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RED-BREASTED MERGANSER - Mergus serrator

 

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2018:

Three 'flashed' up-river past Severn Beach around 10:30 on November 29th and were subsequently seen distantly from Oldbury Power Station.

 

2016:

A 'redhead' flew rapidly downriver past Oldbury Power Station in the morning on April 5th; Three female types were seen at Pillhead Gout, Thornbury Yacht Club, Oldbury-on-Severn at 14:00 on November 11th.

 

2015:

A drake was present briefly at New Passage before flying downriver on January 23rd. Three males drifting down river from Severn Beach on April 5th were seen earlier at Oldbury Power Station. A 1st winter/ female was present on Pilning Wetland from December 10th - 16th.

 

2014:

A 'redhead' at Oldbury Power Station and Littleton Warth on November 15th; A female down river late morning off New Passage on November 29th.

 

2012:

A female was seen off Severn Beach early morning on April 26th; A male was off New Passage/ Northwick Warth on May 2nd; Three, a male and two females were seen off Aust Warth on May 6th; A 1st winter drake was seen off Severn Beach in 'Burger Bar Bay' late afternoon on October 27th.

 

2011:

At Oldbury Power Station a redhead was noted On November 19th on the tidal reservoir at 09:15 and was seen fishing until 10:30 before being carried upriver.

 

2010:

A female/ immature was seen off Severn Beach on November 12th.

 

2008:

An eclipse male was seen on the tidal reservoir at Oldbury Power Station on October 26th; A male and 'redhead' were seen in flight down river over Lagoon III at Oldbury Power Station on November 15th.

 

2007:

A female was seen in flight heading south off New Passage on February 15th.

 

2006:

A female was noted off Severn Beach on May 10th; One, a female was reported off Severn Beach on October 30th.

 

2005:

Three, two males and a female were present off Severn Beach on March 20th.

 

2004:

Six 'redheads' were seen off New Passage on October 1st.

 

2002:

Two, a male and female were watched off Severn Beach on December 25th.

 

2001:

A male was seen off New Passage on February 13th; A male on December 17th on Severnside, was watched in flight heading north-east.

 

2000:

Three birds, including two males, were seen on October 8th at Oldbury Power Station and were noted in flight heading south-west; A male was present on December 21st on Severnside.

 

1999:

A 'redhead' arrived at Oldbury Power Station  on January 3rd and was present until January 8th; On November 13th a female was seen off Severn Beach.

 

1998:

Nine 'redheads' were found on April 14th on Severnside; A ‘redhead’ was watched in flight heading down channel past Oldbury Power Station on October 30th.

 

1997:

A female appeared on February 1st on Severnside; A redhead was present on November 1st - 2nd at Oldbury Power Station on Lagoon III.

 

1996:

On January 13th a male was observed in flight heading south-west past Oldbury Power Station, ; A female on March 17th was noted off New Passage; A male and female were sighted on April 1st off Severn Beach, in flight heading north-east.

 

1995:

Three were seen in flight past Oldbury Power Station on October 22nd.

 

1992:

A male and female were seen on April 15th on Severnside; One was noted on May 4th on Severnside and was seen in flight heading south-west.

 

1991:

Three males were present on February 10th off Aust Warth.

 

1990:

A 'redhead' was seen on March 31st off New Passage.

 

1989:

One was present on April 27th off New Passage.

 

1987:

A single male was seen on March 8th off New Passage.

 

1986:

A single male was seen on April 13th off Aust Warth.

 

1985:

On October 20th a 'redhead' was seen off Aust Warth.

 

1984:

A 'redhead' was seen off New Passage on April 29th; A male was noted off New Passage on May 8th.

 

1982:

Two 'redheads' were seen in flight heading up river off Severn Beach on December 3rd. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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