Wednesday, 13 February 2008

February 13th.

Goosander (Redhead).....Photo (Midland Bird Images).
18 Goosanders came into roost this evening, 5 adult drakes, 2 sub-adult drakes and 11 redheads.
These birds feed during the day on the nearby rivers Tame and Blyth, and also can be found on Ladywalk NR, they then use Shustoke Res to roost. Goosanders are winter visitors to the regions larger lakes and reservoirs, and are very mobile frequently moving from one water to another. Numbers are greatest during hard weather, with influxes coming from the southern North Sea coasts, especially the Netherlands.
(S Seal).

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