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VELVET SCOTER - Melanitta fusca

 

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1996:

One was watched on November 16th off Severn Beach.

 

1987:

A male and female were found on January 25th off Severn Beach; they lingered throughout February and were present until at least March 20th.

 

1984:

A female was seen in flight heading north-east on April 26th off New Passage.

 

1983:

A male flew up river past Severn Beach on November 7th.

 

1892:

On March 5th an adult male was 'obtained' off New Passage. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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