Goosander

Mergus merganser – HWYADEN DDANHEDDOG – Scarce winter visitor. Not recorded in April, May, July and August

Goosander – 1994

Mergus merganser – HWYADEN DDANHEDDOG – Scarce winter visitor. Not recorded in April, May, July and August Both Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949) regarded the Goosander as a regular winter visitor, the latter adding the qualification “scarce”. The Welsh breeding population has been increasing in recent years, from the first record in 1970 to an […]

Goosander – 1980s winter

Mergus merganser – HWYADEN DDANHEDDOG – Scarce winter visitor. Not recorded in April, May, July and August The BTO winter atlas showed the 10km squares where Goosanders were recorded 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 4-10 birds […]

Goosander 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Goosander – 1894

Mergus merganser A regular winter visitor; not uncommon. One shot by Mr. W. Summers on the lake at Heathfield in the early spring of 1884, was sent to us, and although infested by a large parasite was in good condition; it was a female. Heathfield is several miles from the coast. Another was obtained at Tregwynt, on the north coast, […]