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SKUA SPP - Stercorarius spp.

 

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UNIDENTIFIED SKUA'S

 

 

2016:

A Skua spp. seen from Oldbury Power Station on May 11th was most likely Arctic and was subsequently seen at Sharpness, Glos.

2013:

A distant Skua spp. was seen from Severn Beach on April 7th; One, either Arctic or Pomarine was seen distantly heading upriver from Severn Beach at 10:00 on May 14th.

2011:

A small Skua species was noted off Severn Beach at 14:00 on September 7th; Six 'small' Skua's were noted distantly from New Passage on September 16th  in flight low down river at 14:35 before gaining height and flying towards the Gwent end of the Second Severn crossing.

 

2009:

Two (one light and one dark morph) were noted at long range off Severn Beach on May 9th and were either Pomarine or Arctic Skua's.

2003:

One was watched on May 13th off Severn Beach.

2001:

Three were present on April 5th off Severn Beach.

1999:

One was reported on April 24th off Severn Beach; One was seen on November 28th off Severn Beach.

1998:

One was seen on January 3rd off Severn Beach.

1996:

One was present on November 6th off Severn Beach.

1992:

One was noted on May 8th off New Passage; One was present on May 14th off New Passage; Two were seen on August 12th off New Passage.

1990:

One was seen on June 22nd off New Passage; One was present on October 30th off New Passage.

1989:

One was seen on October 29th off New Passage.

1988:

One was seen on February 9th off New Passage; One was noted on July 28th off New Passage.

1986:

One was present on January 19th off Aust Warth.

 

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