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EGYPTIAN GOOSE - Alopochen aegyptiacus

 

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2018:

JANUARY: An adult 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;

 

2017:

JANUARY: An adult 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.

 

2016:

JANUARY: 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: 672 689. 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: One was 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: One was 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.

 

2015:

Two were reported from Field Grove Farm, Bitton on December 31st.

 

2013:

A winter 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 December 14th.

 

2006:

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.

 

2002:

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.

 

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