Goldeneye (Common Goldeneye) Bucephala clangula

This species winters at many locations in Norfolk, though at most only very small numbers may be found. The species is rarely encountered here in the summer months.

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male Goldeneye, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 24th March 2008

 

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male and female Goldeneyes, Holkham (Norfolk, UK), 22nd January 2005

 

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first-winter male Goldeneye, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 27th November 2010

 

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male and female Goldeneyes, Snettisham (Norfolk, UK), 8th December 2012

 

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female Goldeneyes, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 11th January 2014 - four photos on left show one bird and four photos on right show a different bird

 

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Goldeneyes, Lochmaben (Dumfries & Galloway, UK), 29th December 2003

 

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male Goldeneye, Holkham (Norfolk, UK), 22nd January 2005

 

female Goldeneye, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 8th March 2005

 

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Goldeneye, Golden (BC, Canada), 16th September 2006. Sharing a pool with Barrow's Goldeneye and identified as such at the time, however head/bill shape/size seem to suggest Common Goldeneye instead.

 

female Goldeneye, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 9th February 2008

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adult male Goldeneye, Lackford Lakes (Suffolk, UK), 5th April 2008

 

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first-winter male Goldeneye, Lackford Lakes (Suffolk, UK), 5th April 2008

 

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female Goldeneye (with first-winter male), Lackford Lakes (Suffolk, UK), 5th April 2008 (probably a first-winter as the orange tip to the bill was indistinct and hard to see)

 

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male and female Goldeneyes, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 3rd January 2009

 

Goldeneye, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 10th February 2011

 

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male Goldeneye, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 27th February 2011

 

male Goldeneye, Loch Ryan (Dumfries & Galloway, UK), 29th December 2011

 

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female Goldeneye, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 4th February 2008

 

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female Goldeneye, Lackford Lakes (Suffolk, UK), 5th April 2008

 

female Goldeneye, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 4th November 2007

Goldeneyes, Martham Broad (Norfolk, UK), 29th November 2009

 

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male and female Goldeneye, Wick (Highland, UK), 24th February 2012

 

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Goldeneye, Nar Valley Fisheries (Norfolk, UK), 1st February 2009

 

Goldeneye, Wiggenhall (Norfolk, UK), 10th January 2009

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Goldeneye, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 18th October 2008

 

immature Goldeneye, Whitlingham Broad (Norfolk, UK), 1st January 2009

 

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Goldeneyes, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 20th November 2007

 

male Goldeneyes, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 23rd November 2007

 

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Goldeneye, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 12th January 2013

 

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captive male Goldeneyes, Pensthorpe (Norfolk, UK), 9th March 2014

 

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captive male Goldeneye, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 17th September 2011 - presumably a captive bird although wild birds do appear here sometimes (this early a wild bird is unlikely); I assume this is an adult male beginning to come out of eclipse plumage

 

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captive male Goldeneye, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 6th October 2012 - perhaps the same bird as above?