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BITTERN - Botarus stellaris

 

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© Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

2017:

One was seen briefly on January 21st around 08:45 at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach. It was seen to fly west along the pool but could not be relocated.

 

2011:

One was found at Orchard Pools near Severn Beach in the morning on January 23rd where it was present until January 25th; One was seen again at Orchard Pools near Severn Beach on February 10th and 12th; There was also an unconfirmed report of one in flight out of the reed bed at Old Passage on April 6th.

 

1997:

On January 12th a presumed winter adult was flushed several times from Lagoon II at Oldbury Power Station.

 

1931:

Sometime in December near Hallen a presumed winter adult was ‘obtained’.

 

1891:

Sometime in January at or near Hambrook a presumed winter adult was ‘obtained’. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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