Black-throated Diver

Gavia arctica – TROCHYDD GYDDFDDU – Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in all months except June, July and August.

Black-throated Diver – 2006 winter

Gavia arctica – TROCHYDD GYDDFDDU – Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in all months except June, July and August. The Black–throated Diver has an Arctic breeding distribution, stretching from Siberia to Iceland extending as far south as Scotland. Those occurring on the eastern side of the Atlantic migrate to winter as far south as the Bay […]

Black-throated Diver – 2006 passage

Gavia arctica – TROCHYDD GYDDFDDU – Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in all months except June, July and August. Donovan and Rees (1994) pointed out that the Black-throated Diver was a passage migrant as well as a winter visitor to Pembrokeshire. Passage has involved occasional birds flying southwards along the coastline and passing the offshore islands, […]

Black-throated Diver – 1994

Gavia arctica – TROCHYDD GYDDFDDU – Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in all months except June, July and August. Mathew (1894) classified the Black-throated Diver as a winter visitor on the strength of it being included in one of his correspondent’s lists, whereas Lockley et al. (1949) considered it “almost as frequent as the Great Northern Diver in […]

Black-throated Diver – 1980s winter

Gavia arctica – TROCHYDD GYDDFDDU – Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in all months except June, July and August. More about the Black-throated Diver in Pembrokeshire

Black-throated Diver – 1894

Colymbus arcticus. A winter visitor. The Black-Throated Diver, a very beautiful bird in its full breeding plumage, nests on some of the lochs in Scotland, and comes south in the autumn and winter. It is by no means a common bird on the south west coasts, and our only authority for giving it a place […]