Ruddy Duck

Oxyura jamaicensisHwyaden GochFeral visitor

Ruddy Duck – records

Oxyura jamaicensis – Hwyaden Goch – Feral visitor Previous records summarised in Ruddy Duck – 1994 1997 – Singles Frainslake 11 Jan (PRH) and Heathfield GP 16 Nov (SB) 2000 – Female Marloes Mere 29 Apr (GHR). 2004 – Female Heathfield G P 9-25 Oct (M-YP et al). 2005 – Male Marloes Mere 16 April,  […]

Ruddy Duck – 1994

Oxyura jamaicensis – Hwyaden Goch – Feral visitor This north American species has been kept in several collections, escapes from which started to breed in Gloucestershire before colonising the west Midlands of England in the 1960s and 1970s (Cramp 1977). They became a Welsh breeding species in 1978 and have now been recorded nesting at […]