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RUDDY DUCK - Oxyura jamaicensis

 

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2004:

One was observed at New Passage on October 28th.

 

2002:

One, a female, was watched on June 14th on Orchard Pools near Severn Beach.

 

2000:

One on February 6th was noted at Tortworth Lake.

 

1999:

A male was seen on April 23rd on Severnside.

 

1998:

A male and female were seen on May 4th on Severnside; A male was noted on August 29th on Severnside.

 

1997:

Seven, including four males, were seen on January 3rd at Aust Warth. Also on January 3rd a female was present at Severn Beach until January 16th, it was joined by another male and female on January 6th.

 

1996:

A male present on December 31st 1995 at Northwick Warth was still present on January 1st.

 

1995:

A male was seen on December 31st at Northwick Warth.

 

1992:

A 1st winter male was seen on January 11th at Northwick Warth.

 

1991:

Two, both female on February 10th at Oldbury Power Station were on the tidal reservoir; There were five birds on February 10th at New Passage with three seen again on February 14th.

 

1988:

A female was observed on September 20th at Aust Warth.

 

1986:

One was see off New Passage sometime in February.

 

1985:

On January 12th a single bird was watched at Northwick Warth.

 

1984:

The two birds found on February 19th at Oldbury Power Station and were present until February 23rd; One was seen at Oldbury Power Station on March 3rd.

 

1982:

A single bird was reported off Severn Beach on December 3rd.

 

1981:

Two males were reported on the R. Severn off New Passage on November 6th.

 

1979:

Two were reported from Aust Warth on January 6th. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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