Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator – HWYADEN FRONGOCH – Winter visitor

Red-breasted Merganser – breeding records

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 […]

Red-breasted Merganser – 1994

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 […]

Red-breasted Merganser – 1980s winter

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 […]

Red-breasted Merganser – 1894

Mergus serrator – A winter visitor; rare. In Mr. Mathias’ list. Mr. Dix says “occasionally obtained.” We know of no recent occurrences. Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands More about the Red-breasted Merganser in Pembrokeshire