Red-throated Diver

Gavia stellata – TROCHYDD GYDDFGOCH – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in every month except June

Red-throated Diver – WeBS 2020-21

Gavia stellata – TROCHYDD GYDDFGOCH – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in every month except June More about the Red-throated Diver in Pembrokeshire

Red-throated Diver – 2005

Gavia stellata – TROCHYDD GYDDFGOCH – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in every month except June The Red–throated Diver has a circumpolar Arctic breeding distribution, the nearest nesting to Pembrokeshire being in Scotland. Those on the eastern side of the Atlantic winter southwards to the Bay of Biscay, sometimes entering the Mediterranean. Mathew (1894) and […]

Red-throated Diver – 1994

Gavia stellata – TROCHYDD GYDDFGOCH – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in every month except June Mathew (1894) classified the Red-throated Diver as “the commonest of the three divers that visit our bays and estuaries”, and noted Fishguard Harbour and Milford Haven as being particularly good localities. Lockley et al. (1949) also considered it a common visitor, […]

Red-throated Diver – 1980s winter

Gavia stellata – TROCHYDD GYDDFGOCH – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in every month except June The BTO atlas covering 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 8+ birds, with the highest count being 16 seen at Strumble. More about […]

Red-throated Diver – 1894

Colymbus septentrionalis (Gavia stellata) – A winter visitor; common. Sometimes called the Speckled Diver, from its pretty spotted back, this is the commonest of the three large Divers that visit our bays and estuaries in the winter. Like the Black-Throated Diver, the Red-Throated Diver also nests on the Scotch lochs, where it is a familiar bird. It is common in […]