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CORY'S SHEARWATER - Calonectris diomedea

 

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2004:

On January 13th S. Gloucestershire's second record was identified off Severn Beach at around 10:00. It was watched for nearly an hour by just five lucky observers and spent most of it's time being harassed by large gulls. It was last seen settled on the water just after 11:00.

 

2000:

One was found on November 26th off Severn Beach at 09:05. Though it quickly departed it was tracked along the coast and was seen a further four times as it made it's way south. The birds' average speed was approximately 16 Kph clearly aiding those birders who were fortunate enough to see it. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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