Is this bird I found today a goldeneye? I saw it in Northumberland and I'm not aware of any breeding populations there. Can someone please help?
Benny C said:Is this bird I found today a goldeneye? I saw it in Northumberland and I'm not aware of any breeding populations there. Can someone please help?
I should say I’ve been told by my local RSPB Group from North East England that this is a subject we should not talk about for obvious reasons!
In reply to THOMO:
oh wow ok! I see yh nice to see them staying for the summer here and breeding
In reply to Benny C:
In reply to Robbo:
Robbo said:Why do you believe it's breeding? It's late July so most goldeneye sightings at this time of year in England are probably just passing through.
If i can post you a PM Robbo.
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
Sorry, the hot weather appears to have made my writing of posts unclear. I wasn't doubting goldeneyes nest in Northumberland. No idea if the photo was taken in an area where they nest. I was questioning/doubting whether they would be now. The location, other than county, wasn't mentioned so not an issue anyway. It's good to be wary of publicising nest sites, but realistically, once a species has been nesting regularly, it'll be known about anyway.
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