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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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He also claimed farming practices, including use of chemicals, and not restricting populations of cormorants and goosanders, posed more of a threat to fish stocks than rod and line anglers.
The goosander is a member of the sawbill family of ducks and has been spreading throughout the rivers of England and Wales over the last 50 years.
Just some of the reserve's most notable birds of interest include the goosander, "saw-billed" duck, the lapwing, snipe and whitethroat.
Goosander: Its spread is Northumberland is "remark-remark able", says the atlas, "considering ongoing illegal persecution this species has to suffer from fisheries and gamekeepers."
What is a Goosander? Who wrote the book, The Lion,The Witch and the 11.
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.
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.