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GARGANEY  Anas querquedula

 

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© Andy Jordan

 

 

 

2018:

APRIL: A male and female were seen on Pilning Wetland early morning on the 30th. MAY: A pair were new arrivals on Butts Pool, Pilning Wetland on the 21st;

 

2017:

AUGUST: Two A juvenile/ 1st winters were found on Pilning Wetland early morning on the 11th where they lingering until at least the 31st. SEPTEMBER: A juvenile/ female at Shepperdine on the 21st.

 

2016:

APRIL: A drake was found in the morning on the 22nd on Grebe Pond, Pilning Wetland and was present throughout the day. MAY: A fine drake was found on Pilning Wetland on the 12th; A drake was seen on the shoreline at New Passage in the afternoon on the 16th and remained in the Pilning Wetland/ New Passage area until at least the 21st; A drake was seen on Pilning Wetland on the 28th - 30th. AUGUST: A juvenile/ 1st winter was found on Butt's Pool, Pilning Wetland late afternoon on the 25th lingering until at least September 11th.

 

2014:

A male was present on Pilning Wetland on April 23rd and was joined by a second male on the 24th. Both were still on site on the 25th & 26th with one still present on the 30th.

 

2013:

A male was present at Oldbury Power Station on April 3rd & 4th and again from the 6th - 20th; A male was seen on Western Distribution Park, Severn Beach on May 30th - 31st; An eclipse male was present at Oldbury Power Station on July 23rd; A juvenile was present at New Passage on September 24th and was relocated on Pilning Wetland from September 26th - October 17th.

 

2012:

A male was found on Tesco Pool, Severn Beach around mid day on May 8th; A female was on the shoreline near Lagoon III at OPS on August 13th; Four were present at New Passage before relocating to Northwick Warth in the afternoon on August 14th with at least three still present on Northwick Warth on August 15th - 23rd; One was present on Northwick Warth Flashes on August 28th - 30th with two including a drake on August 30th; A female was noted on Northwick Warth Flashes on September 1st - 3rd.

 

2011:

Two, a pair were reported on the lake behind the hide at Oldbury Power Station on October 26th.

2010:

One, a juvenile, was seen on the estuary at Oldbury Power Station on September 18th - 20th where it also frequented Lagoon III and the lake. It reappeared here on October 2nd.

2008:

An early male was seen at Oldbury Power Station between 08:00 - 08:30 on March 24th when it visited Lagoon III and was last seen flying low to the south-west; One was present at Oldbury Power Station on April 28th; Two including an eclipse male were present at Oldbury Power Station on Lagoon I on August 19th.

 

2006:

A male was found on Lagoon I on April 23rd at Oldbury Power Station; A male was found on Grebe Pond, Northwick Warth on May 8th; A male was seen at Oldbury Power Station on May 14th; On August 9th one was reported from Oldbury Power Station; Two eclipse drakes were seen at New Passage on August 23rd.

 

2005:

Four, including three males were seen off Severn Beach on April 1st; A male was noted at Oldbury Power Station on April 15th - 16th; One, a male was seen in flight at Severn Beach on May 5th; On May 16th a male was found at Severn Beach; Two were noted on October 22nd - 23rd at New Passage.

 

2004:

A male was present on April 14th on Grebe Pond, Northwick Warth; A male was seen on May 11th at New Passage.

2002:

One, a male on March 24th was seen at New Passage; A male on April 12th was found at Orchard Pools was joined by a second from the 16th with one remaining until May 3rd; Two on April 15th at Northwick Warth, both males, were present until April 24th; A male on April 30th at Northwick Warth, was present until May 9th; A male was seen at New Passage on the 9th May; A male and female on May 13th were also seen at Northwick Warth.

 

2001:

On the August 10th a male was seen at Oldbury Power Station; An individual was found at Northwick Warth on August 11th; There was one on September 20th at New Passage followed by another on September 29th also at New Passage.

 

2000:

On May 5th a male was found at Oldbury Power Station.

1999:

On May 6th a male was located at Northwick Warth, it was subsequently recorded on May 7th, 16th and 17th.

1998:

A single male was found on March 29th at New Passage.

1997:

One was near Hallen on June 4th ; On June 10th two, a male and female were at Northwick Warth; On September 2nd an eclipse male was also seen at Northwick Warth.

1996:

On April 11th a male was located at Northwick Warth.

1995:

An up to seventeen individuals were present at Northwick Warth in a period from August 1st through until September 10th with a maximum count of six in August.

 

1994:

On July 14th a female was at Northwick Warth; Two on July 31st were also at Northwick Warth, a male and female present until August 16th and on August 15th at Northwick Warth, another male joined the already present male and female with all three remaining until August 16th; On August 23rd at Northwick Warth a male was present until August 26th.

 

1993:

On March 14th two, a male and female were at Northwick Warth; A male was seen on May 24th also at Northwick Warth; A male was present on August 22nd at Tortworth Lake.

 

1989:

On May 5th there were two present at New Passage.

 

1983:

On August 9th two were identified at Oldbury Power Station.

 

1982:

A pair were seen in flight up river off Severn Beach on April 13th. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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