Great Northern Diver

Gavia immer – TROCHYDD MAWR – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in every month

Great Northern Diver – 2006

Gavia immer – TROCHYDD MAWR – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in every month The Great Northern Diver breeds across the sub Arctic region of the Americas, Greenland and Iceland and on rare occasions has bred in Scotland and as far east as Svalbard.  Those that winter in the east Atlantic do so as far […]

Great Northern Diver – 1994

Gavia immer – TROCHYDD MAWR – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in every month Appears to have decreased since the 1940s as both Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949) stated it was sometimes numerous, particularly in Milford Haven. Dickenson and Howells (1962) noted groups of up to 20 and recorded mainly immature birds. Although 26 in a […]

Great Northern Diver – 1980s winter

Gavia immer – TROCHYDD MAWR – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in every month The BTO winter atlas showed that Great Northern Divers were present in some coastal 10km squares and the outermost part of the Cleddau Estuary, during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for […]

Great Northern Diver – 1949

Colymbus immer Regular winter visitor, sometimes numerous in Milford Haven, mostly immatures.  Frequently seen near the islands and on the open coast.  occasionally remaining late in spring – a male in breeding plumage washed ashore at Saundersfoot, May 1927; and another seen Fishguard Harbour, mid-May 1930 (Bertram Lloyd) R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The […]

Great Northern Diver – 1894

Colymbus glacialis – A winter visitor. The Great Northern Diver is a regular visitor in the winter to our bays from the north, and is sometimes numerous in Milford Haven. Adults, in full plumage, are rare. Mr. Dix states that, after a severe gale, one was shot in Milford Haven, at the beginning of December, 1865. Sir Hugh Owen has shot […]

Great Northern Diver

Gavia immer – TROCHYDD MAWR – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in every month