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2018:

MAY: One was reported from Pilning Wetland on the 5th. NOVEMBER: One was seen from New Passage on the 15th.

 

2017:

OCTOBER: Two were seen from Northwick Warth on the 12th; One in flight past Oldbury Power Station on the 22nd.

 

2016:

APRIL: Thirteen arrived at Northwick Warth in the morning on the 16th but did not linger; Two were present in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area between 07:10 and 07:30 on the 23rd. SEPTEMBER: A flock of nine were seen briefly on Northwick Warth in the morning on the 30th before departing up river.

 

2015:

Four were present on Littleton Warth and Oldbury Power Station from August 26th - 28th.

 

2014:

A winter adult was mixing with Shelduck in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area on February 21st, 24th - 28th and at Severn Beach on the 23rd. It was still on Northwick Warth on March 1st, moved to  Aust Warth on the 2nd and back to the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area from the 4th - 8th; Five were seen in flight east-north-east over Gaunt's Earthcott in the evening on May 2nd.

 

2011:

A winter adult was mixing with Shelduck on Northwick Warth from  March 5th - April 4th.

 

2010:

A party of twenty-five flew up river past Severn Beach at 13:30 on January 25th and were subsequently seen grazing on Northwick Warth. All 25 were still present on January 26th but were noted flying past Oldbury Power Station on the 27th; Two were seen in flight heading north-east past Northwick Warth in the morning on April 12th; Thirty-five were reported at Oldbury Power Station on March 6th; Fifty-six were reported on May 29th at Oldbury Power Station; 80 were seen in flight upriver past Oldbury Power Station on December 7th.

 

2009:

One was noted with c.70 Canada Geese between Keynsham and Swineford opposite Avon Valley CP on October 3rd; One was present at Heneage Court Pools near Falfield on August 16th.

 

2006:

One was reported from the Severn Beach area on June 8th - 9th.

 

2002:

One was seen on April 1st at Tortworth Court Lake; One was seen on April 14th at Northwick Warth; Two were found on May 10th at Orchard Pools near Severn Beach.

 

1999:

Thirteen were present sometime in April at Oldbury Power Station; On October 19th one was identified in flight heading south past New Passage.

 

1996:

Seven seen on February 24th at Aust/ Northwick Warth were still present on February 25th.

 

1995:

One was seen on April 2nd - 3rd at Oldbury Power Station.

 

1993:

One was found on May 6th on Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station.

 

1990:

One seen in December 1989 at Severn Beach was present until February 25th; One seen on the February 10th at Severn Beach was still present on February 11th.

 

1989:

One was seen on December 19th at Severn Beach. It was present into 1990 throughout January until February 25th.

 

1973:

One was seen on February 18th at Severn Beach. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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