Velvet Scoter

Melanitta fusca – MOR-HWYADEN GOGLEDD – Winter visitor.

Velvet Scoter – 1994

Melanitta fusca – MOR-HWYADEN GOGLEDD – Winter visitor. Up to eight are seen most winters in St Bride’s Bay and off Saundersfoot—Amroth, the maximum recorded being 12 off Newgale on 30 December 1988 and 14 passing Strumble Head on 21 October 1991. Also occasionally seen passing Skokholm and Skomer, it has occurred at Newport Bay, Dale […]

Velvet Scoter – 1980s winter

Melanitta fusca – MOR-HWYADEN GOGLEDD – Winter visitor. The BTO winter atlas showed that Velvet Scoters were present in two coastal 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 3-10 birds seen in a day. They were […]

Velvet Scoter – 1894

Species account from the 1894 Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands by the Rev. Murray Mathew