Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalisHwyaden Gynffon-hirWinter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in August and September

Long-tailed Duck – records

Clangula hyemalis – Hwyaden Gynffon-hir – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in August and September Previous records of long-tailed ducks are summarised in Long-tailed Duck -2011 2012 –  1 female at Bosherston on the 10-15th November 2012 – 1 female from 5th December into 2013 off Wiseman’s Bridge (possibly same as above). 2013 – […]

Long-tailed Duck – 2011

Clangula hyemalis – Hwyaden Gynffon-hir – Erratic winter visitor and passage migrant. Long–tailed Ducks have a circumpolar arctic and sub arctic breeding distribution, normally the nearest nesting to the UK being in Norway and Iceland. They winter out to sea but to a lesser extent along coasts, entering estuaries and sometimes visiting fresh waters. The […]

Long-tailed Duck – 1994

Clangula hyemalis – Hwyaden Gynffon-hir – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in August and September Mathew (1894) listed undated occurrences at Stackpole and Haverfordwest, and Lockley et al. (1949) added just one other, a female shot at Milford Haven on 7 December 1906. Between two and seven have been noted in 24 of the last […]

Long-tailed Duck – 1980s winter

Clangula hyemalis – Hwyaden Gynffon-hir – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in August and September The BTO winter atlas showed that Long-tailed Ducks were present in several coastal and estuarine 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The coloured 10km squares represent 1-2 birds seen in a day. More about the long-tailed […]

Long-tailed Duck – 1894

Harelda glacialis – An occasional winter visitor; rare. There are two immature birds of this species in Lord Cawdor’s collection that had been shot at Stackpole. Mr. Tracy informed Mr. Dix that one was shot at Haverfordwest, on June 15th, 1843, a remarkable date for this northern bird to have been found so far to the south. From his description, […]