Mergus serrator – HWYADEN FRONGOCH – Winter visitor
The latest figures from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – totals from all count sites.
Records of now scarce Red-breasted Merganser extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports since 2010.
Winter distribution map, and graphs showing maximum counts from the Wetland Bird Survey, and from Amroth.
Mergus serrator – HWYADEN FRONGOCH – Winter visitor 1995 – Female noted at the Gann 18 June. Reappeared on 6-7 July with 2 large flightless young (GHR et al), the first breeding recorded in Pembs. 2005 – Female with 4 ducklings Eastern Cleddau, 24 June Records from Pembrokeshire Bird Reports More about the Red-breasted Merganser […]
Mergus serrator – HWYADEN FRONGOCH – Winter visitor Scarce in Mathew’s (1894) time, who knew of no dated or recent records, but Lockley et al. (1949) reported that it had become a regular winter visitor to the upper Cleddau Estuary, with occasional occurrences elsewhere. It has continued to increase gradually since then, and is now regular in […]
Winter visitor Mergus serrator – HWYADEN FRONGOCH – Winter visitor The BTO winter atlas showed that Red-breasted Mergansers were present in some coastal and all estuarine 10km squares 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 6-18 birds. More […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew