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goosander

a common merganser (a duck), Mergus merganser, of Europe and North America, having a dark head and white body in the male
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The duck, a goosander with a black neck and red beak, was discovered on Thursday April 19 and a veterinary examination confirmed it had suffered five gunshot wounds and three air rifle pellets were found in its body.
OA Baldixe, a soft ground specialist with solid Group 2 flat form in France, should make a winning hurdling debut in the Goosander Maiden Hurdle at Fairyhouse tomorrow.
GOOSANDER - another Arctic seabird, three pairs have wintered on the Palace lake for the last two years.
Anglers have installed artificial reef structures known as hedgehogs to create a fish refuge, under the direction of the EA's Mike Farrell, who has overseen similar structures at Bassenthwaite and other fisheries where cormorant and goosander predation is high.
Sunday's winds brought a Balearic shearwater close inshore at RSPB South Stack and another past Rhos Point, but a goosander on Llandudno''s North Shore was equally out-of-place.
Don't forget, there's also an RSPB Reserve with hide at Sandwell Valley - 20 Tanhouse Avenue, Birmingham B43 5AG where the 'star species' can include goosander, lapwing, snipe and whitethroat.
Watch out for wildfowl like tufted duck, wigeon, shoveler and goosander.
It'll be interesting to see how Noel Meade's French importation Oa Baldixe fares in the Goosander Maiden Hurdle.
The stylish jockey rides Sarsfield the Man in the Goosander Maiden Hurdle and this promising gelding will take some beating.
However at present NRW will only permit 10% culls of cormorants and goosander populations, whereas in England the figure is 20%.
It has 37 UK production licences including the istle, Deveron, Heather, Broom, West Don, Don Southwest, Conrie, Kittiwake, Mallard, Gadwall, Goosander and Grouse producing elds.
BIRD SPOTTING RECENT sightings at the RSPB's Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve include goosander, shoveler, goldeneye, great spotted woodpecker, willow tit, siskin and bullfinch.