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GREAT NORTHERN DIVER - Gavia immer

 

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© Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

2017:

An adult in summer plumage was seen distantly from Severn Beach on October 21st.

 

2015:

One was seen in flight south-west past Severn Beach around 10:20 on November 30th; One was watched flying high to the west over Aust Warth late afternoon on December 6th.

 

2013:

One was seen late afternoon off Severn Beach on November 2nd.

 

2010:

One was seen flying south-west past Severn Beach on November 12th.

 

2008:

One was seen in flight twice at 08:00 heading upriver past Severn Beach on November 15th, on both occasions it refused to fly over the Second Severn Crossing and subsequently headed back down river.

 

2006:

One was reported on December 6th off Severn Beach at around 10:00; One was seen at mid-day on December 25th at New Passage.

 

2000:

An immature was found on May 8th off Severn Beach; Two were identified on December 13th off Severn Beach, one at 09:25 and the second at 10:25; On December 13th a single bird was seen off Oldbury Power Station in flight heading south-west at 09:55.

 

1989:

On November 4th a single bird was noted on the R. Severn off New Passage; On December 17th an individual was also seen off New Passage.

 

1983:

One was identified on December 14th on the R. Severn off Aust Warth. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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