Aythya fuligula – HWYADEN GOPOG – Winter visitor and passage migrant.
The latest totals from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – and the average counts for the past ten seasons.
Aythya fuligula – HWYADEN GOPOG – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 1 Breeding probable 3 Breeding possible 1 No of tetrads occupied 0 5 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 1% In the breeding season tufted ducks favour lowland fresh waters of moderate depths in the range two […]
Aythya fuligula – HWYADEN GOPOG – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Mathew (1894) described the Tufted Duck as a common winter visitor, being occasionally met with on inland ponds but in “great numbers diving in the shallows of Goodwick Bay”. Goodwick Bay would appear not to be typical habitat for Tufted Ducks and it may […]
Aythya fuligula – HWYADEN GOPOG – Winter visitor and passage migrant. The BTO winter atlas showed that Tufted Ducks were present in 10km squares with suitable fresh waters during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square. The darkest blue represents 26-94 birds seen […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Fuligula cristata – A winter visitor; common. This small species, one of the most active in diving of all the diving Ducks, is occasionally met with on inland ponds. We have seen it in little parties on the lake at Stackpole in the early spring, and one winter one was shot on one of the ponds at Stone Hall. […]