BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Red-necked Grebe



Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena [Boddaert, 1783]

Red-necked Grebe P.g. grisegena

(Very rare PM & WV)

  1. One, shot, 14th Dec. 1914 (D. Carr).
  2. One, not aged, 10th Feb. 1947 (R.E. Alley, H.J. Boyd, H.H. Davis B. King et al.).
  3. One, not aged, 25th April 1948 (H.J. Boyd).
  4. One, not aged, 23rd Feb. with two 25th Feb. to 10th April 1979, and one staying until 26th April (N.&L.A. Tucker, K.E. Vinicombe et al.). See note 1 below.
  5. One, 1st-winter, 1st-29th Dec. 1991.
  6. One, adult, 25th Aug. to 20th Dec. 1992.
  7. One a juvenile/1st-winter 20th Sep. to 22nd Nov 1992.

See Note 1: Andy Davis wrote the following about these records "a single bird on 23rd February 1979 was joined by another on the 25th February both staying to 10th April with one remaining to 26th April" in Birds at Blagdon Lake 1963-1983. I have elected to use his date extensions to the BOC Bird News. Does anyone know who found the 90s records?

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Blaythwayt, Rev F.L. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1947. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  2. Blaythwayt, Rev F.L. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1948. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  3. Davis, A.H. (ed.) Avon Bird Report, 1991. Avon Ornithological Group.
  4. Davis, A.H. (ed.) Avon Bird Report, 1992. Avon Ornithological Group.
  5. Davis, A.H. Birds at Blagdon Lake 1963-1983. Bristol Ornith. 18: 102-116. Bristol Ornithological Club.
  6. Davis H.H. 1948. A Revised List of the Birds of the Bristol District. Reprinted from the Proc. of the Bristol Naturalists' Society, vol. XXVII, part IV, pp. 225-268. 1947.
  7. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Ornithological Notes Bristol District, 1948. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  8. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Ornithological Notes Bristol District, 1949. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  9. Vinicombe, K.E. (ed.). Bird News, Feb. 1979. Bristol Ornithological Club.
  10. Youdale, G. (ed.). Bird News, Apr. 1979. Bristol Ornithological Club.

Updated 14 June, 2013