Aythya ferina – HWYADEN BENGOCH – Winter visitor and passage migrant, has bred
The latest totals from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – and the average counts for the past ten seasons.
Aythya ferina – HWYADEN BENGOCH – Winter visitor and passage migrant, has bred Mathew (1894) considered the Pochard to be a not uncommon winter visitor but cites only a few scattered records. Mackworth Praed (1946) noted that it had decreased at Orielton, not more than 30 using the lake although formerly it had occurred in […]
Aythya ferina – HWYADEN BENGOCH – Winter visitor and passage migrant, has bred The BTO winter atlas showed that Pochards were noted in 10km squares containing suitable fresh water sites 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 over […]
Yellow = breeding possible More about the Pochard in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Fuligula ferina – A winter visitor; not uncommon. Has occurred to ourselves on small ponds, some distance from the coast. Some are taken on the decoy, at Orielton. Mr. Dix mentions one that was shot on a pond in his neighbourhood. This species is also an accomplished diver. Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands More […]