Goosander - These birds winter on inland lakes and rivers. Often confused with Red Breasted Merganser. They breed along rivers and lake shores in wooded areas, sometimes on moorland, on passage and in winter on large freshwaters, often reservoirs and gravel-pits, sometimes estuaries but rarely on the sea. They breed in Scotland but not in Ireland. I came across these birds at Allestree lake Derby England.
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