Wigeon

A common winter visitor in small numbers. Usually seen in large flocks in winter on estuaries around the country.

male wigeon, baz stevens

1929 - 'Frequent'

17/04/33 - Single male

20/12/53 - 5 birds

30/10/55 - 10 birds

. 27/11/55 - 10 birds

No further records until 1964.

02/01/64 - 44 birds. (DEP)

20/01/72 - 10 birds

05/11/72 - Single bird

01/01/79 - 19 birds

??/02/84 - 7 birds

??/09/84 - Maximum count of 9 birds

02/02/85 - Maximum count of 95 birds. Record count

??/12/85 - 12 birds

??/02/86 - 10+ birds

25/01/87 - At least 55 birds

21/02/87 - 6 birds

19/10/87 - 9 birds

19/05/88 - Single male

03/10/88 - 3 birds

23/07/89 - Single male

18/10/91 - Single bird

14/12/91 - 3 birds

04/01/92 - Single female

23/01/92 - Single male

20/09/92 - 3 birds

06/10/92 - Single male

10/12/92 - 8 birds

10/01/93 - Single male

10/12/93 - 3 females

03/12/94 - 2 pairs

24/12/94 - 23 birds. Due to cold weather movements

29/12/95 - 5 birds

??/01/96 - 7 birds

21/02/96 - 19 birds

15/11/96 - 13 birds

25/12/96 - 11 birds

02/01/97 - 22 birds

20/09/98 - One looking much like an eclipse male American Wigeon (KGH)

06/10/98 - 7 birds

16/11/98 - 3 bird.

02/12/98 - 5 birds

11/01/99 - 4 birds. 2 seen on 21/01

17/03/99 - Single bird.

12/11/99 - 3 birds. 2 seen on 15/11 & again on 15/12

18/01/00 - 6 birds. 5 seen on 26/01

06/11/00 - 8 birds reducing to 2 the next day

30/12/00 - 1 male

2001 - Seen on 11 dates from 21/09 to end of year. Max 10 on 21/10

2002 - Recorded on 6 dates from 04/09 to end of year. Max 5 on 28/12

2003 - Recorded on 12 winter dates with max of 18 on 14/10

2004 - Recorded on 40 winter dates with max of 9 on 14/10

2005 - Recorded on 27 winter dates with max of 13 on 28/12

2006 - Recorded on 12 dates with max of 3 from 22/09 to 25/09

2007 - Recorded on 22 winter dates mainly singles but occasionally 2

2008 - Recorded on 18 winter dates with max 3 birds

2009 - Recorded on 14 winter dates with max 8 on 22/12/09

2010 - Recorded on 41 winter dates with max 22 on 27/12

2011 - Recorded on 38 winter dates with up to 6 birds

2012 - Recorded on 52 winter dates with 10 on 02/01 then 1 or 2 birds

2013 - Recorded on 37 dates with max 5 on 14/01

2014 - Recorded on 30 dates with max 7 on 31/10

2015 - Recorded on 24 dates with max 8 on 13/11

2016 - Recorded on 44 dates with max 15 on 29/12