Canada Goose

A common bird to the reservoir, using it primarily for roosting. Although seen throughout the year, the largest flocks seem to occur in autumn & winter. This species has bred at the reserve.

21/01/62 - 11 birds, seen again on 25/01. 8 birds remained until February

16/04/67 - 2 birds

12/03/70 - Single bird

07/05/70 - Single bird

13/03/76 - 5 birds

03/04/76 - Pair. Seen also the following day

1977 - Pair spent the summer but did not breed

08/12/91 - 38 birds

21/10/92 - Maximum count of 38 birds

16/11/93 - Maximum count of 140+ birds

28/01/94 - Maximum count of 52 birds

11/11/95 - Maximum count of 158 birds.

01/11/96 - Maximum count of 140 birds

21/06/97 - 80 birds

29/10/97 - Maximum count of 106 birds

1998 - Single pair bred & raised 4 goslings

28/10/98 - Maximum count of 76 birds

11/01/99 - 72 birds

27/10/99 - 138 birds

02/11/99 - Maximum count of 146 birds

04/10/00 - 59 birds

28/10/01 - 83 birds (up to 50 regularly through the year)

17/05/02 - pair with 5 young

12/10//03 - maximum of 103

19/10/04 - 29 birds maximum for year

28/09/05 - 36 birds maximum for year

03/11/06 - 95 birds

16/09/07 - 20 maximum for year

27/10/08 - 61 maximum count. Only recorded on 13 dates through the year, mainly ones or twos.

31/10/09 - 45 max count. Smaller numbers recorded on 29 dates

22/08/10 - 40 max count smaller numbers recorded on 12 dates

21/10/11 - 51, then 76 on 22/10 and max 78 on 23/10. mainly single figures on 24 other dates, but notably 45 on 25/12

2012 - 10 or less apart from 16 on 31/07 and 13 on 03/01. Recorded on 25 dates

2013 - Recorded on 44 dates mostly small numbers apart from 156 on 24/10, 187 (record count) on 25/10 and 119 on 04/11

2014 - Recorded on 37 dates mostly small numbers with max 56 on 28/09

2015 - Recorded on 25 dates, small numbers with max 29 on 26/10

2016 - Recorded on 46 dates, peak numbers in October with max 97 on on 27/10