Mandarin

A rare visitor to Chard reservoir before 2009.

01/01/80 - Single female. Seen again on 05/01. (HCS)

18/01/00 - Single bird (DL).

08/10/03 - Pair stayed for 3 days (DWH)

13/03/07 - Single male (DWH)

08/07/08 - Single female (DWH)

2009 - Up to 7 from August to November, but elusive and not always present

2010 - 2 on 30/08, 7 on 06/09, 1 on 10/09 and record count 11 on 01/10

2011 - Up to 4 in November and up to 3 in December

2012 - 2 or 3 regularly seen in the winter months with a pair mating on 09/03

2013 - Up to 10+ in November, mostly 1-3 reported throughout the year

2014 - max 4 on 08/01, also a pair from mid February to end of March. A female Wood Duck was also present, possibly accounting for occasional counts of 3 during this same period

2015 - 3 males seen on 09/11 was the only record

2016 - 3 birds on 01/10 was the only record