Melanitta fusca – MOR-HWYADEN GOGLEDD – Winter visitor.
Records of Velvet Scoter since 1994, extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports
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 […]
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 […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Oedemia fusca – A rare winter visitor. Mr. Mathias has told us of one that was brought into Tracy’s shop at Pembroke many years ago. Six were seen in Goodwick Bay on November 16, 1886, as we were informed by Sir Hugh Owen. Mr. Charles Jefferys informs us that one was picked up exhausted on the shore at […]