BIRDING

 

 

SOUTH

 

 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

MANDARIN

Aix galericulata

 


 

Mandarin | Mark Coller

 

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RECORDS

 

2024

JANUARY: A male and female on Kingsgate Park Lake, Yate on the 17th then on Coopers/ Stanshawes Lake, Yate on the 19th - 25th. FEBRUARY: Three, a male and two females on private land in the Tortworth/ Avening Green area on the 4th; A pair once again from Coopers/ Stanshawes Lake, Yate on the 27th. MARCH: Two reported at the confluence of R. Boyd/ R. Avon area at Bitton on the 14th with a drake still present in the same area on the 21st and 31st. APRIL: A pair were noted 'perched' in a tree at Lower Woods, Wickwar on the 3rd; A drake was found on the fishing pond, Chipping Sodbury Common on the 11th.

 

2023

A male and female on Tortworth Court Lake, Tortworth on February 5th; Two males and a female on the Little River Avon, Lower Woods, Wickwar on February 21st; An unconfirmed report of a drake at Chestle Pill, New Passage on March 3rd; A male and female on Tortworth Court Lake on March 5th; A pair from Bedford's Wood, Inglestone Common on March 19th; Three, two males and a female, on Tortworth Court Lake, Tortworth on April 2nd; Two moulting adult males at Thornbury Sailing Club, Oldbury-on-Severn on June 3rd; A flock of twelve (12) from Lady's Wood, Lower Woods, Wickwar on July 1st; A juvenile/ female dropped onto the Tidal Reservoir at Oldbury Power Station on August 10th; Five on the Little River Avon, Lower Woods, Wickwar on September 9th; A male at Kingsgate Park, Yate on October 21st and 24th; A male on Brimsham Park Lake on November 30th; A male and female were present at Kingsgate Park, Yate on December 21st - 22nd.

 

2022

A pair on the Little River Avon near Sturt Bridge, Wickwar on April 30th still present on May 8th; Eight on the shore between The Jetty and Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station on September 12th.

 

2021

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

 

2020

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

 

2019

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

 

2018

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

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 male on Heneage Court Pools, Falfield on December 2nd.

 

2016

Eight on Tortworth Court Lake, Tortworth on February 7th; A pair on a small pond by the R. Frome, Old Sodbury on March 16th; Up to four (two males) on the R. Frome, Old Sodbury on March 17th - 18th; A male on The Lake, Oldbury Power Station on November 25th.

 

2015

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

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

One on 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 on Yate Common, Yate on March 18th; Four at Dodington Park, Dodington on March 30th; A pair at Lower Woods, Wickwar on April 1st and 18th with four there on the 20th; A female at Tormarton Village on April 15th.

 

2012

Fourteen on Tortworth Court Lake on February 5th; One at Lower Woods, Wickwar on April 5th; Two males in the Falfield area on April 23rd; Three on Tortworth Court Lake on May 6th; One at Horton Court, Horton on May 15th; A pair at Lower Woods, Wickwar on May 28th; One at Little Sodbury on June 6th; One from Winterbourne on October 19th; A female on Cooper's/ Stanshaw's Lake, Yate on December 12th; A male on Field Grove Farm, Bitton on December 30th; A pair 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 on Chipping Sodbury GC on August 19th; A female on Chipping Sodbury GC on September 24th.

 

2011

A drake on the R. Avon at Swineford on January 8th; Three (two males) on Heneage Court Pools, Falfield on February 25th two still 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

A drake in Kingsgate Park, Yate on January 18th; A drake on Cooper's Factory Lake, Yate on February 16th; A male at Chipping Sodbury on March 28th; A female flushed from Broadmead Brook in the Shire Valley, Marshfield on April 16th; A female with eight ducklings on Chipping Sodbury GC from June 20th to July 21st; A male on Cooper's/ Stanshaw's Lake, Yate on October 10th; A male 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

A pair 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 at Shepperdine on August 23rd; A male on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station on September 26th, October 1st, 10th and 17th.

 

2008

Three (two males) on Cooper's/ Stanshaw's Lake, Yate on February 22nd; Four (two males) 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

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 on Westerleigh Common on or about June 8th.

 

2006

Up to fifteen (nine males) on Heneage Court Pools, Falfield between February 12th and April 5th; A pair 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

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

 

2004

One at Oldbury Power Station on November 4th.

 

2003

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

 

2002

A male at Shepperdine on May 24th.

 

2001

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

 

2000

A male at Oldbury Power Station on November 4th.

 

1999

No reports!

 

1998

TORTWORTH COURT LAKE: A male on April 5th; A male on September 6th.

 

1997

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

 

1996

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

A pair 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

A pair 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 pair on May 15th; One on August 21st; Four (two males) on October 27th; A male on October 29th.

 

1993

TORTWORTH COURT LAKE: Two males on May 9th; Two on July 18th; A pair on September 26th; A male on October 17th; Nine (six males) on November 14th.

 

1992

TORTWORTH COURT LAKE: Two in March; Five in April; One in May; One in September; Twelve in October; Seven in November.

 

1991

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

A male over the M5 near Tortworth on April 22nd; A pair 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

TORTWORTH COURT LAKE: A pair 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

A pair in flight at Eastwood Park, Falfield on April 14th. TORTWORTH COURT LAKE: Two males were on May 15th; A pair on June 12th; A female on July 17th and July 24th; A pair on September 18th; Thirteen (seven males) on October 23rd; Fourteen (nine males) on November 13th.

 

1987

A pair at Upper Hill on March 25th; A pair in flight near Falfield on April 22nd; Nine on Tortworth Court Lake in September .

 

1986

Four on Tortworth Court Lake, Tortworth on November 16th one lingering until December 14th.

 


 

 

 

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