GREAT NORTHERN DIVER

Gavia immer - 15

 

Paul Bowerman

 

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2020

One was seen in flight heading south-west, down river, from Severn Beach at 07:45 on November 2nd.

 

2017

An adult in summer plumage was seen distantly from Severn Beach on October 21st.

 

2015

One was seen in flight south-west past Severn Beach around 10:20 on November 30th; One was watched flying high to the west over Aust Warth late afternoon on December 6th.

 

2013

One was seen late afternoon off Severn Beach on November 2nd.

 

2010

One was seen flying south-west past Severn Beach on November 12th.

 

2008

One was seen in flight twice at 08:00 heading upriver past Severn Beach on November 15th, on both occasions it refused to fly over the Second Severn Crossing and subsequently headed back down river.

 

2006

One was reported on December 6th off Severn Beach at around 10:00; One was seen at mid-day on December 25th at New Passage.

 

2000

An immature was found on May 8th off Severn Beach; Two were identified on December 13th off Severn Beach, one at 09:25 and the second at 10:25; On December 13th a single bird was seen off Oldbury Power Station in flight heading south-west at 09:55.

 

1989

On November 4th a single bird was noted on the R. Severn off New Passage; On December 17th an individual was also seen off New Passage.

 

1983

One was identified on December 14th on the R. Severn off Aust Warth.