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Manx Shearwater, Puffinus puffinus


13 records of 14 birds.

A rare species at Grafham Water. Birds usually turn up during August and September following breeding, and usually, but not always, after strong winds. Two individuals have made long stays 17 July to 7 August 2003 and 11 to 22 July 1996. Both individuals were seen plunge-diving with flocks of feeding terns.


Highest count

2 on 5 September 1983


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