MANDARIN

Aix galericulata

Wilf King

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

2021 (-) c.520

Three females were noted on a small pond at Landcare Tree Nursery at Old Sodbury on January 11th; Four, two males and two females were present at Lower Woods, Wickwar on February 13th; A pair were flushed from a small rhine near Rockhampton in the evening on March 19th; Two, a pair, were noted at Tortworth on April 13th - 14th. A partial breeding plumaged male was noted on Tortworth Court Lake on June 6th; An eclipse male was noted between Oldbury Pill and Oldbury Power Station on August 12th; A female was seen over Chipping Sodbury Common on August 19th; A male at Huntingford Mill on November 5th.

 

2020 (2)

One on Tortworth Court Lake on August 2nd. A female at Kingsgate Park, Yate on September 1st and 6th.

 

2019 (12)

Seven on Tortworth Court Lake on January 3rd; One on Tortworth Court Lake on May 19th; A juvenile/ female on Tortworth Court Lake on August 4th; A female at Kingsgate Park, Yate on August 7th; Two females on Broadmead Brook, Shire Valley, Marshfield on October 29th.

 

2018 (c.10)

A pair on the Little River Avon near Damery on February 28th; One on the R. Boyd, Bitton on April 13th; Two on the Little River Avon near Damery on April 23rd; One on the R. Avon, Hanham on May 13th; A female with at least five ducklings on the Little River Avon, Damery on June 1st; A female at Kingsgate Park, Yate from July 27th until September 17th; A male on the R. Avon, Hanham Lock on September 28th; A male on the R. Avon, Willsbridge near The Lock Keeper on September 31st.

 

2017 (c. 20)

At least ten on Tortworth Court Lake, Tortworth on February 5th; Two over Old Sodbury on the March 12th; One on Golden Valley LNR, Wick on March 12th; A drake on the R. Avon, Hanham on April 26th; A male at Golden Valley LNR, Wick on May 2nd; A female at Kingsgate Park, Yate on August 16th - 19th; Two males on The Lake, Oldbury Power Station on October 12th; A male on Pilning WR, New Passage on October 30th; A single male on Heneage Court Pools, Falfield on December 2nd.

 

2016 (c.15)

Eight on Tortworth Court Lake, Tortworth on February 7th; A male and female on a small pond by the R. Frome, Old Sodbury on March 16th; Three (one male) on the R. Frome, Old Sodbury on March 17th; Four (two males) on the R. Frome, Old Sodbury on March 18th; A male on The Lake, Oldbury Power Station on November 25th.

 

2015 (c.35)

Five (four drakes) on Tortworth Court Lake on February 1st; Four (two males) on Dodington Lakes, Dodington on March 1st; A pair on Tortworth Court Lake on June 7th; A female over M4/ J14 Thornbury on June 8th; Two on Tortworth Court Lake on July 5th; An eclipse drake at Oldbury Power Station on August 10th and 13th; An eclipse drake in Kingsgate Park, Yate on September 8th; An adult winter male on The Lake, Oldbury Power Station on November 2nd; A flock of c.20 on Dodington Park Lakes, Dodington on December 6th.

 

2014 (15)

A pair on Dodington Lakes, Dodington on January 4th; Seven (one male) on Tortworth Court Lake on February 2nd; Four on Tortworth Court Lake on March 2nd; A pair on the Little Avon River near Horwood Farm, Wickwar on May 4th.

 

2013 (c.30)

One was from Field Grove Farm, Bitton on January 26th; Nine (two males) on Tortworth Court Lake on February 3rd; Nine (five males) on Heneage Court Pools, Falfield on March 9th; A drake was reported from Yate Common, Yate on March 18th; Four at Dodington Park, Dodington on March 30th; A male and female at Lower Woods, Wickwar on April 1st and 18th with four there on the 20th; A female at Tormarton Village April 15th.

 

2012 (c.40)

Fourteen were reported on Tortworth Court Lake on February 5th; One was noted at Lower Woods, Wickwar on April 5th; Two males were noted in the Falfield area on April 23rd; Three were reported on Tortworth Court Lake on May 6th; One was reported at Horton Court, Horton on May 15th; A male and female were present at Lower Woods, Wickwar on May 28th; One was noted at Little Sodbury on June 6th; One was reported from Winterbourne on October 19th; A female was seen on Stanshaw's Lake, Yate on December 12th; A male was reported on Field Grove Farm, Bitton on December 30th; A pair were seen on Chipping Sodbury Common on April 26th; A female with seven ducklings on Chipping Sodbury GC from May 20th raising a second brood of four until at least July 15th; Two were present on Chipping Sodbury GC on August 19th; A female present on Chipping Sodbury GC on September 24th.

 

2011 (c.15)

A drake on the R. Avon at Swineford on January 8th; Three (two males) on Heneage Court Pools, Falfield on February 25th with two still present on March 6th; A female with three ducklings on Tortworth Court Lake on June 5th; A female with five juveniles on Chipping Sodbury GC from June 12th - 26th.

 

2010 (c.25)

A drake was seen in Kingsgate Park, Yate on January 18th; A drake on Cooper's Factory Lake, Yate on February 16th; A male was seen at Chipping Sodbury on March 28th; A female was flushed from Broadmead Brook in the Shire Valley, Marshfield on April 16th; A female with eight ducklings were present on Chipping Sodbury GC from June 20th to July 21st; A male on Stanshaw's Lake, Yate on October 10th; A male was present in Kingsgate Park, Yate on October 6th, 13th, 17th and 20th; At least ten (seven males) on Heneage Court Pools on October 21st; A male on the R. Avon east of the Lock Keeper, Keynsham on October 24th; A male on the R. Avon at Swineford on December 30th.

 

2009 (c.30)

A male and female on Heneage Court Pools, Falfield on March 24th; At least nine males on Heneage Court Pools, Falfield on May 17th; A pair at Lower Wood, Wickwar on May 25th; Twenty-four (eight ducklings) at Dodington Lakes on June 19th; A juvenile or eclipse male at Oldbury Power Station on August 8th - 9th; One was seen at Shepperdine on August 23rd; A male was noted on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on September 26th, October 1st, 10th and 17th.

 

2008 (13)

Three (two males) were on show at Stanshaw's Lake, Yate on February 22nd; Four (two males) were present on Tortworth Court Lake on March 2nd; Four  (two males) on Stanshaw's Lake, Yate on March 3rd;

Four (three male) on Heneage Court Pools, Falfield on April 6th and 9th; A male in Kingsgate Park, Yate on May 9th.

 

2007 (16)

Nine (five drakes) on Heneage Court Pools, Falfield on January 21st; Four (two males) on Tortworth Court Lake on March 2nd; A pair on Tortworth Court Lake on April 5th; A male at Kingsgate Park, Yate on June 8th; One was seen on Westerleigh Common on or about June 8th.

 

2006 (c.35)

Up to fifteen (nine males) on Heneage Court Pools, Falfield between February 12th and April 5th; A male and female at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach on March 12th; A pair at Lower Woods, Wickwar on May 13th; A female on Brimsham Park Lake between May and July; Three (one male) on Heneage Court Pools on August 22nd; One on Lagoon I, Oldbury Power Station on October 31st; Twelve (seven males) at Heneage Court Pools on November 18th.

 

2005 (3)

A pair were noted at Tortworth Court Lake on February 2nd; A female was found at Littley Wood, Lower Woods, Wickwar on April 16th.

 

2004 (1)

One was seen at Oldbury Power Station on November 4th.

 

2003 (2)

Two on the R. Frome, Winterbourne Down on September 13th.

 

2002 (1)

A male was seen at Shepperdine on May 24th.

 

2001 (6)

A female on the R. Frome, Frampton Cotterell on January 27th; A family group of a male, female and two juveniles at Kingsgate Park, Yate on June 16th; A male and female on the R. Frome, Frampton Cotterell on October 2nd.

 

2000 (1)

A male at Oldbury Power Station on November 4th.

 

1998 (2)

Tortworth Court Lake; A male on April 5th; A male on September 6th.

 

1997 (1)

An eclipse male at Oldbury Power Station from August 28th - 31st.

 

1996 (c.10)

A female and juvenile on Tortworth Court Lake on July 28th; Seven over the M5 near Falfield on August 20th; A female and immature at Oldbury Power Station on August 28th; One at Oldbury Power Station on September 11th; Two juvenile/ females at Oldbury Power Station on September 14th.

 

1995 (c.20)

A male and female at Avening Green on March 12th; A female at Oldbury Power Station from the end of August until early September; Two at Oldbury Power Station on September 11th; Twelve (four males) on Tortworth Court Lake on October 8th; Four over the M5 near Tortworth on October 13th.

 

1994 (c.20)

A male and female were seen near Tortworth Church on May 1st; Six over the M5 near Tortworth on May 4th; A male over the M5 near Tortworth on June 1st; Three juvenile/ females at Eastwood Park, Falfield on August 12th. Tortworth Court Lake; A male and female on May 15th; One on August 21st; Four (two males) on October 27th with one male on October 29th.

 

1993 (c.15)

Tortworth Court Lake; Two males on May 9th; Two on July 18th; A male and female on September 26th; A male on October 17th; Nine (six males) on November 14th.

 

1992 (c.25)

Tortworth Court Lake; Two in March; Five in April; One in May; One in September; Twelve in October; Seven in November.

 

1991 (c.10)

A male on Shackell's Lake, Hamswell on April 18th; A male on the R. Boyd, Bitton on April 21st. Tortworth Court Lake; Seven (three males) on May 5th; Four males on May 26th; A juvenile/ female on June 30th; A female on August 25th.

 

1990 (c.30)

A male was seen over the M5 near Tortworth on April 22nd; A male and female were found on Shackell's Lake, Hamswell on April 22nd. Tortworth Court Lake; Three juvenile/ females on July 1st; One on July 8th; Seven (one male) on August 12th; Fourteen (three males) on September 2nd; Twenty-three (eight males) on September 30th; Twenty on October 21st; Nine on November 4th; Nine on December 9th; One on December 23rd.

 

1989 (10)

All of this years records were from Tortworth Court Lake: A male and female on April 2nd; A female on June 4th; A male on June 11th; Four (one male) on October 8th; Two males on November 5th.

 

1988 (c.35)

A male and female were seen in flight at Eastwood Park, Falfield on April 14th. Tortworth Court Lake; Two males were on May 15th; A male and female on June 12th; A female was found on July 17th and July 24th; A male and female on September 18th; Thirteen (seven males) on October 23rd; Fourteen (nine males) on November 13th.

 

1987 (13)

A male and female were noted at Upper Hill on March 25th; A male and female were seen in flight near Falfield on April 22nd; Nine were seen in September on Tortworth Lake.

 

1986 (4) 0

Four were present on Tortworth Court Lake on November 16th with one lingering until December 14th.