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Common Name Garganey
Scientific Name Anas querquedula
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Related Species Ducks
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An occasional winter visitor to the shores of Dorset.



Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

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RT @Wildwood_photos: ALMOST certainly the final Garganey photo I'll upload...........😂
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24/03/2017 - 15:30
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@DorsetBirdClub @RetroGamer_Daz male and female gargany on south lake this evening
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18/05/2017 - 19:15
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19/05/2017 - 10:00
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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
14/09/2017 - 20:09 Birds Poole Harbour

The Baird's Sandpiper was showing well from the Mac Hide today with the Garganey still present @DorsetBirdClub

12/09/2017 - 18:11 Birds Poole Harbour

Baird's Sand, 2 Curlew Sand, 1 Garganey, 1 Black Tern, 1 Peregrine and 2 Kingfisher highlights on @DWTBrownsea lagoon today @DorsetBirdClub

03/09/2017 - 10:44 James Phillips

@harbourbirds @DorsetBirdClub Also 27 Spoonbill and a garganey

01/09/2017 - 19:56 Dorset Bird Club

No further sign of Baird's Sandpiper by 19:45 but 10 Spoonbill, 10+ Spotted Redshank, 15+ Greenshank, single Garganey & Common Sandpiper.

28/08/2017 - 09:55 Birds Poole Harbour 26 Spoonbill and a Garganey on @DWTBrownsea lagoon yesterday @DorsetBirdClub
20/05/2017 - 15:30 Steve Groves Garganey still on meadow pool this pm. At least 1 Sanderling in distant flock of 50+ Dunlin (& it's definitely not a Little Stint!)
19/05/2017 - 10:30 Steve Groves The Garganey still present today & first returning Lapwing - that's it, it's officially autumn!
19/05/2017 - 10:00 Martin Wood @DominicCouzens @DorsetBirdClub @PatchBirding yesterday evenings Garganey
18/05/2017 - 19:15 Steve Groves Duck Garganey the only bird of note during an evening only visit today. Hoping for 2 Red-rumped Swallows but never mind.
18/05/2017 - 19:15 Martin Wood @DorsetBirdClub @RetroGamer_Daz male and female gargany on south lake this evening
17/05/2017 - 14:00 Steve Groves The Garganey on meadow pool still during lunchtime hide round but couldn't find the Little Gull.
16/05/2017 - 08:15 Steve Groves Duck Garganey still on meadow pool this morning.
14/05/2017 - 12:15 Steve Groves Duck Garganey the highlight of this am's @WeBS_UK at The Swannery.
12/05/2017 - 19:45 Steve Groves Duck Garganey & Little Ringed Plover still on Meadow Pool this evening.
11/05/2017 - 20:00 Steve Groves Just an evening visit today. Duck Garganey still, 16 Whimbrel, Barwit, Marsh Harrier but not a lot else of any note.
09/05/2017 - 11:45 Steve Groves 2cy Little Gull over the Embayment this am & duck Garganey still on meadow pool. Don't know where report of drake still came from yesterday
08/05/2017 - 10:30 Steve Groves Duck Garganey in the Embayment 10am. 100+ Dunlin, 4 Barwit, 3 Whimbrel, Ringed Plover. Small arrival of commoner warblers. No Whinchat now.
06/05/2017 - 13:30 Steve Groves Osprey north with fish 12.10pm. Garganey pair still in Embayment.
05/05/2017 - 18:30 Steve Groves Garganey still 5pm. 10+ Barwits still milling about. 2 Whimbrel east. 10+ Ringed Plover north. 10+ Swift. Little else.
05/05/2017 - 10:15 Steve Groves Pair of Garganey on meadow pool this am.
19/04/2017 - 15:30 Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group A drake #Garganey was at #StanpitMarsh this morning.
06/04/2017 - 08:45 Birds Poole Harbour @NickhopperUK just found 3 Garganey out in the Wareham Channel out on edge of Giggers Island @BirdGuides @DorsetBirdClub
24/03/2017 - 15:30 Retweet RT @Wildwood_photos: ALMOST certainly the final Garganey photo I'll upload...........😂
24/03/2017 - 13:30 Mike Morse This morning's Garganey...still there at noon but regularly being disturbed by running event taking place along coa…
17/03/2017 - 13:30 Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group Drake Garganey, Mother Siller's Channel, Stanpit.
10/03/2017 - 19:15 Steve Groves The 3 Garganey in very murky conditions on meadow pool this afternoon. Delightfully vocal too, not once known as 'C…
04/03/2017 - 11:30 Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group Just received email of 2 Garganey by Bailey Bridge, Stanpit Marsh, at 9:30.