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© Paul Bowerman

 

 

 

2012:

One was present on Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station on May 5th; One flew downriver on May 19th and was seen at 09:00 past Severn Beach.

 

2010:

Two were seen in flight up river past Oldbury Power Station on January 8th; An adult male was present just inside the S. Glos boundary at ST: 691 691 near the public house at Swineford around 10:00 on April 15th.

 

2004:

On Severnside; two birds were at Northwick Warth on February 7th and 9th; On March 30th one was seen at Severn Beach; A pair flew up stream at Severn Beach on May 17th; One was present on September 16th at Severn Beach; On November 24th a red colour ringed bird was seen at Severn Beach.

 

2003:

On September 19th a female was seen twice in flight at Northwick Warth in the morning and on Grebe Pond on September 20th, it was present in the area until September 27th; Two were seen on December 10th at Severn Beach.

 

1997:

On November 25th two females present at Northwick Warth and would remain until April 5th 1998.

 

1942:

On April 18th off Aust Warth from Aust Ferry Pier a male was watched by several observers on the mud flats below Aust Ferry Pier on various occasions from April 18th - 25th and again on June 2nd along the river bank at Severn Beach. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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