STORM PETREL

Hydrobates pelagicus - c.220

 

Dan White

 

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2020 (c.15)

MAY: One or two from Severn Beach by mid-day with up to three there in the evening on the 23rd. Two from Severn Beach over the high tide period on the 24th. JUNE: Two from Severn Beach over the high tide period on the 28th and at least five on the 29th. JULY: Two from Severn Beach over the high tide period on the 5th.

 

2019

JUNE: The after effects of Storm Miguel had one lingering for several hours in the estuary from Severn Beach on the 8th. AUGUST: At least three over high tide from Severn Beach on the 10th with one close inshore at the same site on the 11th. DECEMBER: One almost certainly this species from Oldbury Power Station on the 10th.

 

2018

JUNE: One seen heading out of 'Burger Bar Bay', Severn Beach early on the 14th and 18th; One from Severn Beach on September 10th.

 

2017

JUNE: One was seen from Severn Beach on the 6th; An adult viewed from Severn Beach on the evening tide on the 23rd. AUGUST: At least two, possibly three, were logged on the evening high tide at Severn Beach on the 3rd; Two from Severn Beach by 18:30 on the 19th. SEPTEMBER: One was seen from Severn Beach on the 11th.

 

2016

FEBRUARY: One was seen heading out onto the estuary then down river from Oldbury Power Station in the afternoon on the 8th. AUGUST: Four were logged throughout the day on the 4th from Severn Beach, one of which was taken into care but sadly succumbed; One from Severn Beach on the 20th at 18:55 and 19:22; Up to six birds noted throughout the day on the 21st from Severn Beach with at least two still on the 22nd.

 

2015

JUNE: At least two birds were seen from the sea wall at Severn Beach from late afternoon into the evening on the 2nd.

 

2014

MAY: One was seen distantly (approx 200 metres) off Severn Beach at 18:20 on the 10th; One flew south-west past Severn Beach at 16:25 on the 11th; One in the evening from Severn Beach on the 12th. AUGUST: A moulting adult was seen well in Burger Bar Bay, Severn Beach on the 11th; At least four were reported from the sea walls at Severn Beach on the 12th.

 

2013

MAY: One was reported off Severn Beach at 12:25 on the 12th. JUNE: One heading down river from Severn Beach at 07:20 on the 22nd. OCTOBER: One was seen from Severn Beach on the 28th.

 

2012

JUNE: At least ten were seen off Severn Beach on the 8th; At least 30 were present off Severn Beach on the 9th; One lingering off 'The Pipes' at Severn Beach on the 10th; One was present off Severn Beach on the 16th with two, possibly as many as four there on the 17th; One possibly two were present on the morning and evening tides off Severn Beach on the 23rd.

 

2011

MAY: One on the 22nd & 26th off Severn Beach. JULY: One off Severn Beach in flight down river at around 19:30 on the 17th. SEPTEMBER: One off Severn Beach at 14:00 on the 7th.

 

2009

NOVEMBER: One off Severn Beach on the 18th around 10:00.

 

2008

JUNE: One off Severn Beach on the 22nd at 19:00; At least two off Severn Beach at 13:00 on the 28th. AUGUST: At least three birds lingering off Severn Beach on the 10th; One off Severn Beach on the 12th; At least four late afternoon off Severn Beach on the 13th with one picked up moribund & taken into care, another was picked up dead at Awkley Flood Pools beside the M4/ M48 junction; Up to four off Severn Beach on the 19th, three in the morning, one in the evening; One off Severn Beach at 10:35 on the 20th.

 

2007

JULY: One off Severn Beach in the morning of the 4th with two there in the evening; At least two off Severn Beach close inshore in the morning on the 5th; Around six off Severn Beach by 10:20 on the 6th with five lingering until at least 18:00; At least two lingering off Severn Beach in the morning on the 7th with one still present at 14:15. DECEMBER: One off Severn Beach at 14:10 on the 29th.

 

2006

MAY: At least two possibly three after strong overnight winds off Severn Beach on the 19th; At least one flew past Severn Beach on the 20th; Three off Severn Beach at around 07:00 with three more on the evening tide on the 24th; One on the evening tide off Severn Beach on the 26th. JUNE: One flying around the sea defences at Severn Beach at 19:55 on the 22nd. JULY: Two watched off Severn Beach on the 9th. DECEMBER: Two reported off Severn Beach on the 7th around 14:00.

 

2004

Off Severn Beach, one was seen on September 13th; Five were present on September 14th.

 

2003

One was showing well on May 20th off Severn Beach; One was reported on July 17th off Severn Beach.

 

2002

One was seen on January 28th off Severn Beach; A corpse was found at Oldbury Power Station on February 17th; Up to six were seen on May 25th off Severn Beach; One was noted on May 29th off Severn Beach; Two were seen on June 10th off Severn Beach; One was seen on October 27th off Severn Beach.

 

2001

Two were seen off Severn Beach on July 11th.

 

2000

One was found on May 17th off Severn Beach; Two were seen on October 30th off Severn Beach, one of which lingered into October 31st.

 

1999

One was seen off Severn Beach on April 22nd.

 

1998

One was seen on June 9th off Severn Beach; One on June 28th off Severn Beach; Two on July 12th off Severn Beach; Two on July 18th off Severn Beach; Two on October 27th off Severn Beach.

 

1997

Two were seen on June 21st off Severn Beach, one at 08:40 and one at 09:10. 1996 Two on August 25th off Severn Beach, dropped to one lingering into August 26th; One was watched on November 3rd off Severn Beach; Two were seen on November 6th off Severn Beach.

 

1994

One on June 18th was seen off Severn Beach; One on June 21st was watched off Severn Beach.

 

1990

One was seen on July 1st off New Passage; One was seen on July 8th off New Passage; One was seen on August 16th off New Passage; One was seen on September 9th at Oldbury Power Station over Lagoon II.

 

1989

A count of four were noted on October 29th off New Passage; One was seen on December 17th off Severn Beach.

 

1988

One was noted on February 2nd at Severn Beach; One was seen on July 30th off Severn Beach; One was seen on September 24th off Severn Beach.

 

1985

One was seen on June 23rd off New Passage; One on August 3rd off New Passage; One on September 16th off New Passage.

 

1983

On September 3rd seven were noted off New Passage; Twelve, were seen off New Passage September 4th and on September 5th five were still available; On October 16th there were three, four on the 17th, one on the 18th and one on the 19th off New Passage.

 

1982

One flew up stream off Severn Beach in a south-westerly gale on November 19th.

 

1978

One probably this species was reported off New Passage on September 10th; One was found close inshore on September 16th off Severn Beach; One was seen on September 30th off New Passage.

 

1938

The partial remains of one were found near Severn Beach on October 16th.

 

1903

A single bird was found on November 15th near Alveston.

 

1824

One was identified on October 31st near Alveston following the violent gale of All Hallows Eve.