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 – 1 […]

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 […]