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LONG-TAILED SKUA - Stercorarius longicaudus

 

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2010:

One, possibly this species, was seen off Severn Beach on September 14th.

 

2008:

A dark or intermediate morph juvenile was reported flying downriver off Oldbury Power Station at around 11:45 and subsequently off New Passage at around mid-day on September 6th.

 

1994:

An adult was seen on November 25th at New Passage, again at New Passage on November 26th and at Severn Beach on November 27th.

 

1991:

An adult was watched on May 5th off New Passage in flight heading north-east.

 

1990:

An adult was seen on September 20th off New Passage.

 

1988:

On September 26th one was observed off Severn Beach, it then flew north-east to New Passage then heading south-west.

 

1983:

On September 3rd one was seen off New Passage.

 

1981:

A juvenile was found on October 4th off New Passage. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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