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© Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

2018:

One was seen lingered for a couple of hours on the R. Severn from New Passage on the April 18th.

 

2015:

One was seen to fly north-east upriver at Severn Beach and over the Second Severn Crossing around 10:30 on November 18th.

 

2013:

Two were seen in flight south past Severn Beach around 10:15 on January 31st.

 

2012:

One was seen in flight up river off Severn Beach in the morning on April 30th.

 

2011:

One probably this species was seen flying fast and low down river from Aust Warth at 07:50 on February 19th when it was lost to view in the mist.

 

2007:

One flew north past Severn Beach at 08:35 on December 14th and dropped onto the river near the second Severn Crossing.

 

2000:

An immature was reported on May 8th at Severn Beach.

 

1993:

One was found off New Passage on January 15th ; On May 6th an adult in summer plumage was found at Severn Beach and seen in flight as it moved off to the north-east.

 

1991:

One was noted on January 5th at New Passage and one observed on January 10th also at New Passage was possibly the same individual reported on the 5th; Five were noted on May 6th at New Passage.

 

1961:

On March 15th an individual was found in a field near Chipping Sodbury, it was taken into care and released at Pill the following day.

 

1960:

One was seen on January 6th on the Severn Estuary near Shepperdine. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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