BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Grey Plover



Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola (Linnaeus, 1758)

Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola (Linnaeus, 1758)

(Very rare PM)

  1. Shot, no nos. given, 14th Dec. 1914 (D. Carr).*
  2. One, not aged, 24th Sep. to 2nd Oct. 1949 (R.E. Alley, B. King, M.J. Wotton). See note 1 below.
  3. One, not aged, 21st Sep. 1952 (B. King).
  4. One, not aged, 30th Sep. 1962 (B. Rabbits).
  5. One, not aged, 3rd March 1963 (M.W. Seaford).
  6. Two, not aged, 27th Sep. 1964 (R.J. Prytherch).
  7. One, not aged, 25th Oct. to 7th Nov. 1964 (M. Kendall, R.J. Prytherch).
  8. Two, not aged, 7th Nov. 1965 (R.M. Curber).
  9. One, not aged, 14th Oct. 1972.
  10. One, not aged, 20th-29th Sep. 1973.
  11. One, not aged, 27th Sep. 1975.
  12. One, not aged, 29th Dec. 1977.
  13. Five, not aged, 12th Sep. 1990 (G. Hudd),* presumed same one, not aged, 13th Sep. (K.E. Glonovan?),* & one, not aged, 15th-22nd Sep.
  14. One, not aged, 22nd Sep. 1996, & one, perhaps the same, 5th Oct. 1996.
  15. One, juvenile, 21st Oct. to 13th Nov. 2003 (N.R. Milbourne, R. Treeby, A.H. Davis, C. Craig et al.).
  16. Two, not aged, 7th Oct. 2005 (I. Stapp, R. Mielcarek, N.R. Milbourne).
  17. One, not aged, 27th Nov. 2011 (N.R. Milbourne).
  18. One, not aged, 5th Jan. 2012 (pers. comm. C. Billinghurst).*
  19. One, juvenile, 23rd-26th Sep. 2016 (R. Mielcarek, I. Stapp, A.H. Davis, N.R. Milbourne et al.).

Note 1: First inland record for the district and for the North Somerset reservoirs (perhaps not true given the Carr record of 1914).

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Blaythwayt, Rev F.L. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1949. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  2. Chadwick, P.J. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1977. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  3. Craig, C. 2003. Somerset Ornithological Society Website Messageboard
  4. Davis, A.H. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1996. Avon Ornithological Group.
  5. Davis, A.H. 2003. Somerset Ornithological Society Website Messageboard
  6. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Bristol Bird Report, 1962. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  7. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Bristol Bird Report, 1963. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  8. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Bristol Bird Report, 1964. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  9. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Bristol Bird Report, 1965. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  10. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Ornithological Notes Bristol District, 1949. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  11. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Ornithological Notes Bristol District, 1952. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  12. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1964. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  13. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1965. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  14. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1972. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  15. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1973. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  16. G(lonovan?), K.E. Top End hide diary.
  17. Hudd, G. Top End hide diary.
  18. McGeoch, J.A. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1975. Somerset Ornithological Society.
  19. McGeoch, J.A. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1977. Somerset Ornithological Society.
  20. Milbourne, N.R. Personal Diaries.
  21. Stapp, I. & Mielcarek, R. Top End hide diary.
  22. Taylor, S.M. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1990. Avon Ornithological Society.
  23. Taylor, W.R. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1952. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  24. Treeby, R. 2003. Somerset Ornithological Society Website Messageboard

Updated 18 September, 2013