Red-breasted Merganser

Recent sightings of Red-breasted Merganser

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
11/04/19Red-breasted MerganserQueen Mother Reservoir2D J Barker
08:50
The birds seen on Apr 10th were located by P Newbound not DJB as yesterdays report may suggest. Permit holders only.  
10/04/19Red-breasted MerganserQueen Mother Reservoir2M F Walford
09:45
m+f. Found by PNe (per DJB). Permit holders only.  
28/02/19Red-breasted MerganserLea Farm Lake1R H Stansfield
16:50
Negative news
ad. No sign by this time this evening.  
28/02/19Red-breasted MerganserLea Farm Lake1F Hutchinson
06:58
male. 20m from hide. Found by Nick Kightley.  
25/02/19Red-breasted MerganserLea Farm Lake1D W Hampton
19:45
m. Arrived to roost at around 4,30pm today with female Goosander and proceeded to display to any bird near it.  
24/02/19Red-breasted MerganserLea Farm Lake1M F Walford
17:00
drk.  
23/02/19Red-breasted MerganserLea Farm Lake1R H Stansfield
17:27
drk. Again on the island this evening.  
22/02/19Red-breasted MerganserLea Farm Lake1F Hutchinson
17:19
male. preening on island with female goosander. Found by Bruce.  
18/02/19Red-breasted MerganserHurst Green GP, Twyford GPs1A D Bassett
16:30
male. Displaying frequently to a female Goosander.  
18/02/19Red-breasted MerganserHurst Green GP, Twyford GPs2M J Hubbard
15:11
m & f. Pair with goosander seen clearly then drifted behind island on lake beside Whistley Mill.  

Past records of Red-breasted Merganser

YearDetails
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, redheads, 14th October. *
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, 2, 10th April. *
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, four (one drake), 9th April. *
2019Twyford GPs, 1, 18th February. *
2019Dinton Pastures CP, 1, 16th-28th February. *
2019Horton GPs, male, 3rd-10th February. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 17th November. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 3, 16th November. *
2017Lower Farm Trout Lake, 12th December. *
2017Queen Mother Reservoir, 2 redhead, 24th October. *
<2017Confidential, many records.