LEACH'S PETREL

Oceanodroma leucorhoa

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2022 (-) c.555

A winter adult was seen from Shaft Beach, Severn Beach on January 3rd.

 

2021 (2)

One noted early morning on March 12th from Severn Beach lingered throughout the day; One, the same (from the 12th) or another, was seen distantly from Severn Beach on March 13th; One was seen from Severn Beach at 16:45 on October 31st.

 

2019 (2)

One from Severn Beach on September 27th; One from Severn Beach on October 8th.

 

2018 (2)

One from Severn Beach on January 3rd; One from Severn Beach on September 19th.

 

2017 (c.10)

Up to three from Severn Beach between September 11th - 13th; At least three from Severn Beach between October 16th - 17th; One from Severn Beach on October 21st - 22nd.

 

2015 (5)

Two from Severn Beach on September 14th; Up to three from Severn Beach between November 13th - 16th.

 

2013 (3)

At least three off Severn Beach on October 27th - 28th.

 

2011 (2)

Up to two off Severn Beach on September 12th - 13th.

 

2010 (2)

One from Severn Beach on November 4th; A corpse on an Industrial Estate at Emerson's Green on November 7th!

 

2009 (c.15)

At least fifteen from Severn Beach between November 18th - 26th.

 

2007 (1)

One off Severn Beach on December 29th.

 

2006 (c.30)

Around thirty off New Passage and Severn Beach between December 3rd - 8th.

 

2005 (3)

Two off Severn Beach on November 4th; One off Severn Beach on November 11th .

 

2004 (2)

One off Severn Beach on September 13th - 14th; One off Severn Beach on October 22nd.

 

2002 (c.10)

One from Severn Beach on January 28th; Four from Severn Beach on February 5th; Three from Severn Beach on February 9th - 10th; One from Severn Beach on February 12th.

 

2001 (1)

One off Severn Beach on October 1st.

 

2000 (3)

One off Severn Beach on November 1st; Two off Severn Beach on December 13th.

 

1999 (1)

One off Severn Beach on April 22nd.

 

1998 (5)

One off Severn Beach on January 5th; One off Severn Beach on September 10th; Three off Severn Beach on October 27th - 28th.

 

1997 (2)

One off Severn Beach on February 26th; One off Severn Beach on October 7th.

 

1996 (4)

Four off Severn Beach on November 6th.

 

1995 (1)

One off Severn Beach on September 27th.

 

1991 (3)

One from New Passage on January 10th; One from New Passage on November 3rd; One from New Passage on November 13th.

 

1990 (1)

One off New Passage on September 23rd.

 

1989 (c.35)

One off New Passage on October 21st; Eight off New Passage on October 29th; Up to four off New Passage and Severn Beach on November 4th; Six off New Passage on December 17th; Up to five off New Passage and Severn Beach Four on December 21st; Up to twelve off New Passage between December 22nd -  25th.

 

1988 (5)

One off Severn Beach on January 3rd; Two off Severn Beach on September 2nd; One off Severn Beach on September 28th; One off Severn Beach on October 8th.

 

1985 (1)

One off New Passage on September 1st.

 

1983 (c.50)

At least forty from New Passage between September 3rd - 5th; Two from New Passage on September 19th; One from New Passage on October 8th; At least eight from New Passage between October 16th - 18th.

 

1980 (1)

One off Severn Beach on October 9th.

 

1977 (1)

One off New Passage on November 13th found dead on the same day at Severn Beach.

 

1957 (1)

One from Severn Beach on September 15th .

 

1952 (c.250)

An amazing c.250 were 'wrecked' on October 26th off Aust Warth and remains the regions highest count. There were small numbers noted on subsequent days at Severn Beach and Oldbury-on-Severn. Several were noted at inland locations including: Alveston, Doynton and Stoke Gifford.

 

1938 (1) 0

One was observed off Aust Warth Pier on October 7th. Seen over the Severn it was confidently identified as this species and was watched at close quarters and was certainly too large for Storm Petrel. There had been violent westerly gales a few days previously.