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Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina (Pallas, 1773)

(Scarce IR & PM)

  1. One, immature or eclipse , 11th Oct. 1953 (P.J. Chadwick, B. King).
  2. One, immature or , 27th Dec. 1959 (W.A. Holmes).
  3. Three, 19th Nov. to 19th Dec. 1961 (P. Hending & B. King). See note 1 below.
  4. One, not aged, 11th-30th March 1974 (per A.H. Davis). See note 3 below.
  5. One, adult in eclipse, 24th Aug. to 11th Oct. 1975 (A.H. Davis, W.L. Roseveare & K.E. Vinicombe).
  6. One, not aged, 29th April 1977 (H.R.H. Lance).
  7. One, not aged, 11th-24th Sep. 1977 (P.J. Chadwick, A.H. Davis et al.).
  8. One, not aged, 8th April 1978 (E.V. Southam).
  9. One, not aged, 19th April 1978.
  10. Two, ♂♀ not aged, 8th Oct. 1978.
  11. Two, not aged, 14th Oct. 1978 (A.H. Davies, D. Buffery).
  12. One, not aged, 30th March 1979 (J. Warne).
  13. One, not aged or sexed, 5th Feb. 1984 (per A.H. Davis). See note 3 below.
  14. One, not aged, 7th Nov. 1987 (R.U. Lambert).
  15. Two, ♂♀ not aged, 12th Dec. 1987 (R.M. Curber, T.H. Silcocks).
  16. One, adult in eclipse, 10th Aug. 1988 (A.H. Davis).
  17. One, adult , 28th July to 23rd Sep. 1990 (per S.M. Taylor).
  18. One, adult ♂, 17th Aug. to 1st Sep. 1990 (per S.M. Taylor).
  19. One, adult ♂, 11th-31st Dec. 1993 (per A.H. Davis). See note 2 below.
  20. One, adult ♂, 28th July 1999 (N.R. Milbourne).
  21. One, 1st-winter , 5th-18th Dec. 1999 (A.H. Davis, N.R. Milbourne et al.), & 9th January 2000 (N.R. Milbourne).
  22. One, 1st-winter , 17th Nov. 2002 (N.R. Milbourne, J. & S.E. Prince).
  23. One, 1st-winter , 12th Dec. 2002 (N.R. Milbourne et al.).
  24. One, juvenile, 21st August 2004 (A.H. Davis, R.M. Curber, N.R. Milbourne).
  25. One, not aged, 30th Sep. to 14th Oct. 2005 (N.R. Milbourne).
  26. One, probable adult ♂, 30th Dec. 2007 (N.R. Milbourne).
  27. Five, adult ♂♀ & 3 juveniles, 5th January 2009 (C. Hunt, A.H. Davis, R. Mielcarek, R.G. Palmer et al.).
  28. One, 1st-winter , 17th-24th Oct. 2010 (N.R. Milbourne et al.).
  29. Two, adult ♂♀, 29th July 2011 (R. Mielcarek (?), N.R. Milbourne).
  30. One, adult ♂, 1st Nov. to 18th Dec. 2011 (N.R. Milbourne et al.), & 2nd Jan. 2012 (N.R. Milbourne).
  31. One, adult moulting, 22nd-23rd June 2012 (S. Davis).
  32. Two, adult , 11th-14th Nov. 2013 (N.R. Milbourne et al.).
  33. One, adult , 12th Nov. to 18th Dec. 2013 (N.R. Milbourne, Prof. G. Jones et al.).
  34. Nine, 6 adult & 3 adult , 12th Dec. 2013 (P.Williams, N.R. Milbourne).
  35. One, adult , 1st Jan. 2014 (N.R. Milbourne).
  36. Three, 2 adult & 1 adult , 8th Nov. 2014 (N.R. Milbourne).
  37. One, adult , 19th Jan. 2015 (T. Doman, N.R. Milbourne et al.).
  38. One, adult , 7th-25th Nov. 2015 (M. Hynam et al.), & 7th Dec. to 1st Jan. 2016 (N.R. Milbourne, P. Williams et al.)
  39. One, adult , 8th-23rd Nov. 2015 (S. Ablitt et al.)

Note 1: There is some confusion over this record because Somerset Birds 1961 states "Three (1 male), BL", while the Bristol Bird report 1961 states "Pair and single male, BL".

Note 2: This bird was noted on six dates at BL between these dates and was assumed to be flying to BL and CVL when disturbed from Cheddar Res. by sailing activities.

Note 3: These records are taken from Birds at Blagdon Lake 1963-1983 (Davis, A.H.) but are not given in the respective annual reports where these have been consulted. I do not have some of the early ABR in my reference library.

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Buffery, D. (ed.). Bird News, Oct. 1978. Bristol Ornithological Club.
  2. Chadwick, P.J. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1977. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  3. Davis, A.H. Birds at Blagdon Lake 1963-1983. Bristol Ornith. 18: 102-116. Bristol Ornithological Club.
  4. Davis, A.H. (ed.) Avon Bird Report, 1993. Avon Ornithological Group.
  5. Davis, A.H. (ed.) Avon Bird Report, 1999. Avon Ornithological Group.
  6. Davis, A.H. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2002. Avon Ornithological Group.
  7. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Bristol Bird Report, 1959. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  8. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Bristol Bird Report, 1961. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  9. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Ornithological Notes Bristol District, 1953. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  10. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1953. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  11. McGeoch, J.A. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1975. Somerset Ornithological Society.
  12. McGeoch, J.A. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1977. Somerset Ornithological Society.
  13. Payne, D. (ed.). Bird News, Apr. 1978. Bristol Ornithological Club.
  14. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2004. Avon Ornithological Group.
  15. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2005. Avon Ornithological Group.
  16. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2007. Avon Ornithological Group.
  17. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2009. Avon Ornithological Group.
  18. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2010. Avon Ornithological Group.
  19. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2011. Avon Ornithological Group.
  20. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2012. Avon Ornithological Group.
  21. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2013. Avon Ornithological Group.
  22. Savory, J.H. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1959. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  23. Savory, J.H. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1961. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  24. Taylor, S.M. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1987. Avon Ornithological Society.
  25. Taylor, S.M. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1988. Avon Ornithological Society.
  26. Taylor, S.M. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1990. Avon Ornithological Society.
  27. Youdale, G. (ed.). Bird News, Mar. 1979. Bristol Ornithological Club.

Updated 30 December, 2015