Breeding status of Goosanders in Wales Roger Lovegrove `In their account of the spread of the Goosander Mergus merganser in Britain and Ireland, Meek & Little (1977) [Brit. Birds 70: 229-237] referred to proved breeding in Wales in 1972, and the possibility that "one or two pairs may breed annually". Colonisation is, however, more extensive than they implied and, since the species now has a reas


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