FEBRUARY: One on Windmill
Lakes near Coalpit Heath on the 10th; One seen around
Thornbury Sailing Club, Oldbury-on-Severn on the 27th.
MARCH: An adult reported from Golden Valley LNR, Wick on
the 7th. MAY: One in fields on the north side of the R.
Avon opposite Avon Valley CP between Willsbridge and the
Cycle Path on the 5th.
was present in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth on the
2nd; An adult at Shepperdine upriver from the point just
south of The Windbound on the 11th; One was seen on
Kendleshire Golf Course, Coalpit Heath on the 23rd.
was frequenting lakes at Aztec West Business Park,
Almondsbury at BS32 4RZ around Park Avenue from the 1st
until at least the 18th; It relocated to Northwick Warth
and Pilning Wetland on the 20th - 21st. MARCH: One
reported again from Aztec West Business Park,
Almondsbury on the 12th. MAY: One reported again from
Aztec West Business Park, Almondsbury on the 25th &
27th. JULY reported again from Aztec West on the 2nd,
6th & 19th; An adult in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area
from the 21st - 31st. AUGUST: An adult in the New
Passage/ Northwick Warth from the 1st until at least the
4th; Back at Aztec West Business Park, Almondsbury on
the 5th & 16th; An adult in the Northwick Warth/
Pilning Wetland area from the 28th - 31st. SEPTEMBER:
Back at Aztec West Business Park, Almondsbury on the
2nd; Northwick Warth on the 3rd & 16th- 17th.
NOVEMBER: An adult one again at Aztec West Business
Park, Almondsbury on the 10th. DECEMBER: The peripatetic
adult noted with Canada Geese on Northwick Warth on the
16th & 19th.
Two were seen on the 10th in flooded fields along the
R. Avon footpath at Holm Mead a kilometre east
of The Lock Keeper at Keynsham around ST: 672
FEBRUARY: Both birds were again present in
flooded fields along the R. Avon footpath at Holm Mead a
kilometre east of The Lock Keeper at Keynsham on the 9th and 27th. APRIL:
One was seen briefly on the 2nd
on Pilning Wetland before departing south; One
was seen in the Powder Keg area at Bridgeyate on the 17th and at
Warmley Forest Park earlier that week. MAY:
present on Pilning Wetland, Northwick Warth
on the 8th and 13th - 14th. It was relocated on the 22nd on
Western Distribution Park, Severn Beach where it was also seen
on the 24th. JUNE:
again present on Pilning Wetland, Northwick Warth
on the 11th at 06:30 before departing inland. AUGUST: An adult re-appeared on the
8th and was present in the New Passage/ Pilning Wetland/
Northwick Warth area until the 31st. SEPTEMBER: And continued to
show until at least the 6th and 10th before relocating to
Littleton Warth on the 7th;
One was noted with a Canada Goose flock at Aztec
West in the morning on the 14th - 15th; An
adult re-appeared in the New Passage/ Pilning
Wetland/ Northwick Warth area on the 22nd.
OCTOBER: The feral adult re-appeared in the New
Passage/ Pilning Wetland/ Northwick Warth area
on the 14th. NOVEMBER: One, of unknown origin,
was present at Aztec West Business Park on the
2nd. DECEMBER: One, of unknown origin, was
present at Aztec West Business Park on the 3rd - 7th but
relocated to Pilning Wetland on the 8th.
reported from Field Grove Farm, Bitton on
adult spent the day at Pilning Wetland, Northwick Warth
on March 1st and represents the first Severnside patch
record; One was reported from Severn Beach on
One from Oldbury Power Station in flight
upstream landing on the north shore of the R.
Severn at 13:00 having been seen on the south
shore near Thornbury Yacht Club earlier in the
day on March 4th; An adult was photographed at
Heneage Court Pools near Falfield on April 23rd.
A presumed winter adult was
seen on February 12th at
Oldbury Power Station.
This is the first documented
reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.