BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Brant Goose



Brant Goose Branta bernicla (Linnaeus, 1758)

Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla (Linnaeus, 1758)

(Very rare PM & WV)

Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Wood Bay, Blagdon Lake © Nigel Milbourne, 2015

  1. Thirty-two, not aged, 26th Jan. 1985 (A.H. Davis).
  2. One, not aged, 13th Dec. 1987.
  3. Four, not aged, 10th Dec. 1992.
  4. One, not aged, 12th Feb. 1993.
  5. One, adult, 2nd Jan. to 8th Feb. 1997.
  6. Four, not aged, 24th Dec. 2000 (N.R. Milbourne).
  7. One, adult, 16th Nov. 2002 (N.R. Milbourne et al.).
  8. One, adult, 26th Jan.-10th Feb. 2007 (N.R. Milbourne).
  9. One, adult, 14th Oct. 2012 (N.R. Milbourne).
  10. One, adult, 3rd-4th March 2015 (N.R. Milbourne).
  11. Three, adults, 28th Oct. 2015 (P. Williams, S. Hale, N.R. Milbourne et al.).

All records of Brent Goose at the lake have involved the Dark-bellied sub-species B. b. bernicla.

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Davis, A.H. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1992. Avon Ornithological Group.
  2. Davis, A.H. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1993. Avon Ornithological Group.
  3. Davis, A.H. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1997. Avon Ornithological Group.
  4. Davis, A.H. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2000. Avon Ornithological Group.
  5. Davis, A.H. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2002. Avon Ornithological Group.
  6. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2007. Avon Ornithological Group.
  7. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2012. Avon Ornithological Group.
  8. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2015. Avon Ornithological Group.
  9. Taylor, S.M. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1985. Avon Ornithological Group.
  10. Taylor, S.M. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1987. Avon Ornithological Group.

Updated 3 January, 2018