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WHOOPER SWAN - Cygnus cygnus

 

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2018:

Two adults were found on Northwick Warth on January 7th spending most of their time on Pining Wetland. They were last seen in flight north-east past Aust Warth at 16:40. OCTOBER: Four juveniles were seen distantly on the estuary from New Passage on the 16th and 18th; A flock of seven birds were reported from Tortworth Court Lake on the 22nd; Two noted in flight east over Pilning Wetland, Northwick Warth mid-morning on the 29th.

 

2017:

Three were watched floating upriver past Shepperdine around 09:00 on December 9th before flying north-east.

 

2013:

Four Swan spp. were seen flying high upriver past Oldbury Power Station on January 13th. They appeared long necked and were most probably this species; An adult was noted at 09:50 in flight north-east past Severn Beach and a few minutes later past Northwick Warth on November 3rd.

 

2012:

One was reported calling in flight at 09:30 off Severn Beach on February 9th where it initially flew up river before turning back south.

 

2010:

Two, and adult and a probable juvenile were seen in flight down river past Oldbury Power Station at 09:55 on October 16th. There were subsequently seen past Northwick Warth low south-west at 10:00.

 

2009:

Two were noted over Aust Warth on the afternoon of the 10th November.

 

2008:

An adult was seen in flight low south-west over Severn Beach on March 29th.

 

2005:

On January 13th two adults were found at Northwick Warth and were present in the area from January 13th - 16th when they departed north-east.

 

2000:

On December 23rd an individual was observed at Oldbury Power Station in flight and heading north-east.

 

1983:

One was noted on the 'silt lagoon' at Oldbury Power Station on October 29th. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire. Five were seen on November 13th in flight over Northwick Warth, they were all adults and were last seen departing east; Two were identified on December 4th on Tortworth Court Lake.

 

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