Goldeneye

An unusual yet regular winter visitor to the reservoir.

godeneye pair, baz stevens

??/12/27 - Single bird shot.

No records between 1928 & 1954.

27/11/55 - Single bird. Seen also on 04/12 & 08/12.

02/12/56 - Single bird.

10/11/57 - Single female. Seen again on 27/11 & 27/12.

12/01/58 - 3 birds.

05/11/59 - Single bird. 2 birds present on 15/11 & 26/11.

17/01/60 - 2 females.

20/03/60 - Pair.

15/01/61 - Single bird.

24/01/65 - Single bird.

02/12/65 - Single bird. Recorded again on 16/12.

09/01/69 - Single bird. Recorded again on 23/02.

12/03/70 - Single bird.

28/12/70 - Single bird.

09/12/71 - 2 birds.

02/03/74 - 2 birds.

??/03/76 - 5 birds. Record count to date.

17/12/78 - 2 birds. Single bird on 23/12.

06/01/79 - 3 birds, although single bird seen on several dates between January & April 6th.

23/02/80 - Single male. Remained until 27/03.

28/12/81 - 3 birds.

29/11/82 - 5 birds.

22/12/83 - 3 birds.

01/01/84 - Single bird. Single bird also seen on 18/02.

25/12/84 - Single bird.

22/03/85 - Single bird.

03/11/85 - Single female. 2 females on 07/12.

08/03/86 - 4 birds. 1 or 2 were reported during the 1st winter period.

24/01/87 - 1 or 2 birds recorded. Remained until 22/03. 1 or 2 also recorded on 15/11.

31/01/88 - 2 birds. Single bird on 14/02.

16/10/88 - Single bird. Single female on 02/11.

1991 - Single bird during 2nd winter period.

25/01/92 - Single female.

29/11/92 - Single female.

04/11/93 - Single female.

28/11/94 - Single eclipse-plumaged female.

17/12/94 - Single male. 2 females present on 28/12.

13/11/96 - Single female, for one day only. 2 females seen on 15/12.

23/01/97 - Single female. Remained until 16/02.

25/02/99 - 2 males.

12/1/99 - Single 1st winter male. 2 females seen on 15/11.

07/11/00 - Single male.

12/11/02 - Single female.

21/10/03 - Single.

24/11/03 - Single male.

06/12/03 - Single female.

14/11/05 - Single bird.

03/11/06 - Single male.

27/06/07 - Single female, an unprecedented summer visiting bird.

24/11/07 - Single female.

16/01/08 - Single female

24/01/08 - Single female

09/03/09 - Single female

29/12/09 - Single female

15/01/13 - Single female

01/12/16 - Redhead, probably first winter male, stayed well into 2017