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GLOUCESTERSHIRE

GOOSANDER

Mergus merganser

 


 

Goosander | Mark Coller

 

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RECORDS

 

2024

EARLIEST: . LATEST: A pair was watched from the Oldbury Pill area, Oldbury on Severn on April 23rd. HIGHEST COUNT: Fifteen were counted on Brimsham Park Lake, Yate on January 5th.

 

2023

EARLIEST: A single 'redhead' passed Severn Beach on August 2nd. LATEST: Two north-east past Severn Beach on April 19th. HIGHEST COUNT: Ten on Cooper's/ Stanshaw's, Yate on January 17th and December 17th.

 

2022

EARLIEST: A 'redhead' downriver near the shore at Oldbury Power Station on November 4th. LATEST: Two males north-east past Severn Beach on April 3rd. HIGHEST COUNT: Nine (three males, six 'redheads') on Brimsham Park, Yate on March 1st.

 

2021

EARLIEST: A 'redhead' on Brimsham Park Lake, Yate on October 5th. LATEST: Two 'redheads' on the Tidal Reservoir, Oldbury Power Station on March 30th. HIGHEST COUNT: Ten, three males and seven 'redheads' on Cooper's/ Stanshaws Lake, Yate on December 28th.

 

2020

A hundred bird days logged this year, all with one exception (The R. Avon, Willsbridge) coming from the 'lakes' at Yate (Cooper's/ Stanshaw's, Kingsgate and Brimsham Park). The best months December (61), January (15) and February (15). EARLIEST: Four at Kingsgate Park, Yate on November 24th. LATEST: A female on the R. Avon east of the Lock Keeper, Keynsham on March 29th. HIGHEST COUNT: Eight over Kingsgate Park, Yate on December 22nd.

 

2019

A 'redhead' on the R. Avon, Willsbridge on January 22nd; Three (one male) in the Siston Brook/ R. Avon, Willsbridge on January 30th; One from Aust Warth on February 27th; A male upriver from Severn Beach on April 10th; One upriver from Aust Warth on April 17th; A female from Pilning WR, New Passage on November 4th; Three from Shepperdine on December 18th.

 

2018

A male on the R. Avon near Siston Brook, Willsbridge on January 6th; A pair upriver past Severn Beach on March 7th; A male north-east past Severn Beach on April 7th; A pair on the R. Avon opposite Eastwood Farm, Conham on December 30th.

 

2017

One on the R. Avon, Hanham on April 1st; An immature in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on August 4th; A 'redhead' upriver past Oldbury Power Station on October 10th.

 

2016

Up to three males on the R. Avon at Keynsham Weir from January 5th - 11th; A pair from New Passage On April 30th; A 'redhead' flew past Oldbury Power Station May 11th; Three males south past New Passage on December 19th.

 

2015

Up to five on the R. Avon around The Lock Keeper, Keynsham from January 30th until February 11th; A male upriver past Thornbury Yacht Club on April 4th; A female upriver at Shepperdine on April 10th; Two north-east past New Passage/ Northwick Warth on October 18th; A male down river past New Passage on November 17th; A pair north-west over Pilning WR, New Passage on November 25th; A male from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on December 7th; A 1st winter/ female from New Passage on December 11th; A male on the R. Avon around The Lock Keeper, Keynsham on December 14th.

 

2014

A pair on the R. Avon opposite Avon Valley CP on February 22nd; A 'redhead' off Severn Beach on March 13th; A female from the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on September 18th; A male in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on November 10th - 11th.

 

2013

A male over Aust Warth on January 23rd; Three on the R. Avon between Keynsham and Swineford on February 14th; Three at Littleton-upon-Severn on November 16th; Three (one male) from Severn Beach on November 24th.

 

2012

A male on The Reservoir, Oldbury Power Station on February 7th; Three (one male) on the R. Avon, Hanham on February 12th; A male from Aust Warth on April 15th.

 

2011

Three over Orchard Pools, Severn Beach on January 29th; A male over Aust Warth on February 8th; A male Stanshaw's Lake, Yate on March 18th.

 

2010

A pair on the R. Avon on January 2nd; A pair  near the Lock Keeper, Keynsham on January 30th; A male down river at Shepperdine on January 16th; One at Oldbury Power Station on January 16th - 17th; Five upriver past Severn Beach on November 14th; Nineteen north near Oldbury Power Station on December 2nd; Two at New Passage on December 27th; A female on the R. Avon, Swineford on December 30th; Nine down river past Oldbury Power Station on December 30th.

 

2009

Three (two males) past Aust Warth on January 2nd; A pair on the R. Avon up river from the Chequers Pub, Hanham on February 5th; Four up river at Oldbury Power Station on February 6th; A male high over Kingswood, Bristol on December 27th.

 

2008

A pair on the R. Avon, Willsbridge on March 2nd; A 'redhead' off New Passage on November 15th.

 

2007

Three on the R. Avon, Hanham on March 13th.

 

2006

A female at New Passage on January 6th; A drake passed Severn Beach on February 18th; Two down river past New Passage on April 22nd; A female at New Passage on November 10th.

 

2005

One at Badminton on December 13th; A male at New Passage on December 30th.

 

2004

One was reported from Severnside on February 20th.

 

2003

One over Leap Valley, Downend on February 16th; Three on Severnside on October 14th; One at Oldbury Power Station on November 15th; Two on Severnside from November 23rd until December 31st.

 

2002

A 'redhead' on Severnside on January 2nd.

 

2001

Two 'redheads' in flight on Severnside on November 11th.

 

2000

One on Severnside on January 10th; Two on Severnside on November 4th; One on Severnside on December 30th.

 

1999

A male and female on the R. Avon, Hanham on January 31st; A female on Siston Brook, Willsbridge on January 31st.

 

1998

Two on the R. Avon, Hanham on February 4th.

 

1997

Seven from Oldbury Power Station on January 4th; A male from Severn Beach on January 4th; A female from Severn Beach on January 12th.

 

1996

A male and female at New Passage on November 17th; Three (one male) at Severn Beach on December 28th.

 

1994

A male on the R. Avon, Hanham on March 6th.

 

1992

Up to six on the R. Avon, Hanham between February 8th and 29th.

 

1991

A 'redhead' from Littleton Warth on February 3rd; Three (two males) on Severnside on February 10th; Three (one male) at Oldbury Power Station  on February 17th; A 'redhead' on Severnside on April 13th; Five 'redheads' on Severnside on October 11th, 17th and 19th.

 

1990

A 'redhead' on Severnside on November 17th and 25th.

 

1989

A male and female from New Passage on February 25th; A male and female at New Passage on October 28th; Four at New Passage on November 17th; One at New Passage on November 19th.

 

1988

Two from Northwick Warth on December 18th.

 

1987

One from Northwick Warth on January 24th.

 

1985

One at New Passage on February 15th.

 

1984

A 'redhead' on Severnside on April 20th.

 

1981

A female p river off New Passage on May 9th.

 

1980

Eleven 'redheads' south-east off Severn Beach on November 23rd.

 

1978

A male off Severn Beach on December 24th.

 

1891

One 'obtained' sometime in January at Bitton.

 


 

 

 

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