goldfinch

700

2008

 

Hawfinch

3

2017

 

Siskin

45

2010

 

Linnet

500

1995

(300 in 2008)

Twite

10

1984

(4 in 2012)

Lesser Redpoll

30

2015

 

Crossbill

6

2011

 

Bullfinch

20

2012

 

Yellowhammer

50

1990

(40 in 2012)

Corn Bunting

2

2007

 

Reed Bunting

50

2016

 

Lapland Bunting

4

2010

 

Snow Bunting

2

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exotics: (Not included in total)

 

Black-crowned Waxbill

 

Australian Shelduck

 

Bar-headed Goose

 

Chestnut Teal

 

Chiloe Wigeon

 

Lanner

 

Saker Falcon

 

Serin x ?

 

White-cheeked Pintail

 

Turkey Vulture

 

Lesser Flamingo

 

Snow Goose

 

Blue-winged Goose

 

Ringed Teal

 

Hottentot Teal

 

Cockatiel

 

Chestnut Munia

 

Chukar

 

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