Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillataMôr-hwyaden Yr EwynRare visitor

Surf Scoter – records

Melanitta perspicillata – Môr-hwyaden Yr Ewyn – Rare visitor Previous records listed in Surf Scoter – 1994 and in Surf Scoter 2007 2010 – An adult female was at Fishguard Harbour from 19th to 23rd Nov (JA, KRM). 2012 – A single female, often very close in, was found at Broad Haven (N) on 22nd Dec and remained […]

Surf Scoter – 2007

Melanitta perspicillata – Môr-hwyaden Yr Ewyn – Rare visitor The Surf Scoter breeds across the North American continent mostly north of the tree line, moving south after the breeding season along both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. A very few cross to northern Europe, particularly to Britain and Ireland. The first Surf Scoter recorded in […]

Surf Scoter – 1994

Melanitta perspicillata – Môr-hwyaden Yr Ewyn – Rare visitor Surf Scoters have been recorded as follows: the first was a male at Druidston from 29 October to 4 November 1979 (L. Hawkins et al.), followed by an immature at Strumble Head on 13 November 1982, four males together passing Strumble Head on 13 November 1987, a male […]

Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata – Môr-hwyaden Yr Ewyn – Rare visitor