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Phalacrocorax aristototelis - c.65

 

Vic Savery

 

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2020

One was reported from Severn Beach early morning on August 21st.

 

2017

An immature was seen briefly from Severn Beach early morning on August 4th.

 

2016

A record flock of twenty-three (a mix of adults and juveniles) were counted in flight north-east over Severn Beach on August 22nd; Three 1st calendar year birds were seen in flight north-east over New Passage at 07:40 on August 29th.

 

2015

One was seen mid-morning on November 17th from Severn Beach heading north-east upriver; One was watched past Severn Beach heading south -west down river on November 18th.

 

2013

One was seen on April 9th late morning from Aust Cliff flying up river beneath the 'Old' Severn Bridge before returning back down river; One was seen close in shore at Severn Beach on November 3rd.

 

2012

One was seen on the rising evening tide off Severn Beach on May 4th.

 

2011

One was noted off Severn Beach on May 22nd; A juvenile was noted at Oldbury Power Station sat on the concrete pontoon next to the jetty on September 8th; One was seen off Severn Beach on September 13th with possibly the same bird present on September 17th & 18th; Two were noted  at Severn Beach on October 10th.

 

2009

One, a juvenile, was noted off Severn Beach in the afternoon on November 23rd and was still present on November 24th.

 

2008

An adult was reported prior to 09:00 on the river off Severn Beach on May 17th; One was seen off Severn Beach on August 19th; An exhausted juvenile was noted at Oldbury Power Station on the shore near the 'jetty' in the evening on September 3rd; One was noted at New Passage on September 8th.

 

2007

One possibly this species was noted at Oldbury Power Station on January 20th. It was seen fishing on Lagoon I (which, because of heavy rain was flooded). It then flew on to the estuary giving only rear views in flight but did show what appeared to be a thin bill. It was then seen to fly strongly upriver at about 10:00.

 

2003

A juvenile was located on August 22nd off Severn Beach. 2002 One on February 6th was noted off Severn Beach.

 

1998

One was found sometime in April in a garden at Downend it was a sub-adult and was photographed sitting on a garden wall; Five were noted on October 5th off Severn Beach flying north; One on October 27th was seen off Severn Beach; On October 29th one was identified as a juvenile near Almondsbury was taken into care.

 

1996

On May 22nd one was found off Severn Beach.

 

1988

On January 5th a winter adult was seen off New Passage; Three seen on August 20th were all off New Passage; One on September 3rd was off New Passage; One, a juvenile on September 24th was seen off New Passage.

 

1983

A single bird was seen in flight off New Passage on October 16th.

 

1981

A single bird was reported from New Passage on April 9th.

 

1977

One was reported from Severn Beach on July 2nd; One was seen off Severn Beach on December 19th.

 

1958

On January 26th one was found on a street in Kingswood, Bristol and was subsequently released at Clevedon by an RSPCA official.

 

1951

An immature was picked up sometime in August near Cromhall. It was later released at Slimbridge WWT.