You may see the courting pairs in town but goosander nest in tree holes, in niches in rocks, and there lies the mystery. To find a goosander nest would be quite something.
Females have a chestnut hood and breast and belly are subtly patterned.
There are plans for flood-prevention schemes in Kendal and I wonder how these will impact on goosander and the way they use this river habitat. Tree nest holes are found only in mature trees. So felling and replanting will not replicate their habitat- however many young trees you may plant.
Dipper showed yesterday in the river. There are grey wagtail too. Both species rely on this river habitat.